Month: January 2011

LOUIS VUITTON – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

LOUIS VUITTON COLLECTION VIDEO There wasn't one dull surface at Marc Jacob's mainline collection, the Louis Vuitton show. On every guest's seat there was a single piece of paper with a quote from a famous Susan Sontag essay. Gold and black fringed curtains opened to a leopard sprawled over the back of a white satin blazer…

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LUIS BUCHINHO – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

LUIS BUCHINHO COLLECTION PHOTOS Portuguese designer Luis Buchinho presented his spring/summer collection at the Lycée Henri IV. His collection had a very modern aesthetic, graphic textures and an elegant approach to styling. Buchinho was inspired by elements of asymmetry, texture and movement. His color palette consists mainly of black, soft greys, chocolate browns, nudes and…

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LUTZ – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

LUTZ COLLECTION PHOTOS For this upcoming season Spring 2011 collection Lutz drew its inspiration from a simple t-shirt, creating a more structured garment, and using textured fabrics to create asymmetrical looks draped over leggings. Greens, greys and blacks dominated the collection, which was modern and wearable. LUTZ BACKSTAGE PHOTOS - Fashion week coverage and videos…

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MAL AIMÉE – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

MAL AIMÉE COLLECTION PHOTOS Former designers to Nina Ricci, Léonie Hostettler and Marius Borgeaud are the designers that created Mal-Aimee . For their debut collection, they presented at the Hotel Crillon in Paris, mixing sculpted body suits with capes, biker pants and fitted structured dresses in a variety of prints. Focusing on sheer and shiny fabrics, the…

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MANISH ARORA – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

MANISH ARORA COLLECTION Indian designer Manish Arora, who is based in New Delhi, shows off his avant-garde, spring/summer 2011 collection at Paris’ Fashion Week. Arora describes his collection as “futuristic baroque” and his inspirations come from Hiroshi Nagai's art work. Models walked out in bright colored latex leggings, sequined dresses, big shiny gold horns that…

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MARITHÉ & FRANCOIS GIRBAUD – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

  MARITHÉ & FRANCOIS GIRBAUD COLLECTION Husband and wife duo, Marithe & Francois Girbaud show their spring/summer 2011 collection at the Espace Ephémère Tuileries. The duo's inspiration came from cogwheels, clearly shown in some of the pieces. The collection featured splashes of bright yellows, blues and reds. Preppy, sporty, modern, and sleek, the runway was…

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MARTIN GRANT – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

MARTIN GRANT COLLECTION PHOTOS Martin Grant's broad idea for Spring was strong color and graphic lines. An impeccable black shift dress sliced with bold windowpane panels of hot pink was simple but intense. Clothes were very ladylike but there was a sporty theme in the color-blocking, as well as in the perforated leather cut into…

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PAULE KA – PARIS S/S 2011 PRESENTATION

PAULE KA COLLECTION PHOTOS Founder and designer of Paule Ka, Serge Cajfinger presented his latest collection at his Parisian boutique on Rue St Honoré.  The geometric patterns and elegant cuts had a retro-chic vibe, with strong prints, bold colors and lines. - Fashion week coverage and videos directed by Indira Cesarine for XXXX Magazine  …

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PAUL & JOE – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

  PAUL & JOE COLLECTION Paul & Joe 's designer, Sophie Albou, included everything she loves in this collection: color, freshness and prints. The flirty and fun collection featured bright sunny colors like tangerine and sunflower yellow. Sexy and cute, "kitten" print was used on jackets, shorts and dresses and floral prints looked fresh on a…

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ROLAND MOURET – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

ROLAND MOURET COLLECTION PHOTOS French fashion designer, Roland Mouret was born in Lourdes, France but currently resides in London. He presented his latest collection at the Hôtel Westin, with the runway a room with floor to ceiling mirrors and chandeliers creating a dramatic visual effect. Mouret showed off a collection of body-hugging dresses, loose flowing…

