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Who truly deserves to be Chanel’s next creative director?

The dream role for every designer is open. Meet the fashion superstars and rising talents rumoured to succeed Virginie Viard at Chanel

 

Angelo Ruggeri

Jun 12, 2024
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Anticipating Alessandro Michele’s comeback: What’s on his mind now

Valentino’s new creative director discussed the book he wrote with Emanuele Coccia. Here, he shares six current reflections on fashion (and philosophy).

Diletta Moschella

Jun 12, 2024
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Why bookstore merch is actually cooler than catwalk collections

London, Milan, Paris: Forget the runways! Bookshops rule. With bookworms as fashion’s new icons, reading and buying merch are irresistible

 

Clementina Bianchi

Jun 05, 2024
LONDON
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What if the new sneakerheads are Indian?

India’s sneaker fever: What’s the buzz about? Discover the players, platforms, and homegrown streetwear brands behind the craze

Rakshit Kumar Jain

May 29, 2024
MUMBAI
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Olivier Rousteing: the Wonder Boy behind Balmain’s Met Gala sensation

Fashion is about revolution, not evolution. Dive into Rousteing’s journey as he breathes new life into Pierre Balmain’s brand, one partnership at a time

Li Jing

May 15, 2024
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Walter Chiapponi on the role of emotions in fashion design

Inaugurating his mentorship programme, the fashion designer delves into the power of emotions and individuality as catalysts for creativity

 

Diletta Moschella

May 08, 2024
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Five reasons why Medea is the ultimate accessory brand

Medea brings together fashion and art to ignite creative co-labs. The socially responsible brand was founded by a twin duo that’s worth keeping an eye on

Giulia Piceni

Apr 24, 2024
FIRENZE
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How Missoni changed sportswear forever – beyond their Zigzag

We met Luca Missoni, the son of Ottavio and Rosita. He shared the family brand’s history as pioneers of creative knitted stripes, sportswear, and upcycling

Silvia Manzoni

Apr 24, 2024
PARIS
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Do fashion brands still need creative directors?

Fashion’s game of Musical Chairs continues. Instead of speculating about the occupants, we should question what designers are expected to deliver today

Agnese Pasquinelli

Apr 10, 2024
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Why jewellery brands should hire fashion creative directors

The jewellery industry is seeking innovation by tapping into the fashion world’s creativity, exemplified by Mary Katrantzou’s new role at Bulgari

Angelo Ruggeri

Apr 10, 2024
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The top 5 Dries Van Noten shows we’ll never forget

After 38 years, the Antwerp designer’s final bow unfolds in Paris this June. Amidst Dries-mania, here’s a rundown of his 5 best catwalks

Ximena Fernández Ochoa

Apr 03, 2024
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The secret that makes Loewe by Jonathan Anderson such a triumph

Anderson’s Loewe excels with its fusion of gender, art, childhood fantasies, and playful avant-gardism, surpassing market conventions

Nicole Giulianini

Mar 27, 2024
PARIS
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Is Hyper Essentialism the new frontier in fashion?

Stefano Pilati, Marco Rambaldi, Matteo Ceccarini, @ideservecouture and @InsideTheMood share their insights on the future of fashion

Angelo Ruggeri

Mar 27, 2024
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16 unfiltered quotes from Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing

“Witness your era, embrace your culture,” he shared. Dive into our exclusive with the designer shaping our generation’s style

Silvia Manzoni

Feb 28, 2024
PARIS
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Stefano Pilati is ready to tell all. Take a seat

The fashion insider-outsider is here. At our Front Row event, he discusses (not) dreaming, the importance of the long way, and navigating a saturated industry

Agnese Pasquinelli

Feb 28, 2024
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Miuccia Prada’s fashion revolution and the Fifties revamped

The designer never disappoints in blending avant-garde with retro silhouettes to resonate with contemporary culture—that’s her magic touch

Yesika Brouwer

Feb 21, 2024
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Hey Marc Jacobs, we loved your doll-like show! And your Heaven line’s pure Gen-Z

With 40 years in the game, the NY maestro just owned Manhattan. But don’t sleep on Heaven by Marc Jacobs—the ultimate paradise for the cool kids

Ana Sophia Williams

Feb 07, 2024
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Why are we all talking about Galliano’s latest Maison Margiela Artisanal show?

