Thursday, May 6, 2010

Japanese And Korean Fashion Trends Gain Popularity Worldwide

Many people are scouring the internet to get the latest on Korean fashion as these items are becoming increasing popular. Many wholesale fashion items can be purchased in bulk at affordable prices and many people use this opportunity to get the best deals. People dress fashionably for various reasons. They may wish to be noticed in society by wearing current trends. They like wearing name brands that are popularly sold in stores, both offline, as well as online. Some brands can be bought only from certain stores and one can pick up the accessories as well from them.

The plethora of Women clothing makes it very confusing for the average person who sets out to purchase fashionable clothes. The best way to go about this is to browse online and select items at leisure. It is also possible to check out various stores online and compare prices to get the best deals. Sometimes the price of the clothing may depend on the quality. This does not mean that the quality of cheap clothing is always poor. Many people find it convenient to shop online as they can spend time going through the styles and designs carefully from the comfort of their home.

To select a particular shop, make sure you read the reviews and find out the reactions of customers who have purchased clothing from them. Spend time browsing online and make a note of the discounts and sales promotion offers that are frequently on offer. Subscribe to their newsletters and you will get information of new arrivals. You will find that when you buy wholesale women clothing you will spend far less than when you buy branded ones.

When selecting fashion wear, it is advisable to look at various Korean sites to get ideas of the latest styles and accessories that are introduced in the market. You will also find good tips on the types of clothes that can be worn for different ages and body types. Information is available on the online shops that sell quality Korean fashion wear that will help you get authentic brands and items.

These types of clothing are gaining immense popularity around the world and fashion shops are hard pressed to meet the demands of customers. People who are busy working in the daytime can spend time when they are free on weekends or late at night to look at clothing that interests them. Many types of clothing are now available for men, women and children. The items available in these online clothing stores include shoes, bags, accessories and jewelry in Korean and Japanese styles. People can purchase earrings, necklace, bracelets and rings as well as messenger bags, wallets, handbags and satchels. Clothing apparels include swimwear, vest, cardigans and sweaters. You can find sunglasses, gloves, hats and belts at these online clothing stores.

Once you identify the clothing items and accessories you require from a reputed shop, order them and take advantage of their shipping and delivery discounts and make sure you read their terms and conditions carefully.
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Is The Idea Of Fashion Mentoring All Style, Or Substance

Fashion and style arent usually concepts that exorcise most of us. We take what we see for granted, and generally buy into the latest trends and fashions simply because thats whats on offer in the shops when we go to the high street. For some, however, fashion is more like a religion: they scour the magazines for the current trends and scrutinise the cat walks for the latest looks. Whether youre a fashion sceptic or not, fashion is vital to the UKs economy: its estimated that high-end fashion now contributes 21 billion to the economy each year. However, getting to work in the industry is far more difficult than you might expect. Moreover, making a name in the industry and carving out a reputation is all but impossible, without help, mentoring and guidance. Unless you have the inside track and know someone with contacts, then the doors to future fortune are firmly closed. So the world of high fashion has decided to take a stand and has come up with the idea of Fashion Fringe. Fashion Fringeis an annual project, launched to find, nurture, mentor and promote undiscovered talent within British fashion design.

The concept of Fashion Fringe was created in 2003 by Colin McDowell, MBE, in partnership with IMG Fashion a global solutions provider, connecting fashions key constituents and corporate brands using IMGs global resources, influence and expertise. McDowell, a fashion historian and Sunday Times Style Contributor, felt that in order to help British fashion regain its place as a powerhouse of cutting edge originality, young talent needed to be targeted, nurtured and widely promoted. He hit upon the idea of staging a dynamic annual fringe event to coincide with London Fashion Week, which would ensure that the most talented young designers got all the guidance and mentoring support they deserved. McDowells belief was that in order to keep British fashion strong, it must be invigorated by the introduction of new sustainable talent. Fashion Fringe is the nationwide search for such talent.

The challenge for 2011 was to reinvent a sense of adventure and creativity in the London fashion scene. Fashion Fringes aim was to support and promote cutting-edge, iconoclastic talent in both design and creativity which would continue the rich traditions of world class designers like Vivienne Westwood, Hussein Chalayan and the late Alexander McQueen. The qualities needed by the 2011 Fashion Fringe award winner were determination, passion, self-belief and a strong aesthetic, as well as the ability to create clothes of extraordinary originality, but with a realistic practical intelligence behind them. Fashion Fringe looked for talented people who could not only dream, but had the will and determination to make that dream a reality. The winner had to be prepared to fight for everything for years if they wanted to eventually build their own viable and profitable business.

Running a design business takes a lot of hard work, dedication and knowledge of not only fashion design but business. Hundreds understandably applied for this exclusive opportunity to work with and learn from some of the top names in fashion design: only 10 candidates though made it through to the semi-finals. Of these, only the very best 3 qualified for mentoring support. They were judged by a panel of experts comprising Anne Pitcher, Managing Director at Selfridges, Bel Jacobs, Fashion & Style Editor at Metro Newspapers, supermodel, Claudia Schiffer, creative director, Roland Mouret and Professor Roy Peach, Dean of Post Graduate Portfolio, London College of Fashion.

The 3 Finalists had been announced in April, 2011 and spent June, July and August working on their Fashion Fringe Collections. During this time they took part in an intensive mentoring programme, covering all aspects of the business from design, press and buying, to industry and technical guidance. Fashion Fringe provide them with the funds, studio space at the London College of Fashion, and technical assistance to create12-15 looks for their capsule collection. The finalists were able to pick the brains of some of the luminary names in fashion and could call for help and mentoring guidance from eminent figures like Dolce & Gabbana, Donatella Versace, Marc Jacobs, Massimo Ferretti, Miuccia Prada and Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue. The three finalists chosen for this years fashion Fringe, Fyodor Golan, Heidi Leung and Nabil El-Nayal had their capsule collections showcased this week at the annual London Fashion Week.
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