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Ilenia Durazzi is letting loose. The designer is gaining confidence as her brand increasingly scales up, as her fall 2024 collection proved by revealing a more eclectic side to her tailoring-filled world.

A sense of wildness ran through the lineup, which added a new flavor to the equestrian inspiration Durazzi has anchored the brand in and her razor-sharp sartorial hand.

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Imagining a traveling theater troupe crossing snowy landscapes and desolate wintry deserts inspired the designer to experiment with crafty knits, their irregular surface enhanced by loose threads and handmade techniques that injected a tactile quality into the overall graphic lines that mark her work.

Ditto for patchwork skirts that appeared next to Durazzi’s signature saddle-shaped ones, and performance textiles like waxed horsehair used in utility outerwear like raincoats and parkas. Leather takes on the outdoorsy theme were a standout.

Cut in slightly more relaxed fit lending a more urban appeal to coats and blazer jackets than usual, tailored pieces were embellished with braided leather inserts, too. The concept was also seen in a statement dress Durazzi said was a nod to stage costumes. The feminine, full skirt design was covered in paint brushstrokes that fit her dedication to the arts.

“Theater has become an obsession of mine; I’ve been after it a lot in these past two years and it really inspires me,” said Durazzi, who presented the collection in a three-part performance. To further explore different artistic disciplines, Durazzi is readying the opening of a new space in Milan, designed by her and aimed at being both the brand’s headquarters and an aggregation point for the city’s cultural community.

With her own tribe taking shape, her brand’s expansion and soon having a home, too, she has a lot to be confident about indeed.

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Wax London’s design dialogue takes cues from its founding namesake city, offering a “patchwork of culture and ideas” floating through England’s capital. For Spring/Summer 2024, the label has chosen to spotlight the making of its U.K.-inspired garments, in a line titled “Come Together.”

In an accompanying campaign video, creative director Tom Holmes stealthily swipes quintessentially British homewares, like patterned blankets and cloths, from their proper places in a still house. Championing the brand’s hometown favorites, each taken item forms a part of the collection, as Holmes reworks their textiles into ready-to-wear from a dimly-lit workshop in the subsequent scenes.

Pointelle, crochet, seersucker, linen and embroidery define the lineup, which consists of expanded takes on the brand’s most popular silhouettes (thanks to consumer demand). The label’s Didot range grows with statement decorations like “Daisy,” “Ornate” and “Beach” embroidery, while ripstop jackets and sustainable suede trousers mark an evolution in Wax’s core wardrobe.

“We’ve taken a look through a nostalgic lens and drawn inspiration from the ’60s for shapes and silhouettes while reimagining our hero shapes with a fabric-first approach with appliqué, embroidery and jacquard fabrics taking center stage,” Holmes told Hypebeast. “This has culminated in a collection we feel brings a bit of fun and brightness to the way people dress.”

The brand utilizes Ikat hand-dyeing techniques to finish matching shorts and trousers, and subtle shirting enlists textural fabrics with pintuck detailing for a refined aesthetic. Wax’s best-selling suits are made in new linen colorways, including burnt copper, while jacket and short co-ords build on the imprint’s casual wares. Rounding out the range, Holmes tends to his ever-evolving accessories division, with new hats, socks and tote bags.

Wax London’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection, “Come Together,” is now available to shop on the brand’s webstore and in its retail outposts.

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Looking to lock down your New Year’s Eve outfit? Say no more.

Founder by Kristina Lisovets, the Moscow-based label, SAY NO MORE, serves up statement occasion wear that’s low-key luxe and cool-girl glam.

The brand’s signature corset pieces and figure-outlining dresses make for the perfect outfit for all the upcoming occasion on your radar.

Having been in the fashion industry for 10 years as a prolific stylist, Kristina has founded SAY NO MORE from satiating the desire for fashion-forward statement pieces for her clients. Forging a new path as a fashion entrepreneur, Kristina gets down to business and shares with Emirates Woman how she brought her vision to life to build a brand of her own, opening a store in Dubai, the trend she’s excited about for next season, and lastly, what’s next on the horizon.

