Friday, 30 September 2011

Fashion Sparked by Wit Hussein Chalayan

A good designer is like an attentive waiter: he is there to serve his guests and quietly depart. Fashion, as Cristobal Balenciaga famously and sourly observed at the end of his career, is a dog’s life. Ah, but if only he had known Hussein Chalayan, he might have at least savored the human comedy.

Mr. Chalayan is fashion’s Marathon Man. He has done so much to make fashion interesting and alive. And while still at a young age he has realized that what fashion needs, more than ever, is wit and simplicity. “I wanted to do craft in a minimal way,” he said backstage, retying his apron strings as people crowded round. “Yeah, I was quite pleased. It was all about showing clothes.”

They were deceptively simple, with a well-balanced trouser suit in white followed by a long, open-back white column with a sheer panel of fabric flowing from the shoulders and looping at the hem. A trio of sleeveless tops or tunics in sorbet colors were cut away in the back and shown with gathered cotton skirts.

There were surprises everywhere: a summery white shift with a front panel of dark tapestry roses; prints in a brushy pattern of horses and flowers; and cool shorts in a reflective, papery silver fabric.
Mr. Chalayan might not buy it, but “Sip,” as the show was called, offered just the right amount of style for next spring.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011


Zlatan Ibrahimovic born October 3, 1981, in Malmö, Sweden, is a swedish footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Milan and the Swedish national team for which he is captain.

Ibrahimovic started his career at Malmö FF in the late 1990s under Roland Andersson. He was signed by Ajax, and made a name for himself under Ronald Koeman. Years later, he signed with Juventus for €16 million.

Ibrahimovic gained fame in Serie A, benefiting from his strike partnership with David Trézéguet. In 2006, he signed with leaguerival Internazionale, where he won Individual awards such as the Oscar del Calcio the Guldbollen, and was named in the 2007 and 2009 UEFA Team of the Year, in addition to finishing as the league's highest scorer in 2008–09 while winning three straight Scudetti.

In the summer of 2009, Ibrahimovic transferred to Barcelona for €69 million, the second highest transfer fee in football history. His time at Barcelona was short lived however; moving back to AC Milan the following season, in a deal which made him one of the highest paid footballers in the world