Couture is kicking off this evening, Sunday 20 January 2013, with the Versace collection at 20:00 GMT. SHOWstudio is continuing their exclusive and expansive coverage with live panel discussions, illustrations, show reports and collection pages.
We will be pulling tweets, instagrams and finally uploading NOWfashion catwalk images for all the couture collections. Make sure to visit the collections page over the next few hours to see the posts streaming in as the excitement builds with the launch of Versace haute couture.
Alson coming up are a fascinating series of live panel discussions chaired by SHOWstudio’s Lou Stoppard. Over the next week, industry experts will look at Christian Dior, Chanel, Bouchra Jarrar, Jean Paul Gaultier and Maison Martin Margiela. The panelists will include milliner Stephen Jones, writer Camilla Morton and fashion designer Deborah Milner and each will come dressed in their favourite finery to add to the spirit of drama and decadence.
Writer, Stephanie LaCava, will be in Paris representing SHOWstudio as a roving reporter and will be providing show reports for the collections, right from the front lines. LaCava has recently published An Extraordinary Theory of Objects and contributes to US Vogue and The Paris Review.
As if this wasn't enough, we will also have illustrator Tara Dougans in the Bruton Place studio from Monday 21 January 2013 until Thursday 24 January 2013 where her detailed linework will be covering collection. She will do one collection per day, starting with Christian Dior. Catch the live action as cameras capture each stroke of her unfurling compositions.