|Marc Jacobs Isn't Impressed by Young Designers|
The legendary designer says they have "style with no substance."
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:02 -0500
From the Paris runway: Roland Mouret
Sharp cuts, refined materials and self-assured femininity at Roland Mouret! From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes' Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:07:08 -0500
Milan Fashion Week: soft and sensual at Max Mara
Autumn/Winter 2015 is set to be a luxuriously snug affair, if the Max Mara runway show at Milan Fashion Week is anything to go by. As is often the case at Max Mara, the coats were the main attraction, ranging from generously cut fur-lined creations to billowing quilted trenches and sophisticated cashmere duster jackets.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:40:16 -0500
Fom the Paris runway: Carven
A new duo at the Carven house, with Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud, who are on the lookout for an active, urban Parisenne with a fresh style. From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes' Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:43:01 -0500
Designers dabble with decades at London Fashion Week
By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - Designers dabbled with different decades for inspiration at London Fashion Week, offering a heady mixture of patterned flares, oversized sheepskin jackets and printed mini-dresses in their latest collections. Designers also called upon the '60s and '80s for inspiration this season, with printed mini dresses, oversized leather dresses and puff-ball jackets seen at J.W. Anderson and Jonathan Saunders' shows earlier in the week. Detailed embellishment, clashing patterns and hand-crafted fabrics also featured heavily across many of London's shows, reflecting a move away from the minimalism of the past year. "There has been lots of sparkles and embellishment ... Fashion goes from one spectrum to the other, and people are bored of 'norm-core'.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:46:58 -0500
Oprah Winfrey Is Wearing Vera Wang on the Oscars 2015 Red Carpet
The 'Selma' producer looked elegant in a blush-colored gown, which she paired with a silver clutch and sparkling jewels.
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:29:49 -0500
Black is back as Milan fashion week revs up
All the signs are that black is back in a big way as Milan fashion week kicks off on Wednesday. After Gothic trends dominated catwalk shows in New York and London, all eyes now turn to Italy to see if the likes of Prada, Gucci and Armani embrace the vampiric garlic-and-stake look for next winter's must-haves. Fashionistas, models, buyers and their chauffeurs are descending on the northern Italian city for a fast-paced week of catwalk shows, stellar swag bags and champagne-fuelled parties in the streets around the Gothic cathedral. The New York and London Fall-Winter 2015 shows left Brooklyn hipsters and Shoreditch hepcats rushing to get their hands on black frocks, studded coats and some serious eyeliner.
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:12:32 -0500
The most expensive hotel in Paris during Fashion Week: Le Meurice
If you happen to be in Paris during Fashion Week this month, you can bet that the beautiful, well-heeled people filing out of Le Meurice hotel in Paris are flush with cash, as the 18th century hotel has posted the most expensive room rates during the nine-day event. According to Kayak.com, five-star hotels in Paris have taken advantage of one of the most glamorous events of the year to hike their room rates, with prices spiking an average of 30 percent among the most luxurious properties in the city. Guests at Le Meurice, for instance, are ponying up an average of €1,580 a night for the privilege of staying at the palace hotel located between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre museum. Overall, the average room rate at a five-star hotel in the City of Light is €588 a night.
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:18:31 -0500
'New Normal' label in the pipeline for Giorgio Armani
2015 is a big year for the 80-year old Italian designer who is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his luxury fashion empire. Tapping the normcore trend for more substance and less glitz, the "New Normal" line is set to offer Giorgio Armani fans ultimate satisfaction with a host of brand classics.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:45:54 -0500
From the Paris runway: H&M Studio
Paris's Grand Palais was transformed into the set of science fiction film for the new H&M Studio collection. From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes' Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation. On Wednesday, it was H&M’s turn to close the day of shows in Paris with their studio collection, followed by a star-studded party. The Grand Palais was transformed into a science fiction film set with flying saucers in the center of the stage, which opened and was transformed into a drinks bar at the end of the show.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:24:24 -0500
From the Paris runway: Rochas
It's the third season for Alessandro dell'Acqua at Rochas and the designer seems to be more and more at ease at the house, which is celebrating 90 years in 2015. From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes' Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:11:49 -0500
Alessandro Michele makes Gucci debut at Milan Fashion Week
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:40:22 -0500
London photo exhibition goes behind the scenes of Alexander McQueen's final collection
The final collection of tragically blighted fashion design Lee Alexander McQueen will form the basis of an intimate and poignant photography exhibition coming to London this March. Focusing on the unique collaboration between the photographer Nick Waplington and the British designer, the exhibition will reveal McQueen's working practice through a selection of over 130 photographs, including never-before-seen images. Waplington was given unprecedented access to McQueen's studio during the run-up to his final Autumn/Winter collection, "The Horn of Plenty", in 2009.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:54:27 -0500
Felicity Jones Is Wearing Alexander McQueen on the Oscars 2015 Red Carpet
The 'Theory of Everything' actress arrived in a silver halter gown featuring an embellished bodice and full satin skirt.
