Though it might seem as if the artistic aspect of fashion is missing in the bustle of commercial marketing and constantly changing trends, it actually is not the case if you look at the work of some of the most accomplished designers today.
Just like painting, sculpture or dance, there is an inspiration, that compels the designer to create, thus giving them a reason to create, a purpose. This compulsion can be due to numerous factors which could be emotional or inspired by internal or external circumstances. Regardless, the compulsion to create can be boiled down as a need to express,
Fashion creates a gate way for the human mind to express an inner truth, a belief or an idea, about oneself or the external world though the canvas of clothing. An emotion one can wear, which reflects themselves or the world around them.
Every aspect of a garment can tell a story, from the colors, texture, cut, drape to even minute subliminal details such as buttons which can signify strong ideals such as aspiration or innocence.
If you are wondering, is talent alone enough?, you need to look at industry legends like Coco Chanel, who learnt the art of sewing while being raised in an orphanage or Georgio Armani, who started his career from a garments shop, where he assisted a photographer in arranging the window, or let’s take the example of Calvin Klein, who started his career as a complete loner, with no connections nor money, except for what he made helping his father at his grocery store.
The simple truth is, in addition to being exceptional fashion designers, these greats were also exceptional business men and women, scouting the market like a hawk, searching for opportunity, flaws, chinks in the armor where they could step in and offer their solutions.
For instance, Rene’ Lacoste designed a game changing shirt with a buttoned neckline and short sleeves in a time when tennis players were accustomed to rolling up their sleeves to get a little relief. Lacoste saw opportunity, stepped in and offered his solution. A simple formula.
These extraordinary people loved their art enough to learn and develop a new line of business. Now, we have made the barriers much lower for an enterprising designer to get started on their own.
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Fashion Month is a wrap! If you’re looking for upcoming trends to unlock inspiration in your next MyWear collection, you’re in luck! We have scoured the runways in search of the next big thing. Our prediction? More is more. It appears that the zeitgeist has moved on to something bigger, shinier, and brighter. Almost as if in direct response to 90’s minimalism and the normcore tendencies of 2015 & 16, designers went all out for next year, guiding us to a more playful, out-of-the-box approach to dressing (seriously, you cannot fit these shoulders in a box). Find our 2017 trend picks below!
Oh my 80’s
By far, the biggest trend to hit the Spring 2017 runways was 80s-EVERYTHING. Volume, shoulders, gold lame–it all made an appearance. Love it or hate it, you’ll be seeing far more of it in 2017, although we’ve yet to see how it will actually translate for everyday wear… Brace yourself, things could get interesting!
Lace, ruffles and billowy, high-collar blouses-oh my! Many collections had an old-timey, Victorian-esqe quality about them, although most were mixed with more modern aspects, as well. Gucci, for example, paired Victorian silhouettes with sequins, surprising colors, and graphic text. We’re predicting that we’ll all be seeing a lot more lacey and ruffled romantic frocks at the mall by this time next year.
Neon colors were all over the runways, but by far the color that seemed to get the most props from designers was bright, playful pink… especially in the way of dresses. Design your own dress in your custom size here!
You can always expect to see floral prints on Spring runways, and 2017 is no different. But, next year, prints are on vacation. Get ready for some early-aughts Quicksilver nostalgia! The runways were filled with cheerful, tropical prints.
Designers are still obsessed with shoulders. Summer 2016’s off-the-shoulder blouses will be replaced with Flash Dance-style skin-baring and shoulder pads that would make Klaus Nomi proud.
Rupaul and Cher rejoice! Look at all the sequins that sparkled down the runway this month.
Stripes are still cool af, according to 2017 collections. Keep them bright and a little cartoon-y to fit in with this trend.
As you can see, there’s a little something for everyone in 2017. But, fashion month shined down especially bright for those of us looking for bold designs, rich materials, and over-the-top inspiration. Thanks, NY, London, Milan, and Paris! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next season!
There was quite a bit of drama at Paris Fashion Week but, luckily for us, a fair share of it occurred on the runways! We saw many collections take on a ‘more is more’ approach in lieu of some of the more minimalist looks we’ve seen a lot of over the past couple years. Designers embraced big shoulders, sequins, and lots of 80s-esque silhouettes and disco-inspired designs. Check out some of our favorites below!
Stay tuned for our Spring 2017 trend predictions, although you can probably spot a few from the collections above! Feeling inspired? Then get to MyWear to create your own unique design!
Where did the week go?! Today marks the first day of Paris Fashion Week, which will wrap up this whirlwind month of Spring 2017 ready-to-wear fashion. But, before we say bonjour to Paris, we must first say ciao to Milan. Here are our favorite looks from last week’s Milan Fashion Week:
Dolce & Gabbana
Which one came out on top for you? Tweet us your favorites at @LaunchMyWear, and as always, use these fabulous designs to inspire your next creation! Until next time, happy designing!!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fashion month is in full swing-currently wrapping things up in London, then making its way to Milan tomorrow. Before seeing what Versace, Fendi, and Gucci (OMG, Gucci tho!) have in store for us, let’s take a look at our favorite S/S17 collections that showed at London Fashion Week!
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
Hopefully these looks have inspired you to create your own one-of-a-kind design on MyWear. As always, be sure to tweet your creations to @LaunchMyWear. Until next time, happy designing!!
New York Fashion Week is a wrap and our attention now turns to London’s upcoming shows. But, before we set our eyes across the pond, we thought we’d take one last look at the best of the best from the second half of NYFW S/S17.
Michael Kors Collection
3.1 Phillip Lim
And now we bid adieu until next week’s coverage. Stay tuned for London, Milan, and Paris! In the mean time, take inspiration from these runway looks and create your own unique piece at MyWearStore.com!
It feels like just yesterday we were oohing and aahing over S/S16 runways, but as the air begins to cool and we start shopping for our fall wardrobes, some of fashion’s biggest and brightest are already unveiling the future of fashion for Spring 2017. So, without further ado, let’s all take a moment to check out some of the most exciting and talked about shows to hit New York Fashion Week… so far!
Creatures of the Wind
Stay tuned for part II and our 2017 trend predictions! In the mean time, use the NYFW runways to get inspired and design your own one-of-a-kind piece with MyWear!