“Nature is the most perfect creation that exists on Earth”—so says Russian artist-jeweller Ilgiz Fazulzyanov on his design muse. But don’t expect his pieces to be mere replicas of Mother Nature.
“My house was on top of my father’s factory, which was kind of a playground for me,” explains designer Gianvito Rossi. “The shoes, heels, leathers, were like Lego to me. They were like toys.”
That old adage, sex sells, has played a role in Agent Provocateur’s success over its 20-year history—but it certainly hasn’t been the only factor.
This is the story of Daniel Storto, the last glover of Gloversville.
In physics, string theory suggests the universe is made up of tangled strings. While sometimes contested, this concept aptly describes the universe of knitwear designer Kim Haller.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: You might expect the aesthetic of Gabrielecorto Moltedo, who grew up as a scion of the Bottega Veneta empire, to be one of understated luxury. But although he has tapped into his heritage of exceptional Italian craftsmanship, he is out on his own when it comes to design.
Many fashion brands are named after a designer, founder, or some combination of the two. The exceptions to this are few and far between.
It’s raining on Edgardo Osorio’s first visit to Vancouver. “I think even on a rainy day, you can spice things up with a great pair of shoes,” says the founder of the glamorous women’s footwear brand Aquazzura. Osorio creates shoes that are as comfortable as they are sexy.
One day, a young ballerina came to Madame Repetto with a personal request. The 22-year-old blonde was about to make a movie and wished for ballet shoes in glamorous red. The young danseuse was none other than Brigitte Bardot; the film was And God Created Woman.