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Minggu, 02 Desember 2012

History Of Fashion Week


A fashion week is a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, which allows fashion designers, brands or "houses" to display their latest collections in runway shows and buyers and the media to take a look at the latest trends. Most importantly, these events let the industry know what's "in" and what's "out" for the season.
The most prominent fashion weeks are held in the four fashion capitals of the world: New York City, London, Milan, and Paris. Some other important fashion weeks in the world are held in Australia, Bangalore, Berlin, Bangkok, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dallas, Dubai, Hanoi ,Hong Kong, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Łódź, Madrid, Marseille, Rome, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, São Paulo, Toronto, .

Fashion week happens twice a year in the major fashion capitals of the world: Paris, Milan, New York and London. Fashion weeks are held several months in advance of the season to allow the press and buyers a chance to preview fashion designs for the following season. From January through April designers showcase their autumn and winter collections. Fashion week for spring and summer is held from September through November. This is also to allow time for retailers to arrange to purchase or incorporate the designers into their retail marketing. The latest innovations in dress designs are showcased by renowned fashion designers during these fashion weeks, and all these latest collections are covered in magazines such as Vogue.

THE History of Fashion Week starting In 1943 and was held in New York, with one main purpose: to distract attention from French fashion during World War II, when workers in the fashion industry were unable to travel to Paris. This was an opportune moment, as for centuries designers in America had been thought to be reliant on the French for inspiration. The fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert organized an event she called ‘Press Week’ to showcase American designers for fashion journalists, who had previously ignored their works. 

Eleanor Lambert

During World War II, women entered the workforce in droves, giving them spending power they had never had before. Since everything was rationed, the only item women could spend money on was clothes, Tiffany says. The U.S. government wanted women to spend money on American-made clothes, but American designers weren’t producing clothes to the standards of their European counterparts.

The first Fashion Week, then called “Press Week,” was held at the Plaza Hotel.
Journalists stayed at the hotel. Norman Norell, Lilly Daché, and Valentina (not to be confused with Valentino) were among those who exhibited.
Press Week, which eventually became Fashion Week, led to the rise in prominence of American designers, as their creations proliferated on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, magazines that previously only paid attention to the French designers.
But American fashion truly came of age in 1973, when five American designers were invited to the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, for a competition with French designers. Bill Blass, Stephen Burrows, Halston, Anne Klein and Oscar de la Renta represented the Americans, and won.
Since 1943, Fashion Week has been held every year, magazines like Vogue (which were normally filled with French designs) began to feature more and more American innovations. In 1994, Fashion week moved to its spot in Bryant Park, with its white tents and invite-only status. Recently, Fashion Week has moved to another location, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

This is a short history and timeline of fashion week and highlights the most important moments. 

The History of Fashion Week

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Eye Catchy Bags n' Clutches of Olympia Le - Tan


No, They're NOT!! 
These are Catchy Bags and Clutches By Olympia Le-Tan
Really sick and Brilliant isn't it? :))
 While Chanel, Hermes and Celine are all pretty amazing, we like to mix it up a bit and what better way than with these one of a kind Olympia Le -Tan book-clutches.
This self-taught fashion designer studied and learned with the classics, starting her career at the Chanel Studio with Karl Lagerfeld to working with Balmain and within one year collaborating with A.P.C. and J.M. Weston. 

Not a bad resume to have!  Le -Tan incorporated her love of books and her edgy Parisian style into this uniquely hand crafted collection of bags and clutches. These bags have already been seen on the likes of fashions’ elite all over Europe and is catching up here in the states. The collection includes some literally classics such as Lolita, Moby Dick, Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby and if that doesn’t entice you, you can always wear the “ultimate chill pill”.

 It's apear Everywhere!!! 
From street, a Fashion Week 
into Red Carpet 


From a regular teenager into many famous people!


Everybody wear it! Everybody love it! 
I love it too ^^

Recently when Hollywood star Natalie Portman and French super star Clemence Poesy attended different releases with the same style of handbags by coincidence,The French brand Olympia Le-Tan suddenly came into focus.

 People especially young ladies are so crazy about the handbag. Then how does this new and childish design idea come to the public?
The designer of this series of handbag is Olympia Le-Tan who once worked in Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, YS and other big bag-design companies. Finally, she chose handbag design as her main career and was popularized by her first handbag design of You can‘t judge a book by its cover in September of 2009. Since then, the handbags of Olympia Le-Tan frequently showed on many famous magazines and the famous fashion journal ELLE especially promoted bags of this brand. You should know then artistic young men were proud of having a handbag of this brand.
Olympia Le-Tan makes use of canvas and embroidery to replicate the book cover so as to render nostalgic feeling and some paterns are even in the French humor. 

How to matching clothes at the appearance of  this bag?
In a word, be simple if you can. But the principle is you should possibly choose elegant collocation of dress, or small formal attire dress, or casual clothing of simple color. You can be as creative as you can, so your intellectual temperament can get incisively and vividly expressed, naturally to be matched with so called “bag” grace. In turn, one of the best characteristics is that you can choose what kind of books you want, that is, it can be customerized. But I don’t mean that you can choose any book with any content. What I really mean is the book is what you have read or is reading. Otherwise if someone refers to it or ask you the reason you choose that, you won’t be embarrassed then. In different occasions, choose the right one to represent you is the most important.

Really Interesting right??

Mom, Can I get one please??? @_@

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How do the Parisian woman dresses (Paris Fashion)


We are frequently asked "How do the Parisian woman dress" and "What should we wear in Paris?"

