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11/12/18

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2018 Pictures

Newcomers Winnie Harlow and Duckie Thot made their Victoria’s Secret fashion show debut in New York on November 8, alongside returning models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner and, of course, the seasoned Angels, including Adriana Lima who announced that she would be hanging up her wings for the final time after 20 years on the runway. From the $1 million Dream Angels Fantasy Bra adorned with over 2,100 Swarovski diamonds, which was worn by Elsa Hosk, to the Mary Katrantzou Floral Fantasy capsule collection, see what the models – and performers, including Rita Ora and Halsey – wore to the annual catwalk extravaganza.
10/26/18

Dakota Johnson Is The First To Wear Celine By Hedi Slimane On The Red Carpet

Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Celine might have polarised the fashion community, but that isn’t stopping actress Dakota Johnson from planting a flag on the red carpet in support of the newly appointed designer. After Lady Gaga teased Slimane’s new handbags on Instagram, Johnson became the first celebrity to wear Slimane’s Celine on the red carpet yesterday night, choosing a red sequined minidress from his first collection for the Los Angeles premiere of Suspiria. This isn’t the first time Johnson has gravitated towards Slimane’s designs. She was a fan back when he was at the helm of Saint Laurent. For the London premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015, Johnson took the plunge in one of Saint Laurent’s popular slip dresses — she wore a red version to the Oscars just two weeks later.

5 Things To Know About Hedi Slimane’s Celine Debut

Fashion  Sep 28 2018

Where The Vogue Editors Are Going This Winter

As the weather takes its first determinedly cold turn of the season, our attention is drifting once more to holidays – whether we are seeking out winter sun, embracing freezing climes or planning a cultured city break. Here, four Vogue editors share their travel destinations – and what they’re most looking forward to doing while they’re there – for the winter months.

Don’t miss: Vogue’s guide to the best weekend breaks in the UK.

Katie Berrington, Associate Digital Editor

 

Having family in Abu Dhabi means once-or-twice-a-year trips to the UAE. While the climate during the summer months is well into sweltering territory, towards the end of the year it becomes an ideal winter sun destination – with temperatures hovering around 30, a seven-hour flight and a very manageable three-hour time difference. For something between a long weekend and week away at the end of November, I will be checking out the new, marina-side Edition hotel (for infinity pool galore), and getting a cultural fix with a return visit to the Abu Dhabi Louvre. But, most of all, I will be soaking up some serious sun, sea, sand, and family catch ups over long dinners somewhere it’s warm enough to leave a jacket behind.

Hayley Maitland, Features Assistant

I’ve dreamt about going to Antarctica for years. I’m probably better at travelling than I am at staying in one place, and I have always loved the idea of visiting the seventh continent. This winter, I’m finally checking it off the bucket list with a ticket to join the Antarctic expedition on board Quark’s Ocean Diamond in November – the beginning of spring in Antarctica. It’s going to be a little different from your average holiday. I start by flying to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world at the bottom of Argentina – then sail across the notoriously rough Drake Passage before heading to the South Shetland Islands – home to wildlife ranging from elephant seals to Gentoo penguins to minke whales. Then, it’s on to the Antarctic Peninsula for some Shackleton-style exploration. I’m currently stockpiling thermal leggings and cashmere gloves to take with me – and debating if I’m going to be brave enough to do the “polar plunge”, which involves diving off the ship’s stern into icy water.

