Trends Talk

Articles on all the latest fashion news & lifestyle trends around the globe.

 

Saturday, 28 january 2017

The Hello Kitty LifestyleFEAT

In 2011, I went to the Hello Kitty and Friends’ convention in Seoul. Cute characters are serious business in Asian countries, and Korea is not an exception. Practically, everything can be made into a cute character much to my delight. It’s also appreciated and enjoyed by both adults and children…..(click to read more)

SUNDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2016

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Seoul Fashion week has been gaining more and more international attention and now
ranks as high as that of the Hong Kong and Tokyo Fashion Weeks. It is undeniably one of Asia’s biggest fashion capitals…..(click to read more)

 

friday, 22 july 2016

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Read about the history and significance of Haute Couture in France over the years. Also,  check out the latest runway trends from the Autumn 2016 Haute Couture collections from Paris…(click to read more)

wednesday, 6 july 2016

Men’s Fashion Week A/W 2016-17pfwmensaw17

Men’s Fashion Week has become as relevant as the dominating Fashion Weeks which focus on the women’s ready-to-wear collections, the major big seller for all fashion houses across the globe. Men’s Fashion Week was always playing second fiddle to the women’s collection, but not anymore. The rise of digital and social media has made men’s fashion just as interesting and influential for fashion houses and their male markets. …(click to read more)

MONDAY, 27 JUNE 2016

So What’s Paris Fashion Week Really Like?

The Fashion Weeks have become a holy month that creates the ultimate Style Bible for every season’s latest looks.

We are swamped with photographs of the famous and not-so-famous all dressed up in their finest, hoping to be featured on the “Street Style” pages of all the famous …(click to read more)

SATURDAY, 25 JUNE 2016

Looking into Lesage, Master Embroiders of Paris

Last year, I got yet another amazing opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at what goes behind the creation of beautiful French fashion. I got to visit the famous Lesage, which was once a small workshop, and now a booming multinational business specialising in hand-made embroidery mainly used for Haute Couture…(click to read more)

FRIDAY, 24 JUNE 2016

A Visit To The House of Coco Chanel

I had the rare and extremely amazing privilege to visit to the Parisian apartment of the founder and creator of the brand Chanel, Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel!!!…(click to read more)

 

TUESDAY, 14 JUNE 2016

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This post is actually waaaay over due! After living a few years in Korea and loads of shopping, it’s time to share the best places to get your shop on…..(click to read more)

 

MONDAY, 13 june 2016

The Runways Of The Year: Why Fashion Needs Moreprefash

The Pre-collections to pre-collection of pre-collections…it seems there are way more
shows and collections being showcased these days! The main Fashion Weeks occur twice a year to debut two important collections for the following seasons! So where do all these new and different runways shows come from?…(click to read more)

monday, 23 may 2016

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For those following Jean-Paul Gaultier, you are sure to have come across his latest and super cute campaign featuring well-loved cartoon strip characters Popeye the sailor and Betty Boop! I absolutely love it!…(click to read more)

FRIDAY, 24 APRIL 2016

RIP Prince: The Purple Oneprince

Another legend lost this year. First we had to deal with the loss of David Bowie, and now Prince. Prince, like Bowie, were great music legends and also figures that have helped define pop-culture in the 80s and 90s through their art, music and style…(click to read more)

friday, 1 April 2016

Farewell to Hedi Slimane
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Rumours already began circulating last month during fashion Week that YSL’s (now branded Saint Laurent) head designer and creative director Hedi Slimane was leaving. A similar buzz also occurred last year during the exit of Dior’s Raf Simmons. Both designers were a fave of mine, with their collections featuring every season in my top faves list.

Hedi Slimane joined YSL in 2012, and since joining he has really amped up the brand, while staying true to its style and vision of rebellious chic but adding a touch of edgy street youth and rock n’ roll…(click to read more)

 


THURSDAY, 10 MARCH 2016

Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016/17

Finally, we get to see what the latest trends are for next winter. One thing I personally noticed was a sense of opulence this season, and many runways showcased a serious case of over-layering and the mismatching of texture and prints together. Items were styled to purposely clash with …(click to read more)

monday, 12 october 2015

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Eeek, what a rush it was between the runways this season! In fact, editing them all down to my favorites was quite hard. It was even harder to keep up with all of them. There were more shows, more designers and more fun fashion than last year….(click to read more)

sunday, 13 september 2015

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I recently came across this brand while walking with a friend in Galeries Lafayette. It has the most amazing collection of interesting and funky prints with a fresh and modern look. I immediately felt attracted to the bright colours and fun pieces….(click to read more)

 

thursday, 2 october 2014

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It was that time of year again, where all the fancy big designer houses came out to set the trends for next year’s season. Naturally, I have round up my fave picks from all the fashion weeks. Let’s begin!….(click to read more)

 

wednesday, 24 September 2014

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What is a Matric Ball? For those of you living outside of South Africa, it’s the Senior Prom. The final fancy party as we say farewell to out class mates of high school before we go our separate ways….(click to read more)

wednesday, 12 march 2014

Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014

February was definitely a month of fashion highs! d17c0-fashionweek2014iThere were the fab fashion weeks and
there were the much anticipated Oscars! Every form of media was a-buzz with all the hype and expectations from our favorite designers to movie stars.

I’ve compiled my short list of top faves from the fabulous month of February’s Fashion Weeks from New York, Milan, London and Paris!….(click to read more)

sunday, 25 may 2014

Fashion Shopping in Cape Town, S. AfricaDSC_0526

South Africa isn’t necessarily perceived as a shopping capital or the go to place to get your shop on, but that has not stopped fashion from happening on our shores! Fashion is big here as any other country, and it definitely has elements that make it unique and fun. We also have lots of fashion blogs popping up, making a buzz on what’s happening here and the latest styles seen on our streets and in our shops….(click to read more)

SUNDAY, 5 MAY 2014

Gaining Velocity: S.Africa does comicsebb20-velocity_logo
Gaining Velocity is a joint partnership between South Africa and Australia, founded in 2010 by comic artists/graphic designers Moray Rhoda and Neville Howard…..(click to read more)

THURSDAY, 30 may 2013

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I was doing my usual faffing on the net when I saw some really cool pieces from a Snoopy collection from a label called The Rodnik Band in NYLON magazine. It’s pure fashion fun the way I like it! Crazy prints, and colourful tights, just up my alley….(click to read more)