Fashion: Emma Watson for People Tree

It seems that Harry Potter stardom and modelling for Burberry just aren’t enough for Emma Watson, who is also supporting Fairtrade through the ethical fashion label, People Tree. Visiting textile workers in Bangladesh, the star said: I don’t know how to impress upon people the importance of Fair Trade. It is so hard to get … Read more Fashion: Emma Watson for People Tree

Fashion: Julien Fournié Autumn Winter 2010-11

Julien Fournié has attitude – and you can see it all over his Autumn Winter collection for 2010. Sheer nude layers are marked with black drips, biro anatomical references and red sequin splashes. Corsets, together with exposed, sheer, floating panels play out a theme of feminine exploitation. Long silk trains billow alongside punky zips and … Read more Fashion: Julien Fournié Autumn Winter 2010-11

Paris Haute Couture Week: Elie Saab Winter 2010

The Elie Saab Winter collection was a spectacle of major proportions. Flashbulbs lit the room as celebrities and press packed the Théâtre National de Chaillot at Trocadero in Paris. Outside, a crazed fan argued loudly with the doormen as the premium pieces from one of fashion’s most illustrious houses were paraded for the world’s glitterati. … Read more Paris Haute Couture Week: Elie Saab Winter 2010

Fashion Winter 2010: Capes

Capes are in for Winter 2010. From silk bow tie couture to finest alpaca wool, there’s a cape for every taste when the weather turns cold. Our first pick is from Alexis Mabille’s haute couture collection. Teamed with a long draped gown, this cape provides colour and cover for those attending balls and receptions during … Read more Fashion Winter 2010: Capes

Paris Haute Couture: Alexis Mabille Winter 2010

Alexis Mabille’s collection for Winter 2010 made full use of lace and his signature motif – the bow tie. Created as an ensemble, many of the items in the series are intended to be interchangeable as well as customisable. To this end, Alexis Mabille offers his clients the opportunity to attend his studio in Paris … Read more Paris Haute Couture: Alexis Mabille Winter 2010

Paris Fashion: Alexandre Vauthier Winter 2010

Alexandre Vauthier’s collection for Winter 2010  offers glamourous party dresses and power gowns. Sumptuous fur is teamed with curvy waistlines. In contrast, delicate trains and sheer bat-wing dresses are offset with heavy metallic plates. In this luxurious collection velvet, gold, lace, fur and silk are all exhibited in full glory. Although the hemlines may be … Read more Paris Fashion: Alexandre Vauthier Winter 2010

Gustavo Lins Autumn Winter 2010

If you’re looking to keep warm this Winter, Gustavo Lins is your man. With layers of carefully constructed clothing and pelts of mink fur, ladies in Lins will not feel a shiver once the cold comes. The Brazilian architect-turned-fashion designer took his inspiration for the Autumn Winter 2010 collection from Arne Jacobsen’s Ant chair – … Read more Gustavo Lins Autumn Winter 2010

Fashion: Maison Martin Margiela, Autumn Winter 2010 – 2011

From a leather catwoman to full cowgirl jumpsuit and fur halterneck top, Maison Martin Margiela has the aura of a mad scientist’s laboratory; splicing collections and dreaming up new uses for old fashions. The entire design studio is painted in distressed white and all of the staff wear lab coats. Pieces are formulated from vintage … Read more Fashion: Maison Martin Margiela, Autumn Winter 2010 – 2011