Year: 2016

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It’s September! Fantastic, inspiring, surprising September – at least if you are into fashion. While a considerate amount of people follow the catwalk shows on pages like Vogue.com, and perhaps even share them on social media, while considering ‘could I wear that?’ (or afford that?), there’s another and more systematic and analytical task to do, if you actually study or work in fashion. That is analysing what you see, and extracting the information of inspiration and key fashion show trends ss17 that are important. Because every new season is a follow-up of the past season, which is again building on all the ones that came before. Understanding where fashion is coming from is one of the best ways to understanding, where it’s going. If you work in fashion, this is crucial for you to have a feeling about. So how to go about this analysis? I would recommend creating a folder on your desktop or alternatively a Board on Pinterest, where you can store all the looks, you find exciting. Perhaps Pinterest is a more …

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September – Editor’s Letter

Welcome back! After a long summer, we’re delighted to welcoming you back to The Fashion Crowd. Anastasiya, Gloria and myself have all spent a relaxing summer, while also working hard on tailoring a slightly different website with a slightly different experience. You will see, how we have arranged much of the most important information on a page called Useful Information, so it will always be handy to get at, while also structuring our Community in a more comprehensive way. We’re here to engage on Instagram, our preferred way of sharing visual content with our global network, through a series of hashtags allowing us to Connect-Share-Engage. Have a look at it here. Furthermore, we have put a Q&A page in place, as our project was always based on a vision of being a ‘place-to-go’ for young fashion designers. It’s a completely new initiative, and we’re eager to see, if it will be successful and valuable with our readers. But – enough about us. It’s September, the summer is over, and fashion week is here! It’s one …

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Danish fashion designer Stasia

One of the very bright stars on the fashion sky is Danish fashion designer Stasia. She has been around forever, which is perhaps the one key metric in measuring the success of fashion designers in an industry, where new brands see the light of day all the time, and disappear just as quickly. The longevity speaks of popularity with the customers, ability of running a business, but also what this article is going to focus on; a thorough love and passion for creating amazing products. The reason, that we at The Fashion Crowd love Stasia, is – a part from being most of us dress girls, and then it’s hard not to fall in love – because the love for fashion is evident in every choice of fabric, every colour combination, every detail and every cut. How we see it, this is fashion poetry, almost like an ode. And this is exactly what so much fashion is missing today in a fast-paced million-dollar industry. Needless to say, this is also one of the many reasons, …

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Resort 17 Fashion Trends

It’s interesting how something – a collection that was originally invented to fill out the long gaps between the main fashion collections of summer and winter – has almost overtaken the main collections in that the buyers spend around 70% of the yearly budget on them, the collections are more wearable, and they hit the shop floor at a moment, when the consumers really need them. Resort or Cruise and Pre-Fall, or the so-called Pre-collections; from a trend perspective, they are launched very close to the main collections, and it’s therefore limited how much influence they will have on the following season. In this case with the Resort collection, it’s launched in July, and it will be followed by the Summer collection launched in september. Depending on the flexibility of the design houses, it will have more or less influence, but regardless of that, it’s hinting of what’s going to follow suit from the hands of the big designers. Trends move in waves; they are the natural (or unnatural) continuation of what has been, and they …

I Love Fashion

I Love Fashion

At The Fashion Crowd, we write so many things about fashion. One topic, we have strangely never touched upon, and which is one of the lighter ones and more entertaining, is why fashion is so wonderful. The idea and desire came to us – or rather the writer of this piece – after seeing two wonderful images of wonderful women dressed in a way that was so appealing. I Love Fashion! At my age (36 years) and after 15 years in the fashion industry, it doesn’t happen to me all the time that I fall in love with a garment or outfit, but it definitely does happen. And when it happens, it’s just as strong an emotion, as it always was. It’s a bit like falling in love really. When I was 20, I felt in love all the time – both with men and fashion. As you get older, it gets a lot more difficult. That’s also why, you sometimes hear experienced people from the industry saying that all is the same, all has …

