All posts tagged: fashion week

Fashion show trends ss17 - Thom Browne

Up-to-date with Fashion Show Trends ss17

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 …

Victoria Beckham ss17

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 …

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, …

what happens after fashion week

What happens after fashion week?

As fashion weeks are drawing to an end, everyone involved seem to take a rest and look back at weeks full of runway shows with stunning clothes, collection reviews summarising and celebrating, meeting friends and people in the industry, discussing how the business is going, following street style looks and what everyone is wearing, while all the time having kept up with the analogue world on social media. Parties, models, guest lists, front row, delays and trying to hail a taxi – now all that is behind us, and there’s at least a month before a smaller version of all the buzz will kick in again with the pre-fall collections. It’s time to take a rest, as the frenzy leaves the body, and somehow make sense of all the impressions, and summarise collections from four corners of the world into what will be the key trends. This is important for everyone in the industry from buyers to designers, as well as PR, trend forecasters, and textile mills. But what happens after fashion week? The Sales …

Fashion collection inspiration

Fashion Collection Inspiration

When you start working as a fashion designer, understanding how to start a research and deciding on your fashion collection inspiration can be one of the hardest things to gauge and get started with. The thing is you can be inspired by anything, which is not really any help, when you still don’t know how to go about it. But, when you start having a feel about, what’s going on in the fashion world (read more about that here), and trust your intuition, you have a pretty good chance of doing something cool and worthwhile. Later a lot of the work, you will do, will feel like something that’s coming from deep within and just has to get out. One way of getting started with understanding how other designers go about their research is comprehending, what they have actually been inspired by; their fashion collection inspiration. This is not always easy, when you see the end result, as many, perhaps even most fashion collections are puzzled together by plenty different snippets of inspiration. It’s rather …

Fashion show trends ss16

Up-to-date with Fashion Show Trends ss16

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 into the strongest fashion show trends ss16. 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, as we also did, where you can store all the looks, you find exciting. Perhaps Pinterest is a more …

Copenhagen Fashion Week ss16 - Henrik Vibskov

Copenhagen Fashion Week ss16

A lot of things can be said about Copenhagen Fashion Week ss16 (CPHFW), but what comes to my mind is that in a world where everything is accessible immediately and worldwide (thanks to the Internet), the joy of experiencing something more niche starts to be increasingly appealing – like joining an exclusive club. While everyone has been to Berlin, Barcelona and NYC, still not everyone has been to Copenhagen, and especially not Copenhagen Fashion Week. Henrik Vibskov HAN Kjobenhavn It’s no secret that the Danish Fashion Week is less renowned and visited than some of the more established fashion capitals, but it’s exactly because of this, it has an interesting appeal and allure. And this is after all what matters; the mood and brand of CPHFW, its designers and attendees. It’s no longer about the hype of having as many followers (or visitors) as possible, but about the quality you have with them. Freya Dalsjø Ivan Grundahl So what is Danish Fashion like? Being from Copenhagen myself, I would summarise it like this: Copenhagen is the …

Monte Carlo fashion week

Monte Carlo Fashion Week ss16

From the 6-8th of July, Monte Carlo fashion week was held. I have previously written about the New Fashion Capitals (read more about that here), and I believe Monte Carlo is a very interesting place for people looking to set up a fashion brand, or simply show the collections. The thing with the established fashion capitals is that there are already so many great brands. Do you really feel that you have something to add to the Italian fashion scene? Well, at least, I don’t. On the other hand, though, I could see a lot of brands benefitting from showing during Monte Carlo Fashion Week, as well as the marketing opportunity of setting up the actual brand there. Because, no matter how you look at it, Monte Carlo has a fantastic brand value. The DNA is crystal clear, as it’s the epitome of French Rivera, glamour and The Good Life, and no matter how much people say they dislike Monaco, they’re still very curious about it. Therefore showcasing in Monte Carlo is a great way …

Fashion calendar - Ainur Turisbek

The Fashion Calendar

It seems like it’s always fashion week somewhere in the world. Menswear, womenswear, Haute Couture, Resort and Pre-Fall – London, Paris, Milan, New York, and Kiev. It can be hard to keep the overview, but luckily you can find a very comprehensive fashion calendar on-line. Two sites offer what, according to me, are the most useful weekly calendars: Fashion Week Online NowFashion The first one from Fashion Week Online can be synced with your Google calendar, if you have a Gmail account. Then you will really never miss any event. The second is just a clear overview, and I appreciate the calendar format. I like to see the photos from the shows on Style.com, which I have used for more than a decade. A lot of other sites offer the same possibility, such as Vogue.com, Elle.com, and Fashionnow.com, but I’m used to Style, and faithful to them. Human beings – we like our habits and stick to them. You can of course choose the one, you like the best, or switch between them. Another thing that’s …