How did you know it was the right time to launch the brand and what was the catalyst for this?

I had ten years of practice as a stylist; while creating fashion looks for Russian pop singers, we did a lot of sewing for big shows, and in the process I gained experience in tailoring and styling. After seven years in the industry, I wanted to create something of my own. I knew what was in demand in the market and what my clients wanted, because every day I was faced with the fact that I couldn’t find something. I also understood what real luxury quality is, and finally, I had my own vision of the brand – I wanted to create something artistic and theatrical, bright and unlike anything else.

We spent 30,000 rubles on fabric and hired a tailor who made the first three items, two of which we are still selling with great success after four years since creation of the

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They say the right outfit can make all the difference. That’s especially true around this time of year — because there’s so many events happening for Art Basel and the holidays. Deco’s checking out a spot that’s taking shopping to the next level.

Fashion meets art at the new SETA Gallery inside the Sagamore Hotel in South Beach.

SETA is a Colombian clothing brand founded by sisters Andrea and Eliana Salazar.

The name stands for “sophistication, edgy, timeless attire.”

Andrea Salazar: “Our brand is a trendsetter. We are very inspired by the ’80s and ’90s.”

Eliana Salazar: “We design for a woman that is very confident, a woman that wants to stand out, that wants to be the center of attention.”

This brand is all about inspiring women to dress up and dress differently.

Andrea Salazar: “We work with a lot of sequins, a lot of shiny materials, studs.”

Daniela Uribe: “I love it because it’s so unique. Everything is sparkles. They really have a good attention to detail. The jackets are statement pieces. And when you’re wearing it in the street, you’re always gonna going to get stopped by somebody.”

And, when it comes to shopping, this space is anything but ordinary.

Andrea Salazar: “This is our new concept: a SETA Gallery where you guys can discover our most iconic pieces, where you can see the story of the brand. You are able to shop, you can scan a QR code.”

Scanning an item’s QR code with your phone doesn’t just pull up basic info about it. It also offers some uggestions on how to style it. Talk about convenient!

Eliana Salazar: “It’s a very safe manner to shop right now, and it’s very comfortable because you don’t have to carry your bags.”

Daniela Uribe: “I’m loving it.

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PARIS — Jarel Zhang played with an artist’s wonderland in an intimate presentation at the Spring/Summer 2024 season of Paris Fashion Week. In a white room emulating a canvas, a dozen artists were in their element, drawing a series of models gliding into their respective poses. Jarel Zhang’s SS24 show transformed the traditional runway experience into an interactive performance that played into the brand’s philosophies of evolution, life and spirit. 

The JARELZHANG brand, founded in 2015 by Jarel Zhang, holds a philosophy that encourages its audience to take an immaterial piece of work with them into their own lives. Zhang expressed the brand’s philosophy by turning the runway into a canvas. Twelve painters sat in a circle around the runway and live-painted the show as models strutted into the center. Attendees huddled around the artists, creating an environment where everyone interacted only inches away from each other and the pieces. 

Painter Eliz Acarsoy explained that the artists were assigned outfits to paint roughly 10 minutes before the show began, and that they were given no rehearsal time. She said that it heightened the authenticity of the experience, claiming that it left “a bit of space for mistakes,” and that having no time to practice gave the artists the chance to “have fun with it.” By placing each artist’s work on display next to the designer’s work, Zhang spotlighted contributors and artists whose work during Fashion Week is typically overshadowed.

Jarel Zhang’s SS24 collection was a blend of sophisticated-chic and urban styles. The various clothing pieces included chunky black leather boots and loafers, boxy blazers, pleated skirts, oversized hoodies with embellishments, and trench coats in various textures, among other complex pieces. 

