• hauturely posted 4 photos 1 month ago

    Scandinavian International Fashion Week: When Stockholm Gets Extra Glamorous
    SIFW (Scandinavian International Fashion Week) is a new fashion project aiming to add the glam of couture designers to the glamorous setting of Stockholm. This year it does so by opening up for the public the magnificent Blue Hall at Stockholm City Hall, the one you might have seen during the Nobel Prize ceremony. Several international designers presented: Sonja Andersson, born in Luanda, capital of Angola, and also the founder of SIF (Scandinavian International Fashion Week), Karima Lalla El Alaoui, Alicja Eklöw (Aspera), Ruslan Khvastov, Iracema Matias (Regarde Moi Couture), Carlos Medeiros and Elsa Gonçalves (Oficina do Burel), Noor Thandi Modise (Oscar & Rose) and Zulema Murillo (Zumi Marbella).

    Sitting front row beside me were several photographers and fashion bloggers. Around us was a fashionable public and the representatives of many embassies.

    The fashion show started with a scene dress by Sonja Andersson. The flouncy see-through snow-white dress, made in recycled bubble wrap, was enriched with fire-red details; snow/fire being a combination which the designer thinks expresses her double nature, as an Angolan-born woman who grew up in Stockholm where her father was an employee at the Angolan embassy in Sweden. Swaying left and right the model welcomed us all to the show. Trains, shining red fabrics, rich ruffles and asymmetric details were the dominating notes in Sonja Andersson´s carefully tailored couture collection.

    Next up was the South African brand Oscar & Rose. The fashion designer was inspired by the different traditional costumes worn by the women of the South African tribes. Their images were rendered in a stylized way in her very distinctive prints which decorates both flouncy long dresses and A line short dresses and tops. Her outfits would delight women with a taste for contemporary art searching for something different.

    Zumi Marbella´s collection is meant for an elegant and very feminine woman. Her distinctive marks are wraps, two-color combinations and high-quality fabrics. Her most noticeable piece, in my opinion, was a very revealing loose fit two layers beige and pink dress with deep plunging neck and high slit.

    The first part of the show was closed by Ruslan Khvastov´s male collection The Ukrainian fashion designer has a modern and very cool style and uses carefully chosen fabrics. His distinctive dark t-shirt with crosses in burn out fabric, his striped tight trousers, skull backpacks and t-shirts with skull motifs, black t-shirts with shiny details, cuts and hoods are just made to make one cool.

    After a brief pause with live singing, it was Karima El Alaoui´s turn. With her we got models styled as queens on the runaway and we plunged in the Moroccan traditional fashion. And they did look like royalty in their traditional Moroccan ceremonial Takchita dresses in both soft, dark and lively colors, with rich embroidery and pearls decorations. A most amazing piece was a richly embroidered light pink gown with light blue underskirt.

    Next was Oficina do Burel which focused on outerwear and dresses made of Burel, a traditional, sustainably produced, Portuguese wool fabric available both in a thicker and in a finer version. What once was a fabric used by the shepherds is now a trendy fabric for elegant and warm women´s wear. The distinctive mark of the brand is an intricate decoration made through cuts that show the contrasting underlayer. The colors used by the Portuguese designers range from electric blue, yellow, fuchsia and red to grey and beige. Their tight fitted or flared short dresses were matched with enchanting capes and coat capes. My favorite piece was a yellow embellished cape closed by a grey ribbon belt.

    The Swedish designer Alicja Eklöw (Aspera) presented a collection that reminds of the ice-skating world and puts one directly in a party mood. She used tulle and embellished sparkling fabrics to create dresses in different shapes that can suit different body types: from a wide tulle ballgown with a strapless bodice to a remarkable yellow mermaid dress embellished with sequins.

    The Angolan fashion designer Iracema Matias showcased an extremely chic collection mixing a light blue fabric with tiny stripes with a dotted kind of impressionistic fabric in a variety of models matched with pretty hats. The dresses were very carefully tailored and perfect for an elegant woman. A noticeable piece was a longuette dress with a central panel ending in an asymmetric lapel.

    Ruslan Khvastov´s female collection consisted of an outstanding series of sheer and elegant dream-dresses embellished with sequins or fine embroidery, often with leaves as a motif. The dresses were matched with scarves, veils or capes creating a strong scenic effect. The color palette ranges from gold, silver red and burgundy to light blue and white. The fashion show was closed by the Ukrainian fashion designer meeting up a beautiful model dressed with a white bridal dress covered by a veil with delicate embroidered leaves.

    Here at Scandinavian International Fashionweek we admired a dazzling fashion show, a celebration of multicultural diversity and excellence which did not forget to keep an eye out to sustainability. Down the renowned stairs came a powerful message of elegance and beauty, revealing and full of wisdom: because truth is beauty and beauty is … a designer dress — that is all.
    written by Sara Gilardi
    photography by Federica Poiana
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  • hauturely posted 4 photos 1 week, 6 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, 3 days 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, 3 days 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, 4 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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