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Fall-Winter 2017 Trends (part 2)

Apr 25, 17 Fall-Winter 2017 Trends (part 2)

Writings on T-shirts and sweatshirts, so popular on New York and London catwalks of the past weeks, are considered by Parisian designers a passing trend. “Strong messages”, deliberately political or calling for inter-gender equality and the rights of various minorities, along with deconstructionism, gradually give way to...

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Fall-Winter 2017 Trends (part 1)

Apr 12, 17 Fall-Winter 2017 Trends (part 1)

While New York and London are experiencing a real boom of the new Deconstructivism wave, revived by Demna Gvasalia in the capital of world fashion a few seasons ago, Parisian couturiers, having played enough with the oversize, asymmetry and androgyny, are returning to more traditional canons of design. Traditional, but with an eye...

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Irina Kravchenko

Mar 13, 17 Irina Kravchenko

During this Haute Couture week in Paris model Irina Kravchenko made a large number of shows, managing to participate in several defiles on the same day, and our editorial staff chose her as a Couture model of the season. Just after the end of the week, we were able to talk with Irina, before her departure for New York. Please tell...

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Alexis Mabille

Feb 25, 17 Alexis Mabille

A forerunner of the original French Couture, a full member of the Fédération française de la Couture, presenting four collections a year at Paris fashion weeks, Alexis Mabille tells us about his story, passion and inspirations. Graphic art by Karina Escher. 1. When did your fashion adventure start and how did you arrive where...

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Antonio Ortega

Feb 22, 17 Antonio Ortega

Does couture need some spicing up? A very determined Mexican designer Antonio Ortega adds an authentic touch to Parisian Haute Couture fashion weeks and shares with us his story and vision.   Can you tell us the story of your fashion house: how did it start? I started very young. Already at 8 I discovered my passion for the...

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XUAN

Feb 13, 17 XUAN

A newcomer of the Haute Couture fashion week, XUAN is a fashion label of Dutch-Vietnamese designer Xuan-Thu Nguyen. Xuan is known for evocative stories that her clothes tell. Their aesthetics and constructions work together to convey intimacy, surprise and fragility that underlie her personal experiences. 1. What did your fashion...

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Guo Pei SS2017

Feb 12, 17 Guo Pei SS2017

Splendor and glory of the Western and Eastern Christianity as seen be a Chinese Haute Couture designer Guo Pei and presented in a medieval Conciergerie palace in Paris.

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Galia Lahav SS2017 Backstage

Feb 07, 17 Galia Lahav SS2017 Backstage

Tender beauty at the backstage of Galia Lahav Haute Couture under the arches of the Grand Palais in Paris.

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Georges Hobeika SS2017 Backstage

Feb 04, 17 Georges Hobeika SS2017 Backstage

Romantic atmosphere at the backstage of Georges Hobeika Haute Couture.

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Haute Couture Newcomers 2017

Nov 30, 16 Haute Couture Newcomers 2017

Six new names will appear in the official program of the upcoming Haute Couture week in Paris in January 2017. Some of them are not new to Parisian high fashion: since many seasons, they have been showing their collections “off the schedule” or presenting them at showrooms. Still it will be their first défilé as a...

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