Dior shows Parisian chic in Shanghai

Following Chanel’s much-talked-about resort showcase in Saint Tropez, Dior presented its cruise collection for 2011 in Shanghai. The Chinese metropolis further manifested its status as fashion hotspot by hosting another event of this scale, after Chanel chose Shanghai to show its Maison d’Arts collection last year. But while the latter drew on Chinese tailoring, Dior … Continued

Jean Paul Gaultier unveils first collection in Russia

Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier on Friday achieved a long-held dream by presenting his first haute couture collection in Russia at a Moscow railway station. Gaultier said he was delighted to use the Kazansky railway terminus, one of Moscow’s three main rail stations, as the backdrop for his fashion collection, saying it was an invitation … Continued

Lagerfeld takes Chanel to the North Pole

The sketch of a polar bear by Karl Lagerfeld on the invitation to his autumn-winter show for Chanel on Tuesday was already a big hint. As a howling wind came over the sound system, screens were hoisted up to reveal gigantic ice floes, from which his models emerged enveloped in shaggy furs to keep out … Continued

London Fashion Week: first highlights

From fashion design’s big stars such as Matthew Williamson, who presented timelessly elegant cuts combined with colorful prints, and Vivienne Westwood’s punky chic to London’s new stars Mark Fast and Kinder Aggugini, the edgy capital’s fashion week kick-off didn’t disappoint.

Alexander McQueen: his work in pictures

British designer Alexander McQueen was pronounced dead February 11 in London after reportedly committing suicide. The fashion community will miss him for his daring creations and theatrical fashion shows: a selection of highlights.

Burberry 3D fashion show

London Fashion Week announced a digital schedule for fall winter 2010 and Burberry ups the ante with a 3D fashion show. It’s the first time that a brand will broadcast live simultaneous events in 3D worldwide. The actual Burberry womens wear show will take place at The Chelsea College of Art in London at 4PM … Continued

Galliano gets the riding habit at Dior

The sound of whinnying horses and thundering hooves set the scene for Christian Dior‘s haute couture show for next summer on Monday, with its opening sequence of riding habits, a personal favourite of Monsieur Dior.

Bruce Weber Short Film for YSL Menswear

Star photographer Bruce Weber’s short film Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing kicked off Yves Saint Laurent‘s men’s wear show in Paris January 22. Weber is perhaps best known for his ad campaigns and catalogues for Abercrombie & Fitch, which feature semi-nude hotties. The black-and-white movie premiered on YouTube and Facebook simultaneously with the launch … Continued

Chanel’s Shanghai fashion show

After last year’s Moscow extravaganza, Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld relocated to Shanghai last week to present his yearly Maison d’Arts collection.

Victoria’s Secret unveils $3 million diamond bra

The 31-year old supermodel Marisa Miller was chosen to model this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, designed by Italian jewelry house Damiani. The $3 million bra was covered in 150 carats of stones, including a 16-carat heart-shaped stone. “It’s like being a princess,” Marisa told Us Weekly. Sadly, the recession appears to have hit the … Continued

Haute Chocolate

This week, more than 400 exhibitors are in Paris, France for the 2009 Paris Chocolate Festival. The theme this year is opera. The event kicked off last night with a chocolate fashion show where dresses are created by a combination of top fashion designers and chocolatiers. Walking the runway wearing the chocolate fashions were models, … Continued

Chanel Perspex Briefcase

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld showcased his black take on power suiting for Chanel last week in Paris and one of the highlights was the Chanel Perspex Briefcase designed for working women. The transparent briefcase comes with slots to hold a purse, lipstick, sunglasses, iPod and other ladies’ stuff. Source: Businessflogo

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009: a little turn on the catwalk

Marc Jacobs created a collection full of accessories for the Louis Vuitton fall 2009: Lovely handbags, exciting shoes, bejeweled satin leggings, necklaces modeled after paper garlands, stunned gloves mixed with ladylike pearls of all sizes and even bunny ears for playful ladies. And of course the gilded monogram, the protagonist of every collection.

Sumo wrestler debuts as fashion model

The yokozuna Asashoryu has appeared in the Shibuya Girls Collection show in Tokyo this week and entertained a crowd of 20,000 mostly teenage girls. He was wearing a school uniform as a reference to him starring as a high school student in a recent TV commercial. Source: Relaxnews

Halston Fall 2009 Video Presentation

In the spirit of saving money, Halston presented its fall 2009 collection in a music video instead of on the runway. The video stars Dree Hemingway, a ballerina and granddaughter of the writer Ernest Hemingway, running through a city, wearing a yellow Halston dress and heels, and passing by other Halston-wearing women. The change in … Continued

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2009 Couture Collection

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 … Continued

La Perla – Black Label Collection for Valentine’s Day

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 … Continued

Rain Bi 비 Unveils ‘Six to Five’ Fashion Line

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 … Continued

Karl Lagerfeld’s silent cinema brings Moscow to Paris

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 … Continued

JC de Castelbajac x Lego Virtual Fashion Show

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…