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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Party Outift Trend : Gold vs Black

The gold dress is the new hit of the season whilst the black dress appears to still be as chic as ever.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dior puts on a show in Tokyo

For the evenings, the designers chose to add elements that were even more visible to the outfits, with colourful sequins, XXL fringing and precious feathers. Including interviews with Roberto Cavalli, Clare Waight Keller, Stella McCartney, Alber Elbaz, and Fausto Puglisi. Every party should be a perfect excuse to dress up in a show stopping dress which sparkles and shines.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Valentino puts on a show in New York with a monochrome couture collection!

The fashion house Valentino puts white at the heart of the couture collection named Sala Bianca 945 presented in New York.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tracy Reese: Designer's Inspiration | Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week

The designer Tracy Reese talks about the Spring/Summer 2015 collection.

The 2014/15 Paris-Salzburg Chanel Métiers d'Art Fashion Show with the interview of Karl Lagerfeld

After Dallas and Edinburgh, Karl Lagerfeld chose Austria to unveil the 13th Chanel Métiers d’art collection. A presentation designed to showcase the savoir-faire of the exceptional houses and studios of Chanel, with the embroidery carried out by the feather workers, milliners, tuckers and bootmakers. It’s between haute-couture and ready to wear, that this collection presented each year in December is always made with reference to a city that corresponds to the history of the fashion house Chanel.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Michael Kors: Designer's Inspiration | Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week

The designer Michael Kors talks about the Spring/Summer 2015 collection.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Custo Barcelona: Designer's Inspiration | Spring/Summer 2015 New York Fashion Week

The designer Custo Dalmau talks about the Custo BarcelonaSpring/Summer 2015 collection. See highlights from the runway at New York Fashion Week.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014-2015: Angels Photocall ft Adriana Lima

48 Victoria’s Secret Supermodels including Victoria’s Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge and Victoria Secret PINK’s Elsa Hosk.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rolando Santana Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

For Spring 2015, Rolando Santana takes inspiration from abstract artist Mark Rothko to create an amazing array of day and evening dresses.

Friday, November 28, 2014

125 years - Lanvin and Alber Elbaz : a journey without faults

The fashion house Lanvin celebrates its 125th anniversary, the opportunity to look back over the awakening of the sleeping beauty, Alber Elbaz who since 2001 reworks the codes of the Parisian label.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

125 years - Lanvin - A look back over 4 stand out shows...

Lanvin celebrates its 125th anniversary, an opportunity to look back over the 4 biggest stand out shows which symbolise the new identity of the oldest couture houses, under the guidance of their creative director Alber Elbaz.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Reem Acra Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

For Spring 2015, Reem Acra designs 50's-era silhouettes with modern sex appeal.

Anthony Vaccarello Spring/Summer 2015 - Paris Fashion Week

Sexy bandage dresses meet laser-cut graphic prints at Anthony Vaccarello for Spring 2015 in Paris!

VF NEWS: Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

Hervé Léger by Max Azria offers a collection of sexy bandage dresses and metallic embellishments for Spring/Summer 2015.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW - Interviews & Runway

Inspired by classic the films Rosemary’s Baby and Barry Lyndon, Altuzarra makes all things nice very naughty for Spring/Summer 2015, giving sex appeal to ladylike gingham and a bondage edge to leather latticework.

VF NEWS: Versace Spring/Summer 2015 - Milan Fashion Week

Versace delivers serious sex appeal for spring, with an optic reinterpretation of the house’s signature Medusa motif, and silhouettes that leave very little to the imagination.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Trend : The 7 new types of Rock

From Hedi Slimane, to the model muses like Edie Campbell, Lou Doillon, Caroline de Maigret, passing by with the return of grunge and the revival of vintage…Rock is found on the street to the catwalks through 7 new trends. Including an interview with: Jean-Philippe Evrard, President and Creative Director for the Martine Leherpeur Conseil Office.Rock, the movement born around 50 years ago, linked to music and the revolutionary movements, has been popularised in recent years and today has found itself at the forefront of the scene, in particular the world of fashion. From Hedi Slimane, to the model muses (Edie Campbell, Lou Doillon, Caroline de Maigret) passing by with the return of grunge and the revival of vintage…Rock is found on the street to the catwalks through 7 new trends, explained by Jean-Philippe Evrard, President and Creative Director for the Martine Leherpeur Conseil Office.

VF NEWS: Carven Spring/Summer 2015 - Paris Fashion Week

Racing-inspired dresses and 1960's silhouettes graced the runway at Guillaume Henry's Spring 2015 show for Carven!

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW - Backstage, Interviews & Runway

Go behind the scenes at Alexander Wang's chic, sneaker-inspired Spring/Summer 2015 collection, with backstage beauty, interviews, runway, and more!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Viktor & Rolf Spring/Summer 2015 - Paris Fashion Week

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

VF NEWS: Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows & UNICEF Snowflake Lighting 2014

Bergdorf Goodman unveils its iconic windows for the 2014 holiday season with a little star power and a lot of artistic inspiration!

The Stan Smith, the hit trainers of the year.

The cult Stan Smith trainers make their comeback in 2014 with many successful collaborations, the latest to date with Pharrell Williams. Including interviews with Stan Smith, Sylvia Rielle (artistic director of Bill Tornade), and Simon Porte (founder of Jacquemus).In 2011, the news came down like a bomb: Adidas would be stopping the production of the cult like trainers, the Stan Smith. But in fact it was to come back even better in 2014, with the representative himself Mr Stan Smith. Not only do the Stan Smiths always go with everything, they continue to draw in fans, from the street to the catwalk, and chosen by the designers as the urban shoe of today. Always seen worn by the shoe lovers, but also by the celebrities who don’t hesitate to wear them to all the occasions. Reinforcing the successful return of Adidas orchestrated through great marketing schemes. Today the Stan Smith have become the cool, urban trainer with multiple collaborations which are still going on, and the latest to date at the end of this year are the ones created by Pharell Williams. Interview: Stan Smith: It’s become a shoe of kind of a trendy fashion shoe, it’s been interesting to see the transition from the performance shoe to the original shoe for the everyday fashion kind of shoe, and it’s such a nice clean look I think that’s the reason really that it’s been so popular for so long, it’s a nice clean look, you can wear it with jeans, you can wear it with a tuxedo. Sylvie Rielle: These are the Stan Smith, there was a real drive in the sense that they really represent the feel of urban sport. Simon Porte: I always want to have a sport side, for me sport really means 2014, it means today, it’s now, it’s a girl in trainers, but I’ve been saying it for 4 years now it’s a girl in trainers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Emilie Luc-Duc, the designer to follow

Emilie Luc-Duc, a name to remember. From Repetto to the creation of her own collection, a portrait and interview of the designer to follow. The name, Emilie Luc-Duc, is circulating more and more in the fashion world. In 2013, Repetto called her to launch their first prêt-à-porter line. For summer 2015, she creates the first collection composed of a unique silhouette close to her own image: humble, pure and refined. Portrait of the girl to follow.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

Michael Herz, the new artist director at Diane von Furstenberg, calls to mind a 1950's Brigitte Bardot on the French Riviera with his debut collection for the iconic label. The DVF woman will radiate a sexy confidence for Spring/Summer 2015.

VF NEWS: Lacoste Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

Designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista creates a nautical-themed collection with sleek, sporty sex appeal for Lacoste in Spring 2015.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Street Style : A meeting with Amira Ashour, the influential fashion blogger from Dubai

Amira Ashour is one of the most influential bloggers in Dubai, and she reveals to us with passion and energy what street style means for this futuristic city.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Madiyah Al Sharqi, the designer from the Middle East

A meeting with the young designer Madiya Al Sharqi, originally from the United Arab Emirates who without ignoring her culture and traditions, chose to become a fashion designer. She expresses herself with freedom and without compromise all whilst hiding her face from the camera and the looks from outside. Interview: I think it’s because of our culture for us like women we are not allowed to be in front of cameras, but I think it’s changing nowadays, and I think it’s more of each family because I have so many friends now that can be photographed and can be on TV but with us it’s still very traditional, and it’s also interesting to see my clothes instead of just seeing the designs. I grew up with seeing my mother custom-make gowns for us when we were little and even for her, and meeting with other designers and we also had a little atelier at home, so we’d see the process of making the clothes and seeing everything transform from fabric to clothes, and then after I graduated from school I went to the French fashion university called ESMOD. My aesthetic is something which is ready to wear but luxurious, I love to mix different colours, I love to mix different fabrics, whether it’s with fur and silk, or whether it’s lace and leather. I think in this region because we have so much support from everyone it was easy to begin with but then the expectations keep getting higher and higher, so you always have to rise to that standard. But I think with the support, we always have a lot of support, whether it’s from the people, from the buyers and this region, and I love to see how all of them unite together and support upcoming designers.

