Monday, 18 October 2010

Couture in the 21 Century book launch in Harrods.

Friday, 15th October 2010

It's not the dress. It's not fashion. It's the PHILOSOPHY of what you are wearing.

When i allow my eyes to drape their gaze down the shimmering folds of Gilees Mendel evening gown or drift a glance at  a Roland Mouret bias cut, i know that there is a direct connection between Plato's 'phaedra and the runway dreams of today.

Let's start from the basics. Shall we???

Fabrics are as old as human civilisation. Increasing refinement has created many crazy styles, but designers are always reaching out for perfection.

Couture is the means by which they might one day, mount the summit, swim that sea, fly that sky.

That is Couture.

The Book launch (Couture in the 21st Century) was written by Deborah Bee. The fabulous launch was held in Harrods and it was so amazing to see these designers who mentioned in the book. 

As usual I a very good entertaining night at Harrods. It was a night worth remembering. 

I have to say the book is a must read.

Deborah Bee, the author of Couture in the 21st Century

Myself ( Charles) and Prince Cassius.

Roland Mouret and Anne - Marie Lo
The crowd
Roland Mouret and Louis Waller.
Leroy and Lisa Maynard- Atem

Below are the faces of the renowned fashion designers in the book. They share their knowledge on what Couture means to them in the 21st century.
Giorgio Amarni
Antonio Berardi
Kim Jones(Dunhill)
Erdem Moralioglu (Erdem)

Wes Gordon
Stephen Jones
Hannah Marshall
Christian Louboutin
Giles Mendel (J.Mendel)
Roland Mouret ( RM by the designer Roland Mouret)
Miuccia Prada (Prada)
Oscar de la Renta.
Peter Copping
Elie Saab
Morris Schwab
Paul Smith
Patrick Grant (E. Tautz)
Alice Temperley ( Temperley London)
Maria Grazia Chiuri& Pier Piccioli ( Valentino)
Rodolfo Paglialunga (Vionnet)
Bruno Frisoni (Roger Viver)
Mathew Williamson
Giovanni Bedin ( House of Worth)
Jason Wu
I advise everyone to go and get a copy of this book. It is at a very reasonable price which is £40. I have got mine and i am very glad. Thank you.