Imagine an universe of artistic possibilities full of silk and music, where you can enjoy musical evenings and even become DJ… Yes, I am talking about the Hermès Silk Mix Pop Up store that opened in Zurich the 26th October and will last until November 3rd. I was invited to the press presentation and VIP cocktail held on the 25th October at the Nadja Brykina Gallery.
It’s totally inspired by a record shop where silk square scarfs for men illustrate disc’s sleeves and ties dress the tapes. Each disc is associated to a soundtrack’s extract of the fashion shows from the last eight years. During the event, I had the pleasure to meet and discuss with Christophe Goineau, men’s silk Creative Director. Continue reading
Franck Sorbier’s fashion shows are always a exceptional and magic moment. In 2013, the poet, Franck Sorbier, has choosen to reinterpret the tale of “Peau d’Ane”. There is some Magic in the Telling … “Discovering the Dreamer of Franck Sorbier”.
Haute Couture is a land that imagination forgot. Many will speak of it as legend or as fantasy or even as mythology. And that is perfectly fine. We have no objection. However, Haute Couture is a real fact of life.
And, as you cross the Bridge of Belief, as you imagine yourself lifting out of the logic and out of the reason of the consensus reality, moving beyond time and space and beyond time-space, you can find that that land is and has been forgotten by the imagination. Continue reading
London which was known as the “little sister” of the big four fashion capitals is now seen as one of the most creating capital as well as nurturing sucessful global fashion brand such as Anya Hindmarch, Burberry Prorsum, Hunter Original, Paul Smith, Pringle of Scotland, and Topshop Unique showed alongside future global starlets such as Simone Rocha, Mary Katrantzou, Holly Fulton, Peter Pilotto and Gareth Pugh in a range of venues across the capital. Continue reading
In the 20’s, the Marinière or nautical style originally became popular thanks to Coco Chanel who turned it into a true fashion style shortly after, when she teamed the famous striped top with men’s pants or pants-and-blazer suits. Again in 1956, the fresh, playful and sensuous actress, Brigitte Bardot was wearing a stripped T-shirt on the set of Naughty Girl by Michel Boisrond.
In 1962, we see the same top on the silver screen in Jules and Jim by François Truffaut, as worn by Jeanne Moreau. From its initial popularity to that moment, lots of celebrities had embraced nautical style. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Birkin,Edie Sedgwick and Marilyn Monroe.But let’s focus on present time. This timeless trend is much loved also by today’s celebs who interpret it every time according to new trends and to their individual style. Continue reading
This morning I was having a coffee in the café around the corner ‘Les deux Magots’ Paris downtown when I saw the French blogueuse Dgena passing her way. She saw me but she wanted to take the French leave. It was too late !
“Hello Dgena, What are you doing here? She then told me that there would be soon an event on the best contemporary jewellery designer exhibition “made in France” at the “Palais de l’Industrie” located Place St-Germain des Près from 13th to 16th November and that is the reason why she was around. But I will come at the prefall on the 12 November.”
Rings, brooches, bracelets, earings, necklaces… may be considered as Continue reading
At 71 years old it seems as if Yohji has just discovered the women body. Till now his colletions were always made of loose clothing. Was it due to his shiness which would disappear with the age?
Anyway, this time the collection is sexy and glamour. We loved this undressed sensuality of silks against skin. The Musée de l’Orangerie was made for an intimate setting in which his women just glided past to the sound of tango.
After the show, Yamamoto said “I challenged what is sexy for me”. It isn’t the first time he’s done so recently, but it is the first where his entire collection revolved around such displays of Continue reading
Today is a very specific moment. Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture starts and you can find the whole schedule of Paris Fall-Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture. Nothing is ever more characteristic in the world of fashion, and more specifically int Haute Couture.
It is not difficult to define the worst and the best aspects of Haute Couture. In fact, it is easily summed up in one word: perfection. The Perfection is the word I love the most as it is so easy to write an article when the collection is fabulous. However it is so difficult to write an article when the presentation is ugly.
Creating and delivering this level of high quality require inexhaustible energy. Paradoxically, it is to this ideal Continue reading
Since last year LVMH has become one of the main shareholders of the virtuoso shoemaker who has presented several innovative models to his male clientele, for whom he has been designing since 2013. It is only the third menswear collection for Maria Luisa’s darling, following a mini-capsule presented in January 2013.
“My male client is the best friend or the boyfriend of my female client!” joked Kirkwood on Monday, June 16 during his London men presentation. “I wanted to reinterpret the classic derby Continue reading