“She made history in her own way, dressing the street, stars, queens,” wrote Edward Charles-Roux about Gabrielle Chanel. And the point is not that the great Coco became a classic during his lifetime. The point is the special nature of its modeling, where all the inspirations of creative nature had their origins in “vital unrest and the twinkles of being.”
Gabrielle Chanel was born in 1883 (but she told everyone that in 1993). At six years old, she lost her mother, and a little later her father abandoned her and her four other brothers. Therefore, she had to live in a shelter for several years. In her youth, Chanel worked as a clothing seller and sang in a cabaret. It was the songs she sang that caused her to be nicknamed Coco. Thanks to her lover, she managed to open her women’s hat store in Paris in 1910. By 1919, her influence in the fashion world was already very great. It was copied, there was no end to orders, and its customers were people from all over the world. Continue reading
The famous Italian designer (Alberta Ferretti) is known in the fashion world as the creator of stunningly romantic, sophisticated outfits made of light, airy, flowing fabrics. In her creations, she rarely uses bright colors and contrasting combinations of colors and textures, so the discreet beauty of her models is revealed gradually, but then they fall in love with them forever!
Alberta was born in 1950 in the small Italian town of Catholica (Cattolica Vecchia). Her childhood was spent in one of the most picturesque places in the world – on the Adriatic coast. We all come from childhood: since then, the designer’s favorite colors are shades of blue, turquoise, beige and brown – the colors of the sea, clear sky and tan! Continue reading
Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo Fashion House, was born in Kyoto, southern Japan, on February 27, 1939. He was the fifth of seven children. From childhood, he was destined for the writer, but as a boy, Takada felt a craving for fashion. As the famous couturier himself recalls, already at school age he tried to copy the models seen in the Sunflower magazine.
After school, at the insistence of parents, Kenzo enters Kobe Gaibo University in order to study English literature, but after a short time, the young man’s craving for fashion takes its toll. He leaves the university, despite the protest of his parents, and leaves for Tokyo, where he dreams of realizing his dreams. Continue reading