Women's fashion magazine
For the Resort 2016 collection for KENZO, we celebrate the intrepid woman. We observe her nomadic exploration and her light yet utilitarian dressing.
Fendi debuts at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week with Silver Moon, its first Haute Fourrure Collection, presenting incredible luxurious furs, the ultimate expression of the Maison’s highest creativity and craftsmanship in fur since 1925.
The Chiaradè woman, according to the fashion designer Pasquale Pironti, is feminine, elegant, sophisticated, never goes unnoticed, lives with passion - she is like the embroidered, printed, blooming red roses on tailored suits, applied through silk petals on macrame, brocade silk and lace.
Five successful designers, including Thomas Tait, Marco De Vincenzo, Nicholas Kirkwood, MGSM Massimo Giorgetti and Paul Andrew, by now well-established names on the fashion scene, also thanks to their participation at several of the world's most authoritative, important competitions, have chosen to work with five emerging talents, namely Carlo Volpi, Maria Sole Cecchi, Fernando Jorge, Martine Rose and Matteo Lamandini.
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.
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.
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.
The essence of style and of a cosmopolitan life: the verticality of a New York skyscraper and of the Vendôme column, London’s fantasy and extravagance, Paris’ chic and cultural life and the baroque and light of Rome all blend in a collection aimed at today’s women.
This Winter collection, Zuhair Murad ascends heavenwards, voyaging to the stars… all the stars – those twinkling jewels studding the firmament, but also the stars of the silver screen, those mythical goddesses of the 1970s, divas of hyper-glam chic. Dazzlingly present on their cosmic pedestals, these divine creatures have inspired an astral theme.
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 Art Deco-inspired casino – built from scratch in the main hall of the Grand Palais – set the stage for the Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture collection, replete with slot machines and roulette and blackjack tables manned by croupiers. Meandering through this chic Cercle Privé casino were a selection of handpicked guests, with Karl Lagerfeld adding to the excitement by inviting A-lister friends of the house (around 20 in total) to sit at tables in the casino’s center. Kristen Stewart led the way, followed by Julianne Moore, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabelle Huppert, Rita Ora, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone and Lily Collins. Joining them were Vanessa Paradis, accompanied by her daughter Lily-Rose Depp, Alice Dellal and Violette d'Urso.
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.
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.
RIANI Spring-Summer 2016 collection presents the present-day confident woman in a modern interpretation of the 70's style - casual, glamorous and with attention to the details.
Among the most popular ladies from the world of show business, who like and wear clothes with Eastern folklore embroideries are: Super model Kate Moss, actresses Anne Hathaway, Halle Berry, Camilla Belle, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and singer Adele. And among gentlemen - movie legend Jackie Chan.
In the midst of the Paris men's fashion schedule, adidas Originals tonight boldly launched four new styles from the progressive Tubular footwear series, inspired by early 90s running technology. The SS16 Tubular collection was unveiled by a group of local performers, freely moving around architectural obstacles in an atmospheric underground venue.
'An iconic blend of casual sophistication, expressive volumes and a touch of graphic Modernism that California dreams are made of', says the brand's statement about Lebanese designer's latest collection.
'We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland's famous quote, 'The eye has to travel', Piccioli commented. 'We are interested in the idea of harmony that combines different worlds, creating an aesthetic that is really contemporary because it's the fruit of free associations', added Chiuri.
The National Festival of the Bulgarian Folklore, is held in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria since 1965 - once in approximately every 5 years. Its 11th edition will run August 7-9, 2015 in Voyvodenets area, Koprivshtitsa. The festival is dedicated to Lyuben Karavelov.
Atelier Mon Amour with designer Polia Milanova is known for the wide range of formal, bridal, prom, evening and cocktail dresses, stage costumes and accessories. In addition to that, the atelier is an official representative for Bulgaria of the world famous Italian company 'Venus Bridal', which offers both bridal and evening dresses for various occasions, including proms.
