On 16th March I attended the fashion show of AKIKOAOKI brand at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. After graduating from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo, Akiko continued her studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
As anyone who has walked down the aisle will testify, it's certainly not a cheap affair. Expenses quite regularly venture into the tens of thousands, and the dress itself tends to take up a healthy chunk of this.
Valentino is a fashion company. It was founded by the Italian fashion designer, Valentino Garavani. He studied fashion and apprenticed with many other well-known designers, including his Aunt Rosa. He received his formal training at a couple of prestigious schools, including the Ecole Beaux-Arts. He apprenticed in a couple more salons before opening his own fashion house in 1959.
Milan Fashion Week: 2019 Women's Fashion Week in the name of sustainability and internationalisation
170 collections, 58 runways, 110 presentations e 54 scheduled events: Milan Fashion Week was back this September with a preview of S/S 2020 novelties. One of the most glamorous and awaited events for professionals and enthusiasts, presented by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI).
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Maglificio Ripa, selected by Asahi Kasei as a key partner for ROICA™ Feel Good project aimed at presenting the ROICA ™ Clean Fit yarn, exhibited at Premiere Vision in Paris and take the occasion to present those latest innovations, which successfully made their debut at Interfiliere Paris in July. “We recorded a very positive feedback from our customers at Interfiliere – says Paolo Fila, sales manager at Maglificio Ripa – and now, for the very first view, we are exhibiting our exclusive items at Premi?re Vision, a very important trade show for us. Clean Fit is going to be added to a range of ROICA ™ products such as ROICA™ Eco Smart family and ROICA ™ Colour Perfect family”.
WHITE expands its geography within the Tortona Fashion District, with the hub in Tortona 31/Archiproducts and with the venue for special projects and events within Camera Italiana Buyer Moda, which add to the three already existing locations. The timing is extended to four days, in view of the fashion week, so as to converge all the sector’s initiatives in the same period, thanks to MISE. The record number of 532 exhibitors (368 from Italy and 164 from abroad, namely a 6,4% increase), goes to show the key role the trade-fair plays in the womenswear international scene. Ssheena is September’s Special Guest with an Urban Catwalk in the heart of Milan, while Efisio Rocco Marras is the Special Designer, with the new direction undertaken by I’M Isola Marras. Consolidated brands, international ones and cutting-edge labels are the event’s protagonists, comprising a rich calendar of events that has reached over 390 requests for entry, of which 134 from abroad.
Top International Model of the World will be gathering once again models from around 25 countries around the globe in one UNIQUE modeling contest. This year, models will have some job specific activities as well as some cultural activities.
In celebration of one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world, the National Gallery of Victoria is delighted to present The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November 2017. Exclusive to Melbourne and the NGV, the exhibition will present more than 140 garments designed between 1947 and 2017, including some of the most outstanding, theatrical and technically accomplished pieces from Christian Dior Couture.
Internationally acclaimed bridalwear designer ROSA CLAR? was given the task of creating the wedding gown in which Antonela Roccuzzo would say "I will" to FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi. The ceremony, which was attended by a host of sports celebrities, took place on 30 June in the city of Rosario (Argentina).
A year ago, the PREMIERE VISION group inaugurated BLOSSOM PREMI?RE VISION , a biannual trade show dedicated to first collections and designed for creative, luxury and high-end fashion brands. Last December, the success of the show's second edition confirmed the coherency and effectiveness of its underlying concept.
WHITE has boosted the June edition thus reaching 300 brands, thanks to important partnerships and to the success of the MAN & WOMAN formula. The trade show is the only trade-fair capable of showcasing the womenswear previews during the menswear fashion week. Special Guest of the show is POAN, which will tread the catwalks thanks to the collaboration with CNMI, while the Slovakian NEHERA is the woman precollections Guest Designer. Synergies with showrooms like Tomorrow for the Athleisure, Six London, Baltimora Studio and The Alphabet. Special projects with companies like Casadei, which will launch its capsule collection, Momon?, with a special area, Ramponi and Albini Group for the shows.
Premiere Vision defined some of the main trends for Spring summer 18. It sets forth with a fresh and witty outlook to trigger a desire for innovation, imagination and deliberately optimistic future scenarios.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will take place from March 12 to March 16, 2017, the second edition of Fashion Futurum International Conference is scheduled for March 16-17, 2017. Over 100 young and established designers, Live Streaming Video, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Art Heritage Exhibition, vibrant street style - for one week all local and some international fashionistas are to be detected nearby Moscow Man?ge, the central venue of #MBFWRussia, next to Red Square. The Manege will host the Fall/Winter 2017 collections by fashion designers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other countries.
