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 »
In 1854 a well-known fashion house Louis Vuitton was founded. Louis Vuitton gained his reputation in making luggage. That’s why he became a trunk-maker to the wife of Napoleon III.
For several years Louis Vuitton learnt the real basis of the so called voyage-friendly baggage. Then he made up his mind to deconstruct that model. So he thought of his own one. He designed very light trunks with a flat bottom made of wonderful airtight sailcloth. His trunks could simply stack and surely had easy storage. Read More »
Yves Saint Laurent fashion house is a symbol of French couture. The history of this brand takes start in early sixties of the past century. In 1962 the first YSL collection, inspired by national costumes of different nations, was released.
YSL gave life to many fashion trends, such as beatnik look. This company made tight pants, high boots and safari jackets attributes of style and good taste in 60s and 70s.
It is difficult to imagine a man even the most distant from the fashion, which would have never heard about one of the most iconic and legendary among fashion houses – Versace SpA, or simply Versace.
This company was founded in 1978 and was originally conceived as a company selling fine and rare fabrics. However, after six months on the Via della Spiga the first branded boutique with dresses which were invented and sewed by founder of the company – Gianni Versace, was opened in Milan. Design and cut dresses were much differed from those that were adopted in the fashion world at the moment, and shop instantly became very popular not only among the Italian elite, but among ordinary shoppers. Read More »
Fashion house Dolce and Gabbana is one of the largest in the world of fashion, though in practice the youngest. Today, its value exceeds 645 million dollars. Many boutiques around the world, a large staff of admirers, successful shows – it is an integral part of the Dolce & Gabbana.
Since its inception, brand Dolce & Gabbana has become a symbol of passionate and elegant style of confident young men and women. Dolce & Gabbana man – a little hedonist, dresses for himself and very attentive to detail. He loves everything that frees him from subjection to pre-defined patterns, he is free and successful. He can come to the office in a perfect suit, as well as in tattered jeans and a blazer because he dictates the rules and disobeys them. Read More »
Calvin Klein is doubtlessly one of the most respected fashion brands, which stays in the spotlight for over the four decades.
The history of Calvin Klein Fashion House started back in the 1968 with the coat shop in the New York city. The story goes that the buyer form fashionable women’s apparel store walked into the Calvin Klein’s shop by mistake and in a week made the 50 thousand dollar deal with Calvin Klein. Within a year Mr. Klein appeared on the cover of Vouge magazine and by the end of 1970’s his annual income reached 8,5 million dollar point.
Calvin Klein Fashion House is known for its controversial advertising campaigns, featuring Brooke Shields, Mark Wahlberg and Kate Moss. Read More »
Nowadays Chanel Fashion Designer is one of the most popular brands in the world. A lot of people, wearing and using it can’t stand delighting the designer. And that is not surprising, because Chanel guarantees you chick and elegance! And it has been helping a lot of women to feel self- confident for more than 100 years!
By the way, do you know the history of the brand? It was founded in 1909 by famous Coco Chanel. She was fond of designing hats, which she was selling in her own shop. But in 1913 she declared that she was totally against so- called “resort wear” and started advertising sportswear, introducing sports jackets and trousers for women. This conception ran counter to that time’s viewpoint. So, in fact, Coco had founded a brand in spite of the fact that there were no brands at that time. Read More »
One of our readers asked recently about her sister who was a model of Givenchy. Of course it is very hard to find now some rare photos, especially when models were not world known.
But I did like this topic and decided to compare some modern models with the models of the past century. All we know that a new one is once forgotten, so looking at the modern models you would recognize the features and style of the old guard.
Nevertheless contemporary beauty standards differ from the past years etalons. Blonds or dark-haired, blue-eyed or burning brown – all the models have the one and only peculiarity that brings them to the fashion height. Read More »
“I have designed flower women.”
Christian Dior was an influential French fashion designer, the founder of one of the world’s top fashion house, also called Christian Dior.
Christian Dior was born in a seaside town on the coast of France, called Granville. His family hoped he would become a diplomat, but Dior only wished to be involved in the fashion world and sketching as well.
To raise money, he sold his fashion works outside for about 10 cents per sketch. In 1928 after leaving school he opened a small art gallery, receiving money from his father. After a family financial disaster Dior was forced to close the gallery. Read More »
“… Dusky eyes dazed. Mascara blacker than enigma. The mood is porcelain. Her dreams are weaving behind windows. “
Dreams Pradaesque by Beatrice Lao
Prada Fashion House is an Italian fashion brand designed by Mario Prada. Prada specializes in luxury goods for men and women (ready-to-wear, leather accessories, shoes, and luggage and hats, sunglasses and cell phones recently). Read More »