"Heels offer a gesture to the leg, and nail colour adds a gesture to the hand," says Christian Louboutin, in his studio, brandishing a bottle of Rouge Louboutin that he describes as "trapped in a piece of faceted crystal."
Inspirations for Autumn/Winter 2015 range from the louche eccentricity of Baba Beaton to the off kilter goings on in the cult eighties TV melodrama Tales of the Unexpected. A trio of party girls are immortalised by Fulton’s hand in a series of repeat-geometric nouveau style prints and on crystal set, hand-engraved plastic earrings, bracelets, brooches and hair slides.
Preen was founded in 1996 by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, with a joint love of all things Victoriana, a passion for recycling, and with that masculine and feminine, hard/soft mix the couple bring to their designs. Their debut collection at London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2001 composed of punkish elements; vintage lace and hand crafted effects, this collection received rave reviews, described as a sartorial traditional clash, with a very British sense of tongue-in-cheek chic. Liberty Ross wore their ‘rosary bead’ blouse to the British fashion awards straight from the runway, putting Preen firmly on the fashion map.
Tanya Ivanova is a Bulgarian painter. She paints made-to-order scarves of satin silk.
CHARLES & KEITH SUMMER 2015 lends an element of finesse accompanied by contemporary appeal that binds the lithe movements and vivacity of youth to life.
As the moving blocks began its assault course around the runway, Issa Lish opened the show as a lone caped and hooded figure with a splay of white lighting up her eyes. That first look set the tone for a collection that cocooned and blanketed us with warmth-inducing layers in forest greens, burgundies and yellows. We were enveloped in the cosiest of capes, blanket coats and shearlings bundled up with raw-edged knits. They often came with embellished hoods or wool caps with attached scarves that resembled a form of armor.
Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce Nicolas Ghesquière's Cruise 2016 Fashion Show. In the days leading up to the Louis Vuitton Cruise Show 2016, the House takes you on an breathtaking journey through Palm Springs.
We are happy and proud to announce that the campaign for popularization of Bulgarian folklore dances all around the world is getting bigger and bigger! The next information comes from Denmark...
H&M is proud to announce the arrival of a new range of beauty products. The launch will hit the stores this autumn with a full range of make-up as well as haircare, bodycare and beauty tools. Fashion is at the heart of the range with an ever-evolving make-up selection that focuses on seasonal looks, ideas and colours. The products will be available in over 900 stores worldwide and online at hm.com.
The next question that we are going to answer to is 'What do the dancers do with their hands, during the performance? Is it the same for men and women?'. And the answer is 'No'...
So, you already know the basic steps in Ruchenitza and the Bird step and now we'll take a look at the Bouncing Step. The Bouncing step in Bulgarian folklore dances is more difficult because of the speed at which it is performed. But with little practice and the tips from a professional dancer, you can learn it...
Bulgaria has a long history and many reasons for pride. From the beautiful nature through the unique folklore dances to the Bulgarian yogurt and wine - here we present you the most significant things that you should know about our country...
After you've already learned the key steps from Bulgarian folklore dance Ruchenitza, let's take a look at another one of the basic steps in our traditional dances - the Bird step. It is a hopping step that resembles a bird standing on one leg. You can learn the bird step with tips from a professional dancer from the video below...
If you want to keep the tonus of your body, you definitely have to choose the folklore dances. What is better than dancing?
Le Palais Bulles: A utopian project that encompasses earth, sky and sea, where the future is built organically from the forms and architecture of the past. In this Collection Croisiére, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the landscape and memory of the South of France. Gaining inspiration from the colours, textures and light of the natural world of the Cote d’Azur, together with the style of the people who have inhabited it, the designer draws on tradition and technique to realise clothing for today. In so doing, Le Palais Bulles (Bubble Palace) becomes a metaphor for the approach to the collection overall.
After we've made a short overview of Bulgarian folklore dances, now we'll show you a few key steps from our traditional dances. Let's start with Ruchenitza, which is maybe the most popular Bulgarian folk dance - you can learn more about Ruchenitza from the video below...
