Combining punchy colors and formal suits, Christian Dior Homme SS 2024 collection was about adding a psychedelic touch to formal luxury wear. Overall, this fifth-anniversary collection by the brand’s menswear creative director, Kim Jones, was a little bit sporty, a little bit psychedelic, and a whole lot of breathing fresh life into the signature multicolored tweed.
Fashion enthusiasts eagerly awaited the highly anticipated debut of Pharrell Williams as the creative director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection. His arrival brought the city of lights to a standstill on the first day of menswear fashion week.
Atelier Jolie and Chloé are joining forces to create a ready-to-wear collection for women. The collection, designed by Angelina Jolie and Gabriela Hearst, artistic director of the French label, will align with Angelina Jolie's commitment to social values and Chloé's efforts towards environmental responsibility.
Balenciaga released its Spring 24 Collection with a five-minute video directed by Mau Morgo. For the scenario, the brand chose none other than 10, Avenue George V in Paris, the mythic address housing their headquarters.
Louis Vuitton unveils its highly anticipated Resort Collection 2024 against the picturesque scenery of Isola Bella, where he presented a mesmerizing and fashionable journey into the depths of water.
Renowned photographer Steven Meisel and supermodel Linda Evangelista have joined forces to present their latest project: "Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel".
Versace has unveiled "La Vacanza", a collection co-created with British singer, Dua Lipa. The collection exudes an air of femininity, offering an exciting summer wardrobe that captures the essence of a luxurious vacation.
High fashion has always had a strong relationship with the world of film; cinema aesthetics and film celebrities have been the source of inspiration for most designers and high fashion houses since forever. Amidst them, Chanel has a long history of symbiotic relationship with the film industry.
Runway shows in South Korea are trending among luxury brands. Just after Louis Vuitton held its first pre-fall 2023 runway show in Seoul on April 29th, Gucci followed in their lead.
Tom Ford released its surprise AW 2023 collection not in the form of the usual runway show but in a series of three short videos shot by photographer Steven Klein.
On Monday, May 1, the event dubbed “Fashion’s Superbowl” aka the 2023 Met Gala took place in a venue packed with celebrities and A-listers. This year’s Costume Institute exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” is an ode to the creative life of fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld and his contribution to the overall fashion zeitgeist.
As models strutted across the wet pavement of Mexico City for The Dior Cruise 2024 Show, they emanated the spirit of Frida Kahlo. Maria Grazia Chiuri showcased common motifs often seen in Kahlo's art such as butterflies, florals and parrots. She also tributed Kahlo’s androgynous style and the three-piece suits she liked to wear.
Warm skies set behind the Los Angeles skyline as guests came together to witness Versace's Fall/Winter Fashion 2023 show. The runway, secluded from the rest of the city, gave way to a joint Women's and Men's collection that highlighted the fashion brand's signature cuts and unique structure.
Staged on Seoul’s iconic Jamsugyo Bridge, Louis Vuitton’s pre-fall 2023 runway show on April 29th, fully highlighted the K-culture wave while continuing to celebrate the brand’s distinctive silhouettes.
The Dior house is no short of unexpected landmark shows. The storied brand hosted its runway show in Mumbai, making history as the very first fashion house to host a seasonal-not resort show in India.
Tiffany & Co. hosted an exclusive star-studded celebration on April 27. Celebrities gathered to commemorate the newly-renovated 10-story flagship store, which was transformed into a bright and lively space featuring art installations and Tiffany’s signature blue.
The first words that may come to mind when looking at the work of Anthony Vaccarello in The Saint Laurent Men's Winter 23’ collection are: chic, fluid, bold and elegant. Each piece was dripping with class.
Assouline Publishing, a book publisher famously known for its luxury fashion, design, travel and lifestyle works, released “Dior by Raf Simons” marking its sixth book in its series dedicated to Dior designers. Working with Dior since 2012, Raf Simmons has brought his unique contemporary edge to the sensual brand.
Red, a pigment that awakens inner passion, stimulating romanticism and sensuality. Rosso, a crimson shade, is the color that revamps Maison Valentino’s lifelong devotion to redefining haute couture.
Earth-rattling bass penetrates through a subterranean warzone, matching Mr. West’s aggressive stomps through the mud. Models trudge relentlessly down Santiago Sierra’s mudslide, armed and ready for battle in Balenciaga tactical gear, bringing along their favorite stuffed animals and potato chips for the journey.
The Eiffel Tower dances with glinting lights on a perfect evening to celebrate Parisian Excellence. Trickling water of the Trocadéro fountain glows in front of the classic bold Yves Saint Laurent monogram; a baroque orchestral melody sets the tone for the night.
Beyoncé Knowles, a cultural phenomenon herself, made headlines this week with her new album, Renaissance, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Although the singer is no stranger to chart-topping records, this is the first time any woman has accomplished the feat in music history.
