Born in 1914 in France, Pierre Blamain was a fashion designer renowned for sophistication and an unique concept of elegance. He once said that “tailoring is the architecture of movement”. His clientele consists of royalty and film stars, and a fashion hallmark recognized throughout the world. With the disappearance of Pierre Balmain in 1982, the torch was passed to Erik Mortensen - his personal assistant since 1951 and his closest colaborator - who maintained the traditions of the House while developing and updating styles and designs in the spirit of its founder.
The designer Elisabetta Franchi was born in Bologna and her creative activity began in the 1990s when she founded the company Betty Blue Spa. Based on a profound exploration of contemporary trends and observation of metropolitan taste, in 1998 the stylist established Celyn b, a brand dedicated to the feminine universe and with a name that evokes the elegance of Parisian style. She transforms the Celyn b brand into Elisabetta Franchi, in order to fully identify the style conceived and created by the designer with her own name.
FORTE DEI MARMI COUTURE
Forte Dei Marmi Couture is a new made in Italy upcoming brand which has currently been strongly emerging over the past few seasons. Based in Tuscany, the Forte Dei Marmi Couture atelier is proud to have every item carefully handmade by Italian taylors with years of experience in haute couture. The prime objective of Forte Dei Marmi Couture is using the best materials available – whether it comes to Fall Winter fur and wool or Spring Summer lace and denim. The idea behind each collection is to manufacture the items based on years of experience, handmade, italian know how, quality and reasearch whilst giving way to super innovative concepts, mixing the old with the new, and crating a vintage chic mood.
Givenchy is a classic couture house founded in 1953 by Hubert de Givenchy, the house of Givenchy quickly grew to become one of the most iconic fashion brands in the world. Having stood the test of time, Givenchy has acquired an army of celebrity wearers over the years, from the inimitable Audrey Hepburn to the post-modern muse Cate Blanchett.
Launched in 2000 by Aussie designer Jamie Blakely, One Teaspoon clothing has been a go-to for expertly distressed denim, like shredded boyfriend jeans, frayed cutoffs, and slouchy chambray shirts. Today, the collection has grown to include such non-jean items as flowy slip dresses and slouchy leather shorts, with the laid-back, easygoing aesthetic still fully intact. Blending a rebellious, rock and roll vibe with a free-spirited aesthetic, One Teaspoon strives to reinvigorate tired, fashion-shy wardrobes for those who dare to explore the world of alternative fashion.
After working as both an artist and in the fashion industry, Central Saint Martins alumni Han Chong founded Self-Portrait in 2013. The Malaysian designer’s standout pieces – in particular the signature Azalea dress – quickly became a red-carpet go-to, in particular for the Duchess of Cambridge. A contemporary femininity runs throughout the label’s collections, with signature details including eyelet lace, ruffles and sheer panels. The effortlessly elegant dresses, striking jumpsuits and sophisticated separates are perfect for special occasions, from parties to weddings.
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