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    High Fashion Trend 2015: Chloé – No or Go?

    Januar 29th, 2015

    Waight Keller apparently came to her inspiration for this season’s Chloé collection by accident. Romantic, chic but also urban and edgy. What do you you think – NO or GO for this outfit below?

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    Berlin Fashion Week: Marina Hoermanseder Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Show

    Januar 27th, 2015

    Marina Hoermanseder, an Austrian-French fashion designer founded her namesake fashion brand in 2013. The Berlin-based womenswear label represents bold individualism. For her current Fall / Winter 2015 collection Hoermanseder was inspired by Sean Young in Blade Runner. The designer literally lived up to her name and showed us her trademark look: bold colors like bright red, royal blue but also stone gray leather, buckled and crossed into dresses, skirts and corsets. A lot of barrel, bucket and pocket shapes with fabrics like washed leather, wool and silk were shown.

    Given the fact that this collection is going to be a difficult sell since a lot of her designs are not wearable on a daily basis (much to the likes of Lady Gaga), Hoermanseder however did a great job in combining the finest artisan sophistication with eccentric yet elegant designs.

    Marina Hoermanseder Fall / Winter 2015 Fashion Show

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    BOLD: Molded fiberglass bustiers & corsets // Leather suspendered, shaped skirts // Elegant designs OLD: Not easy to wear // Bag shaped pockets //

     

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    Berlin Fashion Week: Use Unused Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Show

    Januar 26th, 2015

    The Hungarian fashion brand USE UNUSED that focuses on high contemporary designs presented their latest collection on Thursday evening at Berlin Fashion Week. Founded in 2004 by Eszter Füzes, Attila Godena-Juhász and András Tóth, the brand’s goal is to “create a worldwide-known Hungarian high contemporary fashion label globally”.

    The Fall/Winter 2015/2016 collection was inspired by a timeless journey through Hungary of the 1970′s. Monochromatic colors, costumes and uniform details mirrored through a clean, precise and sophisticated cut. Wool, leather, cotton and silk were the essential fabrics of this collection. All shades from beige to olive-brown colors were shown as well.

    All in one you can say the entire collection is just perfectly made for any confident and self-demanding woman who is not afraid to create her own style.

    Use Unused Fall / Winter 2015 Fashion Show

    BOLD: Array of monochromatic colors // Clean & sophisticated cut // 1970′s inspired OLD: Too timeless // A lot uniforms // No eye-catcher

     

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    The Top 5 Kinds of Footwear

    Januar 21st, 2015

    “The fact is, sometimes it’s hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then – to make the walk a little more fun.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City.

    In case you are missing one of your favorites or would love to dive deeper into the realm of footwear a bit deeper, check out FAD – The Ultimate Fashion Dictionary. Our very own iPhone Fashion App lists all notable kinds of footwear in great detail.

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    1_Over-the-knee Boot

    Over-the-knee boots cover the entire foot, calf and knee of the wearer. After firearms were invented in the 15th century men stopped wearing suits of armor and needed to find a new way to protect their legs when horseback riding. Over-the-knee boots were invented which were made of leather and therefore much lighter but still good protecting the wearer. Over-the-knee boots stayed popular for men from the 15th to the 19th century. In the 1960s, they were re-introduced to the fashion world by Cristobal Balenciaga as a women’s boot. He started to make over-the-knee boots part of his fashion shows and soon those boots were designed by many different designers in different colors, materials and designs. The fact that skirts were getting shorter in the 1960s also helped over-the-knee boots to gain popularity.

    2_Peep-toe Pump

    Peep-toe pumps are women’s shoes with a small opening in the toe box of the shoe which makes some of the toes visible. The opening is usually wedge or round shaped and shows some toes but not the entire toe line as in open-toed shoes. Peep-toe pumps became very popular in the early 1940s but disappeared in the 1960. ‘Peep-toes’ as they are commonly called have regained popularity in the last couple of years though.

    3_Sneakers

    Sneakers or tennis shoes are sports shoes that are made of canvas or leather with a rubber sole and are worn for recreation, as a casual shoe or as a fashion item. The name sneaker comes from the fact that the rubber soles are very quiet compared to the loud sound of hard leather soles of dress shoes. The first sneakers were produces in the 1860s in England for cricket. Later in 1919, Converse introduced sneakers as we know them today to the US and they have been a part of America’s Hip-Hop and Rock and Roll culture since.

    4_Wedge Shoe

    Wedge shoes, also known as ‘wedges’ or ‘wedge heels’ are shoes that have a heel in form of a wedge, which means the sole and the heel are made of the same piece of material. First worn in ancient Greece wedge shoes became popular in modern Europe when Salvatore Ferragamo showed them in his fashion shows in the 1930s. Wedge heels do not necessarily have to have a high heel as there are also flat wedge shoes. Wedge shoes are mostly worn by women but men’s versions of wedge heels have been designed lately.

    5_Loafers

    Loafers are low flat-heeled slip on shoes inspired by Native American moccasins. Loafers were first seen in the 1930s worn by Swedish men as a casual shoe. Imported to the US, loafers gained much popularity and American business men started wearing them as slightly more casual dress shoes. Now there are different variations of loafers in different colors and materials, with tassels and metal decorations and are also worn by some women, though the majority is still worn by men.

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    Fashion Style Tip: Burberry Eccleston Shearling Jacket

    Januar 19th, 2015

    Cozy, new-season style goes ultra-luxe in this voluminous shearling jacket from Burberry London. Combine the oversized-fitted style with an elevated jeans-and-tee ensemble with over-the-knee boots.

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    Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: What’s a broderie anglaise?

    Januar 14th, 2015

    That’s for sure, it’s a kind of needle lace aka English lace.

    Must known fashion term #46: Broderie Anglaise

    Broderie anglaise is a kind of needle lace that was especially popular in England in the 19th century but is used in fashion till today.  The technique used to create broderie anglaise or English lace is basically the same used to make a buttonhole. These buttonholes are cut and sewn all over the fabric in oval and round shapes to create patterns.

    Broderie anglaise used to be very popular for undergarments and the trim for dresses. Today it is still used but on a much smaller scale.

    If you’d like to learn more useful fashion terms just click yourself through our fashion dictionary or download our app on iTunes: ‘FAD – The ultimate Fashion Dictionary’.

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