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Brown Fleming dominated the market for imitation wax prints on the West African Coast and although several attempts had been made to get an insight into Previnaire’s production process it was only around 1910 that several other companies in the United Kingdom,
Made In Holland, Adored In Africa
Lulu Guinness introduces the new Autographer bag; a versatile cross-body bag featuring a hidden Autographer camera to capture those special summer moments without you having to lift a finger.
Shoot as you go with this season’s it bag for instagram-aholics. Inspired by the ‘Archive Eyes’ design from the AW14 collection, this versatile leather cross body bag features a hidden Autographer Camera which freely captures those special moments without you having to lift a finger.
The fashion world has been moving towards a more ambiguous way of dressing, seen across the industry from Givenchy’s use of campaign images and Saint Laurent’s unisex collection, to the rise of transgender model Andrej Pejic.
Daan Roosegaarde from Capetown has designed a dress that combines technology with social fashion.
Dandyism transgressed: the necktie in the feminine .
For her new Autumn/Winter 2014/15 Collection, Fatima Guerrout has subverted the supreme accessory of male dandyism: the necktie, which we find knotted around the waist of a lace dress as a belt to slim down the silhouette, or feminising a masculine suit. Balzac said that the necktie "helps us to judge the person wearing it." This season, it will reveal the women who choose it as an emblem of elegance.
Experimental is the word of the season. The Fall-Winter RTW 2014 collection from BASIL SODA is an experiment of prints, and material work; with a casual take on the house’s DNA. The atelier was in a painterly mood this season bringing together a touch of illustration to the textiles. Abstract collages alongside linear drawings bring a fun sensibility to the table. A mixture of lush satins, supple leathers and a nod to menswear inspired textiles make up the structure. Another element that came into play was the idea of sportswear and an effortless way of dressing.
There are straight shoulders, emphasized waists, and straight cuts. There is subtle femininity, bare flesh revealed through a low neckline, and the volume of a A-line skirt light as air. But though there may be Fifties reminiscences or the feel of a ride to Napa Valley, the colours of a Californian season give a subtle stamp to this Paris couture free from any hint of the vintage.
Born out of a vibrant complicity between the artist Carlos Cruz-Diez and the fashion designer, the new collection Oscar Carvallo Couture spring-summer 2014, Voyage cinétique II, has been introduced in Paris last Tuesday 21st January.
The designer and the artist already have collaborated in 2009 for an event in the Musée des Arts décoratifs and this new collection Couture spring-summer 2014 has been revealed through a second visual and sensorial trip.