Another beginning, right where it all started, with a new spirit and a founding perspective: timelessly modern, inclusively ageless and immediate.
Inspired by the beauty, sensuality and delicacy of the fragrant White Jasmine flower, the Carolina Herrera Spring 2016 Bridal collection evokes a sense of femininity and romance. Hand-stitched embroidery on silk faille brings the precious flower to life, giving the illusion of the cascading blossoms.
'Folk reverie' is the theme of Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2015 collection. 'Pre-collections are becoming increasingly important for the brand. Our customers are constantly looking for standout and unique pieces', said the designer, who presented lots of fur, lace, florals and full skirts.
The forum brought together experts from the academic, business and design communities in the fashion industry. Fourteen Winners of Golden Needle by the Academy of Fashion, fashion design students from four Bulgarian universities and Bulgarian designers, who have presented their work on world fashion stages, took part in the fashion show. The accent of the event was the presentation of contemporary clothing with references to Bulgarian folklore.
Carolina Herrera's Resort 2016 collection started with a feather illustration. The idea of lightness, grace, and simplicity took shape in color, silhouette and materials. Fashion is to please the eye - Carolina Herrera's Resort celebrates beauty and the women who embrace it.
'We had a great time doing the collection. 'Unisex'! - as usual with a collection we went through hell. But we came out the other side. Trousers for women, yes! Dresses for men, the same dresses that women wear? Do that! It takes a lot of trial and error. Dresses without a woman's waist! But then you, the woman, look like a king or queen (from history or a parallel universe) - you the man look like a king or a queen!'
Techno appliqué droplets, spray embroidery, jacquards and photo prints patterned with waves and rich tweeds are multi-dimensional fabrics with a textural effect of a liquid surface.
PHILIPP PLEIN presented his 2015 Resort Collection in New York on Thursday 4th June.
Carolina Herrera explores romance and femininity in its purest form for the Fall 2015 bridal collection. Chantilly lace over nude tulle, along with embroidered motifs and laser cut appliqués all embrace the delicate essence and refinement of the fabric for a sensuous and fluid silhouette.
Rositsa Venkova and Gabriela Kazakova - students at the Apparel high school in Ruse, Bulgaria - had a huge success during the fashion show for the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2015 collection. Both girls already have national recognition for their talent - their garments have won first place award during the Panorama of the Professional education in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Carolina Herrera's Pre-Fall 2015 Collection epitomizes effortless dressing. The luxurious fabrics, rich prints, details and colors as well as precision craftsmanship known to the New York-based atelier result in silhouettes uncomplicated for the wearer.
TESS GIBERSON speaks to an expanding global audience of strong, empowered women. The line is recognized for its cool, effortless and creative aesthetic with a distinct knitwear component. Designer Tess Giberson’s focus originates largely from the influence of her parents, both artists, while growing up in rural New Hampshire in the early 1970s. They raised Giberson with an emphasis on craftsmanship and creativity, traits further cultivated when attending Rhode Island School of Design.
Embracing simplicity in silhouette, fabric and color, Carolina Herrera's Resort 2015 Collection defines feminine luxury in its most pure form. Inspired by the lifestyle of a global woman, this season lends itself to easy dressing in the spirit of understated elegance.
JOSEPH modernised women. As the sixties drew to a close, Casablanca-born hairdresser Joseph Ettedgui looked out from his salon, a chic King’s Road focal point, and imagined a revolution in the way we buy fashion. With his keen instincts, Joseph created a boutique that was more magazine than clothes shop – somewhere to discover new ideas, new styles and new designers.
During the Milan Fashion Week, designer John Richmond presented his womenswear collection, described as 'an undercurrent of exoticism and sexual adventure'. Diversity is the key characteristic of the collection - both elegant and sexy rock pieces, eye-catching colorful and simple monochrome designs, romantic and futuristic garments, dark colors and bright notes, glamour and extravaganza.
