While Jean Paul Gaultier is exhibiting in the Grand Palais in Paris and Alexander McQueen is honoured in the V & A Museum in London, Bonn, in Germany, which is the birthplace of Karl Lagerfeld, hosts the largest retrospective ever devoted to him.
The famous French Maison, Christian Lacroix, has always been one of my favourite brands. As always, Lacroix manages to impose his “neo-Baroque” style – blending boldness and sophistication – recognizable at a glance… And of course, the Christian Lacroix boutique in Paris is one of the most charming in the city.
To celebrate 10 years of collaboration, British designer Stella McCartney and Adidas have launched a limited collection called Ultra Boost. The new collection Adidas by Stella McCartney celebrates once again the marriage of style and technique. All the creativity of a world-class fashion designer with the best performance for sport – including yoga, swimming, jogging… … Continue reading
An institution in Paris and indeed in many French towns, Printemps, the department store group celebrates its 150 birthday – with the slogan: “Happy 150 years.”
As in a David Lynch film, Dior revisits their mythic models and proposes handbags with an ultra-feminine ‘pop’ twist. In python, ostrich, bicolour, printed or embroidered… the famous Dior bags: ‘Be’, ‘Lady Dior’, ‘Miss Dior’ or ‘Diorama’ are rejuvenated in a creative spring-summer extravaganza for 2015. The ultimatum in graphic luxury!
Good news for fans of Balenciaga with the opening of its new store in the heart of the Spanish capital. Its young creative director Alexander Wang continues to amaze me with his designs and artistic skill.
Karl Lagerfeld isn’t afraid to take risks – and it seems like he’s taking a leap of faith and delving into a new business venture – kid’s wear.
There is a shopping centre in Paris that is only a short metro ride from the Arc de Triomphe called “Les 4 temps” (The 4 Seasons). It is located in the heart of the business district called “La Defense” and it is where many Parisians go to do their shopping and where there are great … Continue reading
J.Crew is a fast moving US brand that is beginning to expand from it’s UK base into continental Europe by opening a store in Paris’ very fashionable “Marais”, home to many fashion brands, like my favourites stores such as L’Eclaireur, Bimba & Lola, APC…
‘You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.’ – Alexander McQueen