now that the election is over, we wish you all much luck and continued success!
Télio Stars and stripes (and hearts forever…)
This exciting award competition initiated by the H&M Foundation, seeks to challenge innovators to offer ideas for creating new approaches for making fashion circular, thereby helping protect our planet.
This means “thinking outside the trunk“ and reinventing the entire industry in the way that garments are designed, manufactured, shipped, purchased, worn and recycled. What’s unique is that this competition is the first such initiative in the fashion industry, and is open to any individual, institution, organization or social business – because you never know whose mind is formulating the next Big Idea!
An expert panel will select five winners to share the grant of €1,000,000. These forward-thinking innovators will then gain access to a one-year accelerator provided by the H&M Foundation, Accenture and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
To apply, click Global Change Award 2016.
Good luck to all participants – we need our planet healthy!
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
Click to join the Fashion Revolution!
TWO MAJOR APPAREL TRENDS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2017
These days, the word “trend” has morphed into a verb, as people everywhere are obsessed with all things “trending.” Be it celebrity news, politics or better yet, fashion – we all crave what’s hot.
Here are two significant apparel trends that are sweeping down the runways:
It’s back to the future, as designers reach for future inspiration from eras long past. Poet sleeves, ruffles, satin and velvet are recurring fabric choices. Intricate bodices, embellishments and attention to detail evoke just the right balance between past and future.
Off the other edge of the style spectrum is the the trend toward structured modern silhouettes – boxy shoulders and cinched waists that assert feminine strength. Playful asymmetrical lines add movement and attitude.
Photos courtesy of http://www.wgsn.com
Designers showcased: Alexander McQueen & Chalayan
This summer, 22 of our Montreal team members will be testing out their green thumbs in the Télio Community Garden.
Some basic crops we are expecting to see (and share) this summer include:
Each person (or team of two), will be responsible for the tendering of their land (watering, weeding, etc.) and the harvesting of their plot. Hopefully, the whole office will benefit from the fruits of labour from our team.
In case you are planning to get planting this summer, here are a couple tips for herbs you can apply to your home or office garden:
Good luck to the 22 employees who are sharing 20 plots. We hope it’s a warm, bountiful summer for everyone. Check out the Télio Fashion Fabrics social media accounts for more Community Garden updates throughout the summer.
Télio Textures is signing off for the Holidays!
We wish you and your families a great holiday season and a VERY happy new year!
See you in 2016!
For some people, New Year’s Eve is a stressful event, and we get it. It’s the night that ushers us into the first day of the new year, a night believed by many to somehow foreshadow the outcome of the year ahead of them.
We used to feel that way, we went above and beyond to try to make the night as successful as possible, to get all our friends under one roof and to party like there is no tomorrow. In other words, to try to make it a memorable night/event.
We’re past all the stress and anxiety now, we’ve come back down to earth and have learned to concentrate on the more important things and not let all of the other nonsense affect us.
To help you be zen and calm like us, we’ve put together a little list of things to help you. We want you to enjoy the night and more importantly, remember it the next day.
Here are our Top 5 tips to make your New Year’s Eve memorable:
01. The People
It doesn’t matter if people from your circle of friends are missing. There are so many things happening on New Year’s Eve, not everybody wants to do the same thing. You need to concentrate on the people you are with and how much you appreciate them. Don’t spend the whole night thinking about the people who are missing and texting them to find out how their night is going. Be in the moment, with the people around you. It’s ok if some of your friends do their own thing, don’t hold it against them.
98% of us make new year’s resolution, and 97% of us don’t keep them. Make resolutions you know you can keep, and that make you excited about the coming year. New Year’s Eve will be so much more fun if you’re not dreading 2016 because you’ve decided you need to lose 60lbs or that you want to ”find love”. Choose something realistic, and attainable! The feeling of accomplishment will be well worth it.
03. Location, Location, Location
Don’t choose to spend New Year’s Eve in a bar/club/event that will be hyper crowded, with long lines at the bar and the bathroom that will leave you frustrated. You don’t need to break the bank to have a memorable night. You’ll regret it later. And for heaven’s sake, don’t choose to go to a place for the first time on New Year’s Eve. If you’ve never been before, it’s never a good choice. We’ve found that as much as we like to turn up, be seen in that new dress on New Year’s Eve in that hot new club everyone is talking about, it’s never as fun as we thought it would be.
04. The Photos
Don’t spend the whole night trying to document every single thing. Put the phone down and enjoy the moment and the people you are with. It will be so much more memorable that way, you’ll actually have memories, instead of relying on photos to remember. Of course, there needs to be photos of you in that new dress, we understand that, we suggest setting up a time for photos, either at midnight or just after/before. Maybe even a photo area, if you’re at a house party, like a photo booth kind of thing, everyone goes in and takes their photos and then comes back to the party. There shouldn’t be any interference on the fun during the biggest night of the year!
05. The Food & Drinks
If you’re over 25, no matter where you are on New Year’s Eve, there is bound to be food. Whether you’re hosting a party, going to a house party or at a supper club, food will be served. Make sure you know the food will be good in advance. There no worst way to ruin a night than with bad food. Read the reviews, question your friends, be prepared. Concerning drinks, we know that champagne is the drink of choice on New Year’s Eve, but we say, don’t force yourself if you don’t like champagne. It’s ok, you don’t need to have a glass! It’s not rude. Even if you love champagne, but you’re not down for the headache the next morning, it’s your prerogative to say no. Don’t hesitate.
