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SURROUNDING BY INSPIRATION

INSPIRATIONFashion designers will certainly agree that the main source behind design is Inspiration. Spiritus means ‘Blow of God’. While being a fashion designer the basic requirement is that you must come up with some exclusive designs that are original in its nature. Inspiration sometimes serves as a magical and mysterious occurrence that helps the designer to blend his inspiration with his creativeness and produces a unique combination from that.

A hard working fashion designer is without any doubt an incredible and prolific artist who is able to create designs out of everything that he can see.

Designers always roam around with a notebook where they jot down the different things that they experience while travelling from one place to another. Read more »

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LENNY NIEMEYER SAO PAULO

LENNYMEUYERBrazilian brand Lenny Niemeyer confirmed the trend with his low-cut one pieces featuring horizontal muticolored stripes in greens, blues and oranges. Rope detailing at the straps added a fun nautical twist to the look. “I create glamorous looks with distinctive elements”, says Lenny. “I design for the independent, chic woman and my suits are meant to highlight their femininity, beauty and charm.”

Lenny Niemeyer arrived in Rio de Janeiro, after moving from her childhood home in Sao Paulo. As she began her search for sophisticated bikinis with the sensual allure of a Carioca, she ended up finding a new talent. Lenny gave up trying to find bikinis that suited her style and took up a new career.

She hired a seamstress and with small amounts of fabric she started to Read more »

A NEW GUEST ILJA

ilja“Ilja Visser Group” is located in the creative centre of Amsterdam, in order to bring all levels of the company under one roof. The main office, design and atelier departments, showroom, brand store, and private client room are all located on the Prinsengracht. This is where her vision, giving women all over the world the opportunity to indulge themselves with beautiful fashion and lifestyle products, is applied.

This vision is put into practice through the mission of creating true, optimal product engagement and innovation in all operations. This is all combined with the development of a strong brand portfolio that will offer a valuable consumer experience and promotes a long-term loyalty. To ensure the values of high standard design and quality of both labels, the finest fabrics are selected, all details of production are meticulously monitored and a close watch is kept on current trends at all times

The supervisory board of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture has just announced the presence of Ilja as new “guest” member to the Paris couture collections calendar of July 2015.

TO BE BITCH ON THE BEACH

BEACHWomen feel very concerned about their look on the beach. Beaches and swimming pools can really be crual for women. Therefore it is very important to make sure that you have a remarkable outfit for good looking on the beach. You have several options ranging from tunics, super sized kaftans and even hot short to skirts. Unfortunately most people do not choose the right outfit they need to stay good looking on the beach.

If you are part of that group, stay with us. We will provide you with the right information to look and stay good while you are on the beach next Summer. Though, it is important that you Read more »

PAULA RAIA SAO PAULO 2016

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São Paulo shows presented a mix of historical and cultural references. It feels timely that local designers are starting to look within Brazil to create an authentic style, and in the front rows there’s a lot of enthusiasm about the fact that the collections aren’t taking their cues from Paris.

Quite different from the breakneck pace of the industry. Interestingly, she chose a proper timing of work and forced to go at your own pace.

With her, time passes slowly. Models wore long off-white dresses differentiated by such unexpected textures as fishnet, ropes, and soft fringe.

Raia, who believes in slow fashion, presents her collection only once a year, during the Spring season.

Maybe Mr Wargnier should take a look at bresilian designers?

FASHION REVAMPS ITSELF

vintageFashion never dies away what goes away definitely comes back after some time. Fashion revamps itself each time by bringing the old classical dresses or designs with a modern and innovative touch. It is also considered as the old wine in new bottle. If you ask the designers they will agree that the design and ideas on which today’s fashion world is working is borrowed from yesteryear’s designs and styles. The vintage clothing and accessories are very much in demand in the modern era. Vintage clothing encompasses a host of eras and time period like the flapper of the 1920s, bohemian of the 1960s, hipster of the 1980s and so on. With its base being so vast there is bound that everyone will have something for them.

Presentation of all these styles uniquely in your dressing sense can only be done through the vintage style. If you want to have something unique and exceptional for yourself then you can opt for this option. There is a misconception among the Read more »

ANIMALE SAO PAULO 2016

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ISABEL MARANT NO ?

isamarrantOn Madison Avenue, a cocktail party, and a dinner at CEO Mark Lee’s home is not something Barneys New York gives to just anyone. Such is the case for Isabel Marant, who was feted with a cocktail party and dinner last week. Of course, the sheer number of women strutting through Barneys’ seventh floor in floaty Marant tops and tight trousers during the party was enough to show that the designer is a sure hit among consumers. “I could have sold my company a hundred times, I could have designed other labels a hundred times, and that’s not what I’m looking for.” Read more »

FRANCE BANS ULTRA-THIN MODELS

modelsLast Friday, French deputies voted to ban ultra-thin catwalk models, despite howls of protest from modelling agencies in the world’s fashion capital. “Anyone whose body mass index… is below a certain level will not be able to work as a catwalk model anymore” according to the amendment voted in the National Assembly lower house of parliament.

