Sunday, September 29, 2013

Inside the 'Photo A-Z' Exhibition: Inez & Vinoodh, Nick Knight & Guy Bourdin (1/2)

Inez & Vinoodh
1 inez Right: 'Jade' (1996), courtesy of Groninger Museum, Groeningen

2 inez  3 inez Left: 'Jade & Victoria' (1996), right: 'Anastasia' (1994), both courtesy of Groninger Museum, Groeningen
4 guy 
Guy Bourdin
 5 guy Bottom:  Guy Bourdin, Charles Jourdan, Autumn 1977, courtesy of  The Estate of Guy Bourdin
 6 guy Guy Bourdin for french Vogue
7 newton Helmut Newton
8 knight 
Nick Knight
 9 knight1 'Flora Edition' series (1997 - 2010), courtesy of the artist and SHOWstudio, London

99 wall1 Exhibition concept 
The exhibition is running until January 5th 2014 at
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Ehrenhof 2, 40479 Düsseldorf, Germany 
What`s your favourite picture and favourite artist in this selection?

Friday, September 27, 2013

'Beauty in Wonderland' Exhibition in Milan

1 Franca Sozzani Franca Sozzani
On September 19th, the magnificent palazzo Casa degli Atellani in Milan opened its doors to an exclusive crowd for a unique exhibition.
 3 Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett
Beauty inWonderland - a multi-sensory event designed to bring to life a dream world where beauty is both aspiration and achievement.
 5 Blake Lively Blake Lively
 7 David Gand-;Pat McGrath David Gandy & Pat McGrath
Sculptures made of paper and blossoms, flowery pop-up-books, projections of Sølve Sundsbø`s enchanting photographs, mannequins dressed in flowers and threedimensional installations created a multi-sensory experience and dream-like atmosphere.
 9 Bianca Balti;Anna Dello Russo Bianca Balti & Anna Dello Russo
The event was hosted by Franca Sozzani and P&G Prestige President Joanne Crewes.
 9b Frida Giannini Gucci designer Frida Giannini
9d Laura Biagiotti;Lavinia Biagiotti Laura Biagiotti & Lavinia Biagiotti
9f Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett
Photos courtesy of P&G Prestige.
How do you like the exhibition & its presentation? Who was the best dressed guest?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The 10 Definite Fall 2013 Trends

Khaki Loves Black Leather fall1 khaki-leather Looks: Karl Lagerfeld, bag & shoe: Emporio Armani
Dark Florals fall2-dark-florals All Roberto Cavalli 
Purple fall3-purple Dress: Rena Lange, costume: Elie Saab, fur bag: Aigner, velvet bag: Emporio Armani
Prints Tamed By Black fall4-prints-tamed-by-black All Etro, except leopard bag: Roberto Cavalli 
Red fall5-red Leather jacket: Versace, bag: Roberto Cavalli, left dress: Versus, coat: Karl Lagerfeld, rifgt-side look: Burberry
Beige meets black fall6-beige-black Look: Etro: necklace: Roberto Cavalli, pants: 7 For All Mankind 
Mixed Berries fall7-mixed-berries Look: Karl Lagerfeld, bag: Aigner, sho: Elie Saab
Sexy Black (worn with ankle boots) fall8-sexy-black Looks (left to right): Versus, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, belt & bag: Etro, ankle boots: Roberto Cavalli
Pullover + Pencil-Skirt fall9-pencilskirt-pullover Left: Jean Paul Gaultier, right: Burberry 
Petrol fall99-petroleum All Elie Saab

Jean Paul Gaultier picture by Patrice Stable. Pictures are property of the respective brands. Collages by DressCode:HighFashion.

What`s your favourite trend this fall?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Salvatore Ferragamo Reopens Women’s Flagship Store In Milan During Fashion Week

181540822GO021_Salvatore_Fe Freida Pinto, Massimiliano Giornetti and Karolina Kurkova
Salvatore Ferragamo celebrated the reopening of its women’s flagship store on Via Montenapoleone, Milan, following a complete refit with an entirely new concept. 
Being one of the historic stores, the Milan women’s boutique was inaugurated in 1939 on the ground floor of Casa Carcassola Grandi, a sixteenth-century palace with an elegant Neoclassical façade in the heart of the city’s fashion district. The boutique has now been completely refurbished with updated retail areas and a new showroom layout.
 181540822GO025_Salvatore_Fe Francesca Eastwood and Freida Pinto.
 Photos by Vincenzo Lombardo/Getty Images for Salvatore Ferragamo

The store’s interior - spanning a total surface area of over 450 square metres - is elegant and luxurious, in line with Ferragamo’s signature style, creating a refined ambience. The various product areas flow in a series of reflections and glimpses, highlighted by mirrored entrances and gold travertine inlays, reminiscent of a Baroque palace. Glossy, tactile, lacquered walnut and Venetian marmorino stucco on the walls, along with steel and natural raffia in the upholstery, lend a warm and intimate feel to the new store concept. Even the edges have been rounded to give a more feminine aura to the space.

181540822GO059_Salvatore_Fe Freida Pinto and Fulvia Visconti Ferragamo 
Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for Salvatore Ferragamo

The boutique entrance, which offers guests a complete view of the Salvatore Ferragamo range, opens up to a space devoted to handbags. The shoe area follows under a sixteenth-century cross vault, with a special niche for Ferragamo’s Creations line. This leads to the jewellery and watch room, with gold mother-of-pearl walls, antique-effect mirrors and gold raffia, and then to the oval-shaped ready-to-wear space, dominated by the cupolas that emanate indirect light, illuminating the collection.
4 Salvatore Ferragamo Boutique Donna Milano Salvatore Ferragamo Boutique Donna Milano
“A strategic centre for fashion and made-in- Italy products, Milan is an essential international showcase for a brand like Ferragamo. For this Salvatore Ferragamo women’s boutique, we have developed a special concept that also enhances the beauty of the historical palace in which it lies, ” explained Michele Norsa, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo.
 5 Salvatore Ferragamo Boutique Donna Milano
Photos courtesy of  Salvatore Ferragamo.
How do you like the renovated store? Does it reflect the brand perfectly?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier Homme Ambience & Backstage


Picture credit: Rainer Torrado p/o Jean Paul Gaultier.

How do you like the presentation of the collection (in comparison to a runway show)?