Luxury Lingerie and Loungewear

How cool does this look? What a creative event. Gentry de Paris is hosting a very special event at next weekend's Salon de la Lingerie. In conjunction with the cult Parisian cabaret MurderSuicidePresents, Monsieur Poudre, our mysterious Master of Ceremonies, will be your guide into the curious and surreal dream of sleeping Joséphine de Beauharnais. Featuring Lady Bird in a silver cage and Miss Morte under a flurry of ostrich feather fans, Joséphine’s strange dream comes alive once an hour through a pink champagne haze provided by to our gracious sponsor Champagne Duval-Leroy Elegant lines and opulent fabrics inspired by the Premier Empire feature heavily in the Winter 2007 collection. Our bra-panty-garter sets in luscious French silk satin jacquards come…

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DP in Getty Images

Check out this cool photo from Getty Images that my friend (and 360 Fashion member) Diane Pernet just posted on her "A Shaded View on Fashion" Blog at  http://dianepernet.typepad.com/diane/2007/01/dp_for_sale_on_.html. You can see the reflection of the model walking down the catwalk in Diane's glasses. Diane is an iconic figure in the fashion industry and has a network of co-bloggers around the world who help to keep the content on the "A Shaded View on Fashion" site fresh and up to date. On a given day, there are posts about fashion happenings from three different continents. Diane is also a bonafide entrepreneur, having been part of the team to launch iqons.com (tipped as the myspace for fashion industry) and the You…

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Inviting interest

I have started receiving invitations to fashion shows, showrooms  and exhibitions for upcoming fashion weeks in Paris, London and New York. I'll keep posting them up here as I receive them. Invitations are a bi-annual way of reinforcing designer's brand identity. It is amazing what some designers are able to do with a small piece of paper to make their creative vision for the season sing out from the page. In this digital era, invitations have taken a new dimension as people play around with digital elements to make the invitations come alive. Rajesh Pratap Singh, New Delhi and ParisI met Pratap and his sister-in-law Sapna at Delhi Fashion Week in April last year. His is one of the most…

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Magnificent Milan

The semi-annual harvesting of the fruits of menswear designers from all over the world has just ended In Milan, and I have to say, it was a bumper crop. I never planned use this blog as an editorial on fashion trends or styling, but the menswear looks that have come out of Milan this season are really strong, and give strong direction for mens fashion. For the first time in awhile, things look fresh, and that's got to be good for business. I have selected a few of my favourite looks - these are the styles that I seriously dig - and I am no conceptualist. I think these are wearable commercial looks as well. Best looks From sharp tailoring …

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Pinup Madonna

Speaking of the new trends I mentioned in a previous post, style.com just posted a summary of trends (well, its 221 photos, so not a summary in actuality) for women's S/S 07. My favourites, as I mentioned, were the eighties revival and futurism. I couldn't help but take note of the pinup girls trend. It made me think right back to the launch of Madonna's Confessions on  Dancefloor album in the Autumn of 2005, where she pranced around in a purple leotard in Hung Up video. Some people (and countries) were scandalised by it at the time (see this article about her purple-leotarded performance being banned in Malaysia ). Let's just say not everyone could appreciate this latest Madonna avatar.…

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