Christian Dior Spring Summer 2019 Haute Couture

With the Dior Spring Summer 2019 Haute Couture show, Maria Grazia Chiuri offered one jaw-dropper after the next. As if the circus tent setting and the gravity-defying performances by Mimbre acrobats weren’t already enough, she took the circus theme and combined it with the best of the House’s savoir-faire, sending out short dresses and playsuits that burst to colorful life, tailoring trimmed with embroidered frogging, and vaporous evening gowns of the kind of which dreams are made.

The collection consists of a superposition of images: a woman’s tattooed skin, reminiscent of the Victorian circus and its fairground phenomena, becomes a motif-drenched unitard that shapes the body and tells a wearable story under dresses. Powdery shades that come together and blend into an infinite palette – like those on the curtain painted by Pablo Picasso for the ballet Parade – also symbolize this sense of the worn, of the fine dust that sprinkles stage clothes. Skirts embroidered or inlaid with opaque sequins are shortened as tutus that nod to the circus codes of acrobats, tamers and riders.

Maria Grazia Chiuri employs this broad variety of images to compose her own “parade”, comprising full and very light pants, narrowing at the ankle, which can also become sumptuous jumpsuits. Shorts are paired with sheer white shirts accented with ruffs or ribbons seemingly frayed with the passage of time. There are also leather corsets, sailor stripes, and black jackets inspired by that of the lion tamer. The geometric white clown outfit, whether spare or sumptuous, is reinterpreted through its materials, embroidery and proportions.

The show is animated with performances by the all-female circus company Mimbre, which, in a constant search for the poetic in the unexpected, highlights the trust and bond between the acrobats’ bodies.

The circus is presented as a place of inclusion in which the clown, through its androgynous and asexual dimension, becomes the expression of a possible equality and an evocation of modernity, one where beauty, origin, gender and age are no longer important, and only technique and daring matter. Check out #DiorDreamParade below.

Giorgio Armani Will Present The Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2019 Collection In Milan Airport Hangar

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Giorgio Armani (born in 1934), Italian stylist. Milan. Jean-Marie Périer for “Designers’s World” in Elle Magazine (n°2681) in May, 19th, 1997.

Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce Emporio Armani Boarding, a major show event to be held on 20th September 2018 in the hangar of the Milano Linate Airport.

For the first time, the airport will host a fashion show, turning into an unexpected backdrop to the Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2019 Men’s and Women’s collections. Exceptionally, the two collections will be shown together this season. The fashion show will culminate with the performance of an international pop star.

Giorgio Armani says, ‘Airports are places full of symbolism. They suggest unbounded openness to the world outside. You take off to discover and learn, or come back after experiencing countless adventures. I liked the idea of staging this event in the same hangar which has been labelled with the “Emporio Armani” insigna and its iconic eagle logo since 1996 — an image that welcomes the thousands of travellers who land at Linate Airport or functions as a farewell as they depart from Milan. The airport is the perfect space for Emporio Armani, the brand that embodies a free, adventurous spirit and continually reasserts its essence through a contemporary style.’

The eagle-topped hangar is now part of the collective imagination and one of the many locations linked to Emporio Armani since its inception, representing a “geography” of the brand, such as via Broletto, whose 1984 giant poster site has become part of Milan’s urban iconography, via Durini, where the brand opened its first store in 1981, via Bergognone, site of the Armani/Teatro, home of the brand’s fashion shows, and via Manzoni 31, with its large concept store and Emporio Armani Caffè.

Launched in 1981 as a collection targeting a younger audience, today Emporio Armani is a brand that works as a hub. It matches the way people move in the urban environment, and is inspired by an inclusive, democratic attitude. After the Paris and London show- events of recent seasons, the new destination of Emporio Armani’s journey is Milan, where it will occupy an emblematic space and will be presented through an innovative format.

The brand’s signature democratic spirit will drive the event, which will be attended by a crowd of 2,300, including invited guests, staff and press, as well as a number of members of the public. Tickets for the public will be available via a special contest, held throughout the city of Milan, using a game-like format. The first one hundred randomly selected names, among holders of “passport” – those taking part in the contest will have to collect a series of stamps for in a special “passport” – will be the lucky winners who, accompanied by a guest, will be admitted to the soirée.

The event has been anticipated with a billboard campaign and the customization of the Linate Airport, as well as advertised on tram and buses throughout Milan. A special Emporio Armani Boarding capsule collection has been created for the occasion: sweatshirts, T-shirts and accessories inspired by the event-theme. The capsule will go on sale on 13th September in Milan and in the main Emporio Armani flagship stores worldwide later on, as well as on armani.com.

All “behind the scenes” activities associated with #EABoarding and live streaming of the show will be available for viewing on @emporioarmani through the main social networks.

Dior Fall 2018 Campaign

Jennifer Lawrence is back for Dior’s new campaign. For Fall 2018, the House codes have been deconstructed and reworked in unprecedented plays of contrasts by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Inspired by the Surrealist artist, writer, photographer, actress, political activist and French Resistant Claude Cahun who was also openly homosexual and constantly questioned identity and gender, and the complex and ever-changing social constructs. Claude Cahun reinvented herself through photography, posing for the camera with a powerful sense of meaningful performance, whether dressed as a woman or a man, her hair long or totally shaved.

