Men of Leisure

Men of Leisure

08 Mar 2016

Usually the warmer months invite an explosion of colour on the catwalks - but for Spring-Summer 2016 designers seemed to unanimously decide on a more subdued palette, with grey topping the list as the most widely-seen hue. Sure, it's a colour that all men have in their wardrobe already, but next season it's all about how you wear it: varying shades and patterns of grey should be worn all at once to create a look that's big on texture.

There were lots of shout-outs to China in the... Read More

Christian Dior Pre Spring 2016

Christian Dior Pre Spring 2016

18 Feb 2016

Following the trend of these croisière collection, after Chanel at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul and Louis Vuitton at the Bob Hope Estate in Palm Springs, today Dior chose to showcase its 2016 resort collection at the Palais Bulles, Pierre Cardin’s retro-futuristic mansion designed by Antti Lovag in 1975. Palais Bulles, located between Cannes and Monaco, is considered an architectural utopia in which earth, sky and sea meet, a project (ended in 1984), in which the future is built... Read More

Franck Sorbier Haute Couture FW 2015/16

19 Jan 2016

Frank Sorbier has made a name for himself with his dramatic and poetic fashion shows, which are rather about creative performances than about wearable Couture pieces. And this season was no different, as Sorbier invited his guest to attend a performance in a theater on the right bank of Paris, which was fusing Africa-flavored music with contemporary ballet. Sorbier actually aimed to pay a tribute to the memory and achievements of the defunct Jacques Mouclier with this performance – the... Read More

Oversize Belts

10 Jan 2016

Nothing clinches one’s look like a belt does. It has the ability to balance out, gather up and just set right a tailored creation (especially those parts of us which could be bulging out or worse, even falling about haphazardly). In the process it gives the wearer a business-like air and a smarter look. So we women really have nothing to complain about belts, especially oversize ones, as they do come in handy (and not just to smarten up one’s look but a situation too if it was to come to... Read More

Black & White

10 Jan 2016

‘Check us out’ or so seems to say Valentino’s eye-catching dress featuring an interesting play of chessboard and geometric artistry, as well as a shirt collar, buttons and a prim belt to boot. Ermanno Scervino meanwhile decides to fashion a wraparound dress from hounds tooth fabric but with an interesting detail – the collars and thick pleats feature an interesting design. And while Emilio Pucci tempts us with a body-hugging sweater flaunting a playful pattern of what appear to be a line of... Read More

Asymmetrical Hemlines

10 Jan 2016

Разрезы, разрезы, и еще раз разрезы. В какой–то степени изделия с разрезами можно отнести к изделиям с асимметрией, ведь асимметричный крой как раз и подразумевает наличие множества разрезов, как в коллекциях Proenza Schouler, David Koma, Mugler и других. Асимметрия платья может проявляться в разнообразных аспектах, от самых заметных, когда весь силуэт асимметричен, до незначительных моментов, например, асимметричное расположение пуговиц и других деталей.

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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