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Let us know!
When you hear the words ‘Living Legend’ only a few people come to mind, and Jane Fonda is one of them.
The daughter of Hollywood heavyweight Henry Fonda, and a 2 time Oscar winner herself (for 1971’s Klute and 1978’s Coming Home) the fitness guru is a true national treasure.
Because of her famous father, Fonda has been in the public eye for most of her life, although she only started acting in the 60’s. She has starred in such iconic films as Barbarella (1968), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They (1969), Nine to Five (1980), On Golden Pond (1981), not to mention her incredible turn in this year’s Youth, which could end up garnering her an 8th Academy Award nomination.
Fonda turns 78 today, and she’s never looked better! We don’t know who her stylist is, but her red carpet style is the best it’s even been as well! She’s constantly surprising us and she’s always on all the Best Dressed lists.
For this reason, we decided to compile our choices for her Top 5 best red carpet looks!
Here is our list:
05. Grammy Awards (2015)
We have no idea what Jane was doing at the Grammys that year, other than letting everyone know that she still got it. This Balmain jumpsuit is everything! Women half her age couldn’t have pulled this off. We tip our hats to you Miss Fonda.
04. Academy Awards (2013)
You have to be really ballsy to wear bright yellow on the red carpet. All eyes were on Jane when she opted for an open-back structured Versace gown at the Oscars. We’ve never seen shoulder pads look that good.
03. amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala (2011)
The very definition of age appropriate dressing (if there is such a thing). This Roberto Cavalli leopard gown looks stunning on Fonda. We hope she bought it.
02. Cannes Film Festival (2014)
Angelina Jolie wore a champagned coloured version of this same Elie Saab dress at the Oscars that year, but we must say that Jane wore it better. Simply breathtaking!
01. Los Angeles Youth Premiere (2015)
Let’s try to forget that Jane is wearing a floral headband and concentrate on this exquisite floral appliqué’d Valentino gown. It’s a total show-stopper and Jane has never looked better or happier!
Which one of our picks is your favourite? Let us know!
If you’re in the fashion industry, or heavily present on social media, you’ve probably noticed an emerging trend amongst millennials and generation Z: gender neutrality.
Unisex brands and unisex clothing have been around for ever, but this is different. The younger generation is rejecting the traditional gender binary. They’re more concerned with personality and identity than gender. You’ve probably heard about certain celebrities embracing this movement as well; Hari Nef, Miley Cyrus and model Lily-Rose Depp consider themselves gender neutral.
Industry tastemakers have taken notice in a major way, with the Instagram posts, street style pics, blog posts and gender and season neutral collections we’ve been seeing recently.
Streetwear designers like Bianca Chandon, Hood By Air and Yeezy have already adopted the trend, and major industry players like Hedi Slimane, Vivienne Westwood and Gucci‘s Alessandro Michele has dabbled in the mainstream as well.
Here are some new emerging brands that are all in on this trend.
We can’t help but think these youthful iconoclasts have something to teach us. And let’s not forget this is more than a fashion statement, it is a whole movement.
What do you think of this movement? Does it feel exciting creatively? Let us know!
What we like about Milla Jovovich isn’t the fact that she’s a successful model, singer a great actress, it’s the fact that she’s totally down to earth, funny and we feel we could be best friends with her.
Most of us discovered her as the orange-haired heroine of Luc Besson‘s incredible futuristic odyssey The Fifth Element in 1997, but she’d been workin in film since the late 1980s. Appearing notably in Chaplin (1992), Dazed and Confused (1993), Joan of Arc (1999), Zoolander (2001) and the interminable Resident Evil franchise.
Milla was discovered by photographer Herb Ritts after signing to a modelling agency and was shot by the famous photographer for the cover of Lei magazine at only 11 years old!
Jovovich has since gone on to front major campaigns for Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Gap, Versace, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Revlon and most notably L’Oréal.
Since today is her birthday, and we love her, we’ve looked through our archives to find Milla Jovovich’s Top 5 Best Red Carpet looks. We hope you like our choices!
05. Premiere of The Three Musketeers 3D (2011)
We love this glittery Salvatore Ferragamo spaghetti strap dress. It’s old Hollywood glamour, with a daring contemporary asymmetrical twist.
04. amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala (2014)
This Chanel Couture gown is a work of art. It belongs in a museum and not on the red carpet, yet who could blame Milla for wearing it?
03. Premiere of Blood Ties (2013)
We’re obsessed with this floral print, not to mention this dress. Chanel Couture once again does the trick for Jovovich. The messy shag haircut adds a very a propos 1970s vibe to the garment.
02. Academy Awards (2012)
Designer Elie Saab is always a sure bet when it comes to the Academy Awards. His dresses flatter all figures, they’re timeless and always have a little edge to them. This one is no different.
01. Premiere of The Conquest (2011)
We don’t even have words to describe how much we love this custom Prada dress. It’s delicate, sophisticated, avant-garde, yet classic looking. The bold red and white paired with the nude skirt is absolutely stunning. Milla was the perfect person to wear this.
Do you like Milla Jovovich’s red carpet style? Do you have another favourite we didn’t mention? Let us know!
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