KRISVANASSCHE Spring Summer 2013 show

 NUMERO 16 / SPRING-SUMMER 2013

 What item of clothing other than the T-shirt holds such an essential place in a wardrobe of a man, whatever his age, nationality, job, style, country or favourite hobby? No other! From this observation, Kris Van Assche has created a 2013 Spring-Summer collection that plays with the status of this basic item. From this concept, were born hybrid clothes mixing city and sports, with a twist that recalls the very first KVA collections.

From the world of sports to the city and vice versa! The front and collar of a white poplin shirt are blended with the back and sleeves of a jersey cotton T-shirt. Other combinations and variations are worn with trousers and shorts that are embellished with ultra smart flat pleats, drawstrings or elasticated waists… In this collection, a constant to-ing and fro-ing between the urban and the sports worlds, blurs even more the role of the T-shirt. The exercise is subtle, the result is perfectly accomplished.

Respectable shirts are patterned with Argyle shapes on a white background as a reminder to supporters’ pennants. The black suit adopts a sportswear look. Some trousers are fitted with a zip at the ankle, whereas jackets billow out at the back thanks to pleats that act as a ribbing. Short sleeves are superimposed on longer ones in an effect that confuses the eye. Sweat-shirts sleeves can be removed instantly thanks to a zip. The same for jackets. The shape of jogging bottoms is revisited through the use of woollen materials and draperies with an urban micro square pattern. Parkas and windbreakers are cut out of a crispy, paper-like fabric. Flannel is used in a novel way to create bags with leather finishing touches for the fourth season of collaboration with Eastpak.

The exchange between worlds is also illustrated by the use of denim, as part of the renewed association with Lee. From the pleated trousers to the narrow tie, the raw fabric is cut with an unusual style. Hybridisation can also be found in shoes, especially the derbies with a Velcro system attached.

White poplin and jersey, black cotton twill and summer wool, micro square pattern, gabardine, Milano knit, flannel and paper-like fabric. Beige, sky blue, indigo and red.

KRISVANASSCHE Spring Summer 2013 show

KRISVANASSCHE Spring Summer 2013 show

KRISVANASSCHE Spring Summer 2013 show

KRISVANASSCHE Spring Summer 2013 show

KRISVANASSCHE Spring Summer 2013 show

KRISVANASSCHE Spring Summer 2013 show

 

for more info please visit http://krisvanassche.com/

©2012 The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine

Advertisements

Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection Spring-Summer 2013

The Sea, The Sea. This season the journey of the Vuitton traveller, always one both literal and metaphorical, takes to the water.

“Diana Vreeland said that water was ‘God’s tranquilizer.’ She also said she thought the idea of the freedom of surfing was wonderful. That was one of the starting points for the collection,” explains Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton Men’s Style Director, working under the Artistic Direction of Marc Jacobs. “I was also looking at different kinds of men I related to this style – the Vuitton customer is not just one kind of man – and that spanned people from Yves Carcelle with his love of yachting to the idea of sailing clothes worn by men in both a street and pop sense.”

In this way, what can be thought of as the traditional nautical theme – that classic cliché of fashion – is given new meaning and life by being playfully put through the filter of pop culture; made sporting through technical sailing wear; made adventurous through the myth of the high seas; made rebellious through the language of surf culture; made languid and insouciant through a Southern French casual finesse. Ultimately all is made sophisticated in the collection by a thoroughly thoughtful and qualitative approach to each aspect.

Often the silhouette is relaxed, easy and utilitarian yet still with a concentration on lightness and suppleness of fabrication (even with extra soft crocodile). There is particular innovation in the outerwear displayed through contemporary techniques such as laser cutting that give garments a particular fluidity. It is contrasted with the tailored silhouettes utilizing techniques that still stress lightness in construction together with a fluidity of line. A sense of freedom and summer is one that permeates the collection in its entirety and is also displayed in its simple colour palette concentrating on navy and white with flashes of yellow and fluorescents. An element of holiday and beach debris playfully litters the accesorisation of the collection; ring-pulls made precious in gold, silver and mother-of-pearl with coral, anchor and seahorse motifs adding another playful twist.

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Maritime semaphore prints feature on cotton neckerchiefs – spelling Louis Vuitton – and Balinese fabrics and prints add another accent in this way. Transformed traditional handcrafted Japanese fabrics such as the Bora denims and silk seersuckers (usually used for kimonos) add another dimension to luxury in the collection. Typically tech items, such as wetsuits, are playfully and luxuriously reconfigured in soft, easy cashmere.

