Iris van Herpen Haute Couture show SS2020

July 3, 2019 by  
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On Monday Dutch designer Iris van Herpen presented her latest couture collection ´hypnosis´. Nineteen laser-printed, heat-bonded and laser cut dresses inspired by the kinetic sculptures of American artist Anthony Howe. As Céline Dion, wearing one of the dresses, watched from the front row the designs gracefully moved (with duchesse-satin cut into thousands of 0.8 mm exquisite waves that each are interlinked, designed to move faster than the eye can follow) with every step of the (run)way. Yet explaining the way these dresses were constructed or made with technology can be as dazzling as watching the designs come down the runway. ´The ‘hypnosis’ collection is a hypnotic visualization of nature’s tapestry, the symbiotic cycles of our biosphere that interweave the air, land, and oceans. It also reflects the ongoing dissection of the rhythms of life and resonates with the fragility within these interwoven worlds´, Iris told the press. Best let the designer explain the process and simply be amazed.

Streetwear Haute Couture Week SS2020 Day 2

July 3, 2019 by  
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Nicole and Céline turned heads on the second day of this haute couture week. See what other show-goers (celebs, influencers and fashion professionals) made jaws drop and eyes pop with their impressive appearances.

Recap Paris Fashion Week FW2019

March 14, 2019 by  
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Paris Fashion Week may have been a little less busy this season. We still left the French capital with our fashion hearts and heads full of inspiration. Some highlights naturally were Chanel’s Winter Wonderworld by the late Karl Lagerfeld and Slimane’s new but old Celine collection. We loved Nina Ricci by the new Dutch design duo as well as Valentino’s (slightly younger) dream collection. Not to mention the gorgeous colors at Dries van Noten. Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior were guaranteed hit collections. And in terms of trends the City of Light brought us statement shapes, dazzling patterns and funky accessories. Click our galleries below to see what we’re talking about. Here are the biggest trends for fall/winter 2019 straight from Paris.

XL pants

Highlighter hues

As seen at Balenciaga, Issa Miyake, Christian Wijnants

Checkerboard style

Ase seen at Balenciage, Kenzo, Loewe and OffWhite (also Louis Vuitton)

Statements shoulders

As seen at Balmain, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton

Tartan and Buffalo check

As seen at Balenciaga, Christian Dior and Vivienne Westwood

Mad hat(ter)s

As seen at Ann Demeulemeester, Loewe, Nina Ricci and Valentino


Streetfashion Paris Fashion Week FW2019 Day 8

March 6, 2019 by  
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The International Fashion Weeks have come to an end. Yesterday was the final day of the FW2019 showseason, with Louis Vuitton as the last show of Paris. We’ve seen a lot of trends in the streets and one thing stood out: the come back of dressing up, lots of suits and color and less sportswear. Our team is heading home, but shot the best dressed show goers yesterday. See who were there and what they were wearing in our brand new streetwear Paris (day 8) gallery.

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris 2019

March 6, 2019 by  
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For the fw2019 presentation of Louis Vuitton the Louvre had been decked out to look like the inside of the Centre Pompidou. Friends of the brand Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander, Sienna Miller, Thandie Newton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Laura Harrier and Jennifer Connelly were all there to witness Nicolas Ghesquière closing Paris fashion week and in fact another fashion filled month. The perfect end stop for the fw2019 fashion train. The models sported looks of clashing prints and textures. Ruffles, strong shoulders and high collars in the mix. They sported leather skullcaps, laced leather shoes, tiny futuristic sunglasses and a variety of shoulder bags. Floral printed jackets and dresses, sporty sweaters (with a bit of a Mondrian feeling), checked pencil skirts, high waisted pants and cropped jackets in the mix. The dark lips and big curly hair gave the collection an extra eighties touch. Eighties with a twisted or twisted eighties as you will.

Karim Adduchi Fashion Presentation Paris FW2019

March 5, 2019 by  
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New on the Paris fashion week schedule is Karim Adduchi. The Moroccan designer (born in Imzouren) who currently lives and works in Amsterdam, held a presentation for the international press to get to see his fw2019 collection.

