We’re rocketing through November towards Christmas and the party season, which inevitably means plenty of festive gatherings and occasions. Whether you’re heading out for a work dinner, a big family reunion or a night on the tiles with a bunch of your best friends, you will need a selection of party pieces that will have you looking and feeling fabulous. The A/W runways always offer an eye-catching and covetable array of party dresses, and 2015 was no exception; the collections from New York, London, Milan and Paris popped and fizzed with fantastical colours, textures and silhouettes. Many of us couldn’t hope to own some of the best looks on the runways, because prices for premium pieces can run up to thousands of pounds; however, they provide ample inspiration for when we’re shopping for ourselves with our own budgets. If, however, we had a dream budget that allowed us to invest in three partywear pieces this season, these are the looks we would definitely go for.
Balmain x H&M
It’s only been a matter of weeks since this haute-high street collaboration hit stores but for those of us who missed out, the wound is still sore. The website crashed, stores were inundated with fashion-hungry customers and most of the collection exceeded the usual prices offered during H&M collaborations, with some of the dresses costing over £300, making shopping the collection futile anyway. There were, however, some opulent, baroque pieces that instantly caught our eyes and were worn by fashion favourites Jourdan Dunn, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid in the much publicised advertising campaign. We love the heritage-inspired black and gold dress worn by Kendall in this campaign shot, which was subsequently worn by her sister Kylie at the collection’s official launch (shop similar styles at Mary Jane Fashion). A fun, statement mini-dress, it is flirty but empowering, with a strong colour palate and an intricately constructed texture. We’d team it with a pair of over-the-knee-high boots and a sleep up-do.
Universally renowned for swirling and whirling prints in bright colours, Emilio Pucci took a sultry turn this season with a collection that shimmered with heavy embellishments and fiendishly dramatic hemlines. This dress in particular would be our go-to: sporting a bandage style with strips of gold, silver and blue embellishments over a sheer black overlay, the dress plays a sultry game of peek-a-boo, whilst retaining some sophistication with elegant long sleeves and a high slashed neckline. This piece would be great for wearing on the dancefloor; all of those shimmering sequins would have us sparkling and glinting away all night long.
Under the leadership of Hedi Slimane, the heritage French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent has taken a dramatic turn for edginess. With vampy eye makeup, shaggy bobs and fish-net tights, these looks are not for the faint of heart; but when worked with proper gusto, will have you looking like a rock chick worthy of the title. We love this monochrome, patchwork dress complete with a slit up the side. With a basic cut, the harlequin palate does all the talking, whilst a contrasting petite ladylike finish is given in the form a thin-strap belt. Like the models on the runway, we’d team this look with a shaggy coat; we would, however, also swap-in the ripped and torn fishnets for a pair of sheer tights. The heavy, feline eyeliner would be an absolute keeper.
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This interesting publication gifts the roles two men have performed in turning a small workshop in nineteenth-century Paris into probably the most a hit and identified manufacturers on this planet.
Identified for both craftsmanship and should-have high design, Louis Vuitton the luxury home used to be started by way of its eponymous founder in 1854. The first 1/2 of this e-newsletter traces the improvements by means of Vuitton, who became the little-identified guild career of emballeur (packer) into the choicest luxurious trunk maker in Paris, with a customers that included in his lifetime the French the Aristocracy in addition to the elite of a affluent empire. Top and by no means-before-seen examples of Vuitton’s craftsmanship, together with the trend that went into them, are the highlights of these chapters. The second 1/2 of the book examines the position of Marc Jacobs as Louis Vuitton’s creative director (when you consider that 1997), who took the Louis Vuitton home into a brand new generation with a series of collaborations with artists and designers—comparable to Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Stephen Sprouse—as well as designing a line of highly a hit and desired apparel for the corporate.
Through inspecting two divergent however steadily an identical careers 100 years apart, Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs will not be best a layered study of the evolution of a luxury model prior to now a hundred and fifty years but also a get together of technical and design improvements within the new century.
