KARLOVSKI COLLECTION

Karl shared the first images of his new jewellery collection with Swarovski. The collection is divided into three groups: Ikonic, with a rock-chic aesthetic; Klassic Karl, inspired by Lagerfeld’s famous cat Choupette; and Essentials, made up of classic key pieces.

Items include personalized charms, ear jackets, pearls, chains and studs encrusted with Swarovski crystals, finished with gold plating, rose gold plating and rhodium plating.

The collection will be launched in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US this fall, with retail prices ranging from €50 to €250.

AMAZON TOKYO FASHION WEEK

At Amazon Tokyo Fashion Week, more than 50 designers presented their creations at the Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collections.

Colorful embroidery, creative batik designs and fearless facial jewelry brightened the catwalks where Asian designers presented their collections.

Traditional Indonesian batik material – which applies wax-resistant dyeing to the cloth was the highlight of designer Michelle Tjokrosaputro’s collection, where it featured in vibrant jacket and skirt combinations as well as dresses.

Thai designer Linda Charoenlab added edgy motifs to colorful tartan outfits and complemented the looks with facial jewelry that dangled from models’ ears to their mouths.

SAINT LAURENT BY VACCA HELLO

February 28th, rue de Bellechasse, Winter 2017 by Anthony Vaccarello directed by nathalie canguilhem soundtrack by sebastian. This is the new vision on St Laurent underband, or something like that. Blue, blue and blue. Coke excluded.

Yves Saint Laurent is of course one of those houses where everyone has an opinion and no two are alike. It would be impossible to ever reach a consensus on what it should, could, needs to be; everyone is a yay-sayer, or a naysayer, just depends on who you ask, that is Fashion. Continue reading

BULGARI THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENTS

Last Friday, Carlo Calenda, Minister of Economic Development inaugurated the new Bulgari manufacturing plant and offices in Valenza, the historic jewelry hub located between Milan, Turin and Genoa. The Minister of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda stated that “International investments do help Made in Italy”.

When Bulgari was acquired by LVMH in 2011, Italian media worried about a possible decamping of talent and creativity outside the country. However last year Italy registered “record exports” of 417 billion euros, or $459 billion at average exchange, which were “drivers of development, showing what Italian and international entrepreneurs can do.” Continue reading

ISSEY MIYAKE IN MILANO

Issey Miyake has inaugurated yesterday its first Italian flagship. Located in Milan on Via Bagutta, the 5,381-square-foot store is the first commercial space to open in 19th century Palazzo Reina, which was recently restored by a real estate firm.

“It’s exciting to see the synergy creating between the historic building and the Issey Miyake collections,” said Issey Miyake designer Yoshiyuki Miyamae, who highlighted that the Milanese flagship carries seven of the company’s lines, including the Issey Miyake label for both men’s and women’s, as well as Pleats Please Issey Miyake and Bao Bao Issey Miyake. “It’s a wide offering and it will be fun to see how customers will mix the different labels.” Continue reading

BALENCIAGA

Lionel Vermeil is back at Balenciaga, as director of communication and image, effective Tuesday. He continues as director of fashion and luxury intelligence at Kering, Balenciaga’s parent, a role he’s held since September 2014.

Vermeil had been director of communications at Balenciaga between 2007 and 2014. In his expanded role, he is to define the communication strategy and image in concert with Balenciaga’s artistic director Demna Gvasalia.

He reports to Balenciaga chief executive Cédric Charbit and joins the house’s executive committee.

The top communications job has been vacant since mid-2015 when Demetria White rejoined Nike as senior director of global communications. Continue reading

AT THE CULTURAL CROSSROADS IN FRANCE

Catherine Le Yaouanc, General Manager, Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

I have now been at the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 24 years. I was recruited as an Administrative Assistant and being alone, I learned the ropes quickly, soon becoming General Manager.

My counterparts, who at the time were all men, quickly trusted me, and as a young woman, it was a pleasure to be in command of such an institution, and at the same time lead a business, participate in its development, have the pleasure of creating, exchanging, learning and helping enterprises. Most of all, I was lucky to work between two countries and two cultures that are so different, yet so close – especially since, at the time, the chamber was in great financial difficulties and everything had to be created and re-created. Continue reading

JUNKO SHIMADA 伎 IN FASHION

In transit at the Palais de Tokyo today, Junko Shimada literally delivers a collection picked up from her suspended garden between Paris and Tokyo.

Lover of joyful contrasts Junko Shimada makes everything rhyme, day and night, long and short, hot and cold, matte and shiny. Enjoying the delightful shifts, she brings together the cool and the chic, the city and the countryside, the simple and the rich …

Perfecto suits, impeccable overcoats, pencil skirts in woolen cloth stripes, marine sneakers exacer- bated by sinuous pythons. Pristine crepe blouses and dresses with black pleated ridges. Continue reading

CHANEL 2017

This season, Karl Lagerfeld chose to celebrate the French spationaut Thomas Pesquet and invited his guests to take board on the International Space Station. “Fly me to the moon in other Chanel World”

Staged in Grand Palais, the Chanel version of Apollo even appeared to take off at the finale – as booster rockets lifted the 30-meter high structure off the ground, as the rocket retracted into itself.

