As We Begin Haute Couture Week Fall 2015 Let’s Remember The People Who Create The Details

This is one of my favorite documentary behind the scenes films. This film was commissioned by The Royal Ontario Museum which shows the craftsmanship and artistry of the men and women who create the amazing clothing that’s almost a lost art.
On this blog you will notice that I will often refer to the details. It’s my passion. People say the devil is in the details, I say the details are heavenly.

He’s Baaaaaack! Some thoughts on John Galliano’s return to Maison Margiela

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John Galliano has returned to fashion with a triumphant debut for Maison Margiela and the Martin is gone. In total there were 24 looks. I’ve posted a few hear that I liked.
Presenting his spring 2015 couture collection in London, rather than the usual Paris slot, the former Dior designer chose an anonymous office block setting – how fitting, considering Martin Margiela is a man ironically famed for his invisibility.

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Handing over the house keys to one of the most high-profile designers ever was surely a risk for MM’s uniform ‘collective’, but one that seems to have paid off as the artisanal collection emerged.

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Perfectly deconstructed tuxedos and pitch-perfect column gowns were quick to remind us that Galliano’s tailoring skills are second-to-none, while surrealist embellishments (a razor cut coat breast covered with patent shells in a sort of latex lobster look) showed us that he can still come up with kooky-cool new concepts aplenty.

He had plenty of supporters there such as Anna Wintor and others.

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But it was the show’s finale that really struck a chord with the audience, as the previous looks emerged again in calico toile form, tacked with instructions and handwritten notes. Partly, perhaps, a reference to his original debut as a graduate in 1984, and partly, of course, to remind everyone that the new Galliano is still a work in progress.

Photo Credit: Marcu Tondo / Indigitalimages.com

 

Dreamy

Photo:I love this dress. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when Christian Dior designed it.  Yards and yards of tule and lace. Tiers and layers at different lengths, full, unique and inventive.  This silhouette in the 1950’s was unique to Christian Dior.  A picture of it hung in the Salon in Paris. It has everything I can think of that makes me feel dreamy about fashion. It’s a delightful confection, full of life and the glamour of anticipation of something wonderful and dreamy about to happen or has just happened. Sigh . . .

photo credit unknown, I do not own these photos

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It’s so exciting to see the artisans work!

For most designers it’s in the details, but just how do those intricate embellishments come to be? Here is a rare glimpse inside Paris’ iconic Maison Hurel, which has been creating embroideries for haute couture clients like Chanel and Valentino since 1870. Legendary design houses, including Saint Laurent, J. Mendel, Jason Wu, Gucci, Tom Ford, and Roberto Cavalli have been calling on Hurel to enhance their collections with unique fabrics, exquisite stitching, and dazzling beadwork.

Here We Go!!!

Well this is my first post. eeeeeek! I wonder if other bloggers feel like this. I’m really a mess. Well this will be the first of many many discussions we have together.  This is were we will talk about fashion, from everything to why Haute Couture to what your walking out the door in. But my passion the thing that makes my heart sing are the details of garments created by talented and beyond talented designers.  I have a blog on tumblr take a look and see what I’m talking about. So  I asked my tumblr followers what they would like to hear me talk about.  They gave me lots and lots of great ideas. Soooo wish me luck!

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