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.

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

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

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

VOROZHBYT & ZEMSKOVA KIEV 2017

Tetyana Zemskova and Olena Vorozhbyt are among the leading designers of Ukraine. The style of their tandem is faultlessly recognizable at Ukrainian Fashion Show. It is built on contrasts: intellectuality and severity with a keen sense of humor.

There is a preciseness of the silhouettes and patterns, with love to details and little parts. Classic textiles with newfangled fashions. They work with contrasts of colors and tones, heat and chillness, risk and official styles, trying to combine uncombined. Since 1997 designers are working under their own brand «V&Z».

By this time they began to show two every year season collections within Ukrainian Fashion Week. They are not just participants of the most sounding fashion festivals in Europe, but also act as judges of national competitions. Their clients are the elite of Ukrainian society. Continue reading

IVANKA TRUMP MADE IN CHINA

Throughout his presidential campaign, one of the biggest platforms that Donald Trump ran on was, according to his website, his opposition to American companies that manufacture their products overseas. However, as his opponents quickly pointed out during election season, both Donald and Ivanka’s clothing lines are made in countries like Bangladesh and China.

Since Donald’s own eponymous apparel line essentially folded, the focus is now on his daughter Ivanka’s manufacturing practices. The New York Times reports that several products from Ivanka’s line are produced overseas. In fact, in 2016 alone, there were at least 193 shipments of imported goods for Ivanka Trump brands, according to a review the paper commissioned from trade database ImportGenius. A review of tags and financial documents from G-III Apparel Group revealed that Ivanka’s dresses and blouses are made in China, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Continue reading

EXIT RICCARDO TISCI

The French couture house confirmed his departure exclusively to our magazine, noting that his last collections were fall men’s wear and fall couture, which were paraded together at the National Library of France in Paris on Jan. 20.

Sources described the parting as mutual and amicable, the separation effective Jan. 31 following the expiration of his latest employment agreement. Tisci’s departure is sure to intensify speculation he is heading to Versace.

Braking the news on Jan. 19 that the Milan-based house has been chasing Tisci, who has long expressed his admiration for the work of the late Gianni Versace and cultivated a close friendship with his sister Donatella, whom he invited to pose in a Givenchy ad campaign in 2015.

In light of Tisci’s departure, Givenchy will not stage a runway show on March 5 during Paris Fashion Week. It is understood the fall women’s collection will be designed by the studio and sold to retailers in Givenchy’s Paris showroom as usual. Continue reading

TONY WARD OUTDATED

Stuck in history. Tony Ward presented his spring-summer collection 2017 during Paris fashion week at the Orotoire du Louvre offering to his guest a mystic and romantic experience. The spirit of this collection was influenced by a story dating the Byzantine period. Ward tried to evoke a moment in history where clothes were very rich in colors and heavy decorated, using quality fabrics with vivid colors embroided with precious stones, crystals and floral laces.

Even thought this collection has a concept and it was well realized we must say that it is a little bit out dated. It is nice to reconnect with tradition and history. However, Ward could have gone further in his design to make it more contemporary by pushing the concept in a more recent vision. It is true that Ward is known for his timeless design which provides a classical image and it is clear that there is a quality of embroideries and fabrics but it is hard to imagine that a young lady or even a sophisticated and a modern woman of today would identify herself with this style. Continue reading

STEPHANE ROLLAND COUTURE 2017

Less is more? Stephane Rolland presented his collection spring-summer 2017 at Xinhua Gallery in the 8th district during Paris Fashion week.

Rolland provided to his guests the experience of a very minimalistic architectural space with the dresses exposed like sculptures in a podium, an idea which fits well with the concept of his design.

Stephane Rolland is well known for the pure style, minimalist approach and sculptural organic shapes in his couture. We must say this collection, even though it is not very different from what we have seen before from Rolland, it is still very pleasant to watch in terms of esthetics. This time some of the dresses gave an image of a princess-like dress. It gives a vision of a modern eastern princess coming out from a fairytale. Continue reading