New York Fashion Week fall/winter 2017-2018 show schedule

With menswear and haute couture freshly wound up, the fashion world is already looking ahead to the ready-to-wear shows, which kick off February 9 in New York. A week of womenswear and mixed collections will showcase the trends in store for the fall/winter 2017-2018 season. Here's the schedule for the New York shows.

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Valentino showcases ethereal haute couture collection in Paris

By Miranda Alexander-Webber PARIS (Reuters) – Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli showcased his debut solo haute couture collection in Paris on Wednesday, presenting an ethereal spring/summer 2017 line. It is the first time Piccioli has designed the haute couture collection on his own, after his former creative partner Maria Grazia Chiuri became Dior's first female creative director. Chiuri debuted her Dior haute couture line in Paris on Monday.

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Men’s fashion: 10 trends spotted at the fall/winter 2017 catwalk shows

What does the fashion world have in store for men next winter? Ready-to-wear designers and labels have now revealed the major trends heading to menswear wardrobes for the fall/winter 2017-2018 season. From bright colors and busy patterns to logos and baggy, oversized pieces, here's a look at 10 key trends spotted on the catwalks of London, Milan and Paris at the last round of men's fashion weeks.

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Down-and-out chic makes the Paris haute couture catwalk

Paris fashion can't get enough of its new enfant terrible Demna Gvasalia, whose rebel Vetements label has been ridiculing its conventions for the last two years. The post-Brexit down-and-out Europe look was one of a parade of Paris stereotypes Gvasalia — tongue very much in cheek — sent down the escalators of the Pompidou Centre art gallery. Down the runway came the ferociously snooty fur-coated upper class matron, black bouncer, German tourist in see-through rain mack and shorts with brown socks and trainers, the office worker in ill-matched suit and anorak as well as the Filipina nanny in her Sunday best knock-off Chanel suit.

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Haute Couture: tweed, feathers and mirrors at the Chanel show

Always keenly awaited, the Chanel show, which was held in the Grand Palais on Tuesday, January 24, kicked off the third day in the French capital's haute couture week. Tweed, pearls, bows: most of the signature details favored by Gabrielle Chanel, which have since become emblems of the French fashion house, were on display in this 2017 spring-summer haute couture collection. Modernized by Karl Lagerfeld, they were a decorative feature on retro and, in some cases, art deco-inspired pieces that combined tulle, organza, satin, silver and reflective materials to play on textures and contrasts.

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Paris Fashion sparkles in Chanel’s hall of mirrors

By Johnny Cotton PARIS (Reuters) – Paris sparkled under Chanel's stage lights on Tuesday as the French house created a hall of mirrors to showcase its latest couture collection at Paris Fashion Week. With a reflective runway and mirrored pillars topped with white lilies, Paris's fashion pack could see themselves and enjoy designer Karl Lagerfeld's creations from all angles. Model and Chanel muse Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of actor Johnny Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis, closed the show in a dusky pink gown, its bouncing ruffles tumbling to the floor.

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French lingerie show says knickers to Victoria’s Secret

It wasn't exactly brassieres at dawn, but the French lingerie industry was not going to take a provocation from Victoria's Secret lying down. The brash US lingerie label flew a jet full of supermodels into Paris in November for its annual Las Vegas-style fashion show, seeking to build a bridgehead into the lucrative European market. The French resistance snapped into action with a rival show called “Lingerie, Mon Amour” (Lingerie, My Love) late on Sunday as Paris haute couture week began.

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Definitive SS17 haute couture show schedule released

The French fashion industry's governing body (the Fédération française de la couture, du prêt-à-porter, des couturiers, et des créateurs de mode) has published its definitive schedule for the upcoming spring/summer 2017 haute couture shows. Permanent members, correspondent members and guest members will present their latest collections in Paris, January 22-26, 2017.

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Turkish fashion designer arrested: reports

Turkey arrested fashion designer Barbaros Sansal on charges of inciting hatred on social media, a day after he was attacked by baggage handlers at Istanbul’s main airport, state-run media reports said on Tuesday. Social media showed footage of the Turkish designer being beaten up by airport workers late on Monday as he was being escorted from a plane to a car by police after being expelled from northern Cyprus. Sansal was expelled after posting a satirical video on social media calling on people to continue to celebrate the New Year “while there is so much filthiness, vileness and impoverishment” in the country, shortly after a gunman killed 39 people at an Istanbul nightclub.

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Schiaparelli rises from fashion death to Paris haute couture

Fashion label Schiaparelli completed its remarkable resurrection Tuesday when it was inducted into the elite ranks of Paris haute couture houses. The historic brand founded by the Elsa Schiaparelli, the great rival of Coco Chanel in the 1930s, closed its doors in 1954, the year that Chanel returned to the business after her wartime hiatus. The French Couture Federation said it was also adding the 41-year-old French designer Julien Fournie to its highly-prized register.

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