Architecture inspired by Chanel
16 February 2023 | 7:35 am
A new trend? Fashion houses like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent now want the architecture of their buildings to represent their work. Rudy Ricciotti designed Chanel’s new headquarters in Paris.
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How can you look rebellious without looking unkempt? Is it possible to update the male silhouette to reflect our modern times? At Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche has deconstructed the traditional suit, while Rick Owens advocates self-acceptance, kindness and politeness.
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Louis Vuitton presents a series of "connected bags", complete with flexible screens, at the Vivatech trade fair in Paris, which was attended by Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LV's luxury goods group LVMH.
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Designers reveal their Spring/Summer 2020 collections during New York Fashion Week: Mens.
25 Jun 2019
Italian fashion house Valentino offered a travelling experience, an "exotic utopia" in its ready-to-wear 2020 men's collection presented in Paris.
30 Jan 2020
The LVMH-owned brand, which said few weeks that it was the new owner of the 1,758-carat Sewelo, displayed the glinting, blackened stone at its Place Vendome store in Paris.
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30 Jan 2021
Covid-19 restrictions mean that Paris Fashion Week is taking place in the digital sphere. In-the-flesh fashion shows, interviews and parties aren't happening – instead, buyers and journalists get to sit back and watch a series of films via social media. So how are these films made? We spent 72 hours with Louis-Gabriel Nouchi, a young Parisian designer whose collection, shown at the Palais de Tokyo, is inspired by Franz Kafka's book "The Trial" and brought to life with the help of choreographer Sohrâb Chitan.
10 Jul 2021
After seemingly endless months of cancelled and postponed events, life has almost returned to normal in the French capital. Theatres, cinemas and museums are throwing their doors wide open and catwalk shows are back. In Paris, Dior presented a dreamlike collection set against an arid decor, Parisian designer Louis-Gabriel Nouchi created a collection for Chinese label Joeone, while Maroussia Rebecq, queen of upcycling, issued a defiant call for a "fashion revolution". We bring you a glimpse of Paris Fashion Week.
7 Oct 2021
Climate activists burst onto the catwalk brandishing banners reading "Overconsumption = extinction" at Louis Vuitton's Paris Fashion Week show. Extinction Rebellion, Friends of the Earth and Youth For Climate said in a statement that around 30 people were involved in planning the protest, with two arrested. They called on the government to enforce "an immediate cut in production levels in the sector, given that 42 items of clothing were sold per person in France in 2019".
31 Jan 2022
Without a doubt, Louis Vuitton's collection was this year's most hotly anticipated runway show. It was dedicated to the late Virgil Abloh, the label's visionary creative director, who died of cancer in November 2021 at just 41. Covid-19 meant programming was a little lighter than usual, but a host of young labels also managed to put on shows: EgonLab, Georges Wendell and Lukhanyo Mdingi made a particularly good impression, while Kim Jones at Dior Homme put on one of the most beautiful shows of his career. FRANCE 24 takes you to the catwalks at Paris Fashion Week.
1 Jul 2022
Fashion today is about creating new paradigms: making beautiful and desirable clothes that also have a deep conscience.
12 Sep 2022
Fashion today is about creating new paradigms: making beautiful and desirable clothes that also have a deep conscience. Thirty-year-old Marine Serre is one of the figureheads of a new generation of socially engaged young designers. Her summer 2023 menswear collection is all about inclusion and diversity in all their forms.
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