If you looked from up there I’m sure you’ve approved this “your” collection.
Please Tom come back to Gucci, they need you !!!!
It was all but official before the show began. This would be Peter Dundas’ last collection for Emilio Pucci. The reasons still aren’t clear, but if we had to guess, it’s because Dundas’ Pucci is more hot-blooded than blue-blooded. Pucci, the brand, was born on the island of Capri in the 1940s, and came to global prominence in the ’60s, when the jet set first impressed itself on the world at large. Dundas, who hailed from Roberto Cavalli (and, according to rumor, may be headed back there), didn’t necessarily break with Pucci’s past, but he had a vision of his own for the brand. His work for the label was unapologetically sexy, and he was in love with rock ‘n’ roll from his bold Fall ’09 beginning right on through to tonight, when Led Zeppelin dominated the soundtrack and a whole lot of legs ruled the catwalk.
“It’s a very personal collection,” Dundas pointed out in a preview. The sporty horizontal stripes on clingy ribbed knits were apparently a reference to the rowing league he belongs to in Florence. The fluttery white and black evening separates were a loving tribute to his mother, a violinist who wore the colors when she performed. Here and there, you could spot callbacks to former hits, like an ombré-dyed body-con minidress or electric-hued crushed-velvet trousers and an equally bright silk blouse. As for the astrology motifs running through the collection, does it get more personal than star signs? They turned up everywhere, from intarsia sweaterdresses to delicate beaded embroideries on a velvet blazer and a floor-scraping cape. For the finale, Dundas sent out his favorite models in long jersey T-shirt dresses, each with their own zodiac sign: Cancer for Anja Rubik, Leo for Joan Smalls, Aquarius for Lily Donaldson. The illustrations were sweeping, strong, and emotional; Dundas also pointed out they were rendered by hand, as Emilio Pucci himself used to do.
He invited his studio team out to take their final bow with him. It was a lovely, tender gesture. Dundas’ tenure at Pucci lasted six years, double that of his predecessor. He made the show one of Milan’s hottest tickets and dressed show business’ best bodies (Gwyneth, Beyoncé, and Rihanna included), in the process giving the Pucci legacy a fresh relevance—and he did it all with dashing good humor and charm. Personnel change every few years is now the norm, not the exception, at fashion houses, and whoever follows Dundas in the creative director role will likely take the label in a new direction, but no one will deny that, for much of his time here, he was a star turn.
Roberto Cavalli’s Ming-vase dress from Fall 2005—the one made famous by Victoria Beckham—is apparently part of the Met Museum Costume Institute’s big summer show, China: Through the Looking Glass. That was enough to make Cavalli look East for his latest collection. But there was more.In the Mood for Love, to be precise. The windowpane-checked cheongsam worn by Maggie Cheung in Wong Kar-Wai’s modern classic sparked a visible train of thought for the designer. The check was duplicated in white string embroidery on micro-sequined evening dresses, in the grid of white paillettes that nestled in a fur jacket, in the pattern formed by silk fringed to look like fur.
Then it was just a question of decorative detail: metal pagoda buttons, heavily beaded floral motifs from the Ming dynasty, sinuous opium-garden embroideries mounted on a faded tiger print, the gold fringing on a jade gilet, the abundant silk fringing that swept the floor in the finale. And the models walked under huge neon reproductions of traditional Chinese lanterns.
But this was potentially the collection that would seal the deal for a sale of the Cavalli company, so there were the signatures that underscored the brand identity, most obvious in the artisanal handwork but also inescapable in the more animal-based effects, like ocelot-printed pony skin, and in the tawny temptress vibe of evening dresses that floated in a cloud of sunray-pleated dégradé chiffon. Cavalli is lucky in that he is his own cliché. Judge him on his own terms, and this collection was a success. Widen the frame of reference, and you get the impression that something has to change.
Ivan Bellanova Couture Fall/Winter 2015 – Milan Fashion Week at The/Space – Via Savona 97 Loft 16 C – Milan
Italian Designer Ivan Bellanova presents his new FW 2015 Capsule Collection and previews the new Beachwear 2016 Collection. The luxury designs, made with love and inspired by his heritage, perfect suit to today`s working women: Elegant during the day and “the one and only” during night.
FW 2015 CAPSULE COLLECTION:
The collection consists of dresses, jackets and skirts. All the garments work as single pieces and can also be combined in various ways – always dressed perfectly for any occasion. The main colour of the collection is grey used in 3 tones, to show the special urban style of today women living a “big city life”. The basic fabrics are winter cotton and wool creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Bright details in red, blue and yellow reflects the “lights” of the city nightlife. Decorative elements, inlaid like a marble intarsia, generate a geometrical order that give the garments a unique handmade “twist”. Silhouettes are tight underlining femininity and sophistication.
PREVIEW BEACHWEAR SS 2016:
It is a preview of the SS 2016 Beachwear Collection accomplished by light tunics, promenade dresses and ponchos. The samples are bright coloured with summer prints with various colour combinations creating a happy, sunny and delightful mood. Silhouettes are simple and comfortable for the beach. Garments are decorated with amazing ribbons. www.beechwear.com
Born on the ancient island of Sardinia, surrounded by crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the designer soon discovered its artisan treasure, exemplified in jewellery and traditional dresses. The intricate lacework of gold and silver jewellery instilled in Ivan the sense of preciousness. Combining his passion for design in all its facets – from art over fashion to architecture studied in Florence – Ivan Bellanova creates fashion for women who feel young and secure at the same time, open for new experience yet already settled.