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:50:26 -0500
Mamma's boys Dolce & Gabbana spread the love in Milan
Like all good Italian men, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana dote on their mammas, and it showed at their catwalk show in Milan Sunday which starred mums with babies and even pregnant models. First up was Italian actress and model Bianca Balti, resplendent in a pink pregnancy dress, her bump proudly leading the way, as behind her models in pink and black creations with red roses appeared with babies in their arms. The problem, as all new mothers know, is that outfits tend to be ruined fairly quickly by babies who insist on throwing up all over them -- not a risk to be taken lightly with clothes which make your credit card squeal.
Publ.Date : Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:29:25 -0500
Fashion Designer Sends Models Down the Runway in Blackface That Sparkles
Case in point: blackface, which one Italian designer thought would complete his black-themed presentation at Milan Fashion Week. Claudio Cutugno came under fire for sending models down the runway with their faces painted black and topped with a layer of glitter. The backlash ensued the same week that Fashion Police’s Giuliana Rancic made an insensitive remark about actor Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks. Blackface—theatrical makeup popular in the 1800s that proliferated stereotypes of African Americans—is an all too common faux pas in the fashion industry.
Publ.Date : Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:36:34 -0500
Kate Spade misses 4Q profit forecasts
On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had net income of 99 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 24 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:51:36 -0500
Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan
Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Mar 2015 07:39:25 -0500
David Oyelowo Is Wearing Dolce & Gabbana on Oscars 2015 Red Carpet
The 'Selma' star sported a red tux and jeweled brooch.
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:52:37 -0500
Five themes from London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week draws to a close on Tuesday after five days that have showcased an eclectic range of talent, from luxury brands to rising stars. Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson looked to Berlin before the fall of the wall for an eclectic, Eighties-inspired collection for his J.W. Anderson label. German twins Daniela and Annette Felder, who together form Felder Felder, also took inspiration from Berlin, this time in the Sixties, a time of hedonism, politics and sex. There were short, swinging skirts in laser cut faux leather in red or black, matched with tops tied at the bust, as well as shaggy faux fur coats.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:30:32 -0500
Hitchcock-esque chic, swallows and calf-skimming silhouettes at Rochas
The French luxury label's monochromatically fabulous Fall wardrobe was replete with retro chic styling. Head designer Alessandro Dell'Acqua unleashed the Rochas woman's inner glamour puss with bow-tie neck blouses, luxe fur and ostrich feather trim, and the brand's signature swirling bird prints.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:45:42 -0500
Get the beauty looks from London Fashion Week
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:46:16 -0500
Sacai to unveil new book during Paris Fashion Week
Fans of the Tokyo-based apparel label will get the chance to rub shoulders with brand founder Chitose Abe at the Colette concept store in Paris on March 9. The designer will have a double cause for celebration as she toasts Sacai's A/W 15-16 collection and the launch of "Sacai: A to Z," the first book to capture her fashion career. Coinciding with the brand's 15th anniversary, "Sacai: A to Z" is the first comprehensive and highly personal look into the world of one of fashion's most innovative and multidimensional houses. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 photographs and in-depth essays by influential fashion journalists Sarah Mower, Style.com's Tim Blanks and Angelo Flaccavento -- all presented in A to Z format, readers are given access for the first time into the world of Sacai.
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:10:54 -0500
Young designers shine at start of Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday unleashed its first day of stilleto- and swagger-filled shows with a nod to young designers coming up to fill the creative ranks. It was the French capital's turn to reveal its women's 2015-2016 autumn-winter collections after the shows in New York, London and Milan. The first day of the catwalk shows saw the first outing by brand Each x Other, founded by thirtysomething Franco-Swedish duo Ilan Delouis and Jenny Mannerheim and joined by new designer Masha Gard. The male side "is part of the code of Each x Other, it's about the mix, the blend -- our logo is an X, which is the meeting of art, fashion and music," he added.
