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Yanina Couture SS2016

Feb 13, 16 Yanina Couture SS2016

It is no secret that the Russian aristocracy in the tsarist times was fluent in French. No wonder that whole passages in the novels of our great classics – from Pushkin to Leo Tolstov were written in the language of Molière. The history of these two countries intertwined; French were captivated by Nordic beauties while the...

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Maison Margiela SS2016

Feb 11, 16 Maison Margiela SS2016

Maison Margiela has always been noted for its eccentricity, which attracted and continues to attract the public. With the arrival of John Galliano no significant changes followed. Though at the spring-summer 2016 haute couture week in Paris Maison Margiela presented their collection without usual eye masks. Asymmetry, layering and...

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Chanel SS2016

Feb 11, 16 Chanel SS2016

”We are in the middle of nowhere and Fashion House is the only reality”, – said Karl Lagerfeld in an interview of a new Chanel haute couture spring-summer collection. At a time when some gossip about the imminent overthrow of the international groups’ dictates, and others hole up at home, yielding their places in...

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Dior Couture SS2016

Feb 09, 16 Dior Couture SS2016

The task of reviewing a collection of the house, whose name became appellative in the world of haute couture, orphaned after the “sudden” departure of its creative director, is, quite frankly, not an easy one. Raf Simons, “fleeing” the Dior in the mid-season and taking with him ‘’his right hand’’ of...

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Valentino SS2016

Feb 07, 16 Valentino SS2016

French haute couture catwalks are reigned by Italians: after the triumphs of Versace and Giambattista Valli and a breathtaking show of the living legend of the world of impeccable taste and style Armani for the Armani Privé, the last day of the haute couture week in Paris is marked by a duo of Maria Grazia Currie and Pierpaolo...

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Atelier Versace SS2016

Feb 07, 16 Atelier Versace SS2016

How nice is, however, after men’s shows, where rule unisex and eccentricity, to return to the good old-fashioned femininity! Donatella Versace, opening the Parisian week of haute couture spring-summer 2016 for her Atelier Versace, traditionally released on the podium the entire royal armada of top models, led by a slightly...

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Men FW2016 London Trends

Jan 22, 16 Men FW2016 London Trends

It is cold, very cold outside. And while the temperature is still dropping and we are waiting for the warmer air, that the fashion week in Paris will bring us, in the cold London the past few days were back to business again. London men’s fashion week, offering us an exclusive first sneak-peak to the trends for the next...

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Revolutions In Fashion: Christian Dior

Dec 25, 15 Revolutions In Fashion: Christian Dior

Paris fashion has suffered deeply after the World War II. Its leadership in the fashion world has been challenged. Will Parisian Couture ever recover and handle the rising competition from London and New York as global cities of fashion? On February 12th, 1947, Christian Dior revealed his first Haute Couture collection in the newly...

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Revolutions In Fashion: Coco Chanel

Nov 25, 15 Revolutions In Fashion: Coco Chanel

This is a story of a little girl from an orphanage, who was about to change the world of fashion. This is also a story of a strong woman who had to rely on rich men’s help, but was able to do so without losing her pride. This also a story of a great feminist and a revolutionary woman, who’s biography is very hard to write, as...

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Revolutions In Fashion: Marie Antoinette

Nov 06, 15 Revolutions In Fashion: Marie Antoinette

Spring 1770, the young Marie Antoinette, born 14 years earlier as Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, is on her way from Vienna to Versailles after spending countless hours with dressmakers from Paris. Her marriage with French dauphine is supposed to seal the Franco-Austrian alliance. And it is time for Marie Antoinette to step out of...

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