VF NEWS: Kristian Aadnevik Spring/Summer 2015 - London Fashion Week

Kristian Aadnevik looks to Ancient Greek Mythology and the Aegean Island of Mykonos for spring runway inspiration.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

VF NEWS: Ports 1961 Spring/Summer 2015 - Milan Fashion Week

At Ports 1961, Fiona Cibani looks to the Greek goddess Artemis for spring inspiration, evoking both her sensual strength and her soft femininity for the modern woman.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

VF NEWS: Fausto Puglisi Spring/Summer 2015 - Milan Fashion Week

For Spring 2015, Fausto Puglisi combines his passion for Ancient Rome with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey for his modern-day gladiator woman.

Friday, November 7, 2014

VF NEWS: Oscar De La Renta In Memoriam, 1932-2014

Videofashion profiles the life and career of legendary Dominican American designer Oscar de la Renta with archival footage from 1979 to 2014 with interviews, runway, and red carpet coverage. For over 50 years, De la Renta dressed influential women from celebrities to first ladies, earning numerous accolades and awards for his contributions to the fashion industry.

VF NEWS: Night of Stars 2014

The Fashion Group International celebrates the fashion industry's best and brightest of 2014 with their annual Night of Stars in New York City!

VF NEWS: Fausto Puglisi Spring/Summer 2015 - Milan Fashion Week

For Spring 2015, Fausto Puglisi combines his passion for Ancient Rome with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey for his modern-day gladiator woman.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

VF NEWS: Suno Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

At Suno, designers Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis look to Georgia O’Keefe and the spirit of the Southwest for Spring 2015 inspiration.

VF NEWS: Jenny Packham Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

For her Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Jenny Packham gives an unapologetic nod to Marilyn Monroe. The sexy icon’s signatures were ever present, from shimmering fabrics to body-hugging gowns.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A party with Alexander Wang x H&M in New York

It’s been 10 years that H&M has collaborated with the biggest names in fashion. 10 years that have been marked by capsule collections that sell out within minutes of their release. And fittingly for this tenth year, H&M invites an American for the first time, the designer, Alexander Wang, who is also today, the artistic director at Balenciaga. For the launch of this collection in stores this 6th November, a multitude of celebrities came to the party organised in New York to not miss the spectacular fashion show and Missy Elliot concert. Interviews: Margareta van den Bosch: It means that they have been successful I think this kind of idea that we had people still like it and are still queuing for it. Alexander Wang: To be part of the H&M family and to work on this project with them was so exciting but also at the same time we really felt that we wanted to approach it differently; the idea of active wear, and performance wear has always been something that I’ve always been close to me and my inspiration process, and I knew that I wanted this collection to be something that would really be exciting for everyone. Jessica Chastain: I love Alexander, I love how he takes street clothes and makes them really urban fashion. I’m hearing rumours of using sports and performance clothes and creating a whole new urban wardrobe. Dakota Fanning: I’m such a fan of Alexander and I wear so many of his pieces from his own collection in my everyday life, so I’m very excited to celebrate the collaboration and wear it. Kate Mara: H&M is such an easy place to go shopping too so I love that they’re working with him, so that more of the general public can go and buy his designs.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

VF NEWS: Polo Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

Ralph Lauren showcases his Polo Collection in 4-D for Spring/Summer 2015, projecting a holographic runway show over the lake at Cherry Hill in Central Park.

Friday, October 31, 2014

VF NEWS: Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

With a little pink house landing in the middle of the Uptown Park Avenue Armory, Marc Jacobs has us smiling at the pepto bismol abode, while paradoxically, his military inspired collection leaves us stylishly ducking for cover.

VF NEWS: Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2015 - Paris Fashion Week

Who will be Miss Jean Paul Gaultier 2015? The infamous “enfant terrible” staged a blowout beauty pageant for his last ready-to-wear collection at Paris Fashion Week.

VF NEWS: Calvin Klein Collection Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW - Interviews & Runway

Videofashion interviews Francisco Costa about his design inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2015 Calvin Klein Collection.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Badgley Mischka Bridal Spring/Summer 2015 - Bridal Fashion Week

Badgley Mischka is a celebrity red-carpet favorite, and when it comes to bridal, Mark Badgley and James Mischka naturally pay homage to Old Hollywood. From Marlene Dietrich to Sophia Loren, each exquisite wedding dress is named after a silver screen legend.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

VF COLLECTIONS: Narciso Rodriguez Spring/Summer 2015 - NYFW

Narciso Rodriguez epitomized sophistication with minimalist, structured designs and luxurious fabrics for his Spring/Summer 2015 collection.

The Essentials for Men this Winter: To your checks!

Today tartan has gained modernity, it’s been reinvented and the checks are being printed even on knitwear and fades to the clothes, making them unique and more technical. (itw) The suits take on a classic style, with a very British influence in wintery hues with fading of grey. Elegant for the suits reworked more loosely or more fitted. Revitalised by many imaginitve traits, highlighted by a stabilo line or with bold colours for a new more contemporary signature. If you’re not daring enough to wear all tartan, you can opt for just a stand out piece from the men’s wardrobe, a coat, or a jacket. It will be carried by it’s traditional motif some elegance and coolness. Hedi Slimane, likes it in a red and black style, for a more rock attitude, a little bit school-boy. In black and white, the allure is not the same and carries a more refined silhouette equally making it more urban.(itw) Checks boost a man’s wardrobe with chicness and personality without being too serious... Interview: Antonio Marras: This here is the same fabric, it starts with fur. There is something called ‘Aguliato’ and then, you can see that it becomes another material and then again it becomes yet another. This really is a very modern and very strong technique that can be used on fabrics and also on wool. Guillaume Henry: We used tartan because the feeling of the 30s, of Frank Sinatra side and I liked the idea of rather large tartan such as this, which reminds me of certain images that spring to mind in Wiigii photos or the days when groups of young men used to gather in casinos.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta passes away

The designer Oscar de la Renta, the senior American designer, has passed away at the age of 82. A man of rare elegance with a charming smile, the American from Dominican origin, was renowned for his sense of couture with his romantic dresses. Worn by the stars and celebrities, his gowns were the dreams of the red carpet. Last month he created the wedding dress of Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney’s new wife. He was the first to have believed in John Galliano again by proposing an internship to him in his studio, giving place to a magnificent show. He was equally assured for the continuation of the label by naming last week Peter Copping, previously at Nina Ricci the new creative director. Interview: Oscar de la Renta: All I’ve learned in fashion that I love, I learnt it from haute couture so even if it’s prêt-à-porter, there are reflections of haute couture. I think that there should be a constant evolution but never one that’s over the top, one must dress a woman who really loves fashion, who feels like a woman. But for this woman, the most important thing is not the clothes that she wears, or what designer…but how she shows her personality. Above all clothes, especially these days in times a little bit complicated, one must make clothes that a woman can fall in love with.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Anne Barge Bridal Spring/Summer 2015 - Bridal Fashion Week

With a touch of vintage glamour, the Anne Barge Spring 2015 collection will steal a modern bride’s heart. Barge’s signatures of intricate beading and elaborate embroidery give her wedding gowns a timeless appeal.

Kenneth Pool Bridal Spring/Summer 2015 - Bridal Fashion Week

Spring 2015 is soft and sexy, as the Kenneth Pool woman re-imagines her bold confidence and love for dramatic flair! Lace is the defining embellishment, creating a sensuous silhouette, and daringly low backs command attention, revealing the body through sheer tulle, scalloped lace cutouts and silk covered buttons.

