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All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.

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All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.

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iTunes Ratings

18 Ratings
Average Ratings
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2
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Fashion

Latest release on Jul 24, 2020

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All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.

Rank #1: Art, counterculture and science fiction inspire men's fashion for winter 2020

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Paris Fashion Week has surpassed its own personal best this season, with some 60 men's fashion shows over six days from a variety of international brands. On days one and two, three labels turned heads among the press: Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck and his rejection of political correctness; the French collective Etudes Studio, which drew inspiration from the films "Fantastic Planet" and "Terminator 2"; plus Israeli designer Hed Mayner, who delved into the Arte Povera movement for his looks.

Jan 17 2020

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Rank #2: Paris fashion week: innovation and progressive values take centre stage

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This year, three strong messages were conveyed at Paris fashion week: at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri once again flaunts her feminist credentials, Marine Serre embraces recycling, while Dawei advocates for courtesy and respect. The Chinese designer chose to self-quarantine, on the remote off chance he’s brought coronavirus back from Beijing.

Feb 28 2020

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Rank #3: Fashion thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

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In fashion terms, Paris is haute couture, London is a byword for extravagance, and Milan and New York are where the business happens. So what about Berlin, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall? The separation of East and West drew a wedge between friends and family, while reunification came with its own host of challenges. It’s a historical context that helped Berlin become a hotbed of countercultural expression. But three decades on from the fall of the Wall, is that still the case?

Nov 08 2019

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Rank #4: French city of Lyon launches fashion film festival

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Over the last decade, fashion films have become a cinematographic sub-category in their own right. The genre raises important questions which are now being studied at art schools: are fashion films just a new form of advertising or standalone works of art? Are they the logical extension of a brand's marketing strategy or social commentary? As the birthplace of both cinema and the textile industry, the city of Lyon is launching its first fashion film festival at Lyon 2 University. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.

Apr 03 2020

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Rank #5: Togo's Fimo228 festival: Harnessing fashion in the fight against AIDS

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Togo's seventh International Fashion Festival is proof that fashion can be both fun and informative. This year, the event teamed up with the UN in its fight against HIV/AIDS. A fashion show organised in the streets of the capital Lomé was a colourful celebration of home-grown talent, a night that culminated in the distribution of free contraception to the crowds. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.

Feb 21 2020

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Rank #6: Togo's Fimo228 festival shakes up African fashion codes

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The garden of a luxury hotel opposite the sea provides the idyllic setting for the seventh edition of Fimo228, the International Festival of African Fashion in Lomé, Togo. Its founder, designer and model agency boss Jacques Logoh has selected 32 stylists to promote the very best of contemporary African fashion. A celebration of cultural cross-pollination, the event shows the African continent at its sartorial best. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.

Feb 07 2020

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Rank #7: Jean-Paul Gaultier bids farewell to Haute Couture

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It was the hot ticket of the Haute Couture 2020 collections: Jean-Paul Gaultier’s final catwalk show, after a 50-year career. Paris's Châtelet Theatre was packed to the rafters and the atmosphere was electric as the French designer unveiled a collection made up of 200 pieces, all featuring his trademark details: the iconic Breton striped shirt, underwear worn as outerwear, the conical bra and embroidered jeans. Everyone is now wondering what he's going to do next. Watch our show to find out!

Jan 24 2020

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Fashion films: An antidote to lockdown uncertainty

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Our reporter Pascal Mourier also teaches communication sciences at a number of fashion schools. During France's unprecedented eight weeks of lockdown, he asked his students to write and produce a fashion film from the confines of their own homes. The project: to use only the materials immediately available to tell the story of a character's interaction with an item of clothing. We take a look at some of the offerings.

Jul 24 2020

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Paris Fashion Week: Pandemic forces Haute couture to go digital

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In an online message to mark the start of Paris Fashion Week, British supermodel Naomi Campbell ushered in a new age of digital fashion, while also embracing the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement. In these extraordinary times due to Covid-19, runway fashion shows are banned, with designers instead releasing videos on social media to showcase their collections, directed by an array of impressive names. We take a look at how this form of French soft power is moving with the times.

