Clichéd as it may sound, but flowers never go out of fashion. As history stands witness to the use of flowers in fashion designing through the ages, it is remarkable that something could stand the test of time, transcend so many thousands of years, and still be fashionable today! Indeed, an undeclared, silent bond lies between the two entwined worlds of floristry and fashion.
Whenever a new baby arrives in the family, it is time for celebration. If you have a friend, family member or colleague who have a new baby in their home, baby flowers can be the perfect gift for them to start their new life journey. When you present them with flowers, you are both congratulating them and partaking in their joy. Whilst you can include a teddy bear or some other gift along with the present, the fresh flowers certainly have an important place of their own. So what makes flowers such a special gift for someone who has a newborn baby in their family?
Life energy and the stunning beauty of flowers have provided inspiration for BOOM, PITTI BLOOMS, the leading theme of the summer trade shows. New creative ideas that blossom just like flowers: improbable, effervescent and ironic.
Desigual has returned for a show at New York Fashion Week presenting its Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection, which has been given the name EXTRAORDINARY.
Overflow is the result of reflections on the Dolce Stile Novo theme proposed to students at the beginning of the academic year. It is a derivation and interpretation that has been devised, designed and developed by the same students - an irrepressible flow, an explosion of harmonious colours and sounds.
Learn about Lean Management Principles and how they can help your company eliminate waste and create value for your customers.
Lean is a management philosophy - a way of thinking. It considers first and foremost what the customer is willing to pay for or in other words - added value. Activities that do not add value to the end product or customer are defined as waste and should be reduced or eliminated to free up resources to be used for adding value.
The presentation of the 30th Goya Awards ceremony sparkled with jewels from the international jewelry firm Carrera y Carrera that was evidently a true protagonist of this very special evening. Famous Spanish actors and actresses relied on the grandeur of Carrera y Carrera jewels.
'Updating both Contemporary and Young Fashion, forward print designs introduce new approaches to an array of aesthetic influences, spanning florals and stripes to check, geos and camou. These trends have been forecast to inform print design development for the upcoming season, influencing high-end and fast fashion collections going into Fall-Winter 2016/2017 and more mainstream ranges for Fall-Winter 2017/2018'.
'We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland's famous quote, 'The eye has to travel', Piccioli commented. 'We are interested in the idea of harmony that combines different worlds, creating an aesthetic that is really contemporary because it's the fruit of free associations', added Chiuri.
Inspired by the beauty, sensuality and delicacy of the fragrant White Jasmine flower, the Carolina Herrera Spring 2016 Bridal collection evokes a sense of femininity and romance. Hand-stitched embroidery on silk faille brings the precious flower to life, giving the illusion of the cascading blossoms.
Rositsa Venkova and Gabriela Kazakova - students at the Apparel high school in Ruse, Bulgaria - had a huge success during the fashion show for the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2015 collection. Both girls already have national recognition for their talent - their garments have won first place award during the Panorama of the Professional education in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Stance, allure, fluidity… There is a Royal aura that emerges from the Tony Ward 2015 Bridal Collection. The Bride, stealing breaths away, stops time as she carries herself graciously down the aisle, starting point of her new life, with majesty and stature.
Sarah Burton takes the notion of the female form and deconstructs it to discover the darkly romantic woman underneath. Her silhouette grows organically in three dimensions, as strong and natural as a flower. England’s symbol is the rose, a symbol of strength and fragility, forever on the brink of dishevelment.
Arranged into display by the show's fashion team around a fruits, flowers, and vegetable theme, the forum invites you to taste Spring-Summer 2016 for yourself, and take a big bite out of the season.
Last week in France, French designer Arnaud Maillard and Spanish designer Alvaro Castejón presented their Spring-Summer 2015 collection for Loris Azzaro Couture fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015).
Collection Zuhair Murad Couture Spring-Summer 2015 offeres: a variety of styles, lenghts and proportions, girly short dresses, feminine floor-length evening gowns, thigh-high slits, shimmering jackets, crystals and sequins, flowers and 3D appliqués, colorless transparent materials.
Today (January 27, 2015) during the Paris Fashion Week (January 25-29, 2015), German designer Karl Lagerfeld presented his Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection for Chanel fashion house.
Girly, fresh, colorful - these words best describe the newest Patrizia Pepe collection.
On Tuesday (December 9, 2014) Oscar de la Renta fashion house presented the late designer's final collection - Pre-Fall 2015 - at its headquarters.
Bulgarian hip-hop singer Kristo, who is often part of different social projects, collaborated with Richmart - one of the biggest factories in Europe, producing made-to-measure suits - for the creation of his first collection of children's coats, named 'Kristo by Richmart'.
Shinnaigai Textile is a Japanese textile company involved in the manufacturing, processing of yarns and fabrics, woven and jersey.