French luxury brand Mugler and rapper Megan Thee Stallion are proving to be quite the duo as both of their collaborations were released earlier this month: Megan’s “Plan B” music video and Mugler’s Spring Summer 2022 film.
According to Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia, “money is the ultimate fetiche.” With its power for creation, destruction, and control, money breeds both our highest aspirations and deepest fears. At Balenciaga’s recent show inside the New York Stock Exchange, impending corruption has never felt so alluring.
The biography of Anna Wintour shows the fearlessness of an ambitious young woman who grew up in a predominantly feminine environment and later became one of the most powerful people in the media. Anna Wintour’s contributions to society beyond her reign as an editor were aligned with her connection to creative, successful people.
Layered leather, velvet mini dresses, and wine-colored lipstick— Winona Ryder is the quintessential ‘90s cool girl.
As the light from the sun melted into the blue sky, a goddess appeared between two concrete columns wearing a long snake print dress that wrapped around her head. It was a different world, curated by Nicolas Ghesquière and bounded by Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute in La Jolla, San Diego.
Loewe is always doing unexpected campaigns, and this season is no different. For Loewe's Pre-Fall 2022 campaign, the brand decided to inject inclusivity into it.
Captured in their trademark rock studded bottle, Valentino has released a new fragrance “Born in Roma: Coral Fantasy”. The new scent joins the existing collection “Born in Roma” with two other fragrances, “Born in Roma Pink and Yellow”.
Gusts of wind blew sand on a crowd of more than 100,000 people as they waited in anticipation of the first Coachella 2022 headline performance. A soft whistle began to play, and a silhouette appeared on the stage.
Riccardo Riccardo Tisci hosted a lavish party to honor the launch of Burberry's Lola Bag. The bag, is beautifully crafted, soft and elegant with the monogram TB, Thomas Burberry, clasp, and a sleek chain strap. hosted a lavish party to honor the launch of Burberry's Lola Bag. The bag, is beautifully crafted, soft and elegant with the monogram TB, Thomas Burberry, clasp, and a sleek chain strap.
Titled “Mind, Mythos, Muse”, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has curated a collection of donated Lee Alexander McQueen designs and paired them with the art décor, textiles, sculptures, cultural inspiration, etc. that catalyzed his work.
Stunned and speechless, John Batiste made his way to the golden stage. “The creative arts are subjective, and they reach people at a point in their lives when they need it most,” Batiste’s words rang throughout the MGM Grand Garden Arena as he accepted the Grammy for “Album of the Year”.
The Oscars always shows extravagant parties and over-the-top fashion, Giorgio Armani's Store on Rodeo Drive hosted and exclusive event just for that to honor their reopening.
The 70s are making a comeback in the new Michael Kors x Ellesse collaboration. This collection includes graphic prints of the Michael Kors logo meshed with Ellesse's logo.
Held at the spot where the future of filmmaking is envisioned and brought to life, the 2022 Academy Awards continued the legacy of its influence on statement style designed by fashion powerhouses.
An unexpected location collided with an unexpected departure when the announcement came that Daniel Lee's Detroit, Michigan show would be his last as creative director for Bottega Veneta.
Chanel sticks with their roots and is inspired by their signature fabric tweed. The collection named "Infinite Tweed" has proven that this textile is very versatile and can be a trendy fabric that more people will want to wear after viewing the collection.
The Balenciaga Winter 22’ collection is very personal to the creative director, Demna, as this blends his personal refugee story with the modern context of the war within Ukraine.
Intimate invitation through Michele’s mind and heart, Rome his native home hosted the show at the Capitoline Museums, a place where Alessandro used to visit the weekends as a child. But beside this personal invitation to Michele´s memories and source of inspiration, location had also a powerful meaning: “It was really important to organise this show in Rome in a time when it’s important to glorify this place that is a place of freedom. All the beautiful things surrounding us from the pagan world are connected to a freedom that has sometimes been threatened.
“It’s a dream to represent such a timeless and iconic brand. The history of the Chanel woman is so exciting and the brand has remained such a powerful feminine standard of style,” Robbie said in a statement released by the brand. The house is highly recognized for their iconic muses, have had many over the past years, all of them sharing qualities resemblance of Coco Chanel, independent, elegant, powerful women, Robbie joins the list of great muses such as: Catherine Deneuve, Ines De La Fressange, Keira Knightley, Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tautou, Cara Delevingne among others, becoming now a fragrance ambassador.
Inspired by human hybrids fantasy, Iris van Herpen gave us an ethereal couture show spring 2019. Vaporous and dramatic, all silhouettes explored celestial extravaganza. Very engineered with a strong focus on couture fabrics, each piece is printed with colored clouds by New York based artist Kim Keever. Op art inspired print and 3D breathtaking couture shapes make this spring 2019 collection one to remember.
