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Showing posts with label Alexander McQueen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexander McQueen. Show all posts

Thursday, July 26, 2012

CHLOE Coats from London

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Not surprisingly, the British weather has been entirely unpredictable this year.  Although it’s sweltering this week, last week I was tracking down a pair of winter ankle boots. So I’m going to continue crafting the perfect winter wardrobe and pouring through the R-T-W AW12 shows (with the aid of my trusty Elle Collections Magazine). Meet Chloe, or perhaps her coats.  Clare Waight Keller’s second show, was a safe success, appealing to the typical ‘Chloe Girl’ but not pushing any boundaries or generating the impact that Sarah Burton has in her first few terms in Alexander McQueen. What better way to pull yourself out of the winter blues than with a coat in Chloe’s infamous neutral pastel shades. I’m holding out for the high street’s take on these marvels. If anyone knows where I can find a coat similar to this one, I would be forever grateful for a heads up!
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

The McQueen Male 2012

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MILAN, January, 2012
When words like obsession and fetish cross the lips of Burton for McQueen, you know you’re in for a theme park ride through the sparkled, darkling world that Alexander McQueen bequeathed to fashion. It’s not anything Burton shies away from. In fact, with her new menswear collection, she talked about creating “the male equivalent of the McQueen woman.” Burton aim was most obvious in a mini-capsule of bespoke pieces that will be made to order in tandem with the Savile Row tailors Huntsman: a dinner jacket, a Prince of Wales check double-breasted suit, a black cashmere double-breasted overcoat.The formality of that deal set the tone for the rest of the collection. The starting point was portraits from the original nineteenth- Read more…

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fashion Stamps UK Style

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The Royal Mail have recently released a collection of stamps to celebrate British Fashion. There are 10 stamps and they feature designs from Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Ossie Clark, Tommy Nutter, Jean Muir, Zandra Rhodes, Granny Takes a Trip, Norman Hartnell and Hardy Aimes all shot by Solve Sundsbo. They are available at Post Offices priced at £6 Read more…

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Schiaparelli & Prada at ‘The Met’

Celebrities Honor Two Great Designers at Event

Schiaparelli and Prada, many guests at this year’s ultimate fashion gala on Monday night observed some surprising similarities between two women whose work is separated by half a century. Walking through the displays of ugly-chic dresses and slightly surreal designs in a new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition that compares the designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.  “I loved the play of the two of them together,” said Tom Ford, arriving at the Costume Institute gala with the model Chanel Iman, who wore a dress made of pheasant feathers molded to her body. “It was amazing how hard it was to differentiate some of the pieces.”  Best not mention that to Mrs. Prada, one of the most influential female designers in recent history, who initially rebuffed the museum’s plans to mount an exhibition that compared her to Schiaparelli, who died in 1973.
Mrs. Prada said in many interviews about the show that she had never been inspired by the work of her predecessor. “Well,” Mr. Ford said, “Coco Chanel said that creativity is the art of concealing your sources.”©NYtimes story by Continue reading

Friday, April 6, 2012

Rate this: Rate This Categories: ArtiS, Beauty, fashion, FashionXclusive, Global, Global Trends, Holla, Los Angeles, Runways Tags: Arts, Fashion, Fashion week, Jeremy Scott, LAFW, Los Angeles Fashion Week, Runway Fashion Week Paris 10 “Fashion Moments” at Shows

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Rick Owens‘ beautiful draped silhouettes and soft colors | Photos by: Morgan O’Donovan for Dazed Digital
PARIS, France — Ahh, Paris. The spiritual home of fashion where the wonderful diversity of creative ideas and fashion dreams comes together in a veritable cornucopia of collections that close off fashion month. We’ve selected ten fashion moments from the Paris Autumn/Winter 2012 collections in Paris, with photos by Morgan O’Donovan, whose camera was focused on all the goings on backstage — before, during and after the shows.
Sarah Burton continued her astounding evolution of the Alexander McQueen brand with a show focused on exploding 3-dimensional shapes. | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan  Read more…

Fashion Fall 2012 Paris fizzling

©By CATHY HORYN courtesy of NYtimes :: ( Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week )
Alexander McQueen, fall 2012.
Making Magic at Saint Laurent | Balenciaga: Geeks and Spies | Rochas: Stonewear | French Laundry | Town and Country From Pedro Lourenço |
Paris & London fashion seems to be talking about three-dimensional fashion, and the future. Tonight, at Salle Wagram, the same place where Alexander McQueen staged his dance-marathon collection, his successor, Sarah Burton, gave a magical rendering of both. The show started calmly with snowy white bell-shape coat dresses and laser-cut calf skin, resembling lace. All the models wore helmet like white-blond wigs, their eyes shielded by visors. Then Ms. Burton turned up the volume, first with feathery and fur coats Read more…

