Freedom of Mind || A LOOKBOOK

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Good fashion is like rock music: all anarchy and revolt.
— Ann Demeulemeester

Rick Owens Coat, Size 6 // $598 Ann Demeulemeester Dress, Size 36 // $498


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Chanel Cashmere Shirt, Size 42 // $1498 Chanel Tweed Skirt, Size 40 // $898

Chanel Combat Boot, Size 40 // $698

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Haider Ackermann Cardigan, Size XS // $498 Rick Owens Tank Dress, Size S // $298


Beauty of mind creates freedom. Freedom of mind creates beauty.
— Ann Demeulemeester

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Balenciaga Top, Size 36 // $348 Balenciaga Skirt, Size 36 // $598

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Raquel Allegra Duster Coat, Size 1 // $348 Raquel Allegra Tunic, Size 1 // $198

A Prada State of Mind

In the 1980s, Miuccia Prada changed luxury fashion irrevocably by introducing nylon to the catwalk. Three decades on, as she tells Claudia Croft, she remains a revolutionary.

In the 1980s, Miuccia Prada changed luxury fashion irrevocably by introducing nylon to the catwalk. Three decades on, as she tells Claudia Croft, she remains a revolutionary.


Prada is the most unlikely-looking punk, but that is how she sees herself. "It's true," she explains, grey pearl-drop earrings dancing at her earlobes as she speaks. "Not punk in a superficial way, but in finding a way to change things, to go against the system." For Prada, punk is not about safety pins through noses. Punk is a state of mind, an approach to life and a constant, restless questioning of the status quo.


 
 
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Turtle Neck, Size 44 / $298  Skirt, Size 40 / $248  Square Toe Pump, Size 39.5 / $298
 

Prada has a habit of taking familiar classics or the clichés of good taste and turning them into something strange.

Wedge

$198 / Size 36.5

 
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Dress, Size 42 / $298          Sneakers, Size 37 + 38 Available / $448
 
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Pleated Dress, Size 42 / $398          Vitello Daino Zip Tote / $1998

For all their quirk, there's a provocative assertiveness to her designs. A woman wearing Prada can't be ignored.


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Boots

$348 / Size 36

 
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Dress, Size 42 / $398          Patent Leather Pumps, size 40.5 / $298
 
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Skirt, Size 40 / $248  Blazer, Size 38 / $348  Coral Suede Pumps, Size 38.5 / $348
“You can wear the most powerful dress and not be powerful. You can dress like a stupid little girl and be super-powerful. Sexiness, it’s in the mind, it’s not in what you wear. In that sense, I think that clothes are just something that you use. But it’s not that the dress transforms a person.”
— Miuccia Prada

Text excerpts taken from Miuccia Prada’s Interview with Vogue UK

La Maison Chanel

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Famed for the little black dress, No.5 perfume, tweed suits and the 2.55 bag, the privately owned Parisian label consistently rans the world's leading luxury brand. Creative director Virginie Viard helms Chanel, while the Wertheimer brothers own it.



Founded in 1910 by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the French label is a privately held company owned by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer. In 1982, Karl Lagerfeld became creative director for the house until his death in 2019. Virginie Viard, Karl Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator for more than 30 years and former director of the company's fashion design studio, is the brand's new creative director.

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Karl Lagerfeld

Lagerfeld reigned over Chanel since 1983 with indisputable authority, helping turn a storied haute-couture fashion house into a global megabrand with $9.6 billion in annual sales. Lagerfeld oversaw as many as eight Chanel collections a year: spring, fall, skiwear, haute couture, and more.


Caviar GST

$2398

Ligne Cambon

$2398

When owners, the Wertheimer brothers thought to re revamp the brand in 198, The turned to Karl, a “genius” design student and Hamburg native who’d won the prestigious Woolmark Prize for design at age 21 and by 1965 had become creative director of both Parisian fashion house Chloé and Roman furmaker Fendi.

As the new creative director of Chanel, Lagerfeld went to” sexxy” up the brand, creating the iconic tweed suit with more feminine tailoring and encouraged the use of chains, and the iconic double “C” logo.

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Frayed Tweed

Fall/Winter 2005 Collection | $598

While Chanel fiercely guards its image by crafting $15,000 gowns and $5,000 quilted-leather handbags, it’s managed to maintain a broader appeal with lipstick that can come in below $30 and perfumes for less than $100 a bottle. Lagerfeld was a marketing genius.

This combination of design talent and marketing creativity created a a successful luxury design business and one of the most profitable fashion houses in the world.

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Caged Heels

$598

 
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When the designer was too tired to appear at his Spring/Summer haute couture show in Paris, his absence quickly made news. Lagerfeld couldn’t make it to the show for health reasons and passed away soon after. Conversation quickly turned to what Chanel planned to do next.

Pearl Heel Boots

$1598

Western Boots

$598

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Virginie Viard

Karl’s right hand person for 30 years, Virginie Viard rose to the occasion as the new creative director of Chanel. It makes sense that Chanel would appoint the one who has been Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator as his successor.

Viard, who has been called “Karl’s secret weapon,” joined Chanel as an intern in haute-couture embroidery in 1987, four years after Lagerfeld became creative director of the brand.

Chanel 2000 Transition Collection Sweater, $398

“Virginie is the most important person, not only for me but also for the atelier, for everything,”
— Lagerfeld said in a Netflix documentary released in 2018.

Tiramisu: A Lookbook

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Chocolate roses sailing,
on a wave of velvety cream,
showered with choco slivers,
couching on a creamy joy.

Embracing the cocoa layers,
creamy array of Mascarpone
and a musical rendezvous
with the ladyfingers notes.

Hint of coffee delight
performing in harmony,
a symphony of elegant flavors,
swirling through the melodic layers.

Celebration of the palates
with a regal treat of ecstasy.

- Tiramisu, A poem by MahimaGiri

 
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Tunic | Marni, $248 Pants | Theory, $198 Purse | Ratio Et Motus, $248


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Dress | Junya Watanabe, $148 Skirt | Agnona, $198 Bag | Custom Crocodile Leather, $998

Shoes | Isabel Marant, $298


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Top | A.P.C, $198 Pants | Chloé, $298 Harness | Dries Van Noten, $198 Shoes | Prada $248


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Issey Miyake Set | Cardigan, $148 Top, $98 Skirt, $148 Shoes | Collection Privēe? - $148

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten

About Dries

Hailing from Antwerp Belgium, Dries Van Noten began his fashion career as part of the “Antwerp Six”, a collective made up of six designers who graduated from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts between 1980 and 1981 and quickly put the city on the map of avant-garde fashion design.

Known for his use of compelling prints, Van Noten has managed over the years to retain his prominence in the industry with his intellectual designs and practical outlook, giving his designs a timeless quality that many designers hope for but cannot always achieve.


I make clothes people can wear; I don’t make art”

-Dries Van Noten


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Working all year in his studio in Antwerp, Dries presents his women’s wear collection twice a year in Paris. His collections feature fabrics and prints created and crafted by him and his team.

Our role is to dream and inspire rather than collude in impacting the reality.
— Dries Van Noten

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Mesh Printed Gloves

$248.00

Spring/Summer 2016

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Brocade Silk Sandals

Size: 39

$498

Spring/Summer 2016

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Silk Kimono

Size: Large

$898

 
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Embellished Neck Ties/Sashes

$128-$198


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