Ten dresses belonging to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, fetched over £800,000 at a Kerry Taylor auction in London two days ago. “Bidders today were able to buy a unique slice of British history,” said auctioneer Kerry Taylor. “We attracted bidders from across the world including Asia, America, Austria, Australia and of course, the UK, including three important museums so we are hopeful that now people will actually get to see some of the dresses that belonged to the people’s […]
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 […]
“The Victoria and Albert Museum has teamed up with high street store Coast to create a capsule line of six dresses, inspired by last year’s Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 exhibition.The brand used the museum’s rich archives to create styles that exude the glamour of the past 100 years.” – vogue.co.uk source vogue.co.uk
I can’t find my words in front of these creations. They are unique art pieces in wearable form. And if there’s still someone out there that doubt the art status of fashion , Charkviani is another great example that there is art in fashion and better yet , weareable art! Charkviani is the directional shoe label from London based design duo, Tengiz Chketiani and Jennefer Osterhoudt. With over 15 years’ experience designing for internationally renowned brands, they have worked […]
Last night, March 7, the brand has celebrated the event with a party in style and creativity, in line with the concept of collections created. Starring the fabrics, the shapes and the attempt to create quality products at affordable prices. All this in the store of 1000 square meters in Regent Street in London and at http://www.stories.com, online store, which launched today, 8th of March, and will make deliveries to all the fashionistas in Europe.
The Chanel flower stall. Giant Le Vernis bottles line the walls of the nail bar An array of Le Vernis shades are on offer. One of the Chanel manicure stations. CHANEL’s beauty pop-up boutique in Covent Garden is, happily, no longer a pop-up – and in line with its newly permanent residence it has launched exclusive personalised services including a new Chanel nail bar.And that isn’t all – with Mother’s Day on the horizon Chanel has thoughtfully commissioned a rather beautiful […]
Temperley, using her dining-room table as a makeshift studio, designs paper patterns for bespoke bridal dresses that she prefers to work on in the peace and quiet of the countryside. The designer contrasts the classic English style of her Cricket Court estate with bold-colored accents, such as the ornate fuchsia couch pillows in the house’s piano room. The working stand displays Temperley’s paper and textile patterns in the dining room. The figurative antique bronze lamp in the dining room was […]
For all the Louboutin’s fans here it is the new service provide by the famous brand which gives you the possibility to create your own and unique pair of Louboutins! The style, fabrication, and color are totally your pick! All you need to do is select a desired embroidery technique from three engaging options, all of which are forwarded to the Louboutin Studio in Paris where the tattoo gets designed to custom-fit the shoe; soon after it’s sent to Italy […]
I love Bond No.9 and the Limited Edition Collection is a collectible one!Just take a look you will fall in love! I know they are pricy but guys it is a gift for your Valentine so a smile on her face is priceless( she’ll appreciate the effort,be sure!). The New York Musk Emerald Swarovski Shooting Star, as the names suggests is a 100ml bottle studded with an intricate network of emeralds and will make for a stunning collector’s piece. The Harrods Amber […]
The provoking style of JW Anderson is back at Topshop for the second time with a spring/summer collection. “This collection was more about youth cultural groups,” said Anderson. “The girl has evolved. It’s about carrying over the idea of iconic pieces that can be worn over and over and re-working staple looks from the JW Anderson wardrobe.” The collection arrives in stores on February 15.
