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Raf Simons named creative director at Dior

Apr 11, 12 Raf Simons named creative director at Dior

Finally! In the coming summer couture season the little world of high fashion will be shaken by the long-awaited sensation. French House, whose name since its foundation in the middle of last century became synonymous with haute couture, has announced the appointment of a new creative director. The selection of forty-four year old...

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Couture dresses at Grammy 2012

Feb 17, 12 Couture dresses at Grammy 2012

At the 54th Grammy’s Award 2012 held on 12th February in Los Angeles Haute Couture News spotted the following dresses from the collections presented during the Haute Couture fashion week held just 3 weeks ago in Paris. Katy Parry chose a sky blue fully embroidered floral dress with an open back from the Elie Saab...

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Jean Paul Gaultier SS2012

Feb 12, 12 Jean Paul Gaultier SS2012

Each presentation by Jean Paul Gauitier is a show that must go on. The show we all anticipate so much. But there is one person that cannot appraise the riot of colours, the rebellion cut of the Spring Summer 2012 Couture collection, cannot appreciate hairstyle and make-up. I’m talking about Amy Winehouse. The image of the...

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Dior Couture SS2012

Feb 12, 12 Dior Couture SS2012

With the departure of John Galliano from the Dior fashion house, of course the question arose who will replace him. Some people are indispensable, but no one is irreplaceable. The search for a replacement was a very complex process causing a lot of stir in fashion business and media, but for a moment the choice fell on Bill Gaytten...

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Hyères 2012 shortlisted designers

Feb 02, 12 Hyères 2012 shortlisted designers

The 27th edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography will take place from the 27th till the 30th of April, 2012, at the villa Noailles. This year the fashion jury headed by Yohji Yamamoto received 290 entries from young designers of 26 different nationalities. The selection was done in two stages. An...

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Alexandre Vauthier SS2012

Jan 31, 12 Alexandre Vauthier SS2012

It all started from the “Youth Dew” of Estée Lauder. As a starting point for creation of the summer 2012 Alexandre Vauthier haute couture collection served the perfume’s bottle. Or rather its shape: concise, elongated and almost minimalist if not an only design “excess” – a golden bow, emphasizing...

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Stephane Rolland SS2012

Jan 31, 12 Stephane Rolland SS2012

I noticed that I always start articles about Stephane Rolland with words of admiration or talk about beauty. And all this is true about every collection of the designer. So during the Spring-Summer 2012 presentation I was already difficult to surprise with floor-length dresses of muslin and silk, sparkling details in rays of...

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Jantaminiau SS2012

Jan 30, 12 Jantaminiau SS2012

Jantaminiau Couture Photo credits: Jantaminiau / PETER STIGTER

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Elie Saab SS2012

Jan 27, 12 Elie Saab SS2012

In one of her interviews, the priestess of fashion journalism and a true lady Suzy Menkes to answer a question, what is able to draw her attention in a new collection of a designer which she comes to review for a thirty-third season, said something like this: “All the designers sooner or later begin to repeat themselves. This...

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Julien Fournié SS2012

Jan 27, 12 Julien Fournié SS2012

Julien Fournié belongs to a constellation of young and talented – the new generation of French (haute) couture. He has his own style, in which the couturier’s talent is interwoven with the past experience of Julien when following the parents’ advice the young man had studied to become a doctor for six years. From this...

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