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
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.
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.
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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
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
We must also make special mention of the work of Juan Avellaneda, which has made its brand one of the leading male aesthetic.
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.
You could see more about his work here or at his website
J.W Anderson: the prodigy child of the catwalk
You can make it whatever you want.
Born in 1984 in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, he has been the “prodigy child” of British catwalk becoming one of the bets of LVMH and creative director of Loewe brand. Like most many young, since he was a kid, he wanted to be an actor, and after making several courses of interpretation decided to get into the fashion world.
As soon as he graduated from the London College of Fashion he began working with Prada as visual merchandiser and decided to launch its own brand starting with masculine design for years later began designing for women.
Revolutionizes the world of fashion with effeminate designs for men and masculine designs for women, becoming the best in recent years: “When designing for me there is no difference between doing it for men or women.” – confirmed for Vogue . This is how won the award for emerging designer at the British Fashion Awards: a collection for Versus, one for Topshop and a position as creative designer Loewe.
“I am excited to join Loewe, one of the oldest luxury brands in the world, specializing in leather goods, and which I found exceptional craftsmanship combined with purity and lightness”. He added: “. When I think of Loewe, the Spanish think of hand, which is dedicated and passionate. There is a different way of doing bags. Unique, rough and full of strength.”.
After the arrival of designer to the brand in 2013, he said in an interview that sales of the brand exceeded 380%. Much of this credit goes not only leads garments. But largely to accessories, as it is beginning to compete with traditional signature models such as the Amazona bag after creating his bag Puzzle, exceeding its sales by 27%.
Modelo Amazona de Loewe
Alexander McQueen: one of the world´s best designers
With four British Fashion Awards behind him, he was a fashion designer known for being the head of Givenchy brand and for founding his own, Alexander McQueen.
The youngest of six brothers, with a taxi driver father and housewife mother, left school at the age of 16 because he wanted to pursue his dream since he was young, he was in charge of designing clothes for his three sisters and he read all fashion magazines because “I wanted to become something in the world of fashion” – and got it.
Along with one of the most outstanding British generation that emerged there (John Galliano or Stela McCartney), Mcqueen studied fashion design at the prestigious St. Martins College of Art & Design in London. After graduating in 1994, his talent captivate Anderson & Sheppard and started to work as an apprentice. Later, he began working for Gieves and Hawkes, Romeo Gigli and Koji Tatsuno. Later he decided to open his own studio in East London.
“His brilliant creativity and technical mastery” led him to be named successor to John Galliano becoming the head of a fashion house as well known as Givenchy, so that in 1997, the award for best British designer had to share it with John Galliano.
It is in 2000 when Alexander Mcqueen dissociates itself from Givenchy and LVMH, which according to him verbatim, limited his creativity. The separation as because of Gucci firm, which bought part of the shares of the firm Alexander McQueen.
After marrying George Forsyth, begins its rise as in 2003, is decorated in Buckingham Palace by Queen Isabel II Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
His designs were dark but had such a perfect femininity that got dazzle the Duchess of Westminster or artists like Björk and Lady Gaga. It is considered one of the strongest influences of the so-called wild fashion and one of her dresses was considered one of the 100 best of the decade by the magazine InStyle.
At 40 years old, they found the body of the designer in his own home, and he decided to commit suicide after the depression that was going on after the death of his mother. That’s how Sarah Burton, faithful companion designer, takes the reins of the firm Alexander McQueen.
Gianni Versace:one of the most important figures in the world of fashion
Gianni Versace S.p.A. known as Versace, has become a world leader in the fashion world thanks to its creator, Gianni Versace, who was born in Calabria (Italy) on December 2, 1946.
At the age of 20 he began designing clothes for her little sister, Donatella, who at that time had the age of 10 years. He studied architecture but eventually ended up moving to Milan to devote himself to the world of fashion, and finally, in 1976, the Versace brand is created with the help of his brother Santo Versace.
His glamorous style led him to the top of the catwalk, innovating techniques and materials used. With their designs emphasized women’s body with sexy and daring dresses that revolutionized the catwalks, making their garments were demanded by great artists of music and film. Even Liz Hurley (British actress, model and fashion designer) captured the media attention thanks to a black Versace dress with gold safety pins accompanied by a lot of cleavage. That was how the dress was nicknamed “THAT DRESS”.
