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.
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.
'For Spring-Summer 2016, I wanted to introduce a woman who takes the codes of the House and feels free to portray them in her own way', said the designer - and I think he did it. He managed to introduce a collection, which includes all of the Elie Saab quintessential elements, but in the same time is absolutely different from all his other works.
For the cold season of 2015/2016, Zuhair Murad heads for the high peaks, driven by a desire for their unspoiled glacial purity. Satins smooth as the driven snow, flurries of organza, a blizzard of layered tulles, polar prints, a veritable ice storm of diamante, beading and sequins, all translate into a show of snowflake sensuality and elegance, an ice-cool pinnacle of luminous charm.
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.
Jenny Packham Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection offers: lots of textures (satin, velvet, lace), sequins in different sizes, beadwork of crystals and pearls, nude body-skimming dresses, mid-length skirts, long cardigans, sheer tops.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last night (February 22, 2015) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA, was held the 87th Academy awards ceremony, which honored the best films of 2014. As usually on the Red carpet, we saw many glamorous gowns and now we are going to present you our 'Best dressed celebrities' list...
Britney Spears a multi-platinum artist, cultural icon and global superstar who, for the first time, is offering millions of consumers and loyal fans the opportunity to get closer to her than ever before. Introducing ‘the intimate britney spears’ collection - inspired by romance and elegance of a time gone by combined with current trends in lingerie, night-, swim- and sleepwear.
'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'.
'I want women to feel unique at special times, I admire beauty above all trends and fashions'.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Volumes, transparency, lightness, 3D embroideries, sequins - these are the key elements of Stéphane Rolland Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection.
Yesterday (January 27, 2015) during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015), French designer Julien Fournié presented his Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection.
On Tuesday (December 9, 2014) Oscar de la Renta fashion house presented the late designer's final collection - Pre-Fall 2015 - at its headquarters.
On October 26, 2014 during the the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Igor Gulyaev presented his Spring-Summer 2015 collection, named 'Nouvelle époque'.
Ralph Lauren Spring-Summer 2015 collection is safari-inspired, sporty and soft - both extravagant and wearable.
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York is hosting a new exhibition called Exposed: A History of Lingerie. It traces the developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present, featuring more than 60 lacy, racy exhibits from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition is running from June 3 to November 15.
Famous American fashion designer Donna Karan named her Resort 2014 collection 'The L World'.
She said she was playing off the L words: long, lean, lightweight, luxurious, languid, limitless, linear, liquid, layered and most importantly - lighthearted.
'It was about a barefoot attitude', said Clare Waight Keller, creative director of Chloé, about the presentation of brand's Resort 2014 collection.
Garments are comfortably tailored and masculine-inspired in beachy colors. But you can find more than just menswear and beach sports - there are also feminine floor-length evening gowns with the Chloé's classic ruffles at the shoulders.
Talented Venezuelan-American fashion designer Carolina Herrera, whose creations are always full of pure beauty and femininity, said about her Resort 2014 collection:
'Prints, that's what this collection is all about, prints and seasonless, because there are no real seasons for clothes anymore; in Summer somewhere it's Winter, or in Winter somewhere it's Summer. It's important everything can be worn all year round'.
In February 2014 during the Milan Fashion Week Emilio Pucci's creative director Peter Dundas presented brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection full of swinging fringe dresses, fluffy fur coats and lace up trousers.
'Full force bohemian goddess with a slightly nomadic vibe' - that's how the experts describe the creations.
Lebanese designer Elie Saab presented his Fall-Winter 2014/2015 Ready to wear collection yesterday (March 3, 2014) during the Paris Fashion Week.
Saab is one of the Hollywood's stars' favorite fashion designers for his unique style and femininity of his gowns. Last proof about that was the Oskars ceremony where Angelina Jolie was wearing Saab's nude hued tulle dress, covered in strategically placed silver beading.
The world famous fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana presented brand's Fall-Winter 2014/2015 womenswear collection yesterday (February 23, 2014) during the Milan Fashion Week.
Key words were:
Hoods, Fairies, Flowers, Helms, Keys, Fireflies, Enchantments, Elves, Animals, Dreams, Secret garden, Romantic, Tchaikovsky.
