Prabal Gurung launched his eponymous collection in February 2009 with a philosophy encompassing modern luxury, indelible style and an astute sense of glamour.
Gurung was born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. After beginning his design career in New Delhi he moved to New York to finish his studies at Parsons The New School for Design. Upon graduating, Gurung spent two years with Cynthia Rowley’s design and production teams. Soon after, he was appointed design director at the iconic Bill Blass, a post he held for five years until launching his own collection, PRABAL GURUNG.
A focus on quality and innovation has placed Gurung at the forefront of American fashion with designs worn by leading ladies including First Lady Michelle Obama and The Duchess of Cambridge, to name a few. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund Award.
In 2011 Gurung was honored as one of USA Network’s Character Approved Award recipients, named goodwill ambassador of Maiti Nepal, a finalist of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award and was the recipient of the Continue reading
Orange is a warm, joyful and dynamic color, but it’s also a symbol of luxury and good taste. It is the emblematic color of the Hermès house. Why has this color become the symbol of the fashion house? It’s the circumstances that have made the brand’s image evolve.
Orange was imposed during the restrictions of the Second World War. It was the only color available during that trouble period. Instead of trying to forget this sad souvenir, the Hermès house decided to make it an essential part of their communication. Orange has thus been remaining the emblem of the famous fashion house of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The orange boxes are still today almost perceived as a present themselves. Continue reading
Max Mara has just opened a new sophisticated flagship store in London, on Old Bond Street, located around the corner from Noel Coward’s favourite Savile Row tailor.
To celebrate the opening, Max Mara seduce you with the clothes and the spirit of easy nonchalance, that creates the feeling of time to relax rather than rush. Inspired by London’s style and spirit, Max Mara fused the elegance of another era with Cecil Beaton’s eye and timeless belief that “Fashion is indescribable.”
The collection took inspiration from Beaton’s post war images of London and fused this with a modern bloom of new working-women and social-media muses, including Charlotte Dellal, Caroline Issa and actress Amy Adams, who sat front row pretty in pink. Here the mood was Continue reading
Do you want to venture into fashion industry? But, do you know how it works? Fashion designing is an art that requires lots of creative thinking as well as unique skills. Today to be a good fashion designer, not only you must be excellent in creativity but also in marketing to be able to sell your products. One of the other assets to be successful in fashion design industry is to be passionate about your work. It would bring you pleasure and leisure instead of hectic.
Therefore, if you want to be an expert in fashion designing, you will have to be patient and to pay attention to details. For that reason, they normally attempt to design clothes that are functional and at the same time pleasing to the eye. Continue reading
Kris Van Assches, the Belgian designer who has been the artistic director of Dior since 2007, has just announced that he need a break and will take some distance to think on how he could best develop his brand in the future. In the meantimes he will focus on Dior, “while awaiting the right project for his label”. He will thus be one of the absent at the next collection in Paris.
A graduate of Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Van Assche left his native Belgium to move to Paris in 1998. He launched his own label in 2005, after Continue reading
Azzedine Alaïa is launching its very first perfume, for women, called Alaïa Paris. The fragrance has been created under license with Beauté Prestige International (BPI).
Created by Marie Salamagne from Firmenich, the scent is based on a memory from the designer’s childhood: her grandmother throwing cold water on the sun-scorched walls in Tunisia. Alaïa Paris thus plays with contrasts, offering a cool note with a pink peppercorn blend and at the same time some more wild touches, like musk.
The bottle, designed by Martin Szekely, plays tribute to the fashion house. The black, subtly transparent bottle dons rose-coloured letters, two colours that are synonymous with the brand’s collections. The embossed Alaïa design, emblematic of the house, and the cap in the shape of a spool of thread are further marks of its DNA. Continue reading
The British company, Burberry, lowered its 2016 earnings forecast by 40 million pounds ($62 million). Since 2009, it is the first time that its adjusted pretax profits fell by one percent because of exchange rate issues. (Ignoring those, profits rose by 7 percent.) Stock in Burberry fell 6 percent upon the news, its steepest decline since Oct. 2014.
Product-wise, Burberry, the newly introduced range of cashmere scarves was particularly successful. As always, trench coats were a top seller over the past year. However, this time Burberry has decided to simplify its trench coat and to offer only three fits and three colors to “reconnect the customer” to the style, as Bailey indicated in a webcast on Wednesday. Continue reading
Last week Britney Spears thrilled the world by announcing her plans to launch a line of lingerie. The pop icon even modeled her merchandise in a sexy snap, which she posted on Twitter with the message: “Coming very soon… The Intimate Collection, by yours truly.” Victoria’s Secret immediately shut up shop because, well, game over.
Today (July 28), the 32-year-old shared another ravishing promo pic from “The Intimate Collection”. The “Work Bitch” diva models a white lace bra with rose detail against the softest mood lightingthis side of Mariah Carey‘s make-up trailer. She looks pretty but almost Continue reading
BEN VAN BERKEL / UNSTUDIO for UNITED NUDE is working on a project of re-inventing the shoes. Thanks to the 3D printing, he is pushing the boundaries by creating a new type of shoes in a hard Nylon and all-new soft Rubber material. Each shoe will be available as up to 50 pair limited edition.
Ben van Berkel stated that “with the design for UNX2, we wanted todress the foot in such a way as to make its form partially visible, to highlight the mechanics of the foot and the visual effects that can be created by the shoe in motion.
We were particularly interested in the kinds of images the shoe could create, both when static and when in motion. When the wearer is still, the curve of the foot can be glimpsed within the shoe and the dynamics of movement are suggested by the curving vertical ribbons that envelop it. Continue reading
Franck Sorbier, in his constant conceptual research on the future of Haute Couture and luxury, maintains his strategy in a post-apocalyptic area. He maintains himself the whole values of Haute Couture in this world, to keep the fundaments than others try to erase and to level down the profession in order to be able to raise themselves by a mechanical effect.
We are not at the limit of poetry but we are in pure poetry; a fashion concept looking like a Manet or a Van Gogh. More specifically a moment to forget this world so unfair.
Beautiful Memories are also the quintessence of fashion. And as Camus used to say, “the way you name things, can add to the misery of the world.” Is not it, Mr. Wargnier?
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