New (coming soon)
Designer : Isabelle Wildenburg
Being creative and working hard that's so Isabelle. She was a student at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy just graduated, living in a canal house in Amsterdam and born in 1997. With an eye for colors, textures and patterns, she visualize things in 3D. With the challenges of deadlines and budgets, she likes working in a team and hope to learn every day from professionals around her.
Primark’s latest brand campaign
is a step further in celebrating skin diversity.
Thankfully, we have brands like Primark that has decided to represent kids and teenagers with vitiligo in their advertising campaigns for its new ranges of children’s active wear and casual wear.
The inimitable Celine Dion, pop diva and iconic queen of couture, stars on our limited-edition September issue
cover, styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot by Mario Sorrenti.
Subscribe to Harper’s Bazaar from just £6 for 6 issues and they will send you the limited-edition Celine Dion cover as your first issue.
Alternatively, they have a limited number of the collectors' edition available to buy online as a one-off for £6, so don't miss your chance to snap up a piece of fashion history by clicking here.
Naomi Campbell: “Models of color are not a trend, we are here to stay”
PAR LIAM FREEMAN19 AVRIL 2019
Naomi Campbell still sees racism in fashion, despite the industry’s growing efforts to embrace diversity. In an exclusive interview from the Condé Nast Luxury Conference in Cape Town, the supermodel tells Vogue that only when Africa – its models and its designers – is properly represented on the runway will equality really be achieved.
My name is Olga. I have two different and original brands. I take part in different social and charitable events and try to help those most in need. I am always looking to collaborate with different artists and personalities, because she believes that in this world we all have to support each other.
I am always aspires to the highest.
I dreamed of being in the most prestigious fashion magazine...and I did it. I appeared in Vogue i dreamed of breaking international barriers... and I did.
My brands went out in USA - TV show American Beauty Star Now my dream is to beat 1 GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® and register a new one, with my big event, WORLDVISION FASHION SHOW. And I am sure I will get it.
I studied Mechanical Engineering and dedicated myself most of my life to perform this trade until 3 years ago when I decided to leave everything behind and finally follow my real dreams of being in the fashion industry. I have always been passionate about fashion, unfortunately that choice in career was never accepted by my family or my culture.
What are your interests and hobbies: The most important one is Fashion of course. A part from that I love to travel, to dance, to go for walks on the beach, read books, watch movies. Life is beautiful, there are so many amazing things available out there.
What is World Vision Fashion Show about?
A wonderful fashion show guided by great hosts
Fashion anthem created through an international contest will start Fashion Show
• More than 20 acclaimed and new designers will show their designs on the catwalk
• 420 professional models and celebrities
• 420 different looks
• In addition, at the same time there will be developed incredible artistic shows: dj sets, music and dance performances
It is a platform where all the countries are united to share their designs. It is a unique project where just in one show you can see designers and their creation from all around the world. It is something that has not been done before.
During WorldVision Fashion Show every country will have the opportunity to share their creations, traditions and let us submerge in the magic world of fashion.
What defines you?
My uniqueness, love for other people, the desire to make this world better and make every single person feel beautiful and secure in their own skin. That is why also part of the profit that from my events goes to several charities because I know that there are many unfortunate people and we need to help each other. Together we are stronger. I believe that even if you smile to one random person a day that will already have a great effect in the humanity. Imagine if we all did just that small act of kindness?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years
I see myself continue designing and creating unique looks, organizing wonderful fashion events and uniting the world of fashion. I would like to be able to give a platform to all the fashion designers where they could share their creations with the rest of the world. There are so many talented people out there and I would not want them to wait so many years like I had to in order to share their talent and inspire the rest of the world. That was led me to the creation of WorldVision Fashion Show.
How do you think of more diversity in the fashion world?
I think we should remove all the barriers and create a fashion world without borders or stereotypes. Fashion keeps changing, a few centuries ago bigger size women were the ones to follow and now if you are bigger then they say you are not good enough or pretty enough. No one is perfect, everyone is unique. Even tweens, two people who are supposed to be completely the same, are not
What does ‘diversity’means to you?
Diversity for me is the acceptance and understanding that everyone is different and special in their own ways. That every single people has something to offer. People should not be discriminated for their size, color, age, disability, sexual orientation, etc. Everyone should feel like they are the most beautiful person in the world and not only just for that one day they are on the podium, but every single day of their lives. . .
I would like every women or men
feels like they are the handmade doll,
unique, beautiful, comfortable and be included in
Are there things that needs to be changed in the fashion world
if so what is it?
I think it should be accessible and relocatable for all the public. I have heard too many people saying they like an outfit or a designer and that they don’t have their size or they are afraid of wearing it because it is too different. I think there is a lot of competition and judgment. The models should not be on diets eating cotton balls, which are very dangerous, only to follow that dream of being a model. Many of these models are taken as an example by many teenagers. This creates them insecurities, food disorders, etc. We have to create good examples. We have to let people know that it is okay to be short or tall , big or small, two arms or one arm. It is OKAY! The most important is to live a healthy life and take the best care of your own body and mind. That is the true happiness.
