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Rick owens and his particular style

“When I raise something provocative, it is always raised from warmth, kindness and love”

-Rick Owens

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Undoubtedly, Rick Owens is one of the most creative designers we have in these times. Born in California, he created the brand under his own name in 1994 and began selling his collections at the well-known Barney’s store so that years later he began selling his collections to the general public.
His creativity in the designs made that in the year 2002 , gave the Perry Ellis Award to him to the best emerging talent. From that moment, he used the Paris Fashion Week to present his most controversial collections.
His style is a mixture of gothic and grunge, darkness and perfect cuts, asymmetry and his little defined silhouettes, with generally dark tones such as black or brown, which led and lead the designer to absolute success.
Despite being an explosively creative person, the truth is that his intention is not to play a leading role. Unintentionally, his own collections stand out for their avant-garde designs. He has always been the creator of controversial collections. But also, his designs passed to the big screen with the successful outfit that looked Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the city. A beautiful cardigan in grayish tone in the line of the designer.
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Excellent skin worker, defines his designs as subtle and not as spectacular as we see. They are sexy and comfortable. So much that they have made Rick Owens have designed garments for the big Madonna or Courtney Love, declaring themselves as their number one fans.
With so much success, the press soon qualified his style: Glunge. But what does it mean? With the term Glunge refer to glamor, slash and grunge. That is, it mentions the dirty and the elegant in the same design. Making both ends collide with each other and create the perfect combination.
There is no gender. And he loves the idea. Rick Owens was alongside famous designers like Comme des Garçons and Ann Demeulemeester one of the pioneers in creating ambiguous garments that fit both men and women. He says that he is only interested in the point at which the two genders converge.
A noteworthy piece of Rick Owens although it may seem strange in him, is that it owns a line of gym machines and a series of totems with its own figure that deals in each of his stores.
When you create a brand, you’re telling a story, he says. This is demonstrated in one of his latest collections presented at the Paris Fashion Week this year, with abstract skirts (almost inspired by nun dresses) and angular pieces that seek to create architectural asymmetry.
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“People wonder why I make monochrome garments, the reason being that I am representing the world. In this room, your head would be much more interesting if it were on a monochromatic column.I think people think about the outfits and are too demanding, I always imagine that a stalk, a trunk or a pillar is more beautiful than the line of a person standing in a room.

-Rick Owens


And as Suzy Menkes (the fabulous writer of Vogue) stresses in her latest article on the designer’s collection: The darkness had never been so bright.

The expensive privilege of Haute Couture

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Exclusiveness. The measure. Garments made by hand and with little use of the sewing machine. Luxury materials hand-stitched carefully for a perfect finish. Costurers who develop new techniques that take a long time.
That is why it is said that Haute Couture pieces are priceless. The development of these bespoke designs is known worldwide and only a few privileged can afford. It is an exclusive design, made with the highest quality materials that will adapt to every inch of your body. Undoubtedly, Haute Couture is the dream of every woman.
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Catherine Riviere is in charge of directing the Haute Couture of the house Dior. She controls the entire process, from being manufactured until the customer buys it. Her function is mainly to ensure that the house maintains the tradition but adapting to the modern. She does not talk about prices. She says that the price of a Haute Couture garment should only matter to the client who is going to buy the garment and that if she then wants to say what it has cost, say it. Despite not wanting to talk about prices, she gives a clue: from 40,000 €. However, a piece of what we know as prêt-à-porter, would cost us approximately 8,000 €.

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Dior Haute Couture

But many will ask: What´s the difference between Haute Couture and prêt-à-porter? The materials used. But above all, the hours. Many will think that we talk about expensive clothes. And it is true. But it is what they cost. They may be working on a dress for a whole year, counting on the manufacture of the materials, the measurements of the client and the work of the seamstresses. It is a work of art, a way of being and thinking. It is something unique and extraordinary that will have only an individual experience. And that’s where the difference is made.
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Chanel Prêt-à-porter.

