CHLOÉ Round mini leather coin purse by Chloé
The mystic futurism of Kofta Bags is not only mesmerizing in it’s concept, but also highly innovative in it’s functionality, The idea of the collection is based on Marcel Proust saying “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes”. Continue reading “FASHION: The mystic futurism of KOFTA BAGS.”
For her FW1516 collection, Lisa Vanback launches two architectural and minimalist bags revealed by a new pattern « UnderC », engraved with laser on calfskin leather stemming from vegetable tanning.
The designer realized a carrier bag and a clutch bag. The clutch bag gets a removable and adjustable shoulder strap for the day or evenings, an inside pocket with a zip close, a flap with a magnet and a 100% cotton lining.The carrier bag, for those who prefer more volume, gets an inside zip pocket and its lining is in cotton.
Declined in the three range color Carbon Black, Mahogany Brown and Off-white, their are completely made in France according to the art artisan tradition, and always in association with Bettenfeld-Rosenblum studio.
Coachella, in more expanded version Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, is considered to be one of the biggest events that happens annually, only from the music point of view, but fashion statement as well. Every year this large scale event is held going back to 1999, when Paul Tollett decided to set up an extra-ordinary ocassion that will feature many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. The event of Coachella is regarded as the second-most in-demand concert to participate for many reasons. One of the them is the multiplifcity of fashion that flourishes around hippie and boho styles. Modern gypsies, up-to-date hippies, start and celebrities gather all together on the picturesque valley of California and enjoy their time in the Coachella event. Take a look on our Fashion Focus on Coachella 2015.
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Black -Red – White. Catchy yet classical selection of colors can be found in some fashion tendencies lately. The tri-color palette can be depicted on the face-painting factor as seen on Toni Garn, sporty chic clothing as well as in ad campaigns of Dior from Fall 2013 Campaign. The blonde model – Toni Garn captured by Hunter & Gatti clashes the image of blue-eyed sensitivity with the tribal vibe. The photography merges with the collage of oil painting and stitching style.
Toni Garrn for Tush Magazine by Hunter & Gatti
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The tri-color trend can be easily reached in fast-fashion response as well. Simply and chic aesthetic perfectly matches with the sporty feel.
MARIACARLA BOSCONO FOR DIOR FALL 2013 CAMPAIGN
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Saskia De Brauw in Harper’s Bazaar’s editorial: ” Black, White & Red All Over”.
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The history and influence of sports in the fashion world
If you are keen on chic clothing and know something of sporting activities, you will not be surprised to learn just how much influence sports and sports attire have had on the world of mainstream fashion – both designer labels and off the rack gear. Often, a specific style will have its origins in the world of sport, but then you will find it at your local department store or see it worn by a model in a fashion magazine. Look carefully at some of the styles you see around you and you will soon realize that the shoes and clothing styles that were designed to be of functional use for sports activities have been turned into fashionable staples for everyone.
Originally designed for players who used the basketball or tennis court, for running or other athletic purposes, sneakers are now a part of everyone’s normal shoe collection, particularly those who favor urban street style. Basketball jerseys are another example. First worn by players, then by fans, both basketball jersey styles and the most popular colors and numbers have since been adopted by fashion–conscious consumers. T-shirts and skirts developed to meet the needs of women tennis players, by keeping them cool and offering them freedom of movement, have also inspired mainstream fashion designs.
Baseball caps trend
History suggests that the Brooklyn Excelsiors wore the first rounded-top baseball caps in 1860, which then became known as the “Brooklyn–style” cap. In common with most sports-influenced design ideas, specific features were intended to improve athletic performance or provide better protection. In the case of the baseball cap, the peak was intended to protect players’ eyes. Baseball caps, like sneakers, remain a popular fashion item for young people.
Karlie Kloss is a High Energy Enigma in the Vogue Paris March 2012
The same trends apply to winter sports activities – brands that were introduced for snowboarders and skiing enthusiasts were quickly taken up by celebrities and thus became a high-impact influence. With the increasing popularity of sports clothing and footwear, many sponsors of sport saw an opportunity to broaden their reach, and today many items carry a firm logo or brand colors, including jerseys, shoes, T-shirts and baseball caps.
The Edita Vilkeviciute Vogue Paris Editorial is Genuinely Sporty
Today’s sportswear is highly sophisticated and designed to enhance athletic performance. It is interesting to note that sponsorship has also moved on. For example, it is not unusual to find that a designer brand that sponsors female athletes is interested in producing garments such as a women’s elbow sleeve, knee sleeve or compression band, which are not always seen by consumers. Perhaps the philosophy is that if the item of clothing is both comfortable and practicable, and valued initially by athletes, then it will move into mainstream consciousness given time.
Alla Kostromichova Stars in Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam July 2014 Editorial
Next time you are at a sporting event, take a look around at what the audience is wearing – as well as the players. They may just hold the key to upcoming fashion trends, and if you pay attention you could be lucky enough to get ahead of the game!
Flare ‘Most Valuable Players’ Stars a Blue-Haired Bekah Jenkins
December with the all this hectic preparation for Christmas time almost arrived. Let’s have some prelude with the enchanting photography from An Le that introduces us into this anticipating time.
All the images are the courtesy of the photographer An Le.
The incorporation of a few handcrafted touches into a home’s interior design can transform a living space from cold and impersonal to warm and unique, giving the house a greater sense of personality and making it feel more welcoming and homely to both guests and residents.
Where can I purchase handcrafted design?
The introduction of the Internet into our lives has made it so much easier to source handcrafted and unique design objects than was previously possible. Sites such as Etsy allow talented designers, artists, and craftspeople to display and sell their designs from and to anywhere in the world, and the great thing is that sellers deal directly with buyers and avoid the expense of intermediaries and agents.
The eco trend
Handcrafted art is really trending right now with its natural look and innovative ways of reusing and upcycling unwanted materials. Handcrafted art uses natural materials that feel comfortable and organic, and the ‘eco look’ is one of the biggest trends in interior decorating right now. Blend natural materials with stylish design using everything from tree branches and bark to dried flowers, driftwood, seashells, and pinecones for unique dining table decorations or a contemporary alternative to a traditional flower arrangement.
Paintings, prints, and photographs are familiar sights in house stagings, etc., but original art pieces have a uniqueness that mass-produced, commercial pieces fail to capture. Whether one buys an artist’s original or a limited edition custom print, choosing a piece with consideration and thought enables a personal connection between homeowner and artist, and hopefully a work of art that one will enjoy viewing for years to come. Limited edition prints on stretch canvas echo pop art and modern pop culture and are a quirky fusion of the photography and fine art mediums.
Embroidered wall hangings or fabric hoops have an amazing 3D effect and have been an integral part of interior home design since ancient times; there is something very warm and homey about the feel of fabric and embroidered textiles on a wall. Fawn and squirrel fabric wall decor hoops are inspired by everything from American film classics to delightful baby animals.
Handcrafted touches can be as functional as they are decorative! Make a kitchen appear warm and rustic with made from pebbles collected by the seashore or the river, or office supply holders made from things found on a woodland walk. If one’s especially crafty, one could make his or her own, but it’s also possible to source original pieces online that are both quality and one-of-a-kind.
Even traditional interior elements can benefit from a handcrafted touch; for example, one could make his or her vintage coffee table out of an old door panel, or one’s own DIY window shutters with plantation shutter parts. The raw wood look instantly adds something special to any home. Some inspired interior designers have even found new and original ways to upcycle old window shutters, such as a unique notice board, magazine rack, plant hanger, or shoe rack.
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Founded in 2010 by Creative Director, Zainab Ashadu, Zashadu is a leading British/Nigerian sustainable luxury accessories brand, specialising in hand crafted leather bags. Zashadu’s Resort 2014 collection features tan ostrich leather and white python contrasted against each other for an elegant but versatile resort appeal.
You can find some of Zashadu’s designs in luxury fashion boutique Wolf & Badger‘s Notting Hill, London store.
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Tribal glamazons of the cityscape – this is my first and entirely deep impression of the Spring/Summer 2014 collection of Ioanna Kourbela entitled under the exact to the subject name “The Ethics of Aesthetics”.
There is a strong factor of crisp white esthetics interlaced with clean cuts, mild and earthy shades that are implemented with the ethnical factors of laser-cut elements and pleats. The garment seems to be designed for full comfort in femininity and ubiquitous lightness. Some bare components like open back dresses, transparent fabrics and asymmetrical lines definitely stands for the balance to pouring forms and waterfall shapes. Such a conceal-reaveal concept. What is more, the collections is accentuated with the small post bags, cute headbands and platform footwear ans flat leather sandals.
