Good Reads
Archive Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Hypnotic runway fashion film by Director Trevor Undi, showcasing the Chanel Couture Fall 2012 collection.

The designer showed off his high-end label Privé at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week and showed he is still a force to be reckoned with.

Edun collection for Fall 2012 was absolutely gorgeous. But, the makeup that MAC makeup artist Yadim turned out was bananas.

There is a name that stands out in the music industry – Yoann Lemoine. Massive talent, France native, for the music lovers perhaps better known as Woodkid.

The most prescient, lingering sentiment after Alexander Wang’s Spring ’13 show was ‘focus’. It was fiercely edited, and that’s not a fashionista layman’s “fierce” term we’re talking about here.

Fashion and celluloid make for the perfect marriage. The two have gone hand in hand since time immemorial it seems. But every season, there’s that one seemingly random film that serves as the source material and inspiration behind a collection.

John Galliano is reportedly planning to move to America so his partner can become a stylist.

A selection of photographs from Simon Harsent’s “Melt Portrait of an Iceberg.”

Immediately you notice the quality, from the stitching and lining in the case and on the roll to the smell, that divine smell. I couldn’t stop sniffing the leather and I bet you won’t be able to either.

The creative director of Lanvin is planning to increase the amount of carry cases the fashion house produces.

Joseph Altuzarra is just hot off his CFDA/VFF Award win a couple of months ago and just in case there was a soul out there that doubted the young French designer’s cred, this latest collection should be proof enough that it certainly was no fluke.

The fashion designer struggled with concentration in the classroom as he was not suited to studying. His focus was on earning a wage to support his family and he had no desire to become a global style phenomenon.

The Armani Group and Astaş Holding/Bemes Estate are delighted to announce the completion of the exclusive Maçka Residences.

There was definitely a younger, more carefree side of the Versace woman this season, a generous step away from the dark deviant we saw last season. This was the type of bohemian girl that parties at Coachella and takes movie worthy, cross-country road trips with her girlfriends, evanescent and free.

Burberry Prorsum makes trenches. Yes, we got it, and Christopher Bailey knows we got it too. Here he continues to tout his refocus on the house parka, and more expressively still, on the bomber.

Making vintage-boheme a thing of luxury has been Gregory Parkinson’s calling card for years.

Carefully situated on the edge of a vineyard, this rural residence engages its surroundings in establishing a frame of reference for one’s experience of the site.

What has happened to Dolce & Gabbana? They’re officially gridlocked in a campy nostalgia, in a kitschy bucolic loop that looks to be inescapable. A year ago they hit upon something big, a special way of doing things. You can pick out the same notes in last Spring’s show, to last Fall’s foray to this latest collection for Spring ’13.

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.

The Balenciaga fashion house and Nicolas Ghesquière have announced their joint decision to end their working relationship as of 30 November 2012. Nicolas Ghesquière has been the Creative Director of Balenciaga since 1997.

When you think about fashion trends you think of those readily available abstractions, such as minimalism, color-blocking, peplums, etc.

Yves Saint Laurent have recently announced the (gasp) newest edition to the Touche Éclat Range… a foundation Le Teint Touché Eclat.

Fashion stars including Franca Sozzani and Stefano Gabbana have paid tribute to the late star Anna Piaggi.

Galliano’s line joins Karl Lagerfield Paris, Pierre Balmain, and John Paul Gaultier at Italian manufacturer Ittierre SpA