WHO IS DEMMA GVASALIA?

balenciagaThe Georgian trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in Belgium (alma mater of the likes of Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester) before leading design teams at Maison Martin Margiela and Louis Vuitton. Mr. Gvasalia was recently the primary designer behind Vetements, one of the coolest and most hyped labels to emerge in Paris in recent seasons. Its spring show on Thursday took place on the upper floor of a gaudy Chinese restaurant, and it attracted attention from style-set movers and shakers as well as celebrities, including Kanye West. Vetements was a finalist for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize this year.

What is Vetements? By Morand Pascal! The label was founded as a creative collective by seven designers who initially remained anonymous because of contractual commitments elsewhere. Continue reading

ONE BILLION EURO BABY

HERMESBILLIONSThe luxury Hermes cie has declared a net profit for one billion euro in 2015 and has slightly increased its margin by to 31.8%. Early February the leather-saddle company had already released its annual turnover, which reached 4.84 billion euros in sales, up 8.1% at constant exchange rates.

Axel Dumas, the president, said the operating margin “increased to 31.8% of sales” (against 31.5% last year) “despite a difficult global environment, whether the situation in Hong Kong, Macao or the terrorist attacks in Paris. “

Hermes has hired nearly 500 people last year, “including 400 in France, mainly in manufacturing and sales teams.” End of 2015 it employed a total of 12,244 people, including 7,461 in France. Finally we wonder why Hermès refused Arnault’s offer as they adopt a strategy similar to the LVMH cash machine.

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FASHION CASH LOW

CASHLOWJean-Paul Gaultier is going to create a collection with the supermarket chain. Apparently, the French designer will create fashion clothes for women, men and children as well as products for home, about in all 100 pieces will be available in 2016

“Each time I come to Australia, I am impressed by the relaxed confidence of the Australians. This philosophy is mine and there is a true synergy with my own approach of fashion and style ” says Jean-Paul Gaultier.

To create accessible collections has become a way of life for the French designer who launched a fashion line with the Japanese retailer “Seven & i” last month. Continue reading

NOR A RUMOUR NOR AN HUMOUR

LANVINBouchra Jarrar has been named artistic director of women’s collections at Lanvin. She starts on Monday and is expected to unveil her first collection here this fall for the spring 2017 season.

Bouchra Jarrar succeeding Alber Elbaz at the storied fashion house and start her fashion new career.

Bouchra Jarrar (born November 14, 1970 in Cannes) is a French haute couture fashion designer of Moroccan ancestry. She was a student at the École Duperré at age 21 and graduated three years later. She has worked for lingerie brand Capucine Puerari as well as for the jewelry department of Jean Paul Gaultier.

In 1996, she started working with Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga.This lasted ten years. She then worked for Scherrer for a short time, before becoming Continue reading

TOLENADO GO TO SYDNEY

TOLENA“How can a collection like the one you’ve just seen be delivered to the shops tomorrow?,” said Sidney Toledano, Chief Executive after the Dior’s show.

“That would mean we’d manufactured it six months ago and put it in the fridge … When you put a collection in the shops the following day, that means that the selection from the runway has already been made — you’re taking a risk.”

This is concerning the ‘See now and buy after the show’. Mr Toledano is right because for a large company like Dior “impossible” is probably a bad word, but for luxury company miracle is possible. It is surprising that such a group like Dior that the “just in time” process does not exist. Continue reading

A JOURNEY WITH GHESQUIERE 2016

vuitton5Louis Vuitton, the flagship luxury brand of LVMH, just put an end to almost one month of catwalk shows that began in New York and moved on to London and Milan before ending in Paris this week.

French luxury label Louis Vuitton show in Paris Fashion Week presented for next Winter, plenty of leather for outerwear, trousers and dresses. On a catwalk embarrassed with mirror columns, designer Nicolas Ghesquiere opened the Autumn/Winter 2016 show with a black coat adorned with golden buttons and cinched at the waist over shiny red leather trousers and military-style boots.

Ghesquiere, who has led a renaissance of the brand known for its monogrammed leather bags like Chanel 2.55, also presented T-shirt like dresses in bold geometric patterns – blue, red, white and black. Continue reading

SHIATZY CHEN PARIS 2016

canal2Shiatzy Chen is a Taiwanese fashion house, founded in 1978 by Wang Chen Tsai-Hsia, who is often referred to as the Chanel of Taiwan.

They describe their style as “neo-Chinese chic”, where the aesthetics of Chinese clothing and handicraft are combined with Western styles, using design features drawn from Chinese culture such as mandarin collars and Chinese patterns.

Wang Chen Tsai-Hsia was born in 1951 in Changhua, Taiwan.

She was not formally educated in the industry, learning her trade by working at her uncle’s factory. Very talented she probably is my favorite designer for this Paris Fashion Week.

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