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Chanel: Haute Couture & Ready to Wear

There was no need for stuntmanship in the usual stagecraft expected in their shows, The Haute Couture show was a nice subtle display of continuity as the first collection without Karl Lagerfeld.

For the most part, Virginie Viard sticks to the classic code of monastic austerity that relies on  refined, hand-sewn finishes –  seam binding, carefully arranged pleats, finely finished hems, scooping neckline forms, but using  a cascade of longer leaner drapery. 

Her signature is carefully inserted as the collection salutes the golden eras of the Chanel aesthetic, taking her time to introduce coloured tweeds, black cravats, and peeling off the layers of accessory embellishments that have been staples in recent years.  It’s a celebration of beauty and femininity staying true to the label’s function and form.

With the ready to wear collections last week, we’re seeing more of her imagination come through with the looks of tweeds for tweens and colour prints on rompers hitting the runway.   A complete 360 to the almost conservative approach in her previous show.   For Lagerfeld loyalists, it may be confusing, but we are fans of this very interesting fashion story….




Inside Kelly Slater’s Lemoore surf ranch

It was part of a series of events at the Breitling summit this past week.  Considered one of the greatest surfers of all time, Kelly Slater along with fellow Surfers Squad members Stephanie Gilmore and Sally Fitzgibbons, welcomed Breitling and its guests to the Surf Ranch, which features an incredible artificial wave pool where surfers can catch the world’s longest man-made, open-barrel wave.

 “I was thrilled when I heard that Breitling and Outerknown wanted to host a brand day here at the Surf Ranch alongside the entire Surfers Squad.  We had a fantastic day here in Lemoore.”

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New York Fashion Week: CAAFD

If there’s any show we must cover then it’s this one, because we’re all about the emerging artists and talent around here! 

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Every season, CAAFD curates some of the finest talents in the fashion industry, globally.  CAAFD partners with IMG and Pier 59 studios and presenting its approved designers.

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Tuesday 10th September – 7pm / 8pm (New York)

Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers, [CAAFD] is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of promoting designers who aspire to expand their brand awareness and do business in the United States. CAAFD educates, promotes and empowers aspiring designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned designer they yearn to be.

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Styling the Crawleys

The rich tapestry of characters of Downton Abbey offers much to play with for the teams in costume, hair and makeup design.

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At the same time, the 1920s color pallette throughout the television show’s tenure would never see a lady of the house in red or pink.   The cuts and flow of garments enhance a scene setting the stage for a character’s entrance and exit and adds to the script unspoken dialogue that can be quite compelling.

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A bold and bright spring ahead as David Jones dazzles with their latest preview

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Rosie Tupper & Sam Margin arrive at the David Jones SS19 Season Preview  (Hanna Lassen / Getty Images)

David Jones previewed the Spring Summer 2019 season, On the Bright Side, presenting a selection of the best of David Jones’ Australian and international collections. David Jones Ambassadors Jessica Gomes and Victoria Lee were joined by a stellar line-up of talent, including David Jones’ SS19 Face of Menswear Tom Derickx, and international sensation and star of the On the Bright Side campaign,Dilone.

The anticipated event commenced late morning at the iconic Sydney Opera House, where 100 guests attended a fashion presentation and intimate lunch in the light-filled Concert Hall Northern Foyer. Over-looking the Sydney Harbour, David Jones’ SS19 Season Preview captured the essence of a new spring summer season underpinned by optimism, warmth and joy. Viewed from above, John Olsen’s seminal mural Salute to Five Bells and the distinctive royal purple carpet set a spectacular stage for 23 striking international and Australian looks, and a performance by breakout talent and Aria nominee Odette.

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Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out

The biggest retail shopping event in Australia returns to Sydney next month for its 10th anniversary with catwalks, in-store promotions, beauty bars and champagne on offer throughout the city centre.

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