If you thought that fashion and silver hair could not coexist, you were wrong. The new face for American Apparel is a beautiful 60 year old with grey hair and a royal posture.
No surgery and Photoshop touch-ups, Jacky O’Shaughnessy, an actress,was chosen as a testimonial for the brand exactly for her natural elegance (she admitted that she was spotted during a dinner) thus bringing to a global level the scouting work started by Ari Seth Cohen with his blog Advanced Style. Continue reading →
Just when you thought that you had seen it all on the catwalks, here comes a new trend, and in this case a rather catwalk challenging one for models… fetishes & bondage!
Now, we all know that music has a huge impact on fashion and ‘vice’ versa. As arts, they both feed from each other. Have you seen the latest video of Rihanna: ‘S&M’ yet? Seen Gaga’s latest shoes?
Well fashion seems to have also taken its fetish toys out of the secret drawer and it is now proudly and unapologetically preaching its love affair with fetishes.
From the very upper crust of fashion: Louis Vuitton, Herve Leger, and so on… to the trendy “cool kids” from London, to Continue reading →
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here: Alexander Wang’s H&M collaboration is this close to being released (the 61-piece collection officially hits stores on Nov. 6), and in in his typical, teasing fashion, the designer has now released an interactive video, showing his stylish clothes in action.
In the video-game-inspired ad, we’re able to spot a few of our favorite models — Joan Smalls, Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmermann, and Isabeli Fontana — along with soccer player Andy Carroll — run, jump, and ball their way through a blizzard. Watch them all do their thing in the minifilm below, then scroll through to see the line, set to retail between $10 to $350, in full.
We have to say, with all this excitement and buildup to the big day, our wallets might be in for a workout, too. Karl Lagerfeld go out throught this body.
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 →
Finally, John is back, and this time it’s true ! After a pit stop at Oscar de la Renta, John Galliano is back in fashion at Martin Margiela, to everyone’s surprise. In fact since that announcement, the blogger and social media have asked me the coherance of this nomination. I keep repeating the same thinks (a talented designer can do anything, and a talented designer should be pluridisciplinary), like Karl as photograph, Jean Mouclier at Cartier’s, Serge Mansau as the designer of perfumes but also as sculptor, Franck Sorbier as Couturier and Master of Art, but also creator of dreams.
The equation Margiella-Galliano seems at first sight complicated, but finally, several factors suggest that this is a Continue reading →
According to our spie, John Galliano may return to fashion by the end of the year with Maison Martin Margiela. The former creative director of Dior may join the brand owned by Renzo Rosso, the head of Only The Brave (Diesel, Marni, Viktor & Rolf…), in order to design a Haute Couture collection. Discussions are ongoing, while Galliano has already hired five to six people for his atelier.
We have always been a supporter of John Galliano. According to us he is like “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. He expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and John pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences; all the while his portrait ages and records every soul-corrupting sin. But over is over, it is like the phoenix bird which is cyclically regenerated or reborn.
In fact the flamboyant style he brought to Dior appears atodds with the somewhat austere designs at Maison Martin Margiela. But as a multifaceted 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 →
Last Wednesday, the Gucci show launched the Milan Fashion Week. The designer Frida Giannini presented an Eccentric Hippy baba cool collection influenced from the 1970’s and really far from what we were due to expect.
Never forgets that quality is not in the fabric but also in the design. The Gucci’s brand ambassador, Charlotte Casiraghi as well as the face of Gucci’s newly launched cosmetics line and Kate Moss sat front row.
There is no question that the 70s roots of this show ran long and deep. But Giannini seemed to really be trying to bring her beloved decade forward. She did this mostly in her chosen proportions, by cropping her bell bottom boyfriend pants, inserting sexy broderie anglaise into her denim day dresses, and deciding to go with above-the-knee cocktail dresses (instead of a more traditional maxi) for her printed bead embellished silk numbers. In this way she was able to give a feather light fashion face-lift to all the hallmark looks that have a good 40 years on them.
“PERSONALLY, I like the risk of creating something and making it successful… This is what a creator should be challenging himself to create something that people want to observe and learn more about. It’s not just fashion, it’s also an object that they want to invest in and own, have, look at.” – Marios Schwab (Business of Fashion)
In 2005, Marios Schwab launched his label. He rapidly was applauded by both the press and the buyers.
For the Spring/Summer 2015 his collection marked a decade on the schedule. The opening trench coat, actually box jacket with tone-on-tone pencil skirt. The clean cut and sculpted form apparently came from light cast across architectural landscapes, which accounted for the grays, grit and shots of azure sky. Masculine boxy jackets and city cuts were austere, yet the silhouette was softened with fluid and feminine in movement, particularly with the printed silk scarves and asymmetric hems.
Marios Schwab, your collection Spring/Summer 2015 was at risk but overcome the challenge. Congratulations.
A long and bitter battle that has gripped the luxury goods industry and pitted two of France’s richest families against each other came to an unexpected end on Wednesday when LVMH and Hermes agreed to a truce. Under the deal, LVMH – the world’s No. 1 luxury group, controlled by billionaire Bernard Arnault – agreed to relinquish most of its 23.2 percent stake in Hermes and not to acquire any shares in its smaller rival for the next five years.
It effectively buried the possibility LVMH could make a full takeover bid for the 177-year-old maker of Birkin and Kelly handbags. Such a prospect has boosted Hermes’s stock, which has been trading at a price-to-earnings ratios of about 30 times in recent years, a 70 percent premium to the industry average.
Shares in Hermes fell nearly 10 percent to 236.5 euros in early trading on Wednesday, wiping out Continue reading →
The Arnaults, LVMH
Bernard Arnault’s business savvy is clearly genetic—his two children, Delphine and Antoine (who is married to Natalia Vodianova) are carrying on the business dealings of the French conglomerate alongside their father.
Arnault is a well-known art collector and is known for his contemporary collection, which includes pieces like Picasso, Perpentilan Duniawi, Yves Klein, Henry Moore and Andy Warhol.
The Pinaults, Kering
PPR, now known as Kering, was founded in 1963 by businessman François Pinault. His son François-Henri Pinault joined the Pinault Group in 1987, where he held positions in several of the Group’s operating businesses before joining the executive board. In 2000, he became deputy CEO of Kering, which owns Gucci, Balenciaga and McQueen, among other famous labels. Pinault is married to the glamour actress Selma Hayek.
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