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, […]
Tata Christiane is a fashion and costume label founded in 2007 by Julie Bourgeois and Hanrigabriel. Tata Christian proposes collections with serial and unique pieces, and a costume design atelier for theater, movies and art projects… Besides offering fashion collections the label stands for various cooperations in art performances, film, photography and music. Tata Christiane is a vision of the street costume, it proposes an absurd and disturbing vision of beauty, with decline, maladjustment, extravagance and immoderation. Without being neither […]
Green is the color of the year,no?! So,turn your fingertips into fashion statements with this crazy green nail polishes! A wardrobe of sensational shades to add definition, polish, and style to your fingertips. You’ll want them all. Luxurious brilliance at your fingertips. For products details check it here http://ftshow.net/WmyIBR
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.
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 […]
MARIOS SCHWAB has unveiled his debut lingerie line, Kallisti, for the first time and we have the full collection to show you exclusively, here. The range launches on asos.com on Monday January 28 and forms part of the online store’s designer platform, ASOS Inc, which gives emerging fashion names the opportunity to grow their businesses. “I designed Kallisti after realising that there is a gap in the market for beautiful, minimal yet desirable design,” Schwab told us. “The detailing is contemporary with a hint […]
KATE HUDSON has made her design debut, creating a clothing collection for the first time – in collaboration with US label Ann Taylor. The actress, who has been the face of the label for the past three seasons, has designed a capsule range for high summer 2013. Hudson worked closely with creative director Lisa Axelson on the range, which is inspired by her own red carpet style – but with a wearable, everyday twist. While little else has been revealed about […]
Take a look at these beauties, what an exciting find. They are from Hatmaker by Australian milliner Jonathan Howard, who apparently is the only milliner to have ever won ‘Best Australian Fashion Accessory Designer’ at the ‘Prix De Marie Claire’ awards. The hatters are moving up in the world, and with beauty like this it’s hardly surprising! I for one can’t wait to see more from this label. source ismellahat.com
Photo Courtesy of InAisce The Fall/Winter 2013 men’s collection by luxury brand InAisce, “Seeking Aether,” is a true representation of clean and regal lines combined with details that have a definite twinge of vagabond lifestyle. This noble and unexpected balance of themes results in a line that truly stands out from the rest. With “Seeking Aether,” InAisce gives its wearers the ideal juxtaposition of luxurious silks alongside thick, and at times, even burly fabrics. Effortlessly chic, these stunning pieces contain uneven panel […]
In a first for the market, a new luxury retail site called VeryFirstTo has launched, offering the public the exclusive opportunity to be the first people in the world to discover, own and experience only the very latest luxury items. In spite of the recession, the luxury market has boomed, with sales of premium products at an all time high. The new luxury retail site is capitalising on this and doing it in a very unique way. Targeting a previously neglected […]
Christian Louboutin is known for his red soles which promise to step up the oomph factor in the wearer’s stride. The iconic designer’s red-lacquered shoes make onlookers go green with envy and is certainly on every fashionista’s I-want-one-of-these list. We have seen the French shoe designer lend his creative touch to not only shoes and handbags but also rev up beauty products, cocktail-bars, X’mas tree and other stuff. Now its time to take a look inside the designer’s studio and home in Paris and get a glimpse of the man’s lifestyle, […]
The modern fashion world contains thousand of beautiful, stylish and even strange shoes’ models. Created by London architect Julian Hakes this Mojito shoe consist of a single piece of wrapped around the wearer’s foot, supporting the heel and ball with no footplate in-between.
It’s all in the details – a style code that is simple, straightforward and most importantly, strikingly accurate. Born in Washington D.C. but raised in Paris, luxury designer Nour Hammour certainly understands this concept, as it is expertly utilized in all of her exquisite designs. Nour started her adventure in the fashion world simply by embellishing outerwear for herself, family and friends. Through word of mouth, the unique talents of Nour Hammour became topic of conversation among the fashionistas worldwide, ultimately earning […]
HENTSCH MEN AND HOT CHOCOLATES At Hentsch Man it was the models, not the clothes that made an initial impact. Quirky and diverse, the select trio (ticking all the ‘quirky’ boxes with piercings, tattooed eyelids and facial hair) made an immediate statement. The choco-mallow brew we were then handed was as a PR masterstroke: juggling the steaming cups, the brandishing of iPhones had to wait as we were forced to digest the self-consciously individual personality of this label. The models seamlessly […]
An exhibition in New York is celebrating high-tech style – from the 20s to Gaultier With pieces including an 1860 afternoon dress dyed with synthetic pigments, a 3D tube designed by Pierre Cardin and an evening dress created by Thierry Mugler that brings together 80s-style cuts with sci-fi inspiration, the exhibition Fashion and Technology, on at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology until May 8, examines the relationship between glamour and innovation. These two spheres are closer than ever before in today’s world, where avant-garde materials are key […]
It’s never quite clear what causes something to make the successful transformation from runway look to ubiquitous item in stores and in closets.This year, it was a particular playful time for women’s style: Futuristic ensembles were a modern and welcome addition to any wardrobe, sweet pastel hues became the unexpected color choice on the red carpet, and an extra sparkle in embellished or baroque touches was spotted on everything from collars to bags. As the year ends, we look […]
DIOR SECRET GARDEN Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – Directors Who else could take Versailles and transform it into a whirlwind fashion moment? Dior’s show stopper video was as much a tribute to the power of the iconic French brand, as it was a showcase for the clothes themselves.
