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Fashion News - Dec 2012
Global Fashion Conference, England
5th Global Fashion Conference
Monday 9th September - Thursday 12th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Presentations
Fashion is a statement, a stylised form of expression, which displays and begins to define a person, a place, a class, a time, a religion, a culture, subcultures, and even a nation. This inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary conference seeks to explore the historical, social, economic, political, psychological and artistic phenomenon of fashion, a powerful component of contemporary culture. Fashion lies at the very heart of persons, their sense of identity and the communities in which they live. Individuals emerge as icons of beauty and style; cities are identified as centres of fashion; the business of fashion is a billions of dollar per annum global industry, employing millions of people. The project will assess the history and meanings of fashion; evaluate its expressions in politics, business, pop culture, the arts, consumer culture, and social media; determine its effect on gender, sexuality, class, race, age, nation and other sources of identity; and explore future directions and trends.
Building on the foundations of previous meetings, publications and collaborations, the conference will be structured around 5 main areas of focus. Each area will have the opportunity to enjoy specific as well as whole group sessions. Papers, presentations, demonstrations and workshops are invited.
René Gruau & Pampaloni along with OMEGA & Zinc Textile, Miami, USA
Pampaloni will host René Gruau from December 3rd, 2012 to February 15, 2013.
Like every year during Miami Art Basel, Pampaloni hosts an artist in its Miami showroom. This year, Pampaloni is thrilled to host René Gruau from December 3rd to February 15, 2013. Thanks to private collectors we were able to put together a vast selection of unprecedented oil on canvas, gouaches, lacquers and lithographs. Gruau admired Pampaloni’s collection and owned a number of their pieces. Gruau was Italian, like Pampaloni; he would express himself with simple lines, like Pampaloni and both were driven by aesthetic and sophistication more than anything else. Sylvie Nissen, worldwide exclusive agent of Gruau’s work, also fell in love with Pampaloni, which she represents at her Cannes gallery. The result of the Gruau and Pampaloni’ association is a harmonious world of Italian beauty where silver and art support and enhance each other to deliver the best of what Italian elegance can be; away from market trends. This exhibition is meaningful and obviously had to happen.
Among the original pieces will be the last work order of Gruau. Commissioned by OMEGA, the portrait of Cindy Crawford (OMEGA's ambassador) will be shown for the first time since being exhibited at the 1999 opening of the "Musée de la publicité" at the Louvre Museum in Paris. OMEGA naturally then wanted to be part of the event and support it.
In addition, Sylvie Nissen, co-author of "Gruau, Portraits of Men", recently published by Assouline, will also makes us the honor of being in Miami, co-hosting the exhibition, presenting and signing her new book during Miami Art Basel.
Finally, the Zinc Textile Company will also show its new fashion inspired fabric collection called "Runway", which consists of 12 exclusives images by legendary Gruau. This collection is intended to be revealed to the public during the next edition of Maison & Objets in Paris this coming January but it will be exceptionally previewed during our Miami event.
Venue: 91 NE 40 St, Miami, FL 33137, United States
www.pampaloni.com / (305) 695-9370
Fashion News - Nov 2012
Fashion Designers A-Z
Defining designers of the 20th and 21st centuries and their most remarkable works
photo courtesy publishers
29 Nov 2012 - From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel, to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, a century's worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology are celebrated in this limited-edition volume. Photographs of over 500 garments selected from the Museum's permanent collection illuminate each of the featured designers, while texts by the curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the individual pieces featured. In her introductory essay, director and chief curator Valerie Steele writes about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon; and both Steele and contributor Suzy Menkes provide a history of this museum’s role in the world of fashion scholarship and preservation.
Fashion Designers A–Z is available as a series of six Designer Editions. Each edition (a total of 11,000 copies) is bound in a fabric created by one of six designers—Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg—and comes in a Plexiglas box. Crafted by hand at a bindery in the heart of Italy, and stamped with a unique number, every copy is an instant classic, and an addition to your fashion library that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Albert Kriemler’s racecar motif pattern for the Akris Edition of 2,000 copies was created in the spirit of the devil-may-care elegance of John Frankenheimer’s 1966 movie Grand Prix.
Paisley is practically synonymous with the Etro name—and the Paisley motifs selected by Veronica Etro for the Etro Edition of 2,000 numbered copies are classic examples.
The Stella McCartney Edition of 2,000 numbered copies is adorned with a Neon Abstract Print on cotton satin from her Summer 2013 collection—available in two different palettes.
