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Made in Italy: Giorgio Armani

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With more than 40 years of street fashion and with an estimated fortune of 7,000 million dollars (Forbes), designer Giorgio Armani is known worldwide for men’s clothing. The Italian designer was born in Piacenza on July 11, 1934 and at 83 years old is one of the most commercially successful designers in the history of fashion.
After studying medicine at the University of Milan, he realized that his true vocation was fashion. Thus began to work in The Rinascente (one of the most elegant shops of the continent), in which it was dedicated to decorate the windows. Years later, he began designing with Nino Cerruti. He had only been working for the firm for four years when he decided to open his own brand, Armani, along with his partner and couple Sergio Galeotti (who years later died of AIDS).

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Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti

The society was captivated with the comfort of his clothes. Lines straight and sober but with a material of an excellent quality. While other designers throw themselves into colors that are more vivid, Giorgio Armani decides to take a more classic line. A sure hit. As for their line of women, the garments are intended to stylize women through a more androgynous style.
In addition to his undoubted talent, Giorgio Armani rose to fame with one of the most influential films of the 1980s: American Gigolo (Paul Schrader, 1980), a film in which the young Richard Gere wore signature clothing and that was a success. That’s how he revolutionized the world of fashion with a men’s suit that was loose, comfortable and with freer lines. It was called power suit and sowed elegance: in the 80’s appearance was everything.

His garments have appeared in over 400 films throughout his career. Other notable titles include The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008), Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009) and The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2009).
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Christian Bale with Giorgio Armani suit at The Dark Knight ( Christopher nolan, 2008)

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Brad Pitt with Giorgio Armani suit at Inglorious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)

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Leonardo Di Caprio with Giorgio Armani suitat The Wolf Of Wall Stree (Martin Scorsese, 2009)

After the big boom in Hollywood, Armani knew to take care of all type of public and soon, his costumes began to be the uniform par excellence, essential in any closet. His designs made and sigh to the masses. For this reason, it has more than 350 stores spread all over the world and also several lines within the firm such as Armani Jeans or Armani Privé, not counting the different lines it has related to the world of cosmetics.
Undoubtedly, Giorgio Armani has reinforced the importance of the Made in Italy label that thanks to him we relate to luxury and good quality. Both men and women, clothes are lovely. For this reason, on our website you can find preloved Armani clothing that  Luxury and Vintage Madrid team has selected exclusively for our customers.
We hope you enjoy it.
 

The black dress: the challenge of the future

 
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Fascination. Elegance. Beauty. A legendary garment and the challenge of the fashion of the future: the black dress.
We have always linked the idea of black color to mourning. After the wars the widows dressed in black and did not choose another color as a symbol of respect for the deceased. However, it was a fashionable color when it ceased to be the symbol of duel.
Cocó Chanel was the revolutionary of the time. After learning sewing at the orphanage in which she grew up, she would never have imagined that she would have so much influence on the fashion world of today. On October 1, 1926, the first black dress was created and it differed from the rest. Its structure was simple, practical and easy to look. It was the dress of the emancipated woman.
Chanel’s idea was to free the woman. And she did, transferring masculine fashion (in particular the Dandee look) and the expressions of men to the feminine fashion. This created a kind of uniform for women, which gave confidence and allowed women to dress well reducing the risk of making mistakes.
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Thanks to me poor girls can dress like the rich ones.

-Cocó Chanel

And Chanel did not believe in wealth. She believed in beauty and cared about what was elegant. And the black dress was (and still is).

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However, Paul Poiret, one of the first fashion designers as we talked about in previous articles, was not very funny about the idea of the black dress. Simply, the Paris fashion dictator did not accept it. So much that when he met Chanel (who was wearing a black dress), Poiret asked: “For whom do you see in mourning?” – to which Chanel replied: for you, gentleman.

