Myth and Modernity: From Crete to Couture Yuima’s Nakazato's Ode to Idomeneo in Paris

In the rarified world of Parisian haute couture, few designers captivate the imagination like Yuima Nakazato. The new Unveil collection evinces his creativity and ability to merge historical inspiration with contemporary innovation. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Research by Antonio Visconti. Photographs by Elli Ioannou and Andrea Heinsohn.

Fast Fashion is Harming our Planet: These Four Tips can Help you Build a More Sustainable Wardrobe

As sunny summer days return in the northern hemisphere, you may be looking to refresh your wardrobe. The allure of a whole “new you” is pervasive, and the foundation of many a successful marketing campaign. By Maryse Côté-Hamel, Université Laval.

Paris Haute Couture: Highlights of Rahul Mishra Autumn/Winter 2024 Collection

Photographs by Andrea Heinsohn.

Paris Fashion Week: Highlights from the Kidsuper Spring/Summer 2025 Show

Photographs by Andrea Heinsohn.

Paris Fashion Week: Revolution and Rebellion ~ Kidill’s Punk Futurism at the Expiatory Chapel

In the heart of Paris, the Expiatory Chapel was an evocative backdrop for the latest spectacle by Kidill. This historic monument, located in the 8th arrondissement, is a poignant symbol of commemoration and reverence, making it an unexpected stage for the Japanese label's Spring/Summer 2025 collection. This juxtaposition of history and avant-garde fashion encapsulates the brand's essence: merging tradition with radical contemporary expression, writes Antonio Visconti. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

The Best Highlights of Streetstyle at Paris Haute Couture Week Spring/Summer 2024

We look back at more highlights of streetstyle captured by the DAM team at Paris Haute Couture Week Spring/Summer 2024. During those winter days, the fashion drama was not just confined to the storied salons and grand venues where design houses such as Schiaparelli, Chanel, Dior, and more recent couturiers like Rahl Mishra, unveiled their latest collections.

Fashion Meets Physics: Inside KidSuper’s 'String Theory' Show in Paris

In an engaging fusion of fashion, art, and science, KidSuper’s Autumn/Winter 2024 runway show, titled String Theory, unveiled a collection that epitomizes the brand’s multifaceted approach. Colm Dillane uses his label to push the boundaries of traditional fashion shows to offer an immersive experience. Although, this season the American designer wanted it to be all about the clothes, he still opened with a spectacular dance performance and closed the presentation with superstar Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

West Africa’s Designers are World Leaders When it Comes to Producing Sustainable Fashion

Every few weeks global fast fashion brands mass produce their latest clothing, pumping out garments to be sold around the world. There is growing criticism that it’s socially irresponsible to produce such large volumes of clothes so often. By Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Iconic Prints, Modern Flair: Pucci's Spring/Summer 2024 Collection in Rome

Set against the backdrop of a 16th century Roman palazzo, Pucci's new Spring/Summer 2024 collection, added a touch of brilliant colour and pattern to the historic building. Artistic director, Camille Miceli, brought along Nineties supermodels Christy Turlington and Eva Herzigová to wear her new designs. Isabella Rosselini closed the runway show in a vividly hued confection that exuded a bold, modern style capturing the designer’s skillful fusion of heritage and innovation, writes Antonio Visconti.

Rahul Mishra's Superheroes: Celebrating Biodiversity Through Haute Couture in Paris

Rahul Mishra is a trailblazer, a champion of slow fashion through traditional Indian crafts. His eponymous label embodies sustainability, using fashion as a tool to empower local craft communities. Showcased in Paris, his latest haute couture collection for Spring 2024 delves into the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world, focusing on the often-overlooked insect kingdom and its vital role in our ecosystem, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

The Artistry of Yuima Nakazato: Backstage in Paris

In Paris, we take a behind-the-scenes look at Yuima Nakazato’s preparations for his haute couture show. From the quiet, early morning streets of Le Marais our team embarked on a whirlwind journey to capture the essence of the Japanese designer’s collection at the iconic Palais de Tokyo. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou and Andrea Heinsohn.

How Spanish Conquistadors and a Tiny Cactus-Dwelling Insect Gave the World the Colour Red

When you think about a red object, you might picture a red carpet, or the massive ruby in the Queen’s crown. Indeed, Western monarchies and marketing from brands such as Christian Louboutin have cemented our association of the colour red with power and wealth. By Panizza Allmark, Edith Cowan University.

The Art of Alchemy: Yuima Nakazato's Couture Evolution Exploring the Past, Creating the Future

From a standout show at Paris Haute Couture Week to designing evocative costumes for Mozart's Idomeneo at the Geneva Opera House, Yuima Nakazato has had an exhilarating start to the year. Now with an upcoming summer exhibition of his work in France, the Japanese couturier shares insights into his creative process while reflecting on the highlights of his resonant Spring/Summer 2024 collection. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Reporting by Antonio Visconti. Photography by Elli Ioannou and Andrea Heinsohn.

Desert Dreams: Stephane Rolland's Haute Couture Odyssey

From the serene vastness of desert landscapes to Berber cultural influences, the inspirations for French couturier Stephane Rolland's Spring/Summer 2024 collection captivates the senses with a rich tapestry of textures, colors, and silhouettes. The designer’s collaboration this season with emerging talent from French fashion schools also added another layer of depth and continuity to his work in haute couture. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Research by Antonio Visconti. Photography by Elli Ioannou and Andrea Heinsohn.

Paris: Schiaparelli Ready-to-Wear Collection Autumn/Winter 2024

By Daniel Roseberry.

Imane Ayissi's Colourful and Dynamic Collection for Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024

Imane Ayissi’s Spring-Summer 2024 collection was a highlight of Paris Haute Couture Week. A tribute to the richness of African textiles and craftsmanship, the Cameroonian designer mixed brilliant colours with strong prints, diaphanous silhouettes, and unique textiles. He included traditional fabrics, illustrating how they can be used to preserve Africa’s heritage and inspire the next generation, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou & Andrea Heinsohn.

Paris Men's Fashion Week: Kidill's Autumn-Winter 2024 Collection: A Tribute to Punk's Unchanging Spirit and Renewed Rebellion

Embodying the essence of punk, Hiroaki Sueyasu, the visionary force behind Kidill, not only commemorates its rebellious legacy but also reshapes the narrative for a new era. The resonance of the Autumn/Winter 2024 collection extends beyond fashion and is more of a cultural manifesto, an impassioned ode to punk's indomitable spirit, writes Antonio Visconti.

Four Ways to Tell the Designer Fashion Items Worth Investing in from the Ones that are not

Whether it’s aspiring to the “quiet luxury” or “old money” looks taking over TikTok or cringing at the “ludicrously capacious bag” scene in the last season of Succession, designer clothes and accessories have been a hot topic in 2023. By Naomi Braithwaite, Nottingham Trent University.

Harmonizing Heritage and Haute Couture: Erdem's Ode to Maria Callas Pre-Fall 2024

Fashion meets opera in Erdem Moralioglu's new Pre-Fall 2024 collection, weaving threads of inspiration from the legendary Maria Callas. A diva whose on-stage prowess belied a life fraught with insecurity and tragedy, Callas's voice possessed an electric capacity to project complex emotional states. While the opera singer has been the muse for other fashion designers this season, Erdem takes a more abstract approach, writes Antonio Visconti. Photographs by Sonia Szostak.

Escape to the Côte d’Azur: Fashion Editorial by Elli Ioannou in Cannes, France

As winter's chill embrace tightens its grip across Europe, hearts yearn for the vivid hues and warm caress of summer days. We embark on a journey to the enchanting city of Cannes in the South of France, where the azure skies and vibrant colors of the French Riviera beckon like a siren's song. Photography by Elli Ioannou; styled by Giorgia Viola & JSN Fashion; modelled by Liubava Kanarchuk; gowns by Gemy Maalouf, Vivienna Lorikeet and RVNG Couture; jewels by Bijou De La Mer and Helena Joy; location at the Hotel Martinez, Cannes.

