Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

Of all the fashion houses that have revealed their spring line, none have been more exciting than Dolce & Gabbana. Their designs are intricate, feminine, and beautiful with more than a touch of influence from antiquity. The designs feature heavy embroidery, gold, medallions, and graphic prints featuring famous ancient architecture and artwork. The spring line […]

Berlin Fashion Week: July 6-9, 2011

Overview A.F. VANDEVORST An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx met in 1987 on their first day of school at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Ten years later, they presented their first collection as A.F. VANDEVORST in Paris. The current A.F. VANDEVORST line is a complete women’s ready-to-wear line compromised of shoes, bags, and […]

Avant-Garde Fashion: Body Paint Couture

Painting truly is an art indeed. Taking a blank canvas and creating inspiring pieces is innovative. But, how about painting a naked canvas? The art of bodypainting is very popular these days. Many artists feel that their work comes “alive.” Who are the designers? International body paint artists, Mark Reid and Pashur. Why do the […]

Avant-Garde Fashion: Condom Couture

Condom Couture Designers are always thinking of new materials for clothing to enhance their designs. But, how about clothing made from condoms? No, not used! Many of the condoms used to create designs are made from quality tested, rejected condoms that may have defects. Why throw them away when we can recycle them! I wanted […]