There was a notable French touch at London Fashion Week this weekend, with shows from Stephen Jones, Bianca Saunders, Bethany Williams, N Palmer, 16Arlington, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Art School and Jamie Wei Huang.
No live runway show, but some phygital fun on Friday in Paris menswear fashion season from Kim Jones at Dior Men, who melded the tropical moodiness of artist Peter Doig with the pop-militarist mode of his imagination.
LFW has announced its provisional line-up for February and while many in the industry had hoped that the fashion week and tradeshow season might be closer to normal by then, it’s clear that those hopes were premature.
Christian Dior took its menswear show to Beijing on Tuesday, virtually at least, with a collection hyper infused with imagery by American artist Kenny Scharf, and lovingly made with Chinese seed embroidery techniques.
Kim Jones looked back to his youth in London for inspiration for the latest Dior menswear collection, a bold homage to the late great Judy Blame. The result was a stellar show that hit all the right notes.
Add 'operatic costume designer' to Rei Kawakubo’s already considerable list of achievements. She has created the clothes for the production of the opera Orlando by Olga Neuwirth being presented in the Vienna State Opera.