For the covers of the Missoni Edition, limited to just 2,000 numbered copies, the Missoni family selected a colorful array of 20 different zigzag-striped knit from its vast archives. The fabrics exemplify the company's optimistic, playful approach to pattern since the 1970s.
For the Prada Edition of 2,000 numbered copies, Miuccia Prada selected four classic prints from previous collections and re-printed them on cotton: the feminine tiny “hearts,” the Baroque-inspired “bananas,” the abstract geometric “diamonds,” and a floral reissued for Prada from the 1960 Holliday & Brown archives.
Diane von Furstenberg
Printed on cotton canvas, the Signature Chain Link print selected by Diane von Furstenberg for the DVF Edition of 1,000 numbered copies epitomizes the designer's balance between retro glamour and modern chic.
The editor and author:
Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and founding editor of Fashion Theory. Described in The Washington Post as one of “fashion’s brainiest women,” Steele combines serious scholarship (and a Yale Ph.D.) with a rare ability to communicate with general audiences. As author, curator, editor, and public intellectual, Steele has been instrumental in creating the modern field of fashion studies.
The contributing author:
Undisputed doyenne of the international fashion press, Suzy Menkes is head fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune. Among the world's most influential fashion critics, she is an officer of the Order of the British Empire as well as a chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur. She lives and works in Paris.
Fashion Designers A-Z
Valerie Steele, et al., Suzy Menkes
Hardcover in acrylic slipcase
10.3 x 13.2 in.
each edition £ 250/
€ 275/DKK 2.750
Showroom for Fashion Designer Branka Donassy
Donassy Open Atelier, temporary exhibition space and shop, Zagreb, Croatia - 2012
photos : Miljenko Bernfest
The Donassy Open Atelier project created a temporary, flexible showroom whose purpose is to exhibit the work of the fashion designer Branka Donassy and other visiting artists. The existing storefront is in a historicist building, in a zone between Zagreb’s Upper and Lower Town. It has a barrel vault ceiling and is transformed with minimal budget and no building interventions. Architecture and fashion overlap, with the fashion design fabrication techniques completing the unique conceptual whole. The concept references exploration of avant-garde forms, construction and the meticulous nature of the artist’s work itself.
photos : Miljenko Bernfest
The basic element of spatial design here is an elastic translucent cloth tailored and sewn according to the principles of couture, with no additional construction, anchored into the existing structure just with bolts, in a dotted pattern, which in the end resulted in an autonomous voluminous structure. Thus the whole space is draped in an elastic membrane which is simultaneously a form making element as well as a system to accomplish a diffuse and uniformed lighting, thanks to fluorescent tubes installed between existing vaulted ceiling and the translucent membrane itself. The anchoring elements are at the same time hooks for exhibits. The clothes racks are flexible and mobile so as to ensure quick transformation of space when needed. The rectangular black rubber coated fabric surface on the façade frames the front glass door, covering the damaged existing façade and accentuating the entrance, being a clear link between two worlds, the interior and exterior one. The floor is finished in contrast with the translucent luminous interior membrane, using black painted OSB panels.
photos : Miljenko Bernfest
Title: Donassy open atelier
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Author: Vanja Ilić
Architectural office: Vanja Ilić Architecture
Client: Donassy open atelier, www.donassy.com
Net area: 35 m2
Project year: 2012
Completed year: 2012
Costs 2.600 eur
Photos: Miljenko Bernfest
Forma Architectural Studio - Fashion Show
'Vozianov s/s 2011'
Work for brand Vozianov over fashion show Nemo wich was shown in ArtArsenal, Kiyv. Nemo – that is what exists in each one of us, but not yet named. This is our internal capabilities, talents, desires and potency, dreams, let them see the light and find the name. This collection is for those who are on the way.
Forma Architectural Studio - Fashion Show
Team: Oleksiy Petrov, Dmytro Prutkin, Alexander Kohanovsky (sound)
Emptiness as an organizing element and the main idea in the work of collection lookbook by the brand Vozianov.The entire collection is sorted and cataloged in a simple understandable layouts.
