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aw16 fashion trends

AW16 Fashion Trends

A bit of time has passed since aw16 fashion weeks of ‘The Big 4’ ended, and the many impressions have been digested and come together in the most important aw16 fashion trends. It’s always interesting to hear opinion leaders like Anna Wintour, on what was most evident in the fashion weeks of NYC, London, Milan and Paris, as well as seeing Vogue’s overview on the 12 strongest trends from all the fashion weeks in terms of clothing and accessories. Most fashion magazines make similar overviews, and it’s curious to compare them, as there are both repetitions and new entries. This reminds us about the fact, that there’s not one right solution, and that fashion is socially contextualised. What is making an impression on us and captivating us, will depend on many things as, at the end of the day, it’s a personal opinion. When we nevertheless choose to listen to opinion makers on what is important, and trusting them as experts, it’s because, we know that they have a broader and more thorough understanding of …

Fashion week illustrations - Marc jacobs

Fashion Week Illustrations

Practising drawing is an important thing of being a fashion designer – it’s with the pencil/mouse and colours that you express and convey your ideas. Feeling inspired to draw is fundamental, when it comes to doing beautiful work, and taking a look at the new creations from fashion week is a way of obtaining fresh inspiration for some fashion week illustrations. I did my research looking at all the fashion shows from London, Milan, Paris and New York, and these 4 styles are some of my favourites. When I attend fashion shows or scroll through them online, colour is always something that catches my eye; that and something quirky. I love things that are quirky and have an edge. Things that at first sight don’t seem to fit or just look funny together. London Fashion Week I really like Mary Katrantzou’s tactile finish and colour range. This look got my attention because of its print and kitschy-looking colour combination. I would just love to wear this coat next season! Paris Fashion Week Jacquemus is overall refreshing, …

Kiev fashion designers - Marianna Senchina aw16

Meet the new Kiev Fashion Designers

Just as Copenhagen Fashion Week took place last week – at the other side of Europe there was Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days. Kiev has been doing remarkably well during the last couple of years in establishing itself as a fashion city and is quite a case study in how to enter the fashion scene of global importance among very strong players. Many things have to be in place, but at the end of the day, it comes down to the talent, and in this case; the Kiev fashion designers. I would like to start by saying that most shows in Kiev are organized in a slightly different manner than in the main fashion capitals. Most of them take place at the same venue for many reasons (both practical and financial), which is actually quite convenient,­­ as you do not have to go by car all the time and spend extra time in traffic. However, the truth is that every show or presentation that takes place in a unique location, offers a possibility for the designer to …

Copenhagen fashion week aw16 - Barbara I Gongini

Copenhagen Fashion Week aw16

Last week, it was Copenhagen fashion week aw16, and after three hectic days of running around, my colleagues and I are now left with a feeling of utter pride and respect of what’s going on at the Danish fashion scene. Alas, it has been good for years but with each season, it’s taking on new dimensions. Danish Fashion Institute (DAFI) has over the years done an impressive piece of work, and this year season was actually the 10th anniversary. As Eva Kruse, CEO of DAFI, put it: ‘Happy Birthday #cphfw .’ A lot of fantastic work was shown and there were numerous cool events to attend. Below are some of the moments that somehow made an impression on us in challenging our beliefs and aesthetics and making us look forward to the next winter season. HAN Kjobenhavn (above) – it reminds me of driving through the concrete suburbs of Moscow a couple of years ago after attending fashion week, and asking the taxi driver, why the radio was playing Ace of Base (Bear in mind this was …