You Should Know About These Shows From Hera Seoul Fashion Week FW 2019

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Hera Seoul Fashion Week had it’s very last FW 2019 shows just a couple of days ago, and it’s still on everyone’s mind. The five days event packed as much fashion as possible and prepared the Korean fashion-savvy for the following cold season.

Chang Kwang Hyo and few other names, including Sewing Boundaries who seemed to know the essence of Korean street style fashion – including the beloved long puffer jacket, bravely opened day one of Seoul Fashion Week. Besides the well-tailored men suit the South Korean designer introduced in his Caruso Menswear collection long aprons with a canvas feel. Ultimately the apron becomes a look-alike real-life art piece.

Songzio showcased a slightly more aggressive look, yet the clothes are inviting. Here we meet the metropolitan man who likes to keep it simple, without losing its edginess. Every piece looks impeccable, showing hints that he is a perfectionist above all. He wants the comfort, the style, and he is also the kind of man who likes to look unnaproachable.

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Behind Munn’s unique look stands South Korean designer Han Hyun-min who won just last season the Best New Designer prize at Seoul Fashion Week. The presentation for FW 2019 had a mystical feel thanks to mysterious characters hiding behind lacy full face coverups, bucket hats, and odd makeup. In spite of the secrecy, each piece is on the catwalk to win your fashionable side. Flexible, modern, easy to combine with other pieces and overall just easy to wear.

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Day five and last day of Seoul Fashion Week had the Charm’s fashion show, where models sported white highlights and as we know the South Koreans are all about looking as pretty as possible. The grey hair had been styled to look pretty, and every face on the catwalk received the good hairstyle, except for when the models rocked caps of all sorts. The clothes almost remind of Cruella, with spots of black on white mostly appearing to be stars of different sizes.

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Emotional Show at Chanel Winter Fashion Show – A First Without Karl Lagerfeld

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Last fashion show by Karl Lagerfeld is everywhere on the internet nowadays. Chanel lives on, yet the great designer who has been for 36 years linked to the house, has died. Watching the show, despite all the goodies happening in there, which I’ll be going in detail in second, I felt sad. Almost as if with his departure, Karl took with him the thrill and all the magic that he has built.

It’s funny how the last show under his name happened in a Switzerland like winter resort setting, Switzerland being Coco’s eternal place for rest. As for the show, magic as always. You could almost feel the breeze of icy air you would normally experience in a winter resort. And there, right in the middle of the fluffy street, the models walked beautifully in gorgeous coats and wide leg trousers. The collection carries an oversized, men’s style tailoring with chunky ’80s and even ’90s style logo jewelry look. The tweed shares the runway with knitted skirts and sweaters. And there’s the white. Simply mesmerizing, full white silhouettes, in either a dress or some fancy look with pants, top and coat, took the lead of the show. Even actress Penelope Cruz joined the fairies, dressed in a fluffy white dress and white winter shoes.

Speaking of celebs, there’s nothing better in fashion like a Chanel front row. Blackpink’s Jennie, Nana Komatsu, Kristen Stewart, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Schiffer, Gwei Lun-Me and more.

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London Fashion Week Opened With A Busy Schedule and Lots of Great Shows

London Fashion Week has just begun and I’m already in awe for these three collections:

Jamie Wei Huang’s collection at LFW is an exploring adventure, kept in place by shades of grey, mixed with blue and red. These three colors are the main characters, with blue slightly dominating more in presence and variation. Looks are build from layers of unpretentious pieces which consists of oversized shirts on top of some dress or a long skirt. Extra long scarves and socks keep warm and make it look cozy for the viewer.

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British-Chinese-Vietnamese designer A Sai Ta showcased it’s very first ‘on its own’ collection at LFW under the name ASAI. The looks carry a bit of a Peter Pan vibe, however, taken one by one, we have a bunch of good looking pieces to wear on a day to day basis. Coats have just the right feel to ‘mix and match’ with more glammy pieces, and just as good to create a very casual look. I’ve seen a handsome pantsuit and I adore the look of the skirt with a middle split leading to patterned pants.

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Gayeon collection has pieces of Victorian inspiration, at least the upper part, which makes dresses look quite tasteful. Colors throughout the entire collection are kept humble and unnoticeable but don’t be tricked by that. Clothes have so much more to offer in terms of feel and look.

