January 21 marks 109 years since the birth of Christian Dior . Career great couturier , revolutionized the fashion world, started very, very prosaic. His family was sufficiently supplied by the chemical business, which belonged to his father . Young Christian was looking for myself in painting and represented his future in this area .
However, parents had their own vision of the future son, and their pressure Dior enrolled in the Free School of Political Sciences . But true addiction took over , and in 1928 , Christian Dior , together with his friend Jean Bonzhakom organized an art gallery , partly sponsored by the Christian father , which exhibited works by Picasso, Matisse, Derain . In the early 30s , at a time of global crisis , Dior father went bankrupt , and because young people have been forced to close the gallery .
Christian does not despair , for it begins a new round of life that brings him to the world of high fashion : he collaborates with fashion houses selling sketches of hats and clothing , and hats had more success than dresses and blouses . And already in 1938, Dior receives formal place in the fashion house of Robert Piguet . However, a year later , with the outbreak of the Second World War , Dior drafted into the army , but to serve his native France at the young designer has turned long, as for health reasons in 1941, he was sent back to Paris, where his career continues to gain momentum : Continue reading
Platform shoes , love a woman for their stability over a quarter century gradually supplanted stud from the list of personal preference ” tuflemanyakov .” However, ladies , apparently , can abandon comfortable ” claw .” Experts made platforms verdict : they de visually added the lower half of the body a few kilos .
Shoe designer and stylist Tabitha Simmons explains, ” When you put on a cumbersome and clumsy shoes, you look heavier .” Creative director of the brand Jimmy Choo Sandra Choi agrees with this view , adding: ” Shoes without platforms give a woman of elegance and accentuate her curves. Resist the temptation to wear platform just because you lack the usual height and comfort ” . At the same time, Choi said that any advantage Fine shoes heels can easily kill ugly gait. Manolo Blahnik , tufelny guru never created platform shoes . Heels, says Blahnik , change gait women – and not always for the better . “Heavy platform made of women truckers . And my shoes – ballerina ” – proudly declares designer . Eminent designers also gave some advice to those who did not dare to finally say goodbye to the platforms.
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Paola Bay , the representative brand Zoraide, says that conventional soles visually more suitable female figure – a woman with them looks proportioned . ” The platform makes the figure unwieldy ” – warns Bay. Continue reading
Any young lady while visiting the mall together with her husband or a close friend of the company will be able to easily get approval for the purchase of a regular handbag or a pair of wonderful shoes , first offered his companion buy some new jeans model . About how to choose the right fit jeans to your man , and will be discussed further .
160 years ago, Levi Strauss , patented model working pants for miners hardly knew about what the popularity and variety in the design of his brainchild acquire . ” Clothes for hard workers ” became a hit , but going for the next purchase of jeans , you have to remember a few simple rules that the man looked perfect in the new denim pants .
Overview : if women often buy jeans a size smaller as extra incentive for weight loss, men’s trousers must comply with the standards of the buyer.
Jeans sizes are determined by two parameters:
- Length (denoted by L Latin portmanteau . Length) – the distance from the hip ( from the point where jeans are divided on the sleeve – the perineum ) to the beginning of the foot ;
- Waist girth ( denoted W Latin portmanteau . Waist, waist ) . Continue reading
“The thing that you want to create material for no more than a handkerchief ,” provoked a revolution in fashion. Miniskirt – motivation for many women to watch my weight . Men, this item of women’s wardrobe for many years already continues to excite . Interestingly, and what the reaction in men caused egtvedskaya mini fashionista in the XIV century BC ?
Mary Quant – living classic , which has become famous for the fight that she was plagued with traditionalism . It appeared in her boutique things with size , it has introduced the fashion for short haircuts and mini-skirts , came up with the images of ” Lolita ” and ” schoolgirl ” , low-heeled shoes and backpacks with long straps. Aggressive makeup, colorful skinny pants, suede clothing and platform shoes – they are also Mary Quant .
