The top-heavy presence of innumerable headset-wearing security guards was an unexpected add-on to proceedings at last week’s Dolce & Gabbana’s “Alta Moda” show in Milan. But the surprise didn’t last for long. For the 80-strong audience included Arabian princesses (one in a strikingly short ostrich feather dress), African heiresses, Italian contessas, Russian oligarchs’ wives and Chinese millionairesses. Along with Monica Bellucci and five Vogue editors (including Alexandra Shulman from London and Anna Wintour from New York), they had flown in from the […]
“I was thinking about the shape and form of waves,” reveals the designer from his Mount Street flagship. The curves of a crest graphically curl around sandals and open toe nude mesh shoe boots. The idea also manifests as golden metalwork moulded into wedge soles. Elsewhere, there are suede mules lifted up on gold cigarette heels, point-toed flats in wild turquoise snakeskin and glossy candy pink patent styles with decorative neon metal toe caps. The designer […]
The ‘Carmen Miranda Reloaded’ fashion story pays homage to the Brazilian singer, dancer and Broadway star, marking her lasting influence on fashion from the 40s and 50s until today. The fashion story is the work of the well known duo ,stylist Anna Dello Russo and fashion photographer Giampaolo Sgura.Known for her over-accessorized approach, ADR transforms top model Mirte Maas into a modern day Carmen Miranda. Credits for this picture: Giampaolo Sgura (Photographer) Anna Dello Russo (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Andrew Guida (Hair Stylist) Jessica Nedza (Makeup […]
Model Lee Hye Jung photographed by Choi Yong Bin and styled by Eun Soo Kim.This trait came to the fore of the editorial via Kim’s assortment of chic hand bags, tweed skirts, leather gloves and patterned pieces.
I think because of the weather outside today I’m in the mood for skulls and flowers… And what a lucky day finding these great artists that I feel oblige to share them work with you because what is art without being shared?!… Muertitas….These mixed media wall pieces that explores the cycles of nature – Birth,Death and Rebirth – are made of wood, Styrofoam, twine, wire, glue, tape, paper maché, clay, synthetic flowers, freeze-dried leaves and plants, acrylic paint, acrylic sealants, and […]
Born in Shanghai, in 1984, Jacky Tsai came to London after completing a BA at the China Academy of Art to study at Central St Martins, quickly making an impact on the fashion world with his iconic Floral Skull design made for Alexander McQueen. His time at McQueen, where he worked in pattern design for the brand, created a fascination with fashion and textiles. Printing his striking images on silk, rather than paper, saw his floral skull image achieve critical […]
Subtlety? Well playing with fashion is about wanting to turn heads and in this time of street style photography it is about being caught on somebody camera! Anyway if you are preparing your suitcase for fashion week and want to be noticed by Tommy Ton well with these super-funny,supe-realistic sweaters by Mr. Gugu & Miss Go you will be the new star of the cameras!Everything in their catalogue has been produced with one thing in mind: WOW.
What is it about women and shoes? According to Dr. Valerie Steele, the director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT and the author of Shoes: A Lexicon of Style (among many other fashion books), the fixation dates back to Cinderella and her glass slippers. But that doesn’t necessarily explain women’s willingness to defy death, gravity, and blisters with the super-stacked platforms and needle-thin spikes of modern day. Shoe Obsession, The Museum at FIT’s upcoming exhibition (which, running from February 8 through April 13, was […]
Credits for this picture: Nick Knight (Photographer) Jack Borkett (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Sam McKnight (Hair Stylist) Laura Dominique (Makeup Artist) Ronnie Cooke-Newhouse (Art Director) Other people in this campaign: Lily Donaldson – Model Candice Swanepoel – Model
Christian Louboutin has just unveiled the campaign for the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, shot by Peter Lippmann against the backdrop of a fishing harbor. Daring, colorful and seductively sparkly, Christian Louboutin‘s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is as extravagant and imaginative as ever. To coincide with the launch, the shoemaker has just released the first images of the accompanying Peter Lippmann-lensed campaign, inspired by Belgian artist René Magritte‘s approach to Surrealism. Against the backdrop of a fishing port, the shoes and clutches from the new collection […]
Credits for this picture: Takahiro Ogawa (Photographer) Nick Nelson (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Tetsuya Yamakata (Hair Stylist) Tadayoshi Honda (Makeup Artist) Other people in this editorial: Charlie Paille – Model Daria Popova – Model Megan McNierney – Model Nikole Luna – Model Vasilisa Pavlova – Model
Ever wanted to spend a day in Prince William’s shoes? How about a bit longer? A pair of handmade shoes from John Lobb may not make your blood any bluer, but they’ll certainly make your feet feel a little bit more royally privileged. While it’s a given that women love their shoes, the truth is that men do too. What Manolos is for the women’s footwear world, John Lobbs is for the gentleman – with one important difference: absolutely each and every […]
Vintage Couture auction at Christie’s goes to show just how valuable so-called second hand fashion can actually be. Haute couture pieces from bygone eras are becoming rarer and rarer, and collectors are increasingly starting to treat exceptional garments like works of visual art. Christie’s wasn’t prepared for the results. The vintage clothing auction, which included pieces from fashion goddess Elsa Schiaparelli and Jeanne Lanvin brought in more than 700,000 euro. A special black jacket from Schiaparelli made in 1939 sold […]
