Re: New French Designer: Alexandre Vauthier

Last week, Alexandre Vauthier premired his Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection during Paris Fashion Week. His collection features his classic fierce shoulders and block colors in monochrome. However, Vauthier adds a splash of color with a deep purple and sex appeal. His clothing becomes much more provocative with deep “V” necklines, bare shoulders, lace and cut outs.

Check out his new collection at Paris Vogue.

What Fashion Is

“Don’t you know that you are working at the place that published some of the greatest artists of the century? Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta. And what they did, what they created was greater than art because you live your life in it.” – The Devil Wears Prada

A few posts ago, I asked the ambiguous question of  “What is Fashion?” It seems that everyone has a different answer. Some believe it to be a commercial trap– a way to influence people to purchase more than they need. Others believe it to be a way of life like Coco Chanel immortalized in her words: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” And finally, most just think fashion is just clothes.

Well, I would like to offer my personal opinion. Continue reading

Hakaan Wins ANDAM Award

HakaanA spectator at Hakaan Tildirim’s recent show was quoted saying, “A new star is born.” Clearly, one has as Turkish designer Hakaan was awarded the ANDAM Fashion Award this month. After being notified of his achievement, Hakaan responded, “This is so magical. We are honored.”

The five other finalists for the award included Alexandre Vauthier, Bouchra Jarrar, Calla Haynes, Francesco Scognamiglio, and Mark Fast

Watch Hakaan’s Fall/Winter 2010-2011 show below.

Giuseppe Zanotti Launches Jewelry Collection

Noted shoe designer, Giuseppe Zanotti, has dressed Hollywood’s hottest feet on the red carpet and on the streets for years. Now Zanotti is taking a step back with shoes and a step forward with jewelry. Giuseppe Zanotti has partnered with Delfina Delettreq to release a jewelry collection for fall/winter 2010-2011. The collection features rings, cuffs, bracelets, bangles and necklaces, all designed with an edgy, hardware look. Despite the spikes and rivets, Giuseppe Zanotti keep the collection flashy and feminine with rhinestone accents and semi-precious stones. His jewelry collection is priced between $325 to $1,850 and will be sold exclusively at Giuseppe Zanotti Design boutiques and selected department stores starting in July of 2010.

View his online store and website.