LIU LISI PARIS 2017

canalluxeIs a sensible fashion still fashionable? Lisi Liu has unveiled its new couture collection for the official start of Paris Fashion Week. Graduated from ESMOD International, Lisi Liu has dressed supermodel Adriana Karembeu and actress Aurelia Khazan at the Cannes festival in 2014. A fashion just like Saint Laurent or Dior, a moment for us to forget this world so unfair.

Ready to conquer Paris and the world of luxury, the creator has already opened his first boutique Rue Saint Honoré. We had already Guo Pei in Paris and I had always said that we had not inherited the best one, but with Lisi Liu it is another story!

A Chinese in Paris and, in addition he has talent. He is a promising designer as in the past were Yamamoto and Kenzo when they came for the first time to present their collections at the Fashion Week and now they are is the “Must” of the Japanese fashion. Continue reading

DRIE VON NOTEN PARIS 2017

canalIn 1989, he quit his modest boutique for a five-storey former department store in the Nationalestraat, then a down-at-heel district with little promise. Ironically, this listed historical building had once housed his grandfather’s greatest competitor.

The company expanding quickly, In January 2007, Dries Van Noten opened a boutique in Paris. Here, Dries Van Noten set out to preserve the soul and history of the listed 17th century building in the very heart of Paris. 7, Quai Malaquais is an old bookshop which stands between rue Bonaparte and rue de Seine, close to the Académie Française, the Institut, and the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Dries Van Noten has been entirely self-financed since the beginning of his career and now sells his Men’s, Women’s and Accessories collections all over the world. In addition to his boutiques in Antwerp, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Dries Van Noten works in partnership with some four hundred boutiques in cities such as New York, London, Milan, Berlin, Moscow…

DOLCE & GABBANA MILANO 2017

leblogdemodeItaly at my feet, and before me the world. What fields for my desires! This is the boot located in the Mediterranean and for the mode, you must admit, it is a real luck: it has influenced an incredible number of countries, including France, for its culture, history, language …

This is because a wolf once, have suckled two children that for centuries and centuries they have been singing its power. She is Mars and Venus’s daughter said Horace. Alongside this brilliant civilization, from the Roman Emperors to the Renaissance genius, Dolce and Gabbana presents in its collection the Italian products and the quintessence of Italy: food and fashion.

This speculiar culture we discover through his dresses, the Italian lifestyle as a magical place of rare beauty where we would fell in love at first sight, when the country snaps us. The deep mystery of  Italy is the sophistication of luxury. Continue reading

PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI MILAN

canal-luxeFounded in 1984 by Alberta Ferretti under the Aeffe group, Philosophy stands out in the prêt-à-porter as a synonym of elegance, quality and innovation of the Made in Italy.

Femininity, lightness, and sensuality are the stylistic traits of Philosophy, that in October 2014, celebrated a new era with the appointment of Lorenzo Serafini as Creative Director.
The first collection of Philosophy designed by Lorenzo Serafini debuted during Milan Fashion Week in February of 2015.

A graduate of the Fashion Design program at Naba-Nuova Accademia di belle arti di Milano, Lorenzo Serafini became Creative Director of Philosophy after a long experience that saw him as lead womenswear designer at Roberto Cavalli, to lead designer at D&G, and most recently, at Dolce &Gabbana as their lead womenswear designer.

SIMONE ROCHA LONDON 2017

canalSimone Rocha was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1986. In 2008 she graduated with a BA in Fashion from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin continuing in 2010 to graduate from Fashion MA at Central Saint Martin’s College in London. Simone debuted at London Fashion Week in September 2010.

She has shop-in-shops in Dover Street Market London, New York and Ginza as well as IT Beijing Market. She has worked with Dover Street Market on special installations for seasonal re-openings, anniversaries and collaborations, featuring her signature Perspex furniture and hand-made sculptures.

She has also had window displays in Colette and Le Bon Marche during Paris Fashion Week. In November 2014, she launched her collaboration with US based denim label J Brand. Continue reading

MARY KATRANTZOU LONDON 2017

canalThis is an inspiration of Versace and Lacroix; a mix of African textile and Greece history. Her collection is strongly inspired by the antique Greek. Light, sophicated in a complex fabrication, Mary gives surely her best fashion show.

In the middle of a reproduction of the Colonne de Buren (Place du Palais Royal Paris ), Mary Katrantzou sent her young deities down the runway wearing vase prints, embroidered medusa motifs and classical geometric shapes encased in tulle, with contoured faces straight out of a Greek tragedy, embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Laurel wreaths were transformed into single statement earrings that dangled from or wrapped around the ears. Classical mosaics took the form of geometric collages worn as sweet plastic details. A painting of a divine space age, from the ancient to the futuristic avant-garde. Continue reading

FASHION EAST LONDON 2017

canalFashion East is a pioneering non-profit initiative established by the Old Truman Brewery in 2000 to nurture emerging young designers through the difficult early stages of their career. It receives sponsorship funding from Topshop, TOPMAN and The Greater London Authority.

