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MUGLER SPRING SUMMER 2020 WOMEN’S COLLECTION – PARIS FASHION WEEK

Mugler Fashion Show SS 2020 Paris
Mugler Fashion Show SS 2020

 

Urgent and uninhibited, the Mugler collection for Spring Summer 2020 ignites a bold discourse of human sexuality in our hypermodernist world. Charting the full spectrum of streamlined shapewear, Casey Cadwallader proposes a sentient representation of the Mugler identity: one granted with the clarity of choice and the freedom of self-expression.

By fusing archival leitmotifs of construction with new developments in garment-making, the collection embodies a liberated, sculptural quality. The historical foundation of the corset is rebuilt as a second skin – now supple and forgiving, it reveals the technical prowess of the Mugler atelier. Encrusted in tailoring, the hourglass silhouette continues as lingerie sheaths with a textured translucence reflected in engineered hosiery and harness gloves.

Controlled volumes counter this delicate armour, from puffed drawstring shells to breezy scarf blazers, slashed column and dropped ruffle skirts. Trousers lift and shape in paneled crepe, tailored wool, and new zipped spiral denim. In a softer play of asymmetric drape, placed ombré prints in shirred jersey and satin separates resolve the collection’s blocked, colour theory – mingling warm and cool shades from acid yellow and cornflower to burgundy, violet or ultra blue.

Sleek chrome accents define footwear and jewellery, as fountain chain switches and laced knifepoint sandals reflect the season’s cerebral sex appeal.

 

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Wed, October 2 2019 » Fashion Blog

MAISON MARGIELA SPRING SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION – PARIS FASHION WEEK

Maison Margiela Fashion Show SS 2020 Paris
Maison Margiela Fashion Show SS 2020

 

Remembrance is altered by time. When data is transmitted from one mind to another –one era to the next – the truth is belied. Through Maison Margiela’s reflections on the digital age, the Défilé co-ed collection for Spring-Summer 2020 pays reverence to history and the lessons it taught us. In the digital age, our memories are hacked: distorted and trivialised through the chaotic noise of the social media debris. The mind becomes a search engine filtering through the latest impression, while wisdom gained from the past gradually gets buried in the news. Stories of hope, heroines and liberation are forgotten as history draws ever closer to repetition.

Detecting a need for mindfulness, creative director John Galliano prompts a wake-up call, challenging the senses to discern between memory and oblivion; real and unreal. Informed by ideas conceived in the Artisanal ateliers, the collection proposes key pieces rooted in conversations between the past, present and future. Tailoring rendered in the hack print – a motif resembling the accidental slip of a print machine – manifests as heavy tweeds or herringbones from the classic men’s wardrobe. In reality, they are trompe l’oeil prints uncovered by the white ‘hack’ element through which the fabric’s true identity is revealed. The illusion nods at the Artisanal theme of projection. Here, projective filtrage – the impression of light-projected imagery adapted into prints on translucent fabrics – translates into trench coats veiled in printed organza, triggering a sense-obscuring confusion of layers and light.

In a make-do and mend proposal of upcycling, holes – hand-cut or industrialised – riddle coats and dresses. Employing the technique of nomadic cutting, garments magnify and migrate on the body, in supersized trousers morphed into a strapless dress, or a leather trench coat cut into a corset. Elements from uniforms generate memories and associations of comfort: utility jackets appear in transformative form, while knitted vests and jumpers accentuate a co-educational sentiment. Short all-in-ones mutated with Watteau backs recall the eveningwear of a time when glamour, lest we forget, was often tantamount to hope.

Materials

Fabrics evoke the textures of the classic men’s wardrobe but are not always what they seem: light cottons and wools appear printed in the optical illusions of tweeds and herringbones, while traditional trench coats are swathed in printed organza. Indications of upcycling materialise in a Glam Slam coat with mattress lining, in a faux leather utility jacket, as well as faux reptile effects that conjure ideas of technology packaging. Tailoring wools are contrasted by materials from noble dressmaking: crin and satin are employed in suits, and taffeta and duchesse satin appear in all- in-ones with Watteau backs. Knitwear features in vests.

