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APU JAN

Backstage coverage of APU JAN SS15

Model backstage at London Fashion Week,  Apu Jan Fashion Show, in Fashion Scout, image provided by akin abayomi

Model backstage at London Fashion Week, Apu Jan Fashion Show, in Fashion Scout, image provided by akin abayomi

Model backstage

Model backstage during make up and hair for Apu Jan Fashion Show during London Fashion  Week, image provided by akin abayomi @dreadheadphoto

Model backstage during make up and hair for Apu Jan Fashion Show during London Fashion Week, image provided by akin abayomi @dreadheadphoto

Wardrobe for the fashion show

Wardrobe for the fashion show

wardrobe for the fashion show, Apu Jan SS15

wardrobe for the fashion show, Apu Jan SS15

Clothes rack , wardrobe for the show.

Model’s charts

 backstage during make up and hair for Apu Jan Fashion Show during London Fashion  Week, image provided by akin abayomi @dreadheadphoto

backstage during make up and hair for Apu Jan Fashion Show during London Fashion Week, image provided by akin abayomi @dreadheadphoto

Model getting make up and hair done, hair styling and braiding, modelo after braid was done.

Close up of model backstage, nail details

Close up of model backstage, nail details

Model close up, check out the nails, the marble effect in similar tones as the collection.

APU JAN Fashion Show SS15

APU JAN Fashion Show SS15

Designer APU JAN at Fashion Scout catwalk.

Paul Costelloe SS15

A retro look, back to the 60’s with a up-do hairstyle and the above the knee length dresses filled the catwalk.

model wearing a dark blue above the knee dress at the Paul costello SS15, London Fashion Week.

model wearing a dark blue above the knee dress at the Paul costello SS15, London Fashion Week.

Short dress, high waist in similar textile and color palette. Second dress is a low waist, pleated bottom with long sleeves.  Both models wearing a 60’s inspired bee-hive hair style.

Model wearing a bright green tone shirt dress during the Paul Costello fashion show at London Fashion Week, SS15

Model wearing a bright green tone shirt dress during the Paul Costello fashion show at London Fashion Week, SS15

A cheerful color palette of greens, blues and gold tones that made their come back. The 60’s are back to us in a fashionable vibrant and playful collection by Paul Costello.

Now, if you want to get your own BEEHIVE 1960’s style, you can check out this awesome tutorial I found on YouTube by stylist Giles Robinson for John Frieda UK.

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture

The New Romantics

The Awakening of Flora/ Le Réveil de Flore

Immortalized in Botticelli’s Primavera and Poussin’s Realm of Flora, the Goddess of Spring is celebrated by Ralph & Russo in a majestic collection that symbolizes nature’s regenerative powers.

Ralph & Russo enlist floral metamorphic myths as allegories of this collection. Acclaimed for its excellence in craftsmanship, this maison de couture inspires with bewitching embellishment.

The color palette is crisp and sophisticated, as if extracted from botanical gardens, the pomegranate color pops at you in the collection.

Sheaths of organza, a close-fitting dress caress the body tenderly and at the same time voluminous.

Fluidity was observed with the chiffons.

Ralph & Russo : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015

 

Fashion and tailoring spans four generations for Tamara Ralph, Creative Director.  Prior to her graduation from Sydney’s Whitehouse Institute of Design, she was self-taught.  Tamara’s aesthetic dwells in nostalgia for heyday elegance and glamour and a captivation for the female form.    It was during a trip to London in 2003 that Tamara met fellow Australian Michael Russo, President & CEO.

Michael’s nous for business has propelled a number of his previous firms into highly desirable enterprises.  His niche expertise saw him in high demand with financial institutions such as Barclays, Deutche Bank and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.  In 2013, a remarkable 400% a year saw this real life couple make Fourtune Magazine’s ’40 under 40′ list, along with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo!’s Marissa Mayer.

The dynamic duo’s next accolade was entry into fashion’s most coveted club, the Chamber Syndicale de la Haute Couture, making fashion history for Ralph & Russo as the first British label in almost a century to show on the official Paris Haute Couture Week schedule.   The Channre Syndicale de la Haute Couture is the governing body that protects this French sector and determines to excruciating high criteria which labels may be eligible to become true couture houses.

LOOKS from the HAUTE COUTURE Collection.

Ralph & Russo : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Ralph & Russo : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Gowns worthy of a Goddess or Princess.

Ralph & Russo : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015
A Floral bouquet in pastels for the Spring.

Soft and gentle color palette.

Ralph & Russo : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 We can see this dress being worn by an award winning actress, this is just what the occasion requires.

Volume or not, the choice is yours.

-All images courtesy of designer’s press
In case, your Fav color is Black, these two gown will not disappoint.

If you want to feel the ambience, check out the video.

Frank Sorbier Haute Couture

Frank Sorbier presented his Summer 2015 Collection in Paris Haute Couture on schedule. Frank dedicated his collection to his loyal lovebird, Pirate who had passed away some months ago.  The collection was entitled “Un tenure shuffle d’éternité/ A tender breath of eternity”.

For a poet, dreamer and inquiring mind, Frank embodies the word “Artist” and it transforms it.  He considers himself a “couturier-supplier”, in the same form as the master craftsmen with whom he works.  He has undertaken the role of perpetuating Haute couture and it’s savior-faire.  For the devoted to exceptional craftsmanship of high fashion ‘Haute Couture’  is a passion that he makes his life a living example of it.  Humility and rigorous standards are the qualities that Frank Sorrier possesses abundantly.

He  presented the collection of feminine gowns that emerged from the mysterious smoke filled room. An enigmatic athmosphere captivated  the audience that admired the luxious dreamy creations by Frank Sorbier.  The fabrics draped the models walking the runway. The flowing and airy feel of the gowns allows the person wearing the special outfit to feel sensual and the center of attention.  The colors on this collection were bright in a very delicate palette.

The ensemble below presented us with a very original way of approaching a wedding.  Far from the conservative wedding gowns, we find the nuptial look to be energetic and romantic.  A poetic homage to a loyal friend.  A visual  journey  through the mind of  ‘The couturier’ , who dared “venture into haute couture” by transforming scraps of tulle, humble and precious fabrics into a new beginning.   The story of Frank Sorbier is a fascinating one.

image credit Piero Biasion

Summer 2015 Collection

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For more on the designer, please visit http://www.francksorbier.com

Images courtesy of designer’s press, image credit Piero Biasion- La Maison de Couture Sorbier

Malene Birger

Malene Birger continues to surprise and seduce her global arena of fashion fans addicted to her high-end, designer brand. Her prêt-a-porter line is a classic angle on elegance expressed with edgy, sexy sophistication. A look that echoes style icons from the past – in the present.

The recipient of numerous awards, including Brand of the Year elected by Costume Norway, Malene is proud to be chosen as an Ambassador to UNICEF Denmark, creating a special t-shirt and a bag each season where all the proceeds are donated to children in the world – in need.

  SS15 Collection CFW

Press and images courtesy of Copenhagen Fashion Week.

For more on Malene Birger, please visit her website Bymalenebirger