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Are These Grass Shoes Set To Change The Industry?

When Nike tend to release a new pair of shoes, they tend to make a big splash in the market. As one of the market leaders and one of the most innovative companies around, they tend to know how to add something new to the market. Their latest product release, though, might be a step too far in the radical direction for some: a pair of shoes covered in grass.

These new golf shoes, made from grass, were recently set out as one of their biggest moves in the 2019 market. While it looks rather odd to begin with, it’s definitely something a little different to the norm. It is, though, definitely an interesting concept: and one that we’re sure plenty of golf fans will probably love putting on their feet.

The price of $149, though, will immediately put quite a lot of people off making the investment in the first place. They are supposed to blend in with whatever grass you happen to be playing on, which is quite an interesting take. Usually, we wear shoes to make sure we don’t blend into the ground too much!

A New Take On Turf

As you might imagine, too, the shoes brought more than their fair share of comical complaints and positive responses. As one user so eloquently put it: “Why would I want to play a gold shoe that makes you look like you are playing out of the rough!”

However, Nike are one of the largest manufacturers around, and have a bit of a habit of being trend-setters. We can probably see these selling pretty well, even if they would definitely not appeal to the average punter. Known for their innovation and desire to break trends, a pair of grass-made shoes might just do that!

Outside of their rather creative look, these shoes are also supposed to be designed to provide high quality comfort when playing golf. They might look a little on the wild side, but it’s fair to say that these must have a market for them – why else would Nike make them unless they’d see that there was an interest in such a release?

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Meet Shudu – The First Instagram Avatar Model

Only a few years ago the biggest fashion houses in the world relied on scouting for models to find people with the perfect features to match their brand. This went on for a long time, and many supermodels were discovered. Now some years later it has become too hectic of a task to organize campaigns and castings to scout for models.

We have found out that the perfect model can be created in 3D. We are still in awe of the features of Shudu. She is the 3D creation of the London based photographer Cameron James Wilson. Shudu is an African model; she has already gathered over 130,000 followers on Instagram since she was introduced as the first digital model.

The creation of Shudu is not very surprising; we have seen new innovative apps that can be used to transform pictures into sketches and other fancy images. The filters have also been improved to make pictures on smartphones look extraordinary.

The widespread use of digital pictures creates a potential market for innovative people like Cameron. He can start getting offers to use Shudu on the cover of digital magazines rather than the companies going through the long process of finding real models for their covers.

Another popular digital model named Lil Miquela is already making the news in this area. She has already been featured on the cover of some magazines and has a growing social media following that will increase her popularity.

The advantage creators of digital models have is that designers and editors of magazines are interested in using new faces. Models that have never been used by other brands. It is almost impossible because successful models have earned their fame and money by working with many big brands.

Cameron has taken this business seriously; he sees a huge potential and a lot of future possibilities. Cameron recently launched his agency called The Digital which is going to be focused on creating and developing more digital models to meet the needs of the fashion and entertainment companies.

When asked how much it costs to create one 3D model avatar Cameron reveals that it costs thousands of dollars and many hours. There are a lot of details to consider such as the features of the model. The clients need perfection, and this is what his company aims to provide.

Digital models are easier to work with; all the editors need is a good computer and lots of time to do the editing. It will be relatively cheaper to work with avatars than real models that can make absurd demands and hold projects to ransom because of their personal needs. However, the digital model avatars will not put the real human models out of a job because of the runway.

The challenge for Cameron and other creators of the digital avatar is to make their creations look as real as possible. It is going to be quite distracting for viewers when they know the model they are looking at is not a real human with obvious graphics features. However, when they look indisputably real, the digital avatars will eventually be accepted globally.

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Stunning Celebrity Engagement Rings

What’s in an engagement ring? In celebrity life, like the saying rings true – if you like it, then put a ring on it. For celebrities, engagement rings act as a fashion statement to set themselves apart from their colleagues showcasing their status.

From Hollywood’s golden age to today, certified princesses to Queen Bey herself, join us for this look at the most beautiful celebrity rings of all time.

