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During the fashion week YSL presented it's Men collection Autumn/Winter 2012/2013.
This year YSL exposed a sober collection.
Stephano Pilati has found inspiration in the History of The House of Yves Saint Laurent. 
The fashion designer was inspired by Yves Saint Laurent during the 70'




alexander mcqueen

alexander mcqueen is one of the most popular designer in the world.
His creation was amazing wonderful and excentric!! 

His key words : subversion, metallic colours, and damage.



Maxime Simoens a Young french designer

He is compared to Yves Saint Laurent for his physique, loved by famous actress and fashions journalists. Maxime Simoëns is today the best hope for fashion in France.
He did internships at Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, Elie Saab and Balenciaga. These allow him to perfect his technique, but also to learn the different workings of a fashion house.
After, he gained enough experiences and launched his brand in 2008.



Born in 1967, Isabel Marant grows surrounded with a French father, with a German mother and with a beautiful West Indian mother, who will give her a cosmopolitan education, a base of all its future creations.
The story of the brand Isabel Marant it is necessarily the story of her creator in the eponymic brand.
Isabel Marant was at first a brand of jewels and accessories which allowed the young creator to finance her future company of ready-to-wear clothing.
The brand of clothes "Twen " makes its appearance in 1990 and it is in 1994 when really appears the brand "Isabel Marant".
The style Isabel Marant is a mixture of cultures. The creator proposes feminine lines near the body, but also near the style patchwork of sportswear revisited classics. A univers very "melting pot" and urban.
It is during the summer, 1995 that the collection "Isabel Marant" scrolls for the 1st time. The same year, a special collection is marketed by the catalog La Redoute.
In 2004, after the creation of his line "Star (2000)" and of the lingerie " beautiful celebrity " for DIM (2002), Isabel Marant widens his range and creates a child line.
The brand makes 130 000 products by season, with more than 400 selling points in the world: Japan (Barneys, Midwest), United States (By George, Abersons, Jake), United Kingdom (Contests).
1985-1987 : Studies at Studio Berçot
1988: Collaboration with Michel Klein. Création with Bridget Yorke of 2 collections for the brand Yorke & Cole
Assists Marc Ascoli on the artistic direction of brands like  
Yohji Yamamoto, Martine Sitbon, Chloé.
1989 : Realization of one collections of accessories and jewels for Claude Montana and Michel Perry. Creation of jewels and accessories with her name
1990: Creation of the mark(brand) " Twen "
1994: Line baptized "Twen" Isabel Marant
1995: First parade
1997: Installation in a vast workshop(studio) situated in the heart of Paris. Trophy of the best creator of the year " Award of the fashion "
1998: Trophy " Whirpool " woman golden of the year in the field of the fashion. Opening of his(her) first shop in Paris, street of Charonne Paris 11. Exit(release) of the first collection Isabel Marant for the catalog " Dreads Her(It) "
1999: Opening of the second shop, the street Jacob Paris 6
2000: Creation of the clothing line "Etoile par Isabel Marant"
2002: Creation of a line of lingerie "beautiful people" for DIM
2004: Creation of a clothing line for children
2006: Opening of a shop in Hong-Kong



Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs has the midas touch and an innate ability to design clothes that people want to wear. Whether he designs a satchel or a shoe it's always something everyone wants. From grunge to prom, from private jet to Tokyo nightclub, he has an outfit that suits.

His workload includes Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc and Louis Vuitton - a titanic selection of back to back collections but he still has time to build a world class contemporary art collection and dress in pigeon costumes at his annual fancy dress party.

• Born in New York City in 1963
• His grandmother, who he credits with being "the biggest influence in life", taught him how to knit.
• At 15, Jacobs worked as a stock boy in New York's trendy Charivari boutique and it was there that he was introduced to Perry Ellis who "embodied cool to me. He had long hair; he didn't wear a suit and tie, and he made funky clothes that were a big success. He gave me a lot of hope"
• Jacobs studied at the Parsons School of Art and Design in New York where he won the Perry Ellis Golden Thimble award in 1984
• He designed a radical grunge collection for Perry Ellis but they laid him off in 1992 - the year he won the Women's Designer of the Year award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America
• Two years later he launched his eponymous label, supported by models Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, who worked for free. They were clothes for "a woman who brings home the bacon, but also fries it up in the pan"
• In 1997, Jacobs was appointed creative director of Louis Vuitton where he developed the company's first ready-to-wear line



Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler is a New York based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2002 by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The duo met while studying at Parson's School of Design, collaborating on their senior thesis, which would eventually become their first collection as Proenza Schouler. Named after the designers' mothers' maiden names, the collection was bought in its entirety by Barneys New York.

