Malan Breton Fall 2019 Collection

Opening the doors to The House Of Malan Breton is like stepping through into an immersive theatrical fashion experience . Breton revolutionizes silhouettes in ways that express modern techniques with couture techniques of centuries past. Taiwanese embroidery techniques are deeply sewn and rooted into the seams as well his soul. Gowns are intensely hand-sequined in rich reds and bold burgundies. Leather adorned in Swarovski crystals and Japanese fresh water dying techniques are a few of the masterful formulas used to create the luxuries of this collection. The metaphor of the snake slithers through the collection as a symbol of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing.

Malan Breton on his inspiration…. “What if we could know the stories of the mad man, the other side of life as told by victims, what if we could know the pain, the suffering, the loss and abandon that bring the antagonists to madness? What if in this exploration of the psyche we learn that the evil, the unkind, were once pure? What if we knew their joys and could save them before their last moments. This season I try to tell a story of a Norma Desmond type character, before she loses her stability. Before she throws away her freedoms for unrequited love. Before the world knows her as a diva and a has been. A murderess. What if After Death we see the hearts of those who society drove to madness, before their utter demise. That is my vision this season for my AW19 collection.”

Malan Breton’s AW19 collection is a blissful reminder of better days – and the promise of the return of luxury.

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10 Facts That Will Totally Change Your Opinion Of Rolex

The name Rolex has, over the decades, become synonymous with quality. But few people know the lengths that the company goes to to create its products, assuming that the process is now entirely automated and run by computers. Rolex is not a mass-market watchmaker. It does not automate the production of its products, and while machines help, they are not the backbone of the process. The bulk of the work is done by real artisans, trained in the craft of watchmaking.

Ever since the company was established by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in 1905, it has focused on creating items of exceptional quality. The founders decided that they wanted people to have watches that not only told the time accurately but also made a statement about who they were. Although the notion of luxury branding was in its infancy in the early 1900s, Wilsdorf and Davis understood the fundamental psychological drivers behind it and took full advantage. Before long, Rolex had established offices in multiple countries, all over Europe. To keep quality high, the company has integrated much of the production process. The company uses its own foundry to ensure that the quality of the metal it uses remains high.

Take a look at the following infographic. It’ll totally change your opinion of Rolex.


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So, as you’ve just found out, Rolex is not a mass-producer of watches. All of its products are handmade. It’s no wonder that the most expensive Rolex in history sold for an astonishing $17.7 million.

Now that you know more about the company, do you want a Rolex?

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CHRISTOFLE AND KARL LAGERFELD ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

CHRISTOFLE AND KARL LAGERFELD

KARL LAGERFELD has designed a limited edition of the Christofle “MOOD” with just 1,500 exclusive pieces available worldwide “PARIS, FRANCE – Christofle and KARL LAGERFELD are pleased to announce their collaboration to introduce an exclusive KARL LAGERFELD edition of the MOOD flatware set and decorative case. Designed by KARL LAGERFELD, the piece will be available in two exclusive colorways and produced in limited quantities. The first time in Christofle’s history it is collaborating with a fashion brand, and Karl Lagerfeld, is a long-time Christofle connoisseur, with many pieces in his own home. ” Inspired by Art Deco art and architecture, KARL LAGERFELD’s design features structured, graphic lines on the elliptical egg shape, which enhances the contrast of geometry. The polished silver option is made from mirrored stainless steel, with 1,000 pieces available. The sleek black option is crafted from lacquered stainless steel, with just 500 pieces made. Both are engraved with the Christofle coat of arms on one side and KARL LAGERFELD’s signature on the other, and each will be numbered on the bottom. The designs have also been exquisitely photographed by KARL LAGERFELD. The MOOD opens to reveal a 24-piece set of silver-plated flatware, and each piece is stamped with the KARL LAGERFELD silhouette logo. This flatware will only be available in the KARL LAGERFELD MOOD, and not individually sold. The KARL LAGERFELD MOOD is not only a dramatic decorative object, but a useful piece for every home — whether used for special occasions or everyday life. The MOOD is Christofle’s most renowned design that reimagines the classic codes of table setting. It is secretive in its function as it appears streamlined and sleek on its exterior, though it opens to reveal a 24-piece silver-plated cutlery set. The MOOD is synonymous with excellence in silversmithing and reflects Christofle’s avant-garde vision for relaxed entertaining that is both elegant and refined.

