Balenciaga Fashion House was founded at the beginning of the 20th century by a well-known Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. The first boutique was opened in San Sebastian in 1918. In the 1930s Balenciaga moved his already noted business to Paris. Afterwards the house flourished for more than 30 years there through its exclusive fashion, jewellery and fragrances, and became one of the most influential haute couture leaders of those times.
Cristóbal Balenciaga’s reign continued for the next 30 years during which he managed to open other authentic boutiques in Madrid and Barcelona. He was regarded by his fellow designer-colleagues as “The Master” for creating some of the most extravagant and powerful images of the 20th century.
The House’s business was closed in 1968 as Cristóbal Balenciaga retired, and he died just a few years later. From that time until the 1990s the Balenciaga name was associated only with fragrances.
In the mid 90s the owner of the Paris-based store, Nicolas Ghesquière, decided to revive the fashion line of the House. In a short period of time he became one of the strongest designers in the world of fashion. Read More »
Kanye West Fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection is characterized by simplicity of design and accuracy of lines. The fashion critics consider the collection to be a new break-through of this season. However, a well-known singer who stepped into the field of fashion design has a lot of trends to look up to. His own design of outfits can be simply called glam with a touch of futuristic style, as delicacy of forms is combined with a harsh make up and outrageous hairstyles of models. But before his brand becomes popular an aspiring fashion designer has to launch several new collections.
In spite of the rumors about his bad taste in fashion, Kanye West is ready to conquer the fashion world with a series of elegant and unique collections. The singer seems to be aiming for the same level of acknowledgement in the world of fashion as he has in music, so Kanye West has successfully entered the fashion industry, displaying his peculiar vision of form and color. Read More »
The bleak winter weather in the UK can do nothing to dampen the spirits of a true fashionista. Dresses are as essential this winter as they were during the summer. Accessories may be a little more wintry, such as thick patterned tights, leggings, coats, hats and scarves and the dresses themselves maybe made from thicker, more hardwearing material, but the same fundamentals are the same: dresses are sexy, sassy, stylish and most importantly, wearable. Read More »
Rio de Janeiro fashion week 2012 was opened by one of Brazilian most famous couturier Alexandre Herchcovitch. In the collection 2012 he showed industrial-strength of raw denim and utilitarian comfort of the hipsters’ era. Shirtdresses, catsuits, leather jackets and cropped vests as well as transparent plastic heels of the wedges and 80-s stylized sunglasses – all these reflected the designer’s sober mood. Unfortunately, model’s nest hair style didn’t bring Herchcovitch anything but considerable critical acclaim. Read More »
If you are planning a wedding the first thing you think about is of course your perfect wedding dress. You imagine the model, its silhouette, design and finishing as well as material and whatnots! And after all these preparation, after finding skillful designer and tailor, after million of fittings, you get the result – an ideal wedding gown. But OMG, you have no time to choose right wedding lingerie. In a sense you have no time to choose lingerie at all because you have to try some hairstyles, make cute manicure and so on… and you even delegate lingerie choice to your mom or close friend (brides mate). Read More »
Hi, girls. As you know I have a special category called “Fashion brands” on our blog. In this category I recite about prominent contemporary, emerging designers and titans of the 20th century. But this time I’m going to make some quintessence and tell you about top fashion designers.
Many people asked Dolce and Gabbana, Miuccia Prada, Hubert de Givenchy and Coco Chanel how did they decide to become a fashion designer. Really it is very hard to answer. It’s just the same as why did you decide to breath. Hard to answer, isn’t it? Read More »
After holding shows abroad the 19th Islamic Fashion Festival named ‘Oriental Charm’ was opened on the 14 November 2011 in Kuala Lumpur. It is the first festival after a long period since 2006. The Islamic Fashion Festival 2011 will run for 5 days until 18th of November. According to the festive program fourteen fashion shows will be hold, 10 of which – in aid of charity. About sixty foreign and local designers will present their collection to the audience. Read More »
The year is ending soon and its time to resume and name the weirdest pair of shoes among the weird shoes 2011. The catwalk 2011 was profuse in weird fashion, shoes are not exception. Alexander McQueen’s début and Lady Gaga’s defiles make it harder and harder to create anecdotic and unlikely shoes. But despite of this, our fashion experts have managed to find bold and creative weird shoes 2011. Read More »
Valentino, Valentino Roma and Valentino Garavani as well as R.E.D. Valentino these all are Valentino Garavani’s creations. The Italian fashion designer is one of major representative of this profession.
Born in northern Italy in a city of Voghera, Valentino early fall in love with fashion designating. After finishing school he moved to Paris where he studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, École des Beaux-Arts. His parents Mauro Garavani and Teresa de Biaggi helped him to pursue the interest to fashion design. Read More »
It is always a problem for a guy to choose a cool and suitable Halloween costume from the great amount of men’s Halloween costumes 2011. In wizard costume you are looking like a schoolboy, zombie costume is too simple and boring even. Relax guys! For you I’ve prepared best men’s Halloween costumes 2011. Reading this article will help you to choose cool and original variant from different others. Read More »