The Kimono Refashioned

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Newark Museum Exhibition Highlights the Impact of Japanese Aesthetics on Global Fashions from John Galliano to Comme des Garçons.

A new exhibition will showcase the impact of Japanese garments, textiles, design and aesthetics on global fashions created by internationally recognized designers such as John Galliano, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen and Issey Miyake. Opening October 13, 2018, Kimono Refashioned: 1870s-Now! will feature more than 40 garments by more than 30 Japanese, European and American designers. Co-organized by the Kyoto Costume Institute and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Newark Museum is the exclusive East Coast venue for this exhibition, where it will remain on view until January 6, 2019.

Kimono has influenced global fashion since Japan opened to the world in the late 19th century. Motifs used to decorate kimono, its form and silhouette, and its two-dimensional structure and linear cut have all been refashioned into a wide array of Kimono revealed new possibilities in clothing design and helped to lay the foundations of contemporary clothing.

Featuring works from the world-renowned collections of the Kyoto Costume
Institute and the Newark Museum, Kimono Refashioned features couture gowns,
men’s wear, shoes and ready-to-wear joined by paintings, prints and textiles that reflect both exacting and impressionistic references to kimono.

Featured Designers:
Alessandro dell’Acqua for
Rochas,
Jonathan William Anderson
for Loewe,
Sarah Burton for
Alexander McQueen,
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel,
Jacques Doucet,
Lucy Duff-Gordon,
Tom Ford for Gucci,
Maurizio Galante,
John Galliano,
Rudi Gernreich,
Iris van Herpen,
Nozomi Ishiguro,
Rei Kawakubo/Comme
des Garçons,
House of Amy Linker,
Christian Louboutin,
Issey Miyake,
Yoshiyuki Miyamae for
Issey Miyake,
Hanae Mori,
Hiroaki Ohya for Lacoste,
Paul Poiret,
House of Rouff,
Raf Simons,
Yusuke Takahashi for
Issey Miyake Men,
Kazuaki Takashima for
Né-net,
Misses Turner Court
Dress Makers,
Madeleine Vionnet,
Junya Watanabe for
Comme des Garçons Man,
House of Worth,
Yohji Yamamoto,
Toshiko Yamawaki

For additional information, follow the Museum on Facebook at facebook.com/newark.museum or Twitter at
twitter.com/newarkmuseum; or visit http://www.newarkmuseum.org.

Article by Fykaa Caan

The Hollywood London Magazine

Lifestyle & Current Affairs Editor.

 

 

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Karl Lagerfeld Launches Jewellery Collection With Kaia Gerber

Karl x Kaia Bracelet - £145.00Karl Lagerfeld is thrilled to announce the launch of his latest jewellery capsule collection with the stunning Kaia Gerber.

It uses Swarovski crystals, rhodium plating and premium black velvet; the Karl x Kaia collection is a glorious infusion from two globally renowned style icons.

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The original three-piece jewellery collection is available to buy now on KARL.COM and available in Selfridges.

By Fykaa Caan

Lifestyle & Current Affairs Editor

The Hollywood London Magazine

 

 

Katrine K Paris Fashion Week Exclusive Fykaa Caan

The new Katrine K. SS 2019 collection presents you the spirit of sensuality. With it’s smooth lines, weightless forms, flowing fabrics and modest glow, “l’Esprit Sensuelle” strives to underline gracefulness of feminine forms and romantic summer vibes.

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Combining different textures,  each piece of the collection is carefully designed to bring the most ethereal experience to women wearing it. Feminine and airy fabrics, relaxing and uplifting, a unique and romantic mix of chiffon, handcrafted embroidery and jersey. Elegant perfectly fitting corsets made of silk and leather are the delicate and yet seductive signature pieces of the l’Esprit Sensuelle.

The brand story-

“Profound beauty is a rare thing, profound vision is the rarest”.

