After New York Fashion Week took place, many new trends just in time for fall have begun to pop up. From gorgeous long draped gowns to baroque styled blouses, the biggest trends are making their way to stores nationwide. Here are the biggest fashion blow ups that have hit the run ways in New York City and Paris.
Formal gowns have made a giant development for 2013; a beautiful draped neck reminiscent of the 1920s and 30s. Long gown is the formally trending strapless prom dress and in comes a lovely short sleeved variant with bunched fabric at the neckline. Not only does it fit the body like a glove, it looks romantically classic with either a soft toned color hue or a lavish floral pattern. No doubt that these dresses will match with the already fashionable platform heel and a sophisticated wavy bun hairstyle.
White has always been incorporated in fashion, but designers have brought the pale tone back into the forefront. This color or lack of is coming back steadily, ready for the holidays and the winter season in general. Fluffy white sweaters and long white skirts are a hot commodity now, especially when paired with an equally as white accessory such as boots, shoes, or even a hairpiece. Soft white signifies innocence and looks amazing with all hair and skin colors, so it’s no wonder it’s heating up the runway in full force.
Another popular color in clothing this season is vivid crimson red. This charming and mysterious color has not reached popularity since the 1990s, and is making a comeback in blouses, long silky skirts, and trench coat styled dresses. This beautiful rouge tinge has been mixed with loud striped patterns on the latest runways to give it a new and unique edge.
Loud Patterned Sweaters
Sweaters with decals and prints haven't seen the light in fashion for quite a while, so it’s about time they are featured once again. Warm and fuzzy loose sweaters are an upcoming trend that will surely be available everywhere, as well as 80s inspired prints and the rustic Fair Isle look. Popular colors include warm beige, deep navy, and chocolate brown.
For a cute yet sensible look, contrasted collars are in and heavily upgraded. New trend blouses are usually a solid color such as white or cream with a bold black collar to even it out. These types of collars are every soft and rounded on the edges or sharp and slightly uneven. Sleeveless dresses with contrasted collars are also becoming increasingly popular, especially those with embellishments outlining the color. Although this trend popped up last year, it’s been remarkably well known after this year's fashion week displayed them. The latest fashion trends mix in a bit of old with the new. Each trend has a vintage trait that balances out with a contemporary flare. From the new color palettes, different styles of collars, and elegantly designed dresses, there is sure to be something for everyone this fashion season.
About the Author: Jessica Hamilton, with Cariloha, is an avid blogger that loves fashion, shopping and travelling. She enjoys finding ways to serve the community and help support a green eco-friendly lifestyle.
The trend for men’s watches is that they are an increasingly important part of projecting a certain image. Therefore much has been written about the type, style and brand of watch and its various inferences. However the latest must-have feature is an ‘all black’ watch.
Black has long been synonymous with sophistication, being demure and class. Women love to own a ‘little black dress,’ and men often choose the colour black for the latest car model. Peter Andre is indeed known for owning a ‘matt black’ Ferrari, which he boasts about on nearly all of his reality shows.
Given the status which goes hand in hand with the colour, it seems almost surprising that it has taken this long for a men’s ‘all black’ watch trend emerge.
An all-black watch means that the watch will have a black strap, preferably leather; all black ceramic cases; all black bracelets and an all-black face. Even the numbers on the watch face will be black in colour, but they are in bold so that the proprietor is still able to tell the time.
The U-Boat Flightdeck is an excellent example of a watch that exudes all of these characteristics and this end result is stunning. It is essentially the watch version of a matt-black Ferrari. No doubt iconic movie stars and celebrities will start drowning themselves in this latest trend in an effort to stand out from the crowd.
Watch Harbour, a bible for the movers and shakers of the watch industry, predict that this all-black trend is here to stay.
Owner & lead stylist of recently voted Best of Boston SalonCapri, Nick Penna, is leaking all of the hottest and newest hair trends this fall. Last summer the pixie cut was popular, but this season many of Penna's clients are requesting an elongated version of the look as their hair has grown out. This longer vesion on the pixie is hot for fall with its bold cut and texture. ThinkGirl With The Dragon Tattoo meets fashionista Victoria Beckham to get a sense of this fierce but “posh” cut.
For our Planet Fashion TV readers, Nick has given us the scoop on a coiled braided bun style that is apropriate for daytime and evening. This slicked back style is the perfect transition into fall from the laid-back braids of summer.
1. Begin this look in the shower with a protein-spiked shampoo for extra strength and shine. Nick swears by Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Complete Nutrition Shampoo, which adds extra nutrients into your looks and leaves hair soft and shiny with a lightweight finish.
2. Before blowdrying, run a volumizer through your hair using your fingers. Nick likes Shu Uemura’s Fiber Life Protective Volumizer for natural shine, lasting support, and protection from heat and external agressors.
3. Use a round brush for the smoothest blow out. Nick’s tip: blow-dry small sections of hair, beginning at the back of your head. This section is always the dampest, so tackle it first and then move to the front.