“Under this mask, another mask. I will never finish removing all these faces.” Claude Cahun (pseudonym of Lucy Schwob 1894-1954)

In his day, Monsieur Dior restored femininity to women through fashion, and today, with her Fall 2018 collection questioning identity and gender, Maria Grazia Chiuri desires women to have the necessary tools to be first and foremost vital beings and not characters in their own life.

“I wanted to take on the precision of the basics and materials that make up a man’s wardrobe. I sought to showcase the least explored part of Christian Dior’s legacy, an almost austere part, with the use of masculine fabrics and jackets, coats and shirts with rigorous lines. In the same way, I became interested in the work of Hedi Slimane with Petite Taille for Women, when he was Creative Director of Dior Homme,” says Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior Fall 2018 collection.

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

 

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Pantone released its Top 10 colors for Spring 2017 and leading the charge are Niagara, Primrose Yellow and Lapis Blue in the top three slots respectively, followed by Flame and Island Paradise. Ranking sixth through 10th, are Pale Dogwood, Greenery, Pink Yarrow, Kale and Hazelnut.

“One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.”

 

 

PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara

Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.

PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow

By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.

PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue

Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.

PANTONE 17-1462 Flame

A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.

PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise

Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.

PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood

Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.

PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery

Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow

Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale

Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.

PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut

Rounding out the spring 2017 colors is Hazelnut, a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.

Cannes amfAR Gala 2015

The world’s most famous models, celebrities, designers and more attended the 22nd annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala, a charity event held at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes. Wearing everything from elegant feathers to sexy cutouts and a whole lot of sparkle, these style stars are making us fall in love with their style all over again.

Check out all the red carpet photos from the amfAR Gala below:

BALMAIN & H&M COLLABORATION ANNOUNCED!

The next big fashion collaboration is here: Olivier Rousteing announced the Balmain for H&M Collection yesterday at the Billboard Music Awards. For the big announcement, Rousteing had his right-hand It models at hand, Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn, who both debuted the first looks from the upcoming collection. #HMBALMAINATION is launching worldwide 05.NOV.2015.

Best Dressed at Dior Cruise 2016

Serving as an unofficial kickoff to the glamorous Cannes Film Festival, Raf Simons showed his latest 2016 resort collection for Dior at the Palais Bulles in the south of France, overlooking the Golfe de la Napoule. See all the front row stars including Dakota Fanning, Marion Cottilard and fashion’s biggest street style names.

The Best Instagrams From Dior’s Cruise

According to Instagram, Dior couldn’t have picked a more beautiful day in Cannes to present their Cruise 2016 collection. If the futuristic venue of the Palais Bulles (translation: Bubble Palace) wasn’t enough, attendees were treated to an intimate lunch and a game of Pétanque before the highly anticipated production. Here, an inside look at the fashionable festivities leading up to the big show.

What to Wear to Mother’s Day Brunch

Yes! Mother’s Day is coming. Countdown alert! May 10 will be here before you know it. Now this particular Sunday is a big deal. It’s the official time to celebrate your own awesome mom and motherhood. As a young mom, I find I owe it to myself and others to continue to strive to maintain my stylish look. So what to wear is a huge task. There’s a good chance brunch will be involved. Put together a chic, polished, and totally Mom-approved look. Let’s see what is the best outfit for that day! To find out item details just click on the images below.

Kimono Blazer
Denim Crop Top Skater Dress
Denim Crop Top Skater Dress
Jumpsuit in Grid Print with Cutout Detail
Jumpsuit in Grid Print with Cutout Detail
Full Skirt
Full Skirt
WHITE Shirt Dress with Block Print
WHITE Shirt Dress with Block Print
Romper in Pure Peony Print
Romper in Pure Peony Print
Sleeveless Duster
Sleeveless Duster

OUTFIT OF THE DAY| FANCY GO-TO LOOK

When a gal’s gotta look her best, give her the right shoes and she will definitely conquer the world  Here I have found just the perfect mules that are so in right now. Uptown chic and downtown cool meet in Proenza Schouler’s modern take on the mule. A sleek half-bracelet adds polish to the supple fringed suede, while smooth leather and a gleaming metallic heel provide eye-catching contrast on this sculptural style. Spiky stiletto heels, architectural shapes, and embellishments have secured the mule as the must-have of the season. To make a complete outfit I have paired them with this cuteest ever Charlotte Olypmia clutch. Channeling old Hollywood glamour with a bit of an edge, the ‘It Happened Out West’ collection by Charlotte Olympia includes this spirited little box clutch. Features an inlaid detail, jewelry-like chain strap and enough room for a few fabulous essentials. Fabulous crop-top and a midi-length silhouette of this cotton-blend pencil skirt offers timeless appeal. Well, that is fancy! Click on the image to see the item details.

Elizabeth and James ‘Addilyn’ Crop Top
Burberry London Cotton Blend Knit Pencil Skirt
Charlotte Olympia ‘Smokin” Box Clutch

Proenza Schouler Fringed Suede Mule Sandal