Agencies found employing models considered too thin could be liable for a fine of up to 75,000 euros ($85,000) and six months in jail. “The prospect of such a punishment will have the effect of regulating the entire sector,” said Olivier Veran, the deputy proposing the amendment, who said that similar measures had been taken in Spain, Italy and Israel.

Health Minister Marisol Touraine had previously said that young models should “eat well and look after their health”. “This is an important message to young women who see these models as an aesthetic example.” However, the National Union of Modelling Agencies has Read more »

YUKI TORII TOKYO 2015

YUKI TORIITorii starts as fashion designer in 1962. In 1975 she joined Paris-Collection for the first time. In 1976 and 1988 she received the FEC Award. Then in 1985 she opened a Boutique in Paris and published her own book (Kimono, Kimasho). In 1995 she was received the FEC Wadai Award and Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix as well as in 2005, the M.F.G. Special Award.

She was invited to Shanghai Fashion Week in 2008 and 2010. In 2011, she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a fashion designer. The collection-show reached 100th time. and in 2014 she published her own book (YUKI TORII STYLE BOOK).

The brand proposes a style that enables you to live a comfortable daily life that matches the mood of the times. The line enables you to express your individuality even further, with simple and modern as themes. Read more »

PROCTER AND GLOBAL COM

MICHELARATTI4Congratulatios to Michela Ratti who has just been appointed the new Global Director of Communications at Salvatore Ferragamo. She took up the position this month and will be based in Milan.

This position was previously occupied by Andrea Tremolada who, having overseen global communications at Ferragamo for 10 years, left the Tuscan label in September 2014 to become corporate communications director at Roberto Cavalli.

Before 1995, she developped Strategic Communication Platforms for P&G Prestige, the executives and the leading beauty brands from inception to implemention. In 2008 she became global director of communications of P&G’s Beauty division, Prestige, which Read more »

CAMPAIGN KRISTEN FOR CHANEL

KRISTENChanel presents the Spring Summer 2015 Eyewear ad campaign starring Kristen Stewart and shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Look at the images from the ad campaign and the gallery with all the others for the house starring the actress.
The first time she posed for Karl Lagerfeld, she had an uncompromising expression and modelled with nonchalance the looks from the Chanel Métiers d’Art collection presented in Dallas in December 2013. In the campaign images, the actress wears cowboy jackets and boots, coats and fringed bags, full layered skirts and metallic tops with fur sleeves. Read more »

FRANCESCO SMALTO DIED YESTERDAY

smaltojpgThe famous Italian designer, Francesco Smalto died in his sleep in a hotel room in Morocco at the age of 87. He passed away of natural causes at the hotel Mamounia in Marrakech.

Morocco for Smalto was actually a second home. The designer has constantly visited the country for a few decades and even had been the own tailor of king Hassan II. Note that the name of the designer was associated at the glorious history of the fashion house of Francesco Smalto, which he founded in 1962. Read more »

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RED HEADS AND BRUNETTES

REDHAIRRed heads, blondes and brunettes. Who has more fun? Apparently blondes do. And in second position? Red heads are still considered the sexiest.

In my office the other week, during a break, a conversation took place about a recent report that sperm banks no longer want red-headed donors. Apparently, sperm from red-headed donors is in demand in Ireland and to some degree in the United States. Why? People want their children to look like them, and tall of course.

In the best of all possible worlds, all children would be a blessing, and it would not matter what color their hair might be (or how they were conceived). But in the real world, there are all sorts of reasons why parents want their children to look like them physically, including a wish to avoid comments and questions, some of which might be rude Read more »

ADVENT DAREL

darelWe assist to the return of the American funds in Europe. Blomberg has just announced the sale of the French house that produces the Gerard Darel and Pablo brands. It would seem that the American private-equity firm Advent International, the majority shareholder of the French company since 2008, has declared that it was the right time to put it back on the market.

Advent International is looking at taking advantage of Read more »

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YOOX PLAYS RICHEMONT

yooxThe Italian online fashion retailers Yoox and Richemont’s Net-&-porter confirmed merger talks and, thus, creating an industry leader in the fast-growing online fashion market. This merge will enable both companies to fight a fierce competition from the bevy of online fashion retailers that have emerged in recent years, particularly in Asia, and from upmarket department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman which have boosted investments in online trading and services.

