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How Are Designer Dresses Designed?

In this latest inspiration guide, we sat down with Jennifer Ehrenfeld, senior vice president of design at Cache clothing in the Garment District of New York City. We’re here to ask Jennifer a few questions about what goes into the making a collection and how she and her team start to create the look we all want to have.

Can you take us through the concept and process behind the February collection?

It’s really all about trends; we are such a fashion trend based business here at Cache. We are always looking at and immersing ourselves in trend research whether it’s from runway or from street style. Also, (we are) looking back, to reference the archives here at Cache. We have an extensive archive collection that we can really draw from. Our woman really loves print and color so that’s such a huge influence for us when we are creating the collection, so we keep that top of mind throughout the creative process. In designing the February collection we really wanted to stick to classic combinations of reds and pink tones off of black and white — accenting beautiful florals, the trend for soft dressing and just great pieces that our customer would love.

You mentioned colors. How do you come up with the color palettes and textile designs?

We attend all of the textile shows throughout the year and some of the color stories start with what we see at the shows — they are important to the fashion business.  Often we are inspired with what we see on the runways at the international fashion shows. We also take into account what our customer really likes as far as color and use that as a barometer as well.

For the prints, while we look to the trends, we have such an amazing textile design team here that really can create amazing works of art. Really manipulating the prints and taking them into these beautiful, beautiful dresses.

What was some of the inspiration behind the direction of this collection for yourself and your team?

Today we are a global society much of what we see and do is affected by pop-culture, in the music, film and the arts.  So much is happening with street style and with bloggers like you, Morgan, so my team and I like to take a 360° view of the world as we look for inspiration.

When creating a new collection what is some of the things that inspire you and your team?

It’s all about being relevant. As I mentioned earlier, there so much happening today in street-style –there is this underground movement from bloggers on an international platform – it’s exciting! We’ve been really following and learning a lot from those influencers. And as we are a multi-channel retail brand with an ecommerce platform, it’s really important to understand and predict what our customer wants regionally as well as globally.

How would you describe the Cache girl?

The Cache girl (she) is confidant, she loves to have fun, she loves fashion, she really loves to take care of herself and feel good about herself and we love to celebrate that with her.

What is one of the most exciting things about seeing your designs come to life?

The thing that is so cool about watching a design come from sketch into reality is that fashion is really like sculpture. Its taking something and watching it go through every single step.

The thing that I think is so cool is that we really try to envision something as we sketch a design but as its coming into reality it oftentimes morphs as we are draping it or as we are fitting it and it really sort of takes on a life of its own and evolve into something completely different from what you had initially intended and that’s what I think is so exciting and cool about fashion.

Who most inspires you in your life?

I know it sounds predictable but I have to say my mom is one of my biggest inspirations, she is a lifelong learner and really tries to move herself forward, embracing what is new and relevant in the process; I really hope I continue to do that in my life as I get older. Tom Ford is another inspiration, coming from where he has to what he represents now. I have a huge admiration for him, and many of his clothes. I also have Tom Ford glasses that I adore – he is a big inspiration to me.

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Lingerie to Invoke the Senses

Nothing invokes the senses more than lingerie. Lingerie refers to a category of in vogue undergarments, lightweight coverlet robes, and alluring sleepwear. Sensuous materials that fashion lingerie pieces include comfortable, smooth, sometimes sheer, lightweight and delicately detailed fabrics like satin and silk, chiffon and charmeuse. Modern styles also use lycra and cotton to create touchably beautiful styles.

 

The world of lingerie is a 28.5 Billion dollar industry. The array of unmentionables have far exceeded corsets and risque underwear. Consumer’s tastes clearly range from the innocent to the adventurous. Further, a lingerie line also often includes accessories like garters, body jewelry, intimate arousal toys and aphrodisia like candles, scented oils, and masks.

Online boutiques have paved the way for shopper anonymity. Customers can feel safe and more relaxed while browsing lingerie styles from the comfort of their home or truly, anywhere in the world. When purchases are made, even shipping information is processed incognito. Consumers are often guaranteed indiscretion when shopping over the Internet.

The latest technology pertaining to lingerie production allows intimate designers to emphasize detail.
Embroidery, lace and bling components can be implemented affordably and the end-product with all the more customer appeal. Pieces that used to require hand-stitching are now able to be efficiently mass-produced through laser cutting and even the use of high-end product molds.

