A caftan or kaftan is a long, loose garment with long sleeves, resembling a robe. Fabrics range from lightweight textiles for the summer months to richer velvets and brocades. Traditionally made with silk or cotton, caftans are frequently adorned with colorful patterns, and many individuals wear them with a coordinating belt or sash. It first appeared in Persia around 600 B.C.The Kaftan trend have re-emerged throughout the fashion history many times; in the fifties where it was first introduced to the […]
Few accessories support as many adjectives as Kerin Rose sunglasses and, however, does not resemble anything in the world. Speaking with the redhead gives you the feeling that making glasses is purely accidental, that your creative mind could have finished designing album covers or singing in a rock band. Any work liable to cross the borders of what is commonly accepted. So, why does something as concrete as sunglasses? Kerin responds: “the idea came from the need. I had not […]
Before he became a shoe designer, Giuseppe Zanotti worked as a DJ during the 80s club scene. This seems to explain the designer’s preternatural knack for sneaker design. “It started as an experiment, a bit for fun, while doing design exercises with Kanye West but in the end it proved to be a hit,” mused the Italian designer. ”Our couture sneakers carry all the Giuseppe Zanotti signature elements: glamour, aggressive and still super feminine look, quality of leathers, care for details and […]
Director Baz Luhrmann’s film, The Great Gatsby debuts on May 10, and with it, The Great Gatsby Collection. by Tiffany & Co., inspired by the film and created in collaboration with Academy Award®-winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin. The spectacular jewelry is based on designs from the Tiffany Archives and worn by the film’s all-star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, who appear as Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. “The jewelry symbolizes the story’s themes of wealth and privilege, and […]
The Maison Chanel knows not to change a winning project: in fact, it opened its boutique éphémere at the Hôtel La Mistralée in Saint-Tropez for the fourth year in a row. The French fashion house’s temporary store will house the women’s Spring Summer 2013 and accessories collections, and the Métiers d’Art 2012-2013 Paris-Edimbourg collection. source vogue.it
Vogue is a unique modern record of a century and beyond . The archives of Vogue are the very definition of illustrations to modern photography. Here you’ll find a fascinating photographic memoir as seen through to the unrivalled eye of the world’s definitive fashion magazine.
Vogue is a unique modern record of a century and beyond . The archives of Vogue are the very definition of illustrations to modern photography. Here you’ll find a fascinating photographic memoir as seen through to the unrivalled eye of the world’s definitive fashion magazine. images : Vogue Archive And Condé Nast Archive
Taschen pays tribute to the fashion label started by Italian aristocrat Emilio Pucci this month, with the publication of an exclusive book featuring the design house’s psychedelic prints on with four different collector’s covers.
Fashion without the illustration is like a dress without the fabric. Illustrators have been the first “photographers” of trends, until they become true artists of drawing. The fashion illustration started with the painting or plastic depictions: the late-Gothic plates by Pisanello have to be considered one of the first examples of fashion sketches. During the XVI° century, many artists spent some time by studying the clothing, as the representation of embroideries, draping and fabrics kept improving. The real turning point happened with the […]
“Dreamy but realistic, masculine but terribly sophisticated, Amélie Pichard makes shoes in her image : timeless, quite surreal, glamorous but fitted to everyday life.” – Amélie describes herself in her bio. A.P. combines vintage inspiration with modern shapes and materials to create a collection that for sure will attract attention .
Named for the Princess of the silver screen, and Monaco, the Hermes Kelly bag has become as iconic, and revered as the muse herself.The famed Kelly bag has been brilliantly reimagined here as an evening bag that is guaranteed to be the envy of every woman in the room. This extremely rare, Hermes mini Kelly bag rendered in sterling silver features a single rolled top handle, a detachable, leather shoulder strap with lobster claw clasps, an embossed belt-style strap detail with branded sterling silver […]
A luxury pack with a luxurious content! Produced exclusively for Assouline by Chanel, this luxe slipcase is made of genuine black quilted leather and adorned with a metal Chanel logo. One of the most visible personalities of her era, Gabrielle Chanel invented a style that was synonymous with modernity and chic. The slipcase includes three memoirs celebrating her revolutionary style: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Fine Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume, by Francois Baudot And Francoise Aveline. The book is on sale for a luxurious […]
Dear You, Soon The CITIZENS Of FASHION will be 6 months… 6 months since it saw the light of your eyes! And You helped me grow it and You made me happy. For your support I wanna thank you. And what better way to do this than with a gift ?! All I can tell You for the moment is that it will be designers goodies that can be enjoyed by both women and men. Tomorrow I’ll tell You all […]
A fourth generation Fendi, Delfina Delettrez drew on her creative passion for fashion and accessories to create her eponymous label in 2007. Combining organic materials with polished metals and precious gemstones, her collections are a bold fusion of romance and glamour, perfect for adding a distinctly opulent edge to your look.
