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  • Alexander McQueen Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Alexander McQueen Spring - Summer 2012 look 2 by Michalis Christodoulou

      Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, offered a truly inspiring collection for Spring/Summer 2012 and in our books, one of the most exciting shows during Paris Fashion Week. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS As Burton said, the collection was an exploration of ideas of beauty at their most extreme and women as objects of desire. Models had beautifully veiled eyes and expertly lace-bound heads, which immediately triggered my inspiration for illustrating some of the looks. Featuring skirt suits, dresses with…

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  • Paris Style- An interview with Sally Perrin of Perrin Paris luxury handbags

    Sally and Michel Perrin

    Inside the atelier with Sally Perrin… Sally is glamorous, chic, and fun. She spends about 2/3 of her time in Los Angeles and the rest in Paris with her husband who is originally from Limoges and their two daughters. She recently started to design a line of sumptuous handbags and leather accessories and invited me to the atelier, where I went ga-ga over the gorgeous leather goods. Later that afternoon Sally kindly invited me to her apartment for tea and…

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  • Chloe – Spring 2012 Fashion Show Photos

    chloe spring 12

    CHLOE Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring  / Summer 2012 Paris Fashion Week MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS [nggallery id=28] Peek at CHLOE in store now: More Chloé… In their words… Chloé Spring/Summer 2012 In her first season for Chloé, Creative Director Clare Waight Keller considered the mood of the Chloé girl and discovered a multitude of feminine personalities that define the brand. “I looked at festival girls, girls on the street and David Bailey’s photos of Marie Helvin and Anjelica…

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  • Best of Milan Fashion Week- D&G, Jil Sander, Moschino, Prada – Spring 2012


    As per usual, from New York collections one can expect pragmatic sportswear(the kind that doesn’t often reinvent the wheel, maybe just spins it), from London one can expect out-of-this-world, well executed propositions and from Milan; riotous colors, bold adornments and brilliant uses of technological advancements in fabrications. And with that being said, Milanese designers did not disappoint. We saw a large variety of finessed, retro-inspired options full of energy, enticing plays on print and a generous dose of giddy sex…

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  • Emilio Pucci Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2012 by Michalis Christodoulou

    Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci, offered  an ultra modern gypsy-sexy catwalk look, with visible dentelle knit panties, lace embellished tops and slipdresses with embroidered beads, and breathtaking skirts and dresses with amazing detailed prints. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS My illustrated look from the catwalk was this  ethereal, ultra sexy, stylish and see through lace embellished black dress, which with the right dentelle panties, just can’t go wrong. The makeup was also exquisite. I just love this look! –Michalis Christodoulou Watch the…

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  • Gucci Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Gucci Spring/Summer 2012 look 1 by Michalis Christodoulou

    Please welcome new FocusOnStyle Contributor Michalis Christodoulou and his discerning eye that captures the nuances of the runway through fashion illustration. -S.H. Gucci and Emilio Pucci were among my favourite Spring/Summer 2012 collections from Milan Fashion Week. My three illustrated looks are the ones I loved the most from the Gucci catwalk show.  Frida Giannini for Gucci delivered a seriously glamorous, yet very wearable collection, a blend of twenties elegance and the strong feminine style of the Gucci woman. Dresses and tops…

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  • Paris Fashion Week Preview- Pierre Balmain, Spring-Summer 2012 Film Peek

    Pierre Balmain Femme, Spring Summer 2012

    Balmain is getting a less extravagantly priced sibling… Who can't resist Balmain, especially the cool French chic way Emmanuelle Alt can rock one of their jackets? But the prices?! Mon Dieu! Debuting this Sunday during Paris Fashion Week, Pierre Balmain, the new women’s and men’s collection with an "international, downtown cool style" created in partnership between Balmain Paris and Ittierre SpA. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Watch the first  first instalment of the teaser for the film by Inez and Vinoodh, featuring model model Abbey Lee…

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  • Best of London Fashion Week- Acne, Christopher Kane, Meadham Kirchoff, Richard Nicoll- Spring 2012

    Christopher Kane spring 2012

    Leave it to London to really get the ball rolling when it comes to fantastical, covetable and overall completely original collections that are not only going to expand our must-have lists exponentially, but are also certain to inspire our sartorial wishes and desires for this upcoming season to come. Here’s a look at our favorite collections from London for Spring/Summer 2012. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Christopher Kane   Call it his most wearable collection to date if you may, but there…

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  • Giorgio Armani- Spring 2012 Women’s Fashion Show Video

    Giorgio Armani spring 2012 fashion show finale

    Watch Giorgio Armani Spring / Summer 2012 Women's Fashion Show video: MORE: Giorgio Armani and the Armani brand Photos of the Giorgio  Armani Spring 2012 fashion show: [nggallery id=26] In their words… Giorgio Armani Spring / Summer 2012  Nacrée Collection Milan Fashion Week    The sheen of mother-of-pearl, the iridescence that transforms colours    into watery reflections. Light that becomes shape, shape that is    distilled into the purest lines. The more important the role of the    fabric, the more conceptual the line of the garment….

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