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Posts Tagged ‘Marilyn Monroe’

Dans La Vie: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

On Saturday 18th February at Fashion Scout's Freemasons' Hall the Japanese designer Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie presented a vibrant and fun A/W 2012 collection, bursting with Pop Art references.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Dans La Vie AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan

Dans La Vie AW 2012 by Mitika Chohan

I have a huge soft spot for collections with art historical references. Print designer Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie, who showed her A/W 2012 collection entitled Exciting Encounter at Fashion Scout on the second day of London Fashion Week, certainly delivered on that front. Aided by the mention of 60's American pop art in the invitation the first image that sprang to mind after the first few models with brightly coloured wavy short hair strutted their stuff on the catwalk was Andy Warhol's Marilyn prints. This made a lot of sense when only after the show I checked the Dans La Vie website where indeed it says that Andy Warhol is Rira Sugawara's main inspiration.

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Bath In Fashion; Bath, 23rd – 27th March

The Georgian city was awash with gentle flamboyance last week, as Bath In Fashion strutted, traded and exhibited. The show lights may be switched off, but a couple of the exhibitions are still running. Here follows a review of one of the week's catwalk shows:

Written by Helen Martin

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Dame Elizabeth Taylor 1932 – 2011

Here's our illustrated tribute to Hollywood legend, silver screen icon and humanitarian Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

Written by Matt Bramford

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An Evening of Retro Hollywood Glamour at the Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A transports us back to the golden age of the silver screen, during a very special retro Hollywood glamour-themed Friday Late…

Written by Jemma Crow

Glamour at the V&A, illustrated by Gabriel Ayala It’s been a year for the bygone eras, that’s for sure. First we had Vintage at Goodwood, then there’s an exhibition celebrating […]

Yves Saint Laurent : Retrospective : Petit Palais, Paris

The fashion capital and haute couture haven pays tribute to Yves Saint Laurent, charting his rise and rise through fashion, at the Petit Palais, Paris.

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Yves Saint Laurent, illustrated by Kayleigh Bluck When in the fashion capital, to miss a much talked about exhibition that focuses on the ‘prince of fashion’ would be a crime. […]