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Chanel Haute Couture

Prêt-à-porter (ready to wear) garments, would be the ones that are made, unlike the Haute Couture, with a certain pattern and with which they work according to the demand of the product. We could say that they are the clothes we usually wear on a daily basis (although some people can afford wear Haute Couture daily).
Not all luxury brands that most of us know work with Haute Couture garments. In fact, there is an union in which you must meet some guidelines to be part of this select club.
1. The first rule is that the house must design the client an exclusive piece and totally tailored, with one or more tests until the garment is perfect.
2. The second rule talks about the membership of a workshop or studio that is located in Paris and has at least 20 employees working full time.
3. The third but not least is that each season must present to the public a collection of at least 50 new designs of the brand.
All the houses that make Haute Couture, also make prêt-à-porter. In addition, the latest is the one that gives more income to the brands. It’s what sells the most and it takes less time to make it.
The official members of Haute Couture are: Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Stephane Rolland and Giambattista Valli. In addition, foreign members include Elie Saab and Versace.
During the 20th century Haute Couture suffered a significant decline. From 106 homes in 1946 to only 18 in 2000, reducing to only 9 in 2004 (Versace, Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Lacroix, Gaultier, Givenchy …).
 
 
 
 

Preloved products: the new market

In recent years, thrift stores have gained great importance in the market. However, those products that seemingly are inaccessible to most, are more accessible because of luxury thrift stores. Chanel handbags, the Birkin handbag by Hermès, Versace or Dior designer luxury dresses, Gucci’s latest by Tom Ford or luxury vintage clothing are some of the most sought-after items searched for consumers.
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Many are those who think that buying luxury products in these types of stores takes away the prestige of whoever buys it. However, we can say that is the opposite. If an item is in perfect condition and I can also get it cheaper, why would not I buy it? Let’s say that buying cheaper second-hand luxury goods is a symbol of intelligence and not of smear.
Only a couple of years ago that online commerce began to be booming and there are still many people who distrust this type of service. It is logical that these are parts that can be obtained much cheaper, but still remain expensive. The ideal thing to take confidence in this type of purchase is to start with luxury accessories, since its cost is lower and it is not so afraid to “lose” that money in the event that the purchase was a scam.
The first thing to look for when buying in a second-hand online store of luxury products is social networks like Pinterest or Instagram: the user profile is real if you have many followers and publications. The second of the things to keep in mind is in the form of payment: the safest for this type of commerce is PayPal. Why? Check it out in this article and answer all your doubts. The third but not least, we must look at user ratings either on their website or on other platforms where they are selling their products such as Ebay.
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Now comes the second question: how do I know if the article I’m interested in is authentic? It is one of the biggest fears when buying online. In our case, Luxury and Vintage Madrid has a team of professionals who analyze the product and confirm that it is 100% authentic before taking the photos of the product to put it on sale. The process is thorough, which analyzes the material and composition of the product, logos, engraving, serial numbers, invoices … ultimately, analyze the smallest detail to ensure the quality standard for to be able to sell the product.
When buying on the Internet is also very important to look at the pictures of the product and its description: the more photos in which we can see the details, the better. In addition, in the case of a product description that has a defect, it is important to see what it is, and if we can provide a photograph with that defect, perhaps when we see it does not seem such a big problem for not buying it.
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In addition, this new type of web pages not only benefit people who want to purchase a product: also, for those who want to sell it. Normally, there is a “consign” section in which you send your product to the company and they upload it to their website after having passed the authenticity check. The objective? That you sell your product faster. When it comes to trusting this type of service, you should be aware of the type of percentage or commission that the company takes, as it can sometimes be quite high. In our case, if you want to know more about our procedure of consignment, we attach the section of our web page with the specifications to consign.
From Luxury and Vintage Madrid, we offer you the seriousness, the quality and the loyalty so that you trust in us to the 100%. We sell quality and authenticity at the best price. Luxury items for both men and women, with all quality standards in order and a secure payment method. What more could you ask for?
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Loewe’s Amazon bag, Hermès’ famous Birkin or Constance bags, or Chanel’s classic 2.55 are some of the items our customers are already enjoying because of their trust in us.
 
What are you waiting for?

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.

