French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier said Wednesday he could go back to using fur if he could be sure it was entirely traceable. The flamboyant creator announced in November he was renouncing fur, a move hailed as a major victory by animal rights groups like PETA who have previously tried to disrupt […]

Pirarucu, an alternative leather made from Pirarucu fish skin, has been recognised by Livia Firth’s Eco-Age and awarded a GCC Brandmark, a guarantor of sustainable excellence. Historically discarded as a waste product of fishing, Pirarucu leather is produced in Brazil and has become the go-to luxurious […]

French designer Julien Fournie hailed witches as proto-feminist trailblazers who sent shivers through the patriarchy as he staged his Paris haute couture show in a church on Tuesday. The flamboyant couturier who believes that women should learn to love their curves, and knows how to make the best of […]

Italian fashion designer Giambattista Valli decided to skip the catwalk during Paris Haute Couture Week in favour of an exhibition to showcase his frothy tulle creations at the Shangri-La hotel in Paris. On his Instagram, Valli explained that the exhibition was the “essence of haute couture” allowing […]

IN PICTURES Dutch fashion label Schueller de Waal teamed up with Pik Pik Environnement to present its first collaborative cleaning Initiative named ‘Litter’ during Paris Haute Couture Week. In front of the town-hall of the 15th arrondissement in Paris, a group of 50 models, “cool kids and volunteers” […]

Azzaro paid tribute to hedonism and freedom in a carefree Bohemian spirit for its autumn/winter 2019 couture collection during Paris Haute Couture Week. The Azzaro woman “boldly kindles a resolutely glamorous ease and reveals her spark,” explains the brand in the show notes, which is shown throughout […]

Chanel’s new artistic director Virginie Viard displayed an ode to history, of the French fashion houses’ two most famous couturiers, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, who’s legacy could certainly be felt inside the elaborate library set concealed within the Grand Palais. The huge double-tier […]

With Nike hitting the headlines for its plus-size mannequin, we take a closer look at which activewear brands are celebrating size inclusivity and investing in plus-size ranges, as well as key brands to keep an eye on in the market. The Body Positive Revolution With traditional beauty ideals increasingly […]

Italian clothing brand MSGM has announced that it will be launching an activewear line, according to WWD. The line will be available through retail and wholesale come February 2020. This is founder and creative director Massimo Giorgetti’s first venture into the activewear world, which features clothing […]

Footwear brand Toms, which is known for its Buy One Give One business model, has teamed up with the Star Wars franchise to create a limited capsule collection inspired by the iconic movie series. Ranging from 39.95 USD to 94.95 USD, the collection features 10 styles of shoes for both men, women, and […]

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