Paris Hilton

The Hilton heiress and boyfriend Chris Zylka announced their engagement back in January 2018. The announcement was done in such a new-age way – via an Instagram post. I wonder what her grandmother thinks about that! :-)

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The huge shiny engagement ring is 20-carats and is priced, by professionals in the business, at $US 2 million. This was Paris’s third engagement to date. SOme say that third time’s a charm. But they are wrong. Paris called it off after 100 months. a few days later, Zylka wanted his ring back (he is entitled to it by law, as she called their relationship off).

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Celeb’s Kids Head Off to Prom

For all high school students, prom night is the most important night. You get to dress up, take pictures, and dance the night away. There’s also the possibility of being Prom King or Queen which adds an electric excitement to the already magical night!

Children of celebs are no different and enjoy prom just as much or even more thanks to the effort their famous parents put in to make it the best night for their kids. Here is a list of the most glamorous celeb children on the way to their proms!

Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis

The petite and striking beauty Lily-Rose Depp is the daughter of brilliant Johnny Depp and his musician ex-girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis. With parents like these, it seems right that Lily Rose is equally talented and has already become a recognized name in the world of modeling and fashion.

Battling Anorexia

Lily-Rose is an actress and model and is also recovering from an eating disorder which she has battled with. On her prom day, she looked perfect with her hair down and natural makeup.

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People Are Awesome: The Greatest Comebacks of All Times!

There’s something we like about underdogs and comebacks. We route for them, we want them to succeed. It’s that artist that showed great potential and we enjoyed their work so much, but they vanished. Or the actor that went over the limb and was all but forgotten and then returns to the limelight in star fashion. It’s the sports myth that hangs up their shoes due to an injury and make a remarkable comeback to claim their place in history.

These people give us inspiration, faith and enhance our power of will.

Today, we gathered some of the most astonishing comebacks of all time across the music industry, Hollywood, sports and personal challenges. Prepare to be inspired.

Michel Jordan

Profession: Basketball legend
Retired: 1993
Comeback: 1995
Achievement: Being God!

Probably the best player that ever walked the basketball court. The records and precedents he set as a player, as a presenter and marketing persona are endless. Everybody wants to be like Mike!

After making the Bulls champions in a 3-peat, he decided to try his luck in baseball. Public opinion thought this was a joke and that Air Jordan is about to tarnish his NBA legacy forever.

Luckily it didn’t happen. The MLB suffered a player strike and after 18 months Jordan decided to return to the NBA. The next three years he would dominate the NBA again leading to a 3-peat championship repeat.

His is still considered the best player to ever play basketball.

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Things You Probably Did Not Know About The Hermès Birkin Bag

Even if you don’t like it, The Hermès Birkin bag is the most famous and the most wanted handbag in the world. People who adore fashion have absolutely heard numerous information of its creation, how it is made and how hard can it be to get one. Still, there are more interesting stories even for those who believe they know everything about them.

The original Birkin bag was envisioned and sketched in airplane

The story began in 1981, when Jane Birkin was sitting next to CEO of Hermès. She complained to him how it is difficult to find a good bag after her husband destroyed her basket two days earlier. Interestingly, sketch for the first bag was made on a barf bag.

 

Jane Birkin currently uses her fifth bag

A woman after whom this bag was named after has somewhere unusual views regarding the bag. She uses only one bag at the time, in a neutral color. Also, she uses it until it is wrecked and even then, she auctions it for charity. Jane loves to personalize her bag, by adding patches and charms, believing this make the bag less formal and snobbish.

 

Hermès gives nominal royalty to Jane Birkin for the use of her name

In the beginning, Birkin received a free bag for this purpose. Even though she is not a formal ambassador or face of Hermès, she receives an annual amount she gives to charity. This payment was rumored to be £30,000 in 2012.

 

Birkin bag can be bought in more than 20 shades of blue

Although the bag is usually pictured in popular neutrals, an entire rainbow spectrum of colors exists. During 31 years of existence, at least 25 blues are produced, including popular shades named Mykonos, Bleu Roi and Blue Jean.

 

It takes 48 hours to make a Birkin bag

All of Hermès bags are made by the single artisan. He or she needs 48 working hours to finish it, meaning it takes over a week to craft a single bag.

