Thursday, 19 January 2012

A Match Made in Heaven

Inspired by the glamour of the latest red carpet event in Los Angeles, the Golden Globes, I couldn't help but notice how the catwalk shows have also translated the black and white combination chosen by Kate Winslet and Claire Danes.

Lanvin and Roberto Cavalli (

Is it a coincidence that the black and white silent film The Artist took home three awards? Maybe... But there's something quite strong coming out of the attraction between opposites, it's a union between light and darkness that we can all relate to.

Jason Wu and Chanel (

Like piano keys, together they can produce a different sound. This sense of connection is very much needed today when giant corporations seem to rule the world and money has become the driving force of how we do business.

Oscar de la Renta and Valentino (

It's funny how both Giancarlo Giammetti in Valentino, the Last Emperor and Pierre Bergé in Yves Saint Laurent: L'Amour Fou have said that the world of fashion has been taken over by investment bankers and how it's all about money now.

Gucci and Jean Paul Gaultier (

In British politics, the major players talk about responsible capitalism in same shape or form, the way we've got used to do business is just not sustainable and now is the time to rethink laws and strategies.

John Galliano (

Maybe we need to get back to the basics, to Yin and Yang, as complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole as part of a dynamic system. People need to be treated as such and not as figures.

Rouland Mouret (

As consumers we can be more demanding and react by not buying from companies we're not too sure about. Many multinational companies now have an ethical behaviour, not only towards their employees and manufacturers but are also embracing an humanitarian cause.

Helmut Lang and Temperley London (

Think of Gucci and UNICEF's alliance; Diane Von Furstenberg has also different initiatives aimed at helping the world, so even if it is just a marketing tool, these multinational companies are giving back something and why? Because we care. So we can make a difference.

Balmain and Gareth Pugh (

I was appalled to see how consumers buy more and more at Primark despite the documentaries that have emerged about child labour. Why is it so cheap? We shouldn't give in to the money mentality, it's worth having a smaller wardrobe.

Other related posts:
Yves Saint Laurent: Life, Love and Art
Valentino Virtual Museum
Sales Shopping