From the Paris runway: Issey Miyake
The kaleidoscope inspires Yoshiyuki Miyamae, the artistic director of Issey Miyake, for this new collection with 3D geometric designs...From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes' Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation. From a childhood memory, Yoshiyuki Miyamae, the artistic director at Issey Miyake, creates a collection where color and materials take center stage.
03/06/2015 - 04:51 PM
Lanvin is loved at Paris fashion week
By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Paris fashion week was a Lanvin love-fest this season as designer Alber Elbaz showcased a tassel-laden collection inspired by Morocco and kicked off a retrospective of France's oldest surviving couture house. Lanvin's Winter 2015 ready-to-wear show, which drew a newly blond Kim Kardashian to the front row on Thursday night, was a study in refined chic despite the liberal use of decadent velvets and satins and its pervasive Bohemian spirit. Also sporting platinum locks was actor Jared Leto, who added mirrored sunglasses and a pair of duck boots to the look for good measure. In an overdue homage to the house's founder who died in 1946, the Palais Galliera fashion museum presents through August a retrospective of the work of Jeanne Lanvin, from golden pearl-encrusted turbans to airy silk dresses in shades of absinthe or sea-foam thickly embroidered with glittering crystals.
03/06/2015 - 04:42 PM
Models strut in Rio streets after fashion week fail
Frustrated over the cancellation of Rio Fashion Week, several young models took their runway strutting to the streets, defiantly showing off the creations they had planned to wear on the catwalk. The women and their designers said they were happy to have a chance to showcase the creations they would have worn if next month's Fashion Week had gone on as planned. "We were supposed to have a fashion show in November but it was cancelled, and now the show that was supposed to be held in April has been cancelled as well," said Nadine Gonzalez, founder of ModaFusion, venting her frustration. Gonzalez also runs a school for youth from Rio's favelas aspiring to careers in fashion, whose models were left without a catwalk after the cancellation of Fashion Week.
03/06/2015 - 03:53 PM
From the Paris runway: Rick Owens
From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes' Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation. Rick Owens chose to present his latest womenswear collection in the underground of the Palais de Tokyo, where raw concrete is mixed with pipes and visible electric wires. The American designer presented women that become mythological creatures while also looking like science fiction characters.
03/06/2015 - 03:13 PM
Kaleidoscopic color and prismatic geometry at Issey Miyake
One of Paris Fashion Week's most loved Japanese luxury labels regaled avant-garde followers of fashion with a spectacular show in the Jardins des Tuileries on Friday.
03/06/2015 - 03:05 PM
From the Paris runway: Barbara Bui
At Barbara Bui, energy mixes with freshness for silhouettes of today, which we want straight away...From backstage and alongside the runway, Paris Modes' Sophie de Champsavin and Natalia Grgona share their impressions on the presentation.
03/06/2015 - 01:25 PM
Sphinx style at Rick Owens
One of Paris Fashion Week's most conceptual designers remained true to his taste for dark directional fashion. Thursday night's runway show was replete with asymmetrical folds, voluminous styling and comforting cloak-like outerwear that are sure to be a hit with Rick Owens' cult following.
03/06/2015 - 12:48 PM
Opulent fashion for the urban globe-trotter at Lanvin
The new Jeanne Lanvin exhibit at the Palais Galliera in Paris inspired Casablanca-born head designer Alber Elbaz to revisit his Moroccan roots.
03/06/2015 - 10:52 AM
Kim Kardashian goes blonde at Paris Fashion Week
Kim Kardashian flashed a new, platinum blonde hair-do at the Paris Fashion Week on Thursday as she watched the shows with rapper hubby Kanye West. The attention-grabbing make-over by the normally brunette American reality TV star overshadowed the 2015 autumn collections unveiled by fashion houses Balmain and Lanvin, with photographers pushing to get snaps of the dyed diva. Kardashian and West, both wearing all-black outfits, were joined by Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner at the Balmain show. Regardless, news of Kardashian as a bleached beauty easily became the most talked-about fashion statement at the Paris shows.