The Shinnagai Spinning system has established new standards in high-quality yarns for the production of consistent, performing fabrics. This also includes the production of high tech, sustainable ranges such as Botanicaldye by Colorball™. Those qualities and fabrics are based on Lyocell, Organic cotton and organic bamboo materials.
House of Holland Girl is cool, confident and savvy and wear labels without letting them wear her.
This season the reference is to the Spanish invasion of Sicily, which began in the 15th century.
Los Angeles-based designer Dawn Nguyen will present the latest collection for her Dawn Sunflower label at Couture Fashion Week New York at 8:00 pm on Sunday September 7, 2014 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple.
Berlin, 10 July 2014 -With 'Magic Circus' as the theme, the new looks of the upcoming Spring/Summer 2015 collections by Marc Cain were presented at an exclusive show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
Venezuelan designer Hannibal Laguna presented his 2014 bridal collection on May 8, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain during the Barcelona Bridal Week.
Titled 'Love & Love' it presents waist wedding dresses with puffed out cuts, corolla shape and lace finishes. Garments are romantic with sculptural lines and 50s silhouettes' evocative style.
Christopher Bailey (the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry) presented his womenswear collection for Fall-Winter 2014/2015 yesterday (17 February, 2014) at the London Fashion Week.
Bailey's inspiration for his work was the Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, England - the place was home to artists like Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.
Italian fashion brand Emporio Armani presented its Spring-Summer 2014 womenswear collection during the Milan Fashion Week (September 2013) - a total of 94 looks.
Giorgio Armani named the collection 'Water Lilies' and it's inspired by 'stretches of calm or rippling water that reflect shadows of plants, flowers and clouds'. Allusions to flowers were in the pleats and iridescent fabrics. Nothing was too heavy or too strict.
The American actress who is best known for playing Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga is the star in Balenciaga's advert, presenting its newest fragrance - Rosabotanica.
The 23-year-old Stewart is topless in the black and white photos. She is 'wearing' only some beautiful flowers which burst from a vine and clings to her bare skin.
To choose a wedding dress is one of the most important decisions for every future bride. Most probably every woman has created a vision for herself - if she looks like a fairytale princess, a Greek goddess or a romantic fairy.
Now, we'll take a look at wedding dresses top trends for Summer 2013.
Elegance never goes out of fashion. If your style includes clean lines, quality fabrics and exquisite details, you can choose a dress with A-line silhouette of matte silk, maybe combined with long gloves and pearl ornaments.
Menswear becomes more and more impulsive, capricious and flirty. In other words - more and more feminine.
Summer 2014 menswear collections are full of floral motifs, lace, fishnet and tropic tones.
And while Brands like Lanvin and Jill Sander still keep offering classic outfits, some other fashion houses take our breath away with their eye-catching looks. For example...
Catalan fashion giant Pronovias presented its latest 2014 collection 'First Love' on a spectacular show in Barcelona. More than 1 800 VIP guests and brand's customers admired the latest trends, united in three trademarks: Pronovias, Atelier Pronovias and Elie by Elie Saab. On a catwalk with a huge golden tree on it, beautiful Irina Shayk, Ana Veliastina, Valentina Zelyaeva, Janeta Stamp and Kelly Gail presented gorgeous dresses with gold highlights.
On 9 October in the HITACHI showroom fashion house Romantika Fashion presented its newest collection The Flowers – 2013 by Sofia Borisova, part of the line Woman Fashion.
Before the start of the show the businessman Nikolay Mladjov and designer Sofia Borisova welcomed their guests and each lady received a lace rose, hand-made especially for the occasion.
The Spring-Summer 2013 collection of the brand Moschino has the basics of 1960s pop art: clear lines, strong colors and bold graphic elements.
The collection includes black and white suits and dresses, paired with black or white riding hats cinched around the chin, dresses with bold flowers, repeating motifs - hearts and diamonds of playing cards and simple flowers.
If you are looking for a new and refreshing scent, you may be wondering what types of perfumes are trendy or fashionable. In 2012, discerning noses will be able to sniff out the exotic or spicy perfumes that are favoured this year. Although more traditional scents were popular last year, fragrances such as green pear, ginger orchid and even leather are making quite a splash this year. Many perfume sites such as PerfumeBargains are doing a brisk trade in modern scents as we look to take care of ourselves from a younger and younger age.
Summer, scent of sea and romance, sunny days and warm evenings. Beautiful time for planning the wedding ceremony. Your child's dream is about to come true - to be dressed in a beautiful wedding dress. You probably already know how do you want to look like a bride, but when you dip into the sea of wedding dresses, you will see that the choice is not easy. Stick to the fashion trends and you won't be wrong.
Ruffles can be seen in many wedding dresses this summer. They sway romantic in step of your walk to the alter. Choose them if you want to look very feminine.
The supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the new face of H&M’s Spring Awakening line and she looks amazing and super fresh in the collection of sheer, vintage-style prints.
This Spring season is all about retro flares, the spirit of 70s will be everywhere around us – flashback prints, soft, sheer fabrics, ruffles, frills and effortless beauty. Also, the Spring/Summer 2011 "must have" item is the platform sandal, especially a wooden one, cork or hemp base – it must be natural.
For the world’s leading designers, the idea of a wedding dress is associated with luxury, airiness and indescribable femininity.
This is evident from their bridal collections. A wonderful option to be elegant and seductive on your wedding day is to select a dress, showered in the Hollywood glow of the 50s.
Catwalks don’t stop to impress us with the sophisticated and glamorous models like the ones, shown on the red carpet.
The scent of Bulgarian roses will allure you in the new fragrance of the luxury perfume brand Issey Miyake.
In Paris everything is different. Even a cloudy day in November is capturing with a mysterious and enigmatic radiation. Privacy and seduction are the two key words that describe completely new fragrance "L'Eau d'Issey Florale", which was presented in the French capital.
Eccentric and unconventional models triumphed on the catwalk in Minsk during the fashion week in Belarus.
Over 70 representatives of major stores and boutiques of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland have come to attend the Belarusian Fashion Week. Director of the project Yanina Goncharova told the press conference that was held to highlight the opening of the first Belarusian Fashion Week.
Australian singer Kylie Minogue will launch her new fragrance for women, attributed to the controversial Marie-Antoinette, called Pink Sparkle.
The new perfume will be on sale in July 2010. It is inspired by the luxury pink champagne, which is very hard to find in stores.
Pink Sparkle will be available in 15 ml edt and 30 ml edp, along with 200 ml shower gel and body lotion.
In previous articles, we have looked through the different fashion trends in clothing, shoes, hairstyles and manicure for spring-summer 2010. It is time to pay attention to the trends in hair accessories for the upcoming summer.
This season the hair accessories will not only complete the hairstyle, but will be definitely eye catching. They will be one perfect accent to your style and your dress.
Hairstyles have always been an important part of fashion and being unique with your hairstyle can only benefit your beauty and style.
Real sensation in the fashion world has made the British Queen Elizabeth II, who appeared at an official reception during his state visit to Trinidad and Tobago live in a long snow-white lace dress embroidered with exotic birds and flowers. Dress of the British monarch designer Angela Kelly.
Elizabeth II is on the island nation, where the summit of the Commonwealth. In his work involved the Heads of State and Government of 53 countries which have close historical ties with Britain.
Witnesses say that the leaders of many countries were shocked when the last Friday in the hall, which hosted the gala dinner, became Queen Elizabeth II in an unusual dress of the monarch. The hem of her snow-white lace dress adorned with two bright birds – ibis, symbols of Trinidad and Tobago.
Designers from the New York's brand Hanami make unique decorations from real flowers.
Design from nature! And we help a little. Hanami made a new collection pendants, brooches, and earrings from orchid, roses and leaves in different colours.
The designers have selected the most beautiful leaves, dehydrated and covered them with several coats transparent resin.
Tarred covering allows leaves to keep their natural forms and to shine in the sun. Nature makeс every leaf unique and that's why every adornment looks unique.
A summer wedding is preferred by a lot of young couples. The Sun and the mood for entertainment predispose the imagination of couples to an unforgettable wedding party - on the beach, in a flower garden or an evening cocktail. The bridal dress should be conformable to the style of the place you have chosen. Each bride can find her personal style in the variety of models, colours and accessories that leading designers offer us.
Decorations of stylized flowers have always been prefered by designers for a romantic vision of the brides, but this season they are a real hit. Delicate embroidery of flowers envelop bridal dresses elegantly. Silver and gold nuanced dresses are decorated with pink or white petals.
Fashion specialists are categorical: for the new season you must chose simple beauty, candy colors and lots of flowers. The classic combination between black and white is interpreted in original way in the propositions of the fashion designers and presents a new, modern outlook. These tendencies are seen in the new collection spring-summer 2009 of Jana Jekova. The dynamic color palette interprets the colorful range of the rainbow. It passes through candy colors as turquoise blue and cyclamen, sunny orange-gold tonality and reaches dark purple and metallic. The dresses are mainly made of silk, lace and hand-written materials. The designer uses again high class fabrics such as luxurious Italian silk.
Swarowski is a luxury brand of crystals produced by Swarovski AG. In 1892 Daniel Swarovski inventented his automatic cutting machine and patented it. In 1895 he founded his family-owned company with the assistance of Franz Weis and Armand Kossmann.
In order to create a crystal that allows light to refract in a rainbow spectrum, Swarovski coats some of its crystals with special metallic chemical coatings.