Death of a fashion designer – Fashion will never be the same

If I asked you to name five of the most influential fashion designers, who would you name? Perhaps you would say Ralph Lauren, or maybe you particularly like the work of Oscar de la Renta, whilst names like Elie Saab, Armani, and Calvin Klein are never far away from the minds of fashionista’s. There are several names that you could mention, but what if I told you that probably one of the most powerful and influential fashion designers at the moment is actually an architecture graduate from MIT, you would probably say I was crazy wouldn’t you?…..

….but actually I’m not, and I’m going to tell you why:

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This dress is made from plastic but has the same characteristics as fabric

Jessica Rozenkrantz is a creative director at the company Nervous System, she’s not actually a fashion designer, she really possesses a degree in architecture and biology which she obtained from the American technology university MIT in 2005. The company, Nervous System is a design studio which “works at the intersection of science, art, and technology”. In short they use computers to come up with designs. But what’s really interesting is that she also helped to design a 3D printed dress which moves and sways like real fabric. Now you may be wondering:

Isn’t 3D printing for computer geeks, and what does it have to do with fashion:

If you didn’t already know, 3D printing allows a person to design something, and then get it printed out in three dimensions. This means that the design that they came up with looks like a real thing which they can touch and feel (and in this case wear), the real beauty of 3D printing means that you get everything almost immediately once it’s been printed. Back in December 2014 Wired magazine reported a project with other companies such as Google, in this project Jessica Rozenkrantz and her team created a dress made out of plastic, which moves like real fabric and was created almost instantaneously, she even created bespoke jewellery which was made perfect in every single detail which meant that it would never ever chafe the person who wore it.

Think about this for just a second:

It’s Saturday morning, you are going to a hot party in town tonight, and you don’t have a dress to wear. You would look on the regular fashion sites, like Asos, BooHoo, River Island, and you see a dress you like, perfect! You go to buy it, and opps your size is completely sold out. You still need a dress for tonight so you might hit the shops, you brave all the Saturday shoppers, and go to the store, only to find that the dress you wanted, doesn’t actually look all that great. It’s Saturday night, and you don’t have that dress, the horror!

Is there another way?

Well yes, let’s imagine an alternative world where it’s Saturday morning, and you have a hot party to go to, but no dress, but instead of shopping online, you create your own dress, designing it down to the finest detail, from the colour, to the details on the buttons, because it’s your design, you can even get the sizing for it perfect. Now imagine in this world, that you could have that same dress on a Saturday afternoon, ready for your hot party, no bad sizing, no missed deliveries, no colour and style problems. Instead, you would have the perfect dress, made by you, for you, in the way you want it. Sounds impossible doesn’t it?

But actually it’s closer than you think:

With the experiment from Jessica Rozenkrantz, it seems that this kind of fashion design is about to happen, as this technology develops, not only does the fashion industry change from a buying perspective, but also the world of fashion design changes. Instead of blogging about the styles from John Paul Gaultier, and Ralph Lauren, we would actually be talking about regular people who have realised their beautiful designs in reality thanks to technology, where the cover of Vogue is no longer talking about new collections, and instead the new collections are being created in the homes of everyday people every single week. The possibilities are endless.

It’s unlikely that the work being done around 3D printing and fabrics will be affordable and realised in the near future, but if the trend catches on, we won’t be just talking about five new designers, we’ll be talking about hundreds of them.  What do you all think?  Is it good to bring fashion design to the fingertips of regular people, or should it remain in the hands of the professionals?  Give us your views.

The fashion designer (could be) dead, long live the fashion designer!

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What’s in my Bag

I know lots of girls who just can’t find a bag big enough for all the things they want to put in it..  It’s a common girls problem that I never really understood. My bags are almost always half empty. During the colder days I’m using bigger bags so they might get overloaded with things but when it’s warm I always choose small bags. Use to my bag was full of things that I didn’t use but they were  always there at the bottom of my bag.But then I realised that I’m not one of those girls who are carrying needle and tread in their bag  “just in case”. I decided to empty my bag and start from beginning IMG_4949 Of course,some things like wallet , keys and phone are always with me but here are the other things you can find in my bag Hairbands  – I always need some during the day because my way too long hair can be annoying sometimes Lipstick – the one I decided  to wear that day but not whole collection of lipsticks no one would use 5 different lipsticks in one day. Currently one of Kate Moss Rimmel lipsticks are always in my bag Lip balm– since last winter I’m using only Maybelline Baby lips in 3 colours. Or just plain one. Hand cream– I don’t usually need this during the summer but during the winter I can’t live without it. I love this one from Neutrogena  Powder– I’m using Rimmel Lasting Finish with small mirror inside for touch ups Mini Charger– Until recently I had to plan my day according to places where I can charge my phone( Starbucks) .Battery just won’t last more than 4 hours. And then I discovered this little pink savior Perfume – I always try to have little bottle of perfume or something like that. At the moment I have Ted Baker body spray which smells very refreshing Earphones ,sunglasses, painkillers and gum– essentials without which i can’t survive.Especially  if I have to take lots of tubes-trains-buses and have a long day. Sometimes in my bag you can find a book or magazine 

Friday Favourites

Favourite Crepes

Kensington Creperie

I know about this place for a long time but I never got in. Last week I couldn’t stop thinking about crepes so I decided to go on Saturday night, 10pm 😀 I know that I had bad habit of eating sugar late night. Obviously they have crepes but they have waffles and sundaes and everything is so delicious .And they’re serving breakfast and brunches

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Favourite Trend

Suede Skirt

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Thanks to the Chloe I’m obsessed with  embroidered blouses and  suede.I already found perfect blouse but now I’m looking for perfect suede A-line mini skirt. Here are some of the best skirts I’ve found on high street. I’m more into brow/tan skirts but you can find it in almost every colour.

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Clockwise :

Suede Popper Skirt-Miss Selfridge                 Burgundy Suede Skirt- H&M

Suede Mini Skirt-Zara                                       Natural Suede Skirt- Mango

Green Suede Skirt- H&M

Favourite Croatian Designer

Envy Room

They are my favourite Croatian brand.Their dresses are like from heaven and last week they had first solo show at Fashion.hr Croatian fashion week. First series of outfits are inspired by old Hollywood in black and white colour-midi full skirts and pencil skirts.In second series we could see something completely different,models in purple-green dresses,inspired by the works of the French artist Françoise Nielly. Last part showed us the real eNVy Room- long white and black dresses,deep V necklines,lace and embroidery

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Favourite Web site

My Little Box

My Little Box is  beautifully designed box of fashion, beauty and lifestyle surprises. So thing is,you pay £15 per month and nice people will send you box full off goodies. Inside every box is Must-have beauty products (including one from their own  beauty range) ,fashion and lifestyle accessories,their magazine (My Little World) ,illustrated goodies by Kanako and other things…You never know what you will get,it’s always surprise

Here is the box from February

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Your box you can order here 

Favourite Accessories

Rings

I don’t wear rings usually…Actually I’m buying rings all the time but they end up somewhere,who knows where…just not on my fingers.

But now I’m totally obsessed with rings because they are so pretty this season . In every high street store you can find stacks of rings in different sizes.I love mid finger rings

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 Source: VivaLuxury Style Blog