Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I will have that to go...


Spain's athletes don't like Spain's Olympic uniforms, with good reason.




The Olympic uniforms by Russian design firm Bosco were free...                                                                                    Is that a good enough reason to ridicule your athletes ?




The US uniforms are maybe made in China but they are at least chic.Can't wait for Friday and see all of the world selection.



A bientôt,

Pierre Candra
for NicNat Chat!

Monday, July 23, 2012

BIRDS OF FEATHERS…


This is the name I gave the new Bergdorf Goodman windows.
As always spectacular !










A bientôt,

Pierre Candra
for NicNat Chat!





Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Comme des Garcons “White drama”


Given carte blanche to exhibit her 33 looks in a rectangular, industrial space, Kawakubo chose to encase her dresses — styled exactly like the runway — in clear plastic bubbles.













The Kawakubo exhibition is a static presentation of the entire Comme des Garcons Spring 2012 show, called White Drama.  The Musee Galliera’s director Olivier Saillard says: “[It] is probably a world first to exhibit a whole collection that is so recent, not a retrospective”.
The show is all about life’s big events : birth, marriage, death and transcendence with ceremonial style gowns in theatrical satins and ritual grandeur and the display at Les Docks will allow visitors to see these recent creations up close and at their own pace rather than in the helter skelter timeframe of a runway.  Kawakubo’s architectural mode is fully expressed in the silky cocoons and white layers of lace budding flowers and more. »










White Drama is whiteness - pure, ceremonial white of every hue; Blossoming flowers, layered handkerchiefs, white-flecked material, lace insets inspired by christening robes, an obi-bow belt, overcoats and tall hats reminiscent of the Holy Week processions in Seville, a wedding gown like the silky cocoon of an insect, opaque and sheer fabrics. White Drama is a masterful fashion architecture that transports the viewer to the unique world of Rei Kawakubo.






The Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design
34 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris
   
  
Both exhibitions are open from April 13 to October 7 2012 
                    
                                                                                                                                         

A bientôt,

Pierre Candra
for NicNat Chat!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

The world of Cristóbal Balenciaga,collectionneur de Mode



Organized by Palais Galliera with the support of the House of Balenciaga in tribute to the master of fashion (1895-1972) and to mark the fortieth anniversary of his death, this exhibition unveils an exceptional collection. The show features more than seventy costumes and items of clothing of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries alongside some forty haute couture coats and dresses designed by Balenciaga between 1937 and 1968.

















The couturier’s collaborator, Fernando Martinez Herreros, donated the collection to the Galliera seven years after Balenciaga’s death in 1972.
                                                                                             








The show is divided into six sections, each examining a specific type of garment that Balenciaga collected and drew inspiration from: collars, coats, and capes; lace; folklore and regionalism; historic ism; geometric forms; and monastic robes.










If in Paris don't miss this exhibition who is paired with a second one : Comme des Garcons SS 2012 collection “White drama” and will be the subject of my next blog.

The Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design
34 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris
   


Both exhibitions are open from April 13 to October 7 2012 
                    
                                                                                                                                         


A bientôt,

Pierre Candra
for NicNat Chat!


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