Rita Vinieris Rivini Autumn/Winter 2015-16 - Bridal Fashion Week

Entitling her bridal collection “Soft Seduction,” designer Rita Vinieris takes a non-traditional approach to her Rivini bridal collection. Sweatshirts to t-shirts are transformed into effortlessly elegant wedding options for today’s modern bride.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Alexander Wang x H&M - Runway Debut in New York

Last night, the Armory on the Hudson in New York City was transformed from an indoor track and field stadium to a fashion arena for the global launch of the Alexander Wang x H&M collection. Jessica Chastain, Mary J. Blige and Dakota Fanning were among the guests who saw the performance-wear inspired collection presented on the runway. Missy Elliott performed a surprise set with some of her biggest hits including “Get Ya Freak On” and “Work it”.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Autumn/Winter 2015-16 - Bridal Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier uses the concept of a jewel box full of treasures to show her Autumn Winter 2015-16 bridal collection.

Marchesa Bridal Autumn/Winter 2015-16 - Bridal Fashion Week

For Fall 2015 bridal, the design team behind the celebrated Marchesa label, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, present 15 stunningly distinctive wedding dresses with the desire to dress many different types of women on their big day. Each gown is infused with their signature glamour and romantic embellishment, and champagne is not limited to the bubbly. It is a hue that sparkles throughout the collection.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Andrea Incontri Backstage | Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

Top models and stylists backstage at the Andrea Incontri Spring/Summer 2015 show during Milan Fashion Week.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Best of Milan - Memorable moments from the spring summer 2015 collections

Milan renews a certain softness and celebrates next summer with optimism, each house staying true to their DNA, and their know-how. It’s around a flower market, in a bucolic ambiance that Marni celebrates the 20 years of the label. The flowers, the trademark identity of the brand, were at the heart of the event. Interviews: Carolina Castiglioni: Another ambiance, with Philipp Plein, we dive into a fantasy universe. More than a show, it’s a true spectacle. With a finale composed of swing dresses with projected images of animated aquatic elements. Philipp Plein: There is always a buzz at Moschino ever since of the arrival of Jeremy Scott, the head artistic director of the brand who advocates a certain extravagance. Fashion that wants to be playful and uncomplicated, with a Barbie Girl who takes the model role on the catwalk… Jeremy Scott: Another model making a noticeable comeback : Naomi Campbell, always so divine, and feline. Peter Dundas: With a decor of mauve sand dunes for a show that is the one not to miss in Milan. Prada, continues to make their mark on Italian fashion and announces a 70s revival that is very present in Milan... Flared trousers, pops of colour, floral prints...the designers revisit with sensuality these ostentatious years... Angela Missoni: But Milan is distinguished by firsts. Giambattista Valli, widens his universe. 10 years after his first Parisian fashion show, it’s in Milan that the Italian designer chose to present a new line christened Giamba… Roberto Cavalli: A new era at Jil Sander, with the arrival of Rodolfo Paglialunga who takes head of design. The collection gained softness and femininity but stays sharp, one will notice the leather leggings paired with sandals. A good summer feeling in Milan. At Missoni, with airy pieces, and clothes that move. An air of freedom at Milan The idea of heat is omnipresent… Other tendencies noticed in Milan, leather was found over all the couture, in colour block or in a sportswear feel, competing with inventiveness and technical prowess. Regarding leather, Milan remains the uncontested master. And the most beautiful declaration to be held this fashion week: Summer 2015 is announced under the best auspices... The woman inspires the designers and that is the feeling.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Anteprima Backstage | Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

Top models and stylists backstage at the Anteprima Spring/Summer 2015 show during Milan Fashion Week.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Best of Paris - A look back to the memorable moments of Paris Fashion Week

Paris brought to a close more than 4 weeks of collections after New York, London and Milan. More than 90 shows, over 9 days, the French capital reinforced yet again its place as the fashion capital of the world, with each day holding strong shows, eclectic presentations and creativity. Each day brought bundles of emotion and striking images, started by the spectacular show at the Grand Rex where Jean-Paul Gaultier signed off his last ready to wear line after 38 years of creation. With humour and talent, he’s inspired by the popular theme Miss France, and delivers to the catwalk astounding fashion, with a realist homage, to famous fashion editors...Designers and close friends were all in attendance to celebrate this happy ending! Another ending, this time for Christophe Lemaire, who stays true to himself and leaves after 4 successful and loyal services of artistic director at the Hermès house with elegance and discretion…Despite the rumour surrounding Guillaume Henry, he didn’t want to confirm straight away his departure of the Carven brand. He had to wait until the end of his collections to confirm his arrival at Nina Ricci. Peter Copping leaves his place to maybe join Oscar de la Renta. At Mugler, after the departure of Nicola Formichetti, the expectations were huge and David Koma did not disappoint. At Sonia Rykiel, the arrival of Julie de Libran seemed to carry a breath of fresh air to the brand. The palm buzzed with the number of tweets sent, about the fashion house Chanel and to the parade of girls on the Chanel Boulevard, constructed especially for the occasion under the nave of the Grand Palais. After the success of the supermarket, Karl Lagerfeld succeeded to surprise yet again. Another exceptional decor, was at the Louis Vuitton Foundation which welcomed the Louis Vuitton show under the direction of Nicolas Ghesquières. He presented an impressive collection full of propositions and ideas, all inspired from the past. Taking from the past to better understand the future, is equally the belief of Raf Simons for Christian Dior. The riding coats borrowed from the 18th century took on a new lease of life. Lanvin celebrated 125 years of the house with one of the most successful collections in Paris Fashion Week. With not just one but multiple propositions to satisfy the happiness of all women.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Zadig & Voltaire Backstage | Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015

Top models and stylists at backstage at the Zadig & Voltaire Spring/Summer 2015 show during Paris Fashion Week.

Monday, October 6, 2014

John Galliano named creative director at Maison Martin Margiela

John Galliano named creative director at Maison Martin Margiela. The haute couture show of the label, the first by Galliano, will be presented in January 2015.There is a new revolution at Maison Martin Margiela with the nomination of John Galliano as the creative director. On one side is the French label owned by Diesel founder Renzo Rosso's OTB group. Known for its striking, offbeat collections, Margiela has thus far emphasized studio work without well-known designers. On the other side is John Galliano, star designer of the 90s and 2000s and creative director at Dior from 1996 to 2011, who was unceremoniously dismissed after he was secretly filmed making racist remarks... Can the talented Galliano's over-the-top style merge with Margiela's arty, sophisticated discretion? We’ll have the first answer in January 2015 at the haute couture show, which will be the first by Galliano.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Moncler Gamme Rouge - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

The city, the sea, travels, and urban life : for the Moncler Gamme Rouge line, Giambattista Valli plays with a mix of codes by creating ultra modern, and very light looks that revolve around shorts, miniskirts, bermudas, or tunic dresses which you can just wear over culottes and bodies. With navy caps worn on the heads, the girls and boys take to the sea, wearing a sparkling wardrobe, like reflections in the water, and printed anchors and chains, or extremely light parkas, which look like shirts, jumpers and cropped t-shirts with bands of mink fur. Unless you prefer the ultra feminine printed roses and the lace in red and white to play on the bridge of the boat, asleep in the sun…

Hermès - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

After four successful years of loyal services, Christophe Lemaire revealed his last vision of the Hermès woman as artistic director on this last day of collections. And we felt the heat from the first pieces. A catwalk stuck in the sand, and an orange light evoking an escapade in Africa. White, ecru and grege, open the show for the enveloping and comfortable outfits, constituting of pleated skirts, large jackets, loose trousers, light skirts with splits and shirts with rolled up sleeves. An omnipresent and perceptible comfort, with volume and light materials which fall impeccably. A long sleeveless jacket in cashmere with a collar wrapped like a scarf keeps you warm in the fresh evenings. Crocodile skin was used for the Bermuda shorts, mixed with knitted jumpers and also suede sweatshirts. The print was seen on many pieces in strong tones for the tunic dresses tied at the waist with a large belt. The clothes play a protective role. True to his image, Christophe Lemaire leaves this house with softness and elegance, to concentrate on the development of his eponymous label.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Louis Vuitton - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

Louis Vuitton: a magical setting and a great show designed by Nicolas Ghesquière...The Louis Vuitton Foundation – which officially opens next October to the public – held the third show by Nicolas Ghesquiere (including the cruise collection) for the luxury house. A black room with screens projected videos of faces had a very futuristic feel, letting us know that we are on the verge of departing on a new LV adventure. Again we feel a sixties-seventies spirit reworked by the designer, but with a touch of freshness and modern romantism through the woven dresses in leather and varnished leather, with high collars and little black ribbon neck ties. Other dresses carried a fluidity, in white and khaki-brown. Leather was also found on the skirts which ever so slightly flared with large colourful stripes or on short cropped biker jackets. The perfect jeans are are coordinated with a navy blazer. The arty and quirky images (the red car from Starsky&Hutch, a hair dryer, and matches) are printed on some white pieces. The trousers are worn loosely and finish mid calf, unless you choose the pair with leather knee protectors. A “Swinging London” feeling reappeared throughout with floral prints on velour pieces. Sequined embroidered dresses are zipped at the front, again for ease. A huge show, in a magical location beautifully closes Paris Fashion Week.

Valentino - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

A summer escapade in Italy for the Valentino collection.A journey to Italy for the Valentino collection. For spring/summer 2015, Maria Grazia and PierPaolo Piccioli are insprired by art and the traditions of the 18th century. The figures glow with motifs and designs on the long, high waisted dresses with understated romance and with the little tunic dresses with revealing backs. The linen coats are paired with shirts and flowing trousers. The lace and anglaise embroidery bring a fresh summer feel and the embroidery inspired by the sea bed decorate the long evanescent dresses. The flat sandals show off the legs and establish the Roman identity anchored at Valentino.

Acne Studios - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

Jonny Johansson, creative director and co-founder of Acne Studios, decides for spring-summer 2015 to propose a wardrobe dedicated to all moments in life: business, leisure, sportswear, the beach, travelling, and nights out. A young attitude, with a collection rich in offerings: t-shirts, printed silk skirts, trouser suits and shorts, a mini suit dress with a deep V neck, and leather (one of the trademarks of the brand) We loved the high mules and patent heels created the designer who is a big fan of shoes.

Saint Laurent - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

A new sensual, seventies, and rock'n'roll attitude for Hedi Slimane at Saint LaurentA new rendez-vous at Carreau du Temple in Paris, a new metallic kaleidoscope installation and original sound track, especially created for the show by Al Eide. Again we see frills and obsessions of Hedi Slimane, and you could almost say the same thing about the catwalk. The girls stayed sensual with their 70s and rock’n’roll allure. Even though each season Slimane goes a bit further with the presence of the essence of Yves Saint Laurent, which he reinterprets for today’s tastes. There is an abundance of jackets, cropped, biker jackets, blazers, worn with leather miniskirts, high waisted shorts, and black trousers. The lightweight dresses are covered in floral, stars and even cherry prints. Gold dresses or the tuxedo are worn with sequin turbans in the hair or with a chic hat. The platform shoes are back. You can see in this new wardrobe as well as Loulou de la Falaise than Lou Doillon who is present in the show, and this is a power that Slimane has.

Véronique Leroy - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

The feminine and fluid collection revolves around a variety of skin tones, with beiges, nudes, and transparency. The embroidered netting and tulle brings a new take on camouflage. Volumes are controlled and the wardrobe is composed of plenty of classic pieces which are sought after today by the demanding clients.

Emanuel Ungaro - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

The new Ungaro woman appears more sexy and ethereal than ever. Long, colourful dresses with plunging necklines or simply bodies are composed with bare shoulders and capes that touch the floor. The Italian designer added prints which he dared to mix, like red and blue checks paired with flowers, all worked with dazzling tones. A woman with explosive sex appeal, who will be sure to cause a stir in Ungaro.

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

In a garage situated in the 16th arrondissement Jean-Charles de Castelbajac showed his collection of girls from the street with an urban and sporty spirit. The designer concentrates on a functional wardrobe consisting of the essentials. Primary colours are found colour-blocked, a trade mark piece for the designer, on the short, retro-futuristic dresses with trompe-l’oeil top stitching. The accessories are worked into the clothes mischievously. With back packs and visers, the Castelbajac girl, walks with confidence to new horizons.

Givenchy - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

The heart of the Lycée Carnot in Paris was transformed into a room of couture for the remarkable Givenchy collection by Riccardo Tisci. The army of strong but also fragile Amazonians were covered in leather, with thigh high boots and leggings, the waist was always highlighted, and the skirts twirled. Always with a touch of mysticism, the white lace is ever-present and well integrated with the metal detailing and studded leather. Such imagination, right up to the revisited uniform of long sleeveless riding jackets and additions of decorative fastenings. The bare shoulders, and the oozing chiffon accentuated the femininity and the sensuality this collection.

Maison Rabih Kayrouz - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

At the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Rabih Kayrouz addressed the kids of the best districts with his spring-summer 2015 collection. With silky, flowing fabrics: the red rose print was found on silk dresses, as well as masculine trousers with paneled pinafores, a new idea took over throughout the show, accentuating the fluidity by the asymmetric pieces.

Stella McCartney - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

Stella McCartney like she usually does took us back under the gilded Opéra Garnier in Paris. There is always an enchanting atmosphere and for the new summer collection it was created with fluidity and movement. The volumes were looser, with wide legged trousers, culottes, tunics and flared dresses…The materials were light like silk, twill and cotton, linen was used lightly and in soft tones, the knitwear that Stella loves to work with is washed, woven, dyed and take different aspects right up to resembling denim. The coloured prints and embroidery were hand-made and attached to the evening dresses, once again the dresses are very light, poetic and ethereal, and we want to wear them straight away.

Sonia Rykiel - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

The first collection for Julie de Libran at Sonia RykielIt’s the first collection for Julie de Libran at Sonia Rykiel and all was put in the open for the new feel at her famous boutique situated on the Rive Gauche where the show took place…On the catwalk, many top models came to show, (Georgia May Jagger, Miranda Kerr, Joan Smalls…) these new shapes where the codes of Rykiel appear clearly on the new pieces: the sailor trousers, shorts, and dungarees all worn with knitted jumpers and fur. A marine suit and a light dress with stripes all appear extremely attractive, as well as denim and fringed skirts. A wardrobe of essentials, which will certainly please the Parisian as well as the young trendy girls throughout the world, well represented on the catwalk.

Céline - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

The fragile voice of Kate Bush playing in the background and immaculate white walls set the tone for the spring/summer 2015 collection at Céline. Phoebe Philo created an elegant, pure and graphic woman, but not forgetting to play with her creativity. Flowing fringing, inserts of varnished leather, bell shaped buttons, and bands of fabric on the right hand side of the dresses, as well as patchworked flower prints gave the collection it’s own dynaminism to the modern woman.

Léonard - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

For her second collection as creative director, Yiqing Yin transforms the Léonard woman by playing with a mix of strength and soft romance. Printed denim mixed with lace featured on combinations of trousers, shirts and shorts. Organza floated over jackets and loose skirts, and the dresses were draped and knotted transforming them. The prints came from the archives of the brand from the 60s and 70s and were re-worked in a variety of fabrics in a bold and modern way, right up to an explosion of colours, reinforcing this idea of a new energy carried by the French designer.

Iris van Herpen - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

On the roof tops of Beaubourg, the Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen brings to life the sculptural works inspired by nature and more specifically magnetic forces. The volumes are created by laser cut plastic materials like origami on tight fitting dresses. The shoes, like a fusion of metal, make a surprising appearance and complete the outfits. The dresses are like chainmail in PVC mesh. The collection clearly shows strength and lots of poetry in volume, with the transparency and the black tulle outlining the figures. A short structured dress in crystals closes this show by the artist.

Paul & Joe - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

At Paul & Joe, one could easily see themselves wearing all the looks that showed on the catwalk. It is a joyous and fresh wardrobe, with a summer feel and the innocence of the 70s. Featured were psychedelic designs, high waisted trousers flaring from the knee, short cropped jackets, scarfs tied around the neck, wide brimmed hats, and short printed shirts composing of the perfect print for a summer season. All the essentials of a wardrobe are there, from shorts to tunic dresses, Sophie Albou addresses women with desire fulfilling all of their wishes from the very start of the 20 years of the label.