The house’s latest ‘dirty ’30s’-inspired couture show, already legendary, reignites our exploration into the brand’s history and its genius designers

Inès Boisdenghien

Jan 31, 2024
PARIS
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Is (Coco) Chanel’s heritage still relevant today?

How can a brand shake up Belle Époque norms, disrupt the 20th century, and maintain its dominance in the new millennium? It’s Chanel

Angelica Bonetti

Jan 24, 2024
PARIS
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Why on earth is Rick Owens the beyond-human designer we need?

Dancing with darkness, this realist navigates today’s beauty and horror, embracing tension while pushing the limits of design

Ji Yanzhu

Jan 17, 2024
PARIS
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A hat a day makes you lead the way. 10 Qs to Borsalino’s Head of Style

Hat whispers from Jacopo Politi: the Fedora that changed history, the love story with Hollywood and the perfect piece for Timothée Chalamet

Silvia Tarini

Dec 13, 2023
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5 tips from Giambattista Valli you need to follow to break into fashion

“Stand up for what you believe in and be more intellectually bold. Fashion is the voice of our society,” said the Roman Paris-based couturier

Silvia Manzoni

Nov 29, 2023
PARIS
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GCDS’ Giuliano Calza: “If it’s smart, let’s do it”

The founder and creative director of the manga-esque star-approved cult brand is now an I’M Mentor. And here’s what he has to say

Agnese Pasquinelli

Nov 15, 2023
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Philomania drove Philophiles crazy: What went down at Phoebe Philo’s first drop

The Brit designer’s solo debut has finally come. The collection launched online on her new website, and sold out with no ads or shows

Harini Nittala

Nov 08, 2023
LONDON
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Phoebe Philo-sophy

The star designer is back with the first collection under her own name. Fashion is divided: are you desperately in love with her or somewhat stumped?

Angelo Ruggeri

Nov 08, 2023
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Where are the great ideas? At Margiela, John Galliano knows how to go big

Brands played it safe, but the designer came in to prove he’s the Oz of fashion. How? Redefining the unconventional as the norm, as Martin Margiela did

Sakshi Rajesh

Oct 04, 2023
PARIS
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What did Audrey Hepburn and Travis Scott have in common? Givenchy

Givenchy x La Flame in the works? While waiting for Matthew M. Williams’ next collection, here are 6 things to know about the brand he now leads

Benedetta Bonvini

Sep 27, 2023
PARIS
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What is the Dior factor? Empowering women with every stitch

A big Tuesday in Paris with Maria Grazia Chiuri. As she redefines the Maison’s codes, we trace the brand’s evolution from Christian Dior to the Italian designer

Eduarda Guth

Sep 27, 2023
PARIS
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Fendi sisters to Kim Jones: the impressive history of the double F brand

What to know about the house beyond their Baguette it-bag? Facts about Roman roots, family (by choice), Silvia Venturini Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld... and more

Shreya Bansal

Sep 20, 2023
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Will Versace’s next show be an ode to maximalism?

Coach’s parent company, Tapestry, announced its merger with Versace’s owner, Capri Holdings. Discussing the future of the Italian brand, we take a look at its history

Marta Bonetti

Sep 20, 2023
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How Prada became Prada: 4 short pills if you’re short on time

What’s next for Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons? Ahead of their S/S 2024 women’s show, here are four milestones from the brand’s past and present

Busabong Thongbandith

Sep 20, 2023
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What can you expect from Sabato De Sarno’s debut show at Gucci?

