Women's fashion magazine
The forces behind APT are Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim with history of developing multimedia marketing campaigns for social justice and human rights, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, with strong background in graphic, textile and product design, who men while living in Rome. They both are inspired by the hand-crafting cultures of the Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa and share a desire to increase awareness of ancient, disappearing crafting traditions.
Welcome to Anecdote. A ready-to-wear collection of classics brought with the story of today. Simple and sophisticated essentials in everyday chic style. Wool skirts, dresses, hats and gloves, denim tops, bottoms and dresses, cashmere trench coats and much more.
A setting swathed in Montaigne grey, a medallion chair resembling those found in the Dior Haute Couture salons, mirror effects that reflect the luminosity of Dior Addict Lipstick and its absolute shine with a thousand and one facets...
The everyday is held up for question, eccentrically, playfully, wittily: Viewpoints are expressed. Opinions are communicated. Impertinence is a must: Calling things out is a pleasure!
This collection broadens the vocabulary of a woman who is sensual and free. It is the expression of a sincere and determined femininity that appears seductive by accident.
'According to myth, alchemists had the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They strove to uncover the secret formula to create gold, which symbolised perfection both in a material and spiritual sense. Like those mysterious scientists, we want to combine different elements to create a special and striking synthesis, something that surpasses its individual components'.
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
Earthy elegance romantic softness juxtaposed with relaxed tailoring. The feminine flourishes of ruffles, chantilly lace and rustic floral embroideries, the sensuous attitude of clothes that wrap, tie and slide.
Nature is evoked gracefully, all in subtle materials: Bark marks and frosty woodwork, Fossilized lichen, veined woods, rigid leaves, Frozen corollas and icy buds, Watered-down petals and discreet outlines, Colourful shadows with well-defined details.
The People of the Labyrinths (POTL) is an Amsterdam-based fashion studio and label, founded in 1984 by Hans Demoed and Geert de Rooij. It's specialized in hand-printed and hand-dyed fashion, interior, design and cosmetics.
RAW for the Oceans is the first in the world denim collection made from recycled ocean plastic. The project is run by the Dutch brand G-Star RAW; garments are co-designed by Pharrell Williams and manufactured in partnership with Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans.
G-Star RAW is a Dutch men's and women's fashion label, founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and focused mainly on Denim. During the years, the company developed many denim 'firsts' - 'luxury denim for the streets', wearable and wanted raw, untreated denim, architectural and 3-D denim constructions, special washes and treatments, highlighting the best qualities of denim.
Classic coats and functional pieces mixed with elements of regalia. English lace and floor-length satin dresses with leather biker jackets. The Rucksack, regimental tailoring and The Belt Bag in oblong and square. Capes and weatherproof silks are practical and protective.
Colours and graphics, lines and angles, curves and spots provide structure: the image must be sharp. Well-combined geometries and tinted areas guide the gaze in the right direction.
We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.
Rivets are one of the key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016in women's fashion. Especially combined with the vision of sci fi characters from block buster like 'Star Wars', for example. The color palette includes mainly black and white, while stars, of course, are the key detail, reminding us about the designers' galactic inspiration.
PHILIPP PLEIN continues his high-octane odyssey into the world of hip-rock, a modern day fusion of hip hop, heavy-metal, rock and rap that takes its genesis in the punk scene.
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris was held September 15-17, 2015 in the French capital. During the event, were presented the key directions in many fashion areas. One of them were Graphic Inspirations. Mixed references are among the themes, which will be very trendy during the cold season of 2016/2017.
Trench coats, jackets and dresses, mainly in black, red or grey slick vinyl are part of the womenswear collection for this cold season by fashion houses like Loewe, Maison Martin Margiela, Saint Laurent, Rodarte, Christian Dior and Rudybois.