Mary Quant was born February 11, 1934 in England. According to the designer , her distinct memories of life associated with the evacuation during the war. The village in which the family lived Quant , was on the way German planes that were sent to bomb London .
The girl had completely opposite interests: Mary today with his brother Tony packs in a sealed bottle with vinegar finger found the pilot whose plane crashed . And tomorrow – sitting at home and sew . “I always knew I wanted to do more than anything else . I wanted to do this type of clothing that was fun to wear ,” – says the designer as an adult . Continue reading
Tiffany jewelry from today – a sample taste and loyalty to tradition . Ring in compact blue box – a symbol of love and a sign of seriousness . How did Charles Lewis Tiffany for 30 years to turn an unremarkable office supply store and haberdashery in the number one supplier of jewelry in America and not only ?
Boy next “king of diamonds ” worked on his father’s mill. Little Charles Lewis Tiffany had no idea that it will take years , it will take decades , and his name will thrill millions of women.
Now known brand Tiffany & Co was born in the XIX century , when Charles Tiffany took a thousand dollars from his father and went with his friend and future brother- John Young in New York City . In 1837 they opened a stationery shop on Broadway and haberdashery . Two years later, friends selling glassware and china . In the windows of their shop there and jewelry.
When Tiffany & Young has a new partner , the store received a new name – Tiffany, Young & Ellis. Best sellers of Bohemian glass and porcelain in New York were represented in this place . At this time, Tiffany began producing their own jewelry. Continue reading
John Galliano suit , in which he helped Oscar de la Renta show cook it under the New York Fashion Week , has caused a lot of gossip is not only fashionable coterie . The designer , who was fired from Christian Dior in 2011 after anti-Semitic attacks in the Parisian cafe , chose a long black jacket , hat and twirled Homburg sidelocks . The Jewish community in shock.
Most autfit Galliano shocked the Jewish community in New York. “He’s trying to embarrass the Jewish community and to earn money by dressing as the people he insults – said the leader of one of the communities Isaac Abraham . – It seems that his hair was made specifically to insult us . I would like to invite the gentlemen Oscar de la Renta and Galliano to our community in Brooklyn to show them those who survived the Holocaust , and the clothes they wear . ”
Rabbi Rubinstein and designer Toby Schneier adds : ” It was not the smartest thing to do , if he really wanted to attract attention . I hope that his outfit was not yet a mockery .” Continue reading
Stockings – is perhaps one of the most attractive things in the wardrobe of any modern woman. They are nicely fit a woman’s foot , give a pleasant feeling , give confidence. First similar items wardrobe dressed men , but the women quickly realized that this thing can make them even more desirable , beautiful and interesting .
Many modern women mostly wear pants . Of course, they wear more than stockings or tights . But no tight jeans can not so attractive to emphasize the beauty , as do stockings . The more men before his eyes flashed a woman in trousers , the more interesting and more attractive for them to open female legs in thin translucent lycra .
The history of this beautiful element of women’s wardrobe started a long time ago , back in the XIII – XIV centuries. And use them for another purpose entirely . They were worn not order that would seduce someone. Men wore them first – Arabs during the war with the Spaniards , it is true then they were coarse knit , made of leather or fabric. And only after many years they have been transformed and become thin and elegant , worthy only of kings. In the XVI century stockings were mostly male. They stressed subtlety feet and thus showed how much broad shoulders of their owner . Over time, designers began to shorten stockings , gradually turning them into socks. Continue reading
” Givenchy ” . Perfumes of this brand dream of getting a gift not only fans unforgettable aristocratic and elegant Audrey Hepburn . Few people know that the magnificent Hubert de Givenchy in his youth was going to be not a designer and founder of her own fashion house , and a pilot. But fate decreed otherwise .
February 21 marks 86 years of the designer and founder of her own fashion house Hubert de Givenchy .