Paris is a large, cosmopolitan city and you'll see people on the street wearing all ranges of clothing - from men in power suits, women who have mastered the art of walking on cobblestones in short skirts and stilettos, to both sexes wearing jeans and cowboy boots.
However, Parisians are renowned for their style and fashion forwardness. After all, this is the city that founded "haute couture" and supports a vibrant designer "knock-off" industry. Parisian chains like Naf Naf and Carroll crank out low-cost versions of the latest designer trends literally overnight. The result is that the average Parisian is usually flawlessly put together for a relatively few euros.
Even if you are fashion-oriented, pack your most comfortable clothes from home. However, if you'd like your appearance to not scream " I am an American Tourist", follow these classic five tips listed below.

1. Neutrals are Key   - If you're from a climate that sports a lot of florals and bright colors, aim for the subdued approach. You can never go wrong wearing black in Paris - in fact, you'll notice that this is the color scheme that most of the locals live in. You've heard it all before - black is slimming, always in style, and versatile - a flattering black sweater or pants/skirt can be dressed down for daywear and easily spruced up for a night on the town.
As a traveler, black has the added benefit of not showing the "wear and tear" of a trip. And if you can't stand wearing black, try other neutral colors - like beiges, browns, and creams.
2. Leave Leisure Wear at Home - Leave your hoodies and matching sweatpants, white tennis shoes, shorts and bright colored nylon windbreakers at home. The comfortable clothes that suburban American women live-in, are not seen on Parisians outside of their homes. 
Elisabeth Fourmont of La Coquette, a Parisian fashion blog, says it best, 'Most countries fetishise styles only young people look good in, whereas in Paris there are interesting women dressing their age. 'That's why designers find Paris so inspiring.' And always, always look neat: 'There's a lot you can't get away with here,' continues Fourmont. 'Wearing a tracksuit and flip-flops to the post office is a form of disrespect.'
Bottom line: Dress your age and dress nicely - you'll be rewarded with better treatment in cafés, shops and restaurants
 3. Make a Statement with Accessories and Scarves - Don't over pack with too many outfits. Bring basics that travel well and that you can mix and match. Dress up your outfits with accessories - necklaces, earrings and scarves. Scarves are ubiquitous in Paris - Parisian women know they are a quick and easy way to pull an outfit together.  
They also make great souvenirs. You can usually purchase a few silk scarves in the season's hottest colors and patterns (usually, a year ahead of trends in the US) for 5-10 euros at the stands outside the Galleries Lafayette or Printemps. Or, splurge at Hermes for a scarf that will last a lifetime (and at 300+ euros/scarf it should).
4. Wear Comfortable Shoes, Not White Tennis Shoes - Paris is a city made for walking and you'll be on your feet more than you can imagine. You will see the trendy, flat "puma" like tennis shoes on young Parisians, but if you want to blend in, leave at home your white/tennis running shoes. We know that these shoes are comfortable and built for mileage, but white tennis shows are the tell-tale sign of "American Tourist". Truthfully, when we see white shoes in a sea of black, we know that it is a fellow American in Paris. Unfortunately, many unsavory types that prey on tourists also know that this is the case. Don't make yourself an easy mark for pickpockets - leave the white tennis shoes at home.
Invest in shoes designed for walking (Recommended brands are Ecco, Mephisto, or Dansko). One day of climbing steps up monuments and navigating cobblestoned corridors and you'll understand why these sturdy European brands are so popular among Parisians . Or, wear a pair of flats, loafers or short-heeled boots that have been battle-tested at home for walking. Remember: Paris is not the city to "break-in" a new pair of shoes. 

5. Jeans are OK - Five years ago, we never saw anyone in Paris wearing jeans except teenagers. Today, denim is a growing Paris trend. Jeans are everywhere - upscale restaurants have even lessened their dress codes to admit designer jean clad customers.
Before you toss your favorite Levi's in a suitcase, remember that we're talking about Paris, and the jeans you see on Parisians contain certain stylistic elements - dark, slim fit "skinny jeans", or slight flare - paired with low-heels or ballet flats for daytime walking and stilettos for going out at night. If your jeans can be described as high-waisted or pleated, you'll feel more comfortable wearing black pants or a skirt - especially for dining in the evening

6. Don't Worry About Your Hair and Make-Up - A bonus about visiting Paris is that you don't need to obsess over your hair and make-up. It seems like a contradiction in terms, but Parisian woman tend to favor the "au natural" look more than their American counterparts. Hairstyles are more unstructured and air dried. You'll see more long hair pulled back into a casual chignon than elaborately straightened and styled like in the US.
Make-up is minimal with an emphasis on glowing skin (visit any French pharmacy and you will be stunned by the amount of products promising "prefect, pore-free, blemish-free radiant" skin). To quote Laura Mercier, the French creator of a line of cosmetics, "French women are not flashy. They must be subtle. The message must not be, 'I'm spending hours on my face to look beautiful."

Parisian cosmetologists caution restraint by choosing one area to highlight - shadowed eyes mean neutral or no lipstick, wear lipstick and keep your eyes untouched, and let your natural skin show by wearing minimal foundation and little blush. For an example, pick up a copy of French Elle and be amazed to see unairbrushed models with minimal make-up. So, "embrace your inner beauty" and spend your time exploring Paris instead of styling your hair and making-up your face.

a nice article by : ParisEscape
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