Alice Newbold, News Editor
My best friend has spent 2018 cycling around the world. I know, it’s completely bonkers. The last leg of her tour will see her park her bike and recline on the beaches of Thailand, so I’m going to meet her at the start of December. The plan is to island hop around Ko Lipe, Ko Lanta and Koh Samui – with a yoga retreat squeezed in between – and steer clear of the backpacking brigade around Phuket and Ko Phi Phi. I couldn’t be more excited to see my pal and see nothing but bleached beaches for 10 days.
Lisa Niven-Phillips, Online Beauty Editor
I’m going to spend Christmas away from my parents and sister for the first time in my life this year, heading to Venice with my husband on December 23 and leaving for a freezing Lake Garda on Boxing Day. We have visions of misty mornings walking along the canals and hours spent in tiny, cosy restaurants eating pasta and drinking plenty of red wine, but if it rains I’m just as excited about staying tucked up in our Airbnb watching Christmas films and eating panettone. The plan for Christmas Eve is to stock up on delicious ingredients for a big Italian feast the next day, before heading out for dinner, catching Midnight Mass at St Mark’s (wish us luck getting a spot) and walking back in the early hours of Christmas morning. Apparently the bells ring out from the bell tower all day on Christmas Day and there are strings of little lights along all of the buildings, so hopefully we’ll burn off at least some of the food we plan to eat taking in the sights.

A First Look At The Full Moschino x H&M Collection

Jeremy Scott speaks exclusively to Vogue about the inspiration behind the upcoming collaboration, his relationship with campaign star Gigi Hadid and offers a first look at the full Moschino [tv] H&M line as it’s unveiled on the catwalk.

When I got the call about working with H&M and being their designer collaboration for this year, I was excited as I love the idea of bringing my [designs] to the masses,” Jeremy Scott explained to Vogue in the run-up to the launch. “It is something I did with my adidas collaboration and I loved the reach of that, and I am so thrilled to be able to do the same now with my Moschino designs.”

Last night, after months of anticipation, Scott unveiled the Moschino [tv] H&M collection with a star-studded extravaganza at Pier 36 in New York. The show space was transformed into NYC streets, replete with high-rise buildings, billboards covered with the campaign images and illuminated theatre signs emblazoned with the Moschino logo. As Run-DMC’s “It’s Like That” blasted out, campaign star Gigi Hadid opened the show in a black hoodie printed with gold chains and a glittering gold puffer coat, followed by Stella Maxwell, Duckie Thot, Imaan Hamman, Dilone, Teddy Quinlivan, Jordan Barrett, Candice Swanepoel, Joan Smalls and Winnie Harlow.

As Yolanda Hadid looked on proudly from the front row (joined by Marc Jacobs, Paris Jackson and Amanda Lepore) Bella and Anwar Hadid also hit the catwalk, clad in fitted leather. There was also rainbow-hued furs, stonewash denim and plenty of gold, gold, gold. Topping off the stellar line-up, Naomi Campbell closed the show in a sequinned silver dress with black knee-high quilted boots to rapturous applause.

H&M confirmed its latest designer collaboration with Italian fashion brand Moschino, back in April 2018. The news was first revealed on the evening of April 14, at Jeremy Scott’s 11th annual party at Coachella music festival. The announcement came via an Instagram live call from Gigi Hadid to the designer, with both dressed in looks from the collaboration, giving a tiny taste of the playfulness and colour – synonymous with Scott’s designs – that we could expect to see from it.

After Scott’s long-standing collaboration with adidas ended in 2017, this partnership offers fans a chance to snap up his designs again at a more accessible price point, with prices ranging from around £25 to £300. “I started with the thought of how to make it the most Jeremy Scott for Moschino collection ever,” the designer asserted.

“I thought about the mood of ‘street’, the mix and attitude of haute couture and humour, and the elements of bling bling accessories piled up on top of each other to capture and create the look I do on the catwalk. I thought of it like ingredients for a feast, and I wanted to include all the ingredients to make sure it had all the essence of a Moschino collection. You get cartoon characters, you get gold, bold Moschino jewellery, you get sequins and shiny things, and a mix and juxtaposition of elements you don’t normally find together. Expect the unexpected!

For the eagerly-awaited collection (show attendees descended on the pop-up shop like a crazed mob immediately after the finale), silhouettes are slashed, shapes are distorted and chains and logos are emblazoned across everything from T-shirts and jackets to boots. A collaboration with MTV plays with pop culture with a fresh logo mash-up in true Moschino style, subverting the iconic MTV logo on hoodies and sweatshirts.

