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While the runway exploded with a series of Spring/Summer 2019 designs for men, the streets of Paris were equally noisy due to the influx of fashionistas – fashionable men who had a strikingly stylish look. In addition to the personality, elegant, the appearance of the “old players” and unique trends like the new breeze, bring a strong attraction for the “street style”. The article below marks the 5 most prominent signs on the streets of Paris during the Spring Summer Fashion Week.
1. Suit and blazer
Breaking the fashionisto’s flamboyance with the blazer and suit design offers a completely different experience for devotees. No longer under the old formula, the suit under the innovative mix & match concept can be combined with unique accessories such as sports shoes, cap rather than brogue shoes and felt hat. Blazer is also no longer “dressed” with trousers that can be flexibly modified by pairing with sports pants or jeans, flip-flops. Just suit or blazer, the “street spirit” platform also get the glitter figure as on the cover of the magazine.
2. Shirt designs
When the borderline fades in fashion, the flower pattern seems only for ladies now become the manifesto of the strong. Not only for the tattooed tropical t-shirts, but also for the color of the jeans, joggers (trousers) to bermuda pants.
3. Plaid texture
Not only the monotonous, boring black lines, the fashionisto stance in the “light capital” will demonstrate to fashioners the innovative ability to break out with multi-colored plaid patterns. The common favorite is the combination of a plaid shirt with a t-shirt, a matching hip bag, a tote bag or a baseball cap, and a street-style bucket hat.
4. “Fever” logomania
Branded dresses, faders’ emblems or logos are one of the magnet that attracts strong attention. With just a few short acronyms or symbolic motifs, this is enough for high-fashioned, “underground” fanatics to flaunt their style. Visually, the most sought-after brands in the Spring Summer 2019 for men are the “big men” such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci or Valentino …
5. The rebellion of black and white gamut
If you think black and white are monotonous, then you’re wrong. With a minimalist pair of colors, the fashion designer has created a series of “lucid” outfits by choosing unique designs. Even the combination of accessories such as face masks, glasses, and feet are also focused to bring the best visual effect which impresses at first sight.
Comments Off on The Impact of K-fashion in Current Trends of The World Market
A country’s fashion represents its culture as well as different point of views of the citizens. This article analyzes through research on media the influence of K-fashion, also known as Korean fashion, on global market.
Korean fashion has the long development through 5000 years of history together with the invasion of Western fashion. From Japanese colonization times and the poor Korean to the free trade of fabrics and clothes from European countries, that has affected greatly the Korean fashion.
Since the 60’s and 90’s, there is a large-scale growth in Korean fashion manufacture with more and more products made in Korea. In recent years, the Korean fashion accompanied with Korean waves which is the wave of K-idols and celebrities, showing off the mix between tradition and modernity.
During the past decades, South Korea has the most outstanding development in beauty salon and entertainment. As Korean appreciate the beauty of Western countries with high nose, double eyelid, white skin, the demanding of choosing the best outfits when going out which expressing their beauty is increasing. That will appeal the opposite person as well as showing their respect to them.
Regarding fashion, Korean street style can be seen in every corner of streets nowadays. More and more casual and even luxury brands also update the Korean street style with long sleeves shirt and tight black jeans. It is normal to see these Korean style in Western stores like H&M, Top Shop or even Chanel or Gucci.
Furthermore, Korean idols and celebrities also help advertise the country’s domestic merchandise in fashion. Those domestic brand sponsor the clothes for them. And media technology helps Korean fashion industry popularize throughout the world. Their celebrity fans tend to adapt into what their idols have worn and form the K-idol style.
With the increase of globalization and so the K-fashion products, style, inspirations have no longer limited to touch every region.
The Korean history gives us a vision of cultural construction of the country as well as its impact to lifestyle of the world fashion market.
Comments Off on Perfect “Girl-Next-Door” Look
The girl next door is seen as being cute, drama-free and super friendly, and while she dresses in clothes that are perfectly attractive, it is also casual. Her make-up is applied conservatively and her hair shiny, soft and looks easy to manage. There are many women who naturally achieve this look, and many others that crave to adopt this look. As you can see, it is not that difficult to achieve, as you will learn below.
Become the Girl Next Door
Some call it a more natural look, although those in the know call it the girl-next-door look and it could be easier to become her once you use some of the tips made available by the experts. It all starts by evening out your skin tone by applying foundation, but only a light coat of it. Its purpose is only to cover up all the discoloured areas. The key is using everything sparingly, or you’ll be back at the look you trying to escape of “too much”. With the goal being to look as natural as possible it is much needed to blend your make-up well by using a sponge or makeup brush.
It Takes a Bit of Work
Your eyebrows need to be manicured to ensure a subtle look, and instead of dark, dramatic shapes, it should be filled lightly. Only one coat of mascara is allowed as its only purpose is to provide contrast and then only a touch of it. Only a touch of blush is used for this look and lipstick should be in a natural colour while a highlighter can add some radiance to your face. Again, its added in moderation and only a few swipes are needed on your nose or cheekbones. A creamy colour lipstick looks great, and your lips can look natural, while it should not be applied heavily.
