An exclusive show
of unique stylization of models by world-famous fashion designers who have influenced the
fashion world of the 20th century!
Since they came along, the world of Haute couture has
never been the same!
day of the February STYL Fair at 1:00 PM in Hall P in Brno!
couture translates as the high fashion. It is an internationally used protected
term originally from French and it designates luxurious collections and designs
made exclusively by the most renowned fashion houses or designers under
specific conditions. These collections are unique and frequently determine
world fashion trends. The condition is use of high-quality fabric, hand
manufacture in limited editions in the notorious fashion cities such as Paris, New York, London and Milano.
Frederick Worth born in 1826
is considered to be the founder of the Haute Couture; he caused the ultimate
fashion revolution in the approach to clothes creation and especially in their
presentation. He would present his design collections to his rich clients
regularly and they would pick one design which was then custom-made for them
according to their selection of material and colours. Other fashion designers
followed his lead; some of them have not made it into halls of fashion fame
where others exist under modern management even today.
unique show LEGENDS OF HAUTE COUTURE - the collection consists of stylization of models made by world-renowned designers whose inspiration elements influenced the world of fashion of the 20th century! We present models representing stylization of paper, metal and plastic on which copies of patterns of the famous designers’ original models were transferred. Author of the stylized models is a film fashion designer Oscar Charpentier.
- the models are based on patterns of original models
- they represent stylizations of paper, metal and plastic
- author of the stylized models is a film fashion designer Oscar Charpentier
and foremost, he has returned rebellion and avant-garde into fashion. He was a
fashion designer for whom no taboos existed and who always strived to push the
fashion limits forward. He was called “the hooligan
of English fashion”. He became the lead designer of the Parisian fashion house
Givenchy in 1996.
Coco Chanel (1883-1971)
a revolution in Haute couture by substituting the traditional corset by
comfortable and casual elegance of simple suits and dresses. During the 1920s
and 1930s, she recreated men´s designs into comfortable women´s leisure
clothes, she practically invented sports clothes. “A little black dress”
stemming from a simple shirt line became an indispensable part of her wardrobe.
Her career peaked in 1954 when she made a comeback from her retirement at age
of 71 to create possibly the most durable and notorious type of clothing – the
Christian Dior (1905-1957)
opened an art gallery in Paris
in 1928. His first fashion designs were published in 1931 in the magazine Le
Figaro Illustré. In 1946, he introduced his collection New Look that practically
announced the end of the 1940s fashion. He made women show cleavages and
dressed them into wide godet skirts. He gave them small waists in his designs
as well as chest and impressive cleavages. That year, the Gallupe Institute
named Dior one of the five world most important personalities. Thanks to him, Paris has become the
world fashion centre. His influence on fashion was immense even though his time
was limited by his sudden death.
also known as Juan Carlos Antonio
Galliano-Guillén is one of the most influential contemporary British designers
(he was born in Gibraltar). He worked for Givenchy and he became Creative
Director of the fashion house Christian Dior in 1966 which he left in February
2011. Galliano´s inspirational influence has undergone many forms, from
artistic performance to avant-garde elements. However, it was romance and
tenderness that brought fame to his fashion.
Paco Rabanne (1934)
“Paco” Rabaneda Cuervo known as Paco Rabanne
has begun his career by creating jewellery for brands such as Givenchy, Dior and Balenciaga; he established his own fashion house in 1966. He has
completely broken the well-established tradition of fabric, as he used very
unconventional materials for his designs as metal, paper and plastic.
His designer heritage is a raincoat shaped from a single piece of plastic.
Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008)
In 1961 he created his first
collection under his own brand YSL. He became famous creating unisex clothes
and bringing masculine features into feminine fashion. He invented the women´s
trouser-leg suit and created a women´s version of men´s tuxedo for his 1965 collection called
Le Smoking. “I have always wanted to
protect women through basic wardrobe against becoming someone else in order to
truly become themselves.”
Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani,
known as Valentino, worked in France in 1949-1959 when he cooperated
with the French fashion house Jean Desses. After that, he returned to Italy where he
introduced his own clothes collections for the first time in 1959. His
collection of 1962 in
him famous. His collections are synonyms for glamour, elegance and
extravagance. Valentino has elevated woman to a goddess of heavenly beauty and
considered one of the most impressive fashion designers of the twentieth
century. This fashion designer is a synonym for “punk style”. Her collections
feature innovative ideas and also have a sexual undertone. Her designs from the punk period
included safety pins, razors, chains and spiky neckbands; make-up and hairstyle
carried a similar spirit. Thanks to her, corsets returned into fashion and here
mini-crinoline also yielded much success.
BREATHE IN THE
ATMOSPHERE OF WORLD FASHION…
WHERE THE HIGHEST
FORM OF CLOTHING BECOMES AN ADDICTION…