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    Fashion Style Tip: Norma Kamali Bikini

    Juli 22nd, 2014

    Comfort meets style with Norma Kamali’s bright-blue one-shoulder bikini top. An elasticated underband provides support, while the ruched stretch fabric is perfectly flattering. Complete the set with the matching briefs.

     

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    The Top 5 Shapes in Fashion

    Juli 18th, 2014

    Here is our next Top 5 of something fashionable. Do you want to know what different kind of shapes exist in fashion? We chose the Top 5 below.

    In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of fashion shapes a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable shapes in fashion in great detail.

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    1_A-Line

    The fashion term ‘A-Line’  is mostly used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress, skirt or coat that is shaped like the capital letter ‘A’. It is slim-fitted at waist and flares away towards the knees. First interpreted and used by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1955, the A-Line works well on most figure types but it is perfect for disguising bottom-heavy figures. See also Dior’s H-Line & Y-Line.

    2_H-Line

    The term ‘H-Line’ is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress or a skirt that is shaped like the capital letter ‘H’. Its slim-fitting shape with a straight, narrow cut falls to, or just below, the knee. The H-Line was introduced by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1954. He used his invention of the classic pencil skirt which was tailored for a close fit back then to describe the shape of the new H-Line. See also Dior’s A-Line and Y-Line.

    3_S-Bend Silhouette

    The S-bend, usually created by a specific style of corset, is characterized by a rounded, forward leaning torso with hips pushed back. Often referred to a pouter pigeon due to the occurred puffed chest, this shape looks similar to a tilted S. Unlike the late 19th century’s corsets which supported the bust and pushed in the waist, the S-bend silhouette had a flat, straight front and started low on the bust-line. Many women wore padded corset covers or bust improvers to create the desired full, rounded and unarticulated bust-line.

    4_Trapeze Line

    A trapeze line describes all kind of dresses, skirts, tops, blouses and coats that shapes a tent or the letter A. The alternative look of the Sixties was first introduced by Yves Saint Laurent in 1958 due to Christian Dior’s influence of the A-Line.

    5_Y-Line

    The term “Y-Line” is usually used to describe a certain type of clothing, usually a dress that is shaped like the capital letter ‘Y’. Its slim-fitting shape with a straight, narrow cut falls from the V-neck to or just below the knee. That particular shape was first introduced by French couture designer Christian Dior in 1954.  See also Dior’s A-Line and H-Line.

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    Fashion Style Tip: Valentino Flip Flops

    Juli 17th, 2014

    An oversized lace detailed bow lends a fun feminine look to these PVC sandals from Valentino. Team them with a simple kaftan and a bikini for a casual, relaxed summer look.

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    Berlin Fashion Week: Marina Hoermanseder Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show

    Juli 12th, 2014

    Walking the runway for Marina Hoermanseder, has to be a models nightmare. Especially when Marina decides, that her inspirations for her S/S 2015 collection are going to be extremely restraining orthopedic support apparatus from the 17th century and medical drawings.

    Only being her second time, Marina has already put her stamp on Berlin Fashion Week.

    Marina is an undeniable talent. She graduated from the famous design school ESMOD in Berlin only a year ago and has already shown her collection in Paris, London, Dubai and Berlin. In addition to that her designs have caught the attention of the modern fashion icon – pop singer Lady Gaga, who has become a loyal customer of Marinas.

    Her S/S 2015 collection was full of exciting show-pieces. In addition to flowing silk dresses, skirts, blouses and pants she presented some skirts and dresses made entirely of leather belts, wrapped closely around the body, corsets shaped to form the body and tops that resembled straitjackets made of leather. Marinas fascination for body parts, prophesies and fetishes definitely came through.

    The two showstoppers: A large straitjacket made of belts with an attached mask that covered half of the face and a corset made of two pieces of leather that was shaped and colored like a female torso.

    Marina Hoermanseder Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show

    BOLD: Leather-belt-dresses // Face shaped masks // Bright spring colors with nude OLD: Patent leather corsets // Chunky sneakers // Metallic leather skirts

     

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    Berlin Fashion Week: Dimitri Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show

    Juli 11th, 2014

    If there is one thing Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos knows how to make it is pretty, modern and wearable womenswear. The 36 year old Greek-Italian designer founded his own label “DIMITRI” in 2007 after studying fashion at the renowned universities ESMOD and Marangoni and working for established brands such as Hugo Boss, Vivienne Westwood and Jill Sander. Since, he has been showing his designs at Berlin Fashion Week every season and has gained major popularity especially amongst buyers.

    The S/S 2015 collection Dimitrios showed yesterday was the entire wardrobe any modern woman on vacation in Egypt would ever need. The collection was full of royal blue, mustard yellow, leopard- and a black-white giraffe-inspired print in shape of light jump suits, cute skirts and maxi dresses, caftans, high waist pants and gowns. In between there were some night-ready looks with a transparent dress of lace under a leopard print trench coat or a skin tight body covered with a wide-knit, fringed stole. My favorite look from the show: A long black dress with a high-cut front slit covered with a long embroidered scarf that was belted over the dress.

    Dimitri Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show

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    BOLD: Royal Blue // Grecian embroidered lace // Long summer scarves OLD: Dropped bell sleeves // Fringed scarf tops // Leopard print jumpsuits

     

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    Berlin Fashion Week: Marcel Ostertag Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show

    Juli 10th, 2014

    One of the young designers at Berlin Fashion Week is Marcel Ostertag. At only 35 he is enjoying great success with his brand (which he founded when he was 29), selling his fashion to an international crowd.

    Already from the beginning of his carrier Ostertag has been known to be an achiever. Since graduating from the famous fashion college Central St. Martins in 2006, he has been spending his time winning awards, working for established fashion brands such as Burberry and Paul Smith and since 2008 designing his own fashion, of which he presented the S/S 2015 collection yesterday at MBFWB.

    And one thing everyone at Fashion week knows is that Marcel Ostertag never starts a show without walking the runway in high heels before any of the models do, and after a short singing performance by one multi talented model, this is exactly what happened.

    Ostertags collections was a mixture of bright colored maxi-dresses, skirts and bare-all blouses with tie-dye-like prints and color-blocked, tops, sweatshirts and coats. Most of the garments were garnished with long fringes, dotted chiffon and sequined patterns, which all reminded me a lot of the 20′s Charleston dresses. At least two of these components were mixed into every look presented, providing a continuous mix of patterns and colors. Marcel Ostertag’s collection included plenty of wearable pieces next to some more eccentric looks.

    Marcel Ostertag Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show

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    BOLD: Charleston fringes // Airy jumpsuits // New sequined patterns OLD: Tie-dye prints // Soggy sweatshirts // Extensive color blocking

     

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