The word “untitled” became a starting point of PASKAL SS17 collection. Julie Paskal reveals her vision of abstraction using simple shapes and colors. German painter Sigmar Polke and his painting “Ohne Titel (Streifenbild)” is the main coloristic inspiration. The three contrasting lines that he portrayed on the grey background embody simplicity, which the designer brings into the collection.
Acid colors, the dynamic of the laser-cut fringes and scales is Julie Paskal’s attempt to bring the spirit of the dark and diverse world of “Goa Trance” into the collection. Choosing the circle to be the main shape, Julie introduces mushroom-like laser-cut mesh and A-line dresses and skirts.
Julie Paskal tries to keep the balance between the neoteric world and eternal objects created by nature. She uses laser-cutting techniques, fluorescent colors and technical fabrics to create a new dark and pagan world where the women is a mother, partner and the centre that reunites beauty, wisdom and love.
"I was very happy when Jacquemus got in touch with me concerning that collaboration. For me as choreographer it's of course a great joy to see that my performance "bodies in urban places" increasingly also finds entrance into other creative fields such as the fashion world. Simon had a very clear vision about the motive he wanted for the picture, so that was easy to decide on. The challenge for me in this special case was to arrange the models as an interesting body sculpture on the one hand, butto make sure at the same time that the clothes don't lose anything from their impression" - Willi Dorner
"We are all a group of people together, so there is no individuality in this campaign, and there is something very playful. I like that in Jacquemus there is no hierarchy" - Simon Porte Jacquemus
Photo: David Luraschi
Body Installation: Willi Dorner
New York – July 13th, 2016, Social Activism is ‘in’ this season, and this Fashion Week, Ricardo Seco raised awareness for endangered species on New York City’s runways. Seco’s LIFE collection was shown via presentation at Hotel Americano, 518 W 27th St, on July 12th at 5:30PM.
As a man who enjoys life with a consciousness of nature and the only Mexican designer being featured during NYFWM, Ricardo Seco combined the sacredness of Holbox, the island situated off the northeast coast of the Yucatan peninsula, with New York City lifestyle. Known for being a sanctuary of endangered species like the Carey Turtle, tern, American flamingo and sea cow, the island inspires Holbox, Seco’s ode to NYC. “This city’s culture shapes our understanding of our nature and the future”, stated Ricardo. “Take a look at what Mother Nature has given us. Without nature, there is no us; there is no LIFE.” Using unique colors and textures to convey his message Seco states, “LIFE is about defining your own future, while preserving the treasures of the past. This collection is meant to not only bring awareness to the island of Holbox and NYC, but to the importance of protecting our planet as a whole.” Featured colors and textures included: pastel pink, baby blue, lilac, flamingo feathers, print of whale shark skin, print of sand, grey and black. LIFE featured Spring/Summer 2017’s latest trends including oversized silhouettes, bomber jacket, bikers, boxing shorts, relaxed pants, athletic inspired shorts, and sweatshirts.
Seco describes the line as ‘street meets urban sophistication.’ Cumulatively, Ricardo has shown 10 seasons; his first being held on Feb. 16, 2012. In chronological order his entire collection includes: FLY, SHARE, ALIVE, POWER, FOREVER, DREAMS, REAL, LUCK, TIME and now for Spring/Summer 2017 - LIFE. In each collection, Ricardo combines the richness of Mexican culture with its new contemporary sophistication.
Again, Dries eschewed the grandeur of the Hotel de Ville for a nondescript warehouse, accessed through a garage door. The clothes within, however, contained all the decadence, opulence and imagination that Casati and her lover (the corrupt poet Gabriele D'Annunzio), fashioned their reputations and wardrobes with.
The opening look of capacious faux leopard-fur trousers felt more Muppet Show than 1900 Grand Canal palazzo, but Casati's sense of drama and opulence was felt everywhere else. Leopard print, rich velvet and decorative pearls were repeated themes, matched with Prince of Wales check and sporting blazers for day, then ramped up with sequins and ornate jacquards for night. Star pieces included a beautiful leopard cape worn over wide creased cream trousers, as well as an audacious velvet leopard print suit. Casati kept a pet boa snake (as well as cheetahs with jewelled collars), and snake print decorated ankle boots with sculptural heels, or wound their way across a long black crepe evening dress and the lapel of a tuxedo. Bordeaux and champagne velvets used in sweeping gowns, skirts and sleeveless tops were redolent of the thick draped curtains that hung from her palazzo windows, keeping prying eyes from the opium and cocaine being experimented with inside.
They're here in Milan to celebrate the biggest Fendi Ginza pop-up store in Tokyo, which opened last November. But no one really cares about that, they just want their picture taken next to one to post on all social media channels: #Fendirumi. Clever Fendi. Should your heart desire you can buy your own fluffy bag charm sized version from today on Fendi.com and Fendi boutiques, available in a limited edition run of 80. "They perfectly embody the Fendi fun spirit," said Silvia Venturini Fendi.
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It was a sentiment that put Marques and her partner Paulo Almeida firmly in line with a raft of young French designers making waves in Paris, such as the collective Vetements and the lesser-known Christelle Kocher at Koché, who for the past few seasons have cast their friends in their shows, and taken an offbeat, often oversized, “I woke up like this” approach to styling. Always inspired by Marta’s younger, twenty-something sister Sofia, who modeled in their pre-fall collection imagery, this was an amble through a “normal” girl’s wardrobe: out with precision, in with the ramshackle; goodbye abstract explorations of “fabrication”, hello comfort.
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On Tuesday, February 2nd, brothers Ariel and Shimon Ovadia debuted the OVADIA & SONS (www.ovadiaandsons.com) Fall 2016 collection via a runway show at Skylight Clarkson North in New York City.