Total white, a thousand flowers, animal print & polka dots. Suiteblanco puts its faith in the starring trends for spring.
With the Euphoria collection, Jordi Dalmau makes a mod to the early 20th century, creating a perfect symbiosis between the most deviant part with his daring designs and impossible colors, and the most stylish, simple and elegant with his quieter creations.
Colorful, fresh and cute - according to me these words best describe M Missoni Pre-Fall 2015 collection. The Italian label Missoni's little sister offers knits, prints and Lurex in bright colors with a retro hint.
In today’s digital world, printed catalogues still have a very important role for the marketing & advertising strategy of many fashion companies. But isn’t it more efficient to invest the budget of printed catalogues in online catalogues?
For the presentation of its Cruise 2015/16 collection, Chanel heads to the ultra futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) – the Zaha Hadid-designed exhibition and performance space – in Seoul, South Korea. Structured silhouettes in sweet, eye-popping hues effortlessly marry South Korean influences with Chanel hallmarks. The mood proves energetic with avant-garde leanings, as Karl Lagerfeld revisits local culture in a broad sense, from traditional dress (the hanbok) to sugary K-Pop aesthetics.
For Pre-Fall 2015, Lubov and Max Azria are trying once again to make their bandage dress look original and different. This season they chose the African-print jacquard and used racing stripes to freshen up their body-con pieces.
The Delpozo Fall Winter 2015 collection blends the colorful palette of Australian artist Rhys Lee with Russian painter Andrey Remnev’s modern interpretation of the Pre-Raphaelite spirit.
'The arrival of Spring-Summer 2016 inspires a host of fresh and directional takes on the seasons quintessential floral print stories, adding an updated relevance to established styles. IIn Multi-Applications, Offbeat Oriental Blooms appeal with a contemporary elegance, as The New Daisy blooms on urbane designs'.
Sun, colors and warmth - these are the keywords for the Spring/Summer collection 2015 of the Bulgarian brand for men's fashion - STYLER. The Spring/Summer collection presents clothes in summer colors made of unique materials, which primarily make man's body feel good.
Since its inception in 2012, is PatBo as the particular universe of Patricia Bonaldi, where the expression of your creativity gains strength, and their boldest ideas take shape. PatBo born as a balance: brought free, cool and sexy naturally spirit, presenting a fun and authentic way a modern and independent woman, while Patricia Bonaldi, first mark the group that takes the same name as the designer maintains its attributes classic and traditional.
'Making a striking contrast to the season's trademark pastels and brights, deep Summer Darks offer a sophisticated color alternative. Two key shades make a rich impact on women's apparel and accessories - Grape Juice and Beetle Green'.
The fashion industry is one of the most competitive ones, bringing challenges to hundreds of start-ups every day. Fashion brands & organisations are everywhere today. Do you have what it takes to become a real voice in the industry?
The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) was established in September 2006 as the only fashion council in Pakistan, with its head office in Lahore. Its a non-profit organization aiming to help facilitate Pakistani designers. PFDC has established regular fashion weeks since February 2010 in collaboration with giant global brand Unilever and the world's biggest beauty brand L'Oreal Paris.
An enormous functioning rollercoaster dominates the gutted interior of Milan's historic Palazzo delle Scintille. The black matte structure is covered in Led lights and as the train commences its wild ride, Azealia Banks kicks off PHILIPP PLEIN'S Fall/Winter 1516 women's fashion show. Followed by a super cast of models including Lindsey Wixson, Jessica Stam, and Binx Walton strutting to a punk rock soundtrack interspersed with amplified sounds of the rollercoaster making its way around the track.
Celebrate eternal love in this off-the-shoulder lace wedding gown. The romantic gown is crafted from a fine blend of Chantilly and Lyon laces then topped off with fleur lace overlay and cathedral-length train. The lace appliqué is hand embroidered.
This year, during the 39th edition of São Paulo Fashion Week, Brazilian label Amapô presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection full of colors, energy and 80s style, combining references to Barbarella, Miami, aerobics and David Bowie. One really interesting mixture for both girls and boys!
