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Fuzz (and not Fur) – Luxury with ethics.

Fuzz (and not Fur) – Luxury with ethics.

Wearing fur is nowadays a very sulfurous topic to talk about. Animal rights defenders will make you feel guilty to buy a fur coat as you might not have thought about the animal suffering that goes with the coat manufacturing. Well, a fur coat is made… of fur, meaning animal skin. Nevertheless, if you like the cosy, warm and stylish look of a fur coat, you need to discover FUZZ. A Swiss company designing their non-fur coats in Geneva and produce them in Paris. It is all false fur and they work very hard to give you the impression that it is as good as a true fur coat. Yet, it is all ethical as there is no animal involved. So FUZZ (and not Fur) will definitely conquer your heart of winter lover. While Fur consumption has increased since 2008, many names in the fashion industry as well in politics…

YESAH, The fashion brand all it girls will wear next year. 

YESAH, The fashion brand all it girls will wear next year. 

2016 will definitely be an interesting year for fashion. After the rise and fall of many iconic brands and designers, there is a true renewal in the fashion landscape. One of the most expected brands next year is YESAH and we can already say that many it girls will be wearing it in 2016 and beyond.   There are more than 80 million people working in the fashion/apparel industry around the world (source: fashionunited.com) that generate around $500Billion worldwide. It is hard to define but there are approximately 2 million fashion/apparel brands and when you are a young fashion designer, why should you start your own label as the market is over saturated? Probably the main reason would be talent. And talent is something that YESAH has to offer. Behind this indy brand is young fashion designer Linda Hao. This Young artist was born in Shanghai and lives in Singapore….

How To Dress Like A Man

How To Dress Like A Man

Just because you’re a man, it doesn’t necessarily mean you know how to dress like one. Dressing like a man should not be considered along stereotypical lines — dressing like John Wayne in a Western or wearing army fatigues. Manliness is not about looking tough–it’s about looking elegant, confident, and strong. The opposite of dressing like a man is looking as if you’re still in college. Dressing like a man is all about making you look like a man of the world. The Dilemma of the Modern Man It’s one of the ironic facts about life that men are never taught how to dress up by their fathers. The default idea of dressing up for men is to wear a suit and tie. While this may work if you’re the president, it looks a little ridiculous if you dress up for casual occasions, too. As a modern man, you may face the dilemma of wanting to build your wardrobe,…

Friday chronicle #1: Fashion pulp fiction

Friday chronicle #1: Fashion pulp fiction

The fashion industry is a mighty powerful institution and Fashion designers collect a great amount of creativity. Every year rising stars make their entrance in the international fashion scene and shooting stars just vanish in the forgotten sands of unsuccess. Behind the fancy sparkles of fashionistas, there is a tremendous industry. Sometimes it shines bright and strong, and other times, human misery and depression await you around the corner of a catwalk. The fashion industry, economicus-machina Today in the world, we count between 14’000 to 16’000 fashion designers. By 2016, expert estimations calculates the total amount of 21’000 talented people. 25% of them are and will be self-employed whereas the others will work for a fashion company as employee. Overall, the fashion industry employs more than 4 million people worldwide. In terms of sales, the world fashion industry, including clothing, textiles, footware and luxury goods represented last year over a…

Who is Kenta Matsushige? Hyères Fashion winner

Who is Kenta Matsushige? Hyères Fashion winner

Despite the fact Fashion became a powerful industry in which nothing really is let randomly, sometimes a little sparkle shines brighter in the sky and makee you believe that creativity and passion is not dead. It is all the contrary. And this sparkle just came out of the dark at Hyères Festival for fashion and photography. His name is Kenta Matsushige. Kenta Matsushige inspirations What is amazing with Kenta Matsushige is the simplicity of his approach of fashion. Talent has often the capability to make things look brilliantly simple. And this young Japanese creator has a huge amount of talent. Since the 80’s and the arrival of Japanese fashion style in the international scene, it is a all different universe that was added to fashion creation. And Kenta Matsushige is just the loyal heir of this. At 26 years old, the young Japanese creator developed a solid and specific identity….

Bianca Warren, South Africa fashion rocks.

Bianca Warren, South Africa fashion rocks.