Take a Look Back at the Best of Paris Streetstyle: Dior Spring/Summer 2024

Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Highlights of Schiaparelli Spring/Summer 2024 Prêt-à-Porter Collection in Paris

Paris Fashion Week: Highlights from the Pierre Cardin Spring Summer 2024 Collection

Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Highlights from Prada Spring/Summer 2024

China is Criminalising Clothing ‘Hurtful to the Spirit and Sentiments of the Nation' ~ Could this Mean a Kimono Ban?

In August 2022 a young woman wearing a yukata – a simple, summer-weight kimono – was having her photo taken on a street in picturesque Suzhou, China, when she was accosted by a police officer. By Antonia Finnane, University of Melbourne.

Highlights from JW Anderson's Playfully Pragmatic Spring/Summer 2024 Collection

New York Fashion Week: Kate Barton is Redefining American Eveningwear with Innovation and Sustainability

One of the highlights of New York Fashion Week was the new Spring/Summer 2024 collection by American designer Kate Barton. Her unique blend of innovation, technology, avant-garde draping, and shape engineering has made her sleekly futuristic designs a standout, writes Isabella Lancellotti.
New York Fashion Week: AREA'S Ready-to-Wear and Couture AW23 Collection

This season, New York label AREA's new collection explores sartorial choices throughout history, examining how fur was worn for survival and then evolved into a symbol of opulence. Creative director, Piotrek Panszczyk, reimagines traditional fur with printed textiles aiming to redefine luxury and transform it from an emblem of wealth into something more inclusive and contemporary, reports Antonio Visconti.

A Resplendent Ode to Maria Callas: Stéphane Rolland's Couture Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Collection

The dazzling spectacle of French couturier Stéphane Rolland's Autumn/Winter 2023-24 collection at the historic Opéra Garnier was a highlight of Paris haute couture. A tribute to the legendary opera diva, Maria Callas, who would have celebrated her centenary this year, the show was an enchanting marriage of fashion, music and cinema, writes Antonio Visconti. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Haute Couture Streetstyle: Sartorial Ingenuity on the Urban Runway

The City of Light set the fashion world ablaze with its spectacular display of sartorial ingenuity during the recent Paris Haute Couture Week for Autumn-Winter 2023-24. While the extravagant runway shows inside the ornate halls captivated industry insiders and fashion enthusiasts, it was the vibrant, ever evolving streetstyle scene outside that showcased the audacious spirit of modern couture, writes Aurora De Lauro. Photography by Elli Ioannou, Andrea Heinsohn, Patrick Marion and Anna Nguyen.

Highlights of Julien Fournié's Haute Couture Collection Autumn/Winter 2023-24

By Patrick Marion in Paris.

Iris van Herpen's Futuristic Fashion Inspired by Aquatic Architecture

Iris van Herpen's Autumn/Winter 2023-24 haute couture collection, presented in Paris, drew inspiration from architects, oceanographers, and futuristic floating cities, her creations blurred the boundaries between fashion and architecture. With a palette that echoed the ocean's hues and designs that mirrored the adaptability of marine life, the show took us on a journey through uncharted waters, towards a future where we live on both land and sea, writes Antonio Visconti. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Fashion Feature: Rahul Mishra Champions Indian Artisans and Traditional Crafts

Rahul Mishra cultivates the skills of local communities by employing artisans across rural India. By reimagining luxury from the perspective of his craftspeople, the designer's work is making a difference in the way couture fashion is produced. Determined to elevate Indian crafts and those who make them, he aims to create a harmonious blend of fashion, art, and social responsibility. Reporting by Antonio Visconti. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou, Andrea Heinsohn and Anna Nguyen.

Fashion Feature: Design and Destiny in Yuima Nakazato's Couture Collection

The fusion of futuristic technology and craftsmanship is at the heart of Yuima Nakazato's groundbreaking new haute couture collection. Drawing inspiration from his transformative journey through Kenya last year, the designer was profoundly moved by the sight of mountains of garbage, starkly juxtaposed against the raw beauty of the African landscape. Reporting by Antonio Visconti. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou, Andrea Heinsohn, Patrick Marion and Anna Nguyen.

Paris Haute Couture: Highlights from the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2023-24 Collection

Wooyoungmi: Bridging Cultures through Fashion and Exploring Jeju Island's Contrasting Identities

As the world's attention turns towards South Korea, with the explosion of K-pop, local label Wooyoumgmi's Spring 2024 collection explores the country's culture and the global fascination it inspires. Creative director Madame Woo drew inspiration from the contrasting facets of Jeju Island, showing the dichotomy between the raw and rocky environment of the haenyeo divers and the vibrant party culture adored by the nation's youth, writes Isabella Lancellotti. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Breaking Boundaries: Henrik Vibskov's New Collection Unboxes Fashion's Conventions and Celebrates 20 Years of Creative Excellence

In a departure from conventional inspirations, Danish designer Henrik Vibskov broke new ground with his Spring/Summer 2024 collection, presented in Paris. Drawing from the unexpected realms of cardboard boxes and the art of boxing, Vibskov challenges the limits of creativity and reimagines the concept of packaging. By exploring the symbolic and physical dimensions of boxes, the collection ignites curiosity and prompts us to reconsider the very essence of fashion, writes Antonio Visconti. Photography by Elli Ioannou.
The Fusion of Tradition and Modernity in Homme Plisse Issey Miyake's Spring/Summer 2024 Collection

The new Homme Plisse Issey Miyake collection. showcases the Japanese brand's commitment to innovative design and impeccable craftsmanship. With its fresh color palette, imaginative silhouettes, and intricate pleating techniques, the Spring/Summer 2024 range, presented at Paris Men's Fashion Week, is a testament to a successful fusion of tradition and modernity, writes Antonio Visconti. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Beyoncé's Heliosphere Gown Shines on the Renaissance World Tour

In a dazzling fusion of art and performance, Beyoncé entranced audiences during her Renaissance world tour with the magnificent Heliosphere Gown. Designed by Iris van Herpen, the bespoke creation was meticulously crafted with innovative techniques and shimmering crystals, writes Isabella Lancellotti.

Sustainable Fashion Takes Centre Stage at Chloé

Chloé's Creative Director, Gabriela Hearst, understands the power of pieces that are crafted to last and with her latest Spring 2024 collection, she celebrates sustainability in the fashion industry, craftsmanship, and a commitment to leaving a positive impact on the planet, reports Antonio Visconti.

Cannes Film Festival: Stars Gather for amfAR Gala at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d'Antibes, France

On a warm, summery evening high up in the hills above the French Riviera, the amfAR gala was getting underway at the historic Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Held on the last night of the Cannes Film Festival, stars of the screen, stage and runway, gathered for the event and succeeded in raising more than $17 million, writes Isabella Lancellotti. Photography by Elli Ioannou in France.

Australian Fashion Week: Highlights of the Yousef Akbar Resort 2024 Show.

Photography by Matthew Fisher for DAM in Sydney.

Australian Fashion Week: Highlights from the Injury Show in Sydney.

Photography by Matthew Fisher.

Designer in Focus: Yuima Nakazato ~ Creating a Sustainable Fashion Future

Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato has gained international recognition for his innovative approach to fashion and sustainability and his passion for the environment. Called Inherit, his latest collection is inspired by the mountains of discarded clothing he witnessed in Kenya. In an exclusive interview, he discusses his pioneering design philosophy and vision for the future. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Reporting by Antonio Visconti. Photography by Elli Ioannou, Nathan Geary & Matthew Fisher.

Paris Fashion Week Streetstyle: Dior Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2023~24 by Elli Ioannou.

Milan Fashion Week: Highlights of Kim Jones' Fendi Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Ready-to-Wear Collection

London Fashion Week: Top Ten Looks of Daniel Lee's Debut Collection for Burberry Autumn/Winter 2023

New York Fashion Week: Highlights of Thom Browne Autumn/Winter 2023 Collection

Celia Kritharioti's Scintillating Spring/Summer 2023 Haute Couture Collection

Greek designer Celia Kritharioti has built a starry clientele who seek out her shimmering and sheer gowns. From Beyonce to Lady Gaga and Gwyneth Paltrow to Jenifer Lopez, they all wear her beautifully made gowns on the red carpet. The new Spring/Summer 2023 collection, shown in Paris, offers an eclectic glamour and sparkle, writes, Isabella Lancellotti. Photography by Elli Ioannou, Matthew Fisher and Nathan Geary.