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 […]
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 […]
OSCAR DE LA RENTA has opened his first London store . The 3,000-square-foot boutique is located in Mayfair at 130 Mount Street, near to Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin and Balenciaga. The expansive space spans three floors, selling accessories, beauty, home décor and childrenswear, in addition to its ready-to-wear and bridal lines. With interiors designed by New York-based firm Meyer Davis Studio, Inc (a favourite of the brand), the shop features Dominican coral stone and high-gloss white anigré wood to give an […]
Artist, photographer, and all-around troublemaker Juergen Teller’s latest exhibition, Woo,opens at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts tomorrow. And, as always with Teller’s work, it promises to be a visual and conceptual feast. Covering the photographer’s extensive career, which spans over twenty years, the show will include some of his most iconic fashion and pop-culture works, like images of Vivienne Westwood (above), Kurt Cobain, Lily Cole, and Kate Moss (below), as well as shots from his innovative and sometimes shocking Marc Jacobs campaigns (remember […]
Agent Provocateur has recruited the talents of the model Crystal Renn and Purple magazine’s founder and owner Olivier Zahm for its spring-summer campaign. The images were shot in London on a set inspired by the Seventies gas stations in Ed Ruscha’s Pop Art and by Helmut Newton’s photographs. “I wanted the Agent Provocateur girls to escape the city and the boudoir and go on an adventure,” said Zahm, who shot the campaign. “The gas station is a fetish, a place […]
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 […]
The Sisley Spring 2013 was lensed by London-based photography duo Sean & Seng. Evoking a sense of elegance and sensuality, the photoshoot revolves around Jovovich lounging around in glamorous settings both indoors and outdoors. Clad in everything from cozy knitted sweaters to sexy red jumpsuits, the ad campaign almost appears to sum up a stylish day in the life of Milla Jovovich.
Malgorzata Dudek is a London-based fashion designer. Her creations have been featured in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Madame Figaro Paris, L’Officiel, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Amica Italia, Z!NK, Vestal, and Bullett, as well as top internet sites and blogs. Her vision of fashion has been recognized and awarded by publications such as Madame Figaro Paris (top jury prize in the White Swan contest) and Glamour Magazine Poland (nominated Woman of the Year in Fashion). However, it was her collaboration […]
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.
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940), 1977 Photograph by Clive Arrowsmith for Zandra Rhodes Archive from the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition “Mannequin — le Corps de la Mode” (“Model — the Body of Fashion”) at Les Docks, Paris, February 1 – May 19, 2013 The Musée Galliera, which is closed for renovation, continues its off-site shows, this time with an exhibition that highlights the importance of the model’s role in fashion. One hundred […]
Nicholas Kirkwood exploded onto the women’s footwear scene in recent years with a distinct and cutting-edge aesthetic, anchored in the abstraction of geometry and its various applications. Yet the architectural elements in his designs aren’t as obvious as Pierre Hardy’s blocks, nor are his signatures as in-your-face as Christian Louboutin’sscarlet soles. What Kirkwood does is blend his shapes in a way that creates an instantly recognizable pump, most often so with bladed recessed platforms. It’s a formula that has been wildly successful in both retail and […]
Shoes are fast becoming more important to a woman than her outfit, with some shoes being so amazing that women craft entire wardrobes around them. The list given below depicts five such shoes that will dictate styles for the first quarter of 2013. It’s clear from these that Whimsy is at the center of the Spring Summer fashion season. 1) Christian Louboutin Pitou Cutout Suede/Python Platform Since Christian Louboutin first introduced his namesake collection in 1991, women haven’t had to […]
The famous Italian fashion house, Valentino as a part of its business expansion, announces its plan of launching new boutiques solely dedicated to menswear line with the first store due to open in Paris later this year. Valentino- a creation of the designer Valentino Garavani unveils its autumn/winter 2013-2014 menswear collection on the 16th January 2013 in Paris. The menswear new line collection will be available in the first boutique in Paris to be inaugurated later this year, followed by stores in […]
In the shadowy rooms at Loulou’s in London, where Ford hosted a party to celebrate his men’s wear collection. Guests included Margo Stilley, Elisa Sednaoui, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Robert Konjic, Harry Styles, James Corden, Tom Hollander, Natalie Massenet, Jemima Khan, Colin and Livia Firth, Douglas Booth, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson,Nick Grimshaw, Tommy and Dee Hilfigerand a clutch of London’s men’s wear designers. Joanna Sykes hit the dance floor whereLaura Whitmore, dressed in Armani, andPatrick Grant were busting a move to Naughty by Nature’s “O.P.P.,” while Tinie Tempah and Jessie J caught up on the sofas. source wwd.com/ vogue.de
