Five Things We Learned About Fashion, Technology and Sustainability

Looking at technology from a big data viewpoint, the fashion industry is going to get a lot more transparent. Consumers will be able to see where their clothes are made, where and by whom. In this sense, factories will have to become more sustainable since their practices will be more public facing. – Damon Ahola.(...)
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Clothes That Charge Your Smartphone

“If you look around you, textiles cover so many surfaces, so why not give them a ‘super power’ that can take advantage of this, like solar energy harvesting,” says Grant. The idea behind Solar Fiber is a flexible photovoltaic fibre that converts sunlight energy into electrical energy via a yarn that can be worked into(...)
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Rêve Parisien

 { ‘Tea in a Buttercup’ dress by I Found Lucy, glasses by LA Eyeworks, bag by Alannah Hill, vintage shoes and cardigan }  This week’s look is inspired by the effervescent elegance of 1950s Paris.  Moulded by the likes of haute couturiers Dior and Balenciaga, the French ‘new look’ style of the post-war years is typified(...)
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5 Ways To Wear: Liquid Lamé

{ Altuzarra Spring 2014 RTW } Lamé isn’t a new thing. During the 20s-30s, i’s was draped into sultry evening dresses. During the 50s, it was puckered into fluff ball frocks. In the 90s it was stretched into gold catsuits. Sneakies, this fabric has had more than one hay day. Identifiable by its pearlescent sheen and structured-yet-fluid(...)
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Saint Laurent – The Movie

I am no movie critic (though I consider myself a film buff)…still, I am more than happy to give a most positive opinion on the latest version of the great designer’s life story (mind you, it mostly deals with ten years of Saint Laurent‘s life, starting in the mid-sixties, the years of great success, glory(...)
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Jean-Paul Gaultier – Ready-to-Wear Collection S/S 2015

Jean-Paul Gaultier has just shown his latest ready-to-wear collection in Paris…very witty, very “showy” and much liked by all present.  The outfit on the right is extremely elegant, what else could be said about black pants and a white shirt? (apart from the fact that the model’s red mane is what we most retain of(...)
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I Found Lucy: A Witch’s Eclipse

Entranced by the moon and dizzied by the eclipse, our inner enchantress has come out to play. I Found Lucy’s new spring 2014 collection is a sorbet-toned dream. Sprinkled in blooms and frilled to perfection, I Found Lucy offers complete, unbridled sweetness. If your imagination is full of faires, lunar magic and unicorns, this little Queensland label is for(...)
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Shop the trend: Goosebumps

Finally, creepy gear that you can actually wear post-Halloween! It’s time to stop forget that ever-growing pile of forgotten costumes and start dressing to thrill with some wearable, Goosebumps-inspired statement pieces. 90s-nostalgia is on high rotation on the runways this season (see Moschino Spring RTW 2015 for some old-school Barbie glam) and we’re getting in on the action. To celebrate the creepy season, sink your(...)
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The Posing Jewel – Opening in Turin, Italy, October 3rd

The Posing Jewel is a creativity contest opening in Turin October 3rd.  It will run until November 15th. You can see  here a preview of some of the pieces that will be exhibited.  Twenty-three artists will be participating, from various parts of the world.  Prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest by(...)
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The Posing Jewel – Opening in Turin, Italy, October 3rd

The Posing Jewel is a creativity contest opening in Turin October 3rd.  It will run until November 15th. You can see  here a preview of some of the pieces that will be exhibited.  Twenty-three artists will be participating, from various parts of the world.  Prizes will be awarded at the end of the contest by(...)
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