Blog — fall winter 2014
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Marc Le Bihan Outside his Paris showroom, boutique, and atelier. Haute couture refers to the design and build of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. It’s hard to think of anyone doing this these days. A majority of fashion has dramatically shifted from where it started, haute couture, to what it is today, mass production. Ironically, the word “couture” is used so loosely that it doesn’t carry much meaning anymore. However, designer Marc Le Bihan is one of the few fashion designers in the world today creating couture and ready-to-wear collections day and night in his Paris atelier. Marc's range goes beyond couture...
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"IN A WORLD WHERE IMITATION NO LONGER HAS BORDER. WE ARE ABLE TO DISTINGUISH HUMANITY FROM FICTION? MAYBE IT’S THE TIME OF ETERNITY. TAKE ME HOME.” In todays fashion industry it's hard to find a designer with an original vision and with something to actually say. We’re bombarded with either one idea or too many ideas. Too many designers’ theses days do not know themselves enough to be able to put their core beliefs into collections others can believe in. Then there is Italian designer Barbara Bologna- a designer with a vision, a voice and style that spans beyond the...
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"In the '60s, André Courrèges was one of the most copied designers on the planet — though his fashions at times seemed like they came from another world. Along with his contemporaries Paco Rabanne, Rudi Gernreich, and Pierre Cardin, Courrèges was a staunch futurist. His Sputnik sweethearts were clad in abbreviated A-line skirts, go-go boots, and the kind of sunglasses that declared, "unobscured vision is for squares." Some found the vision infantilizing: In 1964, the Associated Press sniffed,"The current pride of Paris, André Courrèges, stops just short of diapers in giving age-conscious American women the youngest collection of clothes ever cut in adult sizes.” The article was a reaction to his Moon Girl collection, in which the models wore baby bonnets. In 1965, Voguewondered, "Is Courrèges Wearable?"
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"My style accompanies a silhouette, a way of moving through life.” - André Courrèges French designer André Courrèges, known for his ultra-modern, space age designs, began his design career working at the Jeanne Lafaurie and Balenciaga fashion design houses. In 1961 Courrèges, with his wife Coqueline, opened his own house, „Maison de Courreges, “ where he became known as the father of the mini-skirt and the shift dress, known back then as the "MOON GIRL" look. Today Courrèges is ninety and his label this season is set to work up a "youthquake." Since it was acquired a couple of years ago...