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Christian Dior Cruise 2018 collection
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Christian Dior Cruise 2018 collection

The discovery of the Lascaux cave, in 1940, had a profound influence on the artists of the time. For Georges Bataille, it represented the dawn of the human race. The power with which animals are depicted (deer, horses, oxen) takes us back to the infancy of mankind and its relationship to nature, as well as the invention of art. In 1951, Christian Dior appropriated these rock paintings, making a print from them for his Ovale line, a form with allusions to primitive female depictions such as the Willendorf Venus. It is this wild and ancient femininity, linked to the magic of the earth, that guided Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Dior women's collections, throughout the creation of her first cruise collection for the House.

Haute couture suits by Luca Litrico
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Haute couture suits by Luca Litrico

Luca Litrico, one could see his passion towards his work in his eyes and his hands are a proof of his years of experience in men’s haute couture. Talking to him is like taking a beautiful trip to past, the days of style and elegance which made Italy a unique and recognisable country in the world. Seeing him creating his collections, a sense of appreciation emerges towards the uniqueness of Italian artisanal production. Yet seeing him travelling to various destinations of the globe in order to take measurements and tailor, one can easily conclude his affection towards his job. Luca grew up among spools of thread and scraps of fabric with much love and passion towards his profession.

Ermenegildo Zegna - the story of success
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Ermenegildo Zegna - the story of success

Ermenegildo Zegna is one of the biggest global producers of fine fabrics (2.3 million metres per year) and the largest menswear brand (600,000 sleeve units suits) in the world, producing suits for its own label as well as for world famous brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Dunhill and Tom Ford.

Borean Men's Couture - a result of a long research and design
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Borean Men's Couture - a result of a long research and design

The Borean Mario was founded in the 70's and it specializes in the manufacture of clothing. The company produces haute couture dresses for the most important national and international brands.

Riccardo Tisci - Givenchy Creative Director
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Riccardo Tisci - Givenchy Creative Director

Riccardo Tisci is an Italian fashion designer, born in Taranto, Italy, in 1974. He is Creative Director for Givenchy Women's haute couture and ready-to-wear lines since 2005, and Menswear and accessories designer of the Givenchy Men's division since 2008.

Evening haute couture collection Peter Langner Spring-Summer 2016
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Evening haute couture collection Peter Langner Spring-Summer 2016

Modern, contemporary and elegantly sophisticated Langner's short cocktail dresses and evening gowns standout from the crowd for any special occasions. Peter Langner never loses his touch nor surrenders quality in his designs; always in style but never trendy.

Dutch fashion: Edwin Oudshoorn
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Dutch fashion: Edwin Oudshoorn

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.

'White Iris' - Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture 2016 collection
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'White Iris' - Kaviar Gauche Bridal Couture 2016 collection

Designers Alexandra Fischer-Roehler and Johanna Kühl have once again found inspiration in a floral element of nature: the iris, a delicate and striking blossom that combines mystic and earthly qualities and is symbolic of creativity and true love. Named after the eponymous Greek goddess, the personification of the rainbow, it has myriad facets. But in its purest elemental form, a white blossom, it serves as the recurring theme of the new Bridal Couture collection by Kaviar Gauche.

Elie Saab Fall-Winter 2015/2016 haute couture collection
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Elie Saab Fall-Winter 2015/2016 haute couture collection

Elie Saab Fall-Winter 2015/2016 haute couture collection offers sense of Byzantine, Ancient Greece and Egyptian elegance with its antic gold chaplets, bracelets and earrings.

Haute Couture: Atelier Versace Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
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Haute Couture: Atelier Versace Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection

Provocative evening gowns, bright pastel colors, chic V-neck tops, skinny trousers, 70s style short dresses combined with tall boots, autumnal floral and leaf patterns, fine lace, a sense of luxury - you can find all this and much more in Atelier Versace Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection.

'Mirabilia Romae' - Valentino Couture Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
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'Mirabilia Romae' - Valentino Couture Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli presented an all-about-Rome haute couture collection for the upcoming cold season at Piazza di Spagna, Rome. The fairy tale gowns are like a poem about the Eternal City in chiffon, silk, organza, tulle and velvet.

Renato Balestra Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
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Renato Balestra Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection

All shades of gray, from pale pearl to brilliant silver, platinum and haematite: this is the leitmotiv of the Renato Balestra Haute Couture collection for Fall-Winter 2015-2016.

'Friday wear/Road to Rio 2016' collection by Koefia students
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'Friday wear/Road to Rio 2016' collection by Koefia students

Road to Rio 2016 greets and welcomes the next Olympic Games that will take place in Rio de Janeiro. Their program presents 28 different types of sports for a total of 42 disciplines. The research project on which the Haute Couture collection presented by the 3rd year Koefia Academy students for their Final Work 2015 is based, focuses in fact on the concept of Sport, a theme loved by all international fashion designers.

