(Featured: Tom Ford RTW Spring 2014) CLICK Photo to Review
Thomas Carlyle “Tom” Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man. – - continue Reading
On graduation in 1994, Tim Walker worked as a freelance photography assistant in London before moving to New York City as a full time assistant to Richard Avedon. On returning to England, he initially concentrated on portrait and documentary work for UK newspapers. At the age of 25, he shot his first fashion story for Vogue and has continued to work to much acclaim ever since. The Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London include the photographs of Tim Walker in their permanent collections. Walker staged his first major exhibition at the Design Museum, London in 2008. This coincided with the publication of his book ‘PICTURES’ published by teNeues. In 2008 Walker received the ‘Isabella Blow award for Fashion Creator’ from The British Fashion Council. In May 2009 he received an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York. In 2012 Walker received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society. In 2010 Walker’s first short film, ‘The Lost Explorer’ was premiered at Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland and went on to win best short film at the Chicago United Film Festival, 2011. 2012 saw the opening of Walker’s ‘STORY TELLER’ photographic exhibition at Somerset House;
No heroin chic here! The first ever plus-size fashion week in Paris celebrated womanly curves in all their glory. Dubbed Pulp Fashion Week – the word “pulp” in French conjuring up luscious fruit – the event was organized by Histoire de Courbes, a Paris-based fashion group that celebrates larger women. Weeks after labels like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Lanvin showed off their Spring 2014 collections at Paris Fashion Week, the Pulp events were a triumph for plus-size-friendly designers and the women who wear them. French labels La Belle Affranchie, Maryse Richardson, Tamboo Bamboo and Femme Fabuleuses were among the brands sported by the models, who strode the runway in styles ranging from lingerie to couture to sportswear. “Now please let’s welcome women with fabulous curves!” the Histoire de Courbes website announced in English. “What better than a real Fashion Show for the Pulp women?” While some in the fashion industry have moved to address concerns over too-thin models – including bans on models who are under age 16 and who “appear underweight” walking in shows – skinny is still the predominant aesthetic. In September’s New York Fashion Week, Eden Miller became the first designer to show a plus-size label at Fashion Week. Miller’s Cabiria line carries clothes in sizes 12-24.
Toronto’s runway show of World MasterCard Fashion Week for the spring 2014 collections gets underway Oct. 21 under the big white tent at David Pecaut Square. The week-long Toronto Fashion Week event runway show of Canadian top fashion designers. GF4AKK4PWFPM
Fashion designers Highlights include anchor shows by established stars Pink Tartan and veteran Toronto fashion week David Dixon and Bustle. Runway show evening finales by Canadian coat label Mackage, leathermaker Rudsak and fast fashion designers phenomenon, Joe Fresh, as well as a first-ever runway show of sportswear from Target. A strong lineup of young talent includes fashion designers Sid Neigum, Caitlin Power, Laura Siegel and Cara Cheung.
For a full list of designers and the show schedule CLICK HERE
Hiroyuki Horihata and Makiko Sekiguchi opted to take advantage of an exhibition hall’s massive curved walkway to show their spring Matohu collection, which highlighted their signature relaxed yet polished aesthetic along with some modern takes on Japanese silhouettes. The duo is a practiced hand at layering and this season was no exception, with lots of slim trousers shown under dresses or long, lightweight sweater coats, and even a pair of culottes under a jersey skirt. But a few pieces, like a lime-green shift dress, were left to stand alone.
This year’s autumn Fashion Week kicks off at Shibuya‘s Hikarie building with the Zakka Runway (themed ‘British Check’), Sweets Runway, and Designers’ Cocktail Runway events. Sample the latest accessories, snack on some glamour sweets, sip on fashion-inspired drinks, or just take in the atmosphere of a world-class event. The runway shows start from October 14.
Open Oct 10-23
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As the obvious minimalist I am, I couldn’t help it but fall heedlessly in love with David Koma’s latest collection. Searching up every single piece of clothing he’s ever made, I am now convinced that he may or may not be my current favorite designer.
His creations reminds of less war ready and more sophisticated and pastel-ish ancient Japanese armors.