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!
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!
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!
Without a doubt, one of the best things about the holiday season are the store windows. Especially major department stores in New York, Paris and London. They usually go all out with seemingly enormous budgets devoted their windows, which sometimes don’t even feature any actual products that they sell.
If you’ve never been to New York during the holiday season, we highly recommend it! The only word to describe the atmosphere is: magical.
In lieu of actually travelling to these cities, we’ve decided to share with you our favourite stores windows of the season.
That being said, please note that these photos might not reflect the grandiosity of the real thing.
Here are some of our favourites:
Bergdorf Goodman (New York City)
Bergdorf collaborated with the prestigious Swarovski to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the crystals. The overall theme of this year’s windows is ”Brilliant Holiday” and we think they accomplished that. We particularly like the window with the fortune-teller set-up. It’s all very enchanting.
Barneys New York
Barney’s took their theme quite literally this year. ”Chillin’ Out” is easily identifiable with the giant ice sculptures created by the Ice Castles company in the fully operational ice boxes created just for the occasion. In one window, they even have live ice block carving performances by Okamoto Studios! They really went all out.
Credit: Barneys New York/YouTube
Lord & Taylor (New York City)
Lord & Taylor decided to celebrate our holiday traditions, specifically food, for their window displays. Their theme is called ”A few of our favourite things”, and they’ve transformed themselves into a children’s paradise with giant candy everywhere. One can’t help but dream of taking selfies in there!
Do you have a favourite holiday display memory from childhood? Share with us!
A couple of weeks ago, when we saw the amazing Adele performing songs from her new album 25 on Saturday Night Live, we remember that suede is a hot item this season!
How could we have forgotten?!
Suede garments are also perfect for the holiday season, so we’re taking the opportunity to talk about one of our new arrivals: Montana Suede (style 36891)!
It comes in 7 great colours, including a gorgeous red and a beautiful khaki (hello holiday colours) and it’s 100% polyester (why not save some animals while we’re at it).
What we love best about wearing suede is the weight of it, how it adds a rigidity and perfect finish to clothes. And let’s face it, high waisted suede skirts look good on everybody! Right?
We’ve seen suede everywhere this season, from Burberry and Coach to Zara and Topshop. There’s no reason to miss out if you’re a suede aficionado!
Have you been wearing suede since this fall? Let us know!
Yes, we love salmon, but that’s not why Salmon Pink is our Colour Crush of the week!
Salmon Pink is that rare shade of pink that isn’t seen as a ”girly” colour. It’s pink, yet we don’t feel guilty for wearing it.
We don’t agree with society’s association of pink with little girls either, but that’s another can of worms.
Salmon Pink can be the answer to those problems! And luckily for us, it’s all over the place in the pre-fall 2016 collections!
We saw the colour at Jason Wu, Chanel, Altuzarra, Valentino Red & even Fendi. It’s going to be all the rage.
We’re going to incorporate the dusty salmon pink shade into our wardrobes in a big way, are you?
Have you always been a fan of Salmon Pink? Let us know!
If there’s one thing we love more than posting cute pictures on Instagram it’s looking at cute pictures on Instagram!
We’ve stopped counting the hours we spend in a black hole of fashion and textile Instagram accounts. One inevitably leads to another, and then another, and then another until it’s 5 in the morning and we’re still double tapping on vintage dresses from the 1950s.
We’re sure this happens to all of you, but in case it doesn’t, we’re sharing 5 of our favourite accounts to start you off with!
Here’s our current list of Instagram Obsessions:
The fashion and textile museum of London uses their Instagram account to post pictures from their current exhibits as well as random inspiration. We love to see the old labels on some of the garments. Fascinating stuff!
Here we can see a variety of different garments from different Dutch museums, as well as fashion photography inspiration. They consistently post interesting stuff!
The fashion and textile pieces from England’s Bowes Museum are curated especially for you on their delightful Instagram account. It’s almost as good as seeing them in person!
Philadelphia’s Drexel University’s historic teaching collection of garments can be viewed here. Their pieces come from all over the world and can be really inspiring when developing a project!
The costume museum of Canada in Winnipeg uses their Instagram account to post pictures of specific details from their extensive collection. They’ve only recently joined Instagram, but we’re excited for what’s to come!
And then of course, no list on Instagram follows would be complete without OURS!
What are your favourite fashion and textile Instagram accounts? Please share with us, we’re always looking for new things to follow!
New shades of blue are a rare thing to come by, every possible hue has been explored many times before. That being said, when certain blues we haven’t seen in a while make a comeback, we’re all for it.
The more blues the better!
Next season, we’ll be seeing the return of Marina Blue.
This particular tint of blue is very cool, soft and exquisitely contemporary. It’s perfect for a variety of different garments, whether they’re casual or formal, but it’s even more fun as a statement accessory colour!
As you can imagine, we’re well prepared for the Marina Blue takeover here at Télio, we have a variety of fabrics of the shade or incorporating the colour. Our Rayon Voile Print, Miami Denim and Mesh for instance, as seen below.
We want it to be Spring already so we can wear this colour (truth be told, we’ll totally start wearing it right away). Are you going to be rocking some marina blue as well? Let us know!
Here at Télio, since we work in the fashion/textile industry, we anxiously await the announcement of Pantone‘s colour of the year, every year.
It can confirm or confuse our choices for the coming year, as well as inspire us to create prints based on the trendy colour.
For the first time ever, Pantone’s colour of the year for 2016 is actually 2 colours! A colour combination, meant to be experienced as one.
They’ve carefully chosen: Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919) as 2016’s trendy colour combo. Here’s how they describe their choice:
”As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colours that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.
The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of colour association.
In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted colour trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to colour is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using colour as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to colour usage.”
As per usual after this announcement, we can expect a bunch of different products and graphics showcasing these colours in a variety of different industries. It sets the colour tone for the coming year and it’s totally exciting and inspiring. They always manage to surprise us!
That being said, we were kind of expecting pastels, but the colour combination took us by surprise and we’re very into it!
Here are two Télio fabrics that perfectly match Pantone‘s colour of the year combination for 2016! Our Karlie Crepe (style 36504, colour 08) and our Montgomery Light (style 34002, colour 13).
Do Pantone‘s 2016 colours inspire you? Are you disappointed? Let us know how you feel about Rose Quartz and Serenity!
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