October 22, 2014

TRENDS // WOLVERINE LEATHERS - SS2016

Wolverine Leathers is the global leader of Performance Leather which offers an array of performance features, colors, weights and other varieties. Their speciality is in working with designers, product development and sourcing to meet their needs in footwear design. Some of their clients include UGG, DKNY, Adidas and Vans to name a few.  Go here to learn more about their company. 

Here is a preview of their Sprint/Summer 2016 trends where you can view the entire report here for their colors and materials. Their trends are inspired by 4 concepts: Le Printemps, Artland, Rah Rah and Mesa.



    LE PRINTEMPS    

Set in Paris in thé 1880s, la belle époque, a time of great economic prosperity, entertainment, intellect and creativity.  Colors: soft elegant ranges of silken blues and pink, set against luminous limestone, wrought iron and bright pops of geranium. 
    ARTLAND    

Set in an artist colony on the fringes of the city (any city) and celebrates the vibrant new fusion of contemporary art, music and fashion.  Colors feature oil paint colors set against a canvas white and urban grey.
    RAH RAH    

Takes us back to the authentic fun and competition of 1970s team sports - pre-tech, pre-juice. Colors based on the sports, pennants, players and cheerleaders graphically juxtaposed and oh-so-familiar retro shades of shrimp, mint, grass maize and varsity blue.
    MESA    

Is a beautiful arid story set in the deserts of the southwestern United States feature red rocks, terra-cotta, adobe, desert sky sage brush, silver mine metals and cactus.

October 21, 2014

DESIGN COMPETITION // FRONT ROW SOCIETY - PASTEL ABSTRACTION

CREATIVE BRIEF

Submission Deadline: 15 November, 2014, 6pm CET
Voting Starts: 16 November, 2014, 6pm CET

As the skies turn greyer and the wind starts to bring a frosty chill breezing around us, we’re feeling in need of a little comforting here at Front Row Society. So for this month’s scarves challenge, we’ve decided to indulge our sweet tooth with a delectable array of sugary shades in our “Pastel Abstraction” challenge. Think simple poster style graphics in vintage sweet shop shades of candy floss pink and lemon sherbet; or contrast soft clouds of baby blues and dreamy purples with bold geometric forms. 

This competition is for scarves. As always, don’t forget that your print might need to be adjusted to fit the appropriate template. All templates are marked with design specifications to help you get your design just right. Please note that all Front Row Society templates may differ slightly from final manufacturing specifications, so make sure your print is versatile and flexible enough for production.

What can you win?

Each winner receives a one-off immediate prize of 200€ . plus one of their products when it arrives in stock. But that is not all - each & every time we sell 500 pieces of your design, you will receive an additional €200. This means that FRS can continue to embody the spirit of fashion democracy, rewarding our top designs again...and again...and again! We will also conduct an interview with the winner, publicizing their design across the fashion community in Berlin and worldwide.

Go here to learn more and to submit your designs.

October 20, 2014

TRENDS // COLOR SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL (CSI + DYSTAR) . INTIMATES INSPIRATIONS SS16 PRE-SEASON

COLOR SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL is a color resource provider in partnership with DYSTAR, a textile coloration specialist provide consultancy in all areas of coloration and finishing technology. Here is a collaboration of their recent color trend boards, for their Intimates Inspirations for the SS 2016 Pre-Season. To view their recent trend inspirations, go here. To learn more about these two expertise's, go here.

    SAUNTER     
A little bit of dainty elegance, a dash of glamorous appeal, a drop of playful charm – she is a princess in her fairy kingdom. Life is about beauty and kindness she believes. The summer’s splendor is a feast, feeding her senses, with the sweet smell of rose gardens, with the warm touch of the sun on her skin, with the delicate taste of fruity gelato and the gentle piano sounds. The dream-like vibrancy of color in the warm summer days makes her happy and ecstatic.


    PRELUDE    
She likes her life of independence and peace. Her everyday soaked into an immense flow of inspiration and self-exploration. She is natural and somewhat romantic. She likes to prepare things in her own quiet and elegant way. Mornings are her favorite time of the day, no need to hurry, no need to overindulge with extreme everyday interactions. Every word that she says she tastes carefully on the tip of her tongue to make sure she gave it just the right dose of meaning and love. She knows life is string of beginnings and every day is a prelude to something new.



     COBALT SKIES    
She is a true believer that mystical powers are moving and directing us in mysterious ways. She feels that all nature’s creations are sacred. She approaches her everyday endeavors as rituals that need to be performed with great poise and affection. She craves eternal youth and believes that beauty is reflection of the soul. She loves the mountains not as a destination to conquer, but as a place to worship nature and a place to reflect on her inner peace, a place where she can reach for harmony and solitude. She adores the fragile beauty of exotic flowers but she is equally attracted to the dark power of the stormy cobalt skies.



     RESONANCE    
Her life is about balance and exploration. She wants to know about the world and travels not for leisure but to connect with different cultures and people on deeper more spiritual level. She is a multilingual citizen of the world, her mind is bright and colorful. She takes her body on the quest for self-discovery trough yoga and meditation. She is pure by heart and strong by will. She is a gatherer of experiences and fascinating stories which resonate deep into her soul. She is a creator and storyteller of the new urban folklore.


October 17, 2014

TRENDS // TREND COUNCIL - SS2016 . KABUKI

Trend Council is a fashion trend forecasting company who delivers expert analysis and design inspirations. Their team provides a great wealth of consulting services for all your company's design needs.  Trend Council focuses on the Ladies, Juniors, Mens, Young Mens and Active markets. To learn more about their services, go here.

