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The Vegan Couture of Jiri Kalfar

By Chere Di Boscio It may stun with its elaborate creations, but the couture industry, sadly, uses a lot of animal parts, and can rarely be considered cruelty-free. From the stunning plumes of the peacock, to the more ordinary…

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Jean Paul Gaultier’s Upcycled Couture

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Upcycled Couture collection may have been his last, but it may also be his most memorable By Chere Di Boscio Jean Paul Gaultier decided to present his last ever couture collection with a runway that was…

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Telling Stories: The Conscious Couture Of Gyunel

By Nastassja Salem When you think of ‘artisanal fashion,’ what comes to mind? Scratchy woven ponchos? Rustic leather, sewn together by hand? Straw baskets? For me, it’s mainly one thing – arguably the most beautiful, artistic and expressive form…

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Tiziano Guardini: Three Days To Butterfly

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi When you think of Italy, what comes to mind? The bronzed, smiling men? Sumptuous food and wine? Or ancient history and art? You may not think of ‘sustainable fashion’ yet, but designer Tiziano Guardini  may…

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Leanne Marshall’s Dark Materials

By Diane Small Leanne Marshall, one of the most successful  Project  Runway  winners, has been showing her collections at  fashion weeks around the globe every year since 2008. Her  sophisticated designs are known for their light, flowing lines, feminine…

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Cruel Couture? Fur at Couture Week

By Neesha Gill This couture week in Paris, something new hit the runways: an all-fur couture catwalk by Italian brand Fendi. Whilst this was apparently a one-off affair, it is reflective of a trend for fur that seems to…

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Ezra Santos Couture at FFWD 2015

By Chere Di Boscio Fashion weeks may be dominated by Paris, London, New York and Milan, but Dubai’s Fashion Forward is about to change all of that. The biannual fashion showcase highlights regional talents, and there are many –…

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Best of Paris Haute Couture Week 2015

By Chere Di Boscio Eluxe lauds haute couture as being the ultimate in slow fashion. It’s clothing as an art form; a means of preserving and perpetuating European artisanal traditions and a reminder that more than something to change…

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Sohad Acouri: The Eve Collection

By Chere Di Boscio One of our favourite couture designers, the talented Sohad Acouri, debuted his first ever pret-a-porter collection at Atelier M’s anniversary party in Dubai recently in a fashion show that dazzled the 500 VIP guests at…

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Iris Van Herpen: Magnetic Attraction

By Chere Di Boscio Because she is a pioneer in the field, we’ve written much about Iris Van Herpen‘s 3D printed collections, but if you’re not familiar with this innovative Dutch designer, allow me to introduce her. Van Herpen…