From the creation of the first black dress model, creativity flowed through the blood of designers. Why not join the black and white? It was a mixture of colors that went against all trends. And that was its essence. This imagination continues to flow as we have previously seen speaking of Iris Van Herpen, who, along with her first 3D fashion collection, also included the first black dress made in three dimensions.

They were not fashionable days. 1939 was a hard year for Chanel since she closed its meson. Along with the end of the war, the strongest was Christian Dior, who creates a new look in retro style and the black dress returns to resurface having an overwhelming success.

But what about the black dress in the film? The black dress has been an icon of the film in all its senses. That idea that is related to the protagonism of what they call Femme Fatale. Those intelligent and despised women who are not objects, but subjects. They are the dark women of Hollywood. The woman in that black dress had a deadly weapon. It meant she was a fantastic woman, a bad woman. And is that without any doubt, black is a defiant color when it has to be.

Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946). Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep (1946) or Marilyn Monroe in The Asphalt Jungle (1950), are some of the femme fatale of the time.

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Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep

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Marilyn Monroe in The Asphalt Jungle

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Rita Hayworth in Gilda

But certainly, in the 60´s was Audrey Hepburn that would bring the change of the concept of the black dress in Breakfast with Diamonds (1961). She chose that model because she had a different neckline in the back for the first scene of the film. She had the physical, the presence and the posture. She was almost a model. With it, the concept of the black dress changes. We are not talking about a Femme Fatale. Now the one that predominates is the romantic woman, like Audrey.

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Great designers of luxury dresses have taken to their ground a different concept of the black dress. Due to the boom and the concept of the dress in the cinematographic field, many designers went to design their own version of the dress. In particular, in the year 1970, this beautiful dress of Yves Saint Laurent with lacy back full:

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When Cocó Chanel died in 1971, her legacy relegated to the well-known Karl Lagerfeld. The German designer had with Cocó a love-hate relationship. Because she had found the signature look of Chanel and he was in charge of reviving it. But he did, and returned Chanel to the fashion elite.

And later, in 1994, how to forget that black Versace dress worn by Elizabeth Hurley at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) in London, accompanying Hugh Grant:

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Straight, tight, with sleeves, sleeveless, long, short, with lace, without it, with the back open, closed or even in 3D. Undoubtedly the black dress will always prevail in the fashion world and will continue to amaze us every season. What will be the next black dress that triumphs in the history of fashion?

Prince: a fashion icon

On June 8, 1958 was born one of the stars of the music: Prince. In addition to being an icon of music, it also became a fashion icon. His style became a benchmark for all his fans and also for those who were not. A style that played with the androgynous and the sexual, making its way of dressing unique and incomparable. No one knew how to wear those clothes like Prince: he understood fashion in a different way. Every look with he appears in any event was a total declaration of intentions, always striking and with extravagant accessories. And just when we thought that the appearance of the disco was gone, Prince was the one in charge to give it a turn so that it became the look of reference of the time.
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At its beginnings, around the 70’s, Prince delighted the world of fashion with an explosion of colors and shines that we had never been seen before. One of his must-have were heels and platforms: he measured 160 cm and did anything to look taller than he was. Or so they say since he said:

People say I wear heels because I’m short. Actually I wear them because women like them.

-Prince

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One of the looks that has given more to speak is without a doubt the “pirate look”, one of its hallmarks in the 80’s that coincided with the release of his album in 1999. In it, bulky shirts were the protagonists.
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Purple color became for him a referent since it symbolizes the ambiguity, the fantasy and the extraordinary thing. He could not have chosen better color to represent one of his best known songs as Purple Rain.
Feathers, volumes, colors, eccentric sunglasses, vibrant costumes that always accompanied a bell trousers, bombers, a thousand and one jewels (when Prince was already tired of wearing the earcuff, the rest began to wear it), the famous animal print, jackets with lyrics and even those oriental airs of thoughts such as Hinduism or Buddhism that made him compare to Jimmy Hendrix.
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Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Chris Martin, Beyoncé or Pharrell are just some of the artists who have copied the strongest showman styles of Minesotta without shamelessness. Prince has also inspired designers and has been dressed in more than one occasion by luxury brands as Versace.

