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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: What’s a Samite?

    März 14th, 2017

    Samite belongs to the category: fabrics.

    Must known fashion term #62: Samite

    Samite, also called xamitum, is a rich, heavy silk fabric generally interwoven with silver or gold threads in brocade effects. This kind of fabric is usually used for designing stretchy garments such as dresses, gowns or skirts.

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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the Cloche Hat?

    Februar 27th, 2017

    The well known cloche hat was invented by the Parisian milliner and French fashion designer Caroline Reboux (1837-1927) in 1908. Due to the fitted, bell-shaped form of her invention, she named her hat – “cloche” hat, a French translation of the English word “bell”. The hat even shaped hairstyles and became especially popular during the 1920s, and continued to be commonly seen until about 1933.

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    Streetstyle New York: Dress of the week #7 – Lana Belasco

    Februar 9th, 2017

    Throwback Thursday

    (We met Lana in August 2010 in New York)

    Isn’t she a dream in red? We encountered Lana a couple of days ago on her way to a cocktail party. Unfortunately she didn’t remember where she got her adorable red costume, including the very fancy handbag.

    The dress might be Barami. The retailer currently offers a dress that looks very similar to Lana’s. Regrettably you can’t order it online. But if you are in the mood, stop by at the store at 57th and Lexington Ave. It’s still there. We checked it out yesterday afternoon.

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    Fashion Backstage: Speaking Fashion with Toni Francesc

    Januar 26th, 2017

    Interview blast from the past, March 2011, New York

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    Don’t have the time to see the entire interview? Just browse through. Below we emphasize the most remarkable quotes.

    ‘Before I create a new collection I have to feel its spirit from the bottom of my heart.’ [02:30]

    ‘I consider my style made for being worn on the street.’ [03:01]

    ‘I’m convinced that simplicity is in the beauty and therefore I look for the beauty in the simple.’ [04:43]

    ‘I was looking for a concept that would provide me with a smaller and more localized idea of the European Phoenix.’ [06:04]

    ‘In my mind everybody is able to change his own nature and state of mind at any given time.’ [07:00]

    ‘For any stage Garuda goes through I created a counterpart within my collection.’ [08:00]

    ‘Fashion design and therefore fashion designers are already somehow universal.’ [09:36]

    ‘Being a designer means to suffer and a global competition makes it even tougher.’ [11:38]

    ‘Therefore I think the only way to become successful is to work hard every day.’ [13:26]

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    P: +34 93 460 56 68 // Email to Isabel Muñoz

    W: www.tonifrancesc.com/ // View it on google maps.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: Who’s Adam Lippes

    Januar 18th, 2017

    Today, we’d like to introduce you to an amazing American Fashion Designer.

    Must known fashion person #61: Adam Lippes

    Adam Lippes, is an American fashion label that was founded in 2004 in New York by the namesake fashion designer himself. After studying Psychology at Cornell University, History and Architecture in Paris, Lippes began his fashion career working for Ralph Lauren and soon after for Oscar de la Renta.

    Adam Lippes was quickly recognized as an outstanding talent and was promoted to the creative director within only few years.

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    Fashion Style Tip: Un-dress 2016

    Dezember 30th, 2016

    Let’s get the party started! We wish you a happy, successful New Year and all the best for 2017. Make it an unforgettable night to remember. We’re blessed to have such incredible fans all over the place and are very looking forward to seeing you all again next year! Vielen Dank!!!

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