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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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.

Chanel Couture Collection Invites to Playfulness and Good Looking Pink

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Arranged to look like you’re having an out of the body experience right in the backyard of a glamorous Italian villa, Chanel took its pinks, the little flowers, the bride, and gorgeous mules down the runway for showcasing its Couture collection for Spring 2019. Each silhouette walked around a decent size pond or pool, depending on the type of imagination you have, and posed right at the middle, with a perfect arranged background to emphasize the amazingness of all the craftsmanship that went into this fine collection. The mules I was talking about are designed to have a strap behind, so ultimately, we are left with a very refined shoe. Very lady-like too. As for the pink and violet, I can’t even breath. The shades that were chosen are heavenly soft and pure looking. All the other details are added only to reinforce the general ‘gentle and playful’ vibe. All the other colors known to be Chanel-approved are having individual moments of triumph, ultimately balancing everything out. It all looks eye-catching and grand, that’s for sure.

Front row: Kristen Stewart, Pharrell Williams, Diane Rouxel, Marion Cotillard, Go-Eun Kim and more.

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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.

Paris Fashion Week Two Random Shows I choose to Watch and Liked – Part 2

Balmain dropped a collection to die for, from bags to shoes, to belts, to those mouth-watering colors and fabrics. And then, there was Cara Delavigne. The model turned actress, for sure made more than a few hearts to skip some beats at the sight of none other than herself, walking confidently in the opening of the show. She has been out of sight from the fashion world for quite some time, so this opening was everything.

Back to the collection, the show began with a couple of all-white looks, but then everything took on another dimension thanks to gorgeous colors and effects. Accessories are mirror-like and huge, looking immaculate and very metallic. All these work amazing with iridescent fabrics, all crafted wonderfully. The shapes in this collection reminded a lot of Grace Jones and her 80’s looks, with wide shoulders and the game of bright colors and futuristic cuts. Streetwalker denim looks, high waisted belted pants, padded shoulders, all are part of the Balmain SS 2019 collection. The architectural pieces are absolutely amazing, so are the icicle looks, which btw, represent so much from the show.

Front row: Irene Kim, Zara Larsson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Olivia Palermo, Matt Pokora, Camila Coehlo and more.

Favorite looks:

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Christopher Kane and its Fabolous Show at London Washion Week

Christopher Kane had a fabulous show, presented of course at London Fashion Week, where the crème de la crème of the British designers are currently showcasing collections for Spring/Summer.

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The designer does not disappoint, ever, in terms of attention to details. For this show, there’s an androgyne look, where you simply have to embrace the not knowing at whom you’re looking at. To reinforce the feel, there’s work in creating a soft, attractive look, yet elements are not always embodying the classic feminine. It’s rather playful and a little ‘out of the box’. What you never thought of, you see it here, in this collection, looking more satisfying than what you might think. Fabrics are soft. There is even a return to the classic sneaker, to which I felt I’m back to a very good place. But that’s just a ‘passing through’ the show. What’s really happening, are these red or white victorian inspired booties/shoes, carrying an emphasized shoe tongue, which gives the whole piece the perfect refined feel to work like magic next to all these architectural inspired clothes. Other booties are created to sit relaxed around the ankle and glammed up with a sparkling stripe. Another fantastic match is one between clean looking high sports shoes, with a revealing inside heel paired with clothes from the collection. I really feel Christopher managed to redefine the feminine into a genderless look, yet not losing the softness and the beauty of Venus.

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.

The Good Looks Of Chanel’s Front Row at Paris Fashion Week SS 2018

Chanel front row is what I live for, all thanks to a well-selected group of faces, some of whom I’m a fan of. As a plus, there’s always a new name or several new faces that I’m seeing and that keeps things interesting. Singer Victor Solf and actress Angela Yuen are two newbies I had to search on Google. As for the ones I know, I’m glad G-Dragon is back for Chanel front row, he was missing for a second or two. Anna Mouglalis, Marie Ange Casta, Irene Kim and Park Shin-hye are well known for their faithfulness towards Chanel. New face but known, very known in fact, is Cindy Crawford, proudly and good looking too, posing amongst the rest for Chanel front row.

G Dragon

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Matilda Lutz – Italien model and actress

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Park Shin-hye – actress

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Anamaria Vartolomei – actress

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Marine Vacth – actress

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Donatella Versace Pays Legendary Tribute To Gianni Versace With a One-Of-A-Kind Collection

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Donatella Versace paid a one of a kind tribute to Gianni Versace, the man and its work, in her SS 2018 collection, presented at Milan Fashion Week, on September 22, in Milan. The phenomenal throwback featured jaw-dropping prints from Giani Versace’s famous 90’s collections. Now legendary Versace printed tights took the lead on the white runway, accompanied by iconic Versace pieces and moments.

There was plenty of throwbacks to look at, as the runway became a time capsule seasoned with groups of three and four models mixed with two or one silhouettes strutting the glamour of 1990-1995 Versace collections. Most iconic collections to this date, such as SS 1995 butterfly-inspired print collection, the SS 1992 Animalier and Tresor de la Mere, the SS 1991 collection with the legendary Marilyn Monroe portrait by Andy Warhol, the richness of yellow and black of the FW 1991 Baroque-inspired collection, have been brought back to life. It was the sight of Gianni Versace works, collectively re-building the past. And there was more.

