Whether you’re going to a wedding, work function or trendy house party, you might be advised to follow a particular dress code. In the past, dress codes included black tie, semi-formal, cocktail or business casual. Nowadays, people are getting more creative. Understanding the more unusual dress codes can help you avoid confusion at your next event.
Hosting an inspiring, carefully edited international line-up of contemporary menswear and selected womenswear across apparel, footwear, accessories and lifestyle product over two floors at The Old Truman Brewery, London.
Christopher Raeburn has established his eponymous brand with sustainable and intelligent fashion design for a global audience. The REMADE ethos in particular has pioneered the reworking of surplus fabrics and garments to create distinctive and functional pieces.
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points them toward the future.
Another year brings another season. Fresh ideas and exciting developments. Reinvigorated collections, and inaugural brands which bring a necessary new. For the forthcoming season, autumn/winter 2018, premium fashion trade show Jacket Required welcomes its fourteenth edition.
The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) will roll out a series of masterclasses at five UK universities as part of the Made It campaign, with the support of Marks and Spencer.
WHITE expands its geography within the Tortona Fashion District, with the hub in Tortona 31/Archiproducts and with the venue for special projects and events within Camera Italiana Buyer Moda, which add to the three already existing locations. The timing is extended to four days, in view of the fashion week, so as to converge all the sector’s initiatives in the same period, thanks to MISE. The record number of 532 exhibitors (368 from Italy and 164 from abroad, namely a 6,4% increase), goes to show the key role the trade-fair plays in the womenswear international scene. Ssheena is September’s Special Guest with an Urban Catwalk in the heart of Milan, while Efisio Rocco Marras is the Special Designer, with the new direction undertaken by I’M Isola Marras. Consolidated brands, international ones and cutting-edge labels are the event’s protagonists, comprising a rich calendar of events that has reached over 390 requests for entry, of which 134 from abroad.
From 40s to 80s Mr Luciano maintained his trade specialized in fabrics mainly from the Biella area with MANIFATTURA L. ZANONE but, in 1975, he also founded his own small production of fabrics calling the new company LANIFICIO SUBALPINO
The inspiration of the collection was driven by the namibian folk called the Herero, and more precisely by « Conflict and Costume », a book by Jim Naughten. In this work, they can admire the Herero women’s victorian patchwork dresses, made of hundreds of pieces of fabrics just like Haute Couture dresses. African Haute Couture?
The report provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Textile & Clothing external trade for 2015-2016. It includes trade trends by sector (i.e. fibres, yarns, fabrics, carpets, technical textiles, home textiles, home textiles, workwear, men & womenswear), by products and by EU main trading partners.
The British Fashion Council (BFC) today celebrates the fifteen emerging designers who will receive NEWGEN support for the year ahead. Following the announcement of a new format, NEWGEN sponsorship is now awarded annually to both menswear and womenswear designers who will show at either London Fashion Week Men’s or London Fashion Week.
H&M Studio unveiled its latest runway show in Paris, a “see now, buy now” S/S 2017 collection inspired by the power of love, grace, strength and passion of ballet, featuring both womenswear and for the first time, menswear.
Desigual has returned for a show at New York Fashion Week presenting its Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection, which has been given the name EXTRAORDINARY.
Womenswear designer Nellie Partow has been selected to represent Premi?re Vision New York as its ambassador for the January 2017 edition.
'Utility Chic brings a new clean lined femininity to hardwearing cargo looks, Winter Lotus Blossom offers a blend of Eastern and Western cultures that reenergises heritage trends while Sublime Settler takes to the prairies, offering a lady-like alternative to the traditional rugged rancher aesthetic'.
On June 5, The Old Truman Brewery in the heart of East London hosted the annual Fashion Show of Istituto Marangoni The London School of Fashion.
Three classic themes but with contemporary twist will be key in ladies' wardrobe - Cargo, Country and Nautical. To be commercially successful, directions are modernized to give the customers exactly what they'll want to buy tomorrow.
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London presents BA16 - a showcase of work celebrating the latest talent from its leading graduating students. Opening with the annual BA catwalk show on Monday 6 June, the season will continue with an exhibition from Tuesday 7 June.
The global nominees for the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize have been announced across the womenswear and menswear categories. More than 75 designers have been selected from 62 countries to participate in this year’s award, which showcases the superb qualities of Australian Merino wool.
Prima MU had its debut in Milan. It is the first appointment with Made in Italy PRECOLLECTIONS of textiles-accessories devoted to those who aim at exclusive top-end Italian products. While presenting their PRECOLLECTIONS, each exhibitor is able to encounter various R&D representatives forming a constructive dialog, from both creative and business viewpoints.
'It's easy to mark the exact time and place this collection was born: October 25th, in a Queens photo studio. That morning, as my team and I watched Steven Klein shoot Cindy, Claudia and Naomi for Balmain's latest campaign, we were in awe of what was happening in front of the camera. The poise. The professionalism. And the amazing power of confident women who are aware of the singular beauty of their own bodies - and the effect that they can have upon others'.
Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany. He finished his secondary school at the Lyc?e Montaigne in Paris, where he majored in drawing and history and after winning the coats category in a design competition in 1955, he was hired as Pierre Balmain's assistant.
