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Showing posts with label runway shows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label runway shows. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PARIS F/W: Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2015

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Ready-to-Wear Collection

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Dries Van Noten (born 12 May 1958, Antwerp) is a Belgian fashion designer and an eponymous fashion brand. In 2005, the New York Times described him as “one of fashion’s most cerebral designers”.  His style is said to be “eccentric”, and fell out of favor during the long period of minimalistic fashion in the early 1990s, only to make a come back towards the mid-2000s, culminating with Van Noten’s winning of the International Award of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2008. That same year, he dressed actress Cate Blanchett for the Academy Awards, and has continued to dress her for other red carpet events since then….READ MORE on Wiki

Dries Van Noten Spring 2015 xxx 

Photos: NowFashion, for more runway gifs click HERE

Saturday, September 20, 2014

MILAN F/W: Giorgio Armani Spring 2015

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Giorgio Armani Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Giorgio Armani was born in the northern Italian town of Piacenza, where he was raised with older brother Sergio and younger sister Rosanna by his mother Maria Raimondi and father Ugo Armani. Armani aspired to a career in medicine after reading A. J. Cronin's The Citadel, and enrolled in the Department of Medicine at the University of Milan. In 1953, after three years he broke off his studies, and joined the army, because of his medical studies, he was promoted and transferred to an infirmary in Verona. After experiencing hospital life and occasional evenings at the Arena in Verona, he decided to find a different career. - - continue READ on Wikipedia

MILAN F/W for Spring 2015: Roberto Cavalli

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Roberto Cavalli Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection | Photos: NowFashion, for more runway gifs click HERE

Roberto Cavalli, Ready to Wear Spring Summer 2015 Collection in Milan 

Roberto Cavalli was born in Florence, Tuscany. His grandfather, Giuseppe Rossi, was a member of the Macchiaioli Movement, whose work is exhibited in the Uffizi Gallery. Cavalli enrolled at the local Art Institute, concentrating in textile print. While still a student, he made a series of flower prints on knit that caught the attention of major Italian hosiery factories. – – continue Website

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Details @ Gucci Spring/Summer 2015.

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Gucci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɡuttʃi]) is an Italian fashion and leather goods brand, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company Kering formerly known as PPR. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921. Gucci generated about € 4.2 billion in revenue worldwide in 2008 according to BusinessWeek magazine and climbed to 41st position in the magazine's annual 2009 "Top Global 100 Brands" chart created by Interbrand. Gucci is also the biggest-selling Italian brand. Gucci operates about 278 directly operated stores worldwide (as of September 2009) and it wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores. In the year 2013 the brand was valued at $ 12.1 Billion USD with a sales of $4.7 billion USD. As per Forbes list 2013 Gucci was ranked 38 most valuable brand... - - please continue Reading on Wikipedia

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton @ Cannes

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Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2015 Collection

Palais at Monaco 
The Palais Princier Monaco was the setting for the Louis Vuitton show (@drdidou66)

Today Nicolas Ghesquiere took the Louis Vuitton cruise collection to the catwalk for the very first time. For such a grand occasion, an equally grand backdrop was needed and with the world’s starriest of stars currently holding court in the French Riveira the Palais Princier Monaco was, naturally, the perfect location. When Ghesquiere showed his first collection for the legendary house during Paris Fashion Week in February, he certainly made his mark by showing his collection in a pared-back manner. And despite the swanky setting for the Cruise 2015 show, the same execution applied.

celebrities at Monaco 
The stars arrive for LV (clockwise from left): Adele Exarchopoulos, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jennifer Connelly, Miroslava Duma, Carine Roitfeld, Brit Marling 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hot Canadian Fashion showdown

The top 10 looks from the TFI new designer showdown

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The Toronto Fashion Incubator swept four of its most promising young designers onto the runway this week as part of the group’s annual New Labels competition. Toronto-based Christopher Paunil, Laura Siegel (a Fashion Week veteran), Nomad of the Sun and AliceAzur each showed their best, most carefully-honed pieces before a panel of judges and a room of fashion insiders. The prize: $25,000 in cash, an editorial in FLARE Magazine, and a professionally-produced lookbook.
Who came out on top? That would be AliceAzur’s Miriam Baker, a recent Ryerson grad, who was met with a huge hug from her visibly-moved folks at the end of the runway after accepting her prize. (Aww.) But the competition was stiff; prize or no, you’ll be seeing more of the runners-up yet.
Here are my picks for the top 10 looks from TFI New Labels 2014.
ABOVE: Nomad Of The Sun’s Ashley Boutcher focuses on swimwear tailor-made for lounging glamorously by the poolside. Her geometric suits were often layered under flowing chiffon – in this case, black sheer trousers and a plunging-front swimsuit made for ’70s-style glamour.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