Constantly fusing high and low, Jeremy Scott believes in the “haute hoodie” and has created a dazzling parka dress that’s entirely covered in silver sequins. Vying for the position of the most blinging, standout piece in the collection is a gold leather biker jacket punctured with gold chains, not to mention a bustier twinkling with countless rhinestones. Metallics, logos and chains aside, familiar Disney characters also crop up in the collection. Patched onto a hoodie dress, Mickey hangs out with Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto. Minnie Mouse is knitted into a fuchsia intarsia sweater dress, while a merino wool mesh knit dress has oversize patches of Donald and Daisy Duck.

“Whenever I design, I always want there to be so many different options and choices, for all the different people who identify with the Moschino world,” Scott explained, giving the reasoning behind the broad, all-encompassing collection (and we haven’t even got to the pet wear yet). “Personally, I love the gold sequinned puffer and can’t wait to wear that. I feel certain that you will see that I’ll be living in the MTV Moschino logo mashup sweat suit for the entire next year!”

The collection also includes pet wear, from a padded dog jacket printed with chains and leopard print and a grey hoodie featuring the famous double question mark Moschino logo, to dog collars decorated with charms and gold lettering. This is the first time both H&M and Moschino have released clothing for pets. “Everyone’s little doggies need something to keep them warm this winter! I didn’t want to leave them out,” Scott told us. “Can you imagine their faces if they saw their owner had some Moschino [tv] H&M and they were left with nothing? It was so much fun to make these pieces for them.”

Four years on from Scott’s debut Moschino catwalk collection, the designer reflects on that pivotal moment in his career and what the brand means to him today: “That show was so emotional and powerful for me as a person and as a designer. It was the first time I ever showed work under another designer’s name – it was a new experience to put myself into a space where people could judge me not just by my work, but by how my work fits with their concept of a brand that has been beloved for many years. Looking back today I still love the collection, and think it was very forward as I did a lot of things that are now being done by other designers. So, when I think about that collection I think – right on!”

“We love to connect our designer collaborations to the mood of the times,” H&M’s creative advisor, Ann-Sofie Johansson added of the partnership. “Right now, fashion is so bold, so energised and so much about making a statement with what you wear. Jeremy Scott at Moschino is the perfect designer for this year’s collaboration, because he is all about having the best time with fashion. His work has such positivity, optimism and his amazing sense of humour, all of which makes Moschino [tv] H&M so special.”

As one of the most well-connected people in the fashion industry and an incredibly effervescent personality, what’s Scott actually like to work with? “Jeremy is such a gentleman, and is one of those amazing people who is exactly as they seem. He’s so much fun, is polite and kind and talks with everyone,” she continued. “There is this great energy around him when he’s designing, and he’s such a hard worker. He is very clear about what’s right for Moschino and pushes hard to make everything the best it can be. It’s such a great combination. Working with Jeremy on Moschino [tv] H&M has always been productive and also fun for everyone too.”

VOGUE

The Best Street Style From Oslo Fashion Week.

If Copenhagen Fashion Week left you craving more Scandi style inspiration then you’re in luck as Oslo Fashion Week is next on the schedule. Where the Danish capital’s warm weather brought out the sunniest of styles, the Norwegian capital is just that bit cooler – both temperature-wise and sartorially speaking. Cue lightweight coats – plaid, wipe-clean vinyl and pastel shades are firm favourites, as well as the perennial leather jacket.

If there is one styling trick to take away though, it is the power of contrasting colours, particularly when it comes to accessories. An emerald green bag pops against a pale pink trench; a burnt orange clutch lifts a burgundy silk skirt; and Balenciaga‘s floral-printed knife booties add a frisky twist to a mango yellow dress. Vogue‘s roving photographer Soren Jepsen hits the streets of the Norwegian capital to capture the best street style from Oslo Fashion Week.

