Before The Dawn, the name of Kate Bush's current tour, was emblazoned across Phobe Philo's T-shirt as she took a bow after the Céline show in Paris, and the song This Woman's Work was the soundtrack to the show.
Isabel Marant made a move into Roman empire territory for Spring/Summer 15, presenting a chic, fun collection full of signature shapes.
Isabel Marant followed the Dior show in Paris this evening, most definitely no easy feat, however presenting a successful collection at the Palais de Tokyo full of short short mini dresses, crocheted black trousers, shorts of rough natural linen and a touch of her signature tribal decoration all dressed up with a subtle hint of Roman inspiration.
The designer's well-known mini-shrink wrap dress was reworked in a multitude of styles, including ruffles, plunging necklines, plain looks and matte, sheer silhouettes – in a palette of gold and sunset hues. Summertime fun, sorted.
Raf Simons continues to raise the bar in his position at the helm of Christian Dior, showing a starry and sleek modern line up in Paris this afternoon – located in a hidden courtyard of the Louvre
Following on from the news of a beautiful new tome about the house's founder, Raf Simons – its ever-so sharp current Belgian designer, has made a new aesthetic signature for Christian Dior. One of the world's most prestigious fashion labels now beats to the drum of something Simons calls "the process of finding something modern through something very historical," and he's pulled off another fine display in doing so, in Paris, this afternoon.
"My woman's sport is fashion," Alexis Mabille said in his show notes for Spring/Summer 15
Referencing the slick athletic-wear references that have punctuated the season this time around, Mabille took the staples of a boxer's wardrobe – including hooded satin robes, sweatshirts and shorts with elastic waists – and gave them a chic overhaul for evening wear.
This Spring/Summer 15, Domenico and Stefano shared their passion for their art with a collection adorned with the sacred heart as the Italian designers took their cue from Spain's influence on Sicilian culture
With opening looks that featured embellished sacred hearts – a well-known Roman Catholic devotion – lace and corsets, it was clear that Dolce and Gabbana knew how to get their message across as well as make a prolific entrance. The sacred heart was used as the main symbol of the collection and is found embroidered or printed on mostly every piece.