“..AN OBSCURATION IS ANY PHENOMENA IN THE ATMOSPHERE, THAT REDUCES THE HORIZONTAL VISIBILITY. ...”
A NEW BLAST IN FASHION FOR THE BRAND ANGELOS FRENTZOS THAT, WITH THIS COLLECTION FOR THE NEXT SUMMER, WANTS TO REVERT AND DESTROY ANYTHING THAT CAN REDUCE THE MAGNIFICENT SHAPE OF THE WOMAN. EVERY SINGLE ITEM OF THIS COLLECTION IS A SUMPTUOUS CELEBRATION OF THE BODY. THE JACKETS, THE BOMBERS, THE T-SHIRTS AND THE DRESSES ARE WISELY ENRICHED WITH SILK FRINGES, IN ORDER TO GIVE TO THIS VERY SELF - CONSCIOUSNESS WOMAN, THE ALLURE OF A SIREN THAT WALK THROUGH A LIFE THAT DISCOVER S HER AS A NEW IDEAL OF BEAUTY.
EVERY SINGLE GROUP OF FRINGES IS PLACED AS TO GIVE TO ALL THE MOVEMENTS OF THE BODY AN IDEA OF LIQUID ELEGANCE. NOT INVASIVE BUT WITHOUT DOUBT UNFORGETTABLE. THE IDEA OF THE WOMEN AS A MAGNIFICENT SCENT THAT FILL THE ROOMS, THE STREETS, THE UNIVERSE.
“...NOW THE PARTY’S OVER, I’M SO TIRED/THEN I SEE YOU COMING OUT OF NOWHERE/MUCH COMMUNICATION IN A MOTION/WITHOUT CONVERSATION OR A NOTION...” THIS WOMAN IS GENTLE BU T FIRM. AND NOT AFRAID. THAT’S A COMMON THING IN THE WOMEN OF FRENTZOS. THE GRACE IS THE MOST LETHAL WEAPON. AND FOR THAT THE DESIGNER HAS INTRODUCED, AS THE VERY STRONG ITEM OF THIS COLLECTION , A TOP THAT IS INSPIRED BY THE BUCKLE OF AN ANCIENT GREEK VEST .
FRENTZOS HAS BEEN FASCINATED BY THE IDEA OF THE BUCKLE, THAT IS USED IN GENERAL TO KEEP SOMETHING LOCKED, TRANSFORMED BY HIS FRUITFUL RESEARCH IN SOMETHING THAT CAN MAKE THE BODY OF THE WOMAN , MORE OPEN, MORE FREE. RESEARCH AND FOCUS THAT THE DESIGNER HA S TAKEN EVEN ON THE PRINTS OF THIS COLLECTION, INSPIRED BY THE OLD VICTORIAN TAPESTRY, REVERSED AND DESTROYED. FOR THE LEATHER SKIN AND FOR THE KNITWEAR. THIS WOMAN HAS MADE A NEW DISCOVER IN T HE MEANING OF CONSCIOUS ELEGANCE. “... YOU LOOK LIKE AN ANGEL/SLEEP ING IT OFF AT A STATION/WERE YOU ONLY PASSING THROUGH? ...”
A dazzling portrait of Yves Saint Laurent and his world of fashion over the last twenty-five years of his career, by legendary pioneer of backstage fashion photography, Roxanne Lowit Yves Saint Laurent is a name synonymous with style, elegance, and high fashion. When he came on the scene at Dior and then started his own line, he quickly changed the way people regardedhaute couture and the world of fashion itself. He revolutionized women’s eveningwear when he introduced le smoking, a woman’s tuxedo, and made couture accessible to a younger generation.
Yves Saint Laurent is Roxanne Lowit’s personal photographic history of Saint Laurent, the man and the fashion, from 1978, the year she first met him, to the last show he gave in 2002. With contributions from YSL’s muses and admirers, including Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux, Lucie de la Falaise, Pat Cleveland, and Valerie Steele, this book represents the backstage experience at YSL’s shows as Lowit experienced them herself.
Whether surrounded by beautiful models or peeking at the catwalk from the wings, every moment was a magnificent photo opportunity. Lowit shares magical moments of YSL with the world–intimate, social, absorbed in fashion–and creates a unique portrait of this towering figure of postwar couture.
Here are some photos I did yesterday for Tiffany's FW14/15 lookbook in Nicosia. All garments above by Alexander mcQueen. Below, twin set Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti. Make-Up and Hair by Andreas Zen. Photography by me...