• Yuima Nakazato Couture Spring 2018

    24 days ago - By WWD

    Ground control to Major Tom, what should we wear for interstellar travel? Yuima Nakazato turned to the Space Age as he considers how today's clothing production technologies can be used to midwife its future. Where others have taken the 3-D printing or textile evolution route, modular components is where the Japanese designer is laying his ground work.
    This season, he collected recycled materials from airbags, parachutes and other protective gear, and laser-cut them into puzzle-size pieces. Assembled without the use of a sewing machine, these elements can be easily recomposed. On a...
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  • Celia Kritharioti Couture Spring 2018

    24 days ago - By WWD

    A Parisian palace hotel is just the place to go for a sugar hit - pastel macarons at teatime. For spring, Celia Kritharioti pushed the afternoon sugar high to new heights, sending her spirited creations down a white carpet runway in an intimate salon of the Ritz. Organza gowns in pale pinks and baby blues trailed behind their models while lacy minidresses were paired with matching boots, go-go style but with spiked heels. Tulle ruffles came in stacks of layers, forming a cape with a train, in one instance. There was also a rendition of the cat suit - sheer white and decorated with sequins...
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  • Givenchy Couture Spring 2018

    24 days ago - By WWD

    First Day Syndrome. Every employed person experiences it at least once. Yet few can imagine what it's like for the new boss to show up at the workplace knowing - not fearing or wondering but knowing - that all of your reports know more about the job than you do. Such is the plight of the first-time couturier charged with the leadership of long-tenured, highly skilled, highly specialized craftspeople, many artists in their own right.
    If Clare Waight Keller harbored any apprehensions as she took charge of Givenchy's haute ateliers, she worked through them efficiently, in time to deliver a...
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  • Armani Privé Couture Spring 2018

    24 days ago - By WWD

    While Paris can be glorious under rain - monuments and plane trees reflected in puddles and dark sidewalks - the weather has been exceptionally damp and dreary during couture. At least one man finds overcast skies inspiring: Giorgio Armani, who called his spring couture show “Clouds.”
    Excepting the sauna-like temperature, his show venue was bright and airy - the white, backlit walls bore faint smudges of blue, red and gray reminiscent of blurred, painterly skies. The same light spirit infected many of the collection's dresses, dappled with watercolor prints and gleaming textures.
    In the...
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  • Hair at Chanel Spring 2018 Couture: Ponytails and Veils

    24 days ago - By Allure

    Hairstylist Sam McKnight creates the ultimate cool-girl hairdo at Chanel's Spring 2018 Haute Couture show.
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