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2018-04-26

LEONARD Paris SS2018 Collection


Leonard Paris Spring Summer 2018 Collection
Stopover in Moorea


Polynesia’s lush flora contrasted with mathematical rigor: harmonious oppositions lead the way in Leonard’s SS2018 collection, which explores the tension between nature and nurture, instinct and education, control and pleasure.


The show opens with masculine tailoring, streamlined pea jackets, reworked raincoats, structures outlined in white, layered with stripes and floral prints. The garments are gradually deconstructed. Overcoats and parka jackets come with shawl collars or kimono cuts.


Like the sails of boat inflated by sea winds and held back by ropes, oversized dresses give a sense of control and letting go.



An orchid, this collection’s figurehead, is graphic, multicolored, printed on silk lamé, scintillating like the reflections of waves on humid sand.



The color palette is equally escapist, ranging from sunny yellow to cheeky orange, vibrant pink, ocean blue, frothy white, emerald green, and mother-of-pearl metallic tints.  Jewelry made out of large juxtaposed pearls underline the body’s articulations.



Geometrical blossom or sensual architecture, this subtle equilibrium runs like a golden thread throughout the collection.



agnès b. SS2018 Homme Collection

Since her beginning in the fashion industry, agnès keeps on her passion and has been creating numerous classic designs season after season. agnès is passionate about life, culture and art that keep inspiring her from time to time. This season, the designer remains the smart casual style in simplicity that the brand has been striving for, and introduced five clothing styles under the “Ready to wear” collection for this spring and summer. The collection mixed delicately the materials, cuttings, patterns to perform styles from the softest to the most daring, and you can see why fashion is always part of the art.


Along the Coast - The Seafaring Look Series
Influenced by Brittany coast in France, you can expect a wardrobe in a refreshing sailing style for summertime. Subtle colour tones of black, grey and white are heavily used in the series, mixing with patterns in various stripes to present a relaxed and low-key style. Cutting of the series is basic and comfortable, other than the classic ¾ sleeves, trousers with straight leg, agnès also proposed here a new collar in the square cut which coheres with the sense of sailing style. Make sure you don’t miss this relaxed yet chic nautical outfit if you are planning a summer holiday with sun and beach!


French Style Elegance Redefined - The French Elegance Series
Not only agnès is passionate about photography, so do her family.  Inspired by her father’s photographs taken during the summer of 1936 in Normandy, agnès built a casual chic wardrobe. agnès proposed a redefined elegance in this series that we may call it the French-style elegance. As one of the masterpiece of this series, a weaved cotton blouson “le bateau” has featured a photograph of sailboat taken by her father. The silhouette of the sailboat image is presented in a mono golden tone, bringing a refreshing holiday mood with elegance to the design. Another highlight of this wardrobe is a pink and white striped suits in seersucker, a summertime fabric that is breathable and light, keeping you cool in this summer for parties and gatherings.


Colourful Street Art - The Arty Cloakroom Series
The street art elements usually appear in agnès b.’s designs. This season, agnès has invited JonOne, the American street artist who is active in France, to join hands in designing this series. A highlight of the series includes an all-over print designed by JonOne on a suit which is artistic with its colourful and abstract graffiti. Several styles have been created given the inspiration of photos taken by agnès herself, creating the playful looks in a French street style. The series also featured colourful artist T-shirts and jersey, workwear in many shapes, jackets, T-shirts and polos for mix and matching. A few looks proposed in the series are rather bold with the overdyed colours of purple, orange and red, making them perfect for the strong personal style to take place in city nightlife.


Declination of Blues - The Bearer of Light Series
Inspiration taken from a photograph “Bearer of Light” taken by Ryan Mcginley, agnès decided to develop a complete wardrobe in different shades of blue. The casual and stylish denim play a vital role in this series that you can trace it in quite a lot of products including workwear jacket with patch pockets, wide cotton pants, cotton ikat on pants and shirts. A picture of blue sky which agnès took through a plane window is also featured on a shirt, presenting the blue color in different sense and mood.


2018-04-25

BALMAIN SS2018 Men Collection


BALMAIN SS2018 Men Collection
"Among my favorite social media comments are those commending me on my great French. Perhaps because Balmain has so strongly emphasized the beauty of a truly diverse world open to all global influences, people might overlook my own roots. 


But lately, like so many others, I’ve become keenly aware of them, as this nation bucked a dangerous trend, veering sharply away from a small-minded fear of others, while strongly reaffirming key ideals that are both universal and uniquely tied to France and its long history.


My team and I often stress that Balmain reflects how our generation dresses but perhaps because of this recent affirmation of essential values, I felt myself pushed to create an even more personal runway offering one that best reflects how I feel and dress today.


Like the runway’s soundtrack, the collection relies both on familiar classics and a paring back to a raw, honest essential. A tougher, urban edge is clearly evident, both in the sharp silhouette and the limited color palette.


Yes, there is an undeniable Parisian mood. But, while we were obviously inspired by signature French styles, we were never constrained by them - this remains, first and foremost, a Balmain collection.


This runway’s spotlight shines a bright light on our atelier’s skillful French tailoring, but the familiar mastery of embellishment and leather designs is also easily spotted.


Above all, one senses the strong confidence of “l’aventurier contre tout guerrier,” hailed in today’s Indochine song - the assertive attitude that defines our young, bold Balmain army." Said Olivier Rousteing.


DVF Summer 2018 Collection

DVF Summer 18 collection is a range of day-focus clothes with an air of romance and nostalgia. The inspiration is from the color palette combine and surround bright prints and textile designs with neutral earthy colors.


Imagining hazy summer days; interiors of wicker and tapestries; bias cut ribbons of silk draped over the body, and the eccentricity and the free spirit of a musician on the road. Feminine and dreamy, the clothes evoke natural movement and energy. Full blouson sleeves, smocking, and pin-tucking bring architectural volume to the silhouette.


The clothes are cut and worn with ease: a wrap-style dress with kimomo-inspired top, tie-front shirting, and a dress constructed from three oversized silk scarves. Hockney-esque vital pastels are balanced by new neutrals, including bone and earthy terracotta. Han-painted florals, tiny daisy buds, and wallpaper watercolor blooms decorate luxurious silk crepe de Chine.


Bold graphic stripes, polka dots, and paisley join them, Delicate dot devore, studded colored denim, rich jacquard tailoring, and stretch mesh - a modern signature fabric are fabrics made for movement.


She is a woman with purpose; sensual and free-spirited, yet strong and with intention.