Internationally-inspired designs from Milan are spotlighted. Included: Giorgio Armani and Rifat Ozbek look at India's rich colors; Dolce & Gabbana and MaxMara find inspiration in the African wilds. Also: how designers and models spent their summer vacation.
A look at young designers taking over big-name brands. Included: Phoebe Philo at Chloé; Alber Elbaz at Lanvin; Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton; Olivier Theyskens at Rochas; Giambattista Valli at Emanuel Ungaro; Lars Nilsson at Nina Ricci.
French fashion is examined. Included: Dries Van Noten and Christian Lacroix shows at École des Beaux Arts in Paris; the Yves Saint Laurent museum and archive is toured. Also: John Galliano; Hussein Chalayan; Viktor & Rolf; Vivienne Westwood.