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Fashion Competition Deadline

Final Call For “Fashion Fringe” Entries, 4-27-2012! Burberry’s Christopher Bailey has £100K For This Year’s Winner

Fashion Fringe has become one of the most well-known design competitions in the world offering young fashion talent winner the chance to win a whopping £100,000 towards the establishment of their very own fashion label. In just 7 days’ time submissions will be closed and a shortlist of 10 designers will be selected by this year’s Fashion Fringe Chair, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey. After a nail-biting ‘Technical-Day’ and interview with the FF board, three finalists will be selected to battle it out on the catwalk at London Fashion Continue reading

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Jil Sander Fashion Designer ‘Raf Simons’ replaces Galliano

A Fashion show hosted by Jil Sander is usually cool temples of austerity but the atmosphere was crackling with emotion on Saturday when fashion designer Raf Simons showed his final collection for the house at Milan Fashion Week shows. The Belgian-born fashion designer received a standing ovation for his swan song, an opulent symphony to minimalism comprised of clean cuts and double-faced cashmere coats in sugary pinks, pale grey and white fashion looks. The volume of the coats in the fashion show were all countered by fine knit dresses cut close to the body, along with others incorporating seams used to construct geometric shapes. The fashion show was one of the better

Belgian designer Raf Simons cries at the end of his final Jil Sanders show. shows, no doubt. Belgian designer Raf Simons cried  at the end of his final Jil Sander  fashion show. (Photo: AFP) Simons is leaving the brand after 6½ critically acclaimed years to make way for the return of German designer Jil Sander to the house she founded in 1968. It will be the third coming of Sander at her label: she left it twice when it was controlled by the Prada Group because of creative differences. Designer Sander said she was excited to Continue reading


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Christian Dior Spring 2012 Couture Collection

Couturiers have transposed their most glamorous ideas into superb fashion collections for the spring season, collections unveiled at Paris Fashion Week. Oone of the labels that managed to impress the crowd was non other than Christian Dior. With a vintage essence at base the collection dazzled from start to finish, so check out the incredibly stylish glam designs and let your eyes feast on perfection! – – see more of this Collection

February 2012 begins Fall collections at Paris Fashion Week. If the Spring 2012 Couture Show is an example of whats to come, I can’t wait to see Fall’s. Fashion designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Elle Saab, Hermes and many others are ALL geared up for Fashion Week. The magazines, of course are as well. Haute Couture remains the fashion world of French fashion. No prom dresses here. Just pure creative direction Paris fashion. The Dior Logo has become synonimous to the fashion industry’s signature, High Fashion. Others like Chanel Haute Couture, House of Balmain, Hermes and Vuitton remain symbols Paris Couture. Famous French designers eco fashion all over the planet. Fashion Designer, Christian Dior has a long history of Haute Couture in Paris. No different next month at Paris Fashion Week where the newest French fashion designs will be shown for Autumn 2012. Paris fashion, bar none, has long time made the french famous for Haute Couture. Long time rival, the House of CHANEL Haute Couture, heralded by Karl Lagerfeld
always promises to be a spectacle for ALL to see. Taken place next month as well is New
York Fashion Week, this country’s Couture Collection by celebrated Fashion Designers like Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Creative Director Tom Ford, now an International Icon. Fashion Journalism from All over the Globe awaits the fashion industry’s fashion shows, every Season. Fashion TV a media follower amongst many gears up every season for these events. Get ready folks for the fashion world’s idea of Hollywood. See ya’ there!


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Christian Dior Spring 2012 Couture Collection

Couturiers have transposed their most glamorous ideas into superb fashion collections for the spring season, collections unveiled at Paris Fashion Week. Oone of the labels that managed to impress the crowd was non other than Christian Dior. With a vintage essence at base the collection dazzled from start to finish, so check out the incredibly stylish glam designs and let your eyes feast on perfection! – – see more of this Collection

February 2012 begins Fall collections at Paris Fashion Week. If the Spring 2012 Couture Show is an example of whats to come, I can’t wait to see Fall’s. Fashion designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Elle Saab, Hermes and many others are ALL geared up for Fashion Week. The magazines, of course are as well. Haute Couture remains the fashion world of French fashion. No prom dresses here. Just pure creative direction Paris fashion. The Dior Logo has become synonimous to the fashion industry’s signature, High Fashion. Others like Chanel Haute Couture, House of Balmain, Hermes and Vuitton remain symbols Paris Couture. Famous French designers eco fashion all over the planet. Fashion Designer, Christian Dior has a long history of Haute Couture in Paris. No different next month at Paris Fashion Week where the newest French fashion designs will be shown for Autumn 2012. Paris fashion, bar none, has long time made the french famous for Haute Couture. Long time rival, the House of CHANEL Haute Couture, heralded by Karl Lagerfeld
always promises to be a spectacle for ALL to see. Taken place next month as well is New
York Fashion Week, this country’s Couture Collection by celebrated Fashion Designers like Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Creative Director Tom Ford, now an International Icon. Fashion Journalism from All over the Globe awaits the fashion industry’s fashion shows, every Season. Fashion TV a media follower amongst many gears up every season for these events. Get ready folks for the fashion world’s idea of Hollywood. See ya’ there!