Karl Lagerfeld stated that “It’s in the spirit of times. Chanel joining a Frenchman in outer space. Besides it’s bound to be better than what we are experiencing down here,”

The runway was amazing as Lagerfeld injected a hipster technological edge into lots of the house’s classics. From the legendary four-pocket suit reimagined in stars-at-night shiny anthracite wool to the sleek super-heroine cocktails finished with mini capes, or coal-black galactic warrior sheathes done with white ruffles – like the Catherine de Medici style much admired by Gabrielle. Continue reading

LA MODE AIME PARIS

Paris Fashion Week starts on Tuesday and ends the marathon of the ready-to-wear Winter-Fall collections 2018. This season seems to be less intense than the previous session of September which had seen a wave of new artistic directions.

Paris Fashion Week expects 5000 visitors, 83 catwalks vs 91 last September and 1 500 foreign journalists which is less than 20 years ago. The collections of ready-to-wear will last 8 days instead of 9, an average of 12 catwalks per day. We will certainly be exhausted by the end.

The big names of the parisian fashion houses will be present except Givenchy which decided not to present a collection further to the departure of Riccardo Tisci. Emanuel Ungaro house has also cancelled the presentation because of a problem of producer. Continue reading

GRINKO MILAN FASHION WEEK

The brand Grinko was born from the imagination of the visionary designer AngloRussian Sergei Grinko, by the imaginative spirit, innovative and evocative of its international life experiences.

After his studies in eastern Russia, Grinko graduated from the prestigious Central St. Martins and began his career at Thierry Mugler and continues his career between London and Dubai.

In the Middle East he develops a great inclination for couture that allows him to get closer to the local nobility of the Gulf and the Jordanian royal family, in the person of Her Majesty Queen Rania for whom he prepares the precious cloak worn during the coronation day and donated by Sheikh Al Maktum (UAE).

In 2008, after meeting with the lawyer and business partner Filippo Cocchetti, the brand Grinko is established in Italy. Continue reading

ON AURA TOUT VU AND PERRY

For her latest clip “Chained to the Rhythm”, Katy Perry has requested the “Savoir Faire “of the French couture house ON AURA TOUT VU  by wearing the tailor-made main look.  A set composed by a pleated dress with a silver collar and a white resin bustier. This futuristic retro Pin-up look was created in the Parisian atelier of the house ON AURA TOUT VU in Paris.

The Queen of Pop, Katy Perry has just unveiled her new single. In a perfect world named “Oblivia” The American pop singer makes us make a roller coaster in a acidulated universe that mixes 50’s and surrealism while remaining faithful to her image. ON AURA TOUT VU is proud to have contributed to this music video project and admires the talent of  Katy Perry and her commitment . Continue reading

DAVID KOMA LONDON 2017

David Koma is a 29 year old georgian born, london based fashion designer who has become synonymous with the ultra body contouring silhouette. creating sculptural statement dresses inspired by the feminine form, it is this design element that has projected the young designer onto the international stage.

After studying fine art in st petersburg and showing his first collection at the age of 15, koma moved to london in 2003 to take up a place at the prestigious central st martins college of art and design.
It was here that he channelled his love of fashion and honed his design skills to create his signature look. he completed his ba in fashion design and graduated with a distinction in ma fashion in april 2009 under the mentorship of the late professor louise wilson, obe. Continue reading

KYLIE COPYKAR DASHIAN

Kylie Jenner just dropped her newest selection of merch, featuring flame-printed sweats, “thick” branded items, and the like. She showed off her latest products with the help of friends like Jordyn Woods and Heather Sanders on Instagram, and she reported new pop-up shops that will sell her heavily-anticipated merch. With her latest merch launch, though, she has been accused of copying the designs of another retailer specifically the look of her flame tracksuit.

The brand Cake Asia offers nearly identical sweats, and has been for sometimes, as several Instagram commenters pointed out.

Kylie is no stranger to copyright infringement claims. In the past, Kylie was called out for allegedly ripping off an indie makeup artist’s work for her holiday campaign. Continue reading

MARC VON MENESGUEN

Diane von Furstenberg confirmed Monday the appointment of Marc Menesguen as co-chairman of the company. Before joining DVF Marc Menesguen worked for L’Oréal where he finished as President of Consumer Products Division. Menesguen effectively worked over 30 years at L’Oréal and held numerous positions at the company, including Managing Director of Strategic Marketing Department at L’Oreal Australia, at L’Oréal Canada and L’Oréal India in 2005. He also served as President of L’Oréal Luxury Products, and EVP of Strategic Marketing Department.

The appointment follows several changes at DVF including a new look and logo. The fashion label unveiled a new logo to coincide with the launch of its first collection under Jonathan Saunders, who was named Creative Director in May 2016. In addition, former CEO Paolo Riva stepped down from the company in November after less than two years with the company. Continue reading

CAROLINA HERRERA WINTER 2017 N.Y.

“I don’t have a problem dressing the first lady of this country, whoever she is,” Herrera told Reuters.

At the Fall 2017 collection, fashion designer Carolina Herrera is used to dress first ladies ranging from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Michelle Obama.

She carried on stating: “I think it’s out of respect for the United States.”

Besides she made first daughter Ivanka Trump’s inaugural ball gown, and on Monday said she would happily dress the U.S. first lady.

Since Trump election, the fashion world has been divided on the issue after some couturiers including Tom Ford and Sophie Theallet expressed they would not work with Trump family.
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VICTORIA BECKHAM NEW YORK 2017

Fashion editors, buyers and fans braved heavy rain and a freezing New York morning for one thing only: a fall/winter 2017 collection of classic, wearable clothes. There was a British feel with heritage fabrics and a color palette inspired by a gentleman’s club oxblood, navy and black mixed with more feminine rose-beige, powder blue and lipstick red. Continue reading