03/06/2015 - 09:01 AM
Fashion portrait of Bernard Chandran: 'Claude Montana's 1992 show was legendary'
In honor of Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11), Relaxnews caught up with Bernard Chandran, who will showcase his Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection on Saturday, March 7 (Espace Pierre Cardin). The Malaysian fashion designer shed light on his inspirations through a portrait composed of six questions and answers. If you were a memorable moment in fashion?
03/05/2015 - 05:47 PM
Runway Rock: Paris Fashion Week, Part Un
Tracks straight off the catwalks at Carven and Roland Mouret. Bonne eccoute!
03/05/2015 - 05:00 AM
Young designers shine at start of Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday unleashed its first day of stilleto- and swagger-filled shows with a nod to young designers coming up to fill the creative ranks. It was the French capital's turn to reveal its women's 2015-2016 autumn-winter collections after the shows in New York, London and Milan. The first day of the catwalk shows saw the first outing by brand Each x Other, founded by thirtysomething Franco-Swedish duo Ilan Delouis and Jenny Mannerheim and joined by new designer Masha Gard. The male side "is part of the code of Each x Other, it's about the mix, the blend -- our logo is an X, which is the meeting of art, fashion and music," he added.
03/04/2015 - 09:57 AM
Ciao Milan, it's Bonjour for Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) — Bye, New York! Ciao, Milan! Bonjour, Paris!
03/03/2015 - 07:07 PM
Sacai to unveil new book during Paris Fashion Week
Fans of the Tokyo-based apparel label will get the chance to rub shoulders with brand founder Chitose Abe at the Colette concept store in Paris on March 9. The designer will have a double cause for celebration as she toasts Sacai's A/W 15-16 collection and the launch of "Sacai: A to Z," the first book to capture her fashion career. Coinciding with the brand's 15th anniversary, "Sacai: A to Z" is the first comprehensive and highly personal look into the world of one of fashion's most innovative and multidimensional houses. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 photographs and in-depth essays by influential fashion journalists Sarah Mower, Style.com's Tim Blanks and Angelo Flaccavento -- all presented in A to Z format, readers are given access for the first time into the world of Sacai.
03/03/2015 - 02:10 PM
Kate Spade misses 4Q profit forecasts
On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had net income of 99 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 24 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. ...
03/03/2015 - 12:51 PM
The most expensive hotel in Paris during Fashion Week: Le Meurice
If you happen to be in Paris during Fashion Week this month, you can bet that the beautiful, well-heeled people filing out of Le Meurice hotel in Paris are flush with cash, as the 18th century hotel has posted the most expensive room rates during the nine-day event. According to Kayak.com, five-star hotels in Paris have taken advantage of one of the most glamorous events of the year to hike their room rates, with prices spiking an average of 30 percent among the most luxurious properties in the city. Guests at Le Meurice, for instance, are ponying up an average of €1,580 a night for the privilege of staying at the palace hotel located between Place de la Concorde and the Louvre museum. Overall, the average room rate at a five-star hotel in the City of Light is €588 a night.
03/03/2015 - 12:18 PM
Ten themes from Milan fashion week
As Milan fashion week hands over the baton to Paris, winding up a whirlwind show which saw historic brands revitalised and young designers triumph, here are 10 themes from the autumn/winter 2015 collections. - The bedroom look: At the hottest show of the season, Gucci's brand new creative director, Alessandro Michele, stunned fashionistas by unveiling furry slippers that looked like they were borrowed from Star Wars' Chewbacca. Fendi showed off a duvet dress and coat which swamped the wearer but looked cosy, while Armani did its bit with a pink coat with dressing-gown overtones. - Sexy mummies: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are not ashamed to say it, they dote on their mothers.
03/03/2015 - 09:09 AM
Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan
Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection ...
