On 26th of February in 1935 in Tunis, in a family of wheat farmers, a little boy with extraordinary talent was born. A boy who would change the world of fashion forever with his exquisite craft. That little boy grew up to be a man who danced on his own rhythm, saw no boundaries and knew that his art was valuable. That little boy grew up to be Azzedine Alaia.
From immigrating from Ghana to London to becoming the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful has come a long way.
Style. We all have it whether we realize it or not. But what exactly is style? How can we define something so simple, yet so complex?
There are many definitions by famous fashion people. Diana Vreeland said that “Style helps you get down the stairs.” Gabrielle Chanel stated that “Chanel is above all a style.” The great beauty Lauren Hutton may have said the most accurate definition for style : “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. Style is what you choose.”
Back in the days when there were no Instagram, hashtags and followers, the fashion industry was not like it is today. The term “social media” didn’t even existed, unlike today when it’s very important for a model to have 300 000 + followers on various social networks. Models in the 90’s didn’t have to take behind-the-scenes selfies and couldn’t tag the makeup artists and hairdressers. But they were Supermodels, and that was far more important than likes, comments and shares.
Fashion Week. A full month dedicated to clothes. On the runway and on the streets. Fashionistas from all around the world gather at four different cities and show who they are through their clothes. And there are the street style photographers to capture their identity. Whether you wear a Dolce gown, Chanel suit or Balmain dress, it doesn’t matter to them. What matters is how originally you chose your outfit and with how much confidence you wear it.
This subject was on my post-it notes for about a month now, but I have all these exams, and so little time for fashion. Today, the pioneer of street style photography passed away, so I have to pay homage to him and express my gratitude towards the greatest.
Long before Anna Wintor’s reign started, there was one particularly creative and influential woman – Diana Vreeland.
Called the Empress of Fashion, she was fashion editor of Harpers’s Bazaar and Vogue, and special consultant at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Probably the first person to turn museum into a nightclub, she was a fearless woman who knew no boundaries.
Who run NY? And the answer is #WANGSQUAD
The oh-so-happy-and-always-smiling Alexander Wang is an influential American designer. Born in San Francisco, at age 19 he moved to New York to attend Parsons University and pursue his fashion dream. In 2005 he launched his own fashion label and in the fall 2007 he presented his first women’s ready-to-wear collection. And guess what? Everybody loved it!
“There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?” – Zaha Hadid
If you live in this century, have Internet access and are just a bit interested about architecture, you must have heard about the great futuristic architect Zaha Hadid.
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was born 31 October 1950. She is the first woman to be awarded with highly prestigious architecture awards, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Design Museum Design of the Year Award and from 2015 is a proud owner of RIBA Gold Medal. She has designed lots of buildings around the world, and is famous for her neofuturistic style. On the day of her death, I’m here to honor her life and her contribute to fashion.
Lee Alexander McQueen was born on this day 47 years ago.
The troubled couturier, born in London developed his love for fashion by making dresses for his sisters. He didn’t like the school so much, and since he declared that he wanted to become fashion designer in his early years, he stared serving apprenticeship. From there he learned the skills for his impeccable craft.