With the prevalence of music festivals, people who consider themselves young and the general fest-going populace have been noisy all over Instagram and Twitter with a makeshift fad that would soon and inevitably hit the realm of fashion.
Aside from the fact that music festivals are also treated as venues for fashion extravaganzas, the youth have always expressed their creativity and style whenever there’s an opportunity for them to.
We have witnessed it all–from the obfuscating hair styles, noticeable contrasts in color, the larger-than-life fashion sense and the sheer megalomania; all of these we eagerly wait for whenever a huge music festival finishes. Just recently, hordes of Instagram posts have been circulating online about a hair trend that’s becoming more famous as time goes by.
Are we really ready to play with the use of metals and the like? Behold as you witness hair metal braids come to life, and yes, you’d definitely be hooked. The hair-metal trend is as simple as incorporating metal pieces or trinkets into your usual braids. Normally hash-tagged as ‘hair metal’, more and more girls are supporting the trend by posting photos of them wearing the fad.
With the recent FYF Festival held in California, hair metal has all been abloom as hairstyle and hair care outfit Bleach London weaved a couple of metal trinkets onto the hairs of female fest goers.
Hair metal braiding involves metal, first and foremost, injected with creativity by putting on other types of materials such as colorful ribbons, hair yarns, cutesy metal charms and even assortments of small jewelry.
The resulting effect is definitely worth the risk as youth look even better with all these chunks of metal weaved onto their heads. True enough, kids would always be kids and it’s a good way of channeling their creativity.
Some of the known materials used for this fad are hair rings and hair twisters, which are rather accessible and affordable for everyone to purchase.
One of the many ways of incorporating metal into your hairstyle is to style your hair in a ginger coil, and cover it in gold-plated yarn which defies the usual braiding system that everyone remembered.
The hair tapestry under this latest trend has seen promise in being used by the fashion industry in general, and are rumored to be used for fashion shows and runways this coming autumn.
The edgy and creative resulting look of hair metal braiding is something that youth should be proud of, and it is with high hopes that we’d be seeing this specific craze in many music festivals to come.
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Italy is celebrated in Dolce and Gabbana’s 2016 summer collection. If there’s one brand that would know the ins and outs of Italian fashion, the best consideration to be put on top of the list would be this fashion house that originated in the beautiful city of Milan.
True to its roots, Dolce and Gabbana goes back to where it came from and decided to color the bright sunshine of summer with the punch of Italian style that utters distinction in pursuing the definition of what will be the hottest in the summer season of the coming year.
We can be sure that it is going to be about romance and everything that shouts flare, as the brand’s collection is all about vibrant colors and print designs.
The beautiful scenery found in the beauty of the Italian façade as translated through its architecture is one of the key elements of the collection.
Lazy dresses will never be as arresting as some of Italy’s famous edifices will be translated into designs treating the fabric, as if they are a canvas that will give life to a form of art that can be worn by ladies as they stroll around.
See summer in full bloom, as not only flowers but also scenery will dominate the A-game when it comes to sun dressing.
It’s going to be a modernized version of the 1940’s all at once, as sequins and accessories are also incorporated to announce the resonance and celebration of the sun and its warmth in a Sicilian way.
As we all know, Italy is the home of some of the best painters the world has ever met. In line with this reputation, another interesting part of Dolce and Gabbana’s summer collection will be garments designed with brush strokes.
The inspiration behind this must-try trend is the Italian artist Lucio Fontana that speaks a hint of the 1950’s due to its respect to the female body’s S-shape curve.
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To succinctly quote Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, an established company which is notorious for trendsetting specific colors or sets of hues every year, “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” in relation to the recently released palettes that would dominate the world of style and fashion for 2016.
Pantone Color Institute gravitated towards colors that speak of disconnection from the seemingly addictive world of, and they wanted fashion authorities to lean on hues that are pleasing and calming to the eye. This institute has never failed in revealing trends that people should follow, and this year, the world of fashion will be rocked with a wide array of choices that are contrasting, mild and natural.
Fashion-savvy individuals should look for colors that are unisex in concept. Colors for 2016 would break borders and go beyond societal norms on sex and gender partition.
The chosen colors of Pantone would definitely be a wild mix of reds, greens and blues, which will definitely shout creativity, optimism, comfort and downright curiosity.
