The annual strutting of New York Fashion Week kicked off Friday February 1st in the red, with a bevy of actresses and other celebrities wearing the color as part of the Red Dress Campaign, to alert women to the dangers of heart disease.
Lebanon's Elie Saab is one of the designers with most reason to lament if the Oscars ceremony is cancelled over the screenwriters' dispute, as custom-made red carpet gowns form the core of his couture collection.
Karl Lagerfeld gave pride of place to the iconic Chanel cardigan jacket at his haute couture collection for next summer for the house, unveiled in Paris' spacious Grand Palais exhibition hall on Tuesday January 22th.
That male staple, the suit, but hotted up and dandyfied, made a catwalk comeback during Paris's four-day menswear collections that ended Sunday January 20th with a daringly different vision of next winter's masculine silhouette, courtesy of Dior.
The bad boy factor fashioned men's silhouettes on Paris catwalks this weekend as designers threw the seamy side of life into anything from suits to underwear. At the up-market house of Ungaro, French designer Franck Boclet wowed a packed crowd that included former soccer international Christian Karembeu with an extravganza of elegance for next winter that paired convention with daring.
New star-designer on the block Kris Van Assche pulled the curtain on his autumn-winter collection at the Paris men's shows with a crowd-pleaser Friday January 18th -- the models bowed out stripped down to their underwear.
Amsterdam's world famous red-light district transformed into a catwalk Saturday, January 19th with designers parading their creations in what were once brothels, as the city tries to clean out crime from the quarter.