 

Supermodel Favourite De La Vali Should Be Top Of Your Party Dress Hit List

If you think the name sounds glamorous, wait till you see the clothes. De La Vali’s sexy little mini dresses with distinctive cheongsam necklines have been inspiring double-taps since they hit the influencer trail last summer; now, the Ibiza-born, London-based brand has developed a partywear capsule with Selfridges – and it doesn’t disappoint.   With founders Jana Sacha Haveman, 26, and Laura Castro, 27, inspired by the usual suspects – Jerry Hall and Bianca Jagger in their glorious Studio 54 guises – the 11-piece-strong capsule, available from mid-October, treads the fine line between gaudy and graceful. Haveman’s favourite, the red sequined Jean dress, is a second-skin energiser that demands to be taken for a dance; Castro’s, the Leon tasselled mini, is equally deserving of a cocktail. It’s only a matter of time before the supermodel crowd who embraced the brand’s Suki leopard print mini dress with such zeal – Martha Hunt and Behati Prinsloo put in orders over DM after they saw the dress on Instagram – get a taste for the sequined versions, not to mention the sequined cape, set to be party season’s handiest outfit transformer. 

With much made of the duo’s Ibizan heritage – both grew up on the White Isle – it’s a surprise to hear they currently design and manufacture in London, with the bulk of production executed in a north London factory. London’s Portobello market, though, is where the girls fuel their vintage obsession: as 18-year-olds they lived together in Amsterdam (they are both half-Dutch) where they scoured the Ij Hallen flea market for the nuggets which inspired their first collection, under the label name Vali, in 2014. Initially, they sourced fabrics in India and Bali and produced small runs of dresses which they sold in Ibiza. When Kate Moss bought a couple, things took off; in 2017 they found an investor, refined the offering and rebranded as De La Vali.

Those counting down the days till the collection launches will enjoy the pair’s getting-ready playlist. Midnight Magic’s Beam Me Up; Babe Ruth’s The Mexican; The Wings’ 1985; Talking Heads’ Sugar On My Tongue; and Steve Monite’s Only You are all cued up. Now you just need to refine your dance moves.

Like so many nascent brands, social media has proved crucial to De La Vali’s success. “It’s incredible to see how many people you can reach when a dress becomes ‘insta-famous’,” says Haveman. “Every season we seem to have a new winner. For spring/summer 2018 it was the Juliette polka dot dress. We believe it did so well because of its versatility – it was the perfect summer dress for a wedding, and the cut was extremely flattering and suited all shapes.” Snaps of Adwoa Aboah and Mariacarla Boscono in the design can’t have hurt, either. The next sleeper hit, according to the duo, is the Puma dress, a ruffled, Seventies-hued dress with a psychedelic print, already spotted on Jorja Smith.

 

“I approach all countries through dreams,” said Yves Saint Laurent. Asia and other distant lands have exerted on him – and on other European artists – an immense fascination in local customs, folklore and exoticism that is clearly reflected in his collections.

The Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris has just opened the doors of its first temporary exhibition since its opening in October 2017. “Yves Saint Laurent: Dreams of the Orient”, is open from October 2, 2018 to January 27, 2019, and brings together some fifty haute couture dresses inspired by India, China and Japan. For the first time, these pieces from the museum’s collection are presented alongside ancient Asian artifacts loaned by the National Museum of Asian Arts, as well as private collectors, to offer authentic context to the collection’s historical influences.

“In his collections, Yves Saint Laurent delivers a very personal vision of Asia based on an in-depth knowledge of its history, culture and arts,” explains Aurélie Samuel, the curator of the exhibition.

Through traditional Indian, Chinese and Japanese costumes inspired primarily from his rich collection of books, Yves Saint Laurent offers a vision of both literary and imaginary Asia to give life to his haute couture creations. “From his first collections, he reinterprets the sumptuous coats of Indian sovereigns. Then, Imperial China inspires the 1977 Autumn-Winter collection, for which he offers a theatrical representation of the country. That same year, the designer highlights these same Asian influences with his perfume “Opium”, which arouses a wind of scandal that has become famous worldwide. Fascinated by Japan, and in particular by the Kabuki theater, he then goes on to revisit the kimono,” said a statement from the museum.