The palette of the collection was muted but felt vibrant against the colorless walls — neutral colors contrasted with textures

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Celebrated as the masters of minimalism, Abraham & Thakore have extended their subtle and refined style to Delhi’s Dhan Mill. They have unveiled a new store that marks the duo’s second boutique in the capital, a city that serves as a wellspring of inspiration. The store‘s appearance is characterized by a clean, skill-centric, and modern approach, encapsulating much of the brand’s enduring identity.

The design work has been undertaken by Studio Organon, who took meticulous care in conveying the brand’s essential principles and unwavering commitment to traditional Indian aesthetics. This attention to detail is evident in the material selections, exemplified by the custom-designed terrazzo flooring adorned with a striking checkerboard pattern.

Sharing about the store opening, designer Rakesh Thakore shares, “We are extremely excited to finally have another home in Delhi. The city has always accepted our designs and apparel with great gusto by means of other multi-designer outlets where we enjoy a presence. Through this store, we plan to exclusively serve our patrons better. The Dhan Mill not only boasts of great footfalls but has also been on the ascend to grow its designer brands portfolio, and we are elated to join hands in their journey to provide luxury clothing to its customers. We also believe that our growing young clientele will appreciate access to our products at this bustling destination.”

On display at the store

The opening of Abraham & Thakore’s new store coincided with the launch of the brand‘s latest collection: Soft Geometries. Tailored for upcoming celebrations, yet suitable for all-season wear, this edit can be best characterised as ‘chill bling’ — a concept that the designers have seamlessly transformed from a paradox into a cutting-edge fashion reality.

One can find elaborately embroidered brocades, jewel-toned ikats and captivating colours in the edit. The

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Those who have experienced grief will know it is different for everyone and can have a long-lasting impact on one’s life.

Grief Ireland is an online sanctuary, established by Kathie Stritch, where people can come together to talk about their grief and get support from the online community as well as from professionals.

On September 30, Stritch is hosting a one-day retreat at the Garryvoe Hotel in Cork designed to provide tools to those experiencing loss to help people feel less alone in their grief. 

The day will include talks from psychologists and therapists, guided meditation and journalling sessions, discussions on different types of loss and information on support groups. 

Lunch and refreshments included.

Tickets €99

Iva Natura's anti-blemish skin cream
Iva Natura’s anti-blemish skin cream

Affordable organic and natural skincare for all the family

Many of us want to make our skincare routines more natural — including ingredients that are better for us and for the environment — however many organic and sustainable skincare ranges seem to charge a premium for the pleasure.

One range of products that won’t break the bank is Iva Natura — a Turkish skincare brand recently arrived on the Irish market. 

The brand range includes skin and hair care products for people of all ages and is organic, plant-based and vegan with an emphasis on ethical sourcing. 

It includes cleansers, facial scrubs, moisturisers, masks and eye creams as well as a baby care rash cream (€9.95), a sensitive shampoo with fennel (€11.95) and an organic baby oil made with almond extracts and organic jojoba oil (€14.45).

 The Nicola Drop Shoulder Coat by feeG
The Nicola Drop Shoulder Coat by feeG

New season Irish fashion by award-winning brand feeG

Irish womenswear brand feeG won the prestigious Drapers Independents Womenswear Brand of the Year Award 2022 — they’ve been shortlisted for this again, their 20th year in business. 

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Blac Chyna wants her outer self to resemble the new person she is inside. 

The 35-year-old has seemingly been revamping her life, opting to undo most of her cosmetic procedures, such as getting butt and breast reductions and dissolving her facial fillers. The decision to change her entire life came when she realized she was attracting the wrong people and she began by bringing back her real name, Angela White. 

Blac Chyna Was Lumped In An Unfavorable Category Due To Her Tattoos, Piercings, & Surgeries

White has opened up about the type of choices she was making, claiming that they did reflect who she actually is. She addressed the issue during an exclusive interview with ET, stating:

“You have to think about it like this… I could look at you and make any assumption right until you start speaking to me. So my thing is before you even start talking to me or give me a chance I want you to see, ‘OK this is a well-rounded woman.’”

