Text by Janelle Looking back on the season that was and some of the runway proportion plays, we started to think back to the larger than life silhouettes of the 1980s. Back when a shoulder pad was de rigueur you couldn’t open up a fashion magazine without seeing the incredible designs of Claude Montana. Focusing on exquisite construction, luxurious materials and of course shape, Montana’s eponymous label flourished from 1979 until 1997, and for two years in the early nineties he even […]
Text by Janelle Last week it was announced that the consistently stellar Vogue Hommes Japan would be shuttering as part of Conde Nast’s decision to switch their men’s publications globally from Vogue, to GQ Style. Magazines come and go, but Vogue Hommes Japan was something special. Led by Nicola Formichetti and featuring the talents of some of fashion’s biggest names, the mag delved into the artistic, eccentric and boundary pushing side of menswear. Fashion can often be disproportionally focused on the ladies, but Formichetti and co. […]
By Janelle Asia and its diverse cultures have long had an unmistakable impact on the industry, but in recent years the influence has been especially prevalent. The growth of the Asian market and the rise of a new generation of influential Asian talents has prompted designers and photographers to look East in search of inspiration. The F/W runways were filled with pieces whose details seemed cribbed from traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean fashions. Two fresh editorials showcase the season’s East […]
Grace Coddington Text by Sebastian Kim On the eve of the publication of Grace Coddington‘s memoirs the famously flame haired fashion editor is everywhere.Head to any news website worth its salt and you’ll find an excerpt from the tasteful tell-all (or just check it out on Vogue.com) detailing the backstory of some epic editorial moment straight from Vogue’s pages. Indeed it seems we’re living in a state of Grace, so to speak, so what better time to look back on the trademarks […]
Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi’s larger than life images of supermodels for i-D were a stunning tribute to the beauty of fashion’s most epic beauties, and the saga of the series conceptualized by legendary hair stylist Luigi Murenu continues with two more legendary names captured in sleek style. The queens of curvature, Laetitia Casta and Lara Stone, feature in Daniele and Iango’s latest images, their sumptuous beauty a feast for the eyes. Brace yourself for something special and get an […]
Text by Alexandra Marshall Of the heavyweight Italian fashion houses, none have locked up Milan, the industry’s capital, like Giorgio Armani. The designer’s mega-ads for Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans have plastered the busy intersection of vias Broletto and dell’Orso since 1980; he co-owns the city’s basketball team—called, naturally, EA7 Emporio Armani; and it is also here, on Via Manzoni, that he has his flagship, a veritable department store featuring capsule lines of Armani chocolates, flowers, and books. Now comes Armani […]
The first Alta Moda salon show by Dolce & Gabbana had all the right ingredients — luxurious eveningwear and the highest level of craftsmanship — but the dynamic duo turned their craft into more than that. They made it an experience, one that evoked the richness of the Italian way of life. The three-day-long Sicilian extravaganza involved Bellini’s bel canto opera Norma in an ancient Roman amphitheatre; an incredible fireworks display synced to Verdi’s Valzer Brillante against a picture-perfect Mount […]
The Australian Victoria’s Secret Angel will replace Kate Moss, who starred in Mango’s last two campaigns. The spring/summer 13 campaign was shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in New York. Previous Mango models have included Karolina Kurkova,Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell, as well as actressesScarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruzand Diane Kruger.
To coincide with the release of his book, Little Black Jacket: Chanel‘s Classic Revisited, Karl Lagerfeld is putting the pages of the book on display. In late March, the exhibit opened in Tokyo. Then for eight days the exhibit was housed at New York’s Swiss Institute. Its next destination is Taipei, China, and after that, even more cities, which have not yet been announced. The book features 113 images of industry tastemakers from Coco Chanel herself, Anna Wintour, Yoko Ono, Daphne […]
“If Wintour is the Pope . . . , Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year,” Time magazine said in 2009, after Vogue’s creative director rather unexpectedly was launched into the public consciousness by the hit documentary The September Issue. Grace Coddington has been a force in fashion for 50 years, as a model and a creative director. Julie Kavanagh, her assistant in the 1970s and a friend ever since, captures her style, then […]
by Mengly Taing Photo by Vincent Huang HEART OF GOLD: Despite dense clouds overlooking the city on Thursday evening, Taipei 101 lit up the night sky as Gucci celebrated the opening of its newest flagship store in Taiwan with an intimate dinner co-chaired by newly-appointed Gucci China president Carol Shen and Taipei 101 executive vice president Ringo Chao. The 84th floor of the iconic tower was transformed into an exhibition space featuring rare jewels and minaudières from the company’s archives at […]
Clothing in India varies from region to region depending on the ethnicity, geography, climate and cultural traditions of the people of that region. Historically, men and women’s clothing has evolved from simple Langotas and loincloths to cover the body to elaborate costumes not only used in daily wear but also on festive occasions as well as rituals and dance performances. In urban areas, western clothing is common and uniformly worn by people of all strata. India also has a great diversity in terms of weaves, fibers, colors and material […]
Tommy Crawford, strategic communications manager at Greenpeace, highlights the dangers of the toxic chemicals contained in the clothing we wear and urges action. BEIJING, China — Nobody wants to be a fashion victim. Desperately chasing the ever-elusive ‘cool,’ fashion victims are generally perceived as ‘try-hards,’ those who sport the latest trends and buy into transient fads, regardless of fit or personal style. These so-called victims, slaves to the vagaries of a few, have a soft spot for fast-fashion and designer labels. […]
Something Lovely’s Started A feast for the senses. A creative cocktail of sophistication and playfulness. A hotel with style, luxury and service. From the minds of Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Chef José Andrés and Lenny Kravitz, a surreal boutique luxury hotel journey through Miami, Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean. Once you experience it, you know. This is SLS Hotel South Beach.