Amongst the fashion elite of Paris Haute Couture, Madame Grès was a sculptor for the most famous divas. The Antwerp Fashion Museum will honor her work with a glamorous exhibition open until February 10th, 2013. Madame Grès c. 1946. Photo Credits: Eugene Rubin/ FNAC/Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris Her dreams of becoming a sculptor didn’t amount to much. But the elegant world of fashion design should be grateful that it gave Madame Grès a chance to become the artist […]
Lyberis Publications are closing for good due to the economic crisis. Now for those who don’t know anything about the company, Lyberis Publications is one of the most important ones if not the most important due to its cooperation with Conde Nast for Greek magazine franchises such as Vogue, Glamour and Men’s health. Meaning a great deal of death for the fashion press in Greece. 500 people suddenly got “kicked out”, but fortunately some of them got absorbed by several […]
The Fragrance Foundation, in conjunction with Elements Showcase, revealed Monday night in New York City that Amber Oud by Kilian has won the 2013 Fragrance Foundation Indie Award. An Indie fragrance, according to competition rules, is an established brand that has been on the market for at least two years, but is not owned or distributed by a large company. Scored from one to five — five being the highest score — 30 entries were judged based on both the […]
I was just waiting to see what Paul Andrew will do next and he didn’t disappoint my expectations at all! After his spring/summer collection that made me fall in love with his creations (read more here https://thecitizensoffashion.com/2013/01/12/paul-andrew-a-name-to-remember ) here it is, the pre-fall collection. Collection
Alessandro has created Go Magic, a line of nail polish that change color with the temperature. Red turns fuchsia, purple turns blue and violet turns pink. With a special formula that features thermo-reactive micro-captors that react to temperature changes, European nail color virtuoso Alessandro has taken the science behind nail varnish up a notch. The result is a a polish that is applied in the usual way and changes color throughout the day as it reacts to the ambient temperature. As the mercury […]
Until March 9, the French house will be popping up in the Printemps department store in Paris, with a preview of 16 signature pieces from its anniversary heritage collection, featuring iconic Chloé designs including the 1983 Violon dress and the 2001 pineapple T-shirt. This year, Chloé celebrates its 60 year years of quintessential Paris design. Founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion and Jacques Lenoir, the label has set up a pop-up shop in the atrium of Paris department store Printemps Haussmann to showcase its anniversary […]
Born a year ago and already a cult among the Italian curvy,the curvy brand chooses to tell a story of passion and surrealist where the protagonist Lauren McKenzie is an exaltation of femininity in all its forms.Once again being glamourous and sexy is about attitude not weight!!! Thumbs up Elena Miro!
Nome Kerrie Luft. Education Masters in Footwear Design at Cordwainers, London College of Fashion. Internships with Lulu Guinness and Patrick Cox. Current projects “I’m currently working on my collection for Fall Winter 2013/14 which I will be presenting in Paris at the beginning of March. For this collection I will be introducing a boot, lots of gold and polished titanium.” What’s next “I’m currently working on a new heel design that I will be launching for SS 14, an evolution […]
As far as most people are concerned fashion week begins and ends on the runway. That’s where most of us are wrong- the pièces de resistance are saved for private presentations. New jewellery collections, handbags and most-importantly shoes are all shown to a select few invitees at presentations. Miu Miu’s The Women’s Tales, Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda line and Givenchy’s couture collections are all examples of fashion’s creative minds showcasing their work in an intimate setting. Parisian accessories […]
If you haven’t already heard of this Croatia-based brand, that’s because until recently it has kept a relatively low profile. Founded in 2004 by Mauro Massarotto – previously the creative director of Ellesse Heritage – and Mark Vassallo, the brand’s inception came about when the men discovered an old optical factory in Croatia that, founded in 1948, was still manufacturing opticals for the local residents. Seduced by their old-school appeal and vintage charm, they went about customising the prototype, working […]
JOAN SMALLS stars in the new Prabal Gurungspring/summer 2013 campaign – a model that the designer says “epitomises the Prabal Gurung woman in so many ways”. Shot by by Daniel Jackson and styled by Tiina Laakkone, the images were designed to celebrate that commanding and captivating woman. “I have known Joan for a while now and every time I am with her she continues to impress me. Aside from her obvious beauty, she is so sharp, witty and really just gets it,” […]
Since it’s founding in 1755 Vacheron Constantin has endeavored to build an identity on the pursuit of excellence. A Vacheron watch is not merely a timepiece but instead a reflection of the culture and era to which it belongs. In an effort to pay tribute to women, Vacheron Constantin is all set to dedicate most of its new watches to women in 2013. The Métiers d’Art Florilège collection is collaboration between watch manufacturing and artistic crafts, together combining to represent Vacheron’s fundamental […]
