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Are you interested in learning about high end haute couture, prêt-à-porter and avant-garde? We hope so because you will learn about these topics as well as find style reports about emerging designers, new lifestyle brands, cutting edge fabrics, and much more. Anything relevant to the fashion industry is open for discussion.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sneakers Sustainable or Unsustainable

Learn how athletic shoes are made.  Well, at least one example.

Fabric, leather, plastic, resin, rubber, foam, reflective material, adhesives and more.  Is their a better way to make sneakers?  Can all the components be made with recycled or recyclable components?

You can view the article Are Sneakers Unsustainable? When you see how they're made, you'll wonder why they don't cost $2,000 by Rain Noe at the Core77 website.
Sneaker Part New Balance

Learn more about New Balance.

SURPLUS by BRAVADO with Sami Miro

Bravado announces the launch of their collaboration with Sami Miro at SURPLUS by BRAVADO at South by Southwest® (SXSW®) from March 15- March 17.  SURPLUS by BRAVADO will take over the front space of the Music is Universal Showcase at iconic nightclub, Antone's. The retail space will offer SXSW consumers a customizable patch/army jacket shop as well as the first look at limited-edition collections and merchandise.

Bravado, UMG's industry-leading merchandise and brand-management tapped vintage fashion designer/curator Sami Miro to design a curated collection of elevated and deconstructed apparel, inspired by their artists.  A rising designer among music and fashion insiders, her designs have been seen on everyone from Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailee Steinfeld to Gigi Hadid. Bravado sought out Sami to bring her unique sensibility and vision to the collection, re-imagining the aesthetic for artist apparel for fans of both music and fashion and will celebrate this collaboration Thursday March 16 at an exclusive Bravado X Sami Miro Cocktail party.

The Sami Miro collaboration is limited-edition collection comprised of 3 styles of army jackets Sami customized for Bravado artists. It will retail for $300 and be available exclusively at SURPLUS by BRAVADO at the Music is Universal Showcase until it launches on Bravado.com for $400 on March 20.

Antones Night Club
305 E 5th St,
Austin, TX 78701

Wednesday, March 15 11:30am-5pm
Wednesday March 15 8pm-2am
Thursday March 16 12pm-5pm
Thursday March 16 8-10

Friday March 17: 12p-4p

Learn more about about Sami Miro at Sami Miro and Sami Miro Vintage.
Siro Miro Vintage
Siro Miro Vintage

Esska and Relance Spring Footwear Collection

The long awaited delivery of Esska Spring footwear collection has just landed and is every bit as gorgeous as ever.

Relance shoes are also now at Black Truffle - unique and wearable with their signature super soft leather and popping colour ways selected exclusively for Black Truffle
Spring 2017 Footwear Collection at Black Truffle
Black Truffle is an award-winning London based independent fashion boutique featuring designer shoes, accessories and clothing.  They also run Shoemaking classes from our store and Tutu making classes from a nearby studio.

Learn about Esska and Relance brand footwear.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

TRANOÏ PARIS: WOMEN'S March 2017 Trends

The Parisian sky was low and grey, but your eyes were sparkling, your smiles were shining bright and the mood was positive at the Tranoi International Fashion Trade Show.  The fashion industry shared this moment of joy, it was an intense professional experience together.  TRANOÏ PARIS: WOMEN'S was from March 3 to 6, 2017.  If you missed it, don't worry, you can attend the next show.  The industry can meet again under the June sun at Palais de la Bourse and Carreau du temple for the Men’s collections and Women’s pre-collections.

Below are a few stylish trend spotting photographs.
Fashion trends 2017

Style trends 2017

Super Stylish

Maximum Trendy

Trendy Boots 2017

Retro Trendy shoes

Colorful Bag for things

large coat small backpack
Photos by Bleu Mode (Julien Boudet).  Following personal aesthetics over trends, Julien Boudet has been documenting the evolution of fashion since January 2013. Inspired by the minimalist and surrealist movements, architecture as well as the photographic process, Boudet believes that the foundation of his artistic practice derives from the philosophical ideas of the father of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson. As Bresson states in his revolutionary novel, The Decisive Moment, “the camera performs the action of documentation, yet it is the responsibility of the human eye to capture this specific moment before it is gone forever.” Through his heightened sense of time and space in collaboration with his immaculate attention to detail, Julien Boudet is capturing what he likes to call the Decisive Fashion Moment.

Learn more about TRANOÏ PARIS: WOMEN'S March 2017 here on the Fashion Blog.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wrangler FR Jeans with Cool Vantage Technology

Wrangler® FR and Mount Vernon FR have partnered to launch a breakthrough collection of Wrangler FR jeans with revolutionary Cool Vantage technology. Made with Mount Vernon FR’s Cooleemee FR fabric, the jeans feature enhanced comfort due to proprietary cooling technology that wicks perspiration, pulling moisture to the outside of the garment where it can evaporate quickly. This technology increases comfort without sacrificing the protection or durability that a great pair of FR jeans can provide, and is the first-ever application of cooling or moisture-wicking features to an FR denim jean.

Wrangler FR Jeans

“Wrangler is dedicated to developing the toughest products for the toughest consumers,” said Ashley Farrar, workwear & FR merchandising manager at Wrangler. “Mount Vernon FR has assisted us in developing flame resistant clothing that combines unprecedented performance, durability and comfort, a winning combination that keeps wearers cool, dry and protected when it matters most.”

