hauturely posted 4 photos 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Pop Couture at Georges Chakra Spring Summer 2019 during Haute Couture Fashion Week
A category of designers known to be recognized by their know-how and their aesthetic vision: the Lebanese ones: a taste for vivid colors and sparkling effects and research to create the best silhouettes. Georges CHAKRA is a good example of this category of designer with his new Couture collection presented at the Palais de Tokyo with many VIPs in attendance such as the famous French lingerie designer Chantal THOMASS, the journalist and ex Miss France Malika MENARD and Vailamala CHAVES, who is Miss France 2019. The students from the “MODART” Fashion School were also invited.
Everything about the show was amazing: a good location and space, beautiful make up on the models who were covered with vivid colors and walked with strong self-confidence while music by Robyn played in the background. Ideal proportions were created to give women magnificent silhouettes, mixing transparency and opacity with noble fabrics. Georges CHAKRA structured the busts with drape effects and grid patterns such as on a white crepe top embroidered with pearls and crystals (look 2) or an asymmetric top in pink horse hair embroidered with sequins (look 10). Legs were highlighted with smooth and fluid fabrics that gave the impression of flying in the air while walking. Tulle fabric was used as a train to ornate a red long slit dress with the seasonal grid patterns (look 19). Ballerina inspirations were also injected in the collection with ankle gowns matching with organza (looks 28 – 29 – 30), before an appearance of a majestic series of chiffon winged dresses (looks 31 – 32 – 34 – 35).
Historic Couture references were recognizable like the knots reminiscent of the great dresses of Christian DIOR and Cristobal BALENCIAGA. Under the neckline of a white crepe dress, whose sleeves were covered with silver leather (look 6) or oversized on a strapless dress, colored with a vivid orange is embellished with hand painted blooming flowers, (look 15) making it look like a canvas, one of the magic moments of the handcrafting.
Georges CHAKRA offers in his collection this season a richness of vivid colors with floral inspirations like white, parma, mimosa, orange and the rose, that we particularly appreciated during the magical procession, wearing ballerina inspired tulle dresses following the bridal model, appearing like an empress in a voluminous bloomer dress, that closed the runway in beauty and made us forgot the winter during a few minutes.
written by Youness Boumia
Click HERE to view the full Georges Chakra Couture Spring Summer 2019 collection.
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hauturely posted 4 photos 1 week, 4 days ago
Designs Influenced by Paul Poiret’s Japanese-Inspired Silhouette at Cushnie Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
Carly Cushnie, famed for creating beautifully crafted designs that flatter the curves of a woman’s body. These looks enticed us with her recent collection inspired by French master couturier, Paul Poiret’s 20th-century Japanese-inspired silhouettes. She also took inspiration from the Japanese art of floral arrangements. Forming angular shapes, and geometric folds inspired by artist Nicola Kloosterman’s Shadowplay collage series. She chose to design this elegant Japanese-inspired collection in decadent navy, burgundy, blue, and purple hues.
She kept her signature aesthetic of feminine, clean lines, emphasizing on the shape, and form. Hints of boldness were articulated in forms of Japanese-inspired floral print embroidery, artful draping and folds to create pleated shoulder, asymmetrical neckline, and fringed details. The runway looks consisted of exquisitely constructed tops, jackets, trousers, jumpsuits, and skirts in luxurious satin and velvet fabrics.
This well-tailored collection, with its intricate use of handcrafted techniques, could only be expected of Cushnie.
written by Tiffany Le
Click HERE to view the full Cushine Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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hauturely posted 4 photos 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Afffair Spring Summer 2019 during New York Fashion Week
Showing on the last day of fashion week was one of our favorite brands, Afffair. Quickly rising to the top as a preferred choice for celebrities and on the red carpet, designer Rufat Ismayel, creator of Afffair, brought a glamorous vision for this season and the brand. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Ismayel got his start by modeling for fashion houses as a teenager. He modeled for top brands like Paco Rabanne and Valentine Yudashkin. Then he realized he wanted to make a shift and create his own fashion brand and designs. Moving to Istanbul, he launched Afffair. Ismayel manages everything from design to factory garment production.
