Yohji Yamamoto Embellishes New Menswear With Art of Women.

Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto has just unveiled his 2018 SS Mens Collection in Paris at Fashion Week. Despite being a collection for men to wear, women appeared on the catwalk – on his clothes. Artist Suzume Uchida collaborated with the designer for several pieces and 1930’s-like vintage illustrations of women embellished jackets and t-shirts Read more

Gaultier Brings The 80s Back With Fashion Homages to Grace Jones, Madonna, Annie Lennox, Boy George and More.

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As the latest Ready-to-Wear collection by fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier walked down the runway during Paris Fashion Week, some might have felt they were tuning into MTV circa 1984. Read more

Fashion Show Fairytale Light Projection. Franck Sorbier Haute Couture AW 2012.

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Fashion designer Franck Sorbier put on more than a fashion show at Paris Fashion Week, he put on a narrative light show.

Franck Sorbier Light Projected Couture

The French designer used light projection on the backdrops and upon a single white gowns to recount a French fairytale written in 1695 by Charles Perrault with his newest Autumn/Winter Haute Couture collection.

Donkey Skin (Peau d’Ane)is the story of a widowed king set on marrying his own daughter, who escapes his clutches by demanding a series of impossible gowns; the color of the sky, moon or sun.

Two dresses represented canvases for the high-tech presentation. An off the shoulder white ball gown and a sculptural black dress with the pointed headdress of the sorceress:

As the model clad in the white gown represented the Princess, images flashed on both the backdrop and the gown itself to tell the narrative of her desire to flee.

There’s a happy ending, though. As she falls in love with a prince, a beating heart appears on a blood red gown:

..transforming into a white dress with butterflies fluttering up and away, into the blue skies and beyond:

“The collection is a bridge between the past, the present and what the future could be,” explained Franck, who had teamed up with the software giant Intel for the high-tech side of the project.

“It’s about how with a little imagination you can bring together two worlds that are diametrically opposed,” he said. “And it is about how we can take haute couture into the future to ensure it survives.”

The finale featured pieces from Franck Sorbier’s past collections to serve as reminders that The nature of couture is timeless:

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The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

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Fierce, Furry, Feathery & Floral. The A/W 2012-13 Alexander McQueen Collection.

Alexander McQueen A/W 2013

Sarah Burton’s fourth collection for Alexander McQueen is her most feminine collection to date. But not without an edge. The Womenswear collection for the Alexander McQueen A/W 2013 is filled with flowing and soft materials coupled with metal edged shoes, accessories and eye shields. Read more

A Little Cancan, A Little Punk, A Lotta Gaultier – The 2011 Haute Couture Gowns [UPDATED]

Jean Paul Gaultier 2011 Haute Couture
above: The show included a performance by Cabaret dancer Psykko Tico in a white tulle-covered bustier dress lined with photo-printed legs.

The hair was punk, the look was “ooh la la” and one of the beautiful models walking down the runway was actually male. As Sid Vicious’s version of “My Way” played, Jean Paul Gaultier introduced his Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection to Paris last week and the general consensus is a resounding leg kick. Read more