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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lybethras Debuts SS17 Collection at SWIMMIAMI

Lybethras Debuts SS17 Collection at SWIMMIAMI
Lybethras Debuts SS17 Collection at SWIMMIAMI

Lybethras SS17 Collection at SWIMMIAMI

Lybethras Debuts Women's Swimwear

Lybethras Bikini Swimwear
Lybethras is a handmade Brazilian bikini line made in Brazil.

Learn more about Lybethras Brazilian Bikini Swimwear here on the Fashion Blog.

Learn more about the swimwear trade show SWIMMIAMI.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

TRANOÏ Paris Lifestyle

The October 2016 edition of TRANOÏ Paris: Women’s (Sept 30 – Oct 3, 2016) will present for the first time TRANOÏ Paris: Lifestyle, a new family within the show created in response to the growing demand from buyers of prominent, international department and concept stores.

TRANOÏ Paris: Lifestyle will host an exclusive selection of brands presenting the best lifestyle objects, watches, furniture, lounge/homewear, hi-tech and gadgets to our lucrative influential buyers and press, at their new and vibrant venue Cité de la Mode et du Design.

Although this particular show is NOT all about fashion, the event will have some fashion accessory brands such as Peech (pictured below).
PEECH for TRANOÏ Paris Lifestyle
PEECH is born from a compilation of ideas coordinated by one creative mind, Amedeo Piccione's, who, despite his young age, has given voice to his own personal "fashion game", a collection of fashion jewellery  and small leather goods in which Piccione reveals himself through enigmatic symbols.

Rings, earrings and bracelets enhance the femininity of the wearer in an ironic way. The jewellery is gold plated in a way that makes them desirable at first sight. Soft nappa for clutches and purses, bracelets and key chains enriched elements "irreverent", puns but also of meaningful phrases.
Learn more about TRANOÏ Paris Lifestyle.

Emma Roberts Wearing a Casual Denim Shirt

Emma Roberts was photographed wearing a Parker Smith denim shirt while out shopping on Sunday! The actress looked casual chic, pairing jeans and bright sunglasses with her Parker Smith's Jesse Shirt in Blue River (Currently on sale for only $89 at www.parkersmith.com). 
Emma Roberts Wearing Denim Shirt
Below is another look at the denim shirt worn by a fashion model.
Parker Smith Women's Denim Shirt

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fendi's Fall 2016 Runway Collection at Saks

Fendi Embroidered Tulle Overlay Dress
Embroidered Tulle Overlay Dress
You can find this overlay dress at Saks Fifth Avenue style # 0400090861072

If you want the following handbag, you may have to actually buy the strap separately.  The good news is that Saks currently has both in stock (as of this moment; not sure about when you actually read this).
Fendi Peekaboo Leather Satchel
The above handbag is the Fendi Peekaboo Leather Satchel.  The strap would have to be purchased separately.  By the way, the strap is Fendi Studded Leather Shoulder Strap style 0400090852827.

Wouldn't the above be prefect with these shoes?  
Fendi Embroidered Leather & Shearling Fur Mules
Fendi Embroidered Leather & Shearling Fur Mules
Saks style #0400090810088

Fitness Apparel Lifestyle

Masterpiece of fitness fashion and the outdoors.
Fitness Apparel at It's Best

Enjoying the fitness apparel lifestyle.

Sorry to say, I am not sure who this is.  I would love to give the model and fashion photographer credit.  The photo was shared with me, but I don't know the original source.

Learn more about fitness apparel.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Trendy Celebs Touched Up at Nine Zero One

Selena Gomez & Lea Michele were spotted leaving NINE ZERO ONE Salon at Melrose Place on July 13, 2016. Lea Michele got a cut and color for her character on Scream Queens, while Selena got a summer refresh during her tour break.
Selena Gomez Nine Zero One Salon
Lea Michele Nine Zero One Salon
Earlier this week, Lea's Scream Queens costar Abigail Breslin went back to blonde at NINE ZERO ONE Salon for her Chanel character.
Abigail Breslin Nine Zero One Salon

Rob Gronkowski Rocks Red Shoes

Patriots player, Rob Gronkowski, was seen rocking a red hot pair of Creative Recreation kicks at this evening’s Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. The athlete took on Hollywood’s favorite orange carpet in a pair of Adonis Red Ripple shoes.
Creative Recreation was founded in Los Angeles in 2002 with the sole purpose of designing footwear that fuses work and play.