What should be the kid's pyjamas? That question is not as easy as it seems. The choice of pyjama should key to the child's taste and wishes - yes, kids usually have their preferences about the design, colors and applications.
Definitely, Gisele Bündchen was the topic of the evening - she announced her official retirement from the catwalk. After more than a dozen fashion shows with Colcci, 34-year-old Gisele chose her last event as a runway model to be the same one, where she made her debut 20 years ago.
Martin Katz is renowned for his exquisite taste and an unparalleled eye for transforming stones into artistic creations. He founded his eponymous company in 1988. The company, Martin Katz, Ltd quickly gained international prominence with a clientele that includes Forbes 400 business leaders, US Ambassadors and other individuals of affluence with a collector's spirit.
Yesterday, during the São Paulo Fashion Week (April 13-17, 2015), Aqua de Coco by Liana Thomaz presented its Summer 2016 collection at the Candido Portinari Park in São Paulo, Brazil.
Paris is all about chic, Milan about elegance and New York can be characterised by its luxurious diversity. London, however, is all about unique and slightly extravagant ideas interpreted by the famous names in the industry as well as the new upcoming designers. People come to London to be inspired and to get this creative energy! Take a look at the trends that caught my attention at the latest fashion week shows…
Horror Vacui vs Modernism. Heritage vs Techy. The billowing Bourgeoisie vs The restrained rectilinear. For Fall-Winter 2015 Katrantzou observes the inverse relationship between the Horror Vacui art movement and reactionary modernism.
Mary Katrantzou's first Pre-Fall 15 collection is a celebration of classic heritage textiles that have stood through time, forming motifs that we have adorned for decades. Injecting her signature play on perception and discovery, emblems are unearthed from her archive collections to rework and re-imagine the 19th century patterns with the use of her own heritage prints.
Pangaea and Panthalassa are the unifying ideas behind Mary Katrantzou's Spring-Summer 2015 collection. In abstraction, the idea is evocative of movement, pulling and shifting; in allegorical terms, the birth of the earth, of its flora and fauna as well as the settling into position of our contemporary continents, offers creative source material.
The alphabet has delineated fashion as much as it has described it. For Pre-Spring 2015, Mary Katrantzou expands her vocabulary of design with a collection based entirely around typographical conceits.
The Resort and Pre-Fall collections are inter-seasonal lines of ready-to-wear garments, created in addition to the two main seasonal collections - Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter. The mid-season collections are the fashion houses' response to the fast fashion invasion (H&M, Zara, Topshop). Through them, the High Fashion companies succeed to remain relevant all year long.
United Colors of Benetton presents a summer in all-Italian style inspired by the romanticism of Amalfi’s maze of little streets, perfect for walks by the seashore in a magical golden sunset.
What are the women of 2015 like? Strong, complicated, demanding. They do everything and want everything. Their closet has to have room for leisure time in town, a meticulously elegant office look and a never-predictable sexiness.
The Eastern Folklore clothing is unique with its colors and forms, motifs and embroideries. That's why some of the world's most famous fashion designers, couldn't resist the temptation to include folklore elements in their Spring-Summer and Resort 2015 collections.
'These youthful and sugary shades introduce a feel of girlhood nostalgia, recalling the milky effect of the Crayola pencils used at school.'
Be gentle and elegant and womanly this Fall and Winter. Be romantic and seductive and avant-garde all at once. Flow with the power of the seasons.
Antonella Rossi grow up in a family formed already at work in Tailoring quality since 1950, where his father chose the fabrics and her mother embroidered.
Kamila Kurbani is a young yet recognized fashion designer from Kazakhstan who established her brand in 2009. The main concept and the philosophy of the brand is the production of stylish and convenient clothes for men and women. Even though the style of her works may be defined mostly as unisex. Kamila Kurbani has a number of extravagant and avant-garde pieces in each of her collections.
If you woke up this morning and noticed some gray hues in your hair - don't panic! You are trendier than ever! Yes, gray hair is the hottest hair trend for the Spring-Summer 2015 season.