The spot light is on Milan’s Fashion Week – our photographer, Oscar Pieri, lensed the coolest girls showing off on the streets of Milan. See them in the selection below – fashion isn’t only on the catwalk!
It was raining in Kiev, but even so, not all the plans were ruined. Ok, because of the heavy rain, Anton Belinski’s show had to be moved inside from the street, but still, our fashionistas showed up at Mercedes-Benz Fashion shows in a great shape. Check them out in the selection below!
Photographed by Yana Davydova.
Silk dress, hat and gloves, embroidered with sequins, all the Dolce & Gabbana; gold ring with diamonds, David Yurman; gold-plated rings with Swarovski crystals, Swarovski.
Dress of tulle and lace embroidered with sequins, leather sandals, and a whip, all Roberto Cavalli; necklace in white gold with diamonds, Chaumet; platinum and white gold ring with diamonds, Harry Winston.
Silk jacket with feathers, MaryMe-JimmyPaul; corset made of tulle silk and lace, silk panties, all Chantal Thomass; metallic leather shoes, Christian Louboutin; Bals de Legende necklace in white gold with pearls, colored sapphires, tourmalines, diamonds and mother of pearl, Van Cleef & Arpels.
Tulle dress embroidered with sequins, Charlotte Licha; Le Grand Frisson tiara and earrings in white gold with diamonds, all Chaumet; platinum and white gold with sapphires, rubies and diamonds, Pate d’Amande; platinum ring with pink sapphire and diamonds, all Cartier.
White gold earrings with diamonds, Chaumet.
Blumarine dress; tiara and rings in white gold with diamonds, all Messika; Precious Temptations ring in white gold with aquamarine, pink sapphire and diamonds, Chopard; bracelet made of white gold and platinum with diamonds, Harry Winston.
Dress made of silk with lurex, Alexander McQueen; sandals made of satin and patent leather, Santoni; pendant and rings, Chopard.
Bals de Legende necklace in white gold with pearls, sapphires, tourmalines, diamonds and mother of pearl, Van Cleef & Arpels.
Angel Ring in white gold with diamonds, Messika; Precious Temptations ring in white gold with pink sapphire and diamonds, Chopard; bracelet made of white gold and platinum with diamonds, Harry Winston.
Body of tulle with silk embroidery, Agent Provocateur; stockings, Chantal Thomass; necklace made of Swarovski crystals, Swarovski.
Goat fur jacket from Prada; necklace, ring and bracelet, Pasquale Bruni.
Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth;
Stylist Sascha Lilic;
Makeup Cathyann Mac Aliister;
Manicure Christina Conrad.
With his new collection Marc Jacobs sets a party mood even before breakfast, with a parade of fun and glittery accessories, adorned with gigantic crystals, sparkling sequins, and Marie Antoinette inspired bows. The ‘ DON’T PANIC ‘ bags and sweaters presented in the Resort 2015 collection are ‘doomed’ to be best sellers.
We can argue endlessly about the pros and cons of the sun effects on our skin. But can you imagine a summer holiday without bathing in the sea and getting a sublime golden tan skin? If the one pice swimsuits are designed for those bodies that are already tanned, or for the chic parties by the pool side, the bikini is more suitable for fun splashing in the water and to achieve a uniform tan. The brighter and bolder, the better. Here is a selection of 15 of the coolest bikinis to throw in your suitcase for vacation. Ladies is time to spend for your beach wardrobe.
Would there even be a Met Gala without Sarah Jessica Parker? A fashion icon that never disappoints her audience, this year she opted for a look that screams the so much-loved Carrie Bradshaw – a stunning gown by Oscar de la Renta, a love affair of Sarah in Sex and The City, as well as in her real life. She made a grand entrance on the red carpet in this black and ivory dress, with a very elaborate design on the dress’ skirt. The touch of glamour – if that is need it to an already glamorous girl like her – where the accessories she wore, diamond embellished gloves and an undo adorned with flowers. Take a look at her photos below!
Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images.
Designers, editors and bloggers flew out for Sydney fashion week. Australia street style sees Prada prints, tule skirts, message outfits and totes – the capital turned into an even more exciting city. Check out the looks below!
Photos by Phil Oh.
Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka
She was one of the biggest faces of the 1960s. Actress and muse to photographer Franco Rubbartelli, Vera von Lendhorff became Veruschka over the course of her a career that still holds us in thrall today. A beautiful new tome from Rizzoli – by photographer Johnny Moncada, who shot her several times for Italian Vogue – presents a 300-strong edit of thousands of recently discovered and previously unpublished pictures of the German model. From Rome to Capri, via the white sand beaches of Sardinia, the volume charts the Dolce Vita of the long-legged baby doll on shoots in Italy, as she plays femme fatale, young innocent and water nymph in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka, Rizzoli, €75.
Dior: Images en Légende
Granville, Christian Dior’s childhood home since converted into a museum of the designer’s life, is preparing to welcome the Dior: Images en Légende exhibition September 3 to 21. The show explores the dialogue between the legendary fashion house and the world of photography and in parallel, a new book from Rizzoli retraces Dior history, as seen by some of the biggest fashion photographers in the world. Fashion historian Florence Müller has brought together a collection of more than 200 photographs ranging from well-known press images to behind-the-scenes shots, from image-makers including Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Helmut Newtonand Peter Lindbergh. Florence was also behind last October’s Dior: Impressions.
Dior: The Legendary Images, Rizzoli, €35.
Oscar de la Renta: The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta
US designer Oscar de la Renta launched his label back in 1965 and his opulently romantic uptown look soon became a reference of American style. In the tradition of Charles James, considered to be one of the first US couturiers, long dresses with structured bodices feature in most of his collections and after concentrating on his ready-to-wear collections for 35 years, in 2000 the designer launched his first accessories and leather line, adding the final touch to his super feminine looks. Chairman of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers Awards) from 1973 to 1976 and creative director at Balmain from 1993 to 2002, from his first fashion steps as an assistant at Lanvin to the creation of his own fashion house, Oscar de la Renta has evolved with the times to become one of the greatest designers of his generation. A new book from Abrams prefaced by Anna Wintour, retraces this journey in tribute to a man who has played a central role in the fashion industry for nearly 50 years. A sumptuous look back at more than four decades of fashion history through photographs from the designer’s own personal archive and many previously unseen documents.
Oscar de la Renta, Assouline, €90.
Launched in 2008 by Todd Selby, theselby.com takes a behind-the-scenes look at the creative processes of some of the artists of the moment through a carefully composed look inside their homes and studios. The site is now bookmarked by creatives around the world and the American photographer has gone on to publish two books, The Selby is in your Place bringing together his best images, and The Edible Selby, featuring personalities from the food world. Fashionable Selby is a third tome that lifts the lid on fashion through a mosaic of inspiring images from around the world. From the offices of Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia to the design studios of Dries van Noten, the book paints a sincere portrait of a fascinating milieu.
Fashionable Selby, Abrams, €38.
Named Commander of the French Order of Arts and Letters in 2006, Annie Leibovitz has been photographing artists, politicians and actors for the biggest names in the publishing world for the past 40 years. From Rolling Stone to Vogue US, she is the name behind some iconic images, including the special Hollywood cover of American Vanity Fair every year, Annie Leibovitz is considered as one of the biggest names in fashion photography, who still works with houses like Louis Vuitton andChristian Dior on their advertising campaigns. Her timeless pictures bring together a clutch of different inspirations, which are displayed in a book as big as her talent. There are only 9,000 copies of the tome available, the 76cm thick, 25 kilos SUMO retraces Annie Leibovitz‘s career with 250 large-scale prints on which to feast your eyes.
Annie Leibovitz, published by Taschen, €2,000.
