Essence and truth. For this Valentino haute couture collection, Pierpaolo Piccioli interprets fashion to perfection. "As Shakespeare says, we are made of the same material as dreams," says the designer a few hours before the show. "Dreams bring everybody together, because they are timeless, just like the haute couture." Piccioli loves art, music, poetry and the oneiric side of fashion which, as he says, must be strictly timeless because "couture is made of special moments, rituals that make... Read More
The wild and magical coastal landscapes of the Shetland Islands were the origin of this collection. Their natural beauty has inspired local artisans who have passed their skills down through generations of women for centuries. In particular, gossamer fine Shetland Lace, worn by crofters’ daughters and royalty alike, woven with indigenous flora and fauna–wild heather, clover, poppies and roses; sea birds and underwater creatures both real and mythical–is re-imagined. The colourful interiors... Read More
With a cocktail party-performance in its boutique at Level Shoes Dubai Mall, Tod’s is presenting Tod’s Tattoo, a project of dual manual ability on skin developed in collaboration with tattoo artist Saira Hunjan.
A special pop-up scenario evoking the atmosphere of a tattoo studio will greet the guests, who will be able to watch artist Hunjan at close quarters as she tattoos one of her captivating lions onto skin worked by Tod’s.
A celebration of handmade, a fusion of abilities... Read More
Fascinated by the myriad of interpretations to which this archetypal form has given rise over the ages, she perceived her adventure into the heart of the Dior world as being akin to entering a labyrinth, the way sprinkled with the flowers, plants and allegorical images that form part of the iconography of these places but which, at the same time, reference the imagination of Christian Dior who wrote of them: “After women, flowers are the most divine of creations. They are so delicate and... Read More
Showcasing the finest and most iconic looks of Spring / Summer 2017, Dubai’s premier department store Harvey Nichols – Dubai, presented the season’s key fashion trends which are now available instore.
The Harvey Nichols – Dubai trunk show was a two-day affair, comprised of a dinner and see-now-buy-now shopping concept on 29 and 30 March, at Inked Dubai in Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz.
Inspired by the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris, the show was a careful curation of... Read More
In many ways, Paris Haute Couture shared several characteristics with the women’s marches that took place around the world last weekend: both included prolonged periods of standing around outside in frigid temperatures, both engendered a female majority interest and one-of-a-kind ensembles featuring the colour pink, and both were attacked by sideline critics insisting they were pointless, reported Financial Times.
Wearable clothes at couture are something of an oxymoron: just where... Read More
Travel to the make believe Italian Tropic, where icons traditionally associated with Italy like pasta, bread and superstitious symbols mix with an overall holiday mood punctuated by cocktails, ice creams and sequins. Relaxed footwear like slippers are given are luxurious upgrade and are worn with with a joyful fashion which does not compromise on finishing and tailoring.
The desire to be distinctive drives the lives of young rebels, fuels their rousing music and is turned into... Read More
Spicy Mustard comes as one of the most vibrant fall/ winter 2016 color trends that will add some exotic and zesty touches to any outfit, speaking about its carrier’s living in clover. As it would be expected, it’s not spring-worthy sunny yellow, bereft of any shimmering rays, but instead squirted with some spices to become a little bit muted and out-and-out fall-worthy.
The fall/winter 2016 fashion weeks find many a designer embracing this spicy shade, some of them dreaming up head-to... Read More
The roster of the fall/ winter 2016 color trends is led by Riverside, a cool and calming blue that is literally stuck between serious navy blue and vibrant cobalt blue. It has some sense of confidence and tenacity to it, yet raising utmost excitement, sophistication and a dose of mystery within us. To be more exact in the description, just take any navy or cobalt blue, blow some cigarette smoke on it and you will get what the Pantone Color Institute has contrived to call Riverside. It might... Read More
Jean Paul Gaultier took us into the woods with his couture collection. It was an unusual setup for JPG. He’s more likely to summon the ghosts of Paris’s legendary nightclub Le Palace, or re-create Dancing with the Stars with a supermodel cast and an all-star jury. Gaultier’s never struck anybody as the outdoorsy type, has he? He’s a people person. But in his trademark fashion, he did woodsy with gusto.
As such, a wood-grain print got things going, appearing on everything from a slinky... Read More