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CHLOE Coats from London

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Not surprisingly, the British weather has been entirely unpredictable this year.  Although it’s sweltering this week, last week I was tracking down a pair of winter ankle boots. So I’m going to continue crafting the perfect winter wardrobe and pouring through the R-T-W AW12 shows (with the aid of my trusty Elle Collections Magazine). Meet Chloe, or perhaps her coats.  Clare Waight Keller’s second show, was a safe success, appealing to the typical ‘Chloe Girl’ but not pushing any boundaries or generating the impact that Sarah Burton has in her first few terms in Alexander McQueen. What better way to pull yourself out of the winter blues than with a coat in Chloe’s infamous neutral pastel shades. I’m holding out for the high street’s take on these marvels. If anyone knows where I can find a coat similar to this one, I would be forever grateful for a heads up!

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The McQueen Male 2012

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MILAN, January, 2012

BY:TIM BLANKS

When words like obsession and fetish cross the lips of Burton for McQueen, you know you’re in for a theme park ride through the sparkled, darkling world that Alexander McQueen bequeathed to fashion. It’s not anything Burton shies away from. In fact, with her new menswear collection, she talked about creating “the male equivalent of the McQueen woman.” Burton aim was most obvious in a mini-capsule of bespoke pieces that will be made to order in tandem with the Savile Row tailors Huntsman: a dinner jacket, a Prince of Wales check double-breasted suit, a black cashmere double-breasted overcoat.The formality of that deal set the tone for the rest of the collection. The starting point was portraits from the original nineteenth- Continue reading


Fashion Stamps UK Style

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The Royal Mail have recently released a collection of stamps to celebrate British Fashion. There are 10 stamps and they feature designs from Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Ossie Clark, Tommy Nutter, Jean Muir, Zandra Rhodes, Granny Takes a Trip, Norman Hartnell and Hardy Aimes all shot by Solve Sundsbo. They are available at Post Offices priced at £6 Read more…


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Schiaparelli & Prada at ‘The Met’

Celebrities Honor Two Great Designers at Event

Schiaparelli and Prada, many guests at this year’s ultimate fashion gala on Monday night observed some surprising similarities between two women whose work is separated by half a century. Walking through the displays of ugly-chic dresses and slightly surreal designs in a new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition that compares the designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.  “I loved the play of the two of them together,” said Tom Ford, arriving at the Costume Institute gala with the model Chanel Iman, who wore a dress made of pheasant feathers molded to her body. “It was amazing how hard it was to differentiate some of the pieces.”  Best not mention that to Mrs. Prada, one of the most influential female designers in recent history, who initially rebuffed the museum’s plans to mount an exhibition that compared her to Schiaparelli, who died in 1973.

Mrs. Prada said in many interviews about the show that she had never been inspired by the work of her predecessor. “Well,” Mr. Ford said, “Coco Chanel said that creativity is the art of concealing your sources. :: Best Dressed Attendees :: ”©NYtimes story by Continue reading


Schiaparelli & Prada at ‘The Met’ Benefit

Celebrities Honor Two Great Designers at Event

Schiaparelli and Prada, many guests at this year’s ultimate fashion gala on Monday night observed some surprising similarities between two women whose work is separated by half a century. Walking through the displays of ugly-chic dresses and slightly surreal designs in a new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition that compares the designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.  “I loved the play of the two of them together,” said Tom Ford, arriving at the Costume Institute gala with the model Chanel Iman, who wore a dress made of pheasant feathers molded to her body. “It was amazing how hard it was to differentiate some of the pieces.”  Best not mention that to Mrs. Prada, one of the most influential female designers in recent history, who initially rebuffed the museum’s plans to mount an exhibition that compared her to Schiaparelli, who died in 1973.

Mrs. Prada said in many interviews about the show that she had never been inspired by the work of her predecessor. “Well,” Mr. Ford said, “Coco Chanel said that creativity is the art of concealing your sources.”©NYtimes story by Continue reading


Fashion Week Paris 10 “Fashion Moments” at Shows

©ourtesy of Morgan O’DonovanRick Owens‘ beautiful draped silhouettes and soft colours | Photos by: Morgan O’Donovan for Dazed Digital

PARIS, France — Ahh, Paris. The spiritual home of fashion where the wonderful diversity of creative ideas and fashion dreams comes together in a veritable cornucopia of collections that close off fashion month. We’ve selected ten fashion moments from the Paris Autumn/Winter 2012 collections in Paris, with photos by Morgan O’Donovan, whose camera was focused on all the goings on backstage — before, during and after the shows.

Sarah Burton continued her astounding evolution of the Alexander McQueen brand with a show focused on exploding 3-dimensional shapes. | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan  Continue reading


Fashion Fall 2012 Paris fizzling

©By CATHY HORYN courtesy of NYtimes :: ( Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week )

Alexander McQueen, fall 2012.

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Paris & London fashion seems to be talking about three-dimensional fashion, and the future. Tonight, at Salle Wagram, the same place where Alexander McQueen staged his dance-marathon collection, his successor, Sarah Burton, gave a magical rendering of both. The show started calmly with snowy white bell-shape coat dresses and laser-cut calf skin, resembling lace. All the models wore helmet like white-blond wigs, their eyes shielded by visors. Then Ms. Burton turned up the volume, first with feathery and fur coats Continue reading


London Fall Season celebrates ALEXANDER McQUEEN

Uncompromising: The unusual hairstyle given to the models at the McQ show

 Fashion Work of art: Models had gravity-defying sculptural Hair Military-inspired
MCQ by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: A MILITARY-THEMED CATWALK DEBUT THAT ELEVATED THIS LABEL TO HIGH FASHION

In light of this season, a fashion enchanted forest, the floor carpeted with Fall  fallen leaves, Sarah Burton unveiled the first ever catwalk show for Alexander McQueen McQ label – and she chose the brand’s hometown of London to do it. The fashion shows major departure from McQ’s previously street style vibe – there was no denim, no tartan. Instead, there was high fashion. Military style coats in black and forest green had cinched waists but wonderful volume, created by layers of tulle underneath. Prom dresses, slim leather overcoats, thigh-length boots. Elsewhere, more tulle – this time on an attitudey prom dress, sewn with thousands of colorful petals. Lapels were wide, jackets were neat. There was velvet, wool and heavy embroidery: luxury fabrics that took this label to a new level. I loved the military belts with gold chains, the perfectly cut coats and the luxurious velvet – and of course, that gravity-defying hair very McQueen inspired in the Crystal Palace. – – DEBORAH ARTHURS

A carpet of leaves created a forest feel inside the London venueA carpet of leaves created a forest feel inside the London venue Continue reading