For some weeks ago, I joined an organization called Marketplace Borås which focus on fashion, textile and designers. Marketplace Borås is the mind behind the prestigiousness design competition called Show Up Fashion Award, a competition for promising designers. The goal of the competition is to help independent and unestablished designers to step into the fashion industry. This is considered as an approach for the participants to gain more experience in the fashion industry and build a network that will help them in the future. The winner of this competition will receive a deal with offers worth 330 000 SEK.
During this event, I´m going to taking care of the social media and also take backstage pics. The fashion show is going to take place at the Textile Fashion Center in Borås and is open to the public at 12 o´clock, otherwise invitation only! Today I was backstage taking some pics and have picked out some my favorites pieces of the competitors collections!
For more info, visit Show Up Fashion Award.
CIRCLES AND BORDERS
1. Tom Ford/2. Prabal Gurung / 3. Chanel
One of the most exiting shoe trends for fall 2013 is the over the knee boots. This trend was first seen at the 3.1 Phillip Lim and Balmain runways but recently this trend can be spotted everywhere. I really like this trend because you can look very fashionable and trendy, but at the same time I must warn for a high risk of “Pretty Lady” factor, wrong combination of the over the knee boots can look very tacky. Thats why you should only wear short skirt (preferably leather skirt) with a long jacket. It’s a big NO NO to wear these shoes with trousers or leggings! As you already have noticed, this trend is not especially practical but you can look damn sexy and elegance in over the knee boots.
SOURCE: ELLE.COM, catchingcouture.com, queenofjetlags.com, anouskaproettabrandon.com & polyvore.com
In the beginning of November, Louis Vuitton conformed Nicolas Ghesquière as the their new creative director. Representers from Vuitton said; Ghesquière would bring a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.
Ghesquière expressed a happiness and said; I am so happy. It is an excitement. A feeling that what I lived before was preparing me to do this. Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration. I am very honoured of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision.
After 16 years on the throne, Marc Jacobs, former creative designer at Louis Vuitton announced that he´s leaving the fashion house to focus on his own label that is headed towards an IPO. Read here.
WHO IS NICOLAS GHESQUIÉRE?
Ghesquière was born in Comines, Province in 1971. Already from a young age, Ghesquière expressed an interest in fashion and tailoring and started an internship at Agnès B in Paris during summers. His enthusiasm for fashion continued to grow and after school, one of his childhood dreams becomes true, he started an internship at Jean Paul Gaultier. In 1995 Ghesquière entered Balenciaga as a licensed product designer and two years later, he was accounted as Balenciaga new creative director.
Ghesquière creations became such a huge success that the label´s flagship store in Paris could not manage to meet the demands from consumers. His collections was admired worldwide, known for his exciting and couture like designs. In 2010, Ghesquière received the Fashion Group International’s Superstar and during late 2012 he decided to leave Balenciaga after 15 years on the throne. During the beginning of November 2013, Ghesquière became Louis Vuitton new creative director.
As some of you guys already know that I moved to Borås from Lund to study Masters in Fashion Management at The Swedish School of Textile. I study in the same building as the designer students, a few weeks ago some of them showed their collections during the Swedish School of Textile opening ceremony (the school have moved to a new building). Unfortunately I was busy studying for exams (sucks I know) so I missed the fashion show, but it made me curious to see the creations of the unknown designers I bunted into everyday in the hallway. I started to search on the web to see if I managed to find any of the students pieces. I found the website Design By Students.com where the students collections are available to the public. I picked some of the pieces I really liked and thought it would be interesting to share it with my dear readers.
SOURCE |Design By Students.com
I´m always searching for new and interesting things to blog about, for instance upcoming designers, new collections, arts, DIY- projects and such as. For a while, I have been seeing these amazing illustrations in different websites. I have also notice that some of my friends on Facebook have changed their profit pictures and now showing portraits of animals. It made me curios to do a research and see who is the man behind these animal portraits!
Yago Partal is the man behind the Zoo portraits. After studying Fine Arts in Barcelona, Partal started a creative studio project with Manel Soto where they together have created a number of project for companies such as Filmax, Chesterfield International and Canal+. Besides these projects, Partal have also done some personal work. Recently Partal is focusing on photography and video, and recently have been working with VOGUE ITALY, LOEWE and The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar)
Now you can buy these portraits as T-shirts, iPhone cases, carts or as art. An amazing gift for both him/ her during special occasions, maybe as birthday or Christmas gift.
SOURCE |zooportraits.com & yagopartal.com
“Saying you don´t look good in hats is like saying you don´t look good in shoes”
~ Marilyn Monroe
Recently I have started to realize how good people look in hats. Don’t you guys agree?
The project “Fashion in Leaf” is inspired by leaf and fashion. “I was wondering does fashion can be part of leaf art as I’m interested in fashion. The most challlenging in this project was how to apply leaf to dress! However, I tried to find some more special leaf this time to make the “dress looks elegant.” said the Malaysian illustrator Tang Chiew Ling.
This project is extremely creative and so beautiful in a delicate way.
For a few days ago, Marc Jacobs announced that he is leaving Louis Vuitton after 16-year at the brand. And the reason; he wants to focus more on his own label as it heads towards an IPO.Yesterday Marc Jacobs presented his last and final line as the head of Louis Vuitton and the collection was entirely in black, as was his first show for the label. Alexandra Shulman, an editor of Vogue, said” It’s important to know how to exit, as well as arrive” which Marc Jacobs successfully did.
During his 16-years on the throne, Marc Jacobs have turned Louis Vuitton from being known as a leather goods and luggage line into a global powerhouse. He also introduced the ready-to-wear line and also launched the first of the fashion house’s art collaborations, along with artists such Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama. It´s going to be interesting to find out who is going to replace Marc Jacobs and most importantly, how this person is going to fulfill all the expectations?
MARC JACOBS LAST COLLECTION FOR LOUIS VUITTON SS14
Source | vogue.co.uk
“I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and gray flannel pants, a gray flannel suit, and black tie.”
~ Pierre Cardin
Every men looks great in a suit. I think it’s a pity that men doesn’t wear suits all the time, specially during autumn before it gets to cold. So guys, sometimes it is ok to do a Barney Stinson. Match your suit with a neckpiece, hat and leather shoes. Please do follow my recommendations!
Source | Pinterest.com
London Fashion Week is always full of creative and innovative designer. I always get so inspired by the collections showed during London Fashion week, but must say that my inspirations also comes from all the fashionistas that gathers in one city and share a common interest (or should I say lifestyle). The street style during though days are absolutely amazing. I can just sit outside a café and be amazed by the fahionistas…ops now I´s off topic. Anyways, I have followed basically every show on twitter, instagram and here and have chosen my favorites designers. But here is just only part 1, to be continue….
HOUSE OF HOLLAND
Source | vogue.co.uk