For the last couple of years Ivan Bellanova satisfied the most demanding request in an atelier in Florence, his work always passionate and perfect. In this season he decided to do the next step to establish himself as a designer bysharing his métier to the wider public and creating a collection for the whole women`s Fashion World.
Depending on the season, Karan shifts between tailoring and dresses. This collection was mostly built on the former. All manner of jackets, from blazers to a leather bomber, were belted at the midriff above tapering trousers or narrow skirts. Karan understands outerwear better than most designers. Keeping you warm, which her long-haired shearling-lined brocade number will surely do, is only half of the mission. The other part of the job—making a statement, polishing off a look—is just as essential. Which is where a gold coat with rich black embroidery on its back came in.
Her evening dresses had a similarly modern spirit. Bare-shouldered in the signature Donna way, the black gowns folded and tucked, exposing sheer panels here and there, but didn’t end up looking fussy. They were actually quite sleek.
Louis Vuitton: Jennifer Connelly star of the new campaign
“Series 2” is the campaign with which Louis Vuitton Announces Jennifer Connelly is the new muse of the Maison. “Series 2” is an echo of “Series 1”, the triptych of images in which three photographers, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Jurgen Teller, were called to work. In the video, signed by Bruce Weber, Jennifer Connelly, is captured in a graphic play of light and shadow in which the actress merges with lines and curves, and becomes an element of visual composition
Below the video of the Serie 2 Campain
Lunga vita al Re …viva Re Giorgio – Long life to the King Giorgio
Nicholas Kirkwood launches a new film to celebrate the brand’s most iconic design, the Casati Pearl pump, and to celebrate the holiday season. The short video shows off elegantly the intricate detail and inspiration behind the shoe design. The perfect gift this Christmas!
A touch of Luxury – REEM ACRA New York
Why walk on the runway when you can stride in the sky? Here’s the video presentation of Hermès spring/summer 2015 women’s shoe collection.With balance and grace watch the mouth wateringly beautiful Hermès shoes zigzag across the tight rope to perfection.
A Superstar Collection presented by Versace…. !!!! Bravo !!!
The house of Dior has a long history with Japan. In the early ’50s Christian Dior designed a series of looks in fabrics from Kyoto’s famous Tatsumura workshop. Around the same time, the Tokyo department store Daimaru began selling his haute couture. Later, Dior was commissioned to design three dresses for the civil portion of Princess Michiko’s wedding ceremony. But the designer’s fascination with the country began earlier than that. In his autobiography, he recalled his childhood obsession with the Japanese screens in his Granville home, likening them to his “Sistine Chapel.”
The country looms large in the imagination of today’s Dior creative director Raf Simons, as well. The Japanese were the first customers for his signature menswear line in the ’90s, and he came to Tokyo as often as twice a year. “It’s a sublime city to be in,” he said. “From a fashion point of view, they take so much liberty to express themselves.”
2 days ago, the house staged its first-ever show for Pre-Fall before a crowd of 1,400 that included Audrey Tautou and Hailee Steinfeld. The location was Tokyo’s Kokugikan, one of the country’s pre-eminent sumo wrestling arenas. Last June, Simons presented Dior’s Resort offering in New York—Brooklyn, to be precise. The two addresses are a road map to the brand’s expansion plans. “Why Tokyo? We think Japan is a key country for luxury and fashion,” said Sidney Toledano, Dior CEO. “We just renewed our store in Omotesando, and we have many flagship stores here.” The snaking line of young people who queued up to get into the after-party offered a glimpse of the city’s enthusiasm for the brand.
But this was not a “Japanese” show. There were no kimonos, no obis. Simons already did his “continent collection” for Fall ’13 Haute Couture. Here, with fake snow falling from the rafters and Blade Runner‘s Harrison Ford and Sean Young talking replicants on the soundtrack, the designer set about expanding the Dior vocabulary. Specifically, he went beyond the special-occasion clothes—the cocktail dresses, the red-carpet gowns—the house has been synonymous with. “I tried to imagine a woman who was very much into the language of Dior,” Simons said, “but she also has her garden, and she has her boyfriend with a motorcycle in the city, or she’s with her kids by the sea, or out with her dogs.” There were waxed-cotton storm coats; knit vests worn with sturdy, wide-legged trousers; mid-calf shift dresses just shy of sensible; and, in a small nod toward Japanese youth culture, short plaid dresses worn with flat boots. If all that sounds slightly unglamorous, it wasn’t for a second.
The other side of the story was told by the second-skin sequin turtlenecks that Simons layered with most of the looks, giving the show a sensual, futuristic edge. Sure to be the season’s hands-down must-haves (high street will try to knock off these babies in no time), they peeked out from the neckline of Bar coats and sleeveless Bar dresses, showed up with long fur vests with a 1960s zing, and eventually inspired the show’s best pieces: Fair Isle sweaters and sweaterdresses rendered entirely in paillettes. Platform boots, fistfuls of rings, and Princess Leia braids finished off the look.
Once the photographers in the camera pit got their shot, the models zigzagged around the Kokugikan’s enormous square dohyo. The Shibuya scramble came to mind. Simons isn’t alone in his new interest in utility—”clothes for real life” has become fashion’s meme of the moment—but he did a bang-up job of it.
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