Fun quotes and thought provoking musings.
At 59, Jean Paul Gaultier still has the enthusiasm of a kid. After 35 years in the business, he still looks at the world with that “innocent eye” he talks about . . . seeing beauty in unexpected places.
“You see me, I wanted to be fashion designer. I became fashion designer. So I think that everything is possible.”— Jean Paul Gaultier
“My look is a cocktail. I’m not as nicely turned out as the French, but I don’t care like the English.”—Jane Birkin
“We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” —Yves Saint Laurent
“I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity—all I hope for in my clothes.” —Yves Saint Laurent
Nature frequently is cited by designers as a source of inspiration.
Tranoí, founded in 1998, means ‘between us‘ in Italian. It is one of the leading fashion trade show organisers in France. The Tranoï team hosts eight trade shows per year in Paris and now has been a second year in New York as well. Tranoï events attract more than 30,000 visitors from all places in the world to France. The Tranoï team’s dedication to the highest quality, progressive organisation and presentation offers an event that installs artistic embellishments to accompany the designers’ collections. It enlivens the scenes emphasizing genres of designer expositions and catwalks to showcase seasonal collections. In addition, it includes fashion parties and other events during the city’s fashion week to propose variety and enjoyment for all those who participate in the industry. All the while, or most of the while, this is in the line of work. It is a competitive industry. Designers often are running one-person shows for two or three years before being able to hire assistants and teams, etc. While designers are exigent, so are the buyers, as they must be accountable to their customers. The haute couture ready-to-wear designers provide a highly specialised product. Many designers increasingly are expanding ecological practises such as using vegetable dyes instead of pollution contributing chemicals and are using fair trade services in their selections in services and uses of products. The Tranoï platform offers a strict selection of designers who exemplify extraordinary international creativity and embody progressive and meaningful designs. They frequently introduce original uses of materials and often incorporate newly discovered production methods. The Tranoï event team provides premium organisation coupled with a unique, world-class venue wherein these talented and dedicated designers find opportunities to meet important fashion ambassadors. I agree with well-known fashion photographer Mario Testino.
“My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.” – Mario Testino
I have taken a creative approach to reporting this event. While I have photographed the event in the past with a specific plan of action, this time my methods were different. The more I learn about the fashion industry, the more I am increasingly fascinated by the exceptional innovations and quality in these designers’ collections. I allowed myself to simply experience the emotions of surprise, awe and appreciation for what it must take to envision, create and perfect the products of a collection such as those that I saw.
The Tranoï event organization includes three principal locations: the Place de la Bourse (Brongniart Palace) which was the 19th-century stock exchange building, and now is a conference venue with both modern & ornate spaces for events. The address is 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris; the Carrousel du Louvre, which is an underground shopping mall incorporated next to the Musée du Louvre. Thus the name which comes from the Louvre museum and the nearby Place du Carrousel. The address is 99 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Third, Montaigne.
We will begin the photo story with Montaigne. Note that Hôtel in French also can be a residence, building or city hall as in (Hôtel de Ville).
Tranoï, Montaigne, The Hôtel Marcel Dassault was built in 1844, and was somewhat altered in 1952 after it was purchesed by Marcel Dassault. Today, the Hôtel Marcel Dassault is an art venue unique in Europe. The interior of the neo-classical building was remodeled by Jean-Michel Wilmotte to mark its launch as a temple of the arts. The address is 7 rond-point Champs-Elysées 75008.
Adornments of jewelled and flowered designs in gowns.
Flowing form of designs for comfort and elegance.
More jewelled designes.
Jv By Jorge Vazquez; subtle and sparkly.
Summer-soft flowers with sparkles of color and glints of gold.
Structure, geometry and soft, subtle colours even inspires the purity of white.
Delicate and flowing complements and contrasts of colours and textures.
Khoon Hooi with rich summer brocades and jewelled designs.
Working ambiance Bouguessa, left and Fabiana Milazzo on right, noted as Brasil Fashion System.
Models frequently are available to show prospective buyers how the pieces fit and flow in motion.
Beauty and style grace the ambiance for a pleasant working environment.
Light and lacy designs attract interest for the upcoming seasons.
More light and lacy designs in the ready-to-wear haute couture collections.
Modeling attractive, clear and careful spring/summer designs in comfortable fine cotton and other fabrics.
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