For the next cold season French designer Nicolas Ghesquière accomplishes a captivating adventure through both time and the heart of the MAISON LOUIS VUITTON, unearthing the glorious vestiges of a visionary trunk-maker and recasting yesterday's creations for today's tastes.
'For my Fall 2016 Women's Collection, I was inspired by a woman who dares to be herself. By day, her style is effortless and sophisticated in languid menswear. At night she transforms herself with the bold spirit of a cool rocker imbued with a modern romanticism' - Ralph Lauren
As I've previously reported, London College of Fashion's annual MA Womenswear catwalk show will be held on February 18, 2016. So, let's spend a few minutes to know better these ten talented young designers, who are going to show their works during the event...
Annette called her Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection 'Structural Art' and its a 'meeting' of art and architecture in geometric forms, neoprene and denim, fur and leather. The garments are in the typical for the brand clean and unobtrusive lines, giving the perfect mix of comfortable serenity, sensual elegance and refined tailoring.
The show, which is part of LCF's MA16 graduate season, will feature collections by ten graduates from the MA Fashion Design Technology Womenswear course - Pelin Isildak, Lauren Lake, Yiru Sui, Alexandru Tunsu, Zhixian Wang, Ning Xu, Ywaen Qian, Kirim Yun, Desiree Slabik and Ysabel Lee.
Every year, the designers from all over the world present their collections with spectacular fashion shows. We selected for you the schedule of the biggest and the most important fashion weeks.
This year's MA season showcases the wealth and diversity of postgraduate student talent. The #LCFMA16 exhibition reveals visions and pieces from the next generation of fashion designers, artists, business professionals and media makers.
Riccardo Tisci is an Italian fashion designer, born in Taranto, Italy, in 1974. He is Creative Director for Givenchy Women's haute couture and ready-to-wear lines since 2005, and Menswear and accessories designer of the Givenchy Men's division since 2008.
Gormley & Gamble was founded in 2014 by Phoebe Gormley, who quit university to start the business, investing what would have been her final year of tuition fees in the company - hence the ‘Gamble’ part of the name. Since its launch the business has gone from strength to strength, and following a move to Savile Row in January 2016 G&G will be the solo women’s-only tailors in the street.
'Updating both Contemporary and Young Fashion, forward print designs introduce new approaches to an array of aesthetic influences, spanning florals and stripes to check, geos and camou. These trends have been forecast to inform print design development for the upcoming season, influencing high-end and fast fashion collections going into Fall-Winter 2016/2017 and more mainstream ranges for Fall-Winter 2017/2018'.
JW Anderson is the first ever designer who wins the BFA men`s and womenswear designer awards in the same year
During one of the most prestigious events in the fashion industry - British Fashion Awards 2015 - the Northern Irish fashion designer JW Anderson was named Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the year. This is happening for the first time - one designer to win the both categories in the same year.
Ann Demeulemeester is a fashion house established in 1985 and based in Antwerp, Belgium. Renowned for a poetic balance of shadow and light, the collections for women and men evoke a serene and romantic universe nuanced with a rock spirit. Masculine and feminine elements are woven throughout each collection, as signature silhouettes fuse languid tailoring in noble fabrics with sensual asymmetries and the twist of sheer and opaque textiles. Entwined with classicism and the radical touch of music and contemporary art, each design captures strength and sensitivity in equal parts.
'Key developments can be seen in Print & Pattern, Geos, Stripes & Checks, including creative experiments with natural world aesthetics and striking slogan looks. Elsewhere, fresh, ultra-feminine florals introduce a sophisticated appeal'.
Red: the subtle thread leading a silent revolution that brings a breath of the unexpected to the world of Giorgio Armani. It makes a statement about a new femininity: it is strong and powerful, without relinquishing the possibility of soft understatement. Sensuality is here, but never in a way that is unsophisticated.
The tree-planting brand Amour Vert is ready with its fresh and eco-friendly womenswear collection for the next year's hot season. The garments bring the spirit of the long sunny days on the beach - they are bright-colored, comfortable and produced with non-toxic dyes.
'Good product. Good feeling. Really it's that simple! Our products promise non-toxic dyes, fabric innovation, smart supply chain engineering and a commitment to zero-waste design practices. Feel good, you are making a difference one garment at a time', says brand's statement.
Every Anecdote garment is offered in a wide range of colors and each collection is based on anecdotes about Jet's and her family and friends' lives. Easily combinable sweaters, vests, cardigans, dresses, scarves in a wide range of colors - nothing too pretentious.
Welcome to Anecdote. A ready-to-wear collection of classics brought with the story of today. Simple and sophisticated essentials in everyday chic style. Wool skirts, dresses, hats and gloves, denim tops, bottoms and dresses, cashmere trench coats and much more.
'According to myth, alchemists had the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They strove to uncover the secret formula to create gold, which symbolised perfection both in a material and spiritual sense. Like those mysterious scientists, we want to combine different elements to create a special and striking synthesis, something that surpasses its individual components'.
Classic coats and functional pieces mixed with elements of regalia. English lace and floor-length satin dresses with leather biker jackets. The Rucksack, regimental tailoring and The Belt Bag in oblong and square. Capes and weatherproof silks are practical and protective.
