Archives March 2024

Valentino’s longtime designer Piccioli announces his departure from the brand after 25 years

Valentino’s longtime creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, on Friday announced his departure after 25 years at the storied Italian fashion house.

In an emotional statement shared on Instagram, Piccioli reflected on his 25-year tenure with the brand, thanking co-founders Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti and the team that contributed to the brand’s success during his time. The designer, known for infusing Valentino with contemporary romance and bold creativity, will leave as the brand prepares to usher in a “new creative organization.”

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Pierpaolo Piccioli

Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli accepts applause for the Valentino Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2024 collection presented in Paris, on Jan. 24, 2024. Valentino’s longtime creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, has announced his departure from the storied Italian fashion house. In an emotional statement shared Friday on Instagram, Piccioli reflected on his 25-year tenure

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Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten is stepping down as creative director at the end of June

BRUSSELS — Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, who for almost four decades dazzled the fashion world with his luscious use of colors and fabrics, said Tuesday that he will step down as creative director of his namesake brand at the end of June.

Van Noten, 65, a master of blending the old with the new, said in a statement that the 2025 men’s spring-summer collection will be the last in his current role. He added that the women’s collection will be designed by his studio.

Van Noten’s successor will be announced at a later stage, he said.

“I have been preparing for this moment for a while, and I feel it’s time to leave room for a new generation of talents to bring their vision to the brand,” Van Noten said.

Although he will relinquish his role as creative director, Van Noten will still be involved in the fashion house.

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Fashion Trends And Brands To Know From Spring 2024

As may have been expected, fashion forecasts for Spring 2024 showcased an abundance of florals. Bloom-shaped appliqués were plentiful at Balmain, Loewe and Margiela. There were botanical prints of all varieties: Some were eye popping and vibrant, while others more were dramatic and hyperrealist. Other trends that re-emerged this season included sleek, tailored suits in neutral tones, tiers of sheer, color-blocking and a playful spin on country club dressing.

Of all the style propositions presented on the runway for 2024, however, there were two trends that truly felt, well, groundbreaking.

Return To Bohemia

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Luxury Furniture Brands For Your Next Interior Design Upgrade

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There were many interior gems and trends found at Paris Design Week 2024 earlier this year, and it’s time to put them into practice. Craving a new statement chair like the one wrapped in Dedar fabrics via the Invisible collection? Perhaps head to Perigold or Industry West for new upholstery. For the mid-century modern fanatics, the style that has most recently moved en vogue, a treasure trove of delight awaits at Kelly Wearstler and All Modern. Or, did the whimsical presentation at Loro Piana inspire you to have a bit more fun with your interior? For those who are still keen on timelessness, RH is always a good destination.

Regardless of trends, collecting fine furniture pieces has several benefits. Aside from the aesthetics, you are investing in quality. Pieces sold by

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Fashion designer Dries Van Noten to step down from namesake brand

Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, who for almost four decades dazzled the fashion world with his luscious use of colors and fabrics, said Tuesday he will step down as creative director of his namesake brand at the end of June.

Van Noten, 65, a master of blending the old with the new, said in a statement that the 2025 men’s Spring-Summer collection will be the last in his current role. He added that the women’s collection will be designed by his studio.

Van Noten’s successor will be announced at a later stage, he said.

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“I have been preparing for this moment for a while, and I feel it’s time to leave room for a new generation of talents to bring their vision to the brand,” Van Noten said.

Although he will relinquish his role as creative director, Van

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Notable Women Jewelry Designers Who Launched At Paris Fashion Week

I’m celebrating International Women’s Day 2024 by recognizing some female designers who launched at jewelry shows that took place during Paris Fashion Week.