Inspired by the spirit of street art - with its bold creative expression and out of bounds thinking - Creative Rec doesn't sit quietly or complacently on the sideline.

Learn more about Creative Recreation men's shoes.

Parker Smith's Kam Skinny Jeans

Nikki Reed was photographed wearing Parker Smith jeans at LAX yesterday. The Sleepy Hollow actress model looked jet-set chic, pairing her white t-shirt and duster coat with her Parker Smith's Kam Skinny jeans in Pewter Destroy. 
Nikki Reed July 14, 2016

The same jean style also recently worn by Gigi Hadid ($183;  www.parkersmith.com). 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

NGRAIN Smart Glasses

Eyewear can be functional as well as fashionable.  Although clothing is our primary focus, glasses are clearly a fashion accessory.  Therefore, it is important for fashionistas and the apparel industry to pay attention to new technologies relevant to wearable technology such as new eyewear opportunities.

NGRAIN announced the availability of NGRAIN Viewer for Android, a new app for Android tablets and smart glass devices, enabling the deployment of industrial 3D content created with NGRAIN Producer Pro. 
NGRAIN Smart Glasses
NGRAIN Viewer for Android offers organizations working with heavy equipment, assemblies, and other industrial assets in the field, the opportunity to easily explore possible use cases for smart glasses and 3D content without the need to invest in the development of a mobile 3D app. NGRAIN is further making Viewer for Android open source, offering R&D teams and developers an excellent starting point to customize and create their own industrial applications.

With NGRAIN Viewer for Android, NGRAIN provides the source code to bootstrap a 3D app for Android, load 3D content, view animations, play step-by-step tasks, and interact with content from NGRAIN Producer Pro. Developers can then quickly develop a customized 3D industrial app for Android by modifying and extending the NGRAIN source code. Using NGRAIN Producer Pro, organizations can rapidly create 3D content for these custom apps without the need for expertise in 3D graphics, custom scripting, or further programming.

“Smart glasses are creating opportunities for businesses to connect their employees in the field with access to the right information at the right time, and NGRAIN Viewer for Android, coupled with NGRAIN Producer Pro, is providing the best way for these organizations to experience this potential first-hand, enabling the creation and deployment of 3D industrial apps at a fraction of the cost and time of an outsourced, custom solution,” said Barry Po, Senior Director, Product and Business Development of NGRAIN.

NGRAIN is proud to be partnered with Epson in delivering an optimized experience for the Epson® Moverio® BT-200 and BT-300 smart eyewear. “The largest barrier to augmented reality (AR) for smart glasses is the cost of content creation, since the cost of creating step-by-step 3D models and AR content is too expensive to be practical for a lot of applications,” said Eric Mizufuka, product manager, New Ventures for Epson America. “What’s great about the NGRAIN Viewer for Android is it dramatically lowers the cost, while maintaining the quality of these high-end content experiences for AR glasses. This type of next-gen product is a critical part to helping the AR glasses ecosystem mature to mainstream adoption.”

Launching its first-generation smart glasses in 2011, Epson recently announced the Moverio BT-300, the world’s lightest binocular, transparent smart glasses with an OLED display. Combining breakthrough silicon-based OLED digital display technology, the Intel Atom processor, and Android OS 5.1, the Moverio BT-300 enables a truly transparent mobile AR experiences for organizations. The Epson Moverio BT-300 will be available in late 2016 and may be pre-ordered at Epson.com/Moverio. For a complete product overview of the Moverio BT-300, please visit the following link. 

NGRAIN Viewer for Android supports any Android device with a minimum API Level 15 (Android 4.0.3). Tools are available to convert existing 3D assets with virtually every major 3D CAD/DCC format including Inventor, CATIA, Parasolid, Pro/E, Rhino, SolidWorks, STEP, DXF, OBJ, DWH, STL, and more, for use with NGRAIN Producer Pro and the NGRAIN Viewer for Android.

The NGRAIN Viewer for Android is free for download via the NGRAIN Web site. For more information on NGRAIN and its products, please visit www.ngrain.com.


NGRAIN is the developer of innovative, interactive 3D applications that support industrial activities such as inspection, maintenance, and training. Leading organizations from aerospace, defense, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare in 27 countries around the world use NGRAIN’s patented technology today, transforming the way they work in the field.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 67,000  employees in 90 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

Thank you for taking the time to read our wearable technology blog post.  Eyewear can be functional as well as fashionable.  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.

Sweat Activated Fitness Tops

Are you ready for the next wave in sports fashion?  We have discovered a very interesting collection of fitness tops for your review.

Let's take a few moments to learn more about ViewSPORT’s sweat activated apparel. Their comfortable workout tees feature catchy sayings and a hidden design that only begin to appear when you’re sweating from working out. They’re the perfect for athletes, teens, and those trying to get motivated to live healthier.
Women's Sweat Activated Fitness Apparel
Are you working hard or hardly working? Push your body to the max with the revolutionary sweat reactive apparel line from ViewSPORT.

ViewSPORT is the innovative apparel brand whose sweat activated tees are motivating athletes, yogis, and more to get the most out of their workouts. 

From watches and smart bracelets to Bluetooth necklaces and clutches, wearable tech is the biggest trend to hit the fashion industry this decade. Now, ViewSPORT is putting it to work in the fitness world with clothing designed to motivate.
Men's Sweat Activated Fitness Apparel
They’ve created a fabric that harnesses the power of the mighty sweat droplet to unveil hidden logos and designs. The harder the workout, the clearer the message becomes--pushing its wearers to achieve one more lap, set, or squat.

Each graphic tee is designed for the fitness-oriented man and woman who wants to look good and feel good whether they’re at the gym, at a yoga study, or running along the beach. Its performance fiber technology is fun for everyone in addition to being completely hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and odorless.
Sweat Activated T-shirts
ViewSPORT made its debut in 2010, when CEO and founder Ben Wood left medical school to follow a dream of entrepreneurship. As a chemistry major he loved to tinker in the lab, and as an athlete he loved to sweat. By putting his two passions together, he has created an apparel brand that’s inspiring others to get fit and wear their sweat with pride.

Training is all about performance.  Fashion should be interesting as well as performance inspiring.  Sweat activated t-shirts would be the way to go.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the ViewSPORT fitness tops.

Learn more about fitness tops and other types of fitness fashion in our new fashion influence section.

Purpose Tour XO Barney's New York

Global superstar Justin Bieber and Bravado, the industry leader in music merchandise, have announced the Purpose Tour XO Barney's New York collaboration available in Barney's NY stores this weekend. The 31 piece unisex collection will be available at Barney's NY Madison Avenue flagship store as well as their Downtown NY, Beverly Hills and San Francisco, CA locations along with Barneys.com
Justin Bieber Purpose Tour XO Jacket
Purpose Tour XO Jacket Barney's New York
The collection ranges in price from $95 - $1,675.

Learn more about Bravado here on the Fashion Blog.

Gabrielle Union with Black Crystal Lee Clutch

Gabrielle Union carried Tyler Alexandra to the 2016 ESPYS last night in Los Angeles! The actress shared a photo with husband, Dwayne Wade in a glittering lace gown and her Tyler Alexandra Black Crystal Lee Clutch (www.tyleralexandra.com).
Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade at ESPYS
 Looking fantastic on the red carpet.
Gabrielle Union in Glittering Lace Gown

You may also have interest in seeing our previous blog post about Gabirelle at Gabrielle Union Wearing Fit & Flare Dress in Black.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

EPIC Rio Textile Ink Color Mixing System

PolyOne Wilflex™ Screen Printing Inks are more than just textile inks. Wilflex focuses on total ink-room management, providing the most efficient, cost-effective environment possible to help you win in competitive marketplaces.

Textile Screen Printers Have a New Ally: EPIC™ Rio Non-Phthalate Ink Mixing System from Wilflex.

On July 11, 2016 PolyOne announced the launch of non-phthalate Wilflex™ EPIC™ Rio, a new color mixing system for textile inks.  Based on cutting-edge pigment technology and formulated for excellent color strength, these inks are PANTONE® approved and boast an extended color range of 18 finished ink mixing components. The end results are a perfect balance of color accuracy, vibrancy and opacity for peak press performance and color design.

As the most opaque color system in the Wilflex range, EPIC Rio maintains color precision and flexibility, and can help screen printers save ink and money by achieving color on press quicker, even with fine mesh-counts. The increased opacity of EPIC Rio also offers greater processing flexibility with regard to mesh screen selection, print strokes and direct print capability, all while maintaining accuracy to Pantone color standards.

