The Oversize trend – fashion goes loose


When it comes to looking flawlessly perfect, size always matters. For a long time, custom fits and skin tight clothes have been in power in the fashion scene. But the latest trend is to go loose. It is time to bring out all baggy t-shirts, slouchy coats, and slightly big dresses that have been hidden in one’s closets for such a long time. Oversize is stepping up this season, especially for fall and

winter collections, for both men and women. Oversized clothes if worn in the right way can also look just as chic and smart as the trendy ones. These clothes were seen on the runway and collections with large shirts, tunics, skirts, pants, jackets, and dresses were showcased by designer labels like Gucci, Balenciaga, Chloe, and Moschino. Oversize is breaking all the fashion rules and is making clothing comfortable. Now, one can gorge on their favourite dessert without having to worry about fitting in to a dress.

Sizing up is the new fad, than sizing down. But the key to standing out even while wearing an oversized garment, is to wear it

Fashion trends from 2012 that are here to stay


Fashion is full of fleeting trends and new fads, and adapting to them to look stylish throughout the year. And every year there are clothes that one stocks up according to what is ‘in’ that season, and tosses out what’s not. But then again there are some styles and trends that stay on, and leave fashionistas wanting to embrace them a little more. 2012 did pass on some of these fashionable trends to explore the options this year too.

2012 saw a splash of bold and bright colors, neon pinks, fluorescent green, electric blues, and gave rise to the color blocking trend. Full-on suits became very popular in mono-colors and prints. It was also the year when it was raining all leather on the fashion scene, from leather leggings to dresses. Another super comfy fad was of pajama styled pants, printed pants, oxblood colored dresses, peplums, and, baroque patterns that were found flaunting by people everywhere.

There have been a few styles that have survived the test of time, and surpassed the latest fashion

And Fashion said: Let there be light


For over a hundred years, Forster Rohner AG has stood for high-quality embroidery. They produce embroideries for elite fashion houses, and range from ready-to-wear to haute couture. With their new innovation of wearable technology by implementing light into textiles, they are going to conquer new markets, reports Regina Henkel.

When Conrad Forster-Willi founded his embroidery company in 1904 under the name of Forster Willi & Co; embroidery was Switzerland’s most important exports market. Although this segment of the Swiss textiles industry has since undergone major transformations, the fascination for this unusually versatile product still remains, besides the invaluable know-how that has been handed down from one generation of employees to the next. The idea to implement light in fabrics is a result of both.

With the integration of active bright light in textiles, Forster Rohner expanded fashion design to a new dimension, and managed to create the world’s first true hybrid of textile and technology. The special feature: the Forster Rohner fabrics retain their textile properties even after integration of a technical application. In other words: “It was important that the fabric remains a fabric, and also behaves the same

Trend of wearing lengha choli

janeThe lehengas are the foremost stunning lehengas as compared to different attires. Pakistani brides like better to wear lehengas at their weddings as a result of the bridal lehengas appearance therefore pretty and loveable that nothing might match with these lehengas .The bridal lehengas have differing types .They are accessible in multiple colours, embroidery work, with kind of gildings and material etc .Some brides like to wear lehengas on their mehndi operate also whereas some brides wear lehengas solely on their day .

Mehndi lehenga:

The lehengas of mehndi functions are extraordinarily stunning because it contains multiple colours and shadings .The mehndi lehengas are designed in such colours that are related to the mehndi night .The colors that are ordinarily used are green, pink, yellow and blue etc .The mehndi lehengas sometimes consists of jamavar material, georgette, silk or chiffon material .The gildings employed in the mehndi lehengas are gota, completely different sorts of laces, completely different sorts of panels and beeds etc .

Wedding day lehenga:

The lehengas of barat operate are completely distinctive in their coming up with and colours .As a result of barat is that the main operate of the bride’s whole life that’s why she offers such a lot of attention in choosing and coming up with the lehenga of barat .
The barat lehenga sometimes consists of material, chiffon, silk, net, material of silk .It consists of meroon, grey, purple, red colours primarily .Different types of distinctive pearls, embroidery work, gildings are employed in barat lehengas .

