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Louis Vuitton spring-summer 2016

 

At the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the audience sat down beneath screens above their seats. Opposite and all around were yet more screens. What followed was an innovative and successful experiment...

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At the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the audience sat down beneath screens above their seats. Opposite and all around were yet more screens. What followed was an innovative and successful experiment: the video (a man seen from behind walking through an apartment, equipped with an augmented reality tool) gives life to the virtual, technological and futuristic vibe of the collection. It brings about the world where Nicolas Ghesquière’s women walk. While contemporary dance has combined video and bodily movement for years, fashion rarely goes there. It took all of Nicolas Ghesquière’s passion to experiment with technology and science fiction, in short everything that takes a mankind towards the future instead of feeding his conservatism, searching for a perfect material balance. 

 

The world of video games, namely Minecraft, was the starting point for this show as Nicolas Ghesquière fully revived his ability to provoke a thrill - much to the delight of his fans, devoted since his days of Balenciaga. The collection was a conversation between punk and romance, avant-gardism and the house of the Monogram's savoir-faire. Long floral dresses are sharp and tough, without sleeves, embroidered in metal. Black, the symbol of Parisian chic, bourgeois or idle, comes alive and constantly evolves: fishnet, tank tops, embroidered skirts and sleeveless tops, conjugate an ultra-modern and edgy style in noble fabrics. A recurring theme this season with several designers is the punk jacket covered with inscriptions, and this is its most beautiful incarnation: leather coats delicately painted and partially covered with the Monogram. 

 

By Delphine Roche

Is Craig Green revolutionising men’s fashion?
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Is Craig Green revolutionising men’s fashion?

Men The 32-year old English designer, and winner of the 2016 and 2017 British Menswear Designer of the Year award, was guest of honour at Pitti Uomo in Florence. Numéro looks back at the journey taken by this master of visual effects, adored by the Anglo-Saxon press. The 32-year old English designer, and winner of the 2016 and 2017 British Menswear Designer of the Year award, was guest of honour at Pitti Uomo in Florence. Numéro looks back at the journey taken by this master of visual effects, adored by the Anglo-Saxon press.

Dries Van Noten men Spring-Summer 2019 fashion show
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Dries Van Noten men Spring-Summer 2019 fashion show

Fashion Week Drawing inspiration from the colorful aesthetic of Danish architect and designer Verner Panton, Dries Van Noten presents a men's spring-summer 2019 collection of sleek, elegant masculine silhouettes with psychedelic, retro and undulating patterns. Drawing inspiration from the colorful aesthetic of Danish architect and designer Verner Panton, Dries Van Noten presents a men's spring-summer 2019 collection of sleek, elegant masculine silhouettes with psychedelic, retro and undulating patterns.

AMI Spring-Summer 2019 fashion show
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AMI Spring-Summer 2019 fashion show

Fashion Week Always mastering the art of staging his collections, Alexandre Mattiussi leaves the Parisian roofs of autumn-winter 2018-2019 for a wheat field. A light and elegant cloakroom, natural and summer colors, some feminine silhouettes, the Parisian designer develops his vision with coherence. Between sobriety and sincerity, the AMI fashion shows are still appreciable. Always mastering the art of staging his collections, Alexandre Mattiussi leaves the Parisian roofs of autumn-winter 2018-2019 for a wheat field. A light and elegant cloakroom, natural and summer colors, some feminine silhouettes, the Parisian designer develops his vision with coherence. Between sobriety and sincerity, the AMI fashion shows are still appreciable.

Raf Simons Spring-Summer 2019 fashion show
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Raf Simons Spring-Summer 2019 fashion show

Fashion Week Back in Paris, Raf Simons presented his Spring-Summer 2019 collection off schedule and in the suburbs. While we recognize the grunge aesthetic dear to the Flemish designer, he dresses, for this season, his silhouettes of colorful and bright satin coats that recall the neon aesthetic of the New Wave but in a couture way. Back in Paris, Raf Simons presented his Spring-Summer 2019 collection off schedule and in the suburbs. While we recognize the grunge aesthetic dear to the Flemish designer, he dresses, for this season, his silhouettes of colorful and bright satin coats that recall the neon aesthetic of the New Wave but in a couture way.