Fur fun

10 Jan 2016

And while there’s still some ice and snow left after global warming, we might as well enjoy the Alpine heights and the even loftier Everest dimensions. Allowing you the option of keeping warm as well as stylish this wintry season are the world’s leading fashion brands unfurling the most gorgeous designs. We start off with Max Mara’s printed wrap-around creation which artfully combines pleats to keep you snug and enfolded in its luxurious depths. In its stride, Christian Dior’s soft,... Read More

Alberta Ferretti Pre Spring 2016

09 Dec 2015

Alberta Ferretti 

The collection opens with a series of outfits recalling faraway lands. Precious prints and fabrics appear to be a Western version of Indian and Middle Eastern traditions. Many pieces combine sheer materials with jacquard and floral prints, but there is also room for some safari-like ensembles, featuring sand-coloured jackets and trousers. Evening wear mainly focuses on black and white, clean shapes embellished with understated, couture waistlines and hems, as well as... Read More

Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture FW 2015/16

09 Dec 2015

The Breton heritage and the customs and traditions typical of this French region inform this Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture collection. The designer gives the classic pea coat the couture treatment; these are accompanied, on the runway, by striped maxi skirts, sequined marinière tops, waders, galette or seashell shaped skirts and cylinder hats anchored by a ribbon 

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Zuhair Murad Haute Couture FW 2015/16

09 Dec 2015

The collection is a tribute to light and stars: jewelled belts seem like shining stars, while evening gowns are embellished with crystals and shimmering appliqués. Tapered tunics exhibit a sensual transparency through corolla skirts exposing the legs, that are sheathed in a pair of cuissardes. Evening gowns feature voluminous skirts and total look colours. Fluid, light fabrics alternate with lavish velvet, while tight, embroidered dresses are paired with tone on tone furs. However, at the... Read More

Luxe Leather

16 Nov 2015

It’s got the shine, that luxe look and the style. So what’s not to love about Aigner’s autumn / winter collection? Titled as Genesis, it celebrates the brand’s DNA and flaunts that element that says joie de vivre. It is dedicated to the founder of the brand, Etiienne Aigner and his native country Hungary, its people, landscapes, and even its traditional garments. And so we have a very pretty, attractive dress in an intense blend of brown and maroon, with intricate floral cut-out patterns... Read More

Warm It Up

16 Nov 2015

Max Mara’s muse was no doubt Monroe‘s picture taken by George Barris way back in 1962 of her clutching a coat fetchingly, and its sensual overtones (couldn’t ever have been otherwise with that lady). But the brand did offer plenty of options such as slim midi skirts and fitted knits with double breasted short coats offering snug comfort in soft coal grey notes. Just  perfect.   

Vivienne Westwood pays tribute to the ‘Time to Act’ demo against pollution and climate that took place in... Read More

Grafitti Lore

16 Nov 2015

DVF is the original champion of dresses, for who can forget her line, “Be a woman. Wear a dress.” (The fact that some of us could look hideous in one is of course a secondary issue). Her collection is rightly titled as “Seduction” and need we say more? So of course they are a perfect tribute to her famed wrap dress, and are feminine, sensuous and utterly must-have. From which we picked a dark number for you with tiny dots flaunting bold foliage motifs on one side and clinched by a satin belt... Read More

Fur Ever

16 Nov 2015

Inspired by the Florentine house’s fondest piece of clothing – the duvet which was fashioned into an unbelievable number of designs, Ermanno Scervino also presented warmer ensembles and fur pieces. Such as a dress in striking combo of black and white decked with hounds-tooth motif all over and matched by a furry red number with a dash of black. Really cool we declare.

Taking a cue from the past (more precisely the Renaissance period) for the present, Alberta Ferretti unfurls a... Read More

Babydoll Forever

16 Nov 2015

Giorgio Armani once said “Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.” And he definitely made sure of that. His FW 15/16 show was defined by collar art and surface highlights turning into a catwalk extravaganza, and why not, as the house marks four decades this year. Slick glamour highlighted an array of statement outerwear for both day and night. We select a shocking pink number featuring a wave of pleats moving across the chest while a sparkling fabric closely hugs... Read More

Playing princess with Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda FW 2015/16

12 Nov 2015

Remember that magical time in childhood when you or your daughter, sister or friend put on all the finery at home such as the silks and the dresses along with the family’s entire heirloom of jewels and paraded before the mirror for an entire day? Dolce & Gabbana pays tribute to this transitory period in a young girl’s life in its much-awaited Alta Moda collection of one-of-a-kind creations exalting the art of haute couture stamped by its signature artistry……

It was also a show... Read More