sonia3She died the same day as Friedrich Nietzsche, the 25 August, a coincidence? Certainly not for the intellectuals of Fashion. The French designer who revolutionized the face of fashion with her never-seen-before knitwear designs. whether cropped or long, tight or fluid, colorful or striped, the audacious pieces quickly became the house’s staple, seducing people like Audrey Hepburn, Sylvie Vartan and Françoise Hardy.

Sonia Rykiel was a muse chic but not bourgeois, a Parisien by essence, smoking a cigarette on the terrace of a chic Parisian café in Saint-Germain-des-Près. Sonia Rykiel incarnated liberation and individualism in female fashion, inspired by punk spirit of May 68. Continue reading


africaIn the Omo Valley of southern Ethiopia, the Surma and Mursi people don’t have glue guns, sewing machines, sequins or Sharpies to accessorise with. Inspired by the tools and textiles provided by nature alone, these ancient African tribes manage to create their own unique fashion that could easily rival and certainly influence the avant garde looks of Haute Couture Fashion Weeks around the world.

This most unique and remote tribal people in the world were captured by German-born artist Hans Silvester. Born in 1938, with an impressive career behind him, Hans has documented everything from the ravages of deforestation in the Amazon to the lives of women in the Great Indian Desert.

For his most recent work featuring the Surma and Mursi people, the photographer immersed himself into daily tribal life to chronicle and “save…as much as possible of this truly living art.”

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khanEMMANUELLE KHANH celebrates her return in the Ready-to-wear for women and signs an audacious collection of glasses.

This year, the maison EMMANUELLE KHANH opens a new chapter with the relaunching of the stitch to celebrate its return in the ready-to-wear for women.

Faithful to her influences and thanks to this wave or renewal, EMMANUELLE KHANH also reinvents her timeless collection of glasses. For this season, the house has captured the very essence of an historic spirit and mixed it with fresh visions and modern techniques. It is exclusively at the SILMO 2016 in Paris that the maison will reveal its new models.

EMMANUELLE KHANH is the partner of the festival “Les Rencontres de la Photographie” which is presenting many talents from all around the world. The eye of the photographer Louis Philippe de Gagoue is catching the Continue reading


lacroixFor his first collaboration with Roche Bobois, the creative director of Christian Lacroix Maison, Sacha Walckhoff, has designed a series of furniture items.

The collection focuses on high-quality materials such as lacquered wood and shimmering brass. It features several pieces for the living room, including a beechwood chair with legs half-finished in brass, matched with black and white striped upholstery. It’s also available in black and fuchsia, red and black or blue and black. Continue reading


WWAre you looking for a way to get back to the good old days in one way or another? This classic hippy van is a way to do it without compromising your values over the things that are important to you. Most people understand that gas guzzlers are a thing of the past, but not everyone is ready to flow into the confined market of electric cars because there is not enough personalization to enjoy it. Now, Volkswagen is introducing a brand new model of its beloved hippy van and enjoy all of the benefits that come from enjoying a modern vehicle.

The exciting part of this van is that it maintains the authenticity of the hippy van that we all love and cherish while making sure that it has all of our modern needs in terms of fuel/power as well as things like AC and a powerful engine that will take you all over the world with no carbon footprint to speak of. Continue reading


yslA new era has officially started for the French luxury house Saint Laurent. By Anthony Vaccarello’s first campaign composed of a serie of fifteen new faces, shot by the American artist Collier Schorr, the brand unveiled 4 videos, directed by Nathalie Canguilhem, illustrating those black & white portraits of individuals and couples.


RAFRaf Simons is relief. He has just been appointed as new creativ director of Calvin Klein and will start on August 2: strange, the date of birth of Jorge Rafaél Videla.

Anyway, the Calvin Klein-Raf Simons thriller finally has an ending. After months of rumors and waiting, the Belgian designer will enter the U.S. company headquartered on 7th Avenue in New York.

