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“Lesage and all the maisons d’art are part of the future of fashion,” Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s president of fashion, wrote in an email, “and the contribution of each maison is key, not just at Chanel, but if you look at shows today, everyone wants to value the unique savoir-faire.”

This past summer I spent an afternoon in Lesage’s shimmering world, where sequins, beads, metallic threads and more come together with the skill of the petites mains (in English, tiny hands), as the skilled seamstresses of Parisian fashion houses are called.

At Lesage, the artisans are predominantly women from varied backgrounds. Some are graduates of École Lesage, the in-house embroidery school, although its training program, which can involve as much as 150 hours of instruction, is not a prerequisite for a job. One worker now on staff, for example, formerly taught history and geography.

“The most difficult part is to make,” Mr. Barrère said. “We’re talking about humans, not machines.”

Mr. Barrère said it takes at least 100 hours to make an embroidery for a simple ready-to-wear garment. “In haute couture, it’s 600, 800, 1,000 or 2,000 hours of work, it depends,” he continued. “Each time you multiply it with the price per hour and it becomes very, very expensive.”

The creative process at Lesage is both collaborative and intensely personal. Here is how it works:

Fashion collections usually have themes, and Lesage artisans work with designers and their teams to turn those themes into embroidery.

“Each project is unique,” Mr. Barrère said — and to explain it, he described the work behind the Chanel Cruise collection, designed by Virginie Viard, Chanel’s creative director, and presented in May on the Paramount Studios lot in Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELESThe fabulous photos have arrived. The videos are being shared on social media. LA Fashion Week, which took place in October, has come and gone. However, Art Hearts Fashion, celebrating its tenth anniversary, deserves a closer look.

One could describe the Art Hearts Fashion shows in March and October as the Oscars of the runway in Los Angeles. The company was founded by designer Erik Rosette, who also has his own line called Mister Triple X.

To commemorate this milestone of ten years of shows, industry icon For The Stars Fashion House made a comeback. The four nights of runway shows took place at The Majestic in downtown LA. Several winners from Project Runway participated in the event, while bi-coastal designer Richie Rich joined from New York. In its early days, Paris Hilton graced the runway for this incredibly fun line. This year, the team welcomed designer Nizie, who is new to America and is rebuilding her brand after leaving war-torn Ukraine.

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Next up is fashion week in early 2045. The Art Hearts Fashion shows are scheduled to take place from March 21st to March 24th, 2024.

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While many young celebrities have adopted ’90s and early-2000s fashion trends, there’s one star who’s mastered it every time: Olivia Rodrigo. Although she’s only 20, the pop singer has quickly become a budding style maven to watch, from being a Disney Channel star to becoming one of Gen Z’s most beloved artists. While her journey is still evolving, Rodrigo has produced many fashion moments for us to enjoy, from her captivating performances to her August 2023 Vogue cover.

Since first capturing the world’s attention with her breakthrough single, “Drivers Licence,” Rodrigo has gravitated toward silhouettes that are relatively simple yet statement-making, especially on the red carpet. Just days ago, she attended the 38th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in a Valentino LBD with a rosette at the neckline and chunky heels to match, in line with her usual aesthetic. She rocks minidresses and boots with almost every appearance, and her red sweetheart Magda Butrym design, sequinned chest-cutout Grammys afterparty dress, and purple Versace corset at the iHeartRadio Music Awards are prime examples. She also dabbles with gowns, from her ’90s-inspired slip dress for the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala to her black-and-white Thom Browne floral sheath for the 2023 Met Gala.

The “Sour” musician’s street style is just as noteworthy, where her penchant for vintage shopping is made even more obvious. Most notably, Rodrigo visited the White House in a vintage Chanel pink tweed suit and six-inch platforms, effortlessly nodding to the archival trend from the Parisian fashion house. She’s also showcased a host of edgier looks, including the cropped sweater, camo miniskirt, and infamous Marc Jacobs platform boots she wore for an art exhibit and the Hellcat baby tee and Miu Miu loafers she sported while out in New York City in September.


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Fashion designers are the new painters, X’avier Alexander says. But it’s not the ‘80s anymore, where people flocked to see Warhol or Basquiat at an art gallery; it’s the moment for wearable art, he explains.

Alexander is a VCUarts fashion design student who won the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2023 CFDA Design Scholar award. He’s one of a dozen recipients to be awarded out of 340 students that applied. Alexander won $50,000 through CFDA, thanks to a donation made by clothing company Eddie Bauer. He is appreciative and sees it as a stepping stone.

