October 30, 2014
October 29, 2014
Fashion Snoop is an online forecasting trend service that reports on color, design themes, key items, details, etc., for women's, men's, kid's and accessories. To learn more and subscribe to their services, go here to view their amazing site and check out their inspiring blog.
Here is a preview of FASHION SNOOPS', S/S 2015 NY RUNWAY. To order a copy of the report, go here.
The Summer of Love girl is festival-ready at Tommy Hilfiger and Anna Sui. Both designers incorporated looks for the bohemian spirited or pyschedelic hippie. Flowing chiffon maxi dresses were often printed or embroidered, and denim was a highlight with patchwork techniques. Crochet and openwork knits were used for layers.
An Army Navy look surfaces with uniforms that that embrace pockets and neutral military tones.
The Row progresses from last season's Inner Calm story into an equally sublime Zen approach, which confirms Fashion Snoops' Stop trend in Visionary. The spiritual look is reliant on solid neutrals and minimalist lines, with the exception of intricate wrapped techniques at the waist. Linen and natural fibers exude the message of purity and elongated silhouettes are favored.
October 28, 2014
Patternbank is an exceptionally great resource with over 20 years in the print, graphics and fashion industry. Their global research brings you essential inspiration ideas for graphics, prints and patterns, making Patternbank a valuable resource and intelligence tool for any business, designer or buyer. To stay informed of their reports, sign up for the Patternbank Weekly Digest here.
October 27, 2014
Pattern People is a surface design studio founded by designers Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery. Their studio provides a collection of thousands of ready-made print designs available for immediate use on apparel, paper products, beauty packaging, accessories, interiors and more. They are also available for commissioned design and can develop to your project's specifications. Visit their site here, to browse their inspiration blog and shop tutorials, trend guides and designer tools.
Their Pattern Mix, is now available which features 100 surface designers from around the world and encompasses 800 inspirational print designs and 200 plus pages of colorful patterns. Go here to order it now.
Below are reposts from their blog - inspirational PRINT/PATTERN mood boards by Bekah Hilleson.
Light and airy barely prints add lovely texture to feminine silhouettes.
GLOWING AND GRAINY
Abstract textural prints shine bright in glowy pinks and oranges.
A techy take on the traditional tartan.
October 24, 2014
We are re-featuring talented Fashion Designer Martijn van Strien who has recently launched an experimental fashion label called m p h v s.
If ever the worlds of fashion and science were located on two different sides of the universe, Martijn van Strien is well on this way to assemble them together into one perfect dark harmony. He creates a world where anything is possible and constantly changing. Urban becomes rural, ugly turns into beauty and rainbows come in black and white. Ever future-focused, his aim is to make the best possible version of everything. Textile design might just be the beginning.
contra • dictions
"Here the boundaries meet and all contradictions exist side by side." - Fyodor Dostoevsky in 'The Brothers Karamazov'.
Inspired by a man who travels the edges of his existence.
The cuts and patterns reflect his journey and originated in the buildings, bridges and other man-made structures he passed.
Made using high-tech equipment to turn unconventional materials into wearable pieces, this collection is an exploration into the future of fashion. Taking a parallel path to the opportunities 3d-printing brings to product design, this technique makes one-of-a-kind, custom garments possible to exactly fit the “consumer’s” size and demands. A 21st century approach to haute couture.
The shapes are inspired by architecture. They’re kept simple and square because the main focus is on the material. It’s a ‘unisex’ collection because I don’t believe in the difference between men and women. Physically there doesn’t have to be much difference, so also what they wear can be similar. The pieces are all made from one and the same material, a pvc tarp in either black or white. All seams are welded in straight lines
The material came from a long research into the possibilities of making heavy industrial materials lighter, flexible and more wearable. The goal was to add different qualities to one piece of material to eliminate the need to use different materials in one garment. All holes and outlines are cut into the material by using a laser cutter. Which makes it easy to adapt a garment to specific sizes, prints or other requirements. Each garment can be unique, there is no need to mass-produce large amounts of the same garment.
The mood of the collection is inspired by a man traveling the edges of his existence. Its about staying on the move, visiting different places, looking for the unknown in search of yourself. It’s about being confused and lost and liking it, about perpetual change. About the contrast between real and unreal, between organic and geometric, alive and dead, material and no material.
photos. Olya Oleinic
hair & make-up. Cristina Vila
models. Ian @ FIC & Katie @ Paparazzi
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October 23, 2014
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.
Replacing Winter's Ermine Purple, a deep, red-toned purple creates the rich appeal of Grape Juice. Mary Katrantzou works with a brogue-inspired digital print on an unconventional dress, as satiny textures look elegant on slit skirts at Emilio de la Morena. House of Holland demonstrates a more casual approach with a plain fabric surface.
Beetle Black makes the transition from Winter, refreshed with a vivid green tint while retaining a rich iridescent gloss. Antipodium applies the shade with shimmering pleats to a layered dress, while black and white contrasts add emphasis at Mary Katrantzou. Supple leather textures add a rich finish, as seen in Simone Rocha's coat.
October 22, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.