Chanel - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

At the Grand Palais, Chanel brings the show to the street. A grand facade of reconstituted Parisian buildings sets the scene, with groups of girls that take to the pavement in flat shoes, and colourful printed outfits. Karl proposes a multitude of suits, dresses, featuring watercolour motifs created by the designer, monochrome and pastel tones follow, to make way for the black and white pieces, all with a range of white shirts each made differently with frills and lace. Gisèle Bundchen in a knitted striped dress announces the theme with bankers’ suits. The graphic designs inspired from cobblestones cover some of the transparent pieces and embroidery decorates a number of short jackets. This season there are no dresses for the red carpet but instead fashion well-suited for daily life. Protesting the difference, which Karl Lagerfeld loves to do, and he surprises again, playing with and giving the touch of Chanel fashion which is always one step ahead. Interview: Karl Lagerfeld: After having done the supermarket, we find ourselves on the street, but you won’t find any cars here. I didn’t want any parked cars, because when there are protests, there aren’t any cars…but I found that funny and I think that goes well with the spirit of Chanel. Today there isn’t just one style, there isn’t just one fashion, it’s about several things. That has always been part of the spirit of Chanel and there are lots of propositions, it’s up to you to decide. It’s more about banker pinstripes because for this type of march it’s better, and then I wanted to avoid the « red carpet » , with the slinky evening dresses that we do for the Métiers d’Art show and the couture line, but which we didn’t need here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Giambattista Valli - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

There is a fresh atmosphere and like always elements of couture at Giambattista Valli. Inspired by industrial design of the 60s, the designer likes to work with a certain graphic line that he combines with pure and round shapes, all with his own touch through appliqué; embroidery and leather fringing. Nature is never far away with branches on the shoulders and across the body. The short dresses contrasted with the flared trousers, and were paired with short jackets and long tunics. Interview: Giambattista Valli: There was this idea of industrial design, at the end of the 60s and the start of the 70s, really art of industrial design, and aside from that, I also had an idea about art and craft, and I searched for a mix of those things together. It was this totally refined line, this idea of new tailoring, composed of tunics and trousers, this idea of purity in total, graphic lines, like marks of a pencil under clothes, but after they were softer on the human side, cut outs, embroidery, all this nature a little bit surreal and abstract.

Elie Saab - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

A rendez-vous on the Amalfi Coast for Elie Saab. The designer managed to translate the light of the seaside as well as the sea bed through dazzling tones, created with colour-blocking or with fading using pointillism, for example with long yellow dresses finishing in red, or others, in white ending with blue-grey. There are many offerings of playsuits and trousers with trains and frills imitating waves. Lace is always worked sublimely and seems to be transformed into 3D especially on the divine black outfits. A very chic ready-to-wear line and one that can make the women even more seductive than before.

Jean-Paul Gaultier - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

It was at the Grand Rex in Paris that Jean-Paul Gaultier chose to present his final ready to wear collection. A highly anticipated show, which all the international press came to bid their farewells, to his talent and the 38 years of his work. The chosen theme was: The Election of Miss Jean-Paul Gaultier! Evidently Miss France as well as Miss Weather Girl, Miss Fashion Editors, Miss Tour de France, and even Miss Tuxedo were part of the show. A show, yes, but with fashion that is always creative, inventive, with all the JPG basics presented like the “Marinière”, the corset, the biker jackets or the tuxedo… Not forgetting to mention, all ages of women parading the catwalk at Rex. Ex-model and ex Miss, they all exuded the JPG essence. The couturier will still do fashion shows but only for haute couture.

Maxime Simoëns - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

The freedom of the sixties was the background to the Maxime Simoens show, who wants an optimistic and joyous summer 2015 collection, with graphic colours in homage to Rothko. The freedom of the sixties was the background to the Maxime Simoens show, who wants an optimistic and joyous summer 2015 collection, with graphic colours in homage to Rothko. With blue hair, and Californian colours, the outfits embraced simple shapes which were pixilated with strong colours, printed or embroidered. Incredibly, there was only one white piece in the whole collection: a short coat, with vinyl yoke stitching. The stand out pieces were the jelly shoes with leather socks.

Kenzo - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Paris

A skate park in Paris is the chosen setting for the Kenzo spring-summer 2015 collection, with big screens and concrete pavement. The surprises come from exaggerated volume, some very Japonese inspired, with kimono styles and samourai trousers. The washed-out denim made a new appearance, mixed with white lace. The urban and relaxed allure of the shirts and of the pyjama outfits will certainly be the new “it-pieces” for the teenages and fans of Kenzo. Interview: Humberto Leon:You know what’s really nice is before us and after us, there’s a tonne of kids in here that are going to be using this, and I think the energy of the kids, is something that we really wanted to represent, it’s that innocence, and this idea of purity, and really showcasing the energy, which is really exciting. Carol Lim: We used a lot of broidery anglaise, we used a lot of weaving, a lot of different things and I think when you see it from afar it looks one thing – maybe lace and when you come closer, you discover that there’s obviously a pattern inside and so; we love that complexity. We pay homage to Mr Kenzo Takada and we never forget that, and I think you see the volume, so there was some inspiration from that as well.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Alexis Mabille - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

“My woman’s sport is Fashion” says Alexis Mabille“My woman’s sport is Fashion” with this title noted in the program, Alexis Mabille transported us into his incredibly chic universe where the elegant wardrobe borrowed touches of sportswear. Through a boxing dress in midnight blue satin, worn with the hood up, a sweatshirt in midnight blue jersey with black mesh neckline and hood, a track skirt and tracksuit bottoms paired with a white shirt, without forgetting the gold sequined bikinis…

Christian Dior - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

In the heart of the Cour Carrée of the Louvre, Raf Simons for Christian Dior revisits the past in order to understand the future. As for his couture show, the designer plays with historical volumes of the riding coats, and the hooped petticoats of the 18th century, reinterpreted and reworked for the taste of today, in contemporary fabrics, and lightened tapestry prints. The show started with streamlined silhouettes composed of trousers and jackets with large contrasting cuffs on the sleeves. Then the bodies are buttoned to the skirts à la française, long shirt-dresses were adorned with floral and guipure prints, as well as aviator combinations appeared very modern. The high waisted Bermuda shorts were paired with sleeveless jackets with the volume billowing backwards, worn with sock boots. An extremely contemporary wardrobe writing a new page of Chistian Dior history.

Maison Martin Margiela - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

For summer 2015, Maison Martin Margiela stays true to his codes with this collection without surprises but made up of timeless basics. A nude body is worn under the apron style dresses and skirts featuring metallic discs, all with a play on lacing. Asymmetric details were also found everywhere, as well as a “trompe l’oeil” effect, like the revealing of an entire leg through the strapless dresses. The hand embroidery and the Japanese prints bring a freshness to this summer collection. Without forgetting some key pieces perfectly made like the black trouser suit, the dressing gown coat, a cropped jumper and even a good pair of jeans.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yohji Yamamoto - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

An air of sensuality, lightness and fluidity at Yohji Yamamoto.At Yamamoto, jackets are knotted over the back or to the side, and the dresses are layered and fluid. There is a play with suspenders, and turned up high waisted trousers. Each silhouette is deconstructed and reconstructed with a combination of different materials. The body is revealed through the lace and by the sexy lingerie. Stitching details are visible on asymmetrical suit jackets. Zips are found on the sides of the trousers, and to open and close the backs of some of the pieces. The wardrobe is almost exclusively black with a sprinkling of gold to illuminate the show.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lanvin - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

The beautiful casting on the catwalk (Amber Valleta, Violetta Sanchez, Audrey Marnay) totally represents all types of women that Lanvin through Alber Elbaz celebrates. There are many sides to her. First, she wears fluid outfits, with a variety of dresses in jersey which fell impeccably. Then she can choose stricter shapes seen on the pencil skirts with sensual slits, sleeveless jackets and finally the beautiful trouser suits. After these refined and simple pieces, the contrast arrived with an abundance of brocade, lace, embroidery, pearls and other embellishments. The Lanvin woman is not afraid to show her wrinkles with her sensuality and does not follow any diktats. Alber Elbaz went through the archives and celebrates 125 years of the house, by creatively taking old prints and numerous references to the symbols, like the pearls, black and white, also gold…The show finished with a multitude of ultra short, more elaborate dresses than the opening dresses… Here women can find happiness.

