While I was in London, last weekend, I had the chance to discover new sources of inspiration for my blog and to dive into English fashion. During my strolls down to Oxford Street and Bond Street, next to the big names such as Jimmy Choo or Manolo Blahnik, there was an accessories brand that had immediately drawn my attention: Anya Hindmarch. And this style is not so easily overlooked. Anya Hindmarch is an English designer and founder of her eponymous brand.
This week, the Parisian Fashion Week it’s the occasion to talk about one of my favourite French brands, Chloé. Yesterday, Thursday September 27th, the Chloé house has opened its doors of 28 rue de la Baume, in the 8th district, to welcome the Fashion show of the SS18 collection, the first one of Natasha Ramsay-Levi, the new Artistic Director who has been nominated last march. A very eagerly awaited collection for the young designer who was trained at the school of Nicolas Ghesquière,
From 26 August to 14 October, the Italian brand Gucci is the guest of honour at the department store Printemps Haussmann. Five windows converted into projection rooms as well as the Atrium host the creations of the talented Artistic Director of the Florentine company Alessandro Michele, on the underlying theme of cinema. For seven weeks, this Parisian temple of Fashion is turned into an imaginary cinema whose source of inspiration, historical but also cultural, remains Paris.
How being in the Italian capital of Fashion and not benefit to find the inspiration for my next article? Walking down the most renowned street of the famous “Quadrilatero della moda”, via Montenapoleone, during my visit to Milan my eye was attracted/hit by the numerous brands of the luxury stores and their wonderful windows. A choice had yet to be made but it was a very complicated task.
If you’re romantic and you see life through rose-coloured glasses, this summer the Fendi collection will know how to impress you. The genius of Karl Lagerfeld, at the head of the Artistic Direction of the roman brand for more than fifty years, showed us a Spring Summer collection 2017 which is inspired by the French rococo spirit with a hint of modernity. Everything is on the details: the large bows and the ribbons embellish the dresses with fluid silhouettes and daring transparencies as well as they decorate the handbags and the pouches.
“Manolo Blahnik : The art of shoes ” is the title of the exhibition dedicated to the iconic couturier that hosts 80 drawings and 212 shoes in Palazzo Morando, located in the heart of the fashion district in Milan, and that was opened on January 26. It is an absolute first as part of the celebration of the 45 year-career of the Spanish designer who has specifically chosen Italy and, in particular, Milan.
Wearing 3.9 inch heels all day long to take public transports, to go to work, pick up children from school, to go shopping at the supermarket and then to the inauguration’s cocktail of your favourite brand’s new flagship store, this isn’t obvious, at all. Well, I’ve always thought that we women are such heroines! American women, who are very pragmatic, they are perfectly aware of it:
Before Salvatore Ferragamo, shoes for women were mostly items to walk, rather ugly and not necessarily comfortable. After Salvatore Ferragamo, they became “objects of desire”. Let’s focus on the Italian designer who began his career on the golden world of American Cinema. Salvatore Ferragamo, born in Avellino in 1898, had a dream: he wanted to become a shoemaker.