As Paris was submerged by snow, Chanel took a voyage to a sunny Mediterranean setting for its latest haute couture show, where to great surprise, Karl Lagerfeld, for the first time in living memory, did not take a bow.
Chanel has confirmed in an official statement that its legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld is not quite well, after the German couturier failed to show up to either of its haute couture shows in Paris Tuesday morning.
There are moments when the stars seem to suddenly, and perfectly, line up for a designer, which is exactly what happened for Kim Jones on Friday in Paris with a thoroughly excellent show and collection for Dior Men.
The insistence of Virgil Abloh, red-hot menswear designer of Louis Vuitton, that he is not a designer has won him plaudits for self-effacement; but also, on the basis of this show, may well be partially true.
Moynat creative director Ramesh Nair suffers from a beautiful craze, ideal for a designer; product mania. He built Moynat into a symbol of luxury elegance, and has just launched a new capsule, Bad Dreams.
We caught up with the 54-year-old designer for a free-wheeling conversation on becoming a couturier, dominating the red carpet, building a fashion empire and, above all, on what makes this unique fashion autodidact tick.
“My father was in charge of manufacturing for 45 years here and never ever wanted anyone in our factory,” chuckled Nadja Swarovski after opening the doors of the family's famed crystal-making plant in the Austrian Alps.