Luck smiled on him very early : at age 25 de Givenchy opened his first store , already a famous designers . He dreamed of a career in the fashion world since childhood : a resident of the French city of Beauvais , Hubert ten years was in Paris at the exhibition fashion world. Pavilion of Elegance , he went with the firm intention to devote his life to something like this – beautiful. And this despite the fact that my entire adult life admired by his father – a pilot Taffenom Lucien de Givenchy and dreamed to go off the beaten track them . However , his father’s life ended tragically when Hubert was two years old , Lucien was killed and subsequently mother begged her son not to follow in the footsteps of his father , and to find their path in life. So he did.
To start de Givenchy graduated from the Paris School of Fine Arts, and since 17 years has collaborated with fashion houses , including Elsa Schiaparelli . He trained and then worked as an assistant to Robert Piguet, Lucien Lelong served in Fata and Jacques . And finally , in 1952, de Givenchy opened his first boutique . Continue reading
Still cold , but already felt the breath of spring in the air. Promise that this year it will come swiftly. So , quite soon it’s time to get out of boring down jackets , scarves and ushanok . What in return? And in return – “male” ( The cut, detail and finish ) camisoles , coats and Spencer ( such stubby jacket with very long sleeves ) .
Yes , feminists seem to prevail . Their opponents already shrug. However, even so, and others have in the current spring season seriously reconsider your wardrobe , because it strongly invaded … real men’s fashion . Actually , it’s all we seem to have passed – in the form of separate proposals stylists : mannish suits , jackets for ladies, to them – ties of the male department and brand shoes for men – only the relevant small , the size of the female form … However, the trend of the season, so persistently and in various guises these proposals , perhaps for the first time overtaken us . It is expressed very concretely : in fashion , for example , deliberately emphasized “male” – on a cut, detail and finish – in the spirit of the soldiers’ coats , coats – for all occasions and finally spencers – such stubby jacket with very long sleeves, closing brush – they also resemble light, clipped kamzolchik . Continue reading
February 27, 1939 , Kenzo Takada was born , went down in history under the name of the fashion world Kenzo . The conquest of fashionable Olympus at Kenzo Takada took a long time . He , despite protests from parents, went to school to learn sewing , and then left to conquer Paris . And it managed to Takada : first, he opens a store , and then creates her own clothing line .
Photo: official website Kenzo
It all started with the fact that Japanese Kenzo Takada, the boy wanted to study at the prestigious Tokyo school of sewing , which was intended exclusively for girls. Not presenting prospects for his son in the garment business, Kenzo parents persuaded him to enter the University of Kobe, where the young man had to study English literature . Kenzo but not forgotten his dream , showing strength of character , after only six months after the start of school left the university and went to conquer Tokyo.
Purposeful young man did not cost anything for jobs assistant painter and parallel design study for courses , because parents do not approve of his risky step and therefore refused to financially support his son.
In 19 years, Kenzo finally hit at the school , he dreamed of since childhood , he began studying at the ” Bunka Gaken ” , the same school of sewing , which until recently gained in its ranks only girls, and in a short time became the best student. Continue reading
World-famous brand made in Italy is primarily associated with fashion. It is not surprising that recently ended days hits Milan Fashion Week added trends autumn-winter 2013-14 , already designated by other fashion capitals – New York and London , recognizable Italian style . What will be wearing next season?
Milan catwalk Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Prada, Gucci, Max Mara, Blugirl, Antonio Marras, Dsquared2, Moschino, Bottega Veneta, Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianfranco Ferré and other major trend- setters traditionally broadcast online.
One of the first with his work for Gucci Frida Giannini presented . The audience beheld on the podium mix of dresses 40th ladylike style and forthright manner dominatrix – models tightened as a second skin, shiny python. Dresses hourglass silhouette with high-waisted hip , elegant coat , turtleneck and black snakeskin replaced silk evening cocktail dresses and suits, richly embroidered with sparkles, sequins , feathers and decorated with silk fringe . Motives in decadent party Frida added deep cuts , the Basques , the abundance of a transparent grid and horsehair . Continue reading
The motto of the Italian brand Luisa Spagnoli – normal wear … princesses. In the 60s Grace Kelly wore deuces this Italian brand , Sophia Loren preferred their feminine dresses , and today the Duchess of Cambridge ( in March 2011, still just Kate Middleton ) chooses red wool suit brand renowned for its official publication. What is the secret of success of the brand ?
