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    Paris Haute Couture Week: Christian Dior FW 2012/13 Show

    Juli 6th, 2012

    Former creative director of Jil Sander, Raf Simons had his debut Haute Couture FW 2012/13 Show at the Hôtel Particulier in Paris a few days ago. As the new head designer of the Parisian Couture house Christian Dior, Raf Simons showed 54 amazing looks that nodded to the history of the house — cinched waists and full A-line skirts.

    That Simons debut would be a success seemed a given, but that it would be such a triumph was a thrill. The entire collection was beautiful, sophisticated, and restrained. The answer to the question “what made his couture collection look different?” gave Raf Simons himself in an interview to “[I am trying] to change the psychology of people who are interested in couture. The way I’ve been looking at it so far is as a still image, something you look at for that moment. I think lots of people see it as a still, an image from the red carpet. I want to make it more dynamic, appeal to a person who has a different energy. A younger person, in mind, not necessarily in age. And I think couture is very much about curating something unique for women. Fashion is so mass-produced now; I hope there will come a refocus on how people see couture. And I would also hope for a new focus on the craft.”

    We couldn’t agree more. Now, dive into Raf Simons very own couture world and watch for yourself how beautiful made his first collection was.

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    Paris Fashion Week: Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 Fashion Show

    März 8th, 2012

    Paris 10:00 am circa back in 1912: the Louis Vuitton express locomotive rolled into the “station,” pulling a carriage of beautifully dressed models hopping off the train with their own porter carrying their Louis Vuitton bags.

    Not only performed Marc Jacobs a great show but he also designed an amazing Fall/Winter 2012 collection inspired by the pre-WWI wardrobe. Jackets and outerwear were the key components to the ready-to-wear Fall look —wide-lapeled, faintly seventies numbers, with huge, shiny buttons. Wallpaper prints were equally important, and best worn head-to-toe in fitted pantsuits.

    I’d say full steam ahead with this magnificent show. Enjoy the journey. Au revoir.

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    Paris Haute Couture Week: Christian Dior Spring 2012 Runway Show

    Januar 24th, 2012

    The Christian Dior haute couture S/S 2012 collection designed by Bill Gaytten, John Galliano’s right hand for his entire career, had the idea to expose, like an X-ray or blueprint, the craftsmanship of the Dior ateliers.

    Showing full-skirted dresses of delicately embroidered silk organdy, a lot of black and beige and a few pieces of purple and red designs, Gaytten didn’t add something new or made constructions that looked hard and aging.

    Watch Dior’s full haute couture show below:

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