4. This look is all about how you style the cut. As you grow out your pixie cut, ask your stylist to add extra texture, so you can play up your hair’s layers and angles with your blow-dry and brush.
5. To finalize this look, you’ll want to use a weightless spray to define and hold. Nick’s go to spray, Shu Uemura’s Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray, won’t disappoint!
COILED BRAIDED BUN
1. Starting this polished, sexy look is simple: carefully brushing out all the knots in wet hair. Nick recommends that this hairstyle is easiest to start on smooth, untangled hair. When you’re in the shower, apply a dime-size drop of your favorite conditioner so that when you go to comb your wet hair, it doesn’t get caught in knots and break easily.
2. Apply a shape paste or gel to towel-dried hair. This product will help to keep the style in place and stop pieces from falling out as you begin to create the look. Nick’s go-to is Shu Uemura’s Shape Paste.
3. Use the a paddle brush to pull hair back into a tight ponytail and secure with an elastic; you want to make sure that you don’t miss any loose pieces of hair.
4. Begin braiding the ponytail into a regular braid and secure with another elastic.
5. Coil the braided ponytail around the base of the ponytail to form the bun and secure with bobby-pins every ½ inch of hair.
6. To make sure that the look stays sleek-and-chic, Nick uses his favorite spray, L’Oreal Professionals Infinium 3 Strong Hold Working Spray, which keeps hair in place for a night out on the town!
Paris, FRANCE - On July 7th 2012, the Emerging Trends Fashion Challenge event was held. Hailing designers from different fashion spectrums, this fashion competition highlighted trends from all corners of the world including Norway, Pakistan, Canada, and the USA.
Likening itself after hit programs such as Project Runway, the event hosted three high profile industry professionals as judges; Barry Laden, Artem Balaev, and TellusFashion editor, Olivia Pinnock. Artem Balaev is the co-Founder and General Producer of Aurora Fashion Week in St. Petersburg, Russia. Barry Laden is a British fashion entrepreneur who created The Laden Showroom, the UK's largest independent showroom and retail space.
The event presented five designers; Rudy Wolff (Norway), Jamie Ochrey (USA), Kristi Vosbek (Canada), Christine Manthey (USA), and the Nayna Fashion House (Pakistan). After the showcase, the judges took their time to deliberate on choosing the winner. Announcing first the runners up, Rudy Wolff and Kristii Vosbeck, Christine Manthey (www.mantheycollection.com) was then named the winner, being presented with a lovely trophy and $5,000 USD!
Not only were the designers from all parts of the world, the main organizers HYPE Fashions, based in France and SYNERGY Events based in New York invited stylists from London leading a team of British and French make-up and hair stylists. Other members of the team came from Holland and Abu Dhabi with many of the models flying in from Budapest, Hungary. Photographers and press turned out as well from Spain and UK.
Truly an international team!
The fashion industry can be a really unfriendly place to emerging designers. It's difficult enough for established designers to stay in the game but for emerging designers trying to launch, there are a lot of challenges. So the innovative people at Hype Productions- France, came up with a cool concept a fashion design competition, held in Paris with emerging designers from all around the world.
This summer, HYPE Fashion Show Production and Marketing, an independent boutique style company based in the South of France, is teaming up with US based, SYNERGY Events, to give unknown designers the opportunity of their lives, in the fashion capital of the world in Paris, France.
The competition will have three very talented and experienced judges, Artem Balawv, Barry Laden, and Julissa Matrich. Artem Balaev is the co-Founder and General Producer of Aurora Fashion Week in Russia. He has organized and put on numerous catwalk shows for top of the line designers in Russia and Saint Petersburg. Barry Laden is a British fashion entrepreneur, who is most widely known for his creation of The Laden Showroom. This is the UK’s largest independent showroom and retail space for the promotion of budding designers. The British royal family awarded him the MBE medal for his great service in the industry of fashion. Julissa Matrich has produced shows in New York Fashion Week, Amsterdam Fashion Week, and is in the process of executive producing “Curacao Fashion Week,” which is one of the biggest fashion weeks in the Caribbean.
“This is a very exciting partnership and natural next step in the development of HYPE Fashions. When it comes to fashion events, Paris is the place to be and the Emerging Trends event is a great opportunity for emerging designers to showcase their work in one of the world’s fashion capitals.” -Sarah Oosten, HYPE Fashions.
The winning designer will receive a prize worth over $10,000, including $5,000 cash, complimentary participation at Cannes Love fashion 2013 or Emerging Trends 2012 during Boston Fashion Week (a $2500 value) and major European press coverage (over $2500 value).
About The SYNERGY Events: The SYNERGY Events has created various high-end events in Boston, DC and New York, bringing together young professionals, fashion designers, performers, and artists to network, mingle, and gain the opportunity to be a part of unique affairs. These exclusive events attract an ideal market in a luxurious atmosphere.
About HYPE Fashions: HYPE Fashions is a fashion show production and marketing company based in Southern France that offers its clients unprecedented fashion show production, photo shoot production, fashion event production, talent casting, consulting services, marketing and PR.
Event website : http://paris.theemergingtrends.com/
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