A romantic dinner, a walk in the park, an unexpected call…all some ideas to surprise your loved one next Saturday. But there are also so many other ways to express how much you love your other half. Think about how you felt about your partner at the beginning of the relationship if you are dating for a long time, and put your mind in that state when you choose your gift or surprise! Maybe it is a secret joke or something that you used to do together that after so many years you guys stopped doing it. Have fun and get inspired!
How about something cool to give too?
This season, Y-3 explores parts unknown with a brave, bold, kinetic collection inspired by aviation: its pioneering history and, tantalizingly, its future. From the origins of humanities pursuit of flight to the exciting future of space travel, flight remains an endlessly fascinating subject matter that is eternally relevant. In this collection, Yohji Yamamoto melds these two worlds—the nostalgia for flight’s past and the promise of its future—to create clothes that break boundaries.
Pattern Point Barcelona is a professional Pattern meeting: Designers, companies seeking applications and interested public. Pattern point Barcelona born with the desire to establish itself as the first major event of this discipline in Spain, making connections between designers and companies.
Lo que nos llevó a crear la Pattern Point Bcn fue el enorme crecimiento que el pattern està experimentando como disciplina grafica y las enormes vias de aplicación que el creador en muchos casos desconoce para aplicar su trabajo. Poder acercar al público a este mundo que es muy amplio y tiene muchas salidas y adaptaciones. Como también concentrar profesionales del sector tanto a nivel empresarial como autónomo. Nuria Llorca
January 23th and 24th
World-renowned contemporary performance artist Marina Abramović delivered an artistic experience for guests for an experience unlike any other awards season in Los Angeles, with live performances, 3-D video, Costume National fashion show and musical performance by Moby and cocktail hour DJ set by Elijah Wood. The entire evening was based on Abramović’s reflection of Heaven as a state of consciousness where light and dark meet. Guests (who included our own all time favourite James Franco) wore Costume National pajama robes and were seated in beds and fed TV dinners for the presentation– all a part of the artist’s relaxing conceptual art piece.
“HEAVEN was a visionary artistic experience and it allowed me to present a collection in a new creative environment far outside of traditional fashion shows,” said Ennio Capasa of Costume National. “To watch all the attendees wearing my pajamas while laying on beds was an unforgettable conceptual art piece.”
“I was eagerly awaiting the right moment to work with Ennio and Costume National, the genius of his aesthetic resides in his deep understanding of human forms and the flow of energy that fuels the creative process. Ennio and I do different things, but somehow we manage to connect with people in the same way.” Marina Abramović for WWD
Art, Fashion, Hollywood…Sounds very flashy, but at then all comes down to be calm and enjoy. Cheers to relax and ponder in style.
In no particular order or theme, here is my selection of prints from the Pre Fall 2015 Collections. Bold combinations, painterly florals, abstracts, geometricals or collage, there is one for everyone but for the shy ones! In order Zero by Maria Cornejo, Rodebejer, Suno, Carven, Issa, Lanvin, Erdem, ICB, Gucci, Giulietta, McQ Alexander McQueen. Featured image by ICB.
With the idea of creating a woman that is regenerating from human to half monster and half machine, Spanish designer Eugenia Alejos works with materials that are both hard and tough as metal, leather, yet silk and neoprene. The volumen is everywhere to be seen: with high resolution prints, holographic plastics and 3D printed pieces to represent the machine. Other techniques include laser cut and dyed surfaces to make it look artificial yet animalistic.
Silhouettes are developed from futuristic distorted proportions and abnormal features, atom and triangle jewelries are used to accentuate this look. We wanted to know more about her views on 3D printing and fashion:
What do you like most about creating products in 3D printing ? What is in your opinion the biggest limitation?
I don’t think there limitation in this field since it is in constant growth. I work many of my accessories with this technique because it allows me to bet on speed and type of modeling, which otherwise would be impossible in the field of jewelry.
What materials do you use?
Any selection depends only on the piece that I design. I mainly work with polyamide, aluminum, steel, 18k gold, silver, copper and platinum.
What is your business model with jewels ? Are they limited edition pieces or made to order?
In each collection some pieces are made on demand and other limited edition pieces are always produced . We do not want to stay in the same concept we have about jewelry, since there are artists who are devoted to it in a really successful way. We’d like to offer something new that not always is the usual or strictly defined. We often work with special orders where we first select the materials and then fabricate custom pieces
How do you see the future of 3D printing in relation to fashion?
People Tree and Orla Kiely continue their collaboration for the Spring – Summer 2015 season with a capsule collection.
The sustainable brand will launch a collection which consists of two vintage inspired graphic prints in a colour pallet of soft grey, green and summer pink on 100% certified organic cotton. The first of Orla Kiely’s prints is the ‘Birdwatch’, an interpretation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic ‘The Birds’. This print is a sweeter interpretation inspired by graphic designers from the 50’s and 60’s like Saul Bass and Paul Rand. The second is the ‘Wallflower’, which has lovingly evolved season on season and is one of those very much established Orla Kiely flower prints.
It is so great to realise that the farmers who are farming organic cotton have an
opportunity to grow organic crops to eat in all the extra land they might have.
While they are earning money from their organic cotton they are feeding their
families, their villages and beyond with quality organic food. I love that.
The collection is comprised of the strappy dress, tee, shirt dress, gathered dress, trouser, pocketed top, and sleeveless dress in sizes 8- 16, available at www.peopletree.co.uk
None of us can live without our phones, and they’ve evolved to become some of the most necessary things to carry in our purses. It’s become so important to us, that we’ve even invented a purse that can charge our phones while we’re out and about in our busy days.
Of course, we don’t just use our phones to shoot #OOTDs and post them on Instagram or send them to our friends. Many of us use our phones to access information too. Gaming Realms, affiliates to Total Gold, have said that growth in mobile internet is among the strongest trends in the internet landscape to date, with experts estimating that by 2015, over 80% of all internet usage will come from smartphones. Of course, navigating the millions of websites online isn’t always an easy feat, and it would be great to have all of your fashion needs in one place, wouldn’t it?
Lucky for all the fashionistas out there, Mobo Fashion Trends & Deals might hold the answer. The app is fairly straightforward: you run the app and it gives you access to some of the most important RSS feeds related to your interests. The app also lets you add celebrities to your “My Celebs” list, so you can keep track of their social media feed, as well as stay on top of all the news concerning them. If you’re ever scrolling through the news on your phone and run into a story that you think your other fashionista friends will enjoy, you can simply share it with them on Facebook and Twitter, or send them via text message, right from the app itself.
Think of Mobo as all of your social media feeds in one, with the added bonus of direct feed from some of the biggest fashion magazines available. You’ll have the latest news from Elle and Marie Claire, as well as tweets from Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton, right from one single app.
Do you use any other apps to stay on top of fashion news?