A balance between sensual and casual is what you aim to create, a versatile gold or silver necklace is as far as jewellery should go and it is time to put your glitzy jewellery, chunky stuff and flashy necklaces away. Subtle pieces are what make you appear more laid-back, remember you are hassle-free. Warm, soft coloured dresses are a great way to achieve the look and colours include yellow and pink which both say she is cute and sweet, but it must be soft pastel colours. Evening wear could be sneakers or jeans with a cute vest covered by a chunky sweater. Intensely high heels are not part of this look as it is all about comfort, uncomplicated-ness and being easy to communicate with.
Clean, Shiny Hair
The most important part is clean, shiny hair that is blow-dried, a hint of a few curls is a great way to increase the adorable-ness you are aiming for. If you use curlers make sure to use your fingers to create a natural look as no matter how much time you spend, you want everyone else to think you didn’t. Do make sure a piece of your hair makes a naughty twist over your face to complete the extra cute appearance.
Comments Off on Why Is France Such an Influential Place for Fashion?
Paris is known internationally as being the fashion capital of the world and has kept that title for almost centuries. Many of the most sought out after brands have originated in France, such as Chanel, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and Dior – and the list is growing on a yearly basis. While now it’s any fashion designer and model dream to have their work displayed on a catwalk – the importance of fashion has been prevalent in France since the 17th century.
While this could be debated for a week straight, the French could thank King Louis XIV, who begun ruling in France in 1643, as being one of the first monarchs to put an emphasis on fashion. The Sun King was known for his lavish aesthetic, which is clearly shown just by viewing a photo of the Palace of Versailles as well as looking at the outfits he sported during his reign. Louis went as far as to buy art related industries, such as the textile, brought it to France and used it to the highest extent. This is probably why some of the best fabrics and clothing making materials can be found in France today.
The Growth of Haute Couture
Although, when haute couture ( a fancy way of saying creating fitted clothing for an individual grew in popularity around the end of the 19th century, many tailors and seamstress were almost forced to move to France to establish their business while also having the resources needed at hand. While there are a ton of influential individuals in the haute couture business, one man stood out the most. An Englishman named Charles Fredrick Worth was noted to be one of the first to open a business in this expertise. After that, many others followed in his footsteps and made Paris and Milan become the hotspots for fashion.
Though it may help to reference a more modern and popular French designed that left their mark in the fashion industry – Coco Chanel. Even though saying that she changed the fashion industry is more of an understatement – Coco left such a huge influence that can still be seen in today’s fashion. She ran from the idea that women’s clothing had to include a suffocating corset as she favoured free, flowy items of clothing even more. Her fashion designs even cultivated a nickname – the “flapper style.”
Even Christian Dior changed the fashion game with his post-war designs, which lightened up the atmosphere as it allowed for men and women to focus on something other than the devastations. The A-line skirt with the tight waist was the hit with women as it gave them a dainty and more feminine appearance. While controversial at first, it is obvious that the Dior brand is still surviving, and the original looks created by Christian Dior himself can still be found today. It does help that after Dior became popular ad his house was flooded with personal letters and requests for clothing – that France was officially titled as being the fashion capital of the world.
This title is being held strong by the French due to new modern-day designers, such as Hubert de Givenchy rising to popularity. While more designers are coming out of places, such as Italy, the fashion history that France has cannot be beaten.
Comments Off on Summer Fashion Looks For 2018
2018 is the year that is known for being fashionable, unique, and new. Since the summer is rapidly approaching with warmer weather, it’s finally time to put your cute winter clothes back in the closet for a few months and begin picking out what outfits you’re going to wear when you are attending those music festivals, going out with friends, or just even walking around outside. Now lets finally get into the top 5 fashion trends that you should be wearing this summer and a few hints on how to rock them.
Jumpsuits have always been seen in the fashion industry, whether it was back in the 70’s or just last week. These pieces of clothing are like a traditional outfit: it features an upper piece and a lower piece – however, they are connected as one. Though, that’s the only defining feature in a jumpsuit nowadays due to the variations that designers have incorporated. Some of these jumpsuits feature a cut out in the back or the front, zippers, a waist belt, ruffles, lace, and everything else you can think off. If you plan on sporting this look this summer, you should match it with a pair of heels and matching earrings.
Even if you don’t plan on working out, many people have begun to incorporate fashionable sportswear into their everyday summer wardrobe. The materials are lightweight, breathable, comfortable, and usually stylish. The upside to wearing sportswear is that you can mix and match them with ease with other items in your closet. A nice pair of sportswear leggings could easily make your entire summer outfit look more colorful and fun.
Denim has been around for decades for a reason. Other than being a durable and function piece of material – it can also be used to make your outfit look even more lively and give you a down-to-earth classic feel. While denim can come in a multitude of colours, a lighter blue colour would be the best compliment for the upcoming summer. Though one of the best things about wearing denim this summer is the endless amount of options you have with this material, you can wear a: denim skirt, a denim dress, denim shorts or pants, and even denim rompers. Have fun choosing what you are going to mix and match it with.
