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Louis Vuitton – Live stream for Paris Fashion Week

Louis Vuitton has a day of live streaming events planned for March 7 ahead of its Paris Fashion Week presentation and Arts Décoratifs exhibition launch. LV has teamed up with Louise Roe for the big day, with the British fashion journalist to host a live stream of Wednesday’s 10:00 F/W 2012 show at www.louisvuitton.com. Then, from … Continued

Valentino announces first online live streaming

Valentino will live stream its Haute Couture fashion show at valentino.com, allowing fans front row access to the January 25 presentation when it kicks off 18:30 CET. Although Valentino previously streamed couture shows live to selected boutiques, this will be the first time an online couture stream is offered from the Italian label. Kicking off … Continued

New York trends: orange, pink, and tribals

It seems as if this year’s color explosion was only the beginning: there was a downright abundance of bright-orange and hot-pink dresses on New York’s runways, while tribals helped to combine colors.

Haute couture meets haute cuisine in Paris

Paris will be hosting the first combined culinary and couture show next week in which some iconic fashion and pastry houses collaborate for an outdoor, sensory exhibit. In the grandeur of the city’s Palais Royal, fashion houses like Christian Dior and French celebrity chefs like Jean-Francois Piège and Jean-Georges Vongerichten will exhibit their interpretations of … Continued

Kanye West working on full fashion collection in Paris

According to Uk publication The Telegraph, the fashion-conscious rapper is getting ready to show his first full men’s and women’s ranges this fall. Kanye West is currently working on the high-end creations, based out of a studio in central Paris, the paper quotes a source. Just last year, he had told Elle: “Did you not … Continued

Seoul bans fur in Fendi fashion show

South Korea’s capital city has told Italian fashion house Fendi to remove all fur items from a show of its fall/winter collection due to complaints from animal rights groups. “We have received complaints from animal rights activists and saw negative public opinion on the Internet… we can’t let such a controversial thing be staged at … Continued

Giambattista Valli to show couture in Paris

Giambattista Valli has just been elected as guest of the French Chambre Syndicale, the organization in charge of the haute couture shows. In what is an unusual move for the notoriously exclusive committee consisting of design houses such as Armani, Valentino and Elie Saab, a young and independent designer has been granted a spot on … Continued

Chanel’s cruise collection: highlights

Celebrities including Vanessa Paradis, Blake Lively, and Rachel Bilson looked on as Karl Lagerfeld showed his annual Croisière collection at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes on the French Riviera on May 9.

The Tale of a Fairy by Karl Lagerfeld

For anyone whose invitation to Chanel’s resort show in the South of France on May 9 got lost in the mail, its creative head Karl Lagerfeld will release a new short film, showcasing the cruise collection in a dramatic surrounding. A teaser released May 5 depicts “friends of the House” including French actress Anna Mouglalis, … Continued

Burberry’s Beijing show to be the brand’s biggest ever

British fashion house Burberry  is taking its runway presentations to new heights in Beijing April 13. The fashion-meets-technology extravaganza staged at the Beijing Television Center will feature British band Keane’s first performance in China, “life-like” holograms, and of course lots of coats on lots of top models. A teaser released on YouTube also states that … Continued

“Hotel Louis Vuitton”

Marc Jacobs spends a lot of time on the road, so what better theme for his fall-winter collection for Louis Vuitton than the goings-on inside a grand old hotel? To the sound of elevators arriving, uniformed bellboys opened wrought-iron doors for models stepping out in tongue-and-cheek outfits inspired by, among other things, porn films from … Continued

Lagerfeld feels a volcanic autumn chill at Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld sent a volcanic chill of autumn swirling through the Grand Palais on Tuesday as he presented a tomboyish Chanel fall-winter collection. In a deliberate contrast from the Parisian garden theme that framed the spring-summer show, Lagerfeld sent darker, looser looks down a wooden boardwalk the length of a venue carpeted with volcanic dust … Continued

Gaga on the catwalk for Mugler

Lady Gaga hit Mugler‘s runway on March 2, while premiering her new track, “Government Hooker.” A live broadcast showed backstage preparations before following Gaga onto the stage where she walked among fashion models, dramatically demonstrating the flowy fabrics of Nicola Formichetti’s creations for the fashion house. What came down the runway was not as alienesque … Continued

Dior to present collection despite Galliano’s departure

“It is understood that Dior intends to go ahead with its runway show on Friday [March 4],” Women’s Wear Daily reports. Christian Dior released a statement on March 1 saying it had fired John Galliano with immediate effect in the wake of his arrest over anti-semitic remarks last week.

Givenchy Couture Casts All Asian Models

French fashion label Givenchy showed its haute couture collection exclusively on Asian models, demonstrating to what extent Asia has moved to fashion’s forefront. Inspired by Japanese Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohn, the lightweight dresses featured clear Asian style elements such as structural shapes, warrior-inspired headgear by Philip Treacy, and folding techniques. Declared “works of art” by … Continued

Prada latest label to target booming China market

Miuccia Prada has already won plaudits for her spring/summer 2011 collection — simply-cut dresses and suits in a quirky mix of stripes and solids, with bold splashes of orange, violet and electric blue. But by displaying the clothes on a runway in Beijing on Saturday evening, her first catwalk show outside Europe, and adding a … Continued

Lady Gaga makes music for Thierry Mugler

Lady Gaga has announced her plans to debut new music from her upcoming Born This Way today at a Paris fashion show by Thierry Mugler. “I’m the musical director for the MUGLER fashion show,” she said on Twitter. “I’m remixing/previewing a record on Born This Way, tailored for the show + garments.” She did not … Continued