fashionette Opens the Doors to its First Ever Store

This year, Europe’s leading online store for exclusive designer handbags, fashionette opens the doors to its first ever physical store in Düsseldorf’s reputed “Königsallee” boulevard. Home to only the most prestigious luxury fashion houses available on the high-street, fashionette new boutique will take pride of place at the city’s trademark, representing 250 bags from 25 designer labels available to buy in the store.

Created as a stimulating shopping paradise for lovers of designer brands together in one place, the store’s interior will echo a walk-in-wardrobe – brimming with the finest designer handbags, small leather goods and accessories – luxurious and inviting environment for first time shoppers or online patrons of the brand alike.

Both a catwalk and a resting place for treasured designer collections, fashionette’s new flagship will bring customers the unique opportunity to choose from the very best designer handbags through an intimate service; in a similar way you would via visiting the online store. By integrating these digital elements to the dynamic waters of retail, the brand hopes to connect with its customers on a new level – ensuring they trust they are selecting one of the very best from a curated collection representing the very best from fashionette, and also want to return to the store again and again.

“We wanted to create a home for fashionette that would allow our customers to experience the quality and feel of our bags right before their eyes,” said Dr. Sebastian Siebert, co-founder of the brand. “The store will offer a special little world where you can be inspired by designer accessories like nowhere else.”


The new store is open now and accessible on the Königsallee. For further information on fashionette please visit

The World of Anna Sui American fashion designer.

By: Olcay Morreale

Anna Sui is the classic American fashion designer. From Detroit to New York, her signature rock-n-roll romanticism reinvents pop culture for every new generation. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Sui has shaped the garments, textiles, accessories, beauty and interiors which comprise her design universe, but also the course of fashion history. The World of Anna Sui features over 100 looks from the designer’s archive, presenting a roll call of archetypes from Surfers and School Girls to Hippies, Mods and Punks. This is the first time an American designer has been the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the UK.

‘Even if people haven’t heard them for a while, I feel I’m telling stories that never go out of style.’

Anna Sui is one of New York City’s fashion legends. Since establishing her eponymous label in 1981, and from her first catwalk show in 191 to her rock-star status in the Far East, Sui has maintained an independent vision and independent company. Reflected in the fashion that she produces are her own passions. Unlike many American designers, Sui has forged a distinctly narrative-based design identity. Her storytelling weaves detailed research stemming from her inspirations with obsessions that have stayed with her from childhood onwards to create a look that could only be Anna Sui.

Together with Mark Jacobs, Isaac Mizrahi, and Todd Oldham, Sui helped to define the American looking the 1990s. A youthful spirit infused the fashion of era: it was a rejection of the head-to-toe, high-end designer styles that had dominated the 1980s. This fresh wave of design would come to represent a new, dynamic approach to fashion in the United States.

A rock and roll sensibility fused with gothic-tinged Bohemia has become the leitmotif of Sui’s collections. Her long-standing fascination with music, art, history, the decorative arts and popular culture has provided the designer with a lexicon of elements that she is able to shape and combine in seemingly endless permutations. This is a key to Sui’s style. It is never a copy, but rather a distillation of references and research, culture and creativity.

Fashion and Textile Museum
Exhibition Dates: 26 May – 1 October 2017
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Children under 12 are free
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Elif Köse Bridal Dress Designer

Interview  By Nelly Ajvasi

Nelly Ajvasi : What makes your wedding dresses so special?

Elif Köse : It’s handmade, touched by glamor and inspired by our brides! So they are all very

Model Name : Talia Oatway , J&I Photography

Nelly Ajvasi : Do you have dresses for any wedding style?

Elif Köse : We have few samples in our boutique to show to potential brides to be. We make each and every gown individually to suit the client’s specification. Each bride is special and has to have a unique personal touch.

Nelly Ajvasi : Is there a trend colour now except white?

Elif Köse : Ivory, powder or vintage cream seem to be quite popular colours.

Nelly Ajvasi : How do you know the perfect dress for the bride has been found?

Elif Köse : Ohh you just do when you see them in it! That you can’t describe with words. I am sure every bride will agree with me 🙂

Model Name Katie McClane J&I Photography

Nelly Ajvasi : What accessories do you offer?

Elif Köse : We offer head pieces, veils, and belts that will complete a gown.

Nelly Ajvasi I have heard that you want to sew Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress, will the end
result look the same or is it different?

Elif Köse : I was inspired by her dress to make a similar looking one which is in my window now. It is made with different techniques but it looks very similar. I like to show my potential clients that we can deliver any kind of dresses but also with our own unique style.

Nelly Ajvasi : How much do your wedding dresses cost?

Elif Köse : Cost of a wedding dress starts from £1200 and can go up to £8000 depending on the materials and the workmanship.

Nelly Ajvasi : Where do you get your inspiration to design a new wedding dress?

Elif Köse : Since I am a designer and could be working on up to 7 projects every week, my source of inspiration is constantly changing and evolving. For each project, the client and I create an inspiration board, and it helps if I wait around 1 week to even start sketching to allow the inspiration to sort of sink in. Sometimes I’ll infuse a source of inspiration from one project into the next and the outcome is so much more developed.


White gallery open this week for a three days exhibition, from 14th to 16th May it take place at Battersea Evolution.

Leading names in bridalwear will reveal their 2018 collections at the UK’s premium bridal trade show.

Charlotte Balbier

The designer line-up for this year includes talent designers as well under the same roof with the top international ones, more than 95 exclusively high-end brands show their 2018 preview collection to the buyers.


jenny yoo

This is when the leading bridal designers, brands, manufacturers and retailers from all over the world will meet to preview the upcoming collections, receive valuable business advice and expand their network of contacts.

Buyers and press will attend the show for a glimpse of what’s to come, from the most renowned names in the business and the emerging talents on the brink of breaking into the big time.


The long sleeves’s trend has never truly gone out since Kate Middleton took to the aisle in a long-sleeve dresses.

For 2018 however, sleeves take on a new meaning with intricate detailing, feminine shapes, bell cuffs and three-quarter cuts. Gemy Maalouf, Savannah Miller, Raishma and Saiid Kobeisy incorporate a fresh take on sleeves into their collections, offering brides seemingly endless options.



For a  modern-day bride Karen Willis Holmes, Alan Hannah, Charlotte Balbier and Lusan Mandongus create dresses with a lowered neckline that remains utterly wearable and effortless.


Raishma, Adam Zohar, Savin and Brain Chen are just a few of the designers at White Gallery London to offer textured gowns,

from floral 3-D applique to layered lace, and hand-finished embroidery with crystals, pearls and beading.

Spotlights on  neck details for the 2018 gowns.


To reinventing the fairytale dress instead Savin, Lusan Mandongus, Anne Barge and Jesus Peiro all include tulle in their debut collections.


To attend at the next edition of White Gallery in May 2017 visit the press page to apply for your pass –