Seb Janiak is above all an artist with multiple talents (graphist, photographer, director, producer and more recently DVD designer), who explores many territories. “Seb has shown that the impossible can be achieved, he was the first, I believe, to create places, atmospheres and creatures from nothing. As a pioneer, he has laid the foundations of an art often since imitated but this always in poor taste – sinking into futility, or even vanity. Without his soul, such copies can only […]
Oliver Ruuger is a London based design studio, headed by designers and craftsmen Oliver Ruuger and Volker Koch. The company produces high luxury accessories, exquisitely crafted objets d’art and unique sculptural products. With an obsessive attention to detail, the brand employs exquisite natural materials with a high level of innovative craftsmanship, producing avant-garde fashion products. Often described by onlookers as mysterious artefacts, the brands products have a certain alchemistic quality about them. The accessories collection is produced exclusively at the London […]
Lulu Frost is a jewelry brand founded in new york city in 2004 by designer Lisa Salzer. the Frost family, led by Lisa’s maternal grandmother Elizabeth Rock Frost, has been involved in the estate jewelry business for generations. Lisa’s work blends antique, vintage and modern elements to reinvent timeless classics. pictures from modaoperandi.com
Designer Charlotte Olympia re-interprets her Dolly shoe by taking inspiration from the great painters of the Twentieth century for Neiman Marcus and Art Basel Miami. Charlotte Olympia hired British artist, photography and body art painter Boyarde Messenger to reinterpret the works of Pablo Picasso, Howard Hodgkin, Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Piet Mondrian on her signature Dolly Pumps. Boyarde hand-painted 100 pairs for the Neiman Marcus Charlotte Olympia project. source Ifitshipitshere.com If you wanna see the artist […]
Chimaera is a fantastic and metaphorical journey from fetus (when we all are pure and simple) to chimaera; the complicate yet beautiful monster we get to be when we grow up. Photos by Miralla y Calf; Make Up and hair by Raquel Álvarez; Models: Maja (Uno Models) and Mariela Vasileva (Heels Spain) source notjustalabel.com
The 19th edition of the Vendome Luxury show ended on March 4. For four days its salons were open in three prestigious locations in and around Place Vendome (Hotel d’Evreux, Hotel Le Meurice and Hotel Park Hyatt), featuring the world of luxury in all of its interpretations, from fine jewelry to fashion jewelry to accessories and evening gowns. Sardo Sardo Queen Vee Jewelry Queen Vee Jewelry DALL’ AVA DALL’ AVA DALL’ AVA Bil Arabi Bil Arabi Shirley Ephraim Shirley Ephraim […]
Begun in 1963, Judith Leiber is an American luxury brand that is synonymous with elegance, style, and sophistication. Each product is executed with meticulous attention to detail and flawless handcraftsmanship. Miniaudierés from the collection are part of the permanent design collections at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Adding to Hollywood’s nearly 50-year […]
“Life is big, but I like my jewelry even bigger” This sentence perfectly captures Liat Ginzburg, her outlook on life, passion for jewelry, and unique, bold and fun-filled designs. Her daring statement pieces with their abundant use of color and electrifying style have quickly made her well-known across Israel. Liat`s lines swept the Israeli fashion scene with stylists, journalists and celebrities alike clamoring to wear and feature her designs. Demand for her pieces has been rapidly growing ever since, with […]
Eddie Borgo pays homage to Cleopatra in a collection of sculpturally evocative creations. From a scarab-punctuated pendant to an Eye of Horus–inspired mask, these accessories exude the regality of the legendary pharaoh—but not at the expense of Borgo’s signature rock ‘n’ roll spin.
While Rauwolf’s Kristine Johannes draws inspiration from outer space, her designs are anything but spacey—in fact, they’re grounded in immaculate craftsmanship and technical innovation. With architectural shapes and reflective surfaces, these future-inspired clutches guarantee an über-stylish future. available to pre-order at modaoperandi.com
PARIS — MAC Cosmetics is ratcheting up its international profile with an otherworldly flagship set to open on the tourist-clogged Champs-Elysées here on Tuesday. And the Paris unit could be only the first of many as the brand plots an aggressive push overseas. Another five flagships could be in the offing, including units in Beijing, Shanghai, London, Rome and possibly Tokyo and Seoul, according to Karen Buglisi, global brand president of MAC Cosmetics. These will join two more Paris store openings […]
Mosaic-style sequined bag at Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Velvet heels with gold cage heels embellisheed with flowers at Dolce & Gabbana The Dolce & Gabbana invitation at DG show Milan Fashion Week The moodboard for the Dolce & Gabbana Fall/WInter 2013-2014 collection.