Huge fashion brands and clothing companies take color seriously, as this is a vital component in ensuring that their proposed type of garment would be a success to their buyers. Color trends should be strictly met, and this has been an on-going phenomenon since time knows when.
Some of the colors that will be prevalent this coming spring would lean on rose quartz, peach echo and serenity. These colors are soft to the vision, reminiscent of a serene sunset, a reddened cheek or a calming luminescence.
This set of colors is nominated since the colors want to provoke human beings to always go back to nature when they are tired of the chaotic present time. Serenity, specifically, would direct people into experiencing a void that would soothe the mind and calm the spirit.
On to more exciting palettes come snorkel blue, buttercup and limpet shell. Snorkel blue and limpet shell are both derived from the blue family, just revamped with more energy and life. The striking quality of the aforementioned colors would transport you to a dream vacation and being in touch with the sea.
It exudes both a very playful vibe that knows no rest, and this can definitely result in a finished fashion ensemble that’s bold yet reserved at the same time. Buttercup, on the other hand, reminds us of bright, sunny days and the refreshing heat that summer brings. Definitely a head-turning color, buttercup will give designers a joyous time of using the palette for a more exciting feel and usability.
Some other colors that the Pantone Color Institute released include the neutral color lilac gray, which is a distinct member of the gray shade. Lilac gray will evoke the free-spirited aura that’s been lurking within you and channel out a fashion ensemble that’s plump, sleek and sharp.
Though playing within the limits of black and white, the lilac gray shades will come-off as strong and weak at the same time, certainly turning heads as you walk by. Colors iced coffee and green flash would be Pantone’s homage to nature as these colors speak of wood and flora.
The openness and risk found in both of the colors would be something that a fashion addict would be delighted to play with.
Pantone Spring 2016 Colors – Refinery29
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As what’s said of fashion about being always-changing, it is also a bamboo plant bending to scenarios when the situation asks for it. With all the technology and modernization that this populace has undergone from the last two decades, the whole fashion industry wondrously kept up with the demands and successfully spawned a plethora of styles and concepts, which is thought to be impossibility before.
Men and women of fashion have graciously patronized with whatever it, that’s served on the plate and this had generally fed the industry up until this very day. In 2016, the rise of nets and suedes are said to be on the outskirts just waiting to explode, same as the innovation to be made on your conventional white shirts, and of course, some heavy stress on a new bag styles and what bag trends are there to follow.
After the success of the microbags in mid-2015, bag connoisseurs together with their respective brands have come up with a concept of continuing what microbags have gracefully started.
With the trend for the whole year of 2016 would what we will all call as ‘mobile bags’. From the word itself, these bags would be smaller in size and can only handle your precious mobile phones.
These post-modern clutches are fashion’s way of embracing the ensuing blow-up of technology as we move a long time and it is quite the right time to somewhat place our cellular phones into stylish and eye-grabbing clutches.
Humongous fashion brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Chloe, Burberry and Balenciaga have started out giving hints about producing these mobile bags. Materials can differ from the manufacturer for as long as the main essence is being upheld through these tiny trinkets of dandy fashion.
Another ladylike bag type that would be imminent in 2016 would your trusted carry-ons with handles. Either you’re a working woman who wanted to literally hand carry these bags or the on-the-go swan who would want to tote it around, you would definitely feel the comfort it would bring in the long run.
The handles are the reason why it would be trending again, and if you’re planning to buy a carry-on for 2016, pick the ones with sturdy and comfortable handles. Spearheading this 2016 bag trend includes Louis Vuitton, Tods, Miu Miu, Maison Margiela, Gucci, Fendi, Dior and Celine.
Bucket bags are first known to be used by men and women who frequently visit the gym. These are the types of bags that are easy to carry and can fit in a lot of essentials and tokens needed for the day.
The shoulder straps can be worn on the back or with just one shoulder. The ease of carrying it has been proven by thousands of people who have been loyal patrons to this bag type.
However, in 2016, bucket bags would take on a different level as some brands such as Stella McCartney, Marni, Loewe, Michael Kors and Dolce and Gabbana spruced it up in such a way that it looked editorial and high fashion.
The use of sturdier straps is foreseen to be present, same as embellishments and braver materials such as leather and sorts of adornments are to be expected.
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Guess have been withstanding the changing demands of the fashion market since the day it was built. Although it’s quite obvious that the brand has strong affinities with ‘just’ denim, Guess have never faltered to amaze its likers, and as well its competition.
