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Fashion Week Reactions Part 1

September 30, 2014 by Alexis and Katerina

As part of a special series this week, we give our reactions to the recent fashion weeks… Alexis: “I love New York, I’m a New Yorker, I can’t imagine living anywhere else” – video, DKNY S/S 2015 The city of … Continue reading

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SNAPSHOT: ISABELA CAPETO

September 23, 2014 by Liz

Over the last few seasons the Brazilian fashion designer Isabela Capeto has concentrated on expanding her eponymous design house into a globally recognized brand, at the same time that she has been designing and producing innovative collections. Capeto graduated from … Continue reading

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Collar meets Bar: historicism and circuitous timelines at Dior

September 2, 2014 by Alexis

One look from Dior’s Autumn-Winter collection, which was presented in July, comprises a top and trousers in blue taffeta. Its individual elements present a synthesis of references and blur the boundaries between casual and formal wear: while the trousers evoke … Continue reading

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Adidas shows the changing face of Brazil with tropical collection

May 27, 2014 by Liz

A row of ripe orange pineapples with green stalks, blossoms of fresh white orchids amid verdant foliage. A tranquil sunset of turquoise green, fuchsia pink and deep purple, a flock of yellow-beaked toucans, bright red parrots and lurid green macaws. … Continue reading

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Fashioning Astrology

May 23, 2014 by Katerina

Fashion and astrology, an ancient practice of divination that assumes a link between cosmological phenomena and human lives, in many ways form a natural complement because they are both seasonal and cyclical. The characteristics of each zodiac sign also correspond … Continue reading

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Flights of Fancy: Fashion and the Butterfly in Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2014 Couture Collection

March 27, 2014 by Lucy

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2014 couture collection, on the surface, was a platform of pulsating vivacity, spectacle, and shimmer. He declared “Life is a butterfly! So all the collection is that!”: a simile that not only provided fundamental inspiration, but … Continue reading

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Schiaparelli Awakes

March 25, 2014 by Elisa

The House of Schiaparelli was the new name during Paris couture fashion week 2014. In 1926, Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) opened her business at 21 Place Vendôme and closed again on 13 December 1954. In 2007, Diego Della Valle, president and … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Jum Nakao

March 24, 2014 by Liz

The Japanese-Brazilian Fashion designer Jum Nakao (b. 1966 in Sao Paulo, the second largest Japanese community in the world) is a conceptual designer, meaning that ideas tend to take precedence over function. Nakao’s daring collections, which are characterised by austere, … Continue reading

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