The benefits of lingerie are really endless. First camisoles, sexy slips, and panties give the person wearing them a sense of confidence, alongside the luxury of feeling sensuous and mature. Lingerie can be worn all of the time and anyone, either the wearer or whom they choose to share it with will enjoy it. With the present-day vast variety of lingerie styles and bra sizes, shoppers get to slip into pieces that fit them perfectly. Styles that go from practical to intimately exotic are of dual-benefit.

In the beginning, Lingerie was really created to free women from the restrictions of their awful 19th Century corsets. Remember, women were second-class in the fashion revolution. The corset quickly became obsolete when it was eventually traded in altogether for a brassiere. Next came a very high demand for breathable fabrics, and after that consumers demanded even smaller and more form flattering styles.

The original bra was created in 1914, but the Greeks were the first culture to support and enhance the breasts. Lingerie is a term that includes both women and men’s style undergarments. Finally, when it comes to breathable fabrics, historically women wore crotchless panties because only men were allowed to wear full coverage styles.

For any type of clothing to invoke the senses, it must be magical. Sexy undergarments allow the illusion, but they are also a tangible luxury. Regardless of the piece, shoppers can select from colors that speak to their senses. Red, black, bold or soft.
Pieces can be bewitching and others simply magnetic for romantic partners. Whatever the reason lingerie becomes a part of an individual’s style, making that special purchase will always be an excellent return on investment, every time.…

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A Complete Guide to Buy Watches for Women

The test of time, craftsmanship and style are three basic features you must look for while selecting watches for women. Yes, a true luxury watch will ascertain features that fetch a deluxe impression, attractive looks, and precision in time display. A fine timepiece quest will never be over if you are not aware of luxury watch categories.

Many women’s watches sold online are available in different styles, material, and sizes. First of all, you need to know that which size and brand you are looking for before surfing for the right type of women watch. When selecting a luxury Swiss watch you will find a genuine gold case in the package integrated with bracelet, a diamond-studded encrusted bezel and a stainless steel timepiece which is made with an exclusive craftsmanship. Here are some intricate features that exist in watches for women, which you should consider while selecting watches for women online-

Select a Style

The style is a major concern for every woman. There are various designs manufactured by versatile brands for women especially. Are you looking for wedding bracelet style watches or funky college casual style? Both are different from each other, but available for sale easily at the same online shopping portal. In the current era, stainless steel sleek watches are in fashion. The size of the dial is bigger than the previous shapes of the watches. Since a decade women are demanding for watches that cover a large area of their wrist. However, wedding watches for women are still the same simply adding new shapes, more studs and highlighted dials.

A Metal Strap Watch

 There are few types of watches in the metal category known as stainless steel, powder gun straps, and brass straps. These watches are mostly sold as unisex watches because they have a large dial of the same color of the strap. The inner circle of the watch is called dial, it has studs on every number with date and day column at one side. This is the most simple and sober design of a women wedding collection watch which is very popular nowadays.

Casual Wear Watches

 Women watches which are made up of the metallic dial and rubber straps usually count in casual fashion wear. Many watches under the category of casual watches are available in different colors. Some watch brand offers different reversible straps. You can change the strap according to the color of your dress you are wearing. Black, blue, red, yellow and green are some basic colors which are used for making rubber straps. Moreover, floral patterns are these days introduced in women watch category that brings funky, stylish and lively feel.

Brand

The vast number of brands sells watches for women in the Indian and international market. At the online shopping portals, you may find various brands giving promotional discounts. But what your beloved likes to wear is the foremost concern. Always select the brand which is gaining high ratings and reviews by customers. Because a brand conscious lady will always fall for the antique designs and brands that have patent designer watches in the market.

Special features watch

 Water resistance watches, automatic mechanism feature, calendar, moon phase dials, chronograph and stopwatch settings are some special features which you can find in an expensive branded watch.

Which functions used in automatic watches?

Watchmakers round the world use “Horology” process for creating master timepieces. Manual wind and automatic watches are always in demand by men and women. In elite designs of watches for women, you will notice mechanical movement display. These watches are precise and do not require heavy maintenance.

The price of the watch increases when chronograph technology is used as its complicated designing increases labor, production time and cost. So, now you have a fair idea about the type of features women look for in their watches. Sometimes a gift filled with emotions matters a lot than the brand you select. So always prefer the authentic watch store which assures quality, style, versatile pattern and maximum warranty for repairs.…

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