“I wanted this show to be an homage to the good times I’ve had in London."
"I started imagining clothes the same way I started creating images: with a sense of curiosity and innocence driven by my no-background background." So says Rad Hourani, whose is now on display at a solo exhibition in Montreal.
“Our role as designers is to feel what is happening in society at the moment and interpret it through fashion," explains Jean Paul Gaultier, who’s i
Jacques Henri Lartigue's snapshots of twenties belles lounging on the Riviera convey the languorous nonchalance of bygone days. This spirit inspired
Canadian designer Jeremy Laing has been designing for almost a decade, yet many in the fashion industry aren't familiar with his work. That is partly due to the fact that it seems difficult to really grasp the brand's signature style. This season, Laing showed a menswear and womenswear collection that went from pin-striped dresses to day-glo dressed up sportwear and abstract prints. While there were several beautiful pieces, the designer's wanderings needed to be edited down.
Beginning September 15, the designers of threeASFOUR are illustrating their vision of cross-cultural love at the Jewish Museum with a multidisciplinary exhibition bringing together ancient sacred symbols with cutting-edge technology. The exhibition will feature dresses from the spring-summer collection (all black and white), an architectural structure and a 3D video projection.
Rabih Kayrouz has come a long way since fleeing the Lebanese civil war in 1989 at just 16 to study at L’École de La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne: He's launched couture and ready-to-wear collections in Paris, become a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, created a platform for young designers in his native Lebanon and designed a collection for La Redoute. There's no doubt he's accomplished a lot in his decades-long career--and yet many people, even those who follow fashion, still do not know his name. But if Kayrouz has somehow managed to fly under-the-radar so far, that's not likely to last. This year, he was nominated as a finalist for the ANDAM awards, and, just last week, Kayrouz was decorated as a “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” by the French government.
"I chose the theme of Greek mythology for Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo as everything happens in the Mediterranean,” explains Karl Lagerfeld, whose new design for the palace’s pool has begun to attract the jet set rushing to cocktail hour with the first days of summer. Lagerfeld, a regular at Monaco’s social gatherings, lived for ten years in the majestic Ulysse villa in nearby Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Last week, the Antwerp Fashion Department’s master students presented their graduate collections under the eyes of the Antwerp Six--Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs, and Walter Van Beirendonck--to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary.