Helen Rowe

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26 Sep 2014 | 3:40 PM

Guy Laroche designer inspired by mother’s picture

The brand reveals a ‘no-nonsense’ collection at Paris fashion week.

"My mother had a very interesting sense of style. She mixed freely, she was a very independent, intellectual woman," says the designer whose mother is his muse.
16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM

Chanel's youthful appeal

Chanel is spiky and modern in a collection designed for the young-at-heart.

8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 AM

Dior's sense of renewal

Updated classics are celebrated by French luxury brand during Paris fashion week.

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5 Mar 2014 | 2:10 PM

Paris fashion goes shopping at the Chanel supermarket

Runway set among fully-stocked aisles and shopping trolleys.

German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and British model Cara Delevingne walk down a “supermarket aisle”, the setting for the Chanel 2014/2015 Autumn/Winter ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on March 4, 2014, at the Grand Palais in Paris. – AFP
6 Dec 2013 | 7:00 AM

Belle of the debutante ball

Kennedy scion, Kyra, opens Paris Debutantes Ball where high society meets haute couture.

Big names like the Kennedys are the focus of society ball organisers.
2 Nov 2013 | 9:50 AM

Paris bar offers creepy crawlies

The ‘bizarre’ servings fascinate few, disgust some.

Worms on your plate? A bar in Paris serves up bug-filled dishes to patrons. -- AFP
2 Oct 2013 | 2:32 PM

Lagerfeld mixes art and fashion at Chanel show

A vast modern gallery works as the backdrop to the French label’s latest collection.

30 Sep 2013 | 1:32 PM

Paris fashion tiptoes around lack of black models

Eyes are on an industry that season after season watches fashion houses consistently use one or no models of colour.

27 Sep 2013 | 12:04 PM

Alexander Wang makes his mark on Balenciaga

The couturier delivered a masterful collection, in one of Paris fashion week’s most keenly anticipated shows.

In person, Alexander Wang was ‘almost supernaturally beautiful’ while his first Balenciaga collection was ‘nothing short of masterful’ – that’s how ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ has described him.
26 Sep 2013 | 1:20 PM

Fashion goes high-tech at Guy Laroche

A futuristic showcase leads the way for Paris fashion week.