I found the Schiaparelli Haute Coure collection for Fall2015-16 so creative and in same time old fashion it was a breath a fresh air. I do believe classic shapes and looks will eventualy come back and we will see again women looking classic, elegant and feminine….I have hope…;-)
I was thinking lately about my position in the Fashion industry, I do not design 3-4 collections per year, I do not create trends and do not sell mass produced garments to department stores, instead I keep a tradition alive.
You see at the beginning of the century and for many years in every town you could find small storefronts with usually living space behind or on top of it.
There “couturières” would offer to middle and upper class ladies selections of fabrics, trims and laces, they would take their measurments and work on details like buttons, crinoline, soutaches, etc….
Later they would do fittings to make sure the garment would fit properly to the satisfaction of the client.
This was not a luxury reserved to royalty but a convenient way to get beautifully tailored clothes as department stores did not exist yet.
Today those services are still provided to men for their suits and shirts and are not considered a luxury but most women see custom tailored as a “once in a lifetime” occasion or something extremely expensive, it doesn’t have to be…
Just consider me as a “Tailor” for women and let me make you look elegant one garment at a time.
Very interesting lecture about Alexander McQueen…
New project for Fall 2015.
Brocade evening coat with faux fur collar and embroidered sleeves with jet black beads.
Dolce and Gabbana are paying the price for their remark against gay union and gay couples having children…
How dare you refer to my beautiful children as "synthetic". And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfil their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again. #BoycottDolceGabbana
I understand that everybody has freedom of speech but in those days of social medias anything you says can come back against you at the speed of light and in bigger consequences.
I was very surprised by their comment during the interview for the magazine “Panorama” knowing that they ARE gay and were a couple until a few years ago….
I guess after you are under fire for tax evasion just a year ago you might want to be careful about what you say.