Scores of off-calendar presentations and shows are now the norm, in parallel with increasingly intense fashion week schedules. FashionNetwork.com spoke with designers and buyers to understand the phenomenon.
The swimwear-focused event kicks off in Miami on Thursday, offering attendees a packed schedule of runway shows from both local and international brands, as well as trade fairs and a range of parties and receptions.
From the September 2019 edition, the Milan Fashion Week show calendar will be more balanced, to make each day a special occasion. In February 2020, Gucci will open the week and Armani will stage the closing show.
One entered the world of supreme fashion fantasy at Valentino on Wednesday night in Paris, the finale of four days of haute couture runway shows and a very clear aesthetic statement on the importance of inclusivity.
Winston Churchill famously defined Russia as “a riddle, wrapped inside a mystery, inside an enigma.” Which is not a bad way to define the latest couture show by Jean Paul Gaultier staged Wednesday in Paris.
There can be few better couturiers to turn to than Elie Saab when the time comes to celebrate important moments in life - weddings, awards, key anniversaries all can elegantly be rejoiced in his fashion.