Friday, 2 June 2017

PARIS FASHION WEEK / GAUCHERE

"GAUCHÈRE, a high-end young designer brand based in Paris. The brand is ambivalent, but it is all about a natural duality. It is the ability to make all contrasting elements merge with each other that create the authentic and strong design of the brand and the collection. GAUCHÈRE has always two sides, the apparent and the hidden. GAUCHÈRE plays with contrasts by using unique techniques and high quality fabrics as surface of a new three-dimensional garment. Oversized and large shapes meet fitted pieces, and classic menswear tailoring appears in a next context by the simultaneous use of masculine and feminine aspects of a garment. The collections are not about symmetry, harmony or sameness, they are about a complex architecture of different shapes and forms that creates a totality of displaced dimensions."


GAUCHERE_2017/2018 from Marie-Christine Statz on Vimeo.

PARIS FASHION WEEK / SAINT GERMAIN DES PRES

Saint-Germain-des-Prés is actually one of the four administrative quarters of the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It's located around the church of the former Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The River Seine on the north, the rue des Saint-Prés on the west, between the rue de Seine and the Mazarine on the east, and the rue du Four on the south are its official borders. There're several popular cafes on the quarter. For example there's, Les Deux Magots, Café de Flore, le Procope and thé Brasserrie Lipp. Also, there's a lot of bookstores and publishing houses. École des Beaux-Arts, that's the famous school of fine arts, is also located in this quarter. So is Musée national Eugéne Delacroix, which is in the former apartment and studio of painter Eugéne Delacroix. Saint-Germain des Prés Because of the weather season between winter and spring, people had overcoats and jackets on. What catches ones eyes was yellowish, beige and earthy colored clothing on people in this quarter. Often you'd see men and women combine dark colored overcoats with these colors of accessories and/or pants. Some would have a hat, colored shoes or sneaks to spice up their outfit. There's a lot of luxury stores on Saint-Germain-des-Prés street. The popular parisians for one; Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Masion Margiela, Berluti, Hermès and Sonia Rykiel. There are also other luxury clothing stores, such as Karl Lagerfeld and Zadig & Voltaire. The boutiques are so incredibly decorated, and the interior is unique and chic. There's several other stores that are popular and located in the same area. You'd find Heyraud, a shoe and bag store for men and women, Tila March, Liu-Jo, a women clothing store, intimissimi a lingerie store and so on. Flower jacket. Camel coat. 



There's no doubt that during Paris Fashion Week we get to see some of the worlds biggest fashionistas. Everyone is dressing up. Colors - textures - layers. You get to see everything. You never know what you're gonna lay your eyes on next, and that is what makes it all so exciting to walk in the streets of Paris.
Below you can see some of the stylish people we passed while enjoying fashion week, and walked through Saint - Germain des Prés. 














               
 

PARIS FASHION WEEK / STREETS OF MARAIS

Marais, Paris Gaderapport Marais er et centralt område i Paris – fuld af liv og diversitet både når det gælder områdets forretningsliv og mennesker. Det er et trendy område med små hyggelige gader, små charmerende restauranter og cafeer hvor turisme bortfalder og den lokale parisiske stemning træder frem. Da vi begav os i området kunne vi se, at mangfoldigheden var stor med plads til sammensætninger af befolkningsgrupper, kulturer og typer, hvor der var forskellighed af mode og påklædning. Bydelen er opbygget af små brostensbelagte gader, hvor den ene gade er smallere end den anden– hvilket skaber den autentiske og hyggelig stemningen området har. Marais er et område hvor man finder små specialebutikker, vintage butikker i forskellige stilarter, gallerier, men også ready-to-wear butikkerne som de franske Sandro og Maje. I Marais ligger Merci – en koncept butik med mode og bolig – udover den store butik i flere etager



Vintage shops Marais Free'p'Star En meget lille og tætpakket genbrugsbutik i Marais. Lige gyldigt hvilken tid på dagen du kommer, vil der være helt proppet og det er virkelig først til mølle. Priserne er meget lave, og ligger mest i mellem 1-10 euro pr styk. Den er meget populær for både turister og parisere På den anden side af vejen ligger der en genbrugsbutik ved samme navn. Der er lidt større, lidt mere plads. Men også en del færre mennesker. Det hænger nok sammen med prisen, som er en del højere end i den anden. Der har de blandt andet ægte pelsjakker i forholdsvis god stand, designer tøj og en masse lædervarer. Lidt længere nede af gaden, ligger der en af de meget kendte kilo shops. En kilo shop, har det budskab at man samler alt det tøj ind man gerne vil købe, og så afhænger prisen af hvor mange kilo tøjet vejer. Denne form for vintage butik, er en smule dyrere end de andre. Så det kan ikke betale sig at storshoppe der, hvis man vil spare penge. 








