Couture, Designer, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 27.01.2020

Elsa Schiaparelli history Italian. 1890–1973. Fashion Designer. Greatest rival, Coco Chanel. Regarded a prominent figures in fashion. Started with knitwear. Influenced by surrealist, Dali and Cocteau. Main client, actress MAY WEST. now Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and as a result her couture house closed in 1954. In 2007, Diego Della Valle acquired the brand and...

Couture, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill / 23.01.2020

Elie Saab represents opulence and this season is nothing short of the excess and luxury we’ve come to expect. The visual culture of the show was that of Mexican tradition, treading carefully and hoping it will not be received or misconstrued as appropriation - it appeared to face a mix of both Europe and imperial Mexico combined. The dresses were dipped in embroideries, florals, pearls and delicately framed frills. The effect was stunning. The show was an ostentatiously lavish...

Couture, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill / 22.01.2020

Sissinghurst Castle by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson is deemed one of the most romantic places in England and Claire Waight Keller, the Artistic Director behind Givenchy is obsessed. Just as she is, we are equally enthralled in particular with the assemblage of old garden roses and the setting of this fantasy garden. Claire has produced what many described as a poetic collection that lovingly included tailoring, summer-garden colors and ruffled petal-forms of dresses to fantasize about. It obviously was a well-deserved love letter to the master, Hubert de Givenchy. Waight Keller pulled ideas from the Givenchy 1950s archive and we saw...

Couture, Designer, fashion, Fashion, Paris Fashion Week, Runway / 27.07.2019

Armani Privé showed two sections this season. We love the dependable tailoring and structure but this time there were imaginatively crisp jackets topped trousers with a pajama-like ease; in most cases the pants were veiled with a net. If you know our team you know how obsessed we are with net fabrication or anything of a mesh nature. But back to the moment when the show turned red carpet; it was a beautiful range of evening offerings. Powder pink silk satin dresses embroidered with pearls and crystals in a lozenge motif swathed in lamé tulle and black tulle full-skirted gowns. This...

Couture, Designer, fashion, Lifestyle, Runway, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 06.06.2019

Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill used their Jamaican roots to create their resort 2020 collection. To try to articulate this show with words  will not do it justice. It is truly a revival of vibrancy, each piece livelier and more colorful than the last. It is structured, unstructured, voluminous and ruffled. Pure joy to see the offerings, to see the BOLD MAGIC!...