Proenza Schouler is defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail with a sense of refined ease. Inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the use of custom developed fabrics.

Proenza Schouler has played an important role in reinvigorating American fashion. Awarded with the inaugural CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund award in 2004, the emerging brand was established as a leading talent in the industry. Three years later, Proenza Schouler was honored with the 2007 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award.

In 2008, Proenza Schouler introduced its first shoe collection, licensed through Giuseppe Zanotti, Vicini Spa. Later that year, Proenza Schouler launched its first handbag collection, including the PS1, a classic satchel that embodies a sense of wearable luxury that has become the brand's signature.

Proenza Schouler is sold in over 100 of the most exclusive retail outlets worldwide, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Harvey Nichols, Colette and Joyce.





Elie Saab a genius / SOPHIE CAIRE

Elie Saab was born in Beyrouth, Libanon. In 1982, older 18, he founded his sewing studio in Beyrouth.

Few months later, he launched his first collection before a conquered public.
His reputation across faster borders of his country.

In 1997, He is the only designer abroad to join the « Camera Nazional de la Moda (National chamber of Italian Fashion),                                                             association who developed the Italian fashion in the world.

In 1998, the brand launched in the ready to wear and present his first collection in the Milan fashion week.

2 years later, in 2000, he walks in Paris, by an invitation of the syndical chamber of the Haute Couture.
He falls in love to Paris and leave, in 2002 in the “Triangle d’Or”.

The following year, in 2003, the designer collaborated with PRONOVIAS for Wedding dress collections named Elie by Elie Saab.
This development contributes at his international success.

A few months later, he presents for the first time his ready to wear collection in the Paris fashion week. With this time, an accessories and handbag collection.
2009 year is rich for Elie Saab.

First of all, he is in charge of the creation of two holding for pin-up DITA VON TESSE, for his representations in CRAZY-HORSE of Paris.                                        He involved too an operation for UNICEF by creating the required two dolls which are then put to auction.                                                                                    

Also for humanitarian Elie Saab launches a limited edition of 500 black blouses with profits from the sale go to groups supporting the Lebanese patients,            and awareness of early detection of breast cancer.





Inhabitant of Marseille of heart, Gérard Younés began his career in the universe of the leather and the manufacturing of products of leather store for big French brand.Its passion and its experience of the job  by the leather led  him quite naturally to implement various constituents of its technical know-how, what allowed him to open in 1991 his first factory and future quickly a pillar of the job by the leather store.

It is in 2010 when he envisages the creation of a new brand of bags and the project is born: KARY


The objective: install "THE" brand of feminine bag " Made in Marseille " in the impeccable finishes and in the affordable prices.Then, things are linked... It is on the occasion of the appearance organized within the framework of the week of the creators in Marseille that he meets Cathrin Silvestre, a young German creator, recently from Marseille. Soaked with Berlin trends  and trained academically in the Marketing and in the Communication, she represented the missing link to train(form) a dynamic duo... The duet of neo-inhabitants of Marseille will not thus delay creating a real range of handbags " Made in Marseille " in the cosmopolitan trends.

The team of Kary being trained, the association of both know-how allowed them to take out a first collection for the Spring / Eté, 2010 of a freshness and a sweetness disconcerting...Their concept of bag of a flexibility and a leather remarkable bubble lightness, pleases at once.A stylish but simple collection for those who want to be "sharp" in a discreet way, with a palette of colors and imaginative and innovative materials.

Models perfectly in the trend, without ever forgetting the practical aspect of the accessory, pack fast numerous selling points.Left a simple but effective concept, the first Collection Kary already looks fine.Henceforth, the objective n°1 acquired, our duet has for ambition to impose their brand, with to do it, a development of selling points. For proof, the opening of Flagship Store in May, 2011 in the home town of the brand: Marseille.



