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Trendstop, the fashion trend forecasting agency, today announced Modern Seventies as their Fashion Trend of the Year for 2015.

The Modern Seventies trend direction will influence fashion, beauty and lifestyle products and campaigns throughout 2015. It offers a clean, contemporary and minimalist take on the 1970’s aesthetic.

“Celine inspired structured pieces inform the Modern Seventies fashion translation,” says Jaana Jätyri, founder of Trendstop.

Why Modern Seventies?

Modern Seventies represents a nostalgia for simpler, ‘pre-digital’ times in our hectic world.

This has given rise to digital detox travel getaways, hobbies and an increase in the sales of vinyl records and cassette tapes. Trendstop identified the trend in early 2013.

“Many of today’s tastemakers were born in the 1970’s. They are among the last generations to remember what life was like without constant connectivity,” Jätyri explains.

Modern Seventies in Women’s Fashion

Clean, elegant lines and natural materials inform Modern Seventies womenswear. Tactile textures and warm 70’s inspired colors provide warmth associated with the decade. Bold A-line shapes and structured statement pieces create the silhouette. Key pieces include culottes, over-the-knee skirts, clean accessories, socks with sandals and new clogs.

Modern Seventies in Beauty

Modern Seventies beauty is pared-down and natural for both day and evening. Fringes or central partings frame the face with natural hair colors completing the look.

Visit the Modern Seventies information page for further insights, quotes and images for Womenswear, Menswear, Kidswear, Beauty, Interiors and Lifestyle

Modern Seventies Online Briefings

Trendstop will present complimentary monthly online sessions on the Modern Seventies Fashion Trend of the Year 2015. For details, visit http://www.trendof2015.eventbrite.com

REGISTER FOR A PRESS SESSION on Thu Dec 18 at www.fashionpress.eventbrite.com to receive a link.

About Trendstop

Trendstop is a global fashion trend forecasting agency, specializing in helping businesses understand and incorporate key consumer trends into their product ranges and campaigns in order to improve sales to increasingly trend-aware consumers.

As well as a comprehensive online resource covering current and future trends, Trendstop offers a full Trend Studio service to provide companies with hands-on assistance in working with trend concepts and translating trends into relevant products and campaigns. More information is available at http://www.trendstop.com

Images: http://blog.trendstop.com/trendstop-trend-of-the-year-press-materials/

Logo: http://blog.trendstop.com/trendstop-press-images/

Visit the Modern Seventies information page for further information and images.

SOURCE trendstop.com

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Written By , on December 15, 2014

HM Olivia Wilde Model PosingH&M announces that Olivia Wilde, actress and humanitarian, will be the face of H&M’s latest Conscious Exclusive campaign. Olivia, well known for her commitment to sustainability and her engagement for environmental causes will appear in the campaign wearing pieces from the collection. Conscious Exclusive will be available in approximately 200 H&M stores worldwide on April 16, as well as online.

“Sustainability is one of my biggest passions. I’m proud to be the face of H&M Conscious Exclusive, a collection which shows the stylishness of sustainability,” says Olivia Wilde.

There’s a global influence to this year’s Conscious Exclusive collection, with inspiration from African, Asian and Indian cultures in both cut and detail. Dresses are a focus, along with hand-drawn prints created especially for the collection.

“I love the look of this year’s Conscious Exclusive collection. The pieces are full of character with the most beautiful prints, all made from more sustainable materials,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s head of design for new development.

Each garment and accessory is made of materials such as organic silk, organic cotton, organic linen, Tencel®, recycled polyester and conscious leather. The collection is the latest stage in H&M’s long-term commitment to more sustainable fashion. For more information on H&M Conscious, visit hm.com

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) was established in Sweden in 1947 and is synonymous with affordable as well as up-to-date and high quality fashion. H&M has a wide product range that is divided into a number of different concepts for women, men, teenagers and children. The company’s clothing collections are created by its own designers, pattern makers and buyers. H&M has more than 116,000 employees and around 3,400 stores in 55 markets, including franchise markets. For further information visit hm.com.

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Written By , on December 15, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Macy’s, Inc. has launched the collection of its first luxury technology designer. Andrew Royce Bauer, CEO of Royce Leather, integrates Fingerprint Technology, RFID Blocking Technology, and GPS Technology into his handbags, briefcases, and wallets to innovatively protect your most private possessions.

The designer collection exclusive to Macy’s features the Royce Leather Freedom Briefcase; the world’s first security bag with DNA based fingerprint technology. The product enables a single user to access the bag, demonstrating the ultimate in personal and travel security.

“Macy’s represents the greatest platform in the world to showcase fashion in its most innovative forms,” says Andrew Royce Bauer. “If you have items to protect, I have found the solution.”

The collection bridges traditional luxury accessories with contemporary, 21st century technology to create styles for the forward-thinking consumer.

