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S/S18 TREND REPORT: PLASTIC FANTASTIC

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A blonde, obviously well-off French woman walks into a brothel wearing a shiny patent leather trench coat, and not much anything else. That was Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour (1967) styled, of… Continue reading

PEEKING THE SHOWROOM OF MARY KATRANTZOU

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Instead of going to Paris Fashion Show, chasing fashion icons or snapping celebrities, I immersed myself in the not-so-splendid tiny fitting room, making coffee, doing all the trivial stuff and most importantly: dressing… Continue reading

BACKSTAGE AT THE INGIE SHOW: A CHAT WITH A MODEL

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Like every season, fashion weeks are all about designers, concepts, bloggers, journalists, front row celebrities, their glamorous street styles and appearances and of course the “Collection”. On September 28th, I got an opportunity… Continue reading

CONDE NAST: SI NEWHOUSE’s LEGACY OF POLITICS, RACE, AND IDENTITY

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With the death of an icon, comes a line of legacy to celebrate their accomplishments. On October 1, 2017 at the age of 89, Samuel Irving Newhouse Jr, the chairman emeritus of Condé Nast,… Continue reading

LOI MANNEQUIN : #BODYPOSITIVE

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Louis Vuitton’s last Resort Collection was presented in Tokyo. Ulrikke Hoyer, 20-year-old Danish girl, 24 cm waistline, flew all the way to Japan only to be rejected on the day of the défilé… Continue reading

FENTY BEAUTY: THE INFLUENCE OF A BAD GAL

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“I wanted it to be something that girls love, for it to be respected by professionals, and I wanted to something that felt like me—reflective of makeup I love and I generally want to wear.”

CARL JAN CRUZ BRINGS THE HOMEY FILIPINO VIBE TO PARIS FASHION WEEK

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It’s a warm autumnal day in Paris when I arrive at Gare du Nord to pick up Carl. Coming from a long haul flight from Manila, he’s in town to present his Spring/Summer… Continue reading

AFTER THE CURTAIN CALLS : JOSEPH SHOWROOM S/S18

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Runway shows are often the main spotlight during fashion week, but showrooms are just as important. It allows the creative director and the brand to see what works well on the market and… Continue reading

SEE NOW BUY NOW : DISENCHANTMENT ?

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Last year on the blog, we wrote about the “See Now, Buy Now” model in fashion, it’s an appropriate time to take stock and see how the concept was implemented and received by… Continue reading

RICK OWENS 2018 SPRING/SUMMER COLLECTION

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Rick Owens often uses his runways to bewilder and shock his guests with dance performances, experimental art and displaying artists in intimate poses. Accompanied by an unsettling music, his shows trigger emotions that… Continue reading

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