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Thierry Mugler And The Legacy Of A True Artistic Revolution

Thierry Mugler And The Legacy Of A True Artistic Revolution

Fashion brands come and go. A great fashion Mademoiselle said once: Fashion fades, only style remains. When it comes to style, certain names are iconically linked to it and Thierry Mugler is one of them. It is hard to define if Thierry Mugler was a revolution or an evolution of fashion, but what we are sure is that there was a before Thierry Mugler and an after. Here is a flashback on how Thierry Mugler rocked fashion and the amazing story of the French Fashion and Beauty brand. If you can dream it you can do it. As Walt Disney said once: “if you can dream it, you can do it“. It all started with the boundless will of a man, Thierry Mugler. He was born in Strasbourg – France, and from a very early age he knew he had an artist within. At age of 20, he moved to…

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

You are no longer a second rated individual in today’s society. You have come to love yourself as you are over the past ten years and now the fashion industry has come to love you too! With social media slogans such as “real women have curves” and “big is beautiful”, your voice has finally been heard and the fashion industry has caught on to the ever expanding demographic of real women. In the USA the average woman is between a size 16 and 18, and in the UK a third of women buy plus-size clothing. This begs the question: why did it take the fashion industry so long to start catering for plus-size women? So many real women complain about the impossible body images set by skinny models on the catwalk, in fashion magazines and on television shows. The market is finally panning to the majority market. You see more plus-size…

Victorinox Fall Winter Fashion Collection, Modern Craft story.

Victorinox Fall Winter Fashion Collection, Modern Craft story.

What is surprising with Swiss Ingenuity is the large numbers of possibilities. Victorinox is the proud ambassador of such philosophy and the Swiss manufacturer has season after season innovated in the fashion industry. They propose a modern and clever fashion, crafted for outdoor and daily adventures. Here is our review of the new Fall-Winter collection by Victorinox. It is our Swiss Blog of the month. This is how Victorinox describes the new collection: “In the new-season collection from Victorinox, we embrace craftsmanship, celebrating artisanal skills and enjoying innovative textiles in apparel and accessories designed for endurance. The pieces in the new collection showcase the company’s trademark Swiss quilting in unexpected ways. Another key element in the collection is Damascus steel – the patterned metal giving a blade an interesting and artisanal look. Its distinctive markings are made using a handcrafting technique dating back to medieval times.” What we can say…

Friday Chronicle #20 – Why the fashion industry is killing fashion? A heritage and creativity debate. 

Friday Chronicle #20 – Why the fashion industry is killing fashion? A heritage and creativity debate. 

When a very well known trends agency in Paris said back in 2012 that fashion needed to get its freedom from the heritage and history or die, it was probably the most stupid thing to say. Nevertheless it was the state of mind of many people at that time. Since then several iconic Fashion houses decided to embrace this over-modernity philosophy and now, 4 years later, they are dying .

Is Nicola Formichetti the new Warhol?

Is Nicola Formichetti the new Warhol?

Fashion, Arts Nicola Formichetti became one of the most influential person in fashion and design today. Multi-facetted artist, he works for fashion brands, is friend with celebrities and develop personal projects like Nicopanda. He is all over the place and some people tend to compare him with Andy Warhol. Is Nicola Formichetti the new Warhol? A Cultural melting pot as origins Nicola Formichetti is a culture mix. Her mother was Japanese and his father Italian. He was born in Tokyo and moved to London for his studies. Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburg (USA) but his parents came from today’s Slovakia. So this background definitely brought a wider vision of things, making the 2 men to recreate the rules established. Mr. Formichetti’s japanese and italian origins definitely make him an unique person raised in the 2 cultures. Artistic Director for Fashion magazines Nicola Formichetti worked and still collaborate with several…

TOP 10 American fashion brands in the world

TOP 10 American fashion brands in the world

United States had always a very inspiring way of life, very inspirational for many people around the world. Here are the top 10 most wanted American Brands in the world.

NY fashion week: Women are simply gorgeous

NY fashion week: Women are simply gorgeous

New York fashion week is beating the news. Some designers already catwalked  and others are still to come until wednesday. Here are the top 3 most interesting designers this year so far: Jill Stuart Alexander Wang  Derek Lam Fashion week became during the years a big machine. Reserved initially for a business clientele (buyers make their orders to the fashion houses), now it is a live show in which professionals, stars, amateurs or basically every person get more or less connected. This year the 2 New york fashion weeks will generate more than 860 million dollars and around 230,000 visitors will come to the city. The good thing about fashion weeks is that you can see big names, small names, new names or old names trying their comeback. In every corner in the city there is a fashion show going on and black limousines are driving all over the place….