Each season we offer three womenswear and three menswear designers the opportunity to present a catwalk collection to the international press and buyers attending London Fashion Week. Designers receive a scholarship, free venue and complete catwalk show production, professional catwalk photographs and video.

Designers are also given mentoring, guidance and in-house PR throughout the season from Lulu Kennedy and her team. Designers are selected by Lulu Kennedy and a panel of fashion industry experts. Successes include Richard Nicoll, Holly Fulton, Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland, Gareth Pugh, Marios Schwab, Louise Goldin, Roksanda Ilincic and Meadham Kirchhoff. Continue reading

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ NY 2017

narcosoOne of the foremost American designers during the last two decades, Narciso Rodriguez plays a singular role in global fashion. As Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue has said, “No one but Narciso has ever made a simple line look more stunning.”

In 1996, Rodriguez received international acclaim when he designed the bias-cut sheath wedding dress that his close friend Carolyn Bessette wore when she married John Kennedy, Jr.

On November 4, 2008, Narciso Rodriguez became part of a monumental event in American history. To celebrate her husband Barack Obama’s triumphant victory as the first African American president of The United States, Michelle Obama chose to wear a dress from the designer’s Spring 2009 Collection. Continue reading

TOME AND FAIRY

TOM“We always talk about our woman feeling empowered and strong, and as a young brand you get pushed around a lot through a system that’s very specific about what it wants you to do and how it wants you to do it,”

Based in New York, TOME sees Martin & Lobo’s collective experience expressed in a range that is practical and straightforward clear cut, essential dressing.

Purity is the cornerstone of this ‘every woman’ brand. Form follows function and every piece in the collection is infinitely wearable.

Gispy and burberryan, for exclusive women who want to be chic. Continue reading

INTERPARFUMS PAS DE CARTIER

montblanc-legend1Interparfums reported on Wednesday that its net income is down 7% in the first six months of the fiscal year, at €13 million, due to a €1.8 million tax provision following a tax audit on the 2012/-2015 fiscal years.

The company, specialised in the design and distribution of licensed fragrances, did not provide any explanation about this tax adjustment in its press release. EBIT has actually improved by 1%, up to €21.6 million in the first six months, while operating margin reached 13.3%, compared to 14.6% a year earlier.

In the first six months of 2015, this margin had reached “a remarkably high level, owing to the dollar’s robust appreciation and limited launch costs, in the absence of major marketing initiatives,” stated the group in the press release. Continue reading

LEA SEYDOUX AND VUITTON

leaLéa Seydoux is the official face of Louis Vuitton’s new perfume collection. I feel extremely proud at the thought of representing such a strong symbol of French elegance, an iconic brand whose initials are known all over the world. I deeply admire Nicolas’ work, especially his newness. His incessant search for novelty is also highly impressive“. Léa Seydoux

The campaign — shot in the natural surrounds of South Africa by Patrick Demarchelier — will be launched globally in September 15.

“Louis Vuitton is a house I feel good with, it being French, and me being French … It’s not just fashion,” said Sedoux, in a statement.

“Les Parfums”, the new collection is the first foray into fragrance for the French Maison in nearly a century. It boasts seven women’s scents created by in-house master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. Continue reading

LAGERSHOES

KarlOverland’s licensed footwear businesses include such brands as Paul Smith, G-Star Raw, Frye, Merrell, Wolverine, CAT, Vilebrequin and Bass & Co.

To be manufactured mainly in Italy using premium leathers and other materials, the shoes will feature design details from Karl Lagerfeld’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections.

No word yet if Choupette, Lagerfeld’s pampered pet cat, might figure in the range.

Karl Lagerfeld Group BV markets collections including ready-to-wear for women, men and children, accessories, bags, watches and eyewear, in addition to the casual men’s wear line Lagerfeld and premium fragrances. Continue reading

KENZO THE VISION

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KENZO entrusted the composition of its new fragrance to the exceptional perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. This avant-garde creator does not hesitate to mix… Genres, styles and materials. He takes perfume off the beaten path, shakes the classical dust off of flowers, and dares to go to extremes… This fragrance is an unprecedented blend of peony, jasmine and the sparkling crystals of ambroxan®. An unexpected, astonishing and addictive floral bouquet.

The flask like the eye-catching bottle is crafted in black rubber, pink gold-tone metal and opaline. The gommato cap is inspired by the iconic KENZO Kalifornia bags and the precious accent in pink gold-tone metal evokes the “THE EYE” jewellery collection, while the sandblasted glass texture enhances the beauty of this radical approach by creating an unexpected visual contrast. Continue reading