While this colour is on the bolder scale of things – designers have been incorporating it into more items of the 2018 summer collections. While many may see the colour as being too brash and hard to match with other items of clothing, a few ways to tone it down is by pairing it with black or white. These two colours are neutral and will draw some of the attention away from the bright pink.
Sheer dresses are the fashion equivalent of being bold and having a lump sum of confidence. However, for the shyer girls who want to rock this look, you are in luck seeing how sheer dresses come in an array of transparency, colours, and padding. This summer, the best way to rock your sheer dress is by pairing it with a pair of solid colour heels (black, white, or grey). Though, if your sheer dress does not come with padding that covers some areas of your body, you can always wear a bralette and spandex shorts under the dress to give you some more comfort.
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One of the first steps in the world of fashion is the first collection. This is no small feat and as time goes on, substantiating growth and recognition is one that takes dedication and commitment. Those who are starting out have a lot of work ahead, not only in creating buzz about their brand but also about what is involved in building that brand.
Some who are new to having their own brand will sell their clothing to smaller boutique stores, and others will open their own retail location. That involves a lot of legwork, and long hours, so the question becomes, what do you need to do going forward to build awareness and staying on top of the latest trends. Below we have a few guidelines to help you stay on course, remember these are steps needed to stay out in a crowded marketplace, so take time to do your due0diligence and you may find yourself at the top of the fashion world.
Watch and pay attention to the latest trends
Fashion trends change at an alarming pace and what is in style today is often not tomorrow. As a designer, you need to build contacts and stay on top of what others are doing to identify the next trend and act accordingly to tap into the lucrative market of those who jump on the latest trends.
Design lines that fit your audience
The first collection you release should always be focused on creativity for the audience you are hoping to attract. Remember, you only have one chance to impress, and today’s shoppers are picky, therefore be careful to research your audience and understand what they find most appealing. Do your job right, and you will gain traction with this group of shoppers.
It is not difficult to let costs get out of control, but it is one area that can destroy your business before it even gets off the ground and running. Keep close watch on material costs, production costs and marketing costs. Collectively these can eat up a large portion of your profit and need to be calculated into your pricing.
Understand your market! This is critical for success and selling to the right audience is key to your growth, especially in a day and age when social media is king and those who understand it best succeed over those that lack an understanding of how to market to the younger generation.
Monitor sales, cash flow and inventory!
As most clothing lines showcase their lines in multiple stores, understanding your sales and the cash flow you have on hand is important. Monitor unsold items, collect them and re-distribute to save costs. Maintain an updated inventory of all products and do not commit to orders you are unable to fill.
Relationships are everything in the clothing business. To ensure you have happy customers your retail partners need to have faith in you are a business. Be consistent in how you handle complaints and how you work with your retailers as they have the ultimate power to not stock your clothing line. Keep in touch with customer wants, needs and whenever possible, seek feedback.
Comments Off on Fashion: What to look forward to in 2018
It’s a new year, and while you might think that this means wholly new designs for the fashion world, you’d be mistaken. In fact, as always seems to happen with fashion, a few old favourites are returning. Remember the scrunchie? It’s back. Believe it or not, it won’t be the only fashion accessory from yesteryear which will be returning either. Let’s see what will be making a comeback or its debut later this year.
The Scrunchie is Back
Remember the scrunchie? Well, love it or hate it, it’s coming back. The must-have 90s hair accessory is making its return in 2018, bigger and more colourful than ever before. Ribbons were last year, it seems. If the popularity of the ribbon in 2017 was anything to go by, we’ll expect to find plenty of women with scrunchies in their hair this year – unless, of course, you really do hate them that much.
Bohemian is Back
It has been a long time since Sienna Miller walked around sporting the bohemian look. In fact, almost 15 years after she pulled it off, it is back. Stores are going around selling everything from South Western skirts, to suede and patchwork coats. If you’ve still got some of that 2003-2004 garb lying around, it might be time to take it out and give it a bit of dusting.
It has probably been a long time since you were in high-school. Not only is the backpack, well, back; backpack bling is back, too. Adorning your backpack with small spikes, patches, badges and other forms of bling (remember those bears that everybody used to carry attached to their bags?) is apparently the in-thing for 2018.
Punk comes and goes. When it’s out, people get criticised for being “out there”, but this year may just have seen the return of fully-fledged punk. Major designers such as Dior and Prada are getting in on the act, too. Red and black could be the colours for you to wear this year, and if you’ve still got your fishnet tights and mini skirts girls, now could be the time.
The 80s are Brought to Back Life
It isn’t just 90s scrunchies and 2000s backpack bling which are coming back. Many retro looks seem to be popping in 2018, and that includes the 80s. Legwarmers are creeping back into fashion (albeit not as bright as they used to be) and 80s hairstyles (crimped, specifically) are also in right now. Woolen sweaters, big brooches and shiny colours – are you looking forward to glitzing it up in 80s garb once more?
The Return of Floral
Remember those sofas and chairs we used to have, with the floral patterns? They are back, only this time surfacing as summer frocks and dresses. The 60s inspired floral patterns are being put out by many top designers right now, so if none of the classic returning looks check your boxes, you can always opt to retain looks you like most.