Issey Miyake - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

Under a cloud at Issey Miyake with the "3D Steam Stretch"At Issey Miyake, the body floated like a cloud. Always at the forefront of new technology, the label was up to date and used a new technique which gives volume to the fabrics, simply with the effect of steam. After the “Pleat Please”, it is the turn of “3D Steam Stretch” to transform the clothes with a very light texture between knitwear, and pleats. The colour palette started off with very soft tones, but turned acidic towards the end and finished with intense blacks. Coats, jackets, shorts, dresses and tops all generous in volume, like origami, was charming, and as always at Issey Miyake, we were suspended in a moment in time, with a trademark of serenity, admired at this vibrant Paris Fashion Week. Interview: : This is 3D steam stretch, so …I already used this in our last collection, so this time we developed a new version of the steam stretch, so if you use steam it becomes a 3D form very quickly… so it’s a new fabric for this collection I want to show the light feeling so it’s volume is very important, not heavy, but looking dynamic in form, but the weight is very light, so it’s important for us.

Barbara Bui - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

Embroidery and transparency at Barbara BuiBarbara Bui celebrates the woman with softness and modernity. The designer revisited her first loves: embroidery discovered from travelling which was subtly re-worked across the coats, trousers and jackets. Black and white dominated the collection all with transparency; the drapes were created naturally on the t-shirts that became dresses. The lightness was visible on the long raincoats and jackets worked in two fabrics with cut outs on the back. Orange put the final touch to this urban wardrobe and brought a feel good vibe to the Summer 2015 collection.

Rick Owens - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

The Summer 2015 collection turned out to be a continuation of the men's collection show last June, inspired by the ballet "The afternoon of a Faun"...At Rick Owens the show is as much about the people invited dressed head to toe by the designer as it is about the models on the catwalk, which featured crimped hair and white body paint. The colours were contrasted by the strong silhouettes. The women wore loose fitting tunics, tube dresses, and the shorts were finished with shredded edging. The American designer played with a new femininity which we love through the delicacy of transparency and strapless dresses.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Carven - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

The last aerodynamic collection at Carven for Guillaume Henry.The Carven woman has more and more self confidence and she’s always moving at a fast pace. The silhouette is aerodynamic, sporty and graphic, with a touch of the sixties through the zip detailing and the turned out collars. Cycling shorts, cropped jackets, skirts and short dresses done in colour block or in multiple graphic oriental prints creates a young and fresh wardrobe, full of personality designed by Guillaume Henry for his last collection at Carven.

Guy Laroche - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

At Guy Laroche, the wardrobe is feminine with revealing backs as the stand out silhouette...At Guy Laroche, the wardrobe is feminine, with revealing backs as the stand out silhouette. The leather and embroidery brought a touch of sensuality to the short cocktail dresses. Marcel Marongiu played with the lengths of the pieces as well as contrasting colours to structure the clothes.

Roland Mouret - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

A "desirable" collection by Roland Mouret...The first show of the day was at the Beaux Arts, for Roland Mouret, who just like an artist, uses colour to structure the silhouettes. The designer from Toulouse adorned the girls in a number of dresses and close fitting skirts, with a very defined waist which flared at the hips, and also ultra sculpted pieces with zips at the back. A 3D appliquéd rose, made this collection even more feminine. The elastic bands outlined the backs and shoulders. The bright orange brought the show to a close with assymetrical tops and dresses embroidered with frayed feathers. Roland Mouret is becoming more and more international with the opening of a boutique on Madison Avenue, a wonderful French success for the self-taught designer!

Vionnet - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

Modern ballerinas at VionnetYet again, the fashion house Vionnet created a show with an incredible mise-en-scène. In the basement of the Museum of Architecture in Paris, we took a journey through a long tunnel, where the girls were transformed into ballerinas, with their shadows looking like outlines of dance moves. Goga Ashkenazi, owner and creative director of the house, outlined backstage the importance of the movement of the body, revealing it with bodies and suspenders. The tones were revolved around white, grey and beige. The draping of the clothes was sensual, and the tulle skirts were transformed into loose skirts worn with bras. The accessories held their importance too with the huge belts and the back packs with harnesses.

Rochas - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

The second collection for Alessandra Dell'Acqua at Rochas with a play on volume, sensual innocence and a touch of sportswear...It was the second collection for Alessandra Dell’Acqua at Rochas. We could clearly see, more than the preceding season that the designer followed the spirit of the house with the use of volume and a certain proclaimed innocence. The blouses and dresses worn by the girls featured different textures all with a play on transparency which was very sensual. The embroidered birds on the clothes were not enough to hide the body but brought a freshness. The sporty touch was noted by the embroidered « R » logo, the high waisted obi belts and ribbed white ankle socks which all worked well together. The collection could be worn by a young romantic girl to an adult sure of herself, and this mix makes the ideal wardrobe.

Dries Van Noten - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

A calm and exquisite show at Dries van Noten.A calm and exquisite show at Dries van Noten. On green moss, with the sounds of birds, the girls walked peacefully down the catwalk, wearing lightweight dresses with fine straps, see-through blouses, and loose trousers, some in a harem style, worn with zipped jackets or long tailored coats/jackets...This nonchalance is contrasted with the incredibly researched and worked on fabrics, as each piece took around a month to be created in the designer’s studio. The result: rich textures, light and fine cuts to form a wardrobe that’s simple but stylish. At the end the girls with natural makeup and hair, lay down across the floor making us think of a “seating” of Woodstock or even a painting of young girls in a field of flowers.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cédric Charlier - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

Go to the sun at Cédric Charlier. Go to the sun at Cédric Charlier. For summer 2015, the designer envisioned something sensual with spicy colours. The jackets were sleeveless, with frills and visible stitching. Fluidity was seen throughout the collection from the tops to the dresses with suspenders, and triangular cuts. Fluidity and ease were the key words, which were reinforced with the addition of sliders featuring bows and gold pearls.

Jacquemus - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

The Jacquemus collection plunged us straight into the heart of summer, with a feeling of a beach in Marseille. White shirts worn off the shoulder over swimwear, and loose wide-legged trousers, the young Jacquemus girl created by Simon Porte had wet hair straight from the beach, exuded happiness and the joy of life. Fine stripes made an appearance on voluminous pieces, becoming more and more present and took over the collection on a number of short, geometric and colourful dresses, and also on skirt and top combinations just like a beach towel laid out on the beach. A freshness ruled over the naïve-like wardrobe which seemed to have an echo of the world of Jacques Demy.

Anthony Vaccarello - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

Leather opened the show at Anthony Vaccarello, for the first day of Paris Fashion Week. The first looks took the essence/iconic features of the label, with sharp cuts and exuded sensuality. Plunging, asymmetrical skirts revealed the legs and were found throughout the collection. A transparent blouse in navy stripes brought a certain sensuality, and metallic details featured at the low V necks on the dresses as well as hooks on the hips of the skirts. Black and white reinforced the rigidity of the cuts. Like a news print, the designer used his initials on the outfits featured in contrasting materials. The Vaccarello woman was free and easy with a strong sensuality, in a collection which has a marine yet urban theme and strong personality.

Christine Phung - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

Christine Phung celebrates her love of materials with the background decoration at the Arab World Institute in Paris.After the skiers in the mountains for her last autumn/winter collection, Christine Phung celebrates an adventure of cycling around volcanoes…the imaginary tale explains better the idea of urban mixed with movement, in this very feminine collection, where the dress is found at the heart of the collection. The designer played with new fabrics, and techniques, where she used pleats, weaves, and even digitalized photo prints of lava in circles printed on the silk. Equally notable is the play with suspenders, volume on the t-shirts and jackets and even on the cropped tops worn with the flared skirts.

