These Are the Brands That Have Ditched the Traditional Fashion Show Calendar

From Gucci to Michael Kors.Photo: Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for GucciIn the month of May alone, three separate groups called for a change in how fashion presents and consumes new collections. First, it was Dries van Noten, along with other designers and executives, in an open letter; then, it was a second collective of creatives, facilitated […]

Chanel’s Cruise 2021 Collection Brings Capri to Paris for Its First Digital Show

Forced to cancel its presentation in May, the luxury label unveiled its holiday-focused line on its digital platforms.A look from the Chanel Cruise 2021 collection.Photo: Karim SaldiHistorically, Chanel has presented its Cruise collections in vacation hotspots like Cuba and Seoul— faraway beaches where its tweed-heavy resortwear could be worn by jetsetters in the foreseeable future. The destination runway […]

Must Read: Gucci Says Goodbye to Fashion Week, The Tech Behind Social-Distance Shopping

Plus, will LVMH and Kering continue to dominate the luxury sector post-pandemic?Looks from the Gucci Spring 2020 collection. Photo: ImaxtreeThese are the stories making headlines on Tuesday.Gucci says goodbye to fashion weekIn a video news conference Monday, Alessandro Michele announced that Gucci is cutting down on the number of shows it holds each year from five […]

Must Read: Runway Shows as We Knew Them Are Over, Fashion’s Survival Depends on Responsible Operations

Plus, what the fall of department stores means for luxury brands.Photo: ImaxtreeThese are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.Say goodbye to the runway shows you once knewFashion shows as we experienced them in February might be gone for good — and what will take their place is still up in the air, though […]

Second Group of Industry Leaders Call for ‘Rewiring’ of the Fashion Industry

Facilitated by Business of Fashion, this call follows on the heels of Tuesday’s open letter and proposes changes to runway shows, the fashion calendar and discounting.Photo: Fernanda Calfat/Getty ImagesOn Thursday, a group of fashion professionals hailing from brands like Gabriela Hearst, Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler and Rodarte released a plan to “rewire fashion” that includes an […]

Saint Laurent Takes Itself Off the Fashion Calendar

The brand “has decided to take control of its pace and reshape its schedule.”Photo: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty ImagesThe future of fashion week and the runway format may be up in the air, but one major fixture on the traditional fashion calendar is making its stance quite clear. Saint Laurent, which is owned by Kering and designed […]

The Top Fall 2020 Colors to Stock up on Now

From a sweet lilac to a rich jade.Photo: ImaxtreeThe simplest way to translate the runway to every day is through color. The Fall 2020 catwalks were covered in sweet, pastel shades like powder blue and lilac, as well as richer, more autumnal hues of green and rust. While the latter are expected from cold-weather collections, […]

Lisbon’s Emerging Designers Seek to Strike the Balance Between Sustainability and Creativity

“I’m uneasy about what I do,” one knitwear designer admitted. “Because to be fully sustainable you shouldn’t make any clothes at all — but I have to be creative.”Scenes from Lisbon Fashion Week.Photo: André Cabral/Courtesy ModaLisboa Fashion WeekTo many, the term “sustainable fashion designer” is an oxymoron. Considering our current climate and ecological crisis and […]

What the Buyers Are Buying From the Fall 2020 Collections

Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta will be making Kering happy this year.Saint Laurent, Proenza Schouler, Khaite, Bottega Veneta.Photos: ImaxtreeHere at Fashionista, we had our favorite looks and collections from the Fall 2020 shows, and we did our best to distill the trends we noticed on the runway. But at the end of the day, our opinions […]