Jorge Duque spring 2017

Doing the Tango: Jorge Duque Spring 2017

Colombian designer Jorge Duque presented his creations in Medellín on the opening night of Colombiamoda. The first winner of the Latin American version of Project Runway in 2010, he staged the show among the oak barrels of the Fabrica de Licores de Antioquia distillery.

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Aug 03, 2016 17:46:00

Taking Stock of Colombian Designers

Like nearly every other country on earth, Colombia — its textile sector, in particular — was pounded in 2001 by profound global economic adjustments when China entered the World Trade Organization (WTO). That addition caused Colombia's fashion exports to tumble by half from a peak of $1.5 billion.

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Aug 02, 2016 17:08:00
Valentino couture fall 2016

Drama Queens: Valentino Couture Fall 2016

Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli turned up the drama for fall couture, with regal ruffs, floor-sweeping gowns, and an overall formal tone.

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Jul 06, 2016 17:55:00
Viktor & Rolf couture fall 2016

Haute Craft: Viktor & Rolf Couture Fall 2016

Sustainable couture? In a way, yes. Viktor & Rolf recycled fabrics from previous seasons for their couture collection today, called Vagabond, which they wove, braided, and knotted into their usual dramatic volumes. The Dutch designers also showed a lot of denim and a lot of pants. It's a new day for couture...

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Jul 06, 2016 14:37:00
Maison Margiela couture fall 2016

Exquisite Urchins: Maison Margiela Couture Fall 2016

For couture, John Galliano again spliced Maison Margiela's yen for ironic minimalism with his own penchant for eccentric extremism — anonymity with personality.

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Jul 06, 2016 11:45:00
Giles couture fall 2016

Sewing Seeds: Giles Couture Fall 2016

Giles Deacon paid homage to the plant kingdom — roses, ferns, seaweed — for his regal couture debut...

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Jul 05, 2016 19:22:00
Chanel couture fall 2016

Behind the Seams: Chanel Couture Fall 2016

For his Chanel couture show, always a marvel of set design, Karl Lagerfeld recreated the maison's original atelier on rue Cambon within the ‪Grand Palais‬, complete with working seamstresses on the runway, busy putting the finishing touches on the 70-something looks and staging live fittings while guests looked on.

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Jul 05, 2016 11:24:00
Iris Van Herpen couture fall 2016

Sound System: Iris Van Herpen Couture Fall 2016

Sound waves — in particular, the rippling shapes they make when graphed — informed Iris Van Herpen's couture collection today.

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Jul 04, 2016 18:35:00
Schiaparelli couture fall 2016

Circus Act: Schiaparelli Couture Fall 2016

For Schiaparelli couture, designer Bertrand Guyon had the clever idea to reimagine Elsa Schiaparelli's iconic Circus collection from 1938.

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Jul 04, 2016 12:21:00

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