Women's fashion magazine
Last week, during the Paris Fashion Week, talented Lebanese designer Elie Saab presented his Fall-Winter 15/16 collection in France. The garments are darkly classy and functional and inspired by the beauty of the forest. The collection includes both daywear and evening/cocktail pieces.
Celebrating freedom. Exploring classics. Teasing sensuality. Composed silhouettes slowly unravel to reveal a woman’s sensibility. Fabric extensions are layered, wrapped around the body or simply worn loose to create fluid pieces that nonchalantly fall away to reveal a subtle sexiness.
British designer Bill Gaytten presented his Fall-Winter 15/16 women's collection for label John Galliano on Sunday (March 8th) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015).
Animals: instinctive and elegant, savage and sinister, the natural and human come together, to make hybrid forms of distinct decoration. In the Autumn-Winter collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, embraces an idea of the primal and the patterned to convey notions of the liberated and sensual, making a hyper-natural world for women.
Manish Arora is one of the most celebrated and inspiring contemporary designers in the fashion world today.
For his 2015 Autumn/Winter collection, Roland Mouret demonstrates a delicate balance between the sensual silhouette of a woman with the austerity of cold weather dressing. Each piece is designed to be indispensable in the wardrobe of the Roland Mouret woman and plays with the juxtaposition of fluidity and structure.
The show was attended by 600 international editors and guests, as well as a worldwide audience who watched the show live on hm.com, specially hosted by the French fashion journalist and presenter Alexandra Golovanoff.
Maxi rose prints and naïf children's drawings mixed with 60s silhouettes, pastels and traditional black are the key elements of Dolce & Gabbana Fall-Winter 2015/2016 women's collection, dedicated to mothers and motherhood.
Madeleine Vionnet is best known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for popularizing the bias cut within the fashion world and is credited with inspiring a number of recent designers. She is considered one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century.
Gaia Trussardi contrasts sleek seduction with the aplomb of the uniform in the TRUSSARDI Fall-Winter 2015/16 collection. The silhouette is sleek and clean yet full of contrasts.Oversized coats with dramatic martial allure, caban jackets and short menswear-style jackets are worn over slip dresses and camisoles that follow the body's curves.
Miuccia Prada: 'The collection is full of references to real and fake. The collection is about impossible beauty and the cliche of what women like. Yes, there were princesses on the catwalk, but I hope there was irony there'.
On the screens, with a background of gradiated neon colours we see a curious face tilting her head towards us, as she spoke. “Welcome to Kenzo SS15. KENZO would like to remind you there is no planet B. Please protect what is precious.” Her name is Knola and she is a real person despite the avatar appearance. She’s quintilingual and a global citizen and as her voice vaults from English to Chinese to Japanese to French to Arabic, mirroring the way we live our 21st century lives today, traveling from one place to another in what feels like a much smaller world.
The 90's Slip dress emerges with a fresh update for spring creating an effortless chic with its signature simple shape. Easy-to-wear Dropped Waist designs emerge as the shape du jour in exaggerated silhouettes.
The Philipp Plein woman for pre-fall 15 is wrapped in dreamy muted shades of lavender, gray, violet, foggy white and sky blue, along with pastel pink and jet black. Sophisticated looks in coordinated skin tight studded leather pants and matching jacket under a fur vest or slim tailleur with zipper accents.
This season GILES takes us on a hallucinatory journey into a wild walled garden. Imagine it’s the witching hour in a long lost apothecaries’ playground where, in centuries past, aristocratic revellers indulged in potent tinctures and run amok through its yew tree tunnels and stony cloisters. Now a gang of ghostly girls and phantom queens wander among waist-high weeds in A/W 15’s intoxicating prints and ribbon-strewn gowns.
The absorbing depiction of the Parisian apartment of a fictional art collector created by Robin Brown for Helly Nahmad Gallery’s Frieze Masters The Collector, acted as the conceptual impetus for Autumn Winter 2015. A masterful study of character through environment, the notion of building a narrative around a muse captured Erdem’s imagination.
Fresh view of effortless but confident dressing in Paul Smith Fall/Winter 2015 during London Fashion Week
With tailoring a strong focus of the collection, a more muted palette than usual predominates. Khaki and charcoal grey sit alongside midnight black but with punctuation points of vibrant colour never far away; whether in a dusty pink woollen suit jacket or a baggy mustard yellow shearling duffle.
Moody stylish, utterly modern and darkly romantic - that was the fashion show that Marc Jacobs presented.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled 20 distinct nail designs tonight at The Blonds Fall/Winter 2015 Show at MILK Studios in New York City. Inspired by dystopian elements of several iconic films, the clothing and nails featured a clash of distressed and refined elements, making for a fashion story best described as apocalyptic couture. This long-time artistic partnership continues to push the boundaries of creativity, producing some of the most powerful performance art at Fashion Week.
Following the colours of summer, from shades of seaside and sky blue to the pink and violet hues of summer blossoms, and featuring particular and beautiful flower embellishments, entirely hand-made of same precious fabric materials of the garments according to old artisanal techniques, the new coming Summer 2015 Collection beholds a touch of Couture, remaining for the same time true to the minimalistic aspect of the ESME VIE creations.
'One zip and you're glamorous! We like to keep things effortless. It's fabulous if you can spend hours getting ready, but a woman should also be able to bring a dress to work and change there for an evening out'.