Two feature documentaries about the man who re-imagined women’s fashion. His Life and Times is an intimate biography featuring extensive interviews with the reclusive designer. 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris is a behind the scenes look inside Saint Laurent’s legendary atelier during the creation of his final Spring line. Together they form “a timeless portrait of an artist at work – a celebration of human endeavor.” (Los Angeles Times)Few would have guessed that Yves Saint Laurent idolized beatniks, and even secretly desired to become one. But already known for his impeccable taste and proper upbringing, the fashion designer was reticent to change too much from what brought him fame–haute couture. This latest DVD collection packages two documentaries, Yves Saint Laurent: His Life and Times and Yves Saint Laurent: 5 Avenue Marceau to give a thorough understanding of the soft-spoken designer who flourished for 40 years in the fashion industry, even when competing against fashionable upstarts such as Stella McCartney and Zac Posen. The first film concentrates on his early years while the latter focuses on the creation of his final Spring collection. While the less technically savvy film of the two (it’s full of awkward editing, shaky footage, and background noise that sometimes interferes with the interviews), His Life and Times offers more content. Born in 1936, Saint Laurent had an eye for style from an early age (At age 3, he suggested his elderly great aunt change her frock, and she listened.) As a teenager, he won a fashion contest that inadvertently got him an interview with Christian Dior. By the age of 26, he opened his own house of couture. While his father never approved of his less-than-manly career choice, and never acknowledged his son’s homosexuality, Saint Laurent remembers that his father’s last words on his deathbed were, “Ou est Yves?” (“Where is Yves?”). Though he liked working directly with his staff, Saint Laurent had a distinct way of viewing his collections: Rather than looking directly at the models wearing his creations, he would look at their reflections in the mirror as they were walking toward it; for him, this was a more real way of seeing his clothes. Though both documentaries move at a slow pace–that matches Saint Laurent’s shy and well-thought out manner of speech–they provide interesting insight on a fashion icon. –Jae-Ha Kim
The identify Valentino has been synonymous with high fashion for almost fifty years. Primarily Based in Rome, Valentino is just one of two couture houses recognized by means of the French executive out of doors of Paris. His beautiful designs are coveted and worn through young Hollywood and high society across the world. On the social gathering of his final couture assortment, offered in Paris within the spring of 2008, this landmark e book celebrates forty-5 years of Valentino's remarkable career. Revealed in affiliation with a prestigious exhibition on the Musee des Arts Decoratifs' famed costume department in Paris, this quantity specializes in Valentino's high fashion creations, highlighting crucial and iconic creations of his half-century in style through habitual issues in Valentino's work: adaptations on the information of quantity, line, and texture in addition to motifs similar to geometry, pleats, and plant life thru new images, sketches, material samples, and commentary on the dresses by Valentino himself. As well as, unheard of photography with the aid of Francois Halard of Valentino's closing fittings and backstage of his runway express reveals Valentino's private world for the first time. 'Valentino On Valentino,' a chapter of first-individual bills of the designs of those iconic dresses, together with Valentino's commentary on his type, will make this publication distinctive within the learn about of Valentino as a cultural and inventive icon.
An extraordinary monograph created by Christian Louboutin, renowned for his beautifully crafted handmade shoes, in particular his elegantly sexy stilettos. This stunning volume, with a fanciful and intricate pop-up, an elaborate foldout cover, and dramatic still-life photography, evokes the artistry and theatricality of Louboutin’s shoe designs. Celebrated for his vertiginously high stilettos with their signature lacquer-red soles, Louboutin has achieved cult status with celebrities as well as fashionistas. His eclectic and exotic designs, often incorporating feathers, beads, and sequins, are a constant and dramatic presence on the red carpet and in nightclubs and restaurants the world over. Louboutin’s first book, this monograph highlights the extraordinary range of his couture, from his iconic and glamorous creations to his fetishistic pieces, including his collaborations with David Lynch, meant more for the bedroom than the street. New photography captures Louboutin’s artistic sensibilities, while an in-depth interview reveals Louboutin’s life, travels, and inspirations, presenting a very personal look at the man behind the shoes. A work of art in itself, with a five-piece foldout binding and a pop-up, Christian Louboutin is an enticing and revelatory look at the most important luxury shoe designer of our day. The book is divided into six chapters. The first chapter covers Louboutin’s biography, his start as a designer from his work for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent to his first boutique in 1992, and his early creations and influences illustrated with many never-seen-before photos from his personal archives; chapter two features the Louboutin boutiques around the world showcasing the varied and extravagant interior designs and displays; chapter three is “20 years of design” and highlights his shoe designs from over the years with all-new still-life photography, as well as editorial art; chapter four features the spectacular interiors of Louboutin’s homes in Paris and Luxor, Egypt, and behind-the-scenes shots from his studios and workshops; chapter five focuses on his creative collaborations with David Lynch, of a series called “Fetish,” of limited-edition shoes by Louboutin and limited-edition photos by Lynch; chapter six is a complete catalogue raisonne of his work, with photos of all 120 shoe designs.