Fashion designers

Balmain

Less about in-your-face sex appeal and more about discreet confidence.

Styled by Tonne Goodman, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, model Fei Fei Sun in Balmain knit top and skirt.

The Feminine Mystique Tonne Goodman Peter Lindbergh Fei Fei Sun Balmain

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Hedi Slimane

His first Saint Laurent women’s collection (his first expressly designed for women) for Spring 2013 reached back to late-sixties, early-seventies L.A., with broad-brimmed Janis Joplin-style hats, fringed suede, billowing chiffon sleeves, cropped jacked, and skinny black trousers.

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High Heel Hiatus

At this Spring’s shows, fashion’s refreshing reign of comfort moved into full swing, with legions of designers suggesting flat-soled silhouettes to go with everything from cropped pants to ankle-length pleated skirts and even evening clothes.

Prada - flat sandals - Spring 2014

Prada – Spring 2014

Marc Jacobs - flat sandals - Spring 2014

Marc Jacobs – Spring 2014

Givenchy - flat sandals - Spring 2014

Givenchy – Spring 2014

 

 

John Galliano

Vogue UK December 2013: John Galliano makes a creative return as guest fashion editor for an fantastical shoot with long-time friend and supporter Kate Moss.

John Galliano - Kate Moss - Vogue UK

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Alexander Wang | News

Alexander Wang’s latest collection is available to pre-order, giving us an early insight into what it costs to create a coat out of heat-sensitive (or, as Wang calls it, “thermo-reactive”) fabric.

The coats – which start off a dull green-brown, but become a vibrant yellow, lime, blue or purple when exposed to heat – will retail at $7,995, with a $3,998 deposit required to pre-order. The heat-sensitive skirt and top suit – worn by Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Anne V, among others at the show – begin at $2,550, and all look similar until their underlying colour is revealed.

Alexander Wang - heat sensitive

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John Galliano Series, 4 of 6

Kate Moss wears a Jazz Age-inspired slip dress designed by pal Galliano to wed rocker Jamie Hince.

John Galliano - Kate Moss - wedding dress

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It was at Dior that Slimane found his signature. He earned a reputation designing stage wear for such pioneers of stylish androgyny as Mick Jagger and Daft Punk. “That’s one of the reasons Dior Homme was so popular,Courtney Love says. “First the power lesbians were wearing it. Then chicks like me started collecting it really fiendishly, almost like Prada cigarette pants.

Courtney Love - Hedi Slimane - 2008

Courtney Love photographed by Hedi Slimane – 2008

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John Galliano Series, 3 of 6

A John Galliano show – whether for Christian Dior or his own collection – is guaranteed to be an over-the-top display of his imaginative vision. Throughout the years, he’s dressed as a matador, Edward Scissorhands, and even an astronaut. He’s never the same, but he’s always John.

John Galliano - Dior - Spring 2006

John Galliano for Dior, Spring 2006

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Miss Piggy | News

Miss Piggy has hired Vivienne Westwood to design her wedding dress. Although her beloved Kermie is yet to propose, the glamorous puppet is already primed if and when the big day does ever happen. The ivory-coloured couture gown – which features in new film Muppets Most Wanted – is decorated in paillettes made using recycled plastic bottles, and is accessorised with a tulle veil.

Vivienne Westwood - Miss Piggy

Vivienne Westwood is fabulous – just like moi,” said Miss Piggy. “When I asked her to design this wedding dress for moi’s new movie, Muppets Most Wanted, she was thrilled and I was thrilled.

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Hedi Slimane Series, 2 of 8

You know the cover of Lady Gaga’s The Fame Monster, framing the singer in an angular blonde bob – perhaps the most recognisable album art of the decade? Slimane took the photograph and designed the cover.

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Hedi Slimane has been called the single most influential men’s designer this century.

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