While the Chanel couture collection was inspired by paper, it was calligraphy that inspired the new Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2009 Haute Couture collection.
Set to a huge screen with calligraphy images in motion, Gaultier introduced his dreamy couture creations that featured see-through fabrics, fishnets, embroideries, and high-waisted skirts and pants that illustrated the mastery of his craftsmanship.
Lace and embroidery were just some of the exclusive, meticulous details which came in black and white, like ink on paper.
Trousers turned into corsets, and silhouettes took on an 80s look with dresses, some of which were inspired by swimsuits.
I have recently attended La Perla’s fashion show in Hong Kong and I loved it ! This season, the theme is Welcome to Hell !
An exciting journey into Dante’s Inferno, a tour into the wardrobe of a lost angel. Fire and flames on lace, tulle as light as smoke, shiny and voluptuous satin. An ardent style with an unmistakable fragrance of sin.
On the picture above, the model – Jaana – was wearing a black transparent tulle and satin American bra, culotte and Suspender Belt, with mysterious lockets-like oval patterns, accessorized with breathtaking bat wings.
I am not sure if it is available in the US but this is a great Valentine’s Day gift idea for your girl though : )
Wildly popular Korean pop singer Rain has launched his own fashion line, called Six to Five. He introduced the collection with a fashion show in Ilsan, which was attended by celebrities and fans alike.
“Six to Five means that we are aiming to reach the sixth sense from our original five senses. I also wanted to use numbers to make it easier to find and comfortable to approach”, he said.
“I think it’s a bit unreasonable to call myself a designer. I never learned the trade professionally, but I did try to analyze the clothes I enjoy wearing and feel comfortable in. I volunteered as a designer, thinking the public may understand my views,” he said.
Karl Lagerfeld opened his pre-fall 2009 Chanel show last week with a ten-minute silent short film about Coco Chanel — his directorial debut!
Last year, Karl Lagerfeld brought Paris to London, and this year he brings Moscow to Paris, highlighted by his silent film presentation. He shied away from the subtle, with elements of Russian folklore tying the collection together, including elaborate headdresses, thick fluffy knits and sparkly gold boots.
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Lego teamed up with Agence Four H to create this wonderful 3D Runway show using only LEGOS as his sets, models and audience. The virtual fashion show was broadcasted on French Channels during Paris Fashion Week…