Also , I against the colors and type of tendencies. The person shall wear the color and type of clothes that suit her /him. We should not create tendencies. The fashion shall be free.
In my case personally I make clothes for all sizes and all ages, etc. that suit better for the type of body and face .
Who is your example?
I love people who passionate about what they do and not thinking just about money. People who love to help to each other.
My example are people who are humble, not afraid to be different, people who are kind and are passionate about fashion.
What did you think of this interview and do you have any tips for our readers?!
You have great questions. Tips that I would give to your readers, is to follow their passion, to love themselves and love others, to respect the decision others make even if these are not according your principles, complement each other on their outfits, share ideas. Most important is to just be yourself and follow your dreams regardless of the difficulties you might encounter on the way. . It is does not matter the age.
Worldvision Fashion Show
Naomi Campbell Says
a Hotel Turned Her Away Because of Her Skin Color
The supermodel called the incident "revolting," and rightfully so.
- Naomi Campbell revealed that she and a friend were turned away from a hotel in the South of France due to her skin color.
- The supermodel noted that a bouncer wouldn't let her into the event but allowed other guests entry.
- Campbell, who advocates for diversity in fashion, called the incident "revolting."
Naomi Campbell revealed that she was recently turned away from a French hotel because she is black. Speaking to the publication Paris Match, the supermodel said she was invited to attend an event at a hotel in the south of France around the time of the Cannes Film Festival, but she and her friend were denied entry "because of the color of my skin."
"The guy at the entrance pretended that the place was [full]. But he let other people pass," Campbell said, per The Root.
She did not specify which hotel refused to let her in.
"It’s because of revolting moments like this one that I’ll continue to express myself and make myself heard," she added.
Campbell is a vocal advocate for diversity in the fashion industry and acknowledges in the interview that she's paved the way for models of color who rose to fame after her. However, she notes that the struggle for racial equality and inclusivity in fashion is by no means over. "The challenge is permanent," she said, according to The Root.
The supermodel also recently told Reuters that representation in the industry has changed "in so many ways" since she first started out, but people shouldn't think of it as a passing fad. "It’s finally ... sunken in but now we hope people don’t think it’s in for a trend, like clothes are in for a season and out for a season, that’s not going to happen," she said.
The story of Khadija Faraj
A strong woman builds her own world!!!
is a professional, qualified fashion designer.
She makes Moroccan dresses Caftans, Takchitas, Jellabas,
and all her designs are made by hand
She does not only make Moroccan dresses but also modern clothes ,
evening dresses, wedding dresses and also creates fashion for men and more. Something
for everyone from young to old from slim to plussize .
It has been her dream for years to start her own clothing line and to open her own store.
Now after more than 30 years of experience as a professional coupeuse seamstress,
fashion designer and teacher.
it is finally that time and she has created her own name.
Khadija Faraj is a real power woman who has experienced a lot in her life.
she is often found in Morocco to help other people pursue their dreams.
She sometimes gives away some of her beautiful designs to orphanages
or gives free sewing lessons to young mothers.
Photos by : Quentin Rademaker / Diversity Fashion Week / Location : Arendshoeven the garden
Fashion is part of our culture,
and it's about more than just a pretty dress
The strongest actions for a woman
is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst
those who never believed she could
Khadija Faraj would like to see a change
not only in the fashion world but simply everywhere.
was born in Indonesia where she as a young girl already developed a passion for fashion.
In 2005 she came to the Netherlands where she next to a career in hospitality
Started a study as Fashion Designer at the Nederlandse Beauty School.
After her graduation she participated in fashion contests where she was very successful
and won the Angola Fashion Award.
This made her more motivated and her designs are seen at many fashion shows.
Her former school recognized her talent and she returned to school
as a part time fashion teacher. The designs she creates are influenced
by her roots in Indonesia and are unique, elegance, chic with a sexy touch
Yes, we become stronger
when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant
fight together to create the kind of country we all know we can become.
More to come...
Dolce & Gabbana - Alta Moda Autumn/Winter
2019 Couture Collection
Yes, there's good news in The Fashion Spot's latest diversity report, but also some important lessons for the industry
we're pretty pleased to be able to report something positive: The Spring 2019 runways were the most racially diverse ever.
The runway pictures were sent to the world within minutes and the social media accounts of the invited few shared the action. But the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda show felt more intimate, more private and more esoteric than any other destination show this season, from cruise to couture. In the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento on the south coast of Domenico Dolce’s native Sicily – a two-hour drive from Palermo – he and Stefano Gabbana erected a runway structure within the 430 BC Temple of Concordia and told the story of their Italian island’s Ancient Greek roots through stupefying savoir-faire splendour. “Culture is a complicated word,” Dolce said in a preview. “This is a very private story. We only want to share this with people who feel the same as we do.”
