Women's fashion magazine
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.
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.