If the clothes are paintings, the runway set is the canvas that completes the storytelling the designer wants to express. Sometimes a plain white runway and pumping music is not enough to set the scene to send the right message across the audience. During the Paris Fashion Week we have witnessed several set designs in iconic Paris venues that brings us in for a journey including one trip to space.
Another day, another out-of-this-world set by Chanel. By putting a 35m high rocket in the center of the set, the iconic Grand Palais was transformed into No. 5 Launch Pad. The rocket to the perfect backdrop to the intergalactic inspired collection actually blasted off for the finale accompanied by Elton John’s Rocket Man.
Fur here, fur there, fur everywhere. A beautiful lavender faux fur smothered the grand staircase and pillars on the usually beige Palais d’Iéna that heighten the colour of the collection.
The statues in Louvre’s central Cour Marly were the special guests for the Louis Vuitton show during the Paris Fashion Week. The marbled statues and leveled runway added extra grandeur on the already magnificent collection.
Fenty x Puma
You now what’s happening in Fall? School. Fenty x Pum by Rihanna aptly presented their “Fenty University” collection at the The National Library of France. The audience were sitting by the library’s long table top that were turned into the runway.
It is simply impossible not to dance where the Paris Opera Ballet perform and in a tribute to the late George Michael, and the models did just that. Guests were sitting in a circle instead of the common straight row by making use of the circular show space at Palais Garnier.
Dry brown leaves on the floor and deciduous plants converted Palais de Tokyo into the mystical autumnal set for the Off White show. The smoke effect added an ethereal ambiance to the show.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are introducing women from around the globe that are making better changes in the community. These women see the opportunity and took the chance in modifying their space into a more hospitable environment. They are the evidence that women are problem server and their place are indeed everywhere.
Alexandra Van Houtte
The fashion industry has not always been the most up-to-date when it comes to technology. In fact, it took a former Vogue assistant for the industry to have its own search engine. Tag Walk (www.tag-walk.com) was launched in January 2016 out of Alexandra Van Houtte’s frustration in the lack of online database for Fashion unlike other industries. Now you can easily search for the latest looks from the runway with the tip of your fingers.
Yasmin Green is the head of research and development at Jigsaw, a Google-owned tech incubator that has been developing a new program that targets aspiring ISIS recruits with hope to discourages them in joining the group. The program uses Google’s search advertising algorithm and YouTube’s video platform to redirect users in credible information. She’s basically leading the cyber fight in combating ISIS.
Who says millennials aren’t interested in politics? Tsamara Amany is encouraging youths in Indonesia to be more involved in politics. She is the co-founder of perempuanpolitik.id with aim to instill politics among women as well as fighting for women’s representation in the Indonesian political system.
The British-American journalist and editor is the editor-in-chief of Vogue Magazine since 1988. She is one of the most important figure in the fashion industry with her iconic look of pageboy haircut and dark sunglasses. Everyone has set their eyes on her for the latest trends in addition to her support to young designers.
Fashion entrepreneur and former journalist, Natalie Massenet is the founder of the designer fashion portal Net-a-Porter. She shaped the current fashion industry as we know which started as an attempt to source products online for a fashion shoot. The website that was launched in a flat is now estimated as a £350m company.
Here’s to the strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.Happy International Women’s Day.
We’ve finally come to the last stop of the most exhaustive event in the fashion calendar. Paris may be the last city where they paraded the latest and highest of craftsmanship, The City of Light knows how to bid adieu. Here we are rounding up our favourite looks from Paris Fashion Week. Enjoy and see you on the next fashion week!
A wonderful runway debut for the newcomer with a collection full of intricate designs crafted on tricky fabrics.
For those who are considering in dressing up in period drama theme, look no more. The retro-chic is still very on trend for 2017.
These beautiful designs are for the ones who dream. Crazy as they seem but never foolish.
We are loving the stripes outwear that is rich of details from afar. Even more so in close-up with the complex-looking fabrics without making the outcome look stiff.
The brown coat is too die for. From the colour itself is perfect for gloomy days without being too stand out, but the look is brought together with the structural tailoring.
Fall/Winter is identical with coats that are covering our body contour but not for the latest collection from Off White.
This collection full of inspiration in playing with patterns. From toning down wild patterns with pastel coats to engaging in fabrics and colours combinations to create exquisite dresses.
The Oscars are here! While the 89th Academy Awards honored the best films of 2016, we are here to appreciate the best looks on the red carpet.
Emma Stone in Givenchy Haute Couture
Naomi Harris in Calvin Klein
Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta
Viola Davis in Armani Privé
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo
Nicole Kidman in Armani Privé
Emma Roberts in Armani Privé
Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney
Ruth Negga in Valentino
The weather in the past few days really pushes us to amp up our styling to not only look really chic but also to protect us from this cold weather. Thank goodness the New York Fashion Week last week delivered some major inspiration that we can certainly happily to apply. Here are some of the best looks from the Big Apple:
3.1 Philip Lim
Impeccable tailoring with a splash of romantic feel in the silhouette that translates an artful touch of feminine strength.
The many ways and colours in keeping us warm, involving neutral coloured knitwear to berry coloured leather coat.
There’s no such thing as too much bows as Marchesa has proven. Just add them to your hair and dress.
A collection that involves his and hers looks, Calvin Klein delivers with that power pantsuit we’re looking for.