Valima Dress:


Usually at valima functions, principally brides accustomed wear mexy however still there are some brides who like to wear lengha choli on their valima operate also .The lehengas of

Your T-Shirt, Your Design

Many people are surprised to learn that the basic pattern of a t‑shirt is more than a hundred years old. Others claim that the history of this iconic item of clothing goes back even further than the early twentieth century. But for the purpose of this brief look at creating your own t‑shirts, the starting date of 1913 will be adequate.

This shirt style became standard issue for the United States Navy more than a hundred years ago. In following years, more and more non-Navy citizens adopted the style, using it for their primary outer shirt as well as for a comfortable undershirt. In just a few years, the t‑shirt was seen regularly on working men. In the past four or five decades, the t‑shirt has become a necessary wardrobe component for men and women alike, both plain white t‑shirts as well as shirts in a variety of colours.

Design and Advertising

It is possible to purchase a basic shirt in a single colour for only a few dollars. To get some of the more desirable or unique t‑shirts, you will need to spend a bit more. All in all, the t‑shirt style has been

Why do men love wearing sherwani for their own marriage?

Sherwani the age-old style of kurta and pajama with intricate details coming down from the Mughal period had undergone several changes to suit the needs and comfort of the modern man. With various patterns and trends, a good traditional sherwani has no competition. Men by large, love wearing sherwani for any occasion, especially for their wedding day. No matter what religion he belongs to a good designer sherwani is loved by almost any groom. Here are some of the reasons why men absolutely love wearing sherwanis for their own marriage.

  1. Comfortable

Sherwanis are loved by men for the basic reason because they are super comfortable. As in suits you need to struggle with the pants and well-fitted shirt, tie and coat, sherwanis are easy to wear and let men move around freely on their marriage day. A groom has many a responsibility and task on this day, and a sherwani gives him the comfort and space to do them smoothly. Marriage especially Indian ones need sitting on the floor. Nothing makes sitting on the floor easy and stylish in a designer sherwani.

  1. No colour restrictions

As in every man clothing

1960’s Men’s Fashion-An Era of Diverse Trends and Non Conformity

In the 1960s, fashion really kicked off with the introduction to many new and diverse trends. You can easy determine trends from the early, middle and end of the decade. Traditional, conforming man’s attire was lost due to social changes. Throughout the 60s, the focal point in fashion was the uprising of bright colors and tones. The changes in the fashion of this time were more so than any other time previous. This renaissance in fashion was influenced heavily by Italian designers and by the Modernist, Hippie and Edwardian styles of dress.

The British & the Modernist Movement

At the forefront of style in the 60s were the British. The modernist movement came about at the beginning of the era, allowing young men to push boundaries and make way for the many new trends that would follow. It was all about moving away from the ‘lack of style’ in the 50s and experimenting with psychedelic prints and gregarious patterns. No man wanted to be seen in dull and pale shades. No! It was time to add color and plenty of it, the brighter and more flamboyant the better. It wasn’t uncommon to see frills and cravats

Spring/Summer Maliparmi Collection

The new Spring/Summer 2012 Woman Collection from Maliparmi is called “Weaves”: mixtures, matches, weaves are the main themes of the elegant and refined fashion collection signed by Maliparmi for the new sunny season. It defines a world which is rich in magical suggestions joining the past and the present, modern technologies and craftsmanship, suitable for everyday life.

Everything is blended in amazing clothes and the tradition of craftsmanship, arts and crafts on the one hand and modern pragmatics, made of “light” technology and a great desire for simplicity on the other.

Five lines compose the new Maliparmi collection:

Intre-Spring: Its leitmotiv is the new stamp “technoties”. It has got a revising on computer of an image of several different ties, weaved each other up to create a new abstract pattern.

