A portrait of women, the Ralph & Russo Autumn Winter 2017/2018 collection takes inspiration from the identity and natural beauty captured by the grand masters Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton & Norman Parkinson.
Enthused by light and animation, this season’s palette is iridescent; a flash of ice mints and pearlescent lavenders, aqua blue double satins and crystal mesh in rose-gold hues.
Embroidery is crystallised like a photograph in time, whilst motion is captured in the... Read More
Sense of style that makes Stefano Ricci a summa of tailoring and tradition, with research and experimentation which never compromises the Made in Italy. A collector’s wardrobe displayed at the renowned Stibbert Museum in Florence, with outfits that recount a personal story created within a culture of elegance, with an attention to choice details and an absorption in materials and colours.
A collector’s wardrobe, the Stefano Ricci Fall-Winter 2017-18 is a personal collection created... Read More
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Christian Dior house in 1947,... Read More
Essence and truth. For this Valentino haute couture collection, Pierpaolo Piccioli interprets fashion to perfection. "As Shakespeare says, we are made of the same material as dreams," says the designer a few hours before the show. "Dreams bring everybody together, because they are timeless, just like the haute couture." Piccioli loves art, music, poetry and the oneiric side of fashion which, as he says, must be strictly timeless because "couture is made of special moments, rituals that make... Read More
The wild and magical coastal landscapes of the Shetland Islands were the origin of this collection. Their natural beauty has inspired local artisans who have passed their skills down through generations of women for centuries. In particular, gossamer fine Shetland Lace, worn by crofters’ daughters and royalty alike, woven with indigenous flora and fauna–wild heather, clover, poppies and roses; sea birds and underwater creatures both real and mythical–is re-imagined. The colourful interiors... Read More
With a cocktail party-performance in its boutique at Level Shoes Dubai Mall, Tod’s is presenting Tod’s Tattoo, a project of dual manual ability on skin developed in collaboration with tattoo artist Saira Hunjan.
A special pop-up scenario evoking the atmosphere of a tattoo studio will greet the guests, who will be able to watch artist Hunjan at close quarters as she tattoos one of her captivating lions onto skin worked by Tod’s.
A celebration of handmade, a fusion of abilities... Read More
Fascinated by the myriad of interpretations to which this archetypal form has given rise over the ages, she perceived her adventure into the heart of the Dior world as being akin to entering a labyrinth, the way sprinkled with the flowers, plants and allegorical images that form part of the iconography of these places but which, at the same time, reference the imagination of Christian Dior who wrote of them: “After women, flowers are the most divine of creations. They are so delicate and... Read More
Showcasing the finest and most iconic looks of Spring / Summer 2017, Dubai’s premier department store Harvey Nichols – Dubai, presented the season’s key fashion trends which are now available instore.
The Harvey Nichols – Dubai trunk show was a two-day affair, comprised of a dinner and see-now-buy-now shopping concept on 29 and 30 March, at Inked Dubai in Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz.
Inspired by the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris, the show was a careful curation of... Read More
In many ways, Paris Haute Couture shared several characteristics with the women’s marches that took place around the world last weekend: both included prolonged periods of standing around outside in frigid temperatures, both engendered a female majority interest and one-of-a-kind ensembles featuring the colour pink, and both were attacked by sideline critics insisting they were pointless, reported Financial Times.
Wearable clothes at couture are something of an oxymoron: just where... Read More
Travel to the make believe Italian Tropic, where icons traditionally associated with Italy like pasta, bread and superstitious symbols mix with an overall holiday mood punctuated by cocktails, ice creams and sequins. Relaxed footwear like slippers are given are luxurious upgrade and are worn with with a joyful fashion which does not compromise on finishing and tailoring.
The desire to be distinctive drives the lives of young rebels, fuels their rousing music and is turned into... Read More