All that Glitters is Gold: Stephane Rolland's Spring/Summer 2023 Haute Couture Collection
French couturier Stephane Rolland's Spring/Summer 2023 haute couture collection, presented in Paris, is his most spectacular yet, showcasing both his creativity and artistry as a designer, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Reporting by Antonio Visconti. Photography by Elli Ioannou, Mathew Fisher and Nathan Geary.

Paris Haute Couture: Rahul Mishra's Luminous Spring-Summer 2023 Collection
The celestial embroidery and exuberant silhouettes of Rahul Mishra's luminous collections make them a standout during Paris haute couture week. This Spring/Summer 2023 season, the cosmos inspired his new work, and he sent an array of glimmering, transcendent gowns down the runway.
Writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Fashion Week: Highlights of the Wooyoungmi Autumn/Winter 2023/24 Collection. Photographed by Elli Ioannou.

The Tomato Has It: Henrik Vibskov's Autumn/Winter 2023/24 Collection
Conceptual and creative, Henrik Vibskov's new Autumn/Winter 2023-24 collection, presented during Paris Men's Fashion Week, was a welcome injection of brilliant colour and whimsy. The designer's avant-garde aesthetic is also underpinned by his commitment to producing fully sustainable collections, writes Antonio Visconti. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Fashion Week: Highlights of the Evocative Songzio Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Collection.

Paris Fashion Week: Homme Plisse Issey Miyake Autum/Winter 2023/24
An enchanting installation and performance created a mysterious and engaging start to Issey Miyake's Homme Plisse Autumn/Winter 2023/24 show for the new menswear collection. The luminescence was a dramatic counterpoint to the vivid colour blocking and austere lines of the Japanese maison's designs, writes Antonio Visconti. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Fashion Week: Highlights of the Walter Van Beirendonck Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Collection. Photographed by Elli Ioannou

Paris Fashion Week: Highlights from the Jeanne Friot Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Collection. Photographed by Elli Ioannou

Paris Fashion Week: Highlights from the Kidill 'Enfant Terrible' Collection Autumn/Winter 2023~24. Photographed by Elli Ioannou

MILAN FASHION WEEK: Top Ten Looks from JW Anderson Men's AW23 & Women's Pre-Fall Show

MILAN FASHION WEEK: Top Ten Prada Menswear Looks Autumn/Winter 2023

Clothes women wanted to wear: a new exhibition explores how Carla Zampatti saw her designs as a tracker of feminism
The late Carla Zampatti is celebrated in a splendid retrospective Zampatti Powerhouse at the Powerhouse Museum. Planned well before the fashion designer’s untimely death last year, the unveiling of her legacy will be bittersweet to her many fans.

Exploring the Man Behind the Myth: Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen
Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria has a major new exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse, opening next week. This is the first Australian show to explore the work of the avant-garde British fashion designer. His creations from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the NGV Collection are juxtaposed with artworks showing his inspirations and influences, reports Antonio Visconti.

Adele Wears Custom Schiaparelli for her First Performance at Las Vegas' Famed Colosseum
British singer Adele performed for the first time in Las Vegas this week at Caesar's Palace Colosseum to rapturous audiences. Her soaring vocals and the show's startling special effects drew gasps from the 4,000 strong crowd.

The rise and rise of Harry Styles: how did the former boyband member become the biggest name in pop?

You’ve probably heard the name Harry Styles. He is the current “real big thing” in popular music. But how did a former boy band star become such a huge musician and award-winning artist in his own right – and does he deserve all the breathless praise?

Our Top Ten Looks from the Schiaparelli Spring-Summer 2023 Paris Collection

Best of Haute Couture Street Style in Paris

As the European summer comes to a close, we take a look back at the best of the Paris haute couture street style, even more vibrant after two and half years of the pandemic. Stars were out in force on the streets of the French capital from Rossy de Palma in a striking white pant suit at Schiaparelli to Maluma at Jean Paul Gautier in a brilliant Olivier Rousteing ensemble with an outsize jewelled necklace by Joseph Klibanksy. Photography by Elli Ioannou, Matt Fisher, Jaime McPherson and Frea Norman.

Issey Miyake: A Look back to Spring/Summer 2023 in Paris by Elli Ioannou

Iris van Herpen: Mythology and the Metaverse
The artistic ingenuity of fashion designer Iris van Herpen has hewn a new path for haute couture. Drawing on dance, choreography, science, architecture, music and new technology, her sublime designs are not only otherworldly but exquisitely crafted. This season she explores the metaverse. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Reporting by Ambrogio de Lauro. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Fashion Designer Yuima Nakazato's Blue Season
Yuima Nakazato is one of the most intriguing and visionary fashion designers working today. From creating sustainable fabrics to eliminating the needle and thread, he is taking haute couture into new realms. We talk to him in Paris and look at his latest collection, including exclusive backstage shots. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou. Reporting by Antonio Visconti.

Top Ten Looks from the Chanel Haute Couture Collection Paris Autumn/Winter 2022-23

Ahluwalia's Bold and Bright Spring/Summer 2023 Collection
PRIYA Ahluwalia originally founded her eponymous label as a menswear brand but added womenswear to her collections last season. Born in London, the designer is inspired by her Indian-Nigerian heritage and launched her fashion company in 2018. Integral to her design ethos are repurposing materials and finding different ways to examine black identity.

Yuima Nakazato's Brave New (Fashion) World
Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato has always brought a sense of fantasy and the avant-garde to haute couture since he became a guest member on the official Paris schedule in 2016. For Spring-Summer 2022 he continues his exploration of an otherworldly aesthetic along with new technologies and materials. We look at his plans to make high fashion more sustainable and widely available. Jeanne-Marie Cilento reports. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Celia Kritharioti's New Couture Collection is a Paean to a Propitious Post-Pandemic Future
Celia Kritharioti's new Spring/Summer 2022 couture collection was presented at a live show and was one of the highlights of Paris Couture Week. We go backstage to see the celebratory, vividly-hued gowns that are a paean to a happier future post-pandemic. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Couture Week: Streetstyle at Dior Spring/Summer 2022
Streetstyle during Paris Couture Week is one of the highlights of the fashion calendar. Fashionistas pose against the 18th century, honey-coloured stone buildings around the Musée Rodin where the Dior show is staged. Chiara Ferragni attended and joined a front row that included Rosamund Pike, Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi and Claire Foy. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

A New Chanel Exhibition Opens at the National Gallery of Victoria

A major new exhibition about Gabrielle Chanel has opened at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. This is the first show in Australia about the renowned French designer and her contribution to 20th century fashion. More than 230 garments, accessories and jewellery are on display, drawn from major public and private collections, reports Antonio Visconti.

New Label Laruicci Mixes the Soigné and the Singular in its Fourth Ready-to-Wear Paris Collection
A dash of zest and eclecticism were brought to Paris with Laruicci's Spring/Summer 2022 collection. Although many designers presented their collections digitally during fashion week, the label had an ebullient physical runway show held at a handsome 19th-century industrial building, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Schiaparelli's Surrealist Summer of Gilded Glory

After just two years at the helm of Schiaparelli, American designer Daniel Roseberry has made the storied French fashion house sought-after once again, from Beyonce to Bella Hadid. His gilded Surrealist bijoux including blue enameled eyes, full golden lips and rippling resin torsos have also captured the popular imagination wearied by big-brand commercial luxury, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Photo Essay: Street Style at Paris Fashion Week

STREET style at Paris Fashion Week offers a panoply of people dressed in the elegant and the outrageous. After the limited seasons due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a great sense of celebration and excitement during this last pitstop on the fashion month calendar. Dior was one of the most anticipated Spring/Summer 2022 shows, if not for the Sixties and Seventies inspired mini dresses, for the guests.

