It was an early spring afternoon when "Serendipity" knocked the door with a joyful unexpected surprise. Was it a coincidence or destiny? Sometimes you do not need to understand, just have faith and something wonderful will mark your way! As terrifying feelings, fate, love, change of hearts, unspoken words might be, there is always a hope for a stumble of magic dust for keeping them alive.
In celebration of one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world, the National Gallery of Victoria is delighted to present The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International from 27 August to 7 November 2017. Exclusive to Melbourne and the NGV, the exhibition will present more than 140 garments designed between 1947 and 2017, including some of the most outstanding, theatrical and technically accomplished pieces from Christian Dior Couture.
Nina-Maria Nitsche previously worked at Maison Martin Margiela. She joined the brand in 1989 and, for the following 23 years, worked closely with the designer. After the designer’s resignation, in 2009, Nitsche took over the creative direction of Maison Martin Margiela.
The discovery of the Lascaux cave, in 1940, had a profound influence on the artists of the time. For Georges Bataille, it represented the dawn of the human race. The power with which animals are depicted (deer, horses, oxen) takes us back to the infancy of mankind and its relationship to nature, as well as the invention of art. In 1951, Christian Dior appropriated these rock paintings, making a print from them for his Ovale line, a form with allusions to primitive female depictions such as the Willendorf Venus. It is this wild and ancient femininity, linked to the magic of the earth, that guided Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Dior women's collections, throughout the creation of her first cruise collection for the House.
It's time, we announce the top 5 winners of Most Stylish Real Men. So the winners for November are...
For the first time, we announce the top 6 winners of Most Stylish Real Men. So the winners for October are...
Marian Manciu is a blogger, personal and fashion stylist, image consultant, based in Italy. He has an interesting dressing style and is an example of a stylish gentleman.
Mariana Razuk is a Brazilian-born, Germany-based menswear designer - the creative director of the brand Marie Raz. We know Mariana from her participation in the Men's Style fashion design project which main idea was to support designers to create their own successful businesses.
Traveling in style, accompanied by an ever-changing soundtrack, adopting other cultures and worlds as a tool for writing one's personal story through clothing is the journey that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have embarked on for Valentino Men's Spring-Summer 2016 collection, presented on June 24, 2015 in France during the Paris Men's Fashion Week (June 24-28, 2015). The result focuses on the man and his inalienable individuality.
'We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland's famous quote, 'The eye has to travel', Piccioli commented. 'We are interested in the idea of harmony that combines different worlds, creating an aesthetic that is really contemporary because it's the fruit of free associations', added Chiuri.
'Amazing designs for powerful and brave women. Incredible experience! If you have been following me on Internet, you have realised that over the past few months, I have been talking a lot about my mutation. I have been transformed into a Megababe. Everybody else is beginning to talk about this change and the anxiety it makes them feel. I will be ready to disconnect soon, go to heaven and be perfect'.
Brand's designers and Creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli showed images drawn from the heydays of the Ballets Russes in Paris and the Beat generation in San Francisco, both of them moments when poets, painters, and wild-eyed dreamers came together to create something new.
On January 13th, the surfer's paradise down under proved the perfect place for TAG Heuer (a Swiss Avant-Garde watchmaker) to mix up its universes. MS Collins, the trendiest nightclub in Melbourne, was the site of TAG Heuer's most upside-downiest summer party ever, with the reigning queen of tennis Maria Sharapova in attendance, there to welcome the super hot Australian DJ duo NERVO to the TAG Heuer family of Brand Ambassadors.
150 high school and college students (designers-to-be) were selected by the White House to participate in this first of its kind Fashion Education Workshop, aiming to show what it takes to be a success in the fashion industry.
The theme of the collection is 'Travels through 18th century Italy'.
After we've made an overview of Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 womenswear collection, let's take a look at Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's offers for gentlemen, presented at Paris Men's Fashion Week.
'A sense of relaxation prevails, volumes are soft while patchwork and intarsia are tactile and spectacular. Classic materials come in masculine colors, such as indigo blue, gray, camel and felt', said from the brand.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli presented Valentino Fall-Winter 2014/2015 collection on March 2, 2014 during the Paris Fashion Week, in which they continue their 'Medieval princesses' theme.
