Gaytten's last resort for Dior
Resort collections are about transitions. Bill Gaytten’s final collection for Dior was no exception. The 2013 pre-spring/summer collection was shown by appointment only yesterday in Paris. Gaytten's collections for Dior have not been filled with the whimsy and fantastical theatrics that was a trademark of his predecessor. These nuances made Galliano a luminary, but Gaytten’s focus on refinement and impeccable ready-to-wear helped the French label weather Galliano’s stormy departure. This collection focused on the waist, with belted dresses, trim jackets, and, of course, the return of peplum. These pieces were paired with tea-length, chiffon skirts, cropped trousers and voluminous minis.
Gaytten has been the acting creative director of the fashion house since John Galliano was dismissed in February 2011. Though Dior has not confirmed Gaytten’s employment, British Vogue reports that he has already left the brand. He will remain the creative director of John Galliano, a title he has held since Galliano himself was dismissed last year. What Gaytten has done is left a legacy of simple elegance. By adhering to exquisite ladylike silhouettes sans adornment, Gaytten has managed to cleanse the palette of the Dior buyer for Raf Simons, Dior’s new creative director, who will make his debut next month at the couture shows.
New Spring 2013 collections set at Paris Fashion Week 2012!
J’adore Paris a la mode: Paris Fashion week is finally here! We’re so excited to see the up and coming Spring 2013 collections at Mode La Paris. To give you a sneak peek, we’re excited to see a new trend shoe BROTHEL CREEPERS which was part of the CHANEL 2013 Collection by Karl Lagerfield. Even stars such as Rihanna and Fearne Cotton have been seen wearing them. We ended up behind the scenes. Where it was absolute chaos where the models had spent 4 hours from 3 am to get the make-up just right. Plus, we managed to talk to one of the starring models of Chanel’s collection- Carla Delevinge. She said of the experience ‘It’s amazing to be on this catwalk. I’m loving the bold pinks, coral colours, the big silver chokers and the gold Brothel Creepers.’ Even though she has to be up at 6am to get ready! Impressive! All in all, her favourite outfit was the volume feathered purple-aqua skirts! Personally, we love the monochrome stripes of Burberry Prorsum collection, the bright red’s and casual punk look of the men’s collection at Coca Cola and our favourite collection was the canary yellow and polka dot Marc Jacobs Woman Collection. Spring 2013 will be filled with florals, bright colours and volume so all you ELLE fans will know what to wear when you get set for spring!
Asti – the newest attribute of femininity
Diamonds are the best girls friend and her bag ... as well. Polish designer Sabrina Pilewicz knows it perfectly and surprises us with a new model bag with a mysterious name - Asti.
- Once again, I decided to give a name to a bag after one of the Italian cities. Asti is a town nestled in the Piedmont mountains. The Piazza Alfieri is a heart of the city - where main streets forms a triangle. Modello Asti perfectly fits into this shape, inspired by the form of a diamond - explains designer.
The latest model you can hold in your hand or use a attached chain. A satin inside of diamond purse fits main accessories of every woman.
Asti is the announcement of the newest collection dolce far niente. - Ease with a touch of spice, a moment of pleasure in a luxurious edition, small sins in an elegant package. This how I feel the atmosphere of this collection, and Asti model will be its diamond - says Sabrina.
Architectural design, manufacturing precision and top quality leather are Sabrina Pilewicz brand strengths. Asti is a luxury talisman in woman's hands, adding confidence and incredible power to attract glances.
Curtain down for Jean Paul Gaultier
The outrageous child of fashion has decided not to organize any fashion show for his spring / summer 2013 menswear collection.
From Louis Vuitton to Dior, Kenzo and many more, all the designers will be presenting their S/S 2013 menswear lines from June 27Th until July 1st in Paris. But one big name will be missing from the list, and that’s Jean Paul Gaultier.
The couture house whose show had originally been scheduled on June 28th told the press that a showroom presentation would be held on the same date in replacement.
The underlying reasons of the no-show decision are private and one can only speculate. Jean-Paul is well known for being avant-garde so who knows, maybe he’s just starting a new trend of a more minimalist way of presenting fashion.
Jean-Paul Gaultier became famous after designing stages outfits (including the corset that later became his trademark) for Madonna on her Blond Ambition tour in 1990. In addition to his own label, he also worked as creative director of Hermès from 2003 to 2010.