Donatella Versace did not pass the human factor in her effort to piece together a glamorous past. She invited Gianni’s favorite group of supermodels from the 90’s, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni to close with style the show. The five models appeared from behind a curtain, posing still and facing the excited audience, which started clapping, even when disturbed by their phones, agendas, and cameras. The show ended with Donatella and the group of five walking out of the runway as the final piece of the show, George Michael’s Freedom, was playing in the background.

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Emporio Armani’s SS 2018 Collection at London Fashion Week

Emporio Armani’s collection at London Fashion Week had a little Barbie doll vibe to it, thanks to translucent and iridescent fabrics of pastel aquatic colors modeled into stylish tailored pants, schoolgirl-inspired and long dresses with soft ruffled bottoms, various tops, and summer casual and blazer jackets. Small geometric figures prints and applique made their way into the collection, looking jolly, almost cute, especially since the designer paired them with before mentioned pastel aquatic colored pieces. A nice change of seen was made by modern hieroglyph styled prints. The clothes looked marvelous and surprisingly still in tune with what happened before on the runway. The glimpse of color red was there, yet managed to have no say in the final result. Talking of which, could not have been better placed in time.

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Collections That Stood Out at MBFW Istanbul

Rashid by Rasit Bagzibagli
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Rasit Bagzibagli showed off a fun summery collection with a pleasant conversation of sparkly fabrics, artistically assembles of colorful stripes and a relaxed approach.

Şiyar Akboğa
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Siyar Akboga’s collection shown at MBFWI was far away from being romantic or anything of the sort, conquering eyes with elements of a fetish vibe like harness and mesh ripped off masks. In between, he added jacket suit dressy looks, wide leg pants and a nice assembly of bralettes.

Umit Kutluk
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Umit Kutluk had a couple of looks mastered with class and style for his SS 2018 collection, at MBFWI. The designer achieved greatness by shaping fabrics in an unorthodox manner, and then, with the help of girly colors, feather, embroidery and flattering cuts he added style and beauty.

Mehtep Elaidi
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A perfect high-fashion worthy collection of Mehtep Elaidi happened at MBFWI. 60’s palette of colors painted folk-inspired clothes styled by the designer in a modern manner. The inspiration is barely noticeable or at least, too well made to disrupt the rest of the conversation.

 

 

 

Best of Shows From NYFW SS 2018 – Part 1

Tom Ford
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The woman from Tom Ford’s SS 2018 collection looked classy with a slight hint of a bad-ass nuance to her personality. Her clothes are undeniably comfy, appealing and alluring. The designer explored the minimalistic appearance, an approach often seen presented at NYFW for SS 2018.

Ulla Johnson
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I don’t know if it’s the background for the show, but Ulla Johnson’s SS collection had me fallen in love with the clothes. I’m feeling the calmness in the colors she chose for this collection. I’m feeling the soft fabrics. It looks feminine and gentle, like a dream.

GCDS
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GCDS’ collection is like a breath of fresh air among all the disproportionate romance going on.

Monse
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Monse stands out from the crowd by having a lovely, down to earth collection, with sporty clothes mixed with casual high heels, socks here and there and hats.

Milly
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I was surprised by how much I liked Milly’s collection. The tops are tiny, therefore quite revealing and I love that.

Adeam
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Adeam is definitely one of the most well-made collections from this NYFW edition. And although the designer joined the existing obnoxious trends happening at the moment on the runway, the collection looks somehow unique from the rest. Fabrics are alluring, colors are mature, cuts are perfect.

Bibhu Mohapatra
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Bibhu Mohapatra left me speechless with an outstanding collection of dresses looking very different from everything happening trend wise. He sent down the runway luxurious looking silhouettes to which I had a hard time choosing a favorite. Execution is perfect, down to the last detail. Colors are earthy and elegant. Shapes are flattering and feminine.

Taoray Wang
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Taoray Wang is another designer with a great collection presented at NYFW. She kept it simple, and added the right details to lift up the mood of the clothes.

Tibi
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Tibi had lovely long dresses and played with monochromatic silhouettes. The collection is elegant and modern yet unpretentious.

 

 

 

First Impression: In The Working NYFW SS 2018 Leaves Clues of Minimalistic Next Summer

NYFW is still in the workings, yet a first part is close to its end, and continues shortly after, on Monday, which is tomorrow. Speaking of this week, the shows that happened are the first glimpse of what’s going to happen for SS 2018, but that certainly doesn’t mean that we already have it all unraveled. Next week is just as important, and I’m wondering if the styles we had seen this week are going to be present in the upcoming shows.

This week I have seen designers greatly inclined to an even more minimalistic approach in their SS 2018 collections. Silhouettes are designed to look unpretentious, practical, useful and for service. It supposed to be making you feel dressed well at work, on the street and somewhere at a party. The good looks are in the hands of lace, embroidery, ruffles, and cut-outs. And yet, there’s moderation in everything that’s added to make clothes look more than just a piece of garment. The result looks good and satisfying. We almost want it to happen, we want it to be this way.
In many instances, the known shape has been broken and reassembled, a trend that we all know very well from SS 2017 collections. Androgyny is carefully explored.