ANJA RUBIK has designed a capsule footwear line for Giuseppe Zanotti. The collections of five styles are inspired by two of the model’s music heroes – Debbie Harry and David Bowie - and will launch in stores and online in early March. Prices range between €550 (£480) and €1,400 (£1,200). “It’s a bit glam-punk,” Rubik told us. “I love that period in music. I’m a huge Bowie fan. People have said I look like him, which is honestly the biggest compliment. I think it’s the high […]
November 2012 : Lydia Maurer took the reins at the Paco Rabanne studio. Lydia was born in Germany of a Colombian mother and a German father. She travelled throughout her childhood, following her parents between Europe and South America. Then at sixteen: Paris, and fashion. Serving a fashion ever in motion, honoring the body, Lydia is sensitive to the alliance of cultures. Fascinated by 60s and 70s arts, which emphasize the material and can transform metal into divine sculptures, she […]
Name Eddie Borgo. Education Born in Columbus OH, Eddie lived up and down the East Coast of the US until arriving in New York 12 years ago, intending to become a fashion designer. While attending art history classes at Hunter College, he started showing an interest in the history of adornment. Subsequently in 2002, he first made one of a kind pieces for international stylists including Patti Wilson, Camilla Nickerson, and Tabitha Simmons. In the summer of 2008 Eddie created jewelry for Philip Lim‘s spring-summer […]
The fashion designer brings iconoclastic panache to his duplex in the heart of Paris Architect Bruno Caron renovated the Paris duplex of Ermenegildo Zegna creative director Stefano Pilati. Pilati’s white boxer, Bepi, reclines in the living room, which features a wall of artworks by Giorgio de Chirico, Henry Moore, Rosemarie Trockel, and Sonia Delaunay. The ceiling fixture is composed of Charlotte Perriand sconces; the African low table (center) and Brazilian stool (right) were purchased in California, and the Frank Lloyd Wright chairs […]
The latest trend for men and women alike, it seems, is not just owning the latest in style and fashion but also having an equally chic and luxurious space to store them in. Thus rises the trend of $100,000 closets, as an increasing number of people are looking at having specially designed walk-in, high end closets which resemble plush designer boutiques. These are replete with the likes of clothing and handbags in glass display cases like sculptures; custom-designed couches, expensive […]
Accessories are the easiest way to make an outfit to stand out! And here are another cool pairs of frames to help you do that! Dzmitry Samal is a contemporary designer, based in Paris.One of his latest creations is a line of design-oriented glasses “Dzmitry Samal” entirely manufactured in France using up-to-date technologies and handmade know-how. source samaldesign.com
John Rocha SS13, backstage Image: Michelle Beatty AF Vandevorst SS13 Image: Ann Vallé AF Vandevorst AW12 Image: Etienne Tordoir Donan Karan AW12 Image: Catwalking Donna, Yasemen Hussein Image: Lucien Moolenaar Ghost Hat, Giles Deacon SS09 Courtesy Giles Deacon Junya Watanabe SS13 Image: Catwalking Marcel ‘Iconic Head’, House of Flora Image: Derek John Noel Stewart © Victoria and Albert Museum Paul Stafford Image: Christina Smith Phillip Meech for Lara Jensen SS13 Lookbook Yiqing Yin HCFW12 Courtesy Yiqing Yin Yohji Yamamoto SS2004 […]
In 2000, Yosef presented his first collection. Twelve years after starting the fashion house bearing his name, 38 year old Yosef Peretz is still at the top of Israel’s fashion industry.This collection is dedicated to bold and daring women who are “fencing” in the big city. The rich and symbolic world of knights is portrayed in a fearless way and the garments are made for women who insist on an uncompromising personal style. The focus of this collection is on […]
Mica Chemmes (also goes by the name Chemí) is a multifaceted artist whose fields of production include art direction, styling, painting, and accessory design among others. As she is constantly in search of the “temps perdu”, her designs evoke an imaginary of Ballets Russes, Surrealism, Belle Époque, Art Nouveau and of the mid-war period. She is also part of the fashion photography duo ETAT, along with photographer Fernando Moreno Andrade. Her latest project, Lonval, named after the unforgettable Léa of […]
Hellen van Rees was born in Gouda, the Netherlands and finished her BA Fashion design in 2009. Her collection was nominated for several international desing competitions. Following her graduatios she worked as a freelance designer while continuing to work on a new collection under her own name. In 2010 she started an MA course at Central Saint Martins in London and finished in March 2012 with a show on London Fashion Week. source notjustalabel.com
Selected by VOGUE Italia as a New Talent in 2011, Julie Yeung is a luxury womenswear designer who constantly seeks to fuse haute couture engineering with modern innovation to create dynamic and sophisticated pieces. Having recently completed her Masters in Fashion Design Technology at the London College of Fashion, she also assisted in designing the first capsule clothing collection for the Italian brand Leghilå. She previously completed her B.A. Hons at Northumbria School of Design, alongside internships at Roland Mouret, […]