Jeweled details and elegant evening gowns are some of the features that make this collection so luxurious. Most pieces shown this season were dresses except for the occasional jumper, pants, shorts, skirt, and tops. Colors used in the collection were green, gold, and black. Materials noticed included organza, satin, velvet, and chiffon. The collection used opaque materials, and played with the use of skin which added sexy and mysterious vibes. A few of the looks were styled with a headband that complimented the collection.
written by Style is Viral
Click HERE to view the full Afffair Spring Summer 2019 collection.
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hauturely posted 4 photos 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Concept Korea Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
The very idea of Concept Korea is a fascinating one: a government-sponsored fashion collective developed to promote a burgeoning crop of talented Korean designers on a global platform. This season, breakthrough brands IISE and LIE each brought exciting, though very different, aesthetics to the world at NYFW.
LIE opened with a strong offering from designer Chungchung Lee, who delivered a relaxed, dynamic line of feminine daywear to the runway. A visually complex line with layers of contrasting textures, harsh patterns, and experimental textile combinations, Lee’s design aesthetic was unfamiliar, but altogether very desirable. Look-after-look demanded attention and conjured a sense of luxury and wealth: the mid-collection ensemble of wool plaid trousers and a leopard print jacket, both paired with a clashing midi blouse constructed of plaid, matching leopard print, and lace. Lee is an exciting young designer able to actualize his experimental vision and deliver it earnestly on the runway; LIE invokes curiosity and is very promising.
Helmed by design duo (and brothers) Terrence and Kevin Kim, IISE closed the collective with the intriguing and aptly titled collection, “Protest,” featuring 20 handpicked models of different races, looks, and attitudes. Constructed of materials sourced solely from their home city of Seoul, Protest offered an authentic, surprisingly emotive collection of streetwear designs. Several strong looks in head-to-toe black opened, notably a layered, sleek ensemble of sheer stockings, bicycle shorts, and a nicely tailored vinyl zip-up under a simple, utilitarian jacket. With each look more color was introduced until the complete absence of black was palpable: the intricately patterned and designed pastel blue poncho and trouser set brought a daring authenticity that was all in the details, how it created space and movement down the runway. IISE’s first NYFW offering was spirited and unique, an exploration of a global city’s history and how that narrative might illuminate its future.
written by Francis Lamar
Click HERE to view the full IISE Fall Winter 2019 collection.
Click HERE to view the full LIE Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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hauturely posted 4 photos 2 weeks, 2 days ago
70’s Glam Rock Influences at Hakan Akkaya Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
One of the top shows of the season was from a designer we had not seen before. Istanbul designer Hakan Akkaya’s Fall Winter 2019 Collection proves that 70’s glam rock is back in fashion! The collection had both male and female models walking in the show. The looks and central theme of the collection heavily focused on glamorous punk rock styles influenced by 70’s rock stars icons like David Bowie, Joan Jett, and Billy Idol.
The rock-glam collection is made to be worn on the big stage as only performers can pull off the blinding shimmers, over sized shoulder pads, sequins decorated with spike and studded details as seen on these pieces. Edgy looks comprised of sparkling bell-bottom pants, pantsuits, bodysuits, dresses, skirts, jackets, fur, and puff coats were some of the pieces we saw. The color palette used consisted of silver, gold, pink and black metallic shades, solid black was used as a staple throughout the collection. Prints like leopard, zebra, pinstripes, checkerboard, and glitter were used. A few of the pieces were embellished with a lightning bolt which added to the 70’s theme.
These modernized retro-glam outfits which screamed fun vibes would be perfect on celebrities like Lady Gaga or Jennifer Lopez at their concert performances!
written by Tiffany Le
Click HERE to view the full Hakan Akkaya Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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