The Freedom Briefcase offers discreet protection coupled with a slim, sleek silhouette, hand-milled hardware, and Italian Saffiano Leather. The security of the bag is reaffirmed by U.S. Government Certified Radio Frequency Identification Blocking Technology to thwart electronic identity theft.

“I have revised the past to produce innovative designs for the forward-thinking luxury consumer,” says Andrew Royce Bauer. “The Royce Leather Freedom Briefcase is a contemporary design for the most aspirational buyer.”

The unique collection by Royce Leather will be available on December 15th at Macy’s and will include bags, wallets, and handbags for men and women with Fingerprint Technology, RFID Blocking Technology, and GPS Technology.


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Written By , on December 10, 2014

GABY_0030-HR-donker_GL-copyDutch stylist launches original jewelry collection from Cyprus

Mother-of-pearl chips that were used between 1890 and 1920 in casinos all over the world have found a new use as an original piece of jewelery. Decorated with diamonds and dangling at a golden necklace the chips are the heart of the new worldwide jewelry line Ninety80, which Dutch stylist and designer Gaby van t Hart has launched from her residence Limassol in Cyprus.

Ninety80 will be released officially online today with the launch of it’s webshop http://www.ninety80.com, but has already gathered a lot of fans on Facebook. They applaud Van ‘t Hart for her creative ideas and designs.

The most eye catching jewelry are the casino chips made of mother-of-pearl, a natural material that comes from shells. Nowadays chips in casino’s are made of synthetic materials, but around 1900 they were made of pearl-shell. “I came across such an old casino coin at an antiquarian and he told me they were made like this a century ago,” says Van ‘t Hart. “I decorated it with diamonds and pimped it up to be a personal piece of jewelry. People responded so enthusiastic on it that I decided to explore this further.”

Since then the stylist buys antique casino chips from antiquarians all over the world to use them in her jewelry line. Every chip is different so every piece of jewelry is unique.

Formerly Van ‘t Hart owned her own fashion label in Holland. She has had a passion for jewelry since childhood. “I was always playing with my grandmother’s jewelry. That’s where the love originated and it has been a part of me ever since,” she says. Because she was born in 1980 and her grandmother died in 1990, her international jewelry line was named Ninety80

The antique casino chips are decorated with two point diamonds and are attached to an 18 carat golden necklace. Furthermore Ninety80 distinguishes itself from other collections by designing original jeweler made from gold and diamonds on a silver surface. Van ‘t Hart: “This way prices of fashionable items don’t have to become sky high, but you only have to pay for what you literally see.”

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Written By , on December 8, 2014


Masha Kirilenko, wife of NBA player, Andrei Kirilenko (Brooklyn Nets,) and owner of Fashion IQ, is aligning with Real Estate CEO, Jaclyn Rosenberg, and Keisha Sullivan, (wife of NY Giant Jameel Mcclain) of The Rosemark Group, for the 2nd Annual Wives’ Soiree, on December 9, 2014. The esteemed trio is also set to partner with the opulent real estate home staging team, Dunefsky Design Inc., as well as with high fashion powerhouses, Helen Yarmak  and The Edward Roth New York Collection. The exclusive affair is set to take place at the High Fashion Showroom of Yarmak in NYC, from 7-11pm. Through Masha’s direct affiliation, and The RoseMark’s Group’s existing relationships within the professional athlete community, several wives’ of the NY Yankees, NY Giants, NY Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, and Baltimore Ravens, among others, are scheduled to attend.

The sophomore soiree will serve as a platform to connect the women of the NBA, NFL and MLB, in both their personal and professional endeavors, as well as will provide them the opportunity to give back. All attendees are asked to bring an article of clothing in support of the charity, “Dress for Success,” to aid women in the midst of transition. This phenomenal organization’s mission is to, “promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Founded in 1997, it is a global, non-profit designed to help their clients find jobs and remain employed.” For additional information, or to donate, visit http://www.dressforsuccess.org/home.aspx

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Written By , on December 4, 2014

PANTONE 18-1438 MarsalaPantone, today announced PANTONE® 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015.

“While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Marsala for Fashion

Marsala was a hit on the Spring 2015 runways with fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2015; Daniel Silverstain, Herve Leger by Max Azria and Dennis Basso incorporated the hue into their collections. The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant statement color when the color is used on its own or as a compelling accent when paired with many other colors.

With the ever-growing popularity of floral prints and striping, variations of this hue will undoubtedly carry into men’s and women’s clothing throughout next year. Marsala is also a popular choice for jewelry and fashion accessories, including handbags, hats, footwear and the burgeoning market of wearable technology.

This highly varietal shade combines dramatically with neutrals, including warmer taupes and grays. Because of its burnished undertones, sultry Marsala is highly compatible with amber, umber and golden yellows, greens in both turquoise and teal, and blues in the more vibrant range.

