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In Focus: Chanel and the Society of the Spectacle

You may have spotted from breathless Instagram posts yesterday, Chanel’s catwalk show was – inevitably – the talk of #PFW. There’s been much debate amongst the fashion press and attendees about whether this was a hilarious comment on the nature of fast-fashion, or merely the death of the catwalk.

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PFW SS14: 22/4 Backstage

It’ll was all white on the night for 22/4, as they went minimally futuristic for SS14. With floaty, androgynous shapes and a softly-detailed approach to tailoring, the designers threw the spotlight onto an androgynous look, while ghostly complexions gave a clinical aesthetic, resulting in a beautifully simple collection. Our …



PFW SS14: Dior Homme

Dior’s SS14 collection continued Kris van Assche’s ‘geometric’ period. The designer’s obsession with straight lines and razor-clean tailoring in his work for Dior meshes with his womenswear counterpart Raf Simons and is forging a uniquely, refreshingly modern aesthetic for the storied House. Taking a Mondrian approach to burgundies, crimsons and …



#PFW SS14: Julius

Julius designer, Tatsuko Horikawa, is renowned for his dark aloof style, and he certainly did not disappoint at Paris Fashion Week this time around. For his SS14 collection, Horikawa has stuck to his signature monochrome palette – but tenuously working around seasonal style conventions some sleaves were shorter for warmer …




October 2012, it’s the SS13 shows in Paris and I’m outside no doubt one of the most coveted shows this season- Maison Martin Margiela. The entrance to the show venue opens out onto the street and passers by are trying to understand why there is more than fifty photographers taking …



Spotted at PFW: Reflective Sunglasses

It seems that just wearing sunglasses to show how famous you are is no longer cutting it- your sunglasses need to be reflective too. The whole world is reflected in your lenses (mainly so that in each street style photograph, everyone can see just how many photographers are taking your …


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LFW Interview: Xsenia & Olya

Hidden away upstairs in Somerset House’s Portico Rooms last night was a showcase of the latest, most covetable upcoming designers on offer in the dazzling world of fashion. Every corner of the high-ceilinged space featured fresh creations from new faces so we simply had to explore what was available –



Milan Menswear AW12: Jonathan Saunders

Fashion Weeks are fragrant in the air with Men’s Paris Fashion Week completing last Sunday and the crazy explosion of London Fashion Week is looming this coming February. Looking back to Menswear Fashion Week in Milan, a standout favourite for Planet Notion was Jonathan Saunders.

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PFW: Carven – Show Report

Carven drew all the big fashion names to the Jeu de Paume Trianon in the Tuileries Gardens for their spring/summer show, and the brilliant array of last season’s bright silks, prints and jewel tones on the International editors acted as a veritable smorgasbord setting for the banquet of colour that …