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Nice to meet you: a personal story through one’s outfit

Nice to meet you: a personal story through one’s outfit

First impressions are half the battle — it’s a commonplace truth. So why not to create a right one choosing a proper look? Putting on clothes that fit situation can even affect our behavior, psychologists say. Still — how far can we go with this […]

Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue

        Photographer/retoucher/stylist : Christine Turek – @christineturek  Model : Mathilde Dauth-Riffou – @mathilde.dr  Agency : Dulcedo Management – @dulcedomodels 

The UK ever largest Dior exhibition at the V&A

The UK ever largest Dior exhibition at the V&A

 

The V&A Museum hosts a major fashion exhibition of Christian Dior, perhaps the biggest one since the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty that took place in the Museum in 2015. The exhibition “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams” explores the art of the famous fashion designer as well as the history of the brand right from the days Dior opened his couturier in 1947. At the heart of the exhibition there is a display from the previous major Dior show organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, since the main feature of the Designer of the Dreams is its British accent.

 

Dior never concealed his fascination with British culture and even more: British traditions, British politeness, British architecture and British cooking — Christian Dior declared love for all of this. Perhaps for that reason he felt so highly honored to create Princess Margaret’s 21 birthday dress — the tremendous evening gown became widely known because of the Cecil Beaton’s photo, 1951. The dress is proudly presented at the exhibition.

Many would agree upon that Princess Margaret’s dress is a jewel in the exhibition’s crown, however it’s quite disputable. Charlize Theron’s J’adore gown might appeal more to some of today’s fashionistas (thanks to the brilliant J’adore ad of 2004), while others would prefer Cannes dresses by Dior created exclusively for Rihanna, Elle Fanning and Lupita Nyong’o.

The exhibition displays about 500 objects among which there are evening gowns, dresses and women costumes all representing the Dior’s idea of New Look, fashion drawings and sketchings, showcases accessories from Diorama section as well as looks created by the followers — the 6 creative directors that navigated the brand after Dior’s death in 1957.

The show will go on until July 14, 2019. The main curators of the exhibition are Oriole Cullen, the V&A fashion and textiles curator and Nathalie Crinière, set designer.

 

Find out more information at the official website of the V&A: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/dior-designer-of-dreams

 

Five party looks: what’s behind?

Five party looks: what’s behind?

Good news – the Day of St. Valentine is coming! Finally we can just relax and think of the way we want to celebrate this day together with our sweethearts. Shall it be a party? Then it’s high time we thought of the outfits. Choosing […]

Exhibition opening “Beyond the Horizon”

Exhibition opening “Beyond the Horizon”

Dear all! We’d like to invite you to the opening of Nadine Ajsins exhibition Beyond the Horizon. The vernissage will take place in the Galerie Makowski at Friedrichstadt-Passagen Q206 on Friday the 22nd of February starting at 6 PM. Nadine Ajsin, who is studying art […]

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA ANNOUNCES NEW DATES AND EXPANSION

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA ANNOUNCES NEW DATES AND EXPANSION

Photo credit  Tonya Matyu

New dates for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia are March 30 – April 3, 2019. This season the event will undergo further transformation – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will now take over two levels of the Manege, the most prestigious venue in Moscow, next to Kremlin. Manege will accommodate three MBFW Russia catwalks and trendy showroom space Pop-Up Shop, originally launched in Fall 2018. All three catwalks will get individual naming: one of the show halls will be titled “Mercedes-Benz”.

In the upcoming season Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will further increase its focus on searching for young talented designers – the footprint of the initiative will grow as Russian Fashion Council launched its new Global Talents project in January 2019.

Jan Madeja, CEO of Mercedes-Benz RUS AO: “Fashion remains one of the key global communication platforms for our brand. We have extended our Title Sponsorship of the Fashion Week for three more years to consolidate the success we have reached together with “Artefact” since 2011 when our cooperation first started in Russia.”

The new contract is for six seasons, starting March 2019. “Mercedes-Benz RUS” signed its first Title Sponsorship agreement with Russian Fashion Week in Spring 2011. In 16 seasons Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia has ranked up with other global fashion weeks, while keeping the focus on new names. Fashion Week is expanding in upcoming season – even more designers will be able to present their collections in Moscow in different ways: catwalk shows, presentations, exhibitions, etc.

The joint schedule of the October 2018 MBFW Russia and satellite events contained 175 designers. This season only the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia agenda will include more than 100 designers.

Alexander Shumsky, President, Russian Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia: “The event is changing and growing up. This Spring Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia will open up its backstage so designers’ guests will get a chance to witness the actual preparation for shows. We plan to keep the concert stage and have popular stars to create a unique music vibe of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in Moscow».

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK RUSSIA

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia is the largest fashion event in Russia and Eastern Europe that is covered by media from all over the world. Since 2000, Fashion Week takes place in Moscow twice a year – in March and October. Every season more than 50 fashion shows are held at the main venue of the event in Manege. During the five days of the Fashion Week up to one million people follow live webcast of the shows. Designer application form is available on the official website of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia – http://mercedesbenzfashionweek.ru

 

Exhibition of Mapplethorpe in Guggenheim.

Exhibition of Mapplethorpe in Guggenheim.

Innocent lilies and impeccable nudes — a two-part exhibition of Mapplethorpe in Guggenheim.   Guggenheim New York opened a new exhibition of probably the most provocative photographer of the 20th century Robert Mapplethorpe on January 25. The exhibition (Implicit Tensions is its name) consists of […]

Hearts of Glass

Hearts of Glass

 

 

Photographer: Karla Figueroa @karlafigueroaph / www.karlafigueroa.cl

Makeup: Majo Diaguita @majodiaguita

Model: Dora Agnes @dorci.r@elitemodel_chile

Styling: Paula Villalobos  @paulivillalobos

IMPOSSIBLE LOVE BY NOBUYOSHI ARAKI

IMPOSSIBLE LOVE BY NOBUYOSHI ARAKI

Impossible Love—Vintage Photographs C/O Berlin will be presenting the exhibition Nobuyoshi Araki . Impossible Love—Vintage Photographs from December 08, 2018 to March 03, 2019. The Opening will take place on Friday, December 07, 2018, at 07:00 p.m. at C/O Berlin in the Amerika Haus at […]


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