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“Milan: Breakfast at Prada, Lunch at Armani, Dinner at Gucci” by Margot Noel

Whenever someone says Italian Fashion’s better than French Fashion, it raises my hackles. First of all, no one has to win. There’s room for everyone. And secondly, let’s be honest, if someone has to win, it must be Paris. That said, I actually went to Milan last weekend and, although I come from Paris, and was naturally drawn to comparing everything, I liked it a lot. I might even have said I could see myself living there. Maybe I said this four times. Maybe I had been drinking too much wine. Don’t listen to me. In general, I thought both cities where quite similar. Beautiful cathedrals, cute guys, and stylish girls – it’s hard not to ask them where they got their bag. And their dress. And their hair. And their face actually. And, will you marry me? But something’s different about Milan. Something’s better. They achieved something we really fail at: mixing the two coolest things in the world – food and fashion – to create the ultimate dream: couture bakeries, cafes, hotels and restaurants. …

“Raf Simons x Dior” by Ludovica Colacino

Written by Ludovica Colacino, with accompanying photograph of Raf Simons sourced via Vogue UK. It’s 2012 and Raf Simons has just taken John Galliano’s place at Dior after his dismissal. The initial fear of representing la Maison has left its place to the dazzling creativity of the designer; since his first haute couture collection, Simons aimed for the modernization of the brand without losing sight of its traditions. His later designs, collections and shows will only underline how deep his understanding of Christian Dior is. It’s easy to see the legendary elegance of the lines even underneath Simons’ most edgy creations. After 20 years spent working for his own brand named after him – plus a seven year commitment to Jil Sanders as a creative director – Simons was looking for a much wider audience and for a challenge, especially towards himself and his talent. Dior is already one of the most luxurious brands existing today, and the perspective of writing a chapter of its story is an unbelievable opportunity. It was a risk for …

#breakingtheinternet

#breakingtheinternet – an investigation into celebrity culture and its role in fashion promotion. Written by Amy Jackson, photograph sourced from Yahoo. As we enter the half-way point within the second decade of the 21st century, it’s common thought to believe that celebrity endorsement is a concept that has coincided with the rise of the internet and social media. However, this is not the case, with the earliest of celebrity endorsements within fashion dating back to the nineteenth century, when the father of modern haute couture, Charles Frederick Worth would use Parisian high society in order to further his brand. The link between celebrities and fashion has long been recognised as an important marketing tool. In today’s society, where the general population are exposed to more advertisements and promotions than ever before, it appears that the most vital marketing strategy a brand can consider is not about the clothing, but who is wearing it. The use of celebrities in marketing campaigns in the fashion industry has become increasingly more popular than the traditional method of using …

Sonia Delaunay: Rhythm of Colours

Written by Ludovica Colacino, images sourced from Tate.  – – – Sonia Delaunay is an exhibition currently featured at Tate Modern, and it will be displayed until the 9th of August. A glance around the first room is all we need to be sent back in the history of arts, to the first decades of the last century when the post impressionist movement was seeing its last years. Sonia Delaunay lived in the old Russian Empire (Ukraine today) and in Germany before settling in Paris in 1905, finding her greatest inspiration in the style of Paul Gauguin and the fauve (from the movement of “fauves” – which translates to “wolves”) Henri Matisse. At the beginning of her painting career she was still strongly bounded to the impressionist movement, starting with the use of figurative art: her inclination to modern art was strong already, but we can see how she retained strong references to the human features at first, through a series of portraits. As we can see in Yellow Nude (1908), the colours are unnatural …

The Lonely Girls Project

Written by Amy Jackson, photographs sourced from The Lonely Girl Project.  – – – ‘For women who wear lingerie as a love letter to themselves‘, The Lonely Girls Project, a new portrait series by Lonely Lingerie, is a celebration of the feel-good power of a beautiful bra. The New Zealand based brand pride themselves on perfectly designed lingerie that’s stylish and feminine, and dedicated to making women feel wonderful. The Lonely Girl’s project, dedicated to lonely girls everywhere, was created in order to promote Lonely Lingerie’s pieces without a need for sexualisation/the male gaze. This is something of a rarity when it comes to underwear brands such as Victoria’s Secret, who’s advertising campaigns can kill a woman’s self esteem with a supermodel, a push up bra, and a hint of photoshop. With a range of body types and women in mind, The Lonely Girl’s project uses Instagram as a way to market the project, with images shot by photographers Zara Mirkin and Harry Were. The series of photographs are shot in a natural, unfiltered style …

Inspiration #13

– – – – – – #1 Faustine Steinmetz photographed by Anna Victoria Best for Wonderland Magazine, Summer 2015 issue . Image source: Wonderland Magazine. // #2 Model Doutzen Kroes in editorial for Twin Magazine photographed by Ben Weller, published in SS15 issue. Image source: Fashion Gone Rogue. // #3 Gemma Ward photographed by Beau Grealy for Sunday Style Australia Magazine, October 2014 issue. Image source: Inspiration by Color.

Is fashion bored of the typical?

Written by Amy Jackson As a growing adolescent, I used to admire, even idolise the models I saw on the front cover of fashion magazines. Fashion has always fixated on a certain type of beauty. If I asked you to picture a supermodel walking the catwalk, it’s likely you’d envision a tall, slim, young female, with symmetrical features and porcelain skin. Today, however, if a young girl takes a glimpse through the latest issue of Vogue, or catches up with the new collections at fashion week, there’s a possibility that she will see a different, more diverse expression of beauty. With more and more cases of models of different sizes, races, ages and with a range of abilities; you can’t help but wonder, is fashion bored of the typical? – Chantelle Winnie for i-D Magazine –   As Coco Chanel said, “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different“. As of 2015, Fashion is definitely embracing the different. Vitiligo sufferer Chantelle Winnie has had a big career break, modelling for brands such as …