Next September, LVMH, the Luxury French trunk-maker, launches its fragrance collection. The label’s last perfume dates back to 1946. You can imagine how the new fragrance is eagerly expected.
The man behind the new scents is perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. The LVMH group has alreday worked with him for the brand, Bulgari. As he explained to Madame Figaro magazine in 2012, he was tasked with the mission of “creating the world’s best perfume.” It has taken four years of work to reinterpret Louis Vuitton’s olfactory world. Continue reading
Amanda Wakeley is a luxury lifestyle brand that showcases and reflects the aesthetic of its Founder and Creative Director, Amanda Wakeley. Launched in 1990, the collection founded on Amanda’s distinct, timeless signature and sport-luxe details, includes ready to wear, handbags and leather goods,jewellery and scarves.
Raised in England and educated at Cheltenham Ladies College, Amanda worked in New York before returning to London to launch her eponymous brand with the opening of a studio and boutique in the heart of Chelsea,London. Soon the entirely self-taught designer was a favourite of the world’s most stylish women, including Diana, Princess of Wales, arguably the most famous woman in the world at the time.
In the 2010 New Year Honours, Amanda was appointed an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace Continue reading
Designer Marjan Pejoski’s exploration of urban street culture continued into the darker back alleys of an unspecified dystopia, a place where most other designers would not dare venture.
Celebrating a milestone decade of creating fearlessly, Gareth Pugh triumphantly marked the occasion with his return to London, and to the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Plunging the room into darkness, the show opened with a film projection of a lone woman bathed in eerie red light, the symbol of both love and war, in a film directed by long-time collaborator Ruth Hogben.
The footage showed a lone defiant muse as she coarsely hacked off her long blonde hair then, in another act of liberation, anointed herself smearing the red of Saint George’s cross over her face, arms and chest.
St George’s Cross is a red cross on a white background. The design has been in use since the crusades, and it became associated with Saint George, the “warrior saint” often depicted as a crusader, from the late Middle Ages. The Warrior Gareth Pugh is back Continue reading
The talented British designer is back, and he has chosen a white, minimal environment. At the front row you had Kate Moss and Anna Wintour, two faithful fashionistas, as well as designers like Alber Elbaz (Lanvin) and Christopher Bailey (Burberry). John Galliano presented this Haute couture collection of twenty models in a modern building in central London, with only hundred guests. In fashion, Galliano is like a chameleon. He is a genius.
“PERSONALLY, I like the risk of creating something and making it successful… This is what a creator should be challenging himself to create something that people want to observe and learn more about. It’s not just fashion, it’s also an object that they want to invest in and own, have, look at.” – Marios Schwab (Business of Fashion)
In 2005, Marios Schwab launched his label. He rapidly was applauded by both the press and the buyers.
For the Spring/Summer 2015 his collection marked a decade on the schedule. The opening trench coat, actually box jacket with tone-on-tone pencil skirt. The clean cut and sculpted form apparently came from light cast across architectural landscapes, which accounted for the grays, grit and shots of azure sky. Masculine boxy jackets and city cuts were austere, yet the silhouette was softened with fluid and feminine in movement, particularly with the printed silk scarves and asymmetric hems.
Marios Schwab, your collection Spring/Summer 2015 was at risk but overcome the challenge. Congratulations.
Sibling’s irreverent signature is even made sweeter this Spring/Summer 15 remembering “candy” sweet and bringing joyce on the catwalk. The collection served the 80’s optimism of New York City through the lenses of photographer Amy Arbus.
The spirit of dress and undress, in bed and out-of-bed that resonates deeply in Maripol’s work was keenly felt in the collection. Madge’s legendary “Like A Virgin” wedding dress was heavily referenced in the centre pieces of the collection.
Sibling’s theatrical treatment is unparalleled and, more impressively, the trio — Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCree — achieved high impact purely on the basis of their craftsmanship, proving season after season that resource is better spent on product than ostentatious presentation, especially among emerging brands.