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Fashion Designer: Sylvio Giardina Fall Winter 2015/16

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“Fall/Winter 2015-2016
“Black Mirror” by SYLVIO GIARDINA
Art and its artifacts always infuse Sylvio Giardina’s work. In his new creative project, a small, dark,
slightly convex object with a black tinted surface fascinated Sylvio: it was the “Claude mirror”,
which abstracts landscape sceneries, while unifying shapes and lines and blurring details. The new
creative process starts from this vision, where fabrics and shapes blend and colors sway. Black
plays a predominant role in the collection, yet the polished and mirroring fabrics create optical
and vibrant effects, giving way to pure geometric shapes, defined by brown, navy blue and hazel
hues. Some outfits are embellished with Plexiglas necklaces, playing out a double role,
complementing the dress and working as an accessory. Fiercely believing in having fun by letting
ideas run free, Sylvio introduces to the public a mini collection of accessories, made of earrings in
mirroring black Plexiglas and tortoiseshell necklaces.
Fabrics: velvet, multiprene, leather, scuba, jersey, lace, tulle, mesh;
Colors: black, navy blue, mustard, brown, camel, hazel, burgundy.”

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Fashion Inspiration: IVAN – Geometry-inspired jewellery line unveiled in their first collection “MMXV”.

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The brand-new jewellery line by „IVAN” is highly inspired by the simplicity of geometry a fashion–focused concept of mathematical forms and shapes. The creative mind behind the IVAN brand is a Swedish artist – Ivan Pettersson who investigated about the the boundries between simplicity and the aspects of beauty in order to create unisex pieces of wearable architecture.

According to the Ancient Greek, the geometry that stands for γεωμετρία can be divided into two parts geo- “earth”, -metron “measurement”. This branch of mathematics is concerned with notions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space and is a perfect base for an innovative concept of IVAN jewellery. Not only because of its aesthetics itself, but also feedback as a fashion statement. By focusing on the pureness of traditional silversmithery, every single item of the collection is treated with special attention and produced as a piece of art. The jewellery pieces are handcrafted using a one-use only wax mould and high quality 925 silver – some items are finished with gold plating.

Worth-mentioning is also a captivating idea of a lookbook campaign of IVAN line as presented on their website http://www.ivan-geometry.com and Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ivangeometry. The half painted model with androgynous type of beauty is painted with pitch black color on hands and torso. The precise division between his skin and black color represents the unisex inclinations of purity in mathematical measures as well emphasize the clean conception of geometry.

Take a look at the impressive gallery of Ivan Geometry-inspired jewellery line unveiled in their first collection “MMXV”:

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Fashion Inspiration: FALL 2015 RTW JACQUEMUS inspired by Picasso face conceptualism.

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FALL 2015 RTW JACQUEMUS inspired by Picasso face conceptualism.

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Images via nymag.com

 

FASHION VIDEO: “HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE Spring Summer 2015″ on YouTube

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE Spring Summer 2015: http://youtu.be/XpVdGQ2K4CE

Fashion photography: NAOMI CAMPBELL for L’Officiel Ukraine photographed by An Le.

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Cover story for Lofficiel Ukraine with Naomi Campbell 

Photographer An Le (www.anlestudio.com

Fashion editor Ana Varava 

Stylist Lisa Jarvis 

Hair stylist Nabil Harlow (at De Facto) 

Make-up Adam Wolfgang 

Casting & Production: Luz Pavon & Victoria Pavon 

Set designer: Stewart Gerard

Many thanks to the photographer An Le for the images.

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Fashion Focus: The history and influence of sports in the fashion world

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The history and influence of sports in the fashion world

If you are keen on chic clothing and know something of sporting activities, you will not be surprised to learn just how much influence sports and sports attire have had on the world of mainstream fashion – both designer labels and off the rack gear. Often, a specific style will have its origins in the world of sport, but then you will find it at your local department store or see it worn by a model in a fashion magazine. Look carefully at some of the styles you see around you and you will soon realize that the shoes and clothing styles that were designed to be of functional use for sports activities have been turned into fashionable staples for everyone.

