Tag: French

GET READY FOR KENZO X H&M THIS FALL

Updated July 26th - H&M has announced that their next designer collaboration will be with French fashion house, Kenzo. A short teaser video of the collection was released in May and this week, three photographs were debuted that feature colorful looks from the collection shown on Juliana Huxtable, Amy Sall, Ono Embombo, and Isamaya Ffrench.  Items are…

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FIRST HERMÈS DESIGNED APARTMENT OPENS IN SINGAPORE

Following in the footsteps of Bottega Veneta and Versace, Hermès has just revealed their new Singapore apartment designed by the fashion house in partnership with luxury residential property developer SC Global Developments. The Hermès apartment is located in The Marq building on Singapore's Paterson Hill, reportedly the most expensive non-landed property in Singapore.  The apartment…

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THE INTOUCHABLES – OPENING MAY 25

  The Intouchables is the French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano that has taken France by storm.  Not only did the film achieve the second highest box office gross of all time in France, but it was voted as the cultural event of 2011 by 52% of the population in a poll by Fnac, Le Parisien, and…

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BRIGITTE BARDOT FASHION LABEL INVITES GUEST DESIGNERS

Since Brigitte Bardot became an international six symbol in the early sixties, she has always inspired fashion designers.  But it wasn't until 2012 that the French cinema icon got her very own eponymous clothing line.  Last July, the 77-year-old actress signed a licensing agreement with the company Ternay, along with other investors, allowing her name…

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MARC JACOBS VS. KIDULT

The fashion blogs can't stop talking about the latest feud between Marc Jacobs and French graffiti artist Kidult.  It all started on the night of the Met Ball when Kidult took a fire extinguisher full of hot pink paint and spray painted the word ART across the brick face of the Marc Jacobs store in SoHo.  This…

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RUE DU MAIL – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

RUE DU MAIL - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The French-Moroccan designer Martine Sitbon behind Rue Du Mail chose to imagine her muse, rather than citing a specific source of inspiration, stating, “She's a bit more androgynous and she has a strong attitude…But at the same time, she prefers something softer."  Despite the seeming contradiction…

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HYÈRES 2012 – LE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MODE ET DE PHOTOGRAPHIE

This past week, the winners of Le Festival International de Mode et de Photographie à Hyères were announced.  In fashion, Siiri Raasakka, Tiia Siren & Elina Laitenen, menswear designers from Finland, were awarded the L'Oreal Professionel prize which includes a 15,000 euro grant.  Estonian Ragne Kikas's collection "Dress Code Defensive" won the Première Vision award, which…

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FLORIAN JAYET – LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

FLORIAN JAYET - LONDON F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW French designer Florian Jayet’s A/W 2012-13 collection combined his signature highly structured silhouettes with draping and pleating techniques used to make the clothes of tribesman. Inspired by tribes and civilizations of the past, Jayet contrasted earthy tones, meant to represent the everyday, with metallics that brought these antiquated…

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