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Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana

A front-row full of millennials and tropical desert. This was the catwalk of Dolce and Gabbana in the Milan Fashion Week  and left more than satisfied all his assistants.
Ice cream, spaghetti and pizza were among others prints for his latest collection called “Italian Tropics”, which do not innovate too much on the courts of the garments, enhancing female silhouettes. In addition, we have seen beads coated denim garments or military-inspired jackets.
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On the catwalk, we see only Hailey Baldwin and Sara Sampaio. However the front row was filled with celebrities like Sistine Stallone’s girlfriend Sarah Snyder Jaden Smith, the son of Jude Law, Raf Law, Sophia Richie, Sonia Ben Ammar 8exnovia Brooklyn Beckham) or Brandom Thomas Lee.
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Summary parade as “Fun, good vibes and love to Italy” yielding an absolute tribute to his land. It was a real show in which they highlighted the surprises with dancers jumping to the catwalk and who managed to convey to the public their good vibrations, worn with jeans and sneakers worn.
But the parade did not stop there, continued on Via Montenapoleone, where with a kilometer-long red carpet a huge table where several diners could enjoy organized evening to celebrate his new collection and the opening of its new stores was mounted this street.
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One of the most expected shows: Yves Saint Laurent

 
After the farewell signature Hedi Slimane, Yves Saint Laurent was one of the most expected shows of fashion week in Paris with its new creative director Anthony Vaccarello, who was former creative director of VERSUS. The new position of Vacarello is one of the reasons why he closed his firm concentrating only on discovering who would be the new Saint Laurent´s girl .”She’s Certainly not bourgeois or classic,” Said Vaccarello. “She has a huge respect for Saint Laurent, but not in the first degree. So I thought of her taking a vintage dress and cutting into it. ”
With the signature symbol with neon lights, Yves Saint Laurent welcomed guests
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The first model to appear on the catwalk wearing a leather corset dress with wide curved shoulders and a skirt to the thigh, leaving stunned all spectators who enjoyed the parade under a beautiful stone arch.
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It was based on the 80 in which the designer was bold and brash, focusing on clothes for a night out. We could see the precise and delicate designer suits V-shaped neck reaching to the waist and breasts with transparency in black chiffon garments.
Costumes all in one, leopard, tuxedos, leather uniforms and denim, ideal for work, using many of the key elements that had already settled Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent.
Here you can see a short video posted on Suzy Menkes desfileTambién can see the photos of the whole parade.

Juan Palomo and Avellaneda bet on unisex clothes

It´s the clothes we wear my friends and I, we like, with which we grew up. I design fashion for men, that´s it.

-Alejandro Gómez Palomo

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Spanish fashion is turning adapted to new generations, trying to break taboos that haunt us for centuries.Alejandro Gomez Palomo (Palomo Spain)  a young Spanish designer who studied at the London Collegue of Fashion, is doing it.
With its second collection Orlando, left our mouths open to all lovers of embroidery and crystals.He does´t put put gender to his clothes, but it is true that all the designs work perfectly with the shoulders of men, but increasingly he receives more orders for women.
“Reinventing masculinity, but from nature: to dress as they wish”-said.
You could see more about his work here or at his website
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We must also make special mention of the work of Juan Avellaneda, which has made its brand one of the leading male aesthetic.
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His tuxedo and suits are loved by celebrities like Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones guitarist), Jaime de Marichalar and actor Diego Martin. But women love too: it´s the case of the model Nieves Alvarez, who asked the designer for a tailored suit. It was called Galaxy Tuxedo and caused a stir on social networks. Yves Saint Laurent was commissioned to demonstrate the versatility of the male tuxedo was such that he could fit the silhouette of women. And she confirmed it.
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You could see more about his work here or at his website
 
 

Manolo Blahnik: king of shoes

Manolo Blahnik- the name has the magic of precious thing: shoes like jewels- is the best known shoemaker in the world. He belongs next to Picasso Lorca and Almodóvar as representing the Spanish genius at its greatest.

-Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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Manolo Blahnik was born on the island of La Palma and grew among banana plantations owned by his parents.He began international law in Geneva, but soon was oriented towards studies of Architecture and Literature in the same city; he abandoned a year to move to Paris with the intention of studying art. He is the one who draws his sketches, hand sculpts maple wood and painted and trimmed personally . So it has a long waiting list, since it can only make 80 models a day. He personally tested the shoes, a practice that continued until the ligaments snapped and doctors forbade him to do it.
He claims that his decision to be a shoemaker was “one of those accidents of life. I could just as well have been a milliner or a fashion designer”. His choices were wide but he chose shoemaking and started his highly successful business in 1972 (called Zapata, based in London). From the beginning Blahnik´s shoes reflected his style, wit and flair. He draws shoes with a verve that is uniquely his own, capturing their spirit and mood in a few deft lines.
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Blahnik controls every process in the production of his shoes and still makes the last of every shoe with his own hands. He has made shoes for Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Diana Ross, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell or Victoria Beckham. He has created shoes for John Galliano at Christian Dior and Oscar de la Renta. Even Madonna once called her shoes as “better than sex”.
In film and television their shoes have had great impact: the Manolos appear at famous movies like 50 shadows of Grey, Dawn Part 1, Sex in the City, Big bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars, Father made in USA. Talking about celebrities, Olivia Palermo or Kylie Minogue they have worn their shoes on their feet.
Recognized in 2007 with an honorary OBE for his services to the British fashion industry, he performs more than 25.000 shoes per year and is still looking for the perfect modelo. He´s Manolo Blahnik.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Manolo Blahniks’ shoe collection displayed during Manolo Blahnik presentation at London Fashion Week SS14 at Covent Garden Hotel on September 15, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Why this jacket costs 4,000 euros?

At first glance it may seem a simple jacket. This denim jacket lined inside with sheep and embroidered with flowers, butterflies and birds, is for sale on the official website of Gucci by 3,980 euros to be exact.
And it is that all the celebrities want to have it. In fact, some of the best known faces of the moment already have it: Rihanna, Jared Leto, French Montana, the blogger Susie Bubble or rappers 2 Chainz. Even Beyoncé posted on her Instagram account a similar signature model, posing with her daughter Blue Ivy.
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But … Why so expensive? Because it is inspired by its own creative director of the brand, Alessandro Michele, who during a trip to Los Angeles sewed by hand. The garment has the most recognizable symbols of the collection, like the bird, bee or butterfly. At the back we find a tiger with “L’Aveugle Par Amour” which means “blind love”. Additionally, each jacket end stop approximately 4 hours, because as we mentioned above, is done by hand.
The singer Florence Welch is the image of watches and jewelry signature and Jared Leto, friend of the designer, is considered a muse of inspiration for the brand.
What will surprise us for the next season? And what more celebrities will wear this jacket suitable only privileged pockets?

Victoria Beckham: Spring-Summer Season 2017 at NYFW

As expected, Victoria Beckham was one of the most praised yesterday in the show of the New York Fashion Week in her proposal for the Spring-Summer season 2017.
Looks on the catwalk were very glam and futuristic, something galactic and also sexy. The designer and ex Spice-girl, risk more than usual with oriental silhouettes, crossed bandoliers and flat boots.
The colors stand out more in her collection are white, orange butane and even mint green and mauve attached to elastic waists, pleated skirts and dresses in gold and very sexy metallic blue; Parade models make up was excellent, with rectangular looks blue and green metallic. However, there were models sported a no-make-up effect (style Alicia Keys). And of course,  smoothy hair and parted in the middle.