Braided knits - Shapes look braided, knit panels are interlaced and knotted. Belts are elaborated in plaits and generously wrapped. Stitches are inspired by French braids and transformed into complex twists and braids, cables are wavy and intertwined in gauges 5 to 14. Jacquards, intarsias and prints trace out curly hairstyles. Yarns play on contrasting counts.
'A traditional English tea time served in the orient. Two worlds at odds, but yet so similar. A mixture of English and Chinese pottery combined in print. Familiar looking western shapes enhanced with an eastern touch. Oriental fabrics with an English twist and vice versa resulting in this harmonic clash: 'Hai Ti'.
Galia Lahav is a bridal and evening haute couture design house, which masters in the art of creating luxury dresses. Galia Lahav dresses are not modest rather extravagant and intricate in beautiful design. With her famous illusion backs, cascading silk tulle skirts and Italian ivory lace, she has created a brand, which is a household name in bridal. All the dresses made in Galia’s studio are hand made by the top seamstresses in Israel and finest luxury sewing techniques. The brand can be found in over 40 stores around the world in Europe, Australia and the United States. Since the company was founded, Galia has been on a conquest to redefine fashion for women by creating worlds most sought out dresses.
Quilted garments are another of the key women's fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016. They are warm and practical. Not only quilted jackets, but also skirts, tops and accessories are ultra trendy this season.
Marc Jacobs’s was a clamorous, exuberant affair. Both got the public involved: It’s still hard to score access, but the shows are less and less an insular, insiders-only experience.
It seems like Denim is, has always been and will always be trendy. Let's take a look at the key Denim directions from the latest edition of Première Vision Paris...
Avelon's latest collection is full of rich fabrics, inspired by the wandering nomads. It offers A-line silhouettes, sheer tops, chic ethnic cardigans, graphic printed skirt, leather pieces in burgundy, slouchy knitted dresses, baroque skirts, oversized blankets.
'Avelon likes to be subtle, but we are strong when we need to be. You will see Avelon when high fashion meets reality, when effortless meets directional. You will find Avelon when sophisticated luxury meets raw edge. Avelon likes to be smart without being boring, to be casual with flair. We do not like to shout, we prefer to whisper. Avelon leads by following itself'.
A voyage often starts from within, seems to suggest KENZO’s Spring Summer 2016 collection: through its print-blocking and multitude of harmonious clashes, it suggests traveling occurs on a daily basis – from voyages to the other end of the world to simply taking the bus to another neighborhood. The designers begin by hijacking a history of ethnic fashion by picking non-Western details – yet refusing to exotify the cultures those are from.
Uniform is at the core of JOSEPH. Simplicity, functionality and ease underpin the collection; a simple white cotton shirt; a white jersey t-shirt; the perfect sweatshirt; a wrap skirt; men's trouser; and a white plimsoll are the foundation pieces. Desirable essentials are developed from the most straightforward version to the most extreme. The collection begins and ends in the same place; an iteration of the uniform.
Today, we are going to present you Alix Marie Bizet and her graduating project, titled 'Hair Matter(s)', which includes jackets and hats made of frizzy human hair (including her own), which she considers an animal-friendly alternative to fur.
Today is the favourite day of many people. It's Friday! Time to party. So we selected for you an outfit that will catch all the looks tonight.
A return to the beginning of time, in order to create a change in perspective: a pursuit of an essence that generates everything and is necessary today more than ever. Following the thread of an emotional story embedded in the vital magma of contemporary culture, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli accomplish a new stage of a very personal narrative journey for the Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Looking towards a place both real and stylized they leave Rome, the center and horizon of their own aesthetic universe, behind them, and always preserving their invaluable expertise of métissage and savoir-faire, they land in wild, tribal Africa.
The next fashion trend for Fall-Winter 2016/2017, presented during the latest edition of Premi?re Vision Paris, that we'll take a look at, reveals the key Jackets fabrics...