Is considered passionate about art, both Cubist and Art Decó. Hence the most recognized symbol that is associated signature: the jellyfish, as compared her workshop with a study of the Renaissance. We can see a strong influence of Andy Warhol, from Greek and Roman art and modern abstract art.
Jane Fonda, Cindy Crawford, Cher, Elton John and Sting were some of his friends and he was an absolute fan of Almodóvar.
His shows have been led by great fashion icons such as Claudia Schiffer or Naomi Campbell and has repeatedly been on the cover of Vogue magazine with models like Kate Moss, Tatajna Patitz, Cindy Crawford (with Richard Gere) and a countless mentions in different media that made the brand more prestigious.
Unfortunately, on July 15 the summer of 1997, Gianni Versace was murdered in front of his Miami Beach mansion by serial murderer Andrew Phillip Cunnanan, also finally ended up committing suicide to avoid police capture him. His body was found on a yacht.
After the death of the designer, his sister Donatella decides to lead the brand in different stores.
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:
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 phenomenon of Gigi Hadid: from VOGUE to ranking fifth in Forbes
Daughter of Mohamed Hadid and the ex-model Yolanda Foster, at her 21-year-old Gigi Hadid has become one of the most important celebrities of the moment along with one of her best friends, Kendall Jenner. Besides his young age, already appears in the list of the best paid from Forbes, ranking fifth (9 million dollars).
It seems incredible but really, Gigi Hadid has not been dedicated to the world of fashion since now. It was discovered by Paul Marciano, and at the age of no more and no less than three years, conducted the campaigns Baby Guess, Guess Kids and more in front of Guess Jeans. This, Gigi Hadid has managed the path so young and takes her back.
In 2014 she was the image of Tom Ford perfume “Velvet Orchid”; she was on the cover of Vogue USA; did fashion shows for Chanel or recently deceased famous designer Sonia Rykiel and even appears in the SModa supplement of El País.
Later in 2015 gets to be the image of Maybelline, besides being the cover of Vogue Spain for March photographed by Benny Horne, a photographer who would meet her to shoot Gigi for the April issue of Vogue Spain. It is involved in campaigns for Balmain, Top Shop or Max Mara and even we can see her in the video from Calvin Harris How deep is your love.
But still, we can not forget the most important of the year: 2015 is the year in which Gigi Hadid becomes Victoria’s Secret angel, one of the most controversial moments of the year as people inveighed against her throught social media for her”fat” to represent the brand.
Even the Spanish model Blanca Padilla said: “I have no problem with the fact that she´s a girl with curves. I support it. But if I present myself with measures to a casting, they would send me home to lose weight. Most of us have to comply with the measures because otherwise we do not get the job, while others have the privilege to say that designers love their curves. Well, then why do they want you? Perhaps the millions of followers in Instagram have something to do with that too? “.
But it does not matter. She is proud of her body and will not change: “Yes, I have breasts, abdominal, back, have things, but I´m not asking for special treatment.” Defended his body on social networks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love knit, because it is very magical. You can do many things with just a thread
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
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 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.
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?
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 .
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 .
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.
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.
Kendall Jenner will be the cover of September issue in VOGUE
The girl ‘s 63.3 million followers on Instagram has managed to be the cover of VOGUE for September issue this year. Who was going to tell us ?
Raf Simons: the new signing of Calvin Klein
On October 22, 2015, Raf Simons confirmed his departure from the maison for personal reasons after three years of success for Dior. Now it is the time to make way for Calvin Klein, committed to the designer for rebranding after his great career.
"The ugliest collection of Paris"A collection called Liberation from Yves Saint Laurent
From the peplum silhouette to the middle , everything has been done and has done it again a hundred times. And haute couture no longer emits more than homesickness and restraint. As if it were an old lady. I do not care if my clothes evoke the 40´s eyes of the cultivated public. The important thing is that all young girls who didn´t live the time, wanna wear this today.”
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.
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