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Miuccia Prada presented for fall 2013 a show of what seemed to be a parade of her greatest hits. According to Katie Grant, the editor of Love magazine, “she is heavily referenced by everyone, so it’s brilliant when she references herself”. The atmosphere was very film noir and the models reminded us of Hitchcock’s heroines.
The DKNY Fall 2013 collection was recently presented against a backdrop of an illuminated New York skyline. Faithful followers, young and old applauded her collection of ready to wear urban focused garments. While the DKNY target group is the younger buyer, there were many familiar silhouettes from the 90s and a nostalgic retro, reinvented to please most age groups.
The respected French fashion designer, Stephane Rolland, presented his Haute Couture Collection for Spring/Summer 2013 at the Palais de Tokyo Museum during the Paris Fashion Week earlier this year, to the accompaniment of violins played by ladies clad in white flowing Grecian robes.
The ready to wear Fall 2013 Collection of Victoria Beckham was recently shown in Manhattan on the top floor of the New York Public Library. A highly wearable collection of structured, well-tailored clothes infused with the expected level of urban sophistication.
This intriguing collection of handmade jewelry is the creation of San Paulo based designer Fernando Akasaka. Known for his amazing designs for contemporary furniture, lamps and household objects, his jewelry collection was born out of constant experimentation with precious metals.
The flagship store in Rome for the American shoe designer Stuart Weitzman was designed by the Milan based practice of Novembre, under the direction of the architect and designer, Fabio Novembre. His concept for the design was based on the desirability of shoes in the lives of many women...
The Prada A/W 2013 Menswear collection was shown during Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week on a most original catwalk. The roles were reversed as the audience were seated on two islands of tiered wooden benches and the models paraded around on a perimeter catwalk with a decor of mini room settings.
The Fendi Menswear Collection A/W 2013 was staged in the Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, a huge exhibition space created from an industrial complex in 2004. This provided a perfect backdrop for a collection inspired by the great outdoors and ‘the human need for life in extreme conditions’.
Currently being held in the Nave at the Arts Decoratifs in Paris is an exhibition of the spectacular jewellery of the legendary house of Van Cleef & Arpels. Organised by the Paris based design agency of Jouin-Manku...
An installation by Damien Hirst and the industrial venue of a warehouse in Athens proved to be the perfect setting for the presentation of Idiosyncrasy, the S/S 2013 Collection of the fashion house of Konstantinos Melis by Laskos.