For FW18 collection, PRIVATE POLICY dedicated it to the bravery of Charlie. The designer duo also want to stand up for what is right. Anti nuclear weapon, Anti dictatorship, Anti ignorance! They mix military uni- form with the NEW YORK youth iconic silhouettes and fabrication. They want to dress up their fellow revolutionaries to be empowered to fight for faith in Love and Equality.
“You project your own emotion into a picture; what you want to see. So I wanted to catch that dream. And so, this collection is made with all the dreams of couture, all the craft and colours. It’s all about couture in the way I was wondering about couture.” Pierpaolo Piccioli said.
Piccioli freely jumped between eras and references, creating a collection where every look was its own story, character literally radiating from every garment. “I feel totally free! You have to know your past and forget it in order to do couture,” he pointed out.
“Couture is the ultimate limited edition: what everyone is looking for. Emotions and dreams and something special and unique. I think the future of couture arises in its past.” Piccioli’s majestically casual approach to haute couture, where a sweatshirt - albeit with painstaking embroidery - suddenly turns up in the middle of Marie Antoinette ball gowns, is extraordinary. He said the interest he gets from young people wanting to join the Valentino studio and learn the old crafts is a true reward.
New York, NY - July 12th @ Skylight Clarkson Sq, Parke & Ronen turned up the heat with sexy male models strutting the runway as usual to celebrate its 20-year brand anniversary by unveiling its special Spring 2018 Menswear Collection.
Multi stripe sprinter swim trunk, pale blue linen sleeve shirt, grass green multi stripe cotton sleeve sweater with royal daisy print meridian bikini, blue multi stripe cotton cabana shirt with tangerine colorblock stripe corcovado swim brief, white stretch cotton twill skinny cargo short, all make up for the classical pieces that hit a sweet spot and create a relax and muscle meat feeling.
This season, the collection draws inspiration from the lyrics of John Denver’s song, Rocky Mountain High, with an emphasis on the lyrics “serenity of a clear blue mountain lake.” Nostalgic to the times of our youth when John Denver was ushering in pop-awareness of the earth, nature and unique beauty of Rocky Mountain summer’s led us to create a collection inspired by the idea of Americana as seen through rose colored lenses.
During these unsettling times in America, we’re asking what does a modern manifestation of that time look like for 2018 and beyond.
Oct 6th was the presentation of STUDIO Collection 2017 at the prestigious Prince George Ballroom Hotel coinciding with New York International Bridal Week 2016.
A bridal line with abundant nuances. The dresses are carried with romanticism and fragility that portray the Victorian age, with innovative silhouettes never seen in bridal.
Masters such as Alma-Tadema, Van Dyck, Rubens, El Greco, Murillo, Goya or Delacroix portrayed a numerous amount of women in all their different facets and styles: heroins, dreamers, warriors, romantic, luxurious... The fascination of these artists made them pay an homage to the feminine universe in all its essence.
As the notorious artists, Yolan Cris wants to pay a tribute to women through the designs of every collection.
With the Studio Collection, Yolan Cris has gone a step further in bridal Haute Couture, using only the most exclusive fabrics with the most delicate techniques and mastery similar to the ones used by the traditional European fashion.
From our atelier in Barcelona to the rest of the World!
Inspired by the singularities of the Victorian Style, our Creative Direction has created a bridal line where the richness of fabrics is embraced: lace, organza and embroidered tulles with the finest beading, creating floral patterns.
This new CHIC bride, dares with colour: printed wedding dresses, old- pink mixed with gold and champagne appliques contrasting "all white" total looks...
The most personal, surprising and handcrafted Collection designed for the fashion- forward bride!
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.
To make a journey means to be digging into the landscape. The traveller is,
in fact, able to go deep down “as an archaeologist through different layers of reality, to read even the hidden signs under other signs, to collect as many existences and stories as possible, and save them from the flow of time and from the erasing wave of oblivion” (C. Magris). It is a meticulous and humble work of discovery: a process of knowledge in which it is possible to collect fragments of reality as well as possibilities set aside, banned or removed.