As usual, a handsome Brooklyn Beckham (which we are still very aware of whether he has left his relationship with Chloe Moretz) and impeccable David Beckham reassuringly.
Victoria Beckham, showed her happiness with the encouragement of her family through the social network Instagram:
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Tom Ford shines in New York Fashion Week

New York evening shone glamour thanks to Tom Ford, who presented his latest autumn-winter collection at New York Fashion Week.
The designer, who a few days ago was at the Venice Film Festival presenting his latest film, ‘Nocturnal animals’, organized something very special. He presented his proposals for next autumn-winter 2016 and is one of the companies that bet by skipping ancient fashion and show the pieces you can wear this season.
Recognized celebrities in the world of fashion, music or movies accompanied him carrying own signature designs: Karlie Kloss, Rita Ora, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford or Uma Thurman.
They paraded the red carpet Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Zachary Quinto, Hailee Steinfeld, Julianne Moore and Alicia Keys, among others.
Ebony goddess with a lovely dress with sequins transparencies. Alicia Keys with a tracksuit and body type grid, Uma Thurman with a LBD or beautiful Julianne Moore (one of the muses of the designer, who could not miss the show) with a black dress. All were charged with dazzle the cameras with their looks.

Want to look cool? Here we have the trends for this winter

Fashion Week is about to present collections for the next year and taking this opportunity, we have to remind the best looks that will be wearing for this season.


One of the star items of the season is the sailor coat. Dark blue tones with stripes and gold buttons, a classic winters and not only will be in the shelters: we can also find them in costumes this year, stripes and navy, which will add a touch to your serious and formal look.
Next to him, another type of shelter will be the patent. It does not matter whether a trench coat or a raincoat, patent leather is fashionable. Of course, we don´t want to shelve the famous coats of hair collar for more trifles: do not worry, it is also one of the trends for this winter 2016.
We will make no distinction of colors or formats: padded coats again become both short and long. But if you have an evening event try using a bolero, as the garment that was both fashionable among the 50s and 60s, is back in fashion years later.
Like most spring or fall? Do not worry, because for the fall season dresses with floral prints have even a little darker tones.
After a few seasons with the metallic shades, after enduring success this year still so … bring them out of the closet and wear them!
In addition, we continue with sporty style with hoodies, camel color and velvet.
What are you waiting for?
 

The artist of knitwear dies: Sonia Rykiel

Just as one woman looks fantastically erotic naked, another can seem the same in a polo-neck sweater.

-Sonia Rykiel

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The queen of knit was a French designer belonging to the movement pret-a-pòrter (70´s). Known for its comfortable and free designs that promote women’s movement, started to work as window dresser at Le Grand Maison de Blanc.

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In 1953 she married Sam Rykiel, owner of a clothing store. In 1962 she entered by chance in the world of design, designing garments that later put on sale in the boutique of her husband.Rykiels´s style of elegant yet easy “lounge” dressing is typically French. She called her clothes “le nouveau classicism”, their slim line owing much to the 1930´s. Fluid jersey, wide trousers and raglan-sleeve sweaters in muted colors are her trademarks.

The designer became really famous with a knitted sweater that was published in the magazine ELLE, and later Women’s Wear Daily baptized her as the “Queen of Knits”.Her clothes were made even more famous by Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot.

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In 1970 she began building his own empire and gradually her daughter, Natalie Rykiel, was introduced in the company with the same line of his mother. In 2009 she made a small collaboration with H & M lingerie and later, in 2010, she´ll do with clothing.

Unfortunately the famous designer died last August 25 at her home in Paris with 86 years due to Parkinson’s disease. We´ll always remember her because of the striped pattern, lace, black and straws.

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I love knit, because it is very magical. You can do many things with just a thread

-Sonia Rykiel

Rossy de Palma and Jean Paul Gaultier: a different beauty

I did not mind my nose, the problem was the other. One has the right to be yourself. I am, what happens?

-Rossy de Palma

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The fashion world is full of women traced: thin and tall, almost as fallen angels from heaven. No nose jobs, or collagens or facelifts. Rossy de Palma was the antithesis of time and achieved his fame as a model with such brands as Gap, Jean Paul Gautier, Louis Vuitton or Rouge.

Born in Palma de Mallorca on 16 September 1964 is a Spanish actress best known as “Almodóvar girl” and has also been the muse of famous designer Jean Paul Gautier. With a different face, his face almost Cubist belonging to Picasso has achieved success thanks to their self-esteem, their self-esteem and absolute confidence in herself.

