12 Days of Chicness

Day 7: Foil

Genny, J Crew & Son Jung Wan; Spring Summer 2015
Image Credit: Camera Nazionale & Mercedes-Benz Fashion

Whilst the 60s & 70s are trending hard right now, there were still glimpses of the future at the Big 4 fashion weeks for Spring Summer 2015.

A number of new fabric technologies were seen including high sheen foil fabrics which upped the traditional metallic ten-fold, creating a third dimension of holographic haute couture.

Genny was one of the stand-out collections at Milan Fashion Week - read more

Spring Summer 2015
Fashion Trends

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There's only two words we ♥ more than fresh trends and that's Spring Summer! In September designers paraded their latest offerings for Spring Summer 2015. Here's the scoop on which emerging trends we're picking to be BIG this coming season.

Paris Fashion Week
Spring Summer 2015

Balmain



Olivier Rousteing's latest collection for Balmain ticks all the boxes for Spring Summer 2015. We ♥ to see fresh designs from Rousteing who always has Balmain pushing the envelope in terms of proportion, fabric and cut.

In what has proven to be yet another season of predominantly muted tones of pastels and monochrome, it's refreshing to see primary colours in stripes and plaid at Balmain SS15 - obsessed!


One thing we always appreciate about the end of February is not only the fact that we have four big weeks of fresh design to feast our eyes on, but also that somehow the arrival of Fashion Week Autumn/ Fall Winter brings a sense that it's no longer too early to start pondering our wardrobe choices for when the cooler months arrive.

The 90s continue to inspire fashion design for AW14/15. Spaghetti straps are a key feature in tops while pant styles have also been influenced with the reemergence of the humble culotte! A breezy alternative for Autumn/ Fall dressing, culotte were a major feature on Autumn Winter runways this year with the likes of Emporio Armani and Ralph Lauren debuting this cut of trou in their latest collections. Hold that 90s thought and style with a super-chic tailored waist coat for the office, or tie on a felt hat and denim jacket to take it to the street - read more

Workplace depression
- it's catching

2 December 2014

Managers who are miserable at work can pass their feelings of depression onto team members, according to new research by a Massey University academic.

Professor Jarrod Haar, from Massey University's School of Management, says the research is the first to explore the emotional crossover process in the workplace.

"You can see how it happens. You're my boss and you come to work and you're low energy and not very interested - that kind of depresses me as somebody working under you," Professor Haar says.

"A simple interpretation would be 'the leader sneezes and the follower catches a cold' - and that's actually a pretty good analogy for how work-related depression spreads in the workplace."

Professor Haar found that 10 per cent of leaders said their job made them - read more

Source: Massey News

More than just a pretty face: see more of the latest in research news from all the top universities around the globe at our research news archive.

New Zealand Fashion Week
PIA, Spring Summer '15

Last Thursday New Zealand designer P I A debuted their fun and playful Spring / Summer '15 collection on the Upper Runway at New Zealand Fashion Week.

Image credit: Sam Lee

Returning to New Zealand Fashion Week for the second year in a row, designer Pia Naera revealed a collection in distinct contrast to her previous work. Inspired by the ocean, summer romance, long lasting nights and the adventure of summer, the collection verges on boyish, but stays true to Pia's design aesthetic with girly silhouettes, beautiful fabrics and incredible prints - read more

Salasai
Autumn Winter 2015

Image credit: Ravi Chand

Salasai's Autumn Winter 2015 collection entitled 'Self Portrait' tells the story of the contemporary woman and her many layers. The show featuring a number of juxtapositions; light and dark, feminine and masculine made for a multi-faceted offering - read more



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