Haute Couture Paris Spring Summer 2021
THE ARTISAN FASHION SYSTEM
It is well-known that the greatest strength of the Italian Renaissance was the lack of any overarching system of political control. On the eve of the Black Death of 1348 Italy was divided into myriad political entities, the city-states that propelled all of Europe into a new era. From a military standpoint this fragmentation was revealed as a fatal weakness with the French invasion of 1494. Events surrounding the invasion soon eclipsed Italy’s autonomy, and ruined its vibrant cultural system. Fashion was born in Italy in this early period, before leadership passed to France.....read more
Click & Mortar Special Edition
CLICK & MORTAR
Click and mortar is wonderfully euphonic, a wordplay on the expression brick and mortar. The latter phrase conveys an idea of solidity and permanence, while the term click introduces the notion of online marketing and sales. The expression dates to the 1990s, and has been adopted by major retailers who are noted especially for competing on price. In the luxury sector competition on price is not feasible, since luxury products partake in a complex value chain all based on the supreme quality of raw materials and artisan skills...read more
Haute Couture Paris Fall Winter 2020-21
AN EPOCH-MAKING TRANSFORMATION
The Covid-19 epidemic marks an epoch-making transformation. We are entering a new phase of modern history.
The celebrated individualistic hedonism of the new millennium emerged as part of a surreptitious social nominalism which denied the effective existence of shared experience; a vision which thwarted efforts to dominate the virus, and simultaneously denied us the pleasure of mutuality.
Today a new spirit of the times has rekindled interest in context, that inalienable dimension of the human condition....read more
Haute Couture Paris Spring Summer 2020
LOVE ALWAYS WINS
Lights, color and allure dazzled our eyes in admiring the Haute Couture collections during Paris Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020.
Captured and enraptured by such beauty, we abandoned ourselves to a unique, rare, and wonderful elegance.
We are proud to have witnessed a lot of work and a lot of research, which every maison scrupulously uses in every inch of a dress, which encompasses hours and hours of work, passion and research to become a true work of art, pure, essential, and unique...read more
Editorial Spring Discoveries Subrealism
BREATH, LET YOURSELF BE LIFTED BY THIS SPRING-SUMMER 2020 EDITORIAL
Art Director Alexandra Mas is inviting us into a suspended space, where Ready To Wear encounters Francois Pohu Lefevre's Subrealist Art.
Things are more than they appear.
Urban, young, so conscious of today's problems this images, photographed by Marco Tassini, mix sustainable fashion with crafts and technological innovations....read more
Haute Couture Paris Fall Winter 2019-20
YOUR THOUGHT AS IF REFLECTED IN A MIRROR
It is difficult not to stop to observe, look, think, or pass with indifference: the mirror is certainly the only object that always captures our attention.
We really cannot get past a mirror without stealing a few seconds from our attention when our image is reflected, always stimulating a reaction, action, or thought...read more
Special Catwalk Haute Couture Paris Spring Summer 2019
THE DETAILS OF HAUTE COUTURE
How many of us have had the opportunity to admire a work of art from up close in one of our wonderful Italian art galleries, feel excited and in a few moments, feel overwhelmed by the syndrome of Stendhal.
Like the colors, images and shapes come to life in a work of art, even the Haute Couture designer does the same, doing a meticulous job of analysis and planning, trying an infinite number of times until the final creation also gives us excitement...read more
Special Catwalk Haute Couture Paris Fall Winter 2018-19
It was so nice when we were children leaving for a train journey. There were so many quarrels be- tween siblings to stay close to the window to enjoy the best view. In the end, thanks to our parents, a compromise was reached to take turns and everyone was happy. That train crossed fields, val- leys, fertile land and majestic trees, green hills and mountains with century-old rocks... read more
Haute Couture & Bridal Spring Summer 2018
Advances, mistreatments, violence. It is already an authentic revolution to talk about it. After those Hollywood sexual scandals with the #MeToo movement, which involved the whole world in a pink wave of feminism and every type of society, our magazine UFASHON cannot really avoid this subject matter and our new issue dedicated to the top of international Haute Couture is meant to be our way to express all our love and solidarity for all women, those wonderful creatures that have always been the extraordinary Muse of the fairy kingdom of Haute Couture... read more
Haute Couture & Bridal Fall Winter 2017-18
THE ESSENTIAL IS INVISIBLE TO THE EYE
The true value of Haute Couture is not visible to the eye. The most precious creations will never contain all the time and effort of the work of ateliers from which they came to life.
As amateurs, we only recognize the commercial value and we remain amazed, if not astonished, when we become aware of its market price....read more
Haute Couture & Bridal Spring Summer 2017
If ready to wear belongs to Earth, surely high fashion belongs to Heaven. The first with its serial reproduction is more human, common and submitted to the laws of time and marketing. The trend is pushed as a new Credo, it is imposed to the new fellows, ready to neglect it for the new overcoming fashion...read more
Haute Couture & Bridal Fall Winter 2016 - 17
ATELIER: THE POETRY OF CREATION
Never before in recent times had the doors to high fashion been so open to the glob - al public becoming –in these overly social times– almost viral by means of online publications and TV broadcasting of hundreds of videos and content dedicated to such fascinating savoir faire...read more
Haute Couture & Bridal Spring Summer 2016
NO MORE SECRETS
As the saying goes, a secret is no longer a secret if it’s revealed to more than one person. In this case, we’d rather call it “shared information”. How many secrets are hidden behind the fascinating world of design, high fashion, art and craftsmanship? Secrets hidden within the heart and...read more
Season's Greetings 2016
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
A special issue for the Holidays. That’s the gift that UFASHON decided to donate to its increasingly numerous readers and followers of a web platform that is accurate and full of special features, social networks that are constantly updated and a paper Magazine dedicated to Haute Couture, High Fashion Bridal and Ready-to-wear with sophistication and glamour, with a particular focus on worldwide high craftsmanship...read more