Catégorie : Haute Couture

Paris Fashion Week : Claudine Ivari FW13/14

Once again, I was on the edge of my seat viewing Claudine’s new collection, and as always, it left me speechless. For next Fall she has diverged from the light and airy of her last few collections, and gone for something quite different from before. Her inspiration comes from the Countess of Castiglione, a mysterious character from the 19th century.… Read more →

Oscar Carvallo SS2013 Couture Collection

Sea themed. Oscar Carvallo returned to the inspiration of his home by the sea, which he said inspires all of his work really. He worked metallics and lace, shimmering ladies of the sea waltzed on assured sea-legs down the catwalk at the Shangri-la luxury hotel ballroom. (See a video of the show by Lauren Cashwell below) Read more →

On Aura Tout Vu SS13 Haute Couture collection

I was thrilled to receive an invitation to the On Aura Tout Vu couture collection for Spring 2013. The event was held at the Mairie de Paris in the 4th arrondissement, and was also sponsored on part by one of my favorite cosmetic brands, Caron, who offered to guests a little box of bath beads. And beading was certainly in… Read more →

Dilek Hanif SS13 Haute Couture Collection

A Century of Romance is the title of her collection, and the theme is in,spired by the styles of the Ottoman empire and the Seljuq culture put together with a modern touch. The ancient Ottoman style shows in the ethnic « harem » aspects while the minimalist, art deco and geometric Seljuq elements combine to create a breathtaking collection. Read more →

Claudine Ivari SS13

I was happy to return for another show of the new Spring 2013 collection of Claudine Ivari. Her work has become the highlight of each fashion week for me. I am writing a full article this season on her collection for Girls Guide to Paris… I’ll put an link here and you can read the rest of the article on… Read more →


I like things that attach to my extremities… shoes on my feet, rings on my fingers, gloves on my hands and hats on my head! Sadly I have never felt I had a head for hats, but I LOVE hats! I will buy them because I imagine myself sauntering around Paris with this frivolous thing decorating me like some kind… Read more →

Jean Paul Gautier boutique, Paris

Post by Frank G. Cierpial It is said in psychology that if a person knows something to be false but hears it enough times, this person will inevitably begin to believe the falsehood and to question themselves. This is what happens to most designers in the fashion industry. Society has always dictated to us what is considered beautiful or ugly… Read more →

Jantaminiau Couture AW1213

It was a romantic comedia del arte feeling at the Jantaminiau couture show in Paris for the Autumn-Winter 2012-2013 collection. Bold and bright colors, voluminous tulle and geometric patterns that make us think of traditional Italian theater, Comedia del Arte… But isn’t that what couture is all about?!? The theatrics of the creativity of fashion, of couture…?!? This is what… Read more →

Serkan Cura Couture AW1213

Serkan Cura, after recieving his diploma from l’Académie Royale d’Anvers in 2007, spent four years working in the creative workshops of Jean Paul Gaultier. Fortified from this experience he presented this season his second couture collection under his name. He shows a flare for exccentric sillhouettes and an affinity for fantastic materials. His creations turn the women who wear them… Read more →

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