Intre-Summer: It shows a print called “Sassi Ischitani” and tells a story about sunny beaches during a Mediterranean afternoon: old tiles smoothed by the sea found at Ischia, has been associated in chromatic families and they have been photographed. These images have been redefined in a graphic way and changed in a cotton print. This is the Summer

Demure to Deviant : Ladylike Fashion in the Twentieth Century

There are many meanings and uses of the term “ladylike”. Ladylike as a concept can be defined through the language of fashion but it can also be used as a moral or religious standard. Ladylike is a contextual idea. Within the fields of fashion studies and the commercial industry of fashion “ladylike” has varied meanings depending on the context in which it is visually presented. Within the fashion industry itself, the concept of ladylike can be presented in a somewhat straightforward “modernized traditional way” as in the “new classic” available at the US based retailer Talbots or deconstructed as a concept and presented in a self referential way such as French couture house of Dior had shown on the runway and in print advertisements throughout the tenure of creative director John Galliano. Additionally, defining ladylike in terms of fashion can be problematic as its visual signifiers change rapidly over time. Rules of etiquette and appearance relax and bend and sometimes come full circle when they are concerned with sartorial acceptability within a given group or society.

According to Vogues Book of Etiquette, even though decorum, which in the above quotation can be presumed to mean

Contemporary Men’s Fashion and New Technology

Contemporary Men’s Fashion and New Technology; Shifting Perceptions of Masculinity, Menswear Aesthetics and Consumption


This paper will explore contemporary menswear fashion and aesthetics in order to evaluate if the notion of ‘masculinity’ viewed through the prism of dress has shifted society’s perception of what is considered acceptable to be a well dressed man. Entwistle writes that ‘There is no natural link between an item of clothing and ‘femininity and ‘masculinity’ but an arbitrary set of associations by which clothes connote masculinity in a culturally specific way (2003; p 143). Davis contextualises this gender difference in dress in Britain from 1837 when men clothes were to symbolise a ‘highly restricted dress code’ while women were permitted the freedom of an ‘elaborated code’ of dress (1994; p 39). This is linked to the period of industrialisation when men and women lived separated lives and men dressed sombrely to accord a successful working career. This restricted dress code has for decades been linked to male identity. However in the last decade new and emerging technology has aided menswear design and manufacture, particularly in the high end-luxury market. Combined with changes in male consumer

A Review on Midlife Body Changes and Clothing Needs

ndian women of 35-55 years of age witness many physical changes in the body. These body changes causes shift in clothing patterns and apparel preferences. These women require major adjustment in the available readymade garments which have many fitting problems. Younger women are lapping up the merchandise on offer by the women’s apparel brand but the mature women are still hesitant in accepting the readymade garments because sizes and dimensions of the readymade garments are not suitable for their body. This is the reason why this age group still prefer customized fitting of their garments. The present paper deals with the reviews on midlife body changes and clothing needs of the people.


Demographic studies all around the world show that the world is ageing. Population aging is going to be most prominent global phenomenon of the 21st century. This process of aging is going to continue for next few decades. Median age that divides the population of the country in half, is an indicator of aging of the population, is also gradually increasing. Europe has the median age of 39 years and Japan which has the worlds oldest population has

Reclaiming the Substance of Clothing : The Surreal Spectacle of Lady Gaga

This paper is motivated by the spectacular appearances of Lady Gaga, and the frequent misconception of her as a split personality and artificial copycat. The aim of the paper is to explore the difference between fashion as image and fashion as embodied experience, in an attempt to reclaim the substance of clothing. Although reclaiming the substance of clothing through an analysis of spectacular appearances may seem like a contradiction, it is possible by combining practical experience with philosophical considerations of clothes in conjunction with the act of dressing. Adapting a phenomenological perspective enables us to consider clothes as objects and their significance to human life. Through Surrealism’s original engagement with fashion, we come to understand fashion and its instruments as the correlation between objects of the mind and the real world. Through a philosophical notion of the depth of life revealed in the spectacle, it all comes together, as I argue that Lady Gaga, through her engagement with clothes reclaims the substance of clothing.