A reconfigured idea of luxury both through artisanal handcrafted techniques and materials, together with intense technical research and contemporary fabrications leads to a confluence of textures and tastes that can be both compared and contrasted throughout the collection, and particularly features in the bags. This mixture of texture, tech and tradition is a major motif of the collection.

The signature, textured bag leather ‘Epi’ was a starting point for much of this thought. This season the leather is utilized in clothing (transformed into a neon-yellow zip jacket for one) and shoes (Epi deck shoes are the predominant footwear in the collection) as well as in its traditional role for bags. The Damier is also given a re-invention this season appearing in waterproof nylon in technical, messenger bags and also newly and chicly contrast trimmed in the signature colour of the collection, navy blue. The check also appears in its most luxurious form as the intricately pieced pattern of the shagreen mini-trunk bags. In fact the predominant thought behind many of the bags this season is the contemporary updating of the famous Louis Vuitton trunk. Here the utilitarian inner workings of the trunk can be seen to have transposed to the outer workings of the tech bags. Elements can be switched and changed while fabrications, finishes and trims are also contrasted.

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Technical, rope tied sandals are accented with luxurious crocodile or traditional suede desert boots have inserts of flouro tech fabric. The mixture of tech and tradition is an approach to reflect the contrasting tastes of contemporary consumers and travelers – from the appeal of La Croisette in Cannes to scuba diving in Belize.

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

“Again, it’s a global journey and the sea covers most of Earth’s surface after all!“ says Jones.

“The collection almost comes from an actual journey – it is like the unpacked contents of a suitcase. There is a sense of travelling from West to East and back again especially in terms of fabrications and the sense of souvenirs and practical clothing that was picked up along the way.”

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection Spring-Summer 2013

Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection Spring-Summer 2013

About Louis Vuitton

Founded in Paris in 1854, Louis Vuitton is synonymous with the art of travel. Its iconic trunks,

luggage, and bags have accompanied journeys throughout time. With the arrival of Artistic

Director Marc Jacobs in 1997, Louis Vuitton extended its expertise to ready-to-wear, shoes,

accessories, watches and jewellery, available in its exclusive network of stores in over 60 countries

Photography by Ludwig Bonnet

©2012 Louis Vuitton / Ludwig Bonnet

©2012 The LA Fashion Magazine

Behind the scenes on the Furne One 3D fashion shoot!

Glendale, Calif., on an early Sunday morning in June: Cars and SUVs pull in one after the other into the parking lot of the factory where the 3D fashion video shoot is going to take place. The concept behind today’s shoot is to bring out the magnificent Furne One dresses and gowns by making them stand out against run down surroundings. There will also be a band randomly playing inside a factory while the models walk through it, and, rumor has it, a mysterious man may come take a picture. Yes, literally, A picture!  All so confusing, I know! I guess we will all have to wait for the edited piece to try to make sense of all this, but then again, leaving us puzzled, wondering, and a bit dumbfounded, might be just what director Sanjay Belani had in mind… Additionally this promo piece is sure to leave a lasting impression because it will be shot in 3D! Even though executive producer Tom Funk’s RED Epic cameras, look very interesting mounted at a 45 degree angle to shoot 3D, I came here to see the Furne One designs! So I set out to find them!

To my delight I finally manage to locate the gold garment bags I have heard they travel in, and I peek! Stylists Arianna Sinclair and Hillary Anderson kindly take them out of the bag for me to see! Not only are the soft pastel gowns breathtaking, at the same time luxurious and intricate, but the shoulder piece, neckpiece and oversized collar are so unique, I can’t wait to see them on the models! The familiar smell of hair spray draws me towards the improvised make-up room, crowded with artists –already at work – and models – still waking up! Creative director Mr. Mikey Stone is describing his visions to the artists.

 

Finally, the video shoot starts, first in a basement, then in the factory, and lastly, as the sun starts setting, a Mercedes arrives, driven by a chauffeur; a mysterious man comes out of the backseat, is handed a medium format camera and takes one photograph of the models, who have been anxiously posing for him all day hoping he’d come take a shot. He just did. Now he leaves. This was so anti-climactic it took me a while to realize the shoot was over.