Designed in London and handcrafted in Europe, Anoona Jewels debuted in the Nouvelle Box showroom during Autumn/Winter Paris Fashion Week 2024. Inspired by the moon’s eternal presence, Anoona designs also draw their substance and style from the mysterious power of lunar cycles over earth’s tides and human biology. From antiquity through today, the moon has served as a constant and compelling motif in jewelry history. Given the moon’s poetic power and because of the sheer beauty of its designs, Anoona Jewels embody an elemental, universal appeal emanating from their ruling motif and energy source, the moon.

As Anoona’s Creative Director Sadhbh Roux-Fouillet notes on the

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Catching up with Atlanta fashion designer Abbey Glass

Catching up with Atlanta fashion designer Abbey Glass
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Atlanta-based fashion designer Abbey Glass is starting 2024 with a bang: a new spring/summer collection, a new bridal capsule, two new retail stores, and a spot in Dillard’s new concept, the Coterie. Here, she shares her inspiration and how she’s expanded her business.

You have a lot going on! Let’s start with the spring/summer collection. What was your inspiration?
Spring was very much inspired by florals—groundbreaking, I know! There’s also the influence of our muses, our 1960s-style icons. This spring, it was heavily influenced by Grace Kelly, with royal- and coastal-inspired pieces, and lots of dramatic bows. There’s a beautiful blue and yellow fabric that’s almost like an interior fabric, which I think will be really popular, and aqua and green organza pieces. I’m excited about a focus on floral fabrics and attention to isolated dramatic details on classic shapes.

Catching up with Atlanta fashion designer Abbey Glass
A dress from
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6 Female-Founded Fashion Brands To Know This International Women’s Day

The tides in fashion have shifted over the past few years, with independent brands gaining more popularity and visibility thanks to the ever-rising role that social media plays in the lives of consumers. In celebration of this International Women’s Day, here are 6 female-founded brands to know in 2024.

Following a 20-year career at fashion house Missoni, Hanne Bloch launched her eponymous brand during the economic crisis in 2008. The Copenhagen-based swimwear and resortwear brand has today turned into a blossoming family business with all styles designed by Hanne in partnership with her daughter, Olivia.

Feminine, contemporary and versatile, the aesthetics of the brand is abundantly colorful—in stark contrast to the typical Scandinavian minimalistic silhouettes in monochrome shades. Hanne Bloch doesn’t follow the seasonal timeline in the industry, and

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Columbia SC fashion designer featured on “Tamron Hall Show” | Local News

COLUMBIA — People who might not be familiar with the “Tamron Hall Show” might not know that Hall is quite a fashionista. For four seasons, she’s hosted an up-and-coming designer series, where designers have their work showcased on live television, have the opportunity to dress Hall and even be mentored by someone from the fashion industry.

South Carolina native Sergio Hudson served as a mentor on Hall’s show for the fall installment of the series, but another SC native was featured on Hall’s latest installment. 

Roneisha Stark, Twin Stitch Designs, had the opportunity to be the seventh featured designer in February, where she and her work were featured for a week on the ABC talk show.

Stark and her sister, Ronnia, grew up with a single mom and learned the importance of working smart. Their mom provided her daughters with nice things but worked 100 hours to afford them.

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Oscars 2024: How A Dress Goes From Haute Couture Design To Red Carpet

(MENAFN- The Conversation) Designing an outfit for a celebrity to wear at the Oscars is often seen as a dream opportunity for fashion designers.

Yet, embarking on this journey demands financial investment, brand reputation, creative talent and technical expertise.

Haute couture literally translates as“high dressmaking.” In its strictest sense, this refers to a specific fashion house designation acknowledged by the French Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. More generally, the term is used to describe the business of creating meticulously crafted garments for an individual client or a special occasion.

Elite haute couture designers have consistently managed to dress celebrities for the Oscars.

Haute couture designers include renowned names like Valentino , Armani Privé , Schiaparelli Couture , Atelier Versace, Christian Dior , Chanel , Givenchy and Saint Laurent . More recently, it’s included Elie Saab , Vivienne Westwood , Giambattista Valli , Prada, Fendi Couture and

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