RUNWAY AIRPORT 2016

HELSINKIAIRPORTHelsinki Airport and Finnair promote creations by top designers at a fashion show at the airport . Helsinki Airport will be transformed into the ultimate fashion catwalk where seven top designers from China, Korea, Japan, the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Finland will present their collections. The Fashion industry tries to find Continue reading

THE QATARI BUYS DIOR!

femmediorThe Qatari investment fund, Mayhoola For Investments, owner of the Italian fashion brand , Valentino, will go public beginning of 2016.

The IPO will make the brand worth 2 million of Euros. The objective is to reach a valorisation of 1 000 million of Euros

In 2012, Mayhoola For Investments bought Valentino 700 million of euros to the Investment Funds Permira. The Qatari fund also controls part of Anya Hindmarch and last April, it announced its intention of buying 30.7% of the Turk distributor of the brands Dolce & Gabbana and Dior.

In 2014, Valentino’s turnover amounted to 664 million of euros and in 2015 it should have intensified its growth. Continue reading

LUXURY THIEVES

RCA17Q126_FV_POLICE.JPGOne of the boutiques of the famous fashion house, located in Central Paris, Chanel was robbed by three men with pump-action shotguns said the French police.

The robbery took place in the chic Avenue Montaigne, the main avenue of luxury stores, which is just off the Champs Elysées.

The staff of the boutique gave a few details about the robbery: we were threatened by guys who penetrated into the boutique to steal Chanel bags and watches. Continue reading

DOWN GRADING HAUTE COUTURE ?

Francesco-ScognamiglioA new wind blows on Haute Couture with the arrival of new small fashion houses that we did not expected to be invited in this very selected parisian calendar.

Brands like J. Mendel, Yuima Nakazato, Francesco Scognamiglio, Iris Van Herpen and more specifically the fashion designer Demna Gvasalia will be present at the next Paris fashion week.

Today we will focus on Francesco Scognamiglio who was born in 1975 in Pompei, the home and beating heart of Neapolitan culture. After graduating from the Naples College of Design in 1998, he opened his first fashion house. A fundamental moment in his career came in 1994, when he met Donatella Versace in Naples with whom he began a friendship and a working relationship that lasted until 1999. His début with his first couture collection was in July 2000 in Rome in the sumptuous halls of palazzo barberini. Continue reading

AS A BREATH OF BLACK MAGIC IN CANNES …

CANALFOURNIERChinese superstar and singer Li Yuchun (aka known as Chris Lee) walked on the red carpet at the Cannes International Film Festival. She was dressed in a spectacular Couture black gown designed by Julien Fournié to watch the latest Steven Spielberg film.

Her appearance was like Black Magic on the red carpet. The overall made of a black leather full length skirt and of a bodice looking like a tuxedo were outstanding and all eyes were on her.

The face end of Li Yuchun is enhanced by a setting very light nude beauty. A simple black line of eyeliner emphasized her delicate cat eyes. His mouth is just illuminated with a glossy texture that gives a little more volume to lips. Continue reading

JONATHAN SAUNDERS AT D

JonathanThe Scottish London designer Jonathan Saunders seemed to be heading for Dior, and after hard negociations and after having closed his eponymous brand, has been chosen to head the fashion label Diane von Furstenberg.

The designer will be in charge of the brand’s global creative direction, replacing Michel Herz. “Jonathan’s passion for colour and prints, his effortless design flair and his ability for making women more beautiful make him the perfect designer to lead the Diane von Furstenberg brand,” said Diane von Furstenberg.

The Scottish designer declares he is “delighted about this new chapter, since the spirit in which the brand was founded remains incredibly relevant nowadays. Diane has a capacity for connecting deeply with women, and I’m very excited to be working with Diane”. Continue reading

THE IMAGINATION GAMERS

SCHOOLKering and The New Parsons School of Design kicked off their fifth annual Empowering Imagination design competition to compete the LVMH Awards.

The competition is a showcase of twelve 2016 graduates of the Parsons BFA Fashion Design program.

On May 17, the finalists will present their 3D collection and portfolio for womenswear, menswear and accessories to a panel of judges. Continue reading

GIVENCHY QUIT LORENZO

GIVENCHYThe president of LVMH Fragrance Brands and president of Parfums Givenchy has announced his exit, effective June 30. The French luxury conglomerate established the LVMH Fragrance Brands division in 2010. Part of LVMH’s perfumes and cosmetics arm, the division includes Givenchy, Kenzo, Emilio Pucci and Fendi.

As CEO, Alain Lorenzo oversaw the sales force of Givenchy, Kenzo, Pucci and Fendi fragrances, working on creative, marketing and communications to support scents produced by these LVMH brands. Mr. Lorenzo has also been Parfums Givenchy’s longstanding president.

Citing personal reasons for his departure, Mr. Lorenzo will remain at LVMH until June 30 when Continue reading

CÉLINE WINTER 2016

CELINECéline is a French ready-to-wear and leather luxury goods brand that has been owned by LVMH group since 1996. It was founded in 1945 by Céline Vipiana.

Since November 2015, the headquarters are located at 16 rue Vivienne in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris at the Hôtel Colbert de Torcy, which has French Historic Monument classification.Marco Gobbetti is the president and the chief executive officer, and the creative director is Phoebe Philo.

In 1945, Céline Vipiana (1915-1997) and her husband, Richard, created one of the first luxury brands in the industry, Céline, a made-to-measure children’s shoe business, and opened a first boutique at 52 rue Malte in Paris. The brand was Continue reading

LITKOVSKAYA TBILISI 2016

1BLilia Litkovskaya was born in Kyiv. Starting from 2006 she has been creating seasonal collections in collaboration with other young designers. In 2009 she launched her own brand LITKOVSKAYA, the first collection of which was presented at the Ukrainian Fashion Week. The same year she received the “Best Womenswear Designer” Award initiated by ELLE Ukraine. In 2010 Litkovskaya received “Best Fashion Show” Award and in 2011 she is called “Best Womenswear Designer” at the Best Fashion Awards 2011 and Best Fashion Awards 2014.

In 2013 LITKOVSKAYA is listed among 200 most promising designers worldwide in Vogue Talents list initiated by Vogue Italy. The same year, the brand started on the international market in opening an independent showroom during the Paris Fashion Week. LITKOVSKAYA collections are currently presented in stores in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Moscow and Kyiv. Continue reading

WHO WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIWANG ?

BazanRodrigo Bazan has stepped down as president of Alexander Wang. The Argentinian-born executive joined the company in its first major growth phase, overseeing the expansion of new product categories and retail markets, including the rollout of 27 stores worldwide. He was the brand’s first appointed president since its launch in 2005. Prior to Alexander Wang, Bazan was based in Paris as the vice president and general manager, Europe, Middle East and India of Marc Jacobs International LLC.

A spokesman for Alexander Wang told the company was thankful for Bazan’s accomplishments and plans to pursue the next steps for its continued business development.

CHANEL CRUISE 2016 CUBA

Communist couture! Havana is transformed into a fashion runway by Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and Gisele as Fidel Castro’s grandson watches from the side Celebrities and fashionistas watched Chanel debut latest inter-seasonal Cruise collection in Havana on Wednesday. Continue reading

DIOR AND LADY DIOR

diorThe Actress Marion Cotillard has recently renewed her contract with Dior for her role as the face of Dior’s iconic handbag in a set of visuals photographed by Peter Lindbergh along the banks of the Seine.

The latest edition of the Lady Dior appears in black leather topstitched with the emblematic cannage motif, with a wide, crystal-embroidered strap.

Another in a metalized version features micro-cannage, giving a contemporary twist to the pattern seen on the Napoleon-III chairs on which Christian Dior himself used to seat his guests at the couture showcases.

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YVONNE S WORLD

YSYvonne Sporre an Iconic figure in the industry who’s career started as a teenager with her first successful Art exhibition at the age of 14. Soon after became a Top Model in the late 70’s and through the 80’s. Worked with some of the most prominent photographers, Serge Lutens, Guy Bourdin, Paolo Roversi and many others. Was featured on every magazine cover worldwide and was the face of Dior, Shiseido for many years.

This brought her naturally to become an editor for all the Vogue magazines and inspired many for her trendsetting stories in the Face magazine. Became quickly a number one stylist and was asked by many houses to become a fashion consultant. Continue reading

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