It is often said that fashion is a superficial pursuit of the vain. As if being conscious about ones appearance is a one-dimensional and shallow affair.

Inspiration, Creativity & Their Application in Fashion Design

The work is dealing with problem of fashion design in present. Defines terms of creativity and inspiration and deals with them in field of application in fashion design. Analyzing the topic of fashion design, gives examples and suggests techniques for successful creative thinking to produce new and tangible things. The work also indicates to the application of techniques from other fields and their modification for needs of fashion design. Application of techniques has for goal to facilitate the process of creation and designing, it also promotes a new way of thinking and a successful problem solving which fashion designers faces through the process of designing.

  1. Creativity

In order to understand the essence of multidisciplinary and complexity of creative thought processes there is a need to define each term separately. Creativity is considered as a set of thought processes which lead to new solutions, ideas, theories. [1] One of key elements of creativity is element of novelty, something new. It can be an “old idea” but if it is applied in a totally new way, new package, that same but recycled idea, it becomes a whole new entity. Creativity should not be

Evening gowns define fashion

Chic, stylish and elegant evening gowns are the best suited attire for evening events at formal occasions. Evening gown is elegance and style personified. An exquisite evening gown can remarkably transform any average looking woman to a glamorous diva. The grace and charm of the long flowing evening gown cannot be replaced by any other dress. For today’s women this classic garment is a must in their wardrobe.

An evening gown highlights your style quotient and is worn at parties, prom nights, weddings, award functions or events that require formal dress code. Which attire can better accentuate the beauty and curves of a woman? These gowns are available in various styles, cuts and fabrics. However, it is important to choose the right evening gown for you to make your style appealing and keep the eyes raving.

Fashionable, smart, pretty are the adjectives to define today’s woman and evening gowns are a perfect blend to enhance their personality. Evening gowns have become a status symbol as the celebrities, rich and the famous women of the world have adorned it. A general rule is to wear it only at night. These dresses are also

Evening gowns define fashion

Chic, stylish and elegant evening gowns are the best suited attire for evening events at formal occasions. Evening gown is elegance and style personified. An exquisite evening gown can remarkably transform any average looking woman to a glamorous diva. The grace and charm of the long flowing evening gown cannot be replaced by any other dress. For today’s women this classic garment is a must in their wardrobe.

An evening gown highlights your style quotient and is worn at parties, prom nights, weddings, award functions or events that require formal dress code. Which attire can better accentuate the beauty and curves of a woman? These gowns are available in various styles, cuts and fabrics. However, it is important to choose the right evening gown for you to make your style appealing and keep the eyes raving.

Fashionable, smart, pretty are the adjectives to define today’s woman and evening gowns are a perfect blend to enhance their personality. Evening gowns have become a status symbol as the celebrities, rich and the famous women of the world have adorned it. A general rule is to wear it only at night. These dresses are also

Looking fashionable can also be affordable

Project street style: You dont have to be rich to look fashionable

(Views expressed in this article are the personal opinion of the author.)

You don’t have to be rich to look good or fashionable. Globalization has impacted street fashion as well and there are more ways than one to get on the fashion bandwagon.

Everybody knows that peplum is here to stay. Blair Waldorf wouldn’t have been caught dead in something that didn’t set a trend immediately. But little did the main character of Gossip Girl know that her wardrobe would influence Sonam Kapoor’s wardrobe in Aisha in 2010. In New Delhi, the red peplum dress Kapoor wore in the film caught Tinky Ningombam’s fancy – the 27-year-old public relations manager marched to her local tailor and had the outfit stitched. Frugal finances don’t always need to come in the way of fashion.