 

And as a good lover of fashion we have also been able to see you in the front row of such important parades as John Galliano’s for Dior, along with the presence of Katy Perry and her ex-boyfriend.
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If you love his style, you could find some vintage clothes that remind him at our vintage section as this fantastic jackets of Versace:

  1. Versace Gold Python Jacket whit Medusa Buckle
  2.  Gianni Versace Jacket Print motorcycles

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Today is Kate Moss birthday

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Coinciding with this Blue Monday (or the saddest Monday of the year), today is Kate Moss´ birthday. It´s been 43 years since Kate arrived to this world, but was on the age of 14 when Sarah Daukas (the founder of the agency model Storm) found her at the airport of John F. Kennedy on the year 1988.
The most important year for her was 1992. After being discovered, Calvin Klein wanted Kate Moss in his catwalk to promote the first line of perfumes of the brand. Since then, she has worked with some of the best brands in the world of fashion: Gucci, Dolce&Gabbana, Versace, Chanel, Missoni, Dior, Burberry and much more.

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Kate Moss for the Calvin Klein campaign

In 2012, she placed second on the Forbes list of the most sought supermodels after having invoiced $ 9.2 million from May 2011 to May 2012 for clients such as Longchamp, Mango, Rimmel, Vogue Eyewear and TopShop.
After several drug scandals, Moss remains one of the most influential supermodels in the world of fashion ( In 2007, TIME magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world), after Kate was considered in the 1990s as the anti-supermodel.
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After her relationship during 1994 to 1998 with the famous actor Johnny Deep, the supermodel married Jamie Hince, guitarist for The Kills, from which she separated in the summer of 2015. Later, she began dating Nikolai von Bismarck, a young 29-year-old photographer from German Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck.
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Johnny Deep and Kate Moss

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Jamie Hince and Kate Moss

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Nikolai von Bismarck and Kate Moss

Happy birthday Kate!

Olivier Rousteing: the little genius of Balmain

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With only 31 years just fulfilled, Olivier Rousteing is a benchmark in the fashion industry. He was born in Bordeaux on 13 September 1985 and was in 2011 when he was appointed creative director of Balmain. It has now 5 years at the helm of the firm and the prognosis is to stay in this house for much longer.

At the age of 1 year, Olivier was adopted by a family. From Bordeaux went to Paris to fulfill his dream, studying at ESMOD (Ecole Superieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode). After graduating, he began designing with Roberto Cavalli (from whom he learned his impatience), where he also met the designer Peter Dundas and which coincide in other houses like Emilio Pucci. From him he learned to be more perfectionist and thanks to both, the young designer managed to acquire the skills and qualities needed to become the great designer he is.

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After his move from Cavalli when he was only 18, after 6, the designer left the firm to be in front of Balmain, because he looked more reflected the identity of the firm for being more “glamorous and sexy”. This was as a replacement of Christophe Decarnin, who left the house after a big depression. Following the same line and style, Olivier bases his designs while preserving the essence of Balmain, with feminine, daring and sexy designs also he performed Decarnin, always providing a personal touch.

Some consider him the spoiled child of fashion. And it is that models adore him and his designs and he has all models as Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner or Alexandra Ambrossio on a pedestal.

One of his most famous collections, a collection for H & M (one of the most media and awaited at that moment), revolutionize the fashion lovers and had very good result that November 5, 2015, day when he presented the collection.

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One of the first items that were taught to the world before releasing the collection,  was this dress that went on a selling price of 500 euros.

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“H & M has given me a unique opportunity to bring the universe Balmain to everyone”

-Olivier Rousteing

We are confident that Olivier Rousteing will head the brand for much longer, because we love his designs and style. A young man wanting to do what he likes and we have no doubt, because his love for fashion is reflected in each and every one of the items that come out of their hands.

