Bernard Newman (1903-1966) was an American costume designer working for the studio RKO. He dressed famous actresses such as Ginger Rogers, Jean Arthur and Irene Dunne. He collaborated particulary with Ginger Rogers. He created gowns for nine of her movies … Continue reading →
Elfenkleid, Lena Hoschek and Suzanne Bisovsky are Austrian fashion brands i like. The angels are a part of “the Beethoven frise” painted by the Austrian Gustav Klimt. As background, i use an other Klimt’s work “The apple tree”. Besides, the … Continue reading →
Carl Oscar August Erickson (1891-1958), also known as Eric, was an American fashion illustrator. From 1925 to his death in 1958, he collaborated with British and French Vogue. He also drew advertisings for brands like Coty and Elizabeth Arden.
John Rawlings (1912-1970) was a mid-20th-century American fashion photographer who worked for Condé Nast (Vogue and Glamour) during three decades (1936-1960s). He learned alongside Horst P. Horst and George Platt Lynes when he was their assistant at Condé Nast from … Continue reading →
Resort or Cruise is the pre-Spring Summer collection presented by designers from May to July and delivered in stores after Fall clothes gone on sale and before the comercialization of Spring clothes. The fashion designer Derek Lam says “it’s about … Continue reading →
The French couturier Jean Alexandre Patou (1887-1936) opened his dressmaker salon in 1912 named “Maison Parry”, located at roundabout of the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Becoming successful, he relocated his fashion house at the 7 rue Saint-Florentin in Paris and renamed … Continue reading →
Video is essential in the digital strategy of the fashion brands. Most of them have their own youtube channel and produce videos posted on social media. Through videos, brands communicate about collections, aesthetic, values, identity, specifities, craftmanship…
Jacques Heim (1899-1967) was a famous French fashion designer. He founded his own couture house in 1930. In 1936, he launched young outfits with the Jeunes Filles collection to target a new audience. In addition of the clothes, Jacques Heim … Continue reading →
“Pre-fall fashion refers to the small capsule collections released by designers just ahead of the fall fashion shows in February, and arriving in stores in early summer. The pre-fall collection helps to fill a gap in the retail market between … Continue reading →
Saloni is a London based contemporary womenswear founded by designer Saloni Lodha in 2011. Born in India, the creator celebrates her Indian heritage with bold colours and patterns. The clothes are very elegant, feminine and creative (prints, shapes…). Saloni has famous clients like The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton), Carey Mulligan and Naomi Watts.
Geoffrey Beene (1927-2004) was an American fashion designer considered as a design pionner. He launched his own label in 1963 and known immediately a great success. He was an influent designer in the sixties : mix of patterns and fabrics, … Continue reading →
The Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou founded her own label in 2009. The brand sells womenswear but also accessories (bags and jewelry). Recognized by her peers, she received several prestigious awards such as : The Swiss Textiles Award (2010) and … Continue reading →
Norman Norell (1900-1972) was an American fashion designer who dressed beautifully women from his first Traina-Norell collection in 1941 to his death in 1972. His dresses were very elegant, feminine, sophisticated and glamour. He often embellished dresses with strass and … Continue reading →
Philippe Venet (Born in 1929) is a French fashion designer. He had been the assistant of Elsa Schiaparelli and Hubert de Givenchy. In 1962, he opened his own eponym couture house. Philippe Venet was particulary known for his beautiful coats. … Continue reading →
Nina Leen (1914 – 1995) was a Russian born photographer who became one of the first female photographers for LIFE magazine in 1945. Her fashion photoshoots are elegant, sophisticated and creative. She didn’t shoot only fashion models but also Hollywood … Continue reading →
The Austrian fashion designer Lena Hoschek founded her eponym label in 2005. She creates retro inspired clothes (40’s and 50’s) with an Austrian touch. Passionate about traditional Austrian craftmanship and tailoring, Lena Hoschek celebrates this style with a “Tradition” line. Besides, in 2012, a new couture line was created, the “Lena Hoschek Atelier” which offers to make the dress of your dreams.
P.a.r.o.s.h. is an Italian fashion brand founded in the 1980’s by Paolo Rossello. His clothes are sophisticated and vintage inspired. I love the feminine and retro shapes, the high quality fabrics, the floral patterns and the ravishing details. The website … Continue reading →
Korean born, Samantha Sung launched her eponymous label in London, in 2006. Her clothes are high quality and hand crafted. She creates original and inspired prints. I love her floral prints and the retro and feminine shape of her dresses. … Continue reading →
Cynthia Rowley is an American womenswear brand founded in the nineties. The brand sells also accessories, beauty products, fitness clothes and a surf / swim line. The designer creates feminine and chic clothes. I love her floral prints and lace … Continue reading →
Isolda is a Brazilian based fashion brand founded in 2011 by Alessandra Alfonso Ferreira, a Brazilian architect and textile designer. Half English and Brazilian, the founder reinvents traditional British patterns with the exotic Brazilian taste. The clothes are joyful with colorful, tropical and floral prints.
Vika Gazinskaya is a Russian womenswear brand founded in 2007. The designer imagines chic and romantic clothes with plays of volumes, ravishing prints and lovely details (embroideries, pockets…). I love the poetry and the charm emerging from the Vika Gazinskaya’s creations.
Honor is a luxury womenswear brand based in New York and founded in 2010. Honor garments are created and produced in New York City. The brand is headed by the designer Giovanna Randall. The clothes are graceful and feminine with charming details (embroideries, floral patterns, embellishments…).
Marimekko is a Finnish design house founded in 1951. This brand has a creative and joyful universe with colorful prints. Besides, the designers are especially inspired by the sixties with simple shapes and retro prints.
Delpozo is a Spanish luxury fashion brand which was founded by Jesús del Pozo in 1974. Delpozo celebrates creativity and commitment to craftsmanship. The creative director has been Joseph Font since 2012. “The handmade embroidery is masterfully created with the most exquisite and avant-garde materials, using techniques from both Haute Couture and the Ecole Lesage of Paris”.
Mary Quant is a British fashion designer and figure of “Swinging London”. In the sixties, she creates the mini skirt and the hot pants. She designes a young and fun fashion : short dresses and skirts, bright colours and simple lines. She likes geometric shapes, bright colours, polka dots and original materials. The logo and famous pattern of the brand is a flower (daisy). In 2000, the brand is takeover by a Japanese group. There are over 200 shops in the colors of Mary Quant in Japan. The website is http://mq.maryquant.co.uk/index.html.