They have obviously delved into creating different fashion stuff within their sole material, and what’s admirable is the thinkers of Guess are never going out of options, despite the diverse canopy it sits in. Fashion is always changing, yet Guess never have been moved even a small inch to the pedestal where it’s placed now.
All throughout its existence, Guess can be remembered as the store with the most head-turning posters, billboards and advertisements. As you enter a Guess boutique, what will greet you will be the almost black and white posters of well-renowned models that they have acquired and worked with.
The salty background together with girls donning their newest denim creation, all looking feisty and fierce is their formula in magnetizing more patrons to adore what they have to offer. An advertisement coming from this illustrious brand will never be missed when walking in a mall, and they never really waned with the models they release after all these years.
One of the most revered Guess ladies would definitely be Anna Nicole Smith. It was in 1993 when her blown-up portrait was up as billboards and the unmistakable smile that Smith has on that advertisement is directed to be indelible in everyone’s memory.
Despite the personal bouts that Smith is undergoing that time, a trace of the lawsuits, drug use and weight issues cannot be seen on this 1993 advert. Plagued would be the perfect way to describe Anna Nicole Smith’s life at the time of this exposure, and yet, she magically appeared all looking sexy and classy at the aforementioned photo, flipping her to be belonging to Guess’ best image models ever.
And yes, you might have seen her as the cutest little girl in the movie Extraterrestrial and bloomed to be one of Hollywood’s most promising actresses, but Drew Barrymore got a stint with Guess that is downright applaudable. Same year as Anna Nicole Smith’s, Barrymore’s photo advert is set on black and white, in a whimsical-looking carousel with another Guess guy model.
Though it may not come-off as a shock anymore, Drew Barrymore’s sexual aura was exuded well and good on this 1993 release, which opened more doors for her to endorse other brands on the likes of Missoni, Gucci and Lancome. Barrymore is more than your Atta-girl on this advertisement, and her Guess shot is typically one of the sexiest that ever existed in the world of fashion endorsements.
Now that we all know that Adriana Lima is part of the infamous Victoria’s Secret Angels, she also made the rounds as a model of her own through different shades such as the one that she has done with Guess. Her photo quite captured everything that a woman envies to another woman—the perfect full lips, the well-looking tanned skin and the pretty-ugly look of her hair in shambles.
Adriana has long been known to grace huge brands after this 2000 Guess advert, and the man she was looking at in this colored photo is quite enough for her to end successfully in the modeling industry. Currently, Adriana Lima is one of the highest paid supermodels of the world and is also known as the face of Donna Karan’s spring collections.
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Alongside the familiar notion about how life gets easier through social media, fashion also made a revolution of incorporating this power into how they can reach more and more people.
Now, we are all avid followers of the most fashionable Instagram superstars, do online shopping for the upcoming gala night at the office and watch Paris fashion shows via supreme subscriptions on television.
More and more fashion experts have also expressed great interest in leading more fashion fanatics in being in the know of what’s the latest and what’s about to happen via surreal blogs, complete with the most captivating photos and detailed instructions.
And so the advent of YouTube channels about fashion and beauty is not much of a surprise anymore, and believe it or not, most fashion inspirations and the best make-up tips are now being derived from these videos and their powerful capability to reach a bigger audience.
Who would not know Michelle Phan? Since time knows when, this beauty and make-up guru has reached a whopping 7,000,000 subscribers, because of her posts on make-up looks inspired by almost anything—movies, comic superheroes, icons and seasons.
Phan’s advocacy of helping women achieve their best potentials through make-up has been channeled on her always updated video logs, focusing on tools and materials just within anybody’s reach.
Another rising star on YouTube right now that you might want to follow is the quirky Andrea Brooks for your daily dose of hairstyles and hair care tutorials. One strength that Brooks possesses is the sheer simplicity of her instructions making a daunting hairstyle an easy thing to achieve.
Boasting with almost 2 million subscribers, Kandee Johnson is so similar to Michelle Phan but in a more risky way. Johnson has taken herself out of the conventional method of make-up teaching and leaped towards showing her audience the basics, such as how to reapply your fading false eyelashes, to the absurd way of mimicking Edward Scissorhands.
