Giorgio Armani looked to the future and explored the world of ‘plastic fantastic’
in his younger, Emporio Armani collection at Milan Fashion Week.
Swimsuits and bikinis were bedecked with Plexiglass brooches and necklaces as bright as molten lava. Sandals featured crimson Perspex heels and ankle-straps. Short, party dresses in Vesuvian shades of bright orange and fuschia, were cinched with shiny, shocking-pink, patent-leather belts.
The colours exploded like fireworks on the graphic PVC catwalk, sending a clear signal that Armani is once again working at full creative power after battling with hepatitis over the summer.
The designer - who works for Christian Dior, as well as his own self-titled label - loves catwalk shows because they bring his creations to life.
He explained: "If a picture paints a thousand words, a show has 20 minutes to bring the muse, the mood and the feel of a whole season to life. I want to seduce all your senses.
"If the clothes are the script, the models are the silent sirens that have to bring the story alive. I love using theatre and magic to tell the tale."
The XI-th edition of Castilla y Leon Fashion week will take place in Burgos, Spain from 6 to 8 October 2009.
Among the companies, that will show their collections for Spring-Summer 2010 and will be presented in the commercial area are Angel Iglecias, Anton & Moda, Esther Noriega, Havier Vicente, Nalia, Teleno Moda Intima, Intima Farae, Sadecor, Rojatex, Trasluz and other. The fashion show will feature pret-a-porter ladies' wear, bridal and evening wear, children's clothing, accessories, lingerie and swimwear. Up and coming designers will also show their collections.
The collections shown during the first day of Milan fashion week used colorful pink, yellow, blue and green probably in an effort to fight the current grim economic mood. The same trend was noticed also at Madrid and London fashion weeks.
Minimalistic silhouettes by Prada, Mediterranean chic from Armani, original jeans by Dolce & Gabbana, urban rock by Just Cavalli - they all were in bright colours.
Jeni style fashion house with designer Evgenia Jivkova will present its
newest collection autumn-winter 2009/2010 called Extravagant winter on September
2009 at Hall 3 of the National Palace of Culture. The 14 years old daughter
of Mrs. Jivkova – Andrea Stefanova will take part in the fashion show.
Evgenia Jivkova says: The name of my newest collection is Extravagant winter. Through my clothes women will be confident and sexy without showing off these qualities. At the same time women wearing Jeni style will demonstrate their new and different appearance and will look braver and independent.
<>br />The new collection of Jeni style consists of 50 clothes, divided in 10 themes. Volumetric shoulders and asymmetrical flared coats and dresses are among the fashion news.
Verbmodels will be Komarkova's new mother agency and will manage her international career.
"Daria is definitely an amazing girl, not to mention that she's so smart and knows quite a lot about fashion, and I'm so much looking forward to start working with her. We couldn't be more proud of our agency when she is a part of it", said MATAN UZIEL (24), Senior Booker in Verb whom also heading Warmhome Media Group, an international advertising corporation that is about to go public soon.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Liv Tyler and Emma Watson were among the stars who watched the Burberry show at London Fashion Week
The event closed the womenswear previews, and attracted a host of famous faces
from Hollywood actresses to legendary photographers and famous magazine editors.
Models Twiggy, Agyness Deyn and Daisy Lowe, photographer Mario Testino, actress-and-designer Mary-Kate Olsen, TV presenter Alexa Chung, actress Freida Pinto, actor Dev Patel, US Vogue editor Anna Wintour and French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld all sat front row.
The show marked Burberry's first at London Fashion Week for 10 years, with the brand deciding not to show in Milan as usual to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UK capital's fashion week.
The US Vogue editor – who is regarded as one of the most influential voices
in the fashion world - empathises with new stylists and designers because
the fashion market is currently swamped with impressive talent.
She said: “Now is not an easy time to start as a young designer - unless you are very special and dedicated, and not afraid of hard work.”
The magazine chief says upcoming designers must question their determination and longevity before committing to a fashion career as it is growing increasingly difficult to become an established name in the industry.
As part of London Fashion Week's 25th anniversary, British luxury brand
Burberry proudly celebrated by closing the event on Tuesday 22nd September,
moving its Spring - Summer 2010 Burberry Prorsum womenswear show from Milan.
British actress Emma Watson, model Agyness Dean and TV presenter Alexa Chung were among the stars attending the only red carpet event of London Fashion Week. A-listers Liv Tyler, Mary Kate Olsen and Orlando Bloom, as well as Maggie Cheung, Freida Pinto and Dev Patel also made an appearance. The Burberry show - its first major show outside of Milan - is also the largest of the Week and features the longest catwalk and front row.
Orange, lemon, lime green, cerulean, fuchsia and other happy hues made the runways come alive at London's Fashion Week.
"Right now, everyone's looking for colour, I think they're looking for optimism, more shape, less layering," commented Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for Reuters.
Paul Smith presented clothes in the colours of the rainbow, inspired by Congo, Nicole Farhi created cocktail dresses in orange and green, and one in neon yellow with a deep neckline.
CIBELES MADRID FASHION WEEK, the grand forum for Spanish design stages its fiftieth edition between 18th and 22nd September 2009 at Feria de Madrid.
Over the last twenty-five years, CIBELES MADRID FASHION WEEK, an event organised by IFEMA, has worked ceaselessly to launch and promote the most outstanding designers of the day, thus helping to boost the profile and unity of Spanish fashion as a whole, resulting in the excellent image that it enjoys today. This work has been made possible by the considerable support that Madrid's institutions have provided for the Fashion Show, especially the initiatives undertaken by the Madrid Regional Government.
Germany’s top model Claudia Schiffer posing in Half-naked photosession for the "Tank" magazine.
Although approaching 40 years, Claudia proves that has not lost any bit of its luster of supermodel.
One of the photos she posed naked from the waist up, wearing jeans in a low waist, reviving memories of 20 years ago when he was a person of the brand Guess. On the other Germanic beauty stare provocatively at the camera only in underwear and necklace brand Van Cleef and Arpels.
Participating for the second time in New York Fashion Week, "Edition by Georges Chakra" Spring/Summer
2010 ready to wear show of renowned couturier Georges Chakra was held on September
12, 2009 at the Bryant Park's Tent.
Fresh color combinations, dynamic designs, and modern silhouettes are drawn together to create a collection of 46 pieces inspired from the fashion-forward "femme fatale".
The US fashion designer showed his Spring/Summer 10 collection at The Altman Building at 9am, after being forced to move his showcase from its usual evening slot. Undeterred by the early hour, Zac had the building transformed into a nightclub, complete with curving runway, low lights and music from the renowned super-producer.
The Movado Artist's Series represents occasional special edition watches released by Movado meant to celebrate the work of a particular artist.
Movado will release six Kenny Scharf limited edition watches of just 125 pieces each. The watch are each in steel case, with a specially engraved caseback, sapphire crystal, and Swiss quartz movement.
The German supermodel can't understand why some people decide to go under the knife as she would be worried about the impact it might have on her health.
She said: "I would never have plastic surgery, as I'd be worried about the long-term effects. Ageing is part of life and I think everyone must accept that looks will change."
To ensure she looks as good as possible, Claudia, 39, tries to eat healthily.
The US fashion designer enjoys the initial process of imagining a new collection, and likes to be prepared in case she sees something which triggers an idea.
She explained: "I love the conceptual part of the design process, which can come before seeing the fabric. I draw the ideas in my sketchbook, which I carry with me through the day, wherever I am, whatever I am doing."
Donna admits some of designs end up looking a lot different when they are finally made as they morph when they are being sewn.
The 44-year-old actress, who plays fashion-conscious Carrie Bradshaw in
the film sequel, has been seen wearing the Solange Azagury-Partridge piece
Us Weekly magazine reports: "The necklace is worth $198,200. That's more than the median home price in the United States of $180,100, according to the National Association of Realtors."
Sarah and her co-stars Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis began making the new film earlier this month.
The film's fashions have already caused raised-eyebrows, with the foursome pictured in a series of garish 80s-inspired outfits while shooting this week.
The stylish No Doubt singer - who first launched her collection L.A.M.B
seven years ago - is thrilled with the pieces in the newest range, which she
has spent months creating.
She explained: "I never thought it would turn out this good.
"I'm really spoiled. These jeans are as good as anything I have."
The 39-year-old star's new collection focuses on attention to detail, and mixes neutral tones with electric shades of purple, red and yellow.
The 'Mean Girls' actress - who already has her own range of leggings and
fake tan - will work alongside Spanish designer Estrella Archs for the French
fashion house and will be giving her own input on designs and styles.
