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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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.
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
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 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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