Tuesday, Donna Karan announced that she will step down from her role as Chief Designer of Donna Karan International to focus on her Urban Zen Company and Foundation.
DKI will not replace Donna Karan as Chief Designer at this time and it will suspend its runway shows and collections for a period of time. Karan will also remain a close advisor to the company. “Donna Karan New York is a part of me, past, present and future,” said Karan. “It has been an honor to speak woman to woman about Seven Easy Pieces that forever changed the way women dress. I want to express my gratitude and my deepest feelings to the dozens and dozens of colleagues over the years who have helped take Donna Karan New York far beyond my wildest dreams.” Continue reading
The brand has been worn by a number of Hollywood actresses on the red carpet including: Penélope Cruz, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Leighton Meester, Rihanna, Eva Longoria, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Stewart, Nikki Reed and Hailee Steinfeld.
Sandra Bullock wore Marchesa at the 2010 Academy Awards, where she won Best Actress and was also named among the best dressed by readers of the Huffington Post.
Marchesa is sold in high end department stores worldwide including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-A-Porter, in the US. Continue reading
The designer Lucas Ossendrijver took over a destroyed brand to revamp it. The models, with their hair slicked back like David Bowie in his Duke incarnation, walked quickly down the catwalk. Their slim silhouettes crafted from dark winter jewel hues embodied, according to one menswear editor, a modern walkman ‘baladeur’. Continue reading
When I have seen scrolling the women models, I remained very puzzled and I looked at my invitation to check if it was really the menswear collection as I thought I had missed something. In fact, not at all. Now at the Paris Fashion Week, like in London and New York, the shows are mixed. Anyway, we attend to an stunning collection. Continue reading
This is a mix between Issey Miyake and Givenchy when the brand was reflected the work of Hubert de Givenchy. Born in Athens, her mother specialised in interior designer and her father who worked in textile design influenced her inspiration. Her collection is strongly inspired by the antique Greek vestal. Light, sophicated in a complex fabrication, Mary gives probabely her best fashion show. Welcome to Haute Couture presentation in Paris fashion week.
This season Jones came after the Rajasthan in northern India, the china style. Welcome to China in Paris, we produce for the market share. Jones made a very extravagant job of mixing the traditional bright china colors of red silk and fuchsia.
A bomber jacket was cut in a reversible red satin and a zipper adorned jumpsuit was crafted from washed silk voile in hot pink.
Elsewhere the balance between rigor and refinement was note well executed on short fitted to the natural waist and chevron patterned shirts that hinted at ranking insignia found on birds off china.
May I suggest to Mr Arnault give the brand Louis Vuitton menswear to Continue reading
Paco Rabanne used to say that he was the reincarnation of a Spanish grandee. The President of the former French Federation of Haute Couture, Jacques Mouclier, died yesterday. During 50 years he has protected and defended the profession which today, thanks to him, embodied the French industry of Luxe.
50 years ago he went with the French government to conquer the Asian market because he had very soon understood the importance of that continent. He welcomed then the young foreign designers “Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Kansaï Yamamoto, karl Lagerfeld and so many others that he will propel to the front row. He never stopped helping them to protect their brand name and lobbying with the French government to make sure that their brand name remain French. Continue reading
Count Prince Jarl Alexandre Alé Basseville, descendant of the first King Harald of Norway, was born in Bordeaux on 8 July 1970, in the land of Aliénor of Aquitaine. He is one of the last direct descendants of the lineage of Viking and Norman kings.
Born into the oil industry, he is passionate about business and has a strong relationship with royal families and corporate oil leaders in the Middle East. Through his great grandfather who created the first trading company in Luxembourg in 1927, to his grandfather who managed the Caltex oil industry, Count Prince Jarl Alexandre Alé Basseville sees the important role of energy as Europe’s key to staying economically solid and successful.
With this strong business background and after a successful career in the arts, he has now turned to support the banking business, holding a legal banking license and working in the financial sectors with interests in foreign currencies, online banking platforms, and private banking support. Continue reading
Naeem Khan, born in India, has become the couturier of stars including Beyoncé, Penelope Cruz, Lea Michele, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and First Ladies…
Those stylish and elegant women pray to be dressed up by him. His designs have graced the silver screen in fashion film classics like Sex & the City and Dreamgirls. His luxurious collection consists of impeccably cut dresses, sophisticated gowns and chic separates – all embroidered by hand.
He grew up surrounded by the beauty of its culture, architecture, history and design. He cultivated his vast knowledge of textiles under the watchful eyes of his grandfather and father, both well known in India for designing intricate clothing worn by the royal families.
As a teenager, Khan moved to the United Statesand apprenticed for Halston, where he learnt the fundamentals of modern restraint, and the secrets of draping and cutting fabric to create a clean, elegant, timeless silhouette. Continue reading