The clothes of the Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection are the reflection of this travelling. They keep traces of otherness; echoes of spaces, crossed or imagined; temporalities, plural and thickened. Each suit is a kaleidoscope of signs poetically reassembled to create new meanings. The travel, in fact, can untie the knots of the soul; can harbour wonder and magic; can put a spell back on existence. It’s like falling in love, when the world suddenly unfolds as something new.
To make a journey implies separating, leaving, becoming, moving. It’s an unexpected encounter. Open-mindedness and possibility. But, above all, is a return. In Heinrich von Ofterdingen (Novalis), the wayfarers were asked: “Where are you going?”. And the unequivocal answer was: “Always homeward”. In this sense “the sense of home that everybody, in nostalgia, believes to see in childhood, is instead at the end of the journey. The latter is circular; it starts from home, goes through the world and comes back home, even though it is a very different home, because it gained meaning thanks to the departure, the original split” (C. Magris).
Tonight the twenty-six-year-old designer had to park the worthiness – having been picked up last season by Selfridges and Net-A-Porter, he knew he couldn’t get away with not putting clothes on his top-editor-and-buyer-lined catwalk. Still, Jacquemus persisted in a childish vein for autumn/winter 2016. “My world is square and circle,” he said backstage after his show, somewhat stubbornly. “I am trying to push squares and circles.” What did that mean? Pinstriped suits with the rigid cuboid quality of a sandwich board; skirts with grooved panels that resembled a shopping trolley token; velvet frock coats that would suit Lurch’s grand, quarterback frame in the Addams family – and a feast of other awkward, geometric silhouettes besides.
Jacquemus continued: “Imagine a box of clothes, you plant a bomb in the middle, you have kids doing a collage with the leftover pieces and having fun – that was the idea.” That sense of the violent and the random persisted in the one-shouldered faintly Flintstones-y brown suede dress with one “couture” disconnected sleeve; the Burberry-ish plaid skirt that looked like the bottom of a jacket, paired with a back-to-front collared shirt and thigh-high white boots; the pinstriped navy suit that had been slashed on the diagonal, lost half of itself, only to be pinned back together with white bows, the left hand side now a plain blue suit with a voluminous sleeve on steroids.
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Brass rivets and zips added to the tough authentic feel of all these leather pieces, while cascading ruffled chiffon shirts in black, cream and a startling emerald green added femininity to wide leather culottes and long A-line skirts. These you knew would all be the instant sellers. It is Clare Waight Keller's instinct for these - rather than headline-grabbing new twists in direction - that has made her tenure at Chloé so successful.
Alternating among these tougher looks were plenty of Chloé's signature romantic silk and chiffon flowing peasant dresses (a little challenging in their size, which could drown rather than flatter the wearer) and elaborately embroidered kaftans (another commercial winner) with tufted sprigs of brightly-coloured wool sprouting like new blades of tundra.
Jeremy Scott, spin doctor extraordinaire, had built a pyre. The aim? Setting Milan alight. To that end, figuratively speaking, the first few looks revisited Franco Moschino staples: giant satin bows in purple, yellow and pink were secured with paste brooches and contrasted with zip-adorned black leather. A pink strapless dress with a leather bodice and an Eighties swagger was paired with a leather cap, 'Warrior Milano’ printed across its crown. A black velvet mini dress with an off the shoulder satin collar wasaccessorised with chains and a skull-and-cross-bones, prize-fighter belt.
Scott’s models were grim-faced – no smiling and singing along to Rose Royce this time around. They wore long black leather gloves, fishnet tights and biker boots, each festooned in pearls and chain necklaces at their throats and wrists, as though they’d rifled through the wardrobe of fashion’s favourite architect, Peter Marino, and run off with the spoils. Next came a denim section: tiny hotpants worn with slogan T-shirts and satin pink tops and skirts with Eighties trains. There were more slogans, more hot pants, more thigh-high boots.
