French designer Alexis Mabille is reputed for the cheekiness and girlishness of both, his Haute Couture and ready-to-wear. This season was no different, and yet the designer achieved to infuse a poetic and bucolic beauty into his floor-skimming, body-con shaped evening gowns. "There are strange evenings when flowers have souls", read the show-notes. And it was precisely the delicate soul of a burgeoning flower that Mabille wanted to capture, hence embroidering magnolia garland appliqués,... Read More
"I have always been projected into the future, rather that into the past. But also the past can be interesting if revisited in the right way." These few words uttered right before the show are the key to understand one of the most beautiful haute couture collection seen so far. Raf Simons, Dior’s creative director, after the success obtained a few days ago with his menswear collection, keep winning over clients and fashion editors with a haute couture collection that will go down in history... Read More
Back to sensuousness for Donatella Versace who, with the Atelier collection, focuses again on the female body and experiments with creations that defy gravity and a more conservative elegance. The clothes are experimental with a high degree of creativity that, instead of covering the body, must enhance it, expose and celebrate it. A great sartorial mastery based on well-thought and accurate anatomical rules by which every single curve is underlined, where necklines, rigorously asymmetrical,... Read More
The world’s limelight turned its focus firmly upon Moscow even as Russia’s largest city and its renowned capital hosted the much-awaited 30th season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia from March 26 to 31, showcasing the F/W 2015/2016 collections of leading as well as debutant designers
From March 26 to March 31 Moscow hosted Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia with Season Fall-Winter 2015/2016. The largest Fashion Week of Eastern Europe traditionally occupied the central venue Manezh... Read More
Victor & Rolf’s went over the top for Van Gogh for its SS couture collection. Of course, it is no coincidence that this year also marks the 125th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest artists ever – Van Gogh.
In fact it has even inspired the famous Keukenhof flower park in Denmark to honour the famous Dutch artist with a flower bulb mosaic of the artist portraying pure flower power. But we’ll talk more about that later.
At V... Read More
Magical Milan’s famous Teatro alla Scala theatre was the setting for famous fashion duo, Dominico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s spring/summer 2015 Alta Moda presentation. They invited an exclusive group of guests to join them in the Italian city for a very grand finale to a week of couture.
This is the first time Teatro alla Scala opened its doors to host an event like this and so it was to turn into a celebration of Italian fashion at its best as well as a to the... Read More
Another year, another spectacular show put together by Harvey Nichols Dubai. This year's theme for their SS 2015 preview was "Secret Garden", giving it an extremely Alice in Wonderland touch whilst entering the main arena before the show. It's safe to say that we can definitely expect to see a great variety of designers at our favorite department store this summer - and we can't wait to get our hands on them!
Entering through a magical, foliage-filled secret garden, giant keys,... Read More
Marking its 5th year as one of the top retail destinations in the Middle East, Bloomingdale’s-Dubai went over the top to showcase their latest Spring/Summer 2015 collections. Headlined by the season’s most coveted designer and contemporary labels, the Bloomingdale’s-Dubai Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show was quite the spectacle, complete with dramatic, high flying aerialists, costumed stilt walkers, carnival games and circus-themed treats.
Sheikh Saeed Hall 1 in the Dubai World Trade... Read More
Fashion has a unique way of cheering us up. And what with the bleak, cold climes of January and February the Paris’ Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week was the perfect answer to lift up mood and spirit. And even as it attracted those who came to see and be seen, the week gave fashionistas and fashion lovers ideas galore to glam up…
The last week of January provided an array of fantastical haute couture pieces from French names and from far-flung design houses of the... Read More
Elie Saab’s stunning creations showcased at Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 brought alive the romance of a fairy tale unfurling luxurious, elegant evening dresses, lavishly studded with pearls
The grandeur of a Parisian palace, the iridescent surface of pearls, and the exceptional craftsmanship only possible in haute couture; these three features fused and exploded in a magnificent pearl-parade in Elie Saab’s Fall Winter 2014-2015 Haute Couture collection.... Read More