Traditional India revisited since 1962

India remains one of the major sources of inspiration in the work of this couturier, a country whose culture and history he learnt mostly through his expansive collection of books. From his first 1962 Spring-Summer collection, he reinterprets the clothes of the imperial wardrobe in a personal and feminized vision of the traditional Indian coat. For his latest collection in 2002, he displays an array of draped dresses that draw on the fundamentals of the sari, the traditional dress of South India.

Creations adorned with fine silks and precious jewels

In North India, Yves Saint Laurent finds a mixture of elegance and magic which inspires his revisiting of the sumptuous coats of the sovereigns of the region. He develops a taste for precious silk brocade gold, embossed metal embroidery and sophisticated costumes embellished with jewelry, influenced primarily by costumes of the Mughal court, the dynasty that ruled India from the 16th-19th century. The designer also reinterprets these costumes, for example by taking the boteh – a floral palm pattern, emblematic of the royal power – and using it as an ornament of turbans (sarpech). The Hindu saris is also reimagined – the finest weaved muslin whose subtle transparency drapes delicately over the body, suggesting its outline without revealing it.

Within the exhibition, Yves Saint Laurent’s 18th and 19th century outfits are presented in dialogue with contextual artifacts, such as a silver equestrian statuette, a model of the grand palace doors of Rajasthan, and original sketches that are presented next to miniature Indian sculptures.

China as he had imagined…

It only took illustrated historical books to spark Saint Laurent’s creativity: “I do not feel any need to go there. I’ve dreamed so much … ” he confided at the time. With the exception of his 1985 exhibition in Beijing, Yves Saint Laurent did not travel to China. It is therefore mainly through his vast collection of books, films and the Chinese art that he owned with Pierre Bergé, that he draws inspiration for his work.

China inspires in Yves Saint Laurent an appreciation of loosely fitting clothes, a characteristic that was indicative of the social class of its wearer. While this loose form draws from the traditional outfit worn by women of the Han ethnic group (the majority of mainland China), Yves Saint Laurent keeps only the cut, the volume, and the wide sleeves of the design in his work. The “Chinese” Yves Saint Laurent seems to comply with the tradition of Peking Opera, aiming not to restore an authentic and historic garment but to produce an aesthetic effect, highlighting the movements of actors.

The smoke from my shredded brain resurges all the dynasties, their fury, their arrogance, their nobility, their greatness. I finally manage to penetrate the secret of the imperial state from which I liberate my aesthetic ghosts, my queens, my divas, my whirlwinds, my crêpe de Chine, my Coromandel lacquer, my artificial lakes, my hanging gardens.

Yves Saint Laurent

In his Chinese-inspired creations, Yves Saint Laurent often uses floral designs that explicitly refer to the Far East. His 1970 Autumn-Winter collection evokes through its floral decoration a personal vision of the iconographic repertoire of the informal bianfu dresses (leisurewear) characterized by brightly coloured, free and varied floral patterns. The general shapes of the garment reflect both Asia and the world of the steppes through the use of the fuzzy tunic, long blouse and T-sleeves. The collar, with its closure on the side, evokes the Dragon dresses of the Manchu dynasty (1644 – 1912.)

If I chose Opium as the name for this perfume, it is because I hoped intensely that it could – through all its incandescent powers – release the divine fluids, the magnetic waves, the heart-warming and the charming seduction that gives birth to mad love, love at first sight, fatal ecstasy when a man and a woman look at each other for the first time.

Yves Saint Laurent

Opium, strength and controversy

In October 1977, Yves Saint Laurent organised a launch of his new Opium fragrance in Paris. As a cultured esthete, he was very much involved in the creation of the perfume, drawing, noting and validating every step of the manufacturing process, from the bottle to the pressing kit. The museum keeps dozens of drawings and documents that show the process of the perfume’s design, the most of which have never been presented to the public. A short film prepared especially for the exhibition also shows the stages of the perfume’s creation.

 

In the exhibition, different versions of the famous bottle imagined with Pierre Dinand are presented alongside real Japanese inrô from the Edo period and the Meiji era (17th – 18th century.) The advertising campaign is transgressive and impactful: Helmut Newton’s photography with Jerry Hall and the provocative slogan of the MAFIA agency “Opium, for those who devote themselves to Yves Saint Laurent” is as enticing as it is scandalous.

