In Honor Of Star Wars Day, Some Seriously Gorgeous Galactic Gowns.

Rodarte Star Wars Gown hero IIHIH

If you weren’t aware, May 4th has been heralded (unofficially) as Star Wars Day. In honor of this day, I’m sharing with you fashion label Rodarte’s couture Star Wars Gowns from their Fall Winter 2014 collection that are really… pardon the pun, out of this world. Read more

Fashion You Can Sink Your Teeth Into. Moschino’s 2014 Flavorful Fall Winter Collection by Jeremy Scott.

above: detail of the wedding dress in the collection

Whether you call it Fashion with Flavor or Culinary Couture, the 2014 Fall Winter RTW collection from Italian brand Moschino has zero trans fats and lots of humor. Processed and packaged goods are turned into couture gowns and dresses, McDonald’s and Milk are the inspiration for suits, handbags and shoes. Read more

Dressing In Delft. Valentino’s New Women’s Dresses Take Cues From The Netherland’s Classic Blue & White Pattern.

Valentino 2013-14 Fall Winter Delft Dresses

Italian fashion House Valentino recently unveiled its newest womenswear line for Fall Winter 2013-2014.  The stunning new collection includes some gorgeous dresses and gowns whose patterns take their cue from the traditional blue and white patterns seen on ceramics and earthenware from Holland. Read more

Studs, Spikes and Safety Pins. 20 Celebs That Rocked The Punk Look At The 2013 Met Gala.

2013 Met Gala Red Carpet Couture

Now, that I’ve shared with you a post about the Metropolitan Museum’s exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture“, I thought it would be fun to see which celebrities and models rocked the punk look for the opening night gala at the Met. Read more

A Look At The Punk Movement’s Impact On Fashion and Culture From The Met. 45 Images.

Organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is PUNK: Chaos to Couture. The exhibition, on view from May 9 through August 14, 2013 (preceded on May 6 by The Costume Institute Benefit Gala), examines punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today. Read more

Despite Duo Dior Dress Debacles, Jennifer Lawrence Is Picture Perfect In New Miss Dior Campaign.

Despite her difficulties donning Dior Couture – she experienced one wardrobe malfunction at The 2013 SAG awards (photo below) and her pink Dior Couture gown caused her to trip ascending the stairs to collect her Best Actress Oscar at last week’s Academy Awards – Jennifer Lawrence is the new face of Miss Dior’s Spring handbag line and was photographed by Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre for the new ad campaign (images shown further down in the post). Read more

Daisy Balloon. Crazy Couture Creations Filled With Air.

Daisy Balloon Couture Creations

Daisy Balloon is balloon artist Rie Hosokai (born 1976) and art director/graphic designer Takashi Kawada (born 1976). Together they have created fashions, hats and more by knitting balloons of various sizes, shapes and colors together. Making the world their stage, this balloon unit travels the globe to exhibit their art.

Daisy Balloon Couture Creations

Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Below are just a few of my favorite designs of theirs from exhibitions, editorials, websites and various publications.

Sunday Issue
artwork : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
artdirection : takashi kawada (kotenhits)
photography : hiroshi manaka (tiimu)
head stylist : kunio kohzaki (tron)
make-up : ebara (miyabi)
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

above photos for Sunday Issue courtesy of antjeverena

For The Daisy Balloon Website
art work : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
art direction : takashi kawada (kotenhits)
photography: hiroshi manaka (tiimu / nam)
hair-dreesing & make-up : rie suda
stylist : tastuhiko marumoto (eight peace)
photo retouch : yoshiaki sakurai (iino graphic images / nam)
interactive design,technical direction : yusuke oshima
flash : takuya fukuda(tagflug)
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Christmas Card for Laforet
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Exuviation
Artwork : Daisy Balloon
Production : Atsushi Umezawa
Photography: Satoshi Minakawa
Styling : Kumiko Iijima
Hair&Make-up : Noboru Tomizawa
Model : Ninon Webb
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Osaka Takashimaya
Curation : Daisuke Nagamori / Naohito Miyagi / Momoko Yamada
Artwork+Graphic Design : Daisy Balloon
Photography: Hiroshi Manaka / Photo Retouch : Yoshiaki Sakurai
Make-up : Ken Nakano / Hair : Koji Ichikawa / Stylist : Koji Oyamada
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Rich Magazine
art work : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
art direction : takashi kawada (kotenhits)
photography : shoji uchida
styling : miki aizawa
hair & make-up : hirokazu niwa (maroonbrand)
model : iruka (okazaki models)
photo retouch : makoto harikae
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Fiercive Magazine
art work : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
photography: hiroshi manaka (tiimu / nam)
hair-dreesing & make-up : go utsugi (switch management & produce)
stylist : tastuhiko marumoto (eight peace)
photo retouch : mika yagihashi (pygmalion)
model : gwen (bravo)
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Chocolate A-Z exhibition in Hong Kong (Harbour City)
art work : rie hosokai (daisy balloon)
art direction : takashi kawada (kotenhits)
photography: hiroshi manaka (tiimu / nam)
hair-dreesing & make-up : rie suda
stylist : tastuhiko marumoto (eight peace)
photo retouch : yoshiaki sakurai (iino graphic images / nam)
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

A few random designs of their from over the years:
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

Balloon Bridal
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here

The Daisy Balloon Book Cover
Artwork : Rie Hosokai / Art Direction : Takashi Kawada
Photography: Hiroshi Manaka / Make-up : Ebara
Hair : Koji Ichikawa / Stylist : Koji Oyamada
Model : Ira Shushiebina / Photo Retouch : Yoshiaki Sakurai
Set Production : Yoshihito Tada
Production : Daisy Balloon / Book Design : Takashi Kawada
Editor : Arata Sasaki / Translator : Saori Hamada
Print : YAMADA PHOTO PROCESS CO.,LTD / Paper : Heiwa Paper Co., Ltd.
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
Daisy Balloon Couture Creations  - if it's hip, it's here
images courtesy of Daisy Balloon, Rie Hosokai and Trendland

See More At Daisy Balloon
Tokyo, Japan
info@daisyballoon.com

Voltage – Shockingly Cool Couture By Iris van Herpen With Electrifying Kicks for United Nude.

Iris Van herpen Voltage

The edgy fashion designer from the Netherlands does it again with her latest shoe design for United Nude, part of her latest Haute Couture Collection named Voltage, all of which is shown after the shoes. Read more