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...

Chanel, Fashion, Lagerfeld, Style / 16.03.2019

Fairwell to Karl Lagerfeld. Immensely talented, always referred to as a genius it will be difficult to come to terms with the fact that we’ll move on without this magnanimous person. I didn’t revere him as I studied the history of his ascent in fashion and it was difficult to forget that he grew up in a Hitler’s Germany, I can honestly say I didn’t trust him. Further his criticism on topics of wealth and health irked and entertained me equally. Lagerfeld was not one to shy away from continuous controversy. He openly criticized women for their size (calling Adele fat) and...