Maison Georges Hobeika opens its archives and presents exquisite savoir-faire with, this joyful collection that showcases the importance of the relationships, interactions and even small talks.
Underlying this concept is the familial collaboration between Co-Creative Directors Georges and Jad Hobeika, and the powerful link with the house’s archives and ateliers. The collection also highlights the importance of a support network, and the people who bring us together in everyday life.
To emphasise this sense of love and connection, the show’s casting includes a number of real-life friends of the Maison, walking as couples and pairs in order to create the experience of a once-in-a-lifetime moment at Paris Fashion Week; to name a few: Leonie Hanne, Gabrielle Caunesil, Lorena Vergani, Jessica Kahawaty & her mom, Cynthia Samuel & Adam Bakri, Valentina, Ameni Esseibi, Diala Makki & Twins Hadban.
Men’s couture is once again present on the Maison Georges Hobeika catwalk, affirming its place as part of the house’s DNA. This rich heritage bringing together nearly 30 years of creative history forms the basis for the more than seventy looks presented, with the idea of drawing on key ideas and spring themes as only George's Hobeika can interpret them.
All images courtesy GEORGES Hobeika.
Dior continues to celebrate women leaders
This haute couture show by Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior is taking place just days before Dior Couture gets new CEO, it's first female CEO, Madam Arnault will succeed from February the Maidon Dior Couture.
And Chiuri does not pas on this opportunity to explore the complex imagination of a garment built for a body. The couture garment is a body-garment. A body-house. A body-manifest.
Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2023. All images courtesy of Dior.
This Dior Spring-Summer 2023 collection is guided by Joséphine Baker, an African-American singer and dancer who arrived from the United States in the mid-1920s, in cosmopolitan Paris, a dream destination for artists, writers and fashion designers. Iconic and glamorous, she embodies the modernity of those years, beyond stereotypes and prejudices, in this mixture of cultures and shared experiences that animated, in particular, the hectic world of cabaret. Naturalized French, she was acclaimed by post-war Europe and performed on the stages of the Strand Theater or Carnegie Hall in New York, wearing French fashion, like the Dior creations, which crowned his charisma and his success.
The images of Joséphine Baker, whose energy is sublimated by black and white, compose a kind of sartorial biography (dancer, performer, member of the French Resistance, activist for the civil rights of Afro-Americans, humanist and universal benefactor) which stands out as a model today.
Before entering the stage, the comfortable and intimate place that is the dressing room is evoked by a series of coats reminiscent of the bathrobe that hides and protects. In crumpled and dynamic velvet, or quilted. They open on light underwear, real protagonists, in satin declined in powdery colors up to black, which are the contemporary interpretation of the outfits of the 1950s.
The clothes slide over the body and caress it. In silk, in velvet, often with a crumpled effect, with a syncopated rhythm, which brings all its vitality to the fabric. The embroidery is fine. Tiny silver studs and tiny sequins take over the space and absorb the lights from the podium to reflect them on the audience. Fringes in shades of silver and gold accompany and magnify the choreographies of the movements sketched by the body. Suits and coats pay homage to the masculine fabrics dear to Monsieur Dior. The length, always above the ankle, reveals heeled shoes with an imposing sole.
The staging of the parade thought up by the African-American artist Mickalene Thomas celebrates black or mixed-race female personalities, such as Josephine Baker, who have become, by breaking down racial barriers and advancing against the tide, powerful symbols. It reveals the deep meaning of this collection and overturns the vision of haute couture, the essence of fashion that can become a radical gesture of awareness of one's own value, one's own strength.
In the spectacular setting of the Pavillon Étoile Presbourg, Maison Celestino makes a lavish comeback on the Parisian runways of haute couture.
The new S/S 2023 Couture Collection from Maison Celestino, which is fully inspired by the feminine essence and elegance embodied in the alluring and enduring figure of Sibilla Aleramo, is unveiled on Monday, January 23, in the capital of fashion in Europe. Maison Celestino returns to Paris, the city that welcomed Sibilla Aleramo at the turn of the century, providing her with motivation and strength for her historic battles.
By tracing its stylistic path back to the pulsating soul of the cultural and literary experiences of the early twentieth century, theater for women of significant social achievements, and the affirmation of the values of freedom, the historic fashion house recreates the brand's beginnings in this collection.
A collection titled "Sibilla" is well executed to enhance feminine sensuality with austere lines, sinuous skirts, shirts, and revisited tops, handmade with the historic frames of the Maison, features twenty-four dresses with a distinctive style, expressed with a fascinating accent and asymmetrical embellishments.
The colors range from warm hues reminiscent of Mediterranean landscapes in vibrant tones, from green to purple, from yellow to ocher, with supporting roles for beige and gold. However, the natural nuances of the materials and their meticulous craftsmanship take center stage in true Celestine flair.
The look of the models will be entrusted to the hair stylist Giuseppe Scaramuzzo, the artistic direction of the event to Giovanni Scura and the press office to Maria Christina Rigano.