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Monday, 15 December 2014

Fashion Report : CHRISTIAN DIOR Pre-Fall 2015 Collection

As we know, the house of Dior has a long history and good relationship with The Land of Rising Sun, Japan. After 7 years presenting Monsieur Dior 1st collection and he introducing the new modern elegance into the fashion world, Monsieur Dior had the chance showcased his designs in Japan and the Tokyo department store of Daimaru as his map pin after the store began selling his haute couture collection. Later, Dior collection become a hit after Monsieur was commissioned to design wedding dresses for the beautiful Princess Michiko. From there Japan very dearly to Dior. Monsieur Dior fascination with the beautiful Japan began from his childhood and we can see into all of his designs inspired by his passion with Japanese art, culture, nature and talents. The late Monsieur Dior visionary creations still carry the same elegance element from 1947 until today.
Now, Monsieur Raf Simons has chosen the Metropolis City of Tokyo and The Esprit Dior Exhibition as a great platform to showcase his Pre-Fall Dior 2015/2016 Collection Show on 11th December, yesterday night. The exciting event gathered all VVIPs including LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Chairman & Chief Executive Bernard Arnault, Magazine Editors, top Bloggers and Columnist, International Buyers, Media and Photographers also famous Celebrities; Audrey Tautou, Hailee Steinfeld, Kiko Mizuhara, Crystal Kay, Ryuhei MatsudaMika Nakashima, Izumi MoriDJ Mademoiselle Yulia, Anna Tsuchiya and Rila Fukushima were among attending the Dior show.
Dior staged its first ever Pre-Fall show out from Europe to Asia and placed their show venue at Tokyo's Kokugikan - square dohyo, one of the country's pre-eminent sumo wrestling arenas. Based on few reliable sources, Dior received nearly one thousand plus attendance that evening. A huge crowd for a special occasion indeed. Here, we can see and understand how Japanese really appreciate designer art, excellent craftsmanship and quality. The arena turn into a snowy-futuristic setting, on upper level Dior created steel pipes lookalike a building frame or somewhere in the city garden that totally give a urban feel and faux snowflakes to give a fantasy touch. Simply amazing!
This season Monsieur Raf Simons presented his Pre-Fall collection with over 60 plus looks. Based what I've observed, most of his collection this season more utilitarian, outdoorsy for daily wear, futuristic yet maintaining the classic shape of Dior. Yes, most of you will realized that it was not a Japanese show. No Geisha Kimono or Obis, No shinning Samurai, No colourful elements of Harajuku or even beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossoms elements in it. But look into a deeper positive side, Monsieur Raf Simons did create of today's modern Japanese style. His vision in this season collection, he imagine a Dior woman donning her Dior coat or dress everyday...everywhere without worry. It really opposite from the normal Dior. As Fashion Observer, I liked that kind of idea "fashion is not only certain group or occasion." In this collection, Dior lovers will see beautiful futuristic sequin turtlenecks & layered under wool dresses, modern structured heavy coats, neckline of Bar Coats to sleeveless Bar dresses, fur vests, warm knitted sweaters & sweaterdresses and patent leather outwear with zippers. I love the beautiful fabrics that Monsieur Raf used in his collection like patent leathers, heavy cottons & wools and pop it with sequined fabric. Amazing platform boots, beautiful eye-catching micro Miss Dior bags, fistfuls of rings adorned by every model's fingers and this season Pre-Fall signature hairdo Princess Leia braids finished the whole look. Honestly, I feel that the whole collection were brilliant and suitable for today modern women.
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[Images credit : Dior FBPage , & Dior Pre-Fall Photographers]

Thursday, 11 December 2014


Tokyo Metropolis is the capital of Japan and one of leading city for Asia's fashion. From beautiful elegant Geisha to bubbly-fashionable Harajuku, Tokyo is a place that you must visit and learn their amazing and unique culture. As a Fashion Blogger and Observer, I'm very impressed with today Asia's achievements in art and fashion especially in Japan. Japan's fashion industry moving fast productively and become the map pin to introduce Asian fashion to the world. Dior had celebrated its glamourous opening debut of The Esprit Dior exhibition last month on October 30th and chosen Tokyo as its venue of the event. After 7 years presenting his 1st collection introducing the new modern elegance, Christian Dior showcased his designs in Japan. A great piece of history to the house of Dior and in the fashion world.

