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  • Best of Haute Couture Fall 2011- Givenchy and Valentino

    A girl's gotta dream….so here's some inspiration…For the very limited few who actually can afford to buy Haute Couture and for the actresses who gladly wear it on the red carpet, couture is a luxury that few will ever be able to feel on their bodies. So when given the opportunity to indulge in one of fashion's greatest fantasies, it may as well be gorgeous! Some faves… – SH>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway ReviewsAs the roster of Haute Couture designers continues to dwindle from season to season, Ricardo Tisci at Givenchy and Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino offered two of the best collections from the recent Fall 2011 shows held earlier this month by managing to meld the expertise, techniques and handicrafts of their respective ateliers with notions of Couture's storied past for looks that were as refreshingly modern as they were sublime.Valentino

    Published on July 15, 2011

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  • Best of Haute Couture Spring 2011

    Runway Review: Paris Couture Fashion Week Givenchy, Bouchra Jarra, Valentino

    I don’t if it’s because of the mass appeal of Juicy Couture or simply the way its meaning evolves as it filters into mainstream vernacular, but "haute couture" although commonly perceived as a custom item of clothing of any sort or price, in actuality is a term protected by law and defined by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris with very specific rights.

    Published on January 28, 2011

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  • Best of Resort Fashion- A Season Ahead, Just In Time

    A girl could lose her head. Or at least spin it around so many times that it will catapult her neck and land in a frisson of colliding fashion seasons that all ineditably fall into one: What looks right on YOU now! A girl could lose her head. Or at least spin it around so many times that it will catapult her neck and land in a frisson of colliding fashion seasons that all ineditably fall into one: What looks right on YOU now! Spring is shown in late summer (at least by the scroching temps merely a week before NYFW). Fall in early winter. Then, there’s resort… resort? You have yet to think about autumn leaves!In this insane goggle-muggle where fashion is shown in the time frame of when retailers need to place their orders for the following season and magazines need to pull for their three-month lead times, Fashion Week has taken a life of its own and is reported the nano-second that the model’s Louboutin hits the catwalk. What human with a robust life outside of the business could keep track of it all?Since the smaller, more gentle fashion season of resort can be the first taste of what’s on trend for spring or a healthy mix of fall transending into a more nuanced state, we bring you resort runway 2010 from around the globe. Not in store just yet, but a heady update of what you may see on the Spring catwalks next week. Get inspired to create your own trendsetting season morph. Naveed Hussain takes you a fashion journey. –S.H.The Best of Resort 20111: The Usual Suspects We know the Resort 2011 shows wrapped over a month ago, but we thought what’s the rush? There are now major fashion shows & presentations every 3 months, it’s just way too much. Sure, we look at shows to inspire but they are coming at us too fast… months before they hit the shops. And with a new season’s debut right ahead, we thought, now’s the chance to take a quick look back. Or is that forward?CelineSpring is shown in late summer (at least by the scroching temps merely a week before NYFW). Fall in early winter. Then, there’s resort… resort? You haven’t even thought about autumn leaves yet?In this insane goggle-muggle where fashion is shown in the time frame of when retailers need to place their orders for the following season and magazines need to pull for their three-month lead times, Fashion Week has taken a life of its own and is reported the nano-second that the model’s Louboutin hits the catwalk. What human with a robust life outside of the business could keep track of it all?Since the smaller, more gentle fashion season of resort can be the first taste of what’s on trend for spring or a healthy mix of fall transending into a more nuanced state, we bring you resort runway 2010 from around the globe. Not in store just yet, but a heady update of what you may see on the Spring catwalks next week. Get inspired to create your own trendsetting season morph. Naveed Hussain takes you a fashion journey. –S.H.The Best of Resort 20111: The Usual Suspects We know the Resort 2011 shows wrapped over a month ago, but we thought what’s the rush? There are now major fashion shows & presentations every 3 months, it’s just way too much. Sure, we look at shows to inspire but they are coming at us too fast… months before they hit the shops. And with a new season’s debut right ahead, we thought, now’s the chance to take a quick look back. Or is that forward?Celine

    Published on September 02, 2010

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  • Best of Haute Couture Fall 2010 – The Glamour, The Fantasy, The Allure

    “As we prepare for the Spring 11 Fashion Weeks, we reflect the unimaginable beauty of what was Haute Couture Fall 2010. Naveed Hussain has spent some time digesting the magnificence of all that is available for only a privileged few.Haute Couture has been a tireless subject of debate. While many like to continually point out it’s weak sales across the board and diminishing relevance in society. Although that may be the case, wasn’t it always?Isn’t couture about that unattainable and highly elusive luxury item we all like to dream of having? Hasn’t globalism made “luxury” too readily attainable?The nine designers who showed for Haute Couture Fall 2010 clearly understand the craft beautifully. However, there were four contributions whose focus and edit were so precise that we want to take a moment and applaud them.These designers respectively pay homage to the past with their own distinctive signatures while moving things forward with the kind of youthful gusto couture could thrive on.John Galliano at Christian Dior, Ricardo Tisci at Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino seem determined to energize Haute Couture with troves of tasty options.”

    Published on July 29, 2010

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