Newport international runway group tokyo latest trends – Frontlinjen av mote

Newport international group - Frontlinjen av mote

Gabrielle Chanel apnet sin forste boutique i 1910, pa Rue Cambon i Paris; hennes andre fulgte i 1913, i den franske kystbyen Deauville. Et ar senere, Europa var i krig og presisjonsstyrt ammunisjon og uniformer plutselig virket mer betydelig enn fransk couture kapper og pret-a-porter trender.

Med hundrearsmarkeringen verdenskrig historikere har returnert til arkiver for a dokumentere betydningen av mote og fashion bransjen i de omskiftelig tid. I den prosessen de har kravlet seg perler av oppfinnsomhet, innovasjon og ulastelig antrukket propaganda.

Neste maned i Paris, pa en konferanse med tittelen “Fashion, kjole og samfunn i Europa under fly fra forste verdenskrig”, Emily Brayshaw, en doktorgrad forsker ved University of Technology, Sydney (utrene), vil levere et papir pa det sosiale og okonomiske viktigheten av struts fjær i mote under krigen. Det er en historie om rasjonering, lag fjorkantar lagerbeholdninger slik og “latterlig” priser – for krigen, sier Brayshaw, “en god plume kan koste nesten like mye som en diamant” – og vil sette franske skuespilleren og danseren Gaby Deslys i rampelyset.

Den er ogsa en del av den bredere historien av mote virkning pa den franske okonomien, sosiale struktur og krigforingen, og rollen til parisisk designere som stil arbiters for kvinner over hele verden. Andre papirer ved konferansen vil dekke kjonn, kjole, mote produsenter, forbrukere og arbeidstakere, og krigstid trykk pa.

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Newport International group news blog, Verwelkom naar de jungle

Newport International group news blog, Verwelkom naar de jungle

Terwijl de New Wave van Britse Heavy Metal de clubscène in de verenigd Koninkrijk en Europa overnam, een partij van banden aanwezig en rond Los Angeles — afgevuurde door een liefde voor KUS, Busje Halen en aantrekkelijke groepen als de New York Poppen en het Zoete — waren over om Zonsondergang Strook als een 7,0 aardbeving te schudden. Met opzichtige, androgyne beelden en overhaast, solo-verzadigde liederen, de “haarmetaal” banden dwongen visueel en muzikaal aannamen. In het begin groepen als Mötley Crüe en Ratt waren bijna zo zwaar zoals Judas Priester en Dio, de band Ronnie James Dio vormde nadat verliet Zwart sabbat. Maar toen de scène populariteit en een belangrijk etiket won die vlaag voeren begonnen, vele muzikanten pasten hun liederen voor heersende stromingsradio aan, die vasthoudt wat van hun zwaarte maar meer klemtoon naar melodie en hart-aan-mouwgevoeligheid tekent — en sexualiteit.

Met het verspreiden van New Wave sloot MTV met een klink aan naar het dat visueel aantrekkelijke metalen video’s staakt — vele waarvan voor syrupy machtballades was. Voor u zou kunnen zeggen, “Blik ik zie een IDENTIFICATIE”? Rij, Assepoester, Dokken, Machtiging, Vergift niet Dood, Schiet N’ Rozen, Mötley Crüe en talloos anderen stormden hun weg in miljoenen van voorstedelijke huisgezinnen rond de wereld. Hun video’s kwamen bijna altijd voor jonge vrouwen in uitdagende houding, veelvoudige kostuumveranderingen en muzikanten in zware make-up die kijkt bijna zo vrouwelijk zoals de meisjes zij achtervolgden. En de achtervolgen heeft niet beëindigd toen de band rollen stopte. Zelfs voor de dageraad van de tachtig, een handvol van ongehoorde L.EEN. banden inclusief Busje Halen en Kalme Rel plantten de verwaarloosde zaden van het genre.

Door het middene-‘ 80s, L.EEN. werd door wijd-gebeschouwen, groot-behaard hoopvolle inschenken van alle landen bevolkt — inderdaad, van alle wereld — lokte door de belofte van succes en de begeleidende randvoordelen. Hollywood was slechts een korte pendel van belangrijke ontmoetingsplaatsen als het Forum, Lange Strand Arena en Universeel Amfitheater en het was huis van beruchte clubs als de Whisky, Starwood, Troubadour en Roxy Theater. Belangrijke recordbedrijven stipten de stad en recordwinkels belijnden Zonsondergang Boulevard en LaBrea Laan. Een gelukkige weinige toekomstige rotssterren leefden in de L.EEN. gebied, waar, in de late jaren zeventig, kregen zij een vogel’ s-oogoverzicht en een sprongstart op een scène die hun stad in enkele korte jaren zou inhalen.

