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SUNNY SIDE UP! Top 10 Trends from Resort 2017 Collections

If you think about it, resort wear is the best of both worlds because it is inherently summer clothing dotted abundantly with plentiful cover up options in the same bag. While the resort wear shows are long over, the trends are only just ripening up for our perusal. Thanks to the millennial approved globalization of wanderlust and a focus on wellness as the new form of luxury, resort clothing is now more relevant than it […]

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Top 10 Trends from Milan and Paris

As the last leg of the biannual Ready-to-Wear international shows come to a close, we cut to the chase and pick out the looks, styles, silhouettes, details and colours that would prove to make definitive trend headlines for the approaching Fall/Winter 2017 season. With the current heat surrounding issues related to feminism, the Muslim ban, racial discrimination, to name a few, the fashion fraternity comprising of designers and brands collectively sent their own propositions propelling […]

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Top 10 Trends from Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017-18

It felt like Franca Sozzani, the recently passed Editor of Vogue Italia, was looking over Milan herself this fashion week. The season saw Italian designers doing what they to do best, creating fashion that is covetable and immaculately constructedat the same time. The principal themes from Milan this season were arguably nothing too fresh but echoed the sentiments of ongoing global trends like big volumes, ample striping and a lot of ornamentation. As former fashion […]

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Key Menswear Trends for Fall/Winter 2017-18

As the fall winter 2017 menswear shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris come to a close, one thing is for certain – fashion is not even close to what it used to be. Gone are the days when unparalleled importance was given to the ‘look’ of a garment, today’s day and age demands comfort and functionality to meet an overall look and feel of a garment. As ready-to-wear designers and high fashion labels […]

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Trend Directions for Fall/Winter 2017-18 from runways of New York and Paris

The whirlwind brought about by the biannual menswear fashion weeks at New York and Paris, has recently settled giving way to future trend predictions that would signal what the approaching season looks like. This season saw utility and comfort being given an edge of importance over avant-garde fashion. Loose tailoring and a fresh approach to the classic double-breasted jacket made a case for the men of the 21st century, who are more inclined towards experimentation […]

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Global menswear market continues to grow; Brands launch standalone stores

In 2016, menswear grew at a faster pace than womenswear – up 4.5 per cent versus 3.7 per cent, and indications are that by 2019 the segment will reach US $ 40 billion in worldwide sales. This shifting focus of retailers and brands from womenswear to menswear is due to the birth of the style-savvy male consumer on whom the fashion industry is relying on for growth as the overall luxury market growth continues to […]

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‘Borrowing from the Boys’ !

Remember how menswear ‘borrowed’ elements from Womenswear in the A/W ’16-17 collection? Seems like the term ‘androgyny’ is definitely the most influential in the current seasons as designers draw womenswear inspirations from menswear and vice versa. Taking a closer look at the trends at S/S ’17 RTW, it seems like exaggerated and oversized shoulders, trench-style tailoring, sports luxe and yellow colour came to the forefront. Whether it’s an extra-long striped selection or a cool collared […]

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Print Direction S/S ’17

Whether you prefer the classics like the stripes or florals or more experimentative prints such as abstract and geometrics, the Spring/Summer 2017 print trends have a fresh approach to each one that invokes a sense of novelty and unconventionality. Stripes are a definite yes as umpteen number of designers and exporters widely adopt this trend for the Spring/Summer 2017 season. Florals took to a more abstractly soft, watercolour note with ink splashes following suit in […]

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NIKE partners with Givenchy’s Creative Head

American sportswear giant NIKE has joined forces with Riccardo Tisci, Creative Director of Givenchy, a luxury French brand of haute couture clothing, accessories and more, to disrupt the traditional notion of training footwear and apparels. Inspired by athletes training for the summer season, the collection – ‘NikeLab x RT: Training Redefined’ employs the retailer’s performance technologies such as Dri-FIT and Flyknit. “This collection represents an entirely new way of thinking for Riccardo. It is engineered […]

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HRD Ministry approves ATDC to roll-out Bachelor Programmes for Apparel-Fashion

Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) signed a MoU with All India Council of Technical Training (AICTE), under the Ministry of HRD for approval to offer B. Voc Programmes in Apparel Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship and Fashion Design & Retailing. The MoU was signed by Prof. S S Mantha, Chairman, AICTE and Virender Uppal, Chairman, ATDC. This initiative is aligned with ATDC’s long-term courses for proper recognition and certification and in view of the practical difficulties […]

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