A MEMORABLE PERFUME

MENTHA13The name of the rose is not only the name of a film but also a niche perfume brand. The brand “Dear Rose” is launching another stunning fragrance, called “Mentha Religiosa”.

We were very surprised by its note of peppermint. Dear Rose has successfully created a new olfactory form, just as you expect in terms of “smells” like the painter in “colors”, the musician in “music” that is why it is very difficult to speak of a perfume, because the sense of smell depends on many criteria. Those who have never experienced the magic of a jasmine field in the dawn, they dont really know what a perfume?

We could talk about the notes of pepper and cool head, bergamot, heliotrope and … Continue reading

POST-CARD FROM DUTCH F.WEEK

SaidMahroufFollowing the 24th edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Amsterdam, the Fall/Winter 2016 collections of young and established Dutch designers, Canal-luxe brings to you the finest picks in its exclusive fashion editorial.

Said Mahrouf: Moroccan-born, Said Mahrouf received his master’s degree in fashion design after studying at the Amsterdam Rietveld Academy and Pratt Institute (New York). He initially focussed on site-specific performances and costume design, but over the years his attention shifted towards fashion design.
Said Mahrouf was the artistic director of the Festimode-Casablanca Fashion Week (2008-2012) and the artistic director of the 15th edition of Morocco’s main traditional fashion event, Caftan, which was broadcasted live from Marrakech. Continue reading

WEARING A BIKINI OR NOT

NEWMALLOTSpring has just only almost begun! However it is already time to check for your next glamorous Summer destination if your bikinis are still fashionable and to look at the new bikini collections.

Canal-luxe has selected a series of snapshots from the coolest beach bikinis. Though these bikinis won’t be available soon, there was plenty of sexy swim-spiration. High-waisted two-pieces, cut-outs, metallics, scarf-like prints and sheer cover-ups in animal motifs were all big trends.

We made a selection even if we did not include too many Victoria’s Secret models in our “Top 12” list, it was pretty hard considering that the lingerie label has nabbed some of the world’s hottest women! In fact, the Swanepoel brand retained our attention Our choice went on a bikini looking like a negligé. Continue reading

RAHUL MISHRA PARIS 2016

canalRahul Mishra (born 7 November 1979) is an Indian fashion designer based in Mumbai and Delhi, who won the 2014 International Woolmark Prize at Milan Fashion Week. He is the first Indian designer to win the award.

Known for incorporating traditional Indian textiles, and handmade artisanship to his work, this collection is inspired by the Indian symboles of nature; the flowers that you find in the Indian culture. He modernised his culture and delivered it to us. 

It is the emerging part of the new world: luxe, indian creation emulated by Leconaet Hemant in the past. Here we are changing of world and of territory going from the Extreme Orient to South Asia. Continue reading

THE PRINCE OF FASHION

ChanePrincelPrince, the famous American singer, passed away at 57 year old today. “Sexy Motherfucker” – He was very creative and, to my mind, much more than Mickael Jackson.

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), known by his mononym Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor and has been a major figure in popular music for over three decades.

Prince was renowned as an innovator and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. He was widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. Continue reading

RUMOURS ON KARL’S RETIREMENT

karlYesterday rubbished rumours were sweeping the internet on the retirement of Karl Lagerfeld. Karl Lagerfeld has been the creative director of Chanel  for more than 30 years. He was due to step down following the forthcoming pre-spring/summer show in Cuba but nothing happened in the sun.

In fact Karl Lagerfeld’s retirement is already planned, and rumours on whom will replace him is discussed on internet. Karl is indeed negotiating to stay one more year for a sum of 24 million euros that is why the family is currently considering an alternative.

ROCHAS HÉLÈNE

ROCHAS2During 50 years, Hélène Rochas, nicknamed “the sophisticated panther” by the Amercian press, ran the fashion label and fragrances founded by her husband.

This Grande Dame embodied elegance to the French and was one of the iconic figures of fashion since 1940. Her Haute Couture clothes will be sold at an auction on May 12th, in Paris. With nearly 200 clothes including 80% of creation of Yves Saint Laurent, most of these Haute Couture clothes were the subject of publications and exhibitions, including at the Palais Galliera, the fashion museum of Paris. Continue reading

BLACKOUT TATOO BE WIDELY DISCUSSED

TATOOFor years, tattooing endured the unwanted label of “low-brow art.” This was especially true in Hong Kong, where a casual, cookie-cutter attitude to tattooing was the norm. Our goal is to destroy that perception and provide the same exacting standards from leading studios across the world, giving Hong Kong a world-class option right in our backyard. For Blackout Tatoo the important is to make each tattoo precisely as good as it can be.

