January 2013

Roberto Cavalli launches Just Cavalli fragrance

January 31, 2013

Just like his in-your-face attitude to fashion, Roberto Cavalli in all his Italianite swagger likes to make a splash when it comes to fragrance. Following his humongous fragrance launch of his house name last year with Euro glossy socialite Elisa Sednaoui as the face, Signor Cavalli has equally upped the ante with his new, more […]

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Rochas Pre-Fall ’13 shows Quirk & Polish

January 29, 2013

If these looks are a taster for the full Fall’13 collection, then we are onto a directional winner that merges elegance with a new mood for volume at Rochas. Known more for its evening wear (nee gowns), Rochas is another of those clever Parisian labels that has managed to re-invent itself (with creative director, Marco […]

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Baartmans & Siegel A/W’13 – Get Your Coat

January 29, 2013

Winter collections are all about investment pieces. Global high-end brands like Burberry got wise to this a few seasons back, taking orders for more heavyweight pieces before the plastic was even back on the runway. Whilst the last couple of years have been all about the dark suit, in all its multitude of variations, this […]

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James Long Menswear A/W’13 – Still Waters

January 28, 2013

There is certain source material which appears on show notes that instantly induces eye-rolling. One is cult documentary ‘Grey Gardens’, the story of Big and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy whose decrepit existence seemed a world away from the high-powered world of American politics. Another is the films of ‘Hairspray’ director John […]

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Marni release their first fragrance

January 28, 2013

When I first heard this was about to be released, I was overjoyed. Marni, one of my favourite brands known for their intelligent and quirky approach was to release a fragrance. What it would be like would be anyone’s guess but with the focused and left-field approach of Marni’s founder, Consuelo Castiglioni, it was bound […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer – The New Look!

January 27, 2013

A Chutzpah look back over the week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.” LOVING THE COLLECTION: Elie Saab Haute Couture – Forget the rest of Paris, Saab’s ethereal and super-elegant gowns will be the ones crowding the red carpet this awards season. Fo’ sho. THE COMEBACK: Michiko Koshino – We weren’t the only […]

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Nicole Farhi Menswear A/W’13 – To Have and Have Knit

January 27, 2013

Imagine the scene; La Chutzpah and I sat in a cafe around the corner from the Nicole Farhi presentation whilst juniors from some Sunday supplement talk over their latest skit – rigging out a male colleague in clashing styles and labels to crash the event down the road. Because that’s what us fashion people do, […]

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Giambattista Valli shows a Couture Collection beyond his years for Spring’13

January 26, 2013

Giambattista Valli must surely be inheriting the mantle that Garavani Valentino shed on leaving his illustrious house to the care-taking of others. Only, Valli seems to take the elegance, the beauty, the sheer old world style of couture and manages to shake it up a little, translating old school mores into new world vision. It’s […]

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Illamasqua’s Spring 2013 I’mperfection range

January 26, 2013

MAC watch out as Illamasqua are after that big gold crown of your’s. They are proving themselves quite the innovators in terms of creativity, ideas, colour and technique while adding new slants on how beauty is perceived. The edgy label founded by Julian Kynaston, with names such as Joe Corre as shareholder, Alex Box as […]

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Wrangler launches Denim Spa Range with Elizabeth Jagger

January 25, 2013

This is an interesting launch. Normally one to pooh-pooh any clothing that claims to make differences to the wearer in terms of beauty or fitness claims, this launch is certainly high on innovation and creativity as well as delivering a great fitting product. My initial reaction is, ‘who cares if it works or not?’, as […]

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