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THE TOP SIX COLLECTIONS OF FALL/WINTER 2017 HAUTE COUTURE

July 2nd to July 5th marked the unveil of Fall/Winter 2017 Haute Couture in Paris. Designers showcased exquisite pieces for the upcoming season. The biggest names in fashion, such as Chanel and Christian Dior, brought their masterpieces from sketches to the runway in dazzling shows. As a wrap-up, here are the top six collections to…

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THE TOP 5 COUTURE COLLECTIONS OF SPRING ’17

Is it sacrilegious to say that haute couture is getting….modern? From January 22 - 26 famed fashion houses presented their Spring 2017 high fashion collections. Perhaps its due to the state of world affairs or the waning interest in ball gowns. Either way, designers got their heads out of confectionary clouds and brought things a little…

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MUSEUM DIRECTOR NATHALIE BONDIL TALKS MAPPLETHORPE, GAULTIER AND THE FUTURE OF THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

The Untitled Magazine had the opportunity to travel to Montreal, Canada to visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and attend the gala opening of Focus: Perfection Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition. Editor-in-chief Indira Cesarine sat down for a one-on-one with the museum's director and chief curator, Nathalie Bondil, who since taking the helm in 2007 has distinguished the museum as not only the most…

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PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2016 – HIGHLIGHTS + SCHEDULE

Next week, the streets of Paris will radiate luxury and be home to supermodels, fashion editors, and bloggers for Paris Haute Couture Week, which will showcase the Fall Winter 16/17 collections. One of the most elegant weeks of the year will include shows from fashion geniuses Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Alexandre Vauthier, and more. See who stuns the world…

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PARIS MEN’S FASHION WEEK S/S ’17 HIGHLIGHTS + SCHEDULE – JUNE 22 – 26

This season’s Paris Men’s Fashion Week kicks off from June 22nd - 26th and will showcase Spring/Summer '17 menswear collections. Balenciaga is one of the first major designers to show and Thom Browne closes out the festivities on Sunday evening. The usual crowd favorites, Balmain, Dior and Kenzo will host their runway shows on Saturday, which is bound to be one of…

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CHANEL BRINGS BACK CARA DELEVIGNE + ADDS WILLOW SMITH FOR SPRING

Chanel: classic, timeless, refined fashion through and through. The brand name brings a flurry of iconic images to mind. Designer Karl Lagerfeld always pushes just enough buttons when it comes to apparel and when it comes to a crew to go with it, it's not the badass #BalmainArmy, but rather a edgy group of varied cool…

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TRENDING AT SPRING 2016 COUTURE

At Paris Couture Week, the designers brought more than just fashion to the runways. As a whole, the elite group restored strength to a shaken city after the terrorism attacks in November. With gorgeous gowns inspired by the city's gardens, a line dedicated to the famous nightclub Le Palace, looks centered on talents such as David Bowie and…

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DIOR COUTURE SPRING 2016

In the wake of Raf Simon’s shocking departure from Dior, studio directors Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier stepped into the spotlight to show the house’s latest couture collection. Although the Dior atelier remains one of the most important businesses in the couture industry, the designers were keen to emphasise the ‘wearability’ of their latest offering, which they called…

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI COUTURE SPRING 2016

Giambattista Valli's latest collection was meant as a sentimental “Thank You” to the city that he calls home after it's recent encounter with terrorism: Paris. The designer paid homage to the city’s celebrated gardens, such as the Parc de Bagatella, the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Palais-Royal, confirming “You know that flowers are my obsession." Among the collection…

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MAISON MARGIELA COUTURE SPRING 2016

In his third couture collection for Maison Margiela, designer John Galliano paid tribute to the late David Bowie. Galliano, a life-long fan of Bowie’s inimitable style, channelled the iconic star's Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust personas. Models wore retro knee high boots, androgynous jumpsuits, and sequined collars The glam rock aesthetic, so famously championed by Bowie, permeated the…

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RALPH & RUSSO COUTURE SPRING 2016

Australian designers and new kids on the block, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, boasted one of the most star-studded front rows of the week at their spring couture show. The British-based label and only brand that has been invited to show at couture week in the last decade, counts Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Rita Ora and Beyoncé…

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VALENTINO COUTURE SPRING 2016

Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli looked to the rich history of the Roman Byzantine Empire and the 20th century Spanish designer Mariano Fortuny to influence their most recent couture outing. Fortuny, famous for creating fashion for dancers and actress during the early 1900s, would have been proud. The influence of his pioneering ‘Delphos gown’, a…

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VIKTOR & ROLF COUTURE SPRING 2016

The thought process behind Viktor & Rolf's latest couture show was evident – transforming the humble white tennis dress while taking inspiration from the iconic works of Cubist and Surrealist artists. Viktor Horsting announced pre-show, “It’s a Surrealist meeting of a white polo shirt and Cubist portraits. We call it a performance of sculpture.” The self proclaimed ‘fashion…

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ANDRES COURREGES 1923 – 2016

Fashion legend André Courrèges passed away on January 7th, at the age of 92 years old. The innovative, avant garde designer was known for his futurist designs, including inventing the mini skirt back in the 60's. After working for Balenciaga, in 1961 he launched his own Maison de Couture. His A-line little white dress and…

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RAF SIMONS’ SURPRISE DEPARTURE FROM DIOR

Raf Simons has unexpectedly left Dior after three and a half years as creative director.  His last show for the house was Dior's SS16 presentation at Paris Fashion Week on October 2nd.  There was no bad blood between Simons and Dior’s parent company, LVMH.  On the contrary, Dior prospered under Simons’ creative vision and sales grew by 60% during…

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PARIS HAUTE COUTURE WEEK: CHALLENGING IDEAS OF THE FEMININE

Paris Haute Couture Week stunned with a tantalizing shift towards modernity across the atelier runways. Fashion's most illustrious branch has generally strayed traditional, keeping to its roots by highlighting the delicate and the winsome, with flowing silk gowns and super-embellished bridal robes dominating shows. But this season's Autumn/Winter collections were bold and inspired, embracing the contemporary,…

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GAULTIER RETROSPECTIVE @ GRAND PALAIS – PARIS – APRIL 1- AUG 3

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk April 1 - August 3 Grand Palais Avenue des Champs Elyses, Paris 75008 The retrospective of fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier is on his 10th stop of his international exhibition tour in Paris. The exhibit was previously shown in Montreal, Dallas, San Francisco, Madrid,…

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