Written by Adriane Jamison Theres Alexandersson peeks seductively through foliage in the garden for Alberto Badalamenti‘s shoot for Viktor Magazine. Andrej Skok styles the leggy blonde in sexy swimwear by Agent Provocateur to highlight sky-high heels and boots by Giuseppe Zanotti, Versace, Prada, and more in a shoot that will make those who love shoes (and feet) excited.
Written by Rob Hill By the 50′s, Capri had become a byword for glamor and a magnet for the international jet set: the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy and Truman Capote mixed and mingled with Italy’s beautiful people on their annual vacations. The island’s inherent fashion-consciousness is, these days, exemplified by the myriad designer boutiques from Prada to Armani and Dolce & Gabbana that line the streets of Capri Town offering slick, shiny contrasts to its pebble- strewn bays and sandy […]
Written by Krystle Corpuz Globalization has become synonymous with the concept of cheap labor. Competitive fashion markets stay relevant if they can produce their goods cheap and in bulk. However, women in the developing world are bringing globalization to their level and producing clothing and accessories to help them become more sustainable and support an alternative livelihood to trafficking and slave labor. Many fashion brands have begun to take their impact on the environment into consideration. Fashion enterprises […]
Brazil is known for producing many beautiful wonders: Gisele, Alessandra, empanadas, and, of course, the pristine beaches of Noronha and Pernambuco to name just a few. You can add the Kenoa Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort to this delicious list.Inspired by nature’s own primitive forms and calming essences, team Kenoa and Architect Osvaldo Tenorio, joined forces to create the design & architecture of Kenoa – Exclusive Beach Spa & Resort. The project comes with its own genetic code, translated through various references, […]
Mario Testino turns up the wattage on the world’s top supermodels in “Las Majas” for Vogue España. The supers, including some of our personal favorites like Miranda Kerr, Constance Jablonski, Anja Rubik, andKarlie Kloss, shine in shiny, metallic, and iridescent pieces selected by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele from Versace, Patricia Field, Giorgio Armani, The Blonds, Christian Dior, and more.
She’s a designer; actually, without a doubt she is one of the most successful Chinese designers. She studied at the China Textile University of Shanghai and at London’s Central Saint Martins. Before launching her eponymous line Uma Wang, she worked as an assistant for a Chinese brand. Besides designing the shapes, she also creates the threads and fabrics on her own. “As a child, in northern China, I would spend hours watching my father prepare medicines by using different ingredients, almost like […]
For the past few years, all eyes have been on China. Captivated by the country’s rapidly expanding economy, large population and seemingly insatiable appetite for fashion.The attitude of the Chinese people has arrived at a very high point in diversity in terms of fashion design. Chinese people have entered an age of originality reflecting a stronger sense of personality. And in the world of fashion, Chinese elements have stared to influence the global fashion industry.
Alexander Wang is one of the youngest symbols of the new American style. His unique vision on fashion – easy, sexy, casual but refined, balancing grunge aesthetics and college tradition – has reached success in a handful of seasons and is now a staple in celebrities’ closets Name Alexander Wang. Education He was born in San Francisco from an American family with Chinese descent. He learnt sewing as a teenager, when his mother gave him a sewing machine as a […]
The Duchess of Cambridge is showing off her talents as a photographer, publishing a selection of pictures from her recent trip to Borneo on her and her husband’s official website, dukeandduchessofcambridge.org. Kate snapped the grand scale of the jungle, as well as some of its orangutan inhabitants, during a visit to the Danum Valley Research Station last September. The visit took place during the royals’ Diamond Jubilee tour through South East Asia and the South Pacific. Other images — in color and […]
”Attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places” – Slim Aaron Slim Aarons is now acknowledged to be one of the most influential photographers of his generation. Before World War II, he was the official photographer at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, and during the war he served as a combat photographer for Yank magazine in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. After the war he became a freelance photographer for many magazines including Holiday, Town […]
The Swarovski Vogue Germany Lookbook is glamorously glitzy!!! Browsing the internet I found these images of high fashion looks completely encrusted in Swarovski jewels.Enriched with jewels and sparkles galore, the Swarovski Vogue Germany campaign features model Karolin Wolter shot by photographer Lado Alexi. I found them dreamy,inspirational,just perfect for the party season! What do you think?
