Defiles haute couture printemps-ete 2013, episode 1 | French Vogue

Click on the link above to see French Vogue’s journal de la fashion week – this time covering recent couture shows in the breathtaking snow-covered streets of Paris.

Here we have Day One which included the likes of Dior, Valli, and Iris Van Herpen – with a little Atélier Versace from the night before.

For Dior we see Janet Lee inspired hair from Guido Palau – also an ode to the iconic actresses of today, such as Anne Hathway. Make-up wise, Pat McGrath gives the Dior audience a modern take on flowers (as instructed by Raf Simons) with the big emphasis on bejewelled lips and shimmer on the eyes accompanied by little feathers on the lashes.

We then see incredible innovation at Iris Van Herpen, where a fabric so new that it is yet to be given an actual name was showcased for the very first time. A first experiment of different structures and aesthetics to create something truly eye-catching.

Giambattista Valli spoke about how he wanted to focus more and more around design in an almost industrial way (not that he has to prove anything to anyone, his shows keep getting better and better!)

This time he said it was about flora power and his love of silhouettes of big volumes, but balances with lightness and sheerness. Magical.

Defiles haute couture printemps-ete 2013, episode 1 | French Vogue

French Vogue’s journal de la Fashion Week à Milan #1 |

So the lack of recent posts since the start of LFW have good reason behind it… I had intended on posting immaculate reviews on my favourite shows of the week (and believe me, there were many!) However, at the worst possible time my laptop decided to stop working and I had to erase everything to repair it – and as I never listened to advice about backing up, I essentially lost everything.

Starting a-fresh, i’ll skip LFW for now and head on to Milan.. but you may see some pop ups at a later point in time from the shows I found most exquisite, and those which I just couldn’t bare to keep silent about.

Whilst I get my life back in an organised order, my favourite French Vogue video journals are back, so enjoy this one from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week — exploring the decadent collections from Frida, Alberta, and Francesco…

French Vogue’s journal de la Fashion Week à Milan #1 |

French Vogue Le journal de la Fashion Week à New York #3

Cannot get enough of these videos!

Sophie Theallet, Carolina Herrera, Theysken’s Theory with Oliver himself, 3.1 Philip Lim, the ever-lovely Marc Jacobs speaking about showing off usual conservative associated things like chunky knits and paisley prints in more fun and adventurous ways… and a little hello from model favourite Joan Smalls.

Another song by We Are Knights — getting quite addicting…Enjoy!

French Vogue Le journal de la Fashion Week à New York #3

French Vogue Le journal de la Fashion Week à New York #2

Another artistic expression of New York Fashion from a french perspective…

Victoria Beckham speaks about the many types of jersey she uses in her show and how much she loved the bags (totally agree!); We see the always much anticipated and star studded front row seats of New York staple, DKNY…

“Chaude”, “rose”, “amoureuse”, “Tina Turner”, “Fetish”, and “Paris” — all words which Diane Von Furstenburg chooses to describe her seductive “Rendez-Vous” titled collection (close to topping my list of favourite shows so far – look forward to a review soon!)…

And finally we see the jaw dropping collection of Thakoon, which just went above and beyond all expectations, choosing peacock feathers prints, ruby reds, duchess satin and 8pm in the evening as the central elements to his absolutely stunning collection…

PS: Loving the song in the background!

French Vogue Le journal de la Fashion Week à New York #2