We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.
Rivets are one of the key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016in women's fashion. Especially combined with the vision of sci fi characters from block buster like 'Star Wars', for example. The color palette includes mainly black and white, while stars, of course, are the key detail, reminding us about the designers' galactic inspiration.
Studio JUX is an Amsterdam-based brand offering sustainable eco fashion for both men and women. Its style can be defined as 'Dutch design - minimalistic and comfortable with a little twist'. 'Jux' is a German word for 'Fun' and according to Studio JUX, fashion should be fun 'not just for the consumer and the designer, but also for the tailors'.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia hosted the presentation of the joint project with the international trade platform, AliExpress - Fashion. Made in Russia.
Trench coats, jackets and dresses, mainly in black, red or grey slick vinyl are part of the womenswear collection for this cold season by fashion houses like Loewe, Maison Martin Margiela, Saint Laurent, Rodarte, Christian Dior and Rudybois.
'A traditional English tea time served in the orient. Two worlds at odds, but yet so similar. A mixture of English and Chinese pottery combined in print. Familiar looking western shapes enhanced with an eastern touch. Oriental fabrics with an English twist and vice versa resulting in this harmonic clash: 'Hai Ti'.
Avelon's latest collection is full of rich fabrics, inspired by the wandering nomads. It offers A-line silhouettes, sheer tops, chic ethnic cardigans, graphic printed skirt, leather pieces in burgundy, slouchy knitted dresses, baroque skirts, oversized blankets.
'Avelon likes to be subtle, but we are strong when we need to be. You will see Avelon when high fashion meets reality, when effortless meets directional. You will find Avelon when sophisticated luxury meets raw edge. Avelon likes to be smart without being boring, to be casual with flair. We do not like to shout, we prefer to whisper. Avelon leads by following itself'.
Next key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in women's wardrobe, that we will take a look at, is Patchwork. As you can see, some pieces are totally folk inspired, others - not exactly - but all of them bring the spirit of the hand-made-with-love clothes, which make us feel cozy, protected and loved.
'The beautiful potential of plants and other organisms to form living architecture inspired me to make a collection that is tangled like a maze around the body. Inspiration came from the way plants and their roots grow, and how roots have been used to grow living bridges in the forests of India. This tradition of growing bridges inspired me to re-envision my process of making a garment'.
'In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world, that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning'.
For the Spring/Summer 2016 Prada Women’s show AMO investigates the perception of continuous space through an invasion of the ceiling. Plastic sheets hang down acting as a virtual mold that defines the catwalk and seating areas, while the concrete ground area acts as the negative of the above scene.
'Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves. There are truly no perceivable distinctions in color choices between the men's and women's collections, both focus on a desire to breathe and reflect, then play'.
As we've already mentioned, soft + warm + white is a winning combination for the upcoming cold season and that's why White fur is one of the key fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 in women's wardrobe. Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Pascal Millet, Giambattista Valli, Miguel Marinero, Tommy Hilfiger and Fendi are amoung the fashion houses, which included the trend in their Fall/Winter 2015-2016 womenswear collections.
Edwin Oudshoorn (1980) is a Dutch craftsman and artist, who 'speaks the language of fashion' and 'translates his love for life into multi faceted collections'. The womenswear designer offers romantic pieces in fairy-tale-like silhouettes, sequins, tulle, wool and silk. Edwin's main inspiration is woman's body with its curves and he makes clothes, that emphasize them.
Much like Vivienne, the Red Label girl was born in the country and moved with her family to London when she was 17. She knows the names of all the trees and she's always been a reader. Since she's been in London she's gone to the museums all the time. She's an art lover and she really thinks culture is very, very important.
Yes, they are pretty strange and most of them - pretty unwearable, but it's a fact - conceptual garments are one of the key women's fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016. Many designers chose to show more extravagant pieces in their women's collections for the upcoming cold season. And while some of the fashion designers managed to create both conceptual and wearable apparel, others completely bet on the artistry and the impressiveness of the designs.
'For Spring-Summer 2016, I wanted to introduce a woman who takes the codes of the House and feels free to portray them in her own way', said the designer - and I think he did it. He managed to introduce a collection, which includes all of the Elie Saab quintessential elements, but in the same time is absolutely different from all his other works.
Jan Boelo Drenth (born 1988) is a Dutch fashion designer, creating wearable garments for both men and women. His signature style includes 'making the optimal of the existing techniques', knowing the 'how-made' of garments and mixing 'rock and gothic elements with sexy and original modern elements'.
Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Max Mara, Miu Miu and Haider Ackermann are among the world famous fashion houses, which preferred the trend for their Fall/Winter 2015-2016 womenswear collection.
A profound respect for the artisanal makes craftsmanship the heart of the house of Alexander McQueen and the collection for Spring/Summer 2016 looks to the people of Spitalfields from the late 17th century, the Huguenot migrants who arrived in London as religious refugees.
It reminds the military style and includes a double-breasted coat with wide shoulders, which may vary in length and color (but mainly black or brown) and can be combined with trousers or a dress.