Wearing leather doesn’t have to be so stiff, it could give a more uncomplicated cool look that is definitely the way to say goodbye to New York City.
As you do, we also still have the hollow in our heart that Gossip Girl once reside. Wearing these preppy outfits can make us feel better about it.
The era of post-athleisure is here. Say hello to comfortable yet dramatic looks to rock our world.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held last night (or this morning depends on where you are) celebrating the best music from the past year. Congratulations to Adele for winning Album of the Year and Song of the Year. The event is also where fashionistas like us look for inspiration from our favourite musical acts.
1. Adele in Givenchy
Prepared in over five months, this look is definitely was perfect when she received Album of the Year.
2. Rihanna in Armani Privé
Riri having a blast in this orange and black combination that shows her beautiful body art.
3. Demi Lovato in Julien Macdonald
Going in for gold, this figure hugging dress is an absolute picture perfect look that compliments her skin.
4. Chrissy Teigen in Roberto Cavalli
It is very hard not to talk best red carpet looks without mentioning this model and cookbook author.
5. Faith Hill in Zuhair Muraid
Faith Hill hit the red carpet in an all-red ravishing ensemble.
6. Kristin Cavallari in Olima
This is a look from someone who knows her body well. The plunging neckline and see-through no-slit is a simple yet alluring look.
7. Beyoncé in custom Peter Dundass
What a beautiful sight. Queen Bey showing off her twins: the Grammys and the bump.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, have you planned a romantic date yet? If not, we have gathered some ideas for you to enjoy in this upcoming hallmark holiday with your significant other.
Dinner and Movie Date
It’s a classic date night idea but it works; even when film roll got burned. Add extra points if you have dinner in a place that is meaningful for both of you.
Have a Staycation
Enjoy a new scenery and create new memories together. For a more noteworthy and relaxing experience, book a much needed couple massage.
Romantic Couple Workout
Couples who work out together, stay together. Nothing is more romantic than a commitment in growing old together. Jakarta has one event that you can check out here.
There are many creative workshops that you ought to try together with your significant other. From elementary painting for couples to leather-work for couples who are up to the challenge.
Dance Night Out
Grab some tap shoes and see how compatible you are with each other. You can get to know how much trust there are between you while having some fun.
We are honored to be one of many emerging labels in Indonesia chosen to join Indonesia Fashion Forward (IFF) this year. Considering we only have just started a year ago, this is a development that we did not imagined to have come this soon.
IFF is a program initiated by Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) as an effort in pushing Indonesian fashion industry to be capable in reaching the global market. It is not only to attract public audience and the media but also to seek opportunity and chance to conduct business transactions. Supported by Badan Ekonomi Kreatif Indonesia (Bekraf/Indonesia Creative Economy Agency) and partnership with British Council, IFF is a credible program which facilitates Indonesian creativity in the international scene through the help of culture exchanges made with more established countries.
As part of their program, IFF have invited Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) London to give guidance to the chosen designers to grow their labels into a competitive and consistent business. Over 40 designers were given training of every aspect they will face; from business planning, branding strategy to legal aspects. As the sixth generation, we are following the footsteps of local brands before us who have stepped into the international market with the help of IFF such as: Sapto Djojokartiko, Tex Saverio and Toton.
Following the hectic yet meaningful mentoring we had last week with other brands chosen this year, we are in deep preparation for the upcoming events and activities that we cannot wait to share with you. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at some of the pictures taken during our mentoring session.
Fashionistas from around the world gathered in Paris this week for the first fashion week in 2017. The Paris Couture Fashion Week presents the art of dressmaking in the most grandiose and luxurious scale. But our eyes are not just glued to the ethereal creations made happen through the help of ‘Les petit mains’, as we are take down notes on the best street looks we ought to try this year.
Chiara Ferragni wasn’t the only one sporting the cool t-shirt debuted on Paris Fashion Week last year and we are certain the trend won’t stop here.
Bringing a fresh take on the monochrome style by adding a natural hue to the hue.
Who says it is impossible to be chic to wear in matching colours with your grandma?
Elevate the simple shirt and trousers look by colour-blocking as shown by Victoria Beckham.
We are loving this statement outerwear; simple yet mesmerizing.
Just like any other celebrations, the Chinese New Year will not be complete without the presence of all the delicious food to share with the family. In fact the dishes usually served for the occasion are so much more than filling our appetite, as they are also heavily in symbolic meanings. Let’s explore all the food that we are going to eat to welcome the Rooster Year.
The classic Chinese Food is traditionally eaten during the Chinese New Year. It is believed that the more dumplings you eat during the CNY celebrations, the more money you will make during the year.
In Chinese word for “fish” sounds like the Chinese word for “surplus”. The fish should be the last dish left with some leftover to symbolizes there being surpluses every year.
As the names suggests, this dish symbolizes a long life. The length and perseverance in prepping the dish symbolizes the life eater’s life.
Sweet Rice Balls
It is actually the main food for China’s Lantern Festival. However, due to the round shape and the name associated with togetherness of the family, this dish is also favored for the Chinese New Year Celebrations.
The gold-colored citrus fruits symbolize prosperity and good luck. Tangerines, however, is more special considering the Chinese word for tangerine and gold is virtually the same. So expect to have tangerines everywhere, including as decorations. Also note that with their stem and leaves on represent longevity.
So what is your favourite Chinese New Year Dish? Tell us at the comments, also don’t forget to check our special collection for Chinese New Year.