GK & adidas Official Apparel Sponsors of World Gymnastics

GK Elite Sportswear and adidas gymnastics have been named official apparel suppliers at the 2009 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in London England, October 13-18, 2009. As official apparel suppliers, GK and adidas will supply branded promotional apparel for the organizers of the event and offer GK and adidas gymnastics leotards and apparel for sale at the venue.

GK Elite Sportswear- Gymnastics Leotards and Apparel
This year's World Gymnastic Championships will be held in London for the first time. By tradition, these World Championships give a clear idea about the transformation in the ranks of stars - which established gymnasts will stay and defend their positions for 2012 and which new names should be noted in advance of the London Games. London 2009 will be a benchmark event for the new Olympic cycle (2009 - 2012) leading to the Olympic Games, which London will host in 2012, with The O2 hosting both the Basketball and Gymnastic events.

The Championships will see outstanding performances from the best gymnasts in the world representing China, Japan, USA, Romania, Russia, Poland, France, PRK, Korea, Croatia, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, along with many other strong gymnastics nations.

GK has also partnered with Universal Sports, who will supply live web coverage of the prelims and championships, limited broadcast television coverage throughout the US & worldwide, and provide on-demand video replays on their website, www.universalsports.com. Universal Sports, formerly World Championship Sports Network (WCSN), a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, serves as the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic and lifestyle sports programming. The Universal Sports Television Network and UniversalSports.com deliver an immersive experience via exclusive live and on-demand coverage of world-class competitions, interaction with top athletes and in-depth access to sports news and information year round. 







Gorgeous Rachel Pally and Lia Kes




Fabulous Party Dress


Complete Denimwear Brand - MD, Pepe Jeans


Pepe Jeans India plans to open 50 more outlets across India on a franchisee basis, which includes Tier II and Tier III towns and cities in the next 12 months in a bid to increase and strengthen its market presence, for which the brand has earmarked Rs 500 million, revealed Mr Chetan Shah, Managing Director of PJL Clothing (I) Ltd, the company which manages the brand in India.

While speaking exclusively to Fibre2fashion, Mr Shah shared details on the days from when Pepe Jeans stepped into India. He said, “Pepe Jeans London, entered the Indian market in 1989 and today is the No.1 international premium denim brand in India.

In the early period, there were no sprawling malls, there were no exclusive brand retail outlets, retailers were not updated of the international way to sell a pair of jeans, the infrastructure was poor etc and there were a lot of problems that Pepe Jeans had to deal to make the brand a success in India”.

He continued, “Pepe Jeans took off as a jeans brand in India. The brand extended its product offerings and grew into a complete denim wear brand with denim jackets, shirts etc along with its line of jeans. Gradually Pepe introduced an array of kints, wovens, denim bottoms, fashion denims, non-denim and accessories under its umbrella and today, Pepe is the only international brand to offer complete casual wear solutions for men and women”.

“Pepe Jeans is an absolute casual wear brand and sells everything one would associate with casual wear like casual cotton shirts, denim shirts, light-weight jeans, t-shirts, shirts, jackets cotton casual pants and accessories, thus Pepe Jeans London has transcended from a jeans brand to a complete lifestyle brand today and currently commands a 25 percent market share in the premium jeans and casual-wear segment and are targeting a 20 percent growth in the next five years," Mr Shah said.




Best of British fashion in Paris

The very best of British design - from posh frocks to quirky accessories, from a new generation of young hot stars to those who have a worldwide reputation to maintain – that’s what’s on offer from the record 150 companies showing in Paris next month at the Paris Fashion Week shows (2-6 October 2009).

Veneu: The Box, Pavilion Cambon-Capucines, 46 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris.
Date: 2-5 October 2009.

International buyers will be further tempted to purchase British designs as prices are very affordable – particularly those who can take advantage of the weak British pound.