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:57:41 -0500
Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:59:44 -0500
Off-kilter asymmetry and sparkle at Dries Van Noten and Guy Laroche
Publ.Date : Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:24:06 -0500
From the Paris runway: Alexis Mabille
"Sport of the night" -- with this title, Alexis Mabille chose to play with women’s wardrobes, by mixing chic materials with attitude and sportswear textures. From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes' Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:55:44 -0500
Here comes Milan Fashion Week
After New York and London, the Italian capital gets set to roll out its fashion fest with a full line-up boasting 170 shows. In 2014, Milan brought us pyrotechnics at Cavalli, drone cams at Fendi and purple sand at Prada, what does the fashion capital have in store this season? Speaking earlier this month at the Milan Fashion Week press conference, Milan mayor Giuliano Pisapia welcomed signs of recovery for the fashion industry and the entire Italian economy, highlighting the increasingly international flavor of Milan's major style-setting event, which puts quality first. The news that Italian fashion exports grew by 5% in 2014 adds to the host city's buoyant mood.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:54:09 -0500
Gisele Bundchen Finally Gives a Glimpse of Her Wedding Dress
In honor of her sixth anniversary with husband Tom Brady, the supermodel shared a sweet wedding photo on Instagram.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:17:38 -0500
London Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum's 'Patchwork, Pattern & Prints'
UK fashion house Burberry Prorsum has taken a crafty approach to its Autumn/Winter 2015/16 collection "Patchwork, Pattern & Prints", revealed at London Fashion Week on Monday. Featuring English fringed suede, Durham quilts and sheer English lace, whipstitched suede and mirror textiles for a heady yet dreamy aesthetic, the collection was loose and romantic.
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:22:04 -0500
From the Paris runway: Dries Van Noten
A gilded salon in Paris's Hôtel de Ville or city hall, where the show took place, seemed to perfectly reflect this new Dries Van Noten collection. From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes' Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:24:35 -0500
Ciao Milan, it's Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:07:43 -0500
Get the beauty looks from Milan Fashion Week
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:09:44 -0500
Michael Keaton Is Wearing Ralph Lauren on the Oscars 2015 Red Carpet
The 'Birdman' star looked suave in a black tux on the red carpet.
Publ.Date : Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:51:59 -0500
From the Milan runway: mother and child at Dolce & Gabbana
The mother takes center stage at Dolce & Gabbana, pregnant, carrying her child in the arms or holding their hand. Paris Modes TV's editor in chief Sophie de Champsavin shared her impressions on the presentation. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana offer a succession of dresses made in different materials and shapes.
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Mar 2015 05:33:36 -0500
Ten themes from Milan fashion week
As Milan fashion week hands over the baton to Paris, winding up a whirlwind show which saw historic brands revitalised and young designers triumph, here are 10 themes from the autumn/winter 2015 collections. - The bedroom look: At the hottest show of the season, Gucci's brand new creative director, Alessandro Michele, stunned fashionistas by unveiling furry slippers that looked like they were borrowed from Star Wars' Chewbacca. Fendi showed off a duvet dress and coat which swamped the wearer but looked cosy, while Armani did its bit with a pink coat with dressing-gown overtones. - Sexy mummies: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are not ashamed to say it, they dote on their mothers.
Publ.Date : Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:09:10 -0500
Runway Rock: Paris Fashion Week, Part Un
Tracks straight off the catwalks at Carven and Roland Mouret. Bonne eccoute!
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:35 -0500
Jean-Paul Gaultier partners with Seven and I
Following his decision to shutter his ready-to-wear line, French fashion's enfant terrible has revealed his next move to spearhead the Japanese outfitter's new premium clothing line. It turns out that Jean-Paul Gaultier hasn't exactly been devoting 100% of his time to his Haute Couture collections, as was announced earlier this year. Mr. Gaultier's refined designs will seek to "make many women look beautiful," and the line will be named "Jean Paul GAULTIER FOR Sept Premières", explained the Japanese apparel retailer.
Publ.Date : Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:55:10 -0500
Burberry hosts starry show at London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week rolled out the big guns Monday, with British design powerhouse Burberry hosting the glitziest catwalk show of the season. Hunter, the maker of the classic Wellington boots, evoked wild ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:12:17 -0500
Italian Vogue Editor's call to bloggers following Milan Fashion Week
With Milan Fashion Week in full swing, Franca Sozzani is in her element. Until March 2, Franca Sozzani is inviting bloggers to review one or more shows at Milan Fashion Week and share their take on Milan fashion week via her "My blog, your turn" initiative. On Vogue Italia's website, Sozzani said she was "truly glad" to see bloggers getting involved and was so "pleased with the "competent and accurate reviews" she had read that she decided to hand over her blog to budding fashion writers.
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:57:54 -0500