He was referring to their devoted and extremely fabulous-looking clients, who had made the voyage to this remote part of Sicily from every continent on the globe. Here, they wear their Alta Moda dresses, their Alta Sartoria suits and Alta Gioielleria jewels with each other, for each other, and get to be part of a very limited club. Many of them travel with their entire families – two or three generations on the front row. Because much as the Alta Moda experience is connected to the elitism that comes with haute couture, this weekend in Agrigento feels more like a spiritual gathering. Whether you worship trendy health gurus, Greek gods or Italian master dressmakers, there’s something about a small group of kindred spirits meeting in faraway sun-drenched, arid scenery that evokes familiar associations.
It’s a profound sense of devotion that can often feel like a timeout from society, a breather, a world of one’s own. “From 1984, little by little, we built an image and a label,” Gabbana said. “We know we are good not because we are better than other labels but because we are independent and it’s not easy to tell a story like we do. Everything comes from our hearts, not from a CEO. We are spontaneous. We make what we want. Alta Moda is an expression of this. It’s an experience. We want to share with you our hearts.” If it sounds incredibly heartfelt, it’s because it is. This was a special Alta Moda for the designers, who return to Sicily over and over again – physically and inspirationally – perhaps because they often feel a little bit like an island in the wavy sea of fashion.
They wanted to present their show in the Temple of Concordia because these structures, like haute couture, represented a sense of elevation to the Ancient Greeks who built them. Much like decorating one’s physique in the divine craftsmanship that goes into one-of-a-kind dressmaking, classicism was man’s way of building a stairway to the gods: reaching for an all-encompassing beauty ideal that went beyond the material. Dolce and Gabbana named each dress after a Greek muse and took inspiration from their patronages, from the armour of Athena to the crossbow of Diana. But beyond the theatrical metal accessories and beaded gold leather sandals, each dress interpreted Ancient Greece through painstaking artisanal proficiency.
Pottery motifs and meander patterns materialised on dresses in delicate needle-punch embroidery on translucent tulle or lace, in beaded appliqué on a dress with sleeves shaped like ceramic vases, rendered entirely in sequins on cocktail dresses, or on a mink cape constructed in intarsia. A section of gowns paid homage to the Grecian goddess silhouette in peplos architecturally composed from plissé panels, while fringe – the most ancient idea of surface decoration – was interpreted all over a dress in micro-beaded frills that rustled like metal tinsel, and feather work was evoked exclusively through intricate, super-dimensional embroidery that resembled plumage.
The floral decorations of Sicilian houses became foliage on porcelain-like dresses, and some tulle dresses were covered in embellishments only to be overlaid with more fabric and embellished again, creating a depth effect that looked, quite literally, beyond. In a kind of optical illusion, Dolce and Gabbana transferred the neoclassical paintings of Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Antoine-Théodore Giroust to silk gazar gowns. When the models curved around the arch of the runway, the images would momentarily disappear through the filters of fabric only to reappear again when you saw them from the right angle. Helena Christensen also appeared, in a gilded black tunic runway-sweeper that glistened in the golden Sicilian sunlight, her name never as appropriate as in a show deifying the Hellenistic ideal.
ONE OF The biggest issue still is .. Being a woman
In a world heavily skewed to favor males, it can sometimes be hard for women to believe in themselves,
or to truly appreciate the female strengths that make them amazing.
Contrary to the male-dominated world, women provide the foundation of power, grace,
wisdom, justice, creativity, and hope. Besides, women are known to have better
Throughout history, the world has witnessed many great women of strength who managed to tap into
their Everyday Power to leave an indelible mark on society.
The beginning of the fight for women’s suffrage in the United States
, which predates Jeannette Rankin’s entry into Congress by nearly 70 years,
grew out of a larger women’s rights movement
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
Alice Paul (second from left), chairwoman of the National Woman’s Party, and officers of the group in front of their Washington headquarters, circa 1920s. They are holding a banner emblazoned with a quote from suffragist Susan B. Anthony: “No self-respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her sex.
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia, the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, poses at her desk in the Senate Office Building. Felton’s appointment to an unexpired term in 1922 lasted a single day.
Living the Legacy: The Women’s Rights Movement (1848-1998)
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” That was Margaret Mead’s conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world
Her insight has been borne out time and again throughout the development of this country of ours. Being allowed to live life in an atmosphere of religious freedom, having a voice in the government you support with your taxes, living free of lifelong enslavement by another person. These beliefs about how life should and must be lived were once considered outlandish by many. But these beliefs were fervently held by visionaries whose steadfast work brought about changed minds and attitudes. Now these beliefs are commonly shared across U.S. society
The story goes on and on....
Violence against women is rooted in discrimination and inequality, making it challenging to address. Men and women who have not had opportunities to question gender roles, attitudes and beliefs, cannot change them. Women who are unaware of their rights cannot claim them. Governments and organizations without access to standards, guidelines and tools cannot adequately address these issues. Once evidence accumulates and awareness grows, the potential for stopping all forms of violence does too.