You have to go way back to find a moment when mega-bombshell Scarlett Johansson remotely resembled the off-beat women that Peter Jensen has built a career on, but he’s found it. Turns out his muse is not so much Birch herself, but the film that started her rise to fame – 2001’s Ghost World, the story of two high-school graduates (Thora Birch’s Enid and Johansson’s Rebecca) pouring scorn on the small town they live in. That sounds more like Jensen, and the results are appropriately quirky and charming.
Graphic glamour...deco sportif...geometric hexagon, octagon and diamond motifs play off bold stripes and crisp piping. Optimistic tones of coral and geranium paired with shades of caramel, dune and black. Sharp black and white, electric accents of lime and aqua. Neatly tailored coats, jackets and trousers juxtaposed with the movement of softly pleated skirts and dresses. Scarf dressing in relaxed kimono and wrap shapes, the neatly structured shoulder bag and the graphic clutch.
Trompe l’œil marble veining on the body like tattoos. New space-dyed patterns in wide, uneven and blurred bands like television static. Coloured metallic inlaid within the graphic patter of wood and marble. The alluring marquetry of cuts, patterns and textures. Graphics of the materials from postmodern interior design, like works by Richard Artschwager.
The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Pre-Collection for Spring Summer 2016 plots a winding path through the iconic arrondisements of Paris, jumping across the Seine from Sonia's spiritual home in the 6th district to explore the diverse and nonchalant style of the City of Light. Captured by Sonia Sieff at Le Basile café in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Langley-Fox Hemingway embodies once again the Sonia woman, sparking the collection's playful femininity with a boyish yet sexy attitude.
Zuhair Murad Fall 2015 Bridal collection is elegant, modern and sexy. The wedding gowns are made of both white and transparent luxurious fabrics with beautiful embroideries and applications.
After we've made on overview of Zuhair Murad Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection, it's time to take a look at his ready to wear garments, which according to me, are not less impressive and classy. The world famous designer decided to present his collection 'Gypsy Queen', inspired of nomadic life of the 'elegant gitane', with studio photos by photographer Ralph Venih.
Contemplating the works of the flemish renaissance in a museum, wandering into a gallery exhibition modern photography, a foray into abstract art on a walk through town: time travelling between the centuries, meandering between the genres and schools of art, whilst still capturing the zeitgeist. ’In the moment’ is the idea of self-discovery behind capara’s Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection. Inspired by the depth and complexity of the landscape painting by flemish renaissance artist Pieter Breugel the elder, on the one hand, and the modernity of the works of Katharina Grosse and the photographs by Viviane Sassen on the other, the collection really strikes a chord with the here and now.
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.
Brandon Sun is a luxury fur and ready-to-wear brand founded in 2011. Originally launched as fur accessories collection, Brandon Sun has since grown to encompass a range of fashion fur outerwear and ready-to-wear imbued with a sense of modern glamour, confident femininity, and insouciant cool. His fine furs are carefully selected based on Origin Assurances and with strong ethical and environmental considerations.
'Back To Nature. This season, heralds a fresh return to nature, as fashion prints demonstrate a renewed focus on organic, earthy aesthetics. Graphic Marble offers a modern twist on mineralized patterns, while Scratch the Surface infuses looks with a crude, untreated natural feel.'
'On view, two key material trends for Spring-Summer 2016, this season woven materials trade in established constructions for intriguingly fresh variations that appeal with a creative tactility. We see two versatile key styles emerge in the form of sophisticated Couture Craft Weave and layered 3D Self Texture translation.'
WUNDERKIND is Wolfgang Joop’s personal vision of what a contemporary, sophisticated and independent woman wants in her wardrobe. It is an intimate and emotional expression of the designer’s taste, one that explores the contradictions and dualities inherent in each woman. WUNDERKIND celebrates a sense of freedom, which defies sartorial conventions and offers a unique take on modern elegance.
"The homage to Jeanne Lanvin at the Museum Galliera made me feel the need to go back to my own roots, to Marocco where I was born" - Alber Elbaz.
"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.