Whether in the spirit of gender neutrality or as a sexy twist, the collections unveiled at Paris Fashion Week Men's this week presented an increasing number of similarities between men's and womenswear.
Those looking for a playful, yet twisted vision of menswear, with a tincture of transgression and a soupçon of the surreal, need look no further than Loewe, whose latest collection was the definition of playful youth.
Kim Jones looked back to his youth in London for inspiration for the latest Dior menswear collection, a bold homage to the late great Judy Blame. The result was a stellar show that hit all the right notes.
In a short video published on his social media channels, designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has announced that his next couture show, scheduled for 22 January, will be "the last," and also promised the launch of a new concept.
Pandemonium outside the Opera de Paris this morning, as a K-pop star caused a mass stampede as he exited the latest show by Berluti, a collection underlining its rather radical change of direction under Kris Van Assche.
The gradual retreat of retailers from physical spaces is continuing with the latest slate of store closures coming from Jack Wills, which is now owned by Frasers Group. One central London store is on the closure list.
British consumers failed to increase their spending in December for a record fifth month in a row, adding to signs of a weakening economy that might prompt the Bank of England to cut interest rates this month.