Not only did she get a cracking front row at Paris Fashion week but also the kudos that go with having arrived – both as a designer and as an embodiment of an aesthetic that speaks to our time. The PETA endorsement works for me too.
Read Suzy Menke’s take on the show after the break Read More…
Clives comments: That’s so last week. And
Are we so the next best thing !!!!
Ephraim’s comments : Things have their own value. I won’t compromise on quality. Anything is possible. We have got the tools for a break! Mission complete now its up to us!!
Karen’s comment: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!!
To read the rest of the Paris Diary of Clive Rundle,Karen Ter Morshuizen of Lunar and Ephraim Molingoana of Ephymol
go here and work your way through to Day 7 – I fear I still have the jealous:
Welcome back guys can’t wait to see the Winter Collections – starting on the 1st of April
Well sort of Sanlam SA Fashion Week is sadly not flying Simon and me out to that delightful city, but we are all going to vicariously experience the joys of Paris through the eyes and blogging talents of three of SA’s top designers Clive Rundle, Karen Ter Morshuizen of Lunar and Ephraim Molingoana of Ephymol.
They arrive in Paris today in the thick of Paris Fashion Week for a ten day stay. The idea is to spearhead a research collaboration between the Sanlam SA Fashion Week (SSAFW), a leading French design academy – GIH Mode and the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), to make international fashion industry savvy available to South African designers. For ten intensely exciting days they will get the inside track on important aspects of the European fashion design and retail environment under the expert guidance of GIH tutor, Marie Faure.
The Frock Report is proudly collaborating with the intrepid three, we look forward to experiencing the delights of Paris with daily updates from each designer. I believe they are off to a heady start with some intensive market research this morning – in other words they are going shopping.
Read more about the programme after the break . Read More…
What do Josephine Baker, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton have in common? Well we know all about my fascination with the inimitable Ms Baker but Mark Jacobs for Louis Vuitton seems to have had the same thought about the lovely lady and channeled her wild Africanesque costumes for the Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week. I thought this was noteworthy given how I have been rabbiting on about her.
You will have to forgive me – now that I have started with the delectable Mr Paul Newman I find myself powerless in the face of extreme nostalgia. You may have realised that I have a Greek thing going, so here is my style icon Melina Merkouri with my musical icon Manos Hadjidakis ( I am playing his music on the piano at present – pretty badly I might add) doing Kyr Andoni. It’s a song about a delightfully mad man in Athens who communes with children more than his adult contemporaries, as they all live quite comfortably in the land of dreams. It was shot for French TV – hence the sexy French translation… this is just lovely in that fabulous 1950′s way and it is Paris Fashion week so here’s my ode to nostalgia and romance …
On Saturday night at Palais Galliera in Paris fashion’s who’s -who ( Vivienne Westwood, Alber Elbaz, Miuccia Prada, Frida Gianini) gathered to celebrate Suzy Menkes’ 20 years at the International Herald Tribune. She has penned more than 1.7 million words in her two decades at the paper – talk about the power of the pen is mightier etc… John Galliano said “A glowing review from Suzy is the holy grail of fashion.” Read More…
Its a style revolution and its happening live today on the Internet near you- it may change the fashion industry forever – The online luxury retailer Net-a-porter has teamed up with the designer Alexander McQueen for a one-of-a-kind catwalk show that will give the Web site’s two million customers our own front row seat at today’s Paris pret a porter McQueen collection. Read More…