It was under the sign of Jean Cocteau that Virginie Viard began to think about the CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 collection: “Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus.
I love contrasts, so for the more voluminous winter pieces, I wanted a small space. I don’t know if this is because of the times we live in, but I wanted something warm, lively. I imagined the models doing…
The Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons takes as its basis an intimate and personal wish for contact, our urge to exchange and relate. The foundation of all is the individual: the human body, and its freedom.
For this 2020/21 Métiers d’art collection, CHANEL’s artisan accomplices live up to expectations more than ever: a long black lace dress composed of lattices punctuated with studs, made by Lemarié; the top of a damask dress…
Stepping into a territory that is still stylistically vague. A sensitive zone that erases gender and promises exponential creative possibilities. What does an in-between garment look like? What kind of cut can dissolve masculine and feminine?
Joy. Grace. Form. Intrecciato continues to emerge, disrupted by modernity. The tension between tradition and innovation. Delicate heirlooms glint behind amplified fringe and perverse layers. A sense of lost and found.
For Fall/Winter 2020, a consideration of the strength of women, an emphasis on an inherent authority found in that which is intrinsically feminine. Rather than a negation of identity, a celebration. The agency of women
Today, streetwear characterises the clothes we actually wear and the way streetwear characterises the clothes we actually wear and the way we wear them. For the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2020 collection
At the Paris – 31 rue Cambon 2019/20 Métiers d’art show, a veritable celebration of the codes so dear to the founder of the House, most of the silhouettes were accessorised with two-tone pumps in gold leather with a black toe cap and a little bow, made by the House of Massaro.
Going from old to new and from unprecedented to patrimonial. Anachronism becomes an attitude. Testing one’s agility with respect to a wardrobe. This collection is like a sartorial tune-up in which personality takes precedence: everyone can pen their own history.
“A very simple, very pure momentum. Romanticism but without any flourishes. Emotions but without any frills,” explains Virginie Viard. “Movement, air… For the runway show, no frame. I don’t like framing.”
This collection stems from the desire to focus on the humanity of individuals to depict and exalt their feelings and emotions, despite age, gender, race and disposition. The codes of classicism and uniform dressing are the instruments Pierpaolo Piccioli chose to promote equality.
We are still in the ’70s, at least according to Hedi Slimane, who designed another collection (Fall Winter 2020 2021) for Celine where all the most characteristic items from the amazing ’70s are again in the spotlight.
At 31 rue Cambon, the legendary mirrored staircase leads to the Haute Couture salons on the first floor and to the Creation studio on the third floor. Between the two is an extraordinary place, untouched by time: Gabrielle Chanel’s apartment…
Denim jackets, shorts and shirts are laser-treated as if light is reflected on water, a ripple effect that’s like a new MSGM tie-dye. Meanwhile, wide bands of tie-dye decorate denim jackets and shorts that’s otherwise fully bleached…