Forma Architectural Studio - Fashion Design
Fashion News - Oct 2012
Markus Lupfer Launches Whistles Collaboration
Markus Lupfer has teamed up with Whistles to launch a one-off exclusive collection, reports Vogue. The seven-piece range arrives in stores on Monday, November 5. Unlike traditional high street-designer collaborations, this one isn't limited to solely apparel - expect make-up bags, silk heart-printed pyjamas, tote bags, iPhone holders and, just in time for this winter's cold spell, knit gloves, hats and scarves baring Lupfer's playful bold slogans. Pink mittens and a dog-patterned jumper come in the softest of cashmere. 30 Oct
Kylie Minogue Launches Fashion Book
From gold hotpants to a hooded white jumpsuit and Dolce & Gabbana galore - Kylie Minogue has treated us to a hoard of iconic fashion moments during her illustrious music career. Kylie is set to release book celebrating the key fashion moments from her 25 years in the business, reports Grazia. 30 Oct
Karl Lagerfeld : Retirement Is Death
Karl Lagerfeld says he will never retire. The designer maintains that the consequences of retirement would be somewhat dire. 16 Oct
Keira Knightley's Fashion Nightmare
The Vogue cover girl said "I think skinny jeans and micro-miniskirts are very unfriendly," she said. "I've been known to wear both, but on some days it seems like they were invented to make you feel bad about yourself." 16 Oct
Helena Christensen causes Yummy-Mummy revolt
Supermodel Helena Christensen has caused a minor insurrection among fans of Boden, the middle-class brand of choice for casual clothing, for being "too sultry and sexy". 15 Oct
Alexa Chung admits frustration over weight criticism
Model and TV presenter Alexa Chung says "it's about time people stopped judging women on their appearance and more on their intellect." 15 Oct
Louis Vuitton To Open A Stationery Boutique
Louis Vuitton to open an exclusive stationery boutique in the heart of the Saint Germain des Pres district of Paris in December, selling a variety of writing accoutrements. 15 Oct
Fashion News - Sep 2012
photo courtesy Patricia Meneses
Nature Poems, The Alps
Nothing belongs more to an individual, nothing is closer to his knowledge, than his own body. 30 Sep
Milan Fashion Week
Milan Fashion Week Prada spring / summer 2013 Skinny satin skirts, the origami folded satin tops and sock-boots: Miuccia Prada's spring/summer 2013 collection gave more than a nod to Japanese style, report the Daily Telegraph today. It takes a fiendish fashion genius to turn a metallic sock into a feminist cri de coeur, but Miuccia Prada has that kind of mind. After an eyeball challenging show that once more flipped fashion on its head, she explained how she'd taken all the elements women can't normally wear "without being laughed at, and tried to make them more acceptable". 20 Sep
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week kicked off this morning for the spring/summer 2013 season, reports Marie Claire magazine.
Design duo Antoni & Alison kicked things off with a show at the official London Fashion Week showspace at Somerset House this morning, whilst tomorrow New York-based label Rag & Bone will make its LFW debut.
Founders of the brand, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, are British and the London catwalk show follows on from the opening of the label's first European flagship store on Sloane Square in July. 14 Sep
New York Fashion Week Day 5
Collections by Victoria Beckham - catwalk show this afternoon, with husband David and baby Harper both in attendance.... hats designed by milinery master Stephen Jones. ...with Anna Wintour watching - http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/spring-summer-2013/ready-to-wear/victoria-beckham/full-length-photos/gallery/1. Also catwalk shows by Tommy Hilfiger, Y3, Diane von Furstenberg and Thakoon. 9 Sep
Rachel Zoe Fashion Line
Rachel Zoe, stylist turned designer, Fashion collection dropped from Selfridges amid rumours of failing sales. Zoe’s new collection is set to show at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday 12th September. 6 Sep
New York Fashion Week
The cream of the fashion world gathered in New York last night to see the Couture Council to celebrate the work of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. Couturier Oscar de la Renta collected a lifetime achievement award from the Couture Council. 6 Sep
Fashion News - Aug 2012
Grace Coddington collaborates with Balenciaga US Vogue creative director Grace Coddington has created a capsule collection for Balenciaga named after her cat, Pumpkin, reports the Daily Telegraph today. Fashion's Night Out, the annual shopping extravaganza spearheaded by US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, is entering a whole new phase as designers and brands mark the occasion with specially commissioned, limited-edition pieces. 22 Aug
Tom Ford has spoken out against overemphasis in the fashion industry on "materialism", reports Vogue. 22 Aug
Fashion News - Jun 2012
São Paulo Fashion Week, Brazil
São Paulo Fashion Week - 'A Gente Transforma', led by the brazilian designer Marcelo Rosenbaum, is the theme of SPFW - Summer 2013
The project ‘A Gente Transforma’ - ‘We Transform’ is an initiative that uses design to show the Brazilian soul; in its 2nd edition, now in Piauí (Brasil), has as main goal to insert the artisanal work in the decorative market and introduce opportunities for a new social business.
