Combining past and present, work and pleasure, sexiness and comfort, Chanel presented its Métiers d’Art 2017/2018 collection in The Elbphilharmonie, a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. This amazing piece of archtecture and Karl Lagerfeld’s hometown were the inspiration for this collection. The concert hall, formerly a warehouse is a symbol of how beautiful reinvention can be, which is what the House of Chanel under the creative wing of Kaiser Karl has been doing with such excellence all these years.
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.
What’s Tom Ford’s forecast for the warm spring of 2018? Big shoulders, bold colors and suits.
When you think about Tom Ford, the first thing that pops in your head are his perfectly tailored men suits. There can’t be any gala, festival or an award show without him. Enjoying the likes of Idris Elba, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and so many other heart throbs, Tom Ford is the classiest man there is. Stating that “Dressing well is a form of good manners”, it comes to no surprise that his clothes are definition of good taste.
We live in the era of ripped jeans, bomber jackets and tracksuits. The boyish the outfit – the better. Grace is very hard to find these days. But the godfather of elegance, Giambattista Valli, is here to bring sophistication back.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The sun and serotonin are up, everybody starts showing off their legs, and the world seems like a pretty good place to live after all. It’s summertime, and the living is quite easy. Especially if you are chilling at the beach, or by the pool, wearing a bikini, drinking refreshing cocktail, and checking out everyone that passes across your vision field, looking for a potential fling you’ll remember your summer by.
Have you ever wondered why we don’t usually sunbathe naked, and how did these two-piece garments, also known as bikini, came to be associated with sun, beach, pool and fun?
Mixing sporty and fancy is definitely the newest old trend! You can see it everywhere – on influencers like the Kardashian klan, the lovely Blake Lively, and the baddest gal ever, Riri, to social media unknowns that keep popping up on my Instagram feed. Everybody seems to wear stilettos to the gym, and tracksuit on meetings.
Pierpaolo Piccoli, Maison Valentino‘s creative director presented the Resort 2018 collection in New York, playing it cool, unlike other houses that choose much more exotic locations. The Big Apple and the fast life one lives there was the inspiration behind his creations.
Cruise shows, the most exciting shows after Haute Couture. Why do we love Cruise shows so much? Because they remind us that summer is very very near, the locations are remarkable and the designer’s creativity is on extremely high level. For its Cruise 2018 show, Dior went full Western.
The location was Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve in Calabasas, California. You know the place where that movie, Gone With The Wind, was filmed. Everything about this collection payed homage to American history, especially Los Angeles’ past. While wearing Lascaux Caves’ animal paintings on their bodies, Maria Grazia Chiuri’s girls invite us to play a game of cowboys and Indians. I’m in, would you join us?
Something strange happened to the world in the early 2000’s, maybe it was the economy, the rise of the almighty Internet, or the turn of the century, but people started to lose their sense of style and taste. I was very young at that time, but I remember older girls from my town wearing crop tops and jeans so low cut, that you could actually see the wearer’s natural hair color. Not a pleasant memory, don’t you think so?
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.”