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Nina Ricci Spring 2009 RTW

One of the most beautiful and romantic collections for spring 2009 RTW season is signed by brilliant Olivier Theyskens for French house Nina Ricci. The designer focused on flowing, fluttery, trail-y dresses, short in the front and long in the back, which were inspired by dance movements.

Nina Ricci spring/summer 2009

Givenchy Couture Fall 2008

Riccardo Tisci has done for Givenchy what Nicolas Ghesquière achieved at Balenciaga: making the brand his own, giving it a young, modern, urban edge. Of course the classic Givenchy spirit remains intact through sharp tailoring and attention to detail. But the gothic-glamour style, biker jackets and head-to-toe one-color outfits are Tisci's signature.

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2008

Alexis Mabille spring 2009

Chic Française, undeniable freshness and charming humour, the spring 2009 collection, based on "an imaginary mixed school" is the second one for designer Alexis Mabille presented during Haute Couture season in Paris.

Young couturier Alexis Mabille earned the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture diploma in 1997 and designed for Ungaro, Nina Ricci, Dior and John Galliano before launching his own line of both RTW womenswear and menswear in 2005.

Alexis Mabille spring 2009

Elie Saab Couture Fall 2008

Michelangelo's oeuvres provided

Elie Saab

with a rich color inspiration, which went from sienna brown to cerulean blue to old pink and powder hue, while Renaissance style was a good pretext for shaping taffeta, muslin, tulle and organza into extravagant flourishes and floor-sweeping wide trains.
Elie Saab couture fall 2008 collection

MARCHESA resort 2009

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, destined for resort 2009, evokes a luxury trip down the Nile alongside Cleopatra. Antique Egyptian style is the main inspiration with golden embroideries adorning stunning gowns and dresses, all skillfully pleated and draped. The color palette is kept simple (ivory, blush and black) to let the embellishments shine.
Marchesa resort 2009 collection

Valentino Couture Fall 2008

First couture show for young designer Alessandra Facchinetti brought a fresh vibe to the Italian fashion house of Valentino. The starting point was a new strong romanticism, without the typical Valentino sweetness. Alessandra found inspiration in van Dyck oeuvres, contemporary paper sculpture and the house embroidery archive.

Valentino couture fall'08

Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-London 2008 Collection

Chanel Paris-London Métiers d'Art collection, a melange of French chic and le style Anglaise showed on December 12, 2007, at London. The collection celebrates the breathtaking craftsmanship of Chanel's specialized ateliers, acquired by the house in 2002.

Chanel Metiers

Valentino Couture Spring 2008

Valentino Garavani said goodbye to fashion world with his last couture show held on the 23rd of January, 2008. And what a farewell it was! The collection was an impressive array of over seventy outfits celebrating a long and successful career.

Valentino Couture

Christian Lacroix Couture Spring 2008

"An Angel Passing By", Christian Lacroix spring 2008 couture collection is a delightful mix of exuberant designs, all accessorized with ombre-tinted tights. Christian Lacroix delights as usual with his spring/summer 2008 couture collection presented on 22nd of January, 2008. Each and every look of this collection, named "An Angel Passing By", is unique, exuberant and very elaborate in an apparently effortless way.

Christian Lacroix Couture

Anne Valérie Hash Couture Spring 2008

A.V. Hash's couture spring 2008 collections is best described by sheer fabrics cleverly cut into viable clothes using layering and pleating techniques as well as strategically placed beading. Anne Valérie Hash (1971, Paris) graduated from Chambre Syndicale de la Couture in 1995. After working for Nina Ricci, Christian Lacroix, Chanel and Dior she launched her own label in 2001. Two years later she was granted with the prestigious Andam Award for a promising young fashion designer, a honor also received by Martin Margiela in 1989 and by Viktor&Rolf in 1994.

Anne Valérie Hash

Givenchy Couture Spring 2008

Givenchy Spring 2008 Couture Show, held at Paris on the 22nd of January, started with designer's friend and house mascot Mariacarla Boscono dressed in a sharp black doublet jacket and a molded circle skirt with a white frilled lining edging out. Givenchy Spring 2008 Couture Show pursues a new line. "Gothic Ballerina" is how Riccardo Tisci describes his latest couture collection for the notorious Parisian House.

Givenchy Couture Spring

Miroïke Spring/Summer 2008

The Berlin label's unconventional aesthetics is partly inspired by Vivienne Westwood, and in part by the 1950s French New Wave cinema. Design philosophy: rebellious sophistication with highest craftsmanship techniques and premium natural materials.
The Berlin-based women's wear label MIROÏKE was founded by Ulrike Seidel and Ramiro Calderón Alvarado in 2004. Both designers are graduates of the Berlin University of the Arts, where they quickly developed an original design aesthetic while studying fashion under Vivienne Westwood.
Miroïke spring/summer 2008

Atelier Versace Spring 2008

Latest Atelier Versace collection showed some gorgeous long gowns, fit for the red carpet: draping, pleats, long mermaid-y tails in white, black and striking shades of red, copper, turquoise or midnight blue.

Donatella Versace presented the spring 2008 collection of her couture line in the discreet setting of Versace Paris boutique's back room. Fifteen gowns were shown, many of them red carpet material. The Atelier Versace line took serious steps forward in terms of sophistication, taste, and fabrics.

Atelier Versace

Mongrels In Common

With this year nomination for the Karstadt New Generation Award presented during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin (27-31 January, 2008), the young Berlin-based label ad another success on their already impressive bio. Mongrels In Common is a Berlin-based label, founded in 2006 by two Esmod School of Design graduates, Livia Ximénez-Carrillo and Christine Pluess. They made their debut at "Moët et Chandon" Fashion Award 2006, with a spring/summer 2007 show including both menswear and womenswear.

Mongrels In Common

Thirty Pairs of Hands

30 Paar Haende, the fashion label of the University of Applied Sciences FHTW Berlin, presented its Fall/Winter 2008 collection at Mercedes-Benz Berlin fashion week.
30 paar haende (literally meaning: 30 pairs of hands) is the fashion label of the University of Applied Sciences FHTW, Berlin.
Thirty Pairs of Hands


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