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Jacob Javits Center, New York
This upscale trade event showcases some of the hottest names in the womenswear industry today. Their mission is to provide designers and retailers an inspiring and stimulating place to network and do business.
Designers benefit from the elegant environment where they can host top RTW retailers from around the globe as they discover the latest trends along with updated classics.
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Proudly launched in Vancouver BC, this non-profit fashion extravaganza is presenting its 11th edition next spring in Seattle, WA. This organization seeks to promote innovative alternatives and solutions for a more responsible and sustainable fashion industry.
Hundreds of stylists and designers from around the world have participated over the years to shine attention on the need for progressive ways to stem the pollution and waste from the world’s 2nd worst planet-damaging industry- FASHION!
(Did you know…? American manufacturers alone, are responsible for 15.1 million tons of textile waste per year…!)
You can make a difference by learning to incorporate ingredients for an “Eco-Recipe” which any brand can create by adding their own values, beliefs and resources to establish more sustainable practices.
For more info on ECO-FASHION WEEK, click here.
This UK-based movement’s mission is to increase awareness of easy and effective alternatives to buying new clothes.
Options like clothes-swapping, thrift store hunting, and renting clothes for special occasions are all fun and novel ways that help to avoid more discarded outfits from littering our planet.
FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK – April 24- 30, 2017
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One trend last seen in the 1990s we certainly hadn’t imagined would come back so soon is flare sleeves!
Even though our memories of the trend when our moms used to wear it aren’t too positive, we have to admit that it carries a sort of sophistication this time around. The flared sleeves completely change the look of the shirt, regardless of the style. It brings a more formal quality to it, that it wouldn’t have otherwise.
We prefer them on more classy, dressy shirts, but the earthy, hippie versions of the trend work as well. That’s the fun thing about flared sleeves, they’re applicable to pretty much every kind of top and dress out there.
We must only remember to roll up the sleeves when we eat soup! Haha.
Are you into flare sleeves? Will you be partaking in the trend? Or should it stay buried in the 1990s where it belongs?
With a new generation, naturally, comes a new way of thinking, a new reality. An expansion of the culture, if you will. That won’t be any different with Generation Y. The digital generation known as Millennials has done a complete 180 degree shift in mindset from their parents.
Surrounded by computer screens, ads and 24h information from the very first second they were born, they’ve built themselves an internal firewall for nonsense and things that do not interest them. For this reason, brands and marketers will have a harder and harder time trying to make a connection with this generation. They won’t fall for the usual flashing lights and circus acts of commercial brands, they will demand radical honesty from all brands they interact with. Transparency will be the name of the game, if they can’t sense any integrity in the message, it will be blocked out entirely.
These consumers will be after a new kind of experience. They will thrive on experimental design, tactile environments and label-less goods. Let’s call this: Post-Internet Style.
Reportedly, by 2017, our collective attention spans will be down to 5 seconds (which is less than a goldfish). Perhaps because of this fast-paced, high-adrenaline way of experiencing life, millennials are longing for the simpler times of analog technology. When computers weighed 40 pounds and music came in a plastic case.
Digital era kids will look back nostalgically to a previous era and try to make it part of their own. To mix analog with digital, old with new, to create something truly original, truly theirs.
Imagine the bold graphics of the 1980s, the generic mundane advertisements of the early 1990s and the eye-catching colors or the 2000s all mixed in together to create a new custom post-internet style. A vision of the future, patchworked directly from recent history. A re-appropriation of art and ads for a new audience.
Essentially, a culture remix.
What does this mean for us? Any industry wishing to design or create merchandise for these people.
It means we’ll have to innovate, surprise and try to connect. To experiment with the new, refashion the old and repurpose the tried and true formulas. All the while being extremely transparent about our message, our product and our goals.
Needless to say, we’re excited!
For the challenges, for the discovery, for the creative nature of things to come.
