These red frill sandals by Gianvito Rossi are perfect for wearing throughout the Chinese new Year of the Rooster.
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Lily Rose Depp wearing Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2017 Pic: Lucile Perron
“A wedding is very special at Chanel,” says Madame Marie-Louise de Clermont-Tonnerre, the gloriously named and exquisitely dressed international spokeswoman who oversees the house’s couture division. The House of Chanel shares the same superstitions as other bridal establishments: garters are encouraged, the presence of anyone other than the bride’s mother and bridesmaids at the fittings is discouraged, and the groom is not allowed to see the dress beforehand to guard against bad luck – but there the similarities end.
Eyewear artisan Naoki “Nacky” Nakagawa’s path to success reads like a real life fairytale. As a seventeen year old sales assistant in a spectacles store in Japan he realised there were no styles on offer that he liked so despite not having any design training decided to design them himself.
Guo Pei – Singapore Fashion Week 2016
[UPDATE: Guo Pei is showing at Paris Haute Couture Week Spring/Summer 2018 tomorrow, January 24th 2018, as a guest member.]
As Guo Pei opened Singapore Fashion Week last night Chopstix looks back at meeting the couturier at Haute Couture Week in Singapore:
Beijing born Guo Pei has been called “the Chanel of China” and credited with inventing Chinese haute couture but the 45 year old, now in her 15th year of designing*, is philosophical about the monikers.
“In China, we sometimes believe in destiny,” she says matter of factly. “Haute couture was right there in my way of working at the beginning but I didn’t know it. I was merely trying to get the best out of my designs. It was not until a year or two later that I was told that what I was doing was called ‘haute couture’ in global fashion.”
Chloe tracksuit spring/summer 16
Well, actually it’s Chloe, and this is probably the first and only post from Chopstix about the Rio Olympics: a Chloe “tracksuit” priced at a reassuringly expensive £2,000 at Net-a-Porter. You’re welcome.