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Milan Menswear Fashion Week – Top 5 Shows


Valentino

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s (Creative Directors) menswear fashion show debut certainly was a success. The show was centered around key wardrobe pieces from the trench coat, the leather jacket to the black suit. All I can say is that I will definitely be sporting some Valentino next winter.

Valentino

Dolce and Gabbana

If the set did not give you a hint then the soundtrack confirmed it. Opera was the theme for this seasons show. Red velvet, embroidered capes, silk pyjama-like trousers, it all just fell into place. Even the occasional grunge model dressed in a t-shirt, jeans and distressed boots. There is always a twist. Domenice Dolce and Stefano Gabbana did not look to any book or film for inspiration, it was simply family. They looked at the clothes their fathers had tailored many years ago. So why wouldn’t you want to buy into Dolce and Gabbana’s own family history. I know i would!

Dolce and Gabbana

Jil Sander

Black leather and knit jumpers – Quite an unusual combination but somehow it all made sense. It is almost as if Raf Simons (Creative Director) was creating a character from the old black and white movies as the models carried out news papers and what looked like leather lunch bags. The basement-like scenery made me think of a dark character in a lane way with no way out. Very spooky but oh so fashionable.

Jil Sander

Alexander McQueen

Sarah Burton decided not to stage a show this season. Even though the shows are loved by the fashion folk, a presentation just somehow worked. There was no distraction, it was all entirely focused on the clothes. This collection is Burton’s male equivalent of the Alexander McQueen woman. One thing I noticed in the collection was the amount of tailoring involved. Which explains why Burton hired the esteemed tailor Huntsman from Saville Row to start a bespoke tailoring service for the brand. Alexander McQueen is certainly on their way to global domination.

Alexander McQueen

Prada

Miuccia Prada yet again made everyones eyes pop out of their head with her collection this season. Not only did she send out a fantastically strict collection, she decided she would inject a little bit of celebrity this year. Hollywood actors such as Gary Oldman, Adrien Brody and Jamie Bell strut their stuff down the blood red carpet. As Mrs. Prada puts it, it was “a parody of male power”. It certainly got everyone excited for the Golden Globes which took place later that night.

Prada

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Filed under: Adrien Brody, Alexander McQuenn, Dolce and Gabbana, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Jil Sander, Prada, Valentino, , , , , , , ,

A Good Choice


Every season a certain group of collections seem to stick out from the pack for the editors and buyers. Appearing in every store, every magazine and everyones conversation. They are known as the collections of the season; so here are the lucky chosen ones for Fall 2011.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Prada

Prada

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Tom Ford

 

Tom Ford

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Filed under: Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana, Fall/Winter 2011, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tom Ford, , , , , , , ,

Girl Panic!


Duran Duran, one of the coolest rock bands in the world, has forever been noticed for the models they put in their music video’s. From ‘Girls On Film’ to ‘Notorious’, back up dancers have always been pushed aside by the model. This time they have returned with yet another model filled video, but to our delight they have taken it to the max. Instead of starring in their own music video, the cast of Duran Duran have been replaced by SUPERmodels. Naomi Campbell as Simon Le Bon (vocals), Helena Christensen as Rodger Taylor (drums), Cindy Crawford as John Taylor (bass), Yasmin Le Bon as the guitarist and Eva Herizgova as Nick Rhodes (keyboards). The video follows the girls as they release their new album, make the music video and pose in Dolce and Gabbana for the cover of Harpers Bazaar. Watch the video here as you follow these fabulous models and their fabulous rock star lives, dressed in the most exspensive outfits from the Fall/Winter 2011 runway.

Here they are on the cover for the December issue of Harpers Bazaar out now.

Harper's Bazaar December issue

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Filed under: Cindy Crawford, Dolce and Gabbana, Duran Duran, Eva Herizgova, Fall/Winter 2011, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Style, Yasmin Le Bon, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Prada – This season Miuccia Prada showed a variety of what I like to call ‘trailer trash chic’ looks. The esteemed designer excited the crowd with hints of leather, satin and pleating. Of course we must not forget the flames rising from the bottom of dresses and firing out the back of shoes. Can she do anything wrong?