The brand Marie Raz was born in Berlin, Germany. It is a men’s label, which has some unisex pieces to offer. The brand stands for a different design with experimental cuts. Very important is choosing the best fabrics and love for details.
Elegance and serenity on the presentation of Valentino Spring-Summer 2014 collection on October 1, 2013, during the Paris Fashion Week.
'The collection is a journey amidst elements borrowed from imaginary ethnic groups,' stated the show notes at Valentino. 'Subtle almost imperceptible references are blended in a vertical silhouette with a sleek sense of regality.'
It combines the Italian aristocratic look with Balkan-style ethnic patterns.
Valentino Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Haute Couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli
'Valentino' designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli showcased feminine, romantic and mysterious Haute Couture collection for Fall-Winter 2013/2014 on July 3, 2013, in France, during the Paris Fashion Week.
It includes cinematic-inspired elegant cover-ups and breathtaking dresses, featuring lace and embroideries of lion's heads, bees, beetles and dragonflies.
The Spanish designer Maria Lafuente takes as inspiration the philosophy of the item and transforms recycled materials and plastics from the Royal Glass Factory into architectural forms, natural and artistic mini sculptures that integrate one by one in any of the pieces in the collection.
Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Shakira are among the stars battling it out for a top honour at a prestigious fragrance awards ceremony later this year.
Aguilera's self-titled scent, as well as her By Night version, Carey's Lollipop Bling, and S by Shakira are all up for the Broad Appeal (Women) honour at America's annual FiFi Awards. Also nominated are Halle by Halle Berry, Avril Lavigne's Forbidden Rose, Eva by Eva Longoria and Outspoken by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.
After a serious casting, only 15 beauties were chosen to hit the stage in the amazing show. The contestants competed in various rounds of the competition, even in a creative task, that the jury of pop-folk star Alicia, the top model Petya Velkova, Super Bianca and pop singer Lubo gave to them.
The girls fought with dignity for the awards and many prizes, which were provided by the main sponsors Marilyn slims and vodka Flirt, as well as MAX FACTOR, SHISEDO and the attractive watches ICE WATCH.
Pop-folk singer Maria defeated the controversial Nikoleta Lozanova and won the prize "Sex bomb of the year", contest organized by VIP Communications in the metropolitan Night Flight club.
The award was presented by the brand-manager of Marilyn Slims - Milen Shterev.
The folk star was dressed in a tempting gown, which was lace from the waist down. Her husband - Dimitar, was also there.
On 9 March 2010 began the twelfth edition of the Fashion Week in Castilla and Leon, which is held in the city of Burgos, Spain. Traditionally it will last three days (from 9th to March 11th) and more than 30 designers and fashion houses will present their collections for autumn-winter 2010/2011.
The first day began with presentations of Ladybug collection (Spanish lable for women's fashion), Estilo By Imelda (bags and accessories), Pamela (children's clothes), the young designer Marta Valdespino and others.
From 9th to 11th March 2010 in Burgos, Spain will be held the XIIth edition of Castilla and Leon fashion week.
Collections womens, mens and children's clothes, underwear and swim wear, shoes and accessories for Spring/Summer 2010/2011 will be presenter by fashion brands and designers from Castilla and Leon, among which Maria Lafuente, Amaya Arzuaga, Esther Noriega, Ion Fiz, Nalia, Angel Iglesias, Javier Vicente, Anton & Moda, ORY, Teleno, Intima Farae, Evelyn, Lizetta etc.
Along with the fashion shows there is a commercial area, where the visitors and traders can see the collections closely, meet the designers and the managers of the fashion houses and make orders.
Tiffany & Co. today announced that tennis champion Maria Sharapova will wear earrings by celebrated Tiffany designer Paloma Picasso at the Australian Open, January 18 – January 31, 2010 at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.
The striking earrings reflect Paloma Picasso’s bold and original approach to jewelry design, with drops of polished yellow quartz in 18 karat yellow gold. "Paloma Picasso is known for using colorful gemstones of great scale in her jewelry designs," Ms. Sharapova said.
