April 27, 2015

DESIGN COMPETITION // FRONT ROW SOCIETY - AFTER THE STORM

CREATIVE BRIEF

Submission Deadline: 15 May, 2015, 6pm CET
Voting Starts: 16 May, 2015, 6pm CET

Our previous challenge “The Tempest” explored the chaos and devastation that Mother Nature can unleash on the earth, when in the grip of a stormy mood. Even the fiercest fires don’t burn forever though, and every storm has its subsequent calm. For our “After the Storm” challenge, it’s the gentle aftermath we’re asking you to focus on, those moments when the storm clouds have cleared and the earth appears itself once again.

Imagine the subdued pitter-patter of dripping tree branches, heavy with water from the recent deluge. Fragments of delicate flowers and plants are washed downriver, swept along with the newly flooded currents. The whole world looks as though it’s been washed clean and returned to order, but traces of the recent squall remain in tattered feathers and crumpled petals, as if the storm had abandoned its work halfway through. We’re looking for roughly painted watercolors, or unfinished sketches that show us your vision of the calm after the storm.

What can you win?

Each winner receives a one-off prize of 200€ once the collection launches on the website plus a sample of their products when it arrives in stock. But that is not all – if your design receives 500 orders on wholesale, 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.

To learn more and to submit your designs into the competition, go here

April 24, 2015

TRENDS // TREND COUNCIL - WOMEN'S AND MEN'S COLOR TRENDS . F/W 2016

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.

Here is a preview of their latest Women's and Men's Color Trends for the FW 2016 season. 






April 23, 2015

TRENDS // FASHION SNOOPS - WOMEN'S ACCESSORIES COLOR FORECASTS . S/S 2016

Fashion Snoops is an online forecasting trend service that reports on color, design themes, key items, details, etc., for women, men, youth, kids, accessories, beauty, home, and culture. To learn more and subscribe to their services, go to fashionsnoops.com to view their amazing site.

    S/S 16 WOMEN'S ACCESSORIES COLOR FORECASTS   

by FASHION SNOOPS

The Spring/Summer 2016 Women’s Accessories Color Forecast is here, and Fashion Snoops has identified four key palettes: Soft Nostalgia, Backyard, Desert Bloom, and Heirloom. Soft Nostalgia plays the most important role with a continuation of pastels that became notably more saturated, with blues as an essential take-away. Desert Bloom refreshes the notion of neutrals not only with new base tones, but with enticing fashion colors that offer a new perspective. Backyard addresses the important brights of the season in fully saturated colors. Finally, while jewel tones are not typically associated with Spring, heirlooms remain relevant with both familiar and newly added hues.

We have compiled this information into a special report for Fashion Vignette members, courtesy of Fashion Snoops – where the full reports are available exclusively to subscribers. The full version of the trend report featured here is available now for individual purchase in the Fashion Vignette Trend Shop.




    SOFT NOSTALGIA (PASTELS)    
Soft Nostalgia addresses pastels as one of the most important groups of the season, lead notably by Blue Hydrangea. Pink is also a focus from the peach tinted Rose Champagne to the whitened Ice Pink. Other fashion pastels include the more saturated hues of Lavender mist, Lemon Chiffon and Sea Glass. Neutral bases tones include the fleshy Butt and the soft Dust grey.

BLUE HYDRANGEA


Blue Hydrangea pushes the S/S 15 color of New York Sky forward with a slight dusting of purple, creating a softer hue of blue. ROSE CHAMPAGNE


This warm shade of Rose Champagne combines the previous seasons shades of Blush from S/S 15 and Dusty Rose from F/W 15/16. Creating a slightly more saturated pastel tone.


BONE



Bone continues the popular shade of Ivory from the F/W 15/16 season and the S/S 15 shade of Sand. This season Bone gets a softer yellow cast as opposed to the creamier shades of the previous seasons.


LEMON CHIFFON



Lemon Chiffon evolves from the S/S 15 shade of Custard. This season becomes much softer, putting in the pastel category.

    BACKYARD (BRIGHTS)    
Backyard brights offer a lively conversation anchored by warm and cool hues. Orangey reds play a pivotal role in both Vermilion and Candy Apple, while Canary offers a brightly saturated yellow. Another popular commercial option is Electric Blue, while Periwinkle really brings something new to the table.