Milan Fashion Week: Highlights from the Etro Spring/Summer 2022 Collection

Milan Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fendi Spring/Summer 2022 Collection

Photo Essay: A Look Back Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival

Our special correspondent in France, Elli Ioannou looks back at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, the first after a hiatus last year, due to the pandemic. She captures life behind the scenes in the Côte d'Azur town, at the Art Nouveau Villa Aloha, the fashion show at Villa Forbes and the stars gathering at the 27th amfAR gala, including Sharon Stone, Regina King, Orlando Bloom and Spike Lee.

French Couturier Stéphane Rolland's Sea Change

Most designers on the Paris haute couture schedule, eschewed live runway shows due to the pandemic and chose to present their new work online. French couturier Stéphane Rolland showed his dramatic Autumn/Winter 202/22 haute couture collection in an atmospheric film, shot on the wild shores of the Basque country of south-west France, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Paris Haute Couture: Daniel Roseberry's Sumptuous Surrealism at Schiaparelli

American designer Daniel Roseberry has created another dramatic and engaging haute couture collection for Maison Schiaparelli in Paris. His prodigious jewels and voluminous silhouettes command attention and elicit delight. The couturier marries the artistic avant-garde, integral to the history of the fashion house, with his modern and irreverent sensibility, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Paris Haute Couture: Antonio Grimaldi

Today in Paris, the haute couture Autumn/Winter 2021/22 season opens with most couturiers showing digital presentations. Italian designer Antonio Grimaldi filmed his new collection in a vast, modernist space in Rome. Escaping the dour pandemic ethos, he was inspired by the glamour and fun of the 1980s with sculptured, diaphanous party gowns, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Paris: Chanel's Dreamy Spring Collection

The newly redecorated haute couture salons at Chanel's historic rue Cambon building in Paris have just reopened. Anton Corbijn photographed actors Penélope Cruz and Marion Cotillard in the elegant rooms. The interior provided a perfect backdrop to Virginie Viard's Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Designed as an antidote to the pandemic, it captured a dreamy sense of freedom and summery evenings in the South of France, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Highlights of Giambattista Valli's Spring Summer 2021 Haute Couture Collection in Paris. Photographed by Jérémie Leconte

Paris Haute Couture: Schiaparelli's Gilded Youth

After designing Lady Gaga's evocative outfit for Joe Biden's presidential inauguration, Daniel Roseberry launched his new haute couture collection for Schiaparelli in Paris. Rippling, muscular forms and startling Surrealist jewellery are integral to the designs. Graphic, vivid and full of disruptive ideas about couture, this season is the best yet of the couturier's short tenure, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Paris Fashion Week: Y/Project's Puckish New Collection

Weary of dreary, apocalyptic collections reflecting the pandemic, Paris men’s fashion week was full of new ideas and energy despite the shows being digital. Parisian label Y/Project was one of the highlights, combining men’s and women’s wear into one playful collection. This Autumn/Winter 2021 season melded curving, intertwining designs that upend traditional silhouettes, writes Antonio Visconti. Photographs by Giovanni Giannoni.

Lady Gaga wears Schiaparelli at U.S President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony
Lady Gaga wore a dramatic haute couture ensemble with a Surrealist gilded brooch of a dove from French fashion house Schiaparelli. Designed by Texan Daniel Roseberry for the singer's performance at U.S President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, it made an evocative political and fashion statement, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Paris Special Report: Schiaparelli's Art of Fashion

Elsa Schiaparelli, Roman aristocrat and iconoclast, was one of the most revolutionary fashion designers of the 20th century. Daniel Roseberry, appointed artistic director of Maison Schiaparelli last year, is the first American to head a Parisian couture house and he has brought a new ethos and dynamism to the storied label. Special report by Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Elie Saab: A New Dawn Amid the Debris

Designer Elie Saab had his Spring/Summer 2021 range shot in the rugged, stony hills of Mount Lebanon for a short film, instead of showing on a runway at this season's Paris Fashion Week. Although the designer's atelier and home were badly damaged after an explosion in Beirut, he has created a beautiful, ready-to-wear collection Jeanne-Marie Cilento writes

Victoria Beckham's Dreamy Seventies Vibe for Spring

From Spice Girl to soigné designer, Victoria Beckham has pursued a fashion career that has been equally lauded and lambasted. Her new Spring/Summer 2021 collection, presented in London, has a dreamy, eclectic look inspired by the 1970s, that hints at the good times beyond the pandemic, Ariana Della Rovere reports.

Fashion and Film: Clueless at 25 ~ Like, a Totally Important Teen Film
While many teen films fade away never to be heard of again, Clueless, a loose adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, has remained in the cultural consciousness since its 1995 release. Maybe it’s the catchy soundtrack, or familiar story about social comeuppance, or the endurance of the teen film as a genre. Most likely it’s a combination of many factors. By Phoebe Macrossan, Queensland University of Technology and Jessica Ford, University of Newcastle.

Daniel Roseberry: Schiaparelli and the Avant-Garde
Maison Schiaparelli's Daniel Roseberry is the first American to head an established Paris-based couture house. The young, bearded Texan took over as artistic director, after more than a decade at the exuberant hothouse of Thom Browne. For the first digital haute couture week, a video showed the designer sketching his Collection Imaginaire during lockdown in New York. We look at the origins of this famously avant-garde fashion house and it's flamboyant Italian aristocrat founder. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Paris Haute Couture Profile: Julien Fournié
The French fashion federation has created a special digital platform for designers’ new collections for Paris Haute Couture Week instead of holding live shows. We profile couturier Julien Fournié and his spectacular last haute couture collection, when we didn't think twice about sitting at a crowded runway. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Designer in Focus: Malan Breton Takes the Stage
Malan Breton is a multi-tasking fashion designer with an eclectic career encompassing acting, singing, directing and modelling ~ he even appeared in the first Zoolander film. We take a look at his most recent fashion show in London, before Covid-19 struck, and his new musical single that has just been released. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Reporting and photography by Georgie Manion.

Guo Pei's Himalayan Odyssey in Paris
As the July haute couture shows in Paris are cancelled due to Covid-19, we interview couturier Guo Pei and take an exclusive look backstage at one of the highlights of the Spring/Summer 2020 season: her snowy show inspired by the Himalayas. In the past five years, the designer has had a meteoric rise on the international stage that began with Rihanna's Met Ball gown and has included major museum exhibitions plus a documentary film. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Fashion in the Time of Covid-19: Christian Wijnants Home Comforts
As the Paris haute couture shows and men's fashion week are cancelled in June and July due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we take a look back at some of the best collections of the Autumn/Winter 2020 season. Belgian designer Christian Wijnants showed one of his most accomplished and evocative collections that also seems just right for our times. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Christian Dior Paris: Streetstyle Autumn/Winter 2020
The French fashion house Christian Dior is working with the Louvre Museum to fund a five-year restoration of the Tuileries Gardens. This season's Autumn/Winter 2020 ready-to-wear show was held in the park ~ one of Paris' most beautiful gardens established in 1564 ~ in a vast ochre-coloured structure embellished simply with Dior in black above the entrance. Elli Ioannou captured the effervescent streetstyle at the show for DAM.

Ronald Van Der Kemp's Vision for Upcycled Couture
Dutch designer Ronald Van Der Kemp's label RVDK is at the forefront of the upcycling movement in fashion, a highlight at Paris Couture last month. Other fashion houses such as Maison Margiela and Julie de Libran also presented collections using repurposed materials. We look at how RVDK's latest Spring/Summer 2020 collection embodies the high end of sustainable fashion. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento and Elli Ioannou.

