The National -- Debbie Wingham has made something of a name for herself in the “world’s most expensive” category. In 2012, she designed the most expensive dress, with two 50-carat black diamonds, followed by the most expensive abaya with rare red diamonds in 2013. In 2015, the British designer substituted couture for confectionery, and created the costliest cake in the world for a client in the UAE.
On Wednesday, November 1, Wingham will bring what’s being touted as the world’s most... Read More
The Guardian -- Gucci will go fur-free next year and auction off all its remaining animal fur items, the Italian fashion house’s president and CEO Marco Bizzarri has announced.
The changes will come into force with the brand’s spring-summer 2018 collection, Bizzarri said during a talk at the London College of Fashion.
Gucci’s president said on Wednesday the move demonstrated “our absolute commitment to making sustainability an intrinsic part of our business”.
Bizzarri... Read More
When Gucci teased its Pre-Fall 2017 campaign at the beginning of the year with a series of elusive casting videos, featuring only models of color, we didn't know exactly what to expect — aside from the possibility that these individuals, who auditioned with Midland Agency in London, would likely dance and channel their inner spirit animal for the job.
On Thursday morning, the Italian fashion house finally released the official ad campaign and, damn, did Alessandro Michele deliver. ... Read More
Although Greenery it Pantone’s color for 2017, it was its sister Shaded Spruce the one that got featured a lot during New York Fashion Week fall 2017. Forest-like and charming, Shaded Spruce found its best translation to fashion with Balenciaga, Brandon Maxwell, Gabriela Hearst and Oscar de la Renta’s fall 2017 collections, which used it both for solid-colored outfits or single it-items.
The darker, lovelier, evergreen hue is certainly a top seller, bringing to mind incredible nature... Read More
The distinctive features of the pure Made in Italy remained unchanged through time. Quality, passion for details and rigorous handmade workmanship are the core elements of distinction from its competitors in the exclusive club of the most famous and recognizable luxury brands of the world. Tradition and innovation. These are the parallel pillars Santoni built its success on, thanks to the perfect combination of traditional production techniques, as the ability of making entirely made-to-... Read More
A portrait of women, the Ralph & Russo Autumn Winter 2017/2018 collection takes inspiration from the identity and natural beauty captured by the grand masters Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton & Norman Parkinson.
Enthused by light and animation, this season’s palette is iridescent; a flash of ice mints and pearlescent lavenders, aqua blue double satins and crystal mesh in rose-gold hues.
Embroidery is crystallised like a photograph in time, whilst motion is captured in the... Read More
Sense of style that makes Stefano Ricci a summa of tailoring and tradition, with research and experimentation which never compromises the Made in Italy. A collector’s wardrobe displayed at the renowned Stibbert Museum in Florence, with outfits that recount a personal story created within a culture of elegance, with an attention to choice details and an absorption in materials and colours.
A collector’s wardrobe, the Stefano Ricci Fall-Winter 2017-18 is a personal collection created... Read More
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Christian Dior house in 1947,... Read More
Essence and truth. For this Valentino haute couture collection, Pierpaolo Piccioli interprets fashion to perfection. "As Shakespeare says, we are made of the same material as dreams," says the designer a few hours before the show. "Dreams bring everybody together, because they are timeless, just like the haute couture." Piccioli loves art, music, poetry and the oneiric side of fashion which, as he says, must be strictly timeless because "couture is made of special moments, rituals that make... Read More
The wild and magical coastal landscapes of the Shetland Islands were the origin of this collection. Their natural beauty has inspired local artisans who have passed their skills down through generations of women for centuries. In particular, gossamer fine Shetland Lace, worn by crofters’ daughters and royalty alike, woven with indigenous flora and fauna–wild heather, clover, poppies and roses; sea birds and underwater creatures both real and mythical–is re-imagined. The colourful interiors... Read More