Monday, February 29, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 84. - Roberto Cavalli

Here's a picture of cavalli:

... and here's one of Cavalli:

Roberto Cavalli
While the first one also seems very interesting, we will talk about the gentleman instead.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 83. - Rick Owens

Let me tell you, If the Mad Hatter was an actual person, it would be Rick Owens!

Rick Owens

Model wears human backpack at Rick Owens's 2015 show

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 81. - Riccardo Tisci

Welcome back to the next episode of Love on the Horizon Fashion Bible, And let me hereby get started with drooling over the computer, because today we will talk about one of my all time favorite designers, Riccardo Tisci!

Just fangirling over Riccardo Tisci like Naomi here...

Riccardo Tisci

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 79. - Ralph Lauren

Hello, hello, and welcome back!

Let me introduce you to another one of fashion's Gods, Mr. Ralph Lauren!

Ralph Lauren FW 2016
Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz (I don't think any of us question him changing his name - don't say you wouldn't do the same) in 1939. He is an American fashion designer, owner of the  Ralph Lauren Corporation clothing company, one of the biggest, most valuable brands on planet Earth. Mr. Lauren stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the company in September 2015, but he still remains the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer.

Let's also not forget that he is the 155th richest person in the world.

Ralph Lauren Spring 1997
After being in the military, he became a salesperson for Brooks Brothers, and then became the sales assistant at a tie company. At the age of 26, he was really inspired to make a wider, European-style necktie, but the company did not support his idea, so he quit and made his own company, worked from a drawer, basically, until Neimann Marcus found him, and ordered 1200 pieces of his tie. SUCCESS STORY!
Ralph Lauren Holiday 2013
Ralph Lauren's clothes are known for their superior materials, long life span, and clean, classical styles, which made it one of Kate Middleton's favorite brands to wear - who can blame her!
Ralph Lauren 2013 FW Denim
Ralph Lauren SS 2013
Ralph Lauren Spring 2014

Ralph Lauren Fall 2014
Kate Middleton wearing Ralph Lauren
But even the best can make mistakes... 1999... Oscars... Gwyneth Palthrow... Bubble gum pink Ralph Lauren gown... Never forget...

Gwyneth Palthrow wearing Ralph Lauren at the 1999 Oscars

Enjoy your day, bunnies!

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 78. - Raf Simons

Hello, Raf! We were expecting you!

Diane Kruger in Dior by Raf Simons

The Designer Bible - Part 77. - Public School

These guys are too cool for school, so why would they name their brand after something like that? Paradox.

Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow, the designers of Public School. CreditDanny Ghitis for The New York TimesSource
Public School FW 2013

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 76. - Preen

Hola, babies! 

Let me tell you about another hidden gem, Preen!

Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, designers of Preen
Preen resort 2011

Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 75. - Pierre Cardin

Cardin egy borkereskedő legkisebb gyerekeként született.  1944-ben Párizsba költözött, és rajzoló lett a Paquin-divatháznál, de már rögtön lehetőséget kapott, hogy tervezhesse Jean Cocteau Szépség és a szörnyeteg c. filmjének jelmezeit (1946). 
Pierre Cardin

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 74.- Pierre Balmain

Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain 1914-ben született St Jean de Maurienne-ben, amely egy kis falu Franciaországban. Édesapja szövet-nagykereskedési üzlet tulajdonosa volt, aki Balmain 7 éves korában meghalt, édesanyja egy divatbutikot üzemeltetett. Balmain 1933-tól építészetet tanult, de nem fejezte be az iskolát.

Karrierjét a divat területén folytatta, 1934-től először sketch-eket rajzolt Robert Piquet-nél, majd 1938-ig a Molyneux divatház designer asszisztense volt. Ezután egy másik asszisztensi állást kapott egy párizsi couture divat igazgatónál, Lucien Lelongnál. Itt  együtt dolgozhatott Christian Dior és Hubert de Givenchy.
Pierre Alexandre Claudius Balmain Source

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 73.-Phoebe Philo

Philo was born (1973) to British parents working in Paris.  

