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.
The location is a two-storey house with colorful walls that match with the outfits of the models: yellow, fuchsia, cobalt blue, red, turquoise and white. Continue reading →
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 →
The 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 →
Burberry’s Kerry Centre Line–Following up its runway presentation in Shanghai last week, we take a look at Burberry’s Kerry Centre exclusive collection. The limited-edition line of trench coats, dresses and accessories will be made available exclusively Continue reading →
Dior gives to Haute Couture a whole new meaning, with a couture runway show set to the Hong Kong skyline. The Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture season gets a replay; creative heads decided that the couture show would be presented again for those who missed the January runway in Paris. The show was held at an exquisite and breathtaking infrastructure known as the West Kowloon Heliport venue. Continue reading →
Ellis Faas (born in 1962, Rijswijk) is a make-up artist whom Vogue Paris has called “one of the most influential make-up artists of her generation”. After her graduation from high-school, Faas did a professional course in photography, and always used Continue reading →
Charles James (American, born in England, 1906–1978). “Butterfly” Dress, 1955. Smoke gray silk chiffon; pale gray silk satin; aubergine, lavender, and oyster white tulle. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009, Gift of Mrs. John de Menil, 1957 (2009.300.816) .
This design invites multiple interpretations. The form alludes to the extreme bustles of the 1880s and at the same time can be imagined as a transformation of the female body into that of a butterfly with iridescent wings that shimmer when they move. References to the past aside, it was a form hitherto unknown in the history of fashion. Twenty-five yards of tulle were used in its making. Continue reading →
Villa “Les Rhumbs”, Christian Dior’s childhood home in Granville, is a Belle Epoque style 19th century clifftop villa overlooking the sea. It is the only “Musée de France” labeled French museum dedicated to a couturier and has been presented, for ten years already, Haute Couture garments on three floors.
The exhibit titled “The Legendary Images: Great Photographers and Dior” will be a tribute to the esteemed shutterbugs who have captured the storied maison’s couture and ready-to-wear designs over the years. By the numbers, there will be 200 images from 80 iconic photographers that encompass 60 years of design, alongside 60 couture gowns, and a handful of significant documents to round out the presentation that features designs by Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, John Galliano, and the most recent looks from Raf Simons and Kris Van Assche.
Among the selected photos featured in the exhibit: Patrick Demarchelier, who launched a Continue reading →
Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946, New York City – March 9, 1989, Boston, Massachusetts) was an American photographer, known for his sometimes controversial large-scale, highly stylized black and white photography. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, and still-life images of flowers. His most controversial work is that of the underground bondage and sadomasochistic BDSM scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York. The homoeroticism of this work fuelled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artworks. There is no doubt now that Mrs Roitfeld surely found her porn chic inspiration from Mapplethorpe. Continue reading →
The Iconic fashion house, Louis Vuitton, introduces its new Emprise jewelry and watch collection with this trippy short named after the line, which explores Parisian origins of the range by taking the viewer through a seemingly never-ending labyrinth of rooms.
You got to wonder how they did it. Louis Vuitton showed its new Emprise collection in an “infinite mirror” installation by contemporary artist Mathias Kiss. The brand unveiled its new video celebrating the collection, an homage to Kiss’ work courtesy of director Raphaël Gianelli-Meriano and the Surface to Air studio. It’s a fast-paced mise en abyme—a telescoped sequence Continue reading →
Shiatzy Chen is a Taiwanese fashion house, often referred to as the Chanel of Taiwan, and is the eponym of her luxury brand.
She was born in 1951 in Changhua, Taiwan and founded the company in 1978. The brand spirit for Shiatzy Chen is “neo-Chinese chic”, which transfers historical Chinese aesthetics into modern fashion design.
The brand is known for its distinctive design features drawn from Chinese culture such as qipao collars, knot buckles or patterns in a Chinese ink painting. The ink stone, along with paper, brush and ink stick, make up what is called the “Four Treasures of Scholarly Study”.
The ink stone from which the collection gets its name is a large water-holding reservoir and mortar used for the grinding and containment of ink. Flowers are imprinted on boxy jackets as well as on fluid skirts.
When they appeared in 3D Chanel of Taiwan and black ink, I try to understand if that girl could be the next Karl Lagerfeld of the Wertheimer Group?