Hubert de Givenchy the great master of Haute Couture

The world of fashion has lost one of its great talents. Hubert de Givenchy was the last of the generation of designers of French haute couture. In this article we commemorate his incredible work that has marked an unforgettable footprint in haute couture.

In the 1950s, Givenchy presented his first collection with unique and innovative pieces, like the Bettina blouse, giving a new direction to elegance with simplicity. In this way he created the dresses with the minimum of seams possible, thus enchanting the woman’s body:

“The dress must follow the body of a woman. It is not the body that must adapt to the dress.”

With this idea, Givenchy showed his admiration for femininity and his particular vision of fashion, which we should all follow.

The French designer marked his fame by creating personalised clothing for princesses and first ladies of high society in the mid-twentieth century, such as Jackie Kennedy or the Duchess of Windsor. His most beloved client was the legendary actress Audrey Hepburn who also shared great admiration for Givenchy

“He is more than a designer, he is a personality creator”.

Hepburn commissioned the French courtier to make the emblematic dresses she wore in her most recognised movies, such as Breakfast in Tiffany, Sabrina and Funny Face.

In Sabrina 1954

In Funny Face, 1957

At the Oscar Ceremony 1954

The iconic black dress of Breakfast in Tiffany

Givenchy was the couturier of Audrey Hepburn not only in the movies, but also in real life. In her second marriage to Andrea Dotti, Audrey wore a pale pink long-sleeved wool mini-dress, designed by her close friend. Her cute headscarf was made from the same fabric as her beautiful dress, creating an iconic look that was dramatically different from the traditional bridal veil.

Famous pink dress Audrey wore at her wedding

Hubert de Givenchy was part of a generation of designers who sought perfection from beginning to end using high-quality fabrics sewn with extreme attention to detail often using time-consuming
hand-executed techniques.

Amsale Bridesmaids Collection 2018

In addition to dressing some of the most elegant brides and bridesmaids, Amsale has also set the trend for brides to change from their wedding dress into a more informal but stylish gown for the evening party and the latest range of her bridesmaids collection offer the perfect choice for the bride, her bridesmaids and all the bridal party. Amsale’s designs represent the perfect mix between a traditional style and elements that represent the latest trends in bridal fashion. The Amsale 2018 bridesmaids collection at Farah Novias offers elegant dresses with romantic silhouettes and short cocktail dresses with elegant cuts. If you are looking for that extra special dress for your bridesmaids, we have got everything you need to know to find the right dresses for your friends.

Different Styles Different Shades
Choose a base colour, then let your bridesmaids pick out their own dresses in different shades of the same colour.

One Style, Different Colours

Open up a rainbow of opportunities for your bridesmaids by choosing a flirty silhouette that will work way beyond the day of your wedding especially if your bridesmaids get to wear their favourite colour.

One Colour Different Styles

Most probably your bridesmaids are not all the same size, to suit everyone’s shape pick your favourite colour and let each friend choose her most flattering cut.

SOPHIE ET ​​VOILÀ READY TO WEAR COLLECTION AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT FARAH NOVIAS BARCELONA

For the first time, Farah Novias is pleased to announce collaboration with the renowned and prestigious Spanish fashion label ; Sophie et Violà in Barcelona. The background of the creator of the firm Sofia Arribas as an architect and her knowledge of haute couture since childhood resulted in a structured style collection with impeccable details.

According to Farah, “The Spanish bride has traditionally been characterised by its elegant and classic style; nowadays more modern and more individual touches are being introduced, reflecting a greater extent of catwalk trends in bridal fashion. The way the woman dresses on her wedding day is changing, Sofia understands this trend of change and reflects it perfectly in her contemporary designs. “

Oscar de la Rent Spring 2018 Bridal Collection

For their first bridal collection as creative directors for Oscar de la Renta Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim continued with the late desginer’s legacy and love for flowers. “We kept some Oscar-isms, like sashes and ferns and foliage as a strong base for embroideries, because he loved gardens so much,” Garcia said. “But we’re making it much lighter and more relaxed,” Kim added.
Among floral guipure lace, silk tulle with jasmine embroidery, Chantilly lace with anemone appliqué and stretch silk georgette, there were modern column gowns, ballgowns, a suit with a silver sequin corset and lots of illusion necklines.
The designers surprised everyone with a less conventional bridal look which Kim called “Ode to Sarah Jessica Parker”, with a white denim jacket embroidered with “Just Married” across the back over a white, tea-length tulle ball skirt embroidered with the Oscar de la Renta signature across the hem.

Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2018 Collection

For Anne Barge Spring 2018 bridal collection inspiration were the 60s fashion icons. Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy and Jackie Kennedy looks allured the runway with timeless and sophisticated silhouettes in Mikado, silk organza and French lace. Each gown represents classic beauty with a modern twist thus making it the perfect choice for the contemporary bride.

Vera Wang Spring 2018 Bridal Collection

When it comes to designing a bridal collection Vera Wang doesn’t think about following the rules, As the queen of American bridal fashion, she has always been the pioneer in setting out the new trends in bridal industry worldwide. Although she was originally famous for her traditional ball gowns with voluminous layers of tulle, her recent unconventional bridal collections have shown the darker and more edgier side of the designer. The Spring 2018 bridal collection by Vera Wang is embracing the dark romance by taking the old season’s concept of “YOUNG LOVE” to the next level .”CRAZY INNOCENCE . MODERN SEDUCTION. ASYMMETRY RULES.” are the main inspirations of the Spring 2018 bridal collection.

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2018

Set within a countryside garden, Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2018 Bridal Collection evokes soft femininity, elevating natural beauty with a touch of fantasy. Like the setting, the spirit of the collection stems from its roots, re ecting the style codes embodied by the iconic founder, and always focusing on the impeccable artistry from within her New York Atelier.
It is from Carolina Herrera’s eye that the designs blossom. Signature shapes are re-imagined with hand-worked oral embroideries to elevate the bride’s beauty. Chantilly and giupure laces on sleek silhouettes create whimsical poetry in motion. The effect is effortless and romantic. Separates, including tuxedo pants paired with a dramatic chiffon blouse, tulle ball skirts, and delicately embroidered knits, highlight the collection’s modern versatility and provide options for every bridal occasion. With Carolina Herrera’s signature elements of surprise and femininity, subtle touches of velvet and grosgrain detailing add a finishing touch to the collection.
An exquisite garden in full bloom, the Carolina Herrera bride always leaves an unforgettable impression.

Gio Rodrigues Bridal Collection

Sophistication, passion, refinement and elegance are the key elements of Gio Rodrigues’ designs. The Portuguese designer believes that brides should be true to themselves, offering unique dresses that can be tailored and personalised to suit each bride’s need.

Gio is dedicated to creating glamorous Haute Couture dresses using unique fabrics with exquisite high quality finishes creating contemporary and modern designs with simple and sophisticated lines, always keeping abreast of international market trends. Gio refers to his dresses as stories told from a fabric, from the moments of its conception to the moment of its fitting, every dress is one of a kind.

Met Gala 2017 Red Carpet

On the 1st of May the most exciting and glamorous fashion red carpet event took place – The Met gala 2017! This year the gala celebrated the opening of the exhibition of one of the most influential designers of the last 40 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – Rei Kawakubo. Check out our favourite looks from the glowing and brave red carpet.

Daisy Ridly wore a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown in floral patern

Zoe Kravitz in a custom Oscar de la Renta pale pink and black duchesse satin column gown and cape with hand embroidered bodice of preserved and dyed fresh black roses.

Miranda Kerr wore an Oscar d ela Renta Fall 2017 silver lame and red poppies Jacquard gown.

 

Taylor Hill was the lady in red wearing Carolina Herrera

 

Hailey Baldwin looked espectacular in Carolina Herrera

 

Hailee Steinfeld  wore a Vera Wang custom made gown.

Carolina Herrera, Celebrating 35 Years of Fashion

“When we want to make someone feel especially glamorous in the pages of vogue, we turn to Carolina Herrera, who personifies the power and the positivity of dressed-up american style. She was, and remains, the very idea of chic for so many women.”, Anna Wintour

Celebrating 35 years since Carolina Herrera established her eponymous company, the Fall 2017 bridal collection embodies the timeless elegance and grace that has defined the brand for three and half decades. Carolina Herrera’s first show in 1981 culminated with a wedding dress, and from that moment on, the designer has always been inspired by the bride of today and this season is no exception.

“I want to make each dress an important one. Fashion is about the details,” notes Carolina Herrera. the Fall collection is highlighted by the “35th anniversary” tribute dress – a refined silk faille bodice crescendos into the full volume of a ball gown. A layered tulle gown in blush, all-over lace and embroidered styles crafted beautifully both inside and out, epitomize the very essence of style renowned to designer, Carolina Herrera.

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