art & fashion

Infrared NYC

New York-based, Italian born photographer and graphic designer Paolo Pettigiani has recently captured a collection of pictures of Central Park’s landscape, in a series named surprisingly, Infrared NYC. Using a infrared-aerochrome film photo which reverses the real colors to transform them into red, pink, the artist shows the park under a new perspective. The usual green grass and trees are...

Chanel Cuba – Cruise 2017

Karl Lagerfeld has chose Cuba as the location for his Chanel Cruise 2017 fashion show making Chanel the first major fashion house to send models down the catwalk on the Communist-ruled island, highlighting warming relations with the West. Largerfeld was escorted by Fidel Castro`s teenage grandson Tony. Wealthy fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed...

Sweetie darling, sweetie

The wait in nearly over sweetie darling, sweeties ! The girls are back and they are right on point ! Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamor, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hot-spots. The hilarious plot thickens as Edina is blamed for a major incident involving Kate Moss at an uber fashionable launch...

Louis Vuitton Autumn Winter 2016/2017

Nicolas Ghesquière showed a Louis Vuitton collection in which he continued his wardrobe approach to the runway. Lightness takes the form of silk flowing parachute dresses or check slip dresses. Sweaters and leather jackets are renewed with puffed sleeves that seem inspired by Edwardian times. Motorbike slim trousers are combined with military jackets in soft  tones, while short dresses boast sparkling sequins and beads with a...

when Darkness ruled New York

Marc Jacobs closed out New York Fashion Week. In a word, it has been hailed as extraordinary. Jacobs showed his extravaganza of fashion noir on a stark white set to the sound of single chimed notes by Japanese musician Keiji Haino. Darkness ruled, but with an underlying sweetness.
The ghostly girls in their giant garb (plus Lady Gaga) came stomping into the big white space...

KAWS’ KAWS’ KAWS’

KAWS has opened his first-ever UK show this week at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park where the Brooklyn-based artist unveiled a series of new paintings and sculptures. The exhibition, in the expansive Longside Gallery and open air, features over 20 works: commanding sculptures in bronze, fibreglass, aluminium and wood alongside large, bright canvases immaculately rendered in...

$6.8 billion..Dolce & Gabbana tapped in

Last week, Dolce & Gabbana made bold but strategic move in years when the Italian fashion house launched its first collection on abayas and hijabs. High-end fashion is booming in the Middle East, women from wealthy oil states have long expressed their flair for fashion with pricey handbags and shoes, visible when worn with an abaya and hijab.

Many of these women are already consumers of...

Givenchy Spring 2016 New York… revisited

Riccardo Tisci moved his Givenchy show from Paris to New York for the very first time. At dusk on Pier 26 on September 11, he staged an elaborate presentation of 88 looks featuring everything from menswear to haute couture inspired by his past decade at the house. The set, designed in collaboration with Marina Abramovic, was made of all recycled materials and intended to evoke...