If you looked from up there I’m sure you’ve approved this “your” collection.
Please Tom come back to Gucci, they need you !!!!
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
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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Valentino took its haute couture show on the road this week. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli descended on New York to present a special haute couture collection they designed specifically to celebrate the opening of the biggest flagship store in the brand’s worldwide stable of shops, on the city’s famous Fifth Avenue.
This was the first time in the over fifty years history of the brand that the house has shown its couture creations in the United State and the duo did not disappoint. They even added an extra level of reverence and reference to the heritage of the brand. In a nod to founder Valentino Garavani’s famous White Collection of 1968, from which Jacqueline Kennedy chose her wedding gown to marry Aristotle Onassis, the designers created their own all white line up of one-of-a-kind creations.
When the maestro himself stood to kick off the standing ovation at the conclusion of last night’s show, it was clear that Chiuri and Piccioli had another success on their hands.
They had done many things right, most notably the second to the last exit of the show, a smock patterned in ivory with a high frilly collar and equally frilly half-sleeves completed only with full length pleated skirt, all done in the sheerest fabrication imaginable. And less we forget, the dress was embroidered in forget-me-nots. Embroidery and intricate details played a huge part in this collection. Seeing as the palette was so restrained. Dresses came down with orange flower and lily stand-ins, done in leather as well as a few stars. The finale look itself sported the words “Love NY” in bubble letters, scrawled all over it as an homage to the brand’s new home in the city.
That wasn’t the only homage though. In the notes there was a Jackie O pleated muslin dress matched with a cashmere cape and even a 5th Avenue double silk suit. Cut beautifully, the suit is sure to find it’s way into the closets of some of the 25 couples that were flown in for the show that comprise the brand’s top customers. As will the accessories with their Constantin Brancusi inspired detailing.
The presentation was a one-off event and was bookended by a walkthrough of the Fornasetti Five Senses exhibit and a live music performance. The white floaty dresses, sometimes gauzy and sheer, other times sleek and minimal, seen by the likes of Ben Stiller, Peter Dundas, Calvin Klein, Katie Holmes, Tommy Hilfiger, Padma Lakshmi and Martha Stewart — the latter of whom missed the first third of the looks as she scampered into her seat a little late — will not be shown to the public again.
Rather the busy Valentino couture team will hit the road once again next year. The house will skip the official haute couture fashion week in Paris in the coming summer. Instead it will unveil its haute couture collection in Rome on July 10th. Once again to celebrate the opening of another flagship store, this time in the founder’s home city.
Introducing the new Fendi Resort 2015 collection. A fresh take on the classic Fendi style with light fabrics, 3D motifs and flower inspiration.
Miu Miu enlists for its Croisière 2015 campaign the gorgeous up and coming model Natalie Westling as the new face of the brand, photographed by photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. The beautifully captured session took place in Olkhon Island in September 2014.
Jamie Hawkesworth’s portraits of flame-haired Natalie Westling – capturing the psychedelic allure of the Miu Miu Croisière 2015 collection ¬– are paired next to photographs of the built and natural world, shot with Hawkesworth’s instinctive eye for pattern and composition, and his signature saturated colour palette. Sunset shades of ochre, moss green and cerulean blue permeate the landscapes, offering a poetic counterpoint to the multi-coloured pattern, texture, and colour combinations of the collection. Giant swirling floral and paisley prints, striking crocheted vests and an embellished suede mini dress meet a rusting building, sky-blue painted wooden planks and the twisted naked branches of a perfectly framed tree, delicate but statuesque, much like Westling herself. – from Miu Miu
Here some pics from the Miu Miu Croisiere Collection 2015
From the expanses of savannah to the catwalks of the world. Today, the fashion made in Africa and inspired by the traditions, completely ethical and sustainable, it is increasingly fashionable. And it is a source of inspiration for music and photography here is how:
Where trends are born? This is the question that people who work in fashion arises daily. There are those who favors big cities, those who think they are born directly in the studio, or those who speak of “alchemy against the grain”, leading the way and the common people as the true origin of trends and fashions. Not only that. Thanks to globalization, and the ability to reach virtually the other side of the world in an instant, even those countries currently excluded from the creative process because they are too far away or tied in a difficult socio-political situation, have proved a source of inspiration ever original, and topping the charts there is no doubt Africa.
A huge continent of over 30 million square kilometers, multi-faceted, with a history often difficult and dramatic; a mysterious place, and therefore irresistible. And now it is here that creative people are left.
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One of the first designers to bring the catwalk a collection inspired by the Dark Continent was Lamine Badian Kouyaté, better known by its brand name, Xuly Bet, which in Wolof, the Senegalese language, means “keep an open mind.” After living in Paris and studying at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture in Strasbourg in 1989 launched his own collection, very “open minded” and innovative: its ability to recycle fabrics found in flea markets and in turn colorful patchwork is winning. He is inspired by the great couturiers such as Azzedine Alaia and Yves Saint Laurent, combining materials and colors of contemporary Africa, not to mention the seventies punk rock and funk. The result is a mini-dresses with colorful wax fabric and leather, hand embroidery and volumes emphasized. Everything, for the first time, is developed and produced in an ethical and sustainable embroidery on jackets and painted fabrics, for example, are commissioned to African women in exchange for a fair wage and decent working conditions. No one before him had done.
It is this sensitivity to certain customs that came back to get noticed on the runway, pushed by his growing success in music and photography: shooting Koen Hauser in “The Hommage a l’Art” (2013), for example, are a celebration of African fashion, and have been around the world. They were created to celebrate one of the leading manufacturers of fabrics wax in the industry, Vlisco has always been committed to supporting African designers: to do so regularly organizes courses in tailoring for women Ghanaian, Nigerian finance the most talented designers and the sponsor of two of the most important events of the style “Made in Africa”: the Nairobi Fashion Week and the Lagos Fashion and Design Week (the latter was also a guest of Pitti Immagine W in 2012). At the same time there is also the work of songwriters such as folk artist Imany, now popular all over the world, who in the show never abandons his turban typical of the Comoros islands.