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In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of The House of Dior’s debut spring-summer 1947 collection, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia recently presented the never-before-seen exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior, Paris, and features a sumptuous display of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed between 1947 and 2017.
The NGV has announced that two Dior haute couture works, especially commissioned for and acquired by the gallery, will be on display in the exhibition. They are Essence d’Herbier from the spring–summer 2017 collection, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Look 10, Bar coat from the autumn-winter 2012–13 collection, designed by Raf Simons. Drawing primarily on material from the House of Dior archive and the NGV Collection, the exhibition also features accessories, sketches, photographs, haute couture toiles (prototypes) and multimedia.
The exhibition, first outside of Paris, will also explore Dior’s unique affinity with Australia, including the historic spring 1948 fashion parade at David Jones, Sydney, which featured 50 original creations by Christian Dior. It is also featuring the iconic grand, sweeping staircase used in countless photo shoots and fashion parades over the House’s 70-year history.
The exhibition opening was celebrated with the inaugural NGV Gala, a ticketed, black-tie ball on Saturday 26 August 2017. The proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the NGV Fashion and Textiles Collection.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia officially kicked of Resort 18 collections with the first show of the season – “Mercedes-Benz Presents Dion Lee”. The designer debuted his collection at the Sydney Opera House to over 500 national and international industry media, buyers and VIPs.
Celebrity guests included Lindy Lim, Margaret Zhang, Carmen Hamilton, Brooke Testoni & Nadia Bartel as well as international buyers from outlets including Farfetch, Moda Operandi and Selfridges.
The collection featured striking silhouettes and exaggerated cuts and for the first time included a capsule just for the boys. Dion Lee also added accessories to the mix with sunglasses and brimmed hats and has definitely started the week off on a high!
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 17: Model Anei Dut poses for a photograph in a tan jacket and white outfit backstage ahead of the The Innovators: Fashion Design Studio show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 18 Collections at Carriageworks on May 17, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 18: A model prepares backstage ahead of the Romance Was Born show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Resort 18 Collections at Carriageworks on May 18, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid held over five event-frenzy days all over Madrid speaks of the ultimate dedication to fashion and the Spanish’s objective in telling the world some of its most inventive fashion sense in the world today.
This five-day event [15-20 September] proved to be the largest platform in Madrid to promote Spanish fashion on the international scene when it saw a gathering of over 42 top creators including renowned creators and brands from Europe and an international designers from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Day in Kiev.
This 64th edition of the fashion show saw the city of Madrid came to live with a long list of designers and labels including Leandro Cano from the previous edition and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-virgin – Malne – a new Spanish brand designed by Juanjo Mánez and Paloma Alvarez.
MBFWM, since it all began in 1985, has hosted over 300 Spanish creators on its catwalk shows. Dedicated to establishing link between young talents and the fashion industry, the media and textile companies – the last day of the catwalk programme, under the Samsung EGO creative event, featured emerging designers including 9 young Spanish creators that include 6 of whom are represented at MBFWM for the first time.
今年迈入第64届的马德里时装周，可以见到许多西班牙知名品牌共襄盛举，例如拥有高知名度的LeandroCano，以及首度参与时装周的Malne – 西班牙新创品牌，服装设计师为Juanjo Manez和Paloma Alvarez。
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