Kevin Romine, Wilflex product manager, commented, “EPIC Rio’s color matches to Pantone color standards are spot on, and they strike a perfect balance between color vibrancy and opacity. These new inks will allow textile screen printers to improve opacity and really up their game on color design because the increased color accuracy and strength add a significant ‘wow’ factor.”

The inks are creamy and smooth right out of the bucket and remain that way throughout production runs.  Press-ready EPIC Rio inks also give consistent, exceptional results for large or small runs.

Designed for ease of printing on a manual press without tiring the press operator, EPIC Rio inks are also appropriate for larger production runs with an automatic press. They perform well over a wide range of mesh sizes and press parameters, so printability for either manual or automatic textile screen-printing is outstanding.

Their distribution footprint covers 55 countries across the globe supporting their wide range of Wilflex ink chemistries.

The Wilflex brand of inks emerged in the early 1960’s as screen printing on t-shirts gained popularity for self-expression allowing the Wilflex brand to gain global recognition. Wilflex continued to make history twenty years later, when it provided design freedom allowing hundreds of color options with the introduction of the first plastisol mixing system. Another first for the textile printing industry was the introduction of automated ink dispensing equipment in the early 1990’s. The Wilflex DispenseMaster™ continues to excel in the global market by providing efficiency driven and automated solutions in today’s leading print shops. Ink room solutions now also includes IMS3.0, a cloud based software providing formula and inventory management for the entire family of PANTONE® approved Wilflex color mixing systems.

Learn more about textile screen-printing and t-shirt printing in our apparel industry directory.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Infiltrator Red Carpet NY Premiere

Last night's New York Premiere of THE INFILTRATOR at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square. Based on a true story, the upcoming thriller starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt and Yul Vazquez opens in theatres Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
The Infiltrator Red Carpet NY Premiere

Above are only a few of the fashionable people in attendance.

The Infiltrator is the story of undercover U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur AKA Robert Musella, who became a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. He traded on mob connections to become the confidant to scores of the international underworld, and the bankers who enabled them. Laying his life on the line, he infiltrated the globe's largest cartels and discovered just how deep into society their influence extended. Their arrests would lead to the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and shake the underground economy to its core.  See the movie trailer below:

Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Joseph Gilgun, Olympia Dukakis and Amy Ryan 
Directed By: Brad Furman
Written By: Ellen Brown Furman
Producers: Brad Furman, Don Sikorski, Paul Brennan, Miriam Segal
Distributor: Broad Green Pictures

Changes in Gothic Subculture

Gotten a handle on by young people and adults alike, Goth design is solidly settling to composing, convincing work of art and photography from the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Whilst at initial a definitely elective style, goth design has step by step released some of its segments into standard form as well, ending up being a critical inspiration for heaps of styles which aren't as per normal procedure goth. 

Look through the below infographic to seek the headway of Gothic design from the 1970 to onward, take a gander at the refinements in male Gothic design and female Gothic form, and take in additional about the differing styles. At Blackrose they thought it is intriguing to find how the Gothic sub-society of the past changed and transformed into the Goth form that we know and love today.
When Fashion Goes Back to Black
What is Goth Fashion
Goth Fashions of the 2000's
Types of Goth Fashion
Common Goth Looks
Gothic Fashion Resources
This Gothic Fashion Infographic was provided to us by our friend Stacy Smith at BlackRose.  View the original image at When Fashion Goes Back to Black.

Learn more about Goth, Metal, Punk, Rockabilly, and Steam Punk at The Black Rose website.

New at TRANOÏ New York September 2016

A selection of the leading brands presenting at TRANOÏ New York for the first time.
Aka Nanita Fashion
Aka Nanita
Gold Philosophy
1861 Glove Manufactory
This is only portion of the new attendees.

TRANOÏ New York: Women's & Parfums 

17 - 19 Sept., 2016

The Tunnel,
West Chelsea


In addition to these new comers, many of your other favorite brands will be returning to the event.

Learn more about TRANOÏ here on our blog and at http://tranoi.com/ 

Goldie Summer 2017 Fashion Collection

Goldie Summer 2017 Fashion
 Below is only portion of the Goldie Summer 2017 fashion collection.

Goldie Fashion 2017 Summer Collection.

Goldie Women's Fashion

Goldie style
Goldie Fashion Brand
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