• Kenzo RTW Fall 2020

    1 month ago - By WWD

    These are tough times for the travel industry. With the coronavirus outbreak severely curtailing air traffic, many people are opting to stay at home. Suddenly, even the trusty student ritual of backpacking across the planet is looking less alluring.
    Not so for Felipe Oliveira Baptista, whose father was a pilot and who, as a result, has travel in his DNA. His debut coed collection for Kenzo was all about wanderlust - though the concept of shelter came hand-in-hand.
    Cloaks, capes, cowls and caps shielded his models from the bright sunlight, raising temperatures inside the plastic tubular...
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  • Rochas RTW Fall 2020

    1 month ago - By WWD

    Maybe all designers should have such a smooth sendoff. No heads rolling and suddenly dropping off the radar: Alessandro Dell'Acqua, after six years designing for Rochas, announced in December he will be leaving and focusing on No. 21, the brand he designs out of Milan, and that his fall 2020 collection would be his last for the house.
    The mood was softly celebratory backstage. “It's been a very good experience, but it's OK to stop now,” said the designer, showing his last collection to reporters in utter serenity. It's rare to witness a designer being able to fully - and publicly - close...
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