Opium did not arrive in America until September 1978 with a spectacular launch party organized on a ship named the Peking in the port of New York. The American Coalition Against Opium and Drug Abuse then launched a campaign against Opium, alongside the Chinese-American associations who saw a diplomatic provocation in the perfume’s name. To this day the fragrance remains one of the greatest successes in the history of perfume.

Japan: bringing together the past and the present

In his early life, Yves Saint Laurent visited Japan and quickly became fascinated – like Monet and Van Gogh before him – by the country’s beautiful mix of the old and the new.

Fascinated by the Edo period (1600-1868) – during which art gradually emerged from imperial power, and through the Kabuki theater – Yves Saint Laurent revisits the traditional kimono. T-shaped, he offers a version that retains the fluidity of its lines, accompanying the silhouette in its movement instead of constraining it. While reflecting the ancestral quintessence of Japan and its delicate refinement, the interpretation of the kimono by Yves Saint Laurent remains nonetheless an original creation.

“For Yves Saint Laurent, Japan is more than an inspiration, it is a model that is the starting point of a creation that pays tribute to the grace of courtesans wandering the streets of Gion, a reserved area of Kyoto that Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé paced. Pierre Bergé declared: “We were passionate about Kyoto and everything that happened in Gion. I went to Japan a lot. It has become my favourite country. ” Within the exhibition, the dialogue between Yves Saint Laurent’s creations and traditional Japanese outfits, such as a superb uchikake-style kabuki costume, or several prints representing courtesans, testifies to this passion. “

This article was originally written for FashionUnited.FR by Anne-Sophie Castro. Translated and edited by Huw Hughes.

Photos : Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris

 

Metropolitan Fashion Week concludes with costume designer honors.

New York – The costume designers for the films Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians were presented with top honors at the commencement of Metropolitan Fashion Week in Los Angeles.

Held at the City Hall Forecourt and Rotunda over the weekend, the sixth annual ceremony was attended by over 1,500 members of the fashion and entertainment industry.

Ruth E. Carter, the visionary behind the looks in the comic book adaptation Black Panther, and Mary E. Vogt, who created the dazzling pieces featured in Crazy Rich Asians both tied for the Costume Designer of the Year prize. In the TV category, Jaqueline Demeterio was honored for her work on the series Younger.

Hosted by America’s Next Top Model alum Ava Capra and the event’s founder Eduardo Khawam, the evening included a special tribute to Academy Award-winning makeup artist Ve Neill, who was presented with the coveted Excellence Award. Over the course of her distinguished career, Neill has worked on films like Mrs. Doubtfire, Beatlejuice and the recent A Star is Born. She was given the prize by Steve Carell, who worked with her on the upcoming drama Welcome to Marwen.

Metropolitan Fashion Week is the only event of it’s kind that features both the work of retail and costume designers. It has emerged as one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the United States, with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Fashion Week

 

 

Pia Schulz, a designer from Berlin, has emerged as the winner of the talent award by Danish label Vila. The brand of Brande, Denmark-based, fashion company Bestseller asked designers and photographers to combine creativity and commercial sense in its 2018 competition.

Pia Schulz convinced the jury with her party collection inspired by New York‘s Club Studio 54, celebrating the city’s extravagant nightlife. The campaign of the collection was shot by *Elisabeth van Aalderen. The Dutch photographer won the first place in the photography category of the award.

The Vila Party collection, designed by Pia Schulz, will go on sale from November 2018 in all of Vila‘s shops and the label’s online shop.

Photo: Vila

 

If you’ve always dreamed of being a fashion icon, yet you’re just breaking into the industry with an entry level position, don’t fret. Some of the household designer names and creative directors we all know today worked a few not so glamorous jobs before making it big.

Hedi Slimane – marketing assistant

Recently appointed creative and image director of Celine and one of the most influential designers of the 21st century, Hedi Slimane is also credited with inventing the skinny jeans. Majoring in art history and with a penchant to be a journalist, Slimane earned his chops at Dior Homme then moved his way up from marketing assistant to creative director at Yves Saint Laurent. Meanwhile, Slimane revolutionized menswear with skinny tailoring inspired by androgynous rock musicians such as David Bowie.

