Thursday, July 21, 2011


The Haute Couture season for Fall 2011 just ended in Paris and in honor of the incredible body of work I have seen this week, I have decided to share with you my favorite pieces and looks from the extraordinary designers and their stunning work.

As a designer, Haute Couture is what you dream of; the fairy tale, the exquisite workmanship, the breathtaking one-of-a-kind pieces. Every year, the debate on Haute Couture's relevance and imminent death rages on, yet, every season designers (only a handful, sadly) keep sending out masterful work of art. In fact, you can read my article on this subject for here.

Lets see some of my favorite Haute Couture pieces from the Fall 2011 season.

What were your favorite showstopping piece(s) of the Fall 2011 Couture season?


Monday, July 18, 2011

Fashion.Cities: London

Last Month, I traveled to London for business. It was the first time I got to travel to this amazing city. As a fashion lover, I was extremely excited to visit this great fashionable and trendsetting city, especially since London is known as one of the avant-garde capital fashion and design cities of the world. In my mind, I had many Posts already written for my blog, as well as many ideas and things I wanted to discover and take pictures of. However, since my visit was very short, and concentrated on the work I had to do there, I wasn't able to fully grasp everything I thought of for my blog, nor take any pictures. Therefore, I thought I would present a few London and/or UK-based designers/brands to you guys instead. I am sure you know many of them already, but it is important to showcase their impressive contribution to fashion.

Here are My.Top.10.British.Designers.or.Brands:

1-Alexander McQueen (Creative.Director: Sarah.Burton)

2-John Galliano

3-Burberry Prorsum (Creative.Director: Christoper.Bailey)

4-Stella McCartney

5-Phoebe Philo (

6-Vivienne Westwood

7-Gareth Pugh

8-Mulberry (Creative.Director: Emma.Hill)

9-Christopher Kane

10-Marchesa (Creative.Directors: Karen.Craig.&.Georgina.Cha


11-Jenny Packham

12-Jonathan Saunders

13-Paul Smith

14-Nicholas Kirkwood

15-Charlotte Olympia

16-Julien MacDonald

17-Giles Deacon

18-Matthew Williamson

19-Thom Browne

20-Temperley London

And the list goes on and on as many more designers are making waves on the international scene. As you can see, London has a great pool of amazingly talented designers and established brands and fashion houses that compete in the luxury brand category in fashion. The aesthetic of London fashion is a mix of British bourgeoisie mixed with vintage inspiration and eclectic punk rebellion and avant-garde fashion. What a mix, but that is London for you, a beautiful and intriguing melange that is not seen anywhere else! I can't wait to go back already!

What are your favorites London-based (or UK-based) designers?