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Selected: This Week’s Events – NYFW, Sanremo Music Festival and German Drama Premiere

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This week has just begun and there’s already so much in the works. Fashion Week is on top of the list and is by far the most looked-after event of February, and goes further into the beginning of March when it’s all over (for a while). The shows began in New York, which is the place to be this week, literally, with both Men and Women following one after another. Fall/Winter 2019 is the phrase to talk about, and it will be for a while.
Yesterday’s Shows: Todd Snyder, Joseph Abboud, and Palomo Spain, the latter being the epitome of colorfulness and vibrancy in Men’s fashion, so far.

Front Row faces: Zachary Quinto, Johannes Huebl, Drake Bell, Cody Simpson, Neil Patrick Harris and more.

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Next on our list is 69th edition of Sanremo Music Festival, officially starting today and ending on the 9th of February. Yesterday the Festival had a celebrity-infused red carpet event, with artists such as singer Arisa, Paola Turci, Enrico Nigiotti, rapper Ghemon, Einar and so many more. The contest is taking place at Teatro Ariston of Sanremo and is being broadcast by RAI.

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Last, Deutsche drama ‘Club Der Roten Baender – Wie Alles Begann’ had its premiere in Cologne at the beginning of this week. The movie is set for its official release on Valentine’s day, definitely not in tune with hearts with chocolate, but the cast is young and talented and besides, who’s not into German dramas! As a plot, ‘The club of red ribbons – How it all began’ (translated) tells the story of six youngsters, each living their own story, till events bring everyone under the same roof of Albertus Hospital. Expect a lot of current societal issues such as family drama, body-image issues and so on. The end promises to be a good one.

Cast: Tim Oliver Schultz, Damian Hardung, Luise Befort, Timur Bartels, Ivo Kortlang, Nick Julius Schuck.

Olivier Rousteing Brings Men In Black Down the Runway For Balmain at Paris Fashion Week

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Balmain show had a bunch of badass tracks to go with the flow of 90’s inspired looks from the Men’s collection for 19/20 Fall. Besides the ’90s theme, I’ve seen other influences mixed in, such as nautical elements and dorky, very laboratory looking glasses. The result of all these elements is a”bad boy and “bad” girl look, quite formidable, wearable and looking warm.
Lots of stripes, cool blazers, baggy leather looking pants worn with white sneakers or black shoes. Flat and newsboy caps are added to the majority of the look, worn on the side. It looks playful and almost naive. Carefree even. The jackets and blazers are quite experimental, some with uneven patterns or just plain casual. The “man in black” and the “Matrix” look is there, in the collection, tailored by Olivier Rousteing to be a great representation of the Balmain man and woman.

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Front row: the one and only J. Balvin, Caro Daur, Ming Hao, Jin Han, Regina Anikiy, Luca Fersko, Mariano Di Vaoi, Miles Richie. Love all the names on this list.

Jackson Wang Had a Closing Show Performance at Fendi Mens

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Into a cozy arrangement with a library feel, Fendi show took its Mens collection down the runway, up close to the audience. One after another, male models showcased gorgeous looks of gentle beauty. Colors are soft with lots of brown and beige, black and grey. Pretty simple, yet every look is a unique space of perfectly mixed details, again, very gentle, but so well arranged. This gentleness in details and cuts reminds of a subtle feminity, but it’s not destroying the “masculine” look, instead, it only adds an extra touch of pleasantness. Suits are accompanied by long cardigans and long jackets with matching design, puffer greyish jackets, and tucked-in sweaters. The dominant fabric has a metallic look, again, gentle to the eye. My favorite look from the show: see-through combo, with metallic effect. Pants match the shirt. Don’t worry. There’s shorts involved.

Front row: Chiara Ferragni, Rob Raco, Mandy Sekiguchi. Rapper Jackson Wang closed the show with a live performance.

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Private Policy Presented by GQ China at LFWM

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Men’s Fashion Week is on the go, London being the first stop. Already at its second day of shows, and so much has happened. By looking at a couple of collections, I can see how things have calmed down, sort of, after a very experimental period. At least that’s how I felt about what happened in the past two to three years, strictly men’s fashion speaking. My favorite so far from LVWM Autumn/Winter 19-20 is Private Policy Presented by GQ China’s collection. I vibed with it. There’s a sort of freshness to it, like a forever young spirit. I have seen clothes that could satisfy various needs, ages (if you care) and styles. All of this under the same brand. And on top of that, there’s like a brotherhood transition from a fancy suit to an edgy-looking situation. It’s all connected, even though it may, in theory, look apart. One of my favorite looks is down below.

