Alexander McQueen to bring AW16 womenswear show to London After the designer passed away and Sarah Burton took over leadership of the brand all womenswear shows were moved to Paris with menswear shows being relocated to Paris before being brought back to London in 2013. A representative for the British
Alexander Wang Launching New Jewelry Line (Photo : Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Designer Alexander Wang walks the runway after the Balenciaga show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 6, 2015 in Paris, France. Designer Alexander Wang has definitely
Song for the Mute to launch womenswear range "Graceful but with a playfulness that ties them in with our male customers." In December, the brand's first proper collection for women comprising almost 30 pieces arrives at Harrolds and select international boutiques. Then, during Paris Fashion Week
Kendall Jenner Touches Down At LAX In A Funky Fur Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner attend the Balmain Aftershow Dinner as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 5, 2015 in Paris, France. The sensation, who looked staggering in an easygoing outfit, uncovered how she'd
Lily-Rose Depp escaped Paris attacks is heartbreaking. Sending love and prayers to everyone anywhere near this danger. Stay inside#prayforparis (sic).” The teenager then posted another photo on the social media site after a number of followers criticized the model for sharing a
An inspired chat with the creative director of Christian Lacroix It wasn't fashion for everyday use,” Walckhoff says. The company is taking a far more cautious approach these days, slowly clawing its way to profitability while trying to stay true to the Lacroix DNA. The flamboyant haute couture and ready-to-wear
The odds are in favour of Nachiket Barve winning the International Woolmark Prize - VOGUE India
The pressroom is buzzing and the energy outside the holding area is hard to contain—the regional finalists in the womenswear and menswear categories for India, Pakistan and the Middle East for the Woolmark Prize have just been announced. Winner of the womenswear category, Nachiket Barve is busy with media bytes in the background while an exhausted but elated Renni Kirmani one half of the duo behind the menswear label Bounipin explains to me with a shrug, “The Woolmark prize is the... India was under the spotlight when Rahul Mishra took home the prestigious award in 2014. Ever since Mishra has been a regular at Paris Fashion Week, stocking in concept stores across the world and won the likes of Suzy Menkes and Tim Blanks in his... We looked back at the nostalgia of playing in the architectural spaces of our city in Kashmir. These spaces have pinjars and hollow areas and it brought back this condensed emotion that we tried to show through our clothes. “The collection is to with the state of the world today, the need to be sheltered—armour is the closest metaphor,” says the designer. To him, understanding the ecosystem of Merino wool was in itself a process that served inspiration. “We tend to associate it with menswear or winter wear but it is a versatile fabric which is what I have been trying to put out,” he says. The two winning designers were elected by a jury that included Priya Tanna, editor, Vogue India, Che Kurrien, editor, GQ India, Alison Tay, editor-in-chief of Grazia Middle East, Grazia Arabia and Grazia Luxury, Mehernaaz Dhondy, editor, Grazia... The designers competing for the Woolmark Prize already have established brand identities making mentorship even more crucial as the playing field is more leveled and hence tougher. After all, a dress, is a dress, is a dress, but other than the stitching and fabric quality why is it that you buy that particular dress. I think it is important to understand that emotion behind the design and mentors are a great sounding board that help you see things clearly before presenting to a third party jury,” says Barve. Renni and Zubair Kirmani of Bounipin also cited the mentorship program to be of importance in their journey, “Mr. Troy really helped us clear our minds when we first came to Mumbai. Bandana Tewari, fashion features director, Vogue India was extremely encouraging and Gautam Vazirani of IMG Reliance who sat long hours with us on the collection,” says Renni Kirmani. Both the winners will receive a financial contribution of AU$50,000, and the opportunity to represent their region and compete in the international final. The final for menswear will be held on schedule during London Collections Men and the womenswear final will be held in Paris, both in January 2017.www.vogue.in
Paris haute couture fashion week reaches creative climax in Maison Margiela and Elie Saab - National Post
