събота, 28 март 2009 г.

Jason Wu didn’t know Michelle Obama was planning to pick one of his creations for her Inauguration Day ball gown

The 26-year-old designer - who created the iconic white, one-shouldered gown Michelle wore to celebrate her husband Barack Obama becoming US President – only found out when he saw the ceremony on TV.

Jason said: "I was approached about designing clothes for her so I set to work and then delivered them to the offices myself. But I had no idea she was going to wear any of them. She looked fantastic and I love how it got people talking about fashion - without conversation we don't have fashion."

In March, Michelle appeared on the front cover of US Vogue wearing a magenta silk dress also designed by Jason, but he admits he is yet to be introduced to her.

He told Vogue.com: "I'd love to meet her - but it hasn't happened yet. She's an incredible woman and it is amazing that she's the first First Lady to have supported new designers the way she does.”

Having gained a wealth of publicity for the inauguration gown, Jason says he is determined not to become a one hit wonder.

He explained: "I want to design clothes that real, sophisticated, confident women can wear now, but that will still be beautiful in years to come. Everything these days is so disposable - not just fashion, everything - I want my designs to last.”

понеделник, 23 март 2009 г.

Breathtaker - Pura Lopez

Още през лятото на 2008 година установихме, че ресните са един от водещите трендове при аксесоарите, чантите, обувките и облеклото дори. За пролетно-летния сезон на 2009 година, дизайнерите пак залагат на интересния акцент.

Независимо дали са вдъхновени от мотивите в традиционните облекла на индианците, от африканските народи или от каубоите, ресните са чудесен item в летния аутфити. А и колкото по-бързо се сдобием с такива, толкова по-бързо времето ще се оправи. Или поне се надяваме.

Ниски сандали с ресни от естествена кожа в златисто Pura Lopez от бутик Purple.

четвъртък, 12 март 2009 г.

John Galliano embraced the Russian look at Paris Fashion Week yesterday

The designer's ready-to-wear collection displayed peasant blouses, embroidered skirts and hip-waisted military coats teamed with towering high-heeled shoes and coin-covered headdresses. The outrageous collection - which included diaphanous vests and voluminous skirts and a Russian-style bridal gown - won praise from fashion fans and critics alike.

Model-and-actress Milla Jovovich, who was seated in the front row, said: "It was like some opening into a doorway of dreams in Russian-Ukrainian fairy tale fantasy dreams."

At the end of the show, the designer stood on the fake snow-covered catwalk to accept his applause wearing riding boots, a swashbuckler coat and tri-corner hat.

In contrast to Galliano's theatrical show, Chloe presented a traditional, feminine collection featuring slightly hippyish, flirty daywear, including several pant suits in muted tones of caramel and apricot.

Hermes made leather a heavy feature in their autumn/winter collection.

Models cleverly dressed as imitation Amelia Everharts were sent down the runway - complete with flying goggles - to showcase bomber jackets and trench coats, teamed with pleated pants and leggings.

Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier explained: "I was inspired by a woman, I forgot her name, an American pilot with very short, wavy hair who was wearing an aviator jacket - which I love - and a little scarf that was so Hermes. That's when I said, 'ah ha, that's it.'"

Among the accessories showed by the fashion house was a modified version of the legendary Birkin bag, which has done away with the traditional flap opening.

Kenzo were also inspired by Russia, showcasing oversized felt coats and huge striped knits teamed with knit caps and bulky scarves.

Designer Antonio Marras said he had considered how Russian women dress for the colder months. He said: "It's a very, very cold winter in Russia. She packs her trunk) with a military jacket, an embroidered dress, platform boots, scarves, gloves ... In Paris, you have the marriage between Russian culture and French allure."