“For its first-ever collaboration with a celebrated fashion designer, Christofle quite naturally reached out to KARL LAGERFELD, whose singular and visionary creativity we so admire. Our wish was to collaborate with a designer who embodies French elegance, and whose creations blend know-how, modernity and timelessness. Mr. Lagerfeld’s international stature resonates everywhere Christofle is present. In addition, our collaboration on MOOD allows both Houses to speak to a cosmopolitan, discerning and epicurean hedonistic clientele.” said Nathalie Remy, CEO of Christofle. “The collaboration between Christofle and KARL LAGERFELD was a natural fit,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD. “We have a shared appreciation for style that is contemporary yet classic, pure and elegant. Karl’s MOOD design is sophisticated in its simplicity and is sure to be an iconic tableware in any home.” TECHNICAL INFORMATION MOOD KARL LAGERFELD: engraved and polished stainless steel case. Set of 24 silver-plated and decorated pieces for 6 persons. Limited and numbered Edition of 1000 pieces. $2 650 MOOD KARL LAGERFELD BLACK: black lacquered and decorated case. Set of 24 silver-plated and decorated pieces for 6 persons. Limited and numbered Edition of 500 pieces. $3 500

The opportunity to pre-order the KARL LAGERFELD MOOD will begin from September during the New York Fashion Week at The Webster NY, Christofle New York (Madison Avenue), KARL LAGERFELD New York (Soho), and online at christofle.com and karl.com. As of London Fashion Week from September 14th, it will be available for pre-order at Harrods and KARL LAGERFELD London (Regent street). And available for purchase during Paris Fashion Week from September 25th at Christofle boutique on the Rue Saint-Honoré and at the KARL LAGERFELD boutique on Boulevard Saint-Germain. It will then be launched worldwide at Christofle and KARL LAGERFELD stores from October 1st, 2018. 


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ROMEO HUNTE SPRING 2019 RUNWAY MEN

Designer Romeo Hunte showcased his first Men’s Ready- to- Wear collection at PHD, Dream Downtown Hotel New York. The Spring 2019 collection was inspired by the Brooklyn streetwear style, that is to the Romeo Hunte collection. This Spring, Romeo was inspired by luxe streetwear meets swimwear, made for the everyday man who wants a classic outerwear piece with a luxurious vibe and twist.

The modern yet classic silhouettes, which are the designer’s true aesthetic were matched beautifully with the Brooklyn street style inspired silhouettes and swimwear. Hunte focused on bringing out the defiant look in his garments by incorporating oversized coats on his models. The designer focused on impactful functional Neoprene wetsuits paired with his signature powerful outerwear that ruled the runway.

Hunte’s fantasy was to add two juxtaposing elements together- Swimwear pieces and Fur to create innovative garments. The collection consisted of light overcoats, mix media jackets and wetsuits. This collection personified the strong nature of water and fur through powerful and impeccable creations. Pops of primary colors- blue, red and yellow were seen in luxe mix media fabrics including mink fur, denim, camouflage, cotton and French terry and the reinvention of the designer’s signature pieces. The models walked down the runway, featuring an array of Hunte's collaborations with Swarovski, Look Mate London Socks, Kopenhagen Fur, and Teva.

The Spring 2019 Ready-To-Wear collection offers an array of styles for everyday men who is looking for signature outerwear pieces with a twist at a luxury vibe. Romeo Hunte the brand has been seen on celebrities like Victor Cruz, Evan Turner, Trevor Jackson, Zendaya, Beyoncé, Halle Berry, who appreciate high-quality craftsmanship.