Rani Zakhem Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Couture Collection
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Rani Zakhem Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Couture Collection

For what would be glamour if not the art of transforming women into beings of light? In a tribute to Lola-Lola, the mythical character of 'The Blue Angel' movie, this collection tips its hat off to the famous costume makers of the great American cinema and Paramount, Gilbert Adrian, Jean Louis, Orry Kelly.

Luigi Borbone Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection at AltaRomaAltaModa
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Luigi Borbone Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection at AltaRomaAltaModa

Not a single muse but an impresice picture as a souvenir: a perfume, a step of long legs drawn by the silk clothes made to live in a film like a diva. On the catwalk, thousand versions of a world that is coming back, of the couture and it seems to find in any outfit the sign of contemporary nostalgia for the exaltation of feminine beauty.

'An Homage to the Tudors' - Curiel Couture Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
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'An Homage to the Tudors' - Curiel Couture Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection

This collection was inspired by the Tudors and dedicated to Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth for her ninetieth birthday: an homage to a monarch who, in the 20th and 21st century has been an example of great style, elegance, civility, discretion and extraordinary balance.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2015-2016
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Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2015-2016

The garden of earthly delights: a vision of innocence and experience, simplicity and luxury, beauty and decadence through the eyes of Flemish and French masters of both art and craft. In the Autumn-Winter Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the Old Masters of Flemish painting and to the artisanal masters of haute couture to provide a synthesis of historical form, technique and artistic gesture to arrive at the point of today.

Haute Couture: Tuvanam Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection
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Haute Couture: Tuvanam Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection

Tuvana Büyükçınar Demir returned to the Grand Bazaar, where she began her design journey, with a breathtaking fashion show that presented her first haute couture collection - Golden Bazaar - for the Fall-Winter 2015/2016 season.

Isabel Zapardiez's Bridal 2016 collection
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Isabel Zapardiez's Bridal 2016 collection

Isabel Zapardiez is a very versatile designer which has its main distinguishing in Bridal design. Her career has always developed under her own brand. First in Pret a Porter collections and latter in Haute Couture for brides, a professional turn that began in 2002, when she opened her first workshop in San Sebastián-Donostia.

Lakmé Fashion Week: Suneet Varma Summer/Resort 2015 collection
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Lakmé Fashion Week: Suneet Varma Summer/Resort 2015 collection

Suneet Varma is one of the India's foremost couturiers, who has studied in Europe and has worked with Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, France.

Italian haute couture designer Ivan Donev: You can expect beautiful, beautiful surprises
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Italian haute couture designer Ivan Donev: You can expect beautiful, beautiful surprises

Journalists in Rome call him 'the Bulgarian adopted by the Italian haute couture'. He defines himself as an Italian designer born in Bulgaria. But today when fashion gets more and more international, this is not so important. The style, consistency and talent are the significant things. And Ivan Donev has all of them.

Meissen Couture presents the Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Collection 'AMONG THE WILDFLOWERS'
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Meissen Couture presents the Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Collection 'AMONG THE WILDFLOWERS'

On 26th of February, during the Milan Fashion Week, Meissen Couture presented the new Fall/Winter 2015/2016 collection in its Milan headquarter: the wonderful Villa Meissen, in Via Monte Napoleone 3.

Kat Dennings steps out in Gemy Maalouf to the 2015 Kat Dennings Oscar party
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Kat Dennings steps out in Gemy Maalouf to the 2015 Kat Dennings Oscar party

Beverly Hills, CA, February 22, 2015: The Two Broke Girls lead actress, Kat Dennings stepped out in a Hunter Green Couture Gemy Maalouf Fall-Winter 2015/2016 Gown to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Loris Azzaro Couture Spring-Summer 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week
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Loris Azzaro Couture Spring-Summer 2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week

Last week in France, French designer Arnaud Maillard and Spanish designer Alvaro Castejón presented their Spring-Summer 2015 collection for Loris Azzaro Couture fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015).

Georges Chakra Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection
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Georges Chakra Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection

'I design and create in order to expose a woman's contradictory personality - She seduces with her discreet allure while at the same time through her innate sensuality, shows us her ability to rule through silent presence. The woman should be at the same time angelic and feel absolutely seductive', says Georges Chakra.

Zuhair Murad Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection at Paris FW
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Zuhair Murad Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection at Paris FW

Collection Zuhair Murad Couture Spring-Summer 2015 offeres: a variety of styles, lenghts and proportions, girly short dresses, feminine floor-length evening gowns, thigh-high slits, shimmering jackets, crystals and sequins, flowers and 3D appliqués, colorless transparent materials.

Antonio Grimaldi Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection
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Antonio Grimaldi Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection

Italian Antonio Grimaldi also was among the designers, who presented their Spring-Summer 2015 haute couture collections in Italy, during the AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week in Rome (January 30 - February 2, 2015).

