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Stella Mccartney Accused Of Cultural Appropriation At Paris Fashion Week Show

Stella McCartney, whose collection shown at Paris Fashion Week has been accused of exploiting African culture with the designer’s use of an Ankara print. Plenty of people on social media were frustrated that this conversation was happening again, without much changing. Others questioned whether appropriate credit had been given to African designers. Meanwhile some  were…

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Paris Fashion Week: Givenchy Spring/Summer 2018 Ready To Wear Collection

In Clare Waight Keller debut show on Sunday morning at Palais de Justice, which also marked her first foray into menswear, she translated the graphic elements she’d detected in the Sixties and Eighties corners of the archives – more specifically 1961 and 1981 – into cut-glass silhouettes with the structured, super-sharp shoulders she’d seen in…

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Paris Fashion Week: Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2018 Ready To Wear Collection

On Sunday morning in a typical warehouse situation in Saint-Denis, Gvasalia made it clear he has no intentions of giving into expectations of radical seasonal change. He stuck to the Balenciaga silhouette he believes in: the pointed second-skin boots, the fetishised ladylike silhouette and his trademark subversion of normative elements (a well that never dries…

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4 Cities, 14 Brands, 19 New Stockists, #HLFDW Trade Show Season is Officially Over!

It’s the end of  trade show season as we officially countdown to Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2017. Through our trade shows we continue to strive to build the sector’s capacity to contribute to the African economy while also providing access to new markets and reinforcing the role  fashion’s value chain plays in the growth…

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Paris Fashion Week: Alexander McQueen Spring 2018 Collection

For the Alexander McQueen Spring 2018 spectacle in Paris, creative director Sarah Burton threw a punk-themed garden party, complete with pink ruffled tea-length dresses, clunky biker boots and tartan kilts. In true McQueen form, the collection contained intricate floral embroidery and beading, nods to Scottish heritage and fused a romantic Victorian aesthetic with gothic, deconstructed elements — and a beauty…

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Paris Fashion Week: Chanel RTW Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

Chanel’s catwalk show on the final day of Paris Fashion Week was a magnificent one. With a huge cliff complete with waterfall towering behind the catwalk, Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld brought the drama of the natural world indoors . Held inside the beaux-arts-style Grand Palais exhibition hall, Chanel unveiled its spring/summer 2018 ready-to-wear collection to…

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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018: Elie Saab RTW SS18 Collection

Elie Saab showcased at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018. The fashion lovers in the Grand Palais venue beheld a rainbow of colors in tonal and degradé looks. A Grecian-style pleated evening gown seeped from jungle green to waterfall blue, while daywear options included a canary yellow short dress with geometric embroideries, which came with matching…

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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018: Emanuel Ungaro RTW SS18 Collection!

Paris-based fashion house Emanuel Ungaro showcases its Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2018 collection at Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018. In the dress-centric lineup of  flower shapes and oversized Eighties volumes were the opening gray tailored looks with raw, colored, contrast edges; a short-and-sweet poufy floral mini with a train; and a bustier black mini covered in tiny mirrors.…

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Victoria Secret Angels Walk The Runway At Balmain Spring Summer 2018 Show At #PFWSS18

After an epic reunion of ’90s supers at the Versace show last week, there was another moment of model nostalgia at Balmain’s Spring 2018 show. Tapping some of the top supermodels of the 2000s along with a few select Victoria’s Secret Angels, Olivier Rousteing assembled a new Balmain army on the runway today in Paris. After…

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