TORONTO Fashion Week begins

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Fashion Designers Best Runway Show

Toronto’s runway show of World MasterCard Fashion Week for the spring 2014 collections gets underway Oct. 21 under the big white tent at David Pecaut Square. The week-long Toronto Fashion Week event runway show of Canadian top fashion designers. GF4AKK4PWFPM
Fashion designers Highlights include anchor shows by established stars Pink Tartan and veteran Toronto fashion week David Dixon and Bustle. Runway show evening finales by Canadian coat label Mackage, leathermaker Rudsak and fast fashion designers phenomenon, Joe Fresh, as well as a first-ever runway show of sportswear from Target. A strong lineup of young talent includes fashion designers Sid Neigum, Caitlin Power, Laura Siegel and Cara Cheung.
  • The national final runway-based competition for the eight finalists of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition featuring regional winners from preliminary contests held across the country takes place Oct. 22. The winner will receive a year of top-flight industry mentoring and a runway show of their own for the fall show season next March.
  • Fashion designers Saturday, the newest offering from IMG’s fashion portfolio takes place Oct. 26, and is open to the public. Capsule runway collections will show highlights from the week and Canadian designer fashions will be available for sale. Runway show Tickets, $75 and $150 for VIP access, are available on site.
For a full list of designers and the show schedule CLICK HERE

Friday, April 6, 2012

Style at Fashion Week L.A. Glam

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Ina Soltani brings the Gleam and Glamour

 L.A. Style Fashion Week has returned to the former St. Vibiana’s Cathedral downtown March 12-16 with a schedule that to date includes runway shows by Stop Staring!, Ina Soltani, XCVI, Skingraft and L’une Collection by Anh Volcek. (Open to industry buyers, media and invitees only.) For the third season in a row, Style Fashion Week dazzles in the Vibiana cathedral at 214 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. The six day elite production kicked off Sunday at a private party in Bel Air. Soltani couture Style Fashion week the L.A. based vintage dress line Stop Staring! rolled out a new collection inspired by The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (Epoca de Oro). Sarajevo native Ina Soltani revealed her glamorous, passionate collections full of high drama and mystique, all enhanced by the makeup design by Emmy Award-winning L.A. makeup artist Melanie Mills, the creator of Gleam by Melanie Mills, a show sponsor. - - Read more…

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012 shows continues ..!

Take a Peek at these ©Reuters.com (1) Slideshow for some highlights & ©news observer.com (2) Slideshow also
Paris Models featured above in Paris, present creations by fashion designer Corrado de Biase as part of his Fall/Winter 2012-2013 women’s ready-to-wear fashion shows during Paris fashion week shows for February 28, 2012.
Models present creations by French-Swedish designer Marcel Marongiu as part of his Fall/Winter 2012-2013 women's ready-to-wear collection for French fashion house Guy Laroche during Paris fashion week 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

TOM FORD’S Chanel Campaign

Models: Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls

Chanel‘s Spring / Summer 2012 campaign and, of course, Karl Lagerfeld has set the bar high for us mere mortals. Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw look impossibly graceful working a variety of gymnast-tastic poses while perched on exercise equipment. But forget your standard baggy tee + leggings gym gear, these ladylike ladies flex their muse-worthy muscles in delicate frocks and frothy evening dresses, with not one drop of sweat in sight. This is Chanel, daaahling. The series of striking black-and-white photos were styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Uncle Karl himself over the water at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France (where the Resort 2012 show took place, dontcha know). – - more Read

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sketches of ‘Designer Looks’ for Spring 2012

Get a  Look at some of the Fashion Designer”s sketches featured for Spring  Collection Runway Shows presently at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week  for Spring 2012, at New York City”s LINCOLN CENTER for THE ARTS. 

Here’s one of them by TRACY REESE:
For spring 2012, designer Tracy Reese was inspired by a land of pure delight. ‘A feminine yet relaxed mood is achieved through the juxtaposition of romance and sport, comfort and flattery,’ she said. ‘Subtle hues of khaki and blush mixed with pastel shades of waterfall, misty blue and acqua tears gradually intensity to deep saturated tones and neon brights, making a bold splash for the transition into summer. 

If you want to see more drawings, please visit the WSJ.com website for the SLIDESHOW. Fun sketches by some of the Top pros.