UNITED COLOR OF ANDERSON; Looking at his archives, Anderson added the colors and images created by one of his heroes, pioneering dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. (In 2004, he staged the Alexander McQueen fashion show, which was more of an artistic performance than a fashion Show)
Simone Rocha used Lughnasadh in Westminster’s cavernous Central Methodist Hall yesterday. Models walked around the first level of the hall before carefully descending the ornate central staircase to skirt the rows below. An ensemble of musicians performed a brooding, sometimes sinister, and very Celtic-sounding composition on stage.
You could imagine the venue’s founding fathers feeling aflutter as the looks unfolded and the soundtrack’s tempo gathered melodic urgency. The red ribbons that fell from the hair, garments, and sometimes eyes of certain models were meant to represent blood traditionally daubed on children’s faces to ward off ill spirits and bad luck.
Their ostensible primness and tumbled suggestion of their fabrication created a richly contradictory tension.
DION LEE NEW YORK 2023
Roots under my words, leaves at my fingertips, I dreamed of creating a lyrical lineage, but it will not be for today. There is an immutable rule in Fashion Week that the shows always start late and at Dion Lee’s show it is in an empty loft in midtown Manhattan that we have been waiting for 50 minutes, as if the designer had not finished this collection that has already started for over 6 months.
All his life as a designer he was a chronic latecomer, he missed his appointments with me, and yet when he dies we will agree to say that he left too early; the last straw! Here it is the party in New York, clud 54 and tutti quanti, and for a good reason the designer born of the largest island of Oceania has found a niche by creating what is practically an outfit for the Rave parties, Kangaroo obliges. Lee has a look always carried on the sex, its cuts not precise reveals the most often a body of model who is not perfect either.
Tight dresses, tank tops with puffed sleeves, mini skirts and jeans that are only a wear two even are legion. The collection was slightly more refined than that of Kim Shui without losing his identity on the fact that he is a cool person. And the stars he worships including Julia Fox and Ice Spice sitting in the front row, confirmed their disease of narcissus syndrome, and on the other side of the party people for a drug sex and iPhone Video until the end of the night. It is necessary to “fuck” the pressure.
THOM BROWNBE AND ST EXUPERY
WILLIAMS MIDDLE FINGER FOR KANYE WEST
Louis Vuitton appoints Pharrell Williams as creative director for men, you now have to be a thug, athlete or rapper to be a fashion designer, so why make fashion schools? Pharrell Irish name which means brave, half black and not designer, after the achitechs the singers now!
RODARTE GLAM GOTHIC
Wednesday From Tim Burton, Gothic at Rodarte, animal at Collina Strada: two universes opened Friday the Fashion Week of New York, little provided in big names of fashion but full of young designers and emerging signatures, its trademark now.
Rodarte, the brand of the Californian sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, one of the most upscale to make its return in the New York calendar.
The two sisters, who had already made a detour into haute couture in Paris, and whose pieces are already featured in American museums, offered a gothic and mystical show, around a large table with tablecloths, dishes and silver candlesticks, in a landmark building in Brooklyn, the “Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower”.
The Rodarte show also reveals sublime dresses evoking both the fashion of the 30s with pieces adorned with bangs but also the golden age of Hollywood through dresses in silk and glamorous lace. Continue reading
FASHION WEEK 2003 QUID 2023
Fashion cycles every 20 years, according to some. Accordingly, we might see some of the same themes in fall 2023 as we did in fall 2003. During that time, many collections had a Space Age theme, with lots of references to André Courrèges’ cookie-cutter minis. Continue reading
HALLE BERRY METABOLIC
Halle Berry has joined Pendulum Therapeutics as chief communications officer, where she will advise on products and support the brand’s mission. She also became a brand equity owner and investor.
With its probiotic capsules, Pendulum Therapeutics offers gut health, sugar management, occasional gut discomfort, and metabolic health. Berry has been using the brand’s products for over a year, according to the brand, which received a $54 million Series C investment in 2021.
“Your gut and microbiome are so important to the rest of your overall health. It’s all connected. When I started using Pendulum, I immediately felt the difference in both my body and mind and I have been using it every day since,” Berry said in a statement. Continue reading
NEW FASHION MARC
In every detail, Jacobs is a master showman. The venue set up consisted of a single row of chairs for the audience, with a strobe light defining the runway of the darkened room so you couldn’t see anything at all; a pink-haired Jennifer Koh played a violin solo from Philip Glass’ “Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 2,” and a cast of unisex/fluid models wearing his latest creations.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN CARTNEY
Stella McCartney went to Windsor Castle on Tuesday to see her friend and environmental activist, King Charles III, and to receive her latest award, OBE, for services to fashion and sustainability. The woman who received by Bernard Arnault 100 million euros, ve ry expensive for a socialite!
Ms. McCartney was among more than 1,000 members of the British public to receive an official award from Queen Elizabeth. Ms. McCartney wore a bespoke navy dress, handcrafted in her London atelier from Nativa’s regenerative and traceable wool. Nativa’s wool adheres to the highest levels of animal welfare, environmental protection and care for farmers and local communities, according to McCartney’s company.
After a long illness, Hilary Alexander, the London-based fashion writer who described leopard prints in her 2018 book, died at 77.
As president of the Graduate Fashion Foundation, which hosts Graduate Fashion Week, an annual showcase for fashion students, Alexander mentored many British fashion journalists during her long career at The Daily Telegraph.
Woe to anyone who interfered with Alexander’s pursuing a story or rushing to the next show when she was a bon viveur partial to Champagne and cigarettes. The gravelly sound of her voice could be heard through even the most dense fashion crowd, and she traveled the world reporting on shows, special events, and, of course, parties.
Easily one of the most fun red carpets in Hollywood, the Grammys brought out the biggest names in music on Sunday. Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Sam Smith, Steve Lacy, Kim Petras, and Luke Combs will perform at the 2023 awards.
PACO RABANNE PASS AWAY AT 88
Black magic for white poetry of burning metal, and like a magnetic transgression, the man from Castille had enriched Parisian fashion with feminine sculptures in polyethylene and metal?
His sewing is chemical and fantastic, it was phenomenal, but also pheromonal at the sight of his dresses surges an ocean of oxytocin .
I remember; he was there kneeling in that human distress of the true creators, and you could feel the passionate fervor in his black eyes. He would pull his hands back behind his back to show that he was the slave and not the master of his sewing. He leaned his head against the bottom of the mannequin’s throat, and on his side he clipped a metal ring like a child adoring the Madonna as a devotee, receiving the host of notoriety.
HERMES AND ROTHSCHILD
In the Southern District of New York, Mason Rothschild wrapped up his testimony Thursday at the trademark infringement trial brought forth by Hermès.
California-based artist has been accused of trademark infringement, dilution, and cybersquatting. 100 “MetaBirkin” NFTs were created by Rothschild, two-dimensional images of faux-fur-covered handbags inspired by the luxury house’s prized Birkin bag.
Rothschild, according to Hermès executives and its legal team, confused consumers, diluted the brand and affected the company’s own NFT and metaverse plans. The project was conceived in late 2021 by Rothschild, who goes by the name Sonny Estival. It was motivated by the fur-free movement that was becoming popular in the fashion industry at the time, as well as his desire to create an illusion of value for digital handbags similar to Birkins. He and his team have argued repeatedly that his artistic expression is protected by the First Amendment and the two-dimensional blockchain-hosted images cannot be used as handbags in the metaverse. Continue reading