Samantha Ornon Mix-Media Contemporary Parisian Artist

Samantha Ornon Mix-Media Contemporary Parisian Artist. Samantha Ornon is young Parisian Mix-Media Contemporary artist who find herself in beautiful imaginable world since she was very young. She was inspired by the streets, and imagined flowers or beautiful castles. Over the years, she refined her technique and find her style in contemporary mix-media and new technology. …

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…

Authentic Material – designer of exceptional natural materials

Authentic Material – designer of exceptional natural materials. Founded by bringing together advanced technologies and craftsmanship, Authentic Material reinvents material by using unique know-how that preserves and enhances it. Rich in their identity, each material reveals a story that continues with its transformation. The key concept is upcycling, it is the process of transforming by-products, waste…

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…

Marcel Marceau – Mime in the cinema

Mime in the cinema. Have anyone noticed that Mime is one of the most popular character in XX and XXI centuries movies? Animations, comedies, dramas, even horror movies. Everyone knows how Mime looks : painted white face, striped t-shirt, black beret or hat with red flower. And  this is of course very French.  Mime began in…

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…

Giorgio Armani Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Giorgio Armani Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19. Conveying to the young generation the true meaning of haute couture, going back to the catwalk as it once was: the authentic essence of luxury and perfection. This is the idea that inspired the autumn/winter 2018-19 Giorgio Armani privé collection. Expressed in a sculptural, almost regal style, this season’s haute…

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…

Valentino Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Valentino Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 new collection is a “New Memory”.  Here, now. Memories that chase each other and overlap with the present, to be consumed by the breath of time. A sense of surprise that passes from one glance to another, myths that take on different hues, emotions that are imprinted in the air,…

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…

Aigle x Ines de la Fressange

Capsule Collection in collaboration Aigle and Ines de la Fressange launched during Haute Couture fashion week in Paris “Le kit de pluie de la parisienne” , the rain kit of Parisian. With 111 days of rain a year the wardrobe of the Parisian must be parried with the chic and elegant pieces for caprices of…

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…

Mon RUNWAY SAC – Histoire d’une Photographe de Mode

Mon RUNWAY SAC – Histoire d’une Photographe de Mode. Je suis photographe. Je vis et photographie l’une des plus belles villes du monde : PARIS. Je m’appelle Flavia Raddavero et je travaille dans la mode. Paris est une grande source d’inspiration. Paris a une grande histoire de la mode, de l’élégance, du savoir-faire français. Depuis le…

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,…

Rick Owens Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris

Rick Owens Fall-Winter 2018-19 Paris Fashion Week.  Rick Owens, provocateur, this time wrapped and twisted thorny territory of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. “Baubles, Bangles and Beads.” It’s not exactly where you’d expect to find Rick Owens, but there was that “Kismet” song — in several versions including a quivering rendition by Liza Minnelli — on…

Jeremy Scott Fall-Winter 2018-19 New York

Jeremy Scott Fall-Winter 2018-19 New York. Jeremy Scott stays in the mood of sci-fi for next wall winter. The story he “told” for Moschino is a story from “Star Trek”, with Marilyn Monroe starring. Story of Moschino is a story from “Fifth Element”. Admiration of Jean Paul Gaultier, designer of the costumes for the movie,…

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…

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about Lancel!

The Italian accessories brand Piquadro has entered into negotiation to buy the French label “Lancel” which is part of the Swiss luxury Richemont group, parent company of Cartier, Dunhill and Van Cleef & Arpels. Piquadro is an Italian leather goods company specialized in travel and business goods. The company offers products ranging from professional bags…

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…

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…