Phoebe Philo’s work at Céline has redefined what women aspire to wear. Her minimalist aesthetic, clean lines and tonal colour palette has come to be regarded as the epitome of chic. Consistently name checked by fashion insiders as the label they want to wear, Philo has successfully resuscitated a tired Parisian house and recast it as an imperative part of each season’s fashion dialogue.
The elegant and publicity wary designer studied at Central St Martins, before joining her friend Stella McCartney at Chloé as her first assistant  in 1997.
Phoebe Philo

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 72.- Peter Jensen

Danish-born Peter Jensen is one of London fashion’s most cherished and recognisable figures. Born in Denmark and educated at Central Saint Martins, he established the Peter Jensen brand in 1999 and has been showing as part of London Fashion Week since 2001.
Peter Jensen

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 71.- Paul Smith

Paul Smith 1946-ban az angliai Nottinghamben született. Fiatal korában a sportokat szerette, ezek közül is a kerékpározást űzte versenyszerűen. Sajnos bringás karrierjének egy tizenhét éves korában bekövetkezett baleset vetett véget. 
Ennek következtében Paul hat hónapot töltött kórházban, ahol rengeteg barátot szerzett. Az új barátokkal a kórházból kikerülve is tartotta a kapcsolatot, általában egy helyi kocsmában találkoztak, ahova rengeteg művész járt. Paul Smith itt került kapcsolatba először a művészetekkel.
 Két év múlva pedig, akkor még csak barátnője, ma már a felesége, Pauline Denyer segítségével megnyitotta első butikját, estin pedig elkezdett szabászatot tanulni.

Paul Smith

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

The designer Bible - Part 68.- Ossie Clark

Raymond "Ossie" Clark (1942-1996)

A 60-as, 70-es évek egyik legbefolyásosabb tervezője volt, több hírességet öltöztetett, és ő tervezte Bianca és Mick Jagger esküvői ruháját.

Ossie Clark

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The designer Bible - Part 66.- Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci, eredeti neve Maria Adélaïde Nielli (Torino, 1883. január 14.  1970. november 30.) olasz származású francia divattervező.
Maria Adélaïde Nielli - Nina Ricci

Monday, February 8, 2016

The designer Bible - Part 64. - Miuccia Prada

Shop Fratelli Prada was established in 1913 by the Prada brothers, they sold leather goods. Mario Prada thought, women are with negative impact on business, so he didn't let the women members of his family close to it. It's kinda ironic, that after his death from the 50s women were running the business. 

Miuccia Prada met her husband, Patrizio Bertelli in 1977. His advices helped to turn Prada into an iconic fashion brand. 


The designer Bible - Part 63. - Matthew Williamson

He was born in the USA in Manhatten, but at 17 he moved to London. He founded his fashion house in 1997. In 2005 he debuted with his forst fragrance also. One year later he became the creative director of Emilio Pucci. 


Sunday, February 7, 2016

The designer Bible - Part 62. - Mary Quant

Barbara Mary Quant is a Welsh fashion designer and British fashion icon. She become an iconic figure of the 60's fashion in London.


Friday, February 5, 2016

The designer Bible - Part 61. - Martin Margiela

He is a Belgian fashion designer. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp) in 1979, a year before the Avant-garde fashion collective the Antwerp Six. In the first 5 year he worked as a freelancer. Before showing his first collection, he worked for Jean Paul Gaultier. Between 1997 and 2003 he was the creative director of the Hermès women's line. 

Margiela in New York Times Source

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The designer Bible - Part 60. - Marios Schwab

As a child he wanted to be a ballet dancer. Actually now he is a famous londoner fashion designer, who is known for natural forms. He founded his own label in 2005. His SS 2008 collection was based on the inner structure of a garment on the outside. He was defined as one of London's most exciting designers.


The Designer Bible - Part 59. - Marc Jacobs

Oh, Marc, is that you?! Didn't even see you there.

The Designer Bible - Part 58. - Madeleine Vionnet

Another fashion house I had no idea existed... But yet again, excited to finally hear about it! Say Hello to Vionnet!
Madeleine Vionnet
Madeleine Vionnet 1973

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Designer Bible - Part 54. - Julien Macdonald

Julien Macdonald I have not heard of before I Google-d him, to be honest, but let me just start off by saying that he looks fabulous in all his pictures! You know they say pregnant women have that "glow"? Well, bitches those ladies got nothing on him!
Julien Macdonald

The Designer Bible - Part 53. - John Galliano

Oh, Galliano, my dear! We love your crazy style!

John Galliano Photographed By Jan Welters

John Galliano for Givenchy Spring Summer 1997 RTW
John Galliano for Givenchy Spring Summer 1997 RTW