Technique

Employed in tailoring, the trompe l’oeil hack print makes light cotton or wool resemble the textures of fabrics from the classic men’s wardrobe such as tweeds or herringbones, only to interrupt the mirage with a slip-style white ‘hack’ revealing the true nature of the fabric. Projective filtrage features in coloured trench coats veiled in printed organza that confuses the senses. Holes form a predominant motif, either hand-cut or industrialised, nodding at a contemporary idea of polka dots and a proposal for upcycling. Techniques from haute couture are used in the fusion of all-in-ones with Watteau backs native to high dressmaking. Nomadic cutting signifies the migration of a garment from one part of the body to another such as trousers that become a dress, while flat-cutting appears in jackets that look one-dimensional until worn.

Palette

Colours inherent to the humble men’s wardrobe – black, brown, navy, white, beige and grey – are joined by those known from uniforms: olive, moss green and bordeaux. They are elevated by noble colours associated with haute couture and eveningwear, from seafoam to ochre and cinnamon.

Accessories

Introduced in the Artisanal collection, the Snatched – a new genderless bag by Maison Margiela – debuts in a smaller volume. Taking its name from contemporary slang for good looks, the fold-over pochette features cut asymmetric angles and a handle through which the hand snatches on to it. The bag appears in red patent bridle leather and white calfskin. The 5AC, a Maison Margiela classic, enters into the collection in faux crocodile tan leather. Knee-high boots with curved heels – in black or brown patent leather or white-painted faux python – build on those from the Artisanal collection alongside Mary-Janes in black, brown or white patent leather. Sailor collars upcycled from blankets feature as scarves, while hats pay homage to millinery native to haute couture.

 

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Wed, October 2 2019 » Fashion Blog

COURRÈGES SPRING SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION – PARIS FASHION WEEK

Courrèges Fashion Show SS 2020 Paris

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Tonight, Courrèges presents its Spring-Summer 2020 collection on the Canal Saint Martin, Paris. With guests flanking its’ banks, a boat glides down the canal — wrapped in smoke and light with the vocalist Lafawndah serenading from its bow — a loosely choreographed spectacle transforming this most Parisian waterway quartier into public performance space.

In collaboration with Jeff Mills, the music moves from flowing to fixed; from the river to the street: as the boat docks and first looks disembark.

This relay between the concrete and the fluid; liberation and legacy, drives a collection grounded in self-styled categories: from studies in utility outerwear cut in the signature Courrèges architecture — but in patchworks of texture and color; to future-folksy knits in a generous mesh, hewn in bold orange black and white. Soft dressing in flowing gingham is dotted, and abuts an offering of tailored ensembles and concise separates: some lacerated with immaculately finished cut-ins which curve across the body or open in soft triangles to the chest.

The heart of SS20 is the materials. When we relaunched the line in 2018 with the initiative Fin Du Plastique , we pledged to discontinue the use of petrol based plastics — setting ourselves the challenge of replacing the house’s most iconic material: our textured vinyl.

We are pleased to have discovered an innovative algae based vinyl which uses 10 times less plastic — but for us it is not so much this discovery, as the fact that we made our commitment without knowing we would find an alternative that is the true calling of sustainability. Our new vinyl is not perfect — it is better. Sustainability is not a destination but a process: it is about creativity – not austerity; pleasure – not abstinence; today – not tomorrow.

 

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Wed, October 2 2019 » Fashion Blog

SAINT LAURENT SPRING SUMMER 2020 WOMEN’S COLLECTION – PARIS FASHION WEEK

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Tue, October 1 2019 » Fashion Blog

ANREALAGE SPRING SUMMER 2020 WOMEN’S COLLECTION – PARIS FASHION WEEK

Anrealage Fashion Show SS 2020 Paris
Anrealage Fashion Show SS 2020

 

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For Spring-Summer 2020, Kunihiko Morinaga blurs the boundaries of 2D and 3D, recasting Instagram fashion images IRL and translating digital distortions into surrealist, wearable garments.