Continuing, the mother-of-two explained that her fake derrière and plastic bosom placed her in “this category when that’s really not who I am internally.” Talking about why she initially underwent the procedures alongside getting multiple tattoos and piercings, the “Monster” music video vixen admitted that it “was always something to set a trend” for her.

Blac Chyna at the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards

“Even from my cheek piercings that I had, all the girls went and got that. I used to have the super low bangs, all the girls loved that. The tattoos and this and that and it’s like one of those things to where it’s like, ‘Hey, look at me.’ Once you get to that ‘Hey look at me’ point it’s like, ‘What then?,’” she blacchyna-says-her-cosmetic-surgeries-didnt-represent-who-she-was-internally-exclusive-209892″expressed.

Even though she acknowledged the

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London-based brand Palace is just as ready as you are for the Spring/Summer season, which before you know it has already arrived. But don’t worry, because the British imprint has it all under control and just shared its new lookbook and collection, which combines the brand’s athletic DNA and relaxed, sometimes ravish style.

The 2000s are an endless source of inspiration for everyone, which is why the Palace creative team has decided to travel back in time to get inspired and receive the necessary influences for the creation process of some garments like a series of button-up shirts with ice prints and sunsets reminiscent of old album covers.

From the Y2K aesthetic, we move on to athleisure, or sportswear, to talk about the selection of running and cycling-inspired garments on offer, some of which feature illustrations of inflated balloons accompanied by the inscription “Tour de Force”. Football, a sport loved by many and attracting thousands of fans, also has a strong influence in this line, just look at the sweatshirts with the brand’s four-star emblem and the inscription “Paláce Tecnical”.

Still sporty, but more outdoors-focused, we find the forest camouflage print on various flight suits and paired with ’90s washed jeans, biker t-shirts, crumpled shirts, and corduroy trousers. And yes, corduroy, you know what British summer is like and you know that from time to time you might need either a GORE-TEX windbreaker like the ones in the collection or any of the bucket hats or trucker hats for the sunnier days.

When and where will the first installment of Palace’s Spring/Summer 23 collection be available for purchase? From May 5th, in selected shops and online.

Check out the images below to discover Palace’s Spring/Summer 23 lookbook:

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The confluence of art and fashion at the Met Gala and elsewhere has far-reaching ramifications. Each field has begun to see itself anew. Art, having never achieved such mass relevance, wonders whether it might descend from its ivory tower and become genuinely popular. Fashion, unused to such high-culture cred, wonders if it might win new seriousness and cachet in the public eye. Inspired by these potentials, each side turns more ardently to the promise implicit in the other.

This cross-pollination has a long history. At the dawn of the 20th century, Paul Poiret, “the king of fashion,” enlisted artists to create his textile patterns, fashion illustrations and business stationery. Elsa Schiaparelli collaborated with Salvador Dalí on several iconic designs, including the “shoe hat” and “lobster dress” of 1937. Christian Dior ran an art gallery before becoming a fashion designer and later named his dresses “Matisse,” “Braque,” “Dalí” and “Picasso.”

But in recent years the reciprocity between of art and fashion has become big business. Fashion houses now look to transcend their narrow identification with clothing and accessories. Louis Vuitton, according to Bernard Arnault, the C.E.O. and chairman of the fashion and luxury goods conglomerate LVMH, which owns the brand, is “much more than a fashion brand. It’s a cultural brand with a global audience.” By emphasizing its links to art — and, by implication, art’s rarity and exclusivity — Louis Vuitton symbolically undercuts the reality that its business imperative (to sell more goods) effectively decreases the rarity and exclusivity of its products. The company made $20 billion in sales last year, doubling its revenue from four years prior. But as a “cultural brand,” Louis Vuitton dissolves the crass reality of products and sales in the mythic allure of storytelling and image.

Art institutions have come to

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