SIHH 2013 has seen some amazing watches this year such as the Rotonde de Cartier, the Cartier crash series and Vacheron Constantin’s Metiers d’Art Foliage collection. However nothing looks quite as precious or as delicate a Van Cleef & Arpels new collection. The collection draws upon the brands most cherished icons and a multitude of imagery and metiers d’art. The entire collection has been made with a delicate blend of engraving, sculpture, miniature painting and enameling. All using precious materials like enamel, mother of pearl, […]
Luxury watchmaker Cartier unveiled their SIHH 2013 collection; Les Heures Fabuleuses de Cartier, a range that remains true to the brand’s tradition of expertise, sophistication and craftsmanship. With this line, the brand promises to metamorphose time, subscribing by the view that a watch can play the role of a brooch, pendant and a watch! Wear divinity around your wrist with the Cartier Panthère Divine Watch (pictured above), which stays true to its name. A diamond studded beauty, its highlight is the Panther in rhodium-plated 18K […]
Valentine’s Day is upon us and nothing says ‘I love you’ better than an act which will make your partner happy. Some exclusive goodies, courtesy Italian luxury label Giorgio Armani are bound to make this V-Day memorable. Treat your lady love to a calf skin leather patchwork clutch by the brand, which is part suede and part varnished. The classic shade of black makes it a winner and bow detailing with a pop of pink make it a stylish pick. […]
Italian fashion house Valentino has always been famous for mixing elegance with edge, making it a go-to brand for the woman of today. And what better label to look at for a V-Day present for your sweetheart! For the lady who loves her gadgets, opt for the Studded leather iPad case in rose-taupe leather. It has been designed with an internal slit pocket, ensuring safe keeping of your valuables. The Rockstud leather clutch in fuchsia will ensure that your lady love looks pretty in pink. The […]
The designers are all set to visit your table as Hermès and Christian Lacroix unveil new tableware collection. We have already seen fashion houses like Versace, Calvin Klein and Hermès dress up the tables for meal time with their exclusive collection of tableware. To celebrate the new year, Hermès has rolled out a new collection that sports “A Sporting Life” theme. Designed by carré silk scarf designer Benoit-Pierre Emery, this vintage-style chinaware takes cues from iconic Chaine d’ancre link style of Hermès’ leather collection. The […]
This stunning belt has been handmade by Italian artisans in Delfina Delettrez‘s Roman boutique – which she calls a ‘casa e bottega’ [house and workshop]. Cast by hand, it has been delicately polished to achieve a brilliant finish.
Shot by photographer Zeb Daemen, the Heaven Tanudiredja Spring 2013 campaign does the accessories justice. Full of closeup portraits in an otherwise nondescript room, the use of light and shadow casts a dramatic aesthetic befitting of a femme fatale. Not to mention that the gold, silver and vibrant jewel tones glimmer mesmerizingly in each image. The elegant looks were perfected by hairstylist and makeup artist Vera Dierckx.
With temperatures hitting record lows, a brightly colored tube of sunscreen may be the last thing on your mind—but according to New York City dermatologists Lisa Airan and Adam Geyer, there are still plenty of good reasons to reach for a daily dose of SPF when it’s freezing outside.Photographed by Raymond Meier, Vogue, February 2008 “In the winter, we get more UV exposure than we expect,” explains Geyer. “Sunlight penetrates even through gray clouds; it comes in through windows.” Translation: Just because it’s cold enough […]
How strange it is that in the past fashion shows were the ‘big thing’ during Fashion Week and now what most of us are exited about is the show happening in front row or in the streets! Over the past couple of years street style has had such a huge influence on fashion thanks to blogging and now most magazines are featuring on their websites segments such as ‘who we snapped this week’ etc. There is no escaping streetstyle, you just […]
What would the fashion world do without the one and only Kate Moss? The always in demand Miss Moss is back and better than ever, racking up campaigns and editorials with an ease befitting her legendary status as the defining model of the past two decades. No one does it better, so kick back, relax and just take in the plentiful Kate goodness. Whether she’s looking lush on the cover of Love Magazine latest issue, or showing off her natural beauty in pared down ads […]
A SELECTION of the Oscar-nominated costumes from Anna Karenina go on public display tomorrow. The London exhibition features pieces worn by Keira Knightley in the film, created by award-winning designer Jacqueline Durran. The exhibit is on display at Ham House in Richmond – a key location used during the filming of Anna Karenina – and will be open to the public from January 26 to April 4. The costumes have been nominated for Best Costume Design at this year’s Oscars and BAFTA awards – recognition that Durran describes as “such […]
“I felt like I needed to do something a little bit more classic,” says thirty-two-year-old Heather Huey, the milliner-cum-conceptual-designer best known for her dramatic body cages (as worn by Rihanna in her Annie Leibovitz-lensed Vogue spread last November), crystal bunny masks, and sculptural chapeaux. Indeed, Pleated Project, her latest collection of pleated grosgrain and felt headpieces, stems from classic references (like circle hats and papal miters), but the result is hardly traditional. Made completely in black (”I love black,” says Huey. “It’s […]