People who can see the world in such a way are remarkable. They are the daytime dreamers and the creators of the original beauty that is breathtaking. Kate Kulishova is one of them, the inspirer and visionary of the Katrine K. brand. An architectural designer and a co-founder of the art gallery in Granada. She became a designer under the influence of her relative — a professor of the great architect LeCorbusier, who passed his knowledge and experience to Kate.

Kate’s architectural projects are characterised by the elegance and the consonance of classicism. Choosing perfectly fitting, elegant, beautiful and comfortable clothes.

In 2016 she established her own company in Monaco — a place of dreams where the luxury and traditions are whimsically intertwined with the moods of summer evenings in Monte Carlo. These dazzling shinings of parties together with the elegance and relaxedness of a tranquil holiday is the atmosphere implied in the images of Katrine K.

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For implementing her dreams and values in the products of the brand, Kate was looking for a talented designer, with impeccable taste, experienced in high fashion, creative and aware of all the possible details of the sewing process. In 2018 Vlady Vyshnevetskiy joined the brand on the position of a Creative Director. A graduate of ESMOD, one of the most renowned fashion schools in Paris, Vlady has been living and working in the world of haute couture since 2010. Unique dresses created by him for Paco Rabanne were worn by fabulous Lady Gaga at Europe Music Awards in 2011.

The tandem of Kate and Vlady is the union of two unique creative flows, two individuals in love with the beauty of people. Kate is the soul of the brand, the author of the vision and the mood. Vlady is its heart, its CEO and Creative Director. Today Katrine K. is a brand of amazing and unique dresses made of natural fibers, which are making women feel significant, and the time spent wearing them — unforgettable. Perfect fitting, maximum comfort for the body, style and gracefulness of the products gradually framed the brand values: true class, true quality, true femininity.

This collections mood is ethereal like sunny days in Provence and elegant like evening lights of Monaco. Inspired by the iconic beauty of Princess Grace and weightless romanticism of Art Nouveau.

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The main capsule of this collection consists of evening and cocktail dresses, with a couple of silk pant suits. These outfits are made of the high-quality natural materials, like dupioni silk, flowing cady silk, chiffon and shiny fabrics with lurex. All garments in collections are made of natural materials, caring both about inside feeling of the garment and the look of it. ‘Only natural’ is one of Katrine K’s important values.

Some garments have an extraordinary combination of materials – like chiffon, jersey and handcrafted embroidery. Mixed together, these fabrics look fresh, yet minimalistic. As always, most of the garments are handcrafted, with decoration and embroidery carefully made in the brand atelier.

The main colors are pine green, rich red, burgundy, ice blue, porcelain and everlasting black. These statement dresses are the best outfits for a red carpet, the loudest movie premiers and luxurious weddings. They speak for themselves, making women feel even more confident and beautiful.

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Eternal classics, absolute femininity by Katrine K – is above the trends, determining the genuine class of modern female clothes. The quality and style of the young brand has already been assessed by stores and shoppers in Monaco, France, Spain, Italy, the UAE, and Hong Kong. Every day women in these countries may be inspired in discovering themselves and experiencing bright moments together with the magical dresses of the brand.

By Fykaa Caan

Lifestyle & Current Affairs Editor

The Hollywood London Magazine

50 Years of Ralph Lauren

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Celebrities and the fashion elite came together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ralph Lauren this month at New York Fashion Week.

The American fashion house marked its half-century by a hosting a fashion show and gala dinner seamlessly integrated against the backdrop of the Bethesda Terrace fountain in Manhattan’s Central Park, a homage to Mr Lauren’s hometown of New York City. Guests included David Lauren, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, Steven Spielberg, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to name a few.

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In keeping with the philanthropy of the brand, the event benefited the Central Park Conservancy – a private, nonprofit organisation that relies on donations to prevent the decline of the world-renowned park.

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Mr Lauren initially launched his eponymous label in 1967 aged 28. The lifestyle brand began as a collection of men’s ties, before developing into the first ‘Polo’ menswear collection in 1968. The womenswear was then later introduced in the 1970s. Today, the designer still acts as chief creative officer at the brand.

By Fykaa Caan

Lifestyle & Current Affairs Editor

The Hollywood London Magazine