• Rami Kadi Couture Spring 2018

    9 monthes ago - By WWD

    For the customer who wants the next level in personalization, Rami Kadi offers just the thing. Not only are his designs made to fit, but they were made with ticker-tape embroideries to put one's own details in view.
    “Many of my clients asked me to embroider their names on their bridal veils, or even hashtags, because everyone is on social media these days,” he said, pointing out the black bands were all detachable. On the silhouettes showcased at Le Meurice, these read RKSS18, COUTURESS18 and RAMIKADI while a table displayed more options such as METOO, WHYWEWEARBLACK but also PROVOKE and...
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  • Giovanni Bedin Couture Spring 2018

    9 monthes ago - By WWD

    For his spring couture collection, Giovanni Bedin paid homage to simple, every day designs, along with their everyday materials, taking them apart and rebuilding them as intricate, geometrical dresses - the short kind.
    Sources for this endeavor? Venetian gondolier's T-shirts and the matelot overcoats worn by fishermen on France's Brittany coast.
    Using striped fabric, he built a lineup of very short dresses taking strips of the cloth and patching them together in intricate, geometric patterns that formed a structure to frame the body. Vertical rows of jersey cloth were spliced with...
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  • Alexis Mabille Couture Spring 2018

    9 monthes ago - By WWD

    “The most beautiful trait is to be yourself and own it,” Alexis Mabille's show notes declared.
    The designer has been nothing if not consistent in his aesthetic since founding his label just over a decade ago. This season, he decided to forgo a theme - always an artificial construct at best - and just follow his instinct.
    “I didn't want to restrain myself at all. I did what I felt like,” he explained backstage. “Lots of volume, lots of color to begin with. Afterward, it moved to scintillating blacks in order to highlight the cut, because sometimes the color and the embroidery makes you...
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  • Monkey time & Timberland Reconnect for Timeless Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

    Monkey time & Timberland Reconnect for Timeless Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

    9 monthes ago - By Hypebeast

    Fresh off a Spring/Summer 2018 knitwear collaboration with '90s streetwear staple Karl Kani , monkey time reconnects with Timberland for another range of new items for the Spring/Summer 2018 lineup.
    Coming to us two years after Timberland and monkey time's first official joint release , the pairing's latest collaborative collection introduces new hoodies, crewneck sweaters and sweatpants. The clothing featured in the new drop takes its inspirational cues from the classic "sweatsuit" look and features a heavy dose of Timberland branding, which includes the brand's iconic logo and print...
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  • Uniqlo U Packs a Colorful Punch for Spring '18

    Uniqlo U Packs a Colorful Punch for Spring '18

    9 monthes ago - By The Fashionisto

    Uniqlo U unveils its complete spring-summer 2018 lookbook to coincide with the collection's January 26, 2018 release. Artistic director Christophe Lemaire brings his minimal design sensibility to the season. The lineup takes shape around the idea of basics. However, Lemaire injects the range with modernity in the form of current silhouettes. Relaxed lines and oversized...
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  • Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Spring 2018

    9 monthes ago - By WWD

    Ulyana Sergeenko likes to put a magnifying glass to small traditions of her homeland, particularly the ones that survived the 1917 Revolution and the Soviet era. This time, it was tea, and the porcelain sets that families kept and used, then and now.
    On tables set out in the gilded salons of the Hôtel d'Evreux, mounds of sweets and flowers looked fit for a modern-day Marie Antoinette. Mismatched tea sets from the Imperial Porcelain Manufactory, with which the couture brand collaborated on a pair of sets, awaited Alice's return to Wonderland. Both were cited as inspirations.
    Make-believe is...
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  • Alexandre Vauthier Couture Spring 2018

    9 monthes ago - By WWD

    Alexandre Vauthier went full throttle on his Eighties obsession, re-creating a London nightclub for the catwalk set.
    Subtlety had left the dance floor as the designer remembered the fashions of the New Wave and New Romantic periods, only through the lens of a French guy who used to work at Thierry Mugler.
    The result with its strong volumes felt more like an Eighties-couture costume party, with the tributes flowing to designers including Yves Saint Laurent - in the peasant looks; the strong shoulder; the breast-baring tuxedo with the sheer band, and a look sporting a giant gold tartan...
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  • LIVE: GIVENCHY COUTURE SPRING 2018

    9 monthes ago - By The Pop


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  • After the Couture Show, Dior's Surrealist Ball

    9 monthes ago - By NYT

    Robotic chess pieces and waiters with cloud-covered suits were just part of the scene at the house's post-collection celebration.
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  • Ellery Couture Spring 2018

    9 monthes ago - By WWD

    Kym Ellery sought to amplify her sculptural register and take it higher end with her debut couture collection for spring, which was mixed on the runway with the first drop of her fall ready-to-wear, part of a new strategy for the Paris-based Australian designer.
    Her voluminous proportions and cutout shapes were familiar territory, drawn out into more dramatic looks for evening, but the combination of both bespoke and ready-to-wear on the runway made for confusing reading.
    Ellery was inspired by a curator of art, furniture and objects, and transposed her collection of works onto the body...
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  • Dior's Spring 2018 Couture Collection Features Temporary Collarbone Tattoos

    9 monthes ago - By Teen Vogue

    At the Dior Spring 2018 couture show, models hit the runway in surrealist gowns and pantsuits, with floating eye masks and words tattooed on their collarbones.
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