Fashion: Julien Fourniè Spring Summer 2011 Couture

Julien Fourniè’s Spring Summer couture collection for 2011 contains a carnival of colour and futuristic silhouettes befitting of one of the very best Parisian couturiers. The line is bursting with life, energy and fun. Space-age corsets, flowing trains, sparkles, primary colours and zip-up suits make Julien Fourniè the go-to designer for the 21st century superwoman.

Fashion: Sohad Acouri Couture

Sohad Acouri is a Lebanese-born designer based in the United Arab Emirates, who credits Galliano, Valentino and Lacroix with having inspired him to follow in his mother’s footsteps to become an atelier. After studying at the Academie Michelangelo des Beaux-Arts in Beirut, Acouri set up his own label. The 1996 conflict in Lebanon led him … Read more Fashion: Sohad Acouri Couture

Paris Fashion Week: Guy Laroche Womenswear Autumn Winter 2011 RTW

The Autumn Winter 2011 ready to wear collection from Guy Laroch is entitled “The Artist, The Wife and The Mistress”. Through felt, silk, leather, goat fur, silky and stretch crepe, the line provides warm evening coats over smart yet sexy knee length dresses. Ideal for the transition from work to bar.

Paris Fashion Week: AGANOVICH Womenswear RTW Autumn Winter 2011

The blue collection from Aganovich could equally form part of a Spring Summer collection given the fresh power blues and delicate layering of fabrics over white tights. It is, however, the Autumn Winter 2011 line-up complete with cosy baby blue jumper and a dramatic mini skirt with train for those festive cocktail parties. In between … Read more Paris Fashion Week: AGANOVICH Womenswear RTW Autumn Winter 2011

Paris Fashion Week: Jean Paul Lespagnard Women’s AW11 RTW

Jean Paul Lespagnard presented his Autumn Winter 2011 ready to wear collection for women at Paris in early March. Featuring eighties style superhero jackets, fascinating wooden clogs, jacquard jackets and high-waisted trousers the collection is ideal for power-dressing fashionistas.

Paris Fashion Week: Rick Owens Autumn Winter 2011

The women’s ready to wear collection from Rick Owens for Autumn Winter 2011 was unveiled at the beginning at March at Paris Fashion Week. The structured stuffed jackets, oversize elbow-length gloves and fur hoods create an impressive array of full cover heavy outfits. Angel wings, desirable leather jackets, full length gowns and cosy skirts all … Read more Paris Fashion Week: Rick Owens Autumn Winter 2011

Paris Fashion Week: Anne Valerie Hash Women’s RTW Autumn / Winter 2011

Anne Valerie Hash has unveiled a stunning gathering of Autumn Winter pieces at this week’s Paris Fashion Show. Neutral shades teamed with dark blue and burnt gold are folded, gathered and draped into an effortlessly graceful collection of day and eveningwear.

Paris Fashion Week: harryhalim Womenswear RTW Hiver 2011

The autumn winter ready to wear collection for 2011 from harryhalim is called “ATROPOS” (Άτροπος “without turn”). In Greek mythology Atropos was one of the 3 Moirae (goddesses of fate and destiny). She selected the mechanism of death and ended the life of each mortal by cutting their thread with her “abhorred shears.” There are … Read more Paris Fashion Week: harryhalim Womenswear RTW Hiver 2011

Paris Fashion Week: Corrado de Biase Autumn-Winter 2011

Entitled “Miami on Fire” the Winter collection 2011 feature oversize zips, mini dresses and futuristic boleros. Shown at Théâtre du Châtelet on March 1st, the pieces marks the follow-up to Biase’s debut at Paris in October 2010. Corrado de Biase was born in Bari in August 1977 and graduated in Fashion and Design at the … Read more Paris Fashion Week: Corrado de Biase Autumn-Winter 2011

Milan Fashion Week: Philipp Plein Ready to Wear Winter 2011

Philipp Plein unveiled an It Girl collection for Autumn / Winter 2011 with wet-look leggings, fur coats and heavy glam rock eye make-up. As the poster girls of this new assemblage, he picked Jerry Hall and Peaches Geldof to appear at the catwalk show in the San Paolo Converso at Fondazione Metropolitan in Milan. Embodying … Read more Milan Fashion Week: Philipp Plein Ready to Wear Winter 2011

London Fashion Week Feb 2011: Carlotta Actis Barone

Carlotta Actis Barone trained at the Carlo Sedoni Institute in Bologna, Italy, for a diploma in Pattern Cutting and Figure Drawing.  Moving to London in 2004, she enrolled at Central St Martin’s University and entering the Fashion Folio Foundation. Carlotta has contributed to Balmain and Moon Young Hee in France, as well as prints for … Read more London Fashion Week Feb 2011: Carlotta Actis Barone

Fashion: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Pamela Rolland and more

Pamela Rolland delighted crowds at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with tightly cut gowns and expansive trains. A beautifully embroidered satin dress set the stage for a series of desirable party dresses which will feature in the American holiday season 2011. Jenny Packham unveiled a collection of  glittering draped party outfits including a string strap full-length … Read more Fashion: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – Pamela Rolland and more

Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition Opens on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day 2011, His Excellency the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani opened this the 8th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition at the Doha Exhibition Centre in Qatar. The opening ceremony was attended by leading diplomats, ministers and business figures. Qatar Tourism Authority Chairman … Read more Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition Opens on Valentine’s Day

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York – Fall/Winter 2011

Billowing gowns, head scarves and geometric patterns gave a distinctly Arabian feel to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York this week. With collections from Mara Hoffman, Luca Luca and Tadashi Shoji on the first day and appearances from Alexa Chung, Gabrielle Union and Petra Nemcova, the stage is set for s starstruck week in … Read more Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York – Fall/Winter 2011