PARIS FASHION WEEK / JOURNE

Jour/né er et fransk tøjmærke lavet af Léa, Lou og Jerry. De designer tøj til den moderne kvinde. Det er vigtigt for dem, at man skal kunne bruge deres tøj til alt, fra et mandagsmøde til en tur i byen fredag aften. Deres tøj er bevægeligt, så den lidt mere aktive kvinde også kan bruge det.
Showet blev holdt på et jagtmuseum i Marais. Det var pæne klassiske lokaler med store gardiner, guld lister, malerier og massere af lysekroner og -stager. Der var sat nogle sofaer op midt i lokalet, som modellerne satte sig i, som en slags illustration imens showet stadig var i gang. Tøjet var klassisk og afslappet, med lidt inspiration fra Indien, som man også kunne høre på musikken. Der var anvendt en del forskellige tekstiler, med både glimmer og forskellige mønstre. Der var mange two piece sæt og flæser. De havde dekoreret meget med små satin roser i forskellige farver, som man har set meget på børnetøj før i tiden. De havde stylet deres modeller med store guld øreringe,  perlekæder og Nike sneakers (som også var dekoreret med perler). Showet hang alt i alt rigtig godt sammen. Lokation og styling passede perfekt ind i kollektionen.

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PARIS FASHION WEEK / LUIS BUCHINHO

Luis Buchinho fashion show 
Luis Buchino in general: Portuguese fashion designer born in Setubal, 1969. He was honored Best Female Collection Mode Lisboa in 1999. Won Best Fashion Designer of the year, 2010 and 2012 at the Fashion Awards Portugal. He also won Best Fashion Designer at the 16th Globos de Ouro in 2011 and was nominated for the same award the following year. The brand has been on the market for 20 years. The brand has existed in portuguese fashion since 1996 and has been a constant at Paris Fashion Week since 2009. The marketing of his brand begun in 1992 in Portugal, today he sells his collection in 17 shops in Portugal, to of which is his own. Venue and show: The overall aesthetics of the venue was industrial, cold and geometrical. On the lefthand of the runway, a outlined squared box with lighting was installed as a center and focuspoint of the show - supposed to reflect the ocean. It was obvious that a effort was made to match the venue with the clothes - which with most of the pieces was accomplished - except for a range of leggings and prints which, did not reflect the intended feel of the collection. The set up and the collection didn't fall far from what we expected. A nice but not overwhelming collection when having his 20 years of experience in the back of our minds. Here is our favourite looks from the collection.



PARIS FASHION WEEK / THE STREETS

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is a street located on the right bank of the River Seine and centered on the Champs-Élysées. Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements, administrative districts, where Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is part of the 8th arrondissement. The 8th arron. is together with the 1st, 9th, 16th and 17th arrondissement, one of Paris's main business districts, also Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is known to be one of the most luxurious and fashionable streets in the world, thanks to the presence of virtually every major global fashion house.
The street is relatively narrow and nondescript, especially in comparison to the nearby avenue des Champs Élysées. 




                                                                       





            

Monday, 29 May 2017

PARIS FASHION WEEK / INSHADE

INSHADE

Founder of the brand: The Russian designer and stylist Maria Smirnova who graduated from Moscow State Textile University in 2000.

Focus: Minimalistic and sophisticated clothing for women. Uses materials as silk, cashmere, leather and transparent cotton jersey.

Carrier in years:
2003-2004: INSHADE participated in several art festivals and fairs
2004-2007: Permanent members of the Russian Fashion Week
2007-2008: Participated in Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg fashion weeks
2009: Participated in the Collection Premiere Düsseldorf
2010: Aurora Fashion Week
2011: INSHADE won the Grand Prix in the international design competition clothing and accessories for people with disabilities Bezgraniz Couture international fashion and accessory award.


Interview
When did you start your own label?
I started my label in 2002 and before that I went to Moscow State Textile University.

How did the company develop?
With our own money and sources. We are only five people so its a small company.

Were there any challenges starting your own label?
Yes there were many difficulties starting my own label, as there always is. But I had many shows and performances as an artist, so that is how I financed it in the beginning. I was also working as a stylist So I had friends in fashion, but it is never easy.

Do you have different friends, you can use for styling, photo shoots etc?
Yes and I am also a fashion tutor in a fashion school in Moscow, so I have a lot of help from my students- for backstage etc.

What is your main inspiration and also for this collection?
I love seeing and feeling art you could put me in a corner or a room by myself and I could come up with ideas for a whole new collection. This collection is mainly a funny collection about a strange party, new years, a circus and also based on contemporary projects of an Russian artist.

Do you have any thoughts on sustainability?
I love sustainability and I try to use silk, wool, cotton that is organic fabrics. Only a few items with synthetics.

Are you doing any shows for fashion week?
I did Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Dusseldorf.

Do you have any ambitions for the future?
Yes of course, new clients, new contacts, press and just move forward and stay in Paris to see everything.