The use of Johnson’s tips is for you to go about putting remedy on your daily beauty dilemmas through easy-to-comprehend instructions to help you get by.
On a larger scale, you might find Leina’s YouTube channel rather interesting because she’s doing faces on the likes of Kelly Rowland, Nicki Minaj and music diva Rihanna. With an assortment of videos about professional make-up tutorials, you’d definitely get your idol’s look on that recent music gala by just religiously following this California- based make-up guru’s step-by-step mantra.
Another blogger who is currently making quite a noticeable scene is beauty blogger Tanya Burr, now being adamantly followed by 2.5 mil minions. If high-end products and big fashion brands is your thing, then Burr’s YouTube slot is sure to inspire you more in doing your daily make-up intensely and rigorously.
Patricia Bright, on the other hand, is a simple girl emanating a bubbly personality to give you simple things to remember about hair, life and fashion. If you ever needed to watch something that will perk you up after a long night of studying or working and still want to look awesome, then Bright’s suggestions would do you best.
Slowly gaining fame is the channel called ‘The Beauty Department’, which is a name suitable for what they can teach, offer and impart to their avid viewers. The trio of Kristin Ess, Lauren Conrad and Amy Nadine would take you to a make-up and beauty world shouting of pizzazz, organization and factual-based answers for your beauty inquiries.
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We have seen them blossom into wonderful ladies right in front of our very eyes. These two young ladies together with their equally gorgeous family have graced our television screens via shaped reality shows like never before. From being adorable little girls to stylish grown-ups, these members of the Kardashian clan are two of the most followed stars of their generation.
“Blame it on the genes,” as what they say. Or their surname maybe? In the world of the rich and the famous, breaking through the walls will not be as hard. Or would it? There’s no denying that these sisters are already out there, making names of their own and moving past the initial identity their hit show has given to them.
Girls their age have been following every step and every turn these two take. Who wouldn’t be captivated when these Jenners offer nothing but stylish treats and fashionable blowouts every time they set their feet on every place they go. Mind you, they just recently opened their own fashion line, and the buying classes, especially young maidens, have been excited ever since it was launched. Imagine wearing something similar to Kylie and Kendall. Not everyone may be as lucky as these two, but wearing a piece from their line gives the feeling of being like them as well.
Be it street wear or the red carpet, these young ladies are two of the most anticipated and watched when it comes to their wardrobe. Some of their styles are brow-raising because of the sexiness, but they do have bodies to flaunt and curves to show. They might get dressed in a risky manner at times, but this only defines them as budding style moguls the world is anticipating to flourish one day.
Kylie and Kendall at the 2014 Music Video Awards
Sisters going red in one of the charity events they attended in New York
K to K power off street
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Blurring the line between genders, designer Nicola Formichetti has gotten into disassociating bars as seen in his summer spring collection shown at New York Fashion Week. The revolution for equality and genderless fashion isn’t new, but this supposed separation from the conventional draws more attention with the rise of more fearless designers like those of Formichetti.
Hearing his name may bring us back to the time when Lady Gaga wore this controversial meat dress at the 2010 MTV Music Awards. This out of the box, and bold step was the result of her collaboration with the said designer.
Probably one of the most talked about statements in the history of the Red Carpet, the said dress put careers on the map for both the model and the person behind the idea. Since then, the relationship between the two blossomed so much that Lady gaga even showed her support, teary eyed, at the designer’s collection.
Nicopanda’s Spring/Summer collection for 2016 is in line with the designer’s eccentric vision. Staying true to its core idea of thinning the borders that set genders apart from each other, the collection is dominated by baby pink and baby blue.
Now this seems like bringing us back to the time when we were still infants without any notion of the difference between man and woman. The designer admitted that his aesthetic is only for the brave at heart.
“This is a collection for a try-anything culture, ready to mix it up…you’re either brave enough to wear it or you’re not,” Formichetti said on one of his interviews. (Cited: https://the-dots.co.uk/lakeishagoedluck/portfolio/chasseur-magazine-nicopanda-2015-ss-collection/195393)
Seemingly weird for those who are conventional, every piece in his collection is considered a rarity. From men’s caps adorned by ruffles and pearls, down to thick-strapped shoes that speak ‘punk.’
Additionally, let us not forget the sheer and ballerina inspired garments with the ‘N’ signature; a trademark of Nicopanda.
