Catégorie : Fashion

A New Wave of Portuguese Designers : Diego Miranda & Luis Buchinho AW2016

Article by Frank Cierpial In fashion school we learn about the big 5 (fashion weeks). There’s New York, Paris, London, Milan, and Hong Kong. The more experience that I gain in Fashion however, the more I realize that the big 5 is really just a big myth. In Italy, they say the big 6 which includes Rome. In France, it is… Read more →

Musée de la Contrefaçon – Museums of Fakes

Article by Frank Cierpial Contrefaçon in French, means « counterfeit items » in English. Yes, in Paris you can find museums for the authentic and the unauthentic, but the atmosphere is totally different. We go to art museums for the same reason that we go « window shopping » on Rue de Faubourg Saint Honore. We go to marvel at something; either we marvel… Read more →

Paris Haute Couture : Ludovic Winterstan SS16

Article by Frank Cierpial Nostalgia is part of the human condition. Millions of people visit the Notre Dame de Paris everyday to see this relic that stands in Paris since the Middle Ages. Coming here for the first time from New Jersey was like going into a time machine and coming out 7 hours later my mind back in the… Read more →

Moroccan Touch at Who’s Next Fashion Showroom Paris 2015

Article by Frank Cierpial Why do we celebrate holidays? Why do we celebrate anything? We celebrate to feel a certain magic. We can all recall a special holiday with our family…let it be Christmas, Passover, or Ramadan. Holidays and religion help us to find an identity. For fashion lovers, Fashion Week can feel like a holiday. It is a time… Read more →

Real Street Style : Is Street Style a Big Fat Sell-Out?

Article by Melissa Ladd   Street style, we need to have a talk. Fashion week has come and gone now, and the frenzy with it. Whew… But there is still a bone that I have to pick with fashion week… (hang in there, this is a long post). I randomly listened to a song the other day that got my… Read more →

Chandran #PFW SS16 – The Active Intellectual

Article by Frank Cierpial The Active Intellectual…we all know her.  She’s the woman who walks into a room in a striking outfit that only she can wear.  She’s unique.  She’s her own woman.  She’s funny.  She’s sporty.  She loves embellishment in her wardrobe.  She knows how to pop color and she is the queen of avant-garde finishes.  She is the… Read more →

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Diogo Miranda #PFW SS16

Article by Frank Cierpial The Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris is a great place to see a fashion show.  It is a little isolated into the 8th and the further you go down this cobblestone street the more you fall in love with the calm serenity that Paris also has to offer.  It was my first time there and I… Read more →

luis buchinho SS16

Luis Buchinho #PFW SS16

Article by Frank Cierpial   As a contributor to this blog, there are times when I feel nostalgic.  I look back into the archives and dig out articles that Melissa wrote that I really enjoyed, or that other contributors wrote that I really enjoyed, and of course I love to look at the evolution of my work.  Fashion Week is my… Read more →

Vu dans Vogue: Candide Bag Release By Zadig & Voltaire

Article by Frank Cierpial Each Fashion Week, I aways try to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I either try to add new pieces to my wardrobe, or I wear colors that I have never worn before, or I try to discover new brands.  Living in New York, I have had access to see a lot of brands but… Read more →

La Mode, Le Vin & Le Fromage

Article by Frank Cierpial After a bit of hiatus from blogging, I am back.  Not only am I back, but I’m finally living in Paris and the inner Parisian in me that was always clawing his way out is in his own element for the very first time.  My classes at ESMOD start next week, which is so opportune because… Read more →

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