The Esprit Dior Tokyo is a beautiful journey into the extraordinary world of Christian Dior with his amazing designs. All of his designs inspired by his passion with Japanese art, culture and talents. Christian Dior visionary creations still carry the same elegance element from 1947 until now. Over 60 years later, Dior is celebrated linked to a piece of his legacy with the beautiful Japanese culture. The main focus of the Dior exhibition is to tell the unique story of the house of Dior from its very beginning in the industry to The Land of The Rising Sun, Japan. From his amazing creations of yesterday continue the legacy to the new revolution of today's Dior by the modernist Monsieur Raf Simons.
Tokyo exclusively welcoming Esprit Dior to showcase the Asians influences in designs by the late Monsieur Dior himself and his previous second man of the label; The late Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent, Monsieur Marc Bohan, Monsieur John Galliano and now Monsieur Raf Simons. Plus, the exhibition visitors have the chance to admire and see up-close amazing masterpiece through his camera lense, the world’s best known fashion photographer - Monsieur Patrick Demarchelier.

The Dior Artistic Director, Raf Simons has chosen the Metropolis City of Tokyo and The Esprit Dior Exhibition as a platform to showcase his Pre-Fall Dior 2015/2016 Collection Show on December 11. Dior lovers stay tuned for exclusive viewing on The exhibition will giving a positive impact to the house on the recent opening of Dior Tokyo in the Omotesando District. The flagship store was newly renovated loft of an excellent works by contemporary artists and it's a modern reinterpretation of historic Paris boutique at 30 Avenue Montaigne.

The Esprit Dior Tokyo Exhibition
Admission : Free Entry
* Open to public from 30th October 2014 to 4th January 2015

Venue : Tokyo Ginza 3-5-8, TAMAYA AS Building, Japan.
Opening Hours : 10:30 A.M to 8:00 P.M (Last Entrance at 7:30 P.M)
* Closed on December 11, 2014 - Dior Pre-Fall Show
* Info : On certain days it may be closing the venue; at 6:00 P.M (Last Entry 5:30 P.M) or 7:00 P.M (Last Entry 6:30 P.M) to prepare for events and private functions.

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Métiers d’Art; Paris-Salzburg CHANEL Show

December is a month of holiday but not yet for the fashion lovers.First week of the month all fashionistas around the world will busy gather new updates on their blogs or article columns focusing on British Fashion Awards, Chanel Métiers d'Art Show and Victoria's Secret Fashion Show before hit for a holiday feast. As Fashion blogger and style observer, Chanel show will always be my top pick. I personally feel that Chanel, Métiers d'Art Show are special. Here, we're not only to love FASHION but also able to learn appreciate excellent skills and workmanship of a craftsman.
Under Karl Lagerfeld's wings this season Chanel took its annual Métiers d'Art show to the beautiful Salzburg, Austria. Karl Lagerfeld choose Schloss Leopoldskron Chateau as the venue of the event, it captures the history that linked to Gabrielle Chanel past and Austria was dear to Gabrielle Chanel's heart. The beautiful hotel was previously a 18th-century baroque palace surrounded with mesmerising views and big open lake as its backdrop. Not only that, Salzburg was birthplace of the great Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music. Simply an amazing venue for an extraordinary celebration.

As we all know, Karl Lagerfeld is a person with great passion for fashion; now he's so onto new direction of today's style. I, myself an observer barely hard to predict and can't detect Karl's mind every season; what he feel or things he inspired. Not only that, Karl Lagerfeld had drawn lookalike scenery of Schloss Leopoldskron as Chanel invitation. Karl Lagerfeld also pick the iconic Chanel Jacket as his main inspiration this season in his collection and short film for Chanel. That's why I adore so much Karl Lagerfeld work; full of passion. 

Oh yeah..mentioning about Chanel's latest short film, everyone was thrilled after Chanel posted the house new trailer short film on Chanel website. Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne and Geraldine Chaplin stars in Chanel's latest short film "Reincarnation". Pharrell Williams portrayed as young elevator attendant and Emperor of Austria, King Franz Joseph, Cara Delevingne plays as naughty waitress and Empress of Austria, Queen Elisabeth also known as "Sissi" and Geraldine Chaplin as Gabrielle Chanel. Pharrell Williams also composed and wrote the lyrics of "CC The World", the original soundtrack for "Reincarnation" and he sings along with the beautiful Cara Delevingne.

I feel happy that I've managed to watch the full length of "Reincarnation" on the evening of 2nd December, Malaysia Time through . The film screened a night before the show at the Chanel's dinner party. In my opinion, Karl Lagerfeld did a great job and I liked it. The storyline was not overly done nor too cliché. It's fun and unique yet very Chanel. Based what I've heard, Karl Lagerfeld successfully attracted nearly 1.2 Million viewers watched "Reincarnation".