 

Each artisan has personal tools for manufacturing

Every employee included in bag’s creation gets a personal set of tools after they are employed at Hermès. When he or she gets retired, they get to keep their set.

 

The most expensive piece ever cost nearly a quarter million dollars

This Birkin is made of crocodile skin, with diamonds and 18k white gold details. It was sold in auction and its exact price was $221,844.

 

Birkins can be purchased easier than you think

Usually, there are stories about endless waiting lists and also about clients purchasing various Hermès products in order to eventually being offered to buy a Birkin. Still, if you are lucky and if you ask nicely, you can enter Hermès store for the first time and buy it.

“Himalayan” Birkin is named after its color, not after its origin
Although this one is pretty obvious, a significant number of people associate Hermès Himalayan Crocodile Birkin with an origin of crocodiles from which it is made of. This is, of course, untrue, as crocodiles like warm weather. Name of this super-rare bag is derived after its unique color resembling mountain top with snow.

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The Creepy and Cute Style of Pastel Goth

In today’s world there are so many different fashion styles that it’s practically impossible to keep up with all of them. All the styles that were around decades ago, while your parents were partying teenagers, now have dozens of their sub-styles which have their own sub-styles, which have their own sub-styles…and so on, you get the the point. With today’s accessibility off mass media, especially the Internet, it’s much easier to come across different fashion styles on social networks, online magazines and even websites with clothing catalogues. Since we already mentioned the generation of your parents, do you remember the fashion of the gothic subculture? Well, today it’s much different from what it used to be back than, and it has so many different variations, from Victorian goth, hippie goth, cyber and tribal goth to the newest goth styles that just recently gained popularity due to the social media (especially Tumblr), such as nu goth and pastel goth. If you use Tumblr, there’s a strong chance you have already had a chance to see what pastel goth fashion looks like on your dashboard. If not, we are here to introduce you to this fashionable combination of creepy and cute.

Hair

Pastel, pastel and more pastel! This style is all about light and dreamlike exotic hair colours, such as baby pink or green, lavender, peach, mint blue ivory, and even grey and white. It is not unusual to mix a few different colours and get a unique sky-like hair. Hair accessories with flowers, spikes, or creepy details such as bows with eyeballs or skeleton hands are a must! And this applies to both guys and girls.

Clothes

Leg garters combined with cute skirts and dresses, usually black or in any pastel colour, leggings with prints of crosses, bats, yin yang symbols, cats or dripping colours are widely used in pastel goth fashion. Of course, you can’t be wrong with ripped black skinny jeans either. Upper parts of clothing are often sweaters or shirts with text written in thick dripping fonts, which are usually sarcastic or offensive statements about you, as the person watching their outfit, or statements about the person wearing the top. Also, it could be just a low-pixel clip art of a cheesebruger. Wearing a shirt with a studded collar under the sweater really emphasises the edginess of these creepy-cute followers.

Other than dripping texts, pastel goths are really into colourful and low-pixel pictures and clip arts of animals, bows, food, cats, symbols, accessories or pretty much anything. The use of customised fonts on pink or backgrounds with nebulas, along with glitter and cartoon characters and rainbow is also quite common.

Shoes

Pastel goths are usually seen in creepers and other shoes with high platforms, but heels with platforms, Dr. Martens and even your old Converse shoes can work! Just make sure to have some pastel or flower detail, and you’re good to go.

Accessories

Studs, bows, flowers, glitter, half-moon symbols, pills, crosses wings and skeletons come in all shapes and sizes in this fun style. Another relevant part of the culture are big toy-like backpacks, often in shapes of bats, cats, already mentioned cheeseburgers or even unicorns. Chokers are long necklaces with simple symbols are a necessity.

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Fashion Design Does Matter

Fashion design is a type of art dedicating to the creations of making clothes and many different modern life accessories.  To be a fashion designer you should have an artistic, creative personality, being able to express yourself and your ideas visually, on the paper for example. Not meaning that you have to be an artist, but to have taste in these things, such as color-combining, tones or shades, and to have a wide visual imagination, as many of them like arts, are visiting galleries, working and interacting with many different artists, as for the work, the same as for their own pleasure. Modern fashion design is split into two forms or categories: Ready to wear, and haute couture.