Abstractions based on Asian styles opened the show in a dropped wrap-around style Chinese red jacket with huge limp tubular arms. But this is Galliano: the kinky boots, with purposeful irony, could well have been mistaken for a fisherman’s wading boots — a detail that parodied the note of sensuality with panache. Styles were eclectic, but held together by the sheer theatricality and exuberance of the soft lines of the silhouette. The fashion industry’s model-of-the-moment, Anna Cleveland, was included in the fashion musing to no surprise, and was deservingly given one of the most archetypal looks. She prowled with signature dramatic confidence and an exaggerated look of horror down the runway in a Napoleonic hat, with a voluminous 19th-century coat. Judging by the maison’s financial buoyancy since last year, the 55-year-old Galliano can proudly boast not only creative success in womenswear but a commercial one as well. It injected the fashion calendar with the most archetypally couture show seen all season. Saab, like other couture masters, plays with his own rulebook and need not pay heed to the wearable trends of the season. Split leg, floor length sensuality was the order of the day. A velvet royal blue evening gown was given a twist, with asymmetrical feather-like detailing at the shoulder and waist. It complemented a brooding palette of dark and often sheer materials with the signature Saab cinched-waisted hour glass vava-voom silhouettes. Flashes of Art Nouveau patterning were the season’s added ingredient, evoking the graphic sensuality of Gustav Klimt. It had fashion insiders reaching for their cameras with its blissful couture embroidering of thousands of blue and cream flowers. Elsewhere, this one-detail style was carried through in jackets sporting ballooned peplums, accentuated shoulders or in gathered asymmetrical midriff detailing. One show-stopping vermillion red fur coat in segments almost dripped off a model in a silk sheer floor-length skirt. Fashion’s once-named enfant terrible is, however, hard to pin down, and gowns of every colour and material swept past celebrity guests.news.nationalpost.com
Paris fashion house Dior announces Italian creative director - The West Australian
Dior on Friday named Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri as its new creative director, making her the first woman to lead the iconic French fashion house. Levi's jeans and Dr Martens boots become haute couture Children are Paris fashion's latest must-have accessory Dior goes back to basics as Chiuri waits in wings The 52-year-old said the appointment was both a great honour and a tremendous... She will present her first show in Paris on September 30, the company said, following in the steps of legendary founder Christian Dior and such designers as Yves Saint Laurent, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano. "The house of Dior is delighted to welcome her and to have a woman - for the first time in its history - as artistic director for the womenswear collections," the fashion house said in a statement. 'Sheikh of chic' Dior had been without a leader since the shock departure of the Belgian Raf Simons last October, which sparked soul-searching in the industry about the pressure creators were now under. "[The] endless wealth [of Dior's heritage] continues to be a constant source of inspiration for fashion and I cannot wait to express my own vision," Chiuri said. She left the Italian label Valentino on Thursday, paving the way for her appointment. Together, Chiuri and Piccioli were credited with giving Valentino back its fizz, making it one of the most profitable designer brands in Europe. 'Anti-sexy' Chiuri, whose mother was a dressmaker but whose parents strongly disapproved of her going into fashion, took over at Valentino with Piccioli when its colourful founder Valentino Garavani retired in 2008. Valentino, the "Sheikh of... Chiuri is known for her love of exquisitely embroidered creations, with the silken applications on one of the gowns in Wednesday's Paris show taking 480 hours to attach. Her fairytale floor-sweeping dresses and willowy frocks have won her an army of Hollywood fans including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley. She claims not to have been a natural show-woman, recalling her first show in charge of Valentino as a "nightmare". The night before I was at home trying to learn English from books (so that she could talk to the media)," she said. She has since developed formidable media savvy, roping actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson from the Zoolander films, which parody the fashion industry, onto the catwalk of her autumn-winter show in Paris last year.au.news.yahoo.com
Rihanna - Paris Fashion Week fall 2015 - Pictures - CBS News Singer Rihanna poses before attending the Spring/Summer 2016 women's ready-to-wear collection show for Dior fashion house during the Fashion Week in Paris, France ...
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