Louis Vuitton harmonious tempos

Harmonious tempos. For Spring-Summer 2022, French Maison Louis Vuitton introduces a selection of bags that include both reinterpretations of icons and new models. Watch Nicolas Ghesquière present his latest collection live at 7 pm (CEST) on Louis Vuitton.com

Louis Vuitton accessories are available at Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

Ready for winter

Founded in 1965 in Lyon by its President Alain Schimel, fashion house Zilli launched luxury sportswear – including the now iconic leather jackets. Sublimed by craftsmen in the Lyon workshops, rare hides and exceptional fabrics give rise to unique creations. Over the years Zilli has developed a complete luxury menswear wardrobe, from shirts to leather goods, belts, knitwear, jeans, shoes, suits, eyewear and fragrances. 

Step into the new season with an exclusive and refined elegance. Discover the Zilli accessories collections online and in their boutiques worldwide.

Zilli fashion and accessories are available at Zilli boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Zilli.

Gabriela Hearst’s Chloé debut collection at Omotesando boutique

French Maison Chloé’s Omotesando boutique has become an immersive setting timed to the arrival of Gabriela Hearst’s debut collection. The design language encapsulates the codes of the Maison, honouring their roots while re-imagining our purpose-driven values.
 
A variety of vintage furnishings and bespoke pieces by local artisans selected by Gabriela Hearst further enhance this unique environment and establish a curated House style. Omotesando features ceramic forms by Keita Matsunaga in addition to wooden stools by Hiroyuki Nishimura.

Omotesando Hills 1F, 4-12-10 Jingumae,
Shibuya-ku 150-0001
Tokyo, Japan 

Come into the beautiful world of Chloé.

Christian Dior Designer of Dreams

Photos © Here and Now Agency

At French Maison Christian Dior, art meets fashion for the finest causes. Take an immersive tour through the ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’ exhibition running at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, until February 20, 2022. This marks the fifth international stop for the landmark retrospective, with its original record-breaking iteration in Paris.

Curated by Florance Müller in collaboration with Matthew Yokobosky, the museum’s Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture, the exhibition explores the whole history of the House, and the story of the founding couturier himself, from the revolutionary New Look collection of 1947 through the work of each of his successors up to Maria Grazia Chiuri today.

Divided into thematic sections such as gardens, Versailles, color and the ateliers, it also focuses on the influence exerted by the United States and especially New York, to which Monsieur Dior sailed several months after his debut, and where he would establish a subsidiary the following year.

Come and discover this unique place if you’re around. ​Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior. ​

At Dior, their creations are the result of supreme savoire-faire

Explore the complexity of Dior’s Savoir-Faire processes behind the Maison’s iconic Lady Dior bag, starting with the detailed studio sketch and progressing to the specialized atelier where artisans select only the finest black leather to quilt with the characteristic Cannage motif, assembling the bag around a wooden form before finishing it with its emblematic handles and metal charms spelling out ‘D.I.O.R.

The Lady Dior bag is available at Christian Dior Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Christian Dior Haute Couture at The 2021 Met Gala

The Met Gala is an annual fundraiser of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. Models, artists, designers and other celebrities gather here to showcase their love for fashion. The gala is known as ‘fashion’s biggest night out’ and it radiated from all sides during this edition. Every year the Met Gala has a theme and in 2021 American fashion will take center stage. So the dress code was ‘American’ and that can be interpreted quite broadly.

At French Maison Dior, art meets fashion for the finest causes. Christian Dior was represented at the Costume Institute Gala that celebrated the opening of the exhibition ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (September 13) in New York by two actresses in creations by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Rachel Zegler glowed in a burnished velvet, tarot-inspired Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture gown, and Dior global ambassador Yara Shahidi glittered in a custom crystal-embroidered brown silk sheath with gold tulle cloak. Gain an insight into the spectacular savoir-faire behind these two head-turning dresses.

Yara Shahidi and Dior have hit a sweet spot of late, and that was highlighted by this custom Dior Haute Couture brown embroidered silk dress with a gold tulle cape. Her look was inspired by Josephine Baker who was dubbed as the ‘Black Venus’ and ‘Creole Goddess’.

She was also known for her iconic looks and beauty that symbolized Black American culture during the 1920s and made her an international star. I’m definitely getting a 1920s vibe from Yara’s look which exudes elegance. This was another shining example of how opera gloves can work on a red carpet look without it feeling dated. Cartier jewels completed her look.

Rachel Zegler wore a Dior Haute Couture Spring 2021 draped dress with ‘The Empress’ motif in multicolored dévoré velvet. This is a lot of dress, but Rachel manages to not be overwhelmed by it. The actress styled her look with Dior Fine Jewelry.

Two exhibitions will follow this year’s theme after the Met Gala 2021. From September 18, the exhibition ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ can be seen at the Anna Wintour Costume Center. In America: ‘An Anthology of Fashion’ launches on May 5, 2022.

Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Paul Stuart presents a modern sartorial point of view for Fall 2021

Paul Stuart, Inc. was founded by Ralph Ostrove and named for his son Paul Stuart Ostrove, has remained in its original location since opening in 1938. Creative Director Ralph Auriemma maintains the DNA of the brand while moving the silhouettes and styling forward for the modern man. With a laser focus on fabric and construction, the Modern American Sartorial collection is the mainstay of Paul Stuart’s fall offering. Auriemma explains, “For over 80 years, Paul Stuart has presented contemporary American men’s clothing to its clientele with the attitude of an English heritage brand”.