Below is a selection of the collections on show. Full details of who is exhibiting where can be found on the Brits in Paris showguide, map and exhibitor listing at www.ukfashionexports.com

Below is a selection of the collections on show.
Posh Frocks
Avshalom Gur
David Fielden

Quirky Accessories
Alex Monroe (jeweller with a love of nature)
Rupert Sanderson (super shoes)
Rocio (amazing acacia wood handbags)

Top Hats
Misa Harada – quirky designs and collaborations with Yohji Yamamoto ( see picture attached)
Philip Treacy – grabs the headlines at the best society weddings
Stephen Jones – for 15 years in sync with Galliano

Rising stars
Meli Melo – revolutionising bag carrying – seen on the arms of Kate Middleton, Jaime Winstone and Kimberley Stewart
William Tempest – shades of Alexander McQueen combined with Roland Mouret and now collaborating with Sony VAIO
KTZ - Kokon Tozai – very bold, exciting, “insane”
Maria Francesca Pepe – fuses decorative design with wearability
Osman Yousefzada – acknowledged as the new King of the Little Black Dress 






Burberry Prorsum closes London Fashion Week

Burberry closed London Fashion Week with the showing of its Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring Summer 2010 collection.








The show at the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in Westminster, London celebrated the new Burberry headquarters at Horseferry House in Westminster as well as the 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week.





The show was attended by over 1300 guests including Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Emma Watson, Liv Tyler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mary-Kate Olsen, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Agyness Deyn, Alexa Chung, Mario Testino, Victoria Beckham, Maggie Cheung, Na Young Lee, Douglas Booth, Samantha Cameron, Donna Air, David Walliams, Jamie Campbell Bower and Jaquetta Wheeler.

The Burberry show was streamed live for the first time directly from the show space in London at live.burberry.com where online viewers were allowed to comment on the collection.







Bhagalpur Silk Cluster
 

Fresh & Edgy 2010 Mens Apparel Line By Quagmire

Quagmire, the lifestyle apparel company known for its edgy, modern golf and sportswear, announces the premier of its 2010 men's collection highlighted by contrasting color combinations, casual styling and new fabrications.

Designed to transition seamlessly from the 18th green to 19th hole and beyond, Quagmire's latest looks feature an array of bright and pastel hues, cut-and-sew detailing and unique logo and pocket placement. Inspired by sport and street fashion, the brand's polos, sweaters, shorts, pants and outerwear include style names like "Duffer," "Pondskipper," and "Choke."

Crafted from Quagmire's exclusive, environmentally-friendly "Gud 'N Dri" fabric, the line's polos are available in several textures including pique, interlock and a cotton slub. The 2010 collection also includes a new "Recycled Honeycomb" 100 percent polyester cloth.

Performance enhancing characteristics of the Gud 'N Dri family include breathability, durability, fast-drying properties, UV protection and antimicrobials to keep the wearer cool and comfortable. The pieces are soft, static-free and wrinkle- and piling-resistant. For bottoms, Quagmire has introduced a woven-nylon, seersucker plaid and cotton stripe, among other fabrications.

"Quagmire's look is about being comfortable and relaxed," says co-founder Geoff Tait. "We've designed our men's clothing to fit our customer's lifestyle. Whether it's hanging out with the guys at the bar Friday night, golfing on Saturday or hitting the beach -- the pieces are easy and look great."

Available in sizes S-XXL and 28-40, the 2010 collection includes more than 30 pieces, plus belts and hats to complete any outfit.

Worn by both Hollywood celebrities and Tour professionals, the brand's "Not Fit for the Fairway," slogan stresses that golfers don't have to be low handicappers to have fun and look great --on and off the course. 






Amazing fashion styles of Hitler





Tarun Tahiliani presents GLAMOUR BY LAKME at Grand Finale


The most spectacular show of the season was undoubtedly the Grand Finale at Lakme Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 when India’s top designer, Tarun Tahiliani presented his fabulous collection based on the GLAMOUR BY LAKME 2009 collection comprising RED CARPET GLAM,UPTOWN GLAM, RESORT OR GOA GLAM and GYPSY GLAM.

No longer identified as the Red Carpet look, glamour now has many nuances and it’s exploration by Lakmé Grand Finale designer, Tarun Tahiliani was a fabulous mix of fashion and beauty. The Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Mumbai was transformed into a wonderland, with three giant crystal chandeliers on the ramp which gently rose to the ceiling at the start of the show. The walls of the ballroom were swathed in hundreds of metres of luxurious fabric and resembled an opulent Mughal Darbar. Three giant gold frames on the stage swiveled around as the lights dimmed, to reveal the elegant models - and the dazzling show began.

