Back on the couture schedule for the first time since 2016, Bouchra Jarrar has added many au courant elements to her exacting, soigné brand of fashion. Her salon-style show today at her Parisian apartment will feature a diverse cast from ages 18 to 70 — including men. She’s also dusted off some archival styles — a tuxedo suit and a killer leather Perfecto — and will introduce her first logo, her initials writ small on a rock-concert T-shirt.
At an exclusive preview Tuesday, the designer was wearing a mohair cardigan, Adidas track pants and Nike sneakers, and her collection, dubbed Edition No. 1, reflects her relaxed and sanguine spirit, particularly the slouchy pantsuits in languid wool, and a loose, romantic smock in silk. There was still strict tailoring, including handsome trenchcoats a man or woman could wear, and Jarrar’s fetish flourishes of feathers and beads, here as majestic collars to lift the head, there as a flourish on the shoulder of a sleeveless jacket.
Phoebe Philo is returning to fashion.
WWD reported yesterday that the English designer is planning a new collection and has been interviewing designers.
One of the most acclaimed designers of her generation, Philo made her name during a 10-year tenure at Celine. Season after season, she minted low-key modernist clothing and handbags and built an intensely loyal fan base.
Philo said the above quote in an exclusive interview when she joined @celine in 2008.
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The Hervé L. Leroux label is returning to ready-to-wear.
The revived line will be presented to buyers during Paris Fashion Week and is designed by the late couturier’s sister Jocelyne Caudroy.
"Hervé left a fantastic heritage [of sketches and unfinished works]. When the project was suggested, I thought of Virginie Viard and how she had worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld. I accepted because this way, I can preserve the way Hervé worked. To continue, when given the opportunity, is important because this heritage lives within us,” Caudroy said.
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French beauty exports grew 9% in 2019.
The sector’s sales to China rose 48 percent on-year.
Overall, France’s largest export beauty product category was skin care, which generated more than 7.3 billion euros, up 46 percent over the past five years.
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