Coco Chanel – seamstress, cabaret singer

Now a synonymous name with fashion, Coco Chanel’s upbringing was anything but luxurious. Losing her mother at a young age, Chanel was then sent to an orphanage ran by a convent. Gabrielle’s first job was a seamstress and then she took on the name of Coco Chanel as a cabaret singer. Inspired by early 20th century modernism and artists such as Picasso and Cocteau, Chanel went onto become a sought after hat designer before starting the brand that is now on the Forbes list as one of the world’s most valuable brands.

Rick Owens – college dropout, pattern cutter

In 2002, Rick Owens became internationally known when Kate Moss was featured in Vogue Paris wearing one of his leather jackets. He studied art and design at Los Angeles’s Otis College, but dropped out due to the costly tuition fee. A real rags to riches story, Owens found a job as a pattern cutter for a company that produced fake designer goods. Today, Rick Owens is renowned for his label’s “goth-grunge” style and one of the top designers shaping the world of fashion.

Vivienne Westwood – primary school teacher

One of the most recognizable British fashion designers and the original pioneer of punk rock fashion, Vivienne Westwood’s first job was as a primary school teacher working in Cheshire, England. Always interested in fashion, Westwood also designed jewelry and clothes. It was when she met the manager of The Sex Pistols that she combined her love for fashion with music. In the 1970s, together with Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood ran the boutique “SEX” on Kings Road, a meeting point for the origin of the punk rock aesthetic.

Vera Wang – figure skater, fashion editor

For most people, when imagining the perfect wedding gown, Vera Wang inevitably comes to mind. Always a high achiever, she almost had a career as a teenage figure skater and even tried out for the Olympic team. Before Wang was the fashion icon she is today, she was the fashion chief editor at Vogue for 17 years. It seems Vera Wang was always destined for success as her mother worked for the United Nations and her father was a graduate of MIT.

Photos: Celine SS19, Catwalkpictures.com

 

 

As November approaches, anticipation for the launch of a new H&M designer collaboration increases. Today, Swedish fast-fashion chain has unveiled a first look at this year’s line born from its partnership with Moschino.

“When I design, I think of my friends. The Moschino [TV] H & M lookbook is a big party; it shows pop culture creativity, lots of fun and the energy of people, “said Jeremy Scott, creative director of Moschino, in the press release. Ann-Sofie Johansson, creative advisor, H & M adds “This collection is there and everyone can share in the fun, whoever you are and wherever you come from.”

The collection hits selected H&M stores worldwide and online on November 8th.

Scroll through to view the collection

 

 

 

Photos: H&M

 

Israeli wedding dress designer Julie Vino showed off her brand’s unique creations during the Spring 2019 collection presentation at New York Bridal Fashion Week in New York on Saturday.

The runway show, held at Metropolitan West, featured an array of distinguishing looks with a range of styles – including plunging necklines, off the shoulder sleeves and dazzling embroidery. Featuring styling by Gili Algabi and accessories by bridal jewelry designer Ravit Avital each piece was also complimented by NU Evolution cosmetics.

While some of the looks are more subdued and refined, others are form-fitting and seductive. Others offer a modern spin on the classic flowing gown, with some featuring finely detailed lace and sparkling beading.

Born in Tel Aviv, Vino began her career working with evening and bridal fashion houses in Canada and Israel and establish her company in 2008. In addition to gowns designed for brides, he also offers evening wear styles and pieces for wedding ceremony guests.

“My stylistic vision is unique and different in the bridal market,” she said in a statement. “My bridal dresses are flattering and has a distinctive combination of classic style with modern touch and a strong connection to leading fashion trends from the runways of Paris, Milan and New York.”

While those looking to purchase a gown from the brand can travel to shop locations in Tel Aviv and Los Angeles, the gowns are also available through Julie Vino’s official website.
Photo Credit: Anton Oparin