It was a Flashback to Glamour as Tarun divided the show called “The Painterly Vision” into drapes that featured saris, gowns, togas, tunics, Grecian, jersey NavVaaris, fringed kurtas and of course the Pegged Drape. 53 models glided down the ramp in gorgeous outfits which were breathtakingly beautiful in their craftsmanship and the Indian rock music was the perfect accompaniment to the Indowestern garments.

The second part was colourful and tribal with the most amazing boleros teamed with modern shirts and finely tailored trousers all embellished with phulkari, ombre and the elegant Bhagalpur fabrics with block prints were turned into swaying kurtas.






Mandira & Rehane show romantic and luxury line for S/S

Mandira Wirk and Rehane presented pure western wear for S/S 2010 at LFW


Perfect Spring/Summer 2010 fabrics like linen, organza, silk, jersey and chiffons were the basis for Mandira Wirk’s collection at Lakme Fashion Week. Called “Humble Luxe” the garments had a colour story that ranged from touches of inky smudges, tea stains and faded rust for women’s wear that had were stylish and elegant.

The utterly feminine fabrics were turned into some very international looking styles. With laser cutwork as her forte, Mandira created the most stylish western wear with that elegant resort wear touch. One shoulder minis, body hugging jersey halters, draped skirts and bodices, stylish cropped pants with striking flap detailing - the look was very well conceived and presented. The stunners where the sheer printed colour blocked tunic, the very innovative hooded draped silk jersey top teamed with cropped pants, the lapel neckline textured shift with a waist coat and the scrunch effect halter top with wrap skirt.

The detailing that made an impact was the use of zippers for not only to hold the dress together but also as embellishment, as it appeared all over the dresses and glittered under the lights. The finale was show stopping Celeb Maliaka Arora Khan glided down the ramp in a slinky orange draped goddess gown with gold detailing. Once again Mandira Wirk scored with an utterly hot selling collection on either side of the globe.







Cool Fashion Dress




Versatile clothing applications with elastic fibres

Narration of Elastic and Its Use in Clothing


Elastic is a small narrow loop of rubber or similar material used for tightening, gripping, and holding of things with ease purposes. It has the quality of being stretched and then returning back to its original shape. Elastic has different names like rubber bands, gum bands, binder, and lacquer band.







The account of elastic has its roots back to thousands of years. The modern elastic band goes back to the mid 19th century. From the very start man knew there were certain objects that would spring back to their original shape when the pressure applied on them was removed.


At first, this thing infuriated man but with the discovery of fire and generate the wheel, man also thought of using elastics in his life. This property of elasticity was commonly showed by the animal parts, which man ate. Thus, the first elastic strings were born, which were made from animal gut to hold things together. With the passage of time, man realised that these strings of elastic could also be used as weapons. When a bullet was laden in to these elastic strings, they were thrust through the air at a great velocity. This resulted in the creation of bow and arrow.


Rubber is a very popular elastic material several of the goods made from rubber are bounced around, stretched, and pounded, and since they are elastic they return to their original shape. Because of this property, people use rubber in a lot various ways. It was named rubber because people found out it could rub the pencil stains. Rubber was used by the Early American Indians before Columbus even set his foot there. They called it Caoutchouc derived from the word cahuhchu meaning weeping wood.


This substance was obtained from the sap of the rubber tree. The unique rubber bands in older existence were completed from the latex sap of rubber trees. Nonetheless, today rubber bands are made from technology that is more modern and materials. The Mayans also added juice from vines to the rubber sap to create a durable and elastic material to bind things together. This was the first type of the rubber band. Later in 1845 modern rubber band was made. In 1923, first mass production of rubber bands was started by William Spencer.


Other elastic materials have also quite a few uses. Rubber has various uses in today's world. Rubber is used for tires, elastic bands and other bouncy and stretchable objects. Elastic materials are also used in sports. Insulated, elastic balls are essential to various sports as non-elastic balls would deform when used. Basketballs, volleyballs, and soccer balls have to be elastic to allow them to their normal shape.