Calvin Klein is undergoing a big transformation and will receive a troop of new designers to replace the old team, which was abruptly dismissed just a few days before the arrival of Raf Simons as he wants to revamp the brand. Continue reading


iiorRihanna has collaborated with Dior on a new sunglassess collection, simply entitled, Rihanna. The singer, who is already a brand ambassador for the French fashion house, has already been spotted sporting a pair from the futuristic-inspired collection which she promptly shared on her Instagram account this week.

You’re going to need to save your pennies to be able to afford the Dior shades from the singer. Continue reading


RUMEURtWill Nicolas Ghesquière leave LVMH group ? After the rumor-mill made a buzz claiming that Nicolas Ghesquière has been chosen to be the new Creative Director of St Laurent ?

Which are the true rumors in the fashion industry? It is said that the French Couture Federation will have a new President next year. Among other rumors it seems that Adeline André will retire in 2018. It is also said that Hermès will be acquired by a French luxury group.

According to the Paris City Hall, Rue St Honoré will be transformed in a pedestrian way to enable rich tourists to do shopping quietly. The only car which will be authorized to circulate rue du Faubourg St-Honoré will be the Rolls Phantom of Karl Lagerfeld. Continue reading


canalkomaWho is David Komas ?  David Koma (stylized as DΛVID KOMΛ) is a Georgian fashion designer based in London. He graduated in 2009 with a distinction in MA Fashion from Central Saint Martins School after studying and completing his BA in Fashion Womenswear in 2007.

He showcased his first collection at the age of 15 after studying Fine Art in Saint Petersburg. He, for his SS11 collection at London Fashion Week, received a BFC Newgen Catwalk sponsorship. Then Koma was the Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s Merit Award winner 2009.

In December 2013, House of Thierry Mugler announced that David Koma is the new artistic director. He replaced Nicola Formichetti. See the resort collection of Koma in 2017.


acquaHeaded by Interparfums, Rochas has just announced that Alessandro Dell’Acqua, who joined Rochas in 2013, will remain the artistic director of women’s fashion for the luxury womenswear brand. He previously worked for Italien labels such as Brioni, Malo and La Perla.

Alessandro Dell’Acqua launched his eponym brand in 1996, which became N21 in 2010 after loosing the operating rights to his name.

In 2015, Interparfums bought Rochas for 102 millions euros from Procter & Gamble. The specialists in the development and distribution of Continue reading


WEARENICEToday, every independent Journalist is aware of the danger it may encounters because freedom and democracy are threatened. Today’s tragedy reminds us that even in Nice as everywhere in the world we are in danger.

We express our indignation and our solidarity with people of ‘Nice’ on the French Riviera. We raise our voice, even if it is broken. In solidarity, we will not publish today.



bonbon2The Dutch fashion designer duo has unveiled a new addition to its “Bonbon” fragrance line, with a “haute couture” inspired reinterpretation of the Viktor & Rolf scent. The Eau de Parfum is due out in August 2016.

Two years after launching its gourmand fragrance, “Bonbon,” Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf have reinterpreted the scent — as well as its bottle — in a haute couture version.

Between elegance and glamour, “Bonbon Couture” is directly inspired by the label’s haute couture creations, which generally bear the brand’s iconic bow — a Viktor & Rolf signature. It’s therefore no surprise to see the scent revisit the bow with new proportions. Continue reading


GraziaChiuri2Dior has confirmed, what we announced a few weeks ago, the appointment of Maria Grazia Chiuri as the new creative director for Dior.

To have the creative eyes of a woman at Dior’s is vital” said Sydney Toledano. “We talked a lot about women today, and how women will change the world. She really has a fantastic understanding and an international experience.”

Starting next week, Chiuri will run women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessory collections. Her first collection with the French label will be launched in Spring 2017 ready-to-wear, which is set to show on September 30. Her first couture collection with Dior will be in January, kicking off the brand’s 70th anniversary. Continue reading