A closer look…
Wearing A.D.S.R. sunnies,
Yero Brown patched denim jacket,
Mary Grant’s Sandra shirt dress,
Parallele thigh-high boots,
topped off with some beautiful Sambac rings.
Fashion provided by Ivan Bitton Style House
I had a chance to sit down with the Ivan Bitton Style House Inc. CEO to discuss matters of the fashion industry, the style house, and the future. Read our conversation below for an inside scoop…
B: So Aaron, how are you today?
AG: I am very good, i’m feeling very grateful by all fashion means.
B: Well thank you for doing this interview… First of all, what does style mean to you?
AG: I think it is the very physical, visual achievement of internal ideas of how you perceive the world.
B: How long have you been involved in the fashion industry?
AG: I’ve been involved in the fashion industry for about 7-8 years by accident. All of the sudden I was a watch maker, but I was very interested in movement. Then I discovered jewelry then I became a jewelry designer because I love the sparkles. I always had a visual intellect about how everything should work so I always was drawn to the fabrics and silhouettes and then it happened, I ended up here.
B: What do you like most about the fashion industry?
AG: I like the fabrics, I like the silhouettes and I like how that brings everything else together and I like how fashion is a place where you can dream and its accepted and is actually respected. I love that- It’s like the common denominator of everything- dreams.
AG: How people think fashion should be. I think it’s a lack of education and it’s sad. And I feel like every time you are in contact with that, and you meet someone that lives through those terms, it teaches you compassion.
B: What is one tip you can give an aspiring stylist?
AG: Be very very accommodating. Styling in fashion is a job where you are always in contact with a human being. So you should make sure that people want to deal with you. When you walk into set, just forget about everything. Then you can present any idea you want just because you were accommodating. They are really putting their insecurities in your hands. It sounds unrelated to fashion, but when you bring the elements of compassion into fashion, you will benefit.
B: What do you think will be spring 2017s biggest trend?
AG: I think we are still going to want to showcase the body, that’s the Hollywood girl trend. It’s definitely about feeling liberated, proud of her body and her curves. I feel that flowy will still be in- a lot of dresses with flowy, tons of fabric… very angelic. And I do feel innovative materials are also the top of the list. We are leading the conscious culture trend with our new designer Dan Richters, he uses all silicone fabric that’s really beautiful and presents the body in such glamorous was that is such a hit. He is a total eco-friendly designer.
B: Where do you see IBSH Inc. in 5 years?
AG: I see Ivan Bitton Style House in a totally different platform. I see us more involved with TV shows, more branding, more outreach. At the end of the day we are fashion innovators and that’s because the designers are what counts. I see us providing that input in the fashion industry.
B: What has been you favorite project?
AG: I have a few, but I have to say the one up in the hills at Jim Goldstien’s and we were shooting the supermodel Kira. I never have done something so nude, it was an achievement- how to present fashion in the portrayal of a naked person. And it was so eye opening to achieve that visualization. So yeah that was the most fun by far.
B: And you probably learned how to work with a nude body, too.
AG: Absolutely, it’s a totally different game. You have too, styled a huge supermodel. Nude fashion is a very strong voice in the fashion industry and we dominate it haha.
B: Who are your top 3 favorite designers that are featured in IBSH?
AG: Well the family is big! Three is tough! But I will say that the three that please my eye and my taste are Marcell Von Berlin- amazing, from Germany, Anya Liesnik- she manipulates the gowns, sequins, and flows very well… she dreams, and the third… I would say Chamaeleo.
B: Is there anything exciting coming up for IBSH that you can share with us?
AG: You put me in a very difficult position here, because a lot of things are happening. They are definitely under wraps, but I will say there is a magazine coming out and we have a couple of TV shows… and THAT’S IT!
B: Well thank you so much for your time!
AG: Thank you, I’m grateful.
I often come across articles giving tips on how to dress for your body type, categorizing body types into either one of the other. If you are like me, you don’t fit into just one category so I’m going to share some tips for dressing the Hour Glass Petite woman (HGP).
I hope this helped! Shop my picks below for some of my favorite brands for HGPs!
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