Leggings have long been designated for running on treadmills or lounging around. In fact, the stretchy bottom is considered so off-duty that it has frequently landed people in hot water when spotted outside a relaxed setting—particularly when worn as pants. Leggings have been controversially banned from some schools, and just last month, two young women were denied entry on a United Airlines flight because their spandex didn’t fit the carrier’s dress code for “buddy passes” awarded to family and friends of employees. But compared to those less-than-favorable cameos in the news, leggings are having a rather chic moment on the runway.
For Spring 2017, Max Mara went with all-over botanical print athleisure, pairing a track jacket with some eye-catching leaf leggings, while Stella McCartney showed a more out-on-the-town look with a red lace dress. For a cool compromise between gym and cocktail hour, look no further than Giambattista Valli’s Fall 2017 collection, which chose black Nike spandex to go with a frilled blouse. Yoga lovers can rework their flared versions for every day, too: At Paco Rabanne, for Spring 2017, the low-slung sun salutation–favorite received a moody rocker–meets–Bella Hadid makeover, thanks to a cropped sleeveless hoodie.
If you’re looking to take the fashion legging outside of the gym—or dare to board a plane in it—Vogue Associate Market Editor Alexandra Gurvitch suggests that you keep the proportions in mind. “Shows like Balenciaga and Stella McCartney gave me full permission to wear leggings to places other than to the gym,” she explains. “I am obsessed with the slim silhouette and tend to wear a fuller top to counterbalance them.” Here, the best legging looks to take safely and chicly onto the street and all places beyond.
With a new year, a lot of new trends come in. Be it fashion, beauty, technology or anything else for that matter, a new year brings with it a wave of freshness for every aspect of our daily lives.
So just like every other year, 2017 has also come with a new set of fashion trends that will set your wardrobe ablaze. Last year is passé, and so are it’s fashion trends. Let us now take you through some latest things that will be in vogue in 2017. #1. Velvet
Gone is the time of denim shirts and jackets. This is the year of velvet. From jackets to dresses, sarees to lehengas, velvet will sell like hot cakes in every possible attire this year. And, trust us! Nothing makes a person look more royal than a velvety outfit. So, grab some already. #2. Choker necklaces
While chunky, antique looking jewellery was in vogue last year, this will be the season of sophisticated yet supremely hot-looking choker neckpieces. Although, these uber looking trinkets did create quite a stir last …
On occasion of her new book on fashion design education, Fashion Thinking: Creative Approaches to the Design Process (AVA, February 2013), Fiona Dieffenbacher--director
of the BFA in Fashion Design at Parsons the New School for Design--reflects on new and
exciting approaches to fashion education: by Fiona Dieffenbacher
The main question to be asked of fashion education today is “Are we training students to design clothes or to create fashion?” To be makers, creators, or both?” At Parsons The New School for
Design we have re-approached our curriculum to address these questions, which has led to
innovative, new pathways for our students to develop as designers.
In order to understand the difference between the spheres of making and creating fashion, we have
focused on design thinking as a method of envisioning a reality that does not yet exist, and as a
means for achieving innovation. Fashion thinking involves harnessing the vast array of skills
at the designer…
When you take a vacation in the sun, one item you must remember to pack is a hat to protect yourself from the sun's harsh rays. But have you ever tried to take a woven hat with you on vacation? It's basically impossible to pack without crushing, so you end up wearing it en route on the plane, or carrying it along with your luggage.
But a fabric sun hat is the best of both worlds: You can fold and pack it along with your clothes, but when unfolded, it will provide shade and keep you from getting burnt. The steps below look long and complicated, but trust me, this couldn't be easier! Just follow along with each step of this sewing tutorial, and you'll have your own version in no time.
HOW TO MAKE AN FABULOUS & FOLDABLE FABRIC SUN HAT
STEP 1: GATHER YOUR TOOLS.The Rain and Sun Hat Pattern by Lorenna Buck DesignsMedium to heavy weight fabric for the top of the hat and both rimsMedium to light weight fabric for the cap liningLightweight woven fusible …