Fashion

Highland Park Village Magazine

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We hope you enjoy our newly released Highland Park Village spring 2014 magazine.  The gorgeous fashion spread was photographed in Palm Springs with supermodel Frida Gustavsson.  Whether you are looking for stylish beach attire or a gown for your next gala, shop the latest spring styles from Dior, Akris, Brunello Cucinelli, Lela Rose, and many more.  Please let us know if there are any items we can assist you with by contacting our personal shopper, Liz Thrash, at liz@hpvillage.com. And, whether you live across the street, across the state or across the country, we look forward to welcoming you to Highland Park Village soon!

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Harry Winston’s Legacy

 

Throughout the course of his career, it is estimated that Mr. Harry Winston owned more than one third of the world’s most famous and coveted gems.  With a natural eye and strong sense of intuition, Mr. Winston inherently knew what made good diamonds great, and great diamonds legends.  But his expertise in diamonds was more than just the basis of his professional life, it was a lifelong passion and personal commitment to celebrating and promoting the natural beauty of a stone. Discover the story behind the life and legacy of Harry Winston, the King of Diamonds.

 

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Spring With Q Custom Clothier

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 Owner KT Ratan

The original Q Custom Clothier workshop began in 1965, and still employs many of the skilled craftsmen that were employed from the inception. The store specializes in the custom tailoring of suits, sport coats, slacks, top coats, shirts and much more. All garments are constructed from the world’s finest fabrics, with suits built using hand selected fabrics from prestigious mills such as Loro Piana, Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil. Q Custom Clothier has been in business for over 45 years.

Owner KT Ratan has always loved fashion.  It’s the only thing he ever wanted to do and lucky for us, he stuck with it. “People come in and often ask what we do,” he said, “We do all custom made.  We do have a lot of ready to wear clothing, but every other person is not fit in a standard size.  Either their shoulders are too big, their arms are too long, pants are too high, so we customize each item for each individual body.”  There are usually 5-10 jackets in a department store to choose from, at Q Custom Clothiers, there are more than five thousand.  This is a big attraction to any customer who walks through the door.  It normally takes four weeks to get your custom items completed.

Ratan has customers who have been coming back for over 40 years.  Recently, he fitted a client’s two year old great grandson for a suit.  He has clients all around the globe who he flies to service- from California, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Miami and all over the world.  And, people come to see him from all over the country.  Once a measurement is on file, as long is there isn’t a significant weight gain or loss by the customer (15 pounds up or down), he can make anything for that client.  His custom suit materials come from England, Italy, France, Australia, Germany, and Scotland.  Clients wear Ratan’s custom clothing for years – twenty year old suits still look great because of the quality.  And, the best part?  His custom clothing is an affordable luxury.  Custom shirts run from $200-$450 apiece and suits from $2,000-$3,500.

The store will make shirts and business suits for women as well.  The seasonal selections are now lightweight fabrics that are perfect for spring and summer. Ratan loves that one of his stores is in Highland Park Village. “The luxury shopping center is located within a community with a very loyal client base. It is better than Rodeo Drive in my aspects.  There’s eally no comparison,” he said, “I’ve traveled all over and Highland Park Village is one of the best shopping centers I’ve ever seen.”

When asked to share a memorable story, Ratan said that client and former President George W. Bush attended a conference and noticed a gentleman in a similar suit to his.  He complimented the client on his suit and the client had said, “Thank  you, we have KT in common” and former President Bush said “Yes! KT.”

Qcustomclothier.com

 

Owner: KT Ratan

 

Manager: Arijeta Lata

 

Contact:

214.780.055

85 Highland Park Village

Dallas, TX 75205

 

Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm

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Paris Fashion Week – Fall 2014 – Part Two

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Hermès fall 2014

We’re following up with an additional recap of Paris Fashion Week with favorites from presentations by Hermès, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney.  As for the fall collection from Hermès, it was the perfect mix of shapes and volumes in a harmonious balance.”Wild Beauty” was Sarah Burton’s inspiration for fall 2014 and she returned with Elizabethan silhouettes for Alexander McQueen.  The collection was marked by a nature and untamed beauty.  As for Stella McCartney, her new collection encompassed beautifully draped fringe paired with chunky masculine shoes.  Autumn’s oversize sweaters and coats with rounded shoulders from the label are both elegant and wearable.

More from Hermès, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney.

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Paris Fashion Week – Fall 2014 – Part One

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Dior – fall 2014

There’s nothing quite like following some of our favorite brands during Paris Fashion Week.  This week, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from fall 2014 presentations in Paris. We hope you enjoy a few looks from Dior, Saint Laurent, Akris, and Celine.

What were some of your favorite ensembles?

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Dior – fall 2014

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Saint Laurent – fall 2014

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Saint Laurent- fall 2014

 

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Akris – fall 2014

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Akris – fall 2014

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Celine – fall 2014

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Celine-  fall 2014

* images: style.com

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Vanity Fair Oscars Party 2014

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Jennifer Lawrence wearing Dior (left) and Tom Ford (right) * Vanity Fair 

It’s easy to say that some of our favorite gowns from this year’s Academy Awards ceremony were from the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party.  We love the transformation of Jennifer Lawrence - a stunning Dior gown to a cocktail dress by Tom Ford.  A few additional favorites?  Amy Adams wore a beautiful gown by Carolina Herrera for the after party and Anna Paquin wore Alexander McQueen.

See more.

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Anna Paquin wearing Alexander McQueen (left) and Amy Adams wearing Carolina Herrera (right)

 

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Oscars 2014 Fashion Recap

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Jennifer Lawrence  - Dior

From gorgeous Dior gowns, Chanel, Saint Laurent, and more – these were some of our favorite looks from last night’s Academy Awards.   Blush tones and nude hues seemed to dominate the red carpet at the Oscars.   Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron both looked stunning wearing Dior. Viola Davis wore Escada. Jessica Biel was a favorite in Chanel and Margot Robbie wore a beautiful gown by Saint Laurent. Jared Leto also wore a white tux by Saint Laurent.

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Viola Davis- Escada

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Jared Leto- Saint Laurent

What were your favorite looks?

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Charlize Theron-  Dior

 

4. Kate Hudson

 

Kate Hudson – Versace

5. Cate Blanchette

 

Cate Blanchett – Armani Prive

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Lupita Nyong’o – Prada

7. Margot Robbie

 

Margot Robbie- Saint Laurent

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Jessica Biel- Chanel

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Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2014

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Watch the Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2014 show LIVE online here.  It was designer Alexander Wang‘s third show for the label. Again, Wang infused sportswear into the collection as well as fisherman jackets and neon accents.  We loved the utilitarian zippers and touches of fur and embellishments.  Outerwear took center stage in this collection.

View the show here.

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