Words by MPDClick’s Trend Journal Editor.
In a enchanting editorial featuring a collection of Far-East inspired garments, Vogue Germany channel MPDClick’s ‘Remix’ trend for autumn/winter 12 /13.
Words by MPDClick’s Trends Editor.
Interview magazine has transformed Canadian fashion model Meghan Collison into a Samurai Warrior for their November/October ’12 issue. The Eastern inspired shoot was taken by photographer Fabien Baron and styled by Karl Templer. The intensity of the silhouettes and tribal perception found in this editorial reflect two of MPDClick’s trends for autumn/winter 12/13; Remix and Synthesise.
Words by MPDClick’s Trend Journal Editor
Six years ago the music collective Africa Express was founded and is now part of the London 2012 festival in the form of a decorated 1970 British rail diesel train that will pass through towns like Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol and finally stopping at London’s King Cross on Saturday September the 8th.
Words by MPDClick’s Trend Journal Editor.
A recent article on global news service Reuters.com highlighted the growing trend of traditional influences on contemporary Haute couture collections focusing on label NE TIGER who have also experienced increased demand for haute couture. The expanding luxury Chinese market is one MPDClick have been tracking for some time.
“Haute couture mixing traditional Chinese touches and styles from more than 1,000 years ago with Western designs opened China Fashion Week, as the world’s fastest-growing market for luxury products catches the eyes of more designers.” – Reuters.com
Zhang Zhifeng, who founded NE TIGER expressed to the publication “The haute couture industry in China is developing vigorously without any signs of slowing down. This is above my expectation…I thought my haute couture would live only with a small group of people, but now it is expanding very quickly. Consumers have become increasingly fond of Chinese traditional culture.“
Zhifeng also expressed the continued interest of traditional influences of China’s history such as stories of the Tang Dynasty, explaining the influence this period still has over current Chinese society. This combined with the fast growing luxury market, places a spotlight on the country of which MPDClick predict to take shape in the retail landscape for autumn/winter 12/13′s Remix trend together with the region’s growing influence over African trade. MPDClick subscribers can click here to read more about further influences that shape the trend Remix.
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Burberry Prorsum’s colourful spring/summer 12 collection is noted here at MPDClick as an early sign of our upcoming autumn/winter 12/13 trend ‘Remix’.
Described by designer Christopher Bailey, the collection “celebrates things that take time to do”, with tribal inspired decoration seen across both mens and womens designs with cultural inspired patterns and textures. The spotlight is stolen from the brands’ iconic trench coat by a heavily reworked parka coat with African inspired woven leather sleeves and rich, rustic colourway.
Remix considers the development and innovative relationship of rising nations, China and Africa, seeing a cultural blend of silhouette and colour. African inspired prints and decoration feature as a strong aesthetic within Remix, reflected heavily in Burberry Prorsum’s spring/summer 12 designs.
Click here to see MPDClick’s highlight review of the show.
Stay tuned to the Trend Journal as we continue to track our trends through the runway.
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Fiona Jenvey, CEO of Mudpie Ltd will be back at the London College of Fashion on Thursday 9th June to present forecasted trends for Autumn/Winter 12-13. Tickets for the three presentations are now on sale at trendbookshop.co.uk.
The seminar programme will focus on the key themes of Remix, Synthesise and Myriad and will cover the trend development and prediction from initial concepts, inspirations, moods, through to fabrics and colours for Male, Female and Kidswear interpretations.
11.00 – Presentation 1 – Women’s and Menswear Trends – £100
Includes Trend publication
14.00 – Presentation 2 – Kidswear – tickets £100 each – only £50 if attending previous presentation 1.
Includes Trend publication
16.00 – Presentation 3 – Aimed at Students with career tips – tickets £20 each
Tickets include a copy of Mpdtrends – defining the trend inspiration and usually retailing at £110.
To book please visit trendbookshop.co.uk – check out Mudpie and Mpdclick.com pages on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for special offers.
Words by Mpdclick’s Sports Trend Researcher…
Bowling is usually considered an unlikely pastime to inspire anything trendy or fashionable; associations with unflattering rented shoes and a generally unfashionably kitsch look does not help. However, for autumn/winter 12/13, Mpdclick predicts a change in opinion to this and other über fun after-hours sports. Already proving us correct in our forecasted ‘Remix‘ trend, The Spare Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is a swanky, recently-opened bowling lounge and games parlour that has put bowling back on the map.
In February 2011, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel opened The Spare Room on its mezzanine level – just one of the hotel’s new and interesting efforts to reinvent itself. Designed by Los-Angeles design firm, Studio Collective, the modern-day gaming parlour and cocktail lounge is a blast from the past with its early 1900s vintage atmosphere. According to Med Abrous, one of the owners of The Spare Room: “In the early 1900s, before bowling became this 1950s kitsch thing, it was a sign of the aristocratic to have these beautiful lanes and this beautiful parlor in your home where you hosted cocktail parties…We want it to feel like it’s a party in someone’s living room.” – Vogue.com
The Spare Room features two reclaimed bowling lanes and several custom-made backgammon and Yahtzee tables as well as other “custom and eclectic furnishings, and unique surfaces and textures which convey a handcrafted, timeless feel.” - Thompson Hotels
To top off the plush vintage feel, visitors to the bowling alley will play in style in chic custom-made George Esquivel bowling oxfords. Open to guests of the hotel and Hollywood’s young elite, we can see this being the hangout of the year and a good boost for bowling’s popularity!
The Spare Room is open Tuesday through Saturday, 6pm-2am. Reservations are encouraged to be made via e-mail, or by phone on 323.769.7296. For more information about The Spare Room and other new amenities at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, visit the Thompson Hotels website.
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