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The haute couture culture is directed towards some specific customers and these clothes are fitting these exact customers perfectly, and Ready to Wear collections are standards, made for everyone, so they will be wider cast in sales, in bigger amounts, but for the less price. It is hard to understand the audience’s needs and to meet the customer’s requirements. These designers should have smooth communication skills, and the ability to express themselves clearly. Bringing designing clothes to marketing is more complex process than you thought, and it’s not only designer’s mission to work for the process flowing from start to the end.

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Fashion designers usually start applying their ideas as they reach consumer’s tastes for fashion brands in the fashion market, later on, they can grow some initiative for making new clothes according to this data. Designers rarely work alone, since the process of creating a concept, literally making a pattern for the clothing article, putting it together and making it a living project is too much for one person to handle. Most people think that they have an easy job and that their education is all about knowing designing techniques and learning of people’s tastes, but to be a decent fashion designer you should also have a knowledge of things like math, art history, science and probably, if you are an independent designer, of some business management.

This profession is also known for being “glamorous”, it is competitive as well, a difficult industry to fit into. When citizens and even celebrities are wearing clothes that you made is probably very exciting, and it probably means that you’re a good one. It requires perseverance and patience, but in general, the reward makes it worth, if you preserve.

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Fashion designers should be aware of standards and market requirements. They must be always learning new things, including fashion itself, read magazines, learn about fashion history, etc…

Fashion is actually, a very important notion in our lives. The clothes you wear, the way you look like is very important these days, it tells much about your personality, people get judged, people getting rejected for job opportunities, or getting some, all for the way you look. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have money to afford some things you might, but you should have a sense of taste, and feel what goes with you, should never be static, because there is no such thing as the one fitting everyone.

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What to Expect from Fashion in 2017.

In a year that is ahead of us is a whole bunch of designer collaborations, exciting exhibitions and new label launches that are already confirmed. There are some events that you should be aware of…

We are expecting a reminding exhibition of Princess Diana’s era-defining style in February. To be precise, 24th February is the day of opening Diana: Her fashion story. The late princess is an enduring style icon and this will provide a fresh insight of her. One of the things to see will be her Victor Edelstein velvet gown in which she danced with John Travolta in the White House back in 1985. The exhibition will be held at the Princess’s London home, Kensington Palace, where she lived for 15 years.   

Alexa Chung will launch her own label in May. Fans of Chung’s work waited for this news for a long time. After being a fashion plate for years, Alexa will at last launch her own line in spring this year. Her new brand is expected to be a contemporary-priced, ready-to-wear line which was designed by this TV presenter and model all by herself so that we could get a slice of her style.

May will be very busy month for fashion fans, because Balenciaga will take over the V&A. This was announced in October by V&A as the major fashion showcase for 2017. It will be a retrospective of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s work that was titled Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion. 80 years have passed since Mr Balenciaga opened his doors of iconic Paris salon, and the exhibition will feature over 100 of his most innovative and glamorous fashion silhouettes.

In February, there will also be a couple of major designer debuts. Raf Simons has been working for Calvin Klein for some time now, and we will finally get a glimpse of his work. New York Fashion Week will be the place where this ex-Dior designer will make his debut. Another thing to be excited for is the first collection from design duo Monse. They have just taken the helm at Oscar de la Renta. Zayn Malik also has his first collection, which is, at the same time, his first attempt in fashion design that he will be presenting for Versus Versace during London Fashion Week. To see if it will be any good, we will have to wait for another two months.

At the peak of the spring, in April, there will come to a collaboration between Victoria Beckham and Target. US retail giant and Victoria will team up so she could become the next designer with a high street line. This will hit our stores on 9th April. Net-A-Porter should stock the collection in the UK just like when Peter Pilotto collaborated with Target and that makes us happy because we will be able to get our hands on some VB’s designs.

Selena Gomez and Coach will also team up somewhere around September or October. In 2016, Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger did exactly what Selena and Coach are hoping to achieve in 2017. As a matter of fact, it should probably be even more because next autumn, the singer and actress will collaborate with the all-American label. Their campaign should kick off in winter 2017, also launching a charity design project including a female empowerment organization Step Up.

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Is Fashion an Art?

Is fashion really an art? The topic everyone on the world wide web is talking about. Yes, it is! No, it isn’t?

Even in past, history has shown us that people dressed to express themselves. Everything started with ancient Egyptians. Their clothing was filled with a variation of colors, decorated with precious gems and jewels. And it was not only made for beauty, but also for comfort. Also, their clothes have been made to keep them cool while they are in the desert. Then ancient Greeks discovered some other materials and styles. Clothing in ancient Greek has been mainly made of chiton (costume), peplos (women clothes), himation (usually worn over a chiton) and chlamys (some type of short overcoat). And we are still talking about a period of time around fall of ancient Egyptian, Greek and the Roman empire. As humans evolved, and everything around them, so did fashion.

We can see in British culture from the 1830s to 1910s some really interesting changes in fashion, including changes in styles. Clothes were seen as an expression women’s place in society. Upper-class women usually tightly laced corset over a bodice or chemisette, paired with a skirt. The hat was standard formal wear for upper and middle-class men. Woman’s shoes in the early Victorian period (the 1830s) were narrow and heelless, black or white color. The heel on the shoes changed with time, like ethics and value.

Yes, we know, fashion is fashion and art is art. But we live in a modern world where everything is “growing” so fast, and we are humans and our basic need is to express ourselves. So, can fashion also be an art form? Museums are showing fashion just as much as paintings, or other art. Fashion can tell you about history, events, culture, etc. Many of the clothes seen going down the fashion runway don’t have any particular use, and many designers create impractical clothes just because they want to show their creativity, which is exactly what artist do in their craft. Designers are expressing themselves through clothes they made. I agree that there are many big brand names that make clothes that they think is going to be popular, just so they can sell and make money. But still, there are many true artists who express themselves in the way of creation. “A lot of designers collaborate with artists and incorporate features of art into their work such as Yves Saint Laurent and Piet Mondrian in 1965. Yves Saint Laurent’s dress was inspired by artist the Piet Mondrian. It was inspired by Piet Mondrian’s work which mainly consisted of thick black lines and primary colors. In this case, fashion was literally art.”

Fashion is not necessarily about labels, it’s not about brands. It’s something else that comes within the human being. What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, it’s your identity. Especially today, when human contacts are so quick, fashion is instant language. It’s a simple way of saying complicated things.

Is fashion really an art? The topic everyone on the world wide web is talking about. Yes, it is! No, it isn’t?
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Famous Actors Taking The Red-Carpet For The First Time!

Believe it or not, making a Red Carpet appearance isn’t as easy as it sounds. Not at all. Especially when you’re at the beginning of your career and don’t know much about how things work in showbiz industry. Most of these celebrities started young, and learned as they went along, evolving into the experts they are. The trends at that time were not particularly flattering, but overall it is interesting to see where they started and where they are now!
Let’s take a look at what some of your favorite celebrities looked like when they hit the Red Carpet for the first time.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Back in the late eighties and early nineties, our beloved Leonardo DiCaprio began what was soon to become a successful acting career. He started out in the hit sitcome “Growing Pains” in 1993, moved onto “The Basketball Diaries”, and later on played in “Romeo and Juliet”. His main starton the carpet was, of course, in his earliest role on “Parenthood” in 1990. Our most favorite version of Leo was his role in “Titanic.” Although Leonardo has aged into the gorgeous man he is, don’t you just want to squeeze that cute little face in his debut on the carpet? I know I do!

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The African Hairstyle Exhibition That Will Blow You Away

There are many ways to utilize your natural hair when it comes to style and design; people have come up with the most intriguing looks that have set trends worldwide. One unnoticed trend and style is the hair of African women, and how they utilize their gorgeous curls. One weave and afro stylist, Lisa Farrall, decided to pay tribute to African culture and exceed beyond the percieved limits of how afros and weaves can be stylized. Her collection is called ‘Armor’, and it dedicates its image to cultural references with a mix of fabulous hair styles as well as a blend of warrior style clothing.

