These are the 8 biggest fashion trends of 2019

Gone are the days of buying brand new. The resurgence of vintage and the rise of the resale marketplace, led by The RealReal and Vestiare Collective, as well as increased pressures on designers to manage waste output, have incited an industry-wide shifting of gears as we inch towards a new circular fashion economy. Smarter consumers interested in maximising their sustainable footprints are looking to buy wares that have been either upcycled, sustainably made or previously loved, thereby extending the shelf lives of our clothes, bags and shoes in our closets. And retailers and resellers are…

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Fashion tech startup GetNatty raises undisclosed seed amount

GetNatty, a Vadodara-based online-to-offline (O2O) designer brands aggregator startup and fashion discovery platform, on Tuesday announced it has raised an undisclosed amount as a part of its seed round. The funding was led by Abhay Kumar, CMD of Grihapravesh Buildteck, Binod Choubey, Firoze Sethna, and Parth Patel, all of whom are entrepreneurs turned investors. The startup has also appointed media and entertainment industry veteran Sandeep Bhargava on the board of advisors, who is credited to launch the motion picture business of the Network 18 group in India.  Commenting on the investment, Abhay Kumar, said, “One of the main reasons for investing in GetNatty is…

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If Someone Invites You to the Fashion Cafeteria, Sit on the Floor

This week, a meme seized fashion Twitter and beyond like a midsummer fever: “Fashion stan Twitter: where are you sitting?” The accompanying image was a cartoon of an empty cafeteria, done up in classic operating-room blue, with fashion’s leading lights seated in groups of three across the cafeteria. The premise was tantalizing: Whose table would welcome you? Who would shun you? And most important of all: What sick, twisted spirit trapped all these fashion designers in a cafeteria? It was all fun and games, I guess, until people starting making…lists? Just like, straight-up…

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Zara uncovered: Inside the brand that changed fashion

I am seeing spots. More specifically polka dots, on a white maxi dress. Three women have walked by me – all wearing the same identical dress – in the half hour I’ve been sitting outside this café. I know it’s from Zara, I’ve tried it on, and now I’m seeing those spots everywhere. It is the dress of the summer, another viral Zara fashion statement, complete with a dedicated Instagram account set up by fans. Just one sign of how the Spanish clothing giant is bucking the trend of many…

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A short history of queer fashion

Fashion with a queer aesthetic is still an emerging concept in India. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that LGBTQ+ influences were seen on the runway and in the work of homegrown designers. Manish Arora’s psychedelic aesthetic has consistently carried queer undertones, with splashes of neon colours and whimsical patterns, since he founded his eponymous brand in 1997. Rohit Bal’s 2003 Lakmé Fashion Week Show had male models in skirts sporting sindoor(vermillion) and nose rings—an indication of men being in touch with their feminine side. More recently, there has been an…

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An exhibition at Pitti Uomo 96 explores the history of men’s fashion

ince the mid 1990s the curator Olivier Saillard has applied an incisive, dynamic attitude to the way fashion is presented to the public. Ahead of Pitti Uomo’s 30th anniversary, he explores the tradeshow’s role in shaping ideas of masculinity. ‘Romanzo Breve Di Moda Maschile – A Short Novel on Men’s Fashion’, at Palazzo Pitti Museo della Moda e del Costume, is a tribute to Marco Rivetti, president of Pitti Immagine from 1987 to 1995. It was Rivetti who first understood the need to combine fashion and the cultural heritage of Florence. Pitti has continued…

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Watch footage of Fredrik Tjærandsen’s balloon fashion that went viral

This captioned movie shows catwalk footage of Central Saint Martins graduate Fredrik Tjærandsen’s colourful bubble outfits, which have become a viral sensation around the world. Footage of Tjærandsen’s fashion collection has been widely shared across social media over the past week, after attendees at the CSM graduate fashion show on 30 May posted it on Instagram. The show featured models enveloped in huge colourful bubbles, some of which were deflated from within on the catwalk, transforming them into dresses and skirts as the models walked down the runway. [“source=dezeen”]

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Fruity fashion: 7 of the best lemon-print pieces on the high street

When life gives you lemons… wear them. That’s our motto this season, because the shops are bursting with gorgeous citrus prints right now. Make a bold lemon dress the star of a summer outfit, adding a straw bag and espadrilles for a chic Fifties-inspired look. Many of these zesty designs have a retro vibe to them, but if you want to take the trend and give it a modern edge, try a lemon motif skirt paired with an oversized tee and sporty sandals. Or if floaty frocks aren’t your thing,…

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Fashion retailer Select set to collapse into administration

Select’s £15.5m losses in the 18 months to December come at a time when high street retailers face rising costs and falling sales. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/Rex/Shutterstock The fashion retailer Select is set to collapse into administration on Wednesday, putting 2,000 jobs at risk. The loss-making fashion chain, which has 180 stores, has been struggling for several years and its expected failure comes just a year after it resorted to a company voluntary arrangement, a form of insolvency, to cut its rent bill in order to stay in business. Quantuma, the…

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Top Fashion Trends for summer 2019

Now, when the weather is changing, you should also plan some creative & trendy alteration to your wardrobe as per top fashion trends for summer, 2019. A lot of online fashion web portals are bringing a sparkling and chic collection by which you can flaunt your fashion in an affordable manner along with several deals & offers. And when you are a fashionista and love online shopping, you should definitely try to make a purchase from renowned fashion websites from where you can easily get offers, for example, Myntra Offers. Such kind of offers does not make…

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