Say Aloha to this Summer Trend

Time to rummage through your dad’s closet…  His Hawaiian shirt collection is officially cool again! Celebrities and street style stars alike have been spotted wearing bright, tropical prints everywhere.

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Brands like Gucci, DVF, and Clover Canyon have certainly helped this trend along, but you don’t need big bucks to make this look work for you! Upload your favorite Hawiian print to MyWear® for a custom take on this tropical trend!

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Keep it modern by pairing your bold prints with neutral colors and clean lines. Or, try it out with some of summer’s other trends, like mules, off-the-shoulder blouses, or reflective sunglasses.

Seeing Red: You Can’t Be Mad at This Week’s Romantic Looks

Normally, when we think of the color red, words that might come to mind are along the lines of “passion”, “action”, or “anger”. Color psychology associated with red represents “our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy.”

But, let us introduce you to the softer side of red. This look has been spotted multiples over the last week, especially at Cannes. Florals, naval stripes, and hints of nude and blush have been keeping things romantic, feminine, and, dare we say, soft?

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Red is a classic color that never goes out of style, but with its current popularity, now is the perfect time to design something of your own in the timeless shade.

Here are just a few examples of how you can achieve this style with MyWear®:

dresses red blush design your own dress, make your own dress

How will you showcase red in your next MyWear® design? Tweet us your creations at @LaunchMyWear!

2016 Summer Trends Spotted at Cannes!

If you’re a female celebrity attending Cannes Film Festival this year, there’s probably a 70% percent chance you’re wearing one of these colors:

a. Summer White (30%)

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b. Yellow (18%, with an 85% likelihood of being paired with a red lip)

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c. Silver (10%)

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d. Tan/Nude (6%)

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e. Lilac (6%)

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If you’re not wearing one of the trends above, there is an 85% chance you’re wearing black.

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If you’re trying to fact-check this math right now, don’t. It’s not accurate. But, the popularity of these colors on the red carpet speak for themselves!

Other trends spotted at Cannes?

Pantsuits:

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Floral Embroidery & Beading:

2016 cannes fashion trends floral embroidery beading

Menswear-Inspired Black & White:

2016 fashion trends cannes black and white

As you can see, there’s a lot of overlap here… perfect for getting inspired and designing trends that will sell this summer on your MyWearStore! Be sure to tweet your designs @LaunchMyWear and, as always, happy designing!

Best of Fall Ready-to-Wear Part II

Burberry

burberry fall 2016 collection

Christopher Bailey went full on 70’s Glam for Burberry’s Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection.

Ashish

Ashish fall 2016 collection

Monochrome ensembles (and hair) from every color of the rainbow. Ashish Gupta said he was inspired by a box of crayons and, thankfully, it shows!

Diane von Furstenberg

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DVF’s Fall Ready-to-Wear show had serious disco fever and a lineup of It Girls like Kendell Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Karlie Kloss backing it up.

Erdem

erdem 2016 fall collection

Erdem continues serving us intricate vintage charm from the 30s and 40s this year.

Temperley London

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Temperley took inspiration from her friend’s tattoos and sailing the seven seas, ahoy!

Gucci

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Alessandro Michele has been killing it this year with a powerful aesthetic that’s all his own: a unique mashup of multiple decade’s worth of nostalgia that are effortlessly seamed together.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen 2016 show, fall 2016 fashion trends

Sarah Burton delivered her dreamiest show for Alexander McQueen yet, quite literally… She described her collection’s woman as, “Almost sleepwalking, in a state where reality and dreams become blurred.”

Paris Shows Off 2016 Couture

This year’s Couture Fashion Week in Paris delivered exquisite, awe-inspiring designs from the best of the best fashion houses, as you’d expect. These one-of-a-kind pieces can take hundreds of hours to make (This Dior dress was 200 hrs in the making!) and can cost an upwards of tens of thousands of dollars. Haute Couture dazzles and amazes as wearable art, but, for obvious reasons, is not available to most of us. Even if we’re not part of the billionaires club, we can still use these designs to inspire us, which is just what I’m doing today! I’m showcasing three couture collections straight from the Paris runways that we can use as inspiration for our own MyWear® designs.

