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It takes a lot of courage to intervene to a reputable brand's logo especially when it comes to no other than Yves Saint Laurent. Once it was first announced that newly appointed creative director Hedi Slimane would rebrand the established house of what is now known as Saint Laurent...
Countless mirrored spheres reflecting the floor, painted sky-blue with fluffy white clouds set the magic. The space enveloped the audience in a dreamlike world that was a little surrealist, a little weird and quite mesmerizing.
The wonder boy from Australia, 26-year-old Dion Lee better known for mixing technology with handcraft in his designs, competed for the International Woolmark Prize during London Fashion week in February 2013 by presenting a wool collection for the occasion.
London based Mat Maitland, visual artist, illustrator and Creative Director for Big Active Design, has ventured into the realms of film making in his collaboration with Kenzo. The short film, Electric Jungle has been made to introduce the Kenzo 2013 Resort Collection through a mind blowing dream like sequence of wild psychedelic imagery.
Alexander Wang’s long awaited debut for the house of Balenciaga made for a really impressive start. Wang presented a very grown-up collection and stayed true to the house’s heritage following Nicolas Ghequiere’s departure after 15 years at Balenciaga.
Rounding up New York City’s Fashion Week there were 5 shows that topped our list. First and foremost was the designer duo of Proenza Schouler, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez who wowed us with one of their sexiest although “covered” collections so far.
When Kate Moss and Rihanna hit it together it’s like they are the Only Girls in the World. Here’s an early viewing of Kate Moss and Rihanna’s intimate photo session for V Magazine and a behind-the-scenes look at how it all really went down.
Rei Kawakubo, the genius behind Comme des Garcons draw inspiration from the archives of Hermes and created a collection of six scarves, naming the collaboration COMME des CARRES. Each design, reworked by Kawakubo has been released by Hermes in a limited number of 200 scarves.
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.