cartierThere are few men in that world who can say they made and are part of history. The Cartier brothers are certainly two of those men. They have transformed with their design and esthetics the early twentieth century. Besides, Louis Cartier was fascinated by aviators like Alberto Santos-Dumont. Cartier’s latest fragrance “L’Envol” honours those pioneers.

L’Envol de Cartier is a fragrance that was created by perfumer Mathilde Laurent. The idea was to galvanize the spirit and stimulate the soul. As suggested by the name of this perfume, it aims to give sufficient strength to those who wear it to excel and take flight. It is as if the gods themselves had put their magic in the hollow of a glass case. Continue reading


canalluxeThis is the most promising designer in Asia. Here is the brand you should know and we invite you to follow: C+ is a newly-born brand as the outcome of Chaber and C.T.

LIU’s collaboration. It is unique but absorbing, succeeding the naturalism concept of Chaber and modern urban rythm of C.T.LIU.

C+ advocates concise instead of complicated design and maximizes its value to the best. The brand aims to reduce the number of pieces and at the meantime, adds charms, which is the sense why there is a “+” in the brand name “C+” Continue reading



He is so afraid to be bored that he works without break all day long. Interview with the most sharp and creative French fashion designer, Julien Fournié, who combines passion and intelligence in his fashion way of life.

With a licence in biology, he knew the invisible one, then he wanted to see the visible one. It is not astonishing that his field of vision is so acute. In any case, it is my first feeling, it rarely misleads me, and I went from one surprise to another.

I arrived in his workshop, located in the street which formerly sheltered the “Métiers d’Art” in France. We can consider that it is a good start for a fairy tale. Besides the street name, “rue de Paradis” means in english “street of Paradise”. What can expect more? That street, in the past, was also  ‘The garden of catholic nones”. We can almost assert that a divine intervention protects Julien Fournié.

” Creation is vital. It is all my life. When you use the power of creation judiciously, your life becomes easier, because you can see the gift each creation brings to you and especially brings to the others.” Continue reading


yslIn 1957, at the age of 21-year-old Yves Saint Laurent succeeded the late Christian Dior and since his life had been the subject of as much fascination as his legendary designs.

This week, “Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style” opens at the Seattle Art Museum. At a time when the appetite for behind-the-scenes images and tell-all reality shows has become boundless, it’s fitting that there would be renewed interest in a man who was a pop-culture figure during the Sixties zeitgeist.

The designer was one of the first to be recognized for taking inspiration from what is now known as “street style,” and for partying with friends and pop culture icons such as Andy Warhol and Catherine Deneuve — in fact, the designer became a bit of a pop-culture figure himself. Continue reading


per-spookHe was running a fashion house in Paris from 1977 to 1995. He was awarded Aiguille d’Or (The Golden Needle) in 1978, and Dé d’Or (The Golden Thimble) in 1993. Born in Oslo, Norway, 1939, he studied at School of Fine Arts, Oslo, and Esmod Paris.

Arrived in Paris in 1957, he joined house of Dior soon afterwards; and worked as freelancer with Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Féraud before opening his own house, 1977;

Spook clothes were instantly applauded for their new, soft shapes and color. He established a hallmark for well-cut clothes that were elegantly understated but upheld the characteristics of quality, individuality, and wearability. Continue reading


ericLast week, Eric Tibusch has been awarded as the best designer in China. It is the French fashion designer who represents “La France” in China. It is a very strange feeling when you know that Eric Tibusch had never been invited to present his collections in Paris by the Chambre Syndicale of Couture.

We are never prophet in your own country!

However, we are very grateful to Mr. Grumbach, Mr. Wargnier and so on… who refused Eric Tibusch at the Chambre Syndicale – They definitely cannot be considered as visionar.

Eric works with a tycoon of fashion. It would be very difficult now for the Chambre Syndicale to invite him to present in Paris. You are right: keep Kim Kardashian and continue to show interest at real TV stars. If you continue that way, you will soon die. Continue reading


vuittonLVMH has bought 80 percent stake in high-tech luggage maker Rimowa for 640 million euros. The luxury goods is buying the stake from Dieter Morszeck, the grandson of the founder.

Founded in Cologne in 1898, Rimowa is known for making the first aluminium suitcase, which has a recognisable design of parallel grooves. Its more recent products include a suitcase with an electronic tag in it that can communicate to the owner’s mobile phone via Bluetooth technology.

Analysts predict growth in the luxury goods industry will remain subdued in the medium term but high-end travel is expected to continue to grow strongly. Morszeck will keep a stake in the company and serve as co-CEO of Rimowa. Will be very usefull for Nicolas Ghesquière to leave the group. Continue reading


chanelcanalIn 1938, Antonin Artaud described the illusory nature of characters and objects in the theatre as “la réalité virtuelle” in a collection of essays, Le Théâtre et son double.

The English translation of this book, published in 1958 as The Theater and its Double, is the earliest published use of the term “virtual reality”. The term “artificial reality”, coined by Myron Krueger, has been in use since the 1970s. The term “virtual reality” was used in The Judas Mandala, a 1982 science fiction novel by Damien Broderick.

We live in a technical world. We’re plugged in, switched on, and everything that Star Trek (sliding doors) and George Orwell (Big Brother is watching you) predicted has more or less come true. The only thing Karl knows about the virtual world around him is nothing, Choupette is more connected than him. Continue reading


canalluxeA cotton drill denim jacket or coat and flat leather fringing like a bassorilievo. Moving through to the bags, there’s the new way, a rigid vanity case with a metal closure as well as mini bags, which were carried in pairs. All had metal chain straps to add a bold touch to the total look.

A simple catwalk exalted the bold colors chosen by Nadege Vanhee-Cibulski for Hermès.

The mood remained very chic, exemplified by all the prints with an invisibly elegant feel, folded within the pleats of a swishing skirt for example.

Issey Miyake look or style, Nadege find her style in the eyes of Japan.



kim2This morning, at the Pourtales Hotel, Kim Kardashian, star of the real TV, was under arrest by fake cops. Two armed, masked men dressed as police held the celebrity inside her hotel room on Sunday.

It is the second aggression of Kim Kardashian in Paris during the Paris Fashion Week: A blogger tried to kiss her ass when she was arriving at the Givenchy show. She could have also been arrested in the streets of Paris as she was almost naked for the Balmain show.

Kanye West, her husband, stopped the concert in New York for personal reasons. Kim Kadashian flies to Paris ‘very light’ with only ten million of jewelry. Continue reading


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


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…


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


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.