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5 Sep

THEBE MAGUGU WINS LVMH PRIZE!!

A look for the Fall 19 Thebe Magugu collection. WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, THE BLACK ISSUE. The final of the sixth Edition of the LVMH prize for young fashion designers took place on September 4, 2019 at the fondation Louis Vuitton, in the presence of five artistic directors from houses of the LVMH group – Kris Van Asche (Berluti), Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior), Nicholas Ghesquiere (Louis Vuitton), and Claire Waight  Keller (Givenchy) .The jury selected the winner of the sixth edition of...
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27 Mar

VIRGIL ABLOH AT LOUIS VUITTON

Virgil Abloh is a pioneer in fashion. He is the absolute first black designer to rise at this level in fashion. In the 1980's the black designer, Patrick Kelly, took Paris by storm with his clingy and highly embellished dresses, He died abruptly. Enter Virgil Abloh, young and black, from Chicago actually. His aesthetics is grounded in street culture. Sneakers and hoodies that is given a dose of couture via workmanship and luxe fabrics. OFF WHITE, Abloh's Label, is the hottest thing in fashion at the moment and is getting high visibility and sales. The kind that Louis Vuitton wants. Sportive couture that could be available to the masses , at a price , of course.The...
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3 Oct

CELINE SPRING 18

Imagine this, a woman with a certain disposable income on the Avenue Montaigne dressed to the 9's in Celine, of course, with that self assured gait. Very expensive. Enter the Celine Woman, the Woman with great taste,unlimited funds to buy what she wants , when she wants. This is the case with the collections by Phoebe Philo for Celine. Uber luxe, its quality over quantity. it seems that she is aware of what a woman needs and wants. The Fringe trend continues in Paris added to the Trench, one of Springs most important trend.Khaki suits with big shoulders and side-pleated skirts or trousers came with double-layered, looped-up trenchcoats. Long fringes of suede swishing from dresses beneath long coats, pliable giant...
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28 Sep

DIOR SPRING SUMMER 18

Christian Dior begin the start of what is the greatest series of shows on earth sort of like the Barnum and Baileys of fashion. Dior has been experiencing a revolution in sales due to a woman at the helm of this great institution. Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to be influenced by french artist Niki de Saint Phalle hence the amazing quirky images embroidered on sweaters T shirts and on Point de Esprit tulle. Denim was again present , done in pant suit and in patchwork. No stilettos were in sight for she is designing for a newer younger woman who wears chic boots and flats with just the perfect lift in a heel.Bags were embellished with candy stripes and embroideries...
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