Ulyana Sergeenko is a star in her native Russia and her glamorous and romantic looks are constantly snapped by street-style photographers. Her Haute Couture collections attract a bevy of celebrities fascinated by the exquisite femininity of her creations that pay tribute to the history of Russia by referencing the stylistic language of the country accented by masterful craftsmanship in the shape of fine and elaborate embroideries that echo the Russian heritage. The current collection is a... Read More
The Chanel Autumn/Winter 2015-16 Haute Couture collection could be the perfect script for a Hollywood French-American colossal. Gathered around a private club’s game table recreated specifically for the fashion event at the Grand Palais are some of France’s most famous maison’s old and new friends, from Kristen Stewart to Alice Delall, Julianne Moore and Rita Ora as well as Isabelle Huppert , Geraldine Chaplin and Vanessa Paradis. While the actresses are concentrated playing at the roulette... Read More
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
‘Those who are truly contemporary are those who neither perfectly coincide with their time nor adapt to its demands. In this sense, they are never at home in the present moment. But precisely through this disconnection and this anachronism, they are more capable than others of perceiving and grasping their own time. Contemporariness, then, is that relationship with time that adheres to it through a disconnection.’ (G. Agamben)
The Autumn/Winter collection for 2015-16 explores the... Read More
It’s truly art from the heart in an eye-catching palette this summery season. But it’s not just art but features associated with an artist’s studio, such as bold brush strokes, paint splatter and even ink spills (not to forget graffiti) which have inspired several interesting prints and creations. So now you can buy your art and wear it too...
A case in point being BCBG Max Azria’s graceful, skirt and top combo featuring artistic blooms. In a similar colour combination Ingie Paris ‘... Read More
They say a tiger never changes its stripes. The saying could well apply for fashion too. Come every season, stripes have remained a staple due to their undying appeal. They also enhance not just one’s presence but height too. Vertical stripes make one appear taller and leaner while horizontal stripes can easily add pounds (!)This SS 2015 leading fashion houses, give a new slant to the traditional stripe to make them perkier and way more interesting…
Luxury designers as well as high... Read More
Runways were simply awash with metallic hardware right from dresses, gowns and jeans to accessories such as handbags, shoes and even hairclips! So give in to temptation and simply flash that bling to show who’s in (for the game that is)!
The classic material for studded attractions of all kinds is of course leather. It’s guaranteed to give you that rock-chic look (especially great with a bike in tow, some swashbuckling boots and of course, not-to-forget, those aviator glares). But as... Read More
To take a ‘break from bling’ you have plenty of art motif touches in fashion and accessories. And they are all the rage this season for those wanting to display their eclectic taste and preference!
To set the evening’s tempo, Temperley London at Saks Fifth Avenue has a silkish, full-sleeved, midnight blue dress with self-motif, a centre split, a long shrug and a jeweled butterfly brooch on the waist to peg the look.
Valentino’s butterfly-adorned clutch is a fluttering... 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