Of her new role, Lindsay said: "I kind of oversee everything Archs does, while working with her. Different generations have different ideas."
The 23-year-old star also added she is confident of taking Ungaro to a "younger place" with a harder fashion edge.
In the Palace Museum in Beijing, China was opened the exhibition “Cartier Treasures: King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings”.
Featuring precious antiques on an unprecedented scale, the exhibition assembles the essences of the East and West, demonstrating the Palace Museum’s dedication to world art.
This exceptional display is taking place in the Exhibition Hall of the Meridian Gate. Its recent renovation won the Inaugural Heritage Award Jury Commendation for Innovation by UNESCO for the quality of the resources and techniques implemented, all of which were in harmony with the building’s original character.
Triumph Inspiration Award ’09 shooting with top model Jourdan Dunn and fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel
Munich, August 31, 2009 - Super model Jourdan Dunn set in scene this year’s inspirational lingerie designs from 28 young designers around the world at the Triumph Inspiration Award campaign shooting. The creative pieces worn by the star model were photographed by the Italian fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel.
At the shooting Jourdan Dunn and Giovanni Gastel slipped into the different creative ideas of each individual design to emphasize this year’s design motto “icons”. “For a perfect picture, I just need poetry and beauty. All these designs gave me both. The creative burst of the young talents gave me a lot of inspiration”, said Giovanni Gastel about the shooting.
This fall, Prada will add a new feminine amber fragrance to its library of ambery scents which started with Prada in 2004. L'Eau Ambrée is the new one to appear in September 2009. It was composed by Daniela Andrier who has been unofficially acting as a kind of in-house nose for the brand. L'Eau Ambrée is based on a main vertical accord of lemon, wild rose and amber.
The top note rests on Sicilian lemon, the heart is based on May rose and amber, and the base features notes of patchouli, vanille, opoponax.
The newest feminine fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent is set to be launched in October. The perfume, romantically named Parisienne, will be fronted by top model Kate Moss.
This is a modern young floral fragrance for women less heady, with official notes of Damask rose, violet, peony, cranberry, patchouli, vetiver, musk and sandalwood.
Parisienne was developed by perfumers Sophia Grojsman.
American football star Tom Brady, who married the Brazilian beauty in February,
doesn't feel comfortable posing for photo shoots and hopes Gisele will boost
his confidence in front of the camera.
He said: "When I am out on the football field I have so much confidence in what I am doing. With photo shoots, I don't know what I am doing. I'm at the whim of the photographer and the crew.
" I should probably ask her for some help. She does tell me to have fun and to approach it in the third person, almost like acting. She makes it look so easy."
In September 2009 Montblanc will introduce Montblanc Star Grande Dame line. A new dimension of its Montblanc Star Collection of sophisticated sterling silver jewellery, the three-piece Montblanc Star Grande Dame line - which includes a cocktail ring and two chain necklaces - is uniquely embellished with an inventive star-shaped cabochon-cut natural stone. Montblanc’s master jewellers have originated this new curvaceous handcrafted adornment by sculpting a traditional domed cabochon cut stone in the striking shape of Montblanc’s iconic six-pronged star emblem.
The 'Umbrella' singer has taken part in a raunchy photoshoot with famed
fashion photographer Steven Klein for the magazine's annual couture supplement.
The Grace Jones-inspired cover of the special publication sees the star clad in a structural feathered Valentino gown and patent knee-high boots, throwing a bucket of water at the camera.
Inside, the daring pictures see the 'S.O.S.' star clad in just skimpy pants, with glitter covering her chest.
British women wear mini-skirts up until the age of 40, according to a research made by Debenhams department store. Just 20 years ago only few women would dare to wear a mini-skirt after the age of 33, the store said.
"It shows that women now have an increasing confidence in their bodies and are happy to dress accordingly," it added in a statement."If this trend continues, there's no doubt that, within the next decade, women in their mid 40s and early 50s will rightly regard a mini-skirt as an essential part of their everyday wardrobe."
The outspoken supermodel claims advertising executives are shying away from using ethnic minority models in their campaigns because they "don't dare" risk losing sales.
She told Britain's Sunday Telegraph newspaper: "This year, we have gone back all the way that we had advanced. I don't see any black woman, or of any other race, in big advertising campaigns."