Bhagalpur Silk Cluster

‘Graffiti’ - Rachel's love of art

Rachel Roy, a division of Jones Apparel Group, Inc, announced that a limited edition graffiti collection inspired by Rachel's love of art will be debuting alongside the new Rachel Rachel Roy collection. In collaboration with renowned tag artist SenOne, Rachel has created a vibrant graffiti pattern for a limited edition sportswear, footwear, and handbag collection.

The graffiti collection, consisting of unique, hand-graffitied pieces, is the first in a series of limited edition capsule collections that will merge fashion and art to bring a unique element to the Rachel Rachel Roy brand.

Founder and artistic director Rachel Roy said, "The mix of uptown versus downtown is always interesting and inspiring to me. Through the collaboration with SenOne, we were able to create a wearable piece of art. Being able to offer this limited edition print in clothing, footwear and handbags allows women to create their own, individual look, whether that means being a bit bold and wearing the pieces from head-to-toe or simply adding a shoe or handbag for a touch of print."

Tag artist SenOne said, "Working with Rachel reminds me of hooking up with another tag artist to create a train. You both bring the best of what you do to the table and the results are super cool."






Quagmire unveils 2010 women's apparel golf collection

Quagmire, the lifestyle apparel company known for its edgy, modern golf and sportswear, announces the debut of its 2010 women's collection showcasing bright colors, fun plaids and stripes, and distinctive styling.

Combining elements from sport and street fashion, Quagmire's latest collection offers vibrant, colorful looks that are designed to take the wearer from the greens to the downtown scene. The array of polos, sweaters, shorts, pants, dresses, skirts and outerwear are available in shades that range from eye-catching orange and green to baby pink and blue with contrast detailing throughout the line.

Crafted primarily from Quagmire's exclusive, environmentally-friendly "Gud 'N Dri" fabric, the 2010 collection features a variety of textures in its tops, including pique, interlock and a cotton slub jersey. Performance characteristics of these soft, static-free, wrinkle- and piling-resistant pieces include breathability, durability, fast-drying properties,UV protection and antimicrobials to provide comfort on and off the course. Additionally, Quagmire offers woven nylon, cotton stripe and seersucker plaid fabrications in its bottom styles.

"You don't have to be a serious golfer to wear Quagmire," says co-founder Geoff Tait. "Our women's styles are fresh and playful -- perfect for hitting the fairways with the guys, or shopping and lunch with the girls. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary this year, we know it's about looking good and feeling great in what you wear, wherever you are."

Emphasizing its light-hearted approach to fashion, Quagmire's 2010 women's designs include names like "Heckler," "Gimmee" and "Lipout." The distinctive collection is highlighted by cut-and-sew detailing, unique logo and pocket placement, and feminine fits across nearly 40 styles in sizes ranging from XS-XXL and 0 to 14.

Worn by both Hollywood celebrities and Tour professionals, the brand's "Not Fit for the Fairway," slogan serves to characterize its combination of golf and street fashion. The new collection is outlined in a 52-page catalog that is currently available for retailers and media members. 






Raga Flora from Titan displays beauty & sensuality


Titan announced the launch of Raga Flora, an exquisite range of watches for women. Renowned Bollywood actress Ms. Nandana Sen in the presence of Mr. Ajoy Chawla, Vice President– Titan & Retail, unveiled these beautiful ornate watches as a perfect accessory for the festive season. Inspired by exotic flowers this collection promises to add sensuality and sparkle to your attire.

Every watch from the collection truly represents the values of beauty, femininity and sensuality and has been crafted elegantly in distinctive flower forms and embellished with crystals.
IRIS: Inspired by the exotic Iris flower, this watch is a delicate mist of Swarovski crystal shimmers, a splash of gold with exquisite and fine detailing in mother-of-pearl dial. Also available in rose gold and steel.
CALLA: is a contemporary bracelet that also tells time. The use of Swarovski crystals and the fine workmanship in the mother of pearl dial is as striking and beautiful as the Calla lily which lends its form to this watch. This watch is available in steel, rose gold and gold.
VIOLA: Dainty and elegant, this rose gold Viola is shimmering with exquisitely placed Swarovski crystals delighting and warming the heart with its burst of light. This watch also comes in steel and gold.