Curiel Couture Spring-Summer 2015 collection at AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week
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Curiel Couture Spring-Summer 2015 collection at AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week

Italian designer Raffaella Curiel (R) and her daughter Gigliola Curiel (L) are the faces behind the luxury Italian label Curiel Couture, whose Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection was presented in Italy during the AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week in Rome (January 30 - February 2, 2015).

Elie Saab Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection at Paris FW
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Elie Saab Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection at Paris FW

'These memories and Beirut were the steppingstone of my passion for design. It was these things, along with the courage, the grace and the elegance of the women of my city that influenced the person I am today. And if there were to be a message behind my couture collection, it would be: thank you', said Elie Saab for his Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection.

Valentino Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection at Paris Fashion Week
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Valentino Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection at Paris Fashion Week

Luxury fashion house Valentino was among the labels, which presented their Haute Couture collections in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015). The message of the collection is: mankind can embrace the true meaning of life only through a rediscovery of love.

Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection by Atelier Gustavolins
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Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection by Atelier Gustavolins

Brazilian designer Gustavo Lins also presented his Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection for Atelier Gustavolins during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015).

Chanel Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection by Karl Lagerfeld
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Chanel Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection by Karl Lagerfeld

Today (January 27, 2015) during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015), German designer Karl Lagerfeld presented his Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection for Chanel fashion house.

Leather shoes with Japanese stroke
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Leather shoes with Japanese stroke

Leather shoes with Japanese stroke includes four labels: Nao Yokoo, Quilp, ANYWHERE and SPINGLE. All 4 labels were part of Pitti Immagine Uomo 87 fashion fair.

Charles Clayton Winter 2015/2016 collection
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Charles Clayton Winter 2015/2016 collection

By weaving the finest count yarns, often mixing the highest quality merino wool with other luxury noble fibres such as cashmere and silk, Charles Clayton brings its customers some of the finest, most luxurious worsted cloths.

Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 Menswear collection
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Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 Menswear collection

After we've made an overview of Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 womenswear collection, let's take a look at Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's offers for gentlemen, presented at Paris Men's Fashion Week.
'A sense of relaxation prevails, volumes are soft while patchwork and intarsia are tactile and spectacular. Classic materials come in masculine colors, such as indigo blue, gray, camel and felt', said from the brand.

Mercedes-Benz fashion week and ELLE present Iris van Herpen
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Mercedes-Benz fashion week and ELLE present Iris van Herpen

The absolute highlight on the penultimate day of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin was Iris van Herpen’s show in the venue at the Brandenburg Gate, presented by Mercedes-Benz and ELLE. The Dutch designer, already a rising star in her native land and one of the most celebrated performers at the Paris haute couture fashion shows, presented a true firework of originality and avant-garde beauty.

The Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 began
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The Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 began

The Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2011 began yesterday. It will continue 4 days. Most interesting during the first day was the Christian Dior fashion show. This time when creating his collection for Dior, John Galliano was inspired by the work of Rene Gruau - a famous artist-illustrator.

Tight jackets, magnificent shoulders, deep necklines and tailored skirts to the knee were the center of the collection with 1950s flavour. Galliano went all-out for volume, enveloping his models in layers of tulle as they flowed down the runway.

Jean Paul Gaultier with a fashion show in Moscow's Kazansky train station
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Jean Paul Gaultier with a fashion show in Moscow's Kazansky train station

French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier presented his first haute couture collection in Russia at a Moscow's Kazansky train station.

At the show attended many Russian celebrities – actors, pop stars, as well as fashion designers. Gaultier opened his first boutique in the centre of Moscow in 2005. He was surprised by the pace of change the city had seen since then.

Dior showed romantic, sensual and elegant collection at Paris Fashion Week
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Dior showed romantic, sensual and elegant collection at Paris Fashion Week

On 25 January 2010 during Paris Fashion Week was showcased the Spring-Summer 2010 High Fashion collection of the French fashion designer John Galliano for Dior.

With its Haute couture collection of refined riding clothes, Dior invited the chic women of the world to saddle up and ditch their handbags for a truly useful accessory: the riding crop. Kylie Minogue, one of a gaggle of A-list guests, said she was sure such an accessory could come in handy.

Kylie Minogue sought inspiration for her stage costumes at Jean-Paul Gaultier's haute couture show
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Kylie Minogue sought inspiration for her stage costumes at Jean-Paul Gaultier's haute couture show

The singer - clad in a vintage black lace cone-bra dress from the designer - was in the crowd at Paris Couture Week for the golden age of Hollywood-inspired show from the man who will co-style her forthcoming North American tour.

Models were made up in the style of classic screen sirens including Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth, and took to the catwalk to music punctuated by dialogue clips and film soundtracks of the era.

The range included trench coasts, pinstripe trouser suits, tight corsets, lacy bodices fur coats, mink-trimmed tailored suits and lavish velvet gowns

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