Womenswear designer Nellie Partow has been selected to represent Premi?re Vision New York as its ambassador for the January 2017 edition.
What is the face of London? And the face of Tokyo? New York? Milan? Berlin? Paris? In a brand new United Colors of Benetton global campaign, the face of each model is a partly analog, partly digital combination of all the features found in the six fashion capitals of the world.
CHARM'S means 'charming things', 'clothing for charming people'. It is a unisex brand and every season offers 'Couples clothes'. Yohan defines the theme and then makes interpretations for both sexes.
Moscow, annually in the list of planet's most fashion oriented cities, is hosting Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia on 11-16 March 2016. Come and see collections from over 50 designers from Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and other countries.
Constant investment to deliver an increasingly ecologically sustainable printing method and a project dedicated to the importance of our heritage. These are the two objectives for Miroglio Textile in 2016.
'Good product. Good feeling. Really it's that simple! Our products promise non-toxic dyes, fabric innovation, smart supply chain engineering and a commitment to zero-waste design practices. Feel good, you are making a difference one garment at a time', says brand's statement.
Every Anecdote garment is offered in a wide range of colors and each collection is based on anecdotes about Jet's and her family and friends' lives. Easily combinable sweaters, vests, cardigans, dresses, scarves in a wide range of colors - nothing too pretentious.
The forces behind APT are Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim with history of developing multimedia marketing campaigns for social justice and human rights, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, with strong background in graphic, textile and product design, who men while living in Rome. They both are inspired by the hand-crafting cultures of the Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa and share a desire to increase awareness of ancient, disappearing crafting traditions.
'According to myth, alchemists had the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They strove to uncover the secret formula to create gold, which symbolised perfection both in a material and spiritual sense. Like those mysterious scientists, we want to combine different elements to create a special and striking synthesis, something that surpasses its individual components'.
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
The People of the Labyrinths (POTL) is an Amsterdam-based fashion studio and label, founded in 1984 by Hans Demoed and Geert de Rooij. It's specialized in hand-printed and hand-dyed fashion, interior, design and cosmetics.
RAW for the Oceans is the first in the world denim collection made from recycled ocean plastic. The project is run by the Dutch brand G-Star RAW; garments are co-designed by Pharrell Williams and manufactured in partnership with Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans.
G-Star RAW is a Dutch men's and women's fashion label, founded in 1989 in Amsterdam and focused mainly on Denim. During the years, the company developed many denim 'firsts' - 'luxury denim for the streets', wearable and wanted raw, untreated denim, architectural and 3-D denim constructions, special washes and treatments, highlighting the best qualities of denim.
We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.
'Avelon likes to be subtle, but we are strong when we need to be. You will see Avelon when high fashion meets reality, when effortless meets directional. You will find Avelon when sophisticated luxury meets raw edge. Avelon likes to be smart without being boring, to be casual with flair. We do not like to shout, we prefer to whisper. Avelon leads by following itself'.
Today, we are going to present you Alix Marie Bizet and her graduating project, titled 'Hair Matter(s)', which includes jackets and hats made of frizzy human hair (including her own), which she considers an animal-friendly alternative to fur.
For us, from Be Global Fashion Network, the theme about saving our planet and the environment we live in is very important - actually it is for every being on the Earth. That's why we start a series, presenting the good examples from the industry for Sustainable fashion, which is one step in the right direction. Let's start with SVILU - a womenswear label, based in New York City, NY, USA.
'In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world, that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning'.
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.
For 2015 prom girls, Bulgarian magazine Bulka (Bride) has prepared a range of prom dresses by different designers and ateliers for every taste.
PINK Unity (PU), a cancer support group of the National Cancer Society, collaborated with the Islamic Fashion Festival to raise much-needed funds for activities to help cancer patients and survivors win the battle against the disease.
Designer Ivan Frolov has been working professionally on clothes creation since 14. Starting as a constructor’s assistant at Zakharova studio the designer continues as a constructor at Patoka STUDIO, a stylist at TV projects of 1+1 media holding. As a costume artist the designer creates concert looks of renowned Ukrainian celebrities.
Born Free is a global initiative with the goal of ending mother-to-child HIV transmission by December 31, 2015. The exclusive Shopbop + Born Free capsule collection was formed in collaboration with 22 top designers, including Victoria Beckham, C?line, Tory Burch, and Isabel Marant. 100% of the profits from this collection will benefit Born Free. The MAC AIDS Fund will match all donations and the total purchase price of all products sold, up to $500,000.
