Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The ''New Look'' of Christian Dior

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The first Dior fashion show , 1947


Christian Dior is a household name and a definition for luxury. The name sells fashion, fragrances, beauty products and exquisite jewelry and it belongs to a man that defined a new style after the harsh years of the Second World War.



Christian Dior was born in 1905, in Granville, France, but he moved to a province of Paris with his family in 1911. He always showed his love and passion for the arts, but following his father's wishes, he studied Political Sciences at the Ecole des Sciences Politiques in Paris.

Throughout his life in Paris, Dior actively pursued a creative path. He decided to open an Art Gallery in 1927 where artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali actually sold some of their work. In 1931 the gallery closed and it wasn't until many years later that Dior was introduced to the fashion world with the help of Jean Ozenne, designer for several Couture Houses in Paris. Dior started making sketches for magazines and working with Robert Piguet, a respectable fashion designer. A call for war interrupted his path in 1939 and 2 years later, he joined Lucien Lelong's fashion house. With the end of the war in 1945, his colleague Pierre Balmain decided to open his own fashion house and encouraged Dior to follow the same direction. And he did.

For this iconic french designer, the big moment came in 1947, just one year after establishing his own couture house. He launched his first collection called "Corelle" ("circlet of flower petals" or "the flower women") and caused a huge impact in Paris, with editors defining it as the "New Look". With the end of the Second World War, Dior believed that women wanted something new and different from the plain and simple "uniform" style of the past.

With his groundbreaking collection, he brought back femininity and the hourglass silhouette. "I designed clothes for flower-like women, clothes with rounded shoulders, full feminine busts, and willowy waists above enormous spreading skirts. I wanted my dresses to be constructed like buildings, molded to the curves of the female form, stylizing its shape", he said.


Christian Dior and model Simone wearing the Miss Dior dress, Spring 1949
With Dior, women's attitude shifted to a Belle Epoque influence that defined the silhouette from the 1950s. This femininity remains in the brand's strong identity, influencing the work of other fashion designers and inspiring women all over the world. 
photos via dior.com
                                                                  by EP

Monday, 21 July 2014

LENA HOSCHEK MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK BERLIN 2014-15

A taste of 50s


The fashion designer from Austria Lena Hoschek presented her collection for Fall-Winter
2014-15 in Berlin's fashion week and left the best impressions.
Creations in earthy shades like beige, brown, gold, black and inspired by the 50s.
Pencil skirts, socks, lace, zipper and for the make up red lips and eyeliner.
The wonderful show opened the gorgeous model Franziska Knuppe wearing a midi golden dress and she looked like a star of that time !



                
                                                   by EP

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Vogue Covers August 2014







To φθινοπωρο πλησιαζει, οι νεες τασεις της μοδας  για φετος πολλες και ο αυγουστος ο ιδανικοτερος μηνας για να μας βαλει στο κλιμα....

Αν και ειμαστε ακομη στη μεση του καλοκαιριου, κανει πολυ ζεστη και το μονο που θελουμε ειναι να βρισκομαστε  διπλα στη θαλασσα ......η VOGUE του αυγουστου μας  ταρακουναει λιγακι!!!

Λαμπερες παρουσιες απο τον χωρο της μοδας και της τηλεορασης ποζαρουν στον φακο καταξιωμενων στο χωρο φωτογραφων και μας δινουν τα απολυτα trends για το φθινοπωρο-χειμωνα 2014-15 μεσα απο τις καταπληκτικες τους φωτογραφιες.

                                                                  by EP

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Paris Haute Couture FW2014-2015

 

Paris, July 9th     

  

Viktor&Rolf 








Julien Fournie







Δυο υπεροχες επιδειξεις μοδας υψηλης ραπτικης παρουσιασαν οι Viktor&Rolf και Julien Fournie στο Παρισι στις 9 Ιουλιου.

Εντονο κοκκινο, μαξι φορεματα και βαθυ ντεκολτε κυριαρχησαν.....και δεν μας αφησαν καθολου αδιαφορους.

                                         

                                                                        by EP