The award winning Titan Design Studio has designed this stunning collection.

Speaking at the launch Mr. Ajoy Chawla, Vice President – Titan said, “Raga Flora collection expresses the desire of every woman today – to adorn, enchant and mesmerize. The Raga Flora collection is a coming together of a feminine insight to adorn with flowers and the global trend of “bling” resulting in a delightfully contemporary form.The highly distinctive and alluring feminine designs is a reiteration of Raga’s promise to be an intimate part of woman’s wardrobe and an expression of her distinct style.”



Lauren Conrad Spring 2009 Fashion Show




Fashion TV - Valentino - Summer 2009 - Paris Fashion Week



Tribal Fashion In Today's Fashion Trends

Kimora Lee rocks Baby Phat Fashion at NYFW


Kimora Lee Simmons has become one of the most successful and influential woman in fashion and entertainment by keeping her finger placed firmly on the pulse of culture and society. Her Baby Phat Collection exploded onto the fashion scene by tapping into her instinctive knowledge of future trends. So it should come as no surprise that she would be turning New York Fashion Week on its head with a hot new runway show concept. On September 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM at Roseland Ballroom she will host her world famous runway show for fashion press. Simultaneously she will broadcast a live viewing of the show for her fans at "the crossroads of the world," Times Square. Kimora is bringing her fans into the fashion week experience at the most exciting venue in the world.

The success of Baby Phat can be attributed to its ability to blend the feel of couture fashions with the modern influences of art, poetry, and music. Always ahead her time, Kimora was one of the first fashion houses to actively communicate with her customers through innovative promotions and technologies. Twitter, Facebook, exciting in-store events and an active online Baby Phat community are just a few of the ways she has stayed in direct touch with her fans. Now Kimora brings her fans in even deeper by giving them the chance to experience her famed fashion show in a dramatic over-the-top setting. It's no question that this live broadcast of her famed fashion show comes with of course, a host of exciting activities including the pink balloon contest.

For those avid Baby Phat fans, answering questions about their favorite celebrity designer and her collection for the chance to win one of the several fabulous prizes is an excellent incentive to take part in this live broadcast. The pink balloon contest entails a host of questions and a variety of balloons that contain notes to the prizes that these lucky individuals will receive. 





Bhagalpur Silk Cluster

Portland Fashion Week to deliver powerful lineup



Portland Fashion Week's Program Delivers a Powerful and Valuable Lineup

Exciting new partnerships and shows will include:
- An installation fashion & trunk show with PFW Designers as part of 5-Star Hotel The Nines' 9/9/09 Special Event
- TriMet's "Green Means Go" grand opening of the Max Green Line show in Pionner Square on September 12th
- Emerging Designer competition and Showcase culminating on October 8 with an amazing sponsor prize package to help launch the next big star!
- Manifest Oregon's Bicycle Festival featuring a PFW bike fashion show sponsored by Momentum Magazine on October 10


The Schedule Structure of Portland Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 Collections
 
- Wednesday October 7
Moving Fashion - Featuring Icebreaker, Defyance Clothing, Sweden's Gersemi, exciting footwear labels like Keen, and others, showcasing Portland's world-class active and urban-chic portfolio.

- Thursday October 8
The Emerging Designer Showcase - Featuring the Art Institute of Portland designers, and runway shows of emerging designers juried by a distinguished panel of industry professionals from our August 23rd Audition. The panel, a;long with that night's audience will vote on best of show, and an impressive prize package to help the winner on their professional path will be awarded to a grand prize winner announced at that evening's after-party!

