“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.”
“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.”
TREND OF THE MONTH
Masculine charm and feminine beauty blend in an eclectic and unique style.
CONSTANCE BLACK POLISHED FUME SHOE CHURCH’S
Church’s is a high-end English footwear manufacturer founded in 1873 by Thomas Church and his three sons.
Its main installations are located in the St James area of Northampton, with an estimated production capacity of 5000 pairs per week, 70% of which are exported all over the world.
In 1999, the company was acquired by the international fashion group Prada, more recently the group sold a 45% stake to Equinox, a private investment fund. Currently, the market ambition of the company is to further expand itself in the high quality footwear sector and to introduce new clothing and accessory lines.
Themes from Spring/Summer 2013/2014 Collections
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GRACE JONES: REDEMPTION OF GRACE – ONE WOMAN’S JOURNEY FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
Beverly Grace Jones (born 19 May 1948) is a Jamaican singer, actress and model. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica and raised by her grandparents. When she was thirteen she and her siblings moved to her parents’ in Syracuse, New York. Jones started out as a model, initially in New York, then in Paris, working for Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, and Kenzo Takada, and appearing on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and Hans Feurer.
In 1977, Jones secured a record deal with Island Records. In 1980 Jones, with the aid of Compass Point All Stars moved into New Wave, scoring Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart. Her albums include Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981) and Slave to the Rhythm (1985).
In America she appeared in some low-budget films in the 1970s and early 1980s. Her work as an actress in mainstream film began in the 1984 fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill. In 1986 she played a vampire in Vamp, and acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 film Boomerang with Eddie Murphy. She appeared alongside Tim Curry in the 2001 film, Wolf Girl.
In 1983, Jones’s One Man Show was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long-Form Music Video next year. For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, and Vamp, she was nominated Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, and in 2008, she was honoured with a Q Idol Award. Jones influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists, including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Brazilian Girls, Róisín Murphy, Nile Rodgers, Santigold, and Basement Jaxx.
AMOUAGE: THE LIBRARY COLLECTION OPUS VII
Luxury perfume house Amouage has announced the newest “volume” in its Library Collection, Opus VII. The new fragrance, in keeping with the Library Collection’s defiance of categorization, gendered marketing and fragrance trends, offers a mix of spices atop traditional oriental and leather notes. The official description from Amouage indicates Opus VII will be “a green woody and leather fragrance evoking the juxtaposition of harmony with the intensity of recklessness.”
The Library Collection Opus VII by Amouage is an Aromatic Green fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. The Library Collection Opus VII was launched in 2013. The Library Collection Opus VII was created by Alberto Morillas and Pierre Negrin. The fragrance features galbanum, pink pepper, cardamom, fenugreek, nutmeg, amber, agarwood (oud), patchouli, leather, ambergris, costus, musk, sandalwood, olibanum and cypriol oil or nagarmotha.
HELMUT LANG: SPRING 2014 READY –TO- WEAR
The nineties belonged to Helmut Lang. And Nicole and Michael Colovos, the designers of the current iteration of the label that bears his name, appeared to be riffing on his minimalist signatures tonight. It was most direct in a pair of bright pink boxy organza slipdresses, the precise pink that Lang himself favored, but there were also flashes of Lang in an unstructured black jacket bonded to white jersey—no shoulder pads, no lining—that slouched on as easily as a button-down shirt, and another in a soft peach color, as well as in the muscle tees and perfect trousers.
Whether the riffing was intentional or not, the Colovoses weren’t saying. It’s not that they’ve avoided the house heritage until now, but the through lines have never seemed so strong. Backstage, they explained that they were looking at the work of the contemporary artist Wade Guyton, whose canvases are bisected with clean, straight lines. They reproduced Guyton’s lines on a strapless linen dress with an easy, slouched-on sort of feel (prepare yourself to hear much more about slouchiness in the next few days), as well as on a strapless top and wrap skirt. Last season, their artistic reference point was Picasso, who produced a much busier collection. This one was mostly in black and white, which reinforced its pared-back appeal. “Not precious” is the vibe they said they were going for. They nailed it with flat slides in stingray and slip-on loafers constructed from perforated leather. Bags were a new addition to the lineup. Walking out there was consensus: a great collection.