NYFW Spring/Summer 2014 Trend: White OutOnly a few days into NYFW and it’s apparent that the “it” color for spring/summer is white, showing up in nearly every collection shown so far.
First Row (from L to R): Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, BCBG Max Azria, Chadwick Bell, Yigal Azrouel, Cushnie Et Ochs, Victoria Beckham.
Second Row (from L to R): Derek Lam, Helmut Lang, Thakoon, Herve Leger, Jason Wu, Peter Som, Lacoste.
Third Row (from L to R): Richard Chai Love, Honor, Rag & Bone, Diane Von Furstenberg, Band of Outsiders, DKNY, Ruffian.
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September 12 2013
Freja Beha Erichsen photographed by Hedi Slimane
Sure you’ll see another girls in Prada ads, but there can be only one Sasha.- models.com
Incisive mind, well packaged ideas, futuristic vision, and philosphic soul. Iris van Herpen will give you stuning pieces of wearable art which push the boundaries of our imagination. Iris van Herpen known for her ‘futuristic & extravagant’ non-traditional for fashion materials and ‘sculptural & exquisite’ designs.
Iris van Herpen who studied Fashion Design at Artez Institute of the Arts Amhem and interned at Alexander McQueen had introduced the 3D-printed dresses in the industry. TIME Magazine has name her 3D-printed dresses as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2011.
She mixes craftmaship with innovation and materials inspired on the world to come. With using old and forgotten techniques plus digital technology, she wanted to build, construct, and sculpt her designs. She further developed her prints by adding detailed-dilligent-handwork. Van Herpen sees a future where creations in design, art, architecture, and fashion will be partly alive and constantly changing.
some collections from her:
Capriole (2011) With this collection she made her debut in Paris Haute Couture as member of Parisian Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. This collection is mind-blowing.
Escapism (2011) is about the addiction of constantly escaping reality by digital entertainment something that is a big part of every body’s world today.
Crystallization (2010) ‘chaos as structure’ collection.
Refinery Smoke (2008) Isn’t rigid like other collections. But still, the detailed handwork will get you overwhelmed. Magnificent.
Voltage (2013) is her 4th collection that presented in Paris Haute Couture. Inspired by a childhood dream, a desire to understand, control and recreate lightnings.
Hybrid Holism (2012) she partnered with Julia Koener, an Austrian architect, as well as Materialise to create a dress using “Mammoth Stereo lithography”— a method which up to this point has never been applied to fashion items. According to Julia Koerner, “The design reveals a combination of highly complex parametically generated geometrical structures, almost growing as a second skin on the body, and organic digital leaf formations creating enticing and enigmatic effects.”
Wilderness Embodied (2013) in this collection she proposes to reach this wild nature freedom into the human body and soul.
The electronic singer-songwriter Björk and the mother monster Lady Gaga wore dresses from several Iris van Herpen collections. Her ready-to-wear collection had launched in March 2013, represented by her muse, the musician and artist Grimes.
She forces the fashion to the extreme contradiction beauty. She knows how to make beautiful, poisonous, and goosebumps on the same time. Say hello to this genius designer.
— R. J. Cutler, producer of “The September Issue”
Every collections of Elie Saab Haute Couture is amazing, sparkling and breathtaking. Exquisite dresses that will make you spend the rest of your life wearing them. But he’s just do the same silhouettes over and over. Same dress every seasons. Replace them with different color, fabric, layer, and beading. He knows how to make beautiful dresses that makes your eyes and mind fucked with it but he doesn’t know how to make goosebumps dresses on his collection. he kept playing it safe.
Back then perfumes primarily were monoflora—violet, rose, orange blossom— and packaged in extravagant bottle.
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was introduced to respected perfumer Ernest Beaux. Beaux was born to french perfumers in Russia in 1881 and grew up in moscow to become the czar’s official perfumer.
"I want everything in the perfume and nothing in the bottle.", she told Beaux.
Beaux with his magical hand create a series of exotic samples. Beaux presented his concoctions to mademoiselle. She choose the fifth proposition and called it Chanel No. 5.
Chanel No. 5 constructed of approximately eighty indgredients. The most important is jasmine, which since 1986 has been provided solely by Joseph Mul—who runs Le Petit Campadieu (The Little Camp of God) one of the last major flower farms in Greasse. There is ylang-ylang, an exotic flower that grows on the Comores Islands off the west coast of Africa. A Patchouli, a dread leaf from Indonesia that was used as repellent in silk shipments. There is orange blossom water and a variety of spices, which in 1920s was one of the most popular spices for perfume. and there’s a healty dose Centifolia roses.
This eighty-five years old fragrance with interlocking Cs symbol has been the fragrance of choice of many legendary celebrities over the years including Marilyn Monroe,who famously stated that she wore nothing else to bed,
"What do I wear in bed? why, just Chanel No. 5, ofcourse.", she declared.
Today, Hollywood brightest stars continue to choose Chanel No. 5, no doubt attracted by the brand’s sophistication and womanly glamour. Chanel No.5 still use natural materials than synthetic—up to 60% is synthetic, while others use 90% synthetic. It’s still a truly luxury that we can have.
"Woman with no perfume has no future."- Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel