A review of 2015 pre-fall collections by the world’s leading fashion brands is far from being a mere echo of the last season but hints at what could be trendy in the next
It was roses and frills all the way in Blumarine’s collections, tiptoed in kitten heels on the runway for an elite touch. Is it little wonder then, that the brand’s hyper-feminine, ultra sweet look has a famous fan in burlesque performer, Dita Von Teese? But just as we thought that the label was in danger of turning... Read More
‘Those who are truly contemporary are those who neither perfectly coincide with their time nor adapt to its demands. In this sense, they are never at home in the present moment. But precisely through this disconnection and this anachronism, they are more capable than others of perceiving and grasping their own time. Contemporariness, then, is that relationship with time that adheres to it through a disconnection.’ (G. Agamben)
The Autumn/Winter collection for 2015-16 explores the... Read More
It’s truly art from the heart in an eye-catching palette this summery season. But it’s not just art but features associated with an artist’s studio, such as bold brush strokes, paint splatter and even ink spills (not to forget graffiti) which have inspired several interesting prints and creations. So now you can buy your art and wear it too...
A case in point being BCBG Max Azria’s graceful, skirt and top combo featuring artistic blooms. In a similar colour combination Ingie Paris ‘... Read More
They say a tiger never changes its stripes. The saying could well apply for fashion too. Come every season, stripes have remained a staple due to their undying appeal. They also enhance not just one’s presence but height too. Vertical stripes make one appear taller and leaner while horizontal stripes can easily add pounds (!)This SS 2015 leading fashion houses, give a new slant to the traditional stripe to make them perkier and way more interesting…
Luxury designers as well as high... Read More
Offering first class style with a considered collection of premium tailoring, everyday pieces and leather accessories all created in its Italian atelier, Billionaire Italian Couture is a name synonymous with refined luxury. Combining made-to-measure principles with the accessibility of ready-to-wear, the brand’s signature flair and expert craftsmanship make it a true marker of sophistication for the modern man. The intuition and flair of Flavio Briatore, with his ability to foresee the... Read More
The notion of “trends” in menswear seems, at times, like a curiously redundant one.
Pouting Zoolander posturing aside, men’s style happily sits on more even terrain than women’s, with less focus on "out with the old, in with the new" and more on solid investment pieces to build on season after season.
Men shop less frequently than women, but when we do, studies show that we’re prepared to spend more. Which means we’re less likely to replace our wardrobe because several... Read More
Financial tensions have a way of fracturing industries and the fashion world too can’t escape it. Due to the luxury sector recording mixed results in 2014, leading brands kept their cards close and didn’t venture too far into the unknown. The result was a sense that not many things had changed
Colour palettes embraced nudes, moved on to pastels (particularly yellow and sky blue) then red which appears to be the accent colour of the past few seasons.
Denim exerts its appeal for... Read More
Handcrafted in Italy and designed with the attention to detail known throughout the Ricky Bag collection, the Ricky Drawstring is a fresh interpretation of Ralph Lauren’s iconic luxury tradition.
Available in luxe nappa leather, alligator and python, as well as three sizes and a range of classic and seasonal colors, from Antique Gold to Bright Orange to Cadet Blue, each Ricky Drawstring Bag features a chic contrasting lining and a removable top handle and cross-... Read More
The house’s rich archives continue to inspire Creative Director Brendan Mullane, whose collection takes its cue from Brioni’s American style conquests in the 1950s. Old photos of Hollywood icons such as Richard Burton, Henry Fonda and Cary Grant, snapped during Brioni fittings, sparked the connection with Los Angeles, the pulsating heart of the entertainment industry and a fertile hub for art, culture and media.
At the time, Brioni made headlines with its “Columnar Look,” a... Read More
Baldinini’s windows host bold combinations of optical prints and colour while those of Baldinini Trend stores are strictly in black and white, reflecting the graphic art contrasts on window panels. Modern graphics for the new advertising campaign appearing in international magazines as from January and for the new ss15 catalogue: sophisticated looks are mixed with photos with more of a sportswear appeal, the latest thing.
Couture touches and IRIDESCENT vibes urge you to step up your... Read More