The Sardinian Dream of Georges Hobeika
The shimmering gowns and sequined pantsuits at Maison Georges Hobeika's Spring/Summer 2020 couture show in Paris were inspired by the lush flowers, glimmering seas and sandy beaches of Italy's most glamorous summer destination, the island of Sardinia, writes Grania Connors. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Satoshi Kondo Takes Issey Miyake in a New Direction
The debut presentation by Satoshi Kondo, the new artistic director of Issey Miyake's womenswear, was the most engaging and talked about show at Paris Fashion Week in September. The designer took on his new position just a few weeks before the Spring/Summer 2020 season opened in the French capital. We take a closer look at this innovative designer's burgeoning career. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Jarel Zhang: Reboot and Rebirth in the Digital World
One of the highlights of Paris Fashion Week was the futuristic streetwear designed for a post-apocalyptic world by Jarel Zhang for Spring/Summer 2020. The collection was inspired by the notion of rebooting your life, like restarting a computer in the digital universe. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs for DAM by Yvonne Aeberhard Stutz

Christian Siriano: An American Designer in Paris
American designer Christian Siriano brought his Spring/Summer 2020 collection to Paris for the first time. Inspired by Pop Art, the show was a vivid contrast to the pastel salons of the Hotel d'Evreux in the Place Vendôme and had a stellar frow including Shannon Purser, Alicia Silverstone and Karlie Kloss. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Fashion Week: Guy Laroche Spring 2020
Highlights of the Guy Laroche ready-to-wear show "Madame C" held at the Pavillon Vendome. Shot for DAM by Elli Ioannou.

All Wrapped Up: Mame Kurogouchi's New Collection in Paris
Japanese fashion label Mame Kurogouchi opened Paris Fashion Week with diaphanous, layered pieces for Spring Summer 2020. Designer Maiko Kurogouchi was inspired by her country's traditions, including this season's focus on Japan's art of wrapping. Jeanne-Marie Cilento and Elli Ioannou report. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

A Shimmer of Sequins at Ashish in London
The new Ashish collection for Spring/Summer 2020 was presented at a runway show under the soaring roof of Seymour Hall during London Fashion Week. The designer included his signature glimmering sequins combined with brilliant colour and pattern. Special report by Jeanne-Marie Cilento & Grania Connors.

Couturier Guo Pei's Universe of Mysticism and Magic
Highlighting Guo Pei's growing stature as a potent creative force in fashion, the couturier showed an intriguing new collection in Paris last month and a retrospective of her work in Singapore opened at the Asian Civilisations Museum. We take a look backstage at her Autumn/Winter 2019/20 haute couture show called Alternate Universe. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography for DAM in Paris by Elli Ioannou.

Jean Paul Gaultier's Couture Cabaret in Paris
Jean Paul Gaultier's cabaret show has opened in London with the theatrical aesthetic that enlivens all of his fashion collections. We take a look at the highlights of his Autumn/Winter 2019/20 haute couture show in Paris, presented earlier this month. The new collection was full of playful optical illusions and had a stellar front row including French cinema icon Catherine Deneuve and fashion designer Alber Elbaz. Story by Grania Connors. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Haute Couture: Yuima Nakazato's Home Brew
One of the highlights of Paris Haute Couture Week is Yuima Nakazato's experimental collections. The designer brings a new approach to fashion, challenging the way we think of dress and creating revolutionary new fabrics from unusual sources, including this Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 season's brewed protein, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting and photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Fashion Week: Issey Miyake's Walk in the Park
Issey Miyake's new Spring/Summer 2020 Homme Plissé show opened in Paris with a jubilant band of dancers, gymnasts and musicians and ended in a party with the guests joining in at the historic Place des Vosges, Jeanne-Marie Cilento writes. Additional reporting and photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Walter Van Beirendonck's Alien Invasion in Paris
Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck's avant-garde new Spring/Summer 2020 menswear collection is inspired by humans wearing the vintage clothes of alien avatars and made manifest in a grungy garage in Paris, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting and photography by Elli Ioannou.

Issey Miyake's Colourful New Geometry
We look at Issey Miyake the designer and his Japanese fashion house's latest collection, one of the highlights of Paris Fashion Week. The company was founded on its experimental designs and new fabric technologies are still key to its ethos. Creative director, Yoshiyuki Miyamae has brought a new textile called Blink to this season's collection, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting and photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Winter Wonderland
Karl Lagerfeld's last show for Chanel was majestic, set in a snowy, mountainous landscape of fir trees and wooden chalets, all created under the great dome of Paris' Grand Palais. We look back at the highlights of the fashion maestro's Autumn/Winter 2019 pret-a-porter collection. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting by Antonio Visconti. Pictures by Lucille Peron

Manish Arora's Bohemian Tribe Ignite Paris Fashion Week
Amid anodyne pret-a-porter shows at Paris Fashion Week, Manish Arora offered a tribe of brilliantly-hued urban warriors for his Autumn/Winter 2019 collection. The designer, wielding his pencil like a conductor his baton, created music from an orchestra of seemingly discordant instruments. Yet his mastery of colour and composition underpinned the theatricality of the show, producing covetable pieces, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting and photography by Elli Ioannou.

Highlights of the Anrealage Show in Paris: Ready-to-Wear Fall 2019 by Elli Ioannou

Ottolinger's New World Order
A Chinese sci-fi novel, a decontructivist aesthetic and a robust treatment of textiles were at the heart of Ottolinger's new Autumn/Winter 2019 collection. Heightening, the post-apocalyptic drama was the show's sense of chaos and disruption created by big screen projections, flashing lights and metallic sound, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Reporting and photography by Elli Ioannou.

Jacquemus’ Conjures the Warmth of a Summer Afternoon in his New Autumn Collection
Pastel-hued houses around a pretty piazza were the backdrop to Simon Porte Jacquemus's new Autumn/Winter 2019 show in Paris. The fluid designs had bright dashes of colour that conjured up the summer warmth of a Mediterranean afternoon, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting and photography by Elli Ioannou.

Jean Paul Gaultier's Sea Change: Stage, Screen and Runway
French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier presented one of his best new collections in Paris, with inspirations from sea creatures to Japanese kimonos. This lively Spring/Summer 2019 haute couture show is also the culmination of his work outside fashion including his successful cabaret at the Folies Bergere and a new documentary about the theatrical show, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting and photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Can Fashion Be Sustainable?
In London, the British Fashion Council celebrated their Positive Fashion collaboration with BBC Earth and Mother of Pearl with a cocktail reception and film preview at Spencer House, writes Antonio Visconti.

Interview: Couturier Guo Pei's Art of Fashion
Couturier Guo Pei's rise and rise continues with a new documentary film about her life, Yellow is Forbidden, that premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, and a major new exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. We take a look back at her most recent dramatic couture shows, before the new collection is launched in Paris this week. Jeanne-Marie Cilento talks to the designer about her life and work. Additional reporting and photography by Elli Ioannou.

Japanese Luxury Label Issey Miyake's New Directions
Ise Takahiko has been appointed the new president of Japanese luxury label Issey Miyake. The fashion brand's latest collection was one of the highlights of the SS19 Paris Fashion Week. The artistic and experimental show by creative director Yoshiyuki Miyamae demonstrated he is taking the fashion house in new directions but keeping the eponymous designer's innovative ethos, Elli Ioannou reports from Paris.

Fairytales and Fables at Shiatzy Chen's SS19 Show in Paris
Fables and fairy tales were at the heart of Wang Chen Tsai-Hsia's new Sping/Summer 2018 show for Shiatzy Chen in Paris. Frothy confections of black and white lace were mixed with sporty, stream-lined looks and finely embroidered tops and jackets making an engaging and wearable collection, writes Antonio Visconti. Edited by Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

From Arte Povera and Contemporary Grunge to New Realism and the Gilded Age: Kristina Fidelskaya
Kristina Fidelskaya founded her luxury ready-to-wear brand in 2014 after completing a fashion design degree at the École supérieure des arts et techniques de la mode (Esmod) in Dubai. She launches her new Spring/Summer 2019 collection in Paris this season combining arte povera, contemporary grunge and a new realism. Report by Antonio Visconti and Elli Ioannou for DAM.

Life is a Cabaret: Jean Paul Gaultier's Theatre of Fashion
Jean Paul Gaultier's latest haute couture collection was one of the highlights in Paris last month. The French couturier dances to his own muse and imbues his creations with a vision of the world where clothes say more than just what you are wearing. While his fashion shows are like a cabaret, he will premiere his first autobiographical revue at the Folies Bergère this October. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento and Elli Ioannou.

