A new industry agreement for the prevention of microplastic release from synthetic textiles washing was officially launched today and endorsed by the European Commission.
Beauty is really a cocktail of divine proportions and harmony between the inner and outer world of man that gives meaning to his being and is rightly referred to as a synonym for truth and good*. Relative, however, it is subject to time, morals, and, to a great extent, to the generally accepted norms. In this sense, it can be said that beauty is a kind of aesthetic consensus of the majority about the unique qualities of the minority. Beauty is also a message that challenges taste, imagination and tolerance. In order to determine what is beautiful, we need to realize that it (the beautiful thing) should be liked and surely to cause delight and trepidation. In fact, in most cases, beauty is a wonderful combination of spirit and matter, shape and color, fluid and provocation that awakens admiration, joy and passion.
Karl Lagerfeld has reached a level of disturbing dandyism in the maturity of his fashion career. Weight loss and plastic surgery had to proclaim the convulsions of his fashion presence, but his mouth strongly reminded that of the elderly Coco Chanel, which resulted in a grimace over strictness and fashionable contempt.
For its 32nd edition taking place this January 19th and 20th, Première Vision New York marks a new stage in its evolution. Already known for its premium offer of fabrics, accessories and textile designs, the show now broadens to include leather and manufacturing. The event, already the North American market leader, thus becomes a unique destination for buyers to develop collections, now bringing five activity sectors together under one roof.
RAW for the Oceans is the first in the world denim collection made from recycled ocean plastic. The project is run by the Dutch brand G-Star RAW; garments are co-designed by Pharrell Williams and manufactured in partnership with Bionic Yarn and Parley for the Oceans.
Moonage daydream: an alien journey through the past’s ideas of the future to reach the point of today. In the Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, looks to the romance of a near past, when space-age and mind-expanding ideas of a future felt full of possibilities for society, pop culture and fashion.
Make a date with Spring Summer 16 at New York’s Pier 92 next January 13 and 14. Following the roll-out of its new formula last July, the show is back with an even stronger offer in its 3 universes: fashion fabrics, accessories and textile & surface designs. A unique offer comprising 297 companies, up by 14% over January 2014. An event bringing together some of the best products selected by Première Vision from what the global textile world has to offer.
Dhemerae Ford And Sarah C Awad a.k.a 'The Laser Girls' are New York City based digital artists who work in collaboration for creating 3D nails designs - a promising hot trend for this year.
Imagination is the main element of girls' work. They have their own blog in which they share their ideas.
Women handbags for cold season of 2013/14 are totally different in size, shape, material, texture and color. So, every lady will be able to find her own type of accessory, which is both modern and personal.
Let's take a look at some of the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 top trends...
Belts are irreplaceable fashion accessory for any season.
Ladies belts for Summer 2013 are very diverse. Designers emphasize the waist, feminine and graceful, offering interesting fashion ideas.
During the hot season of 2013, the belt's width is not defined. Fashion collections offer both thin and wide belts with traditional or invisible zipper at the back. Corset-belts are less common, but some designers offer original models that emphasize the waist or hips.
Stella McCartney will launch a line of eco-friendly sunglasses made of more than 50 percent natural and renewable materials for Spring 2012.
"The greatest challenge was the amount of time that was spent on research and testing to get the best quality product possible with the highest performance in terms of resistance, while still maintaining the style and finish we always try to achieve," said McCartney.
Six hundred fewer tons of plastic in the environment in 2011: this is the green result that Benetton Group will achieve by introducing innovative, lightweight liquid wood clothes hangers – 100% biodegradable and recyclable – in place of the plastic hangers usually used to display garments. The eco-hangers, developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie in Pfinztal-Berghausen (Germany), will gradually replace their plastic predecessors throughout the worldwide network of Benetton stores.
The 'Ugly Betty' actress, who admits having the skin-smoothing injections,
works hard to maintain her appearance but is keen to ensure she still looks
She told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper: "Look, I'm 46 years old, but I'm still in the game. I work hard at it. I need to look good. But I asked a lot of questions first about Botox. I told the dermatologist that I don't want to be frozen. As an actress I need to have expression in my face. But it doesn't hurt."
The German supermodel can't understand why some people decide to go under the knife as she would be worried about the impact it might have on her health.
She said: "I would never have plastic surgery, as I'd be worried about the long-term effects. Ageing is part of life and I think everyone must accept that looks will change."
To ensure she looks as good as possible, Claudia, 39, tries to eat healthily.
The 'Salt' actress reportedly uses a new treatment called Dermaroller, which sees a wooden implement covered in razor-sharp pins passed over the face to make the pores bleed.
Referring to Angelina's recent fresh-faced appearance on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France, a source told Britain's Grazia magazine: "Angelina wanted to pull out all the stops. She knew all eyes would be on her. She's been using the Dermaroller on and off for six months, as she wants to avoid plastic surgery."