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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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.

Best of Shows From NYFW SS 2018 – Part 2

Paula Knorr
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German designer Paula Knorr used the same approach like most of the brands presenting at NYFW and sent down the runway minimalistic silhouettes which she styled mostly on the sides, keeping the fabric flat on the face and back. The fabrics are shiny, velvety and lacquered, painted in soft browns, red, blue and white. For an extra feel, the designer had the models wearing knee-high boots in matching fabrics.

Xiao Li
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Xiao Li had an adorable collection perfectly executed, with see-through fabrics shaped dolly like but in a nightgown manner and finished off in a modern kind of way. Puffy sleeves, gentle ruffles here and there, geometric flower embroidery at the hem, delicate stripes and soft unpretentious bows made this collection a total crush. Colors: baby pink, baby blue, red and white.

Zimmermann
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Speaking of crushes, Zimmermann had me completely melted and mesmerized with their fresh looking sophisticated collection. It reminds me of the aristocracy, just modernized and free of social norms. It looked summery with the flower prints and vintage hand embroidered tablecloth style embroidery arrangements. This collection is delicious but ladylike, with short skirts and white beautifully embellished shirts and jackets with pointed shoulders.

Fenty Puma
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Fenty Puma left me with a good impression, even though we are talking about sportswear. The whole collection abounds in shades of green and blue, played on eye-catching sports clothes, ranging from bralettes to leather costumes.

 

Quick Look Over NYFW 7-13 September Schedule

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NYFW it’s on its starting point, officially starting from today, 7th September, and lasting until Next Wednesday, 13 September. However, Tom Ford and a few other brands had an earlier start for themselves and unraveled awaited collections yesterday, on the 6th September. With that out of the way, let’s have a quick look at the official schedule and highlight some of the shows presented during NYFW.

Today, Thursday, has a lot going on, and it is just as much for the rest of the week. Desigual is planned to show at noon, followed by a crowded lineup. Late afternoon is going to be American-based Japanese fashion designer Tadashi Shoji ready to show, who’s followed by a total of nine shows, all presented at 6 pm. Before the evening ends with its latest show, scheduled at 9 pm, Calvin Klein is on the list showing at 8 pm. In between, there are five fashion shows happening, and literally, this day will go by with no time to take a breather.

Moving on, Project Runway is planned to show at 9 am on Friday, the 8th. American fashion house Cushnie et Ochs and Jeremy Scott are on the Friday schedule too.

Saturday is going to be the busiest day of all NYFW, with 56 shows so far on the list. London based label Self-Portrait is scheduled in the morning, shortly followed by Jill Stuart. Banana Republic is delivering at 1 Pm and at 4 pm is Christian Siriano’s time to show its latest collection. Philip Plein and Alexander Wang are scheduled to close the day.

Sunday is another busy day, and it is the day when Victoria Beckham label is scheduled to present its latest collection. Can’ t wait for it. Prabal Gurung show is set for the evening. And probably the most talked show from NYFW, Fenty Puma by Rihanna is scheduled before the end of this wonderfully packed day.

Monday, on the 5th day of NYFW the schedule looks a tiny bit more spacious, prove that we’re slowly getting closer to the end of the event. The Row is set to show at the beginning of the day, while Australian girly label Zimmermann has the honor of having its show presented before noon. Zadig & Voltaire, Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera are just a few of the many shows that follow. The day is closed by Kristin Cavallari’s brand Uncommon James + Chinese Laundry.

Tuesday is for Jenny Packham, the label in charge to open the day, Badgley Mischka, J. Mendel, one of my favorites, Naeem Khan and Ralph Lauren, just to name a few from the ones presenting on this day, closed by The Blonds.

Wednesday and the last day of NYFW, is perhaps one of the most laid-back, schedule wise, but has plenty to give for fashion lovers. One of the loveliest designers out there, Michael Kors is presenting its collection at 10 am, and then at 11 am we get surprised by none other than Eva Longoria with her KIA Style collection. Marchesa, Marc Jacobs and Marcel Ostertag are some of the labels set to present. The day is closed by Jia Liu label.

Check the full schedule here.