It was a long day, and the work conditions were less than ideal, which tends to be typical of fashion shoots, but now we get back to reality: the shivering models put their robes on and switch to flip flops while the crew starts breaking down the equipment…

Just another day on the not-so-glamorous and unsettling side of fashion…

For more info, please visit the Furne One website at www.FurneOne.com

Article and Photographs: Isabelle Ruen

Video Credits:

Executive Producer: Tom Funk

Director: Sanjay Belani

Models:

Olka Aleksa

Lauren Amante

Briana King

Milanya Maria

Alexandra Mathews

Fashion crew:

Stylist: Arianna Sinclair for SinKulture

AGENCY: FTSA – (For The Stars Agency – www.forthestarsagency.com)
Creative Director:  Mr. Mikey Stone
Stylist: Hillary Anderson
Makeup/Hair: Mr. Mikey Stone

Jeff Jones
Lilya Dil
Paloma
Designer: Furne One

Camera crew:

Director of Photography: Kevin Pham

Gaffer: Peter Koocheradis

Best Boy Electric: Blake Gaytan

Key Grip: Rene Yescas

1st AC: Michael Chomieniec

2nd AC/DIT: Alejandro Echevarria

Paris Men’s Fashion Week – Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty – Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA

Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA – Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

Presentation/Performance – Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt

Elongated and peacefully drowsy silhouettes… Behind the apparent serenity of the body, allow yourself to reach through to the torment of emotions, through the movement of perceptions. With Parasomnia, the latest opus from Y.Project, Yohan Serfaty continues his exploration of the structural elements of clothing. Articulated jackets, with trademark structuring true to the brand DNA, metal hook fastenings, elongated sleeves, over-sized collars, trousers in a variety of geometric patterns…

A master tailor, Yohan Serfaty experiments with his choice of materials: contrasting textures – delicate yet stiff leathers are set against soft, super-light pelts (kangaroo in a range of finishes, soft reindeer…) also fine yet innovative fabrics (crisp cotton, woven paper cloth…) The knitwear takes form between graphic and material structures, contrasting with the lightness of long cardigans in feather cotton. The colours lighten with the introduction of clearly defined, verging-on-immaculate silhouettes, set amongst the deep blacks and shades of grey of other pieces – key elements to the Y.Project brand.  A musical set/stage, vibrant and hypnotic, created by the artist Alessandro Tinelli, guides us through the unconscious realm of parasomnia, in a subtle distortion of time and space.

 

Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

Spring/Summer 2013 PARASOMNIA Y.Project by Yohan Serfaty

©2012 The Los Angeles Fashion magazine

Style File: Kate Moss

The 38-year-old model who emerged onto the scene in the early 90’s ushering in the memorable heroin chic movement, manages to stay relevant on and off the runway and  is still at the top of my best-dressed list.

From her iconic fur jackets to her cut-off shorts and knee-high wellies, Kate Moss has been a sartorial vanguard since she first stepped into the spotlight. Never one to follow trends, Moss creates them. High-waisted ’70s-style jeans in a sea of skinnies, leopard-print coats, just to name a few, all became instant must-haves after Moss was photographed in them.

Her ability to make getting dressed appear absolutely effortless and never contrived is what makes her rocker chic day outfits the real deal. Her messy hair, skinny jeans and ubiquitous black blazer scream English rock. While her red carpet looks are always amazing and never what’s expected. She isn’t afraid to take risks and that what makes the queen of cool’s style so coveted.

 

Style File: Kate Moss

Liberate Apparel 2012 Collection

Jackie King and Melanie Hunley both share a passion for improving the lives of others.  A few years ago, they set out with a goal to help women liberate themselves from the bonds of poverty.  Jackie and Melanie combined their love of fashion with helping others and co-founded Liberate Apparel.  Their company not only employes women in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, but also provides these women with job training to learn how to make the items that Jackie and Melanie sketch themselves.

Within the past six months, these young ladies have developed a brand that gives back and helps support women in third world countries.  Each item in the collection is handcrafted, many of them with organic or recycled materials. The clothing is made in the Dominican Republic while the jewelry is made in Haiti from materials such as cereal boxes and oil pans. All silk that is used is organic.  Cereal boxes are striped into thin pieces and then rolled by hand into unique beads.  Some of the necklaces are made with a combination of ceramic and the hand-rolled beads. Others contain a small pendant made form a flattened oil pan. Each necklace sold provides an income for and employs up to three women.

“It’s fashion with the purpose

 of Liberating women from

the bonds of poverty.”