First of all , the brand Luisa Spagnoli is in step with the times and keeps track of all the leading fashion trends , but this does not mean that they should blindly . Nicoletta Spagnoli , president and CEO ( fourth generation Spagnoli ” at the helm ” family fashion business ) : “We are creating beautiful things, because with attention to all stages of the production process, from the choice of materials to training sales staff. Surely we proud that Kate Middleton choice fell on us not only because of its role in society , but also because it is – the princess of the day . Pretty and simple, accessible to all suit that she really to face. ” From the point of view of Mrs. Spagnoli brand success is based on their vision of a woman on the culture and history of the brand as well as the country he represents.
Luisa Spagnoli brand boasts a long history on fashion standards . Founded in the 20s , this Italian brand through a lot : the postwar deprivation , and a sharp turn to success thanks to Lino Spagnoli and boom 80s – until he came up in the world today. Continue reading
First time in the last few seasons in the top ten hits of the recently concluded fashion marathon New York – London – Milan – Paris collection was not Burberry. Obviously, not all enthusiastically appreciated sexually provocative new work Bailey, which inspired the designer involved in the spy scandal call girl .
Critics and fans of the brand were confused : the collection is presented in a fit of decency brand concept with the emblem of the noble knight. Which cost only model in transparent rubber skirt and panties in the hearts ! But in spite of everything , in great sales no doubt – the scandal has autumn 2013 from Burberry Prorsum additional advertising , and hence , golden rain , showering the famous British brand with the arrival of Bailey soon stops. Maybe the art director decided to go for drastic changes in the policy of the brand and this collection was a precursor of things to come , as once Christine Keeler ( muse that inspired Christopher this time ) became the forerunner of future sexual revolution of the 60 ‘s. But most likely , the line of readymade garments Burberry fall 2013 season was ironic experiment , and offered to the public to remember the story of how one girl managed to cause a loud political scandal in the UK , followed by the collapse of the government. Continue reading
Every woman wants to wear and decorate it , and stressed all the advantages . But sometimes liked the fashionable thing completely to face. Kind and size appropriate , and pretty color , and it looks bad. Together with the well-known artist , a talented painter , party national and international exhibitions Igor Lotievym we tried to understand the issue , as every woman to find the color and look spectacular .
- Igor , often hear the expression ” to see the color .” What does this phrase mean ?
- There is a concept in painting – color vision . Not every artist sees it , and let it not be news to you . Most of those who do not see color , go to the schedule. They become great draughtsmen . Truly color vision for the artist is that his ” kiss god” and he can paint pictures that will delight many generations .
His vision of color and every nation : for example, the French did not knowingly appeared such direction as expressionism . Russian landscape painters of our love Savrasova Vasnetsov – in these paintings have a soul. Look at Shishkin : his paintings at first glance seem primitive , but in reality – it is a cosmos . Dazzle paint . But ahead of all , of course, Italian painters : the way they worked with colors , still no one works . Continue reading
Ladies, let’s face it : if previously it was us, the weaker sex , often portrayed as a thousand- Chinese goddess Kuan Yin , who manages everything in life – and even more , but now the baton we are increasingly intercept male. How much they need to have time now – and do not count! Earn money – is itself , sacred. And besides …
In addition, it is imperative to be able to and stop the horse at full gallop – that today for the ” high living standard” and without convincing style equestrian out , if not jumping ? About the ability of a decent kebab arrange for friends to mother nature – and say nothing. And build their six acres in the country so that the neighbors living daylights out of envy ! Modern designers have considered all these men incarnation – and for each of them , from the office and to the hacienda – offered a cascade of choices: one steeper than the other.
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As for styles , the next fetish fashion this season – safari. And formal leopard meltesheniya inherent female ” fashion for hunters ” is replaced by courageous men silhouettes and brim . Continue reading