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Popular influences

Originally designed for players who used the basketball or tennis court, for running or other athletic purposes, sneakers are now a part of everyone’s normal shoe collection, particularly those who favor urban street style. Basketball jerseys are another example. First worn by players, then by fans, both basketball jersey styles and the most popular colors and numbers have since been adopted by fashionconscious consumers. T-shirts and skirts developed to meet the needs of women tennis players, by keeping them cool and offering them freedom of movement, have also inspired mainstream fashion designs.

Baseball caps trend

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History suggests that the Brooklyn Excelsiors wore the first rounded-top baseball caps in 1860, which then became known as the Brooklynstyle cap. In common with most sports-influenced design ideas, specific features were intended to improve athletic performance or provide better protection. In the case of the baseball cap, the peak was intended to protect players’ eyes. Baseball caps, like sneakers, remain a popular fashion item for young people.

Karlie Kloss is a High Energy Enigma in the Vogue Paris March 2012

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The same trends apply to winter sports activities – brands that were introduced for snowboarders and skiing enthusiasts were quickly taken up by celebrities and thus became a high-impact influence. With the increasing popularity of sports clothing and footwear, many sponsors of sport saw an opportunity to broaden their reach, and today many items carry a firm logo or brand colors, including jerseys, shoes, T-shirts and baseball caps.

The Edita Vilkeviciute Vogue Paris Editorial is Genuinely Sporty

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New trends

Today’s sportswear is highly sophisticated and designed to enhance athletic performance. It is interesting to note that sponsorship has also moved on. For example, it is not unusual to find that a designer brand that sponsors female athletes is interested in producing garments such as a women’s elbow sleeve, knee sleeve or compression band, which are not always seen by consumers. Perhaps the philosophy is that if the item of clothing is both comfortable and practicable, and valued initially by athletes, then it will move into mainstream consciousness given time.
Alla Kostromichova Stars in Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam July 2014 Editorial

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Next time you are at a sporting event, take a look around at what the audience is wearing – as well as the players. They may just hold the key to upcoming fashion trends, and if you pay attention you could be lucky enough to get ahead of the game!

Flare ‘Most Valuable Players’ Stars a Blue-Haired Bekah Jenkins

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Fashion Video: INTIMACY 2.0 interactive fashion and dresses by Roosegaarde

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Fashion Video :

INTIMACY 2.0 interactive fashion and dresses by Roosegaarde

http://www.studioroosegaarde.net/
‘Intimacy 2.0′ features Studio Roosegaardeʼs new, high-tech wearable dresses composed of leather and smart e-foils which are daringly perfect to wear on the red carpet. The e-foils become transparent and opaque in response to the heartbeat of the model wearing the e-dress.

PLEASE NOTE: I do not own any rights for this video – sharing  only for entertainment purposes.

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

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Fashion Focus: Enchanting Imagery in Ines Kozic’s photography.

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The fairy tale mystery that merges with conceptual art is the result of sensitiveness of the young and talented photographer – Ines Kozic -the 22 years old artist from that studies at the Fine Arts School of Rennes. Embracing both factors – the immaculate experience from childhood years and confronting the future – the photography of Kozmic faces the unveiling of fragility, enigma, sensuality and  alluring elements of voyeurism.

The artistical isnpiration comes from many sources – recollection from the childhood memories, dark tales, surrealist poetry and quote writer André Breton,  the work of Francesca Woodman, the photographer Laura Makabresku,  favorite dancer – Carlotta Ikeda as well as three movies – The perfume of Tom Tykwer, The Countess of Julie Delpy and Antichrist of Lars Von Trier.

Indulging the melancholic poetry and sensuality in Ines Kozic’s photography , please check also the her

Official website:  http://www.ineskozic.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ineskozicdancer

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Fashion Photography: Constance Jablonski photographed by An Le for Bloomingdale’s.

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CREDITS:

Model: Constance Jablonski

Hair by Elsa Canedo (the Wall Group)

Make-up by Ralph Siciliano (D+V management).

The props/set design is by Stewart Gerard.

Photography by AN LE

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