Runway Reviews

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019 Collection

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019 Collection

08 Aug 2019

Amidst ingenuity, the Givenchy Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019 collection embodies a palimpsest of glamour – as traces of peerless majesty are streaked with rebellion. Unravelling a tapestry of romance and antiquity, Clare Waight Keller invokes the notion of Noblesse Radicale, inflecting the traditions of Givenchy Haute Couture with new textures and volumes. Bearing the fruit of imaginary journeys through villas, chateaux, and stately homes, these swans emerge as punk effigies – bowerbirds of... Read More

Dior Goes to the Circus for Haute Couture SS19

Dior Goes to the Circus for Haute Couture SS19

18 Mar 2019

THE SET

As per tradition, Dior and Maria Grazia Chiuri held the event in the gardens of the Rodin Museum, close to the Les Invalides monument. The showroom? A very chic circus tent, with light garlands and polychrome chequered floor – all erected by the Bureau Betak office.

THE INSPIRATION

Beyond the arts of the circus, it was the revolutions that Maria Grazia Chiuri was interested in: the ballet "Parade" created in 1917 by the Théâtre du Châtelet, the music of French... Read More

"Romanticism is strength" - Valentino

"Romanticism is strength" - Valentino

09 Jan 2019

Piccioli’s collection came to life with exaggerated flower patterns printed onto voluminous silk gowns,  petal shaped edges tiered down the dresses in a sensual form. First look sent out was a dark chocolate brown background for a field of white flowers, and of course what is a Valentino show with their signature claret-coloured garments from couture- where deep reddish hues met ligth picks and baby blues mixed with greyish-greens.

Also there were Little Red Riding inspired hoods with... Read More

Soft opening for Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Soft opening for Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

20 Sep 2018

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, a one-of-a-kind, five-star property with modern Arabic architecture and a regal presence, opens phase one of the resort in the UAE capital. The new resort will welcome guests with effortless luxury across 327 rooms and four diverse dining options, including the signature Turtle Bay Bar & Grill restaurant, Sim Sim allday dining, Sama Lobby Lounge with stunning sea views, and the refreshing Swim Up Pool Bar.

Nestled in the heart of Saadiyat... Read More

Pret-A-Porter all the way!

Pret-A-Porter all the way!

02 Jul 2018

Clare Waight Keller spent her summer travelling through the archives of Givenchy, the house she joined in May after leaving Chloé. The distinct signature of her predecessor Riccardo Tisci, who served at the house for 12 years, eventually turned Givenchy into an entirely new brand, driven by his love for South American culture and sportswear. So the classic codes of Givenchy - which its founder sold to LVMH in 1989 - were Waight Keller’s for the taking. She let fate lead the way. “I was less... Read More

Bright Summer Fashion

Bright Summer Fashion

02 Jul 2018

The spring/ summer 2018 fashion trends are giving us variety, with something to please every kind of fashion-conscious consumer, from those who are all about standing out in avant-garde style to those who value minimalist comfort above all else. Both long-beloved staples and innovative new ideas were presented to us in the various fashion capitals of the world.

In the past few decades, celebrities and fashion designers have played a major role in bringing animal print into mainstream... Read More

Ultimate Guide: Women’s Summer Dresses

Ultimate Guide: Women’s Summer Dresses

28 May 2018

Here's our ultimate guide to the Summer Fashion 2018 Catwalk. A mix of uplifting and colorful collection with OTT texture and fringing galore.

The man this house is built upon was a pioneer who left his country and built a legend through artistry, ingenuity, and grit. To cite some of his most defining clients—Garbo, Bardot, Perón, and Monroe—in the press release served only to emphasize the difference between then and now. Ferragamo is a great house, but greatness should not be taken... Read More

Honda launches its10th generation Accord

Honda launches its10th generation Accord

25 Mar 2018

The 2018 Accord is the 10th generation of Honda’s perennially best-selling midsize sedan. All new from the ground up, the new Accord is built on a new platform with a lower, wider stance, a lighter and more rigid unibody structure; a lighter and more sophisticated chassis; two advanced new power units, including Accord’s first-ever turbocharged engines, a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

 

In recreating Accord for its 10th generation, Honda designers and engineers sought to... Read More

Giorgio Armani Resort 2018

Giorgio Armani Resort 2018

26 Dec 2017

Colors were brighter, fabrics were lighter, and fun and freedom were in the air at Giorgio Armani’s Resort presentation, which had a more youthful than usual spirit. Armani made his mark by redefining tailoring for both sexes, fusing comfort with a sleek, unfussed elegance. More than 40 years later, he continues to play along familiar lines. Yet like the endless variations a talented music composer can layer into his signature melodies, making them new without ever altering the tune, he... Read More

Fendi Haute Couture FW 17/18

Fendi Haute Couture FW 17/18

26 Dec 2017

As the curtains parted at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, revealing a set of screens hand-painted with trees, the strains of Claude Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” filled the air. You half expected Vaslav Nijinsky to come bounding out of the wings.

The Russian ballet dancer has been closely associated with the premises since he premiered another of his revolutionary choreographies, “The Rite of Spring,” at the venue in 1913 — famously causing a riot among... Read More

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