Colour Blocking Pattern Blocking
01 Feb 2011
Colour Blocking Pattern Blocking

CĂ©line, PF11, Paris. The vibrant colour blocking that was a theme of the Spring Summer 2011 collections has spilled over into some interesting pattern combinations and contrast facings at Celine and Walter Van Beirendonck, and in a more subdued way at Dries Van Noten. Tailoring becomes uncharacteristically playful when these...

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Georgio Armani Invisible Zips
31 Jan 2011
Georgio Armani Prive Invisible Zips

Armani Prive, SS11. Sometimes in the fashion industry zips are used as a feature of a garment (especially when it comes to sportswear) but in the world of sleek futuristic couture nobody wants to know how you got into your garment. At the recent Georgio Armani Prive collection the openings...

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Lanvin Magnetic Closures
30 Jan 2011
Lanvin’s Magnetic Closures

Lanvin, Menswear, AW11. The closure of a garment can sometimes be the all important final touch that will fulfil a fashion designer’s vision. In the case of Lanvin’s recent menswear collection, the streamlined tailoring was sometimes finished with magnetic closures enabling the design team to do away with buttons as...

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