Given the shock of the Brexit vote that coincided with Day Three of the Paris men’s shows, it was hard not the think of roiling currencies watching Givenchy’s parade of military parkas in greenback prints that approximated camouflage. Shame on us because Riccardo Tisci had something more lofty in mind. “Spirituality, seeing with your third eye,” he said backstage. “Money sometimes makes us forget that.”
Showing us he has a good old-fashioned sense of humour and knows how to poke a bit of fun at himself – or celebrate himself, or both – Giorgio Armani sent out a winner of a T-shirt among his Spring/Summer 2017 collection today: a black and white smiling portrait of himself, worn with a loose and light jacket as per the rest of the collection. It was fun and funny and deserved the on-cue clapping it so got. Because this was the piece!
Icon is an overused term across contemporary culture, not just in fashion. It’s in current rotation to describe everything from a hamburger to a pair of underpants. Outside the Fall 2016 Calvin Klein Collection show, thousands of screaming girls chanted the name of Cameron Dallas, an apparent online sensation.