Fall 2015 Couture – Christian Dior

Everyone fell in love with how Raf Simons deconstructed the infamous Dior coat sleeve. It was a sharp and modern turn for the brand who always delivers elegant coats on the runway. I guess it was the perfect time for Simons to inject his own DNA to the brand. The coats looked like a cape in some ways and offered a single sleeve. Sometimes the sleeve was made of fur but I love how it still maintained its elegance. Continue reading

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Charles James: Beyond Fashion

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Honestly when the Metropolitan Museum of Art decided to honor Charles James for this years Costume Institute Gala, that was the first time I heard about him. So a little research later I have familiarized myself with one of fashions legends. Charles James was born in England but spent most of his career in Paris and in New York in the 1940’s and 50’s. The reason we don’t talk about him that much is that he is more into the scientific and mathematical approaches to dress making. Continue reading