Meet the People, Trends, and Items That Will Rule Fashion in 2018

Photographed by Corey Tenold If we’ve learned anything from 2017’s wild and wacky fashion, it’s to expect the unexpected. Austere minimalism went out the window in favor of a magpie-like love of glitz, glamour, and granny-chic style. Artists outpaced musicians as the coolest collaborators. And a new crop of models brought their outsize personalities to the catwalks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Even in this time of change, we’re putting our money on nine trends that will dominate fashion in 2018. And if they don’t, well, don’t worry—we’ll…

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Fringes, Abstract Prints Rule Pre-teens’ Fashion in 2017

New Delhi: Pop shades, fringes and abstract prints will rule the roost in the kids’ fashion market in 2017, says an expert. Mohita Indrayan, Chief Creative Director and co-founder of 612 League, lists some trends to watch out for: * Pop-up tones: While 2016 was all about pastels and neutral tones, 2017 will be all about bold and pop shades. Hues of orange, bright yellow, green, ink blue and fuchsia pink will be perfect for the spring/summer collection while autumn/winter collections will be dominated by colours like dark greys, maroons…

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Gadgets, appliances rule the roost in corporate gifting arena

The arena of corporate gifting this year is brimming with changes. And why not? Be it pleasing high-end clients, enticing more customers or delighting valuable human resource, corporates are ready to walk the extra mile to send out the ‘special’ feeling to those who matter. After all, happiness and joy is what the festival of Diwali is all about.While mass-gifting items like diaries, pens and other desk-top stationery are certainly a passé; gadgets, small appliances, designer silverware, especially idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, crystalware, glassware, hand-crafted wooden items…

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Crown fascinators and mesh dresses rule Derby Day

THE WEATHER sizzled and so did the celebrities, with fashion and horse racing competing to be the centre of Derby Day attention today. Keeping to the traditional black and white dress code, Australia’s beautiful and famous flocked to Flemington’s Birdcage where the fanciest of marquees put on parties most can only dream of. Derby Day always sets the benchmark for racegoer fashion and 2016 was no different. This year was all about classic styling, mesh and lace-accented dresses and showstopping fascinators with many stars sporting crown-like headdresses to race day….

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Researchers debunk ‘five-second rule’: Eating food off the floor isn’t safe

Turns out bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up. Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it’s OK to scoop up food and eat it within a “safe” five-second window. Donald Schaffner, professor and extension specialist in food science, found that moisture, type of surface and contact time all contribute to cross-contamination. In some instances, the transfer begins in less than one second. Their findings appear online in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal, Applied and…

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‘Five Second Rule’ for Food on Floor Is Untrue, Study Finds

You may think your floors are so clean you can eat off them, but a new study debunking the so-called five-second rule would suggest otherwise. Professor Donald W. Schaffner, a food microbiologist at Rutgers Universityin New Jersey, said a two-year study he led concluded that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it. The findings in the report — “Is the five-second rule real?” — appeared online this month in the American Society for Microbiology’s journal,Applied and Environmental…

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