Dolce & Gabbana Haute Couture FW16/17

Alta Moda (which means "high end fashion" in italian - SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE OF THIS LANGUAGE mom please be proud of me) was the name of the latest outstanding parade-like D&G show. The leading duo were once again inspired from Italy, more specifically, the stunning muse of theirs, Sophia Loren. The show took place in … Continue reading Dolce & Gabbana Haute Couture FW16/17

Francesco Scognamiglio Haute Couture FW16/17

Despite my mediocre italian, I had a hard time pronouncing this. I have to admit it's a house I was unaware of and, after a small research, I couldn't feel more ashamed about this. The designs were highly imposing and detailed. The honorees seemed to be lace and chiffon, embroidered with all kinds of sequins … Continue reading Francesco Scognamiglio Haute Couture FW16/17

Atelier Versace Haute Couture FW16/17

If there is one you have already heard about Atelier Versace’s latest runway show, it’s how a small army of some the most discussed models of the present walked it. Talk about Irina Shayk, Bella Hadid or Joan Smalls and count them in. The thing is Donatella went for a different approach this time. She … Continue reading Atelier Versace Haute Couture FW16/17

Dior to Announce Maria Grazia Chiuri as Creative Director

Rumour has it Dior is set to name Maria Grazia Chiuri of Valentino as it’s new Creative Director. Chiuri, who has been guiding Valentino alongside co-creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli since 2008 (right after the retirement of Valentino Garavani in 2007), is expected to be announced as Dior’s new Creative Director after the July couture show, … Continue reading Dior to Announce Maria Grazia Chiuri as Creative Director

Valentino SS16 Haute Couture

Looking at the latest couture collections you can definitely tell there is a very specific way a Valentino dress should look. To my mind, this whole view of things of the brand must have gotten established in 2015. The heavy or light as air looks, the pluralistic designs and the floor-length or - fewer - … Continue reading Valentino SS16 Haute Couture

Chanel SS16 Haute Couture

Chanel has had a not so brief history of impressively staged fashion shows. We’ve seen an iceberg, huge bottles of Chanel No5 perfume and an equally giant golden lion decorating the Grand Palais. We’ve seen it turn into an airport, a casino, a supermarket, a Brasserie and a Chanel shop or even the streets of … Continue reading Chanel SS16 Haute Couture

Giambattista Valli SS16 Haute Couture

This season was for Giambattista Valli a chance to breathe fresh, flowery air into the runway. The models walked in romantic pieces mostly white, made of firm and textured material. The girls were all simple in the looks, so one couldn't but stare straight at the designs. All garments were gingerly dressed with colorful appliqués … Continue reading Giambattista Valli SS16 Haute Couture

Christian Dior SS16 Paris Haute Couture

It’s no surprise how Dior has once again managed to blow our minds. It’s too much of a surprise, though, how this time success came without a leading face. After Raf Simons’ resignation, which was also followed by Pieter Mulier’s, the House was left without a creative director, therefore the designing team had to take … Continue reading Christian Dior SS16 Paris Haute Couture

Schiaparelli SS16 Paris Haute Couture

Here’s a thing or two or actually three about the last Schiaparelli Haute Couture collection; it’s Bertrand Guyon’s second couture line for the House, it’s unique and it’s oh-so-yummy. With a first look, the whole concept brings Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland in mind and then you slowly get it; fine china, embellished root vegetables … Continue reading Schiaparelli SS16 Paris Haute Couture

Atelier Versace SS16 Paris Haute Couture

Go sexy or go home could have been this season’s moto for the SS16 Haute Couture collection of Atelier Versace. The designs were mostly bold and strictly formed but, as the show went on, slowly evolved into a more hybrid conception. With a first glimpse alone, you can easily tell there is a  white domination. … Continue reading Atelier Versace SS16 Paris Haute Couture