There was lots here that was on point; those slightly cropped black pleat front trousers with turn-ups were ideal for anyone working the mannish look right now and served to sum up Armani’s signature blend of masculine and feminine; likewise those cropped abbreviated tailored jackets, which would look great with a pair of jeans and cashmere roll neck sweater; his low square-heeled pumps in sweetie-wrapper metallics were also a hit (yes, they had an air of Gucci about them); and any of those black velvet pieces might go down well at cocktail hour the world over (velvet is shaping up to be a big autumn story). Less convincing where the deflated puffball Bermudas, a tricky look to pull off by anyone’s standards. But overall, it was a show that tapped into youth culture; those cropped hooded gilets gave an athleisure edge to tailoring, while come evening, a stage-worthy sequin sleeved bomber jacket will sparkle all night long.
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24th February, 2016
Iconic singer, songwriter and actress, Kylie Minogue dazzled presenting the ‘Best Male Solo Artist’ award in Ralph & Russo at The Brit Awards.
Wearing a pastel pink silk organza strapless cocktail dress with geometric cut outs, a micro-paillette under layer and lace appliquéd organza voluminous cape from the Spring/Summer 2016 couture collection.
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.
"I was revisiting my roots, really," Smith said, greeting press in typically jocular fashion after the show, in the college's library, temporarily requisitioned for racks of clothes and make-up. "You see that apple shirt?" he gestured at a silk shirt printed with glossy red apples (a repeat of which was on the show invitation, before it retreated into an apple core motif on black tailoring). "I did that in 1982." The repeating paisley print - which appeared appliquéd on to black coats, in a squiggly monochrome on jackets and trousers, and wandering across suiting - was another self-referential element. "I used to sell vintage paisley scarves in my shop," he said, "and paisley's such a traditional, classic pattern, I wanted to include it." He also included a multi-coloured brocade suit, one in lurex, one in poplin, as a nod to his print heritage, which jostled for attention alongside his familiar relaxed suiting silhouette in rosy pinks and navy with pops of tomato red.
Globe Fashion Runway work with Herve Leger,Libertine,Issey Miyake,Rebecca Minkoff,Au Jour Le Jour,Tom Ford,Christopher Kane,Lacoste since 2012 to present .
AIR travel has been a big topic of conversation in the fashion world of late. It seems a week hardly passes without some brand somewhere staging a megawatt show in a megawatt location. Fashion has become a traveling circus, if you will, and Chanel alone is famous for its global destinations, from Moscow to Seoul to Salzburg to Dallas; the house has presented a show in all of them. This year perhaps more than any other, editors and buyers have really clocked up the air miles, and so the idea of heading to an airport – again – as the show invitation indicates, might not be so appealing. But Chanel’s airport is the exception.
(Cara Delevingne attended Chanel Parish Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 and took a bow with Karl Lagerfeld.)
Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of how air travel should be: complete with airline lounges, Chanel branded luggage trollies, smiling staff stationed behind check-in desks, strapping luggage handlers, and signage directing models to gates (No. 5… naturally), Paris’ Grand Palais had been transformed into an airy, brightly-lit fully fledged airport, and pretty fancy it was too. Nothing like the shenanigans recently witnessed here, where bosses of Air France were mobbed and left shirtless. This was an altogether first class affair.
Lily Rose Depp Appearance on Chanel Parish Fashion Week bring Summer 2016
Wen Liu attended Chanel Parish Fashion Week bring Summer 2016
There was lots of layering here: full skirts were fastened over trousers, sweaters were tied around waists and elsewhere knotted around the shoulders, almost as though the girls got stung at check in with excess baggage and instead of paying the fee, decided to pull out pieces and throw them on instead all in an effort to aid weight restrictions. The theme of air travel carried through, right down to the soles of shoes, where flatform sandals were lit up depicting the lights on a runway. Come fly with Chanel? Yes please.
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim made Kenzo amazing again in Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016.The designers' success at Kenzo has been to invigorate the accessories and no one has forgotten their brilliant sweatshirts either.
The Celine show opened with a series of white lingerie slip dresses and camisoles – ture, lingerie,, which arrived in silk and luxury leather versions and trimmed with light black lace. Some pieces had that same Celine feeling, like a crinkled shirt dress that looked like it might have been slept in, but prettily so, and came grounded with a very modern cowboy boot.