During the last summer month, fashion pointed its categorical winner: the blue colour. It become a trademark of holidays and tints them in the colour of the sea. Designers give you as a present some fashion incarnations in blue.
John Galliano challenges women to forget inhibitions and to become a real sexy sea siren. Transparent fabrics with fine embroidery are the fairy accent. The rich bottom part of the dress and asymmetrical shoulders makes it perfect for the summer nights.
After over 3 hours fashion show and emotions for the participants, the jury elected the girl, who will be crowned as Miss Varna 2009.
And this is 17-year-old Alisa Ganeva. Her measures are 84-63-94 and height 182 cm.
The runner-up is Inna Nikolova, 18-year-old with height 181 cm.
The third place went to the twine Nelly Dimitrova and Simona Dimitrova, 18-years-old.
On the fourth place is 19-year-old Ivelina Kamburova, height 170 cm
Bulgarian fashion brand Doychinoff will take part in Paris' fashion week this
year for the first time.
“Co-evolution occurs when two or more biological species influence each other to their evolution.” This sentence is on the top of the new catalog cover of designer Maria Doychinova, which presents her last collection, named Symbion. “It is symbiosis between arts and fashion. We worked with two artists Iskren Iliev and Iliana Nagel. We make one closed circle , in which on one side their paintings were inspiration for me, and at the other side created huge paintings 2x2 metres, connected with my collection”, explains Doychinova.
Designers from the New York's brand Hanami make unique decorations from real flowers.
Design from nature! And we help a little. Hanami made a new collection pendants, brooches, and earrings from orchid, roses and leaves in different colours.
The designers have selected the most beautiful leaves, dehydrated and covered them with several coats transparent resin.
Tarred covering allows leaves to keep their natural forms and to shine in the sun. Nature makeс every leaf unique and that's why every adornment looks unique.
Since a few days Silvio Berlusconi's guards and the Financial police of Italy were dressed by the Bulgarian fashion house from Ruse TOP MAN.
All 1000 suits were made for 7 days only.
“Every suit is an unique fit to the client's measures”, says Martin Jordanov - Fashion house owner, while presenting the new service “suit by client's measures”.
As we promised in the previous article of bgfashion.net we will present you the collections of the designers and fashion houses who took part in the Day of Bulgarian fashion in Rome. The final evening, dedicated to Bulgarian fashion design was organized by Mrs. Jana Yakovleva, chairwoman of the Bulgarian-Italian cultural association Phoenix and Prof. Lubomir Stoykov – chairman of the Academy for fashion.
The famous fawn Bambi is the main character in the new advertising campaign of Stella McCartney for her collection autumn-winter 2009-2010. “I love this cartoon character and the entire crew came to the decision that we can have fun. The clothes in the campaign are looking quite fierce, and we wanted to contrast them with the innocence of Bambi."
This is not the first time that a world fashion designer is inspired by a cartoon character. Mickey Mouse inspired US designer Jeremy Scott's autumn-winter 2009 collection.
Evdokia Georgieva will present Bulgaria on the "Mini King and Queen" International children's festival
Evdokia Georgieva is 11 years old from Burgas. She will present Bulgaria on the "Mini King and Queen" World 2009 International children's festival, which will take place from 24 to 26 August. The official days of the event are 27 and 28 of August at "Lukoil House" - Burgas.
Evdokia is the newest girl at "Triumph Models" Fashion agency, she enrolled only 3 months ago. And this is her second participation in such competition.
Women spend average 16
months of their life crying. During the first year they cry three hours a day
when they need their diapers to be changed or when they need food or entertainment.
Between the first and third year the girls cry up to two hours and five minutes a day when they are tired, when they fall down or don't receive what they want. At teen age the girls cry average two hours and thirteen minutes a week mainly because of hormones, quarrels with friends or parents or because they were dumped by their boyfriend. The survey among 300 women was made by the site www.TheBabyWebsite.com.
The world fashion chanel Fashion TV will start to broadcast from Bulgaria in autumn.
A party in the Sunny Beach resort was organized in honour of the future channel start.
Guests of the event were Orlin Goranov, Kalina Koceva - editor-in-chief in "Bliasak" magazine, Yana Tabakova - editor-in-chief in "Beauty" magazine, Natalia Karayaneva - furniture "Varano", Todor Slavkov, Rumen Boyadjiev, Diana Velikova and Deyan Petrinski from Expose Models.