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John Galliano found “guilty” of making anti-Semitic slurs

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Flamboyant fashion designer John Galliano was found guilty Thursday on charges of making anti-Semitic comments against at least three people in a Paris cafe.The French court gave him a suspended fine of 6,000 euros ($8,415) but he was not sentenced to jail time. The plaintiffs were awarded one symbolic euro each. Aurelien Hamelle, Galliano's lawyer, told CNN he was not surprised by the verdict. He said the designer was happy it was all over and wants to put the whole episode behind him. Galliano was not present at the trial because he didn't want to face the media, his lawyer added. The designer could have faced up to six months in jail and a fine of 22,500 euros ($32,410), prosecutors said before the verdict. -- catch up on this latest HEREFlamboyant fashion designer John Galliano was found guilty Thursday on charges of making anti-Semitic comments against at least three people in a Paris cafe.The French court gave him a suspended fine of 6,000 euros ($8,415) but he was not sentenced to jail time. The plaintiffs were awarded one symbolic euro each. Aurelien Hamelle, Galliano’s lawyer, told CNN he was not surprised by the verdict. He said the designer was happy it was all over and wants to put the whole episode behind him. Galliano was not present at the trial because he didn’t want to face the media, his lawyer added. The designer could have faced up to six months in jail and a fine of 22,500 euros ($32,410), prosecutors said before the verdict.
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John Galliano found “guilty” of making anti-Semitic slurs

©Courtesy of ‘THIS JUST IN’ @ CNN.com

Flamboyant fashion designer John Galliano was found guilty Thursday on charges of making anti-Semitic comments against at least three people in a Paris cafe.The French court gave him a suspended fine of 6,000 euros ($8,415) but he was not sentenced to jail time. The plaintiffs were awarded one symbolic euro each. Aurelien Hamelle, Galliano’s lawyer, told CNN he was not surprised by the verdict. He said the designer was happy it was all over and wants to put the whole episode behind him. Galliano was not present at the trial because he didn’t want to face the media, his lawyer added. The designer could have faced up to six months in jail and a fine of 22,500 euros ($32,410), prosecutors said before the verdict. – catch up on this latest HEREFlamboyant fashion designer John Galliano was found guilty Thursday on charges of making anti-Semitic comments against at least three people in a Paris cafe.The French court gave him a suspended fine of 6,000 euros ($8,415) but he was not sentenced to jail time. The plaintiffs were awarded one symbolic euro each. Aurelien Hamelle, Galliano’s lawyer, told CNN he was not surprised by the verdict. He said the designer was happy it was all over and wants to put the whole episode behind him. Galliano was not present at the trial because he didn’t want to face the media, his lawyer added. The designer could have faced up to six months in jail and a fine of 22,500 euros ($32,410), prosecutors said before the verdict.
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Azzedine Alaïa’s Fashion System

PARIS, France — Quietly outside the fashion spotlight, Rue du Moussy is Alaïa’s home and workplace. The boutique, the atelier, the showroom, the studio for private clients, the designer’s residence — it’s all here, under one roof. For more than a decade, Alaïa has premiered his collections at his own rhythm, in discrete, private défilés here. He creates one collection per season. He doesn’t advertise; very few magazines are sent clothes to feature. He rarely gives interviews, and makes no public appearances. The relentless pace of the fashion industry has almost certainly contributed to the retirement, the downfall, and possibly even the death of some of the industry’s greatest creative talents. But is anyone asking questions that might lead to change? Today on the eve of his off-schedule show in Paris, BoF brings you an exclusive interview between our friends at 032c and the revered couturier Azzedine Alaïa, son of Tunisian farmers who has rejected a corporate fashion system he has called ‘inhumane’ and recently turned down the chance to replace John Galliano at Dior.   …. Read this refreshing Interview with Azzedine HEREPARIS, France — Quietly outside the fashion spotlight, Rue du Moussy is Alaïa’s home and workplace. The boutique, the atelier, the showroom, the studio for private clients, the designer’s residence — it’s all here, under one roof. For more than a decade, Alaïa has premiered his collections at his own rhythm, in discrete, private défilés here. He creates one collection per season. He doesn’t advertise; very few magazines are sent clothes to feature. He rarely gives interviews, and makes no public appearances. The relentless pace of the fashion industry has almost certainly contributed to the retirement, the downfall, and possibly even the death of some of the industry’s greatest creative talents. But is anyone asking questions that might lead to change? Today on the eve of his off-schedule show in Paris, BoF brings you an exclusive interview between our friends at 032c and the revered couturier Azzedine Alaïa, son of Tunisian farmers who has rejected a corporate fashion system he has called ‘inhumane’ and recently turned down the chance to replace John Galliano at Dior.  
…. Read this refreshing Interview with Azzedine HERE

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Haute Couture, ’50s Glamour

Sequins and Crystals; a Red-Carpet Preview?

Twice a year, during the haute couture collections, the French fashion industry contemplates an existential crisis: Is the tradition of hand-made dresses and suits costing hundreds of thousands of dollars still relevant?PARIS: Twice a year, during the haute couture collections, the French fashion industry contemplates an existential crisis: Is the tradition of hand-made dresses and suits costing hundreds of thousands of dollars still relevant?

Couture week in Paris—now whittled down to a mere three days—offered several ripostes this week, from fashion as art at Christian Dior to luxury jeans at Chanel and one-of-a-kind ostrich feather miniskirts from newcomer Maxime Simoëns.

Couture week raises the spectacle of runway shows to its highest form. This season, the catwalks were awash in sequins, pearls, crystals and even snaps embroidered on dresses. A chaste theme of minimal bare skin and below-the-knee looks ran throughout.

A New Wave of Color

There was also plenty of color, from hot pink at Gaultier Paris to ruby red at Armani Privé—a penchant that could herald a rainbow of hues on the Oscars‘ red carpet.

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