Runway Reviews

Moscow hosts 30th Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

04 May 2015

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 goes Van Gogh…

Victor & Rolf’s goes Van Gogh…

08 Apr 2015

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

Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda fantasy

Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda fantasy

08 Apr 2015

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

Harvey Nichols-Dubai Secret Garden Show SS2015

09 Mar 2015

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

Life is a Circus: Bloomingdale’s – Dubai’s goes over the top for Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show

09 Mar 2015

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

Special Report from Paris Haute Couture SS 2015 Fashion Week

08 Mar 2015

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 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

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