Preppy classics – chinos, raw denim, beige trench coats, navy blazers with crest patches, blue Oxford shirts, argyle knits, houndstooth coats, pleated skirts, white logo Ts, and cricket sweaters – parade by three by three, each one reproducing a different visual angle
as if viewed from above, below or the side.

Asymmetrical pieces twisting around the body and spilling forward on tops or curved, shortened hems underscore the notion of visual perspectives. Western classics adopt Japanese lines in warped, reconfigured constructions.

Strong shoulders on a triangular club blazer-meets-kimono telescope to a narrow waist, as if seen from above, while sleeves knot like an obi belt.

The high concept extends to the smallest details, from the morphing gradient scales of belt buckles and buttons on blazers and shirts to accessories with a new kind of slant, like flat canvas totes, quilted leather handbags, and pins and earrings shaped like side views of sunglasses and rings.

In today’s digital-junkie world, what’s real or virtual, normal or anomaly, trompe l’oeil or sleight of hand is all simply a matter of perspective.

 

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Tue, October 1 2019 » Fashion Blog

OTTOLINGER SPRING SUMMER 2020 WOMEN’S COLLECTION – PARIS FASHION WEEK

Ottolinger Fashion Show SS 2020 Paris
Ottolinger Fashion Show SS 2020

 

Ottolinger’s SS20 collection – clever and strange, lyrical and addictive. Featuring hand-dyed colors, hypnotic denim finishings and evocative photo prints in collaboration with the German artist Lucie Stahl as well as traditional Swiss gingham and tomato drawings by the painter Georgia Gardner Gray.

Reconstructed premium Nike Air Max 90 are turning Ottolinger’s handwork into a whole dif­ferent story and open a new world for Nike and Ottolinger’s DNA of sport, craft and innovation. Dreamlike CBD treasures on the signature ceramic bags and the first Ottolinger x KannaSwiss CBD lipstick narrate grand space epics and painting a magnificent portrait of the modern women in a busy world and imagined near future.

“The New Year Train” by Hao Jingfang – a punchy little story, perfect in its pace and length, delivers a hammer-blow of a punchline. The entire story is written as an interview between a reporter and an engineer who has designed a train which uses wormholes to pass through the spacetime continuum and deliver its passengers home for the Lunar New Year on time.

The conversation is witty and whimsical; the dichotomy at play is fun and fluid; and when the engineer asks his final question, he is posing it to us, the reader, asking us why we often seem in such a rush to reach life’s finish line. To use a short, simple, and playfully funny story to present a philosophical message that, while not breaking any new ground, invites at least a few moments of serious pondering, is highly appreciat­ed and exactly what we need in our everyday life. (Text by Will Harris)

Ottolinger SS20 is bringing exactly this fantastic realism into the everyday. The special extra moment – it’s the CBD effect for the busy Ottolinger women to relax.

 

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Tue, October 1 2019 » Fashion Blog

MARINE SERRE SPRING SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION – PARIS FASHION WEEK

Marine Serre Fashion Show SS 2020 Paris

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Imagine… By hiding in caves and shelters deep underground, small but illustrious groups have survived the Apocalypse – the climate wars, the heatwaves, mass extinction. Closely knit together by their past experiences, and their shared trouble under the old regime, they are coming out of their hide-outs, becoming aware of themselves, in the wasteland of oil and water left behind by those coming before them.

Temperature has gone up radically, but more self-confident than ever, they adapt, and codify their futurist-shamanic styles, their transformative themes – to birth several clans, across generations, species, and genders. For the first of these, black is the preferred colour before all others.

Moiré uniforms, leather embossed pants and shaped dresses, oily raincoats, shaped black satin looks. Black, referring to rebellion, radicalism, and autonomy – but also maturity, simplicity, abstinence. A second adapts tailoring to the new conditions, with a range of red and brown jacquard styles, toward a desert scuba-djellaba dress made of fluid red silk scarf.

The third of the communities entirely repels all ways of the old establishment, and their outdated nature-culture divide, aiming for deep spiritualist bonds across the entities. They do with what they find. Crocheted knitted tablecloth are serially turned in dresses and tops. Bed sheets and curtains of the old world become daily dresses. Former nightgowns, laces and old wool knitted shawls are transfigured into long white multi-layered robes.

