Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our top designer at Barcelona Fashion Week : Celia Vela

In the tenth edition of 080 Barcelona, Celia Vela has presented  a collection for  SS/2013  which is cautious, but elegant. Under the summer sun, he worked a few looks, with all key pieces containing a black primer.

His  designs  were  mixed building silhouettes that were sophisticated, elegant, sober and yet very worked. His technique is based upon  modeling the fabric and  generating textures, playing with transparency and light volumes.

The show ran rhythmically, subtly introducing his most glamorous and rocking, first with small panels pailettes, then with a shirt and tie organza emerald green, concluding with a magenta brocade printed on a jacket and then in a dress detailed cutting.

The collection was a play of structure and texture made by squeezing tissue qualities and materiality. That way it creates new fabrics, new textures and overlapping work garments become portable, desirable and even essential.

First we saw a collection evolutionary worked with a perfect blend of glamour, casual chic and sympathy.

Each piece takes us to different scenarios. We see at night, an option for  sober or dance and debauchery attire. Then later, sophisticated or casual is cleverly presented. And, finally the morning, sunbathing or in the cool of the office is the call of the day rounding this universal collection.

All women's needs are covered, and in them all, an element of gratitude was presented.

The Brandery Barcelona : Summer 2012

The Brandery 2012 Barcelona summer contemporary urban fashion trade show, will present the latest news, trends and innovations in the fashion world. Indicate that this fair will take place from next 13th to July 15th, 2012 at the fairgrounds facilities of Fira de Barcelona. 

The Brandery summer 2012 Barcelona will have structured its offer in four Areas: The Fira, The Brandtown, The Laundry and The City. 

The Fira 
The heart of The Brandery with exposure of brands. 

The Brandtown 
With bars, restaurants and chill-out areas.

The Laundry 
The laboratory of ideas Brandery, which will host presentations, roundtables and conferences. 

The City 
Meet activities taking place in the city of Barcelona linked with fashion and with the main rooms.


The Cathedral, dedicated to the designers with their own brand. 

The Loft, for brands with a major component design / trend. 

The Warehouse, with the offer of Denim. 

The Stadium, focused on the world sport & street, action sports, street culture, fashion sport style and performance. 

The Brandery summer 2012 Barcelona more than a fashion show. It is an event done in Barcelona and designed to Barcelona, ​​one of the most modern, cosmopolitan and active in the generation of latest trends in Europe. This year the event will hold its fourth edition, which has already become a landmark event in its sector. 

This fair will bring together the best professionals in the market both in Europe and around the world, with access to major brands in the industry: retailers, department stores and distributors, providing exhibitors the opportunity to make a trade promotion very positive and fruitful in the present and the future, as we saw in the last edition held in 2011 that was attended by over 100 brands and 9700 professionals.

The Brandery 2012 Barcelona summer is the great meeting of southern European fashion, is a useful tool for communication and marketing for designers, buyers, distributors, commercial and creators are a must, since in this fair will bring together the best companies and market professionals who will present their latest creations, being the ideal event to spot trends and fashions.

080 Barcelona Fashion Week : Spring / Summer 2013 highlights

During the 10th to July 13th the tenth Fashion Week at the Palace of Pedralbes, took plce in Barcelona. Here are some of our key moments:

Siki Him 
Shows the identity of the designer through his own creations. Ethnic Fashions, based in the Middle East with a mixture of Western minimalism, and signature colours in black and white abounded throughout their parade.

Manuel Bolaño
Within the conceptual level, the designer found a balancing between the good from the doubtful. A mixture of the 50's with the moderniso characterizing the city.Again, key colours were all pales and blues.

Lurdes Mergada & Syngman Cucala
Both designers made a wink to the  spirit of youth for excellence. The protagonists of urban fashion. Within this functionalism  they emphasized comfort, originality,  respect and  a lot of grey colours.

Gori de Palma 
We return to the era of the nineteenth century. Predominance of the colour black in a world that highlights the tattoos and the bohemia of the era, as if it were a story. 

Was the one that marked the end of the event, and then started a big party. It highlighted the fashion of the 50's, floral prints, ethnic fashion.

Brain and Beast 
Standing  out as the strongest collection in the overall event. Denim geometric games came together like a collage, and in different ranges.The main colour for the collection  was blue.

Karl Lagerfelds Fragrance: Books

The book-aholic has found the cure for everyone who misses the smell of paper in these digital times: a perfume that smells of books, thanks to a "fatty" olfactory mark.

According to the German newspaperFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Lagerfeld - who is known for his love of books and says he stocks more than 300,000 of them in his famous personal library - is already working on the fragrance with his publisher of choice, Steidl, which distributes most of the designer's photography books.

FAZ reports that Paper Passion, which will be sold inside a hardcover book with the pages hollowed out to hold the flacon, will be developed with Berlin perfumer Geza Schön, who told the paper that "the fragrance will have a fatty note," probably along the lines of linoleum, and that he was taking his inspiration from the smell of printed and unprinted paper.

For those who can't wait until the perfume comes out, there are several paper-inspired fragrances already on the market, including Demeter's Paperback, Zadig & Voltaire's Tome 1, or Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligons.

Stefano Pilati leaves YSL

It's official. Stefano Pilati the long-time creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, has officially stepped down. As we reported earlier this weekend, designer Hedi Slimane will take the position. Pilati plans on dropping his last YSL collection on March 5, but after that, it's unknown where he will end up. Check out a recent interview Pilati did with Vice Magazine in which he speaks on his time at YSL and why "fashion is not fashion anymore¨.

There is still a vacant job at Dior and Pilati, Raf Simons, and London designer Christopher Kane are all rumored to be up for the position. The fashion world is poised for a shift of power, and only time will tell where everybody ends up


YSL to change its name

French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent is undergoing a name change to Saint Laurent Paris. Supposedly the idea of the label's new creative director, fashion designer Hedi Slimane, the name change is expected to take effect in Spring 2013, when his first collections are expected to debut.

Reportedly, the brand's iconic YSL logo will not disappear (so no need to stock up on those logo tees like Rick Ross), but it's still unclear the extent to which the rebranding will affect YSL's overall aesthetic. 

Designer Yves Saint Laurent started his label in the '60s and was noted for popularizing "prêt-à-porter" ready-to-wear collections. He also designed a dress based on the paintings of Piet Mondrian, which would go on to inspire a Nike SB sneaker, among other things. His men's line has been seen on numerous celebrities and mentioned by plenty of rappers.

He passed in 2008. Previous Creative Directors of his label have been prestigious names like Tom Ford and Stefano Pilati. Hedi Slimane had previously been at the helm, and recently returned after a memorable stint at Dior Homme.