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Charlie Le Mindu - Haute Coiffure SS14

This season, charlie le mindu proposes a collection inspired by the seapunk or spacepunk movement. It is question of discovering a new world where man has not yet been, but which will be reachable and palpable in a near future.

The phosphorescent colours, super-natural, project the idea of a futurist perspective, without however neglecting references to modern technologies and also to techno music which captures the night and makes it a unique space.

Even if it echoes the will to work with empty space, weightlessness, forms drawn from levitation, the collection is called “stronger “ as the research and the work done with colour is intended to be both extreme and energetic

The treatment of the colours requires high level technical mastery, as it is necessary to work for several months in darkness and with blacklighting to obtain such luminous colours.

Hence the dual point of interest of this collection, the combination of the mastery of six different plaits and a complex use of embroidery, result in details which show themselves both in the dark with ultra-violet light and in the light of day

This range of shades, a high energy and highly coloured cameo ..offers in this way different levels of appreciation depending on the environment in which the viewer observes and imagines these floating objects.

Icosphere FW14-15

The icosphere fall-winter 2014 collection is born from the creator julia smith, her british heritage and the brand’s futuristic concept. Urban , modern, functional. Inspiration like the icosphere is multi-faceted: The codes of military uniforms from the past, clothing worn to fight battles, to inspire leadership and conform to the body’s movement, transforming the 18th and 19th centuries into modernity using essential cuts and details with no superfluousness. Inspiration from the same historical period - the grace of poets in high-necked collar shirts and waistcoats, ties and stocks from the cavalry, also seen in the cut of the trousers as well as the jackets. Not forgetting haute jewellery in precious accessories, cufflinks closing this elegant silhouette in silver and gold. Knitwear returns to its source in aran-knited stitches, with a modern interpretation. Relief stitches inspired by military brandebourg-passementerie designs, symbolising the wearer and his grade. Urban–the monolith is the central graphic identity of icopshere, it extends into bands which are carved into jackets, trousers, knitwear. Extending into pleats in collars for suits and double collars in shirts. Sixties inspired thin ties and small collars, fine lapels and hand-made boots with nuances of colour in hand buffed finishes.

Lean silhouettes, short proportions, cuts adding volume in the most luxurious fabrics, wools (super 150s and 120s), wool/silk, modernity in wool stretch, flat fabrics to give structure to the forms. Finest cottons for shirts and swathes of cashmere in scarves, silk in ties and cummerbunds, pleated by hand.
Graphic colours; black, shades of grey – somber to light, white and military red. The collection combines a past literary style remembering keats and tennyson with a military influence embodying the future.

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Tex Saverio New Website

Tex Saverio has launched his new website, you will find there all Tex Saverio information and universe and also links to his social network.

Manufacture Regain FW14-15

En avant-première, la collection Automne Hiver 2014-15 Manufacture Regain shooté par Christian Lartillot à Ax Les Thermes dans les Pyrénées sur Clément Becq, équipe de France de natation, et Hugo Marquez, équipe de France de judo.

Discover the latest Fall Winter 2014-15 Manufacture Regain collection shot by Christian Lartillot in Ax Les Thermes, Pyrenees France, on Clément Becq, French national professional swimmer and Hugo Marquez, French national professional judoka.


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TOTEM welcomes Tony Ward

TOTEM has the pleasure to announce that it will represent the Couture brand Tony Ward for French and International press. Tony Ward is an International Fashion Designer based in Lebanon who studied at ‘L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de La Couture Française’. For seven years, he worked in Paris with Gianfranco Ferré at Christian Dior Couture, then with Karl Lagerfeld at Chloé and with Claude Montana at Lanvin, learning the secrets of Couture techniques from the most iconic designers of our time. In 1995, Tony Ward came back to his home country and launched his own brand, Tony Ward Couture. The talent of the designer, combined with the master craftsmanship of the Ward Atelier, established since 1952, led him create Collections of Couture gowns of exquisite feminity and sophistication. He achieved great success at the Italian Couture Fashion Week where he has been presenting his creations since almost 10 years.