- Friday October 9 and Saturday October 10 EVENING SHOWS
DESIGNER COLLECTIONS
Couture and Ready-to-Wear independent and eco-fashion designers and company labels from Portland, Seattle, across the country, Vancouver BC, Paris, and even Pakistan will launch their upcoming season collections
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Designers include:
 
FRIDAY OCT 9 DESIGNERS (in alphabetical order):
Amai Unmei (Portland)
Idom (Portland)
Jesica Milton (Seattle)
La Vie by Michelle DeCourcy (Portland)
WyattOrr (Seattle) 


Sales and Operations Planning for Textile & Apparel Industries


Process innovation and change are intricate always due to the complexity involved in altering the decisions, tasks, and skill sets of the people involved in the course of action. Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is an integrated business process which enables the organization to formalize and integrate the planning process, achieve focus, and co-ordination among all managerial functions. Updated sales plan, production plan, inventory plan, backlog, financial plan, and new product development plan are a part of S&OP. It helps the management to understand the current position of the company, anticipate the future consequences, and plan necessary actions accordingly.

This is a core business practice which is applied to conserve a margin and simultaneously satisfy the market demand. In any business, a well established S&OP process is the mark of excellence. A sales and operations plan is generally prepared on the basis on the Annual Operations Plan (AOP) which is based on sales and supply. Accordingly, an S&OP plan is solely to accomplish the AOP targets of the business. Each and every company does some form of S&OP already.

S&OP to enhance Supply Chain Management:

Supply chain in an organization is under tremendous pressure due to its increasing complexity, and supply chain volatility which makes it to face challenges that exceed those of the past. These mounting pressures make the business face difficulties in achieving the desired outcomes. Therefore, increasing number of organizations today, are opting for S&OP to align their demand plans, and achieve desired performance results. 

Bhagalpur Silk Cluster

FIFA Collections to appeal to both futbol (soccer) & fashion fans


In anticipation of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, FIFA Collections announces the U.S. launch of its Spring/Summer 2010 ranges, which takes futbol (soccer) inspired lifestyle designs to an exciting and impactful level while retaining their unique authentic sports heritage. The decision to launch a FIFA branded lifestyle apparel line globally in advance of the 2010 FIFA World Cup is timely, but even more so in the United States as the U.S. Men’s soccer team continues to make great strides in international competitions and the popularity of the sport continues to grow exponentially in this market.

The 2010 FIFA Collection takes cues from Fall/Holiday ‘09 which is currently being offered at select U.S. retailers. Spring ‘10 will represent the full launch of both properties by taking the authentic heritage and values of FIFA and the FIFA World Cup as design inspiration. The brand maintains its unique positioning; a fusion of futbol, fashion and culture. Each individual collection has a recognizable signature interlinked through FIFA’s rich sporting history.

FIFA Collections will appeal to both futbol (soccer) and fashion fans across the world and will carry the signature marks of the authentic futbol lifestyle brand. Unique inspiration from both key historic futbol moments merged with contemporary fashion trends underpin this exciting new range. 

Aveda cools off with NY’s hottest designers at S/S 2010 shows

Aveda, the maker of plant-derived hair care, skin care, makeup, and lifestyle products--and a global leader in corporate environmental sustainability-- celebrates five years of its innovative green backstage partnerships with New York Fashion Week designers. For Spring/Summer 2010, Aveda is collaborating with John Patrick Organic, Yigal Azrouel, Jason Wu, Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, and Rodarte to reduce the environmental impact of their shows by taking the following four steps:

• Replace bottled water with New York City tap water. Aveda will provide reusable 20 oz. non-toxic aluminum Earthlust bottles filled with New York City tap water.
• Eliminate use of fur in shows and in all retail iterations.
• Serve organic, locally-sourced food to models, stylists, makeup artists, and production staff backstage. Food provided by Aveda.
• Print all show materials on paper with a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content.

This season, Aveda turns up the heat on its green backstage program, helping fashionistas cool off with Ice Cream for the Earth. The Company has engaged a Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream truck, offering ice cream cones, regularly priced at $3.95, for a $1 donation to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) outside each of its five shows. Made with organic and locally-sourced ingredients, the Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream truck is a New York City sidewalk staple and summer favorite. Van Leeuwen concocts their ice cream's custard base using three ingredients: fresh, hormone free milk/cream from local farmers in Lewis County New York, egg yolks, and pure cane sugar.


