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WHAT IS A TREND?

Day in and day out we are talking and reading about trends. In the 80’s and 90’s we connected those to statistics and economics but today we first of all associate the word trend with fashion. The word as such comes from Middle English and Old German, where it meant “to spin”, “to turn” or…

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The “Open Space” of Style

Office dress codes have gone through a certain change recently, following the development of the street style accompanied by sportswear in the aesthetics of fashion. The appearance of new work/home lifestyle has also contributed to the transformation. However, the tailoring is slowly coming back, compromising the average quality of the fast fashion concept and teaching…

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Experience Economy Creates A New Fashion Leader – The Consumer

Experience economy gives rise to a new consumer, who does not only acquire a product but, as a part of shopping experience, adds a personal touch to the latter, taking a leading role in the trend-setting process and removing the borders between luxury and fast fashion. Such scenario creates a contradictory relationship between consumption and…

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Vintage Time of Luxury

Vintage luxury watches are becoming a knowledge-based upward trend. Rolex, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet are the luxury watch brands selling for record-setting prices at auctions. Expertise and condition followed by provenance are of high importance for potential buyers. The production quantity is the decisive factor for the purchase price. Philippe Dufour are…

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Sustainable Value in the Knowledge of Textile

Yesterday, I listened to trend forecaster Li Edelkoort’s talk from December, where she talked about her Anti-Fashion Manifesto at VOICES, Business of Fashion’s annual gathering for big thinkers. The main message is that the fashion system is broken, what makes fashion become old fashioned. However, below I would like to discuss one of the 10…

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Fashion Crisis In Politics or Political Crisis in Fashion?

Politics is a matter exercised on a wide range of social levels, so is fashion, which constitutes a part of and reflects each country’s political atmosphere. What is going on in the USA today is a clear proof of it. The open letter of Sophie Theallet has suddenly created an inconvenient situation, which makes many…

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Out of The Pencil of Babes

My almost seven-year-old dotter loves drawing. She draws animals, princesses and trees but always with a great sense for details. This time she has drawn a model wearing fashion trends and I love the colour combination. It also shows how much we are influenced by fashion in our daily life. The little lady might have…

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Intellectual Art of Fashion

Fashion today is not merely about latest trends and skinny models. Its physiognomy has changed by becoming more and more intellectual, where such issues as sustainability and consumerism are in focus. Understanding of the system behind the phenomenon of fashion has all of a sudden become a part of general knowledge and common sense. It…

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From Tennis Hall to Street Style

Born in the era of “space-age” the three-stripe tracksuit by Adidas has anew become a trend, however this time of an uppe fashion crust. The history of brand and its three-stripe design contains a family feuding, an element of Finnish creativity and an international list of law suits. More on this issue will come in a separate post dedicated…

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Fashion Plate As A Painter Of Modern Life

The fashion plate is an old type of fashion media, considered to be a minor art form.  At the same time there are a plenty of discussions around the misleading historical value of the plate due to the obviously idealized images it provides. However, Charles Baudelaire, French poet and writer as much as dandy admired…

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