That is why the famous designer noticed her. Both shared the same concept and a unique insight into the world of fashion. They liked not follow any rules and that is why they congenial as well.In his farewell designer prat-a-pòrter (to devote himself exclusively to haute couture) didm´t want Rossy de Palma missing the ceremony, being the godmother of it.

Here we show a brief excerpt of the parade that almost two years ago.

The queen of the 90´s: Donna Karan

“I am not convinced that people have misunderstood me. If you ask someone who is Donna Karan, it is likely to tell you is a designer socks”.

 -Donna Karan

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Donna Karan Yvy Faske or rather known as Donna Karan is an American designer known worldwide. He was born on October 2, 1948 and raised in a family dedicated to the world of fashion (her mother was a model and her father, tailor).
As expected, Donna Karan decided to study fashion design at Parsons School of New York. Thanks to this, during her student years began to be the assistant of Anna Klein, which opened the doors to employment.
His daughter, Gaby, was the total inspiration to create her brand, DKNY, which at that time was only accessible for a few and began to be imitated by many other brands.
A total example of enterprising woman who was in charge of renewing those cabinets of American women who were beginning to make their way in the world of men labor.
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She has her own line of beauty products, has created collections for men, she has launched her own perfume, has been head designer of Hillary Clinton and is associated with various spiritual theories.
After more than 30 years in charge of DKNY, the fashion designer retired from his own brand to take care of Urban Zen, a new philosophy of life by Donna Karan.
“I want to express my gratitude and my sincere feelings to dozens and dozens of colleagues who over the years have helped me make Donna Karan New York far beyond the best of my dreams”. These were the words of the goodbye of Donna Karan.
We could say that she was the queen of the 90´s. All celebrities (including Barbra Streisand or Kate Moss) wanted to have 7 basic items devised by the designer, who combined between them to perfection.

Who was the first designer of fashion?

Am I crazy to confirm that I´m an artist?

-Paul Poiret

Some people are born with a vocation, and knows it. It was the case of Paul Poiret , who supported by his mother and his three sisters decided to be the tyrant of fashion and release the scene against which the fashion world was.
His father, very much against the commitment of the designer , sent to a friend of him for being  . All he could take advantage were silk fabrics .
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For Paul , there wasn´t something that mattered more than the outward appearance. Therefore, he performed the silks that he got from his boss in extravagant confections in a small wooden mannequin .
He started working in one of the most important fashion houses : Worth, but failed to intervene as he would have liked .
Three years later , Poiret was metting with the choicest staff at parties.
Declaring war on the corset (holding that it was a ridiculous clothing) , he created some long skirts which started from the chest down to the ground . He baptized as <<La Vague>> that covered the body like a gentle wave .
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In addition , he replaced corset by flexible bras and garters. Its bright colors , the clarity of his prints and the idea of coating the legs of women with flesh-colored silk , awakened the illusion fashion lovers.
He was also the first designer to make his own perfume. Even in 1911 , created the skort that was condemned by father Pío X.
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He left his mark wherever he went, chasing the idea of the total work of art. That´s why Poiret is considered the first designer of the fashion world.

The true fashion icon: Anna Wintour

“You can make a film in Hollywood without the backing of Steven Spielberg and remove software in Silicon Valley without Bill Gates. But it is very clear that one can not succeed in the fashion industry without Anna Wintour ‘s blessing . “

Fake or not? Jimmy Choo bags

One of the waves that has taken more prominence in recent years is that of counterfeiting. Suppliers that manufacture these items take advantage of the ignorance of users to sell them as if they were original : Chanel , Dior , Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani , Versace or Jimmy Choo are among the most counterfeited brands.
But how do you prevent fool ?

Christian Dior: the genius of the needle

There are people who really born with a vocation. This was the case of the designer Christian Dior.

Why invest in Chanel is a good deal?

There are clothes that never go out of fashion, accessories that remain in time as concerning styling and elegance and due to the quality of materials , careful design and meticulous production , have risen over the years.