Prada launched its spring 2016 advertising campaign

Italian Fashion Brand Prada has unveiled its spring-summer 2016 campaign. The images captured by Steven Meisel feature two notable faces, Natalia Vodianova and Sasha Pivovarova, as well as model newcomer Yasmin Wijnaldum.
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Prada Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to wear collection

 

The reinvention of Gucci. Alessandro Michele- the men of the year

The collections which Alessandro Michele has unveiled from the beginning of his tenure  can “love or hate” –  so many people are dreaming to have some pieces from Michele’s collections but same time a lot of persons find it simply ridiculous. Every piece is a statement. From  the first collection Michele’s Gucci stands for surrealism, androgyny and luxury.
The Gucci’s revenues are growing up and one unknown designer has been changing the fashion trends all over the world. This unknown designer is Alessandro Michele, who was named International Fashion Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.
Michele made a colourfull waves on the red carpets. Only some names, such Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Dakota Johnson were wearing Gucci in the annual LACMA Gala in Los Angeles last year.
But let us go back in time, exactly – In 2004 Tom Ford and his  business partner Domenico De Sole  brought the Gucci back to the Fashion scene,  they brought the Italian leather goods business back from the brink of bankruptcy and transforming it into the most desirable fashion brand in the world. (Do you know that in 2015, Tom Ford was named one of GQ’s  50 best dressed men.  He also received a CFDA  Fashion Award for Menswear designer of the year.)
During Frida Giannini tenure Gucci became known for its strong product focus but the fashion is a business and the revenues must grown up, so after years of profitable growth , Gucci started to loose and it was time to make a changes.
In December 2014, Marco Bizzarri was settling into a role as head of the Luxury Couture & Leather Goods division of Kering . And  Mr. Bizzarri made a right choice, he choosed  Alessandro Michele who replaced Frida Giannini . Alessandro Michele who had worked behind the scenes at Gucci for 12 years, got the chance of his life. He had only few weeks -or maybe one week?- to create his first men fall 2015  collection , for womens ready-to-wear fall 2015 he had one week. It was success. From  the first collection Michele’s Gucci stands for surrealism and androgyny but the newness each season is essential. In the spring/summer  2016 collection there are more sheer fabrics, more heels, more dresses. It seems that aesthetic of Michele’s Gucci started to move away from androgyny to  more feminility.
Michele’s success is not  measured in monthes , not at all. Gucci customers and Michele fan’s are loving the summer 2016 and pre-fall 2016 collections because fashion lovesnothing more that individuality and originality and Alessandro Michele has both of it and we can see this qualities in his creations.
Michele’s collections can see everywhere,  from red carpets to Instagram fashion community.
 Only some names, such Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Dakota Johnson were wearing Gucci in the annual LACMA Gala in Los Angeles last year.
And the Instagram  community , social medias and bloggers are sharing shimmer  vintage runway looks  and Pictures of the backless, high-heeled loafers . Social Networks users made their choice ( as example : Gucci actually has 6,9 millions followers on Instagram , Olivier Rousteing has only 2,1 millions, Balmain 3,5 millions )
 In this time – don’t forget that the fashion weeks carousel is began yet-not only the Gucci customers but the whole fashion world is attended the Gucci womenswear collection for fall-winter 2016. In one month  Alessandro Michele will unveiled us his collection and will tell us what and where he get his inspirations during the creating process.
Here are a few photos of  runway Looks from Gucci Spring/Summer 2016 collection.

 

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Gucci S/S 2016 show. Milan Fashion Week

 

 

 

The Best of Paris Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2016 Trends from Runways.

The best Runway Looks from Paris Fashion Week.  Spring/Summer 2016 Collections.
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Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection – Paris Fashion Week

Miuccia Prada unveiled her Miu Miu spring/summer  2016 ready- to-wear collection.
Miu Miu show had kitschy nylon-looking negligees layered over sweaters and gingham shirts; it involved wintry purple and green lozenge-patterned narrow coats and midi pencil skirts, fur stoles and boxy Deco-patterned cardigans. Anxious that this doesn’t make sense? Don’t be. That is exactly Prada’s point. Though the outrageous glam rock–meets-Kiss multicolored patchwork platform boots are her other point, obviously: They might as well have had “Buy Me Now” picked out in the glitter on their heels. Coats were also a big theme – oversized mannish duster styles boasted stripy sporty collars, geo intarsia or a recurring argyle diamond motif, while colourful fox fur scarves fastened diagonally across the torso and raccoon tail charms dangled off the side. Miu Miu Girls will find lots to get excited about. -Aand – even- also, the most ambitious blogger won’t be daring enough to parade herself in the full Miu Miu rig in front of next season’s street photographers. Miuccia
is an iconic designer, there is no doubt about it!

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Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection – Paris Fashion Week

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection, creativ director Nicolas Ghesquière.Vuitton get it right when it hired Nicolas Ghesquière who presented another stellar collection at the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation yesterday morning on the final day of Paris Fashion Week offering colored biker jackets and shiny Dresses.
A computerised voice introduced the spring/summer 2016 show as „A journey to the frontiers of the digital era“. A conversation between technology and nature animated the new collection, his most audacious yet for the LV  House.
Ghesquière’s cyberpunks wore moto jackets and metal-embroidered skirts, laser-cut leathers and beaded knits that coded like armor, and spaceship-print pants.  The materials looked high-tech but were actually not synthetics at all. What with the nailhead-embroidered peasant dresses, the crafty sweaters, and the festival-girl crop tops and shorts, Vuitton Spring looked a lot like a digital bohemia.Who knew where Ghesquière’s spirited parade of intergalactic punky girls were headed?
Front  row : actresses Catherine Deneuve and Michelle Williams, models also wore striped knits, shiny mesh tank tops, tops with ruffle collars, bubble skirts, jumpsuits and jodhpur-like trousers bearing colorful Patchwork.

