Chloe Fall Winter 2018 PFW

Natacha Ramsay-Levi presented her Fall Winter 2018 collection for Chloédescribing it as “The frustrated desires of the bourgeoisie.” The collection is the dual vision of a woman as she is now and who she wants to be. The main focus of the lineup was the 70’s, with fluid sensuality through deep earth tones, assertive slashes and a 70s stained glass print.

Fluid silk blouses worn deshabille, plunging to show bare skin. Ankle boots with a kick of edgy hardware. High-waisted trousers with a sensual, jodhpur-esque curve at the hips. Loose trenchcoats and sensual sweater dresses with cosy ribbed high-necks offset by shark bite peepholes at the ribcage. Party dresses more boudoir than red carpet, with lingerie lace and undone ribbon ties. “For me, the Chloé girl is very French but for a lot of people she is very English – because all the designers were,” Ramsay-Levi recently told Vogue, referring to the trio of British women who preceded her: Clare Waight Keller, Phoebe Philo and Stella McCartney. See the full Fall Winter ’18 runway below.

ROCHAS Fall Winter 2018 PFW

For Rochas Fall Winter 2018/19, Alessandro Dell Acqua imagined a discrete and sophisticated bourgeoise in a refined color palette. Python print, glitters and embroideries combined with subtle autumnal colors define the Fall Winter 2018 collection. See all the looks from the runway below.

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Saint Laurent Fall Winter 2018 PFW

Anthony Vaccarello presented yet another edgy Fall 2018 collection for Saint Laurent, with a sultry silhouettes topped with sharp brimmed hats. The all-black women’s lineup featured versatile leather shorts, fur coats, romantic blouses, high-function decorative flourish and sparkly sequined blazers. For the eveningwear, there was a mix of floor-length gowns with artful necklines.

According to WWD, backstage after the show, Vaccarello said he was inspired by “the Russian collection of Monsieur Saint Laurent, but with more of a Parisian direction.” He name-checked Loulou and Betty [de la Falaise] and [Catroux], and theme-checked bohemian, street and tailoring.  See the full collection below.

Dior Fall Winter 2018 PFW


For the Dior Fall Winter 2018-2019 collection Maria Grazia Chiuri looked back to the Paris of fifty years ago, when a new feminist spirit was sweeping through the streets.

“Take a look back to a time a half-century ago when revolutionary thoughts and actions were placing the power and energy of youth center stage and influencing generations to come. For Autumn-Winter 2018-2019, Maria Grazia Chiuri tapped into this anniversary, reinventing and reimagining the legacy of those heady times,” Dior wrote, sharing the inspiration behind its show on Instagram.

A multitude of ripped magazine covers, feminist slogans and archival protest posters – all from 1968 – layered one over the other evokes the visual cacophony of voices and messages fighting for space on street walls around the world. As an image, it has a lot to communicate about the Dior Fall Winter 2018-2019 collection.

Ruth Bell opened the show in “C’est Non, Non, Non et Non!” statement sweater. The defiant Youthquake spirit of Paris in 1968, and the nascent feminist movement gathering momentum at the time were expressed by Maria Grazia Chiuri with a slogan taken from an original Miss Dior scarf print. An array of ’60s-inspired patchwork pieces hit the runway in the form of mini skirts, boots and dresses.  Magnificent woollen embroideries appear on organza dresses, jeans are reworked and printed, bags are inspired by the House’s archives, with an ethnic shoulder strap or patchworks made of fabrics drawn from the same heritage: these pieces become veritable windows on the world. Ponchos are worn freely. Ornamentation becomes important, acting as ambassadors of the different cultures each type represents. The collection evolves in a spirit of freedom as much in its creation as in its associations, shapes and materials. This act of cutting loose and choosing one’s own image is precisely what Maria Grazia Chiuri sets out for the women of today. Kilts come in different lengths, but also in unexpected materials like point d’esprit, and are paired with masculine jackets or small coats. The abundant knitwear is also embroidered and hugs the body. Dresses have been shortened and are worn over biker-inspired thigh boots. Her sharp fashion instinct guides the designer throughout this return to a singular and incredible time, because changing the world also means changing clothes. Every single look was topped off with a black newsboy cap. See the full collection below.


