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.

October 13, 2014

TRENDS // TREND COUNCIL - SS/15 . KNITWEAR + PATTERN TREND REPORTS

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 most in depth SS15 Knitwear and Pattern trend reports which includes key call outs for each categories along with collages for immediate design development.






     KNITWEAR TRENDS : CROCHET    
With a strong 60’s Festival Girl influence coming off the International SS15 runways we see a big push on groovy openwork crochet stitches from both junior and contemporary designers.





    PATTERN TRENDS: WATERCOLOR    
One of the hottest pattern trends this season is WATERCOLOR ABSTRACTS that showed on influential runways including CHANEL and BURBERRY PRORSUM.



October 10, 2014

TRENDS // TRENDSTOP - WOMEN'S KEY PRINT TRENDS - S/S 2016

A great resource for fashion and creative professionals is Trendstop.com an online fashion and trend forecasting agency based in London.  They have an extensive data for forecasts and trends in all areas of clothing, accessories and beauty for Men's and Women's.

Here are a couple of key Women's key print trends for the S/S 2016 season. Go here to order your copy. 

    GRAPHIC MARBLE    
This Multi-Application print trend is all about revamping recognizable marble patterns with a bold graphic finish, bringing styles to life with a vivid intensity. 3.1 Phillip Lim underlines the striking effect with both color pop and sheer detailing on a sweater. Meanwhile, fluid digital prints impact with shades of black, white and blue on ICB dresses and Rachel Comey coordinations.


    SCRATCH THE SURFACE     
Multiple scratch markings crisscross across fabric, creating hatched vertical and horizontal striping for a raw organic feel. Kenzo incorporates a DIY feel with illustrated scratch stripes, as patterns look refined with tonal blue hues at Felipe Oliveira. Andrew GN adds interest to a top with print mix bands.



October 9, 2014

DESIGNER COMPETITION + EVENT // LONDON FASHION WEEK 2015



London Fashion Week will take place from February 20th - 24th, 2015. 
                                         
CATWALK
The catwalk schedule is suitable for designers wishing to show their ready-to-wear collection on the ‘runway’ to an audience of 350+ with one specified time slot and no repeat shows/sittings.
PRESENTATION
More and more designers are choosing to show in an intimate style presentation or through a static installation. Designers wishing to show in this way are more relevant to the presentation schedule.
Presentations must run over a minimum of 2 hours or up to a full day so as not to clash directly with a catwalk show.  The presentation slots are interspersed with the catwalk slots on the official schedule. Please see the downloadable version of September's schedule here.

DIGITAL SCHEDULE

Designers who wish to show on the digital presentation schedule must showcase their collection alongside their film within a 2-4 hour film screening. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th November 2014.

APPLICATION CRITERIA

  • Your collection should consist of women’s ready-to-wear.
  • You should have been in business for at least 3 years and have a minimum of 6 stockists - 1 of which must be a UK retailer. If you have been in business for less than 3 years, you should look at applying for NEWGEN support. Information on NEWGEN can be found at www.britishfashioncouncil.com/newgen
Applications will be reviewed by an advisory panel comprised of leading opinion formers, press and retail representatives.


Visit London Fashion Week website here to learn more and submit your application.

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