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Maurizio Galante

Aug 11, 17 Maurizio Galante

A short talk with a famous French-Italian haute couture designer about fashion, design and theater. How did you become a designer? I started by studying the architecture at the university in Rome and at the same time I studied fashion at the Academy of Costume and Fashion. Two years later, I abandoned the architecture and...

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Georges Hobeika

Aug 03, 17 Georges Hobeika

1.       Could you tell us your fashion house story? How did you start? The story started with my mother who used to be a couturier in Beirut. I helped her in her fashion atelier before opening my own house. Architecture, which I studied, influenced my style. As well as the nature – another element the strong presence of...

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Galia Lahav

Jul 29, 17 Galia Lahav

A short interview with amazing Galia Lahav at the backstage of their Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2017/2018 show. 1.       You are coming from the tailor’s family. Could you tell us the brief story of your fashion house?   I was born in Belarus. My mother was a seamstress, thus I was growing in the fashion atmosphere. When...

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Reem Acra

Jul 28, 17 Reem Acra

Celebrities’ favorite NY based designer Reem Acra came to Paris and gave us a short interview. 1.       Tell us about the sources of inspiration for this collection. There is no specific inspiration for this collection except my own imaginary world; it all came from something I feel comfortable with. I started with the...

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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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Yulia Yanina

Nov 26, 16 Yulia Yanina

In her new couture collection presented during the haute couture fashion week in the French capital, Yulia Yanina continues to sing the beauty of love and femininity. Fabulous birds: peacock, firebird and phoenix, inspired the designer to create magical outfits of the fall-winter 2016-2017 season. Yulia approached the topic not only...

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Franck Sorbier

May 17, 15 Franck Sorbier

Couture dresses shine on red carpets in Cannes and the next haute couture season is just around the corner: a perfect time to talk to a very unique designer about the past and future of the haute couture and the ways to maintain its traditional exclusivity and independence. What role plays Sorbier Endowment Fund (Fond de dotation...

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