His thesis “Who You Be” involves the theme of Black identity and what it means today. Under this large umbrella, there are collections with subtopics such as consumerism, or how a false sense of empowerment can come through the consumption of luxury goods. Another collection touches on challenging environments his own community faces, such as food deserts and a lack of resources that can lead to hardships and even crime. The artist is also trying to build a better future and show what that would look like.

“It’s taking the good, bad and the ugly about our culture and conceptualizing it into collections that speak on these real life things that go on within our community,” Alexander says.

The artist has a larger vision in mind. He wants a multi-sensory experience involving what you’re seeing, hearing, smelling and how the space feels, Alexander says, adding that he thinks he would need more than $50,000 to create his vision exactly.

“I’m just super big on that; how can you experience fashion in a different space or in a different way, and having it be longer than like a 10 to 15-minute show where models are just walking,” Alexander explains. “I want you to come here

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The fourth annual “Art of Fashion” design competition and runway show returns to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center Saturday with couture creations by 32 local designers being worn by more than 80 models.

In honor of Veterans Day, this design competition and runway show challenged designers to create art inspired by the bravery and resilience of warriors. The “Warriors” Runway Show will be hosted by Kate Glaser of Hope Rises and designs will be judged by Destiny Rogowski of Sweet Heart Pin Ups, Jordan Massimi: Style Mister and owner of Backroom Vintage, Ninja of Ninja Stylz Salon, and designer and international Niagara brand ambassador, Tina Mt. Pleasant.

These are not typical everyday apparel, but rather art presented on a human canvas along a movable gallery where artists can push the boundaries of wearable art design: These one-of-a-kind creations range from dresses made from abandoned teddy bears to steel cages covered in crystal; from up-cycled upholstery to classic vintage.

The designs featured in this year’s runway show were created by professional artists/designers as well as by upcoming stars from local design programs at Buffalo State, NCCC and even South Park High School. Designers include Amy McCalister, Amy Respeto Gonzalez, Anyelis Mendez, Aria Dasher, Brian “Bella” Bussard, Brook D’Angelo, Candace Masters, Carolyn Russell, Chelsea Badding, Dalia Perez, Danielle Ando, Denise Kelly, Ethan Bradley, Evelyn Schrimmel, Janice Spagnola, Jason Buckley, Julia Finucane, Karen Mock, Kia Ellis, Kodee Weir, Kristen Palmeri, Kyle-Lynn Tuttle, Laura Chenault, Liz LaMoy, Maria McLaughlin, Mary Grace Ohrum, Medis Kent, Sheila Zuni, Sydney Ford, Therese Camarra and Veronica Kruger.

Prizes will be awarded for creativity, showmanship and outstanding artistic merit.

The doors to the art center will open at 5 p.m. treating the crowd to a pre-show party with models wearing winning designs from previous years, live music and

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The artist, an innovative pioneer of authenticity in the fashion world, is one of the few international artists on the list of nominees for the Emirates Finest Business Awards.

The Emirates Finest Business Awards Gala will be held in Dubai on November 30, 2023, at the enchanting location of Radisson Blu Dubai-Creek. These awards, among the most important in the Emirates world, have as their creator Adnan Ali Mohammed Ali Alhammadi, Chairman of the Committee.

Always attentive to the evolution of business in the Emirati world, and a profound connoisseur and admirer of new talents and those who, over the years, will shape the future of their respective fields and create new projects, Mr. Adnan will welcome guests at an enchanting ceremony in Dubai at the end of November. Prominent personalities, creatives, artists and political officials will be present for what promises to be an unforgettable evening.

Among the international artists nominated for their work stands out Raimondo Rossi, aka Ray Morrison, freshly awarded earlier this year in the United States with another prestigious award, organized by Compulsive Magazine New York City.  The “Inspired By You Award“, whose gala was held in Hollywood in March 2023, is followed by this new recognition and carefully honors the work Raimondo has done in recent years. Rossi has been nominated for the Innovative Fashion Visionary Award.

As Rolling Stone magazine noted, Rossi has brought a very different point of view to fashion. Recall that the artist recently closed a solo exhibition, which attracted tourists from all over the world, in a historical museum in the capital of Rome. The solo show highlighted inclusion, diversity and struggles in the history of fashion. Now the city of Rome welcomes that of Helmut Newton. We invite everyone to

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Halloween weekend was bound to provide some excellent fashion moments. Luckily for us, the good people of Instagram delivered, in costume and otherwise. 

