French fashion designer Laure Kczekotowska presented her latest “Couture” to Wear collection during Fashion Week 2012 in Paris and New York.After 15 years of designing couture, Laure Kczekotowska has earned the reputation for her fairytale glamour and rock n' roll inspired gowns. She loves taking inspiration from 18th century beauty and the classical silhouettes of original french couture. The new collection is a result of her exploration within dark allurement and glamorous appeal of the confident woman.

It includes dresses of intense hues of black with accents of gold and silver. The new collection is coined “Couture” to Wear - a line with the esthetics of couture and the availability of ready to wear. Materials such as lace and tulle are dominant and the use of glitter with various gems provide the perfect union of femininity and mystery while leather and fur achieve a mystical contrast. The pieces are created for the independent and strong woman who explores the world on her own terms and never hides her dark side.

Laure Kczekotowska comes from a multicultural background. Her father was Polish, her mother half Scottish/half-Irish. Thanks to the family handcraft traditions, she learned sewing techniques and embroidery as a child. After studying Interior Architecture, Economy and a masters degree in Law, she first worked as an artists agent and press attaché before dressmaking became her sole activity. In 1998 she launched her first brands: at first under the name "Laure K" for her wedding gowns and "Laure Kczekotowska" for her haute couture designs. Her pronounced taste for arts, cinema and literature influence the spirit of her collections, all of which include her overall contemporary and glamorous style. From 2002 to 2006 Laure K presented her collections within the sphere of the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Having started a family which she dearly cherishes, Laure K decided in 2006 to develop her own network. In parallel she has been involved, for over 10 years, as designer and artistic director for a large number of different projects in advertising, theater, cinema and merchandising.

Laure Kczekotowska is a traveler and follows her instincts. She is not only a designer but also an artist of the world who seeks inspiration from every culture and background. Her brand is a lifestyle - a universe of design, interiors and art. Laure's work is a glimpse inside her heart, whether it's through her sculptures, paintings or couture designs. Power-Up with her designs collection - http://www.urbanreflectionbylk.com - Report By Style Press Team

STYLE POWER: Alistair Carr Designs for Pringle of Scotland

DBK creates elegant, edgy jewelry and accessories that delight and bring pleasure to the wearer.  The DBK creator enjoys using materials in unexpected ways to achieve beautiful results, and, as she states, “it’s heart, my work is always about color!” My training is as a painter and that is the basis of all my work, re-imagining painterly techniques in new ways.

Each piece designed is a one of a kind. the DBK collection includes mesh jewelry, gemstone jewelry, hand knitted items and hand dyed, felted cotton or wool and silk scarves. I love fiber and most of my work incorporates textiles in some way. It’s about making beautiful things.” - Link into the world wonderful world of DBK at http://www.dbkdesignarts.com/dbkdesign_arts/dbk_design_arts.html

Laure Kczekotowska, French Designer Extraordinare

Gaetano Perrone’s Spring/Summer Shoe Collection Is Hot!

When it comes to the Oscar, we as women love to tuned into the red carpet moments and recap what made sense on the red carpet, and what did not. When it comes to style, The Power Player STYLE team is known to place the spotlight on the top designer and style across the globe. Our fab 4 favorites on the carpet carpet are as follows: Stacey Kiebler who wore Marchesa Bérénice Bejo in Elie Saab Couture, Viola who wore Vera Wang, Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji and Sarah Hyland- Report By Lela Christine

 

Alistair joined Pringle of Scotland as Design Director in March 2011 with a brief to reinvent the brand for the twenty-first century. An MA graduate of Central Saint Martins (2003), Carr launched his own label upon graduation and showed for three seasons at London Fashion Week. He moved to Milan in 2005 when he began working at Marni. He then went to Paris in 2006 where he designed for Cacharel, Chloe and Balenciaga.

Design signatures: “Clean, modern and active.”

How would you describe the Pringle of Scotland woman? “There is no ideal customer. However, I love the idea of someone who makes any brand's style their very own.”

Trademark piece: “It’s too early to decide this for my work at Pringle but the abstract intarsias have been extremely well-received.”

What’s next for your brand? “Our catwalk show at London Fashion Week. We are also working on a fantastic new art project, to be launched later this year at Art Basel Miami. Meanwhile, we continue to focus our efforts on rebuilding the Pringle heritage in a unique way.”

Three spring/summer 2012 inspirations: “My team, intarsia and the photographer Watanabe Katsumi.”

Power up with him at www.pringlescotland.com

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Ozwald Boateng Spring Summer 2012 Is Collection Emotional

The man is Ozwald Boateng, one of Britain’s most successful and influential fashion designers of the past two decades. The film is directed by Varon Bonicos, and spanning a twelve-year period, A Man’s Story weaves together his rocket-like trajectory through the fashion world with an intimate portrait of a family man struggling to balance life and work. Link into the world of Ozwald Boateng at http://www.ozwaldboateng.co.uk/

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Our Editor InChief connected with Sara at a Oscar event in celebration of Etta Kings life. Warm spirt, friendly and beautiful.  Her Bohemian style designs are awesome. It’s like you feel connected to each bead is carfeully designed to hold your necklaces together - Sara Horne is know for Bohemian Chic; leather, stone, metal trendy necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Horne deaigns with the best gems and materials to create wild, exciting, beautiful necklaces. The beads she uses are pale green amazonite, lumpy freshwater potato pearls, apple-green chrysoprase, smoky faceted labradorite — are produced or extracted in places like Brazil, Norway, Russia, and Colorado.

