Menswear Streetwear Trend FW2018: Crossbody Bag

October 23, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Streetwear

If there’s one way for guys to wear their bag this season it’s cross body. Whether it’s a fanny pack or another type of compact statement bag wearing it close to your chest is the way to go. With Gucci checks, the Supreme logo, the LV monogram print or just a vibrant orange colored one. Wear it over or under your coat (and then leave the zipper or buttons open). Or your essentials in one place and you’ve still got your hands free for your phone calls, cigarette break or just to put in your pockets. Convenient, cool, cross body.

Womenswear Trend FW2018: Dress Up Game

October 22, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, womenswear

Like you came from your grandmother’s attic dressed up in all of her most outspoken pieces. That’s the look many big brands were going for on their runway shows. Bright colors, exaggerated silhouettes, statement making and most of all dressed up! And of course a runway is clearly very different from what what we actually wear on the streets. Yet you can certainly take notes from these fashion houses. A little extra accessorizing never hurt nobody. So instead of wearing just the big sunnies, just add a funky head wrap and wear a chunky backpack. If Marni says it’s a thing, you’ll look cool & collected and are sure to make some heads turn on your way to work.

Menswear Trend FW2018: Shades of Brown

October 18, 2018 by  
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As is the case in the ladies department the color of choice for men is brown too this fall. Multiple shades of brown that is, all combined in one look. As Acne, Cerutti, Vuitton and Marni showed on their runways. Seventies vibes guaranteed, even though Dior had an eighties feeling and Diesel delivered some Navajo vibes. At Fendi it was brown shaded fur in the mix with brown colored FF logo printed accessories. Dare to take this trend a little further? Opt for a chocolate colored suit and sport it with a nice chestnut beanie as Zegna illustrated would look nice.

Streetwear Trend: Fendi Mania

October 17, 2018 by  
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After Louis and Gucci sales went through the roof due to their logomania focus it woke up all other brands. Any label with a cool logo or print decided to join in on the logo fun. Amongst them was Fendi who decided to revive their FF logo, the logo created by Lagerfeld when he joined the brand in 1965 after the Fendi sisters asked him to design a small fur collection. FF stands for ‘fun fur’ and is now printed all over the latest Fendi designs. The bags, the belts, the boots. And if the ‘Zucca’ print isn’t really your thing a branded white Tee or sweater might also do the trick. As long as everyone knows you’re team Fendi (or Fendi x Fila with the same FF print for that matter) while looking this cool.

Streetwear Trend: Snake Alert

October 16, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Trends, womenswear

Sure, you might have picked up a snake skin bag or belt on your holiday in Bali. But if you’re really into this fall trend you’re gonna need much more than that. After we’ve lived in leopard for quite a few seasons the animalistic trend is now moving onto snakes. Full on snake print looks, that is. Inspired by the snake print runway looks at Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Cavalli and Gucci. Preferably in earthy tones, but some bright yellow might work too occasionally. All snake printed errthing, from the dress to the coat, the bag and the boots! Snake might just be the new neutral

Menswear Streetwear Trend: XL Overcoat

October 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear

Indian summer has us in shorts again, but it won´t be long before we have to wrap up again. And what better way to beat the cold than by layering up and snuggling up in that one XL overcoat? Two major menswear trends we spotted during the menswear shows this year. That overcoat? That´s one for up on the winter wishlist for sure! Whether army printed, classic woolen, utility style (full of pockets) or extremely puffy, your coat is going to be your best friend this season so you better invest in a solid one that you can wear over and over(coat). One you can almost live in or at least take a good nap in on your train ride home. Add a cap, a beanie or a hoodie for a touch of color. Oh and don´t hold back on the layering (Balenciaga style!).

Trinhbecx at Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

October 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Featured Items

Who knew waste could look this cool? Friday night the designer duo behind Trinhbecx presented their brand new collection made from waste materials. And boy did they exceed our expectations with their line up of original, young and vibrant looks.