The countdown has started: the catwalk is scheduled for September 22. The Kering brand welcomed back Alessio Vannetti while waiting for a new CEO

Clementina Bianchi

Sep 13, 2023
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You have what it takes to be a Prada bag designer

Alumnus Danilo Alberti, now Design Director Woman Leathergoods at Prada, challenges our students to be drivers of change by imagining a new bag based on the brand’s values

Agnese Pasquinelli

Jul 07, 2023
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How Giambattista Valli became Giambattista Valli

What advice would the couturier give to young talent just starting out? We know the answer – and we are ready to share the secret with you

Silvia Manzoni

Jul 05, 2023
PARIS
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N°21's Alessandro Dell’Acqua on unaware sensuality

Being explicitly sexy is boring, stated the designer. Unaware sensuality is a staple attitude of his brand and the essence of his mentorship project for our students

Agnese Pasquinelli

Jul 05, 2023
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Anatomy of Loewe: How Jonathan Anderson Shaped the It brand of 2023

It’s not a traditional brand, but a brand with a tradition that blends innovation, crafts, fashion and art. Let’s delve into its history while waiting for the next men’s show

Patricia López González

Jun 21, 2023
PARIS
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Darkness is a fashion kingdom, and Rick Owens is its Lord

While waiting for the brand to show its menswear SS 2024 at Paris Fashion Week, we look back at the career of the Dark Lord of the fashion avant-garde

Romane Yehia

Jun 21, 2023
PARIS
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6 fashion books to get you in the mood for exploring Mary Quant’s heritage

To remember the designer who most helped define the Swinging Sixties scene, here we share a list of volumes that will sure boost your creative work

Silvia De Vecchi

May 03, 2023
LONDON
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A-MAZE-ING talk: Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri on dreams and Indian craft

The creative met with our students to discuss her Fall 2023 show in Mumbai, women’s empowerment, artisans as co-creators, and the country’s future in global fashion

Anusha Dhiman, Alisha Khatri, Stuti Jain, Achintya Acharya

Apr 12, 2023
MUMBAI
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N°21’s Alessandro Dell’Acqua: “Imagine a New Neorealism, but make it fashion”

About to mentor Master’s students towards the essence of Italian cinema, the designer discussed sexy vs sensuality, his muses and how to support talent

Sofia Sarandrea

Apr 12, 2023
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Is couture
the future
of fashion?

In the Metaverse era, the value of business lies in the possibilities unleashed by the slowness of its production

Giuppy D’Aura

Mar 15, 2023
LONDON
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Dhruv Kapoor
on his fearless
self-expression

The designer talks about his latest collection Soul Tech and refreshing age old craft for a global contemporary feel

Mevin Murden

Mar 03, 2023
MUMBAI
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Talking skate, fashion and LA with Palm Angels’ Francesco Ragazzi
The Italian creative soul we are obsessed with is about to show in Paris. In the run-up to the event, he sat down with us to retrace the journey of the brand he founded

Agnese Pasquinelli 

Mar 01, 2023
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Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino, the discreet charm of revolution

As the brand's sales rise, the Roman designer humanises the sublime while blurring boundaries with fashion as a political message

Francesco Brunacci

Mar 01, 2023
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Walter Chiapponi: “I found young artisanal enthusiasts”

Tod’s creative director announces the four best students of the New Artisanal Aesthetics mentorship programme at Istituto Marangoni Milano

Arianna Guion

Feb 28, 2023
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More than a luxury denim brand: why do we love Diesel?

Ahead of the new maxi-show by Glenn Martens, we caught up with Mattia Bertocco to discuss his book “Diesel: Jeans, Comunicazione, Cultura”

Sofia Sarandrea

Feb 22, 2023
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Paco Rabanne, farewell to the designer who lived in the future

Known for his use of metals and best-selling scents, the Space Age metallurgist died at 88. Olfactory pleasures or textile arts? Find out what his name stands for

Agnese Pasquinelli

Feb 15, 2023
PARIS
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Ex-Céline’s Phoebe Philo has finally set her comeback

In September, the Brit designer will launch her LVMH-backed brand. What about her journey studded with best sellers and wow moments? We’ve got you covered

Liza Ostanina

Feb 15, 2023
PARIS
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The future of Gucci under Sabato De Sarno

Formerly Pierpaolo Piccioli’s right-hand man at Valentino, De Sarno has been appointed to the creative helm of Kering’s brand, replacing Alessandro Michele

Agnese Pasquinelli

Feb 01, 2023
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Vivienne Westwood, a portrait of a maverick

The doyenne of British fashion shaped and fought the industry. There is much history behind her logo, a coronation orb circled by Saturn’s rings