Having founded his label back in 2015 Karim is quickly gaining popularity and making a name for himself at quite a fast rate. In January he was one of the 30 people under 30 in Art & Culture named by magazines Forbes. He won an Amsterdam Culture Award and now the couture designer (as the first Moroccan designer ever) has had his Paris Fashion Week debut.

For anyone who’s not yet familiar with his work Karim Adduchi usually pays a tribute to his Moroccan heritage expressing femininity in a surprising mix of eastern fashion and a touch of modernity. Or as you could put it, he brings Moroccan aesthetic into the modern era. His work often has hidden social messages (he once designed a collection with immagrants and Syrian refugees) as the designer tries the increase peoples conscious on certain topics. His designs are quite sculptural and feminine and have a lot of detail.

His inspirations? The avant-garde and feminist vision of Yves Saint Laurent and the unique and sculptural approach of Azzedine Alaïa. But what inspires him mostly are without a doubt the women who surround him. He likes to express their complexity, their strength, but also their fragility, softness and tenderness.

For fall/winter this translated to colourful body hugging dresses (in green and orange/red). A layered black and white dress was completely covered in over a 1000 Moroccan tassles with more colourful ones touching the floor. A red printed dresses seemed to give the models wings. As a black and white dress had exaggerated sleeves. Adducchi designed a printed trenchcoat, a busy printed kimono like jacket, a structured blazer and a sheer evening dress with a cape-like detail. Moroccan inspired belts accentuated the models waists as the Minaudière bags gave the looks it’s modern touch.

If you’re looking for a statement dress with just that extra wow effect (in the shape of dramatic sleeves, tassles or printed lining) Adduchi’s workspace is where you need to be. And Paris was definitely the place Adduchi needed to be at this very moment. Congrats on yet another milestone!

 

Streetfashion Paris Fashion Week FW2019 Day 7

March 5, 2019 by  
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Paris Fashion Week is off to a radiant start. Our team is in the French capital of fashion to shoot the shows and the best dressed show goers. See who were there and what they were wearing in our brand new streetwear Paris (day 7) gallery.

Stella McCartney Catwalk Fashion Show Paris 2019

March 5, 2019 by  
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The models had tattoos reading “Vegan”, the catwalk had love messages printed onto it and on Instagram the hashtag #thereshegrows was trending. With her rain forest conservation project in mind or better said, as a starting point, Stella McCartney sent out belted coats, high waisted cargo pants and structured dresses. A lot of details was put into these coats with multiple pockets, strong shoulders and high collars. Perfect tailoring was alternated with more supple, airy dresses. Accessories in the form of necklaces and belts made of fabric from previous collections were the only things that looked a bit odd, yet gave this collection an extra signature touch. The bucket bags with branded straps will no doubt become bestsellers.  

Streetfashion Paris Fashion Week FW2019 Day 6

March 4, 2019 by  
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Paris Fashion Week is off to a radiant start. Our team is in the French capital of fashion to shoot the shows and the best dressed show goers. See who were there and what they were wearing in our brand new streetwear Paris (day 6) gallery.

Balenciaga Catwalk Fashion Show Paris 2019

March 4, 2019 by  
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And Demna Gvasalia did it again. To an all black backdrop and black runway he delivered yet another (XL, 109 looks) collection filled with statement making, trend setting Balenciaga looks. A series of suits first (the guys wore them with floor sweeping hoodies underneath). For the girls there were short, shiny and tiny party dresses. There were statement trench coats with high collars (one in patent red). Boxy overcoats, blazers and suit jackets (in some of them the models appeared to have no neck). A lot of the pieces looked fit for both boys and girls. The branded shoulder bags looked as if they would sell out like hot cakes. As did those B-pendant necklaces. The logomania remained absent in the rest of the collection. Pops of yellow, turquoise, blue and pink worked beautifully. A turquoise dress with high collar stood out. As well as a shiny pink overcoat (with the cosines of a sleeping bag). A few plaid looks in the mix, as well as some velvet kimono like suits. We can already see our favorite IG girls working these looks (or the high street references to it) the upcoming period.

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