“When a woman carries a handbag, we look at her shoulders. When she slips on a pair of heels, we observe her walk. If she applies lacquer to her nails, we admire her hands. With its slow circular application, lip make up becomes a rich and sensual gesture. Whether accentuating or mattifying the lips, this little object has the ability to transform the entire face.”
It begins with a memory: images from the maison archives of shows from the late eighties and early nineties. “Their modernity and airiness continue to fascinate me,” says Gaia Trussardi, Creative Director of the brand. Everything is mixed together and worn in layers. Flowing suits. Fringed vests. Blazers as light as shirts. Safari jackets and duster coats constructed like tops. Fluid caftans. Extra-light suede. The final impact is ultra-chic lightness.
For us, from Be Global Fashion Network, the theme about saving our planet and the environment we live in is very important - actually it is for every being on the Earth. That's why we start a series, presenting the good examples from the industry for Sustainable fashion, which is one step in the right direction. Let's start with SVILU - a womenswear label, based in New York City, NY, USA.
Next key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in women's wardrobe, that we will take a look at, is Patchwork. As you can see, some pieces are totally folk inspired, others - not exactly - but all of them bring the spirit of the hand-made-with-love clothes, which make us feel cozy, protected and loved.
Tradition, heritage, experience and visually overwhelming and stunning imagery that Ekaterina comes across, form the basis for all her collections. Spring/Summer 2016 sees Ekaterina on her journey exploring folk inspired prints and patterns, which are reinterpreted in a way that is distinctive, authentic, true to her brand DNA and vision.
We continue our overview of the top fashion trends for Fall-Winter 2016/2017, presented during the latest edition of Première Vision Paris, with the key Coats fabrics...
'The beautiful potential of plants and other organisms to form living architecture inspired me to make a collection that is tangled like a maze around the body. Inspiration came from the way plants and their roots grow, and how roots have been used to grow living bridges in the forests of India. This tradition of growing bridges inspired me to re-envision my process of making a garment'.
'In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world, that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning'.
For the Spring/Summer 2016 Prada Women’s show AMO investigates the perception of continuous space through an invasion of the ceiling. Plastic sheets hang down acting as a virtual mold that defines the catwalk and seating areas, while the concrete ground area acts as the negative of the above scene.
Last year, and the year before that, it was all about the top knot, the huge bun and all about the bun. But this time, it's all about the half bun. So it is a messy bun and you could made it if your hair is oily. You are going to see how to restore your hair and get this really nice look.
The most important philosophical question ever asked is 'What is a good life?'. A good life is one which mirrors the world. That means that you understand the world through art and culture. You understand the genius of the human race and you understand yourself in relation to it.
This Spring-Summer 2016 collection is about stylistic role-playing, where the heroine passes through various sartorial levels.
'Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves. There are truly no perceivable distinctions in color choices between the men's and women's collections, both focus on a desire to breathe and reflect, then play'.
As we've already mentioned, soft + warm + white is a winning combination for the upcoming cold season and that's why White fur is one of the key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in women's wardrobe. Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Pascal Millet, Giambattista Valli, Miguel Marinero, Tommy Hilfiger and Fendi are amoung the fashion houses, which included the trend in their Fall/Winter 2015-2016 womenswear collections.
It’s 10:30 a.m. and in Terminal 2C, gate n°5, of Paris-Cambon airport, under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, a row of check-in desks line the runway for Chanel’s Spring-Summer 2016 Ready‑to‑Wear collection. Passengers and Chanel Airlines hostesses parade some 99 looks.
This collection was named 'Mirror the World' and it's about saving Venice (and the rest of the world) from the effects of climate change.
Edwin Oudshoorn (1980) is a Dutch craftsman and artist, who 'speaks the language of fashion' and 'translates his love for life into multi faceted collections'. The womenswear designer offers romantic pieces in fairy-tale-like silhouettes, sequins, tulle, wool and silk. Edwin's main inspiration is woman's body with its curves and he makes clothes, that emphasize them.