Designer inspirations for my SKITZO range!

BLUMARINE

Anna Molinari and her husband Gianpaolo Tarabini establish Blumarine.
A new collection is added to the existing brand, Miss Blumarine for girls between 6 and 14 years of age.

 Jasmine Guinnes, presents the Blumarine world ingeniously and imaginatively, through its new philosophy, intermingling beauty, glamour and fun. A new licensing contract is signed for the production of the Blumarine lingerie line.

In January 2007, the new collection Blugirl Follies is born, made by licencee Spazio blu. Its trademark denimware, enriched with casual details.

JIL SANDER

The Past and the Present Fashion Designer Heidemarie Jiline Sander was born in 1943 in Wesselburen/ Dithmarschen in Northern Germany. After her graduation from a school of textile engineering and two years in the United States, she began working as an editor for fashion magazines in 1963. She opened up her first boutique in 1968, in Hamburg. By then she designed a collection for the chemical company Hoechst using their Trevira fabrics. The first collection under her own label hit the market in 1973. Her designs are often compared with the Bauhaus architecture of the 1920s. Jil Sander herself refers to her stubborn character, when explaining why she notoriously returns to simple lines in cut and a highly sophistcated choice in fabric. Early on, Jil Sander enriched her collection by offering mostly coordinates, so that pieces could be combined freely. The delicacy of the colors, fabrics, and shapes Jil Sander chooses is aimed at women who prefer a distinguished and fitting look in every situation

LUELLA

Luella Bartley inspires envy for having the perfect life. With three children, an idyllic home inCornwalland surfer photographer partner David Sims, she also runs an uber-successful fashion label.

Her life seems laced with serendipity – the invaluable induction into fashion journalism on the Evening Standard, Vogue, The Face and Dazed & Confused that led her back to her first love of design, then a catwalk debut in 2000 supported financially by the backing of a close friend. Sounds perfect. • Luella grew up in Stratford Upon Avon – she has said that not coming from London helped her succeed.• The names of her shows have always been inspired: Dial F for Fluoro; Daddy I want a Pony; Cowboys and Indians at Glastonbury.• When she started out she claimed to make “the kind of clothes you can get drunk and fall over in”.• She created her first collection for high street store New Look for spring/summer 2002.• The Gisele bag she designed in collaboration with Mulberry revived the ailing brand.Luella Bartley’s success took her to show at New York Fashion Week but in 2007 she returned to her roots to show in London and opened a new shop on Brook Street. Her prom dresses have become uniform for young female songstresses from Lily Allen to Kate Nash.

MIU MIU

Miuccia Prada is a woman’s designer. She designs clothes that take account of a woman’s curves and at the same time communicating intelligence as well as a sense of fun.
She has a PhD in Political Science, which she followed with five years studying performing mime. She was also a member of the Communist Party. After her degree, in 1978 she reluctantly took over the luxury leather goods company that her grandfather had founded in Milan in 1913.
• In 1985, she designed a line of black, unlabelled, hard-wearing but finely-woven nylon handbags that immediately became must-haves
• Prada launched her eponymous ready-to-wear collection in autumn/winter 1989 to critical acclaim
• In 1992, she debuted the less expensive Miu Miu (Miuccia’s nickname), inspired by her personal wardrobe
• In 1993 she won a Council of Fashion Designers of America International Award

It was under Bertelli’s sway that the design house grew as a conglomerate adding such labels as Fendi, Helmut Lang, Jil Sander and Azzedine Alaia to its portfolio of brands. Miuccia Prada consistently brings a reality check to fashion: “I love fashion, but I think it should stay in its place, not rule your life. It’s a very nice part of your life, but I think it should be fun.”

Remember fashionistas: FASHION IS SEASONAL BUT STYLE IS ETERNAL

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