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When Rodin met Mapplethorpe
by Ria de Borja - September 19, 2014 - 12:00am
In the exposition “Mapplethorpe-Rodin” at Musée Rodin, Paris, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s photos are paired side by side with Auguste Rodin’s sculptures. The two, at first, seem...
Dreaming of dries
by Ria de Borja - August 29, 2014 - 12:00am
The Dries Van Noten exhibit “Inspirations” transports, educates and leaves nothing to chance.
Paris menswear fashion week: A return to quieter elegance
by Ria de Borja - February 7, 2014 - 12:00am
Paris Men’s Fashion Week is a place where designers like to experiment and bring on waves of colors, silhouettes or ideas that are not seen as often in Milan’s more tailored offerings; nor London’s...
Weavers and believers
by Ria de Borja - October 25, 2013 - 12:00am
In 2009, the second ASEAN Textile Symposium was held at the National Museum in Manila. All ASEAN countries — Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Malaysia — participated...
From France to Manille
by Ria de Borja - October 11, 2013 - 12:00am
French painter Henri Lamy discovered the Philippines by way of a former girlfriend “who was Pinay,” he says. He traveled to the Philippines for the first time two years ago and has since fallen in love...
The woman shines on
by Ria de Borja - October 4, 2013 - 12:00am
YStyle had the pleasure of attending a number of shows in Paris for the spring/summer 2014 season.
Off to a blue start
by Ria de Borja - September 27, 2013 - 12:00am
Paris Fashion Week opened on Tuesday to a blue start electric blue, that is.
At Bulgari, Carla Bruni is the new first lady
by Ria de Borja - July 5, 2013 - 12:00am
If haute joaillerie can be called 'funky,' Diva is it. Besides color, the way the jewels are interspersed in some designs make them look almost bohemian.
Couture art, outre men’s footwear and the art of dressing for summer
by Ria de Borja - May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
Sequins and beads embroidery, ostrich feathers, camelias, chains… these are some of the objects that come straight out of Chanel’s bag of tricks from the hands of French artisans.
Black for summer? Believe it
by Ria de Borja - April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
We caught some fashion shows in Europe for this season and we gathered some stylish trends for a cool, cool summer.
Paris fashion report exclusive: French fashion icons on summer must-haves
by Ria de Borja - March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
We were able to interview two of our favorite French icons, Olympia Le-Tan and Ines de la Fressange, during Paris Fashion Week. From holiday reading to hipsters, here’s a sunny view.
The new bohemians, intellectuals and punks at Paris Men's Fashion Week
by Ria de Borja - January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
YStyle attended Paris Men’s Fashion week and discovered beautiful prints, lots of color and the ubiquitous puffer in many different styles.
Americana at the European shows
by Ria de Borja - October 12, 2012 - 12:00am
YStyle culls the latest trends from the recently-concluded Fashion Weeks.
Fashion Week's nod to sportswear, romance, high-wattage metallics, and Southern chic
by Ria de Borja - September 28, 2012 - 12:00am
Tales of Fashion Week are upon us — from London, Milan and Paris come the future of fashion, at least for next season. Our favorite traveling circus of long-legged creatures in designer garb once again has...
A Filipino perspective at a French fair
by Ria de Borja - September 14, 2012 - 12:00am
Kenneth Cobonpue and his team were mingling at Elle Décoration magazine’s 25th anniversary celebration at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, where one of his Hive designers, Olivia...
Sheen and prints on suits and sportswear
by Ria de Borja - August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Shine: a major theme for the season. But Viktor & Rolf did theirs differently, taking their cue from India’s folk embroidery, and scattering mirrors on suits. Glitzy gray threads were woven into herringbone-patterned...
Fashion report from Paris: An eclectic mix of inspirations
by Ria de Borja - August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
A large chunk of the Wooyoungmi men’s spring-summer 2013 show was about printed fabric — big for women’s fall-winter looks, but not as popular for men’s spring-summer.
Milan and Paris men's fashion week: Color, tailoring and artisanal qualities
by Ria de Borja - July 13, 2012 - 12:00am
It blinded the eyes, but the statement was straight to the point: color, metallic colour, was trend for next summer.
At Ferragamo, loud Swedish-inspired looks for men and cowgirl cuts for women
by Ria de Borja - July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
Afew days before the Ferragamo resort show at the Louvre in Paris, a lineup of activities had already begun.
Paris fashion week report:Colorful and creative, with a handcrafted feel
by Ria de Borja - June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
YStyle highlights the latest from the fall-winter 2012-2013 shows.
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