London Fall Season celebrates ALEXANDER McQUEEN

Uncompromising: The unusual hairstyle given to the models at the McQ show
 Fashion Work of art: Models had gravity-defying sculptural Hair Military-inspired
In light of this season, a fashion enchanted forest, the floor carpeted with Fall  fallen leaves, Sarah Burton unveiled the first ever catwalk show for Alexander McQueen McQ label – and she chose the brand’s hometown of London to do it. The fashion shows major departure from McQ’s previously street style vibe – there was no denim, no tartan. Instead, there was high fashion. Military style coats in black and forest green had cinched waists but wonderful volume, created by layers of tulle underneath. Prom dresses, slim leather overcoats, thigh-length boots. Elsewhere, more tulle – this time on an attitudey prom dress, sewn with thousands of colorful petals. Lapels were wide, jackets were neat. There was velvet, wool and heavy embroidery: luxury fabrics that took this label to a new level. I loved the military belts with gold chains, the perfectly cut coats and the luxurious velvet – and of course, that gravity-defying hair very McQueen inspired in the Crystal Palace. - D. ARTHURS
A carpet of leaves created a forest feel inside the London venue 
A carpet of leaves created a forest feel inside the London venue Read more…

Friday, May 13, 2011

Exclusive Interview: Giambattista Valli at the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show

Written by Tanya STYLEbistro
Designer Giambattista Valli and model Doutzen Kroes
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"Everybody adores the San Francisco Ballet in Europe, it's considered one of the best ballets in the world!" Giambattista Valli explained when we asked what drew him to show his Fall 2011 collection for the annual San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary Fashion Show, adding "I thought it was the best opportunity to come to San Francisco, there is not a better opportunity than this to do a fashion show as a charity for a ballet." All the city's lovers of ballet and fashion flocked to the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel last night, decked out in their finest designer dresses for a cocktail hour, auction, formal dinner and the much anticipated Giambattista Valli runway presentation. The Italian designer, previously the creative director at Emanuel Ungaro, has........Read more

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Daphne Guinness Wants to Showcase Her Isabella Blow Collection in a ‘Virtual Museum’

Daphne Guinness calls buying all of late fashion editor Isabella Blow's wardrobe to halt its auction "probably the maddest decision ever." Speaking late last week to Platinum and Centurion American Express cardholders at an exclusive tour of the Met's new "Savage Beauty" exhibit — showcasing the work of her and Blow's friend Alexander McQueen — she explained
I thought what’s going to happen is the pieces are going to be lost. She had an incredible eye and she truly loved her pieces, they're like a diary. I didn’t want to buy them and wear them, I wanted to buy them and keep them because I think it’s very interesting for students and people who are interested in fashion to see.
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Something OLD Something NEW

Alexander McQueen Designer, Sarah Burton's attempt to 
Capture The Essense of Grace Kelly? Mission Accomplish, I Guess.

The Alexander McQueen designer made Kate Middleton's wedding dress. Burton was long-rumored to be the dressmaker, with buzz starting in March that she'd been tapped for the job. The Sunday Times of London first claimed Burton was The Chosen One and the rest of the British newspapers and, of course, Twitter really went to town. But, Burton squelched the speculation, telling Vogue UK, "I am not doing it," and McQueen CEO Jonathan Akeroyd, who was said to have leaked the news to a colleague, which then ended up in the Times, denied the reports, remarking, "No, not at all. I am the CEO. I would know if we were doing it." The turning point was Thursday night when a photograph of a woman appearing to be Burton was spotted entering The Goring Hotel, where Kate Middleton spent the night. 

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Beautiful Images of Met’s Alexander McQueen

On May 2 the annual Met Ball kicks of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute's new exhibit, Savage Beauty, a retrospective of Alexander McQueen's work. The hefty catalogue of the exhibit was recently distributed, and it features new glorious photos of some of the late designer's most glorious pieces. The book also includes Tim Blanks's interview with McQueen's successor, Sarah Burton — one of the most extensive that's been conducted to date. Burton tells Blanks that when McQueen (she calls him by his first name, Lee) got the call from LVMH to go to Givenchy, he merely thought they were calling him to do a handbag collaboration with Louis Vuitton, which was the hot thing in fashion at the time. Burton went with him to Givenchy. "We had one pattern-cutting table, which used to belong to Body Map and Flyte Ostell, with chairs that didn't reach the table. When Lee got the Givenchy job, we got chairs that reached the table," she tells Blanks. "And he was really excited because it meant there was money coming in, and he could do things he'd never done before." One of the most memorable collections from those days was for fall 1999, "which involved a model in a Perspex robotic body," Burton says. "The guy who made the robot told us ten minutes before the model walked out, 'If she sweats in the suit, she's going to electrocute herself. So tell her not to sweat.' ".
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