INSPIRATION

The Hermitage – the “Window on Europe” of Fashion

It has been a while since every girl around the world through Carry Bradshaw discovered who Manolo Blahnik was or sooner what he was brilliant at – high-end women’s footwear. Today his talent has also got a high acknowledgement from the art word and his exhibition Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes is accommodated by…

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Le Bateau-Lavoir – Noah’s Ark of Art

Le Bateau-Lavoir (“The Boat Wash-house”) was once a moldy old tenement in a shaded square in the Monmartre district of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, which has taken a prominent place in art history. Christened by the poet Max Jacob, the building became an anchored shelter for such artists and writers as Pablo Picasso, Otto…

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Style Has No Age

American Gigolo from 1980 is the film on everyone’s lips, owing to the fashion icon and supermodel of 1970s, Lauren Hutton. Looking at her current photos from Bottega Veneta’s runway show in September 2016, you can hardly believe that it has passed 36 years since Paul Schrader’s romantic crime-drama appeared on the widescreen for the…

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English Father of French Fashion

The fashion system in its classical appearance with the designer at the forefront, as it still exists now, started from an Englishman by the name Charles Frederick Worth. He made his name and his fortune in the 1850s at the court of Napoleon III of France by designing the gowns for Princess Pauline Mettrnich and…

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Luxurious Sustainability

These days, when fast fashion has become speed-blinded in its endless attempts to meet our desires and exceed the selling numbers of the previous quarter, we finally raise the issue of sustainability. Thus we start realising how much we need to understand about our consumption and learn about all its effects on our planet. What…

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Jacqueline Kennedy – A Look of Exquisitely Simple Elegance

Yesterday Jacqueline (Bouvier) Kennedy would have celebrated her 87’s birthday. “The Jackie Look” eternalized in timeless fashion photographs is still inspiring and iconic. Meanwhile the name behind that sophisticated and laconic style is Oleg Cassini (11.04.1913, Paris – 17.03.2006, New York). Aristocrat, with excellent sense of style, inherited from Italian mother, and great dignity acquired…

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The Game of Mind and Scissors

The word “collage” has a French origin from “colle”, that means glue. Oxford Dictionary defines collage as the art of making a picture by sticking pieces of coloured paper, cloth or photographs onto a surface; a picture that you make by doing this.   During 1930s, Henry Matisse applied this art technique by cutting different…

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Papiers Collés

As an art form collage first appeared in Cubism founded by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso to destroy the illusion of apparent three-dimentional space. In their paintings the artists broke objects down into geometric shapes and spread them out across the picture plane. Thus the objects could be seen from all sides simultaneously. Later they…

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Give It The Whole Nine Yards

  Do you remember the Leopard-Print Niqab by Jeremy Scott 2013 inspired by the Arabic spring 2011? That was exactly what I was thinking about this morning, so I did my own interpretation of the seemingly chaotic mix of pattern, texture and silhouette by choosing the leopard-print calf-long skirt of cotton mixed with the woolen…

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