So profound was the effect of Japanese designers showing in Paris in the 1980s and ’90s that reverberations are still being felt in the fashion world today.A number of designer lines carried by Vanessa Barcus at her Denver store Goldyn are in the minimalist, draped vibe that shook up the fashion establishment several decades ago in Europe — which makes her store the perfect partner for a special fashion experience that will be held March 9 at the Denver Art Museum. Hosted by the DAM Contemporaries group, the event will feature a non-traditional fashion show that includes dance and an art installation.
Barcus said the event came about after she met with DAM fashion curator Florence Muller and talked about reaching a broader, younger audience than typical museum parties. The retailer says the “Shock Wave” exhibit, which opened in September and features 70 looks by such designers as Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada and Yohji Yamamoto, “shows how the designers at the time were setting trends, going beyond the norms and experimenting with silhouettes and textiles that were considered unflattering.
I personally love the fact that they were trying to question the status quo.”Muller has added 10 new pieces to the show, included a few loaned by local fashion collectors Cathey Finlon, Joyce Pashel and Lisa Ross. They will give museum-goers a fresh excuse to attend for a second time. She’ll be talking about those pieces when she does guided tours of the exhibit for the March 9 event.Then, the fashion show will feature spring styles from such lines as Black Crane, created in Los Angeles by two Japanese designers, as well as looks from Pas de Calais, Horses Atelier, Shaina Mote and Simon Miller, among others.
Having a dance performance by Avatar Movement and a technology-oriented art installation are other ways to bring in a Japanese influence, Barcus says. “What defines Japanese culture today? Technology. And Justin Gitlin (aka Cacheflowe), who has done other collaborations with the museum, was the perfect person to incorporate into the evening.”A further element will be floral arrangements from Sacred Thistle, a mother-daughter team who use the concept of wabi-sabi, or imperfection, into their creations.
AftershockDenver Art Museum’s Contemporaries group will host a multi-sensory fashion show and reception highlighting new additions to the “Shock Wave” exhibition of revolutionary Japanese designs from the 1980s-90s on March 9, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Goldyn will present Japanese and Japanese-inspired fashions for spring. A dance performance and interactive art installation are part of the evening.Read more at:evening gowns
Before you hit the stores to stock up on summer essentials, keep an eye on factors like seaside stripes and oversized bags which might trend big, says an expert.
Abhinaya, Myntra Fashion Stylist, lists some trends:
1. Seaside stripes: Just when we thought there's nothing more to stripes, seaside stripes make their way. Ripped straight from beach umbrellas and lounge chairs, these in-your-face lines are the perfect summer staples you always wanted to own.
2. Oversized bags: Bags get bigger -- really bigger to an exaggerated degree. Don't be surprised if you spot them on the streets and airports very soon, for they can hold anything and everything you need.
3. Shades of yellow: Looking forward to wearing a happy colour this summer? Then go all out with yellow -- whether it's stripes, solids or ruffles. And no matter what your skin tone is, there a shade of yellow for everyone.
4. Slit sleeves: Flared sleeves make way for slit sleeves this year. They are taking over denim jackets, feminine tops, maxi dresses and button-downs too. Here's a pro tip: stock up on some bracelets and bangles to play up this fresh-off-the-runway style.
5. Flatforms: Girls who love the height but hate the heels, it's time to rejoice. The most comfortable heel style - Flatform - is back in vogue. From strappy ones to creepers, from classy to chunky, the possibilities of wearing them this season are endless.Read more at:plus size formal dresses
Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif was in the UAE last week to walk the runway for Splash at Mall of the Emirates.
She was wearing a black jumpsuit with floral embroidery from the label when we met to chat about fashion and her plans for 2017.
What does fashion mean to you?
aI think it should be accessible. It should be something that’s uniquely your own. It should complement your mood and your personality. It should be easy.
Do you feel pressured dressing for the red carpet?
This whole trend of dressing up for the red carpet and big events is something that happened in the past few years. Before, when I used to go to a premiere of one of my films, I would just pick a dress out of my closet.
I think it’s with the age of social media and the whole digital thing – Instagram – everybody has started this trend of high-fashion dressing for events.
Sometimes it’s fun – you get to play dress-up for a night – but the way it was before, when we used to put on anything and it wasn’t that important, that was also a nice way to be.
What are your plans for the rest of this year?
There will be a film of mine releasing in May called Jagga Jasoos, and then I will be starring in Ek Tha Tiger.
Some Bollywood actresses, most notably Priyanka Chopra, are shifting to Hollywood. Is this something you would consider?
You never know where your path can take you, I never say no to anything in life. You’ll never know until that moment comes.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want with you?
Oh God, that’s tricky. A nice person for company, good food, and maybe an item or two of clothing.Read more at:bridesmaid dresses