It is time once again from 29 to 31 March 2019: Specialised trade visitors from all over the globe will meet up at h+h cologne to inform themselves about the latest trends in the textile handicraft industry. Next year things are going to be particularly colourful. Because this time the motto of the event zone "my lovely livingroom" is "colour your business!". Under this title, in the event and workshop programme h+h cologne 2019 is placing a special focus on current and successful approaches for customer acquisition, sales promotions and customer loyalty.
Sustainability has been one of the major themes of the season, and its importance was well and truly confirmed at Milano Unica, endorsed firmly by themes and fabrics in the trend area, individual collections and by the high-profile opening ceremony. A special section devoted to sustainable fabrics in the Trend Area underlined its importance. Sustainability as a major driver can only be of advantage to wool. The message: Save the Planet included video and trend installations.
Ecology and Fashion: the combination is the topic of the moment. This is not a passing shift for environmental issues but it is an urgency that requires commitment and dedication by all. Above all it involves fashion that uses its language to affect not only aesthetics, but also lifestyles and ways of thinking.
Life energy and the stunning beauty of flowers have provided inspiration for BOOM, PITTI BLOOMS, the leading theme of the summer trade shows. New creative ideas that blossom just like flowers: improbable, effervescent and ironic.
The pleasure of travel, the dream to bring together different cultures, the game of connecting past and present and the desire to rediscover historical figures of aesthetic and cultural importance: these are the cornerstones on which MILANO UNICA’s new trends for next Spring-Summer 2018 have been based.
A surplus theme, military chic, placing great emphasis on parkas, army jackets, chinos, bermudas, a denim, clean tie and die section, and a more sophisticated graphic black and white theme, sharply cut, for an evening feel.
Designer made custom sneakers designed with Facebook and Twitter themes.
Designed by Gerry McKay, these two custom made Facebook and Twitter sneakers are a beauty to look at. For those familiar with Facebook and who have their own account in one of the two sites, the resemblance is uncanny, for besides the color themes, there are additional little touches.
The 27-year-old singer had the snake-themed jewellery designed especially for the 'Sweet Dreams' promo by Bijules designer Jules Kim.
Jules told Life and Style magazine: "I designed a set of four nail rings for her that cost about $36,000.
"I was commissioned to make something unique and special for her. She got a whole set of them. They're all encrusted in diamonds, and each snake has two rubies for eyes."