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Hermes Spring 2014 RTW (All images: Fairchild)

Hermès Spring 2014 RTW (All images: Fairchild)

In case you are already missing the warmest season, the Hermès Spring/Summer 2014 collection is definitely something for you as Christophe Lemaire took the Hermès woman into the jungle. Lemaire’s big influence was Henri Rousseau, the French artist, who painted jungles without ever having seen them. The venue just as much recalled a summer-atmosphere as did the collection; deep green jungles depicted the beautiful landscape of the Amazon. The range of summerish looks spoke of botanical freshness, embracing warm earth-colours and head-to-toe floral prints.  The loose garments such as 3/4 trousers, straight dresses and trench-like airy coats flowed effortlessly around the body in a comfortable, yet slightly feminine manner. Relaxed silhouettes indicated the tropical-ease-of-living, while some statement leathers contrasted – or rather balanced – the  simple culottes and low-cut shirts. By carefully sticking to that effortless chic that defines the Hermès look, it’s was both natural, wearable, and not least lovable.

Falls ihr schon die warme Jahreszeit vermisst, dann ist die Frühjahr/Sommer 2014 Kollektion von Hermès definitiv was für euch, denn Christophe Lemaire nahm die Hermès Frau mit in den Dschungel. (more…)

Vionnet Spring 2014 RTW

Vionnet Spring 2014 RTW (All images: Fairchild)

I suppose the name, Madeleine Vionnet sounds rather familiar and recalls the good-old fashion history lessons, where Vionnet‘s name was taught as a dogma, and truly, without doubt she was no less person than an architect among dressmakers, the queen of bias-cuts. I’ve found it important to mention this as after more than 100 years of heritage, Goga Ashkenazi – the house’s creative director – managed to reprise some elements from the classic Vionnet archives – you can still spot the delicately draped backs and closed fronts among the pieces. There was also a well thought-out expression of ease and effortlessness, a great flow of elegant minimalism that has been a little pushed into the background in the season. Instead of stiff volumes and edgy shapes, relaxed and lightweight pieces ruled the line-up creating soft, floaty, flattering silhouettes in the palette of light blues, yellows and natural, stony hues. The soft sky palette blended ease showcased a frankly charming demi-couture collection, that would fit in every woman’s wardrobe.

Der Name Madeleine Vionnet klingt ziemlich vertraut und erinnert an den guten alten Unterricht in Modegeschichte, wo Vionnets Name wie ein Dogma gelehrt wurde. (more…)

Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 RTW - Marc Jacobs (All images: Fairchild)

Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 RTW – Marc Jacobs (All images: Fairchild)

Today’s post got two aims; one is to feature the latest Louis Vuitton collection designed by Marc Jacobs, while the second is to say good-bye to the man just mentioned. Well yes; call it breaking news but the rumours are confirmed facts by now; Marc Jacobs is leaving LV after his 16-year-long tenure at the brand. Jacobs presented his final show in Paris, that was dedicated to celebrate his greatest hits – created entirely in black, as was his first show for the label. An eclectic mash-up of sheers, feathers, denim and excess could best describe the pieces with a hint of tomboyish feel.  ‘Jacobs dedicated the show to all the women who have  inspired him and the showgirl in every one of them’ – as he explained to Vogue. The reason of his leaving though – as WWD reported – is that the American designer wants to focus on taking his brand public on the stock market, as it heads towards an IPO. Well, I suppose an era has just ended and a new one is yet to come…Hello former Balenciaga creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière?

Der heutige Post hat zwei Ziele: Das erste ist, die aktuelle Louis Vuitton Kollektion Designed by Marc Jacobs vorzustellen, und das zweite, sich von dem soeben Genannten zu verabschieden. (more…)

Stella McCartney SS14 (All images: Fairchild)

Stella McCartney SS14 (All images: Fairchild)

Apparently our Stella McCartney fascination will never end and this is more than statement, however what we have witnessed was proper minimalism in terms of her latest collection. Whether it is genius or just simply not appealing to you, decide it on your own, but let’s line up some of our pros. To go against purity, the richly detailed Opera Garnier venue provided the perfect backdrop for the smart-chic collection, that was much about ease and carefreeness. Modern elegance could best describe the nature of the collection, that included laced dresses, tops with alligator skin reassembling prints, rounded sunnies and large volumed shoulders on shirts. Putting an emphasis on understatement, Stella’s Spring will bring us laid-black glam that has both feminine, sporty and lingerie-like elements. But whether light-as-air and fluid-as-a-story-to-tell, this neutral coloured game with transparency versus opacity, only made it straight into our hearts and top of our wish-lists. Are you guys with us?

