Runway Reviews

Elie Saab’s pearl paradise

11 Feb 2015

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

Chanel’s Le Corbusier tribute

11 Feb 2015

Karl Lagerfeld’s inspiration for Chanel’s Fall 2014 Couture collection was the famous architect Le Corbusier. A long cherished dream for the designer it translated into real delight for his growing number of fans everywhere...

It started with a casual glimpse of the visionary architect’s long-gone Paris apartment which featured a huge terrace with a fireplace. So it witnessed huge fireplaces on either end of the runway stoked by digital flames while above each loomed large old... Read More

Zuhair Murad’s feminine allure

14 Jan 2015

Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad showed a wardrobe’s worth of red-carpet worthy looks in his haute couture collection for fall/winter 2014. According to him, “It’s a journey between glamour and modernity, between the classic and futurism, it’s between couture, haute couture, modern architecture and futurism, geometric, asymmetric and involving all the haute couture techniques.”

Murad showed a collection built from geometrical artistry. The dresses were classic cocktail or gala... Read More

Russian elegance

14 Jan 2015

One of Russia’s most famous fashion designers, the hallmark of Valentin Yudashkin’s collections is hailed as classic, luxurious and feminine. His Fall/Winter 2014 collection had a touch of the contemporary and was showcased in a ballroom setting with gilded chandeliers that enhanced their status. Their inspiration was romantic rock n roll from the late 80’s probably because of which there was a dominance of black, white and grey colours in the collection. Not that these colours took away the... Read More

Milan Fashion Week SS 2015

06 Dec 2014

The Milan Fashion Week was the last stop on the fashion caravan during which numerous renowned fashion houses like: Versace, Armani and Dolce and Gabbana displayed their visionary excellence dictating the coming year’s trends. So, satisfy your curiosity and take a look through some of the presented collections by the world’s top fashion brand which left one and all simply breathless in the Italian capitol... Read More

Paris Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week

05 Nov 2014

It was an engrossing week of fashion in the ‘City of Love’ as leading labels went all out to proclaim their verdict on the do’s and dont’s as well as prodded us to explore the why and the why not’s which limit or set us free…

Chanel’s fashion riot

Just when critics wondered how Karl Lagerfeld could ever possibly top last... Read More

Dior’s modern classics

03 Nov 2014

Raf Simmon’s Fall/Winter haute couture collection for Dior draws inspiration from 18th century French court moves to Edwardian tailoring and comes right up to the present times, journeying across several time periods.

You sense the mood. Now for the designs…

The ball gowns feature pannier-skirted gowns that are three-quarter rather than full-length. Matched by narrow, sporty bodice tops... Read More

Valentino’s Roman romance

03 Nov 2014

Stately, structured and feminine are terms that aptly describe Valentino’s haute couture plans for us this fall-winter 2014-15 unfurling a charming ‘Return to Rome’ theme

The renowned brand’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli drew grand inspiration from ancient Greece, bringing to mind ethereal Athenian nymphs adorned in Grecian gowns, crafted from homespun fabric,... Read More

Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall Winter 2014-15 collection

10 Oct 2014


Giorgio Armani has his own customs in Paris. He showcases his Haute Couture at the Palais de Tokyo, a collection that is opened with a range of small pea jackets and shorts in patterned fabrics with a quilted effect. These are then followed by short jackets with three-quarter length sleeves and crape woolen trousers, which demonstrate a simplicity and grand... Read More

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012: A romantic celebration of Italy on all fronts

08 Sep 2012

Наряд, достойный королевы


Увешанные розами и виноградной лозой люстры, зеркала в резных рамах и обитые бархатом стулья на сцене, завораживающие мелодии традиционных  неаполитанских песен в исполнении незабвенного гения Лючано Паваротти – и изысканная публика, заполнившая зал и с нетерпением ожидающая…нет, не начала торжественного вечера в знаменитом миланском театре «Ла... Read More