Category: Fashion Friday
Written by Chelsea Candelario, FIT Hot Topics Summer Intern.
While browsing through WGSN.com, I came across three collections of Fashion Forecast. I was completely drawn by the detailed clothing that matched the similarity of objects and themes. New Digital Aesthetic, Next Nature, and Neo-Geo all present a different side of something completely out of the ordinary and new for Spring/Summer ’14.
One of the collections I looked into was New Digital Aesthetic. They were inspired by the online culture of design. The digital ideas are put upon the construction and colors of the designs. Four themes that struck out with N.D.A are Preppy Pixel, Digital Fantasy, Cyber Strange, and Chemical Cartoon.
Preppy Pixel present designs that look like it could have been created on a computer. It brings on a ‘nerd quality’ giving colors that are simple such as black, white, blue, and grey. Most of the attire consists of suits and layered women wear.
However, as I go through the slides, the theme shifts. It becomes more colorful. Blue, green, and red come together like I never seen before. The colors are either coming together or staying independent. The frequent show of blocks and pixel-like shapes still make their comeback to present the modern world of technology quality.
As I looked through Digital Fantasy, I stepped into a world unlike my own. The designs are out of this world. It starts off with bright neon colors and move to serene pastel colors. Fabrics such as wool and sheer become used for a two-piece assemble, over the knee dresses and complicated shirts. Characteristics of technology inspire the intricate details of these garments to bring out a unique feel of living in the digital 21st century.
Cyber Strange lives up to its name. Sleeveless suits and open up heels have presented themselves on the slides. At first, I was confused and wondering why would anyone want to wear that? Then I sat back, a smile on my face, and think ‘This is Fashion after all’. This theme breaks all the rules of understanding where and how it was made. It’s the art portrait you enjoy, but can’t quite understand.
Chemical Cartoon is the last theme to N.D.A. It’s like stepping on a bridge between imagination and reality. So many bright colors splattered on to fabrics. You can literally spot one of these garments from a mile away. All sorts of colors and prints put together to give in a fun child-like quality. The three-piece suit filled with bright summery colors followed by stripes endlessly parading the garment or the patches of colors mixed in with floral prints that remind me you of the picnic day in June.
As if the colors were going to stop, it gets even more bold and electrifying with different shades of pink and purple covering the clothes. Also introducing light pastel colors such as periwinkle, baby blue, green, and yellow. Sticking to the theme of Cartoons, a charming picture of Kermit is plastered on one of the sweaters.
Looking through the slides it gave me the urge to grab a sketchbook and sketch a design, something I haven’t done since I left high school.
Come to the Barbie exhibit located in the D lobby at FIT. The exhibit was created entirely by FIT students from all different majors, using their imagination to display Barbie in many different ways. If you can’t make it, this is what you’re missing out on!
Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka passed away in January. Her latest film comes out today, Mirror Mirror. Check out her designs!
Check out this blog post from Fashionista.com -
A Look Back at the Magical Work of Mirror Mirror Costume Designer Eiko Ishioka
Check out this article from the New York Times -
Summoning the Fairest of Them All
Thanks to Neal Levitt (our SXR 010 instructor) for sending us the Friends and Family discounts below!
Some of you may have noticed that the lovely little has now appeared to the right. What is it? It’s Pinterest! Have no idea what Pinterest is?
Well, let me give it to you in a nutshell…
For our purposes, it’s our Instructor & Student Think Tank with topics relating to our Certificate Programs and noncredit classes.
It’s an online scrapbook that students and instructors can use to clip and contain ideas / images, so they are put together as a giant ‘think tank’.
Let us know what you think!
Best Overall Holiday Spirit
Lord & Taylor
Best Overall Retail Presentation
#3 Saks Fifth Avenue
Best Windows that Reflect Store POV
#1 Bergdorf Goodman
#2 Tiffany & Co.
#3 Henri Bendel
The Grinch of 2011
Thanks to Jackie, our FAB student aide, for taking photos!!
What did you think of all the store windows??
Love the Nicholas Kirkwood Sequin Platforms and the Express Sequin Leggings!
(Bring Your Old Fabric or
Perhaps you are a person who collects ill-fitting garments that you never get around to altering or you have a closet full of “I’m sure I will wear it agains”. Maybe you are a designer looking to join the “green” brigade but not quite sure how. Or possibly you just want to know exactly what sustainable is and how you go about starting the journey.
Come join us for the SMARTER workshop where fun meets facts. This workshop will show you just what to do with that sweater you don’t want to get rid of but will never wear, or show you what you can make from that scrap of fabric that you just can’t bear to throw out all the while learning what makes sustainable design sustainable.
On Sunday, December 11, 2011
from 12 – 3pm learn how to fashionably reduce waste with the SMARTER* Clothing Project team; Bridgett Artise, Iliana Quander and Trudy Miller. Bring your choice of Old Fabric or Old Favorites for the first of many BYO Workshops — come with something old and leave with something new!
Materials needed: Old fabric or Old Favorites (sweaters, hand me downs, vintage finds, can’t throw outs, etc)
Location: FIT’s Seminar Room 9 (SR9)