DAFFODIL



    DESERT BLOOM (NEUTRALS)    
The Desert Bloom color palette combines earthy neutrals along with emerging fashion colors. Richer bases like Dark Roast and Olive enliven base hues of Hazy Taupe and Soil. Red casted Persimmon, orange casted Copper and yellow Caramel play influential roles. Cooler hues included Moss and Charcoal. 

DARK ROAST



    PERSIMMON



MOSS



    HEIRLOOM (JEWEL TONES)    
Jewel tones remain relevant for Spring/Summer with a new offering of Heirlooms. Red and green continue to play the most significant roles, including familiar shades of dark Burgundy. Green becomes more influenced by blues with Evergreen and Dark Teal colors. While Navy progresses as an influential base color, Indigo offers a new alternative. Grape purple is featured as a new fashion color. 

BURGUNDY


Burgundy continues to be a strong color for S/S 16 evolving from F/W 15/16 Burgundy and S/S 15 Vineyard and Red Dahlia. This season the shade becomes much deeper with reddish undertones.

DARK TEAL


S/S 16 Dark Teal continues the S/S 15 shade of Poseidon. Lightening up for S/S 16, Dark Teal introduces green undertones.

The complete color reports for Spring/Summer 16 are available now for purchase through the Fashion Vignette digital Trend Shop. Additional comprehensive forecasting reports are also available across all markets.

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This S/S 16 Women’s Accessories Color forecast by Fashion Snoops includes in-depth coverage & analysis of emerging color trends for the upcoming season. Visit our trend shop today to learn more!



April 22, 2015

TRENDS // HYOSUNG + CREORA - SS 2017

Hyosung, the largest elastane producer in the world and the manufacturer of Creora.  Here is a preview of their Spring/Summer 2017 season. Go here to learn more about Creora and here to view additional 2016 textile trends for Intimates, Swimwear, Ready To Wear, Active Wear, Hosiery and Denim. 


    INTERACTION    


The interaction between the body and garments fuels this direction. High compression with creora® Power Fit for anatomical support features for protection, embracing the body and connecting with the movement. Perfect surfaces allow for a new direction in optically appealing tone-on-tone prints, while the perfectly geometrical textures correspond with the body in enhancing performance. Black is always core item with creora® Black to eliminate grin through.

     TRUTH     


Instinctively organic in inspiration, natural and synthetic yarns create the desired natural hand feel. An eco story features with creora® eco-soft and/ or recycled synthetics to reduce energy usage .. creora Color+ dyeable spandex offers stretch without grin through in ranges from comfort to core stability to deliver on this natural nuance inspiration in brighter colors . Enhanced by traditional feeling and functionality designs deliver a smooth, calm and truthful aspect for soft sports like Yoga and Pilates.

    CHARGED    


An electric approach to activewear, pushing up a notch in colors with creora Color+ and performance. There is a new dynamic in play with bright and energetic prints and colorways pushing forward. Lightweight with the fit from creora®, an exciting and vibrating direction for garments that cannot be ignored. This isn’t just about pushing the workout zone it is also about pushing boundaries, not playing by the rules but still achieving success.


    PHANTASM    



An illusive aspect to the activewear sector, focused on the pro and semi pro market. Deceptive in appearance, fabrics are micro fine and featherweight but with so much power from creora® Power Fit. Luminosity also features affecting the surfaces with moiré finishes and calendared look. Next generation, polypropylene fabrics with creora® eco-soft offers new blends for this futuristic influence .

April 21, 2015

[ INSPIRATION + ILLUSTRATION ] series by MELANIE BOYCHUK




You can also check out her website, missmel.com to view more of her work and to contact her if you need an illustrator for any projects. To also view her past illustration posts on FV, go here.

©MELANIE BOYCHUK illustration and Fashion Vignette layout. All rights reserved. No part of these images may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the illustrator.

April 20, 2015

TRENDS // PATTERN CURATOR - PRINT INSPIRATIONS SS 2016

FV contributor, Pattern Curator curates an insightful forecast of mood boards & color stories and we are thrilled to have them on board as our newest FV contributor. They are collectors of images and photos to offer print, pattern and color trends. Each of the boards curated is visually directional, relevant and trend-right. An amazing site for inspirations, check out their site here.

Our picks for this week are Kaleidoscopic Tropic, Botanic Bouquet and Montage Mirage.

     KALEIDOSCOPIC TROPIC    


     BOTANIC BOUQUET    



      MONTAGE MIRAGE     


April 17, 2015

TRENDS // TREND COUNCIL- GRIFTER . FW 2016

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.

Here is a preview of their latest Grifter Trend for the FW 2016 season. 



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