Apart from the price of the dress at a high-street brand, it is important to get the right fit,” says Ningombam who prefers to shop on the street, instead of hitting the malls. A walk through Delhi’s Janpath or Sarojini Nagar market

Effects of New Technologies, Social Changes & Economic Trends on Fashion

This article has been written by keeping in mind the effects of the tumultuous economic downturn, social changes & technological advances on the fashion. It will scan how periods of austerity have impacted on the fashion industry from a historical perspective; analyze the situation on these sectors nowadays, particularly in relation to fashion. It will also examine the effects of new technologies, social & economic trends on fashion.

Fashion has always been greatly influenced by social standings and accessibility to money. In the 30s, there was a shift to purchasing more inexpensive items for the common people while if you could still afford it you would buy your clothing from abroad. During this time a lot of American designers emerged and with the help of movie stars helped to set trends without having to spend the money. Zippers were less expensive than buttons so they became very popular. As the effects of cinema became more evident, the hemlines altered from mid-calf during day time to full length in the evening. Mens fashions were more relaxed and the v neck sweater and wider pants replaced the 3 piece suit. A hat for a man was a

India gears up to rule the intimate apparel market

The growing demand for fashionable intimate apparel in India is providing a boost to the innerwear market. Fibre2fashion gives an overview of the biggest players domestically and globally along with the evolving fabric trends and designs in the intimatewear industry.

The Indian intimate apparel industry is in the process of achieving new dimensions. Under the ‘Make in India’ programme, the country is said to present endless opportunities to become the next big manufacturer of lingerie in the world. India presents a growing fashion-conscious consumer market that demands top quality products from well-established global brands. India has an abundance of raw material as well as a large, inexpensive workforce to provide cost effective solutions to manufacturing lingerie.

Fabric Trends and Designs:
Fabrics used for intimate wear over past few decades have been changing.

Late 90s:

  • 90 per cent of innerwear wear was made from 100 per cent cotton woven non- stretch fabric.

Early 2000s:

  • 10 per cent was allocated to cotton knit fabric.
  • In the following years, 50 per cent of innerwear was made from cotton woven non-stretch fabric and rest 50 per cent was made from cotton knit fabric.


  • 30 per cent of innerwear was made

Japanese and post-apocalyptic influenced fashion design: Konnichiwa

Wearable art is a new art form introduced with the invention of the sewing machine and its practitioners interpreting fashion the way they think it should be. Vince Quevedo discusses about Japanese influences in fashion and the techniques of creating wearable art.

Results of these experiments were quite successful, giving women one way to express themselves. The famous designer Elsa Schiaparelli introduced use of unconventional objects and silhouettes as acceptable in high fashion. That’s how you may have faces emblazoned on the front of shirts and jackets. Yarn on sleeves has hair for those faces, and plastic bugs for buttons. While couture fashion was out of reach for most women, the outlandish styles they portrayed were art forms worn on the body.

It was this freedom that allowed women to be more creative in their clothing choices. Instead of going to a couturier, some people took on the task of creating original fashion using the best technique they could in producing these clothes. Those who can sew well and could interpret their concepts into something wearable, were able to mimic couture quality clothing. Those who did not have the skills still created

New Media: A new platform for fashion industry

Social media has opened doors to new and emerging designers with small budgets to push their creativity and contribute to the fashion world by actively staying plugged-in. Designers and brands now market themselves directly to clients through the social media and gradually build brand loyalty because of the user-friendly and accessible nature of social media, write Mahesh Shaw and Mehak Mittal.

New Media is a catch term of the 21st Century. Very broadly, new media is something related to the internet and the interplay among technology, images, and sound. It is about making things digital, and has characteristics of being manipulated, networkable, dense, compressible and interactive. The various forms of new media are internet, websites, computer multimedia, computer games, CD-ROMS and DVDs. The population of internet users is increasing at a very fast rate. According to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Centre’s Internet and American Life Project, some 70 per cent of American adults aged 18 and older have speed-broadband connection at home as of May 2013. India has the 3rd largest internet user population after China and the US as per the report NASDOC: SCOR, 2013.

The internet