Dear Shaded Viewers,

It was a pleasure to see Helga Ruthner and Hermann Fankhauser return to the Paris calendar, with a refreshingly odd presentation. The Austrian duo excels at exploring the fine line between mundane and chic, trite and unusual, but they also have a sense of humor, something fashion has been lacking lately. Their ‘fountain models’ were amusing and provocative, as well as their print of rats running on a long sleeve dress. Their signature tailoring was as sharp as ever, but in baby pink corduroy, while uneven cowboy boots complemented the look. This idea of a twisted formality extended to other silhouettes, such as a full denim look, which looked as sleek as a suit. A green satin dress, looking proper and prim, was completely open in the back, recalling hospital gowns. The presentation gave guests food for thought, as well as desirable clothes to enhance any wardrobe.




Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.