PRADA: one of the most popular luxury brands

el-diablo-viste-de-prada-20140731073407Last Thursday, the movie The Devil Wears Prada, birth 10 years. On the occasion of its anniversary celebration, there is no better way to reminisce about the film that talking about the brand.
The famous luxury brand was founded in Milan (Italy) in 1913. Its creator was Mario Prada under the name Fratelli Prada (Prada Brothers). However, it was thanks to his granddaughter Miuccia Prada, when the brand became one of the premier international fashion. She did not seem very prepared for the position to occupy; however, she had a sense for  aesthetics exquisite and different.
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The brand began mainly with the production of handbags, luggage and shoes. Later, air travel began to be one of the first transports of this type of clientele. However, customers began to be unhappy because the material used for these bags was walrus skin and was very heavy. Thus, Prada focused more on creating hand luggage and suitcases, but this time leather and waterproof. Under the direction of Miuccia enters the field competence in the same sector: Gucci. Therefore, she decides to give a twist to the production of the brand and is when Prada begins to manufacture its luxury clothes ready-to-wear.
Following the completion of the first backpack by Miuccia, black and waterproof in 1970, arrived in 1985 one of the most emblematic of the history of fashion handbags: its black, classic and simple bag, which in turn was robust and functional. A bag was launched with an entry price quite high but also sold and soon began to have many imitators. The decisive year of the brand was 1989, in which Miuccia presented her first collection of ready-to-wear and was so successful that the brand brought up considerably.
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Already in the 90s Prada was a globally recognized brand, not only for its high prices, but behind them are luxury materials, simple but at the same time we get in love with them. As main colors black, brown, gray, green and cream. All this made the brand has that special appeal and whose essence continues to this day. An exclusive brand season after season has managed to remain the brand to the concept of it.
One of its affiliates (Miu Miu), for younger people and low cost of Prada line, was created in 1992 and acquired Fendi, which then eventually sold to LVMH.
Later, in 2003, Prada began to collaborate with the Spanish firm Puig for the manufacture of perfumes and later in the 2006 is when The Devil Wears Prada premiere, a film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. After its premiere, the brand begins to have even more popularity. But however and although it seems a contradiction, the film does not talk about Prada. It was just a way of referring to it as something exclusive.
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Thierry Mugler: the inspiration for Lady Gaga designs

 

Well, it’s all about looking good, helping the silhouette…and all about getting a great fuck, honey.

-Thierry Mugler

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Thierry Mugler was born in Strasbourg (France) in 1948 and was one of the most popular designers of the 80s.
He left his job as a dancer to engage in the world of fashion and coinciding with the rise of Yves Saint Laurent, start designing. So in 1973 he presented his first women’s collection and after its success founded his own brand.
He managed to mark a before and after in the runaways with Claude Montana and Jean Paul Gaultier, returning the glamorous to the Parisian catwalks.

His designs were based on the comic, science fiction or zoology and through these factors make their catwalks a show, being one of the forerunners of fashion shoulder pads. The crow and the vinyl were their main allies and has been criticized for using in his designs because it looked so misogynistic and fetishistic.
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He wanted his shows to be perfect, so he was the responsible for carrying the lighting and styling of his own parades.
With the end of the twentieth century, it begins the era of minimalism and that is how the aesthetics of Mugler got into decline, confirming his retirement in 2002. In 2003 he began to devote himself to the staging of shows, from choreography to costume for special effects.
Still, the brand continues mainly with the line of perfumes (property of Clarins brand, one of its main sources of income). Artists like Beyoncé or Lady Gaga are fortunate to bring some of his designs, especially Gaga. Nicola Formichetti is the Italo-Japanese designer and stylist who dressed the singer with Mugler designs. Therefore he proposed to Mugler be the new creative director of the brand to revive it. It was only with the brand a couple of years, until finally was signed by the company Diesel.

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Nicola Formichetti and Lady Gaga

Right now, the creative director of the brand is David Koma, retaining some of the essence of Mugler designs but being more discreet.
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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

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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

 

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.

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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Blanca Padilla and Gigi Hadid

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.

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