All posts tagged: fashion

To introduce: LEGO and LEVI'S collaboration. Image by: LEGO.

LEGO Collabs With LEVI’S & ADIDAS – Billund, Denmark

To nspire and develop the builders of tomorrow, also to support a more creative and resilient society – the main goals of the Danish LEGO bricks, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. After a collaboration with IKEA in BYGGLEK project this year, LEGO®, made another move with LEVI’S®, American jeans pioneer – and the German sport brand, adidas:… LEGO x LEVI’S — with limited edition wearable art from a new Levi’s® collection features colorful styles inspired by the LEGO® world of ingenuity. The LEGO Group x Levi’s collaboration is set to launch on Oct. 1 and will be available at LEVI’S online stores and selected global retailers. The exclusive collaboration features the first flexible LEGO baseplate, a pliable LEGO silicone panel onto which anyone can create their own customized designs using LEGO DOTS, a new concept that was introduced by the LEGO Group earlier this year. The LEGO baseplate sewn directly on the garment, so anyone can create their own design using the bricks snapped onto the baseplates. “This is such a fun collaboration …

To introduce: Pursweit by Aqsa Ajmal - Lexus Design Award Finalist 2020. Image is in Lexus Award 2020 website.

Pursewit – Islamabad, Pakistan

An industrial design graduate from the NUST (National University of Science and Technology) in Pakistan, has created a sewing machine for the visually impaired. Aqsa Ajmal, a Pakistani industrial designer, has been listed as one of six Lexus Design Award 2020 finalists with her Pursewit, a simplified sewing machine for the visually impaired, the operation system is more intuitive and tactile, aiding in the cumbersome process of sewing.   Ajmal then recalled a neighbour who had lost her eyesight after a devastating accident. “It was very difficult for her to come to terms with how she couldn’t pursue her studies anymore. Not to mention, special education and equipment such as braille in Pakistan are quite expensive.” So, Ajmal designing a machine that could empower not only her neighbour but every visually-impaired person out there. Other product design by Aqsa Ajmal are: CIRCLET, an interface headset for curling hair with Nida — OPULENT, a metallic mouse designed for comfort — LUMINOSO, a creative workstation designed to enhance the users’ creative capabilities — and many others. Aqsa Ajmal also participated in Youth …

“It’s not for you, it’s for everyone.” – New York, United States

It is a statement made by a fashion designer who already started making clothes from a very young age – bleaching T-shirts, reconstructing jeans pants patterns,  designing and selling pieces to consignment stores on the Lower East Side. He also learned house and hip hop music with her brothers. For his design collections, he would bike around New York to be inspired by pedestrians’ fashion items and styles. His name is Telfar Clemens. That is the motto of his fashion brand “Telfar”: “It’s not for you, it’s for everyone.” In the interview with British Vogue‘s reporter Lynette Nylander, they mentioned that they want to dispel the idea of diversity. This is not an inclusive casting strategy or a one-time campaign,” Radboy explains. “The very notion of diversity upholds what we know, that there is an unchanging power structure and that’s, like, included in someone else’s world. Inclusion and diversity have now become statements that people in power like to hear.” Clemens added, “I just want to be everywhere, truly global. I want to dress everybody.” His message …

Slowing Down The Fast Fashion Industry Around The World

The pandemic has caused drastic changes in the way people spend their money on many things including fashion, ending the extreme consumerism, but also the right time for us to change on how the fast fashion production cycles. Since 1990s, many fast fashion retail brands has offered us cheaper clothing versions – copied from the fashion catwalks right after the international fashion weeks (New York, London, Paris, Italy) – with shorter production cycle as fast as once per 3 months or even less, with much cheaper price, lower qualities, and lack of transparency in widespread exploitation of people working in the supply chain. Facing this challenging situations, at last some fashion businesses and professionals have made actual movement in new global sustainability standard, change the perspective of fashion values, new fashion calendars, and new marketing strategy. What is fast fashion? It is clothing line mass-produced in a very short term, rapidly made new items, and deliver them to its chain stores or webshops. The price is cheaper and got lack of quality in response to …