2nd December 2014. All the invited guests of Chanel from VVIP, Magazine Editors, Bloggers and Columnists, Media and Photographers also Celebrities Alice Dellal, Rooney MaraLily Allen, Geraldine Chaplin, Zhou Xun and Anne Berest were among attending the show. Schloss Leopoldskron become a fantasy extravaganza special for Chanel, there few circular tables brimming with candlelit buffets of fruits and Austrian mouth watering delicacies. All the guests were divided into various rooms like Schloss Leopoldskron's warm woody Library, classic touch of Venetian Room, beautiful Marble Hall, the bright Chinese Room and White Room.
This season Karl Lagerfeld presented his pre-fall - Métiers d'Art collection with over 80 looks. Most of his collection this season beautifully crafted, regal and less complicated. I'm glad that in this season collection elements shifted perfectly from classic to modern. Based what I've observed, The Classic Chanel Jacket, Austrian Tapestry and Military were the inspiration and key elements in each of the collection. From Chanel beautiful buttoned soft ruffled blouses, beautifully cut capelets, long wool-tweed jackets with embroidery detailing, over the knee pants, classic Chanel jackets lookalike tweed-knits with wide-legged tuxedo trousers or matching skirts, long knitted sweater dress with crochet detailing, beautiful oversized cardigan, oversized jacket with embellishment, knitted legging with prints, Rococo frock coats, long cape with feathers detailing, cardigan with shimmery-sequins match it with hot pants, beautiful sheer blue cropped top with small beautiful applique - nature motif detailing and matching full skirt with pleated ribbons trim, sheer blouse with feathery short skirt, beautiful capelet with applique detailing, applique blouses with butterflies details match with feathery dress, Ladies leather jacket with Chanel batches at the back, Men leather biker jacket, long sweater dress with detailing on neckline, beautiful Chanel strap dress with applique detailing, Chanel over the shoulder sheer dress with frills and applique - snowflakes detailing, cropped cape jacket, frilly blouse with matching full skirt, Chanel belted buckle dress and the grand finale look worn by Cara Delevingne in a pure white layered voluminous full skirt with beautiful Chanel bowed cape. Simply amazing! Not only that, accessories like hair ribbons, pearl necklaces, choker necklaces, cute braided earmuffs, beautiful big pearl cuffs to the feather hats, amazing various Chanel bags and shoes like leather boots, ankle lace boots to flats...everything look superb and very alluring. It compliment the whole collection perfectly. I loved the combination of art, heritage and luxury into one beautiful collection.


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Métiers d’Art 2014/15 Paris-Salzburg CHANEL Show
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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

CHANEL Short Film "Reincarnation" by Karl Lagerfeld

CHANEL Métiers d'Art to Salzburg, Austria

From the lavish-exotic Bombay to icy cold of Edinburgh, Scotland and exploring the rodeo world of Dallas, Chanel never failed in presenting Métiers d'Art shows successfully. This 2nd of December, Karl Lagerfeld will be presenting his collection at the majestic enchanting Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria. The hotel was previously a 18th-century baroque palace; it is a national historic monument in Leopoldskron, a southern district of the city of Salzburg, Austria. The beautiful rococo palace is one of Austria's finest national treasures and was confiscated by the Nazis in World War II.
It's a beautiful tradition since 2002 for Chanel celebrates craftsmanship through its Métiers d'Art collection. It is an interesting path that Karl Lagerfeld when comes creating a spectacular event, He always putting the spotlight on cities which are linked to Chanel's history. I, myself amazed and mesmerized with Karl Lagerfeld imagination turns into reality. After Bombay to Edinburgh and Dallas, this year Karl Lagerfeld's inspiration turns to Salzburg as his new project. Honestly, I feel excited and can't wait to see Chanel's latest Métiers d'Art collection and "Reincarnation" short film directed by our beloved maestro, Karl Lagerfeld. I'm sure everyone watched the trailer and knows the stars in the film.
What is Métiers d'Art? I know some of you wondering and questioning what is it means. Métiers d'Art in French means craftsmanship. The collection is all about appreciation in luxury and dedication of an artisan in an excellent craftsmanship. It's another Chanel's Ready-To-Wear collection and it will be shown every year in December every year. Here you can observe up close the work of great artisans into one exclusive collection. Chanel were the only House to have dedicated an entirely separate collection to the Métiers d'Art in order to continue its legacy and extraordinary expertise.
Since 2002, The great maestro Karl Lagerfeld captures the history of Gabrielle Chanel by designating a city that’s linked to the past or present of the owner to the powerful fashion house and making it as the theme of his collection. Nearly 12 years this collection has been consistently developed and now  standing strong on its own identity. Chanel will remain one of the powerful House until to the next generation. I've read biography about Gabrielle Chanel and her amazing journey around Europe after the dead of Boy Capel. Simply inspiring and mind-blowing, I feel motivated and taught me not only to be strong physically but also in mind and soul. She's indeed an Icon and Queen of Style.
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