Barbie – Fashion Doll

Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration. Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family…

The First Bra in History of Herminie Cadolle 1898

The First Bra in History of Herminie Cadolle 1898. It is to a woman – and even a feminist of the first hour – that one owes the invention of the bra. The hand-crafted bra Herminie made is called the first bra in the world. Before that point in time, the bust was supported and…

Moschino Spring Summer 2019 Milan

Moschino Spring Summer 2019 Milan Fashion Week.  “The fashion system has sped up so much that, this time, I didn’t have time to finish my work,” Scott teased backstage before the show. “All I have to show is my sketches.” In the dream sequence that followed, Scott was a designer of an old-school, Yves Saint Laurent–ish…

Fendi Spring Summer 2019 Milan

Fendi Spring Summer 2019 Milan Fashion Week. “The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld. “GP. Sounds good, no?” Separately, Silvia Venturini Fendi described the collection as “very real clothes for a busy woman, very functional, practical.” High-function built with limited materials — not exactly the threshold to rapt anticipation. Bags of…

Louis Vuitton the travel trunk 1885

Louis Vuitton the travel trunk 1885. Source  INPI – www.inpi.fr. When Vuitton opened his first store in Paris in 1854, he began by selling flat-topped trunks that were lightweight  and airtight, and were bought by France’s Empress Eugénie in its first year of sale. His first piece was the grey  Trianon canvas flat trunk. Vuitton was the…

Fashion fairy tale – story of Miniskirt

A Runway Retrospective : fairy tale about miniskirt. One of the most disputable stories in fashion is a story about miniskirt.  Fantasy, beauty, history and myths—all in the name of fashion.  Miniskirt is so casual today for all women. But the story and dispute not just between designers but between the countries who first cut the…

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018-2019

Imperial Russia – or rather, a dream-like depiction – is at the heart of Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall Winter 2018-19 collection  “Un soir à Saint-Petersbourg”. The grand balls held by tsars in Saint Petersburg give way to a sense of aristocratic opulence. From the Great Ball that once that marked the opening of a…

Guo Pei Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Guo Pei Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 “The Architecture” – Time flows unhurriedly, while architecture stands immutably. “Time and Space” have always been the two grand themes that artists devote themselves to express. Over the long course of history, architecture has been witnessing human civilization, traversing time and transforming space. It is through architecture that mankind…

Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 new collection “Animalia Fantasia” is one of the most spectacular collection showed in Paris during Haute Couture fashion week.  “Fantasy is a flower that does not flourish on passivity. Determination is what it needs.” – Elsa Schiaparelli, Shocking Life. The style of a woman comes from her spirit and personality. In…

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 collection “Smoking no smoking?” breaks the rules by rejecting the symbolic masculine-feminine suit, advocating for freedom of expression in all its forms – including “free the nipple”.                    

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 .  The Fall Winter 2018/19 collection’s “High Profile” silhouette redefines the Haute Couture look. The CHANEL ateliers created skirts and long dresses in tweed, velvet and chiffon with zippered slits, revealing the leg in elegant profile. Each of these looks opens on the side to reveal a matching mini-skirt, with tweed…

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

For the Givenchy Fall-Winter 2018-2019 Haute Couture collection, Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller wished to create an homage to Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy, not only for the timelessness of his creations but as a tribute to the innate elegance of the man himself and the grace with which he lived. Clare Waight Keller is Givenchy’s…

Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Stephane Rolland Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 collection is all about winter and voyage. A nomadism where cultural and artistic roots perpetuate new aesthetics. Two key-words : ergonomics and opulence. A natural presence, free from all constraints. The movement is detached and generous. Comfort and sensuality, the textures are rich and sensory. Wide pyjama-jumpsuits in silk, jersey bomber jackets…

Franck Sorbier Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Franck Sorbier Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 collection  is about fragile paradise about which we all have to protect. Beautiful story of animals, vision of wonders of the world is another story of the designer. Franck Sorbier tells sad story about how we are consuming the planet with no regret, killing amazing creatures of this world…

POURQUOI CHANEL A CRÉÉ LA PETITE ROBE NOIRE ?

RUNWAY MAGAZINE ® Article par Anonymode Les années folles battaient leur plein quand un magazine de mode présenta sur sa couverture en « front page » la première «petite robe noire» conçue par Coco Chanel et qui inaugurait ainsi le long règne de la mode des soirées de la parisienne chic. Une femme garçonne qui posait avec des…

Les premiers lauréats de l’appel à projets du ministère de la Culture

Les premiers lauréats de l’appel à projets du ministère de la Culture en faveur des jeunes marques de mode www.culturecommunication.gouv.fr Dans sa politique en faveur de la mode, le ministère de la Culture s’applique à soutenir la création et les créateurs. C’est pourquoi il lance en 2018 le premier appel à projets intitulé « aides aux…

Chanel Cruise 2018-19

Chanel Cruise 2018-19. Replica ship in Grand Palais is striking backdrop for catwalk show that reflects bold new confidence of French fashion.  Docking a 148-meter-long ship with on-board piano bar, swimming pool and a passenger list of Hollywood stars in the center of Paris is a bold statement of ambition, luxury and elegance. It is…

Hermes Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Hermes Fall-Winter 2018-2019 Paris Fashion Week.  In the garden of Victor Duruy high school, Hermès creates an imaginary forest, all red, doused in half-light, in an atmosphere of evening dusk between dog and wolf. Artistic Director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski dresses her women generously in beautiful studded leather dresses, quilted coats and through overlays evokes a calm charm of luxury….

