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Archive Friday, January 20th 2017

We sit down with fashion designer Jan Taminiau just a few days after his show in Paris to chat with ease on his life, his views on gossips and his collections.

Although the collection was very different, the same playful, quirky spirit could be seen in the presentation, which was held at London’s Claridges Ballroom and transformed into an English country garden with pastel-colored garden gnomes and wheelbarrows dotted around, accompanied by lush floral hangings.

Move over tea, Britain’s got another major export taking over: models. This week’s example? None other than Miss Cara Delevingne, the 20-year-old fresh-faced beauty who’s spring DKNY print ads were just unveiled.

Summery, kaleidoscopic fashion editorial shot by photographer Diego Diaz Marin and styled by Naria Layse. Images star the beautiful Fabiola Gomez.

Marc Jacobs has an idiosyncratic way of looking at women with a spontaneity and fearlessness that pushes boundaries that may not necessarily be everyone’s taste, but still fascinating in execution. His spring 2013 collection was exquisite, a dreamlike nod to the 60’s;

Evaline is an exciting band with simple enough origins: six buddies from California who banded together for the love of music. They started performing in very modest settings until eventually they found themselves on big stages and famous venues.

Ruby Jean. Remember that name. “You’re destined for big things little Ruby Jean”. It’s that kind of name, and fitting for the bleach blonde beauty that opened the Marc Jacobs show. It’s possible that her entrance was so picture-perfect, so holistic in mood, so Marc Jacobs at a molecular level that, at least for this editor, the message that would play out for the next seven minutes announced itself entirely in that moment.

The 35-year-old model is famed for her cleanly shaved head and youthful face. She thinks her skin has helped secure her a lot of work, although she claims talk of the industry being ageist is out-dated.

The luxury womenswear brand has taken on the former Aquascutum design director after the label went into administration earlier this year. Joanna will start her role at Farhi in September with her first collection set for Fall/Winter 13.

Alber Elbaz‘s grip and understanding of Lanvin‘s legacy has been so thorough it’s hard to imagine a time when he was not creative director of the house. He’s truly captured the moment. See the entire Pre Fall 2012 collection right here.

In 1942 Architectural Forum magazine commissioned a group of architects to design projects for a hypothetical postwar American city, rethinking both urban community life and the relationship between architecture and urban planning.

A 3D fashion campaign for Russian brand Osome2some, photographed by Andrew Kalashnikov and styled by Julia Chagaeva.

The return of Jil Sander to her eponymous line after an eight year high-fashion hiatus is one of the industry’s most noted, talked about stories.

CHANEL present a retrospective of the most important events in the history of the legendary fragrance, N°5.

What you have to love most about Alber Elbaz’s time at Lanvin, is its evident selflessness. The design is always about improving “the house” and hardly ever about personal branding or celebrity. It’s refreshing to say the least.

Michael’s latest line is a fusion of natural tones and bright, sparkling pieces. Michael enjoys creating different looks because he knows everyone has their own style. His eye for fashion also goes down well with the designer’s friends.

In hi-tech felt and sculptural rubber, the Lanvin woman for Fall 2012 rises like a living sketch, armed with the power of desire.

50 Years of the CFDA is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the quintessentially American artistry of the leading fashion trade organization in the United States.

The first step to shaking of those winter months is putting a bit of life back in to our skin.

Ana Rita Sousa and Ivano Salonia created this fashion editorial, which is shot in Kennemer Dunes National Park and Amsterdam; the shoot stars the beautiful Ilaria Pozzi.

There is a caveat. The similarities between this Fall/Winter 2012 lineup and Balenciaga’s own celebrated F/W 07 outing are rather severe. Altuzarra’s dip into LBD territory also recalls Nicolas Ghesquiere’s little black dress opening numbers for F/W 08.

One would be hard-pressed to recall a more accessible line-up from one of fashion’s most wayward artists. It was burgeoning, bustling, ebullient punk.

The MoMA presents its first time-based artists retrospective with Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, performed live on eight consecutive evenings from April 10 through 17, by Kraftwerk, the avant-garde electronic music pioneers.

With all they have to celebrate, how apropos is a ‘Greatest Hits’ collection at this point? It may not have been intentional, but Proenza Schouler’s latest collection, all its mighty bravura aside, came across as self-referential at times, despite McCollough and Hernandez’s insistence on internet ‘randomness’ as their guiding trope for the season.

The Manhattan Vintage show has its fair share of characters, but Meika and Warren Franz – co-owners of Another Man’s Treasure – are undeniably the queen and king of the trade show that brings together over 75 of the country’s top vintage clothing and antique textile dealers twice a year. In less than a decade the Franz’s have built a strong reputation for consistently providing some of the most sought-after designer vintage in the market.