Visionary Brazilian Architect Inspires Converse to Create a Curved Collection The new footwear collection was born out of a shared passion for creative expression as part of a collaborative effort between Converse and the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation. Inspired by Niemeyer’s motto “It is not the right angle that attracts me…,” the exclusive range celebrates the Brazilian architect’s non-linear design ethos that is present in all of his works. “Converse footwear includes some of the most iconic, original and modern designs […]
H&M will launch new fashion brand & Other Stories during spring 2013 & Other Stories is a fashion brand offering women a wide range of shoes, bags, accessories, beauty and ready-to-wear to create their personal style, or story. Our creative ateliers in Paris and Stockholm design diversified fashion collections with great attention to detail and quality at an affordable price. Today, a woman with a love for fashion creates her own style. She wears things that feel right to her […]
WORLD LUXURY FASHION WEEK will make a much anticipated debut appearance in Abu Dhabi this year and is set to become an annual fixture for the UAE capital city. WORLD LUXURY FASHION WEEK will bring together some of the world’s leading high-end fashion brands over a four day invitation-only fashion week hosted at the spectacular Jumeirah at Etihad Towers from 25-28 November 2012. The four-day show schedule opens with two evenings of BMW Haute Couture shows, followed by two evenings […]
Veruschka was the world’s first supermodel, a playmate of Hollywood stars and a pioneer in the art of body painting. Then she dropped out. George Gurley tracks her down in New York. One night in April, stars were streaming into the Time Warner Centre in New York to celebrate Time magazine’s “100 most influential people” issue. Cordoned-off gawkers were shrieking at the arrivals and the paparazzi were howling. After Barbara Walters made her way down the red carpet, a tall, lithe woman […]
There are people who give you the confidence that some times you are lacking and once you have confidence, you are free and finally you can let out what’s inside of you. Who’s Raluca? First of all she’s my best friend. Second she’s a citizen of fashion, she started with modelling(we’ve met at a job for a fashion show Milan),she’s the fitting model for Gucci, in the same time we are working at our clothing line that we will launch […]
Squelching a flurry of online reports declaring Christopher Kane new creative director, Christopher Kane has issued a denial saying he is not joining the French fashion house. The blogosphere erupted late Friday evening when French newsweekly Le Nouvel Observateur reported on its Web site that the trendy Scottish designer would join Balenciaga and replace Nicolas Ghesquière, who is to exit the house on Nov. 30. “Rumors surrounding Christopher Kane’s appointment as creative director of Balenciaga are unfounded,” said a Christopher Kane spokesman. […]
Even if you like it or not she is the supreme icon for the last 20 years in the fashion industry.And here she is with her début book.The picture-based coffee table book features photographs, many of which have never been seen before, from the Vogue cover girl’s lengthy career – chosen by Moss herself. Contributions come from Hedi Slimane, David Sims, Juergen Teller, Patrick Demarchelier and Mario Testino. Ex-boyfriend and father to her daughter Jefferson Hack and close friend and casting director Jess Hallett edited the tome. In […]
We live tough times… I don’t have to tell it it’s enough to open the TV to listen,to the radio or to read the news online… All the same… No matter it’s europe, america,asia or australia…. taxes that rise , the euro crisis ,politics in crisis,people without jobs,strikes in every country… These are the times we live.But there’s something nobody can’t take us the right to dream. The right to dream at a country that gave us so much and it […]
As former Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld‘s distinctive aesthetic has been famously summed up in one word: Irreverent. Although Carine Roitfeld is no longer the editor of FrenchVogue, she remains steadily at the perch of the fashion world, standing atop those super-high bondage-referencing heels that she partly made a staple of Parisian style (along with close-fitting pencil skirts, black leather, cinch-waist toppers, and if any woman dared follow her dictates, a little nipple). But la femme parisienne, which Roitfeld very much […]
In my adolescent years i never had problems with my skin until few years ago in my early 20’s when a bad acne hit my face in a very bad way… Believe me not a good memory of those days.Some of you may even understand.After numerous visits to different dermatologists in different countries,after a wide number of treatments i got my skin back.I’m the type that in every negative thing i try to find the bright side and in this case […]
Like you all know yesterday the collaboration between Maison Martin Margiela and H&M hit the stores worldwide.Unlike H&M’s previous designer collaborations, the Maison Martin Margiela collection is unique in that it features solely re-editions of the house’s most iconic and best-selling pieces. These items cover more than 23 years of fashion, from the early beginnings of the label to the present. Consider this collection an exhaustive look at the oeuvre of Martin Margiela. A fashion review that takes you to the […]
Daily we struggle to discover ourselves. Metamorphosis is the process that help us to do this. Trying to fit in the society puts us in a continue transformation of our actual-self. the easiest way to do this is through clothes,make-up and hair. every morning we put a “mask” to face the world..every situation need a certain look.like a movie scene. and the beauty is that we are the principal actors of this film called Life.All we can do is to […]
Many psychological factors help to explain why people are motivated to be in fashion.These include conformity,variety-seeking,personal creativity and sexual attraction.Many of us seem to have a “need for uniqueness”:we want to be different,but not to different.For this reason people often conform to the basic outlines of a fashion,but try to improvise and make a personal statement within these guidelines. Fashion tend to sweep through countries ;it seems that all of sudden everyone is doing the same thing or wearing the […]