Tommy Hilfiger Spring Summer 2018 MFW

Gigi Hadid’s fourth collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger raced down the runway on Sunday in Milan for the brands Spring/ Summer 2018 show, which closed Milan Fashion Week.

Featuring both men’s and women’s designs from the Hilfiger collection, plus the fourth and final Tommy x Gigi capsule, the show was a bold, energetic display of black and white chequered visors, swimwear and racer-back tank tops and speed badge emblazoned denim boiler suits and leather biker jackets.

Gigi and Bella Hadid and Winnie Harlow strutted a catwalk shaped like a racetrack in a motor sport themed extravaganza.

Gigi Hadid at the Tommy Hilfiger show during Milan Fashion Week February 25, 2018. (Getty Images)
Bella Hadid at the Tommy Hilfiger show during Milan Fashion Week on February 25, 2018 (Getty Images)

Gigi also unveiled the Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid watch at the show. The navy chronograph timepiece has a navy stainless steel case and navy stainless steel bracelet and sun-ray dial with chequered flag-inspired minute track, gold tone hour markers and an inner gold tone ring.

The show was watched by an audience of 2000 people and Tommy Hilfiger, who are sponsoring the Formula One Mercedes Benz team for the 2018 season, placed returning world champion Lewis Hamilton in the front row.

Shawn Yue, Eva Herzigova, Lewis Hamilton, Ruby Rose and Sabrina Carpenter on the Front Row at Tommy Hilfiger Spring Summer 2018, Milan Fashion Week (Rex Features)

The brand adopted a see-now, buy-now model in 2016, which meant once the show went live, all the clothes from the catwalk were available to purchase immediately online in over 70 countries.

Reflecting the brand’s red, white and blue DNA, but imbuing it with a spunky, fresh youthfulness, this collection will speed off the shelves. See the full collection below.





Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2018 MFW

Drones opened Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall Winter 2018 show carrying handbags down the runway. Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have always come up with the most iconic and extravaganza presentations. For this season, the duo made a declaration of love to the industry with a collection entitled Fashion Devotion.

“Fashion is not work, fashion is devotion,” Dolce said. “You live, sleep and eat with fashion, you never stop thinking about it and you love it with all your heart.”

Before the show guests were instructed to turn off the Wi-Fi on their phones, including any personal hotspots. The announcements were made in both English and Italian that the show could not start if show-goers did not turn off their WiFi.

When the show started, a series of Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2018 handbags hanging on drones floated past, eliciting gasps from the audience.


As for the clothes it was everything from crafted Vatican City vestment brocades and cut velvet – green, Cardinal red, Venetian pink – and sumptuous embroidery to slogans on sweatshirts and T-shirts.  See the full lineup below.

Marni Fall Winter 2018 MFW


Marni presented the new Fall Winter 2018 collection in Milan, an explosion of colors and a mix of patterns. Marni has combined, in a single collection, the elementary, the futuristic and the ancestral. A parade of colorful items animated by striped graphics, squares and unique patterns.

Basic, raw, immediate. Build pieces around the body, in an elementary way. Fold, cut, tighten. Wrap instead of buttoning. The coat, the jacket and the dress, reduced to a  primary profile that moves away from the hips and marks the life to forge the archetype. See the full lineup below.

Giorgio Armani Fall Winter 2018 MFW

Giorgio Armani presented his Fall 2018 collection in Milan, from pantaloons to oversized furry berets. The pantaloon puffball shorts and skirts were worn with over-the-knee flat lace-up boots, while jacket and shirt sleeves were balloon shaped. Those huge hats were even reminiscent of those worn by Henry VIII, as were the fitted embroidered jackets. There was plenty of tailoring and eveningwear on show for the brand’s core customer. A recurring item was a pair of loose velvet trousers with a louche peplum, which were paired with sparkly blazers as well as jackets and knitwear with batwing sleeves.

For those not into velvet, further trousers were made from a crumpled fabric, while others were sequinned. Long skirts were styled with a knot at the ankle and worn with flat ankle boots. This was a co-ed show, featuring menswear as well as womenswear, and male models also wore velvet suits. The color palette throughout was grey and soft black with hints of pink, purple and blue. Armani’s second show of Milan Fashion Week – Emporio Armani – shows in the city tomorrow.