Paris Fashion Week - Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Fall Winter 2018/19

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The House of Chanel debuted its Fall Winter 2018 Haute Couture collection designed by artistic director Karl Lagerfeld to rave reviews with a captivating and enchanting display of lovely garments, powerful in simplicity, perplexing, enigmatic, mysterious. Stunning.

Gorgeous, elegant intricate detailing, hand painted applique accentuating the bodice with the skirt in flowing chiffons, feathers, crepes, silks. Flared sleeves offer a slight modification on the classic Chanel suit, evening wear that flows gently topped with bolero appliqued jackets.


Paris Fashion Week Rani Zakhem Couture Spring Summer 2018 - Gorgeous, Vibrant, Exquisite


Feathers with a single brush stroke of color, tri-colored flower petals applied by hand to create a stunning impressionist style pattern and colors. A range of warm tones and winter white encapsulate the palette.

HAUTE COUTURE ACCORDING TO KARL LAGERFELD

"Haute Couture is an island of dreams and escapism. It is the utmost luxury which transcends fashions and crosses time." Karl Lagerfeld's observation summarizes the primary vocation of CHANEL since Gabrielle Chanel first opened her Couture House in 1915.

Imbued with unique know-how, Haute Couture finds its essence in the vision of a designer and the perfection of cut and details, elevated by the craftsmanship of the Maisons d'art that bring their expertise to each creation.

Precision of line, shape and structure is epitomized by singular creations that may be entirely embroidered. In this way, Haute Couture gives free rein to any idea, without limit or constraint. Such creativity goes hand-in-hand with patience and the highest standards.

Zippers are a statement feature of the Fall-Winter 2018/19 Haute Couture collection, slashing through the silhouettes and transforming the look of tweed suits and evening gowns. Embroidered with braid, they run down jacket sleeves to reveal extra-long fingerless gloves and contrasting linings in silk or brocade. Dresses are made to the same design, with slits up the side revealing embroidered mini-skirts underneath.

THE FLOU AND TAILORING ATELIERS

Haute Couture creations require the talents of the head seamstresses and their experienced teams. Beneath their agile fingers, Karl Lagerfeld's detailed sketches come to life. It starts with a cotton toile, the first interpretation of a design that materializes a silhouette.

After several fittings in the presence of Karl Lagerfeld, 60 or 70 looks of each Haute Couture collection are then created in chosen materials, embroidered, pleated, embellished with feathers, braided, and adorned with jewel-like buttons.

Whether cut in "flou", ethereal fabrics destined for dresses and blouses, or other, more tailored textiles like the tweeds so dear to Gabrielle Chanel, each of the creations requires meticulous execution. Under the direction of Karl Lagerfeld and the Studio, the "flou" atelier thus enters into a savvy dialogue with the "tailoring" atelier, which is specialized in making structured pieces with complex cuts like the CHANEL suit.

FEATHER HEADPIECE

Velvet headpieces by Maison Michel coordinated with the looks in the collection. Embellished with plumes by the workshops at Lemarié, these accessoires enhanced the Haute Couture allure with a finishing touch.

MÉTIERS D'ART AND HAUTE COUTURE

With gestures, techniques and inspirations that are constantly renewed, the CHANEL Métiers d'art houses bring together uncompromising standards and excellence.


Paris Fashion Week Zaid Nakad Spring Summer Couture 2018 Collection - Provocative, Alluring, Ultra Feminine


 

This galaxy counts a number of ateliers with exceptional know-how, among them the feather-working and flower specialist Lemarié.

The shoemaker Massaro, the embroiderers Maison Lesage and Montex, the milliner and hatmaker Maison Michel, the glove-maker Causse and the pleating specialist Lognon.

From the creation of tweeds, laces and silks to feather-working, flower-making and embroidery or the art of accessorizing with hats, gloves and jewelry, Haute Couture celebrates the virtuosity of these remarkable artisans.

Content and images courtesy of the House of Chanel. Art Direction (selection and placement of images) and introduction by Janet Walker.

Haute Tease

  • Signing Santa Brings Joy to Thousands This Holiday Season

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, The Beverly Center and The Taubman Company recently partnered to launch a one-of-a kind opportunity that enabled deaf children across the country to tell Santa their Christmas wish in their own language.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama/ISIS/Syria/Turkey Update; Election 2016; Brie Larson

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama, speaking at the State Department, admitted his original estimation of the Islamic State was incorrect and even with a global coalition a greater enemy than previously thought, and as ISIS remains entrenched, he remains confident they will be destroyed.

     
  • Casa Velas Hotel Puerto Vallarta Review - Epicurean Exploits Abound

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Nestled within an upscale residential neighborhood just a 5-minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta airport sits Casa Velas, a serene adults-only luxury boutique resort that's helping set new and noteworthy standards in the all-inclusive realm.

     
  • Celebrity Interview & Review: Least Among Saints - A Tough and Tender Tearjerker from Martin Papazian

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LEAST AMONG SAINTS, a moving drama of hope and compassion, recently held a private screening and screening for select members of the media, donars and film partners, at the ICM building in Century City, California.

     
  • L'impossible Equation

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Le traité de libre-échange signé entre l'Union Européenne et le Mercosur renvoie en filigrane aux questions de sécurité alimentaire et de protection de l'environnement dans un contexte de croissance démographique continue.

     
  • Cannes Film Festival - Cannes Classics 2017

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The program of Cannes Classics 2017 will be dedicated for its most part to the history of the Festival. Almost fifteen years ago, when the relationship between contemporary cinema and its own memory was about to be shaken by the emergent arrival of digital technology.

     
  • Business News: Michael Winkler New President and CEO Of Bentley Motors Inc.

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Bentley Motors today announced that Michael Winkler will become President and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors Inc., the regional office for Bentley Motors in the Americas, with effect from 1st April 2015. He succeeds Christophe Georges, who was recently appointed Director of Product and Marketing for Bentley's global organization.  

  • iRig Mic HD from IK Multimedia now shipping

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    August 5, 2014 - IK Multimedia, the global technology leader in mobile apps and accessories, today announced it's shipping iRig® Mic HD, the first mobile digital microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. The sequel to IK's popular iRig Mic, iRig Mic HD is the perfect tool for singers, podcasters, online radio broadcasters, journalists, videographers, home studio enthusiasts and anyone else who needs to record high-definition digital audio on the go.

     
  • Beltway Insider: London Bridge Attacks; Toxic Trump Dumps Paris Accord; CA Gov Brown; CEO’s Bail; Bloomberg

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump took to twitter minutes after the Saturday evening London Bridge Terror Attack to show his concern and express support pledging, to the once inseparable ally, the full support of the United States.

     
  • HL London: New Music from the London Underground

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    I'm away for a week from tomorrow, still working but from a beach rather than the office. I'm not sure whether I'll have access to a signal reliable enough to send music to you over the next seven days, so I'm sending everything now, please digest it all at your leisure! 

     
  • 12 Dead, 11 Wounded, in Paris Newspaper Massacre

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Ten editorial staff members of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French newspaper known for its controversial and at times offensive cartoons, and two police officers were murdered in what is being called a religious based terror attack.

     
  • My Old Lady Review –Thoroughly Enjoyable with Subtle Seductive Charm

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    "My Old Lady" from Cohen Media Group and BBC Films, presents a quaint, charming, pleasantly intriguing and engaging film filled with unusual twists, turns, and mysteries of life, love, involvements and the wonder of finding home.

     
  • LA Scene: Rubies + Diamonds Hosts a Grand Reopening

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Rubies + Diamonds, the upscale Coffee and Tea House located in the trendy Columbia Square complex, on Sunset Boulevard, recently hosted a grand reopening introducing a new line of teas, a chic interior design, and a simplified exotic menu.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Immigration Plan Banned; ISIS/Dakota Pipeline; Queen’s Jubilee; UK Protest; Pat’s Shock Falcons

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump has remained defiantly steadfast in fulfilling his campaign promises which, under the umbrella of "Making America Strong Again," are challenging laws and liberties, backfiring and causing continued protests as Americans watch their rights erode.

     
  • Beltway Insider: GOP Wins Big; ISIS Militants Bring Down Jet; ACA Enrollment; SNL/Trump; Job Numbers

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Voters took to the polls this week in the mid-term elections and, still reeling from what they consider a lack of leadership, sent a resounding message to Washington and ventured into uncharted GOP territory in the hopes of solid change.