Fashion

Fashionably cruise through 2015!

11 Feb 2015

Top fashion brands unfurls a huge variety of exciting designs in their Cruise Collection 2015 to turn you extra glam and beautiful

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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

Studded distractions

14 Jan 2015

Yet another strong trend this season comes by way of studs. They not only stand out they also have a powerful glint of gold. (Eureka! So that could be the secret to their attraction. Mankind’s eternal love for the yellow metal…)

Aigner displays its love for all things equestrian by ‘studding’ a skin-colour belt with its hoof-shaped logo. Instant brand recognition apart (for Aigner of... Read More

Reptilian intentions

14 Jan 2015

Snake it all over and turn reptilian with a vengeance! Leading fashion houses are out to tempt you with reptilian textures and prints such as snake, lizard, alligator or crocodile, both faux and real, which now come in a rainbow of colours

Balenciaga has a neat, swanky tote sporting croc texture in bright blue while Bulgari goes for a fiery, orangish-red and black combo which comes... Read More

Winter winners

14 Jan 2015

This season offers stylish men plenty of winter wear to step into, pull on, shrug over and wrap around (their necks particularly) that they will most probably be hot under the collar by the time spring comes around. So they should probably decide to go a bit easy on their choices. Here is a run-up of a select few which caught the eye…

If a designer of Gabbana’s status says that... Read More

Winter wear wisdom

14 Jan 2015

Winter wear turned from wild to wow this season as the world’s top fashion brands unfurled a grand array of creations designed to keep you both stylish and snug. We give you a peek of just three diversely innovative styles by way of temptation…

 

In an ideal world, all things are possible.

For instance, imagine the Grand Palais transformed into a Chanel supermarket one... Read More

Chanel’s visual treat

14 Jan 2015

“Reincarnation” is the new short film created and directed by Karl Lagerfeld to accompany the CHANEL Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d'art collection shown on December 2nd, 2014 in Salzburg. Using cinematic language it beautifully relates the history of Chanel’s famous and much-coveted, cardigan-style jacket trimmed and decorated with black embroidery and gold-coloured buttons. We present a... 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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