Marsala for Beauty

An incredibly versatile color for beauty, Marsala is an appealing and sophisticated shade that’s flattering against many skin tones.

Marsala pairs exquisitely with monochromatic mixes of peachy pinks, and sparkles against antiqued gold metallics, offering an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Marsala illuminates a range of smoky-neutral color combinations, making it a captivating eye shadow color that can be worn from morning until night. Add an overlay of bronze for a dramatic look that suits any eye color, or use Marsala as a go-to finishing touch on nails.

Marsala for Interiors

Complex and full-bodied without overpowering, Marsala provides a unifying element for interior spaces. Add elegance to any room by incorporating this rich and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint. Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture.

Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout the home. The hue will be especially prominent in striping and floral patterns found in printed placemats, dinnerware, bedding and throws.

Marsala for Graphic Design

A rich contrasting color, Marsala is ideal for use in graphic design and packaging. Eye-catching, but not overwhelming or bright, consumers are immediately drawn to the hue, making it an alluring shade at point-of-purchase. As packaging becomes increasingly more artistic, Marsala will be a natural fit for both high- and low-tech materials, including on-shelf periodicals as well as printed assets, like calendars and stationery.

Cross-Referencing to Other PANTONE Libraries

PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala can also be cross-referenced to all other PANTONE Libraries, including PANTONE PLUS for graphic design. For cross-referencing information, see www.pantone.com/ColoroftheYear.

About the PANTONE Color of the Year

The Color of the Year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the fashion and entertainment industries – including films that are in production, the world of art, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, the availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.

For 15 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:

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Written By , on December 3, 2014

Charleston Fashion Week Emerging DesignersOfficially called the Emerging Designer Competition: East presented by Benefitfocus, the Top 20 Designers were selected from more than 170 applicants who applied for the coveted opportunity to showcase their talent on a nationally recognized runway in front of leading fashion insiders and more than 1,000 guests. Scheduled for March 17 – 21, 2015 under the tents in downtown Charleston, S.C., the five-day event showcases collections of emerging designers, nationally renowned designer runway shows, glamorous on-site tents such as the Belk Tent, and shopping in the night club setting of the Style Lounge, hip after-parties and much more! Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by visiting www.charlestonfashionweek.com

The CFW Emerging Designer Competition began eight years ago and serves as a platform for undiscovered talent and connects them with fashion industry insiders. Previous winners and contestants have been featured on CNN, VOGUE, Marie Claire, ELLE,WWD, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and other major media outlets, as well as having their collections picked up by stores such as Anthropologie, BARNEY’s New York, and Neiman Marcus.

This year’s fashion panel is again headed by fashion Icon and New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis and includes well-known designers Todd Snyder, David Hart, Hunter Bell, Charles Harbison, Lindsey Carter, Katherine McDonald and fashion blogger, Andrea Serrano. The Emerging Designer Grand Prize Winner selected by the panel at the end of the week will receive a prize package worth more than $25,000 – the largest grand prize in the competition’s history, including a chance to be a featured designer at CFW 2016, an internship during New York Fashion Week 2015 and a once-in–a-lifetime opportunity for a private lunch with Fern Mallis.

The 2015 Emerging Designers Competition: East semifinalists chosen to debut their collections at CFW 2015 are:

Christian Caldwell


Sarah Hazel Cannon & Rachel Cole Cannon 

North Carolina

Sara Ellis Clark

North Carolina

Casey Crespo                    

North Carolina

Amanda Dreesen

North Carolina

Andie Enomoto & Taylor Kaclik

New York

Gloria Forehand

New York

Johanna Hickey & Orea Guthrie


Caroline Hulsey


Bernadette Jeudy & Roxanne Walton

New York & Pennsylvania

Annina King


Julie Le & Sean Mueller

North Carolina

Dinah Lightsey

South Carolina

Gabrielle Mandel


Christopher John Rogers


Roy Blake Smith

New Jersey

Sydney Smith

 North Carolina

Richelle Valenzuela

New York

Daniel Velasco & Ryan Workman


Elyssa Wingard

South Carolina

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Written By , on December 2, 2014

Anna Wintour - Winner of Outstanding Achievement Award

Anna Wintour – Winner of Outstanding Achievement Award

Here is the listing of the winners for the British Fashion Awards

Designer of the year – Erdem,
Model of the Year Cara Delevingne,
Emerging Menswear Designer: Craig Green
Emerging Accessory Designer: Prism
Red Carpet Designer: Alexander McQueen
Special Recognition: Chris Moore
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Edward Enninful
International Designer: Nicolas Ghesquière
Special Recognition Award: Anna Wintour OBE
Establishment: Preen
Brand of the Year: Victoria Beckham
British Style Award: Emma Watson
Accessory Designer of the Year: Anya Hindmarch
Menswear Designer of the Year: J.W. Anderson
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Erdem

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Written By , on December 2, 2014

H&M’s Annual Design Award Contest has been whittled down to 8. This contest provides a budding designer with the mega presence of being featured at H&M.