The show, which is part of the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week was scheduled as a “Talking Trash” show. And they couldn’t have picked a better designer duo for this event. Trinhbecx spoke of how they’d been looking for sustainable alternatives to existing materials such as leather and cotton. On their mission to deal with waste more consciously they came up with materials like viscose made from coffee grounds, leather made out of plant cells, and fruit waste turned into (XL) buttons.

You couldn’t tell all of this by watching the show. Cool kids were rocking colourful, sporty looks with a twist. Like the green look worn with purple sneakers that opened the show, made out of three different materials (both sheer and heavy leather like). Patchwork formed a big theme for Trinhbecx as the third look made of pastel shaded parts, sheer logo printed shorts and an animal inspired graphic print showed very clearly. An oversized white colored trenchcoat worn with a head wrap was followed by a pinstripe suits cinched at the waist by a big white belt. The graphic print returned on two fully printed coats with big pockets and buttons (utility mode on!). Sporty trainers, statement jewelry (piercings and colourful necklaces) and cool but practical bags (fanny packs and shoulder bags) brought everything together. An all black leather-ish, Matrix inspired outfit (long heavy coat and again a head wrap) concluded the show.

How amazing waste can look. We’d like a piece, or two.

Our review will follow shortly. For now please enjoy our images.

Beauty Trend Fall/Winter 2018: Piece of Art

October 11, 2018 by  
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Of course we all love a good smudged, blended, all natural look that is basically a trend each season. But for any and everyone who likes to step out of his/her comfort zone and step up her beauty game, here’s a statement beauty trend for fall. Make-up like a true work of art, spotted at the likes of Altazurra and Dries van Noten. Bright colors, the strongest eyeliner and dazzling metallic accent make-up for some of this fall’s most outspoken beauty trends.
No Kira Kira needed when you’re capturing this. Designers like Giambattista Valli, Prada and Akris all gave their models a sparkling glam look. A spark on as well as in their eyes (Prada) and what a mesmerizing full on glitter look Giambattista sent out!
No need to hold back with this beauty trend. Just have the most fun getting ready, shine bright and be the star of the night. Have we sparked your interest?

Streetwear Trend Fashion Month SS2019: Fluo a Gogo

October 10, 2018 by  
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Neon is a thing again. Spotted on the streets of Milan, Paris and New York this day-glo bright color is all the rage. Kanye might have started it with his Yeezy range, Virgil Abloh took it to another level with his latest Off-White collection (see also the Blumarine and House of Holland SS2019 collection). Whether used on a long, floor sweeping black dress or as the main color of a complete tracksuit neon can be both chic and sporty. Wear it like Caroline Daur or rock this color like Eleonora Carisi. Neon yellow is a definite favorite (a turtle neck in that shade seems a safe bet), yet we’ve spotted some fluorescent orange, pink and green (the hair, the shoes, the bags!) as well. Are you ready to rock this statement shade? All eyes on you wherever you go. Fluo a gogo!

Benchellal at Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

October 5, 2018 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, womenswear

After Paris we’d just checked into fashion rehab, only to check out two days later as the fashion train already departs for it’s next destination, a new fashion week, the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week. Founded in 2014 this fashion week which focuses on sustainable innovations takes place once a year. During this week both young and established designers get a chance to show how they incorporate this theme, which importance is ever growing, in their work. This years sustainability theme: circularity.

On Thursday night designer Mo Benchellal – not a sustainable designer per se, but he was in for an experiment – kicked off the 2018 edition of this fashion week with the presentation of his collection Re-Uniform at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam. A collection of 32 looks created from recycled uniforms, tents and backpacks. Influences from the marine, the fire department and the police were clearly visible in the caps and logo’s. Toughness was also in the details like large pockets, epaulettes and all kinds of straps which came from his deconstructed uniforms. Army greens, deep blue and camouflage prints added to that effect.

And still Benchellal managed to give his collection an absolute feminine twist. He did so by using lots of tulle, satin and taft. By adding ruffles, playing with volume and creating larger than life dresses. An XL army green dress seemed to be made out of a complete tent. The designer even managed to come up with an impressive bridal gown, which the model sported with a camouflage jacket and a blue helmet. Such an interesting contrast! If only our soldiers and officers would go out dressed like this..

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