JAMES BOND STREET

FENDITo celebrate the opening of its new London store in New Bond Street, Fendi asked ten women to customize the famous iconic bag “Peekaboo.” It was an outstanding evening as Karl Lagerfeld stayed for dinner as well as Kara Delevingne and many other celebrities of the London society.

Karl Lagerfeld, always equal to itself, said about these ten designs: “for a woman a bag is a vital accessory and each bag is different as the contents of each bag is different.

Karl Lagerfeld’s vision, indoor / outdoor, reminds us that it is as beautiful inside as outside. Isn’t it?

WOMEN’S WEAR DEAL

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Today, Condé Nast announced its plans to sell the U.S.-based trade publishing assets of Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM) to Penske Media Corporation (PMC). The transaction includes business-to-business brands Women’s Wear Daily, Footwear News, Beauty Inc, M and the Fairchild Summits. Consumer brands Style.com and NowManifest will remain at Condé Nast. The deal is expected to close in September 2014 and financial terms and details were not disclosed. Gina Sanders, FFM president and CEO since January 2010, will be remaining at Advance Publications in a new role to be announced shortly. Employees of the acquired Fairchild assets will move to PMC with the sale.**

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BALENCIAGA BODY OF PROOF

Balenciaga2 Have Fun on a Rainy Day.

Rainproof: There’s a retro charm to the new waterproofs, viewed – naturally enough – through fashion’s luxurious lens. Think old-school anoraks and parkas, made over in glossy rubber, smooth Neoprene and lush silk.

Winter poses no sartorial challenge now that fashion has braced itself for the big chill. The collections saw quilting expand beyond the padded jacket, bringing down-filled detail to tops, trousers and even gowns.

Winter poses no sartorial challenge now that fashion has braced itself for the big chill. The collections saw quilting expand beyond the Continue reading

LUXOTICA MILANO

LUXETICAItalian luxury eyewear group Luxottica is optimistic for the rest of 2014 after sales accelerated in the second quarter, offsetting the impact of euro strength which is now seen waning. On Thursday, the world’s largest eyewear maker by revenue posted a 2.1 percent rise in second-quarter sales to 2.06 billion euros ($2.8 billions), broadly in line with a Thomson Reuters Smart Estimate.

Sales at the maker of Ray Ban and Oakley sunglasses rose 7 percent at constant exchange rates, picking up from January-March’s 4.2 percent increase as the North American market recovered after a harsh Winter that kept shoppers at home. North America accounts for more than half of group revenue.

The group has extended a licence agreement to produce and distribute Chanel-branded eyeglasses until the end of 2018, renewable for a further two years, the world’s largest eyewear maker by Continue reading

FASHION SHORT STORY

JMOUCLIER2A few decade ago, a journalist of the French television, which was called at the time the ORTF, Leon Zitrone, the French Dan Raiser, called me for arranging a meeting.

Leon Zitrone was a very charismatic journlalist. A Friday morning, he arrived and said : Mr Mouclier, Mr Dassault would like write several pages on French fashion in his magazine « Jour de France ».

I was very surprised that Marcel Dassault knew me and was interested by me. « Do not be surprised, Mr. Dassault knows everything and he knows you very well. He calls you the man of the fashion industry.

Marcel Dassault belonged to those captains of the French industry like Francis Bouygues or Largardère. We used to call them « Sirs ». They belonged to those gentlemen who have partly disappeared today to leave place to rednecks and who have no more consideration for anything except themselves. Continue reading

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.

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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

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.

OSCAR CARVALLO COUTURE

Oscar Carvallo, Couture, Fall Winter, 2014, Fashion Show in ParisLike an arrow in the heart, the situation around the world lead to the reflection on how to transcend the future. “A pastoral symphony of blossoming girls in the shade of an Autumn night,” began the pretty prose which elaborated on the half-girls, half-flowers, appearing in the deepening dusk in the garden.

A look between Galliano, Courrège, and Dior style tried to prevail. “Save our souls”, was the theme of the collection. Unfortunately in copying and looking for a style he lost his own style.

For the final, there was no pregnant wedding dress like Chanel earlier in the week, instead the wedding dress looked like a bee on a wedding cake.

After “La Femme Poisson”, the “Eagle eyes” collection, Oscar Carvallo continues to revisit the nature. He loves to say that “Life is too short to dress sadly”.

We agree with him.

H 2OBVIOUSLY FAMOUS

ONAURATOUTVU1Since the dawn of time, crystals have fascinated man. They have been associated to symbolic meaning and healing properties. Crystals are from a molten rock, it is the heat in the heart of the earth and that was the theme “On Aura Tout Vu” chose for their 2015 collection.

Livia and Yassen took us beyond the galaxy, in a cold and on a crystallized earth, but the suns that produce photosynthesis are not far away. It is the door of their universe waiting to melt their crystals into glamorous dresses for WonderWoman like Livia. The symbolism of water and rock crystal is Continue reading