Jul 10 2020

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Pragmatism and resilience: Fashion amid Covid-19

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Pragmatism and resilience aren't usually words associated with high-end fashion, but that was before the Covid-19 pandemic. FRANCE 24 takes you around the world to see how designers are innovating. In Beirut, fashion house Tony Ward is turning its attention away from high-end ball gowns and towards other more immediately useful creations. In Marseille, Atelier Bartavelle is sourcing locally and prioritising artistic collaborations. Last but not least, in Taipei, we discover two labels pushing the boundaries of innovation: DYCTeam and Just In XX.

Jun 26 2020

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The post-Covid world: What to expect for fashion?

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The Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing global lockdown have had a profound effect on the world of fashion. So what will our sartorial future look like? Will things eventually return to what we're used to, or should we expect an overhaul of the system? Designer Jennifer Rönne is pushing for more sustainability, while Dana Messika is rethinking her silhouettes. The French Institute of Fashion, meanwhile, is urging labels to turn their socially responsible pledges and promises into concrete action. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.

Jun 12 2020

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Fashion prizes in the time of Covid-19

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Fashion prizes have long given young designers a chance to prove their worth. The prestigious Open My Med award, financed by the Maison Mode Méditerranée, offers designers the opportunity for mentoring and exposure. But things are very different in the time of Covid-19. Among this year’s winners, Flore Girard de Langlade in Marseille and Romzy in Dakar are making the best of a bad situation, while Quoï Alexander in Paris is questioning whether he still has a future in fashion. FRANCE 24 went to meet them.

May 29 2020

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Free afro hair! The message from British singer-songwriter Shingai

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Dressed in her lucky vintage waterproof by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, British singer-songwriter Shingai is adding the final touches to her new single "War Drums". The former member of the pop-soul group Noisettes has a message. She believes the current Covid-19 crisis provides an exciting opportunity to transform society. But how? As unlikely as it sounds, haircare could be a good place to start. FRANCE 24 finds out more.

May 15 2020

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Covid-19 and the future of fashion

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Fashion has always known how to adapt to the world around it - and that's never been truer than right now. Face masks, once worn as fashion statements, have become indispensable amid the coronavirus pandemic. Big luxury groups and smaller outfits alike have repurposed their production lines to produce vital protective equipment. Covid-19 is forcing the world of fashion to take a long, hard look in the mirror. Who better to discuss these unprecedented times than Parisian designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac? He joins us on the show under lockdown.

May 08 2020

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Haute couture, summer 2020: A force for female emancipation?

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Back in January, Paris was once again the global hub of haute couture, providing the backdrop for the summer’s couture collections. It’s an art form out of reach for most budgets. But, at its best, it can carry powerful messages about artistic and economic freedom. At Julien Fournié and Alexandre Vauthier, it’s all about turning a dream into reality through the client and their couturier working together. Meanwhile, at Franco-Turkish fashion house Dice Kayek, founder Ece Ege explains how couture helps women in the industry stand on their own two feet.

Apr 24 2020

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Fashion: Is there any point in dressing up under lockdown?

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The global Covid-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of life, including fashion. Designers, events organisers and journalists around the world are now confined to their homes. Catwalk shows and fittings are distant memories. So how is the world of fashion coping in these strange times? And crucially, is there any point in dressing up under lockdown? FRANCE 24 put that last question to a selection of designers, from Berlin to Casablanca to Pointe-Noire. On a more serious note, some also told us how they are making their own face masks to fight the spread of the virus.

Apr 10 2020

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French city of Lyon launches fashion film festival

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Over the last decade, fashion films have become a cinematographic sub-category in their own right. The genre raises important questions which are now being studied at art schools: are fashion films just a new form of advertising or standalone works of art? Are they the logical extension of a brand's marketing strategy or social commentary? As the birthplace of both cinema and the textile industry, the city of Lyon is launching its first fashion film festival at Lyon 2 University. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.

Apr 03 2020

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Ready-to-wear, winter 2020: Tackling the zeitgeist head-on

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Fashion is very often pure escapism – but today, that couldn't be further from the truth. For proof, look no further than the catwalk decors that provide a backdrop for designers' latest ready-to-wear collections. Next winter's offerings were largely a realisation of the most unsettling contemporary fears: Kenzo's show (pictured) took place in quarantine, while Japanese designer Mame Kurogouchi set up camp at Paris's Faculty of Pharmacy and the Balenciaga show was submerged by rising sea levels.

