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Clone Sheep Not Clothes
As I took a friend’s son shopping at a mall the other day, I was
appalled by the shocking cloning process running amuck in the
building. Each shirt looked just like every other shirt; each
skirt just the same. Although his budget and expectations were
low, I felt that I should give him a taste of true fashion –
First, I began telling him about haute couture fashion. Haute
couture is French for high fashion. Haute means high or elegant
while couture means sewing.
What’s behind the notion of Haute Couture?
Haute couture is now synonymous with the design and creation of
upscale, one-of-a-kind garments. Haute couture houses must be
registered with the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris,
and only 18 exclusive shops* belong. Collections are presented
twice a year, and each show must have at least 35 outfits for
both day and evening wear. Examples of these haute couture houses
are Coco Chanel, Pierre Cardin, and Christian Dior.
Since outfits are made from scratch specifically for each
customer, only haute couture can help you achieve the perfect
fit. Your clothes will never be knockoffs from other stores, but
originals just for you. The average tailored suit runs around
$16,000 depending on the material.
A vendeuse, an important saleswoman*, in the house will be in
charge of your entire purchasing experience from the appointment
on. She receives a commission from her clients and is more than
willing to help you with anything. Your vendeuse will be your
contact in the house. (Note: sometimes a video of the house
collection is made available to serious buyers to aid in their
viewing and selection process).
Not only do you get an exclusive fit, but you get exclusive
materials too. Because certain textures, colors and types of a
cloth may be reserved for one house only.
At the same time, the houses use only the most luxurious furs,
silks, cashmeres, and novelty fabrics. As they plan an outfit
they use toiles or sample garments, either canvas or calico that
can be adjusted without expense, before creating your masterpiece
in the best colors for you.
When wearing haute couture clothes, you are certain to carry
yourself a bit differently. You will walk with your head held
high, knowing that not only are you a unique person but also even
your clothes represent only you.
What about Haute Couture and men?
Successful business people all over enjoy haute couture in their
daily lives. Especially men.
“Finally, it’s the guy’s turn to be fashionable!” said Gregory
Scott Reid, well-known speaker and three-time #1 best-selling
California native, Reid created this unique design when he
realized that Men's fashion was primarily left unchanged. Each
day he typically wore his shirt/tie/suit combination to the
office and for special occasions. However, he questioned why he
was spending exorbitant amounts of money on wonderful ties that
he couldn't show off.
That is where the inspiration began. Reid teamed up with Haute
Couture Fashion Designer, Kimberly Mac. Together they were able
to take Reid’s idea of cutting ‘slits’ into one of his dress
shirts, and “weave” a tie through it, enabling people to not only
show off more of the tie, but also creating an original look that
was long overdue in men’s fashion.
“Why hasn’t this been done before?” asked Reid.
Original, first ever, never available before, Reid’s shirts
feature double pearl button cuffs and superior quality fabric in
Jarkarta White, Skyline Blue and Midnight Black. This woven
collar shirt, as seen in GQ, Ebony, FHM, SkyMall, Washington
Post, 944, Skope and across the globe, comes to you from Mui
Fina at http://www.MuiFina.com .
Welcome to a special group of people who dare to create a
movement. And a special ‘Hats Off’ to those in men’s fashion,
where change has been virtually nonexistent for decades. More
information on haute couture can be found at http://Amazon.com
and at http://www.presssuccess.com/muifina .
* "What is Haute Couture? Uncovering the business of
high fashion" by David Johnson. "Haute Couture Fashion History"
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com.
By Diana Barnum is a correspondent for Savvy Style News at
http://savvystylenews.com . She can be reached at (614) 529-9459
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