Monthly Archives: January 2015

  1. 40 Years of Glamour

    40 Years of Glamour

    As Giorgio Armani enters the 40th year of his career it was only fitting that his latest couture collection illustrated his deep appreciation for glamour that has yielded the fruits of his labour.

    With a clear theme running on Japanese orient, each piece in the collection embodied some part of the rich culture. Armani’s inspiration exuded down his transparent catwalk in loose-fitting blouses designed with kimono sleeves, some including intricate origami folds, and jackets had structure at the back while others finished at the hips hanging free; all day wear was teamed with culottes illustrating the Armani ethos of easy  elegance. Obi like waist belts (a massive trend this season) wrapped round the tiny models and soba noodle colours contributed to the Zen mood.  With such a muted colour palette, similar to other shows we have seen this week (Chanel’s foliage jungle in particular), Armani predominantly expressed glamour through an opulent use of texture and fabric. Please see

  2. Spring/Summer 2015 Couture

    Spring/Summer 2015 Couture

    The Grand Palais. Oh, the Grand Palais. This is where the world’s greatest Couturiers make dreams come true, where the newest Haute Couture collections are previewed to only the most prestigious and the click clack of Manolo Blahniks hit the floor. Above all, the Grand Palais is where the best designers like Giambattista Valli set themselves apart. Here, ideas are brought to life and the evolution of Couture is born. In the Grand Palais the latest innovations in Couture that will be all over your favourite glossy fashion magazines are showed; and this year everyone is loving Giambattista Valli… and we are too.

    Giambattista Valli’s latest collection was everything that embodies edgy elegance. All womanly and masterful, forty-seven looks were shown in what was evocative of an Italian garden. An abundant floral patterned dream reflected in the over head mirrors that floated like silvery clouds.

    With natural inspirations in mind, Valli’s pretty tree of life emerged. Silk em

  3. Sizzling Scarlet

    Sizzling Scarlet

    Movie star Catherine Zeta-Jones sizzled in a scarlet Angel Sanchez evening gown at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.

    With intricate and strong folds around the bustier attached to a floor length A-line skirt, the Taffeta fabric held the heavy structure very well. A delicate shimmer in the material and decadent colour sets this dress apart from many.

  4. The Golden Globe Awards 2015

    The Golden Globe Awards 2015

    Flashing light bulbs, the sweet smell of A-listers and the joyous sound of Cristal corks being popped can only mean one thing… Hollywood Award season is here! Oozing glamour and Haute Couture, there is nothing more we look forward to than what is coming down the red carpet. Check out Joel & Son’s favourite looks below from The Golden Globe Awards 2015.

    Winter white was a major trend this year worn by stars like Kate Hudson (Atelier Versace), Rosamund Pike (custom Vera Wang) and Emily Blunt (custom Michael Kors). See our breakdown of this fashionable hue below.

    Kate Hudson and Atelier Versace are a match made in heaven.

  5. Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

    Here at Joel & Son we are ready to celebrate a wedding all year round but this season brides are creating whimsical winter wonderlands. Crisp whites, icicle embellishments and of course, heaps of delicate lace... add to the sophistication a winter wedding evokes.

    Offering the finest fabrics from across the world, we stock the largest selection of bridal wear in Europe. Priding ourselves as Royal Warrant specialists in Couture, Joel & Son has every type of Lace, Satin, Beading, Tulle and beyond. If you cant find it with us, it doesn't exist!

    See below a selection of our favourite wedding gowns from this seasons runways, from full skirts to heavy embellishment; these designs will make sure the bride wearing them lives her fairytale.

    1.) TRENDING…From the back- deep dips and embellished illusions, the back of these gowns will make you look just as good walking up the aisle as walking down.