All posts tagged: fashion

Hillary Clinton

Editor’s note – on Hillary Clinton

So, we’re not exactly a political blog as in at all – we’re a fashion blog – but fashion is about making a standpoint that you believe in, and so is being a cool human being. We had to comment on the one thing that is on our mind today; the US election. We don’t consider ourselves to be experts in American politics, and therefore perhaps our voice is not even important, but we do consider ourselves to have certain values that we believe in, and human traits that we approve of and admire. Let’s start with the human traits; I really admire, when people work hard, have a proven track record/CV, know what they’re talking about, have familiarised themselves with cases they comment on, speak well of others, and have a positive outlook on the future and believe in being able to better things. This is the type of person, I would love to be friends with and hire to work with. It’s also the type of person I would go to great lengths …

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 …

From trend forecasting to creative fashion research - David Bowie Ziggy Stardust

Trend Forecasting part 5

From Trend Forecasting to Creative Fashion Research We, at The Fashion Crowd, think the late passing of David Bowie will most likely influence the runway making the Ziggy Stardust era come to live once again. What makes Bowie, or moreover his mastering of self-expression, so interesting is that he himself was a master of both creating and taking on new (fashion) trends. He turned these intuitions, or trends, into visual and audio masterpieces that enchanted people, made it resonate with them, and connected them with his art – with him. In this context, it is his passing combined with his new album that will create a spark in the spirit of the times; a spark that can have an impact on fashion and trends soon to come. We have written numerous posts about trends, but all on a theoretical level, and now we wanted to give it a shot, and take something that inspires us, something we believe will have an impact, and show how we would go about doing further research on this matter. …

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, …

Fashion illustrator Gloglo Garcia

Fashion Illustrator Gloglo Garcia

Fashion illustrator Gloglo Garcia is 25-years-old and based in Jerez, Spain. Originally from Huelva, she moved to Sevilla after high school to pursue a career as fashion illustrator, and she studied Fine Arts in Sevilla University. She’s currently enrolled in Art School Jerez, where she’s studying Fashion Design. We came across Gloria on Instagram, and fell completely in love with her fresh and spontaneous drawing style. It can be hard sometimes to say, what a good illustration or drawing style is, but you know it instantly, when you see it. I believe, it can best be described as something fresh, strong, personal, and where you can feel the passion behind. As Gloria also points out below, her best drawings are, when she draws for fun. The five years, I worked as a fashion design tutor, and the endless amount of fashion work, I have seen outside the school, I believe you can always see in creative work, when the creator was utterly in love with the project at hand. It’s a bit like being in …

Cape Town street style

Cape Town Street Style

I will never stop to emphasize the importance of travelling (read more about that here) and seeing with your own eyes, how people translate culture and other influences into design, fashion, concept stores, shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and hotels – or with other words: everything life style. It’s in the cities that this happens, and the metropolises are like magnates to young people, creatives, and everyone else curious. I recently went to Cape Town, and below is a selection of my favourite Cape Town street style. Tribe coffee bar. Unfortunately travelling isn’t always possible, and it’s in this case that the Internet offers such a rich source of inspiration, as we’re allowed to see things through someone else’s eyes. It’s at the same time inspiring on both a personal and professional level, and if you work in fashion design, having new inputs are crucial to the design process. Another huge benefit is becoming aware of the type of consumer(s) that inhabit the city. When working in the global fashion industry, and today with social media …

the end of fashion shows

Is it the end of Fashion Shows?

A little more than a week ago, an article was published by WWD on how the Council of Fashion Designers of America has hired Boston Consulting Group to re-think the calendar and dynamics of the fashion industry, in particular the fashion shows. It’s an excellent read, which we tweeted on Twitter (follow us here) with many insights from industry professionals. What has changed everything is social media, as you can see images and videos of collections up to six months before they hit the stores, and buy cheaper copies from fast fashion brands, while the originals are being produced. By the time these original items hit the stores, most consumers are so tired of looking at them, that they aren’t interested in buying anymore. Winners: fast-fashion brands. Losers: Ready-to-Wear/Pret-a-Porter brands. What will happen, and will it be the end of fashion shows? If we look at history, small in-house presentations were made for an exclusive circle of clients in the days, when Pret-a-Porter (PAP) wasn’t born yet, and only haute couture was around. This was …

Fashion Designer Dmitriy Pirozhnikov

Dmitriy Pirozhnikov

Dmitriy Pirozhnikov is a 27-year-old Moscow-based artist. Originally a photographer, Dima (Dmitriy) today also paints abstract paintings and creates prints on organic shirts. Talking to him was a genuine pleasure, and I am incredibly excited to be able to share his story in full with you from his photography career to painter, and now creator of the first #Mygoshirt collection “To be, not to look”.  At first, I found out about you as a photographer. Tell me about this part of your life, please.  I started taking pictures in 2006-2007. It took me quite a while to realize that I wanted to be a photographer.  Did you get into fashion photography right away?  No, not at all. When I started out, there was no concept of fashion photography in Russia. It was all glamour. So, I made portraits; I took pictures of my friends and relatives. After some time people started reaching out to me, so I was able to photograph new faces. My attitude towards fashion was quite negative then. I did not like, …

Fashion as freedom of expression - Niklas Schutt fashion design

Fashion as Freedom of Expression

 So, last time we spoke together, you worked for Lanvin, and now you work for Givenchy! What happened?  I applied at Givenchy some months ago, while I was still doing my internship at Lanvin. Unexpectedly, I got a call from the Human Resources Department of Givenchy on the 2nd of November, and we had an interview. Then it just went really quickly from there; on the following day, they called me again and confirmed my job as Design Assistant for the women’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection. I started on the 3rd of November! I was very happy, as Givenchy has always been one of my favourite brands, which I have always dreamt working for.  What does your day look like?  I start working at 9 am. At the moment, we’re working on the pre-fall 2016 collection that is launching now in December, and there’s always a lot to do. Each morning, my senior colleagues inform me about, what has to be done during the day, and we all have our own area of responsibility. It’s clearly …

The future of fashion series with Alexa Chung

The Future of Fashion series

As our followers on Twitter will know, we have for the past month or so, been posting tweets about the great The Future of Fashion series with Alexa Chung. If you love fashion, Alexa and am just the least interested in the future of the industry – and we believe most of our readers can say yes to all of this – then this series is the best way to get important information about the industry in a very entertaining, inspiring, and relaxing way. Throw yourself on the couch, put up your legs and get ready for a sweet and glamourous sneak-peak into the fashion world in company with some talented, hardworking, and passionate people sharing what their everyday work is like as well as offering valuable tips. At The Fashion Crowd, we have watched and enjoyed all six episodes, which can now be watched in its total length of one hour of entertaining information, and important points have been made along the way. What we have really taken notice of, which are some of the …