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Front row: AJ Pritchard, Addis Miller, Eyal Booker.

Queen Elizabeth Sits Front Row Next To Anna Wintour at London Fashion Week

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Not everybody knows who Richard Quinn is, but everybody knows the face and name of Queen Elizabeth. The monarch made a glamorous move and sat front row, right next to Anna Wintour, while attending London based designer Richard Quinn’s Fall Winter 18/19 collection. If you’re confused, I’ll explain. Richard Quinn is a relatively new designer in the high arena, who got awarded right after his fashion show with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, Quinn being the first recipient. Yet, the designer is no stranger to big moments. In 2017 he received the H&M Design Award, having the opportunity to create for the brand and have the clothes in the store (at least in South Korea). What a moment for the designer and for the monarch! Speaking of the Queen, she looks natural, as if moments like this were a regular date, however, we know that this is not the case. Fashion-wise, she wore a light blue costume and black gloves. Fancy!

On the show, Quinn is very bold and brave too. The collection does not lack in creative appearances, not to mention the richness of the prints, covering in some cases the entire silhouette, from head to toe. Colors are bright and noisy and in your face.

Victoria Beckham Pre-Tenth Anniversary Retrospective Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

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Victoria Beckham dropped a few touches of futurism into her pre-tenth anniversary retrospective fashion show for Fall-Winter 2018/2019, presented at New York Fashion Week, moving on further from her usual minimalistic approach, which thankfully, hasn’t changed. The clean silhouettes walked down the runway looking like an ode to the khaki color, with splashes of blue and brown here and there. Animal print brings more diversity to the table, and yet sits so well with the rest of the collection, living proof of the powerful message coming from the shapes. Sophisticated cuts made clothes look stunning, despite their simplicity. As we know, Victoria has a passion for coats, this collection being no exception. The fabrics look heavy, not at all the fluffy sort of thing, yet very high end – the type of piece you can only find from a designer. Without a doubt, the creativity is there, exposed right under your glance.

From Milan Fashion Week Mens Fall/Winter

Fendi made fashion while waiting for the luggage at the airport, Dolce and Gabanna closed the show with an awesome performance by none other than singer Maluma and Armani was all about luxury and taste. Read on to find more about Milan Fashion Week Mens Fall/Winter 2019.

Giorgio Armani showcased one of the best collections from Milan Fashion Week Mens, along with Emporio Armani. The first collection is the heaven of sweaters, luxurious fabrics, and jackets. Colors are deep blue, purple, indigo, and grey with unexpected touches of emerald and ruby. Large pants with tight ankles are often seen in this collection. As for Emporio, there’s a switch to a more dapper look, with embroidered velvety jackets and fur details. Pants tend to keep the look from Giorgio Armani collection, but there’s more variety in shapes and length. Like always, timeless fashion.

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UNIFORMS OF MASCULINITY, Neil Barrett’s Fall/Winter Mens collection is another successful show from Milan Fashion Week. Tasteful looks, with wearable pieces, very comfy looking but modern with a hint of elegance walked the runway, giving vibes of inspiration for next season’s street style.

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Snow made an excellent canvas for Ermenegildo Zegna’s Mens wearable Fall/Winter 2019 collection on the first day of Milan Fashion Week Mens. Pieces are just right, modern, fresh looking even, varying from elegant, business to street style to young and cool. Colorwise, there’s plenty of variety of pleasant shades, representative of winter and autumn.

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Prada had a surprisingly simplistic collection, with worker type of clothes that even had the name tags. Pre Fall 2018 and Fall/Winter 18-19 were both mashed into one show, but this does not interfere with the result. Shorts are often seen in men’s looks, matched with stiff shirts and bucket hats. Prints are colorful, full at the edge of shorts, coats, and shirts, slowly disappearing as we go up. Black is dominating.

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Get Excited for London Fashion Week Mens, Starting 6th January

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And here we are, right at the door of a new set of fashion shows for Fall and Winter, which begins on 6th of January, with Men’s Fall/Winter 2018 London Fashion Week. Had a look at the three days of schedule and here’s a summary of it:

Saturday starts off with an official LFW Men’s opening, followed by John Lawrence Sullivan by Arashi Yanagawa presentation at 12 pm. Danish Menswear label Tonsure, Wood Wood, Oliver Spencer, Xander Zhou and Cottweiler are in the schedule till 20:30 pm when the day slowly closes itself.