Brand's designers, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, offered a range of clothes with main theme 'Revolution'. The elements that were common for all looks were the berets, spiky boots, 'cris' utility belts and neckerchiefs.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, unveiled a dynamic collection of expensive nail designs tonight at Libertine’s Fall/Winter 2015 Show at Lincoln Center in New York City. With vague references to mythology and Indian culture, the clothing and nails were an assortment of shimmering, glittering molten artwork. The outcome was a high-impact fashion experience featuring an artistic clash of texture and color.
EDUN is a global fashion brand founded by Ali Hewson and Bono, in 2005, to promote trade in Africa by sourcing production throughout the continent. In 2009, EDUN became part of the LVMH group. LVMH provides essential support to fulfill this vision.
February, 10-12 Miroglio Textile, textile division of the Miroglio Group, was present at Première Vision Paris with a renewed identity and with 4 collections that concretely demonstrate the distinctive elements of the company: innovation, creativity and smart technology at the service of the fashion industry.
'Amazing designs for powerful and brave women. Incredible experience! If you have been following me on Internet, you have realised that over the past few months, I have been talking a lot about my mutation. I have been transformed into a Megababe. Everybody else is beginning to talk about this change and the anxiety it makes them feel. I will be ready to disconnect soon, go to heaven and be perfect'.
CND, the global leader in professional nail care, showcased three effortlessly cool nail designs tonight at Opening Ceremony’s Fall/Winter 2015 Show at Cheim & Read in New York City. Presented in a unique art gallery setting, the fashion collaboration was a celebration of the early works of legendary film director Spike Jonze, a long-time friend of Opening Ceremony.
Spring/Summer 2016: GruppoCinque presents a new identity and two collections, Gruppocinque and Swing
The Como-area textile company, a leader in manufacturing high-quality, yarn-dyed, plain, and jacquard-patterned woven textiles that are 100% Made in Italy and endowed with a strong fashion content, is presenting a whole new identity at the upcoming textiles trade shows, with fabrics that hold plenty of surprises in store. A S/S 2016 collection that shifts the boundaries of quality and creativity to even higher levels, offering a new textile “alchemy” that expresses the company’s heart as it fuses together emotions, designs, and colours on the one hand, and innovation, responsibility, and technical and contemporary aesthetics on the other.
Oversize coats, tartan or strategic cut-outs emphathise 'Shake before use' collection.
Europa unveils a Spring-Summer 2016 that is full of surprises. The Tuscan company, which has been a leader for over 40 years in the production of Made in Italy, high quality and technologically advanced stretch and super stretch denims, is demonstrating its mastery of denim production and its constant investment in technology by launching a genuine innovation: ES, a collection of “smart” stretch denims that make use of Roica™ EF by Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation, a next-generation yarn with elevated technological characteristics.
Valentine's Day is approaching and the fashion and cosmetic brands launch special lines on the occasion of Valentine's Day.
Bacx™ by Centro Seta S.p.a research, processes and solutions that are eco-innovative are the basic ingredients for this first, exclusive collection of new-generation silk - 100% traceable and 100% Made in Italy. The new collections include classic looks “for elegance and style” that are certified GOTS, but also encompass eco high-tech silk blends with Newlife™ and fabrics with an unexpected feel and look made using Greenfiber™.
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Internationally known for his signature expression of femininity, romance and elegance, haute couture designer Georges Hobeika has captivated the fashion world with his creative style and his consistent crafting of statement pieces admired as works of fashion art. During his civil engineering studies, Georges Hobeika discovered his innate passion for fashion design when he began sketching dresses to assist his mother who owned an atelier business with a growing clientele. Pursuing his passion, he left to Paris during the height of the Lebanese War and was immersed in the world of fashion via his internship at Chanel.
'I want women to feel unique at special times, I admire beauty above all trends and fashions'.
'I've learned it's important to not limit yourself. I've always tried to do what I really love, no matter how many obstacles I've encountered. My work is the result of all my life experiences!'
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).
'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.
In 1947, Christian Dior created Miss Dior, his first fragrance. He wanted to surprise women and bring back their smiles. He drew inspiration from Catherine, his beloved younger sister. She had returned from the bleakest days of war, and yet chose to be a young woman full of life and desire. She was a paradigm of energy and light-heartedness. Miss Dior inherited her love of liberty. An adventurous heroine, governed by the passion in her heart.
Moonage daydream: an alien journey through the past’s ideas of the future to reach the point of today. In the Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the romance of a near past, when space-age and mind-expanding ideas of a future felt full of possibilities for society, pop culture and fashion.
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.
A variety of unique handmade hats by Italian Designer Patrizia Fabri for fashion label Antica Manifattura Cappelli were displayed during the AltaRomaAltaModa fashion week in Rome (January 30 - February 2, 2015).
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).
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).
'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.
The collection Floral Geometry, Couture Spring Summer 2015, by ALFREDO VILLALBA, merges the basic shapes of geometry, circles, squares and triangles, with the radiant shapes of floral symbolism. Dual and opposing concepts reflected in the texture and the raise of the fabrics, in the volumes of the models and in the colour range.
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.
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).
Soon after his graduation, AlexandreVauthier joined the design studio of Thierry Mugler, who supported him and taught him thoroughness of the construction of the garment.
Volumes, transparency, lightness, 3D embroideries, sequins - these are the key elements of Stéphane Rolland Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection.