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Fashion Designer: Bianca Popp Fall/Winter 2015 – “Temple Invisible” Collection.

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The fashion signature of Bianca Popp is formed in theatrical influences and background that highly relates to her career in a theatrical costumography. As the Marangoni Master graduate from Istituto Marangoni Milan she started her own label in 2009. The designer’s passion for costumes pushed her for searching new perspective of style based on complex human behaviour and interactions while staying original and individual according to veracity of oneself. The eponymous label is focused on the adaptation of multiplicity of movement and self-esteem.

The collection for Fall/Winter 2015 season is a structured line that consists of 35 silhouettes that are deisgned in a geometrical twist. The vibe of the collection is kept in ultimate femininity emphasized with the signature knot. The palette of colors is defined by the black base along with the sombre colors consisting of grey, marsala, dark blue and white.

The designer wanted to express the strength and functionality as the main factor of the line with the selected presentation of fabrics such as neoprene, wool, cashmere, jersey tricot and synthetic leather. Playing on the balance of vigor and vulnerability, Bianca Popp craves to depict the group of independent modern women. The garment is pictured as the armor spirit fabric for protection purposes such as inconvenient weather conditions as well as the indication of the poised elegance of female body.

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Fashion Video: The Next Black – A film about the Future of Clothing by AEG – Trailer.

The Next Black - the film about fashion.


Check also the whole movie HERE

‘The Next Black’ is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.

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Fashion inspiration: Sea creatures in Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2012

Remarkable collection of underwater thesis merged with the dignity of the ice queens was presented in a magnificent fashion translation stamped by Alexander  McQueen for Spring/Summer 2012 season. Sarah Burton, the creative mind of Alexander McQueen’s brand was highly inspired by the sea – one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wonders of the nature. The cast of mythological sirens and glorious sea creatures followed the aquatic influence with the intricate, well-detailed masterpieces, complexity of forms and its multiple interpretations on fabrics. There was supremacy of lightweight materials like silk chiffon, organza and tulle giving the feeling of softness and finesse. The fabrics outlined the nature of the waterfalls, sea foams,oyster like designs, coral Raff forms implemented on the gowns  The palette of colors had very gentle and romantic feel with the scope for white, shell pink, silvery lilac and peach hues to gold opulence of matelassé Jacquard and strong coral-red. There was also a space for the signature of Gothic black in fetish transition of laser cut leather with lingerie detailing. Very interesting accent was presented through the lace headpieces. With the top-to-toe concept, the innovative treatment expressed the dramatic illusion of the sea.
The fashion show was the art presentation blurring the line between reality and theatrical performance depicting nymphs, ethereal beings and aquatic creatures.  Balancing among mathematical precision,couture artistry and costume design Sarah Burton managed to continue the legacy initiated by McQueen himself with the DNA of the house.  
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CHANEL Paris-Bombay Métiers d’Art 2011/12 – Details of the collection

Music: “Fuji Descent” by High Wolf
Details of the collection – CHANEL Paris-Bombay Métiers d’Art 2011/12

The show of Chanel for Pre-Fall 2012 was one of themost exquisite expositions of fashion influenced by the Indian culture.Sparkling jewels, intricate embroideries, beautiful headpieces and piercing,Hindu inspired make-up and hair composed into the curled dreadlocks or loosestraight were extremely essential factors in forming fusion of fashion and artwith European and Indian roots together with Chanel clothing.

The silhouettes merged the signatureof Chanel with the opulence of Indiantradition in the refined palette of colors including metallic shades of ivoryand delicate pink as well as darker tones of brown and black. The sophisticateddetailing on the apparels was a jaw-dropping experience revealing craftsmanshipwith the meticulous beading, shoes by Massaro, button and jewellery work byDesrues, elaborate embroidery by Lesage, pearl dripped tweeds, metalworkdesigned by Goossens and Guillet’s velvet, silk and lace creations.
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Fashion enigma: Daphne Guinness


David LaChapelle
She is one of the—if not the—most stylish women living” 
Tom Ford 

Daphne Guinness, style icon, fashion enigma, art collector, promoter of eccentricity, fashion art and cutting-edge couture.  She is a fashion patron, friend and muse to the most prolific visionaries including Alexander McQueen, Isabella Blow or Karl Lagerfeld. In the Undressed movie directed by Brennan Stasiewicz  Daphne highlights the meaning of art and fashion in her life explaining : when I start doing something visual its because I cant express it by words.
The present exhibition in Museum at FIT dedicated to Daphne Guinness, targets at different angle of the fashion world featuring approximately 100 garments and accessories from Guinness’s personal collection  
including creations by Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino, Lacroix Haute Couture, Azzedine Alaïa, Rick Owens, GarethPugh, her own designs, as well as previously unseen pieces by Alexander McQueen

The exhibition will also showcase films, videos, and images of and by her. The exhibition runs from September 16 to January 7, 2012.


“Craftmanship needs to return….We need better things, not more. We should not pollute the world with meaningless, unused things when we can make and support things of rare and precious beauty”
 said Daphne Guinness as a judge for the 2010 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize

Savage Beauty by Alexander McQueen

Enfant Terrible 

Photography: Solve Sundsbo/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Looking on the pictures of the retrospective exhibition makes you spechless over  marvellous designs and fashion artisry created by Alexander McQueen. The powerful impact of the Enfant Terrible contribution to the fashion world is without a doubt priceless. Take a journey of  beautiful memories through the stories of every single outfit having behind: