Harlem Shake backstage at Topshop


Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week A/W 2013: Jean Paul Gaultier

French-born designer Jean Paul Gaultier, 60 is famous for the original ideas. Each presentation of his collection is s a small show. Therefore, this time he prepared a colourful show. The most famous models showed on the catwalk.

Fashion critics noted some similarities in the patterns of music stars. You could see Madonna in her early career, Michael Jackson’s black strands protruding from under a stylish hat or David Bowie’s extravagant bright clothing combination.

The evening highlight was the French star Amanda Lear. She took the podium wearing a pink bikini and the jacket made ​​of leather and wool.

Reem Acra Resort 2013

Reem Acra is known as a bridal dresses’ designer and it’s obvious why. Her evening wear collection is delicate, fragile and pure like a romantic dream or vision. Such an image was created using the brightest beige, ivory and white colours. White has become a strong colour – some women want to be sexy and romantic at the same time and white is always helping here. Feathers were used to create an impression of lightness and embroidery – to form a lofty neck line.

Jason Wu Resort 2013

Asian origin designer Jason Wu collection was inspired by artist Mike Libby. Jason Wu’s woman live in the twenty-first century and the image dominated by minimalist and subtle accents of butterflies.

Many designers’ Resort 2013 collections of the season showed that the creative direction of their choice is not very different from what we have seen earlier, so there was no reasons to worry. And then the podium was filled with  feminine dresses, pencil skirts and  coats. They changed the officers, elegant dresses and shorts and suits.

However, the very brave choice worked and has remained a traditional feature of the small details. Jason Wu came back to his shorts as well. The appearance of bright blue gave a vibrancy – from the different colours’ fabric designer created a beautiful pencil-shaped skirts, sleeveless dress with the impression of hourglass figure.

This is one of those rare collections where I would like to wear almost everything!


”Fashion impacts everyone on every level”. NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week 26 May – 3 June

Get your all glamorous outfits ready – Newcastle Fashion Week is coming and it will bring  young talents and professionals from the fashion world together!

This year ‘s fashion festival organizers invite us to see many impressive  collections, including Newcastle students’. NFW is supplemented with fresh public events such as Street Style Hunt (the most stylish people will be announced and get the prizes), photography exhibitions, workshops, where a wide and attentive audience will be welcomed to various Newcastle locations.

This year NFW will bring famous British brand Barbour, Donna Air (who modelled for Burberry) and Elizabeth Walker, Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor of Mary Claire.

NE1’s Newcastle Fashion Week coordinator Sandra Tang says that there are a couple of reasons why she thinks Newcastle needs a Fashion Week.

Firstly, it helps business in the city centre (not only fashion retailers).

Secondly, it rises sales.

Moreover, Sandra wants to prove that Newcastle is the fashion capital of the North. ”You just don’t have one type of look. It (Newcastle) just has a good mixture of people. It shows what Newcastle has to offer the best”.

And the last one, it helps and promotes education courses. This year we will have an opportunity to see Newcastle College’s and Northumbria fashion students’ shows.

Asked how she makes her decisions, what should be included in the Fashion Week, Sandra Tang says: ”I think what would Grazia do? Would Grazia readers be interested in that?”

The answer is simple – yes, they definitely would.

More from the last year:

Mary Katrantzou Fall/Winter 2012

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From the beginning Mary Kantrantzou’s collections were admired only by conceptual fashion fans but in recent season she has become the discovery of the largest industry. Brave, often extremely realistic graphic pattern (some commentators have called Mary “the Leonardo of Photoshop”) and surrealistic images captured many people’s attention.

Mary Katrantzou is one of the few designers who managed to extend the same uniqueness and surprise. This year’s fall/winter collection impressed by the simple pattern in textile combinations and symmetry, creating something new which would be surprising in a good way. However, playing not only with fabrics but also the shear and the contrast, she is able to make a collection more vivid, modern and elegant.

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It is interesting how Mary Katrantzou had dealt with forms. Since she has already tested the hourglass and the peplum silhouettes, this time designer was interested in the silhouettes of times of Queen Elizabeth I – strongly emphasized the trunk and the widening a skirt, on which it is extremely difficult to establish any pattern. It is great that Katrantzou infused a little softness into very architectural work but also the thin silky fabric, ribbon, or even made a baby-doll type of skirt. It is strange to see the pants – generally uncommon to M.Katrantzou – one of them even looks like a magnified pencil.

It is worth paying attention to the symbolism of the collection, which, apparently, is much simpler than you might think would be. For example, shades of blue symbolizes the steel, green colour means the grass and yellow – pencils. Mary Katrantzou managed to connect many colours, shapes and prints in a way where everything looks just amazing.

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