Month: November 2011

ALISON JACQUES PRESENTS RYAN MCGINLEY: WANDERING COMA EXHIBIT – LONDON

RYAN MCGINLEY: WANDERING COMA EXHIBIT EVENT PHOTOS On Wednesday November 23rd, the new exhibit, Wandering Coma by photographer Ryan McGinley, opened at Alison Jacques Gallery in London. Wandering Coma exhibits seven images presented in the largest format the artist has ever worked with. Each photograph was printed in a variety of sizes to fit the…

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FRIEZE ART FAIR LONDON 2011

FRIEZE ART FAIR 2011 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS BY XXXX MAGAZINE Alive and kicking for almost a decade now, the Frieze Art Fair was as diverse as ever for its ninth year in London, UK. Situated in Regent’s Park, the art fair annually recruits over 170 exciting galleries from all over the world. Some of the attendees included Calvin…

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AGANOVICH – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

AGANOVICH PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE Aganovich – Designers Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor who both come out of the prestigious Saint Martins School of London, presented their SS12 line via a cloth-covered stage scattered with fun-house mirrors, located in a small gallery on the Place des Vosges. Inspired by a painting…

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ALENA AKHMADULLINA – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

ALENA AKHMADULLINA PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE Sassy, Romantic and Diverse were the key elements for Alena Akhmadullina's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The main theme was based on "Alice In Wonderland" ; The book by Lewis Carrol. Modern and casual portions were mixed with the fairytale component to create a relaxed yet magical…

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AMAYA ARZUAGA – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

AMAYA ARZUAGA PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE Taking place at the classy Cité de la mode et du design the river Seine, the Amaya Arzuaga SS12 collection was presented under grand white balloon lights that lined the open balcony of the venue, composing a very dream-like atmosphere to support the playful garments of…

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ARZU KAPROL – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

ARZU KAPROL PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE Arzu Kaprol's Spring/Summer 2012 collection was breathtaking, and Simply so! with White being the dominant colour; the cuts and shapes of the tight dresses and layered outfits were beautifully enhanced. The white bold statement was followed by episodes of rich brass, gold and silver,…

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ATSURO TAYAMA – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

ATSURO TAYAMA PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW PHOTOS BY XXXX MAGAZINE Japanese designer Atsuro Tayama was confident in presenting a conventional collection with a bit of a twist for his Spring/Summer collection. An all-inclusive set of basic colours manifests gradually upon the runway! Beginning the show with an edgy series of black, white and grey Work-wear clothing…

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CHANEL – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

CHANEL PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW PHOTOS Karl Lagerfeld presented his Spring/Summer 2012 collection at The Grand Palaise; A pure luxurious extravagance. An orchestra played Wagner's "Valkyrie" as 70 Models began marching through the massive venue. White was the main theme for the entire collection, with diverse materials of silk, chiffon and wool. There were…

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CHARLIE LE MINDU – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW + BACKSTAGE

CHARLIE LE MINDU PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE The Charlie Le Mindu SS12 collection named Burka Curfew was made into a grand spectacle at the new On|Off venue in Paris with famous French actress Rossy de Palma closing the show. Inspired by Arabia and the film “Dance of the Seven Veils”, Le Mindu…

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COMMUUN – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW + BACKSTAGE

COMMUUN FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE The spring 12 collection is a collaboration of the designers Kaito Hori and Iku Furudate who first launched the Commuun name with their Spring and Summer collection in 2006. The focus of the Commuun collections has consistently been the restructuring of nature, and finding the balance between strong form and…

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DEVASTEE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

DEVASTEE PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE French designers Ophelie Klere and François Alary added a feminine innocence to their signature dreary side in their SS12 line that was presented fittingly under the Alexandre Pont III in Paris. Remaining true to their signature monochromatic palette, Klere and Alary added more soft touches…

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ELIE SAAB – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

ELIE SAAB PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE Color Shock was what Elie Saab so appropriately named his SS12 eveningwear collection that shimmered and floated down the runway in shades of vivid deep yellows, royal blues, emerald greens, and rich earthy oranges. After opening the show with simple garments in shades of whites, the…

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EMANUEL UNGARO – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

EMANUEL UNGARO FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINEThe Emanuel Ungaro collection touched on all the house's codes of sexy, cowled, and ruched jersey dresses, and soft tapered silk pants and jumpsuits in splashy prints, inspired by NASA aerial images that looked like abstract florals. Ruffles on peplumed jackets and tiered skirt joined unembellished jersey dressed and a…

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FATIMA LOPES – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW + BACKSTAGE

      Portuguese fashion designer Fatima Lopes first became a hit designer in Lisbon with the opening of "Fatima Lopes Boutique" in 1992. From there she began spreading to Paris fairs and in 1999 Lopes became the first Portuguese designer to show in Paris Fashion Week. This season Fatima Lopes debuted her SS12 collection in front…

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GARETH PUGH – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

GARETH PUGH PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW PHOTOS Two words: Artistic. Futuristic. Gareth Pugh is the Celestial vision towards modern fashion! His 2012 Spring/Summer collection is all about Blacks and Whites infused neatly and merged with Napa leather, Cashmere and Silk to create those timely/intergalactic, conceptual pieces! All very geometric and graphic. The menswear was just as…

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GASPARD YURKIEVICH – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

GASPARD YURKIEVICH FASHION SHOW PHOTOS Gaspard Yurkievich's Spring/Summer 2012 collection was chic and feminine, although you can't quite pin the exact theme down. Beige was certainly the dominant colour throughout the show, displayed mainly on dress suits with interesting purple-pattered shirts underneath, There were school-girl socks and stockings, Trench coats, bright yellow colours, Chic outfits,…

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GIVENCHY – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

GIVENCHY FASHION SHOW PHOTOS For the 2012 Spring/Summer collection, Givenchy brings back the 80s retro look in 60s colours, topped with a certain modern aesthetic. Creamy shades, black, and whites were dominant, along with a few metallics and olive green. Ricardo Tisci understands the intelligent balance within Fashion design; play it safe with the colours if you're going…

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HARRY HALIM – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

HARRY HALIM - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW Indonesian-born designer Harry Halim launched his first womenswear collection in Singapore in 2006. For his SS12 line, Halim stepped away from his previous work while still holding on to some visual reminders, and added an Amazonian/ Military breath to his collection. For the summer of 2012, Halim envisions women…

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IMPASSE DE LA DEFENSE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

  IMPASSE DE LA DEFENSE FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE Karim Bonnet presents a very unordinary collection for Impasse De La Defense Spring/Summer 2012; very unusual prints and unconventional mixture of colours. It's like the 1930s/1940s vs. Pop art. The menswear was almost on the same page with the top hats, but the cut up suit…

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INGRID VLASOV – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

  INGRID VLASOV PARIS S/S12 FASHION SHOW VIDEO BY XXXX MAGAZINE Ingrid Vlasov's collection referenced the house's key styles of of sexy, cowled, and ruched jersey dresses. Soft silk pants and print heavy jumpsuits, in what could almost have been abstract florals but was actually inspired by NASA aerial images. Ruffles on jackets joined tiered…

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