Upcload is a new tailoring technology that can gather measurements by just simply viewing a webcam photo. The user must wear form fitting clothing and hold onto a CD or DVD for size comparison. As the trend of closing brick and mortar stores proceeds, this new technology will help big retailers have a larger e-commerce presence. Having this technology will also save on shipping costs because it can potentially lower the number of returns or exchanges due to sizing/fit issues. Upcload has partnered with The North Face, along with an additional 12 German brands for it’s anticipated launch on April 3. To view the full article, click on the link below.
Premiere Vision’s is to textile professionals what Fashion week is to designers and/or fast fashion companies. They do textile trending 18 months in advance. The pictures below are some examples of what’s to come in Spring/Summer 2013.
Embellished sequins and beads.
Saturated water colors.
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It seems the Palazzo Pant will be springs and summers must have trend. The Palazzo are long women’s trousers cut with a loose, extremely wide leg that flares out from the waist. Not to be confused with the Gaucho’s which stop at the mid-calf. These trousers are made from light, flowing fabrics as in Silk crepe or jersey. Like with most fashion trends, this one has a recurrence. They were quite popular in the 1960’s and 70’s, but were also seen in the 1930’s and 40’s on actresses like Katharine Hepburn. The Palazzo is quite versatile. You can dress it up or down, or make it professional. This is why they’re perfect for the young fashionable ladies to the more mature hip professional women. You’ll see these at the beach, office, and dressed up for evening wear. Usually these trousers are worn with platform heels to give the appearance of a longer leg. It’s a dramatic switch from the skinny jeans that have been popular for some time now. These will be a nice and comfortable fit for the warmer season ahead.
This past Sunday, My partner in crime Josh and I got up at the crack of dawn to drive up to Long Beach for the Antique Flea Market that’s held at the Veterans Stadium once a month. My main purpose of going was to find a particular vendor who specializes and caries vintage optical frames. When we first walked through the entrance I was amazed and a little overwhelmed in how many vendors there were. But it didn’t take me long to dig in. This place had everything a vintage loving girl like myself could ever want. I found my Mecca so to speak. Let’s just say, I know where I’ll be getting my furniture, dishware, fur coats, and memorabilia from now on. While we were there we ran into one of our favorite bands lead singer named Nick 13 of Tiger Army. Josh shook his hand and exchanged a few friendly words. I was noticing all the awesome vintage Pendleton’s he had under his arm. Now we know where he gets his killer threads he wears on stage. I ended up spending a lil over $300 on glasses. But that price included two frames with prescription lenses and one pair of prescription sunglasses. I can’t wait to get them back. I also scored a vintage 1950’s train/cosmetic case for $10 and a 100% cashmere cardigan for $20 bucks. We had such a great experience that we plan on making the drive again in April for my birthday. I highly recommend you check it out some time.
Just Goofin Around while I wait to get cashed out
The selection is impeccable! All vintage!
A few vintage hats and this gorgeous fur stole I almost bought but my shoulders were to darn broad.
My cashmere and train case project.
So I was browsing the spring collections on Vogue.com and came across the Christian Dior spring 2012 couture review and got super excited. Bill Gaytten wanted to combine the vintage looks of past couture with a x-ray CSI type transparency. There were lots of flower embroidery and a good relationship with conceal and reveal. Of course with me being a retro junky, I guess I don’t really need to tell you how much I love this collection. I also found a 1954 Dior Couture fashion show photo by Mark Shaw that theniftyfiftys.tumblr.com had as one of their posts. You can see right away the similarities. I also posted some of my favorites form the show. I hope you enjoy them cause I sure did.
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com
Review By: Mark Holgate
This past weekend I attended the Long Beach ISSE show with my Boss/Mama which was held at the Long Beach Convention center right on the harbor. We had a blast! This show is a professional only event where salon owners, hairdressers, estheticians, barbers, and manicurists come to see the latest and greatest fashions and products in the industry and also attend classes to brush up on some skills or learn some new techniques. All the big names in beauty are there such as TIGI, AVEDA, SASSOON, CND, OPI, and Dermalogica to name a few. Yes, the hair on stage is always inspiring and beautiful, but the most interesting looks are usually sitting in the audience or out walking around the vendor isles. Some hairstylists have some amazing and unique styles. I will be the first one to admit that I am just not that cool to pull off most of the styles I saw, plus I’m a lil on the conservative side. But I totally appreciate their awesomeness from afar. The big trend is a mix between 80’s street urban, Hollywood glam with a twist of punk rock. Awesome designs were shaved into the side of their head while the other side was kept long.There were lots of funky fun colors like bright purple, red, and orange. There was also a mix of 70’s and 60’s styles too, as in the famous “Twiggy Cut” and the “Farah Fawcett layered shag,” but colored an orangish red or a platinum blonde. Now the clothes were all over the place. What I saw were a lot of boots. Super high boots, like up past the knee high boots with miniskirts (which isn’t that a 70’s look?). The big deal in nails is all different types of nail art and also hybrid nail polish that doesn’t chip for 14 days. Nails for me are your ultimate fashion accessory. You can go super daring or simple and classy with each and every polish change. All in all it was a mighty fun day.