Fashion documentary.

Weekend watch: “The Return” by Karl Lagerfeld

Imagined, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, “The Return” focuses on retelling the story of Chanel’s Haute Couture re-opening back in 1954, after a fifteen year hiatus following the WWII. Starring Geraldine Chaplin as Gabrielle Chanel, the short film focuses on picturing the deciding steps that eventually shaped the legend of the French designer forever. For the Chanel fans and the fashion enthusiasts alike, the…

A model goodbye

The end of another show, the end of another whirlwind trip. I was leaving my very last show of Milan fashion week – it might just have been Frankie Morello – when I happened to catch these two models mid-goodbye.
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The Yves Saint Laurent biopic by Jalil Lespert

Expected to hit theaters on January 8 2014, the new Yves Saint Laurent film directed by Jalil Lespert portrays the dramatic and influential life of one of the world’s most famous couturiers. The city was Paris, the year 1957 and at just 21 years old, Yves Saint Laurent (played by Pierre Niney) is named head of design at the house of Christian Dior, and so…

Fountains, carousels & clocks: the set at Louis Vuitton

The staging and set at any Louis Vuitton show is impressive. And with Marc Jacobs saying his goodbyes, today’s show was naturally no exception. Out with a bang, Jacobs’ final Paris fashion week show for the brand was set amongst an impressive temporary world featuring a fountain, carousel and escalators. At the gallery: a view of the set for Louis Vuitton’s spring 2014 show.

Edie Campbell body painted & smoking

If I opened the Louis Vuitton spring 2014 show wearing nothing but graffiti, I’d want to keep it on. Sure, you’re a walking brand advocate, emblazoned with a dozen jewel-encrusted logos; but having sat through the process of painting it on it’d just seem a shame not to roll with it for a while. Edie Campbell agreed. Exiting the Vuitton show with a cigarette in…

Backstage moments at Akris

Occasionally I find myself backstage at a show with notepad and camera in hand, ready to report on the brilliant hairstyle creations being sculptured and teased and hairsprayed into place by the hair team. And occasionally, there’s no hairstyle to report on. At Akris’ spring 2014 show, every model’s look was topped by a double-rimmed straw hat that partially shaded the eyes and added an…

Lou Doillon is still ultra cool

You could only be the pinnacle of nonchalant Parisian chic if you were descended directly from the partnership of Jacques Doillon and Jane Birkin. Sneaking under many a radar with her shaggy bangs, effortless sense of style, and obligatory cigarette was Lou Doillon at yesterday’s Anthony Vaccarello show.

Models after Emporio Armani: the look of a thousand hairpins

I have a confession to make. I have no idea what you’d call this hairstyle. Someone with incredible hair knowledge can perhaps fill me in, but in the meantime these intricately coiled pins sported on the Emporio Armani spring 2014 runway will continue to give me vision of vintage dolls. And make me wonder just how many hair pins were used in the creation of…

Space age babes at The Blonds

The Blonds spring 2014 was intricate, thematic, and yet playful at the same time. It was one of those shows you really needed to catch the detail of to appreciate. Featuring space-age babes in Spock ears and gargantuan topknots, it was the kind of show where the fun factor nearly outweighed just how opulent the clothes really were. Because seeing it up close was believing,…

The statement red lip in London

Style is often about knowing one’s own strengths and playing to them. Beautiful bee-stung lips like those belonging to this attendee of London fashion week are the perfect canvas for a statement lip colour, in this case classic bold red.