First, we have to talk about Valentino’s Spring 2016 couture collection!!! This show was my absolute favorite. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s romantic Venetian royality-meets high priestess designs made my heart melt. Some of my favorites included this ethereal nude gown with velvet detailing, a dragon column dress with sheer bodice, and an intricately beaded coral tunic.

Valentino 2016 couture looks

Schiaparelli’s show made me hungry for more tabletop-inspired designs! Crimped hair, 70’s-esque boots and ladylike silhouettes complimented the delicious display of garments inspired by the table.  Bertrand Guyon said of his second collection for Schiaparelli, “It’s a return to things that are essential, the pleasure of having friends at home”. The runway was just the right balance of quirk and high fashion, in my opinion, and would make for an adorable foodie-themed fit n’ flare from MyWear!

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Last, but certainly not least, we have Atelier Versace’s collection. This show had all you’d expect from Versace: plunging necklines and curve-hugging silhouettes, but this time with an athletic twist. Donetella Versace wanted this collection to feel strong and I think she delivered. The models looked empowered walking the runway with athletic straps, cutaways, and intricate embroidery detailing, some of which she said was the most time consuming she’s ever devised.

versace couture 2016 looks

Hopefully, after feasting your eyes on these gorgeous masterpieces, you feel inspired to create your own works of art via LaunchMyWear.com. Tweet your designs @LaunchMyWear!

10 Trends Coming for You in 2016

Looking for upcoming trends to unlock inspiration in your next LaunchMyWear collection? You’re in luck! 2016 has a little something for everyone…

70s: This trend is here to stay for a while. A majority of the 2016 runways showcased something from the era where disco, punk, and bohemian styles merged together. Luckily, that means that anyone can find inspiration, from in-your-face crochet and fringe to suede and earth tone minimalism.

70s trend in 2016

From left to right: Rebecca Minkoff, Rodarte, Coach, Gucci, Mara Hoffman

Dark Romance: Soft, feminine silhouettes get an edgy upgrade in 2016, with moody color palettes and gothy, Latin undertones. My 14-year-old self rejoices!

Dark Romance 2016 Trend updated

From left to right: Gucci, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Erdem, Rodarte, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini

Denim: Not. Going. Anywhere. My guess is that cropped flares, patch-work jeans, and sleek, high-waisted, wide-leg flares are going to make A LOT of appearances in the next year.

Denim Trends 2016

From left to right: Jil Saunder, Dries Van Noten, Opening Ceremony, Alexander McQueen, Fendi

Shoulders: Either in exaggerated, rounded silhouettes or completely bare cut-outs, it seems like designers are giving everyone the shoulder in 2016.

shoulder 2016 trend

From left to right: Proenza Schouler, Christian Dior, Simone Rocha, Celine, Jason Wu

Athletic Streetwear: Although I didn’t spot many pairs of yoga pants walking down the runway, fashion continues to embrace comfortable, street-inspired looks, featuring track pants, bomber jackets, and relaxed silhouettes and fabrics.

athletic streetwear trend 2016

From left to right: Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger, Eckhaus Latta, Vercase, Hood By Air

Stripes: Soooo many variations of stripes!

Stripes 2016 Fashion Trends

From left to right: Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Dior shows

90s: This trend just keeps going and going. Hold on to your slip dresses, relaxed denim, and faux leather jackets, because the 90s lives on in 2016 in the way of grungy minimalism.

90s 2016 trend

From left to right: Rag & Bone, Isabel Marant, Marques Almeida, Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein

Sophisticated Tie-Dye: My husband laughed when I told him this was a trend. But 2016’s tie-dye is no laughing matter! It’s serious and all grown up.

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From left to right: Emilio Pucci, Narciso Rodriguez, Paco Robanne, Altuzarra

Orange you glad I didn’t say zip-off cargo pants?

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From left to right: Prabal Gurung, Narciso Rodriguez, Marissa Web, Michael Kors, Altuzarra

Futuristic: NY, London, Paris and Milan runways all shined with lots of silver and metallic fabrics in futuristic, streamlined silhouettes.

Futuristic silver trend 2016

From left to right: Ellery, Aquilano Rimondi, Maison Margiela, Chanel, MM6 Maison Margiela

Now that you know what fashion has in store for us all in 2016, hopefully, you can use this to anticipate what your MyWear® customers are going to be looking for next year. As always though, use trends as inspiration, not rules to follow. The most important thing you offer as an artist is your perspective, after all!