Last month in Spain, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, designer Amaya Arzuaga presented her Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection. It offers curved lines, inspired by Eero Saarinen (a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century, famous for shaping his neofuturistic style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism).
Daring Grace, A Season of pure elegance, With soft yet brave geometry, Like a cactus which thrives and flowers
For the next year's hot season, famous womenswear designer Hannibal Laguna offers an easy-to-wear collection - comfortable garments with silhouettes that can be worn all day, but which can also be used at night, combined with skirts or pants.
Custo Barcelona presented its Spring-Summer 2016 collection Slow at New York Fashion Week. The pieces of this new collection feature intricate details and elaborate production processes. With creativity and modernity in mind, it found its inspiration in the culinary movement that rejects the standardization of taste and defends creative, slow cooking. The garments are all produced in the company’s ateliers and again bear the “Made in Spain” distinction sewn into the label.
Zac Posen launched his eponymous collection in 2001, with a vision for modern American glamour that married couture technique with striking innovation. Raised in New York, Zac began his design training early. At 16, he attended Parson’s School of Design followed by London’s Central Saint Martins University.
US giant Forever 21, which currently operates 720 stores worldwide and plans another 100 for this year, consider downsizing some of its mega stores, including a 90,000sq ft site in Times Square, NYC, and a 127,000 site in Las Vegas.
Another of my favorite Lebanese designers (alongside Elie Saab), who knows how to make a woman look and feel like a princess, offers new glamorous ready-to-wear collection, including both daywear and evening gowns.
The Bird of paradise is the key motif of this mid-seasonal collection by the Italian fashion house and designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has been at Fendi for 50! years. He describes the pieces as 'pleasant aggressively' - soft but graphical. We would say that they are both sophisticated and comfortable - relaxed luxury.
Victorian times interpreted through a 1960s lens form the structure of Pre-Spring 2016. The buttoned-up mood of the 19th century is fused with a boyish sense of 1960s daywear, expressed in a certain eccentricity and ease embodied by the woman of the season.
Uma Wang Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection, dedicated to patterns and prints, was presented in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week and it offers: heavy volumes, flowing dresses, long overcoats, golden paisley patterns, floral prints, Earthy hues, black velvet and wool, white-collared tunic dresses.
Chloé Pre-Fall 2015 pretty wearable and youthful collection is inspired by 60s and 70s rock stars like David Bowie and Kate Bush and offers high waisted sailor pants, patchwork fur coats, striped knit sweaters, short floral print dresses, wool capes, ribbon tied blouses, over the knee boots and handbags in leather, suede and snakeskin.
Jenny Packham Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection offers: lots of textures (satin, velvet, lace), sequins in different sizes, beadwork of crystals and pearls, nude body-skimming dresses, mid-length skirts, long cardigans, sheer tops.
English fringed suede, Durham quilts and sheer printed English lace. Patchwork prints, mirror textiles and whipstitched suede. Pigment colours of indigo, red, burgundy, teal and ochre.
The collaboration between designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco is marked by an often unspoken, always intense, creative dialogue. As a design team, Kaufman and Franco have shared a unique fashion trajectory - from designing for Valentino in Rome, to helming the Ungaro initiative in the U.S., to overseeing the entire scope of product at Anne Klein as co-creative directors - before establishing KAUFMANFRANCO in the fall of 2004.
The Chiaradè woman, according to the fashion designer Pasquale Pironti, is feminine, elegant, sophisticated, never goes unnoticed, lives with passion - she is like the embroidered, printed, blooming red roses on tailored suits, applied through silk petals on macrame, brocade silk and lace.
Five successful designers, including Thomas Tait, Marco De Vincenzo, Nicholas Kirkwood, MGSM Massimo Giorgetti and Paul Andrew, by now well-established names on the fashion scene, also thanks to their participation at several of the world's most authoritative, important competitions, have chosen to work with five emerging talents, namely Carlo Volpi, Maria Sole Cecchi, Fernando Jorge, Martine Rose and Matteo Lamandini.
RIANI Spring-Summer 2016 collection presents the present-day confident woman in a modern interpretation of the 70's style - casual, glamorous and with attention to the details.
On Friday and Saturday evening at the Summer garden of Grand Hotel Varna, Bulgaria, was held the 8th edition of the Festival of Fashion and Beuty Varna 2015. The organizer of the event was VIP Fashion Group, which models presented the current collections of Bulgarian and foreign brands.
'An iconic blend of casual sophistication, expressive volumes and a touch of graphic Modernism that California dreams are made of', says the brand's statement about Lebanese designer's latest collection.
'Folk reverie' is the theme of Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2015 collection. 'Pre-collections are becoming increasingly important for the brand. Our customers are constantly looking for standout and unique pieces', said the designer, who presented lots of fur, lace, florals and full skirts.
Carolina Herrera's Resort 2016 collection started with a feather illustration. The idea of lightness, grace, and simplicity took shape in color, silhouette and materials. Fashion is to please the eye - Carolina Herrera's Resort celebrates beauty and the women who embrace it.
Carolina Herrera's Pre-Fall 2015 Collection epitomizes effortless dressing. The luxurious fabrics, rich prints, details and colors as well as precision craftsmanship known to the New York-based atelier result in silhouettes uncomplicated for the wearer.
