A Fashion Designer Who ‘Chose Crazy’

It was during Paris’s first pandemic lockdown that the fashion designer Marco Ribeiro felt he’d reached a creative inflection point. “I was like, ‘I can go one of two ways,’” he recalls. “ ‘Either very commercial’ — but nobody was buying anything at the time, and nobody knew how long that would last — ‘or very crazy.’ I chose crazy.”

In 2019, the now-35-year-old Brazilian, who’d moved to Paris after 11 years in Buenos Aires, where he sold hand-painted bags and clothing, mostly to friends, had launched his first women’s wear line, a collection of tailored, minimalist pieces. But he never really felt like the work reflected him — where he came from, or what he wanted to convey. His post-pandemic collections, which he showed for the first time last year, are just as rigorously structured, but they’re also exuberant, with outsize ornamentation and dramatic silhouettes: skirts with exaggerated pleats,

Read the rest

Giambattista Valli fills fall runway show with tweeds at Paris Fashion Week

PARIS, March 3 (Reuters) – Giambattista Valli switched things up for his fall runway show at Paris Fashion Week, taking a step back from his signature, airy floral styles to focus on tweeds, which he also offered for men.

Models marched down the sparse setting, a hallway in the Musee d’Art Moderne de Paris, wearing jumpsuits, long coats and dresses in tweed fabrics, mostly black or ivory and woven with gold thread.

The show opened with a black, sleeveless jumpsuit cinched at the waist with a gold belt, and worn over a white t-shirt.

Further shaking the fabric from its traditional twin-set role, Valli worked the material into long overcoats, loose jackets, mini-dresses and a bright, red jumpsuit.

There were also white jeans, the hems chopped off, paired with a glittering floral sequined top in one instance, and a long, collarless tweed coat in another — both worn by male

Read the rest

Loewe mixes fashion with giant confetti cubes at Paris show

PARIS — Fragile half-ton cubes of colored confetti lay on Loewe’s white runway at Paris Fashion Week. Ushers desperately tried to guide guests including Jamie Dornan, Naomi Campbell and Catherine O’Hara around the blocks fearing the decor would disintegrate at the slightest brush. Sometimes, it partially did.

The highly creative show itself by Jonathan Anderson – that used feathers, and satins and velvet — continued the theme of reduction and ephemeral impressions.

Here are some highlights of Friday’s fall-winter 2023-2024 ready-to-wear shows in Paris.


For fall, the brand’s lauded Northern Irish designer continued his exploration of pared-down and reductive styles — where a single garment often comprised the entire look.

Loewe described it as “an idea of elementality: one piece, and that’s it, reduced to the bluntest shape possible.”

The touchstone of the Old Master painters, as seen in Anderson’s men’s collection, was felt here again

Read the rest

David Beckham, daughter Harper twin in matching black suits at Victoria’s fashion show

David Beckham, daughter Harper twin in matching <a href=black suits at Victoria’s fashion show” width=”700″ height=”400″ class=””/
David Beckham, daughter Harper twin in matching black suits at Victoria’s fashion show

David Beckham surprised fans with his latest appearance in Paris as he stepped out for wife Victoria Beckham’s fashion show at Paris Fashion Week on Friday.

David Beckham, daughter Harper twin in matching black suits at Victoria’s fashion show

The football legend, 47, was spotted holding hands with his youngest child, daughter Harper-Seven, 11, as they donned matching outfits to support Victoria at her fashion show.

David looked dapper as he donned a navy suit with a black button-up shirt for the occasion. Keeping it low-key, the British footballer added a pair of black sunglasses to his look.

Harper, on the other hand, looked equally classy as she kept her look a little more office chic in a suit with a plain white T-shirt.

Taking to his Instagram Stories, David shared a sweet selfie beside his daughter and captioned it “@victoriabeckham

Read the rest

Robots steal the show in Paris as they walk with models at fashion event | Trending

Robots steal the show in Paris as they walk with models at fashion event

The different fashion shows held in Paris often bring something new to the table that leave people stunned. In a recent event, Coperni, a fashion brand, took that concept to a whole new level after they included robots in their fashion show along with human models.

Coperni took to their official Instagram page to share images from the show that captures Boston Dynamics’ canine automatons stealing the limelight during the event. “The Fall Winter 23 collection is a modern fable about the relationship between humans and technology,” the design brand wrote. “The show presents Coperni’s vision which is that there is neither a dominant nor a dominated, but that mankind and machine can live in harmony,” they added. In yet another post, they also shared one more picture of the robot dog with a model.

Read the rest

Fashion designer evokes life in Ukraine in Paris show

PARIS — Geo-political activism met tuxedo jackets at Paris Fashion Week as a vocal designer from Ukraine put on a show that paid homage to her country and team of over 20 people currently working in Kyiv.

Here are some highlights of Wednesday’s fall-winter 2023-2024 ready-to-wear collections:


“From the war zone with peace,” read the ticker outside Paris’ Grand Rex cinema, a model of New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

Inside, guests gathered in the Art Deco auditorium for a show by Ukrainian designer Lila Litkovska that continued with a radio theme.

Titled “On air,” it was a metaphor for the unpredictable way life in Ukraine is unfolding by the minute. The soundtrack of the ready-to-wear show flicked between radio stations, in constant interruption. Litkovska’s collection reflected this sense of haphazardness by mixing up the styles in a generally loose and oversized display.

There were

Read the rest

Soccer and fashion brands team up in luxury collaborations

When Lionel Messi was announced as Paris Saint-Germain’s newest recruit last year, he wore a suit specially designed for his new team by Dior menswear creative director Kim Jones.

It turns out that while tennis and basketball have been churning out star players for lucrative endorsements with fashion houses for decades, soccer teams have been quietly turning themselves into fashion brands in their own right. The luxury world, understandably, is taking note.

Dior ambassador: Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe. AP

Once upon a time, soccer and fashion meant Doc Martens, but over the past decade or so, the goalposts have moved. Teams began to realise the power of their own identities, and the way that fashion could boost and bolster their brand recognition. They say you should dress for the job you want, and in sporting terms, that means dressing for the winner’s podium.

So, in

Read the rest