These, along with other interesting details make up the 2016 collection that will surely capture the attention of those who have an eye for eccentric clothes.
Nicopanda Official Website
Whenever the current year ends, the fashion world shifts into full throttle to surprise its followers with a trend that would kick-off the following year. Every year, fashion enthusiasts await what’s in to wear, what clothes to rebuke and who to follow when it comes to styling and dressing fabulously.
New York’s New Year’s Eve Countdown has been a yearly event that magnetized all of the fashion industry’s most colorful and bravest, to let the world see what it is that they must bear in mind the next year they would fill up their wardrobe.
As 2015 ends, it is imperative that the capital of fashion exudes a very shiny end to this year. Behold, the boom brought to you by “crispy, shiny metallics.”
Ladies would once again have a taste for wearing metallics by the end of the year, as forecasted by major names and brands in the industry, despite the fact that this material started to be huge this 2015.
The conventional metallic dresses that girls love to wear during special occasions like New Year will be given a new spunk on this very bold move, with high hopes that this would not look snazzy and would favorably reward everyone who chooses to wear it.
Wearing metallic is very keen on not looking like you’re wearing a zooming rocket, and this law would apply very well as 2015 comes to a close. Below are some of the things that ladies would need to remember before delving onto their pockets for a piece of this glittery garment.
For this year’s trend, metallics are suggested to go by the safest and most ravishing colors, such as blues, greens and golds. Additionally, these are considered ‘paradoxical’ colors, said to wrap up what happened in the general fashion scene for the last 11 months.
The strength given out by metallic blue would definitely shine through any skin color and without a doubt stun everyone who’s going to look at it. The verdant mixing in with the silvery hue of shiny metals is something of a hot item.
Metallic green might look a little bit Holiday-themed, but fashion experts gave out their approval for stretching this color up until New Year and everything encompassed in between.
Lastly, metallic gold is always a great choice if you want to turn heads, look sophisticated and be in the know all the time. This cool shade of gold and its innate capability to flip a boring outfit into something amazing is the key reason why it’s included with metallic blue and green among the choices.
Metallic gold might seem a little bit over the top and the key to kill this megalomania feel is to tone down on the type of dress you’d be picking. If you’re getting gold, be sure to choose dresses that are neither big in detail, nor too low-key that it can pass off as a sack with strings.
One major reminder, though, that fashion experts would want you to remember is that accessorizing wouldn’t be necessary if you go with the metallic trend. Make sure that you keep you ornaments minimal or none at all.
Fashion is all about balance, and with this specific year-ender trend, it’s truly best for you to lean on the magic that is the garment. The dress and the material it’s made with is already enough to pose a statement. Putting in effort beyond that would ruin the attempt in looking ravishing during the New Year office party.
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The oldest French fashion house is making its biggest change by far, as its creative director will step down after 14 years of handling the brand.
Alber Elbaz, who single-handedly worked for the improvement of the brand’s image raising it onto the pedestal of high-class fashion houses, has announced his stepping down after more than a decade of persevering for the betterment of Lanvin.
His 14 years of success was put to an end and was first announced at WWD.com. As what the official statement says, his exit was brought about by “the decision of the company’s majority shareholders.” Elbaz started to manage the fashion brand with his genius back in 2011 after Taiwanese publishing magnate Shaw-Lan Wang recruited him.
Since then, the successful story of the said fashion house has continued to flourish making it the favorite of A-listers including Natalie Portman and Meryl Streep.
With him as the driving force behind the scenes, Lanvin was able to cultivate a respectable image of the brand’s understanding and appreciation toward the female physique, and celebrates it through clothing pieces that truly bring out the beauty of anyone who wears it.
He is well known for his drape designs and generous use of fabric to create dramatic and opulent dresses that bring out femininity, flare and class.
The reason for his parting with the fashion house that has become his home for a long time is ultimately a vague notion, and even came as a surprise to Lanvin’s employees. The news was released together with the announcement that Elbaz will no longer be part of their upcoming 2016 collections.
Coincidentally, Elbaz’s split with Lanvin is the third news of the same category. It is remembered that Alexander Wang just left Balenciaga, and Raf Simmons did the same with Dior. Are we heading to a new direction as major fashion houses make these surprising decisions by far?
Albert Elbaz leaves Lanvin
Alber Elbaz to Exit Lanvin After 14 Years – Fashionista