This month, it is time for the 'fashion' highlight over the stories of the A Gente Transforma. The project, led by the Brazilian designer Marcelo Rosenbaum, is the theme of the 33rd edition of the Sao Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW). The principal fashion week of the country intends to encourage the debate on the sustainability from the economical, social and cultural point of view. And also to reassure the commitment of the creativity and innovation as tools to stimulate the movement of transformation. That’s why the name SPFW VERÃO 2013, A GENTE TRANSFORMA: histórias que contam.
São Paulo Fashion Week
Fashion News - May 2012
Cannes Film Festival 2012, France
Cannes Film Festival 2012 : Carine Roitfeld to stage fashion show Former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld is curating the Cannes Film Festival's first fashion show, and it's set to be an all-black affair.
Also, supermodel Eva Herzigova is set to model an exquisite diamond necklace created by Chopard in honour of screen goddess Marilyn Monroe (the event's 'face'). 16 May
Fashion Store - Recent Designs
Marni Beijing Sanlitun, China
photograph : Butsou Lai
Marni Fashion Store Beijing - 18 Apr
Sybarite's design for the Marni flagship in Beijing marks a shift in the evolution of the concept, utilising strong geometry and giving familiar elements a new twist. Backlit fibreglass boxes remain a central feature but the form has been squared off and enlarged, accommodating both shelving and hanging displays. Stainless steel rails and freestanding pieces maintain their sculptural fluidness but the forms are chunkier and slightly exaggerated, with large flat display surfaces referencing early Marni shops.
And A Yokohama Clothing Store, Japan
Design: MOMENT Inc. - Hisaaki Hirawata, Tomohiro Watabe
photograph from MOMENT Inc.
Yokohama Clothing Store - 12 Apr 2012
Recent store design in Japan by Hisaaki Hirawata and Tomohiro Watabe, who established MOMENT Inc. in 2005. Their projects are wide-ranging as graphic, product, interior, and architecture.
And A has a wide selection of men's and ladies clothes, accessories, shoes, bags, and household goods.
Therefore the shop design should be open to welcome various targets. The shop is divided into two areas, light space at front and dark space at a back.
Fashion News - Apr 2012
Raf Simons at Dior
The Belgian designer Raf Simons arrived in Paris today to begin work on his first Dior collection, set to be shown at Couture Week in July, report Vogue: Dior designer. 12 Apr
Fashion News - Mar 2012
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Italian fashion brand Missoni lends its design aesthetic to a residential tower in Manila, the Philippines. Each luxury condominium decorated in the luxury brand's signature prints, patterns, and bright colour clashes. 27 Mar
Clements Ribeiro Collection News
Italian Clements Ribeiro launch 'Swan' collaboration with Evans. Bright colours, jazzy prints and horizontal lines by husband and wife team Inacio Ribeiro and Suzanne Clements. 26 Mar
Emporio Armani launches new campaign with Olympic athletes
Emporio Armani pipped Stella McCartney to the post by revealing its new campaign with Olympic athletes a minute before her own Olympic outfits launch.
Stella McCartney launched her Olympics campaign at 12pm, and exactly a minute before, Giorgio Armani swooped in with an email announcing his new campaign with Olympic athletes. 22 Mar
Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty
Volume 2 Numbers 1 & 2: special issue on fashion and ethics
Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty focuses on issues of power, social positioning, ideologies and practices within the web of relationships between creators, producers, practitioners and end-users of fashion. This special double issue on fashion and ethics brings to the forefront some of the ethical controversies, raising the question of whether 'ethical fashion' is actually a contradiction in terms, as editor Efrat Tseëlon suggests in her editorial. Offering a critique of some of the fundamental assumptions, this issue seeks to expose the ideologies of ethical fashion, which often mask its status as a product that uses ethical credentials as a marketing ploy to relieve consumers' guilt.
In his article 'Fashionable dilemmas', Austin Williams questions the concept of ethical fashion, examining what he considers its self-appointed morality and ability to 'impose on the underdeveloped world the idea that environmental concerns should take priority over poverty alleviation and human development'. Williams suggests that supposedly ethical companies use consumers' sense of morality to get to their bank balances, arguing that while designers are under ever mounting pressure to be 'ethical', such subjective 'moral' considerations may do as much harm as good.