Les trente ans de la maison Franck Sorbier

Les trente ans de la maison Franck Sorbier.  Poète rêveur, tête chercheuse exigeante, Franck Sorbier joue, sur la scène de la mode, un rôle à part, soucieux de pérenniser, coûte que coûte, la Haute Couture et son savoir faire. Le couturier, qui a osé « entrer en haute couture » en métamorphosant des chutes de tulle,…

Leonard Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Leonard Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris Fashion Week. The Rite of Winter.  As winter came, so did an unstoppable desire to flee the city and the drudgery of everyday life to rediscover nature. Destination: Iceland. The LEONARD woman has organized her expedition with the greatest care: a ski suit, floral and belted, anoraks and puffer jackets with graphic details,…

Agnes B Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Agnes B Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris fashion week. Each season, for a few years now, agnès b. has invited a young designer to present their work during the agnès b. défilé. These designs always bear the name of the young designer on a special label. For winter 2018, a young stylist illustrator, Laure-Hélène Vaudier, who presents…

Chanel Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Chanel Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris.  A forest has grown beneath the nave of the Grand Palais. Surrounded by blue sky warmed by a gentle sun, trees stripped bare by the season and a floor covered with autumn leaves compose an Indian summer, as Karl Lagerfeld says. Within this decor, a palette of russets, reds and orange, moss…

Andrew GN Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Andrew GN Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris. Drawing inspiration from the East and West, Singaporean designer Andrew GN designs opulent eveningwear with a distinctive, modern edge. His early beginnings at the prestigious Central Saint Martins ignited an attention to details that can be seen gracing his lavish cocktail dresses and gowns in the form of intricate embroidery, colorful…

Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris. The collection is an invitation to travel between past and future. Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière closed Paris Fashion Week with a new version of French chic, revisiting classics and reinventing the House’s iconic signatures. In the very heart of Paris, at the Cour Lefuel of the Louvre Museum, Nicolas Ghesquière has presented…

Elie Saab Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Elie Saab Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris Fashion Week.  While the cold settles in, casting its grey hue over cityscapes, a flowery display takes over the ELIE SAAB Autumn Winter 2018-2019 Ready-to-Wear, as if capturing every last bloom and transforming them into a collection that exudes dark romance. Predominantly black, with touches of white, blush, powder blue, and…

Balmain Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Balmain Fall-Winter 2018-19 collection presented in Paris is a futuristic vision of feature from 90s. Models in sci-fi uniforms in neon-spectrum plissé and holographic paillettes look like girls from Andy Warhol Vinyl Factory or planet of Glamoria. Sparkly and shiny steampunk collection of Balmain has a moto : “We are the new generation”, as read on a T-shirt….

Balenciaga Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Balenciaga Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris.  “After two years at Balenciaga, I wanted to take all the codes of the house and filter them so they can be one aesthetic and one ethic,” said Demna Gvasalia. It was the first time during ready-to-wear Gvasalia showed women and men pieces. He presented a conceptual and personal leap forward of…

Saint Laurent Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Saint Laurent Fall-Winter 2018-19 collection presented in Paris during fashion week is one of the collections which became tradition of the house. Shorties, skinny leather pants and jackets, designed by Anthony Vaccarello – Saint Laurent creative director since 2016, are iconic looks of the house today. In this very recognizable style you can see fur and velvet…

Maison Margiela Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Maison Margiela Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris. Maison Margiela propels its vision forward to an innate new language and wardrobe based on the vocabulary established through the Artisanal collection. Dressing in reverse is an idea as subversive as relaxed glamour: a trench coat worn casually under a dress, a jumper thrown over a blazer, or the glimpse…

Guo Pei Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018

Guo Pei Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018. Le Cirque d’Hiver Bouglioneit was transformed into a romantic and colorful Elysium, setting the scene for Guo Pei’s fifth runway show in Paris to present Spring Summer 2018 collection. For this collection,  Guo Pei focused her designs on the theme of “Life”. Elysium, an island of joy and…

Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018

Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018. New Spring Summer 2018 Couture collection of Viktor & Rolf presented in Paris is all about tree dimensional flowers and bows. Long and short silk gowns from Japanese technical fabric  with bold colored stripes or geometric motifs  have old-school couture base. Pleasure to see and pleasure to wear….