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a/w 14-15 material forecast: silk satin

click image to enlarge Designer Haider Ackerman presented a directional yet wearable collection for S/S 14 that is applicable to thecontemporary male customer moving forward into A/W 14-15. The common aesthetic element throughout the collection was equal parts 1950’s smoking … Continue reading

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vaquero spirit: a/w 2014 men’s accessories

click image to enlarge Almost by magic, each season disparate designers from around the world are drawn to a common cultural influence. In recent years this has included at times Moroccan,  African, and Indian. For Fall 2014, it appears this … Continue reading

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trend confirmation: soft rebel

click image to enlarge A reported in mid-May, prior to the menswear Spring 2014 collections, Soft rebel trends are being featured prominently on the runway. Predicted color and silhouettes are heavily represented, as well as permutations of the general aesthetic. … Continue reading

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s/s 2014 details – floating color

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s/s 2014 silhouettes – floating color

click image to enlarge In translating this forecast into silhouettes, the trend is expressed less through construction and more so by how color is used to optically manipulate form. More from this forecast: s/s 2014 color concept: floating color s/s 2014 … Continue reading

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floating color- cultural moodboard

click image to enlarge Artists, designers, and cultural innovators are finding unexpected way to utilize color as a means of changing the world around them. -Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude create large scale installations that blanket the world, both urban and … Continue reading

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s/s 2014 color concept: floating color

click image to enlarge More from this forecast: s/s 2014 silhouettes – floating color s/s 2014 details – floating color s/s 2014: key directions in design floating color- cultural moodboard floating color- influencers

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floating color- additional influencers

click image to enlarge To further reinforce the ideas behind Floating Color, the strongest directional trend mentioned in my previous post, I am including here additional inspirations I discovered in my research. Most of all, I am inspired by the story behind the … Continue reading

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s/s 2014: key directions in design

click image to enlarge For several years, contemporary architecture has largely been grounded in two polar directions: finding ways to re-imagine manmade forms as an organic part of their natural surroundings, AND creating sleek/serious industrial monoliths. Though the potential creative implications of both … Continue reading

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fall 2014 trend forecast: tactile craft

click image  to enlarge The tactile and vibrant qualities of traditional Moroccan textiles and American folk art embroidery are permeating emerging cultural aesthetics.  Seemingly in reaction to the current digital overload many are feeling, people are being drawn to the … Continue reading

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