ADVENT DAREL

darelWe assist to the return of the American funds in Europe. Blomberg has just announced the sale of the French house that produces the Gerard Darel and Pablo brands. It would seem that the American private-equity firm Advent International, the majority shareholder of the French company since 2008, has declared that it was the right time to put it back on the market.

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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

JIMMY CHOO’ES MAKER

jimmy3Jimmy Choo was founded in 1990s by a Malaysian bespoke shoemaker and the British designer Tamara Mellon. Since its creation, the firm was sold to several private equity firms before JAB bought it for more than £500m in 2011.

Today, only Choo’s niece Sandra Choi remains in the compnay as the brand’s creative director. According to Jimmy Choo’s advisers the brand has strong growth prospects. That is the reason why

Jimmy Choo is trying to attract investors to expand on the Asian Market. Jimmy Choo’s shoes very famous thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in Sexand the City, sell for between £300 and £600 a pair. Continue reading

HERMES DARES NADEGE VANHEE

nadegeNadège Vanhee is 36 years old. Famous both for her discretion, her talent and her efficiency, she seems to be the right person for that job.

She has been the Artistic designer for The Row, a label created by the Olsen Sisters. She worked as senior designer with Phebee Philo at Celine’s. Graduated in 2003 from the Antwerp Academy, she started her career at the famous belgian luggage brandname Delvaux and then at Martin Margiela’s in Paris.

Though the rumors no parties has confirmed her nomination but from our sources we know that it would be her.

CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE LEAVES HERMES

HERMES1French designer Christophe Lemaire will leave Hermès after presenting his final collection for Spring/Summer 2015 during Paris Fashion Week in October.

The designer joined Hermès as the artistic director of the women’s ready-to-wear in 2010 following Jean Paul Gaultier’s departure and has now decided to dedicate himself fully to his own label which has seen significance growth of late.

“Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level. I am proud of what we have built together” Lemaire shared today.

According to Axel Dumas, CEO of Hermès, the designer led Continue reading

EYMERIC FRANCOIS

FRANCOISCANAL1For a few years ago Eymeric Francois has not been able to present any Fashion Shows, as he had difficulties to raise money whereas companies like Chanel and LVMH spent up to 2 million euros for their fashion shows…

But those situations require designers to find innovative solutions to address financing gap. Eymeric Francois realized his show thanks to the cooperative support of users on My Major Company, opening the Couture to the greatest number. Eymeric François’ latest collection offers a range of black and transparencies mixing materials and forms.

The Eymeric François woman is a mix of sensuality and active glamour women. A modern and elegant woman who knows how to adapt to the changing world. We like the simplicity of Continue reading

FREND SATHAL

FREDSATHAL1At the beginning the univers was transparent. A billion years ago, after the Big Bang, the universe was like an hydrogen fog, who have the capacity to absorb the ultraviolet. Fred Sathal’s coloration process is similar to the Big Bang, and that seems normal as the designer is coming from the edge of the Galaxy. Continue reading

ANA QUASOAR

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Influenced by the period 1950, Ana Quasoar revisits Audrey Hepburn. She plays with colors, embroideries and precious stones. It is one of those artists who have a vision ahead of the others.

But her DNA are wedding dresses in pure white, the absolute chic.

Haute Couture or not, is not the subject regarding the artistic beauty of our philistine eyes.

Thank you for this exceptionnal moment. As usual, the hospitality and the organization were first class and, as you know, the success of a presentation of Couture is made of details.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Julien Fournié Couture Fashion Show in Paris Fall Winter 2014 collection

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“Tell me what you wear and I will tell you who you are » could be the name of the 2015 Spring/Summer Julien Fournié show. Influenced by China and the 1950’s, the collection is glamour and revealed a feminine and beautiful woman which will make you dream  of her and for whom you would like to write and who will make you happy.

I love this yellow and black accented with a necklace of black as a provocation. I love this deep neckline and simply open up the desecration that lets me see the beauty and the promise of a soft and warm night.

I love simplicity in sophistication. I love beautiful. I like what is simple.

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DARE SCHIAPARELLI BY Zzzzzzz

Schiaparelli, Couture, Fall Winter, 2014, Fashion Show in ParisFor the second Schiaparelli couture show, the designer Marco Zanini has designed a collection of twenty models which is a mix of ridiculous and flashy color. Born in Milan of a swedish mother and a milanese father, Marco Zanini was born in 1971; a very bad news for fashion industry. Moderation is not the style of Marco Zanini like Schiaparelli.

The designer sent out a collection which made clear references to Schiaparelli’s 1930’s heyday, as well as the style of chic women living in occupied France in the 1940’s. And so what, we know to relaunch a brand you have to take into consideration the past, but after 2 years it is time for you Mr Zanini to take off  by yourself and to get away from the archives.

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