Menswear Trend FW2018: Shades of Brown

October 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear

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  
Filed under Fashion, Streetwear

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  
Filed under beauty, Fashion, Trends

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  
Filed under Fashion, Trends, womenswear

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..

Highlights Paris Fashion Week – Trends SS2019

October 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris, womenswear

Nine days of Paris Fashion Week were concluded this Tuesday with big fish Chanel and Louis Vuitton both scheduled on the last day. Nine days filled with highly anticipated shows (Celine) that disappointed more than a few, surprise shows and performances (Gucci’s debut at Paris Fashion Week and Jane Birkin’s performance during the show) the most impressive backdrops (Saint Laurent’s palm trees and the Eiffel tower, Chanel’s beach, Balenciaga’s tunnel that took us to a different dimension), XL shows (Dior) vs. small collections (Comme des Garcons), a big focus on the whole gender blending/neutral theme, but also collections that lacked a big inspiration, statement or political message (Stella McCartney, Louis Vuitton). What an interesting nine days these have been. To sum it all up fashion wise, we’ve filtered out some of the biggest SS2019 trends. So that you can already wrap your head around the idea that you’ll be sporting washed out denim and mesh dresses in less than a year.

Have you read our Milan Trend Report SS2019 yet?

Washed out denim

Mesh anything

Polka dot

Fantasy prints

Strong shoulders

Black blazer

Get away clothes

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2019

October 3, 2018 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris, womenswear

In line with this fashion months most prevailing trends, the gender blending topic, Nicolas Ghesquière pulled a little trick on Tuesday afternoon. He sent out a selection of menswear and womenswear looks, like so many designers mix those together, yet he had all girls wearing the looks. “My idea was to be ambiguous because everyone thinks that when a woman dresses like a man, it’s giving her power. I think you can be very vulnerable when you wear a suit as a woman. It was very interesting to play with that ambiguity”, he said. And why wouldn’t girls wear the black pants and white suit jacket or the kaki pants and bomber jacket he designed? A clear statement at the start of the show which evolved into solely womenswear looks with a sci-fi feeling and a touch of eighties (a returning theme in Ghesquière’s shows), worn by girls. They sported printed dresses with futuristic cyber images on their chests and sturdy rounded rubber coats. Bomber jackets with contrasting prints and mesh dresses with chunky space suit inspired sleeves. Workwear pants in all kinds of shades and black leather boots. Oh and let’s not forget about the stunning tiny spaceship shaped cross body bags.The collection didn’t have a story or inspiration, these were just clothes designed to make women feel more powerful. “Every piece that I designed for this collection, I asked the question: is it powerful for a woman to wear this? Does it give her strength?” Another fashion month has come to an end and what better way to conclude it than with a short trip to Ghesquière’s galaxy.



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