Offensichtlich wird unsere Faszination für Stella McCartney niemals enden und das ist nicht nur so daher gesagt. Was wir jedoch bezeugen durften, war purer Minimalismus, was ihre neuste Kollektion betrifft. (more…)

Whatever drives you; passion, hate, respect, envy, appreciation or fascination you cannot avoid the iconic name, Carine Roitfeld. A muse, a hero and a role model she in-personifies at once. I reckon that most of you shares my enthusiasm towards the much awaited movie, Mademoiselle C, that is a documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld – one of the most inspiring, authentic and inevitable woman of our era. Her words are blessed with thoughtfulness and honesty that touches you just like the following ones: ‘Vogue’s one of the biggest titles in the world, and when you get that title, you automatically get a sort of “crown” along with it. Not because of who you are, but because of the title you carry. So when I left Vogue, I gave back my uniform, my crown. But I’m not sad about it! I was there 10 years, and now, if I ever get another crown, it’ll be because of me—not because of where I work. Maybe this crown won’t be as beautiful, as full of diamonds…but I think it’ll be more personal, because I will have done it myself.’ If I would ever have to name an idol, it could only be her!

Was immer uns treibt: Leidenschaft, Hass, Respekt, Neid, Wertschätzung oder Faszination, wir können diesem einen ikonischen Namen nicht entgehen, Carine Roitfeld. (more…)

What’s your favourite accessories-type, ladies; shoes, jewellery or bags? Either of them, you’ll probably turn out to be a bag-lover as you discover the brand new ‘Le Dix’ model from Balenciaga. The dark-toned Calfskin Cartable bag is the prettiest piece of Alexander Wang’s first handbag collection for the Parisian label. ‘The name, which is French for ten, alludes to the fashion house’s original address at 10 Avenue George V and the handbag having the ‘perfect ten’ in terms of craftsmanship.’ The beautifully structured, minimalist piece of the line of satchels is the perfect choice for the ladylike-but-modern woman, who wants simple yet functional quality in her wardrobe. I’m sure that these bags will not fail to toy with your heart however the trick is that some of us got used to the Balenciaga-like edgy glam, so decide it on your own whether Alexander’s aesthetic isn’t too simplistic and minimalistic. As for us, we couldn’t resist wearing it! What about you? PS The video was shot by Toby McFarlan Pond under the artistic direction of Wang to a song titled ‘Light Foot’ by Terry Devine-King.

Mädels, was ist euer Lieblingsaccessoire: Schuhe, Schmuck oder Taschen? Egal welcher Typ ihr seid, ihr werdet höchstwahrscheinlich zur Taschen-Liebhaberin, wenn ihr das brandneue ‘Le Dix’ Model von Balenciaga entdeckt. Die dunkle Kalbsleder Cartable Tasche ist das schönste Stück aus Alexander Wangs erster Taschenkollektion für das Pariser Label. (more…)

Vanessa Bruno AW13 (Images: Fairchild)

Vanessa Bruno AW13 (Images: Fairchild)

The battle between the boy and the girl is what Vanessa Bruno recalled in her AW13 collection, and yet again captured the art of genderless business uniforms. The structural patterns, pleats, lack-of embellishment and monochrome colour palette have all given a great androgynous feel to the collection that also carried a purist tone. Non of the pieces emphasised really the forms of the body but rather spoke of shapeless silhouettes with minimal attachments apart from a large collared shirt and ribbed panelling forming as the only detailing. A touch of effeminacy merged masculine edge is what the Parisian designer masters besides quality and refined finishing while having its whole charm based on the effortlessly beautiful French woman. Lucky me, a month to go and a Vanessa Bruno flagship store will be opening in Copenhagen, but don’t worry she’s already got one in Berlin and many more in London, Paris, Switzerland etc.

Der Kampf zwischen dem Jungen und dem Mädchen ist das Motiv, das Vanessa Bruno in ihrer AW13 Kollektion aufgerufen hat und sie hat mal wieder die Kunst der geschlechtslosen Businessuniform eingefangen. (more…)

Azzedine Alaïa (Image: Fairchild)

Azzedine Alaïa (Image: Fairchild)

After Hugo Boss’ birthday exhibition in London, I would like to suggest you one more must-see showcase titled ‘A RETROSPECTIVE’ that features Azzedine Alaïa’s works and will be held at both Paris’ Musée Galliera and the Musée d’Art Moderne this autumn in Paris. Tunisian-born Paris-based Alaïa has been creating seductive, curve-hugging clothes since he first opened his own Parisian atelier in the late Seventies and now his exhibition will display 100 dresses, which are all carefully selected from Alaïa’s archive. It will be a busy year for the designer who is also opening his second store in October, situated in Paris’ Rue de Marignan while also been working on his first fragrance, due to launch in stores in 2015. He is one of  those designers who are  paying no attention to trends but rather setting those, while brilliantly showing outside of the fashion calendar. We are so much looking forward to see everything that is related to the Alaïa name.

Nach Hugo Boss’ Geburtstagsausstellung in London möchte ich euch eine weitere Must-See Ausstellung mit dem Titel ‘A RETROSPECTIVE’ empfehlen, die Azzedine Alaïas Arbeit zeigt und im Herbst sowohl in dem Pariser Musée Galliera als auch im Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris stattfinden wird. (more…)