Swarovski welcomes A/W with ‘Nature Reloaded’


Swarovski’s Autumn / Winter 2009 / 10 collection “Nature Reloaded” is solely dedicated to its source of inspiration – the breathtaking beauty of nature. The jewellery pieces are characterised by an enchanting and mystical interpretation of nature.

We have to brace ourselves for summer coming to an end. Let`s welcome the new season of the Indian summer as it has an equally special charm.

At this time of year nature creates a breathtaking spectacle of ever changing colours. Take the opportunity to mirror nature’s vibrancy and diversity with your style.

Elegance and femininity
Softly sparkling crystals dangling from your ears and around your wrists and neck will intensify your remaining tan. To add some colour to your outfit choose the Heat collection.

Blue, green and yellow crystals on a golden pendant keep summer feelings alive and will underline your feminine autumn look. The grey and black tones of the Gem jewellery match and perfect a classic outfit.



PROTEC-STYLE to introduce Marilyn line at Hightex


PROTEC-STYLE Lingerie is introducing the Marilyn panty at Expo Hightex (7-8 Oct 2009 in Montreal), a revolutionary panty with a special lining that keeps you dry while protecting clothing from stains. Comfortable, classically elegant, the Marilyn panty features the latest technology. The hypoallergenic and absorbent lining, for instance, contains Mystex, an incomparable breathable and waterproof membrane, while a permanent antimicrobial finish neutralizes odours. With its soft Tactel microfibre and upscale design, the Marilyn panty embraces the body, giving women the liberty to devote themselves to their day-to-day activities without interruption.

The collection's first model bears the name Marilyn in honour of the legendary photo of Marilyn Monroe, whose dress, over a subway grating in New York, blows upward to reveal her white panties. After 50 years of textile evolution, women of all ages will love the Marilyn panty experience. The confidences they've shared attest to the need in the market for a new kind of panty?a secret weapon against petty daily inconveniences. Whether they're on their period, doing sports or in cases of mild incontinence, the Marilyn panty is a cause for celebration.

So long, panty liners! Long-lasting and reusable, these panties are an intelligent choice, economically and ecologically.

An all-Canadian team, backed by Tricots Liesse and C.J. Grenier, has made the marriage of technical textiles and fine lingerie possible, one perfectly embodied by the Marilyn panty, a unique product competitive on a world scale. 

Tiffany designs the ultimate key to fashion


Tiffany & Co., the distinguished and legendary American design house and style icon, presents announces a new jewellery collection that holds the key to personal style and reveals the premier jeweller’s renowned legacy.

The new Tiffany Keys Collection is inspired by keys from the Tiffany & Co. archives. The work of skilled gold and silversmiths - these exquisitely crafted vintage keys unlock jewellery and keepsake boxes, diaries and steamer trunks.Other keys were designed as gem-encrusted brooches and charms. Even though Tiffany’s quality needs no seal of approval,the company guarantees impeccable quality and timeless style, one of the basic tenets of the jewellery house.

Commenting on the collection, Pegah Goldooz, General Manager Tiffany & Co., UAE said, “Tiffany’s new collection is amazing and perfect for the gifting season. Gifts are truly one of the highest forms of gratitude and good taste. And giving one at the right time makes it all the more special.These magical talismans are reworked in the Tiffany Keys Collection of pendants and charms in 18 karat yellow or rose gold, platinum with diamonds or sterling silver. Oozing ethereal beauty, these accessories are flashpoints of glamour for the season and years to come.”

Tiffany's ultimate Fashion key chain

Tiffany & Co., the distinguished and legendary American design house and style icon, presents announces a new jewellery collection that holds the key to personal style and reveals the premier jeweller’s renowned legacy.

The new Tiffany Keys Collection is inspired by keys from the Tiffany & Co. archives. The work of skilled gold and silversmiths - these exquisitely crafted vintage keys unlock jewellery and keepsake boxes, diaries and steamer trunks.Other keys were designed as gem-encrusted brooches and charms. Even though Tiffany’s quality needs no seal of approval,the company guarantees impeccable quality and timeless style, one of the basic tenets of the jewellery house.