Rihanna's new collection is inspired in Marie Antoinette

If Maria Antonieta went to the gym and needed something to wear

-Rihanna

Paris, the city of love, was in charge of receiving the new collection of Rihanna “Fenty x Puma“. According to the singer, this city represented much better the new collection that New York.

Since 2014 Rihanna is the creative director of Puma and since she is in the firm, Puma sales have grown much more. The singer and designer  do not create sport clothes but they are creations to bring in the day a day and that’s the key.

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Her last collection includes items of a single color, with predominantly for example pastel pink, khaki green, lilac or skin color. We can thus find hats, dresses, sweat shirts, hoods and even corsets with vintage accessories and charged makeup, which were exhibited in the luxurious palace Salomon de Rothschild in Paris. The majority of the collection is designed for women but we could also appreciate some designs exclusively for men, and the tissues chosen by Rihanna were not particularly focused on making sport: for example, satin.

In addition to good singer, we have seen that at the moment Rihanna experience in the fashion world has been pretty good. He has collaborated with the major shoe designer Manolo Blahnik or with the prestigious fashion company Dior, and her success after the first collection made for Puma has opened the way to be an important benchmark in young fashion.

We have no doubt that Rihanna will surprise us soon with more of her designs and that as before, we´ll fall in love as much as their latest interventions in the world of fashion.

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
 
 

J.W Anderson: the prodigy child of the catwalk

You can make it whatever you want.

-J.W.Anderson

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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.

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“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%.

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Modelo Puzzle de J.W. Anderson para Loewe

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Modelo Puzzle de J.W. Anderson para Loewe

 

Alexander McQueen: one of the world´s best designers

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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.

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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.

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Lady Gaga con uno de los últimos diseños de Alexander Mcquen, los zapatos armadillo.

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Camilla Belle con el vestido de Alexander Mcqueen.

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.
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Jeremy Scott: new genius fashion

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Born in Kansas City, Missouri, began his training in the world of fashion at the Pratt Institute in New York, specifically in Brooklyn. It is in 1990 when his career began at the Paris Fashion Week, with very good review by Vogue:

Ingenious answer to all his detractors, who accused him in the past to produce extravagant clothes that no one would wear.

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In 2002 it is when he started working with big brands. The most famous of them, Adidas, for which he has presented several collections: the first one “!Signed” for which he created a patterned silk trimmed with money and replacing the face of George Washintong for his. That is when the most recognized in the world of hip-hop and music in general stars begin to wear shoes with teddy bears and wings:roma-vjn7jm-r328j-jeremy-scott-x-adidas-js-teddy-bear-scarpe-marrone-chiaro-bianco-uomo-donna-designer_2784

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He also took out a perfume for the brand, “Adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott”, which is its glass container with wings ironical designer and within a box of Adidas Originals.
However in June 2012 the famous designer had controversy with the firm since Adidas refused to sell his footwear model called “JS Roundhouse Midsdespués” as the brand interpreted alluded to slavery, to which Scott replied that he was only referring to the cartoon “My Pet Toy”.
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After his controversial story, in October 2013 the designer becomes creative director of Moschino (Rosella Jardini relieving), showing his first collection in 2014.
It has made big stars like Katy Perry or Madonna dancers wear their designs in the event of the Superbowl, Rihanna in “We Found Love” or Britney Spears in”Toxic”.
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Jeremy Scott has always been the maverick of fashion, and so shows in his last parade of New York Fashion Week for Spring-Summer 2017.

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.

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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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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?

Gianni Versace:one of the most important figures in the world of fashion

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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”.
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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.
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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:
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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 phenomenon of Gigi Hadid: from VOGUE to ranking fifth in Forbes

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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.
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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? “.
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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.

-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.

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.