The GUCCI fall and winter 2016 men’s collection presented by Alessandro Michele today in Milano, opened to the music of the Oscars nominated film The Revenant. Could this be any indication of what those involved in the film may be wearing on the red carpet come Oscars night? One will just have to wait and see.
For me the eye-catching moment was the Bowie top, and he David Bowie would have enjoyed this creative collection full of electric energy. Alessandro Michele quite simply rocked it in Milan at the old railway station.
Were you expecting something easy and straight-forward from Miuccia Prada this season? Of course you weren’t!
In fact, as the models started to arrive on the catwalk, it all went decidedly Japanese-looking. Some girls wore metallic leather socklets like traditional Japanese tabi socks – where the big toe is separated from the rest — with small bows on them. They looked a little like ballet pumps without a sole. Some of these were worn with ornate super-stacked platform sandals. Many have fallen in-love with these shoes.
Backstage after the show, Miuccia Prada dodged the question when asked if it was meant to be a “bit Japanese”. But she has a habit of doing this – when she did a very 1950s collection recently, she refused to confirm that it was based on that era. Instead she said that it was about the “impossibilities of women”.
The use of flowers this time was meant to be a “symbol of life for women and the huge struggle we always have,” she said. Other descriptions of the clothes she offered were “toughness with sweetness” and “rigorous but also delicate.” She also confirmed that the crazily high platforms would be lowered before going into shops next January.
All in all you need to check out the shoes in the video as well. I am into the red, always have been, it’s the color of Ferrari. But now Prada is teasing me.
Michael Patrick is a Toronto fashion photographer. I had the opportunity to work with Michael to get the feel of what it was like to be the lens behind the lens.
Michael Patrick is a natural artist. He fly’s by the seat of his pants allowing ideas to emerge at random which he creatively employs.
This shoot was done in Toronto with an upcoming Canadian model Jessa for Magpie fashion of Toronto. Jessa 16 years old was discovered at a water park in Niagara Falls, Ontario by a fashion scout and has all the makings of a super model.
Here you can check out the action from the man behind the man with the lens.
If you were a silk spaghetti strap of a burgundy silk dress by D & G grafting the body of Heidi Klum, glamorous beyond belief, stylish, sensual, with startling golden hair, luminous, scintillating as she saunters into the Michelin star awarded Silk Bed Restaurant of multi-award winning Chef Mario Lohninger you would be in a dream. A dream it is when you go to Silk Bed Restaurant in Frankfurt, or so it was for me, the week it was awarded it’s Michelin star. Silk’s concept combines visual effects, and culinary indulgences with a third experience. Selected DJ’s playing silky lounge tunes that set the mood for the panoply of orgasmic creations beginning with an aperitif stimulating all culinary receptors that tease you, for the thirteen course dinner. This dream like culinary experience comes at the hands of Gault Millau’s chef of the year 2011 Mario Lohninger as you float away with the food, the drinks, the music into culinary heaven.
The silk fabric has weaved it’s way from New York fashion week, to London, Milan and now Paris Fashion Week and Heidi Klum is no stranger to them, yet what a thrill it must be to arrive in your homeland, slip into comfortable slippers at Silk, and enter into the spherical ambiance as if in Roman or Asiatic time, stretching onto white leather couches, with cosy cushions. Everything at silk works like nature, in a rhythm all of it’s own seemingly effortlessly, as you listen, see, and taste. This is the first of a series of features on Chef Mario Lohninger during this Paris Fashion Week. So for those wanting to jump on a short flight from Paris to Frankfurt, you should do it, you will only live once, and while you have been looking at silk all week long you should take the time to experience the theater of the Chef, and the magic of his food. I did, I still have not forgotten the adventure as I discovered the magic of Chef Mario Lohninger as he assaulted me with culinary designs and innovations, the aromas from his roots Austria, France, Asia, and the America’s. The adventure of discovery never stops at My Name is Khan.