Brian Lichtenburg, the Los Angeles based designer, has been making headlines with his tongue in cheek approach to contemporary womenswear. His witty riffs on major fashion houses have ensured some major attention amongst the coolest celebrity crowd; both Rihanna and Cara Delevingne are frequently spotted in his pieces. Available at Aïzone stores.
Channel Mad Men glamour with this ladylike bag from Prada. Available at Aïshti. Tel. 01.991.111
Gucci has launched an exclusive social media campaign fusing fashion with music. The fashion world’s most illustrious female DJs curated playlists that debuted on Gucci’s branded Spotify hub and modeled in the latest ad campaign in celebration of the signature Spring/Summer 2014 Bamboo fringe bags. The house has a history with music; Frida Giannini, the creative director, owns a collection of over 8,000 records.
Born in Lebanon, Rabih Kayrouz has created elegant clothes for women ever since he established his brand in 1998. His latest collection featured richly colored, finely cut evening wear juxtaposed with clunky metallic gold heels for a casually luxurious look.
Want to look fashionable with minimum fuss? Dior Homme’s graphic art t-shirts offer casual street style for well dressed men. Available at Dior in Downtown Beirut and at Aïshti stores. Tel. 01.991.111
Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary fashion icon and current creative director of Fendi, is adding another feather to his cap with plans to design a 270-room hotel in Macau, southern China. Expected to open in 2017, it will be an opulent blend of 19th century and modern style.
Chanel ambassador Keira Knightley showed off her smokey eyes at Chanel’s Fall Winter 2014-15 Ready to Wear show. Wearing a couture dress, she worked with one of the fashion house’s makeup artists to create a look that was “London girl with a little bit of rock edge.”
Dior and I, a new documentary following creative director Raf Simons’ debut couture collection for the legendary fashion house, is set to open Tribeca Film Festival’s World Documentary Competition in April. Tribeca Film described this “colorful homage to the seamstresses of the atelier” as “nothing short of magical.” We can’t wait.
Ah, New York. No other city in the world possesses the same seductive beat or the same rooftop dens of revelry. One place to hit on weekday evenings is The Skylark, set atop a 30-story building in the Garment District. Sip artisan cocktails and nibble on tapas-inspired dishes while taking in the dramatic Hudson River and Empire State views. theskylarknyc.com
Dream a dream: wondrous musical Les Misérables is back on Broadway this season. The show is now in previews, and opening night is on March 23. newyorkcitytheatre.com
Now showing at the Guggenheim, “Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe” examines the historical sweep of the movement, from its inception in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II. This is the first show of its kind in the United States. Runs until September 1. guggenheim.org
Image by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome
Miu Miu’s AW14 collection was a sweet shop of confectionery colors, dazzlingly embellished dresses and childlike raincoats. Amidst all the sugary sparkle though, there was some seriously spiky footwear. Check out the metallic pink heels and transparent, high-heeled rain boot, both using steel screws as heels.