Some got into the spirit of the season—while still putting fashion first. Artist Tali Lennox attended designer Dilara Findikoglu’s Dark Versailles ball dressed as a dark angel, complete with black satin corsetry, mesh and beaded sleeves, and a lace fan to match her stockings. 

Other leaned into luxury. Kendall Jenner chowed down on some sushi in an oversized turquoise fur coat, while María Bernad, designer and founder of Les Fleurs Studios, wore a slinky archival Vivienne Westwood dress. Lupita Nyong’o also looked regal in a white Taller Marmo maxi dress with its high-necked collar and plunging v-neck.

Plaid also had a big week, befitting the changing leaves and cooling temperatures. Actor Chase Sui Wonders showed her support for Thom Browne’s 20th anniversary in the brand’s signature grayscale plaid, while Olivia Rodrigo paired her printed miniskirt with a black ribbed mock neck, and content creator Vicky Montanari put on a colorful display in a mint-chocolatey coat.

Below, see more of the best fashion Instagrams of the week.

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style=”color:#7D0068;font-weight:700;” class=”dcr-11l45yn”The fashion industry loves to kill a trend, floral dresses being a recent casualty (worry not, they’re already being revived). But it does mean designers from Stella McCartney to Andreas Kronthaler at Vivienne Westwood have turned their attention away from flowers towards abstract prints – think a Frankenthaler or Richter in dress form.

This means the high street is flooded with frocks that are really useful pieces to have in your wardrobe. An abstract print works for a wide range of invitations, from weddings to dinners, or any event where you want to feel a bit dressed up without making a whole heap of effort. See a makeup-free Pamela Anderson wearing a Victoria Beckham sponge-style print with minimal gold jewellery and platform heels to Beckham’s show at Paris fashion week.

Pamela Anderson attends the Victoria Beckham SS24 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week
Pamela Anderson attends the Victoria Beckham SS24 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week Photograph: Darren Gerrish/Getty Images

For everyday, style your dress with flat chunky boots and knitwear. Layer Hush’s slip dress (5, below) over a black rollneck for a more winter-friendly look, or style it under a black blazer for a night out. Whistles has a smudgy print in purple, lilac, orange and tobacco print with long sleeves (2), that works for the office or after-work drinks. Stine Goya’s stretch diagonal brush stroke design (9) flatters by wrapping around the body, as does Anthropologie’s Mila Plisse style (8). Roksanda x Jigsaw’s collaboration (6) is an investment piece that will look different every time you wear it if you pull out a different colour from the print with key accessories – just add a punchy pink shoe to highlight the pink tones, or a blue bag to heighten the blue detailing.

Printed dress, £55.99, reserved.com

1. £55.99, reserved.com

Spray texture dress, £299, whistles.com

2. £299, whistles.com

Geometric shirt dress, £59.99 mango.com

3. £59.99 mango.com

Abstract Paint Dress £225.00 toa.st

4. £225, toa.st

dress by £99, hush-uk.com

5. £99,

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A sneak peak behind the scenes of a gruesomely glamorous fashion show.

SUPERIOR, Wis.–“We wanted to gather artists of all kinds and all facets and bring them together. And we thought bringing them all together would make for a really special, unique experience,” said Cherry Koch, a local artist.

A show of hauntings and scares awaits those who attend the Main Club in Superior this Friday night. 

June was Koch’s last fashion show and her team of models have had Halloween on their mind since.

“One of the most special things about Halloween is that you can transform into this whole new, amazing character. We’re really inspired by that and we want to take Halloween costumes to the next level and just show off some amazing DIY craftsmanship and celebrate all of the quirky local artists that we have here in town,” said Koch.

The fashion show looks to highlight local creatives. With music by the NVR TGTHR and Sadkin, who is celebrating a new album release.

“I think part of Sadkin always had an element of theater to it. And that presentation was key and integral to what we’re doing,” said Max Mileski, Singer and Guitarist from Sadkin. “I think our sound is art pop, I think it recalls music from former decades, whenever it was mid to late 70s, early to late 80s. But we are definitely tinkering with genres, alternative music genres, like new romantic, sophisti pop, and art pop.”

Between the dolls, artwork, and music; the stage is being set for a haunting, bizarre, and uniquely fashionable performance. All dressed up in time for Halloween at the Doll Haus.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and the runway struts at 9 p.m. Admission is only $15 and in addition there’s a visual art gallery with

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