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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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F/W 2017-18: Top 5 Fabric & Print Trends

The fabrics and prints always form the bare bones of every season’s underlying mood and silhouette. The coming Fall/Winter season will see another wave of reimagining the nostalgic shapes of bygone eras. However, the difference this time is that it is not just about remembrance but taking comfort in the memories and trying to escape from the chaos of the present. Therefore, fabrics like wool, corduroy and suede that are the ones most in demand instantly […]

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Retail Bestsellers 2016

The year 2016 was a very difficult one, especially for retail, as consumers struggled to keep their ‘shopping’ mood in place. Weak economies, terrorist attack, political instabilities, Brexit and finally the US presidential elections kept the retail scenario ‘dull’. Though the predictions for the year 2017 are also conservative, there are many factors that could change the scenario and among them is the resilient consumer who likes to shop when happy and also to drive […]

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Fall/Winter 2017-18: Key Menswear Trends from London and Milan

Menswear shows at London and Milan have just taken a bow, giving us a preview of what the approaching Fall/Winter season looks like. Silhouettes borrowed from the opposite sex, trends from last season charting new territories, classics hinting at innovation in sync with the times – the runways had it all. From bigwigs like Prada, Coach, J.W.Anderson, to the much talked-about designers like Moschino, Marni and Craig Green, the industry had a mutual inclination towards […]

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ISPO Munich ’17 ends with record visitation

The 2017 edition of the world’s largest sports trade show ISPO Munich concluded successfully in Germany with an increase of 6 per cent in visitors’ footfall in comparison to last year. The event attracted more than 85,000 visitors this year from 120 countries as against 81,368 at the 2016 edition. This noticeable surge in the number of visitors was from Italy, Russia, UK, China and US. The show noted 97 per cent positive response from […]

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SPOTLIGHT area emphasizes on functional fabrics, apparels at Texworld USA ’17

The winter edition of Texworld USA 2017 exhibited a new Texworld Showcase – Spotlight that placed a heavier emphasis on curating textiles across all 16 categories of products available and allowed visitors to get a wider view of exhibitor offerings for Spring/Summer 2018. In addition to this, a heavy focus was placed on the chosen theme of the season, functional fabrics and apparel, in a new dedicated area of the Apparel Sourcing USA show floor. […]

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48th Hong Kong Fashion Week for F/W witnesses 1,500 exhibitors

The ongoing 48th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, fashion sourcing platform in Asia, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, China, is witnessing more than 1,500 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions, showcasing the latest fashion designs, garment, accessories, fabrics and sewing supplies. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the fashion event features two new zones this year, namely, Fashionable Sportswear which showcases the hottest styles for various sports activities, […]

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Clariant releases ColorForward® Interiors 2018 edition

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has released ColorForward® Interiors 2018, the fifth annual trend and colour forecasting guide for the fibre and textile market. The four trends identified in the 2018 edition reflect an over-arching feeling of sadness, fear and distrust of the conventional world-as-it-is. At the same time, however, there is a sense of resolve… a determination to endure and a cautious optimism that people can make a difference and things will get […]

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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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A/W ’17-18 Fabric Forecast

The upcoming season has been described as a low-key and strong-minded season. An aspiring and confident season shaping a path between apparently opposite, yet deeply complementary polarities which is all about sincere, fundamental, obvious quality for disconnection and protection offset by the extravagant, lightly ironic touch of stand-out moments. Energy is concentrated in understated looks, with sensory and/or functional content enriching simplicity. Clothing addresses a need to get away from the constant visual frenzy. Technology […]

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Key Silhouettes A/W ’17-18

The colours, embellishments and details, all depend heavily on the general silhouette of the upcoming season. An emphasis on outerwear and sweaters reflects the weight of both classifications in an undeniable cosy yet chilly season. In skirts, the midi takes centre stage, while dresses stick to familiar territory, being constructed in warm knit fabrics, including velvet. Rounded shapes influence tops, while in bottoms wide legged and cropped styles are featured across multiple items. In addition […]

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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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S/S ’17 Trends: Paris and Milan

The catwalks of Milan and Paris round up the final trends for the coming spring season. Just when we thought the whole “see now, buy now” movement had started to make things seem a bit too commercial; Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week proved that creativity still rules. As expected, designers were unapologetically maximal in their approach with shiny embellishments, fabrics and prints – slogans, logos, sequins, patchwork. The ’80s continued to pick up […]

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This time it’s all about sleeves suaveness…

When it comes to designing a collection, either pattern making or detailed styling are the two critical features that define a garment’s distinctiveness. However, the coming season is all about statement sleeves which are an upshot of innovative intricacy and craftsmanship that has taken the season by storm. Many designers were witnessed scooping in new-fangled sleeve patterns like voluminous, frilled, ruffled, leg-o-mutton, bell and long, all in an advanced manner which are making a statement […]

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