Untitled

Untitled

Liberate Apparel Necklace

 

At the Fashion Destination Group’s 2012 Summer Extravaganza Fashion show June 9th, Jackie and Melanie’s designs lit up the runway.  Each piece was part of Liberate Apparel’s  first collection. The designs were simplistic, yet timeless and elegant.  The clothing was versatile and made for every women.  Learning about the goal’s of this company only made their designs that much more special and unique. These ladies have truly set out to do more than just make beautiful clothes; their business helps others provide for themselves and their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about Liberate Apparel and support their cause, please visit:

 http://liberateapparel.com

© 2012 The LA Fashion magazine

Photography by Kai He, Scott Naide, and Laura Yazdi

for more pictures from the event please visit our Facebook Fan Page

To find out more about future Fashion Destination Group events visit:

www.fashiondestinationgroup.com

Source: The Los Angeles Fashion (http://s.tt/1esEG)

CC In The SKYE With Diamonds … & SPIKES!

Malibu is a picturesque, beachfront city in Los Angeles County. Situated on a prime strip of the Pacific coastline, Malibu is not only home to sandy beaches, charming eateries, and sprawling residences, it is now home to the beautiful offices of, jewelry powerhouse, CC SKYE.

CC Skye’s designing days started years ago, far far away from Los Angeles. During a six-month study abroad in Kathmandu Nepal, CC lived with a Shaman in the hills of the Himalayas while filming a documentary on Hindu & Buddhist worship.  Having always had a passion for design, CC sought out the help of local seamstresses and began to bring the fashion of the big city to life in the far East. CC also added a touch of glamour to her designs by including metal work and gems in her pieces. CC explains, “Getting out of the consumerist mentality of the West really helped me to slow down and make something rather than just go out and buy it. It was the first time I had ever used my hands for anything.” After her enlightening time in Nepal, CC returned to Los Angeles and began researching fashion trends and trend forecasting. She also found work as an Associate Producer of music documentaries at MTV Networks and profiled fashion designers for fashion documentaries on the Style Network of E!, Entertainment Television. Although she enjoyed working as a producer, during a hiatus, CC took a fateful trip to the jewelry district of downtown Los Angeles. During her trip, CC met a local jewelry craftsman who taught her the trade – and the rest, as they say, is HISTORY!

CC Skye

CC Skye launched her namesake jewelry line in 2002 and has been unstoppable every since! In fact, her line was so well-received, she was nominated for “Best New Accessory Designer” by New York’s famed GEN ART (2002), an organization known for supporting emerging talent in fashion, music, film and art. CC’s fashion-forward style and eye for jewelry trends that can take a wardrobe from daytime sophistication to sexy evening wear, have made her the breakthrough designer she is today. After the success of her debut collection, CC Skye became the quintessential designer of  “glam-rock” accessories – the highlight of every outfit.

CC Skye

CC Skye

CC Skye

CC Skye

Following CC Skye’s great accomplishments with her jewelry line, she began producing handbags and launched her first handbag collection in 2008. Needless to say, the celebrity following she made with the amazing gold chain and leather wrap bracelet in 2007, continued to blossom. The handbags featured, boast fine Italian leather as well as the same intricate gold hardware crafted into her jewelry pieces. Within just a few months, CC’s handbag line received rave reviews! It has been praised by retailers worldwide, could be seen on the arms of celebrities such as, Halle Berry  and Nicole Richie, and has been featured in countless publications such as ELLE and InStyle.

CC Skye

CC Skye

CC Skye’s love of seeing something come from nothing through the transformation process, paired with the opulence of her luxe, rock n’ roll style is exactly why her following includes style mavens like, Gwen Stefani and Olivia Palermo. Her latest collections highlight  today’s “it” looks, come in fantastic shades to add that perfect pop of color to every outfit, and include everything from brilliant cuffs (my fave!) to “Wildchild” name plate necklaces (another fave!).

 So, what can we look forward to from the designer WWD calls “consistently ahead of the trends”?  Chances are, there may very well be CC Skye sunglasses and shoes in our near future. After all, as CC says,

“Everything in fashion is timing and I will know when the time is right!”

To get your hands on your own gorgeous, CC Skye, piece (or a few!), checkout :  http://www.ccskye.com/shop.php

If you’re  in the area, visit their Malibu, penthouse office on Friday, June, 21 – Saturday, June 22, for their SUMMER SAMPLE SALE!

See Full Details Here : https://www.facebook.com/events/238652649580034

HAPPY SHOPPING!!