Film Noir Femme Fatale: Julien Fournie's 'First Crime' Collection
The femme fatale of film noir was the inspiration for French couturier Julien Fournié's enthralling new First Crime haute couture collection for Autumn Winter 2018/19 held in the darkly atmospheric and historic surrounds of the 17th Century Temple Protestant de l'Oratoire du Louvre in Paris, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

The Elegant Nomad: Couturier Stéphane Rolland's New Rhythm
French couturier Stéphane Rolland's uplifting new haute couture show was held at Radio France in Paris with live percussionists. Inspired by the romance of the Silk Road and the reality of our contemporary peripatetic lives, the Autumn/Winter 2018/19 collection was full of both billowing silhouettes and sleek, figure-hugging outfits evoking the modern urban nomad. Story by Grania Connors. Additional reporting and photographs by Elli Ioannou.

David Bowie Inspires Wooyoungmi's New Menswear Collection
Designer Katie Chung has launched her second menswear collection in Paris as solo Creative Director of Wooyoungmi, the fashion house founded by her mother Madame Woo. The Spring/Summer 2019 show is inspired by David Bowie with a romantic bohemian ethos that is close to the designer's heart, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Jasper Conran's Graceful Geometry and Luminous Colours
As one of Britain's leading designers and part of a family design dynasty started by his father Sir Terence Conran, Jasper Conran has worked across all aspects of design including fashion, the theatre and interiors. His streamlined and richly-coloured Autumn/Winter 2018 show was one of the highlights of last month's London Fashion Week. His latest collection has a spare yet graceful geometry highlighted by luminous colours, writes Antonio Visconti. Photographs by Kseniya Segina.

Splashes of Colour Enliven Paris' Winter Whites at Victoria/Tomas
Wearing a wintry wardrobe of layered whites, Paris opened the last of the Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion weeks. It's the final stop on the frenetic month-long schedule that started in New York and London and moved on to Milan and the French capital. Engulfed by a sub-zero cold snap, the city's rugged-up fashion pack scurry between shows across town. The new collection of young French label Victoria/Tomas was presented in the dark corridors of YoYo beneath the Palais de Tokyo, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Japanese Designer Yuima Nakazato's Cosmic Couture
Japanese couturier Yuima Nakazato was inspired by the Space Age and interstellar travel for his new cosmic haute couture collection shown in Paris last month. The designer continues his exploration of new production technologies and recycled materials to create unique clothes that can be updated and worn for generations, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Poetry and Drama at Stephane Rolland's Haute Couture Show
The dramatic and poetic haute couture show of Stéphane Rolland was held in the gilded Favart room of the Opéra Comique in Paris. The fluid and sculptural creations of the designer's Spring 2018 collection were embellished with gleaming discs as well as jewellery created in a new collaboration with Albert Boghossian, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Additional reporting and photographs by Elli Ioannou.

New Directions For Luxury Label Ralph & Russo
Australians Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo are expanding their London-based couture house Ralph & Russo into a global luxury brand. Their fluid, elegant gowns are standouts on the red-carpet but their star reached an apotheosis when Meghan Markle wore a diaphanous dress for engagement portraits with Prince Harry. Another first for Ralph & Russo, was the launch of their debut prêt-à-porter range. Jeanne-Marie Cilento looks back at the highlights of the Spring/summer 2018 show. Photographed exclusively for DAM by Elli Ioannou and Kseniya Segina

History, Drama and Romance at Alistair James in London
One of the highlights of London Fashion Week was the official debut of British design duo Nicholas Alistair Walsh and David James Wise who first met at Alexander McQueen. Their evocative SS18 presentation was held in the exquisite Fitzrovia Chapel, designed in 1891 by celebrated Victorian architect John Loughborough Pearson. Story by Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Fashion Week: Highlights from Moon Young Hee's Spring/Summer 2018 Ready-to-Wear Show. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Iceland's Volcanic Mountains and Grassy Plains Inspire New Issey Miyake SS18 Collection
Japanese fashion house Issey Miyake used dancers to open an evocative show in Paris, inspired by Iceland's austere, volcanic landscapes. The Spring/Summer 2018 collection's fluid, three dimensional textiles evoke a frozen, igneous world that is harsh yet full of life, writes Antonio Visconti. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

New Romantic: Bora Aksu's Otherworldly Collection Inspired by Turkish Aristocrat & Artist Mihri Müşfik Hanım
One of the standout collections of London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2018 was Bora Aksu's romantic collection. Full of voluminous gowns with swinging, ruffled skirts in chiffon and tulle, the long-haired maidens walking the runway, crowned with sparkling, beaded coronets, reflected his inspiration from the life of Mihri Müşfik Hanım, aristocrat and artist, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photographs by Elli Ioannou & Kseniya Segina

From Haute Couture to Ready-to-wear: Ralph & Russo Open a New Chapter
As haute couture house Ralph & Russo prepare to launch their first ready-to-wear collection in London next month, we take a look at the label's soigné show that was a major draw card during Paris Couture Fashion Week. Australians Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo head the company in Britain and have plans to create a super luxury brand and the next step is bringing the pret-a-porter range to a new audience, Jeanne-Marie Cilento writes. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Menswear Design Directions: Issey Miyake, Walter van Beirendonck and Henrik Vibskov
We look at three fashion designers with outstanding new menswear collections, showing the way forward for Spring/Summer 2018. While Japanese creative director Yusuke Takahashi's collection at Issey Miyake was full of billowing tunics inspired by the desert, Belgian Walter Van Beirondonck's was dominated by bold colour and abstract, graphic designs while Danish designer Henrik Vibskov took us into the fantasy world of sleep with vivid prints of charming monsters and summery stripes. Story and photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Icosae's Urbane and Avant-Garde French Revolution
We look at the rise of Icosae, an urbane yet avant-garde French label created by two young Parisian brothers, Valentin and Florentin Glémarec. Their spring 2018 collection offered a new vision of menswear at Paris fashion week, one that combines both the creative and conceptual, writes Antonio Visconti. Photographs of the SS18 collection by Elli Ioannou.

Yuima Nakazato: Digital Couture Creates Custom Design for All
Japanese fashion designer Yuima Nakazato is part of a new generation of avant-garde couturiers showing on Paris' official haute couture schedule. This season, he presented a collection made entirely with his new technology creating digital couture that allows custom-designed clothes to be accessible to everybody, Jeanne-Marie Cilento writes. Reporting and photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Chanel Haute Couture Paris: Behind the Scenes of the Show
Take a look behind the scenes at Karl Lagerfeld's latest haute couture collection for Chanel in Paris, with Kristen Stewart, Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore and Pharell Williams. We also see the Chanel atelier and the exquisite workmanship that creates this iconic fashion house's couture collections, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Interview with Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel Haute Couture in Paris
Creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, talks about why Paris is best known for high fashion and how the Eiffel Tower is the monument that best symbolises his new Autumn Winter 2017/18 haute couture show. Beneath the soaring glass dome of the Grand Palais, Chanel created a 38-meter high version of the tower, with wooden garden chairs set out beneath like a Parisian park, a runway designed to invite a leisurely stroll and a rediscovery of the city, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

The Tribal and Celestial At Manish Arora
Fashion designer Manish Arora started his career in Mumbai but this season celebrated 10 years of showing his ready-to-wear collections in Paris. His latest runway show mixed the tribal with the galactic, burgeoning with coveted pieces such as form fitting, embellished denim with brilliant colours and embroidery~ key trends for the autumn/winter 2017 season. We take a look back at his career and his vivid new work that is sleeker but still has his bohemian signature, Jeanne-Marie Cilento writes. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Street Style: Critical Mass in Milan and Paris
Street style pitstops at fashion shows in Paris and Milan have become alternative runways all of their own. Instead of a catwalk, the streets outside a designer's new collection have become stages for the exuberant extrovert. The past decade has seen an explosion in both photographers and their willing subjects appearing at fashion weeks. And it's getting more difficult to be noticed among the crowds and to make a career from shooting them, Jeanne-Marie Cilento writes. Photography in Paris by Elli Ioannou and in Milan by Kseniya Segina.