03/02/2015 - 12:39 PM
From the Milan runway: mother and child at Dolce & Gabbana
The mother takes center stage at Dolce & Gabbana, pregnant, carrying her child in the arms or holding their hand. Paris Modes TV's editor in chief Sophie de Champsavin shared her impressions on the presentation. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana offer a succession of dresses made in different materials and shapes.
03/02/2015 - 10:33 AM
Fashion Designer Sends Models Down the Runway in Blackface That Sparkles
Case in point: blackface, which one Italian designer thought would complete his black-themed presentation at Milan Fashion Week. Claudio Cutugno came under fire for sending models down the runway with their faces painted black and topped with a layer of glitter. The backlash ensued the same week that Fashion Police’s Giuliana Rancic made an insensitive remark about actor Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks. Blackface—theatrical makeup popular in the 1800s that proliferated stereotypes of African Americans—is an all too common faux pas in the fashion industry.
03/01/2015 - 10:36 PM
Mamma's boys Dolce & Gabbana spread the love in Milan
Like all good Italian men, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana dote on their mammas, and it showed at their catwalk show in Milan Sunday which starred mums with babies and even pregnant models. First up was Italian actress and model Bianca Balti, resplendent in a pink pregnancy dress, her bump proudly leading the way, as behind her models in pink and black creations with red roses appeared with babies in their arms. The problem, as all new mothers know, is that outfits tend to be ruined fairly quickly by babies who insist on throwing up all over them -- not a risk to be taken lightly with clothes which make your credit card squeal.
03/01/2015 - 07:29 PM
Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) — Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.
02/28/2015 - 09:59 PM
Get the beauty looks from Milan Fashion Week
Want to recreate the striking Autumn/Winter 2015/16 beauty looks seen on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week this month? Then read on...
02/28/2015 - 01:09 PM
Get the beauty looks from London Fashion Week
Want to recreate the striking Autumn/Winter 2015/16 beauty looks seen on the catwalk at London Fashion Week this month? Then read on...
02/27/2015 - 11:46 PM
London photo exhibition goes behind the scenes of Alexander McQueen's final collection
The final collection of tragically blighted fashion design Lee Alexander McQueen will form the basis of an intimate and poignant photography exhibition coming to London this March. Focusing on the unique collaboration between the photographer Nick Waplington and the British designer, the exhibition will reveal McQueen's working practice through a selection of over 130 photographs, including never-before-seen images. Waplington was given unprecedented access to McQueen's studio during the run-up to his final Autumn/Winter collection, "The Horn of Plenty", in 2009.
02/27/2015 - 03:54 PM
Gisele Bundchen Finally Gives a Glimpse of Her Wedding Dress
In honor of her sixth anniversary with husband Tom Brady, the supermodel shared a sweet wedding photo on Instagram.
02/27/2015 - 02:17 AM
Milan Fashion Week: soft and sensual at Max Mara
Autumn/Winter 2015 is set to be a luxuriously snug affair, if the Max Mara runway show at Milan Fashion Week is anything to go by. As is often the case at Max Mara, the coats were the main attraction, ranging from generously cut fur-lined creations to billowing quilted trenches and sophisticated cashmere duster jackets.
02/26/2015 - 03:40 PM
Italian Vogue Editor's call to bloggers following Milan Fashion Week
With Milan Fashion Week in full swing, Franca Sozzani is in her element. Until March 2, Franca Sozzani is inviting bloggers to review one or more shows at Milan Fashion Week and share their take on Milan fashion week via her "My blog, your turn" initiative. On Vogue Italia's website, Sozzani said she was "truly glad" to see bloggers getting involved and was so "pleased with the "competent and accurate reviews" she had read that she decided to hand over her blog to budding fashion writers.
02/26/2015 - 11:57 AM
Alessandro Michele makes Gucci debut at Milan Fashion Week
MILAN (AP) — Alessandro Michele strove for discontinuity in his Gucci debut, relaunching the brand with romantic flourishes against a hardened, urban background.
02/25/2015 - 04:40 PM
Black is back as Milan fashion week revs up
All the signs are that black is back in a big way as Milan fashion week kicks off on Wednesday. After Gothic trends dominated catwalk shows in New York and London, all eyes now turn to Italy to see if the likes of Prada, Gucci and Armani embrace the vampiric garlic-and-stake look for next winter's must-haves. Fashionistas, models, buyers and their chauffeurs are descending on the northern Italian city for a fast-paced week of catwalk shows, stellar swag bags and champagne-fuelled parties in the streets around the Gothic cathedral. The New York and London Fall-Winter 2015 shows left Brooklyn hipsters and Shoreditch hepcats rushing to get their hands on black frocks, studded coats and some serious eyeliner.
02/25/2015 - 09:12 AM
Marc Jacobs Isn't Impressed by Young Designers
The legendary designer says they have "style with no substance."
02/25/2015 - 05:00 AM
Here comes Milan Fashion Week
After New York and London, the Italian capital gets set to roll out its fashion fest with a full line-up boasting 170 shows. In 2014, Milan brought us pyrotechnics at Cavalli, drone cams at Fendi and purple sand at Prada, what does the fashion capital have in store this season? Speaking earlier this month at the Milan Fashion Week press conference, Milan mayor Giuliano Pisapia welcomed signs of recovery for the fashion industry and the entire Italian economy, highlighting the increasingly international flavor of Milan's major style-setting event, which puts quality first. The news that Italian fashion exports grew by 5% in 2014 adds to the host city's buoyant mood.
02/24/2015 - 03:54 PM
Designers dabble with decades at London Fashion Week
By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - Designers dabbled with different decades for inspiration at London Fashion Week, offering a heady mixture of patterned flares, oversized sheepskin jackets and printed mini-dresses in their latest collections. Designers also called upon the '60s and '80s for inspiration this season, with printed mini dresses, oversized leather dresses and puff-ball jackets seen at J.W. Anderson and Jonathan Saunders' shows earlier in the week. Detailed embellishment, clashing patterns and hand-crafted fabrics also featured heavily across many of London's shows, reflecting a move away from the minimalism of the past year. "There has been lots of sparkles and embellishment ... Fashion goes from one spectrum to the other, and people are bored of 'norm-core'.
02/24/2015 - 12:46 PM
Burberry hosts starry show at London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week rolled out the big guns Monday, with British design powerhouse Burberry hosting the glitziest catwalk show of the season. Hunter, the maker of the classic Wellington boots, evoked wild ...
02/24/2015 - 12:12 PM
Five themes from London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week draws to a close on Tuesday after five days that have showcased an eclectic range of talent, from luxury brands to rising stars. Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson looked to Berlin before the fall of the wall for an eclectic, Eighties-inspired collection for his J.W. Anderson label. German twins Daniela and Annette Felder, who together form Felder Felder, also took inspiration from Berlin, this time in the Sixties, a time of hedonism, politics and sex. There were short, swinging skirts in laser cut faux leather in red or black, matched with tops tied at the bust, as well as shaggy faux fur coats.
02/24/2015 - 10:30 AM
London Fashion Week: Burberry Prorsum's 'Patchwork, Pattern & Prints'
UK fashion house Burberry Prorsum has taken a crafty approach to its Autumn/Winter 2015/16 collection "Patchwork, Pattern & Prints", revealed at London Fashion Week on Monday. Featuring English fringed suede, Durham quilts and sheer English lace, whipstitched suede and mirror textiles for a heady yet dreamy aesthetic, the collection was loose and romantic.
02/23/2015 - 04:22 PM
Oprah Winfrey Is Wearing Vera Wang on the Oscars 2015 Red Carpet
The 'Selma' producer looked elegant in a blush-colored gown, which she paired with a silver clutch and sparkling jewels.
02/23/2015 - 04:29 AM
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