The fashion designer - who is a strict vegetarian and refuses to use animal
hides in her collections - admits making attractive, non-leather shoes can
be hard, but it determined to make her designs as desirable as possible.
She said: "It is 70 per cent more expensive for us to make non-leather shoes. Thank God we have a profitable business and can afford to do it. But ultimately, I'm a fashion designer and I see it as my job to create a desirable pair of boots, whether they are made from recycled cotton or a cardboard box. I find the technical challenge thrilling."
Gucci's commercial campaign autumn-winter 2009/10
Fotographers Ines van Lamsvered and Vinuda Matadina made a fotosession with models Natsha Poly, Anja Rubik, Raquel Zimmermann, Myf Shepherd and the top model Gerhard Freidel with an insolent air and sexual poses.
Through the heat of summer it's not unduly to have clothes in Turkish fashion style. The oriental style is in fashion for the whole season.
Bracelet – Roberto Cavalli, Sandals - Marc Jacobs , Mules-Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Handbag-Blumarine, Dress - MaxMara, Tunic-Etro, Necklace - Dior, Shawl - MaxMara.
The green eyed beauty from Dve Mogili left some days ago for the Bahamian islands,
to present our country in the 58th issue of the world competition "Miss Universe" 2009.
The 19-year-old Elitsa who won 2nd place of "Miss Bulgaria" 2009 is a graduate of the NSFA "Philip Kutev" in Kotel.
She is training professionally national dances and during her free time is drawing and swimming.
The 'Iron Man' actress has revealed the ingredients to her credit crunch "five-minute makeover" can all be found in the kitchen cupboard. She wrote on her GOOP website: "Today I bring you some tips and wisdom from the people who trick you all into thinking I am a semi-presentable woman. "The first thing is to find acceptance when you look in the mirror. The mind wants to focus on flaws. Ease it into remembering the beauty of who you are."
Gwyneth goes on to give her recipe for a three-stage body scrub, which rejuvenates the skin in the comfort of your own home. Step one involves cleansing pores with a mixture of olive oil, coarsely ground coffee and Turbinado sugar.
The byword is understated elegance, just what is needed
for a day at work or in town.
The colour is sober yet never banal, with a palette full of blues, greys and blacks illuminated by touches of red. The collection is built on fabrics with modern, sophisticated weaves that nonetheless reflect a textile tradition of sewn garments and outerwear. Haute couture atmospheres in jacquard, waffle or ottoman fabrics ideal for chic little coats or well-proportioned short jackets. Satin crepe, on the other hand, is perfect for cocktail dresses or edgy trousers.
A little bit of people are those who know actually that the corset is getting
Here is presented a collection summer corsets of the trend REVANCHE DE LA FEMME. Many said that its too hot, but beauty needs sacrifices.
With the dress from Francis' trend you will not lose yourself if you decide
to walk in New York streets.
On the light silky dress with free cut is printed a two-sided map of the New York city metro.
The Spring-Summer collection 2009 of the Italian trend exclusive shoes Marino
Fabiani literally is filled with red colour.
The shoes and sandals from light varnished leather, skillfully decorated with extra gold buckles, stones, varicoloured knitted leather also garnished with cherries and butterflies.
he fashion house went into administration in May - slashing its
workforce from 124 to just 12 in a bid to cut costs - and potential
buyers will be evaluated by a court in September to decide who will
assume control of the label.
Favourites to take over are believed to be the Italian Borletti Group, whose last minute bid was being treated as "serious" by administrators. Financial assessors have already thrown out an "unsatisfactory" offer from French turnaround firm Bernard Krief Consultants, along with two bids of one euro.
Oscar de la Renta will receive the Superstar Award at The Fashion Group International's 26th annual Night of Stars
The designer is to be honoured for his contribution to the industry and
will be presented with his prize at a star-studded gala at New York's
Cipriani restaurant on October 22.
Margaret Hayes, president of The Fashion Group International, told WWD: " Oscar personifies the word 'superstar'. While this award honours his lifetime achievements, it is also in recognition of the vitality and creativity clearly apparent in his current collections."
The ceremony's theme is 'The Storytellers' and will be hosted by Barney's window-dresser Simon Doonan.