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SS2016 Paris Trends

Nov 02, 15 SS2016 Paris Trends

The main and unconditional trend of the next summer, on which this time agreed all four fashion capitals, is shoulders. Designers unanimously proclaimed open shoulders as a new décolleté. Variations of this theme can be found in virtually every spring-summer collection, with the exception of Rick Owens, who went his own, obscure...

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Raf Simons quits Dior after 3.5 years

Oct 23, 15 Raf Simons quits Dior after 3.5 years

Yesterday afternoon the hottest breaking news in the fashion world was the announcement of Raf Simons quitting his role as a creative director of Christian Dior’s women’s collection. Being somewhat of dropping a bomb for many, for others Simon’s announcement was expected for a while, and only played a role of confirming the...

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Franck Sorbier FW2015

Aug 28, 15 Franck Sorbier FW2015

A melancholic romantic, “the last of the Mohicans” of haute couture, who considers it inseparable from the other arts, be it theater or classical ballet, Franck Sorbier told us in the interview that the starting point for the creation of a collection can be, for example, an excerpt of the poem, noticed in a subway, or,...

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Elie Saab FW2015

Aug 24, 15 Elie Saab FW2015

In the new haute couture fall-winter 2015/2016 collection Elie Saab comes back to the 90’s, to origins of his fashion story, very special for the Lebanese designer both professionally and personally. It was on 4 July 1990 when the designer married Claudia, the most important muse in his life. The girl was dressed in a luxurious...

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Jean Paul Gaultier FW2015

Aug 20, 15 Jean Paul Gaultier FW2015

Expectations from the next fashion show – are they justified? It depends… Take Jean Paul Gaultier for example. What can you expect from him? Guessing is useless, I would tell you. On a side note his personal exhibition opened in Paris recently and I was lucky to get there. To my complete surprise mannequin figures,...

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Fendi FW2015

Aug 18, 15 Fendi FW2015

Fendi show in Paris caused a storm of emotions: anger, admiration and indignation. Fauna was presented in all its glory – furs, leather and feathers. Flora in a form of bizarre flowers framed luxurious coats and jackets. Fur is slowly returning in vogue, but would it become the cause of new clashes between defenders of animals...

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Yanina Couture FW2015

Aug 11, 15 Yanina Couture FW2015

There aren’t many Russian names present at Parisian fashion weeks: Valentin Yudashkin and Ulyana Sergeenko are, perhaps, the most known. On my side I would like to tell you about another talented designer – Yulia Yanina. It was the first time I attended to her fashion show and did not regret. Presented collection has a...

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Loris Azzaro FW2015

Aug 07, 15 Loris Azzaro FW2015

The venue of the Loris Azzaro show was not chosen by chance. Faust night club is well known to me thanks to references of my French friends who still go to clubs. Non-random choice of the location was dictated by the theme of the collection – “Disco”. Disco was a very interesting era: the peak of popularity of...

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Stephane Rolland FW2015

Aug 04, 15 Stephane Rolland FW2015

Every year Stephane Rolland surprises guests and the press with a peculiar manner of presenting his collection. We attended to grand defiles, breathlessly watched the performance of violinists and dancers, admired a short film. Presentation of the new fall-winter 2015-2016 collection in typical French apartments on the avenue George...

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Armani Privé FW2015

Aug 01, 15 Armani Privé FW2015

Fashion house Armani Privé presented their collection at the haute couture week in Paris and the feeling of «deja vu» was bugging me. Not once and not even twice I talked about the recurrence of fashion. Having traversed a certain temporal spiral, everything comes back. So I decided to dig in the archives of our magazine and...

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