A year rich in emotion with many significant things to remember. A year which celebrated the 90 years of the Italian house Fendi in Rome, its native town and a show of couture fur on the Trevi Fountain.The Saint Laurent show in Los Angeles, city chosen by Hedi Slimane where the designer lives, to celebrate the 50 years of the house, with an audience of stars in the palladium, mythical concert hall. The designer’s last show was presented in Paris, with a more couture accent in a more intimate ambiance. The Croisière shows made us travel to extraordinary places: Cuba for Chanel, a first , with a show in the streets of Havana, and a finale to the rhythm of Cuban music.Futuristic stopover for Louis Vuitton. Nicolas Ghesquière reunited the world of fashion in Rio’s famous bay, within MAC, by Oscar Niemeyer.The disappearance of the two big names in fashion, that of André Courrèges, who left earlier this year on January 7. He who invented the mini skirt has died at the age of 92. He revolutionized 60s fashion with a futuristic vision. Sonia Rykiel died last august when she was 86, figure of Parisian fashion, recognizable by her flaming red hair, the “queen of knitwear” was launched into fashion in May 1968, and her little tight jumper as her colorful stripes became her trademark over the decades. Some weeks ago the Hong Kong group, the owner of the label, announced a reduction in the workforce and the shutdown of several alternative lines. The “see now buy now” agitated the fashion sphere in 2016. The fashion Weeks live from now on to the rhythm of these designers who decided to disrupt their organizational model almost a century for a working fashion, everything is new.The luxury labels commit to putting their ready to wear collections for sale immediately after the show and not six months later as done before. The aim? To satisfy more of their customers’ urges who will be able to afford the pieces they spotted from the front row or behind their screen.In February 2016, Burberry surprised everyone by announcing they were putting all the pieces of its autumn-winter collection 2016-17on sale the day after the show. An initiative taken by Tom Ford, Tommy Hilfiger or Alexander Wang but this is not however unanimous in France or Italy.In 2016, the world of fashion has never been in such full introspection, pondering its future, on its new relationship to time and on new challenges in the digital age. Music free of right : Bandit & Nikit
Best of 2016 : A year full of surprises and emotional moments !
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