Digital Stage Of Gravity Fatique – London, United Kingdom

Hussein Chalayan is a British fashion designer and artist who is well-known for his innovative designs using art and technology, with minimalist touch. In 2015, Chalayan was approached by Alistair Spalding to create his own dance performance where he wanted the garments as the grammar for the dance movements. Supported by Belgian and French choreographer Damien Jalet to enliven his dance concept, there was the moment the theatrical work “Gravity Fatique” beautifully created. Digital Stage of Gravity Fatique by Hussein Chalayan in Sadler’s Well Theater: Hussein Chalayan’s Gravity Fatigue will be available to watch on the Sadler’s Wells Facebook page from Friday 29 May – at 7.30pm BST. It will be made available to view for seven days on Facebook and YouTube. The Gravity Fatigue performance combined the visual creativity of Chalayan’s artistic concepts with contemporary dance. It’s realised in partnership with award-winning choreographer Damien Jalet, Yeast’s Culture Nick Hillel, sound illustrators Mode-F, and lighting designer Natasha Chivers. The production takes its inspiration from themes of identity and displacement, and the disconnection experienced in public …

An Open Letter To The Fashion Industry

Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten has offered a plan to transform the way the industry works after the Covid-19 pandemic caused very challenging situation to the fashion business. Together with Shira Sue Carmi – CEO of Altuzzara and Lane Crawford – President Andrew Keith, they decided to write an open letter to simplify how the fashion business work starting August 2020 by following the real season time on each season’s fashion delivery & sales on later period and also activating the sustainable supply chain & calendar. The open letter was published online on Tuesday, 12 May, 2020. This is the link of the Open Letter To The Fashion Industry that has been signed by fashion professionals. See who currently signed it here. Proenza Schoeller, Burberry, Jill Sander, Thom Browne, Australian Fashion Coucil, and British Council are among who currently signed it and counting. Here are some important statements in the “Open Letter To The Fashion Industry”:… – We agreed that the current environment although challenging, presents an opportunity for a fundamental and welcome change that will …

Cindy Crawford & Kaia Gerber – Working As Fashion Model

Cindy Crawford and her daughter Kaia Gerber, both are fashion models. They shared tips and their experiences working in the fashion modelling industry. Working as fashion model: one of the important tips by Cindy as a senior model is that if you pose as a fashion cover that focus only your face expression, you got to have a thought (whatever it is) whenever you look at the camera, not just a blank one. Kaia also shared on how important for everybody to feel comfortable during the photoshoot process. And also Cindy’s experience as a 90’s model being in the middle of technology transformation from manual cameras to the digital one with different way of work as a model. Below is the complete Forces of Fashion talk session by Vogue featuring Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber in Vogue YouTube Channel:… For more fashion model info about:… Cindy Crawford: Website http://www.cindy.com – Twitter @CindyCrawford  – Facebook CindyCrawford – Instagram @cindycrawford . Kaia Gerber: Twitter @KaiaGerber – Facebook kaiagerber – Instagram @kaiagerber. Source: Vogue YouTube channel .

Roland Mouret – Draping A Dress

Roland Mouret, a fashion designer known as the Master of The Silhouette in fashion industry introduces us into the art of draping a dress. His short introduction to the dress draping technique is clear and practical through his demo. Draping a dress: start with the right shape of a skirt first (lower body part) then draping the top part. Following the body curves, he naturally put a piece of cloth and drape it artistically on the mannequin to reveal the body shape.  He amazingly the transform the bust dart manipulations into asymetric folds from the centre front to the right shoulder and reveal the upper body shape. The body of a woman is the final touch of a dress, before that a dress should not be called finish, he said. You can see the short draping process of a certain dress model in btoken white muslin and also the result in the fabric chosen. Addition information from Maak Nu: What are darts? They are the excess area on clothing pattern or garment which are closed, …