Quo Vadis, Renzo Rosso?

Renzo Rosso und Nicola Fornmichetti, Diesel Reboot

Renzo Rosso und Nicola Fornmichetti, Diesel Reboot

Is Renzo Rosso forming an Italian fashion conglomerate similar to French Kering and LVMH? Read on here.

Ein neues Feature auf modabot, zum Thema Renzo Rosso, OTB Group und Nicola Formichetti. Der ganze Artikel findet sich hier.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Hate List


Karl Lagerfeld hates a lot of things. Among them, but not at all limited to, Lana del Rey (at a time when it wasn’t yet considered cool to hate her – isn’t he such a visionary?), the sun (the actual one), fat people, feminists, Heidi Klum and babies (yes, babies). Chances are, he hates YOU, too. Click here.

Thierry Mugler

A seemingly endless imagination and power of creation is to this day the hallmark of the house of Mugler. The house founded by Thierry Mugler in 1976, whose new creative director is Nicola Formichetti, continues to live and create fashion in his spirit: unreal, dreamlike, excessive, irrational, outrageous, exuberant and theatrical are only a few words to describe the magical fashion fairytales created by Thierry Mugler. Weiterlesen

Designer Guide: Mariano Fortuny

Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo was born in 1871 in Granada, Spain. His father was a genre painter, and his mother was the daughter of another famous painter, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta. Growing up in an artistic environment in Paris, where his mother moved after his father’s death and later in Venice, it soon became apparent that Mariano had inherited a talent in arts himself. Weiterlesen

Designer Guide: Madeleine Vionnet

Madeleine Vionnet was born in France in 1876 and died in 1975. She is best known for „inventing“ the bias cut. Now, fashion history is obsessed with „firsts“. Many designers claim to have been the first to have freed the women from the corset, or to have put them in trousers or to first to do this, first to do that. Fact is, a greater freedom of movement, and a new Zeitgeist was in the air at the time and the designers still remembered today are the ingenious ones who grasped it. Weiterlesen

Designer Guide: Paul Poiret

Paul Poiret invented the fashion designer as we know them. The cult of celebrity around the couturiers was more or less his invention. One might call him the father of fashion marketing (even though he learned a lot about that from Worth, too.)

The time is the beginning of the twentieth century, the setting is Paris. Mass-production is threatening to surpass the haute couture. Why would people keep buying expensive clothes, when they could have the knock-offs for a considerably lower price? Poirets answer would have been: „Because I am an artist, not a dressmaker.“ And the high society wanted his art. Weiterlesen