Following the success of their Spring Breakers range earlier this year, Opening Ceremony have launched another movie-inspired collection, creating garments that allude to the wardrobe from Spike Jonze’s latest directorial work, Her. The movie centers on the unlikely romance that forms between Joaquin Phoenix and his computer operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), with stylist Casey Storm incorporating apparel that’s both simple yet suitably off-kilter (think layered shirting and high-waist pants on men). Opening Ceremony have taken Storm’s filmic ideas and translated them into their own designs – highlights include bold blocked hoodies with matching joggers, color pop shirting, shearling coats, cityscape print tees and safety pin-detailed sweats. Though relevant to modern dressing, styles exude a subtly futuristic ease, as seen in pockets shaped to suit smartphones or tablets, in addition to features that allow cords and wires to extend through the garment from headphones.
The Opening Ceremony ‘Her’ collection is available to buy online now.
Sure, gold rings and silver necklaces have their place – but if you’re a fan of jewelry with more of a conceptual ‘trending now’ slant, look no further than the latest collection by London-based designer Lily Kamper. A graduate from the prestigious Royal College of Art, Lily’s Spring/Summer 2014 designs take inspiration from reference points as diverse as LED lights and abandoned swimming pools in Miami. Each piece is carefully hand-crafted in distinctive architectural shapes, textured in precious stones and gleaming metals. Geometric pendants come suspended on black cords or delicate chains, on show with ombré tint glass or organic material mixes, as shining bangles are shaped out of miniature cubes and tiered rings glitter with structured jewel settings. Simple, contemporary and uber-stylish – what’s not to love?
If you like the look of what you see, head on over to London’s Liberty department store to get your hands on a statement style for party season!
It’s Menswear Monday! Though the winter holidays are drawing ever closer, lookbooks for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 season continue to come thick and fast, warming up our cold days with thoughts of the sunny styles ahead next year. Today’s fashion news sees Bali-based brand Bleach Project Inc have taken an edgy sportswear-influenced direction with their Indonesian-made collection, putting creative director Yasir Bawazier’s signature spin on men’s fashion staples. Digital print camou is key across sheer paneled shirts and Mickey Mouse ear snapbacks, as textured panda heads surface on plain white tees and athletic shorts pop in fluoro yellow. Shapes experiment with proportion, as seen in cut-away backs or longline fronts for a contemporary twist. A minimal mood can be seen in stripped back logo tops and layered shorts, while jersey sweats contrast black sleeves with white on pastel bodies. Next spring styling? It’s all wrapped up.
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When you think of potential collaborations for a beauty company to get involved with, cars might not rank high on the list – until now. Benefit cosmetics teamed up with Citroën UK on new one-off DS3 vehicle, a cute ‘n’ colorful car that marks the “exploration of ideas and themes in a unique concept form.” Premiering at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham (6-10 December), this candy pink ride inspires notions of one of Benefit’s trademark compacts, complete with striped seats and illustrated fashion graphics on the side. There are also a host of built-in features to appeal to any beauty fan and help you apply your cosmetics perfectly, from unique LED lighting to illuminate your visage to a makeup tray armrest, fragrance dispenser and handbag hook.
“[It’s] not your usual mode of transport, but that’s what makes it so special,” say Gail Borjarski and Ian Marshall, Benefit Cosmetics UK’s managing directors. We really hope to take things further and translate some of these ideas into a proper road-going Citroën and Benefit DS3 collaboration. Watch this space!”
Now how’s this for some fashion photography to remember? Swedish photographer Jesse Laitinen has captured Shields, the second ever collection by fellow Swede and womenswear designer Maria Nordström. With gravity-defying hair by Dejan Cekanovic and ghostly makeup by Sophia Eriksen, a delicate, ethereal model is contrasted with the strong, modern apparel she wears. The collection itself is inspired by the new architectural sensibility that impacted on the prevailing post-modern attitude in the early ‘90s – a time when Nordström was traveling around Europe and experiencing the cutting-edge sights of the deconstructivism movement. This architecture later laid the foundations for her designs, translated into the “vulnerability that characterizes city life” in Shields. Technical fabrics take on an elegant finish in sharp shapes, based around the concept of shielding the urban citizen. Highlights include coated tees, clean embellished dresses and blown-up sweats.
Ever heard of A-Line London? Don’t worry if you haven’t, this brand new label is only three months old – but once you see their designs, it’s not a name you’ll forget in a hurry. Founded in September by Anne-Sophie Köhler as the premium line for her first womenswear range Scaline, A-Line is all about dressing the city professional in elegant, minimal must-haves. Inspired by Köhler’s dual French and German heritage, modern trending now silhouettes are revamped with clean, feminine cuts and finished with British structures and tailoring detail. Based in London’s Shoreditch, the area’s creative East End ambience also leaves its mark on designs.
For Spring/Summer 2014, we see pieces expressing a mood of simple sophistication, as jackets appear in butter-soft leather, formal two-pieces look stark in black or white and geometric shirting comes cropped at the midriff. Additionally, asymmetric shapes recall an Oriental influence, as sleeveless dresses finish at the knee for a chic finish.
This Menswear Monday, get inspiration for your streetwear look (and potentially your Christmas wishlist!) with our fashion news of the new collaboration collection from London jewelry and apparel brand Stooki and British high street label Topman. Consisting of 11 pieces plated in 18-karat gold, the Geodesic range is all about form, layering and innovation in hand-crafted jewelry design. Each accessory presents a sharp geodesic line with sculptural and 3D silhouettes, each appealing with an industrial futuristic finish. Chunky rings, chain necklaces and pendants are all available, in addition to statement button covers and collar tips (created to “bridge the gap between jewelry and the garment”).
“Stooki is really excited to be working with Topman on this collection, particularly as it brings a luxurious addition to the existing ranges,” says Stooki creative strategist Quincey Williams. “Our journey as a brand is rapidly evolving and we welcome everyone to get involved in all the action.”
The Stooki x Topman limited-edition Geodesic collection is available to buy in Topman stores now, with prices ranging from £20 ($33) to £60 ($98).
New Yorkers, get those calendars ready – Trendstop.com’s founder Jaana Jatyri will be in the city this coming January to present our latest trend forecasts as part of Printsource’s The Future Café, a global overview of fashion and home textile trends by the world’s leading forecasting services.
Each season, The Future Café hosts presentations that are regularly attended by standing-room-only crowds. With The Future Café, attendees can access a comprehensive overview of a season’s color, print and materials direction, along with key trends, proving ideal for industry professionals like fashion designers and merchandisers, product developers, design directors and merchandise managers. It’s a must-see event to keep you in the loop for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 season.
To attend, please register at The Future Cafe by clicking the link here. See you there!
Additionally, if you’d like to meet Jaana to discuss your trend needs during the week commencing January 13, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time for this week’s Beauty Blog! This coming Sunday December 1st marks World AIDS Day, an annual opportunity for people around the world to unite in the ongoing battle against the HIV virus. Every year, the MAC beauty brand re-launches the original VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass in tribute, with the full RRP less VAT from each sale going towards helping men, women and children everywhere who suffer from the disease.
In addition to being for a good cause, the deep burgundy red tone of VIVA GLAM also makes it a great addition for your makeup bag. American actor/model/drag queen RuPaul was the first face of VIVA GLAM in 1994, and now returns to front the “fabulous, chic and utterly outrageous” must-have product this year. The lipstick version (£15/$25) comes in an intense matte blue-red, while the lipglass offers a shiny version to vamp up those lips for evening. Chic and charitable? What’s not to love?