This month saw the opening of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent, located in Marrakech- a city that served as a muse for the legendary French couturier. Located at the site of his former vacation home, the museum will showcase a extensive collection of the pieces that defined the designer’s dazzling career. Filling the 400-square-meter, permanent exhibition space is a comprehensive look at the legacy Saint Laurent’s masterpieces … Continue reading Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakech
If you’re planning on going to London any time soon, you might want to consider stopping by the Victoria & Albert museum and taking a look at the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition. 100 years after the opening of the first Balenciaga fashion house in San Sebastian, Spain, and 80 years after the opening of the one in Paris, Cristóbal Balenciaga’s work is on display in the … Continue reading Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
A new kind of salesperson has emerged in the game of retail recently and not many people have seemed to notice. They encourage us, ever so subtly, to buy clothes, and they’re succeeding at it. But remove any notions you might have about those salespeople at your local mall, who are all too aware that you don’t really want to hear their sales pitch. This … Continue reading Technology and the Shopping Experience
Coming from a small country like Portugal, when someone from the fashion industry makes it to the top I can’t stop myself from feeling extremely proud. No, I am not talking about Sara Sampaio (which is also great btw). I’m talking about the couple Marta Marques and Pedro Almeida who are the creators of Marques Almeida. The brand was launched in April 2011 and by … Continue reading Marques Almeida: redefining what fashion is about.
This year marks the 125th anniversary of Vogue – arguably the world’s most famous and most influential fashion and society magazine. In its lifespan, Vogue has contributed over 400,000 pages of articles to a worldwide readership, claiming to reach 11 million readers in the US and 12.5 million internationally. With such credentials, it is hard to ignore the magazine’s dominance. If Vogue is, as it … Continue reading A Brief History Lesson on Vogue
“What are we going to do with all this future?” So reads the invite to Gucci’s autumn/winter show of Milan’s 2017 fashion week. The fashion house’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, seems to have entrenched his most recent collection – which unites menswear and womenswear as one for the first time in Gucci history – in this very question. ‘The Alchemist’s Garden’ – or as Michele dubs … Continue reading Gucci AW17: Transcending Time and Dimensions
Alexandra Shulman has edited the highly praised pages of British Vogue for more years than I have been alive. In the past 25 years, she has become as much an icon of modern fashion as the magazine itself has, seeing the publication through digital rebranding, increased diversity and artistic innovation. In honour of the ground-breaking work she has done, I thought it only appropriate to … Continue reading Alexandra Schulman relinquishes the ‘precious cargo’ that is British Vogue
With as little authority as I hold in designating the world’s ‘Fashion Icons’, I still proceed to list the eleven (apparently I am an awful decision maker) people that inspire the many with their style and their lives. Of course, this list isn’t by any means exhaustive – nor is it hegemonic – and thus I can do nothing but apologise for not including the … Continue reading Ten(Eleven) Style Icons You Should Know About…if I do say so myself
As the wild ride of the year 2016 draws to a close, reflection is unavoidable. What has happened? What does this mean? What have we learnt? It seems impossible to surmount the egregious events of a colossally game changing twelve months into just a few paragraphs. Maybe this is because I am yet still baffled by the nuances between right and wrong and good and … Continue reading Where does luxury fashion stand in a culture of abundance?
The term ‘androgyny’ is one that’s been thrown around the fashion industry for a while now. Whilst it has always existed, it is during the past few years that the androgynous style has really taken centre stage and the act of blurring lines between genders has been a major focus of fashion houses such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton. By definition, androgyny promotes gender … Continue reading The Art of Androgyny: Gender Fluidity in Fashion