Damir Doma - Collection Printemps/été 2015 à Paris

Damir Doma nous entraîne dans chaque collection autour de multiples références.Damir Doma nous entraîne dans chaque collection autour de multiples références. On retrouve Charlotte Perriand, Eileen Grey, Helmut Newton, des photos de plage ou de gratte-ciels... Le tout expliqué dans un livre distribué sur les sièges. Les vagues se retrouvent comme travaillées sur les vêtements, les rubans jouent les passants autour de disques métalliques, l'aspect urbain se retrouve sur l'effet de cordage, les coulisses, les effets de rayures. La silhouette est fluide, en mouvement , avec toujours cette émotion en plus que transmet le créateur dans chaque vêtement.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Philipp Plein - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Milan

More than a just show, the Philipp Plein catwalk was a true spectacle with the incredible mise-en-scene seen at the last show of the day. The collection inspired by the depths of the sea was full of motifs, volume and colour. Short, flared dresses and long sequined gowns, accessorized with high heels or paired with trainers, were all extremely feminine. Embroidery covered the looks as well as gold studs on the biker jackets and short jackets. Shorts in leather with elasticated waists worn with a stripey, cropped mesh jumper and a corolla skirt were just some of the pieces on offer. The show ended with white dresses with aquatic creatures projected onto them s bringing a poetic close the Phillip Plein show.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Iceberg - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Milan

Summer, summer, summer is the word to describe the collection at Iceberg designed by Alexis Martial. With the heat of California as the influence for the collection the silhouette featured a highlighted waist on the suits and trousers that hugged the body. Nothing is left to chance, the designer worked on the construction of the clothes, as well as the prints and colours. Stickers - the new futuristic embroidery covered the short dresses at the end of the show. Fuchsia, orange, black and white as well as numerous fruity and abstract graphic motifs really brought a certain energy to the urban and feminine collection, and like always at Iceberg there was a sporty dimension as well.

Emilio Pucci - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

The 70s never cease to inspire the designers and especially Peter Dundas who revisited the era for the summer collection at Emilio Pucci. We saw the influence throughout the collection, with flared trousers, crochet dresses and vibrant colours. There was lots of macramé embroidery work on the close fitting dresses and the lace was covered in rhinestones, diamantes and featured sensual open backs. The iconic Pucci prints were shown on many designs as well as tie-dye prints on the stunning long, strappy, chiffon dresses, worn by Naomi Campbell who made an incredible appearance on the catwalk. Emilio Pucci celebrates optimism this Summer with sensuality!

Jil Sander - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

A page was turned at Jil Sander as this 2015 Spring/Summer collection was the first line by the new creative director Rodolfo Paglialunga. There was a new energy but the wardrobe stayed true to a certain minimalism which is so important to the label. Thanks to the rigidity of the materials, we saw a certain femininity and softness with the wrapped skirts, belted at the waist that revealed the lining and under skirt or the bottom of a long shirt. The contrast of colours with burgundy/sky blue/ navy and white carried a sophistication to the silhouettes. A number of finely knitted crop tops were seen in tank top and polo neck styles. The originality of the leather gaiters on the heeled sandals is the stylistic touch of the season.

Trussardi - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

Trussardi is the last big fashion house to close this Milan Fashion Week. Gaia Trussardi created a collection inspired by an athletic universe. For summer 2015, she worked around the body that was slender and flexible, together with a strong commitment to timeless elegance. Tank tops, wrapped miniskirts and sporty shorts in leather, denim and ostrich all took their place and confirmed not only their importance but also the identity of the brand. The trousers are tight fitting and high waisted, and the suits featured masculine shapes. The knitwear is also very present throughout the collection in all-in-one pieces as well as polo necks, also in lurex presented in stripes. There is a timeless luxury at Trussardi, where the accessories included the new versions of the Bugatti and Cacciatora bags.

Philipp Plein - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Milan

More than a just show, the Philipp Plein catwalk was a true spectacle with the incredible mise-en-scene seen at the last show of the day. The collection inspired by the depths of the sea was full of motifs, volume and colour. Short, flared dresses and long sequined gowns, accessorized with high heels or paired with trainers, were all extremely feminine. Embroidery covered the looks as well as gold studs on the biker jackets and short jackets. Shorts in leather with elasticated waists worn with a stripey, cropped mesh jumper and a corolla skirt were just some of the pieces on offer. The show ended with white dresses with aquatic creatures projected onto them s bringing a poetic close the Phillip Plein show.

Antonio Marras- Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

At Antonio Marras it’s often a question of poetics with references to cinematographers or artists. For his summer collection, the designer was inspired by the work of Carol Rama the Italian “Louise Bourgeois” who he had the chance to meet. Her eccentricity and energy was brought to life with a combination of stripes, flowers, embroidery, colours and prints. There was lots of volume and the materials thanks to their rigidity were ultra-light. The accessories reinforced the silhouette, with colourful platform shoes and sculptural jewellery. Dresses featured pleats and were decorated with polka dots, flowers were appliquéd in relief all giving a certain sensuality. Once again, the magic of the show took over and we were blown away with the work that was shown before us with the know-how of the Italian designer who showed both talent and control.

Aquilano.Rimondi - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

The dragonfly is at the centre of the Aquilano.Rimondi collection, which gave homage to Matisse and even more so to the Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence with the use of colours and contrasts. Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi showed the delicate work and precision by the construction of the clothes and in the choice of materials. The work outlined a certain Italian know-how and true workmanship of Italian couture. With embroidery applied on the tulle and painted motifs on pleated dresses in duchess satin, and in organza. The transparency gave femininity to the dresses, skirts and even the jackets all with an oriental touch. See-through designs were also found on the ankle strap high heels in Plexiglass. Colours flowed pass in a palette of nudes, intense blues and vibrant reds. It was a real life dream between purity and serenity combined with artistic elements by the designer, a truly beautiful moment suspended in time during Milan Fashion Week.

Marni - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

Prints take center stage at Marni.At Marni, prints take center stage. Although the show started off with monochrome tones composed of white, off-whites and black. The materials were equally at the heart of the work of Consuelo Castiglioni, with raw, natural, quickly cut fabrics, sculpted over the bodies and cinched in at the waist with karate belts. Serenity resonated from the outfits made from linen, and cotton, and then the prints appeared in front of our eyes with colourful floral motifs and rich fabrics (raw silk, jacquard) as well as embroidered jet stones, crystals and mirrored pieces, and ruches in chiffon and raffia, as well as 3D flowers to embellish the clothes. The flowers were also painted on the rigid leather, because here the fabrics are the outfits. Notice the hybrid shoes worn by the models, part shoe, part trainer, part sandals with notched soles. A collection celebrating 20 years of the label, and proves that Marni still dominates Milan Fashion Week.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

The theme of the show was the Spanish influence in Sicily between the years 1516 and 1713. Polka dots, roses, lace, black and red, fringing and flowing fabrics were just some of the many Iberian inspired elements at Dolce & Gabbana. Lace and red opened the show as castanets played in the background. Without a doubt we were taken straight into the heart of Spain in a space decorated entirely in red. Following, were a selection of crop tops and decorated shorts. The matador jackets and long, black, lacey dresses revealed the high waisted knickers and brassiers underneath. A red rose was placed in the buns, and the models looked even more graceful than ever. Little see-through tank tops with jeans embroidered with jewels, models carried traditional Spanish market boxed dolls, the collection was overflowing with details. The embroidered heart on many of the outfits highlighted the passion in the collection which beautifully ended Milan Fashion Week.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tod's - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Milan

The subtle bourgeois charm, is seen again and again at Tod’s by Alessandra Facchinetti, and is a collection full of classic pieces, but reworked with the leather in all kinds of shapes. Perforated, appliquéd, patch worked shoulders and on a panel on a skirt, it even used lace and lattice on the dresses with surprising fluidity. Not forgetting numerous flower prints and brightly coloured suits, equally impressive were the pastel tones which showed in this strong and chic collection.

Roberto Cavalli - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Milan

Festival colours, prints, lace, pleats and above all feminity at Roberto Cavalli, symbolizing happiness and the joy of life this summer. The wooden catwalk echoed the deck of a marina and the inspiration for Roberto Cavalli came from his summer expeditions when travelling on his yacht which translated into a collection full of sunshine and sensuality. The dresses were long, fluid, sometimes see-through and embroidered, the Cavalli woman never goes by unnoticed! Leather was featured on short pleated skirts, and jackets were in crocodile skin, and for the evening, the black lace revealed the colours and skin underneath parsimoniously.