Embracing simplicity in silhouette, fabric and color, Carolina Herrera's Resort 2015 Collection defines feminine luxury in its most pure form. Inspired by the lifestyle of a global woman, this season lends itself to easy dressing in the spirit of understated elegance.
During the Milan Fashion Week, designer John Richmond presented his womenswear collection, described as 'an undercurrent of exoticism and sexual adventure'. Diversity is the key characteristic of the collection - both elegant and sexy rock pieces, eye-catching colorful and simple monochrome designs, romantic and futuristic garments, dark colors and bright notes, glamour and extravaganza.
The Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Pre-Collection for Spring Summer 2016 plots a winding path through the iconic arrondisements of Paris, jumping across the Seine from Sonia's spiritual home in the 6th district to explore the diverse and nonchalant style of the City of Light. Captured by Sonia Sieff at Le Basile café in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Langley-Fox Hemingway embodies once again the Sonia woman, sparking the collection's playful femininity with a boyish yet sexy attitude.
After we've made on overview of Zuhair Murad Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection, it's time to take a look at his ready to wear garments, which according to me, are not less impressive and classy. The world famous designer decided to present his collection 'Gypsy Queen', inspired of nomadic life of the 'elegant gitane', with studio photos by photographer Ralph Venih.
'Back To Nature. This season, heralds a fresh return to nature, as fashion prints demonstrate a renewed focus on organic, earthy aesthetics. Graphic Marble offers a modern twist on mineralized patterns, while Scratch the Surface infuses looks with a crude, untreated natural feel.'
'On view, two key material trends for Spring-Summer 2016, this season woven materials trade in established constructions for intriguingly fresh variations that appeal with a creative tactility. We see two versatile key styles emerge in the form of sophisticated Couture Craft Weave and layered 3D Self Texture translation.'
Inspirations for Autumn/Winter 2015 range from the louche eccentricity of Baba Beaton to the off kilter goings on in the cult eighties TV melodrama Tales of the Unexpected. A trio of party girls are immortalised by Fulton’s hand in a series of repeat-geometric nouveau style prints and on crystal set, hand-engraved plastic earrings, bracelets, brooches and hair slides.
With the Euphoria collection, Jordi Dalmau makes a mod to the early 20th century, creating a perfect symbiosis between the most deviant part with his daring designs and impossible colors, and the most stylish, simple and elegant with his quieter creations.
'The arrival of Spring-Summer 2016 inspires a host of fresh and directional takes on the seasons quintessential floral print stories, adding an updated relevance to established styles. IIn Multi-Applications, Offbeat Oriental Blooms appeal with a contemporary elegance, as The New Daisy blooms on urbane designs'.
The Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) was established in September 2006 as the only fashion council in Pakistan, with its head office in Lahore. Its a non-profit organization aiming to help facilitate Pakistani designers. PFDC has established regular fashion weeks since February 2010 in collaboration with giant global brand Unilever and the world's biggest beauty brand L'Oreal Paris.
An enormous functioning rollercoaster dominates the gutted interior of Milan's historic Palazzo delle Scintille. The black matte structure is covered in Led lights and as the train commences its wild ride, Azealia Banks kicks off PHILIPP PLEIN'S Fall/Winter 1516 women's fashion show. Followed by a super cast of models including Lindsey Wixson, Jessica Stam, and Binx Walton strutting to a punk rock soundtrack interspersed with amplified sounds of the rollercoaster making its way around the track.
Definitely, Gisele Bündchen was the topic of the evening - she announced her official retirement from the catwalk. After more than a dozen fashion shows with Colcci, 34-year-old Gisele chose her last event as a runway model to be the same one, where she made her debut 20 years ago.
Paris is all about chic, Milan about elegance and New York can be characterised by its luxurious diversity. London, however, is all about unique and slightly extravagant ideas interpreted by the famous names in the industry as well as the new upcoming designers. People come to London to be inspired and to get this creative energy! Take a look at the trends that caught my attention at the latest fashion week shows…
Mary Katrantzou's first Pre-Fall 15 collection is a celebration of classic heritage textiles that have stood through time, forming motifs that we have adorned for decades. Injecting her signature play on perception and discovery, emblems are unearthed from her archive collections to rework and re-imagine the 19th century patterns with the use of her own heritage prints.
Pangaea and Panthalassa are the unifying ideas behind Mary Katrantzou's Spring-Summer 2015 collection. In abstraction, the idea is evocative of movement, pulling and shifting; in allegorical terms, the birth of the earth, of its flora and fauna as well as the settling into position of our contemporary continents, offers creative source material.
The Resort and Pre-Fall collections are inter-seasonal lines of ready-to-wear garments, created in addition to the two main seasonal collections - Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter. The mid-season collections are the fashion houses' response to the fast fashion invasion (H&M, Zara, Topshop). Through them, the High Fashion companies succeed to remain relevant all year long.
'These youthful and sugary shades introduce a feel of girlhood nostalgia, recalling the milky effect of the Crayola pencils used at school.'
Kamila Kurbani is a young yet recognized fashion designer from Kazakhstan who established her brand in 2009. The main concept and the philosophy of the brand is the production of stylish and convenient clothes for men and women. Even though the style of her works may be defined mostly as unisex. Kamila Kurbani has a number of extravagant and avant-garde pieces in each of her collections.