Prada

Jil Sander – Very simple, very different, very white. The Jil Sander collection has impressed me yet again. From the time the first model walked out to the last, I thought of one thing. 1940’s nurses with a touch of elegance. The straight, shear white dresses were paired with nurse shaped hats and a net veil covering their face. I like to think that every designer has a ‘moment’, and this is Jil Sander’s.

Jil Sander

Dolce and Gabbana – As I watched the models walk down the runway, I became more and more hungry. Fruit and vegetables seemed to be quite a big theme. Chili’s, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, the list goes on. While sticking to their womanly shapes, Dolce and Gabbana showed a collection of fabulous Fifties females. Each look better than the next. Not surprising for a design duo who seem to know it all.

Dolce and Gabbana

Versace – This is a big year for Versace. Not only did they show an astounding collection, they have landed one of the biggest collaborations in history…..Versace for H&M. The almost fully white collection was true Versace minus the print. Sexy silhouettes and sky scraper stilettos where present on the runway. Well done Donatella, well done indeed.

Versace

Gucci – Frida Giannini (Creative Director) showed an art deco inspired collection leaning towards the 1920’s. There was a rock chick attitude to the models with a glamorous touch. Quite a strong combination. The embroidered, embellished and beaded collection has already been a huge hit amongst the editors. My favorite part? Most definitely the fringe. Nothing better thean some 1920’s fringe!

Gucci

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Filed under: Dolce and Gabbana, Donatella Versace, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Gucci, H&M, Jil Sander, Milan Fashion Week, Prada, Spring 2012, Spring/Summer 2012, Versace, , , , , , , , , ,

Photo Shoot Day!


Here are some of the pictures from the Brown Thomas shoot in the September issue of Social and Personal. Your exclusive look behind the ‘seams’.

Enjoy!

Victoria Beckham

 

Gucci

 

Dolce and Gabbana

 

Alexander McQueen

 

Prada

 

Donna Karan

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Filed under: Alexander McQueen, Autumn Winter 2011, Brown Thomas, Dolce and Gabbana, Donna Karan, Fall/Winter 2011, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Gucci, Prada, Social & Personal, Victoria Beckham, , , , , , , , , , ,

BAZAAR


The August issue of Harper’s Bazaar proved to be quite peculiar this month. Instead of casting models for their accessories shoot, they used…….Smurfs. Yes, Smurfs. While celebrating the Smurfs 3D movie and promoting one of Fall’s key colors – blue, it is also a message that thinking outside the box is in for Fall. Models are out, Smurfs are in!

Smurf in Louis Vuitton

Smurf in Lanvin

Smurf in Dolce & Gabbana

 

Smurf in Marc Jacobs

 

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Filed under: Autumn Winter 2011, Dolce and Gabbana, Fall/Winter 2011, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Harpers Bazaar, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Smurf, Style, , , , , , , , ,

Done with D&G


Fashion Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for Dolce and Gabbana have decided to extinguish their diffusion line D&G. The hint flew across the fashion world when the brand closed 15 D&G stores in Japan earlier this year.

D&G SS/11 campaign

Domenico and Stefano are planning to merge the D&G label together with the Dolce and Gabbana label, making it a brand for all ages. The design duo have spoken out about the news revealing they had felt frustrated to design for two labels. The D&G label kept the ‘made in Italy’ tag for most collections, causing more expenses to be paid.

D&G SS/11 menswear campaign

This is not the first for an established design house to close down it’s diffusion line. Gianfranco Ferrre went the same direction with GF Ferre and Versace with Versace Jeans Couture. Spring/Summer 2012 is set to be D&G’s last collection. Start saving now!

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Filed under: D&G, Dolce and Gabbana, Domenico Dolce, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Gianfranco Ferre, Spring/Summer 2012, Stefano Gabbana, Style, Versace, , , , , , , , , , ,

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