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


ALEJust 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


CANAL2Since their return to Haute Couture, the designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have presented a pink, plastic and black pebble-esque fabric collection. To add to their list of eccentric couture themes, the duo came up with a blooming flower garden this season. Imagine a gorgeous garden drenched with color from early Spring to the first frost of Autumn. A daydream, you say?

Among the twenty dresses the designers produced, they increasingly added color to a base print of an ink blue flower outline. Those who recall the pairs’ tulle topiary ready-to-wear show could see this couture collection as a high-end extrapolation of that same concept.

Because flowers bloom at varying times of the year, and some plants are annual, dying each Winter, the design of flower gardens take into consideration a sequence of bloom and even of consistent color combinations, through varying seasons.

Dress came embellished with giant stalks of wheat and sometimes veiled in outsized floral lace or whorls of paper flowers. It is fashion Haute couture or not ? Continue reading


MARNI2015Launched in 1994, Marni is a luxury brand favored by a discerning coterie of international women who are curious and sophisticated: not necessarily fashion-driven, but with a strong identity and a personal vision. The Marni woman is hard to pinpoint. Elusive and arty, she likes to play with forms, prints, textures and colors. Marni is in fact, essentially, a mindset: slightly out of the schemes and subtly subversive. It’s a quirky, unpredictable visual language: graphic, rigorous. Consuelo Castiglioni is the author.

The Swiss-born designer conveys her personal sense of elegance and experimental approach to materials and colors, her unique flair for mixing prints and shapes in collections that are at once irreverent and emotional, with an eclectic yet coherent Continue reading


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LOUVRE5Always been attracted by the world of fashion, Eric Tibusch reaches Paris at 18 years old, is comming in Corsica island.

Recognizing the talent that lives the young man, Jean Paul Gaultier clear responsibility of his shows abroad. With eight years alongside a major current masters of haute couture, knowledge that Eric Tibusch continue to develop and refine. When he left Jean-Paul Gaultier, Eric Tibusch was offered the leadership of a new development program for Kopenhagen Fur Company in 2005, during which he collaborates with houses like Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano … Continue reading


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


MABILLE CANAL1Alexis Mabille’s catwalk at the Hotel Salomon de Rotschild signed a very chic, glamour and feminine collection and please do not pay attention to the rumor on internet about his cooperation with the H&M group.

For the Spring/Summer 2015 presentation, Alexis Mabille has created a sexy collection celebrating Desire and playing with the sensuality of the female body thanks to cuts well mastered. This collection expresses “”freshness, fluidity, relaxation, nonchalance of a modern and assumed, and terribly French liberated woman.”

Sexy silk dresses, trench coats inspired by the bathrobe of luxus hotels located in the south of France. For the evening, women will wear high size trousers and tuxedo jacket.

Congratulations Mr. Mabille for this moment of modern sensuality, full of emotions, and especially in a world where the sole erogenous touch is to use your finger to choose a woman on the Iphone.

But above all, the collection we saw, expresses a glamour and sensual spirit which reminds you of emotions we had during Monsieur Yves’s collections. He is there, somewhere in the shadow, Continue reading


Prada1A French manufacture falls in the hands of an Italian group. In fact Prada has bought the historic Tannerie Mégisserie Hervy in Isle, near Limoges, it was announced, without disclosing the financial details.

The luxury group will be the Tannerie Mégisserie Hervy’s major shareholder, which it has been purchased in a joint-venture with the Santa Croce Conceria Superior, a Tuscan tannery which has been a long-time partner of Prada. The new company, controlled by the designer label, will be renamed Tannerie Limoges, said the company. Continue reading


osklenFor the Spring/Summer 2015 Osklen collection, designer Oskar Mestavaht immersed himself in an entire museum. He spent four days at Inhotim, the outdoor contemporary art museum in Brumadinho, Brazil, that marries nature, art, architecture, and beauty.

This inspiration resulted in a beautiful texturized collection complete with colors derived from vegetable-based dyes and intricately woven textiles. Some of his inspiration came through quite literally: Rigid plastic skirts suggested the museum’s modern architecture, while fluid dresses in eye-catching florals referenced the lush foliage. Styled with half-moon flower necklaces and comfy sneakers, the vibe was cute and youthful with a little bohemian flavor.

Osklen is a Brazilian fashion designer based on harmonization of contrasts, in which urban and nature, organic and technological live together.

During the first ten years the influence of sports in the brand was Continue reading


Gucci, Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2015 Collection in Milan

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.


This year Hermès has once more increased his sales, benefits and margins. Those results confirm the excellent health of this prestigious French fashion house. « In a context which is not always easy, Hermès has achieved a historic result », said the President Axel Dumas.

For several years, Hermès has not stop generating profits and remains with Chanel & Louis Vuitton, one of the most beneficial brands of the luxe industry. His growth is not only mainly due to the Asian market but also to the United States market and thanks to the tourism in Europe. Since 2008, Hermès has more than Continue reading


celine2The luxury label, helmed by Creative Director Phoebe Philo, will host the event in the country’s main art district in Beijing on Thursday. This will mark a rare exhibition outside of Paris, France, where the brand unveils its new collections during both Fashion Weeks each year.

The show will celebrate Céline’s sales tripling globally and how its presence has become bigger in China. the Chief Executive Officer, Marco Gobbetti names the country as one of the brand’s five most-important markets.

“It’s a way to respond to a customer that’s been evolving and growing,” he said about the Chinese market. “A few years back they were just approaching the market, and now Continue reading


In a rare public display of emotion, Anna Wintour let her guard down this morning as Michelle Obama cut the ribbon for the new $40million Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The First Lady, wearing a Naeem Khan dress, embraced the teary Vogue editor-in-chief in front of dozens of fashion luminaries that gathered for the event, including Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, Zac Posen and Sarah Jessica Parker. The institute is being dedicated to Ms Wintour, 64, who has raised millions for the cause.

Designers Calvin Klein, Donatella Versace, Carolina Herrera, Reed Krakoff, Prabal Gurung, as well as Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row, were also among the famous faces at this morning’s event, where a usually composed Ms Wintour broke down in what appeared to be tears Continue reading