Tag - Fashion

Illustration of movie camera with words favorite fashion documentaries

Fashion Documentaries, Kristen’s Picks

I am a sucker for a good documentary, especially ones focusing on creative people. Fashion documentaries in particular are one of my weaknesses. I find it fascinating to see how creative people work and build a business. Plus, fashion designers are inspiring on so many levels – visually, creatively, and professionally. As an entrepreneur, I love to learn how other people built their businesses and learn from their mistakes. What have I been watching lately? Here's a round-up of...

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4 color swatches with title Spring 2022 Color Trends

Spring 2022 Runway Color Trends

Every year, spring marks a time of awakening. Flowers bloom, birds sing, trees grow leaves. Humans and animals emerge from the dark days of winter. It’s a season of rebirth, renewal, and hope. As we pored through photos from the Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear collections, there was a noticeable feeling of hope and optimism. Two years after the beginning of the COVID pandemic, people are feeling a sense of (sometimes cautious) optimism. People are starting to travel again, go to theaters,...

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Talking Trends with Koskia Bello

When people think of fashion designers, one might think of an eccentric genius commandeering an entire fashion house, cigarette in hand. Yet that is just a tiny slice of the picture and leaves out legions of incredibly talented fashion designers designing collections for brands we all love, own, and wear. Koskia Bello is one such person. As Design Director of Retail Markets for golf brand Greg Norman, she is in charge of design and development for their menswear lines....

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2021 Spring Runway Trends & Color Forecast

This month we've been poring over the 2021 Spring Ready-to-Wear collections looking for inspiration and trends to share. This year was particularly interesting given the collections were all created in the early days of the pandemic and there were few traditional runway shows. Designers responded creatively in both their collections and how they presented them to the press and public. As always, we created a Pinterest board highlighting the biggest 2021 spring runway trends we spotted. (Be sure to give us...

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Sustainable Textiles as Trends in Fashion and Home Furnishings

Sustainable Textiles On & Off the Runway

In our March trend letter, we talked all about color and design trends from the Fall 2020 Ready-To-Wear Runways. In addition to vibrant, saturated colors and oversized silhouettes, a major theme emerged about sustainable textiles and manufacturing practices. Consumers are aware of the toll fast fashion is having on the planet and, as a result, are asking designers hard questions. Where are your materials being sourced? Who is making those materials and your garments? How transparent is your production...

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2020 Spring Runway Color Trends

At Design Pool, we love tracking trends, and color is one of our favorite trends to track. Color is such an integral part of our day to day business and color trends are constantly providing direction and inspiration to our designers as they color designs for the market’s end-use. Over the years, we have learned that most color trends begin their life cycle on the runways of major fashion houses and by the color experts at companies such as...

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