Chanel ready-to-wear Fall / Winter 17 - 18
Watch an interview with karl Lagerfeld and the entire show from start to finish.

Yuima Nakazato: Ignis Aer Aqua Terra
Not a needle or thread were used in the creation of Yuima Nakazato's elemental show, Ignis Aer Aqua Terra. We take a look back at his second collection as part of the official haute couture calendar in Paris where Nakazato experiments with the future of fashion construction, writes Paul McDonnell. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

The New Femininity: Diaphanous Fluidity at Ralph & Russo
Australian design duo Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo saw a gap in the luxury fashion market, starting out in London with one sewing machine and a dream to create a couture fashion house that provided beautifully-made, elegant gowns and daywear for an international clientele. This season they were back in Paris, showing a sophisticated and highly-polished collection that had clients ordering pieces before the models had even left the runway, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Hyun Mi Nielsen's debut collection 'Nocturne, a Picture of a Night Scene'
In Paris, Christine Hyun Mi Nielsen presented her dynamic debut collection full of light and frothy ruffles, black leather and dark make-up, as a first-time guest member on the official Haute Couture calendar, writes Paul McDonnell. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Medieval Majesty in Paris: Guo Pei's French Revolution
If haute couture is about imagination, fantasy and exploring the realms between fashion, art and theatre, Guo Pei's ebullient show in Paris embodied all of that. Her opulent collection made a strong contrast to Paris Couture Week's other often pragmatic presentations that were more like ready-to-wear. Instead, the diminutive couturier created an enthralling collection held in a French Gothic palace imbued with a richness and magic that only two years work and 500 artisans could bring to fruition. Photography by Elli Ioannou.

Chanel Haute Couture Hits New Heights in Paris
Interview with Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel, talking about his soigne new haute couture collection in Paris under the great, glass dome of the Grand Palais and a look backstage at the preparation before the show, by Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Robust Urban Camouflage Dominates Men's Wear Autumn/Winter 2017
On runways from London to Milan, urban camouflage with a strong Seventies vibe dominated the Autumn/Winter 2017 men's wear season. Many designers' new collections were sporty yet bulky & rustic enough to do another day of battle in the metropolis. We look at the latest directions and tumultuous changes causing seismic shifts in the fashion world, including combining men's and women's collections on the same catwalk.

A Designer to Watch: Interview with Nicklas Kunz
As London men's fashion week is getting ready to open the runway season for 2017, our Fashion Editor Limor Helfgott interviews talented Danish designer Nicklas Kunz about his life in Denmark and his cosmopolitan collections creatively inspired by the urban jungle, African tribes, sartorial couture and American rap music

Cyborgs and Chanel's New World Order in Paris
Each season Karl Lagerfeld creates Chanel collections that seduce and polarise new generations of the jeunesse dorée. His latest work, shown in Paris earlier this month, for Spring/Summer 2017 was set in a digital world with two cyborgs opening the show, both a commentary on society's obsession with new technology, followed by a brilliant yet wearable collection that seemed both contemporary and retro with a dash of Eighties futurism, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

What's in a Name: Bill Gaytten's Maison John Galliano
Bill Gaytten's new collection for Maison John Galliano showed an engaging femininity and sense of romance. The designer has developed his own signature at the fashion house in the past five years, with a light and fluid aesthetic. Our Paris correspondent, Elli Ioannou, takes a look back at the highlights of the Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, shown earlier this month in the French capital.

New Directions in Fashion: From Instant Shopping to Pastel Punk
This season, London Fashion Week began with a large question mark: would the 'see now, buy now' initiative be a success? From Top Shop to Burberry, brands are bringing tech to the catwalks and instant shopping was the biggest trend along with strong new design directions, our fashion editor Limor Helfgott reports from the British capital.

Unique Visions of Haute Couture: Adeline Andre & Bowie Wong in Paris
Adeline André and Bowie Wong are fashion designers at different places in their careers with contrasting aesthetics, yet both couturiers share a determination to maintain a singularly distinctive vision of haute couture, writes our special Paris correspondent Elli Ioannou.

The Rise of Ralph & Russo in the World of Haute Couture
One of the highlights of last month's Paris Haute Couture Week was the beautiful collection by London-based Australian duo Ralph & Russo. Just two years ago, they became the first British-based couturiers in a century to show collections in the French capital. Our special correspondent Elli Ioannou looks at Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo's meteoric rise in the world of global high fashion.

The Majesty of Couture: Guo Pei's Spectacular Collection in Paris
Chinese couturier Guo Pei was relatively unknown in the West until Rihanna wore that extraordinary yellow gown with it's giant train at last year's New York Met Ball. This year, Pei is one of the first Asian designers to be invited to become a guest member of Paris' Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Our special Paris correspondent Elli Ioannou examines her spectacular second collection for Autumn/ Winter 2016/17 in the French capital.

The Cosmos & Nature in Yuima Nakazato's Futuristic Collection
Inspired by the cosmos and nature, neo-futurist Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato showed for the first time as a guest at Paris Haute Couture week. The designer's shimmering, otherworldly collection of holographic origami gleamed from the darkness in the depths of the Palais De Tokyo, creating kinetic architectural sculptures, reports our special Paris correspondent Elli Ioannou.

The Art of Fashion: Henrik Vibskov's New Collection in Paris
One of the highlights of Paris Men's Fashion Week was the whimsical show of Danish artist and designer Henrik Vibskov. Set amid a surreal kitchen of fabric salami and white-coated butchers, the models wore a signature baroque and folkloric collection, making an interesting alternative to Scandinavian minimalism, reports our special correspondent Elli Ioannou.

One Love: Paul Smith's Vivid New Menswear Collection in Paris
In Paris, the new menswear collection by Paul Smith for Spring/Summer 2017 was bright, summery and positive, inspired by the Soho clubs he frequented in the Sixties and Seventies with jazzy checks, vivid T-shirts, striped-collar polo tops mixed with elegant, tailored suits. The models sported halos of fine afro hair, and with jaunty smiles walked a rainbow runway at the French capital's spectacular stock exchange with it's soaring domed roof, Elli Ioannou reports.

The Poetry of Space: Issey Miyake's New Collection in Paris SS17
Issey Miyake's new collection for SS17 in Paris was held in a vast open-air atrium at the city's Pierre and Marie Curie University with models criss-crossing the enormous space, wearing clothes that became increasingly more colourful, inspired by India's Holi festival, Elli Ioannou reports. Photographs by Elli Ioannou.

Paris Men's Fashion week: Y/Project's Innovative Eclectic Collection
A touch of romance and a lot of Andy Warhol with a Belgian twist were the key ingredients at Y/Project’s Spring/Summer 2017 men's show at Paris Fashion Week. Story & photographs by our Paris special correspondent Elli Ioannou.

The Future of Mens' Fashion: Revolutionary Changes at the SS17 Shows
While the fashion industry is currently musing over the future of men’s fashion, London collection: Men launched its ninth season last weekend at a new venue. Our special correspondent, Limor Helfgott, looks at the changes in the business of men's fashion and the new directions for Spring/Summer 2017. Photography by Liron Weissman & Limor Helfgott.

Charles Jeffrey: New Loverboy Spring/Summer 2017 Collection
London Collections:Men's fashion week shows the most avant-garde menswear designers from around the world. The Man showcase, established for young designers in 2005, has launched many successful new brands in the British capital. One of the most iconoclastic new designers on this season's SS17 schedule is Charles Jeffrey, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

The Australian Connection: Fashion Designers in Paris
Paris draws designers from all over the world for its ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion weeks. Our special correspondent Elli Ioannou writes that if Australian designers want to show their work on an international stage Paris is the best place to be.

The Creative Universe of Japanese Design House Issey Miyake
In Paris, our special correspondent and photographer Elli Ioannou went backstage to shoot the elaborate preparations for the Issey Miyake AW16 show and attended the launch of a comprehensive new book about the Japanese designer's life and work by Taschen.