It must all seem distant, foreign and crazy now, but trust us, it will undoubtedly all make sense in the end. This new politically engaged, ethical, completely open-minded generation will surely teach us a few things.
How are your preparing for the #Millennial takeover?
We’ve heard it said often ”hats aren’t for everybody” or ”I don’t have a head for hats”. Which, granted, is sometimes true, but we doubt Philip Treacy has ever said that about anybody.
He is perhaps one of, if not the most famous milliner (hat designer) of all time. If you see a large, interesting hat on the runway it was probably made by Treacy. Some of his close personal friends wear his designs all the time, women like Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga & Grace Jones.
The artist studied Fashion Design at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and the Royal College of Art in London, graduating in 1990 with honours.
His stardom was destined even before he graduated when he met style editor Isabella Blow at Tatler Magazine when he went to show one of his creations to editor Michael Roberts. She took him under her wing, wore many of his designs and even invited the designer to stay at her house!
The rest is history, throughout his career Treacy has designed many hats as part of other designers collections including; Alexander McQueen, Givenchy Haute Couture, Chanel, Ralph Lauren & Valentino. He’s also worked on numerous films including the Harry Potter series and Sex and the City.
The list of his celebrity clients is very extensive, everyone from Daphne Guinness to Beyoncé, from Lorde to Dita Von Teese and from Pamela Anderson to Boy George. Every time Sarah Jessica Parker walks the red carpet at the Met Gala, she’s wearing a Philip Treacy creation (for better or worse).
Last month, Treacy collaborated with M.A.C. cosmetics for a special limited edition line. Inspired by three of his hats.
Treacy seems to get inspired by pretty much everything around him, we would love to have him come to our showroom, pick a few fabrics and create a hat from them! Wouldn’t that be amazing?
Would you wear one his Philip Treacy’s hats? Are you as daring as Sarah Jessica Parker?
Like clockwork every season, we come to you with our much anticipated Colour Forecasts. They’re a carefully curated mix of basic colours and seasonal trends. We spend months researching on our forecasting platforms in order to bring you what we think is the best from what we’ll see on catwalks and in stores for a particular season.
The TÉLIO Colour Forecasts are a mix of those trends and best seller/classics from previous years at TÉLIO. The basics needed in every collection, accentuated with those perfect pops of colour that make everything come alive.
Here are the four colour stories we’re currently working on for SPRING/SUMMER 2016.
This trend is all about structured textured fabrics, bold ethnic prints, with black and white accents & eye-catching silvers. Dare to superimpose different textures of the same colour.
ARTSY IN LOVE
This trend is all about conversation starting prints. The pairing of different print techniques, from brush strokes to paint effects, digital patchworks to busy florals, it all comes together with light pinks and black accents.
Pastels are the name of the game in this trend, light pinks and blues paired with prints or oversized eyelets and guipures. A refined retro feel is the ultimate goal.
Where bold patterns meet bold colours, Expect oversized florals, geometric cut-outs on pop art colors, contrasted with hard blacks and blinding whites. This trend screams FUN!
We sincerely hope our SPRING/SUMMER 2016 palettes will inspire you, either for you personal creations or for your spring summer wardrobe. Enjoy!
What we love about designer Andrew Coimbra’s work is that he appears to be fearless; not sticking to anyone’s view of what menswear should be, going all in and defining it for himself, for his brand, on his terms. It’s so exciting to watch!
Coimbra studied Material Art & Design at Ontario College of Art & Design University and Fashion Design at George Brown College, followed by work for Pink Tartan and Philip Sparks and a perspective changing internship at Proenza Schouler in New York City. He’s been blowing our minds ever since, notably at the first ever Toronto Men’s Fashion Week.
Still somewhat of a newbie in the fashion world, he’s already established himself as a master of tailoring and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to developing custom art-inspired prints and there’s nothing we like more than someone who loves prints as much as we do here at Télio.
We had a chance to catch up with Andrew last week for an exclusive Télio Textures interview.
