Zoocide : are the real pigs on this planet its humain beings?

À la fois auteur, photographe et docteur en génétique cellulaire, Matthieu Ricard porte depuis près de 40 ans la kasaya, cette robe couleur safran uniforme des moines bouddhistes. Fidèle à sa vision pacifiste, altruiste et compassionnelle de la vie sous toutes ses formes, il milite corps et âme pour la protection de la nature et des animaux. Nous nous sommes assis avec celui qui réside désormais au monastère de Schéchèn au Népal pour discuter de cette liberté essentielle. Entre raisonnement scientifique et spiritualité, son discours est sans appel.

Soko’s interview : « I always had bigger dreams than to remain a little countryside girl »

The actress and singer Soko is about to conquer the world. This fall she has the lead role in two tent pole French films, she is currently working on her third solo album and she is already the muse for brands like Gucci, Chanel and Miu Miu. During a one-on-one exclusive interview, Soko The Cat, talks about how her view of the world changed after the death of her father, why she decided to stop using antidepressants and how her belief in past lives helped her prepare for one of her film roles.

Who is Erika Cavallini, the Italian designer that everyone is talking about?

Erika Cavallini might still be an under the radar fashion designer in France, but over the past few years in Italy she has become something of a household name. Worn by Kendall Jenner, amongst many others, the clothing created by Cavallini, has a unique mix of Italian classicism and refined sportswear. Its a style that has more and more women around the world flocking to her brand. We had an exclusive chat with the designer.

Who is the designer behind the dress that Beyoncé wore to the MTV VMAs ?

Last night Beyoncé took the title away from Madonna as the person with the most MTV Music Video Awards in the history of the ceremony. For this auspicious occasion she alighted on the red carpet, with her daughter Blue Ivy, in a show stopping dress by the Italian fashion designer Francesco Scognamiglio. The sea foam green gown was hot off the catwalk of Scognamiglio first haute couture collection on the official French couture calendar. Antidote caught up with the designer.

Paris Haute Couture FW16 : Chanel’s Family Couture

It was family day at the Chanel Haute Couture show on Tuesday. Will Smith showed up with his daughter Willow, Milla Jovovich brought her daughter Ever and Inès de la Fressange’s two equally stunning daughters Nine and Violette d’Urso were also in the house. And in his own way Karl Lagerfeld also brought his family with him. He transported his entire couture atelier to the Grand Palais and populated it with Chanel’s famous “petites mains”, who bring his fashion visions to life.

Paris Haute Couture FW16 : Dior’s Real World Appeal

Designers Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux have been a perfect example of grace under fire since they were first thrown into the spotlight at Christian Dior last October after Raf Simons decided to part ways with the house and they assumed interim. As rumors swirled (and continue to swirl) about who would be named the next designer for one of the most prestigious fashion houses in the world, this pair stepped up and produced collections that proposed, if ever so subtly, a contemporary vision of what the future of this industry should look like.

Paris Fashion Week SS17 : The Louis Vuitton Tribe

Whenever Kim Jones returns to his roots he comes up with a winning collection for Louis Vuitton. So when he combined his memories of the time he spent in Kenya as a child, following his hydro-geologist father around the country, with the equality formative years he spent as a young man in London, the result was a collection chock-a-block with covetable pieces. Outfits that telegraphed a more youthful and rebellious energy, without every losing sight of the luxe factor.

Eating Our Young

Il y a une génération, l’industrie de la mode révérait l’expérience. Elle célébrait les indiscutables maestros du style, ces hommes et femmes dont les vêtements reflétaient leurs décennies d’apprentissage en atelier, riches de leur sagesse forgée au fil d’innombrables avec leurs clients. Qu’un créateur se soit formé dans une maison ou une autre voulait dire quelque chose. Et en effet, tous les créateurs avaient mené leur apprentissage jusqu’à son terme. Ça se passait comme ça. À l’époque.

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