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Chanel’s austere Aubazine spiritual chic

Chanel’s austere Aubazine spiritual chic

Chanel couturier Virginie Viard went back to the roots of the house for inspiration this couture season, back before Coco imagined she would be a designer – all the way to her convent school deep in rural France.
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Jigsaw to close luxe emporium The Shop at Bluebird this weekend

Jigsaw to close luxe emporium The Shop at Bluebird this weekend

The Jigsaw-owned luxury multi-brand store The Shop at Bluebird is to close on Sunday, a further sign of the challenges in the UK retail sector at present.
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Fashion Trust Arabia unveils judging panel for 2020 FTA Awards

Fashion Trust Arabia unveils judging panel for 2020 FTA Awards

The panel, which includes the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Elie Saab, Naomi Campbell, Pierpaolo Piccioli, and Yoon Ahn, will assemble in Doha, Qatar to choose five winners from five womenswear categories.
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Balenciaga to return to Haute Couture

Balenciaga to return to Haute Couture

The brand founded in 1917 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, considered one of the great masters of couture, will return to Paris Haute Couture Week in July, under the creative direction of Demna Gvasalia. 
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Schiaparelli’s surrealist seductresses

Schiaparelli’s surrealist seductresses

Couturier Daniel Roseberry promised his guests a double fantasy at Schiaparelli – a meeting of the surrealism of the founder and the seductiveness of her fashion. He delivered on his promise.
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Fashionable feminism at Christian Dior Couture

Fashionable feminism at Christian Dior Couture

​The tent for the Christian Dior couture show on Monday was a giant sculpture of a woman’s torso, announcing the theme of yet another bold and dramatic show by the houseʼs couturier Maria Grazia Chiuri.
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Menswear reveals its two faces in Paris

Menswear reveals its two faces in Paris

Men's fashion was hybrid at Sacai, rebellious and romantic at Dunhill, oscillating between past and future at Acné Studios, strength and fragility at Ludovic de Saint Sernin, and sportswear and couture at Pigalle. 
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Palomo Spain invokes ecstasy and religion

Palomo Spain invokes ecstasy and religion

Influenced by El Greco, Alejandro Gómez Palomo presented a mature show in which electronic ravers dipped into the extreme baroque codes of the brand, all in front of a backdrop taken straight out of Holy Week. 
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Craig Green’s wandering warriors win over Paris

Craig Green’s wandering warriors win over Paris

There is something quite noble about any show by Craig Green, the king of nomadic chic, who made his Paris runway debut on a chilly Sunday morning.
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Lanvin: Corto Maltese chic

Lanvin: Corto Maltese chic

​A spirit of youthfulness at Lanvin, which staged a fine, optimistic show and collection, freely inspired by the dashing and eccentric cartoon character Corto Maltese.
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Hermès goes subtly radical, as the CGT protest outside

Hermès goes subtly radical, as the CGT protest outside

Hermès called its latest menswear collection "Radical," which it was, though subtly so with a capital "S." Véronique Nichanian stuck closely to the brand's DNA, but chose details that made a truly special collection.
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Jacquemus wafts a summer breeze through the heart of winter

Jacquemus wafts a summer breeze through the heart of winter

It was linen – perhaps the most summery material of them all – that the designer chose as his base for a fresh and ultra-sexy winter runway, starring top model Laetitia Casta, at Paris Fashion Week Men's on Saturday. 
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Vetements dives into the dark

Vetements dives into the dark

Having lost iconic designer Demna Gvasalia, the anti-establishment street-couture label sent out a host of celebrity lookalikes at its show at Paris Fashion Week Men's on Friday, with "Kate Moss" taking a starring role.
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Men and women share a wardrobe at Juun.J and Officine Générale

Men and women share a wardrobe at Juun.J and Officine Générale

Whether in the spirit of gender neutrality or as a sexy twist, the collections unveiled at Paris Fashion Week Men's this week presented an increasing number of similarities between men's and womenswear. 
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Olivier Saillard fêtes the new Weston Vintage project

Olivier Saillard fêtes the new Weston Vintage project

Leave it to Olivier Saillard and J.M. Weston to fête the debut of their new vintage project – a neat example of the circular economy – with a moment of Parisian performance art.
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Loewe’s playful vision of fashion, with a naughty twist

Loewe’s playful vision of fashion, with a naughty twist

Those looking for a playful, yet twisted vision of menswear, with a tincture of transgression and a soupçon of the surreal, need look no further than Loewe, whose latest collection was the definition of playful youth.
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