Haute Couture Ateliers: High fashion behind the scenes

Haute Couture Ateliers: High fashion behind the scenes

If you’re anything like me, haute couture fashion weeks in Paris are for swooning over exquisitely decorated gowns. Appliqués, beading, embroideries and lace, oh my! The precision, the techniques and the flawless beauty of it all make you reconsider the notion that...
The Grand Budapest Hotel x Prada x Fendi

The Grand Budapest Hotel x Prada x Fendi

Did you spot Prada and Fendi in Wes Anderson's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel? Miuccia Prada devised a spectacular 21-piece luggage set for Tilda Swinton's character. Fendi provided furs for clothes designed by Oscar-winning costume designer Milena Canonero....
Shoetopia: Contemporary Footwear book review

Shoetopia: Contemporary Footwear book review

Shoetopia: Contemporary Footwear Published by Laurence King What: A beautifully illustrated book on contemporary designer shoes. Who wrote it: Sue Huey (former Head of Footwear and Accessories at trend forecaster WGSN) and Kathryn Kenny (shoe designer and footwear...
Book review: Why Fashion Matters

Book review: Why Fashion Matters

Fashion matters. To the economy, to society and to each of us personally. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are — or who we want to be. Fashion is the most immediate and intimate form of self-expression. Did you know that it takes 2,700...