Fashion shows.

Colours & cocktails: at Simoné Sauvage

Off calendar, but on the beaten track, Simoné Sauvage (simonesauvage.com) hosted a Paris Fashion Week shindig last night at the W Hotel that blurred presentation with party. Between Belvedere cocktails and canapés, models in spring 2014’s vibrant attire became the shifting focus of attention. Abstracted leafy green prints, blocks of vibrant cobalt blue and ruby red, thigh-grazing hems and playful cutaway details ensured every look…

Watch the Chanel Cruise 2014 runway show + backstage video

For Cruise 2014, Karl Lagerfeld jetted the Chanel brand to Singapore. Cricket outfits and Colonialism were the order of the day, the lightweight black, white and beige outfits featuring bold stripes or sometimes floaty feathers – given a punkish modern update with bold makeup, a faux fringed hairstyle, and asymmetrical earrings. After the break, you can watch the full runway video plus backstage video of…

Backstage at Chanel couture: weekend watch

The magic of a haute couture show often doesn’t come through fully in photos. Such is the case for the Chanel couture spring 2013 show, which warrants a closer look at both movement and detail, as seen through the lens of a camera backstage. After the break, view a behind-the-scenes look at the Chanel couture show.

Chanel’s Scottish adventure: weekend watch

A Scottish castle, a crisp, cold night, and a collection swathed in layers of tweed and plaid: Karl Lagerfeld’s vision of Chanel pre-fall 2013 came to life in a way that left nothing of its theme untouched. This behind-the-scenes video gives you a closer look at the runway event as it happened.

First pics: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012

It’s as much anticipated for its high energy performances and props as it is for the actual lingerie… and each year Victoria’s Secret delivers something that’s as bouncy and glittery as you can possibly imagine. While this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show won’t be broadcast until Tuesday, Dec. 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, that doesn’t mean we can’t get some sneak…
Victoria's Secret Show '12
Victoria's Secret Show '12
Victoria's Secret Show '12
Victoria's Secret Show '12
Victoria's Secret Show '12
Victoria's Secret Show '12
Victoria's Secret Show '12
Victoria's Secret Show '12

Closing Nicolas Andreas Taralis

Haunting black and white sheer dresses were the thing that most stuck in your mind after leaving Nicolas Andreas Taralis’ Paris fashion week show. It wouldn’t matter if you wore these with chunky boots – as they were worn on the runway – or with delicate stiletto sandals: either way would be equally ethereal.

Plein’s girls played guitar (gallery)

Well ok – Philipp Plein’s models didn’t quite play guitar. A live band did, giving Plein’s glamed-up rocker girls something to strut too. That’s no barrier to a musical instrument as a prop-slash-accessory though. And for Plein’s Milan fashion week show the guitars carried by some models were just as embellished as the clothing. Click through the gallery to see some runway moments from Philipp…

VDP’s mannequin models

Audrey Hepburn meets Rene Magritte. That was the brief, in a nutshell, of VDP’s spring 2013 presentation at Milan fashion week. The oversized black hats and sunglasses were the classic screen star – but here she was exploring her surrealist side. Stepping into the installation at the Grand Hotel you couldn’t help but be roadblocked by a conundrum: which were the real models and which…

The elegance at Pringle

Hosted at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair, Pringle of Scotland’s spring 2013 presentation was a treat on multiple levels. If you weren’t captivated by the antique hotel interior or busy sipping on tea, it was certainly the models grabbing your attention: gracefully weaving through the suite with a vintage-inspired look about them. Pringle’s collection resonated with a 1950s vibe that was perfectly matched from head to…

A front row view of Paul Smith (gallery)

Paul Smith’s spring 2013 collection had a beautiful richness to it. The silk fabrics, the blocks of luxurious and yet optimistic colour, the bright space of the Granary at Central St Martin’s… The London fashion week show all felt distinctly like a sister event to his menswear show in Paris. Giving you an alternative view to the down-the-line runway, these shots offer a little peek…

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