To help achieve this, BLACKOUT brings in a constant cycle of visiting world-class talent from across the globe.  The new trend, Blackout Tatto is a very controversy tattoo.
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ONWARD VACUUM MOREAU PARIS

mOREAU1Former Gibo, for some time now renamed Onward Luxury Group, has acquired Paris-Moreau, one of the brands of handbags and luggage of the oldest luxury of France, for an undisclosed amount. The Group continues its diversification strategy, alongside the leather to proprietary brands Jil Sander and those licensed (including Rochas and Michael Kors).

The founder Fedor Shevchenko will continue to work as artistic director for the Parisian fashion house that has a boutique in Paris in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré area and in a number of corners in department stores such as Barneys New York, Isetan Tokyo, Beijing SKP , Shinsegae Seoul. Continue reading

THE ROW X BY OLIVER PEOPLES

XRAYJust in time for summer, The Row X by Oliver Peoples eyewear collaboration ranging from professional daywear to late-night aesthetic, perfect to complete your festival look with a vintage touch. The collection lends itselt to the Olsen sisters’ effortless design sensibility and understated elegance with the Southern California influence of the iconic eyewear brand.

The project was born with the idea of marrying two brands with similar artistic sentiments, creating a storyline around the New York City professional woman and launching a collection based around a female inspiration of vintage iconic styles.

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QATAR BUYS THE FRENCH FASHION WEEK

qatariItalian fashion house Valentino, owned by Qatar’s Mayhoola for Investments, has offered 500 million euros (400.42 million pounds) to buy Balmain.

The French fashion house, led by artistic director Olivier Rousteing, has also received offers from a Chinese group and an American investor.

Created in 1945 by fashion designer Pierre Balmain, the house has grown remarkably under the leadership of Olivier Rousteing, its artistic director since 2011.

At the last Paris Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner modeled for the brand promoted it and was the top model of the common collection with H&M.

The Qatari have a very precise vision. They are looking at acquiring fashion designers to organize their own fashion week in their country. At the end, there will be no more talented fashion designers for the Paris Fashion week. Anyway, who cares? Continue reading

VACARELLO KICKS OUT SLIMANE

AnthonyVaccarelloAnthony Vaccarello succeeds to Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent. Anthony Vaccarello, most recently the creative director of Versus Versace, has been nominated the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent.

Mr. Vaccarello, a 36-year-old Italian-Belgian designer, succeeds to Hedi Slimane, whose long-rumored departure from Yves Saint Laurent, owned by the Paris-based group Kering, was made official on Friday. The president and chief executive of Yves Saint Laurent, stated: “His modern, pure aesthetic is the perfect fit for the maison.”

Mr. Vaccarello founded his own brand, in 2009, but will suspend that line to “devote himself fully to Saint Laurent,” according to a spokesman for the brand. He will be responsible for women’s wear, men’s wear, the couture line revived by Mr. Slimane and the image of the brand.

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HEDI SLIMANE LEAVES ST LAURENT

SLIMANE2Hedi Slimane leaves St Laurent. The Kering group and Hedi Slimane did not come to any agreement on his compensation. He will leave the fashion house before the next fashion shows. The current rumors about his imminent arrival at Scaparelli’s has not been yet confirmed.

Hedi Slimane, born in July 5, 1968, is a French photographer and fashion designer. From 2000 to 2007, he held the position of creative director for Dior Homme (the menswear line of Christian Dior).

In 1996, Pierre Bergé installed Slimane in the position of ready-to-wear director of men’s collections at Yves Saint Laurent and later he became artistic director. Continue reading

PHUNG CHRISTINE LEONARD

ChristinePhungSince Yiqing Yin left his role as Leonard Creative Director at the end of 2015, the role remained empty until now. Following Yin’s departure, Leonard took the time to work alone in his Parisian studio. In May 2016, Leonard began priming stylist Christine Phung to take over as the new Creative Director of the House.

Christine Phung has received several accolades, including winning the Aubusson loves fashion contest last year and recipient of the Andam First Class Collection award in 2013. Continue reading