The evaporative cooling process works in harmony with the body’s natural cooling mechanisms to regulate body temperature in hot conditions or during periods of physical exertion. With cooling benefits woven into the fabric that will not wash out over time, Wrangler FR jeans with Cool Vantage technology are developed to last for the wear life of the garment.

“At Mount Vernon FR, we are committed to continually evolving our FR fabric offerings to meet the needs of consumers, without any tradeoffs. Safety managers should never have to make compromises when it comes to the comfort and durability of the FR apparel that they provide to their employees, which is why this collection is so important,” said Mike Woods, vice president of FR fabrics for Mount Vernon FR. “Wrangler FR has always been a pioneer in creating FR clothing with superior performance, and we’re proud to have partnered with them on this collection.” 

Wrangler FR Cool Vantage jeans are offered in a variety of fits and finishes for both men and women, providing several stylish denim options for staying cool, comfortable and protected.
The jeans are NFPA 2112 certified, featuring ASTM F1506 compliant fabric with an arc rating of 15 cal/cm2.

About Wrangler®:
Wrangler® apparel is available nationwide in mass retail outlets, select department stores and specialty retailers including work apparel chains, farm & fleet and western stores, as well as through online and catalog retailers. To find a retailer or for more information on the Wrangler family of products visit Wrangler.com or call 888.784.8571. 

About Mount Vernon Mills & Mount Vernon FR:Mount Vernon Mills is a 175-year-old manufacturer of textile, chemical and related products for the apparel, industrial, institutional and commercial markets. Mount Vernon FR is part of Mount Vernon Mills’ Apparel Fabrics Group, which produces denim, flame resistant and piece-dyed fabric. It is the largest of all the Mount Vernon Mills groups, accounting for more than half of all company sales. More information can be found at www.mvmfr.com.  

Thank you for taking the time to read our apparel industry blog post about textiles. We hope that you have found this news to be informative. If you have comments or questions, please add your thoughts in the discussion area below.

Edward Lewis Men's Style Tips

Essence Magazine co-founder, Edward Lewis, shares his thoughts on personal style in the February/March 2017 Issue of AARP The Magazine.  Below are quotes from Edward Lewis in this month’s AARP The Magazine.  We figured we would share these style tips with you in case you did not read them already in AARP.

Open with flair:

“I Love wearing my cashmere overcoat thrown around my shoulders.  To me, it connotes strength and the idea that you can take care of yourself.  If you have good posture, give it a try.  Don’t just arrive – make an entrance.”

Look sharp:

“Even in grade school in the 1940s, I wore a tie and knickers.  Dressing was more formal then, but it wasn’t that formal.  I wanted to stand out.  I didn’t want to match someone’s negative stereotype of who I was supposed to be.  Today when I’m dressing casually, I’ll wear a turtleneck with a sport coat, or a suit but no tie.  I like my appearance to reflect a sense of order.”

Sole mates:

“I have more than 40 pairs of shoes: wing tips, two-tone spectators, loafers.  You’d be surprised how many conversations get started over footwear.”

Good advice:

“For the cover of my book, I wore bluish pants and a blue sweater.  I had picked out a contrasting jacket, but my wife, Carolyn, insisted I wear a blue sport coat instead.  She was adamant.  And I can see now that she was right.”

Gentle giant:

“As for shirts, I prefer pastel colors – pink, blue, soft grays – because they convey a warmer image.  Yes, you may be the big boss, but with a pink shirt or pastel pocket square, you seem a little more approachable, more open to fresh ideas.”

Thank you for taking the time to read our style blog post. We hope that you have found these quotes from Edward Lewis to be interesting and informative.

Beautiful Josephine Skriver Lace & Horn in Paris

Josephine Skriver was photographed wearing Lili Claspe in Paris recently! The model showed off an edgy chic look accenting her lace top and jeans with Lili Claspe's Reina Horn in Black and Turquoise ($150, www.liliclaspe.com). 
Josephine Skriver Wears Lili Claspe

Beautiful Josephine Skriver Lace Top
Didn't realize they wore lace tops like this in France.  Heading to the airport immediately.  On the way to Paris...
Lili Claspe's Reina Horn in Black and Turquoise

Cara Santana Silk V-Neck Slip Dress

Cara Santana was photographed wearing GRANA this weekend at her office in West Hollywood. The blogger looked effortless and casual as she stepped out in the Silk V-Neck Slip Dress ($79, www.grana.com).
Silk V-Neck Slip Dress

Monday, March 6, 2017

Gigi Hadid ROCKINS Grebo Chic Bandana and Rivet Belt

Gigi Hadid was photographed wearing ROCKINS last night in Paris! The top model accessorized her ensemble with the ROCKINS Grebo Chic Bandana and Rivet Belt.
Gigi Hadid ROCKINS Grebo Chic Bandana and Rivet Belt
Here is another look at the fashion accessories.
ROCKINS Grebo Chic Bandana
Rockins Rivet Belt
Gigi Hadid had an excellent display of casual chic.
Rockins Fashion Brand

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Givenchy Handbags for Spring 2017

Ready for Spring 2017?  You can shop for Givenchy handbags and purses at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Givenchy Handbags 2017
Givenchy Horizon Mini Leather Tote

Givenchy Horizon Long Leather Flap Wallet

Givenchy Horizon Trifold Leather Wallet

Prices listed above and availability subject to change.

Shop at http://www.saksfifthavenue.com

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