Donna Karan

 Donna Karan is born the 2 October 1948 in Forest Hills, Queens, USA and she is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels. She grew up in Woodmere, Long Island, New York, with her stepfather, a tailor, and her mother, a model. She graduated from Hewlett High School in 1966, and then went to the Parsons School of Design for two years. Then, she left to work for Anne Klein. In 1985, she launched her eponymous Donna Karan label, a women's clothing collection. Karan became well-known for her 'Essentials' line, initially offering seven easy pieces which could all be mixed and matched, and created a fully integrated wardrobe. Karan always insisted that she would only design clothes, like jersey dresses and opaque Lycra tights, that she would also wear herself. In 1988, Karan, nicknamed The Queen Of Seventh Avenue by the time, extended her women's 'Donna Karan New York' line by a less expensive one for younger women, called DKNY. Two years later, she created DKNY Jeans, a denim-inspired collection. DKNY for men was launched in 1992, one year after the 'Signature' line for men had been presented. In its heyday in the 1990s, the Donna Karan portfolio, for men and women, consisted of the top-of-the-line DKNY collection and its variation, the 'Donna Karan Signature' collection , the DKNY lifestyle diffusion line, and the lower-priced DKNY Jeans lines. The portfolio was later complemented by a children's collection, beauty products, accessories and furniture. Sales rose up to $510.1 million in 1995 from $96.6 in 1991. More than half of the sales were attributed to the DKNY lines, couture contributed 15% and about 30% of the sales were generated by men’s clothing, accessories, cosmetics and other products. Almost a third of the sales were made in exports.



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Louis Vuitton - 100 years of know-how.

Louis Vuitton was born in 1821. He arrived in Paris in 1937. His experience as a luggage packer for upscale Parisian families gave him insight into the world of luggage and the needs of travelers.

In 1854, he opened his first store in Paris, creating Louis Vuitton Malletier. Vuitton began by designing the first flat-topped trunks that were lightweight and airtight. At the time, all other trunks had rounded tops for water to run off, and thus could not be stacked in railway cars.

After Louis Vuitton's death in 1892, his son Georges spun the family business into a worldwide corporation. In the same year, the Vuitton Company began designing and selling handbags, for which they would eventually become best known. Georges Vuitton traveled to the United States and displayed Vuitton products at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893, introducing mainstream American audiences to the brand.

Georges Vuitton passed away in 1936 after having designed over 700 new Vuitton designs throughout his career. His son Gaston-Louis Vuitton assumed control of the company after his death. Gaston-Louis steered the brand into its modern age.

In 1987, Moët et Chandon and Hennessy, leading manufacturers of champagne and of brandy, merged with Louis Vuitton to form the world's largest luxury goods conglomerate, LVMH. This successful integration of aspirational brands inspired many other companies to do the same. By 1989, Louis Vuitton had opened 130 stores throughout the world. The following year, Yves Carcelle was named president of the company.

In 1997, Louis Vuitton hired visionary American designer Marc Jacobs to be the label's artistic director. Jacobs became Louis Vuitton's artistic director when the company decided to expand into shoes and ready-to-wear clothes. He guided Louis Vuitton as it ventured into the relatively new territory of high fashion and is credited with establishing Louis Vuitton as a consistent trendsetter as well as a timeless classic.

Billie Achilleos has designed animals form from small leather goods for Louis Vuitton to celebrate its 100th anniversary of know-how. Each creature highlights an element of product's conception. Coming in 2012. Price remains unknown.

Video here.







Re: Louis Vuitton - 100 years of know-how.

written by Léa Y.



Discover Damir Doma

Born in Croatia, he grew up and studied in Germany before moving to Antwerp, Belgium, to work with fashion icons such as Ann Demeulemeester and Raf Simons.

He started is first Men's collection in 2007 and followed with the Women's in 2010.
His work is very inspired by the belgian fashion style: big volumes, fluid shapes, structured lines and colors such as grey, black, white and then more electric notes depending on the season (mustard, blue)

The luxry of his clothing is defined by exquisit and sensual fabrics and tremendous work on shapes.

Very shy and humble, he gets his inspiration from traveling, architecture and photography. His work is defined as poetic, romantic, fragile and at the same time very strong.

He also recently started a casual line called SILENT and opened a store Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in a court yard next to Comme des Garcons, designed by Eggleston.
This way, his brand is not extravagant or "show off", clients come to the store because they know and love the brand.
In my point of view, he represents the essence of real luxury and style, and his inspirations are some of my own.

The brand, owned by Paper Rain investment group, is expanding quickly, so check out the website and enjoy !!