Fashion turns around world capitals like Paris, New York, London or Milan. But more and more creativity  rises elsewhere. Discover Bianca Warren, South African designer who proves fashion is where creativity, hard working and style sit. Durban in South Africa is definitely the place. Bianca Warren is our fashion designer of the month.   Bianca Warren was born in Johannesbourg and made all her education in Durban where she established her fashion house since 2010. The label is called Bianca Warren Design. She is definitely one of South Africa’s rising stars in the fashion industry. Her style is precise, it shapes women allure by giving a natural movement to the fabrics. Her fashion is sexy yet naturally fitting, and she gets her main inspiration from her travels. And when you ask her what is the ideal “Bianca Warren Woman”, she declares that she is a “fun, vibrant proudly South African…

Dice Kayek, vision of modern femininity.

Dice Kayek, vision of modern femininity.

This month, the Fashion house Dice Kayek is our Fashion Designer of the month. This brand, affiliated to the Fédération Française de la Couture, presents a subtle and definitely modern vision of women elegance. The story of the Fashion house makes you travel from Istanbul to Paris. Check it out. Behind fashion creation there is always a great fashion designer. In the case of Dice Kayek, they are 2 amazing women, Ece et Ayse Ege. 2 sisters, originally from Istanbul – Turkey. They created the brand Dice Kayek in 1992 in Paris. Ece Ege attended to fashion classes at Esmod in Paris. Since then, the 2 sisters became a fashion symbol in Istanbul but also are a great representative of modern elegance. With their parisian education and current location, in association with their trips to Istanbul, Dice Kayek reveals a very modern vision of today’s woman. From its first collection of…

Christopher Raeburn, “Utility-fashion” is a must-have.

Christopher Raeburn, “Utility-fashion” is a must-have.

Discover Christpher Raeburn. He is british, fashion designer and with loads of talent. Some people consider his work as “Utility-Fashion”. He explains that he designs ethically-aware collections, by utilizing re-appropriated military fabrics. He creates garments that are functional, intelligent and meticulously crafted.   Christopher Raeburn was born in Kent, East Sussex in August 13th 1982. Since his younger days, his creative skills were developed as every week, he was encouraged to draw something and then, build it up with his father on weekends.   CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN FIRST STEPS He graduates in 2006 from the prestigious London’s Royal College of Art. During 2 years he did some work as freelance until he set up his own studio in 2008. He got his first notoriety thanks to an exhibition called Camouflage at the Imperial War Museum. In deed Christopher Raeburn was chosen because of his natural passion for military fabrics and the…

Damir Doma, Fashion designer of the month

Damir Doma, Fashion designer of the month

If there is one thing exciting about fashion, it is the fact that every year you can discover someone or something new. This month at Luxuryactivist, we welcome Damir Doma. He is our fashion designer of the month. Damir Doma is a fashion designer established in Paris. He was born in Croatia and grew up in Bavaria, Germany. Her mother used to have a clothing atelier, which brought a great influence to his own development. He studied fashion in Munich and in Berlin. After his studies, he moved to Antwerp in Belgium and started working within Raf Simons. He started his own label in 2006 and today, he is considered as the most important German fashion designer after Karl Lagerfeld and Jil Sander (source: BILD). His style could be described as a personal search of balance between style, cut and texture. The designer himself cites Issey Miyake as one of…

New Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith

New Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith

Leica is launching a new camera called the Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith, in honor of the British fashion designer. While the red dot is really important for Leica’s identity as an unique brand, the colourful stripes for Paul Smith is its signature. Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith just shows how the 2 signature brands can work together in a perfect harmony. Paul Smith, the international fashion designer and entrepreneur, is the creative mind behind its flamboyant looks. Smith is regarded as one of the UK’s most successful designers and is famous for the use of bright and vibrant colors in his collections. Only 1,500 units were produce for a very special limited edition based on the current X2 camera. As we can see, we rediscover the new X2 thanks to its new colors but also its ne details like the lamp bulb painted on the camera’s top. The special Leica X2…

Lady Gaga new video: Born this way

Lady Gaga new video: Born this way

Check here the new Lady Gaga video for her new single: Born this way. We can say this lady knows how to rock the house and she is not copying anyone or following any trend. She is a Trend. The video clip ambiance is a very strange one. I would say, a sophisticated blend between 3 movies: Ghostbusters, Alien and Stargate.