 

 

Julianne Moore Conducts an Impeccable Set of Fashion Appearances At Venice Film Festival

I once watched a show where somebody said about Julienne Moore that she’s getting better and better with time, fashion wise, just like a good wine. I took that as a motivation, but I wasn’t really into Julianne Moore’s history. Now I know that she’s 56 and looking great. On top of that, she’s slaying in the fashion style department. Every single time.
Recently she’s been in Venice for Venice Film Festival, together with George Clooney and Matt Damon, for their movie Sububircon. Here the actress had several appearances, and I have to say I’ve been impressed by every each one of her looks. It is almost impossible to pick one favorite, but if I would have to do it, her flowy red gown with pink seemed to work best in favor to her red hair, rosy cheeks and red lips. A second almost impossible to pick favorite would be her t-shirt embroidered dress she was wearing for the Sububircon photocall. And last but not least, I loved her fringy dress that had a sort of apron. An absolutely stunning piece of clothing.

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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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Shows to Check Out at Paris Couture Fashion Week July 2017

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The city of Paris is once again hosting Fashion Week, moving from Men’s, which happened not long ago, to Couture collections for Fall-Winter 2018. So far Ronald Van Der Kemp and Proenza Schouler have checked in with their collections and the first day of Paris Couture Week continues its narrative with exciting labels to watch, such as Rodarte, Galia Lahav and Guo Pei.

Monday, the second day of Couture Week, starts with Schiaparelli and continues with Georges Hobeika, Christian Dior, Ralph & Russo and few other more. Tuesday is just as packed with big names, with Chanel having the honor to display its Couture craft at the beginning of the schedule, followed by Ulyana Sergeenko, Giorgio Armani and Alexandre Vauthier.

Maison Margiela is set to be the first label to showcase on Wednesday and the day continues with Ellie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf and Zuhair Murad. Fendi is displaying at the end and the few hour break that’s happening after Valentino’s show provides everyone with enough time to have a moment after such an abundant day.

Thursday is all about the Couture jewelry. The full schedule is available here.

Chanel Opens Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition In Seoul With Cocktail Party & Famous Faces

Mademoiselle Privé exhibition is set to open its treasure box once again and this time is showing the goods at D-Museum, in the city of Seoul, South Korea. Before the official opening to the public, the event made its presence known by hosting a start studded cocktail party. The invitees: big names from Korean Entertainment gathered to show support for the project. Continue reading “Chanel Opens Mademoiselle Privé Exhibition In Seoul With Cocktail Party & Famous Faces”

Donatella Versace Creates Perfect Balance in Old-New Men’s Theme Collection

Donatella Versace added a glimpse of the brand’s past to her Men’s collection for Milan Fashion Week on June 17 by partnering up her own empowering silhouettes with silky ensembles styled with Greek motifs. Her new approach influenced both men’s show and women’s little capsule collection which she sent down the glass runway, improvised outside in the superb courtyard of Via Gesù 12. No wonder Donatella brought up the past since this collection falls right in time for the 20th anniversary of Gianni Versace’s death.

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Bussiness looking stripes, velvet caps, scarfs, combined silk shirts, metal chains, pinstripes, white embroidered old logo T-shirts and optical prints made peace, balance and perfect sense to an elegant yet dynamic collection. As a plus, model Candice Swanepoel walked the runway in Donatella’s final look from women’s capsule collection.

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A Fast Look at Milan Men’s Fashion Week SS 2018 Schedule

With only four days apart from London’s Men’s Fashion Week final, it is Milan’s turn to host collections, mostly Italian labels, for the Milan Men’s Fashion Week for season SS 2018. Yesterday June the 16th when it began, two shows were to check in and today, as I am typing, Versace is having its collection presented, simultaneously having it broadcasted live on social media.

Earlier today there was plenty to look at, with Diesel Black Gold being the first to showcase, and I have to say, the list is well packed or better said, it was well packed since we’re already near the end of the day. Dolce & Gabanna, Marni, Neil Barrett, Armani and few other labels have already completed the task of presenting their Men’s SS 2018 collection. German designer Philipp Plein is closing the day. What a treat!

Sunday has the longest schedule, with Prada and DSQUARED2 on the runway, followed by labels Fendi and Giorgio Armani to show on Monday among other brands, with Frankie Morello having the last say for the day.
With that Milan Men’s Fashion Week will be completed, showcasing a good bunch of well-known brands, some of which are expected with excellent collections. The official final day is on Tuesday, June the 20th.

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