United Nude x Issey Miyake Step sneakers by United Nude
Saint Laurent – Opyum Patent-leather Sandals – Black by Saint Laurent
Coachella, in more expanded version Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, is considered to be one of the biggest events that happens annually, only from the music point of view, but fashion statement as well. Every year this large scale event is held going back to 1999, when Paul Tollett decided to set up an extra-ordinary ocassion that will feature many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. The event of Coachella is regarded as the second-most in-demand concert to participate for many reasons. One of the them is the multiplifcity of fashion that flourishes around hippie and boho styles. Modern gypsies, up-to-date hippies, start and celebrities gather all together on the picturesque valley of California and enjoy their time in the Coachella event. Take a look on our Fashion Focus on Coachella 2015.
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Black -Red – White. Catchy yet classical selection of colors can be found in some fashion tendencies lately. The tri-color palette can be depicted on the face-painting factor as seen on Toni Garn, sporty chic clothing as well as in ad campaigns of Dior from Fall 2013 Campaign. The blonde model – Toni Garn captured by Hunter & Gatti clashes the image of blue-eyed sensitivity with the tribal vibe. The photography merges with the collage of oil painting and stitching style.
Toni Garrn for Tush Magazine by Hunter & Gatti
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The tri-color trend can be easily reached in fast-fashion response as well. Simply and chic aesthetic perfectly matches with the sporty feel.
MARIACARLA BOSCONO FOR DIOR FALL 2013 CAMPAIGN
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Saskia De Brauw in Harper’s Bazaar’s editorial: ” Black, White & Red All Over”.
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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.
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 fashion–conscious 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
History suggests that the Brooklyn Excelsiors wore the first rounded-top baseball caps in 1860, which then became known as the “Brooklyn–style” 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
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
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
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
December with the all this hectic preparation for Christmas time almost arrived. Let’s have some prelude with the enchanting photography from An Le that introduces us into this anticipating time.
All the images are the courtesy of the photographer An Le.
The incorporation of a few handcrafted touches into a home’s interior design can transform a living space from cold and impersonal to warm and unique, giving the house a greater sense of personality and making it feel more welcoming and homely to both guests and residents.
Where can I purchase handcrafted design?
The introduction of the Internet into our lives has made it so much easier to source handcrafted and unique design objects than was previously possible. Sites such as Etsy allow talented designers, artists, and craftspeople to display and sell their designs from and to anywhere in the world, and the great thing is that sellers deal directly with buyers and avoid the expense of intermediaries and agents.
The eco trend
Handcrafted art is really trending right now with its natural look and innovative ways of reusing and upcycling unwanted materials. Handcrafted art uses natural materials that feel comfortable and organic, and the ‘eco look’ is one of the biggest trends in interior decorating right now. Blend natural materials with stylish design using everything from tree branches and bark to dried flowers, driftwood, seashells, and pinecones for unique dining table decorations or a contemporary alternative to a traditional flower arrangement.
Paintings, prints, and photographs are familiar sights in house stagings, etc., but original art pieces have a uniqueness that mass-produced, commercial pieces fail to capture. Whether one buys an artist’s original or a limited edition custom print, choosing a piece with consideration and thought enables a personal connection between homeowner and artist, and hopefully a work of art that one will enjoy viewing for years to come. Limited edition prints on stretch canvas echo pop art and modern pop culture and are a quirky fusion of the photography and fine art mediums.
Embroidered wall hangings or fabric hoops have an amazing 3D effect and have been an integral part of interior home design since ancient times; there is something very warm and homey about the feel of fabric and embroidered textiles on a wall. Fawn and squirrel fabric wall decor hoops are inspired by everything from American film classics to delightful baby animals.
Handcrafted touches can be as functional as they are decorative! Make a kitchen appear warm and rustic with made from pebbles collected by the seashore or the river, or office supply holders made from things found on a woodland walk. If one’s especially crafty, one could make his or her own, but it’s also possible to source original pieces online that are both quality and one-of-a-kind.
Even traditional interior elements can benefit from a handcrafted touch; for example, one could make his or her vintage coffee table out of an old door panel, or one’s own DIY window shutters with plantation shutter parts. The raw wood look instantly adds something special to any home. Some inspired interior designers have even found new and original ways to upcycle old window shutters, such as a unique notice board, magazine rack, plant hanger, or shoe rack.
Images via Etsy.com
Translucency is the feature that melts into the complex presentations and forms. It can be as subtle as smoke floating in the air or more vivid like sparkling minerals and ethereal like butterfly’s wings. Combining the most prominent factors of crystalline configuration the PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE for Spring/Summer 2014 season unveils the ethereality of fabrics. The airy textures are infused with the layered constructions and pleats. The palette of hues varies from blue sky shades to the vivid sparks of red. Enjoy this amazing collection of translucent inspirations.
Images are the courtesy of ISSEY MIYAKE London Press Office.
Check also the gallery for the whole collection of PLEATS PLEASE ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING/SUMMER 2014:
LANVIN FEMME WINTER 2013: The advertising campaign
“One woman can have many faces.
Edie Campbell explored six sides of her imaginary self, portraying the diversity of the Lanvin woman.”
The richness of a woman’s personality is enough to showcase multiple way of expression what she thinks about such words as hot, love, cool, Lanvin.
LANVIN HOMME WINTER 2013: The advertising campaign
A self Portrait. Six different men with diverse points of view, expressing the diversity of the Lanvin man.
Talking about the meaning of love, uncool versus cool and what makes Lanvin what it is.
Film by Steven Meisel
Creative Direction: House and Holme, Ronnie Newhouse and Stephen Wolstenholme
Make-Up: Pat McGrath
Hair: Guido Palau
Set Design: Mary Howard
Videography and Editing by Gordon von Steiner
Video is the courtesy of LANVIN.