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The Challenge of Fashion Education

The question if fashion education is failing young designers (read the latest post on the matter from NJAL here) is one that is of utmost interest to me. As a fashion designer and later fashion educator, I’ve seen both sides of the table as first a consumer/student and later as an implementer. As someone interested in our industry, and with an educational perspective and awareness of the future, few things come closer to my heart then the apparent challenge of fashion education. As many other dedicated people in fashion education, I’m also passionate about preparing the young generation in the best way. What ‘the best way is’ is centred around a very fundamental question; should a fashion designer have a broad skill set or a narrow one? Or with other words; be a specialist and excel in fashion design or a generalist and excel in also business, marketing and social media? We’re all very aware of what a fashion designer was in ‘the old days’; that was definitely a specialist, and we have a very …

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Illustrator Gloglo on her Fashion Summer Holiday

What our lovely illustrator Gloglo has to say on the topic of how to spend her fashion summer holiday: This is the summer, I have most been looking forward to ever! I have just finished my last year of Fashion Design studies, and I’ve had to work very hard and make a good final project. Although now I feel nostalgic and tired, I also feel very happy, because I finally finished, and I am very satisfied with myself. Now it’s time to relax! To be honest, I never usually plan my vacation. I prefer to get carried away and improvise, as I think, it is more exciting. My philosophy for the perfect vacation is slow-flow life. During the rest of the year, we endure a stressed everyday life with many obligations and always running around. Therefore holiday is our time to press the pause button. Even though I don’t have a plan yet, there are many things I like to do. It’s nothing special, but just simple things that make me feel very good. Swimming …

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Anastasiya’s note on her Fashion Summer

A story of a girl, who learnt that any summer can become a good summer. “What matters is not where you are, but what you do”, – a thought that is a perfect embodiment of what I have been thinking for the last couple of weeks. I heard it during an interview with a designer (not in fashion) and now director of “Aestetik” – Maxi Shilov. I have always been one of those people, who are convinced that being somewhere else would change everything for the better. Summer has always been my escape time – I was so lucky that I had had a chance to travel since being 10 years old. For the most part, the reason for those trips was studying, but I did not care. I was ready to study even on school breaks in order to go on a trip. Even when I became older, trips still remained my main source of joy and happiness. If there is one thing I cannot stop being jealous of that is travelling. YES, I honestly …

what is good fashion design

What is good Fashion Design?

During the week, I had a really inspiring conversation with an experienced academic from San Francisco working in the Fashion Design area. Among the various matters we touched upon, an interesting perspective arose on how Fashion Design – and its successful execution – is constituted by two parts. So what is good fashion design? The string of thoughts started with talking about how fashion, as a creative expression like any other art form, is rooted in intuition. Of all the designers, I’ve worked with, and myself included, design almost always originated from a feeling, intuition or conviction of what a certain object should and could look like. I’ve always experienced it as a very natural and almost immediate sense of just having that intuition. It’s hard to put a finger on more precisely what it is, but another word to use would be talent – which is actually equally intangible. This is where you find the true value of creativity, the wauw factor which a piece or collection either has or hasn’t, and the the …

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Editor’s note – on a fashionable Summer

It’s almost June! That means summer, holiday, drinks, warm evenings, sun, a tan, the smell of sun lotion, soft breezes, colours, light clothes and an all-together different energy. Light Linen shirts and paglia shoes… Maybe.. Depending on where you are. Writing this, I’m in London, and today the weather is grey, grey, grey, and I had to borrow a warm sweater from my friend. But hey, we’ve already had some good days, and optimistic as I am, I’m hoping for more sunny days and an all-together ‘good summer’. Being born in Denmark, the topic of the ‘good summer’ is every year, well, pretty hot. And working in fashion; I’m all about a fashionable summer. The world is a great place of opportunities and possibilities, and never before has it been possible to make your dreams come true as easily as today. Alas, it’s still not easy, but at least more possible. This is of course great – thanks in particular to the Internet. It’s the same Internet that also allows us to constantly be updated …