'Discover exciting new prints hot off the runways of the Fall-Winter 2015/2016 ready-to-wear shows, and be inspired with the most influential print and pattern trends of the season. The Interior Floral trend was spotted in collections by leading designers like Karen Walker and Marc by Marc Jacobs.'
Are you wondering what will be modern in men's wardrobe for the Fall-Winter 2015/2016 season? So, you are on the right place - take a look at the menswear collections for the next cold season by Black by VANQUISH, Ordinary people, Viktor Anisimov and Caruso.
'Discover how womenswear can be updated with Cayenne, a directional shade, that colors designs in the apparel, accessories and footwear sectors. Cayenne will be influential for fast fashion markets going into Fall-Winter 2015/2016, as well as mainstream fashion markets for Fall/Winter 2016/2017 a season later'.
South Korean designers Jeong Hyeok-seo (Steve J) and Pae Seung-yeon (Yoni P), presented their Fall-Winter 15/16 womenswear collection today during the Seoul Fashion Week (March 20-25, 2015). Both designers work together for their brand Steve J & Yoni P and have won a number of fashion awards, including Designer of the year Asia (2013).
Japanese designer Yu Amatsu presented his collection for the women's clothing and accessories brand HANAE MORI yesterday in Japan, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo, which is held March 16-21, 2015.
Today in Japan, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo (MBFWT, March 16-21, 2015), his creations presented Japanese designer Keita Maruyama. The designs are colorful, fresh, comfortable, modern and eye-catching, combined with interesting artistic accessories - hats, bags, belts, gloves, earrings and high-heel boots with fringes.
Yesterday, during the Paris Fashion Week, Danish designer Ole Yde presented his brand's Fall-Winter 15/16 collection. YDE is a luxury women's Prêt-à-Porter label based in Copenhagen, offering poetic and feminine style to the ladies. The brand was launched in 2005 and is recognized both for its sophisticated daywear and glamorous eveningwear.
British designer Bill Gaytten presented his Fall-Winter 15/16 women's collection for label John Galliano on Sunday (March 8th) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015).
For his 2015 Autumn/Winter collection, Roland Mouret demonstrates a delicate balance between the sensual silhouette of a woman with the austerity of cold weather dressing. Each piece is designed to be indispensable in the wardrobe of the Roland Mouret woman and plays with the juxtaposition of fluidity and structure.
Maxi rose prints and naïf children's drawings mixed with 60s silhouettes, pastels and traditional black are the key elements of Dolce & Gabbana Fall-Winter 2015/2016 women's collection, dedicated to mothers and motherhood.
Madeleine Vionnet is best known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for popularizing the bias cut within the fashion world and is credited with inspiring a number of recent designers. She is considered one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century.
Taylor Swift is the big winner of 2015 ELLE Style Awards. The 25-year-old singer received the Woman Of The Year award last week, during the London Fashion Week. Another celebrity was named hot - this is the English actor and screenwriter Charlie Hunnam, who was voted 2015 Sexiest Man Alive. Congratulations!
Gaia Trussardi contrasts sleek seduction with the aplomb of the uniform in the TRUSSARDI Fall-Winter 2015/16 collection. The silhouette is sleek and clean yet full of contrasts.Oversized coats with dramatic martial allure, caban jackets and short menswear-style jackets are worn over slip dresses and camisoles that follow the body's curves.
Miuccia Prada: 'The collection is full of references to real and fake. The collection is about impossible beauty and the cliche of what women like. Yes, there were princesses on the catwalk, but I hope there was irony there'.
The absorbing depiction of the Parisian apartment of a fictional art collector created by Robin Brown for Helly Nahmad Gallery’s Frieze Masters The Collector, acted as the conceptual impetus for Autumn Winter 2015. A masterful study of character through environment, the notion of building a narrative around a muse captured Erdem’s imagination.
Moody stylish, utterly modern and darkly romantic - that was the fashion show that Marc Jacobs presented.
'One zip and you're glamorous! We like to keep things effortless. It's fabulous if you can spend hours getting ready, but a woman should also be able to bring a dress to work and change there for an evening out'.
Brand's designers, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, offered a range of clothes with main theme 'Revolution'. The elements that were common for all looks were the berets, spiky boots, 'cris' utility belts and neckerchiefs.
EDUN is a global fashion brand founded by Ali Hewson and Bono, in 2005, to promote trade in Africa by sourcing production throughout the continent. In 2009, EDUN became part of the LVMH group. LVMH provides essential support to fulfill this vision.
'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'.
Internationally known for his signature expression of femininity, romance and elegance, haute couture designer Georges Hobeika has captivated the fashion world with his creative style and his consistent crafting of statement pieces admired as works of fashion art. During his civil engineering studies, Georges Hobeika discovered his innate passion for fashion design when he began sketching dresses to assist his mother who owned an atelier business with a growing clientele. Pursuing his passion, he left to Paris during the height of the Lebanese War and was immersed in the world of fashion via his internship at Chanel.
