February 8, 2014 Claudia

Be careful with sourcing for  fake cashmere ! Some fake cashmere is actually rat fur.  Italian police  has revealed that over a million fake cashmere garments made at Chinese-run companies from Rome and Florence were found on contain rat fur apart from acrylic and viscose. Some of the rat fur was also used to make pashminas scarves that touched people’s faces. 14 people have been arrested and charged for fraud but is that enough of a punishment? An Italian police also claimed that it was impossible to establish who exactly was selling them on retail. It is impossible not to…

December 17, 2013 Claudia

Personally , I find  my iPhone’s battery the worst disaster of  the 21st century. It is very handy to be in touch , have all important e-mails and messages delivered at any time but when it comes to ring for a taxi to get home after a night out the battery suddenly decides to die. Ana Slavka , an Australian fashion entrepreneur probably had the same opinion when she created The Mighty Purse : a leather clutch with a built-in charger that makes suffering from a dead-battery a thing of the past. ‘Like most people , I was in a situation where…

December 17, 2013 Claudia

She was an incredible style icon , muse and women who helped to  build up British fashion of the 20th century. She was also a person who discovered and helped many designers such as Alexander McQueen , Julien Macdonald and Philip Tracy. Her love to modern art and fashion photography was a foundation to define a  new concept of style and beauty. As Geordie Greig ,her editor at TATLER recalled ‘ she could talk about fashion with complete rigor in terms of silhouette ,shape and historical context. She was an academic with a punk rocker’s anarchic sense’.  With years of…

October 1, 2013 Claudia 3Comment

The top was produced in London in early 1980’s. Before 1920’s swastika was known as a good luck symbol in Western culture . In India,apparently, the swastika continues to be the most widely used  symbol of Hindus, Jainas , and  Buddhists and that is completely understandable that some people are using that  symbol to show their beliefs or emotions(in India…)  but… should the swastika top from 80’s be shown in a public (and very popular) exhibition? Since it became Nazi Symbol in 1920’s and ,whether we like it or not, IT IS related to the Second World War and many people just…

September 29, 2013 Claudia

Catherine Wales is London based designer who designed the DNA project- the three-dimensional accessories collection. This apparently was inspired by identity and the visual structure of human chromosomes.The DNA  was produced using white nylon with a 3D printer, the eight-piece collection includes  corset, a  feathered shoulder piece and a waist bracelet plus four transformative headpieces.Catherine’s futuristic collection is completely unique and can be used both editorially to stimulate conceptual thinking and scientifically to develop the capabilities of luxury fashion prototyping within the 3D space. The designer has been in the fashion industry for the past 15 years but this is the…