Next day, on Sunday it’s J. JS Lee with the men’s collection, British menswear brand Kent & Curwen, Chalayan, the one and only Michiko Koshino, Astrid Andersen and few other more shows presenting.

Monday, last day of LFW Men’s Fall-Winter 2018 starts with Craig Green at 10 am, followed by Scandinavian designer Per Götesson, who’s having a two-hour presentation, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. British brand Belstaff is taking an hour show, followed by Vivienne Westwood at 2 pm. The schedule goes on with A-Cold-Wall, Jordanluca, D.GNAK by Kang.D and London based menswear designer Bobby Abley – the last show of LFW Men’s F/W 2018.

How is this schedule for you? Excited about your favorite designers? Come back for fashion reviews, once the Fashion Week is on.

CHANEL: A Tribute To Juliane Moore

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I’ve been missing seeing Chanel in the media lately, and then it happened, a small event that had me get the needed dosage of glam and class. With this out of the way, I can now talk about what it was.

Held in New York, at MOMA, the event gathered friends and supporters to celebrate Julianne Moore under a long and fancy title event: The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit presented by CHANEL: A Tribute to Julianne Moore. Chanel and Julianne Moore in the same sentence equal a rush of excitement, cause I’m in love with both subjects. For such an occasion the actress brought two of her family members to join in – husband and daughter. Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld, designer Rachel Roy were there, looking just as classy and refined.

I have to talk a bit about how everyone behaved fashion-wise. Kristen Stewart integrated her cropped top signature into a pants and jacket ensemble, while Moore opted for sparks and a touch of sensuality. Metallic made quite an appearance among the silhouettes – let’s not forget it is a powerful trend for SS 2018 – why not wear it already? And, last but not least, I’m having a big crush on Jessica Seinfeld’s lovely pink and brown dress.

 

Tommy Hilfiger’s Tartan & Plaid Inspired Fall/Winter 2017 Collection at LFW

Tommy Hilfiger joined the fun at London Fashion Week, but not the summer or spring where in his mind. The designer revealed its AW 2017 collection, which is a good sight to see among all the SS 2018 collections happening these days. Touched by the grunge feel and presented as urban looks, the collection involved the welcoming sight of tartan and plaid patterns served throughout the show in various shapes and sizes. Long coats, jackets, slip dress, schoolgirl-inspired dresses and skirts, winter long jackets, and pants, were paired with black stockings, beanie hats, and almost everyone on the show had fingerless black with red pattern gloves. Few blurry flower print pieces made it into this collection as well, presented by models dressed in stockings, with leather shorts or long pants, minus the beanies.

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Alexis Mabille Skips Classic Fashion Display, Assembles Couture Collection Into Exhibition Mode

Alexis Mabille skipped the classic fashion display and assembled its Couture collection for Fall-Winter 2018 into an exhibition, in parallel working a video presentation acting as a fashion show, in which the designer showcased its entire collection in the absence of an audience.

There’s only a handful of elements building this collection, yet the result is stunning, precisely thanks to how the designer worked with so little. The fabrics and colors are great but greater are the shape and style. Dense ruffles, embroidery and magnificent sleeves are used for making the long silhouettes look highly sophisticated.

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Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel Couture Collection under Eiffel Tower Replica

At the Grand Palais in Paris, on July 5, the atmosphere in the enormous stage had already been set before the defile by Karl Lagerfeld’s decision to present Chanel’s Couture collection in a very Parisian manner, and for that, he placed deck chairs in the shadow of an Eiffel Tower replica, lightly clouded at the top. The first sight of Couture started on Mario Batkovic’s ‘Restrictus’, who set the tone for the music that played throughout the show.

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Looking at the clothes, I get a Merry Poppins feel, starting from the very first outfit. The hats, the shoes and the shape of the clothes, all send you on a playful journey that’s meant to be a secret, camouflaged by a rather serious attitude, especially given the lack of details that’s dominating the beginning of the show. Even after that, there’s an abstinence that’s happening, compensated only by feathers placed in the least expected places and big flowers playing out as pampered hems. Sleeves and high boots receive the same treatment, a manner that creates quite an image. Sparkling fabrics suddenly change the mood set at the beginning and with that the collection triumphs into the elegant and highly sophisticated Chanel garment.

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The front row meant names like Kristen Stewart, Julian Moore, Kaya Scodelario (finally!), Nana Komatsu, Tilda Swinton and many other. After the show, Karl Lagerfeld received the Medaille Vermeille de la Ville de Paris by the city mayor, Anne Hidalgo.

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