Paul Stuart’s Fall 2021 collection is a love letter to our home: the bustling, cosmopolitan New York. Championing the familiar styles and tastes of the city, and elevating them with our vibrant sense of color and selected artisanal fabrics – your tailoring, accessories, and footwear for fall begin here.

Equestrian-style tweeds are what Paul Stuart is about this season. This fall, these have a lighter color palette and are hand-finished in Italy giving them a soft hand that Auriemma pairs with horizontal cotton corduroys. Italian wool suits are available in subtle plaids and chalk stripes that are elegant, not trendy. It’s a uniquely modern approach to sartorial dressing that incorporates traditional tailoring details.

Made in Italy, felted cashmere jackets that wear like a cardigan are worn with lightweight flannel pants and topped with Italian double-faced bonded wool robe style belted coats. Auriemma says, “We are offering a new jacket silhouette that has the feel of a cardigan with an ultra-soft construction in felted cashmere, corduroy, wool, and tweed. These pair effortlessly with a turtleneck and sneakers for a relaxed, comfortable look”.

Stylish coats trimmed with luxurious beaver fur for dressy occasions and technical jackets that protect against winter’s snow and sleet are an essential component of every well-dressed man’s wardrobe. Auriemma says, “The clothing styles and the materials have evolved with the times. Our customers want to look good with a dash of style and flair – It is what we are known for at Paul Stuart”. Auriemma also takes inspiration from military styles. For instance, one of the new outerwear styles is a zippered Italian Nappa leather bomber jacket with a sheared beaver fur lining and collar.

Paulette Garafalo, CEO, and President of Paul Stuart says, “The Paul Stuart fall collection continues to mirror the contemporary attitude that our clientele requests from us. These new styles reflect our customers’ desire to feel comfortable while looking great”. The Highlander group of sportswear is a luxurious approach to functional and rugged clothing. It is equally appropriate for the hills of Scotland as it is for the climb at Belvedere Castle in New York’s Central Park.

The collection consists of sumptuous sportswear that includes Scottish cashmere sweaters, shetland plaid trousers, and wide-wale Italian corduroy sports jackets that are combined to create new styles filled with texture and pattern. “I always like to feature bold material and color at Paul Stuart; it’s the brand’s DNA,” says Auriemma. “These Highlander styles are defined by an eclectic mix of ideas that when seen together have a strong point of view”.

The tailored jackets feature suede elbow patches and scalloped sleeve trim that historically were added for durability. Rugged but sophisticated wool cardigans with shearling trim, slash pockets, and leather-covered buttons. Auriemma advises men to wear them with colorful pants or traditional flannels. Jacket patterns include hunting and gun check paired with pre-washed cotton twill trousers. Lastly, there are C.P.O. style shirts in green and brown wool and shearling field jackets with barn coat pockets.

The Paul Stuart Fall 2021 collection is available in Paul Stuart Boutiques in Southampton, NY, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. and online. Come into the beautiful world of Paul Stuart.

Award-winning Hairstylist Ryan Nickulas covers September issue of Potomac Lifestyle magazine

Award-winning hairstylist, father, and public figure Ryan Nickulas covers the September issue of Potomac Lifestyle magazine.

The former reality star of LOGO’s The A-List: New York discusses the new phase of his life, moving to a new city, remote learning with twins through quarantine, surviving Covid, and of course great style!

We can’t control things like a pandemic or a partner but we can control our own attitude and mindset. I knew that I would not be able to move forward without being kind to myself.

Ryan Nickulas

This was something he made a deliberate decision to work on. The stylist also discusses celebrating a 15-year business relationship with hair extension company Platinum Seamless. Ryan has generated more than $1 million in revenue from the product, and now focuses on license distribution and training an education team to ensure that everyone in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia can achieve great hair.

Now, as Nickulas is settling into the co-parenting groove and building up strength after Covid, he wants to give back. Nickulas is passionate about boosting the careers of up-and-coming artists. “I can’t be a man of privilege without responsibility”, he said. Nickulas purposely sought out independent local designers from the communities he’s always championed, namely the LGBT community and Black and Latino-owned businesses. “I’m finally in a position where I get to help talented underdog stylists get their shine, and I’m so grateful for that”.

Article by Erica Moody @ericalynnmoody
Photography by Tony Powell @tonypowell1
Wardrobe @thestylemonsters

Pick up a copy of Potomac Lifestyle now.

Zendaya shines in Balmain

Actress Zendaya was a sensation for the premiere of her film ‘Dune’ at the 78th Annual Venice International Film Festival dressed in custom Balmain, styled by @luxurylaw. The gown, crafted in sculpturally structured leather, was specially created for the star by Olivier Rousteing using a cast model of her bust, highlighting the Maison’s long-running couture tradition.

Carven is Hot!

Photo credit – Alexandre Tabaste

Today at French Maison Carven, they are pleased to announce the opening of their flagship situated on 6 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, Paris.

Marie-Louise Carven made history when she established her Maison in 1945 on the Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées.
Designed by the celebrated architect, Bernard Dubois, the new flagship, at the location of the historic Carven boutique, is a homage to the Maison’s heritage while marking a new era.

The address for women’s and men’s fashion, accessories and of course Carven’s iconic perfumes. To every true fashionista, the adress you mùst visit! Come into the beautiful world of Carven.

6 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris 
Monday – Saturday : 10.30 am – 7.00 pm​
Sunday : 11.00 am – 6 pm​

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