Sunday, 24 November 2013

Bold and sexy, Tom Ford

For all the sensual and sexy girls who are not afraid to put it out there, here is just a little glimpse of a divine decadence that this magnificent, hard-working designer has created.

Born and raised in America, moving from Texas to New Mexico and later to New York, Tom Ford was frequently changing schools and interests until finally he began studying interior architecture at the famous Parsons The New School for Design. He was a regular visitor of the Studio 54 club, which later had an influence on his design. After living in Paris and interning for ChloƩ, he realized that his biggest interest was in fashion.
Tom Ford led Gucci from bankruptcy to estimated worth of $10 billion. He was the creative director of Gucci and YSL until the disagreement over artistic control of the companies. Later, he founded his own Tom Ford brand.
Oozing with sex appeal and power, Tom Ford’s clothes had a sixties and seventies edge. He creates cutting-edge looks and is a master in advertising them in the most impacting and unlikely way. “The now infamous Tom Ford look—what he later called “sexy, sensual, f*ck-me clothes,” part modish tomboy, part Bardot-era sex kitten—oozed power and prestige“, is the way Vogue describes it. He has even directed the film A Single Man which has that Tom Ford taste of sensuality.

For the Autumn 2013, Tom Ford released a collection full of floral and tribal prints and inspired by comic book prints. For the S/S14 he shows that astonishing sexy look by opening the show with the most perfect camel coloured belted blazer followed by spidery lace and broken down mirrors.

 DISCLAIMER: I have not taken these photographs myself and some of the quotes are taken from the articles I had found due to my research!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Trendsetting minimalism, Calvin Klein and Prada

The beauty of pure minimalism and clear view of what modern is, Calvin Klein and Miuccia Prada represent a definite inspiration for women.

Calvin Klein

Raised in the Bronx by fashion aware mother, it was no surprise that Calvin Klein chose the path of fashion design through life. He always knew what a woman wants and who his customer is. Simply chic and sophisticated outfits, natural in colour made easy to pair and change as separates and with a minimal point of view. With a clear and modern design philosophy, Klein always wanted to create wearable but yet sexually provocative clothes. Now, with a legacy of also famous jeans, underwear and perfumes, Calvin Klein brand works without its founder but with the same goal: to make the modern women simply sexy. Today as a creative head of this brand, Francisco Costa rules the runways but still keeps the cK's original idea.

The Spring/Summer2013 collection draws inspiration from high-performance cars while experimenting with a mixture of leather, mesh and silk and the Autumn/Winter13 represents Francisco's amazement with the duality in the Soviet film "Ivan's childhood" by using a dropped needle technique. In the SS14, the brand goes back to the primal urban style.



Established in 1913 by Fratelli Prada, the brand was known for its good work with leather accessories. Now, the fashion empire that at one point included Gucci, Fendi and other remarkable brands is led by one of the founders’ granddaughter, Miuccia Prada. Also a minimal chic designer but with a gift for innovation in fabric, print and colour. Using nylon first for the black backpack, then for her entire clothing line, Miuccia first set a trend that later, everybody else followed. Unordinary colour combinations, prints and smartly designed, new fabrics are what make Prada the leading trendsetter. There is the also famous Prada’s line, made for the younger audience Miu Miu.

For the SS13 clothes with a collage of hand-drawn shapes casting their shadows were shown."It was the idea of making raw elegance,"she said for the Autumn/Winter13 collection, having a wet hair trend look presented. "And I was thinking a lot about impossibilities and how you can’t abandon your fantasies, how much you have to control your feelings." And for the SS14 Prada explained how she wanted to inspire women to struggle and had sent models down the runway with an interesting graffiti coloured eye look.


DISCLAIMER: I have not taken these photographs myself and some of the quotes are taken from the articles I had found due to my research!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Amore d'Italia , Dolce & Gabbana

Just as promised, today I will be stepping out on the beautiful road of design, inspiration and evolution of fashion by presenting you, one of my very own favourites, Dolce & Gabbana.

The fashion house was founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and showed their first women's collection in 1985 in Milan. After numerous collections, awards and successes Dolce & Gabbana brand is now known internationally and desired by, well, I could easily say every woman that is at least interested in fashion.

 Inspired by the Italian culture and Baroque, going from cinema and music to religion and Domenico's Sicilian roots, designers offer a variety of clothing contrasting themes and luxury.

The group of models strutting down the runway at their show all dressed in that femme fatale red colour and the most famous "Sicilian dress" are the things that celebrate both extravagance and simplicity.

The cinched in at the waist flowing dresses with flared sleeves, or simple shift dresses all have a touch of Sicily, big regal like earrings and crowns, vintage golds and furs, sultry lace and feminine flower print and colours.

For the Autumn/Winter 2013, designer duo draws inspiration from Catholic frescoes and Roman royalty while the Spring/Summer 2014 collection exudes with luxurious, ancient coins and Italian ruins motifs appearing on the clothes.

 But my absolute favourite must be the pure romanticism with red accents and big colourful  earrings that they presented in the S/S13.  

 From the way I see it, for all of you romantic souls like myself, this is a perfect way to put it out there and draw inspiration from the things and places that you love and people you're with. Just like Dolce and Gabbana do!

DISCLAIMER: I have not taken these photographs myself and some of the quotes are taken from the articles I had found due to my research!