VICTOR & ROLF

CANAL2Since their return to Haute Couture, the designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have presented a pink, plastic and black pebble-esque fabric collection. To add to their list of eccentric couture themes, the duo came up with a blooming flower garden this season. Imagine a gorgeous garden drenched with color from early Spring to the first frost of Autumn. A daydream, you say?

Among the twenty dresses the designers produced, they increasingly added color to a base print of an ink blue flower outline. Those who recall the pairs’ tulle topiary ready-to-wear show could see this couture collection as a high-end extrapolation of that same concept.

Because flowers bloom at varying times of the year, and some plants are annual, dying each Winter, the design of flower gardens take into consideration a sequence of bloom and even of consistent color combinations, through varying seasons.

Dress came embellished with giant stalks of wheat and sometimes veiled in outsized floral lace or whorls of paper flowers. It is fashion Haute couture or not ? Continue reading

BOWIE WONG

bowiewong3At the Peninsula Hotel we sent the famous fashion blogger Dgena who only reorted onto the designer Bowie Wong’s catwalk this year as she is preparing her A level. Two years ago we met Bowie Wong in Paris thanks to Dimitri, the Manager of the magazine L’Official for UK, Australie and New Zealand.

What striked us was the predominant red colour all along the show. Never forget that the color red in China symbolised luck, happiness, marriage, health, celebrity and prosperity as the presented dresses were in red.

For this collection Bowie Wong bet on the volume and for each dress he has used at least three different materials. One of the underskirts of this new collection Spring-Summer 2015 consisted of exactly 3 888 pink floyds in origami. This was really impressing because the work for this collection was of better quality and studied than the precedent one. We like the collection and the designer. There is a real potential and we will carry on to follow him.

Bowie Wong was born in Hong Kong, China in 1969. As the son of a Chinese opera singer, Continue reading

KERING : WELCOME TO GUESS

GUCCIGucci, owned by French luxury goods group Kering SA , has suited to Court the Italien label Guess and has accused the trademark Guess of selling products such as wallets and belts which copied or mimicked its own designs.

The Court of Paris has rejected Gucci’s claims, finding no trademark infringement or unfair competition said Guess in a statement on Monday.

GUCCI has then stated that it will “certainly and immediately bring an appeal against the decision”.

The battle – which has already been fought in Italian and American courts – came to a close in Paris on Friday, with the court ruling that no trademark violation, no counterfeiting and no unfair competition had occurred. Gucci had requested Continue reading

RALPH & RUSSO

Ralph and Russo Couture Spring Summer 2015 ParisImmortalised in Botticelli’s Primavera and Poussin ‘s Realm of Flora, the Goddess of Spring is celebrated by Ralph & Russo in a magistic collection that  symbolises nature’s regenerative powers. For Spring/Summer 2015, the Ralph & Russo woman is an exultant deity, whose gifts lend themselves to delight.

Ralph & Russo enlist floral metamorphic myths as allegories of this collection. Alluring and fertile, the flower thematizes Haute Couture as its most abundant.

The collection also alludes to balletic exuberance. Sheaths of organza caress the body tenderly, and voluminous cloud-like gazar contrasts with fluid chiffons. Nyctinastic capes in jet balck and midnight blue cocoon the body, fending off the night’s nectar thieves. Continue reading

ATELIER GUSTAVO LINS

Atelier Gustavolins Couture Spring Summer 2015 Paris
Gustavo Lins’ Haute Couture collection titled “Amazon.” Lins comes from architecture, having veered away from this early passion in favor of design, and his obsession with structure has formed his entire body of work. He opens a stunning new shop in the heart of Paris, not far from his atelier.

From this new collection emanates aa profound simplicity thanks to these uncluttered silhouettes cut from the noblest materials: cashmere, silk, leathers. But in letting go, the designer has perhaps struck alchemical gold in the form of a collection that recalls traditional couture, with a deep sense of timelessness.

To note that the management of the French Fashion Federation was seated on the 3rd row !!! It reminds us that last year at the “On Aura Tout Vu” show, they also were at the third row and this year they have been fired.

Unless Mr Wargnier he is looking for a new architect for his new house?

FABULOUS MARNI

MARNI2015Launched in 1994, Marni is a luxury brand favored by a discerning coterie of international women who are curious and sophisticated: not necessarily fashion-driven, but with a strong identity and a personal vision. The Marni woman is hard to pinpoint. Elusive and arty, she likes to play with forms, prints, textures and colors. Marni is in fact, essentially, a mindset: slightly out of the schemes and subtly subversive. It’s a quirky, unpredictable visual language: graphic, rigorous. Consuelo Castiglioni is the author.

The Swiss-born designer conveys her personal sense of elegance and experimental approach to materials and colors, her unique flair for mixing prints and shapes in collections that are at once irreverent and emotional, with an eclectic yet coherent Continue reading