The necklaces, which are long enough to swing to the bellybutton or belt-buckle, sell at Fine ‘N Funky for substantial prices — from $100 to $300. Before gaining their spots in the display case, they hang in separate parts from wall hooks in Horne’s studio. There, Horne mixes and matches the colors, textures, and material combinations, and pairs the new strands with unusual pendants she’s discovered during long afternoons prowling through vintage and collectable stores. Link into Sara’s world at http://www.sarahornejewelry.com/

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The famed Sunset Gower Studios in the heart of Hollywood will play host to the always- sensational L.A. Fashion Weekend March 16th-18th. This season’s showcase of celebrities and ultra-chic fashion boasts being the only runway bold enough to be broadcasted live by Los Angeles’ favorite news source KTLA 5. L.A. Fashion Weekend is shaping up to be a fabulously glamorous exhibit of the finest of couture and entertainment.

Mikey Koffman, Producer of L.A. Fashion Week, is currently lining up the fiercest names in fashion to stomp March’s runway. This season will feature the fabulous Betsey Johnson, NBC’s Fashion Star designer Lizzie Parker and America’s Next Top Model’s own Alexandra Everett. Also, be sure to keep a special eye out for surprise appearances by your favorite KTLA 5 anchors and reporters.

In past seasons L.A. Fashion Weekend, the true home of Los Angeles fashion, has hosted the most sought after designers. Fabulous names like Anthony Franco, Richie Sambora, Christina Milian and Buffalo Jeans are simply a few of the elite names that have graced the LAFW runway. With a tantalizing blend of internationally renowned and up-and-coming designers lined up for March—LAFW 2012 will be one for the books.

Koffman has personally crafted L.A. Fashion Weekend into a major launch pad for local and international designers. “LAFW and KTLA 5 serve as a platform for these designers to catapult their collections into a larger fashion marketplace and imprint their designs upon an international audience,” states Koffman.

This fabulous, three-day fashion extravaganza promises to yield the most exclusive opportunities for all who attend. Fashionistas and fashion buyers alike will be afforded the chance to witness the upcoming trends for the Fall/Winter 2012 season. L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios features unbelievable branding opportunities for the most elite products and services as well as extensive exposure from the local, national and international press. Previously, LAFW has held amazing sponsorships with the most incredible companies such as Screen Shop, Smashbox Cosmetics, LePosh Spa, Stella Artois, WWD Magic, Public Council Law Center and Foam Magazine. This season’s cocktails will be provided by Little Black Dress Vodka and Chambord.

L.A. Fashion Weekend often features exposure for its designers in the finest national and international press. Outlets like E! Entertainment, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, and Insider are just some of phenomenal names that have covered this extraordinary event.

L.A. Fashion Weekend features exclusive entry. Press tickets available upon request. If you would like more information about L.A. Fashion Weekend, please E-mail Chelsea Gue at The Gallery Los Angeles: info@thegalleryla.com

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Gaetano Perrone Spring/Summer 2012 shoe collection comes in neutral and pastel colors. Designs are feminine and elegant, very classy. Materials used are matte and shining leather, suede and snakeskin. Details that make the range even more unique are tiny sequins and removable fabric and leather flowers as well as heels of incredible beauty.

The aesthetic behind this new brand draws inspiration from the lands in the south native to G. The love for colours, the taste for richness in textures and finishes, the search for new proportions, all these features come together to create desirable objects, designed for a woman who wants to feel feminine and yet strong.

G started experiencing shoes with Antonio Berardi, who introduced him into a world of creativity where there were no limits or boundaries. Designing hand made shoes, G grew to learn how to create beauty through this small object, beauty that was challenging given the necessity to balance proportions.

Leading the shoe design department at Salvatore Ferragamo, he learned how to manage the creation of an important collection bringing some freshness and modernity into a classic product. Dedicating the last ten years to shoes and leather goods, G has worked for many labels including Sergio Rossi, Kenzo, Iceberg, Gianvito Rossi and Christian Dior. However, his three years at Alexander Mc Queen setting up shoes and leather good collections worthy of the Mc Queen name, have been the most challenging and rewarding. The experience acquired over the years and the knowledge of attention to details, have enabled him to design a range of very special objects one could view as art.

Link into the world of Gaetano Perrone at http://www.gaetanoperrone.com/  - Report By Lela Christine

During Oscar week, Frey Wille open its store on Rodeo Drive. The Beverley Hills store has a full range which collection which includes jewelry, watches, accessories, a men’s collection and scarves all with the decorative art mosaics inspired by painters like Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt. Frey-Wille is one of the most popular Austrian brands featuring original design.The space, designed by architect Miyako Tsutsui and Simone Grünberger-Wille, Frey Wille chief designer and wife of chief executive Friedrich Wille is very nice, modern and exquisite. Link into the world of Frey Wille at http://www.freywille.com

Frey-Wille Rodeo Drive Store Opens During Oscar Week