Paris is known for its plethora of hotels. Take La Maison Champs Elysées which is the first hotel to be decorated by Martin Margiela and rated as one of the best hotel destinations in the world by Conde Nast travel (and can run you a bill of 300 euros/ night +). Or for instance the [...]
French designer Bouchra Jarrar has had an extensive history in fashion, first as Nicolas Ghesquière’s assistant, then working with Christian Lacroix before he folded his business. Jarrar is quite the couturier (although she designs Ready To Wear), her assiduous details of construction have given her a reputation of utmost respect in French fashion circles. She [...]
Bruno Pieters is a Belgian fashion designer based in Antwerp with a very long fashion resume. In 2001 he started a couture collection, then in 2002 he launched another ready-to-wear collection. 2006 he won the Swiss Textile Award and in 2007 the Yves Saint Laurent Award and the Foundation Pierre Bergé award. Later that year he [...]
Last week we introduced you to” Toxic Women” a series of work which was made for NY based artist Andrea Mary Marshall’s first solo show. These strange hybrids of photography and painting are from the series ‘Los Fridos’ by the artist & photographer Kristiina Wilson. Based on the portraits of Mexican artist Frida Khalo, the [...]
Following Christian Lacroix and Martin Margiela, for the third edition of ELLE Decoration Suite by a fashion designer, Jean Paul Gaultier unveiled his signature nautical stripes on this spectacular interior design at an apartment situated in front of the Eiffel tower.
There are many obstacles to overcome when shooting upcoming seasons Couture. Couture pieces are held with much regard so they come with handlers and have very tight time frames, usually not exceeding a few hours. With these kind of restrictions its hard to cover full Couture stories, but photographer Ellen von Unwerth got the best of…
WWD ask to 34 Designers to imagine and sketch Michelle Obama outfit for the Inaugural Ball of January 20th – Among them Christian Lacroix who made probably the best drawing, and other Fashion Designer such as Oscar de la Renta, Diane Von Fustenberg, Zac Posen, Elie Tahari and many more…
“I’m fascinated by the possibility of the manipulation of nature in the quest for beauty. It’s a kind of obsession. I’ve always been fascinated by gardening in the sense that trees can be trained into different shapes and I think that the body is a similar tool. It doesn’t happen overnight, although a corset can be donned on a very superficial level. But it also has another side to it which is a much deeper thing,