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AuthorJessica-Belle Greer

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May 23, 2011

So the Internet has exploded, and new technologies and social mediums have been unleashed. These new tools, such as blogs, online magazines, and e-boutiques are changing the already highly dynamic fashion industry with viral fashion expression, inspiration, and opportunities. But what does this technology trend mean for the bigwigs who are the foundation of the […]

May 2, 2011

Like anything else, it starts with an idea. Inspiration may fly in the window of a stuffy studio in the form of a dancer’s movement, a French film, or a screwed-up page of newspaper. That might be all it takes to ignite a flame that sparks fashion design into process. This concept is developed in […]

April 4, 2011

Kids are fearless. Throwing on ‘whatever’, playing with identity, taking on any trend. Why can’t we dress like we did when we were children? Childhood fashion knew no boundaries. Socks didn’t have to match; jewellery was preferably tacky and plastic; and Simpson Band-Aids were the perfect accessory. Hair tumbled any which way, and who gave […]

October 11, 2010

Icons have the ability to influence the look of a generation. Fortunately, timelessness is of the essence in the latest trends, which means we can look back to these figures for inspiration. The white fitted t-shirt with jeans is always in fashion. We can thank James Dean for this. There is something simple and sophisticated […]

October 4, 2010

New Zealand Fashion Week did not disappoint in providing the fashion world with numerous cool trends to look forward to next season. The stylish runway shows made the thought of another winter less bleak. Salasai dared to be different and bold with their block colours and contrasts—tan and black were the favourites. The men’s and […]

September 27, 2010

I’m a bit of an inspiration junkie when it comes to most things, and films are no exception. If I look like a ‘70s rock chick one morning, you know I’ve watched The Runaways the night before. The next day if I’m in a heavy skirt, I’m bound to have watched Lady L. This is […]

September 13, 2010

Although it is no compensation for a real OE, fashion trends are being increasingly influenced by other cultures, creating a melting pot of cool designs that add flavour to any wardrobe. Shop windows are emulating the du jour street chic of Parisian cobbled streets. Berets, black, red, white, stripes and spots go far in any […]

September 6, 2010

Good news, you can relax. With the latest clothing trends focusing on the casual and comfortable, those of you at home in jersey and slacks can loosen up. What you normally lounge around in can now get extra wear, so it pays to have cool leisure gear, from shorts to boyfriend shirts. It’s not too […]

August 16, 2010

Many of you will assume overseas autumn haute couture collections will have little impact on our wardrobes. Of course no comparison can be made between our mainstream brands and worldwide leaders of fashionable indulgence and haute couture. However, many common brands are inspired by such fashion houses and consequently showcase similar trends. Alexis Mabille’s high […]