“Check on check on tweed on check,” the designer deadpanned during a presentation of his youthful, sophisticated collection with a sporty, early Sixties feel. On the final day of London Collections: Men, Ford showed an abundance of Glen plaid and check suits, many of them three-piece and worn with roll neck sweaters instead of shirts.The collection also featured a lighthearted lineup of Fair Isle cashmere sweaters – which he paired with check trousers and loafers – and other knits with […]
It takes a lot to make Gilles Bensimon nervous. Over the course of his 20-year tenure at Elle, the photographer has snapped many an imposing subject — Madonna, Naomi Campbell, J.Lo’s derriere — none of which have gotten him skittish. “I was very anxious for this, I must say,” Bensimon admits over the phone on Thursday, calling while on vacation in Biarritz, France. The photographer’s jittery streak was triggered by his new exhibition on display now in London’s Hamiltons Gallery […]
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 […]
TOPMAN’S TRAVELS Photo: Reuters For AW13 Topman Designs took us on an adventure; a sartorial expedition if you will, which began with cropped jackets and out sized parkas in putty and sand, paired with loose cargo pants tucked into hiking boots. We then romped through to boiled roll-neck knits in spicy orange and fuschia and belted intarsia cardigans accessorised with shrunken beanies, hip-flasks and leather i-pad holders – the definitive kit for an urban explorer. This classic look was modernised […]
Picture credit: Rex Features TOM FORD has confirmed that he is to hold his first full-scale catwalk show during London Fashion Week next month. The designer has previously preferred to show his new collections within small private presentations, allowing no photographers. “This is going to be for 500 to 1,000 people. Photographers, bloggers – a regular, real show,” said Ford. “I want to show in London because I now have 100 stores worldwide. The company has jumped and I can no […]
ISHIKO Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York) – Directors An ethereal trip into an manga-inspired fantasy land, Santiago and Mauricio created vivd world all their own and Ginta Lapina played muse in head to toe Azzedine Alaia. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if your favorite high drama anime came to life, take a look at this clip created just for MDC.
LONDON — Tom Ford will show his first, on-schedule runway show during London Fashion Week in February, the British Fashion Council confirmed on Wednesday. Ford, whose show will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, joins another newcomer to the schedule, L’Wren Scott, whose show will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17, as reported in WWD. Julien Macdonald will return to the London catwalk schedule for the fall 2013 season, with a show set for Friday, Feb. 15. Manolo […]
Prada’s spring campaign.Photo By David Sims PRADA’S NEW CLASS: Prada has once again tapped Hollywood talent for its men’s ad campaign. Actors Dane DeHaan, Benicio Del Toro, Harvey Keitel and Aaron Taylor-Johnson appear in the black-and-white images by David Sims for the Italian luxury brand’s spring campaign, which will debut in January. Photographed in London on a bare set, the series of portraits stand out with an intimate, starkly minimalist mood that contrasts with the strong personality of each actor. The […]
A screenshot of the new Donna Karan Atelier Facebook app / Photo By Courtesy of Donna Karan CELEBRITY DRESSING 2.0: For the past few years, Donna Karan took to its Twitter account in the voice of its popular DKNY PR Girl to give followers a glimpse into the ups and downs of dressing celebrities during award show season. The brand is going a step further with the launch of its Donna Karan Atelier app, dubbed “Celebrity Dressing 2.0,” just in time for […]
By Samantha Conti LONDON — Alice Temperley has opened her first flagship, in the former Juicy Couture space on Bruton Street in Mayfair, not far from Stella McCartney, Matthew […]
St. Ermin’s Hotel has just recently underwent major refurbishment to the fine cost of $48 million and was recently voted the most top secret luxury location in London, UK. Nestled in the heart of the Westminster district, St. Ermin’s Hotel harbors the rich and famous—and occasionally the royal as well. This upscale hotel is close to Parliament, roaming city parks, the shopping district of Knightsbridge, stunning Buckingham Palace and the Thames. In the heart of London’s history and luxury, the […]
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 […]
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 Erik Maza,with contributions from Samantha Conti, Evan Clark, Lisa Lookwood Wondering what Anna Wintour wants has become a cottage industry of its own. Does she want to be a diplomat? A theatrical impresario? A grand dame? Have a broader corporate editorial role? Well, that last one may have some truth to it. Every couple of months, someone, typically on deadline, throws out a new scenario. How about Anna to go on for Regis? And then in a matter of minutes […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]