On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, the luxury label FENDI, whose Creative Director is Karl Lagerfeld, will open its first boutique in Germany. The boutique is 365 square meters large and is located in Maximilianstraße 12-14 in a historical building from the 19th century. The hosts, Pietro Beccari (Chairman and CEO of FENDI), Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi will personally welcome the guests at the opening.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 13 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the SLS AMG GT.
The famous designer Karl Lagerfeld will open a huge boutique in London next year.
Fast fashion consists of collections based on the most recent fashion trends presented at every year's Spring and Autumn Fashion Weeks. The main idea is garments to be designed and manufactured quickly and cheaply, which allows consumers to take advantage of current clothing styles at a lower price. In Fast fashion production cycles are compressed into 4 to 6 weeks and in some cases even less than that. This creates more buying seasons in the same time and space.
United Colors of Benetton stunned us with its irresistible spring-summer suggestions for men. The trend provide a wide range of different color combinations and patterns. Men's fashion is no longer what it was.
The Sergio Rossi Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection designed by creative director Francesco Russo finds inspiration in one forceful idea: the exaltation of the shoe as an expression of architectural design. It’s a tribute to world-class architect Santiago Calatrava, who throughout his work has forged a union between architectural vision and engineering principles.
Accordingly, the Sergio Rossi shoe becomes for all practical purposes a micro building where the architectural factor emerges conceptually as the successful pursuit of a design project, not as a group of geometric shapes and consequently complete constructions.
The Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection of Christian Dior was presented during the Paris Fashion Week yesterday. This is the second collection by the Belgian designer Raf Simons for the famous French label. Instead on a traditional catwalk the defile was presented in a recreated garden in the Tuileries. The Belgian gardening firm Jacques Wirtz supplied the plants and design.
The luxury couture models had flowers and embroidery in abundance. A number of dresses were composed of two or three layers of tulle, with embroidery designed to create a three-dimensional effect.
The new Tom Ford handbag collection for Fall-Winter 2012/2013 is offering a variety of lust-worthy accessories worth admiring. Whether we're talking about dresses, makeup or accessories, the Tom Ford label has always been a reliable option for classy alternatives with a high chance of passing the time test. With a focus on high quality, opulent pieces that have modern and edgy touches yet still maintain a classy allure, the high end label has become one of the best acclaimed names in the fashion industry.
United Colors of Benetton Fall-Winter 2012/2013 introduces modern classics through the use of contemporary craftsmanship, celebrating colors and the use of color as only the brand can!
The prevailing mood across the women’s, men’s and accessory collections is inspired by English heritage and outdoor dressing, reinvented through the creative use of bright colors, and the application of new fabrics and computerized knitting technologies.
For Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 Young Versace combines sophistication and glamour in a game of mix and match, with prints and iconic motifs of the maison featured in the unmistakeable style of Versace.
The symbolic patterns of the maison even enter and define the baby world. Chic creations such as furs, baby dolls and fashionable outfits alternate with soft, functional pieces, designed for daily use, but always in the Young Versace style. Graphics that nod to the brand’s glorious history, such as the all-over Medusa print for babygrows, leotards and shorts. Baptism clothing is modern and comfortable.
Copenhagen fashion week took place from 8 to 12 August and showed models for Spring 2013.
We have made a selection of what we liked from the presented collections.
Sports-inspired and wearable styles took centre stage at the fashion week, but still remained utterly cool and cutting edge. Womenswear and menswear brands used drawstring waists, elasticated cuffs and varsity jackets for Spring 13.
Valentino Haute Couture Collection Fall-Winter 2012/2013 was presented at Paris Fashion Week in July. Although the iconic fashion designer retired in 2008, the creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have been maintaining the classic, high end Valentino style. The collection for Fall-Winter features a range of satin dresses, brocade jumpsuits, embroidered jackets and floor-length capes.
Shimmering fabrics, embroideries and beautiful prints, mainly with flowers and ornaments decorate the beautiful outfits.
At Paris Haute Couture fashion week Atelier Versace presented Fall-Winter 2012/2013 collection of dramatically short mini-dresses and long gowns slit high on the thigh.
The models are inspired by the imagery in tarot cards – the sun, the moon and the world. The dresses are feminine and romantic, with layers of transparent plastic and patches of silicone, pearl and crystal mesh. Embroideries of the tarot symbols added to the luxurious look. The fabrics are mostly in tender pastel colours.