Similar issues are raised in Marie-Cécile Cervellon and Lindsey Carey's article exploring consumers' motives for buying 'green'. Cervellon and Carey state that buying such products gives consumers a 'license to sin', raising the question of whether consumers are truly concerned with buying ethically. Rafi Grosglik also asks to what extent consumers are motivated by ethics rather than by a desire to follow fashion trends in his exploration of ethical culinary fashion, as exemplified by the surge in popularity of organic hummus in Israel. This volume also includes a study of the high-end fashion company Comme il faut by its CEO Sybil Goldfiner, which, as Efrat Tseëlon argues, is possibly one of the only truly ethical fashion labels, while John Sorenson provides an incisive critique of the exploitation of animals, focusing on instances of extreme cruelty in the procurement of animal skin and fur for use in fashion.
This issue also includes two explorations of ethical dilemmas in the modelling industry: Patrícia Soley-Beltran explores how extreme and narrow expectations of beauty shape models' self-perception and the ways they experience their own bodies, while psychoanalyst Miriam Tawil examines the psychological toll on child models. Finally, this issue includes a review of the Endangered Species summit, focusing on society's obsession with body hatred, as well as exhibition and book reviews and reports.
With its uncompromising scrutiny of such thought provoking issues, Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty forces us to ask the question: is ethical fashion just a charade of good intentions? 22 Mar
Fashion @ Milan Design Week
Premsela activities at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2012
Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, will host a range of activities during Milan design week (Tuesday 17–Sunday 22 April). Premseal will reveal connections between designers in the exhibition Spring, discuss burning design issues over coffee and croissants at the Milan Breakfasts, and host a symposium on the state of the industry with the Vitra Design Museum.
Spring: Excellence, Talent and Inspiration in Design
Spring, curated by the designer Miriam van der Lubbe, traces connections between three generations of designers.
The Milan Breakfasts
An international crew of designers, educators and other professionals will discuss topical design issues with each other and the public at 9.30am on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 April.
About Studio Zeta
Premsela and the Design Academy Eindhoven host the Milan Breakfasts at this wholesale fashion showroom, also the setting for the academy’s exhibition 50, featuring selected projects by recent bachelor’s and master’s graduates.
Exhibition dates: Tuesday 17 – Sunday 22 Apr 2012; opening: Tuesday 17 Apr, 11am
Exhibition opening hours: 11am – 7pm (Sunday 22 Apr 11am–6pm)
The Milan Breakfasts: Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 Apr, 9.30 – 11am
Location: 26 Via Friuli, 20135 Milan; public transport: metro line 3 to station Lodi TIBB
Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, work with designers, students, clients, producers and everyone else interested in the value of design and fashion. www.premsela.org
IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA exhibition at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT).
Patricia Mears is both MFIT deputy director and IMPACT exhibition co-curator.
image courtesy of the Museum at FIT
Among the designers included in the exhibition are Halston, Norman Norell, Pauline Trigère, Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Rudi Gernreich, Bob Mackie, James Galanos, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Isabel Toledo, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler. The exhibition is organized thematically to illuminate the broad spectrum of American creativity, from functional sportswear to couture-quality evening wear.
“American designers have always had impact on how people dress,” said CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg. “In honor of that creativity and in celebration of the CFDA’s 50th anniversary, we are proud to present, in partnership with The Museum at FIT, an exhibit that represents the tremendous work of our members for the last five decades. ‘Impact’ was the one word that came to mind immediately – it is so strong and defining of our individual and collective influence that we knew right away that our exhibit would be called IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA.”
American designer Thom Browne, will showcase his Fall/Winter 2012-13 collection as part of the upcoming American Program, organized by DEPESHA at Aurora Fashion Week April 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia. 9 Mar
Mulberry Store Roll Out
image from Capita Symonds
Capita Symonds has been appointed by leading British accessory and fashion retailer Mulberry to programme manage the next wave of new stores in its international store roll-out programme. The next three years will see Mulberry open approximately 30 new stores per year across the USA, Europe, (including several in Germany, Switzerland and Austria) and Asia. The concept design for the new stores is being developed by design consultants UDS : fashion store design - 6 Mar
Paris Fashion Week
Givenchy autumn/winter 2012
Riccardo Tisci's latest collection for Givenchy was 'Hermès meets Jilly Cooper': Paris Fashion Week - 5 Mar
Fashion Installation News
Coathanger chopper at droog on Vimeo.
Radio-controlled coat hanger installation by Amsterdam-based German designer Michael Schoner, at the Droog store in Amsterdam : coat hanger - 5 Mar
Fashion News - Feb 2012
London Fashion Week
Videos + images from London Fashion Week - 26 Feb
Paris Fashion Week
Coming soon, Ready to Wear : 28 Feb - 7 Mar
Paris Fashion Week 2012 incl images from earlier in Feb at Dilek Hanif Haute Couture Spring 2012 - 26 Feb
Article about 47-year-old Lebanese designer, Elie Saab
Paris Fashion Week News - 26 Feb
Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum selects
Dorothy Cosonas for KnollTextiles' Designs for Permanent Collection, USA
KnollTextiles - 20 Feb
KnollTextiles is pleased to announce that the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum has selected five upholstery fabrics and two wall coverings for its permanent collection. This new selection is the largest and most wide ranging addition to the museum’s permanent collection in KnollTextiles’ 67-year history and is a significant endorsement of KnollTextiles continued relevance in design.
UK fashion industry boosted by 'Kate effect'
This week is London Fashion Week News and the industry is worth £21bn to the UK economy. London Fashion Week dates are 17 - 22 Feb. - 20 Feb
Elegant Prosper Store, Hangzhou, China
STUDIO David Thulstrup
photograph : Peter Krasilnikoff
Chinese Fashion Store Design - 15 Feb
Together with global architect and interior designer STUDIO David Thulstrup, the high-end women’s brand, has transformed their former store into a world of elegance and simplicity. From 2012 customers are welcomed into a building where lights, special designed furniture, colors and patterns put the products in focus while leading the visitor through every room and level of the building. The result: An elegant and spacious experience!
Maison Moynat, The Revival of Historical Malletier Brand in Paris, France
photograph : Jimmy Cohrssen
Paris Store Design + Branding - 3 Feb
Gwenael Nicolas of Curiosity has been commissioned to direct the graphic and architectural design of Moynat, the illustrious French malletier (trunk maker) founded in Paris in 1849. One of the oldest malletiers, this historic brand was recently revived by Bernard Arnault and opened its new boutique.
Fashion News - Jan 2012
London Fashion Weekend
LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN will make its fashionable debut between Friday 15 June and Sunday 17 June 2012: London Fashion Weekend. 23 Jan
Paris Haute Couture - Versace Returns
Paris Haute Couture : Versace spring/summer 2012. 23 Jan
Paris Haute Couture - Dior
Paris Haute Couture : Dior spring/summer 2012.
"The collection that acting creative director Bill Gaytten just showed was a class act by any standards, and particularly so when it followed on the wobbly heels of Versace's Vegas showgirls and Alexis Mabille's riff on the Smurfs earlier in the day." 23 Jan
Milan Fashion Week
Milan Men's Fashion Week : autumn/winter 2012. 17 Jan
photo : Sam Mohan, Yolk Studios
Maison Boutique, Bengaluru, India - 13 Jan
Haute Couture Fashion
British fashion designers, Judy Clark and Katherine Hawkins have collaborated with Ford to design an haute couture dress and necklace. What do you think about it? Haute Couture Fashion - 3 Jan
New Year Honours News
- Lulu Kennedy, the founder of the Fashion East initiative, received an MBE.
- Barbara Hulanicki, Biba founder and designer, who has also produced collections for Topshop and George at ASDA, was honoured with an OBE
- Emma Hope, shoe designer, was awarded an MBE
- John Ayton & Annoushka Ducas, husband and wife duo and Links of London founders, were awarded an MBE
Team GB News - 3 Jan
Team GB are set to be some of the best-groomed Olympics athletes: cosmetics giants Pantene, Olay and Max Factor have today announced partnerships with cyclist Victoria Pendleton, pentathlon champion Jessica Ennis and swimmer Keri-Anne Payne respectively. The team will also wear Stella McCartney-designed kit at this year's event. Team GB News - 3 Jan
17-year-old Holly Allen was chosen to represent the UK in an international Fashion Competition - 3 Jan
London looks from Vogue 'Street Chic: New Year': Vogue Street Photos - 3 Jan
Nuages : Architectural Performance Installation
New York City
photo : Brandon Jacobs-Mills
Nuages is conceived of as a layered soft space that is intimate and evocative of mist and condensation. The cloud-like installation is materialized through hanging nylon string of varying densities and lengths that result in changing degrees of transparency.
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