Much of the growth in online fashion retail has been driven by buyers in Asia and the United States, hunting Read more »

RUNWAY IN PARIS

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KOMONO

KOMONO1The KOMONO CORE collection is in a class of its own: original accessories that allow you to express your individuality. Authentic designs created to merge the classic and the new, design and fashion, minimalism and colour, accessories and lifestyle.

The most interesting places are often the places in between: the unclaimed territory when you pass from one point to the next. That moment when you’re still carrying your previous destination within you, even though you are already moving on to whatever comes next. This is the essence of a journey: not the starting point but the journey itself. Read more »

VIONNET PARIS 2015

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ERIC TIBUSCH

ERICTIBUSCHThe show started with a slow and majestic long music? Alice in Wonderland Theme ‘Tell me what you wear and I will tell you who you are’ could be the name of the 2015 Spring/Summer Eric Tibusch show. Influenced by China and the 1950’s, the collection is glamour and revealed a feminine and beautiful woman which will make you dream of her and for whom you would like to write and who will make you happy.

I love this blue and silver colour accented by a black necklace as a provocation. I love this deep neckline styke and simply open up the desecration that lets me see the beauty and the promise of a soft and warm night. I love simplicity in sophistication. I love beautiful. I love what is simple. Read more »

VALENTIN YUDASHKIN

VALENTINYudashkin was born on 14 October 1963 in the Moscow region. As a child he loved drawing and was fascinated with clothes and design. During the Soviet era, it was not a very popular interest among boys and Yudashkin risked becoming an outcast. However, he pursued his passion. After graduating from high school, he enrolled in the Moscow Industrial College, majoring in clothes design and makeup. Yudashkin’s parents were not thrilled with his choice of career, but they decided not to put pressure on him. The fact that he was practically the only male in his class did not distress him – he studied hard and graduated with honors.

Yudashkin created his first collection during the Perestroika, when Russia was opening itself up to new ideas. In 1987 some 150 items of the Yudashkin collection were shown in Moscow. They were so Read more »

CHATTY FALL WINTER 2015 PRAGUE

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A CHANEL SUPERMARKET

CHANELSALESjpgThis week the media reported that you could observe long lines formed at Chanel stores in commercial hub Shanghai and shopping mecca Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China due to word spread of deep discounts.

China is widely considered the world’s biggest luxury market as a rising middle class and corrupt officials drive a shopping frenzy, but domestic prices are high due to hefty import taxes and huge retail mark-ups.

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McQUEEN BE BRITISH

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Sarah Burton had clearly floral ideas on her mind when she came up with her collection this season. It was interesting to see that Burton had decided to go back to the “Conciergerie” this season.

Alexander McQueen also once showed his “Supercalifarilistic” collection that famously featured models walking with wolves on the catwalk. It was as if Burton was finally starting to show a different aspect of herself and the house she now leads.

Delivering authentic modern luxury, serenity reintroduces the finest of textiles, and creates the most opulent style of luxury brand. This unique design demonstrates the levels of creativity.

New rules, new ideas and new goals, this is probably the begining of a new start, and we like it.

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GIVENCHY WINTER PARIS 2015

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REBIRTH OF EMMANUEL UNGARO

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Fausto Puglisi militates for the disappearance of the color! My life in white and black. Fausto’s creativity is between shade and light. He showed their variety and diversity in texture. For him, YSL is the re-interpretation of tuxedo.

Puglisi’s work is a study in bold contrasts and reflects both his Italian origins as well as his fascination with every facets of the American culture. Stefano Gabbana has been invited by Puglisi to take part in their retail project “Spiga 2″ which featured a mix of young and unknown international designers.

Women are appearing covered in polka dots on a floor-length skirt.  Although this focus on black and white became what the French call ‘find a style’ was expertly done and gives a fashion face to a brand that had been blanked out.

Puglisi, like Emanuel Ungaro before him, is quintessentially Italian in his unabashed enthusiasm for body-conscious clothes. We love this collection, and we have probably a new St Laurent Designer on the way.

IRIS VAN HERPEN PARIS 2015

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Iris Van Herpen explores the idea of terraforming 3D materials which is the heart of the Iris Van Herpen collection. Close-fitting little black dresses are worn by models perched on platform shoes in 3D. She has worked the pleating effects for the sculptural dresses and ribbed textures for the long tubular dresses. The designer also has also worked on fluid materials for a tunic gathered at the waist.

Iris Van Herpen sets herself apart from the rest of this Paris Fashion Week. She is a unique designer, working, above all, on the figures of women, as a true artist.

This season Van Herpen has developed a dress extremely light, in translucent Polyurethane. Three-dimensionality is imperative in van Herpen’s work, and she continues her research with the creation of a 3D.

The shoes for the collection were made in collaboration with a Japanese shoe designer. They are crafted from laser-cut leather and 3D printed .

Probably, one of the best shows during the Paris Fashion Week.

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