Lanvin launches “Happy” Les 10 Ans Collection for Winter 2012

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Alber Elbaz as the creative director of Lanvin, the Parisian fashion house launches accessories collection for Winter 2012 entitled “Happy” Les 10 Ans.  The capsule collection is created with the exclusivity to the anniversary featuring all distinctive codes of Alber Elbaz encapsulated in 10 key items. The signature is expressed through the modernity within the emblematic canons of Lanvin through the established couture-like sophistication epitomized in fabrics, palette of colors and finishing details.

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BAO BAO Issey Miyake Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 introduce inventive bags and hair accessories

BAO BAO Issey Miyake Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 – Hair accessories

BAO BAO Issey Miyake is an innovative brand of accessories that continuously amazes with the experimentation on geometry, origami art and practical sophistication in fashion since September 2010.  The collection for Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 season with their signature twist of origami art, transformative attributes and energetic spirit is enriched with new elements – hair accessories. The catchy pattern of  BAO BAO Issey Miyake is unveiled on the inventive bags with the new models, diverse color assortment and appealing hair accessories representing this strong modern feel of flexible functionality of the collection. The playfulness and shape adjustments along with the wearable attributes of the collection are broadening not only into the part of our wardrobe through the coveted bags and pouches, but also as the element of beauty with the imaginative hair accessories that complement the image. Take a look at this amazing collection:

BAO BAO Issey Miyake Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 – Bilbao At-Random
BAO BAO Issey Miyake Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 – Bilbao Lucent Seasonal Colors
BAO BAO Issey Miyake Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 – Bilbao Canvas
BAO BAO Issey Miyake Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 – Bilbao Rock
BAO BAO Issey Miyake Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 – Bilbao C Dots

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Fashion Designer: Cretan folklore in a modern significance by Haute Angelo

The times when craftsmanship and traditional clothing are rare virtues in the fast fashion world replete with mechanization, ever returning trends, crisis (especially in Greece and Europe) and plagiarism, there is a decent glimpse of hope of the personalized novelty with the turn into the rich folklore origins.

Haute Angelo is a Greek fashion designer with comprehensive experience in the industry and genuine passion for fashion. The expression ”passion for fashion” in his case is a true meaning opposing to the overrated and overheard phrase used frequently nowadays. Few weeks ago, Haute Angelo took part in the exhibition curated by Greek Historical Costume Museum at the Lyceum Club of Greek Women in Athens, Greece. It was a great occasion to showcase his unique fashion signature with the Cretan influences.

Focusing on the theme of traditional Greek costumes and it’s response in contemporary fashion, Angelo strived for the presentation and importance of his Cretan origins. The captivating design unveils the concept of Cretan warrior inspired by  minimalism and modern feel together with the handcraft techniques, original crocheting and elaborate lacework from Crete. Maintained in a black color and translucent fabrics, the costume is the entire handmade design. The attire consists of structured top with asymmetrical one shoulder construction. The style is intensified with the impressive shawl-hood that gives a tribal twist to the costume. The bottom part is designed in a form of pleated harem pants with the transparent feature, enchanting lace trimmings and impressive applique work on the sides.  The whole costume is enriched with the authentic Cretan crochet on the edges accentuating the Cretan spirit and intricacy of this folklore art. With a strong versatile message the attire that was created for the museum exhibition can be worn for many different occasions emphasizing the tradition as the efficient clue for a fashion impact. What is more, a great asset of the costume is intensified with the unisex feel that results in an androgynous outlook of the design.

I am a supporter of artistic creativity in fashion that has a great practical value as well. I seek for creative people like Haute Angelo who  designs for passionate self-expression in fashion and develop its wearable aspect. And I have a great luck in my life that I encounter such people with pure aesthetics and beliefs about fashion as a source of art, design and eloquence through the wearable attributes. Unfortunately, there is a harsh economical crisis especially in Greece that hinders professional and artistic development at distinct level in this country.  There are fashion talents in Greece that should evolve and Haute Angelo is definitely one of them.

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Fashion Inspiration: Oriental emblems in “China Tiene Poder” and Nicholas Kirkwood’s Spring/Summer 2012 Pumps

Striking editorial entitled “China Tiene Poder”  from S Moda May 2012 and Spring/Summer 2012 collection of Nicholas Kirkwood has a lot in common regarding the mysterious oriental emblem probably originated from Chinese tradition. The suqare-like symbol is presented on the body of magnificent model Shu Pei as an enormous tattoo cover morphing with the inventive designs of Anthony Vaccarello, Roberto Cavalli and Giorgio Armani . This oriental motif is also presented on the ultra-stylish pumps from Nicholas Kirkwood’ line. Take a look:

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Fashion Designer: Elise Kim – multidimensional handicraft and dreamy perception in “Epiphenomenon” for Autumn/Winter 2012/2013

Elise Kim is a fashion designer with the affinity to handcraftsmanship and its multidimensional feedback on the garment.  Since childhood she was fascinated with the fabrics, its texture and ability to transform on the clothing form. That is also why she puts a great importance on the quality of the materials that assists her in working on every new collection with the thorough research on shapes, fabrics, colors and prints.

The philosophy of  Elise Kim’s fashion design is based on the handicraft accompanied with the research into the new combination of various fabrics and self designed textiles. The signature is formed by the invention of self made fabrics and their unique and original compositions of the garment. There is also a great scope for experimentation on fabrics including weaving, knitting, laser cutting, embroidery, fabric manipulating, and digital prints.

Elise designs clothes that are based on her style preference and unique sense of exclusivity rarely find in most of the retail stores.  As the result we are introduced into the tough yet feminine silhouettes with the accents on the smart detailing, bold cuts and assortment of fine quality fabrics in overall. The women advocating the style of sleek edginess with the urbane geometry will definitely find their strength of personality in the clothes of Elise Kim.

The latest collection for Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 season is entitled Epiphenomenon as the first part of the trilogy that will be followed by two other collections for the oncoming seasons.  The line is inspired by the interesting perception of a dream as the side effect of a reality. The collection’s concept focuses on the fragmentation of reality when people start to fall asleep. The capture of such moment signifies with surreal abstraction and a feeling of blurred awareness. Transferred into different dimension of a dream, we start to see perplexing imagery.

Depicting the concept of these mysterious dream visions, the collection is conveyed by means of leather, wool, mohair, sheepskin and silk combined in an artistic fusion of texture and materials. The prominence of the line is emphasized by the embroidered sequins and original prints designed by Elise Kim. The femininity feel is defined by the refined tailoring and exclusive selection of fabrics accentuating the sophisticated statement on the whole image.

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