Flatbed knits compose an imaginary botanical inventory to make Spring-Summer 2016 silhouettes blossom. The shapes and textures of flowers inspire stitch-plays and clothing volumes. Tops, skirts and dresses unfurl like delicate floral whorls, in luxurious blooms.
'I want women to feel unique at special times, I admire beauty above all trends and fashions'.
'I've learned it's important to not limit yourself. I've always tried to do what I really love, no matter how many obstacles I've encountered. My work is the result of all my life experiences!'
Luxury fashion house Valentino was among the labels, which presented their Haute Couture collections in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015). The message of the collection is: mankind can embrace the true meaning of life only through a rediscovery of love.
Brazilian designer Gustavo Lins also presented his Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection for Atelier Gustavolins during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015).
Yesterday (January 27, 2015) during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015), French designer Julien Fournié presented his Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection.
It's still Winter outside, but we can't wait for the Summer to come! That's why today we'll take a look at 10 top trends, which are both fashionable and wearable and will make us feel fresh and cosy during the long Summer days (and nights ;) ).
Whether playing with traditional codes, giving silhouettes a savvy twist or mixing different eras, with every collection, Alexis Mabille cultivates a spirit that is equal parts chic and fun-loving. In lifting from both masculine and feminine styles, the brand revisits men’s and women’s wardrobes alike. Elegance and a natural casual attitude come together with a sporty-chic attitude. Graphic lines structure the looks; movement suggests sensuality.
During the Couture Fashion Week New York, which will be held in New York City, USA, February 13-15, 2015, another Indonesian designer will show his talent. This is Barli Asmara, whom runway show is at 4:00 pm on Saturday February 14, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square.
Bulgarian fashion designer Veselka Krachunova will present her label's latest collection during the 6th edition of Fashion Week Las Vegas (16-20 February 2015).
Without a doubt, this will be one of the winning trends in the upcoming season. Denim fabric transcends its basic status and is set to star in the launching of the new SUITEBLANCO collection. Blanca Padilla, one of today’s most desired Spanish top models, is its ambassador.
The perfectly polished Greenwich is this season's to go. On work days, play up the structured silhouette by pairing with monochrome tailored pieces letting the colorful interior pop. On weekends, make it the refined juxtaposition to laid-back dresses or over-sized knits and skinnies.
H&M is excited to announce its first ever festival collaboration with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. H&M continues their sixth year as a sponsor of the festival by taking their partnership to the next level and creating a first of its kind officially branded collection. The partnership extends beyond the collection, a portion of the official festival merchandise sold will be provided by H&M. The H&M loves Coachella collection will be available on hm.com and in approximately 350 stores in North America beginning on March 19th and worldwide on March 26th.
Girly, fresh, colorful - these words best describe the newest Patrizia Pepe collection.
Forever 21 announces the launch of their Holiday 2014 campaign featuring recording artist Iggy Azalea and Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young.
Spring/Summer's signature pastel tones see a contemporary revamp with new updates on conventional shades. In the womenswear wardrobe, two key fashion colors are manifested in the form of fresh Luminous Mint and glossy Cosmic Lavender.
For the ADV Campaign of his Cruise 2015 collection the designer chooses to immortalize the ironic and glamour soul of the collection through the unconventional eye of the American photographer Dylan Don. As set a maxi studded “photobooth” which perfectly reflects the pop/rock mood of the campaign. Protagonist of the shooting is the gorgeous topmodel Roxy Kiscinska.
Gucci Pre-Fall 2015 collection includes: painterly and graphic prints, luxurious but understated leather and suede coats, knee-length daywear dresses, long and lean silk dresses, crystals adorned distressed jeans, Nordic-inspired heavy knit sweaters, boyish pantsuits.
On Tuesday (December 9, 2014) Oscar de la Renta fashion house presented the late designer's final collection - Pre-Fall 2015 - at its headquarters.
Two light boxes suspended above a black lacquered wood floor dominated by Marc Quinn’s painted bronze orchids.
Sonia Rykiel innovated not just with the cut of her garments, but also with her philosophy of fashion. She collaborated with the popular French mail-order company Les 3 Suisses in 1977 and then released a renegade fragrance, 7ème sens, the following year. She designed sweaters closer to the body than they had ever been — a sweater had never been sexier. Declared “Queen of Knits” by Women’s Wear Daily in 1972, Sonia Rykiel became an international icon.
Philipp Plein’s new Spring/Summer 2015 collection was inspired by the ocean, its coral barriers and its abysses. The audience was invited to an underwater show of enhanced reality with a 65 meter runway-stage illuminated by a system composed of 75 lights with 3D projections.
The Spring/Summer 2016 season gives rise to a selection of Over The Top yet stylish materials characterized by Maxed-Out Embellishment for statement finishes. In Wovens, we see Beaded Patterns making a statement in all women's markets, as Supersized Socialite textures emerge in Lace & Delicates for contemporary and the Juniors market
For the Spring/Summer 2015 there is a playfulness with silhouettes that allows new combinations of volume and tight, cropped and elongated. The key piece for this season is the shirt, designed in various ways. No matter what style you have the shirt will be the foundation when you dress, says Nina Starck, Head of Design at Lindex.