Agnese Pasquinelli

Jan 11, 2023
LONDON
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2015-2022: Alessandro Michele’s “I feel Gucci” days

Kering’s flagship brand parts ways with its star designer after an almost eight-year journey. While waiting for a successor, here are his top collections and hypes

Sofia Sarandrea

Nov 30, 2022
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Walter Chiapponi's New Artisanal Aesthetics

Targeting fresh faces of craftsmanship, a special mentorship programme led by Tod’s Creative Director debuted 

Sofia Sarandrea

Nov 10, 2022
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Alessandro Sartori's menswear of possibilities

Zegna’s artistic director, a 1989 graduate of the Istituto Marangoni, was honoured with the prestigious WWD’s Menswear Designer of the Year prize

Angelo Ruggeri

Oct 28, 2022
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GCDS’ Giuliano Calza: “Blue is for boys? Let me wear pink.”

A guest at the latest ‘In Conversation With’ event, the designer celebrated inclusivity and diversity while answering our quick-fire fashion questions

Maria Ochoa

Oct 26, 2022
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How can a suit be suited across the centuries?

The 350-year-old Vitale Barberis Canonico woollen mill asked our students to create contemporary pieces with their fabrics, thus taking Made in Italy into the future

Chloe Chan

Oct 26, 2022
SHENZHEN
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How to deal with fashion research, creatively

Having ideas is not enough, as creatives have to come up with several collections per year. How do they succeed? Gathering sources is key

Simona Schiappucci

Oct 17, 2022
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Meet Rahul Mishra, star of IM Dubai’s opening show

A phygital défilé featuring the work of top graduates, the event saw the couturier’s grand finale. Want to know about his journey in fashion? We’ve got you covered

Clementina Bianchi

Sep 14, 2022
DUBAI
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Five things fashion should learn from Issey Miyake

Remembering the Japanese designer, here are his lessons for creatives to take to heart. There’s a lot to discover behind his pleats (and Steve Jobs’ turtleneck)

Sofia Sarandrea

Sep 07, 2022
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How Jacquemus is shaking up the fashion world

From inventing the mini-bag phenomenon to attracting larger-than-life celebrities, through the hot-ticket shows around France: here is all about this cult brand

Benjamas Kanjanawutisit

Aug 31, 2022
PARIS
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It’s Versace, not Versachee

The birth of a fashion dynasty held together by family loyalty. Gianni and Donatella Versace shocked the world with their opulent yet provocative designs

Laura F. Silverio Paulus

Aug 17, 2022
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How can couture stay relevant? Balenciaga is showing the way

With a shop opening to launch the ‘see now, buy now’ formula for its most exclusive items, the house winks at the Gen Z sense of luxury

Clementina Bianchi

Jul 20, 2022
PARIS
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Rei Kawakubo, Queen of the in-between kingdom

Since establishing Comme des Garçons in 1969, the Tokyo-based designer has consistently disrupted the accepted notions of the fashionable body

Anawat Nawarsettawon

Jul 20, 2022
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L’abbraccio: When a tote bag is adorned in talent and grace

Meet designer Alberto Zambelli, who won the competition to customise IM’s most-wanted piece. “A universal hug as a manifesto of cultural diversity,” he says

Sandra Hilltomt, Serena Eigenmann

Jul 15, 2022
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MSGM masterclass grand finale: a new beginning

A Prize ceremony was the icing on the cake of Massimo Giorgetti’s mentorship. The winners will stand backstage at his next fashion show

Sofia Sarandrea

May 31, 2022
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Christian Boaro: “I’ve built my world on contrasts”

CHB’s founder tells us about his fashion’s duality between strength and fragility, black&white, dreams versus sales strategies

Anna De Bortoli

May 17, 2022
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An inspiring
day with
Nicola Brognano

He launched his own brand and is now Blumarine’s Creative Director. How did he get there?

Clementina Bianchi

Feb 28, 2022
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Five facts about
Balmain's Olivier
Rousteing

Waiting for his masterclass in Paris, we celebrate the top moments that cemented the status of Balmain's creative director as Wonder Boy 

 

Margherita Malaguti

Feb 22, 2022
PARIS
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