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RUNDHOLZ– PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

RUNDHOLZ COLLECTION PHOTOS Carsten and Lenka Rundholz are the aspirational design duo behind Rundholz. Rundholz collections have been designed from their home in the secluded German country side since 1993. Designed for the independant woman in mind, the collection is creative yet comfortable, with a delightfully eccentric twist. - Fashion week coverage and videos directed…

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SEOUL’S 10 – PARIS S/S 2011 COLLECTION SHOWCASE

SEOUL'S 10 COLLECTION PHOTOS This season 10 of Korea's top designers got together to showcase their latest collections, with a champagne cocktail and viewing at Paris's famed Hotel de Crillon.  All designers from Seoul's Fashion Week, there are talks to present the collections also at New York and London fashion week in future season.  Some…

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SHARON WAUCHOB – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

SHARON WAUCHOB COLLECTION PHOTOS Designer Sharon Wauchob featured her spring/summer 2011 collection with the idea of being elegant yet still being yourself. With that in mind, Wauchob featured a beautiful and luxurious collection of ladylike accessories, pleats and lace and intertwining them with her sharp minimalism. Sticking to the use of black and white, and…

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SHIATZY CHEN– PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

  SHIATZY CHEN COLLECTION Hong Kong-based Shiatzy Chen showed transparent looks with Asian-influenced variations. Ultra-short babydoll dresses with Mao collars with Chinese designs and transparent chiffon with ruffly bloomers. the Neutral colors popped against the shocking pink runway, showing off the sumptuous fabrics. Feminine and modern there was a nice attention to detail in the…

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TIM VAN STEENBERGEN – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

TIM VAN STEENBERGEN COLLECTION PHOTOS Designer Tim Van Steenbergen showcased his spring/summer 2011 collection at the Bataclan in Paris this season. He showed a modern collection with primarily neutral colors, as seems the trend this season, pairing his draped and rather minimalistic designs with red sunglasses, hairbands and the odd eccentric hat. The few white…

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VIKTOR & ROLF – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

VICTOR & ROLF COLLECTION VIDEO Dutch duo designers, Victor & Rolf (Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren) showcased their spring/summer collection inspired by menswear - focusing on the construction of a man's shirt. They transformed their simple idea into a theatrical and very conceptual collection, as would be expected by the genius duo. The shirt was…

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD COLLECTION PHOTOS British designer, Vivienne Westwood, entitled her spring/summer 2011 collection "The Only One" which is all about her message, to save the planet. The first look that came out was a pouf in a luscious red silk renaissance looking garbage bag dress. It looked like the collection was made out of found…

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VANESSA BRUNO S/S 2011 "DAY FOR NIGHT" FASHION FILM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RedMLSxxuI "DAY FOR NIGHT" FASHION FILM Designer Vanessa Bruno featured her Spring / Summer 2011 collection in a fashion film titled "Day For Night" Directed by by Stéphanie Di Giustom, featuring french icons Lou Doillon and Valentine Fillol Cordier.  A devotée to the video art aesthetic, Vanessa Bruno produces a fashion film each season showcasing…

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ZUCCA – PARIS S/S 2011 FASHION SHOW

ZUCCA COLLECTION PHOTOS Japanese designer, Akira Onozuka, had worked with the famous Issey Miyake honing his skills in preparation for the start of his own label in 1988 called Zucca. In 1989, Onozuka had his first international debut in Paris. This year he showcased a stunning spring/summer 2011 collection at the Couvent des Cordeliers, opening…

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JANUARY WHITE SALE – EXHIBIT OPENING AT LORETTA HOWARD GALLERY

On January 13 the buzz of openings around Chelsea was all about the January White Sale at the Loretta Howard Gallery, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody. The group show featured 50 different works of contemporary art, from emerging and established international artists. The concept of the "January White Sale"  is obviously a play on words with the classic…

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