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
Chanel's new creative chief Virginie Viard delivered her first solo collection for the storied French label on Friday, following in the deep footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld with a show that drew inspiration from old-fashioned rail travel.