Kate Spade’s Dream Home

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If you ask women how does their perfect home looks like, I’m sure that most of the descriptions would include at least one pink detail, chic patterns, pastel shades, large dose of elegance and some fresh flowers.

With her new furniture collection, designer Kate Spade once again confirmed that she can read women’s mind.

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Collection for Spring 2016 consists of 60 pieces of furniture, including decorative items, lamps and carpets, a characteristic blend of traditional and modern of which designer doesn’t give up.

An eclectic blend of colors and patterns are never exaggerated and everything is always stylish.

In her lookbook accompanied by numerous tips on interior design, Kate shared ideas how you could easily turn this into reality in your own living space.

The thing I like the most is the mix of different types of chairs in the living room like a chair made of pink satin paired with the leather armchair or the irresistible combination of colour and patterns – pink and black-white dots.

Furthermore, furniture of different sizes and shapes will make the  room more dynamic and relaxed.

If you are planning to redecorate you home any time soon, find inspiration here or on official Kate Spade website

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Mademoiselle Prive Exhibition

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From the 13th October until 1st November you have a chance to visit Mademoiselle Prive exibition at Saatchi Gallery , exhibition that dives into the world of Chanel’s founder Coco but also explores Karl Lagerfeld, who has been creative director at the French fashion house since 1983.

It took a whole year to set up the show and this is the third for Chanel at the Saatchi Gallery, following ‘The Little Black Jacket’ in 2012, and an exhibition of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photographs of Coco Chanel’s apartment in Paris last year.

The exhibition takes up the entire three floors of the Saatchi Gallery space, beginning with a specially made garden designed to represent key influences in Coco’s life.

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The exhibition begins with the mirrored staircase above Chanel’s salon. Key moments in Chanel’s life – the opening of her first store, a Deauville hat shop, the summers she spent in Scotland.

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Chanel No 5 room is a big futuristic space with wells containing each of the perfumes individual ingredients, such as jasmine and may rose.

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After the digital  ground floor, there is a more traditional display above: a selection of some of Lagerfeld’s most beautiful black and gold evening dresses and a fine jewellery collection of diamonds, designed by Coco in 1932 but displayed here for the first time.

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To have a virtual tour of Coco’s private apartments visitors are encouraged to download the Mademoiselle Privé app.

The free exhibition will run from 10am – 6pm 7 days a week until November 1. For more information visit www.saatchigallery.com

Balenciaga Names New Artistic Director

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After much speculation Balenciaga announced that new Artistic Director will be Demna Gvasalia,founder and head designer of Vetements. 

  Demna Gvasalia,new Artistic Director for Balenciaga 

On the 7th of October in Paris, a few days after Alexander Wang showed his last collection for the brand, François-Henri Pinault, president and CEO of Kering which owns Balenciaga, introduced the new Artistic Director, Demna Gvasalia.

Demna Gvasalia, a 34-year-old Georgian designer is best known as the founder and head designer of Vetements, a group of seven, mostly anonymous, designers based in Paris. Vetements specialise in urban and streetwear clothes with a bit of a twist.  The brand takes ordinary garments and re-energises them, cropping jeans, deconstructing t-shirts and oversizing jackets,just as a starter.

Gvasalia has been designing first for Martin Margiela, where he met other Vetements designers, and then worked as a head designer for Louis Vuitton. In 2014, he stepped out to set up his own label.

News about signing Gvasalia as artistic director for iconic Parisian house came as a surprise but was met with mainly positive reactions.

“I don’t know [him], but it’s going to shake up the system and I think that’s quite healthy. It’s so unexpected. I think it’s quite healthy to think out of the box.” says Virginie Mouzat, editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair France for BoF.

Parisian house Balenciaga was founded in 1919 by Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga, and from the very beginning was famous for its feminine and elegant clothes. Oscar de la Renta and Hubert de Givenchy are just some of the designers that started their career at Balenciaga. Even though their clothes were popular the house was suddenly closed by Balenciaga in 1968.

The house remained closed until 1986, and it seemed like no one could bring back the old reputation. In 1997, Balenciaga surprised everyone by hiring 25-year-old Nicolas Ghesquière as artistic director where he resided for the next 15 years and managed to turn Balenciaga into an international powerhouse brand. In 2012 Balenciaga surprised everyone again when Ghesquière quit and his post was taken over by Alexander Wang, previously known for his successful androgynous, sporty, monochromatic label Alexander Wang.

Following speculation earlier this year, it has since been confirmed that Alexander Wang will leave the house to concentrate on his own label.

Speaking about their decision to hire Gvasalia, Isabell Guichot, Balenciaga president and CEO says, “We really wanted somebody that has a vision, and someone capable of reshuffling the cards.”

Gvasalia will continue to work for Vetements and his first collection for Balenciaga will be presented at Paris Fashion Week in March 2016.