Do you remember the exact moment you fell in love with fashion? Or the moment you knew that you would make a career out of it?
I don’t recall the exact moment I fell in love with fashion; I think it had always just been a part of my life in the way of helping my mom pick outfits growing up, and that sort of thing.
I knew that I wanted to make a career out of it when I was 14 or so, sketching designs and my friends would swoon over them – I really enjoyed the idea of people liking and thinking of my designs as wearable.
Where do you get inspiration from?
Most of my inspiration comes from art (both modern and classic), culture and current events. I often see a lot of parallels between things that happen, and I like to expand on that as much as possible, in a way that engages with people and their personal style.
Are there any films, albums or books that you keep going back to as sources of inspiration?
“Decay“ by Nathan Troi Anderson. “Canadian Poetry 1920-1960“ collected by Brian Trehearne.
I’m also drawn to artworks by The Group of Seven, Géricault, Monet, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and Jack Vanzet.
Do you have a celebrity fashion muse? If so, who, why and what would you love to see him/her in?
I deeply admire Andre 3000 and Iris Apfel. Neither particularly represents the ethos of my brand, but I think their fearlessness and passion in maintaining a personal aesthetic is admirable and worth paying attention to. Also, Andre 3000 would look killer in my clothes (just saying).
What’s something that you’ve learned about yourself through your work?
I learned that I have no boundaries and that anything I want is accessible if I put my effort behind it. It’s been really challenging but empowering, when things go my way.
It’s also worth saying that I’ve learned that I have friends and family who are endless sources of support and enthusiasm – a lot of what I do is possible because of their input and aid.
Tell us the story behind your favourite garment you’ve made.
In school an assignment was to create a lined dress, and the focus was lining. I designed this super cool dress with Pamela that crossed over and had chic layers, and my teacher loved it until I was less than 2 weeks away from the project being due when we realized lining it would be impossible… So I had to whip up a new design, and that was my favourite garment because it was created out of chaos, in a stressful timeline, and when I had it finished, on a fit model and I heard her say, “I feel expensive!” I knew it was worth it.
How would you define your personal style versus the style of your brand?
My personal style is actually very similar to my brand. I think my main rule when designing for my brand is that if I wouldn’t wear it, it isn’t right for the collection.
If you could work with only one type of fabric for the rest of your life, what would that be?
I really like tencel. I like the weight, the texture, and how it can look relaxed or expensive, depending on the style and application.
Any plans for womenswear?
What are some current trends you’re obsessed with? Trends you feel should disappear immediately?
I’m obsessed with the trend of mixing patterns/prints/textures. It’s not a particularly new trend, but it’s had a strong, beautiful evolution.
I need Crocs to stop being a thing – like, yesterday.
What are your thoughts on fast fashion? Designer collaborations (à la H&M and Target)?
I think they’re really good. I hate the idea of giving more power to big-box brands, and fast-fashion, but it definitely allows consumers accessibility to luxury brands. More importantly, though, H&M hosts a really great design competition annually that encourages new designers, and stimulates that talent market. I think that’s worth applauding.
If you could collaborate with a major commercial brand/fashion house, which would it be and why?
I would love to work with a footwear brand. I love shoes. I have like, 40 pairs.
Do you have a piece of advice for anyone thinking of going into fashion design?
Know your demographic.
Where can we purchase your merchandise?
My online store just launched! You can check it out and buy two of everything at www.andrewcoimbra.com.
What’s coming up for you in 2015? Anything we should be looking out for?
I can’t wait to share the Fall 2015 campaign with the world, which includes a video component that was created by a friend of mine based in LA who has worked with Kendrick Lamar.
I’m also deep into Spring 2016 development, which will be showing later in the year – it’s a project I’m really excited about because I’ve decided to collaborate with a Toronto-based portrait photographer and an Atlanta-based painter. So far, I’m in love with what’s happening.
Congrats to Andrew on all his success, we can’t wait to see what his future holds!
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