Month: July 2012

FASHION MODELS TO CLOSE THE 2012 OLYMPICS

The 2012 Olympics are adding some fashion to their closing this year, including some of fashion's elite models to be apart of the festivities. Although the Olympic Games kick off with their opening ceremony on July 27, everyone is raving about the grand finale. A cluster of some of Britain's most prominent models are set…

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NIGHT WRITING – LEHMANN MAUPIN GALLERY – 12 SEPTEMBER – 20 OCTOBER

NIGHT WRITING LEHMANN MAUPIN GALLERY TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ 12 September - 20 October, 2012 21 CHRYSTIE STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10002 In her fifth solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Teresita Fernández creates works that evoke the dramatic and universal experience of looking at the night sky. The exhibition consists of a single, large-scale installation built on site…

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VAUXHALL FASHION SCOUT MERIT AWARD WINNER, ONES TO WATCH SS13 HEOHWAN SIMULATION

Above, Heohwan Simulation FW12. Vauxhall Fashion Scout has announced the much-anticipated winner of the Merit Award and Ones To Watch for SS13. Royal College of Art graduate Hwan Heo received the prestigious Merit Award for his line entitled Heohwan Simulation, affording the designer a high profile launch pad during both London and Paris Fashion Weeks. The…

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JASON WU’S DEBUTS JUNIOR LINE “MISS WU”

  Jason Wu's oh- so- feminine duds have been through the white house and the power retailer Target. Now he's introducing his contemporary line, Miss Wu to a department store. Partnering up with Nordstrom, the New York designer's junior line will be sold exclusively at their stores this January. According to an interview with Women's…

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PARADISE ROW – MOMENTS OF REPRIEVE – LONDON – JULY 27TH – SEPTEMBER 22ND

PARADISE ROW   MOMENTS OF REPRIEVE: REPRESENTING LOSS OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY    JULY 27TH - SEPTEMBER 22ND   TUESDAY - FRIDAY 11AM - 7PM 7 SATURDAY 11AM - 6PM   74 NEWMAN STREET LONDON, GREATER LONDON W1T3DB, UNITED KINGDOM    FEATURING ARTISTS:   BIRDHEAD, DAVID BIRKIN, ADAM BROOMBERG & OLIVER CHANARIN, ORI GERSHT, IDRIS KHAN,…

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THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE AT THE LA JOLLA FILM FESTIVAL – JULY 26 – 28

THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE AT LA JOLLA FILM FESTIVAL Join The Untitled Magazine at the La Jolla Film Festival - July 26-28 at Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California The La Jolla Fashion Film Festival is the first international fashion film festival founded in North America, bringing together over a hundred short films. Last year's festival marked…

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ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER - HAUTE COUTURE RUNWAY Alexandre Vauthier went an unconventional route for his fall Haute Couture collection with the use of white, beige and gold. The bright, crisp pieces featured his signature deep V cut---down fronts, across shoulders, and into sides.  Heavy, oversized gold chain was draped around necks, wrists and hips. Dazzling Swavorski crystal…

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BASIL SODA – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 BEHIND THE SCENES

BASIL SODA - HAUTE COUTURE  BACKSTAGE Basil Soda’s fall couture collection was a spirited look at the transformative power of nature.  Sheer tulles and transparent silks in onyx, moss green, red, and white floated on models’ bodies and trailed behind them on the runway. Intricate beading, crystals, fringe and appliqués danced across bodices and sleeves.…

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CHRISTOPHE JOSSE – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

CHRISTOPHE JOSSE - HAUTE COUTURE RUNWAY Christophe Josse’s collection was a celebration of the female form. Strong, structured shoulders, cinched waists (some accentuated with metallic belts), and contoured skirts created feminine, hourglass shapes in nearly all of the looks. Black was the predominant colour, softened with dove grays, cream, and sudden bursts of turquoise. Textured leathers,…

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DILEK HANIF – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 PRESENTATION