"I admire her style and reputation as a fashion icon, and I take great pleasure in wearing these elegant earrings on the court."
The institute for contemporary art - Sofia and theater workshop Sfumato presented
the project of the designer Mariela Gemisheva "A story of one's own wardrobe". The collection contains garments from silk cambric, linen and velvet. The project
Old Fashion Fashion, season 2010, on the stage of "Sfumato" is a mono spectacle of Maria Silvester, behind which is "masked" a fashion show.
Mariela Gemisheva along with the designers of the FAC Jelena Kesic and Bojan Petrushevski analyze the connection between the reality and the notion, between the personality and camouflage, between fashion and theater.
Full of originality, Oi Fashion Rocks arrived in Brazil and brought international and national fashion and music shows in an unheard of arena in Jockey Club of Rio de Janeiro.
The Brazilian edition was the first one held in Latin America and the only one promoted in 2009. Oi sponsored the event, which besides gathering the best in music and fashion is ruled by its social concern.
In Brazil, Oi Fashion Rocks counted on famous brands dictating trends such as Marc Jacobs, Versace, Givenchy and Calvin Klein and several attractions of the national and international music scene, among them Mariah Carey and Puff Daddy.
The name of Maria Lafuente's collection is TAU. Putting up folds reminds the cheerful intimacy of movement.
The inspiration emerges through the Boschs genius and his painting "The Garden of Earthly Delights".
An allegory of the origin and and of the world.
The Creation of the vegetables world (origin of life).
The complete Creation, the hell and the most diverse forms of sensuality.
The dreamworld component is very outstanding. The fantasy, the humor, the harsh critic. The incarnations of sensuality are dazzling in its diversity.
Maria Barros presented her collection Spring-Summer 2010 at Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week. The models are in blue, orange and white.
Frills, crimps, large collars are characteristic for the blouses and some of the dresses.
With strength, elegance, great sense of design and a clear international vision, Maria Barros firm was founded in 2003. Locating the main head office in La Coruña the firm started off activities by showing the collections display on the Barcelonan Gaudí Catwalk for four consecutive seasons.
The 'Hero' singer has put a hot pink, fishtailed asymmetric frock onto the auction website to raise money for breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The gown was created by Julian Contreras as part of a competition where the singer asked fans to design a dress inspired by her Deicious Pink fragrance. It is one of only three in existence.
Mariah was last seen wearing the dress on a dinner date with husband Nick Cannon in Calfiornia in April.
The close-fitting dress will be listed until May 30.
Another talented participant will take place in the culture initiative "Sofia greets
Rome". Maria Bogdanova is the newest addition among the worthy Bulgarian creators,
who will prove the highest quality, the original design and the precision
of Bulgarian fashion in Rome.
The young designer Maria Bogdanova has finished "Fashion" specialty in the National Academy of Art in 2007. Almost after finishing she started to prepare her first independent catwalk, shown in the well-known as "the perl of South Black Sea city of Nessebar.
Covering the distance between things and our conscience is always an existential and creative challenge. Conventional symbols, generalities admitted, common places and everythingthat puts a mask over reality is the price our senses pay for urgency, for what is useful and for what is necessary.
On the contrary, lifting the veil allows...
Lifting the veil allows entry into immediate communication with things and with ourselves or beating in unity with nature does not to happen often and always in one direction or on one side of the fabric, but this corner of the veil, which is generally lifted accidentally, is vital for the creator and for whoever quivers with what is uncovered. This natural detachment of seeing, hearing or thinking is the great innate luxury for one's conscience.
Some of the presentors of the new generation Bulgarian designers grab the attention with an original thinking and striving for copious artistic inventions. Designer Maria Koteva (Maria D’Gatta fashion house) is one of those young creators. By the spirit of the world traditions in fashion, she will present her newest collection spring - summer 2006 during an ellegant review before the end of the year.
In her former proposals, Maria Koteva choses Japanese prints, herbal and animal patterns and both extremes in lenghts – ultrashort and long but with deep slashes. Her favourite fabrics are cotton, natural silk, shiffon and leather. Maria preferes red, blue, green and other colours. Japanease mini dresses with corsets and her personal interpritations of kimono are some of the accents in her work.