It’s hard to think of a more influential designer or a more imitated brand, at the very least in menswear, than Rick Owens who staged a great show with a powerful collection in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris on Thursday.
Grace Wales Bonner is a British designer of Afro-Caribbean origin, who has made a great success of her partnership with German brand Adidas. Yet her show on Tuesday night felt like a true Parisian fashion moment fashion.
She came, she saw, she discoed. Referencing Italian house music culture, Martine Rose staged a punchy and pungent show inside a central Florence medieval market, for the latest catwalk highlight in Pitti.
Some designers come to Pitti as a consecration, others as a discovery. But Jan Jan Van Essche came for his runway debut triumphing on Wednesday with a beautiful show staged in Renaissance splendor in Florence.
Since joining LVMH, the Italian top manager has achieved a flawless career at the head of the biggest labels, from Fendi to Dior. Renowned for his boldness and vision, he is now tackling Louis Vuitton.