Archive for the ‘ Couture ’ Category

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Bloomers

What fashion item am I most excited about this Spring season???  Dolce & Gabbana’s lace bloomers that’s what!

A little food for thought…
The bloomer was invented to allow women more mobility and freedom from the confines of the long, full skirts of the 1800’s.  The popularity of which reached it’s peak in the 1900’s when women began wearing them as undergarments.

D&G does a magnificent job of modernizing this classic piece of lingerie into something that is both feminine and fun.   Are you as excited for Spring as I am??

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 Ready To Wear

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 Ready To Wear

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Designers To Keep An Eye On

 

Erdem Spring 2011 RTW
Erdem Spring 2011 RTW

KNOWN FOR: pretty florals and delicate lace.

 

Peter Pilotto Spring 2011 RTW

Peter Pilotto Spring 2011 RTW

KNOWN FOR: geometric silhouettes and cerebral prints

Louise Goldin Spring 2011 RTW

Louise Goldin Spring 2011 RTW

KNOWN FOR: techno knits, sculptural tailoring

Felicity Brown Spring/Summer 2011

Felicity Brown Spring/Summer 2011

KNOWN FOR: attention to fabric, hand-dying and printing

Spring 2011 Ready To Wear

Lanvin

Lanvin

 

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

 

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

 

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

 

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

 

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

 

Kenzo

Kenzo

 

[photos courtesy of nymag.com]

Fifties Couture, Photographed by Olivier Theyskens

My recent obsession with the television show, Mad Men, has sparked a newfound appreciation for 50’s/60’s fashion.  For women of means, it was a time of glamour and sophistication.   Full skirted dresses were fashioned with enough lace and tulle to make the austere styles of the Second World War era easy to forget. 

Olivier Theyskens, with his passion for Parisian couture, was able to capture the decadence of this era with a project for NºD in 2002.  In it and with the help of his assistant, Theyskens photographed six gowns from various couturiers of  the 50’s era in a setting he recreated to mimic the clean, minimal studio setting of the time.  It is a very interesting piece and, for the quality alone, is worth a visit.     

 

Fifties Couture by Olivier Theyskens

Fifties Couture by Olivier Theyskens

[photos courtesy of ablogcuratedby.com]

JPG Eiffel Tower Stockings

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2010-11 Haute Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall/Winter 2010-11 Haute Couture

FINALLY! someone added the right amount of character to this eternal accessory that women will actually be glad to to wear them again.

What better way to spice it up than adding the Eiffel Tower?  The pièce de résistance is, of course, the addition of the world renowned tower on the back of the calves.  Way to leave a lasting impression!  Love it.