Valentino AW16: Forget insta-fashion & disruption, this is the real deal

There’s been a lot of talk about ‘disruption’ (everyone’s favourite buzzword) this Fashion Month. We’ve heard about disruption of the seasonal calendar via insta-fashion initiatives. We’ve heard about how fashion’s newer wave has been disrupting the ready-to-wear system by doing couture (with a large dose of irony, of course). And we’ve heard about how some…

Milan Fashion Week goes its own way: just ask Armani, DSquared2 & Missoni

Milan Fashion Week drew to a close yesterday with no hint of change on the horizon. Unlike the loud declarations of a new business model from some labels that show in New York and London, Milan’s designers seem happy with the two-seasons-plus-pre-collections model and a calendar that shows collections six month in advance of them…