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…

Disney Villains and The Blonds – Spring Summer 2019 NYFW

Disney Villains and The Blonds – Spring Summer 2019 NYFW. Ones again The Blonds surprised New York this fashion week with the show in collaboration with Disney – Disney Villains and the Blonds. This was the most spectacular show at New York fashion week for Spring Summer 2019 season. On Friday, September 7, Disney Villains…

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…

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…

Dolce Gabbana Alta Moda Como Fall-Winter 2018-19

Dolce Gabbana Alta Moda Como Fall-Winter 2018-19 is one of the greatest wonders of the fashion world. Great Dolce and Gabbana showed glory and grace during 4 days of the events on Lake Como in Italy. One of the most spectacular private shows in the world Alta Moda  had 120 intricately handcrafted looks. Courtesy Stefano Gabbana…

Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 is a collection of memories, an immaculate renewal of the vows which represent Viktor & Rolf’s longstanding union to fashion. The approach, a typical Viktor&Rolf antithesis speaks to the designer’s personal fascination with time: consciously cherishing the past, yet always looking forward and pushing the boundaries of transformation. Highlights…

Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19

Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2018-19 called “SYNTOPIA”. In this collection Iris van Herpen explores the new worlds that arise within synthetic biology and the intertwining relationships between the organic and the inorganic. ʻSyntopiaʼ acknowledges the current scientific shift in which biology converges with technology and visualizes the fragility and power within. For Syntopia, Van…

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…

Versace Fall-Winter 2018-19 Milan

Versace Fall-Winter 2018-19. “The Clans of Versace” — Donatella Versace’s fall collection was, according to the opening quote of her show notes, an ode to women who “know that today nothing is acquired through birth, but rather earned through what they achieve.” Versace’s clanswomen have calmer tendencies as well. A trio of slinky black dresses worn…

Gucci Fall-Winter 2018-19 Milan

Gucci Fall-Winter 2018-19 Milan.  Alessandro Michele titled his Gucci show “Cyborg” after Donna Haraway’s 1984 essay, “A Cyborg Manifesto”. “We are the Dr. Frankenstein of our lives”, he said.  “She describes the relationship between being and becoming… I am a lover of the divine. I would celebrate the gods of Olympus rather than our Catholic sanctities”,…

Story of Fashion Model – My Runway Bag

Story of Fashion Model – My Runway Bag. I’m a Hollywood model, Anna Vallefuoco. And the most exciting moment every day is when I’m on my way to do a shooting or a fashion show. What is so exciting about? I know that every moment of the shooting is a creation of the team :…

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….

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…

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…

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…

Departure of Hubert de Givenchy

Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion icon, dies at 91, 10th March 2018. Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy was a French fashion designer who founded The House of Givenchy in 1952. He was famous for having designed much of the personal and professional wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn and clothing for Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. With…

Calvin Klein Fall-Winter 2018-19 New York

Calvin Klein Fall-Winter 2018-19 New York. “This collection is an evolution of my idea of CALVIN KLEIN—of a view onto American society—but now wider, universal. It’s an allegory for a meeting of old worlds and new worlds, relating to the discovery of America, the 1960s Space Race, and the twenty-first century information age. Reflecting the…