Tattoos and fashion are both the effect of creative expression. This sleeve clearly represents the source material that the piece was inspired by. It is interesting to see how both designers and tattoo artists use their blank canvas to create an art form.
- see above post of Stella Mccartney’s collection showed at Paris Fashion Week, Spring 2011, then compare to the tattoo artist’s representation.
Layering is definitely something that is a common thought in the mind of the adventure consumer. This is a stylistic approach with many different fabrics creating an interplay including a plaid (potentially flannel), a knit, and a down vest.
May or may not be becoming obsessed with neon. Once used to evoke attention and reinforce power it is now used to create statement pieces or accents in a total look.
How can I be influenced by Amy Winehouses music? :) see 0.52!
NEON ACCENT! the new trend of the fluorescent hues are coming back into style. Street style which was once viewed as a reference for the Laggards of fashion it is now something that designers look to. Designers appreciate street style because they are able to view and understand new trends that are emerging, and how the consumer is approaching it!
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Paris couture collection this year is based on the lifestyle of the beloved and often uncontrollable songstress Amy Winehouse. After the death of the infamous singer the influence of her 1950s rocker style has been revived. Gaultier sent his models down the catwalk with Winehouse’s signature black beehives and hourglass silhouette. Thus it is demonstrated that a change in popular culture differently influences the different trends in fashion.
Article that was printed in ‘Vanity Fair’ January 2012, No. 617. The article addresses the idea that nothing is new anymore. Creative individuals in: fashion, art, music, design, entertainment are said to be stuck on repeat with only technology making leaps and bounds. - Very interesting read! (read on the way to South America :) )
Sports performance clothing. What have the developments been?
An 8 year old article that describes the ‘new clothing technology’ that is coming into the market for individuals who are interested in performance training. The clothing describes attributes that are very similar to that of Skins or 2XU compressions of today. This article demonstrates a section of the technology and fashion life cycle where an idea or new advancement is brought into the market at the ‘Early Adopters’ stage (of the Technology Life Cycle) and the trickle down affect into the ‘Late Majority’. Thus it can be said that this section of the technology life cycle has taken 8 years for compression clothing to pass through 3 stages, at first being a new innovative idea, and now something that is understood and available to the masses tech savvy customers.
An example of a QR Barcode in in Vanity Fair January 2012 (No. 617). Scanning this barcode sends the viewer straight to the Barneys New York website where they can learn/view/purchase products that are on sale.
= extremely fast innovative advertising for the technology driven costumer.
The QR Barcode or ‘Quick Response’ Barcode was first used in 1994 in Japan by Denso (part of the Toyota company), and was used to track vehicles because of its ability of high speed decoding. The barcode is recognised by an image sensor rather than a mechanical scanner and rapidly understood digitally. Due to the average consumer high accessibility of smart phones (which can read these barcodes), advertises are commonly using these QR Barcodes to create a fast and interesting way to promote ideas and products to their tech savvy customers.