Below is a peek of their recent SS16 trend KABUKI which includes key call outs for the trend and colors.



October 16, 2014

[ TREND + PRINT REPORT ] AARYN WEST STUDIO

Today's post [ TREND + PRINT REPORT ], is from FV print and fashion contributor AARYN WEST of Aaryn West Studio based in Los Angeles, California. Below are her most recent print trend call outs from the Resort '15 collections.  

Aaryn West Studio is a design studio specializing in bespoke prints and patterns for application on nearly any surface in the fashion, interior, and gift design industries.  Go here, to check out her website




    CAT LADY    



Novelty prints are having a major moment right meow. So much so that it was a little difficult deciding which ones to report on. From common favorites like birds and butterflies, to the still-going-strong selection of tropical fruits (pineapples and bananas, anyone?), conversationals are a hot commodity for Spring 2015. Cats make for a relevantly quirky choice because they satisfy not only the ‘cute animal’ category, but can also merchandise well with the tropical themes that will no doubt dominate the season. Here Kitty, Kitty!
Giles, Alice + Olivia, Libertine all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

    MIXED BOHO    

The bohemian look has been going strong for a several seasons now, and from what we are seeing on the runway this spring it won’t be fading away anytime soon. With influences from all over the globe and a penchant for mixing various dense and ornate motifs, the bohemian babe is no wall flower. For additional research on how to master the mixed boho trend, also see the new collections from print-mixing prosDuro Olowu and Anna Sui.
Etro, Preen Line, Just Cavalli all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

   WHEN IN ROME    

While not all of your clients are likely to jive with this trend, we were quite eager to cover it. There were even several examples of it in the Resort 2015 shows, so we weren’t entirely surprised to see it pop up again for Spring, especially among the Italian designers. We are loving the variety of approaches used in presenting such iconographic imagery – from traditional black and white to modern color blocking, and even digital glitch. I could easily see this trend working well in combination with floral elements, or even as a simple novelty. For more takes on this trend also seeMarios Schwab and Fausto Puglisi.
Versace, Neil Barrett, KTZ all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

October 15, 2014

TRENDS // ECLECTIC TRENDS . GUDY HERDER - A/W 2016/17 GLOBAL COLOR RESEARCH . SCANNED - PART II

From our most recent FV contributor addition, Gudy Herder of Eclectic Trends who is based in Barcelona working as an Interior Stylist, Trend Observer and Trainer.  Her website Eclectic Trends is full of interior and trend inspirations,   http://eclectictrends.com.  

Dear Fashion Vignette readers! This is Gudy from Eclectic Trends and I am back today with another trend I presented at Global Color Research which I named SCANNED! You can view the entire report here

I hope you enjoyed my last AW 2016/17 trend post WONDERLAND ( here ), which had been the favorite among my readers. I’d love to hear your opinion too.



Here comes the second part of my trend presentation for Global Color Research I have shared as well at the Blogger Brunch the past weekend. This was another winner (to my surprise) together with WONDERLAND. I believe the colors influence a lot here too since they are soft and gentle, and we have seen seem them mainly on the Scandinavian markets for a while now.


We are more and more scanned in different senses. When we go the airport, be on the internet or make a telephone call with an integrated gps, there are cameras on the street, and we have to face there is a constant integration of technology with the human body.


On the other side, ‘SCANNED’ has beauty, there is a wonderful x-ray photography underlining transparency and fragility which is not new but has been there for a few years already. By exposing an object to x-rays one discovers new and sometimes surprising structures and hidden beauty.


It is a movement that invites to discover and explore in a different way, like looking underneath the surface and being marveled by its treasures.


© Gudy Herder/Eclectic Trends - all rights reserved.   Layout may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the Gudy Herder. 


October 14, 2014

DESIGN COMPETITION // FASHION SCOUT - AW15 . LONDON + PARIS

Editorial via Fashion Scout

We are pleased to announce that applications for the AW15 London and Paris showcases are now open.

From the 20th to the 24th February, Fashion Scout London will take place for another season at the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden, London over the five days of London Fashion Week. Showcasing the very best in upcoming fashion talent, designers can apply to show their collections as catwalk shows, presentations or part of our exhibition.

This season’s applications will also open for the prestigious and highly desired Merit Award, won by Gyo Yuni Kimchoe this season. The Merit Award new talent initiative is worth £25,000 over three seasons and is responsible for the launch of design careers including that of William Tempest, David Koma, Hermione De Paula, Eudon Choi, Georgia Harding, Leutton Postle, Phoebe English, as well as Xiao Li. The Merit Award is open to new womenswear designers who have already graduated and wish to show during London Fashion Week.

Additionally, new designers can apply for the Ones to Watch collaborative showcase. Known as the first and best place to see the future of UK and International design talent, the Ones to Watch provides four designers with a high profile catwalk show and, along with the Merit Award show, attracts an audience of both buyers and press season after season.

Fashion Scout Paris will also return to its Paris home in the heart of Marais, where designers will be able to individually display their collections to the elite fashion Industry. Visitors to the Fashion Scout Paris Showroom last season included Anna Wintour, Hamish Bowles, Lucinda Chambers, Fran Burns, Sarah Mower, Sara Maino, Worldwide Vogue and Worldwide Elle. 

Visit Fashion Scout's website here to learn more.  Designers are selected by a panel of industry experts in November 2014.

To request an application pack and for full information, please email: press@fashionscoutevents.com.

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