What’s trending in fashion?


Let’s go a little overboard with this approach! Prepare to be surrounded by glitz and splendor!

Here is a list of fashion trends that are being used by luxury brands all over the world!

  • Transparent/Sheer/Illusion: The concept of transparency in women’s dress was often satirised by caricaturists of the day such as Isaac Cruikshank. Throughout the 19th century women’s dresses, particularly for summer or evening wear, often featured transparent fabrics.

We all know this technique is widely seen on celebrities on the red carpet and is used by various professional designers.

The transparent fashion can get very elegant, yet sexy.

ELIE SAAB

VALENTINO

-The two looks below are highly sophisticated. I mean, who wouldn’t want anyone to believe that the work of their dresses are parts of their own bodies?

YULIA YANINA

REBECCA INGRAM.

but they can be very strange at the same time…..

•Metal/Metallic:
Betsey Johnson started out designing for the boutique Paraphernalia. Using vinyl and metallic fabrics and putting emphasis on wit, imagination, and independence, she brought an unprecedented spirit of irreverence to New York in the 1970

This fashion trend is very bold and makes you feel like a million bucks…

J.MENDELL

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

DONNA KARAN

But sometimes…they are rather extreme…

TEX SAVERIO

BALMAIN

IRIS VAN HERPEN

CHRISTIAN DIOR

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

  • Realistic 3D appliqué Fashion: This was most probably discovered by Chanel. But I’m not certain.

This fashion trend, by far, is my most favourite. 3D fashion can be very awe-worthy. Who wouldn’t want real-life things to be on them?

MARCHESA

NGYUEN CONG TRI

NGUYEN CONG TRI

CHRISTIAN DIOR

  • Folding/cutting/pleating: (you can see the detailed info on Archivist , as I am not certain about this either…)

They surely are unique and can give you an other worldly look.The way you fold or cut your clothes can change everything….

The technique is often achieved by

-‘Pattern Cutting’

From the mid-fourteenth century, tailors authored published works on methods for cutting and constructing clothing. “How-To” books for the home dressmaker were published by the late eighteenth century and by the 1830s, small diagrams of pattern shapes appeared in various professional journals and women’s magazines)

and…

-‘Laser cutting’ (It’s an interesting, modern hybrid between the concept of cutwork lace and the clean aesthetic of screen-printing.The term is exactly what it sounds like, using a laser rather than a blade to cut into a surface. The benefits include a cleaner, accurate cut, as well as a higher quality of finish.)

ATELIER VERSACE

PHUONG

ELIE SAAB

CHRISTIAN DIOR

MARCHESA

ASHI STUDIOS

STEPHANIE ROLLAND

Sometimes, some clothes even take years for to form, since they are pressed for a long period of time between/under specific moulds.

This whole 3D cloth folding/ cutting fashion can get plain strange as well….

ZHUXUAN

LAN YU

VICTOR ROLF

  • 3D Printing fashion:

Fashion companies and designers from Adidas to Iris van Herpen have started exploring 3D printing in the past few years, while designer Zac Posen wowed the world with his otherworldly 3D-couture outfits at the Met Gala, first.

Some of them seem very extra-terrestrial to me…

ALL IRIS VAN HERPEN ABOVE…

ALL ZAC POSEN ABOVE.

  • The ‘light’ [LED light/fluroscent paint/fibre optics]:

The LED light: Katy Perry may have been one of the first fashionistas to don a light-up LED dress, which she did at the 2010 Met Gala, where she wore a CuteCircuit gown featuring brightly colored rope lights. The company stepped it up a notch when they were commissioned by EE, the U.K.’s first 4G network, to design a dress for Nicole Scherzinger. The digital and fashion masterpiece ultimately featured 2,000 LED lights and 3,000 Swarovski crystals, and showed tweets that were appropriately tagged in real time. (Source: digital trends.)

Fibre optics : In 1985, inventor Harry Wainwright created the first fully animated sweatshirt. The shirt consisted of fiber optics, leads, and a microprocessor to control individual frames of animation. The result was a full color cartoon displayed on the surface of the shirt. in 1995, Wainwright went on to invent the first machine enabling fiber optics to be machined into fabrics, the process needed for manufacturing enough for mass markets and, in 1997, hired a German machine designer, Herbert Selbach, from Selbach Machinery to produce the world’s first CNC machine able to automatically implant fiber optics into any flexible material. (Source: Wikipedia).

Now this can surely give someone a fairytale/heavenly body feel..

But they can get plain crazy as well…

  • Ombre shading:

This may seem a little too simple to be on this list. But it’s no simple feat. You need to know the perfect combination of colors in order for them to look as elegant and sophisticated like these below…

GIVENCHY

HASSIDRIS

ELIE SAAB

Embroidery/Stiching: The origin of embroidery or hand stitching can be dated back to Cro-Magnon days or 30,000 BC.

After all these years, good ol’ embroidery/stiching can never be defeated, nor can they get any less interesting…

TEMPERLEY LONDON

MANISH MALHOTRA

  • Sequins : can be traced all the way back to the one and only King Tut, who was alive from 1341 to 1323 B.C. According to Smithsonian magazine, when Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922, his garments were covered in “gold sequin-like disks.”

BALMAIN

SAIRA SHAKIRA

MANISH MALHOTRA

  • Digital printing: This will never go away, just like sequins and embroidery work. (Digital printing machine was developed in the US to allow logo printing. It later on spread on to big fashion industries.)

STELLA McCARTNEY

DOLCE & GABBANA

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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