Au Revoir, Azzedine.


The artist, the couturier, the artist. He was and forever will be a remarkable technician of cut, a great explorer of materials, more than dress sculptor than a ready-to-wear designer. He didn’t care about the hectic fashion week schedule; trends; conventions behind leading a luxury fashion brand. The father to supermodels, friend of real musicians. A Tunisian who bewitched Paris forever. I feel so blessed that I saw him, even for those two seconds, at his studio / boutique on rue de Moussy, few years ago. With him, fashion is not clothes – it’s emotions.

That’s Azzedine Alaïa. Forever in my heart.


Grace Jones. Balmain AW15


Olivier Rousteing’s heavy tribute to Grace Jones was visible at every point of his new collection for Balmain – the bold shapes of accessories, the vibrant patterns, the non-chalant cuts, capes and over-sized pantalons – I mean, EVERYTHING. Glamour, chic, sex – with a bit of cheesy accents – felt on the right place, like always at Balmain. A continuation on the eighties themes that we’ve seen developing successively for AW15 naturally was present. It was a collection that showed Rousteing doing what he does best: power dressing some of the world’s most recognisable faces and icons.