COLLEGE SHOP, London College of Fashion's pop-up retail space, returns for a fourth year to a brand new location: 33 Marshall Street, right in the heart of Carnaby - London's most exciting shopping destination, where over 150 brands of quality and distinction can be found across 13 streets.
A special, exclusive revival of United Colors of Benetton knitwear from the seventies and eighties. Veritable classics of Italian taste, reproduced in the original colors, with luxury yarns and sophisticated knitting techniques. To be worn with the same natural elegance and spirit of the times in which they were originally created. Their essential, innovative design makes them still remarkably contemporary.
The winter has just began, but we already dream about the long sunny summer days, full of colors and light. And while we are waiting for it, we will show you two key color trends in womenswear for Spring-Summer 2015, coming straight from the catwalks.
Re.Verso™ is a new textile platform, 100% Made in Italy result of the collaboration between Green Line, Nuova Fratelli Boretti and Lanificio Stelloni. Together these companies have created a new, unique fashion textile offer that is completely integrated from fiber to finished fabric.
On October 26, 2014 during the the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Igor Gulyaev presented his Spring-Summer 2015 collection, named 'Nouvelle époque'.
This winter, H&M is celebrating the holidays with a spectacular campaign and festive collection. Global superstars Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are the stars of the campaign, singing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from their #1 new album Cheek To Cheek. The extended version of the commercial premieres at hm.com on November 25.
More than three hundred most famous textile studios from Italy, France, England, Japan, became this year attendants at the French competition on the theme: "Flower X-Ray". Each studio had the possibility to send one design, and only one of them was selected by a professional jury. SOLSTUDIO TEXTILE DESIGN won the competition.
İMA collaborates with world-famous fashion schools such as London College of Fashion, Polimoda, Institut Français de la Mod and Nottingham Trent University, providing its students access to international institutes, brands and designers.
The brand's style is identified with 'easy-chic' concept which combines contemporary elegance with a relaxed silhouettes, dressing a woman from morning to evening in pure and sensual clothes. BGN's collections reach beyond the seasonal trends, giving the sense of 'timeless fashion' to the customers.
Athleticism. The search for an Olympian ideal that creates a new dialog between physicality and clothes. Gaia Trussardi is inspired by a toned, lithe, real figure for the Trussardi Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Rejecting the contemporary culture of absolute virtuality and the disconnection between mind and body, she admires the timeless elegance of athletes and imagines a dynamic and sophisticated woman.
Sretsis shines brightly through dream-like silhouettes and dark humored prints disguised, sometimes unnoticed, as a wide-eyed innocent take on age old femininity.
As we previously reported London College of Fashion is among the Top 30 Fashion schools in Europe.
House of Holland Girl is cool, confident and savvy and wear labels without letting them wear her.
The event was full-on energy from the beginning, with free runners using the show’s set for a parkour performance to kick off the show. They were celebrated by an audience waving foam boxing gloves and wearing athletic tanks for Team Wang and Team H&M. The global H&M audience was invited to participate through a live stream hosted on hm.com and alexanderwang.com.
The models are bright and chic and reflect the theme of the collection - 'Hope'. The 37 different designs were created for less than 5 months by Shirahama and her team.
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO 2015 S/S started from October 13th! There will be 48 brands participating in the fashion show and installation from the 13th through the 19th.
Looking forwards and backwards to prepare for the future through a dynamic sampling and remixing of history. In the Spring-Summer collection Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, instigates an exploration of the past combined with ideas of a near future, democratising the traditions of haute couture by taking them into the realm of the pret-a-porter.
At Milano Unica Angelico launched its new fabrics collection called Ke Idea for Autumn/Winter 2015-2016.
The Ke idea is a selection of elegant and smart range of fabrics for both men and women. A combination of jersey and traditional fabrics, with a privileged direction towards outerwear and double faced fabrics.
For Fall Winter 2014, the Pucci girl goes in search of a savage chic. Creative Director Peter Dundas creates a quasi-primitive, luxury-kissed landscape for her journey, drawing upon the decorative cultures of ancient Native American and Inuit people. Drawn in earthy colors and rich with intricate handcraft, a surge of animalistic energy pulses through the collection. But the savage is cut with the civil, leaving a rigorously chic refinement wafting through the air.
Poppy Delevingne, Atlanta de Cadenet, Harley Viera-Newton and Ursula Corberó to celebrate "The Event Paper".
Stradivarius has celebrated a spectacular party in Barcelona with a large shoot to create the brand´s first magazine. The party "The Event Paper" has had some exceptional international hosts such as Poppy Delevingne, Atlanta de Cadenet-Taylor and Harley Viera-Newton.
CHARLES & KEITH WINTER 2014 draws inspirations from the past and merges it with ideas of the future. Time is held suspended under a slate of accents and natural palettes.
Elemental- Wood-printed and gold plated detailing, smooth matte marble swirl textures mixed with neutral tones are the unlikeliest of elemental combinations created in the form of statement top handles. When mixed with neutral tones, mid-heels and loafers exude the characteristics of a rustic wintry mood.
The young French designer presented his fourth collection as part of the LVMH portfolio on 28 September 2014 in France, during the Paris Fashion Week and brought the spirit of the 60s to the catwalk.