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Archive Friday, January 20th 2017

A fashion shoot titled “Birds” for Junior Magazine by Nick West & Chloé Claverie

The first look was so telling. A fan-pleated navy blue sheer gown with a flute skirt and a blousy top, with see-through billowy sleeves, carried the spirit, the overriding silhouette, the wayward intention, and the sex of the collection to come – a perfect microcosm of the new ventures taken at the Valentino atelier.

The moon conjures up images of graveyards and spirits as much as romance and mystery. It’s a bewitching orb that plays peek-a-boo in the night sky.

Belgian-born Natalie Joos moved to New York to begin a successful career in fashion. Starting as Glenn O’Brienn assistant, she then began Craig McDean’s studio manager before launching her own casting agency in 2003.

Parra’s witty, often raunchy work captures attention with its vibrant color, curvaceous lines, and eccentric, distinctive imagery. The largely self-taught artist began his illustration and design career drawing flyers and posters for music venues in Amsterdam in the 1990s;

Creating clothes for the femme fatale in everyone woman is the what Lithuanian designer Milda Cergelyte under the fashion line MIMI.C is always aiming for. “My label is for fashion aware people with intelligence,“ adds Milda, at the moment creating fashion in London.

The star founded Premier Model Management, the company which has represented Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer.

Dozens upon dozens of girls have walked the Balenciaga runway in Nicolas Ghesquiere’s 15 illustrious years as creative director of the celebrated house, but very few have been lucky enough to be considered true ‘Balenciaga Girls’.

From September 1, 2012, through January 6, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present an exhibition that bends and blurs the boundaries between conceptual art and theoretical architecture, using the notion of the “field” to frame an investigation into the construction, representation, and experience of space.

Italian stalwart Salvatore Ferragamo is the latest high-end brand to jump on the digital trunk show bandwagon. But, unlike many of its haute contemporaries, the brand has bypassesd the Moda Operandi juggernaut completely and decided to set up shop at home base, offering the militant Tsarina stylings of their rich Fall 2012 collection before it hits the Salvatore Ferragamo boutique racks worldwide.

Look out for Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album “Born To Die,” an eerie look into life’s dark truths. Releases tomorrow in the US.

Reinstalled to continue the historical sequence found on MoMA’s fifth (1880–1940) and fourth (1940–1980) floors, the galleries on the second floor will begin with art of the early 1980s and extend to the present moment, interweaving works in all mediums.

In spring 2013, Tate Modern will open the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to foremost Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

A powerful, dynamic fashion editorial photographed by Alan Chan, titled Last Resort. A stunning location and bold wardrobe choices make the editorial especially striking.

The queen of New York Fashion Week made a shock decision to leave her post at global fashion management company IMG to branch out on her own.

BFC announced that three womenswear designers Henry Holland, Louise Gray and Mary Katrantzouand one menswear designer James Long, will receive Fashion Forward sponsorship for two consecutive seasons to show in London.

A look inside the latest issue of Volt Magazine, the unbound, folded fashion publication which focus’ on stunning visual content with high impact.

Expect the unexpected is the constant protocol du jour on show or press day at Balenciaga. The guessing game is only a halfway fruitless endeavor with a Nicolas Ghesquiere collection.

With the holiday shopping season officially on, that put me in good mind to speak about a new online shopping treasure that’s started to pick up major speed this past year – TheRealReal.com.

Nobody does seduction better than the Italians, especially when it comes to luxury and Bulgari is at the top of the game.

The budding supermodel credited the dance form with teaching her discipline and body awareness, which has helped her career immensely.

Louis Vuitton’s latest collaborator artist Yayoi Kusama is happy that the label “appreciates” her art.

The show opened in a palette of solid black, which made each piece in the first section of the show about texture, fabric choice, and silhouette.

Iconoclasm and recalcitrance have always been staple tenets of the male Simons mode. First look out, those motifs weren’t announced so much by the tangled gutter punk hair, but by those parallel slits that hit way above the knee on a pair of black tailored shorts.