ROMEO HUNTE NEW YORK the brand is a definitive lifestyle brand created for all. It is a line that is cool, and intricate. Powerful and impeccable outerwear such as the signature shawl is one of the core elements of Romeo Hunte the brand. The vision is to create modern classic apparel that is luxurious, practical and transitional at a contemporary price point.

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The Most Fashionable Cities to Visit for a Shopping Trip

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We all love admiring the creations of the best designers in the world, and want to see what’s out there that can shape or influence our personal style. Next time you are planning your holiday, why not combine a great shopping trip with sightseeing? There are some must-see cities you have to check out below that will offer a shopping experience like no other. From huge designer outlets to department stores and shiny shop windows, free samples - the world is waiting for you.

Paris

If you want the best and the latest, you definitely need to visit Paris. One of the fashion capitals of Europe, you will find the best labels in the main shopping malls, and get some great deals, inspiration, even if you have a limited budget. You can sign up for a fashion tour in Paris, or simply discover what the city of light has to offer apart from the stunning bridges and the Eiffel Tower.

Venice

In case you are already familiar with the work of Venetian designers, you must see in person what they have to offer in the next season. From Arnoldo & Battois to Monical Daniele, there are some great designer shops offering the best quality items for tourists. You can book a boutique hotel in Venice, such as the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa and make the most out of your stay. Combine shopping, sightseeing, and relaxation with sampling some of the best Venetian dishes the city has to offer.  

Milan

Several fashion designers call Milan their home. If you visit the great city, you must check out the 10 Corso Como offering great clothing items, designer furniture, and home accessories. Originally founded by the former Vogue Magazine editor, Carla Sozzani, 10 Corso Como is more than a shop. It has a stylish cafe, a hotel, and host regular exhibitions. If you are in the mood for something more traditional, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, a 19th century shopping arcade, and check out the Gucci Cafe or the unique Prada store.

New York

If you love fashion shows, New York is the place to be. Book a hotel near SoHo, or head towards Central Park to discover great stores, such as Versace, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel. Pay a visit to the modern Saks Fifth Avenue opened in 1924, and shop till you drop.

Barcelona

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Many people love going to Barcelona to see the monuments and check out the architecture. However, it is also a great place to find some fantastic unique items from local Catalan fashion designers. Home to Etro, Marc Jacobs, and Lanvin, the city will impress you in many ways. Walking down the main shopping streets will make you realize how much fashion sense exists in Barcelona, and how daring locals are when it comes to outfits.

Seeing some of the most famous designers’ creations first hand is a great experience. If you are craving a unique fashion experience, head to one of these great cities and enjoy what you see, feel, and touch.

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Collezione Automobili Lamborghini at the Premium Berlin 2017

Collezione Automobili Lamborghini private label RTW P/E 2018 shown on its stand at Premium 2017

Collezione Automobili Lamborghini is again a protagonist of the European fashion scene. Following its inclusion in the official calendar of Milano Moda Uomo 2017, Collezione Automobili Lamborghini takes its private label RTW Spring Summer 2018 to Premium 2017.

The international trade show took place on July 4-6th and is one of the most important fairs in the fashion industry, showcasing the best fashion houses to thousands of visitors from all over the world. Premium Berlin is the perfect environment for multi-brand and department stores seeking innovative new labels and lines.

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MARIA ARISTIDOU Fall 2017 Couture

Once upon a time there was a story, an inspiration behind Maria Aristidou Autumn/Winter 2017- 2018 womenswear collection to tell ... "Belle âme - a beautiful soul."

A story of a woman that is united no matter the difficulties, the setbacks, the ups and downs, no matter the color, the religion, the beliefs, women can conquer the world. "Belle âme" is flooded with a playground of knit patterns, cozy wool's and metallic yarns. Elaborate embroideries create luxurious beaded fields in the designs, whereas, soft curves with unexpected details and sleek cuts, manifest the beauty and the elegance of this womenswear collection for day or night.

The power of Love, the Care, the Beauty and the Wisdom of a Woman is the rebirth of "a beautiful soul."

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