The message from Paris: It's time to look polished again, and show a little effort.
Robin Givhan, The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-winning fashion critic, covers fashion as a business, as a cultural institution and as pure pleasure. Follow along as she makes her way from runway to runway. Follow her on Twitter: @robingivhan and Vine: @RobinGivhan.
Liftoff! Karl Lagerfeld launched a delightful spaceship of a fall 2017 collection.
This time, it's a metaphor for harnessing the power of women.
At Balenciaga and Valentino, efforts to make the brands less stuffy are paying off.
Exaggerated, almost obese silhouettes -- rendered in body casts and packing blankets.
Uma Wang conjures the magic of your great-grandmother's attic.
Virgil Abloh has hit his technical stride. But the aesthetic voice is lacking in his womenswear.
Grunge with Serengeti accents for a bedazzled and very loud road trip.
On a Paris runway, a meditation on social codes and formal ceremonies.
A fashion risk worth taking, on the runway in Paris.
Too many dresses cut too short, with awkward angles — but at least one sparkly head-turner.
The burning question in New York. Marc Jacobs found an answer in vintage hip-hop — but Ralph Lauren faltered.
Fanciful notions crafted from the most traditional, classic materials.
Stripping away the melodrama and the hype, he allowed his clothes to speak.
He didn't appear at the conclusion of Yeezy Season 5 at New York Fashion Week, adding to the mystery of what exactly is going on with the designer and musician.
At Pyer Moss, the big clothes were swaggering, eccentric and comforting.
No high concept here -- just a collection that delights in creativity and surprise.
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia dazzled in their debut at the legacy label.
Intricate embroidery, pearl embellishments, tight pleats -- with comfy, chunky boots.
Whether with velvet or puffer coats, designers are bringing the feminist fight to fashion.