Etro - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

The Etro girl seems to have come straight from a hot and arid desert. Wearing beaded jackets, short suede dresses in a Navajo print, and a poncho dress in fringed linen. There was a move away from the silhouette with some lighter designs, with frothy dresses in chiffon. It is exotic, refreshing and easy to wear. The motifs on the clothes were like tattoos, and the prints as trademarks of the house added a touch of femininity and ethnicity without being too folky. The top models had long hair which brushed their shoulders, with feathers on the earrings or necklaces. The soundtrack accompanied the feeling of the heat and the song “Riders on the Storm” by The Doors closed the show, and announced the stormy rain which suddenly fell on the streets of Milan. Veronica Etro: I describe this collection and woman like a free spirit because I imagine this woman being an artist living in the middle of nowhere in the desert, and she customized the prints, the jewellery and everything. I was fascinated at the beginning by the music festivals that take place in California, but not that much about the grungy and street style aesthetic, rather by it’s art scene and expression of freedom they had. I imagine her really working with the prints, and nothing had to be new, everything had to be washed, the prints were enlarged like a tattoo, and sort of watery effects were put as the background… as if she was living in the clothes and the clothes were telling her a story, a journey so there’s a lot of organic Also the fact of not using any metal, any black, she’s spiritual also because the foulards are not square anymore they’re circular and centered so to give a sort of energy and an effect like a dream catcher that’s native American tradition.

Bottega Veneta - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Milan

Bottega Veneta opened the show on Saturday with an ode to simple elegance.Bottega Veneta opened the show on Saturday with an ode to simple elegance. A subtle sense of luxury emerged from the classic pieces featured in neutral colours. Crocodile and suede mixed with raw cotton and frayed gingham gave the outfits an aged look. Patchwork and embroidery on the mesh added a detailed touch invaluable to the graceful feeling of the show without being ostentatious.

Versace - Collection spring/summer 2015 in Milan

A black trouser suit with contrasting stitching, skirts with slits to the hip, and a caged dress open the summer collection at Versace. The trademark prints of the house covered the miniskirts and satin tops. The colour-blocking created new silhouettes very reminiscent of the 60s and the perforated leather together with metal eyelets and later in the show, the glitter livened up the evening dresses in large graphic bands.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Giamba - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

Giambattista Valli expands his range with the introduction of its brand new line called Giamba. Giambattista Valli expands his range with the introduction of his new line called Giamba. After his main ready to wear collection launched almost 10 years ago and his couture in 2011, the Italian designer addresses the new girls with long hair, tights and short flared dresses. The tunics were light and see-through with openwork guipure lace. Nature was present throughout, with embroidery and prints, inspired by the ceramics that decorate the exterior of the palace situated in the heart of a garden in Milan where Giambattista presented his show. A play between heavier fabrics and also lighter flowing textures created volume. The silhouettes were short, delicate and full of freshness for the summer season. The 3D dresses, prints and embroidery with frills defined a truly sophisticated wardrobe. A couture spirit ruled over the collection worn by the young girls in flowers.

Moschino - Collection sprig/summer 2015 in Milan

Long blond hair and pink clothes, Barbie Girl, the new muse for Jeremy Scott at Moschino takes center stage!Barbie took to the catwalk at Moschino and every guest even found a doll waiting on their seats. Long blonde hair and pink clothes, the latest muse for Jeremy Scott took center stage! Mini dresses, high heels, sunglasses, handbags in the shape of shoes, the show was everything a little girl could dream of. One model even roller-bladed down the catwalk pleasing the crowd, because here at Moschino it’s always a show. With a trolley or coat hanger fixed on the arms the accessories became important pieces to complete the looks. The gawdy outfits were full of motifs and colours, with short shorts, crop tops tied at the back and bikinis, all featuring the logo of Moschino. Barbie can also be a femme fatale with a skirt and jacket made from sponge or a metallic tracksuit. The unslung universe of Jeremy Scott associated with this colourful haut label is once again full of wonder and without a doubt will create a lot of hype. In any case, the crowd loved to finish the second day of Milan Fashion Week with this incredible energy, full of imagination.

Costume National - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

Music and the spirit of the 70s are at the heart of the new collection for Costume NationalRock and music remain essential themes for Ennio Capasa but for next summer it will be re-worked for the spirit of the seventies, with fringed leather, wide-legged halterneck jumpsuits and short dresses encrusted with metal eyelets. Chocolate brown, navy and black gave sensuality to the long, flowing gowns in chiffon, the suede outfits were asymmetrical and the leather dresses were overlaid with lace. There was an unbridled sophistication which always has the idea behind it, of being made in Italy that is very important for the designer of Costume National, for the new summer collection.

DSquared2 - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

A clever mix and match of arty, sporty and couture pieces at Dsquared2Volume is the center of the collection at Dsquared 2 for next summer, with a strong colour palette by colour blocking and lots of embellishments. Although the models looked serious with their large black rimmed glasses, the atmosphere was definitely joyous. The twins Dean and Dan Caten mixed different universes, created something sporty but with a sense of couture, with draping, ruffles, pleats and also with feathers that decorated the long voluminous skirts and above all the embroidery made the clothes extremely sophisticated. The collection included ripped jeans paired with a shiny embroidered jacket, and quilted shorts worn over multi-coloured sequin leggings. A pink masculine suit had cropped trousers which just proved that the designers are equally as talented in tailoring. This summertime collection had a clever mix of pieces with an arty, sporty and couture feel.

Prada - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

In a desert of mauve dunes, Miuccia Prada as usual gives us a variety of interpretations for the new collection featuring a mix of a seventies revival together with soft, romantic pieces. We're feeling the 70s revival more and more in Milan and now at Prada, but of course done in a singular and original way by Miuccia. Contrasting stitching on the coats, raw edges on the jackets and dresses, which were left to fringe on the back create an ambiance. Whereas the patchworks of leather, the painted stenciled motifs and brocades lighten up the collection. The palette was quite wintery with dark tones, but throughout the collection were touches of yellow, green, and peach which brightened up the clothes. For the accessories, the knee high socks were decorated with flowers, the shoes had wooden soles and the large and rigid bags completed this wardrobe which was stranded in a desert of mauve dunes, which transported us to a remote world.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fendi - Collection Spring Summer 2015 in Milan

The orchid was the reigning feature at Fendi, which was embroidered and printed on the mesh, leather and fur. The orchid was even worn as a hair accessory on the models. Karl Lagerfeld as an architect created a graphic silhouette with caged dresses and played with transparency revolving around the cut outs in the leather. The lightness was clear to see throughout the collection, especially with the strapless dresses in organza, worn beautifully by Cara Delevingne. Another stand out geometric motif was the collage of different colourful pieces of leather, on the short dresses and small jackets. There was also a nod to the Fendi Palazzo as new head quarters of the House with a black dress featuring the symbolic arches.

Fausto Puglisi - Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

Fausto Puglisi shows his new collection in Milan that revolves around geometric shapes, cut-outs and colours. Fausto Puglisi loves flashy, fun shapes, cut-outs and colour, so no wonder the fashion house Emanuel Ungaro chose him to be their artistic director as well. For his own line that showed at Milan Fashion Week, he dared to have more fun... Squares and triangles, in black and white, and also orange dominate the collection from head to toe. The designer also added detailing, by using rhinestones and sequins. Some of the pieces were perforated; from the sleeves on a leather jacket to a slightly flared skirt, all featuring crystals around the holes. The lighter pieces were welcomed like the mini-skirt with suspender-like straps, the gold biker jacket, the dressing-gown top and at the end the evening dresses featured zips at the front. It allowed us to see the softer side and the talents of the designer.

Emporio Armani- Collection Spring/Summer 2015 in Milan

At Emporio Armani the collection revolved around variations of blue, with an overall dynamic and sporty silhouette, throughout this summertime collection. The trousers were turned up at the ankles and the short fitted jackets had white trimmings. Many of the short dresses had shapes that were very feminine which reinforced the idea of freshness and lightness. Stripes were seen throughout the collection, and were exaggerated on the shorts, jumpers and also on the loose fitting trousers. For the evening looks, Giorgio Armani used a new metallic material in PVC for the dresses and tops which almost looked sculpted over the body.