The final day of the catwalk season: Chanel staged a magnificent homage show to Last Year at Marienbad; Nicolas Ghesquière pulls off an agenda-setting collection at Vuitton and A.W.A.K.E. Mode experiments brio.
In a standout moment from this Paris Fashion Week, the Coperni label ended its runway show by unveiling a dress of a whole new kind, literally painted live on Bella Hadid in front of a captivated audience.
Henri Alexander Levy showed his latest collection for Enfants Riches Déprimés in France's top-ranked high school the Lycée Henri IV. And for next season, it very well seems that the kids aren't going to be all right.
A magnificent show by a Northern Irishman; an impressive debut by a UK star; poetic fashion from a Japanese veteran and a homages to an American. Displays by four foreigner designers made Paris seem uber international.
Paris Fashion Week is all about seeing independent designers, like Christelle Kocher at Koché, Emeric Tchatchoua at 3.Paradis and Jun Takahashi at Undercover. Even if the best show was Nicolas Di Felice for Courrèges.
A final 24 hours of contrasts in the Milan runway season, starring Italy’s single most famous designer and its most mass market brand, Benetton, with the debut of Andrea Incontri; followed by a mass march at Moncler.
Hollywood took over Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, with a Kardashian-led Kim X Dolce & Gabbana show; a debut at Ferragamo dedicated to silver screen glamour and some model diversity at Bottega Veneta.
Fashion loves nothing more than a debut, and in a season of five in Milan, Etro went first. Though the star appearance on Friday was by a veteran; a cyberpunk display by Donatella Versace in a major statement.
With 20 years of experience in companies like Bimba y Lola, Cortefiel and Pronovias, the new director is taking over from the Italian Estermaria Laruccia, who has been in charge of the event for the last seven years.