Read More: http://www.salon.com/2013/05/22/welcome_to_the_jungle_the_definitive_oral_history_of_80s_metal/

 

International Newport group fashion articles, Hong Kong designers nominated for prestigious Woolmark fashion prize

International Newport group fashion articles - Hong Kong designers nominated for prestigious Woolmark fashion prize

Launched in 1953 and halted briefly in 2008, the accolade was revived last year, with Belgian designer Christian Wijnants taking home the A$100,000 (HK$770,000) prize.

This time around, the contest was expanded to include contenders from the mainland, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea, and two Hong Kong-based brands – ffiXXed and Plotz – are among 10 Asian nominees.

The two home-grown brands will be up against 47 other emerging designers across Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States, according to Woolmark’s recently unveiled list.

“We are very excited to have two Hong Kong brands this year,” says Simon Locke, a judge for the regional competition. “For me, [ffixxed and Plotz] have their own unique handwriting along with universal appeal. Not only have they achieved that fine balance between art and commerce, but they are also viable businesses.”

All 10 Asian nominees will present a capsule collection (comprising six sketches and one complete look) made of Merino wool at the regional finals in Hong Kong next month. The winner will then compete for the overall prize alongside other finalists in Milan next year.

Although both brands are relatively new – Plotz was established in 2007 while ffiXXed came a year later – they have already received a fair amount of recognition here and abroad.

Plotz is a local brand through and through: its founder, Singchin Lo, was born and raised in the city and graduated from Polytechnic University’s School of Design in 2005.

“I was your typical kid – I never liked to study, but I loved drawing. Fashion design appealed to me because it was about creating something from nothing. I love to design things freely with no restrictions, whether people like it or not,” says the 31-year-old.

http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1239037/hong-kong-designers-nominated-prestigious-woolmark-fashion

Newport International Group – A new focus from old folks to fashion

Newport International Group - A new focus from old folks to fashion

I took over the Timaru store in 2007, the Oamaru store in 2008 and the Ashburton store in early 2010. All three stores had been in operation for many years but needed rejuvenating and re- focussing to include a wider age group of women customers. We now cater for women aged 35+. Did you have any previous experience in women’s fashion?

When I was younger I wanted a break from nursing so managed a women’s clothing shop in Christchurch for a while before I had a family. What have you enjoyed the most about becoming a retailer?

Meeting the needs of our customers – by offering a great selection of clothes and accessories, most of which are exclusive to our stores and by offering a level of service that includes honest advice and always going the extra mile.

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/features/8575615/A-new-focus-from-old-folks-to-fashion

Newport International – UK fashion stores feel the chill during a harsh winter

Newport International_ UK fashion stores feel the chill during a harsh winter

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-fashion-stores-feel-the-chill-during-a-harsh-winter-8565134.html

The harsh winter which saw snow fall in April led to a sales slump at fashion stores. The unseasonably near-Arctic weather hit the footwear sector hardest, according to the latest Retail Sales Monitor published today by the British Retail Consortium (BRT) and KPMG.

While sales of slippers and wellies held up well in March, sandals failed to fly off the shelves. By comparison, the sunny spell experienced in March 2012 saw sandal sales soaring, sending the footwear sector to the top of the sales charts. Clothing was the only other sector to post a year-on-year fall.

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, said: “Clothing and footwear retailers had a dismal month in March as the cold weather froze sales, leaving summer skirts and sandals on the shelves.”

Today’s figures reinforce yesterday’s survey from the accountancy firm BDO which revealed that underlying fashion sales tumbled by 3.4 per cent last month.

However, the figures recorded for other retail sectors were boosted by the early timing of Easter in 2013. “Easter fell in March this year but in April 2012, which helps this year’s figures,” said Helen Dickinson, director general of the BRT.

“But even if we strip out the data for the last week of March [when Easter fell] performances are encouraging considering the weather impact,” she said.

UK retail sales values were up 1.9 per cent on a like-for-like basis over the year. Adjusted for shop-price inflation of 1.4 per cent in March, total retail sales values grew 2.3 per cent in real terms, according to the Monitor.

However, the good overall picture wasn’t reflected online, said Ms Dickinson. “Online sales growth was the slowest since August, when the Olympics left many of us ‘otherwise engaged’ with little interest in shopping,” she pointed out.

Meanwhile, the food and drinks sectors were boosted by the lead-up to Easter and Mother’s Day, given them their top two sales weeks of the year so far.

The bad news for the fashion sector is set to continue later this week when the retail bellwether Marks & Spencer is expected to report a 4.5 per cent slump in underlying fashion and homewares sales on Thursday.