Boutique Colette brings us an exquisite collection of festive dresses-plus Anthony Vaccarello exclusive!

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Christopher Kane

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Boutique Colette has the ultimate solution for the perfect party dress in her exclusive designers’ collection of fabulous festive dresses for every taste. We are talking about a  selection of stand-out dresses that include: poetic volume at Mary Katrantzou, glamorous from Stella McCartney and Alaïa, trompe-l’oeil print at Thom Browne, covered in sequins at Ashish, lace and feathers at Carven, Erdem and Christopher Kane, red from Anthony Vaccarello (exclusive). Now,which one is more..you?

Christopher Kane

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Christopher Kane

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Erdem

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Mary Katrantzou

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Anthony Vaccarello (exclusive)

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Alaia

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund-who will win it?is this the right way to go?

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The prestigious BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund is about to reveal the lucky (and talented) one that will scoop it.The designers that have been nominated for it are all young yet with a personal vision that stands out,starting from  Roksanda Ilincic (already a celebrity favorite), Mary Katrantzou,Nicholas Kirkwood,Peter Pilotto and Emilia Wickstead. Gusessing’s not an easy task i reckon!

Roksana Illincic stated in a ”Vogue” inteview that “It’s such a prestigious and honourable thing to get for me and my team it would add an extra boost of energy and excitement,”

We have an incredibly strong shortlist of contenders for the fund,” said Vogue editor and chairman of the Fashion Fund committee Alexandra Shulman.””It is wonderful to see the impressive talent coming out of London that has reached a stage in their business where they can qualify for the prize.”

“The high standard of applications and presentations demonstrates the growing number of both highly creative and professional fashion businesses that we have here in London and the great potential for growth in this sector,” said BFC CEO Caroline Rush.

And when they say high standards they mean it as previous winners were Christopher Kane and Erdem. The cash prize that offers the winner (£200,000) is a valuable help in establish her/his own brand or opening a flagship store.Still there’s concern on how can be nominated for the prize names that already have a  past in the fashion industry aka established names and not less known yet much talented designers. My opinion is that there is much talent out there to encourage names such as Ilincinc,whose dresses feature on the red-carpet on a regular basis or Christopher Kane,with all those ventures he’s part of.Time will show.

Emilia Wickstead spring/summer 2013

Emilia Wickstead spring/summer 2013

Mary Katrantzou spring/summer 2013

Mary Katrantzou spring/summer 2013

Nicholas Kirkwood spring/summer 2013

Nicholas Kirkwood spring/summer 2013

Peter Pilotto spring/summer 2013

Peter Pilotto spring/summer 2013

Roksanda Ilincic spring/summer 2013

Roksanda Ilincic spring/summer 2013

Ballgowns:”British Glamour Since 1950”!

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Ball gowns,debutante balls and red-carpet dresses have remarkably evolved over the past years and this interesting phenomenon is being captured at the relevant Victoria and Albert Museum Exhibition. As stated by Sonnet Stanfill, co-curator of the exhibition: ” We aim to focus on British design in the year of the Olympics therefore it seemed normal to choose the best evening wear from British designers for display.”

We are talking,of course,of Alexander McQueen gowns,Stella Mc Cartney,Mario’s Schwab and less known but no less skilled Ralph and Russo designs. A ball gown is evocative,having a sense of ceremony and at the same time,provides the canvas for designers to experiment on cut and color.And of course,it is the way it is worn that makes the final impression lasting and the dress itself a sartorial legend in fashion timeline.And we all get fascinated by legends so..save the details below.

”Ballgowns:British Glamour Since 1950” exhibition

19 May-6 January 2013

Victoria And Albert Museum

Alexander McQueen S/S 2011

Norman Hartnell,1953