“The Ethics of Aesthetics
If the body in reality is a garment of the soul,
the inner being cannot take any other clothes,
only extensions of the body.
… and if the fabrics, colors and pulses
succeed to reach a naked body to morality,
you can say that it is summer.”
Images are the courtesy of Ioanna Kourbela post Office.
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The sleek shine of silver metal mingled with the smooth black leather structure depicts the concept of accessories line by Persephoni. Simple yet refined line of Greek brand is accentuated with the razor-sharp edges composed of geometrical forms, triangle shapes and cubic patterns. The asceticism of steel is juxtaposed with the softness of fur, leather laxity as well as flexibility of snake-skin. The collection presents the renown geometrical 3D necklaces and solid block bracelets published in numerous magazines including such publications as Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Numero Tokyo, Numero Paris, Harper’s Bazaar among others. Persephoni enriched the accessories line with new elements like leather harnesses, cube, geometrical and rounded pouches, half-sphere backpacks, cone-shaped watch bracelets. The fashion statement with the Persephoni’s accessories is taken for granted.
Persephoni Spring/Summer 2014
Photography by BILL GEORGOUSSIS
Make up: Eva Dimoveli
Model: Gwen Lu
Images are the courtesy of the designer Persephoni
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BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 expose the signature concept of “shapes made by chance” spicing up the line with the introduction of new features like BAO BAO iPad cases, iPhone pouches and bag hooks. The innovative line of bags and accessories stands for imaginative diversity of origami variations and colors, kaleidoscopic patterns as well as fashionable functionality. Perfect for sustaining a fashion statement, BAO BAO bags and accessories will accentuate originality with every single day. Check also previous features of BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE on Edelscope.com HERE
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The luxurious fashion house Lanvin unveils the Summer 2013 accessories line comprising purity and precision as the main factors of the collection. The clever game between classicism and novelty are the main clues of the accessories signified by Alber Elbaz. The three openings of the collection condense the top-to-toe look of clever elegance including the ORACLE jewel, the new shoulder bag PARTITION, the STILETTO heel.
Following the Press Release of Lanvin Accessories Summer 2013 let me bring closer an exclusive selection of the line:
“The ORACLE jewel finds its inspiration in the idea of a mirror reflecting antique beauty, as well as the hi-tech vision of a new form of jewelry. These two-tone gold and silver breastplates are both smooth and hand-beaten, covering the nape and shoulders. The line also features gold and silver cuffs, rings and earrings, as well as wide corset-like belts in smooth or bumpy metal or wood riveted with metal nails.”
“The new shoulder bag PARTITION has the raw, streamlined look of armor. The very graphic and curved shapes are worked in a peacock blue matte grained calf, beige crocodile effect calf or a sumptuous brushed metallic calf. A medium-sized bag is highlighted with a serpent chain and a clasp in metal and wood, horn or stone cabochon. The luxurious technique of “guilloché” engraving is combined with metal plates and decorative screws.”
“The STILETTO heel, a mix of industrial metal pieces and traditional craftsmanship, is built around a fine mirrored heel. LANVIN shoes offer themselves the pleasure of a vertiginous height. Luxurious materials such a matte monochrome python, a grained lambskin with hand stitching, brushed metallic calfskin or embossed vegetal leather, its authenticity is expressed in two designs, a pump with an ankle strap and a cowboy boot.”
These accessories are available in LANVIN boutiques and on the e-store http://www.lanvin.com/e-lanvin/US/
The Images and Press Release text are the courtesy of LANVIN Press Office
The transformative wonder of BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE collection for Autumn/ Winter 2012 reveals newfangled use of pixels, imaginative shapes captivated in the concept of the kaleidoscope and graphic sharpness, ultra-edgy studs as well as lucent and metallic textures. Following the motto of the line, BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE bag is definitely an innovative accessory that you can feel with all your senses starting from the vivid injection of colors through smart detailing of studs, rock – shaped illusions, metallic shine and classic accents of check patterns introduced in a fresh way. The modern sophistication of the collection stimulates to the artistic transformations on a daily basis. Take a look on the third opening of BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn/ Winter collection 2012 on EdelScope.com.
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Images are the courtesy of ISSEY MIYAKE LONDON PRESS OFFICE // Text by MagdaLena@ Edelscope.com // All rights reserved.
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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Images: courtesy of Lanvin