The eight finalists here show their collections to this year’s jury.

The finalists are:

The members of the jury are:
Luella Bartley, Design Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs; Lucinda Chambers, Fashion Director of British Vogue; Paula Goldstein di Principe, Creative Director; Tommy Ton, Visual Journalist; Angelo Flaccavento, Freelance Fashion Critic; Justin O’Shea, Buying Director for Mytheresa.com; Lily Allen, Singer/Songwriter; Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of Design, New Development, H&M and Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor, H&M.

The winner will be announced at Fashion Week Stockholm on January 27th 2015.

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Written By , on December 2, 2014

The Macallan, the ultimate luxury spirit, has revealed Mario Testino as its fifth Master of Photography. For the very first time in its award-winning series, The Macallan brings to life its foundation stones, The Six Pillars, through the eyes of the world’s most prolific portrait and fashion photographer. The Masters of Photography: Mario Testino Edition sees him interpret The Six Pillars through the characterization of six individual personalities in his distinct, inimitable and luxurious style.

The Masters of Photography: Mario Testino Edition is The Macallan’s most inspired to date, with the whisky bringing together six different casks to showcase the ultimate complexity. Each of these six perfect whiskies is the definitive representation of one of the Six Pillars: the Spiritual Home, Curiously Small Stills, Finest Cut, Exceptional Oak Casks, Natural Color and Peerless Spirit. They each have their own definitive character, flavor and aroma which when brought together; create the perfect single malt with unparalleled depth, darkness and diversity.

The Master Whisky Maker personally selected these six unique casks from over 200,000 maturing at The Macallan distillery to craft this limited edition expression.  He has achieved this through adding layer upon layer of character and flavor, reflecting the approach taken to the photography itself.

Presenting the first ever Masters of Photography design collaboration, each of the 1,000 Mario Testino Editions for sale globally – of which there are four different variations, each featuring one of the four iconic shots taken by Mario – are presented in a beautiful, high gloss, black lacquered presentation box, designed together with Mario Testino. Inspired by the subtle elegance and rich Asian cultural heritage of traditional lacquered boxes, each presentation box is individually numbered and features a secret hidden compartment.

Testino’s ability to transform reality into the more vivid and desirable has resulted in some of the most prolific and recognizable photographs of our time, including the iconic portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales for her Vanity Fair cover story in 1997, and intimate shots of original supermodel Kate Moss spanning several decades.

Renowned for his mastery of composition – the artistic arrangement and placement of visual elements within the picture – and for creating a reflective and intense connection with his sitters, be it celebrities or royalty, Mario Testino has now turned his lens to The Macallan. By bringing together a group of distinct characters, Mario captured the spirit of the ultimate party.  Each character was cast on the basis of their visual qualities, each echoing one of The Macallan’s Six Pillars.  Shot in Beijing, in a former palace near the Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, the photographs showcase the vibrancy and luxury of The Macallan world, infused with subtle eclecticism and cultural allusions.

“Whisky was the choice of drink in my country during the years I was growing up. When I was approached by The Macallan to take part in the Masters of Photography Series I decided to capture the moment when people get together to celebrate, in the atmosphere of a whisky environment – a whisky club!” says Mario Testino.

“As one of the world’s truly great whiskies, we seek to collaborate with the best photographers in the world. Not just those who have the technical ability, but something more,” says Ken Grier, Director of Malts for The Macallan. “The Macallan Masters of Photography is about the personal touch, we work with photographers with whom we have a shared passion to create beautiful collectables. Mario’s emotional engagement coupled with the level of his creative involvement, heralds an evolution of the role of the Master in the Masters of Photography series, one which has brought about an exciting visual celebration of our fundamental Six Pillars. Not only is he a historically important giant in contemporary photography, his elegance, charm and gentlemanly approach to creating this ultimate party has made him both a joy and an inspiration to work with.”

The Macallan Masters of Photography series features exclusive collaborations, conjoining the art of whisky making with the artist’s interpretation of the world of The Macallan. Previous editions were authored by iconic photographers Elliott Erwitt, Annie Leibovitz, Rankin and Albert Watson.

Each edition comprises a different Mario Testino print capturing The Six Pillars, an exclusive photo-archival booklet featuring a total of 20 images, shot by Testino during the process, one bottle of the single malt whisky and six miniatures from each of the selected six casks.

The Macallan Masters of Photography: Mario Testino edition will be available worldwide from $3500. For more information please visitwww.themacallan.com.

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