Mar 20 2020

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Ready-to-wear, winter 2020: Paris celebrates diversity

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Fashion is always one season ahead, defined by its link to the disruptions that push our society forward. For its winter 2020 ready-to-wear collections, Chanel sends both slim and voluptuous models down the catwalk; black and white women dressed as musketeers. Balmain rethinks the very concept of the bourgeoisie, while Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize joins his South African colleague Thebe Magugu in turning to his roots for inspiration. Last but not least, Japanese designers Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto look to the future with a rebellious and positive outlook.

Mar 06 2020

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Paris fashion week: innovation and progressive values take centre stage

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This year, three strong messages were conveyed at Paris fashion week: at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri once again flaunts her feminist credentials, Marine Serre embraces recycling, while Dawei advocates for courtesy and respect. The Chinese designer chose to self-quarantine, on the remote off chance he’s brought coronavirus back from Beijing.

Feb 28 2020

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Togo's Fimo228 festival: Harnessing fashion in the fight against AIDS

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Read more
Togo's seventh International Fashion Festival is proof that fashion can be both fun and informative. This year, the event teamed up with the UN in its fight against HIV/AIDS. A fashion show organised in the streets of the capital Lomé was a colourful celebration of home-grown talent, a night that culminated in the distribution of free contraception to the crowds. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.

Feb 21 2020

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Togo's Fimo228 festival shakes up African fashion codes

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The garden of a luxury hotel opposite the sea provides the idyllic setting for the seventh edition of Fimo228, the International Festival of African Fashion in Lomé, Togo. Its founder, designer and model agency boss Jacques Logoh has selected 32 stylists to promote the very best of contemporary African fashion. A celebration of cultural cross-pollination, the event shows the African continent at its sartorial best. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.

Feb 07 2020

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Jean-Paul Gaultier bids farewell to Haute Couture

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It was the hot ticket of the Haute Couture 2020 collections: Jean-Paul Gaultier’s final catwalk show, after a 50-year career. Paris's Châtelet Theatre was packed to the rafters and the atmosphere was electric as the French designer unveiled a collection made up of 200 pieces, all featuring his trademark details: the iconic Breton striped shirt, underwear worn as outerwear, the conical bra and embroidered jeans. Everyone is now wondering what he's going to do next. Watch our show to find out!

Jan 24 2020

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Art, counterculture and science fiction inspire men's fashion for winter 2020

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Read more
Paris Fashion Week has surpassed its own personal best this season, with some 60 men's fashion shows over six days from a variety of international brands. On days one and two, three labels turned heads among the press: Belgian designer Walter Van Beirendonck and his rejection of political correctness; the French collective Etudes Studio, which drew inspiration from the films "Fantastic Planet" and "Terminator 2"; plus Israeli designer Hed Mayner, who delved into the Arte Povera movement for his looks.

Jan 17 2020

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Open Mode Festival: Young creative minds lay foundations for eco-responsible fashion

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They’re between 19 and 30 years old and are determined to do things differently. They don’t advertise in magazines, and don’t even sell their clothes in boutiques - although they might make an exception for a pop-up shop! An impressive crop of young fashion designers recently came together to exhibit their creations at the third edition of the Open Mode Festival, at Paris's Grande Halle de la Villette. So what do this new generation of designers want? Here's a clue: eco-responsible fashion is centre stage!

Jan 10 2020

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Six key fashion takeaways from 2019

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In the world of fashion, 2019 represented nothing less than a paradigm shift. With the global conversation increasingly aware of the perils of climate change and overconsumption, fashion has had to adapt. With the public consuming differently, designers have had to find new ways to stay relevant. Shifting sartorial codes is no longer an idea, but an obligation. That goes for everyone from Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel to the likes of Dior and Saint Laurent. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.

Dec 20 2019

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Fashion influencer and Instagram star: The story of Steves Hounkponou

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The digital revolution and explosion of social media have given rise to an entirely new job in fashion: the influencer. Courted by brands, influencers are closer to "consultants" than journalists. Steves Hounkponou is one of the unique personalities in this dynamic new landscape, with more than 117,000 followers on Instagram. He tells us his unique story, from his childhood in Benin to his successful career in Paris.

Dec 13 2019

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