For a fourth, the world has become so hot, their tough executive tailored suits are made out of towel… For those with a careful eye: water is indeed seeping through everywhere, and with it, the suggestion of ongoing evolution and hybridization. Morphing forward, to the next stratagem – mechanic or biological, it is not known, and what is the difference? The fifth and last, Marée Noir SS20, this alien Seraphim… the amphibian Queen emerges from it.

 

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Tue, October 1 2019 » Fashion Blog

BACKSTAGE VERSACE SS 2020 WOMEN’S COLLECTION – MILAN FASHION WEEK

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Tue, October 1 2019 » Fashion Blog

VERSACE SPRING SUMMER 2020 WOMEN’S COLLECTION – MILAN FASHION WEEK

Versace Fashion Show SS 2020 Milan

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On the occasion of the Spring-Summer 2020 collection, Donatella Versace pays tribute to a iconic moment in which fashion and culture acted as catalysts for technological progress. There experimentation with new sartorial and fabric processing techniques has always been part of DNA of the Versace fashion shows.

Twenty years ago, this spirit of innovation moved from Milan to one of the most important red carpet in Hollywood, up to Silicon Valley. The dress Jungle Print made its debut on the runway of the Spring-Summer 2000 collection e later on several red carpets. At the 2000 Grammy Awards, Jennifer Lopez pulled up of himself the attention of the whole world when he wore this unique dress.

Millions of people went up internet to see Jennifer, making that search the biggest Google had experienced until then. However, what people were looking for – an image of the star and of the dress – did not appear in the results of the research and it was thus that a habit generated such a frenzy in the people to enter history, inspiring the Google team to create a new search tool: Google Images.

“It was an incredible thing. The whole world had the exact same reaction: it remained open-mouthed. Today we live in a high-tech society, but back then it was different. To think that a single dress, tied to a particular moment, has led to the creation of a tool that we now use almost without notice, I think it’s an extraordinary thing “.
- Donatella Versace -

To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, the Jungle print returns to the catwalk in its version original, in shades of green, and in a palette of reds and oranges. Presented in its original version, the print is declined with different materials and techniques. It is found printed on the legendary metal-mesh and embroidered with crystals and tie-dye elements.

Shirts embroidered with the unforgettable print are worn under corsets with a sweetheart neckline. Also, it appears for the first time on Squalo and in sneakers three-dimensional embroidery on the Virtus bag. Volumes, overlays and intricate shapes for the cleavage bring the iconic black dress back to life Versace.

Borrowing the techniques used to create Atelier dresses, the marked lines geometric give character to a series of black dresses that open the show. Silhouettes that sinuous caress the body are combined with golden details and delicate sandals, embellished with leaves of skin.

The shoulders return to the fore and characterize tailored jackets. Balloon skirts with narrow waist they are embroidered with crystals and create a figure at the same time strong, elegant and extremely feminine.

The iconic garments evolve thanks to the use of a special avant-garde tie-dye technique that is used on the leather, creates a marbled effect in fluorescent tones. This technique also blends with the sartorial garments in Prince of Wales, who, together with the T-shirts on which stands the iconic Medusa or the signature of Gianni Versace, they symbolize the encounter between the classical aesthetics of the brand with the desire for continuous experimentation.

The ankle-tied sandals are characterized by plexiglass heels and mini cristal-mesh handbags complete the looks. This season, Versace and Google are working together to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a moment legendary in the history of fashion and of Google itself.

The meeting of technology, classicism and fashion is evident also in the setting: the domed ceiling inspired by the Pantheon and the central sculpture in the shape of a palm become one with digital art projections.

Thanks to the use of Google Tilt Brush, the print Jungle comes to life in a new virtual form. Always passionate about innovation technology, Donatella Versace will also use the latest digital frontier – the Google Assistant – for look for images of the Jungle dress, thus creating another unforgettable and “googlabile” moment Versace.

 

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Thu, September 26 2019 » Fashion Blog

BACKSTAGE MOSCHINO SS 2020 WOMEN’S COLLECTION – MILAN FASHION WEEK

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Thu, September 26 2019 » Fashion Blog

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