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Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection – Paris Fashion Week

At Valentino, on the penultimate day of Paris Fashion Week, the fashion Insiders stopped  filming and snapping photos with their phones  and they  and gave Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli  not just a well-deserved round of applause, but a cheering standing ovation..
Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli made a research which resulted in the gorgeous fusions between Italian and African traditions. They met in the textiles and tailoring and the way the roman influences Chiuri and Piccioli had used in their couture show segued into tribal treatments—the strips of leather that began as a Gladiator reference became studded; the roman sandals gained carved ebony heels; the pagan necklaces of their former show now appeared in white ceramic, suggesting abstracted teeth or shells; and the house expertise in embroidery produced tiny beaded Masai-derived patterns and bold peacock feather trims.There were also the  african prints depicting tribal scenes of leopards, rhinos, giraffes and elephants, kinetic geometric tribal markings, while cuffs and necklines exploded in quills and peacock feathers. Fringing is a mainstay here and it swished in tiered raffia to make up a coat, and from suede miniskirts and capes. A series of tie-dye pieces – a jacquard coat, cargo jacket and pair of flares were also standout. And then came the fragile lace maxi dresses, so delicate they could almost evaporate right there and then.  More prêt-a-couture than ready-to-wear, this collection never pandered or dumbed down its chosen theme.

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Chanel Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection – Paris Fashion Week

For the occasion, Lagerfeld  transformed the Grand Palais into a mock airport terminal complete with baggage check, numbered gates, a departures and arrivals board  which listing past Chanel destination show locales, and baggage carts stamped with double-C logos. In the front row were Chanel muses  : Lily-Rose Depp, Vanessa Paradis and Cara Delevigne.
And Edie Campbell opened the show in a multicolored tweed jumpsuit with silver sandals and a silvery headband, toting a black Chanel rolling suitcase and carryall.The airplane motif carried from the set onto the clothing and accessories, with one dress patterned like an arrivals board, and a sweater and pair of knit pants set in a repeating airplane intarsia. The red, white, and blue airplane pins that adorned some looks will make it possible for any ensemble to be ready for travel from the Chanel terminal.Many looks featured backward baseball caps. When they didn’t, the models’ hair was worn with several headbands and pulled back into two low pigtails at the nape of the neck.
Amidst the flowing dresses and loose casualwear came a section of proper ladies, ready to take to the sky in style. With sharply tailored tweed suits and iconic flap bags, these looks harkened back to a time when dressing up for travel was de rigueur.
And for his bow, Lagerfeld picked up two of his frequent collaborators from the front row, Delevingne and Hudson Kroenig  dressed as a Pilot, and walked with them around the set.

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Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection – Paris Fashion Week

Hedi Slimane unveiled his Saint Laurent spring/summer  collection.
Hedi Slimane has turned Saint Laurent into a power brand. More than that, the success of his breaking down the house and rendering it into accessible, uncomplicated items has set off a chain reaction at the top of the designer fashion industry.. Not everyone can package up a look and whack it to the public in such a first-degree, widely understandable  as Slimane. For Spring, one glance at the lowbrow tiaras, the sparkly see-through mini-mesh dresses, the rock-chick leather jackets, and the skinny legs of the models shoved into Wellington boots told us where he was going. To Glastonbury with Courtney and Kate Moss it was, with an entourage of throwback shaggy-headed waifs and a caravan-load of ready-made vintage-y stuff.
Slimane was smart to suggest he was pitching it in a more down-to-earth way this season. There is a movement toward real, ordinary clothes going on. Slimane seemed to have tuned into that when he came up with a perfectly ordinary beige trenchcoat, sand-color camisole, jeans and black Wellingtons, a faded army-surplus shirt, patchworked denim capes, and leather bomber jackets . For the people who only saw the Saint Laurent collections via their cell phones or computers, it is hard to comprehend the quality of the materials and the detailed craftsmanship that go into every shimmering see-through minidress or patchwork denim coat that appears on the runway. Underneath all of Silmane’s sartorial insubordination are well-made clothes that are deftly executed.The designer titled this collection “Saint Laurent Skin,” and while he might still be getting under the skin of a few people, Silmane also has found a way for the brand to completely shed the skin of its past for one of his own making

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Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection – Paris Fashion Week

Julie De Libran unveiled Sonia Rykiel spring/summer  2016 ready-to-wear collection.
Julie de Libran was greeting guests at the entrance of Sonia Rykiel’s Boulevard Saint Germain boutique yesterday.  A poster of a blue cocktail as an invitation, an abundance of colorful libations proffered up upon arrival at the show, a catwalk covered in glitter and a cool two-woman electronic band called C.A.R. singing elliptically in French mean just one thing: it’s party time at Sonia Rykiel and ist’s a Julie de Libran’s debut in the role of creativ director.She comes to Rykiel from Louis Vuitton, where she designed the preseason collections under Marc Jacobs.
De Libran has a light touch, Rykiel’s signature stripes materialized in many different guises: on tweedy tailoring, knitted fur chubbies, a belted organza peasant dress and the bikini underneath it, even on a basic V-neck. As a female designer, she can romance an easy three-quarter-length denim skirt or an army parka just as well as she can a sequined minidress, but by the end of the collection, things were very Glamour- there were a final series of richly colored sequin gowns. They will shimmer and sparkle even in the darkest corner of a european’s famous nightclubs. And for those who prefer a more understated boit de nuit alternative, de Libran has got them covered. Wearing a pair of silk pajamas covered in a delicate bird motif to go out dancing all night just sounds like the chicest thing going.

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