Paris Fashion Week

Hussein Chalayan Fetes Dissolving Coats at Paris Fashion Week

Photo by Getty Images Dissolving fabrics are the last thing you’d look for in a raincoat. That is, unless you’re Hussein Chalayan, who parlayed science (and solubility) into…

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Iris Van Herpen's 3D-Printed "Ice" Dress is a "Frozen" Fan's Dream

Iris van Herpen could teach Queen Elsa of Arendelle a thing or two about ice. The Dutch designer, who debuted her Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, used…

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Are Givenchy's Glitter Masks the Next Big Fashion Trend?

The models at Givenchy at Spring/Summer 2014 Paris Fashion Week dazzled the crowd with their crystalline faces designed by makeup artist Pat McGrath. But sometimes beauty is no easy…

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Iris van Herpen Debuts World's First 3D-Printed Flexible Dresses

PRINTABLE COUTURE Van Herpen and Oxman’s ensemble was the product of Stratsys’s “Objet Connex” multimaterial 3D-printing technology, which the company says…

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Alexander McQueen Takes Up Beekeeping at Paris Fashion Week

Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton gave Paris Fashion Week attendees something to buzz home about. Bees, butterflies, honeycombs, and wildflowers flitted down the runway in a…

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Chanel Lines Runway With Wind Turbines, Solar Panels at Spring 2013 Paris Fashion Week

Karl Lagerfeld might have renewable energy on the brain. (Or not. It’s hard to tell with a man who once shipped a 265-ton iceberg from Sweden as a runway centerpiece.) For his…

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Did Céline Skin the Cast of Sesame Street to Make Furry Shoes?

Phoebe Philo, who had her third child in April, definitely knows the way to Sesame Street. How else do you explain the fur-clad pumps and pool sandals at Céline’s Spring/Summer…

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Converse, Missoni Recycle Deadstock Fabrics Into One-of-a-Kind Sneakers

CONVERSE x MISSONI ARCHIVE Gary Card, a London-based set designer and illustrator, borrowed cues from the collection’s “star chevron” logo to create his oversized shoe…

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2012 Ethical Fashion Show Paris to Showcase Sustainability, Innovation

This year’s Ethical Fashion Show Paris will be showcasing innovative designs from all over the world; European designers make up a good half of the show, but Africa, Asia and…

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Maiyet: A Luxury Label Founded by a Former Anti-Apartheid Leader

GOODS FOR GOOD Maiyet, which made its debut at Paris Fashion Week earlier this month, is the brainchild of Van Zyl and Kristy Caylor, former president of popular apparel brand Band of…

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Issey Miyake's Spring 2012 Line Offers Hope, Renewal for Japan at Paris Fashion Week

Photos by British Vogue Issey Miyake was all abloom at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday with Yoshiyuki Miyamae’s official coming-out as lead designer, a gambit to rejuvenate a brand…

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Vivienne Westwood Debuts Gold Label Spring 2012 at Paris Fashion Week, Thinks Confucianism May Save Planet

“I have always loved the Mao cap, though I hate violent revolution.” Thus spake legendary British designer Vivienne Westwood, who cites China as the key inspiration behind…

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Help Ultra, a Malaysian Eco-Fashion Upstart, Make it to Paris Fashion Week

ULTRAWOMAN Ultra launched onto the Malaysian fashion scene in September with the lofty ambition of marrying high fashion with sustainable innovation. The burgeoning label is ready to…

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The Spring/Summer 2011 Ethical Fashion Show at Paris Fashion Week

ETHICAL FASHION SHOW The Spring/Summer 2011 season saw the return Ethical Fashion Show to Paris Fashion Week—its seventh edition in four years. Taking place at Docks en Seine, a new…

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Rianne de Witte Lets "Sophisticated Moths" Take Flight for Autumn 2010

London Fashion Week may have been aflutter with Ada Zanditon’s bat-inspired eco fashion, but it was Paris that laid claim to Rianne de Witte’s “sophisticated…

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Karl Lagerfeld Ships 265 Ton Artic Iceberg to Paris for Fashion Show

Photo by Wallpaper A political statement about climate change was the last thing on Karl Lagerfeld’s mind when he trotted Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection in front of a…

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Eco-Fashion Struts Its Stuff at Paris Fashion Week’s Ethical Fashion Show, Green Showroom

Paris Fashion Week. Those three little words conjure images of decadence and couture, the epitome of luxury and fantasy. But this October, as a testament to how far eco-fashion has…

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