There has always been a debate in the art world how closely linked together are fashion and art. In almost every painting from the beginning of art history depicting people, garments, clothes and accessories are shown. Fashion influences and imitates art and art influences and imitates fashion. These two social phenomenons along with architecture, literature and cinema, expresses their time, and show us what a human hand is capable of creating, at a specific point in time.
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.
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.”
The dress/skirt shape that looks good on everyone and can be found in almost every collection in the history of Fashion. The A-line.
Although this style exists as long as people thrive on this planet, the term was first used by His Majesty Christian Dior, to describe his Spring 1955 collection.
It was the biggest trend those days! Known as “most wanted silhouette in Paris” it was widely popularized by Yves Saint Laurent, who back then was the hottest designer.
So sweet, so chic, so French! So Chloé!
In the fashion world, there is a saying “Chloé girls are the prettiest.”
With clothes like these, it’s not very far from the truth.
This fashion house, founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion, season after season provides us with outfits that represent clean French style, we so eagerly want to adopt.
The dresses, shirts and pants have such a fluidity, that they even seem unreal. While the models walked down the runway, one could notice the delicacy and gentleness of the materials.
If you need a lesson in layering, go to Peter Dundas, and he will teach you.
The Norwegian-born designer ever since he was appointed as creative director at Roberto Cavalli in March 2015, he presents us outstanding collections.
Continuing the legacy of the great Roberto himself, for his Spring Summer 2017 collection, Peter defined what is Haute Boheme. His army of bohemian goddesses wearing skinny scarves and long dresses graced the runway and the boys brought us back in the ’70, where it was all about wide-leg jeans and colorful, printed, sheer shirts.
Welcome to the beautiful, dark, twisted, ’70s disco inspired fantasy of Alessandro Michele and Gucci.
Here heels are high, colors are strong and sunglasses are shiny.
This 75 piece collection has everything. From wide-leg pants, to romantic sheer dresses and turbans. There were many prints, mixed in a way that only Alessando can.
While watching it I felt like I was at a circus or ’70s themed party. Everything sparkled. And every outfit was very different from the previous one. You see this model wearing Victorian dress and the next thing you see is shiny pink matador inspired outfit.
Floral prints for spring? No, Vera Wang doesn’t follow the mass.
Famous for her love for black, she found inspiration in the darkest of colors once again. Vera doesn’t think like the majority of fashion people, and rebelled against the light-colors-for-warm-seasons unwritten rule.
In her Spring Summer 2017 collection she used just two colors – black and white. Opposites attract after all.
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Welcome to the simple, romantic and magical life of Oscar de la Renta and his 10 helpers (studio team designers). I’m Mademoiselle M and I will be your host.
Held at the Morgan Library in New York, the collection was very beautiful. First it started with few clean white peasant dresses, which for me are epitome of warmer days. Then we were shown more bold designs and colors, black and strong red dresses, and the classic Oscar de la Renta safari jacket and pants.
After them, on the runway walked few oriental princesses, who by the way, were the only models from the collection who wore earrings. Well, they are royalty after all. The dresses, crop tops and pants were amazing, each more beautiful and exotic than the previous.
The San Francisco born hip hop boy, one of my personal favorite designers showed us once again, that he is making the coolest clothes right now. Everybody wants to be #WANGSQUAD.
His show was held on 10th September in New York, was mixture of his old and new collection. While the guests were all wearing clothes from his Fall Winter 2016, the models walked the runway in next year’s biggest trends.
Although summer is slowly coming to its end, Alexander makes us to pack our bags and go live somewhere tropical. Somewhere you can wear his very cool surfer shorts and rock those beachy waves.