Six Italian students from the most prestigious fashion schools, have been part of a special Valentino project: ‘La Bottega dell’Arte’- Scuola di Couture Valentino. They have studied the basic Haute Couture techniques, while being assisted by former atelier seamstresses. Keeping craftsmanship alive! Bravo Valentino!
Wonderfully slow paced interview with the Master Yohji Yamamoto in these fast-fashion times.
View the original BOF post here
I had the honour to attend the Alber Elbaz Talk yesterday at Parsons School of Design in New York. My first reaction by seeing him on stage was just to give him a hug. He is such a wonderfully warm and lovable person. His talk was so openhearted and vulnerable, it started with him unpacking a big bag filled with tissues and candy for the audience. The tissues “just in case” and the candy because sugar makes you happy.
Alber has a way of talking from his heart and I felt like I was in kindergarden being explained the very basics about shapes. Everything just fell into place, we just need more love in our industry. (And more people like Alber in general!)
He even quoted Christopher Walken in Catch Me If You Can:
“Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out.”
Our industry is the second mouse right now, not sure what were doing but we’ll get there again. Something is happening in the Fashion Industry at the moment and instead of being sad about it he said: change is good. We are now talking about it, before everybody was silent. We are now posing question we didn’t ask before; Why is everybody in Fashion so unhappy?
At 00:12:00 he starts his talk.
Also watch his Vogue Talk we posted in November, here
Photographer • Jackie Nickerson
Art Direction • Giovanni Bianco & GB65
Model • Marte Mei van Haaster
Styling • Lucinda Chambers
Hairdressing •Sam McKnight
Make up • Tom Pecheux
Production • Sylvia Farago LTD Creative Production
Set Designer • Shona Heath
Read all about Thomas Tait on Business of Fashion:
“Thomas Tait’s Deserving Voice
In an era when fashion needs new, interesting voices, Thomas Tait deserves an audience.”
Feeling the Cream Silk Charmeuse Vibes
A little Goth but probably my look next Fall, great layering. Love bags with the short fat straps.
Balenciaga’s new Creative Director Demna Gvasalia (Vetements) nailed it. Very excited about Balenciaga again!
Read the Vogue.com review here