‘Couture’ Is A ‘Play-field’ For Designers & I Wanna See That In India Too

‘Couture’ Is A ‘Play-field’ For Designers & I Wanna See That In India Too

The Autumn/Winter 2015 Haute Couture Week concluded in Paris and what a beautiful madness it was. We are told that haute couture is about honouring tradition but it’s also about working with artisans and craftsmen to be innovative and experimental. “Play” is the word that ideally defines a couture collection where a couturier is not bound […]

FIT’s Exhibition – ‘Faking It’ Explores The Counterfeiting Business

FIT’s Exhibition – ‘Faking It’ Explores The Counterfeiting Business

The phenomenon of counterfeiting is as old as couture itself. In the early 1900s, fashion forgers often sketched designs they saw in Paris shows and sold reproductions in France and overseas. By 1914, more than two million fake couture labels had been sewn into garments, several of which are currently on view in New York […]

Chanel & Dior Elevate Sneakers To Couture Status

In the last season at Paris Couture Week, Martin Margiela introduced Denim in Couture fashion and at the ongoing Paris Couture Week, Spring-Summer 2014 it is the humble Sneaker that has achieved the couture status, courtesy Chanel and Dior. Raf Simons showed sneaks at Dior on Monday and Karl Lagerfeld followed suit at Chanel Tuesday. The […]

John Galliano’s 1st TV Interview since he was Ousted from DIOR

If you thought John Galliano’s interview in Vanity Fair was explosive, you better see his TV Interview with Charlie Rose that he did on Wednesday Night. The hour long interview is a tell-all sort of interview where Galliano literally confesses about his ‘inner demons’. Dressed in a Navy Blazer and slicked-back hair, Galliano opened up to […]

Galliano Wins Round-1 of Litigations Against Dior

John Galliano appeared victorious in an early round of litigation against his former employer, Christian Dior. In the hearing, it was revealed that the designer made $7.7 million annually as Creative Director of Christian Dior Couture and his own label. John Galliano, the disgraced designer who was fired from Christian Dior after anti-semetic rants in […]