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It’s the time of the year again where designers redefine the future of fashion, accompanied by stylists, fashion photographers, hair and make-up artists…not to miss the reporters and all digital mediums who help them reach faster on the global scale.

As we go backstage during fittings for the upcoming fashion week:

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Continuing its exquisite journey of its much sought after calendar, we bring you the teaser video as we go behind the scenes in London where the Pirelli Calendar 2018 was shot by Tim Walker.

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For coming year’s Calendar, Tim Walker, through a series of surreal, dream like images, revisits a story first told in 1865: “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” by the English mathematician and writer the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll.

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Inspired by this fantastic narrative, Tim Walker’s images are tableaux vivant full of allusions, improbable situations and illusory proverbs. He, like many great artists inspired by the story, has created his own version, one that features 17 black protagonists from the worlds of fashion, music, cinema and the underground of rap.

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Casting:
• Adut Akech, Sudanese-Australian model: THE QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
• Adwoa Aboah , Ghanaian-British fashion model and feminist activist: TWEEDLEDEE
• Alpha Dia, Senegalese-German model: 5 OF HEARTS PLAYING CARD GARDNER
• Djimon Hounsou, Beninese-American actor and model: THE KING OF HEARTS
• Duckie Thot, South Sudanese-Australian model: ALICE
• King Owusu, British model: TWEEDLEDUM, 2 OF HEARTS PLAYING CARD GARDNER
• Lil Yachty, American rapper and singer: THE QUEEN’S GUARD
• Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress: THE DORMOUSE
• Naomi Campbell, British supermodel and actress: THE ROYAL BEHEADER
• RuPaul, American actor, drag queen, television personality, and singer/songwriter: THE QUEEN OF HEART
• Sasha Lane, American actress: THE MAD MARCH HARE
• Sean “Diddy” Combs, American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur: THE ROYAL BEHEADER
• Slick Woods, American Model: THE MAD HATTER
• Thando Hopa, South African Model and Lawyer: THE PRINCESS OF HEARTS
• Wilson Oryema, British model: 7 OF HEARTS PLAYING CARD GARDNER
• Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedian, author and television host, Activist: THE ROYAL DUCHESS
• Zoe Bedeaux, British fashion stylist, designer and singer: THE CATERPILLAR

Credit: Jaha Dukureh – Gambian women’s right activist

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In the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, a Parisian garden was created in the Grand Palais to host the Fall-Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture show.

The #CHANELtower recreated at the Grand Palais for the #CHANELHauteCouture Fall-Winter 2017/18 show

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We bring you behind the scenes of much-admired couture show, in the words of Karl Lagerfeld, “it means a license to use anything, from the most expensive materials to the most complex fabric: it is a laboratory of ideas, the extreme luxury.”

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Fendi Men’s Fall/Winter 2016-17 Collection features homemade pleasures meet a comfortable and urban style in a cozy yet contemporary London interior.

The Fendi man is projected in a playful and luxurious welcoming apartment. Here, he abandons himself to intimate homeliness at the rhythm of music, accompanied by the roominess of the Fall/Winter 2016-17 Collection.

A soft and comfortable silhouette, embraced by precious coats in mink and shearling, combined with a domestic outwear: loose knitwear jumpers, relaxed trousers and droopy scarves wrapped around the neck.

The warm mood carries in the fur slippers and sneakers with trekking details.

Selleria Peekaboo bags, big backpacks and pouches are decorated with the metallic Fendi Faces, while python and fur piping add an elegant feeling to leather goods and men’s Strap You.

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By – Mahealani Diego

Andres Aquino, who produces Couture Fashion Week at New York, got the idea to create his own fashion show a decade ago.

He even has showcased his collections at prestigious fashion events worldwide including in Dubai, Bucharest, New Delhi, Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as in cities in the USA.

He has this unique style of presenting the fashion show with a blend of Broadway entertainment. Our ambassador Mahealani Diego in New York brings some exclusive pictures of models doing fittings for Aquino.

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In preparation for   upcoming Lakme Fashion Week, designer  Monisha Jaising, Priyangsu & Sweta, Asa Kazingmei, Jaya Bhatt and Ruchi Tripathi is seen draping and checking the visual appearance of their designs on models, at the​fittings session at St. Regis Hotel, Mumbai.​

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We bring you the secrets behind the making of the Dior Fall/Winter 2016-2017, with an exclusive peek into the ateliers of the iconic French label.

The collection: black silhouettes as crisp as the sheets of white paper on which they spring to life: dense, textured, embroidered and quilted. There follow hand-painted dévoré velvets, re-colored jacquards inspired by one of Monsieur Dior’s iconic sketches – the one of the Ice Cream dress –, fragments of color, embroidered motifs atop prints, a touch of leopard… Everything lies in the mix and the compilation.

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The Gabardine Lace campaign by Burberry is revealed by British actresses Holliday Grainger and Clara Paget. Shot in London by photographer Mario Testino, under the creative direction of Christopher Bailey, the collection references English heritage lace detailed on the gold metal temples, inspired by draped gabardine and include polished metal and acetate frames.

The acetate colour palette features tortoiseshell, dark amber gradient and military red gradient. Shapes include butterfly and square acetate sun frames and square and cat-eye acetate optical frames.

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What happens backstage before fashion week is always amazing and noteworthy. With designer trying to work upon their outfits to fit models, itself is a heroic task.

Walking for designers that you admire, seeing and wearing the clothes and the energy at the shows seems like a cake walk to many. Here is a sneak peak to designer Anushree Reddy and Sonaakshi Raaj’s fittings and the hardwork been put behind all that glamour, all at Lakme Fashion week W/F 2015.

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For the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015, designers Raghavendra Rathore and Neha Aggarwal was seen checking the final turn out of the designs on models, during the fittings that took place at the Palladium Hotel, Mumbai.