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Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis summer when Lanvin announced the arrival of Olivier Lapidus as Artistic Director, first we thought it was a joke, like “happy Halloween”. Then, we realized it was true which suddenly made us feel dizzy and even worried. Unfortunately we could not call Fashion Police as Paris is out of their jurisdiction. As expected, the first collection was a disaster. At least the good news is that it cannot be worst (well, we never know). Flashback! Jeanne Lanvin, inventor of the idea of modern luxury house It all started in 1889 when Jeanne Lanvin founded her Fashion house. In 1909 she officially joins the Syndicat de la couture which marks her official career as Couturière. She started by doing dresses for her daughter and little by little she extended her know-how and her customer list to the most influencial and beautiful people in Europe and beyond. In 1895, Lanvin married…

The Sapeurs, elegant dandies from Africa. Color is life.

The Sapeurs, elegant dandies from Africa. Color is life.

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Sapeurs stands for Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes (the Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People), are a band of men who turn the art of dressing into a cultural statement, and abide by a code befitting of the gentlemanly clothes they don so resplendently each morning. Check the full review here.

Introducing the Most Vibrant and Colourful Ethnic Clothing- Indian Ethnic Wear

Introducing the Most Vibrant and Colourful Ethnic Clothing- Indian Ethnic Wear

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndian fashion has nowadays reached to new heights which has finally started receiving a long-overdue notice within the fashion circles all across the world.

Friday chronicle #1: Fashion pulp fiction

Friday chronicle #1: Fashion pulp fiction

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe 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…

Miu Miu Women’s tales – The power of being a woman.

Miu Miu Women’s tales – The power of being a woman.

Reading Time: 3 minutesMiuccia Prada never sleeps, or at least her brain. Under her brand Miu Miu, she released a 6 films series called Women’s tales. While Prada brand is getting stronger and stronger, Miu Miu seemed to be taken to a second league. Or the Prada group is changing the situation as they wish to move on with both 2 brands. While Prada catwalks in Milano, Miu Miu is in Paris, so right now as the New York fashion week is over, every body is getting ready for London, Paris and Milano. The Prada Group brought new people for Miu Miu. Some of them comes from Celine and others from the Prada brand itself. So the goal is to multiply and to develop Miu Miu as strong as Prada. So lately they invested a lot of money and time creating a serie of 6 films called Miu Miu Women’s Tales. Commissioned by…

Flow, European Social Media conference – September 23rd in Paris.

Flow, European Social Media conference – September 23rd in Paris.

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the biggest challenges for luxury brands in terms of communication is Social Media. They are not used to it, they wonder how to do it and most of the time they treat it as if it was an one-shot. So to be successful you need to get the right keys and that is the mission of FLOW, the European Social Media conference exclusively dedicated to fashion and beauty companies. Flow takes place every year in Paris, just a day before Fashion week. It is organized by Ykone, a leading French fashion community hub. Created by fashion lovers for fashion lovers, Ykone is your one-step fashion destination for news, interviews, shopping and much, much more. Flow, Fashion and Luxury meet high-tech The aim of the conference is to provide a rendez-vous between the creative minds who are shaping the social landscape of tomorrow and Brands. Every year there is…

Bianca Warren, South Africa fashion rocks.

Bianca Warren, South Africa fashion rocks.

Reading Time: 2 minutesFashion 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…

Tatyana Ariyan Design, ethical fashion glamour

Tatyana Ariyan Design, ethical fashion glamour

Reading Time: 2 minutesVery often Fashion does not really goes along with ethics. Nevertheless, a new state of mind is rising and proves that we can do fashion and yet keep things under a certain aim for fair trade and respect of workers throughout the manufacturing supply chain. This is the case of Tatyana Arian Design, member of the Ethical Clothing Australia association. Tatyana Anderson is the founder and artistic Director of the Brand. She was born in Russia and you can feel and see in everything she does, we taste her russian influences, like a glamourous tzarine theme. She lives and works in Australia, where she has her studio in Melbourne. Her style is both structured, precise and opulent. Her collections for bedroom clothing is more and more famous, revamping this important segment in fashion. It captures all her passion and imagination which will transport you into amazing journeys. She designs and…

Fashion Priest – Lydia Bright’s confession.

Fashion Priest – Lydia Bright’s confession.

Reading Time: 2 minutesSometimes certains confessions are easier than others. And when the Fashion Priest from MyDaily.co.uk is the confessor… the result is very “interesting”. Regularly, you can discover a different interview (or confession) from a fashion celebrity. This time check the fashion confession of Lydia Bright. Check the video here: Lydia Bright is a TV star, revealed in the serie The Only Way is ESSEX. Fashionista and also known for her on-off romance with James Argent, Lydia Bright opened her first shop, Bella Sorella, in Brentwood…. Essex! She is one of the IT-Girls in the UK right now and the temperature gets high when it comes to confess to the Fashion Priest…   In her fashion confession you can read a very embarrassing moment in which her dress was just blow up by a helicopter rotor wind… sexy! She answered all the question in a very spontaneous way, so you can learn more…

NY fashion week: Women are simply gorgeous

NY fashion week: Women are simply gorgeous

Reading Time: 3 minutesNew 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….

Jitrois: Artists, Lovers and Decadence.

Jitrois: Artists, Lovers and Decadence.

Reading Time: 2 minutesJitrois presents its new Fall-Winter 2012-2013 campaign called Artists, Lovers, Decadence. A beautiful and classy inspiration from the 20’s intellectual bohemians. The campaign is shot by Rankin, who collaborates with the fashion house for the past 6 years. For memory, John Rankin Waddell is a british fashion photographer. He founded together with Jefferson Hack the international magazine Dazed & Confused. We can say that Jitrois is not only back but they are now moving forward with a beautiful elegance and modernism. This new collection shapes the forms in a quite cutting edge design, highlighting the body anatomic volumes. Leather and other materials blend in an interesting alliance. Between avant-gardism and neo-retro. Love it. Here a mood video based on the official visuals: The style is done by Katie Shillingford, the fashion editor of Dazed & Confused. She knows very well Rankin and they understand each other on a style and…

Prada, 2012 Fall/Winter Menswear show

Prada, 2012 Fall/Winter Menswear show

Reading Time: 1 minutesPrada presented an amazing fashion show for the 2012 fall/winter collection in Milano.

Mugler Men Spring 2012 – Brothers of Arcadia… not convinced.

Mugler Men Spring 2012 – Brothers of Arcadia… not convinced.

Reading Time: 5 minutesLast week, Mugler revealed its new collection for Men, Spring/Summer 2012 with the theme called Brothers of Arcadia. As you know, Nicolas Formichetti is the Artistic Director of the fashion brand.

Chanel, Beautiful people…

Chanel, Beautiful people…

Reading Time: 1 minutesChanel, Beautiful people…