DILEK HANIF - HAUTE COUTURE PRESENTATION Dilek Hanif created regal elegance in her 2012 Haute Couture collection. Drawing on the luxe nobility of silk, brocade, and velvet, her sumptuous gowns were reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire and Italian Renaissance. Deep hues of red, blue and violet appeared in dramatic silhouettes, accented by intricate beading and…

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GEORGES HOBEIKA – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 RUNWAY

GEORGES HOBEIKA - HAUTE COUTURE RUNWAY Soft, elegant femininity swept the Georges Hobeika runway this Haute Couture season. Sheer fabrics, lace detail, and floral appliqués created a feeling of romance. The peplums, full skirts, and cropped jackets were reminiscent of 1950s glamour. Green and red dominated the collection, but the hues gave way to softer…

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GUSTAVO LINS – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

ATELIER GUSTAVO LINS – HAUTE COUTURE RUNWAY Gustavo Lins' fall collection featured his trademark marriage of the masculine and feminine. He expertly drapes and tailors models in elegant fabrics to create dresses, jackets, and suits. The look is clean, effortless and feminine. Dark grays and black are broken up with the occasional burst of moss…

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JULIEN FOURNIE – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 FASHION SHOW

JULIEN FOURNIE - HAUTE COUTURE RUNWAY Sensuous silhouettes and bold bursts of colour marked Julien Fournie’s Hatue Couture collection. Long evening gowns and pencil skirts dominated the runway, complimented with a myriad of fitted blouses, cropped jackets, and oversized blazers. Blouses and dresses were accentuated with anatomic inlays and form fitting draping. Sheer fabrics and shimmering…

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ON AURA TOUT VU – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

ON AURA TOUT VU - HAUTE COUTURE RUNWAY Entitled Somewhere Else Kingdom, On Aura Tout Vu’s collection was an adventurous romp through a royal empire. Models made their procession adorned in jewel-incrusted headdresses, skull-shaped eye patches, and wide, bedazzled sashes. The colors (red, white, black) demanded attention, boldly married with feminine laces, feathers, fur, and…

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QUENTIN VERON – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 BACKSTAGE

QUENTIN VERON - HAUTE COUTURE BACKSTAGE Quentin Veron’s Haute Couture, entitled Gangsters, was inspired by the aesthetics of extremely stylish criminals. Male and female models stalked the runway in open vests, long coats, cropped jackets, and body suits. The look was androgynous, dark, and fluid. The collection was done almost entirely in black, and was given…

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SERKAN CURA – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 FASHION SHOW

SERKAN CURA - HAUTE COUTURE RUNWAY Serkan Cura’s fall collection was a textural attack on the senses. Feathers, furs, hair, and leather draped from shoulders, exploded from waistlines, and swished around hips. Feathers of all kinds---ostrich, chicken, and peacock, to name a few---were meticulously applied to fitted corsets and mini dresses, evoking a wild, raw…

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SORBIER – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 FASHION SHOW

SORBIER - HAUTE COUTURE RUNWAY Franck Sorbier’s Haute Couture collection was a conceptual work of art, literally. Only two gowns were featured, one black and one white. The latter became the canvas for a virtual retelling of the classic French fairy tale, Donkeyskin. Colourful images danced across the dress, the audience captivated by the story…

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WORTH – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 FASHION SHOW

HOUSE OF WORTH - HAUTE COUTURE RUNWAY Creative director Giovanni Bedin focused on the feminine silhouette for his Haute Couture collection for the House of Worth. Corsets, plunging necklines, shoulder pads, and bare legs created a sultry, sophisticated look.  The coloring was stark and simple: black and cream. Texture appeared in ruffles, feathers, and metallic…

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YIQING YIN – HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2012 BACKSTAGE

YIQING YIN - HAUTE COUTURE BACKSTAGE Yiqing Yin’s second Haute Couture collection, entitled Spring of Nüwa, featured flowing, billowing creations that took on a life of their own on the runway. Yinqing meticulously folds, cuts, drapes, and sculpts the fabric into stunning works of art. Cool, steely grays blended effortlessly with bursts of deep metallic…

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