 

For a moment, let us admire the beauty of the woman in the picture. Her dark skin is pure and smooth, while her hair has a very intriguing weave blended into the warrior look. The painting along her body makes for more of an artistic feel, and overall she sits in a position of power and grace.

Now, this look is more of a powerful Goddess one, showing more of a stronger side on the warrior figure. The hair is everything in this picture, even more than the outfit itself. I admire the ringed necklace combined with the pure black dress. The hair looks one hundred percent natural, and the tint of white color makes it ten times more elaborate. For this look, I give it a ten out of ten!

Last but not least, we have the look of the mysterious warrior, hiding like a wolf in sheeps clothing. The silk hair matching the elaborately simple dress that leaves us wondering what this look represents in the aspect of African Culture. The white paint is subtle on the hair while the face is decorated with an intriguing pattern that makes you wonder about her story, and who she is.

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Overall, this collection truly leaves us in awe of the beauty of African women and African culture. It is truly amazing to see these different looks, and the models pulling it off at more than one hundred percent. The purpose behind this specific exhibit is to empower women of African descent to embrace who they are and feel the empowerment that comes along with being yourself. No matter what the color of your skin is, the ability to embrace every bit of your features can truly go a long way!

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The Striped Shirt That Has the World Going Crazy

Do any of you remember back in 2015 when there was an illusional dress that was surfacing the internet, driving all of us insane guessing what color it was? Some thought gold, and others thought navy blue, but either way, we all lost our marbles trying to figure it out. The dress was so popular that it even became a character on the hit game, Crossy Road, and we all were left wondering how this had happened. The theme behind the dress was an illusion on the eyes, and this young ladie’s selfie has us feeling the same as we did way back when.

The selfie starts off with the view of a beautiful girl, and a gorgeous striped shirt, simply looking like herself. It then follows with a few more selfies as the focus comes more to the shirt, and the illusion continues.

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As you look into the shirt, the stripes turn into a trippy, headache yielding set of stripes. If you remember from the original tweet above, the shirt started off innocent looking, like a simple shirt from Forever 21. As we zoom into the shirt even more, we come to see that the illusion continues, even as the shirt goes back to its normal state.

With this occurence, people began to go crazy and start fearing that the end of the world was near. Tweeters even went as far and wild as to think Satan was here on Earth. Talk about overdramatic.

At least one user had some common sense, and actually took to her twitter to say something ten times more than hilarious.

That has to be one of the more funny reactions that we have seen yet regarding this illusional phenomena. For anyone with a brain, we can see that this shirt is clearly designed by an intelligent designer who wanted to use optical illusions as a fashion. Gotta hand it to whoever it was, whether or not they intended to start a fire on twitter, they truly succeeded. What a great way to start off 2017; drive the public wild with what seems to be magic in the thread!

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Do any of you remember back in 2015 when there was an illusional dress that was surfacing the internet, driving all of us insane guessing what color it was? Some thought gold, and others thought navy blue, but either way, we all lost our marbles trying to...

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How Tech Transformed Designs in London and New York Fashion Week

London Fashion Week started this weekend and September is just ramping up for fall fashion. Aside from newf design trends, it seems that tech world have already infiltrated the fashion industry. New York Fashion Week got the first virtual catwalk and at the other side of the globe, London got its first Hololens fashion show. Here are some of the highlights on how tech have already transformed New York and London Fashion Week.

Hololens Fashion Show in London

VR headsets may be the next trend in gaming but we’re not talking about designer VR headsets.

Special guests of Martine Jarlgaard were in for the world’s first Hololens fashion show. They used Hololens headgear images of the entire 2017 collection. They walked into an empty showroom but were handed special gear to be able to see what isn’t visible to the naked eye.

Unlike virtual reality wherein you’re transported to another world inside the headset, Hololens works by superimposin holographic images to your natural environment. That way, you can still feel world around you, and you don’t have to worry about bumping into walls or other objects as you move around.

The whole collection was first scanned to create the holographic images. Although the designs are static images within models, viewers are able to go around the model and take a look at the outfit 360 degrees.

