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In Conversation with Marc Le Bihan. Couturier from Paris 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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Area By Barbara Bologna / My Doll / The imitation of Humanity /FW14

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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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Vivienne Westwood Red Label SS15

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For those who aren't in the know, Scotland, next week, will be voting on a referendum to secede from the United Kingdom, and declare—for the first time since 1707—its own sovereign state. In honor of this, Westwood's SS15 Red Label collection proudly proclaimed her support for Scottish independence through designs that became a play on Thatcherism. In the collection, we see pin-striped power suits with gleaming 'YES' badges pinned to them along with classic Westwood silhouettes with asymmetric draping and bold floral prints. The show also featured Westwood's granddaughter model Cora Corre. Via Dazed Digital Photography : Phillip Trengove

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Designer Spotlight // Antonino Valenti

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Venetian born, Antonino Valenti developed his design skills at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni and from there went on to collaborate with many leading names in the fashion industry. Today Valenti is most recognized for his artfully designed knitwear. "Antonino Valenti’s tireless research is translated into a product which cites historical archives, which draws from the roots of the knitwear world, which translates the Made in Italy craftmanship, becoming the ideal wardrobe for a sophisticated lady, who chooses the quality and the style in the line with the times, but it is never the diktat child of fad. A lady who...

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Designer Spotlight // Jean Colonna

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The 'King of Paris Downtown Chic' Jean Colonna started his design career training at the Chambre Couture School and working as an assistant to Pierre Balmain. By 1980, inspired by jewelry design, he formed his first jewelry company Comptoir du Kit with Christian Astuguevieille. To this day, Colonna still collaborates with other designers, making accessories for Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier. In 1985, the label Jean Colonna was created and his first collection was shown in Paris that same year. Since then Colonna has been known to set off "fantasies of dark, smoky nightclubs, red light districts and motel rooms....

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