Its name is Mila by Mila Schön, and it is the new collection of the historical Italian house of fashion. A collection with a young and cosmopolitan mood, created especially thinking about today’s it-girls and their innovative way to mix different styles, influences and genres, in continuous evolution. Their characteristics? Intriguing silhouettes, geometries, very colourful prints and innovative fabrics. Even the corners dedicated to the sale will totally reflect the brand’s philosophy, thanks to the contemporary music, luminescent graphisms and some video and photo installation source […]
Renzo Rosso Photo By Andrea Delbo Marni RTW Spring 2013 Photo By Piero Cristaldi MILAN — The deal is finally done. Aftermonths of speculation, Diesel chief Renzo Rosso is expected to confirm today that he has taken a stake in Marni through his holding company, Only the Brave Srl. It is understood the deal will help Marni’s expansion around the world. In October, Marni’s chief executive officer Gianni Castiglioni, told WWD he was seeking a financial partner to support the company’s growth and retail […]
H&M has declined to comment on rumours that its Maison Martin Margiela collection hasn’t sold as well as expected. Online speculation reports that buzz for the high street range didn’t translate into sales, with a high proportion still available in stores – a rarity for H&M collaborations. “H&M never comments on the selling of specific collections or items,” a spokesperson from the brand told us. A US H&M representative stated that the Swedish chain had produced a larger number of items than ever […]
Every year New Yorkers look forward to the spectacle that is the unveiling of the Saks Fifth Avenue Christmas windows. This year they were not disappointed, with the legendary department store putting on a breathtaking display by transforming the front of the entire building into a giant 3D screen with sequences featuring Christmas wreaths, gifts and ice skaters. The windows themselves showcase the latest ready-to-wear collections with a little help from the Saks Christmas yeti.
Bloomingdale’s, New York City: Depicting scenes from the upcoming 3D cinematic offering by Cirque du Soleil, the windows at Bloomingdale’s on 59th and Lexington is a surreal acrobatic feast.
text by Frances Cha The Isabel Marant store in Seoul Photo By Courtesy Photo SEOUL — Isabel Marant has a new home in South Korea. The French designer feted her first standalone flagship in Seoul Thursday night. Located behind the Gucci flagship in Cheongdam-dong, one of the city’s most expensive areas, the more than 2,000-square foot store is housed in a two-story building that used to be a former restaurant. It opened to the public late last month. “It’s quite a […]
There’s nothing quite like getting a hint of summer in December — at the chicest art festival stateside, no less. See how the ladies at Miami Art Basel handle styling in the winter heat. Photos credit:Diego Zuko
Lily Donaldson sizzles in the year’s sultriest evening looks. Come along for the ride. Photographs by Terry Richardson. Fashion Editor: Julia von Boehm.
Text by Sarah Karmali MARY-KATE and Ashley Olsen have teamed up with Damien Hirst to create a range of luxury backpacks for their label, The Row. The collection stars the twins’ famous Nile crocodile rucksack throughout – but treated to 12 different Hirst makeovers. The one-off range is the first in a series of “curated artistic partnerships” spearheaded by online fashion retailer Just One Eye. The bags feature quirky prescription pill and spot motifs, with each piece having been signed by the artist himself. “We are thrilled […]
By Julia Neel When invitations to Philip Treacy’s show arrived prior to London Fashion Week, most people asked, “Why?”—why had the milliner decided to stage a runway show at London’s Royal Courts of Justice, and why now?“I had kind of a lot to say,” the milliner points out. “I love African girls, and I love Michael Jackson—he’s the ultimate African-American entertainer. The show was also based loosely on the contrast between white women who come into my shop, try on a […]
After the precision and linear quality of his spring collection, Alexander Wang was in the mood for something softer for pre-fall. “We were playing with this idea of blurriness and ambiguity,” he said. “I love the idea of intertwining and not knowing where a dress ends and a jacket begins.” He blurred the lines with great scarf dresses, slim with a loosely draped line, some in suede or sueded jersey. They were done in a mostly colorless palette of black, […]
By Rebecca Kleinman Stella McCartney took a swan dive into Art Basel this year. Doing double duty on Tuesday, the designer hosted the ultimate backyard bash for her Adidas collaboration’s spring collection and a Vanity Fair dinner honoring video artist Bill Viola and his exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. All signs from a new Bal Harbour boutique to Miami’s active, outdoor lifestyle to Basel’s international spotlight pointed to her participation at last. “I could tell it’s a […]
Barneys Envisions Disney on the Runway Minnie mouse is the star of “Electric Holiday,” the animated fashion fantasy was created for Barneys holiday windows that features some of the biggest names in the industry, everyone from Alber Albaz, Glenda Bailey and Cathy Horyn to Sarah Jessica Parker and Naomi Campbell.
By International Visual This Christmas Harrods bring you a collection of stunning dresses, created by world-leading designers. Each dress is a unique interpretation of the 10 original Disney Princess dresses, and is displayed in a specially-created, magical-themed backdrop.
PREMIER FIFTH AVENUE LUXURY RETAILER’S LEGENDARY WINDOWS SET THE STAGE FOR SEVERAL DISTINCT ENVIRONMENTS ABOUT BERGORF GOODMAN Bergdorf Goodman, founded by master tailors Edwin Goodman and Herman Bergdorf, is located on the corner of New York’s Fifth Avenue and 58th Street, the former site of the Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion. Bergdorf Goodman: The pinnacle of style, service, and imagination, since 1901.
French fashion designer Thierry Gillier has been forced to apologise for saying the new luxury hotel he plans to open in Paris “won’t be open to Chinese tourists” The future location of the Zadig & Voltaire Hotel on Rue de Grenelle. Thierry Gillier, founder of label Zadig and Voltaire, sparked fury on Chinese social networking sites after making the controversial statement in an interview with magazine Women’s Wear Daily.In the original article, he […]
In 1909, Bon Marché in Paris kick-started the trend for Christmas windows, and since then, stores the world over have celebrated the festive season with extravagant displays of fashion fantasy. Bon Marché The Bon Marché Rive Gauche is celebrating Christmas in black and gold for its 160th anniversary. The store’s huge windows in rue de Sèvres are showcasing enchanting scenes of famous Left Bank monuments, with musical birds, etc. For children, the department store has ‘Histoires de Noël’, a string […]
From department stores to designer boutiques, see pictures of the best Christmas window displays of 2012 TIFFANY & CO Tiffany & Co‘s London Bond Street store wins the prize for the most Christmassy of Christmas windows so far, with its traditional themed displays that portray romance and the idea of spending the festive holidays at home. This snowy house comes complete with a wreath adorned door in Tiffany blue and one of the store’s signature jewellery box atop the steps.Another […]
By Katharine K. Zarrella Ever since Diego Della Valle announced his plans to relaunch Schiaparelli earlier this year, the rumor mill has been spinning with supposed candidates for the house’s creative director. But who could possibly follow in the footsteps of Elsa Schiaparelli, the designer who, as illustrated in the Met’s recent “Prada and Schiaparelli: Impossible Conversations” exhibition, was one of the most compelling fashion figures of the 20th century? And more importantly, will this mystery designer and Della Valle […]
By Ann Binlot Art Basel Miami Beach isn’t just about the art. Every year, a number of fashion names descend on Miami to join in the festivities. And with a plethora of well-dressed celebrities, socialites, gallerists, and models in town, it makes perfect sense. A Night of Fashion On December 5, the Art Basel Miami Beach fashion games begin when Interview magazine and Laure Heriard Dubreuil, co-founder of the hip luxe Miami boutique the Webster, host a special viewing of […]
In its first decade, Art Basel Miami Beach grew from an experimental spin-off of its Swiss namesake to become this country’s most important contemporary art sales platform—and a great excuse for a party. Pictured: “Piano Chair,” 2011 (digital animation) by Robin Rhode — Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2012 WHEN: December 6–9 WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center HIGHLIGHTS: Entering its 11th year, ABMB’s four-day show brings together top collectors, curators, critics, and more than 260 galleries showcasing […]
By Amanda Kaiser Carla Sozzani’s influential multi-brand boutique 10 Corso Como will open its first store in China in the fall of next year. The Italian retailer said Tuesday that it has inked a deal with China’s Trendy International Group to open a nearly 27,000-square-foot store in Shanghai on Nanjing West Road. “Partnering with Trendy International Group, 10 Corso Como is embarking on its first venture into the world’s second largest luxury market, Greater China. With its first store in […]
Stories Of Seduction Round,sensual,precious and feminine,just like a pearl. In her little workshop in bologna more than 60 years ago,the courageous Ada Masotti considered every piece of lingerie in this way:a jewel kept in chests lined with red velvet. Those same models have prefigured long time ago,the trends of the last Milan catwalks at the hegemony of lace and outwear underwater corollaries of a return to true femininity. The essence of one of the most representative brands of the excellence […]
PARIS — Balenciaga will next week name Alexander Wang its new creative director, WWD has learned. According to market sources, the PPR-owned fashion house picked the buzzy New York designer to succeed Nicolas Ghesquière, who is to officially exit Balenciaga today. Balenciaga officials had no comment on Thursday. Wang officials did not respond to a request for comment. A designer in the sleek-and-modern fashion mold of Ghesquière, but with a streetwise edge and a tinge of Goth, Wang has become […]
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 […]