KARL LAGERFELD'S PRE-FALL 2019 SHOW
PENELOPE CRUZ AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS IN LAGERGELD'S GOLDEN 'ANCIENT EGYPTIAN' SHOW
Karl Lagerfeld, chief creative director of Chanel, held the Chanel pre-fall 2019 fashion show at the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lagerfeld, who is known for dazzling, larger than life events, chose this venue for the 17th annual “Metiers d’Art” show. Every year, it takes place in a different city to celebrate the brand. The ancient temple, finished in 10BC, was the centerpiece for the show. Also chosen as the centerpiece for the museum’s annual spring fashion gala, the temple made the Chanel show feel like a smaller version of the Met Gala.
Publishers Roger and Mauricio Padilha have written several different Art and Fashion books, some of them being: Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex and Disco, The Stephen Sprouse Book, and The Work of Chris von Wangenheim. Following up such outstanding books, they recently wrote a new one about the one and only Richard Bernstein, and about his bold and unique art. The book will be titled Richard Bernstein Starmaker and will be published on September 4th of this year.
Azzedine Alaïa. Fashion legend. Man of vision. Loved by everyone. The entire fashion world mourned his loss last November. He was known for his timeless designs and ability to empower women with exquisite clothing designed carefully and uniquely for the female body. “I dressed women directly on their body, by intuition”, Alaïa once said. Alaïa was loved and admired by everyone in the industry. One of his closest friends was supermodel Naomi Campbell, who called him “Papa.”
Like other big couture houses, Gucci joined the trend of having the resort show in France; except Gucci did it somewhat and somewhere different: at an ancient Roman cemetery. The Promenade Des Alyscamps is the name of the Roman Necropolis that was turned into a cemetery, and then turned into a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Chanel 2019 Cruise Fashion Show took sail at the Grand Palais in Paris, where Karl managed to amaze us yet again with quite a show.
A surrealistic vision of a 100-meter boat in the middle of the Grand Palais left the audience speechless as the show started. From lights that resembled ocean waves, to a magical starred night sky, to steam coming out of the boat and seagull noises in the background, Karl took the audience on board to what may be his biggest show yet. The enormous prop ship was named La Pausa, after Coco Chanel’s summer Villa in the South of France.
Designer Anthony Vaccarello has chosen unstoppable model Kaia Gerber as his muse for this new season. She walked the YSL Fashion show, and now she stars in the brand’s Pre-Fall 2018 Campaign. The collection is full of Carnaby-street, London-inspired looks that take us back to the 60s.
Under the night Parisian skies, with the Eiffel Tower right next to it, the Saint Laurent show took place in a contemporary box-like structure. With big, bright spotlights moving around not only on the runway, but outside as well, tourists and outsiders were given quite the show and had them wondering what was going on.
Black everything. Lace. Velvet. Leather. Embroidery. Fur. Tassels. It is not new for a designer to mix and match, but Anthony Vaccarello did it in such a smooth, elegant, yet bold way.
KAIA IS THE NEWEST HEIR AND AMBASSADOR TO THE OMEGA CAMPAIGN
OMEGA HAS UNVEILED THEIR NEWEST AND BEAUTIFUL RISING STAR WITH THEIR STUNNING TRESOR COLLECTION.
Omega has unveiled their newest and beautiful rising star with their stunning Tresor collection. Kaia Gerber,daughter of Cindy Crawford and muse of Omega, stylishly shows off the nine gorgeous designs of the “Her Time” campaign shot by Peter Lindbergh. The impressive womens collection features strategically placed diamonds in asymmetrical curves to accentuate the beauty and femininity of women.
With bright colors, dramatic volume, and bold shapes, Marc Jacobs stole the show during NYFW 2018. With a show filled with fun, yet dramatic looks, the designer made us feel a bit of nostalgia and took us back to the fabulous 80s. Go big or go home: Big, bold shoulders and sleeves. Heavy fabrics. Oversize coats, dresses, and skirts. Big scarves, large neck bows.
Mixing the present era with a world of fantasy, and hint of surrealism, Alessandro Michele gave the audience and the world a lot to talk about for the next few days. The runway, which looked like a surgical laboratory, had mint-green walls and lights hanging from the ceiling; as well as hospital beds. The show did not only mix lace, floral prints and sequences, but also mixed classic Italian looks with accessories never seen before.
PARIS FASHION HAUTE COUTURE 2018
KAIA GERBER MAKES HER COUTURE DEBUT WITH CHANEL
From Rose Bertin, Marie Antoinette’s fashion designer who brought fashion and haute couture to French Culture, to todays world of Haute Couture Winter 2018, the fashions of Paris have never failed to surprise and amaze us. Chanel shows are always so spectacularly extravagant, and King Karl mastered this vision, as he always does.