"I can create possibility out of impossibility, surrealism out of realism and vice versa for both.”
Taking a break from her signature digital prints, Mary Katrantzou presents her Fall 2014 collection; a concoction of characters and inspirations. The designer now tackles the themes of professional signifiers and shamanic symbolism, all while maintaining her scrupulous attention to detail; signaling the entire world the emergence of a new and mature Mary Katrantzou.
"Men always take the best they can get" Samuel Johnson
For some time now, luxury brands have struggled to maintain their elite status, which is no easy feat, especially in the current economic landscape. This task becomes increasingly difficult with the affordable luxury brands, the so-called "bridge" brands, challenging high-end fashion with products that are more available in terms of price and have an appeal to the new, millenial customers.
Who knew PVC could be such an exciting addition to the fashion world?
And most surprising of all, how can it blend so spectacularly with traditional Italian craft? Furla surprised us all with a line of eye-catching creations, combining striking tropical colours with a classic shape and modern transparencies.
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Already seen by millions of people in seven cities, the magnificent Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition "The World of Jean Paul Gaultier-from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" is making a stop at the designer's hometown, Paris, starting April 2015. Featuring items from 1970 up to 2013, including the original cone-bra boustiers, worn by Madonna on her "Material Girl" tour; it is bound to blow your mind.
L.12.12 a code that made history
You might not recognize it, but that single letter and four numbers represent one of the most notorious pieces of clothing in the sporting world. You don’t even need to be an athlete to have one - fashionable sportswear has conquered the fashion world alike.
A story about a powerful woman heading a legendary empire of fashion
Frida Giannini conquered the world of Gucci like a Roman commander would invade a familiar territory; infiltrate their ranks, build up power slowly but surely, before complete takeover. After Tom Ford’s successful reign spread for over a decade, the fashion world was doubtful over how his successor could contribute to the legendary story of Gucci.
"For inspiration, I often imagine a courtesan living out her life in a circus"
With such a vivid imagination, there can be no mistake on who is responsible for such a quote. Louboutin’s red soles fire up the most basic of cravings in women’s hearts and the biggest proofs of love in men’s wallets.