Seven Sisters Style
The Seven Sisters group of seven women-only American universities counts amongst its alumni such stars of the silver screen as Katharine Hepburn and Meryl Streep. For the first time, the Seven Sisters Style book looks over the preppy style of the young women who have become synonymous with elegance, grace and refinement, for their classic look that mixes tomboy inspiration with aristocratic spirit, in a sporty-preppy mash-up for girls from good families. The book explores the many sides of this inspiring style, painting a portrait of The Seven Sisters from the 1920s to the present day. From Dior, to Balenciaga and Band of Outsiders, so many fashion houses have been inspired by a style which is still relevant today.
Seven Sisters Style, published by Rizzoli, €26.
The House of Worth: Portrait of an archive
Charles Frederick Worth was a British-French couturier who launched his own house in 1858 and is now widely regarded as the founding figure of haute couture. A true visionary, it was Worth who changed the fashion world drastically from the 1850s onwards; he didn’t just design to meet his clients’ needs, Charles Frederick Worth created silhouettes that had never been seen before, marketing them with his own name and holding runway shows to showcase them in luxurious salons. It is also to him that the idea of seasonal fashion can be accredited, as his collections changed over the course of the year to cater to his clients every desire, before they even knew them, themselves. In gathering numerous color illustrations and near to 300 photographs from its own fashion archives, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London has created an Abrams-published work of 176 pages which trace the history of the first Paris fashion house, making it an indispensable reference for one of the most important chapters in fashion history.
The House of Worth, published by Abrams, €30.
10 Corso Como: A to Z
Although she had been a journalist since the end of the 1960s, in 1990Carla Sozzani, sister of Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani, took a step into the art world when she opened her first modern art gallery in Milan’s 10 Corso Como. The former garage was converted into a brand new space which has welcomed more than 250 photography, fashion and design exhibitions since it opened, shining a spotlight on some of the art world’s biggest players, from Paco Rabanne to Man Ray. 10 Corso Como has been constantly evolving since the 1990s, and now features a store, restaurant and hotel, making it an must on the Milan trail. Carla Sozzanihas also opened a Japanese outpost of 10 Corso Como in Tokyo with Rei Kawabuko of Comme des Garçons, as well as three Oriental boutiques: two in Seoul and one in Shanghai. She has become an important fashion and art figure, and now, the former journalist and close friend to Azzedine Alaïa opens her world on the pages of 10 Corso Como, giving an interesting insight into the fashion world today. Via memories and tips, words and images, 10 Corso Como tracks the evolution of the eponymous concept store that brings style and culture together so effortlessly.
10 Corso Como: A to Z, published by Rizzoli, €38.
A Denim Story
As Vogue Paris sets its sights on the big blue for April, Current/Elliot founder-designers Emily Current and Merit Elliott guide us back through the history of the timeless must-have blue jeans. A symbol of US culture around the world, the new book is an inspired look back at an endlessly reinvented classic, from Kate Moss’ signature grey skinnies to Current/Elliott‘s own boyfriend jeans. Iconic photos and the authors’ own designer moodboards come together in a visual love letter to the denim jean that will transport you to the US West.
A Denim Story, Rizzoli, €25.
Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede
In their own ways, both Halston and Warhol shocked the fashion and art worlds with their fresh visions of beauty, becoming legends of the American creative scene in the 1970s. While Andy Warhol turned contemporary art criticism on its head with his silkscreen prints and criticism of consumer culture, Roy Halston Frowick made American fashion more accessible with his brightly colored flowing dresses. Setting its sights on Studio 54 and the 1970s, Halston & Warhol brings the link that united the two men to light with a series of unseen documents, photographs and reproductions of each of the artists’ work.
Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede, published by Abrams, €40.
Cool Japanese style – the streets of Tokyo during the fashion week are talking style, uniqueness, obsessive attention to details, colour and sweetness as opposed to dark looks with dramatic accessories. Take a look at the selection below and note what being visionary means when creating an outstanding street style look.
Photos by Kira.