fashion / 13.03.2022

Averse to throw out things? A real undercover hoarder? You’ve never done a full clear out of your closet? Then it’s certainly time to get into that real adult overdue spring cleaning. I’m not talking about tidying up or surface cleaning which includes storing clothes under the bed or making a donation pile. I mean going through intricately and using one to two days to make sure used and unworn pieces are either kept, donated or stored in a minimalist way. So….to begin please have a strategy as this is paramount to a clean closet.  For any first-time spring cleaner, it’s...

fashion / 29.09.2021

LaQuan Smith released his spring collection at the highest iconoclast, the New York’s  Empire State Building. Per masterpieces, no on did it better. “View and buy” format is the reality and Laquan knows his audience which is anyone confident enough to wear his mesh bodysuits, glossy ensembles whilst always standing out. Some will say the models are practically naked however Laquan doesn’t expose you, but rather highlight your form. In the past he accomplished that through corsetry or the second skin of latex. This season he remained light. Smith’s new partner, Puma, with whom he inked a deal earlier this year will have...

fashion / 26.09.2021

Laidback, athleisure-ly shapes, however these were not house clothes. Not in the least. Tom took us through racer back tanks, basketball shorts, track pants in neon, fuchsia, orange, acid green and pool blue sequins.To finish the look: an oversize satin blazer in another bright color and accessories in the form of a crystal studded choker and barrettes, and a towering pair of satin heels seemed to be the full motif. Reminded me of the 90’s yet again. I could’ve been bored but I’m never not loving for that era. The incomparable designer noted that “Photogenic clothes today by their very nature...

fashion / 26.09.2021

  The trend is a subversion of traditional one-piece swimsuits that creeps into the ultimate party-wear. Fluorescent pieces encrusted in embellishments, sequins, and marabou details, this is the look of the season. Koma confirms “The business has grown, and we’ve exceeded revenue expectations during the pandemic.” “Luckily, for me, my customers believed they’d be going out-out soon, or they just wanted to look incredible at home!” Social media is going out and in this case David Koma is the trend at the moment. Let us not forget that his...

fashion / 25.09.2021

Whilst everyone opted for the runway in this rebooted New York Fashion Week, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia made a video for their new Oscar de la Renta collection. Why a video? The designers came clean that “It allows us to cut our budget and expand our deliverables. There was a push-pull between prints and the drama of the evening dresses, so vibrant, luxurious and very OSCAR. ...

fashion / 24.09.2021

Naomi Campbell, Emily Ratajkowski, Lourdes Leon and Dua Lipa on the Versace runway, we expected the heavy hitters to show up.  Donatella Versace knows how to pull up, you saw the three piece look for Lil Nas X at the Met Gala last week. Like it or not it was attention jolting and we could not look away. This spring presentation was a bright, shiny revival of Versace’s many highs, aimed straight at...

fashion / 16.07.2021

Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli asked all invited guest to dress in white. The dramatics were reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent’s stately couture presentations in the 1980s, and Christian Lacroix’s genius soirées. He brought fashion’s color wheel, setting flamingo pink, chartreuse, violet, cocoa, and mallard green ball gowns one after another, for this stunning show. Womenswear and menswear offerings merged effortlessly, so persuasive in form, it truly was a wonder....

fashion / 11.07.2021

  Pyer Moss. Couture. Unimaginable. Historic. The future. Kerby Jean-Raymond is the first Black American designer invited by France’s Chambre Syndicale to show on the Haute Couture Week. The excitement is similar to watching fashion videos with Stephen Burroes another black designer of his times showing at the Battle of Versailles (the historic fashion show held on November 28, 1973, in the Palace of Versailles to raise money for its restoration). It is eight years since Pyer Moss was...

fashion / 10.07.2021

The roaring ‘20’s. We knew when we emerged from this panic, fantasy and luxury would persist. Hand-loomed tweeds and the stitch-work carried out by embroiderers and silk manufacturers is the part haute couture will play this year and next. The delicate nymph dresses, semi-transparent, pleated, crimped, hand-braided strands of silk, basket weave corsetry lives up to the pure romanticism of our expectations. The designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri has weaved her views on feminist consciousness in every piece and we find it fitting for society. ...

fashion / 05.07.2021

At this stage we are all wishing we were at the Rue de Moussy to see the debut collection honoring the legacy of thee Azzedine Alaïa! Pieter Mulier is the Belgian creative director who has taken the reins to the Alaïa house since the passing of our beloved Azzedine in 2017. 40 years ago Alaïa explained the codes of body con which he invented. All those codes were embodied in the deviously, sexy and slithering dresses that hugged the body but was in the...