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Archive Sunday, January 22nd 2017

The designer offered his explanation for what makes high fashion creations so special and said it is all about the thought, effort and care that goes into every garment.

If a fashion stint is to be measured by Shakespearean terms, an exit after his much lauded spring collection, with the envisioning of the Jil Sander bride, would’ve qualified as a departure steeped in the Logos – departing with order intact.

In most cases, fashion watches smile prettily but check on the inside and it leaves a lot to be desired.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana turned down the kitsch factor ten-fold with this collection, and set out to design a functional and fabulous wardrobe for the “renaissance” woman. Literally.

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.

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have had lots on their collective plate as of late (namely, the opening of their New York City flagship store uptown with another downtown location following suit right after), and yet, a heavy workload has never been known to stifle the creative juices that flow from the powerful Proenza Schouler duo – that is, until this latest resort collection.

First look at the Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2012 Campaign

Charlotte Ronson steered clear of grunge this season and showed a more ladylike, refined collection.

That strange sensation in the pit of your stomach before a Prada show is very natural. It’s called anticipation. Every spring and fall, for at least 8 minutes, the fashion world comes to a halt and pays attention to what Prada and crew have to deliver for the season.

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.

For fall 2012 Gareth Pugh took the term “man eater” to the next level. Set on a stage of black fabric discs fallen from the ceiling to resemble the debris on the ground of a post-apocalyptic Amazonian village, Pugh’s models were fearless cannibals, satiated by male flesh.

The milliner is the mastermind behind the big hat creations seen on Marc Jacobs’ models this season.

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

The collections in Europe have made it exceptionally difficult to focus on the clothes. Not because there’s lackluster design by any means—Paris and Milan have definitely delivered the goods—but because some of Fashion’s most influential houses are in a state of limbo.

Givenchy S/S 2012 Cosmetics Collection

Mary Katrantzou hasn’t got enough time to create resort collections.

The latest brand to jump on the BB cream craze is Estee Lauder. Part of their DayWear range, this new anti-oxident Beauty Benefit Cream comes in two shades and has an SPF of 35. Providing moisture, protection and ‘flawless perfection’ is the aim of this cream as well as helping to control excess surface oil and providing oil-free hydration.

It seems as if mega mass-retailer H&M has done it again. Bouncing back from an incredibly successful capsule collection designed by Consuelo Castiglioni, creative director of Marni, Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M, has confirmed that the next high-low collaboration will feature none other than high-concept house Maison Martin Margiela

There’s always a ton of buzz around Target’s designer capsule collections and the hype is definitely well deserved.

The Chanel frontman has discussed the special connection he has with his cat Choupette. Karl is surprised by how much he adores his precious kitty and admits there is no room in his heart for anyone else.

It was a veritable layers-fest. No dress came down without a pair of tailored black flares with encrusted hems underneath.

A “modern medieval” princess stalked the runway this season at Rodarte, adventurously taking inspiration from the fantasies of role playing games to create an image of the ultimate warrior.

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.

Bill Blass’ upcoming New York Fashion Week show has been canceled and its entire staff fired. The fashion house was due to show off its Spring/Summer 13 line in September.

Those breezy, flouncy layers of silk-organza were probably the most obvious affirmation that the House of Christian Dior – with or without John Galliano’s vision–will thrive on, effortlessly.