The New Theatre of Fashion: Street Style in Paris at Valentino
What people are wearing outside fashion shows has become almost as important as what models are wearing inside on designers' runways. Our correspondent in Paris Elli Ioannou captures in words and pictures the theatrical scene outside the balletic Valentino show at the Jardin des Tuileries.

Time After Time: Paris Fashion Week's Seventies Zeitgeist
Our correspondent in Paris looks behind the scenes at what it takes to get a collection onto the runway at fashion week in the French capital for Autumn/Winter 2016 and discovers that the 1970s vibe is still the key direction, with David Bowie and the Sex Pistols all important influences along with short hair, thigh high boots and tartan. Story & photographs by Elli Ioannou.

From Pink to Black with Lots of Colour Clash: Autumn/Winter 2016
London is often referred to as the colourful, youthful sister of Paris, Milan and New York fashion weeks. It has certainly always been the most experimental with its fresh and energetic collections. While last season’s collections focused on a soft feminine look, this Autumn/Winter 2016 shifted to an edgier, darker side. Limor Helfgott reports on the trends from the British capital's runways.

Unguarded Moments: Backstage at Paris Men's Fashion Week AW16
Reporting from Paris, our correspondent Elli Ioannou captures the evocative backstage world of fashion shows where models & photographers are at the centre of the creative storm that ebbs and flows around the runway.

Men's Fashion and the Future: Interview with Sacha Walckhoff
Christian Lacroix's Creative Director Sacha Walckhoff talks to Jeanne-Marie Cilento from his Paris atelier about fashion, creativity and the future. Photographs by CG Watkins.

Mens Collections Spring/Summer 2016
As the Spring/Summer 2016 men’s shows come to a close for the season, it is striking to note that London Collections: Men has become, in just a few short years, one of the most anticipated events on the menswear fashion calendar along with Milan, Paris and New York.

London Designers Paris AW16: The Business of Art and Fashion
Art was the key inspiration in Paris this season for Autumn/Winter 2016 during men's fashion week. Emerging designers showing at the London Showrooms event, presented avant-garde and raw collections using collage, photo montage and Pop Art, reports Elli Ioannou from the French capital.

Fashion and the Future: Interview with Sacha Walckhoff
On the eve of his menswear spring/summer 2016 collection arriving at Christian Lacroix next month, the house's Creative Director Sacha Walckhoff talks to Jeanne-Marie Cilento from his Paris atelier about fashion, creativity and the future. SS16 photographs by CG Watkins.

Valentino in Rome: Light at the Heart of the City's Darkness
Valentino’s evocative haute couture collection shown in Rome’s historic heart at Piazza Mignanelli was set against the scenic backdrop of Renaissance palazzi and the great column of the Madonna of the Imaculate Conception. The atmospheric show offered light, beauty and opulence amid the unkempt Eternal City's current woes of near bankruptcy and an internecine corruption scandal, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Fashion Report From the Catwalks: Sping Summer 2016 Trends
As the Spring/Summer 2016 fashion season comes to a close, we take a look back at the highlights and trends from the catwalks with a special focus on London Fashion Week, renowned for being more experimental and free spirited than New York, Milan and Paris, our Fashion Editor Limor Helfgott makes a special report.

Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016
This spring/summer 2016 season, the British Fashion Council has moved London Fashion Week from its traditional home at Somerset House to the more edgy and urban surroundings of Brewer Street in Soho. One of the stand-out shows at the new venue was Jean-Pierre Braganza's vivid and fluid collection, Jeanne-Marie Cilento reports.

Copenhagen Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016: The New Eclecticism
The Scandinavian designers at this season's Copenhagen Fashion Week filled the catwalks with androgynous and eclectic designs that brought an original and fresh look to Spring/Summer 2016, writes Limor Helfgott. Photography by Jesper Bang-P Thirteen.

American Jewellery Designer Andy Lifschutz in Rome
American jeweller Andy Lifschutz has a studio in New York’s hip Bushwick neighbourhood but has recently opened a gallery and studio in the heart of Rome. An artist in metal and stone, the designer's richly-textured pieces are hand-crafted and full of whimsical metaphor and poetry. Jeanne-Marie Cilento talks to the tall, laconic Portland native at his 16th Century bottega in Via Arco Di Palma. Portraits by Paul James McDonnell.

New Fashion Trends: Mens Collections Spring/Summer 2016
As the Spring/Summer 2016 men’s shows come to a close for the season, it is striking to note that London Collections: Men has become, in just a few short years, one of the most anticipated events on the menswear fashion calendar along with Milan, Paris and New York, Limor Helfgott reports.

Fashion Trends Spring/Summer 2015: What We'll Be Wearing
As the Spring/Summer 2015 season of fashion comes to a close we show the top trends influencing what we'll be wearing in the coming months. London Fashion Week was the stand-out for originality and design direction among the shows in New York, Milan and Paris. Our fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott with photographer Mike Rolls make a special report on all of the best looks direct from the catwalk to street style.

London Fashion Week: Day 2 Highlights Spring/Summer 2015
THE short film below shows the highlights of Day 2 at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 including interviews with Rita Ora, Anna Wintour & Daisy Lowe. Look out for our upcoming report on the best of this season's LFW by our fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott.

London Fashion Week: Day 3 Highlights Spring/Summer 2015
THE short film below shows the highlights of Day 3 at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 including interviews with British Fashion Council ambassadors Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne. Look out for our upcoming report on the best of this season's LFW by our fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott.

London Fashion Week: Day 4 Highlights Spring/Summer 2015
highlights from the catwalk shows from Day Four at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015.
There are interviews with Laura Bailey, Paula Reed & Naomi Harris. Look out for our upcoming report of all the best looks and trends from our fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott.

London Collections: Men Autumn/Winter 2015 ~ Highlights & Trends
Amid the cold, bleak days of a wintry London, the new autumn/winter 2015 men’s collections added a strong dash of brilliant colour. From exuberant and idiosyncratic street styles to suave and preppy suits, our fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott and photographer Mike Rolls were there to capture the highlights.

Punk Rock Party: Fashion Designer Shoshi Barbi's Collections
Fashion designer Shoshi Barbi creates dynamic collections that manage to be both pretty and punk rock. Beloved of musicians, her clothes are hand-made and bristle with her original, graphic prints. DAM's fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott interviews the designer at her atelier in Tel Aviv.

Focus on New Fashion: Le Photographe by Christopher Beales
During fashion week in London, Milan & Paris there are also special collections of new and upcoming designers and labels. Our correspondent Limor Helfgott with photographer Mike Rolls visited the Fashion Scout shows in London and met designer Christopher Beales, the creative mind behind the new brand Le Photographe.

The Nuts and Bolts of Fashion: Jewellery Designer Yaniv Baranes
Fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott interviews designer Yaniv Baranes at his Tel Aviv studio and discovers that hardware and fashion definitely go together. As a young boy, the Israeli grew up surrounded by the nuts, bolts and springs of his father's factory. He never imagined he would one day be making jewellery from them. Special editorial photography for Design & Art Magazine by Sherban Lupu with model Nela Samokovlija.

Copenhagen A/W 2014: The Fashion Capital of Scandinavia
Our fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott looks at Scandinavian fashion and chooses the best new talents and established designers at Copenhagen Fashion Week for Autumn/Winter 2014.

David Bowie Is: New Exhibition Opens At The V&A in London
The spectacular new exhibition of David Bowie's life and work has opened at the Victorian and Albert Museum in London, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014: See You Next Season!
 London Fashion Week has a reputation for edgy and avant-garde design and Spring Summer 2014 was no exception. Limor Helfgott looks back at five exciting days of high catwalk drama at Somerset House in the British capital.

Brilliant Colour and Bold Forms at London's Graduate Fashion Week
At this year's Graduate Design Week the world's best new fashion designers presented exciting collections to thrilled audiences. Design & Art Magazine's fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott files a special report from London.

First Haute Couture Christian Dior collection by Raf Simon
Belgian designer Raf Simon's first collection for Christian Dior was launched in Paris at a beautiful house near the Arc de Triomphe, reports Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

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