Burberry, Tommy Hilfiger and Chatbots

Chatbot games are gaining some interest from big fashion brands like Burberry. The strategy was also used by Tommy Hilfiger and they launched a chatbot via Facebook Messenger.

For those who have no idea what chatbots are, here’s a quick intro. Imagine a question and answer game where you have options to choose which way you want to move forward. Now picture that within your messenger and each answer you give determines how the chat will go as it moves further into the chatbot reply tree.

Example, you can answer yes or no on which collection you want to view. You can specify what color or item you want and it will describe the outfit as if you’re talking to a fashion advisor. So far, feedback on this tech have been positive and that some users find chatbots very engaging.

Meanwhile in New York Fashion Week which started earlier this September, it was high tech wearables that took the stage.

TOME and Intel Technology

Luxury designer TOME created a more fashionable accessories lineup with Intel Curie Technology. It helps women stay in track of their health while on the go.

FILA Connected Shoes

Keeping track of your fitness and health is all about gathering accurate and real time data. This is what FILA and Intel Curie Technology worked together in their newest shoe designs.

VOKE and Intel’s VR Livestream

Intel and Voke worked together to create a full 360 degrees virtual broadcast of Mischa’s newest collection. The fashion shows were livestreamed using VOKE’s GearVR app, Samsung VR headset and Intel’s tech . Although it was a completely virtual and new experience, it was a very convincing runway show.

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Awesome traveller t-shirt

The three friends with funny ideas, George, Steven and Florian met one day start a work on their t-shirt that makes it easier to communicate in a foreign language when you are traveling. The idea was born when one of them traveled by motorbike in Vietnam, and the bike just broke down.
That same day, after couple of drinks, they came to that crazy idea of the t-shirt that speaks any human language just by having symbols or icons that can be used to communicate with people when you don’t know a word of their language. The same night, they finished the famous shirt with all essential symbols and icons on it, having it available at any time.

“Many times we were confronted with a language barrier that was only to be overcome by drawing signs, symbols or icons on a piece of paper, map, or into the dirt,” explain George, Steven, and Florian to BoredPanda. “We thought it would be great to have an essential set of icons with you, permanently, so that you could just point on whatever you need – and people would understand. Soon the notepad was pulled out again and we started listing more or less essential icons that would have been of great help during not just ours, but basically anyone’s trip.”

ICONSPEAK was founded in and is driven forward since 2015 by three friends making their goals ambitious, brainstorming sessions chaotic, organization comic and results mesmerizing. As the guys said, they are committed to provide all of us with amazing simplicity and honest quality in all their products.

“When were you the last time in a situation where no language or hand gesture that you master was sufficient to get you what you wanted? Imagine you are abroad – in a foreign country, in a foreign culture, maybe while travelling the world. That’s what we did, travelling the world – partially, well the three of us combined almost completely. In the furthest and deepest corners of our world we were repeatedly left with no words, either in breathtaking awe due to the sceneries or in empty silence, due to our lacking linguistic talents. Such situations got us thinking about how to bridge language barriers with utmost simplicity, on a global level. The answer came to us after a remarkable experience in the depths of Vietnamese backcountry ICONs. Because with ICONs, you can SPEAK, you can SPEAK to the world. Simplicity was always a trait that unites us in many forms, call it lazy or genius, but we like to keep it simple. And hence follows our starting point of how to bridge the language barriers of our world: a shirt. Through a shirt you can – in the most rudimentary ways – combine gestures, vocals and mimics to create interaction. A shirt does not need to be recharged and still, you can have it on as long as you please. Furthermore you won’t have to worry that we will send you software updates to your shirt which will make it uncomfortable to wear, slow to wash or any such thing. It’s a shirt. This is where we start, but not where we will stop – the challenges on our way to bridge the language barriers of our world are manifold and will lead us to platforms and mediums other than textile as well…” – they explained on their official page.

The three friends with funny ideas, George, Steven and Florian met one day start a work on their t-shirt that makes it easier to communicate in a foreign language when you are traveling. The idea was born when one of them traveled by motorbike in Vietnam, and...