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...

fashion / 21.03.2021

LAQUAN is not an overnight success. He’s deliberate and meticulously on a level that has now become familiar and mainstream. He’s worked and kept working smart; after all in fashion sex sells and intelligence keeps it going. Instead of reinventing the wheel, Smith sought to stick with in the popular pieces that best represent the celebrities he’s dressed, his culture and ultimately himself. “It’s a looking-good, feeling-good collection with the understanding and the ownership of the fact that we are a Black-owned luxury brand, the designer said. Smith’s reality is one of bold sexuality and huge female power. The woman he designs for...

fashion / 17.09.2020

Kate and Laura Mulleavy have the minds that create dramatic creations that certainly blur the line between art and a fashion business. Their dual imagination has given us 15 years of magic. Now with a twindemic (Covid-19 + the wildfires) in full force we see a raging floral bomb that is so beautiful I can’t tear my eyes away of this. It is all fantasy and dreams and we need this fanciful channel NOW. Pajama sets, slips, robes, trousers, dresses, silk floral wreaths that frame models’ faces, real life fairies, nymphs, or other magical woodland sprites, we want it all. One word: wonderment. ...

Africa, Diversity, Fashion, Trends / 01.08.2020

Change in the fashion industry is seldom, however reflecting the times we have seen an increase in racial diversity (however small) within the last year. The desire to discover African brands has never been so needed and is absolutely our biggest thrill. This is now an easy task particularly with social tools such as Instagram. Tongoro is from Senegal and was created by the talented beauty, Sarah Diouf. She is a Paris-born and Cote d'Ivoire-raised creative and she founded  her brand in 2016 in Dakar. She started Tongoro knowing that she wanted to empower local artisans while celebrating her African being through prints and...