Growing up in California, 'Star Wars' was a 'big obsession' for Rodarte designer-sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy. And they've decided that their collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 is the right place to show it including the images of Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Yoda in a few of their garments, shown on February 11, 2014 in New York, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2013, were broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 12, 2014, by NBC.
Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift, Amy Adams and Amber Heard did attract the attention with high-waisted bare shoulders dresses but in different colours.
27 'Miss Universe 2013' contestants took part in the Tony Ward By Atelier Crocus Couture Spring-Summer 2014 fashion show on October 26, 2013 during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in Moscow.
It was a night of glamor and universal beauty. The collection is called 'Frozen memories' and includes evening and cocktail dresses.
2013 is a great year for fashion because everything goes with all the dresses and styles you can wear. You can be hip, you can be funky, you can be smooth, and you can be sexy. But when it comes to my choice of dresses, there's nothing more elegant than to wear black evening gowns for formal and semi-formal events.
Rusly Tjohnardi Atelier is Indonesian Fashion house crafting beautiful hand-made wedding and evening gowns and cocktail dresses since 2002. Rusly Tjohnardi's new 2013 collection was shown on 10 April during Senayan City Audi Fashion Nation Seventh Edition in Jakarta, Indonesia. Senayan City is one of the most prestigious and high-class malls in Jakarta.
'RAIN OF ROSES' is the new collection 2013 of wedding dresses by the designer Polia Milanova for Mon Amour salon. The main line in the wedding dresses is the heart-shaped neckline and alpha-line bottom, made of chiffon, Soleil and French lace. Detailed chiffon frills and embroidery of crystals formed bodice. Handmade chiffon compositions and embroidery of crystals shape bodices.
Dresses “Mermaid”-style, made of French hand embroidered lace, with beautiful royal trails, have a special place in the collection. Ecru lace dresses looks like elegant, luxurious jewelry.
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.
For the world’s leading designers, the idea of a wedding dress is associated with luxury, airiness and indescribable femininity.
This is evident from their bridal collections. A wonderful option to be elegant and seductive on your wedding day is to select a dress, showered in the Hollywood glow of the 50s.
Catwalks don’t stop to impress us with the sophisticated and glamorous models like the ones, shown on the red carpet.
Sarah Burton presented her Autumn/Winter 2011 collection for Alexander McQueen on Tuesday and had everyone wondering whether she’ll be sewing similar dress for Kate Middleton wedding next month.
The fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, had one of the most standout hair in all the other shows. The model’s hair were concealed beneath an armour of large, metal barrettes, looking equal parts medieval and dark romantic.
This year, Israeli fashion Couture brand My Lady Haute Couture, designed again a collection of bridal and formal dresses for the Bulgarian representation of the company – Bridal Fashion. The gowns are made in one single piece of every model, with unique design made by the designer of the brand – Haim Bar.
The bridal dresses radiate in diamond white and ecru, and in combination of diamond white with latte macchiato.
Israeli exclusive brand My Lady Haute Couture presented its latest collection at the wedding fair in Milan at the end of June. Official representative of the brand for our country is Bridal Fashion – representative for Bulgaria of world famous brands Pronovias Fashion Group, Elie by Elie Saab, Valentino sposa, Enzoani, Maggie Sottero and more recently of Atelier Aimee.
Two of the dresses from Alexander McQueen’s fall/winter 2007 collection, which was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are to be sold at auction in London.
The two evening gowns are among the first to be sold at auction since the tragic suicide of the British designer in February.
Coralia is the new trademark of fashion house "Style W". Created, with the purpose of designing and producing small series of women’s clothing and unique ladies’ clothes and accessories, the company is specialised in the production of ladies' jackets, coats, overcoats, blouses, skirts, pants, dresses and ensembles. Besides daily and comfortable clothing, Coralia also offers formal and prom dresses.
A summer wedding is preferred by a lot of young couples. The Sun and the mood for entertainment predispose the imagination of couples to an unforgettable wedding party - on the beach, in a flower garden or an evening cocktail. The bridal dress should be conformable to the style of the place you have chosen. Each bride can find her personal style in the variety of models, colours and accessories that leading designers offer us.
Decorations of stylized flowers have always been prefered by designers for a romantic vision of the brides, but this season they are a real hit. Delicate embroidery of flowers envelop bridal dresses elegantly. Silver and gold nuanced dresses are decorated with pink or white petals.