Haute Couture is known for its impeccable level of artistry, detail and quality. Presentation is of utmost importance, and that includes more than just the gowns going down the catwalk. A venue can add so much to the look and feel of a collection, and this behind-the-scenes video of the Dior Haute Couture show proves just that. Raf Simons' goes all out for his grande debut at the house of Christian Dior, and to say the least, it is simply stunning. Not only does he stimulate the eyes with the beauty of the gowns and flowers, but also (what I would imagine) the sense of smell with walls and walls of a million flowers. Go hard or go home.
It's nice to see a company that still places value in handmade goods, especially in a marketplace full of mass-produced consumer goods. Michael Hill, owner of London-based accessories brand Drake's, takes us on a little tour of their small workshop, showcasing the beautiful handmade ties that the company has developed a reputation for.