Commenting on the collection, Pegah Goldooz, General Manager Tiffany & Co., UAE said, “Tiffany’s new collection is amazing and perfect for the gifting season. Gifts are truly one of the highest forms of gratitude and good taste. And giving one at the right time makes it all the more special.These magical talismans are reworked in the Tiffany Keys Collection of pendants and charms in 18 karat yellow or rose gold, platinum with diamonds or sterling silver. Oozing ethereal beauty, these accessories are flashpoints of glamour for the season and years to come.”

The collection includes an array of fanciful designs:
medallion-shaped keys that promise access to wondrous places; romantic heart-shaped keys that might keep love letters private; poetic flower-topped keys that are graceful and feminine; and luxurious keys set with sparkling diamonds.Worn alone or layered, Tiffany Keys are innately chic, keepers of a mysterious message for the keyholder to know and the curious to imagine.

Giving away a Tiffany pendant to your near and dear ones can create sparkle in their eyes. It is one of the best ways to celebrate love and friendship. Just pick one of them from your nearest store to create that incandescent gift-giving moment ever. Discover the new Tiffany Keys collection now available at Tiffany & Co. boutiques in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. What is more, each gift comes wrapped in Tiffany’s famous blue box, symbol of life’s finest moments.

How to Dress Hot, But Not Sleazy

1) She’s Got Leggings: This trend continues to have….legs. I must admit that black leggings look good paired with long tunics and worn under billowy skirts. But I can’t quite get used to many of you ladies wearing leggings (and only leggings) with short tops. Even worse, some have mistaken opaque tights or regular pantyhose for leggings. Not a good look.

2) Put Ya Freakum Dress On: If you’ve got it, I say flaunt it. Although a tight dress should accentuate your assets, it’s best to leave something to the imagination. And remember that this type of dress is strictly for a house/beach party or the club; not an office party, wedding, or family gathering.

3) Maximize Your Mini: A mini-skirt or mini dress can be a great fashion statement. But a mini that’s too short, too revealing, or too tight isn’t hot; it’s hoochie. Sorry Mariah, who in the above photo is showing way too much cleavage and a little too much leg.

4) Classy Cleavage: Showing a little decolletage makes most women feel more feminine and flirty. And men of course love it. However, keep it classy and don’t let your cleavage runneth over.

5) High-heels, Not Stripper Pumps: High heels have never been my thing. But I envy Hollywood A-listers like Rihanna, who struts about in designer stilettos like they’re sneakers. Stripper pumps, however, are not high-fashion. And if you have a pair of clear heels, save them for “play” time at home.

Visual Merchandising: Magnet to attract customers


Today shopping malls all across the globe are making higher profits than common shops despite selling normal customer goods which have been used in day today human life, due to the attraction customers have for shopping in big malls.

Malls merely create a fashionable, attractive, and a better atmosphere for shopping than a common shop. Visual Merchandising plays an integral role in creating this atmosphere.

The main motive of any business is customer satisfaction and profit earning. Motive of any business is achieved only by a handful of retailers in a successful manner.

These successful retailers are able to achieve this by certain merchandising plans and one such merchandising plan that plays a very vital role is to attract the customer towards the products is Visual Merchandising. A profitable and a trend creating business Visual Merchandising place a key role.

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Mouth Man Unleashes Totally Unique Kids Clothing

Mouth Man, LLC, is proud to announce the launch of its new kids clothing line. Once kids put on Mouth Man hoodies, the shirts instantly transform into animated animals. The whole idea is the brainchild of Ross Valory, founder of the rock band Journey.

"The idea originated many years ago while the band was on tour. I was visiting friends in Arizona, drinking coffee and hanging out when my friend's kids came tearing into the room doing something they referred to as the 'JAWS' -- arms crossed one over the other, elbows pointed front, opening and closing in a chopping fashion, punctuated of course, by monster noises. I thought it was really cute," said Valory.

Cut to 20 years later when Valory hugged himself in the same fashion his friend's kids did all those years ago and the memory popped into his head. "Wouldn't it be cool if there was a shirt with a graphic on the sleeves that would form a face with a mouth that would open and close when you put your arms together?" he thought.

That was the lightbulb moment for Ross Valory and "Mouth Man" LLC was conceived.

Valory quickly called his friend and fellow Journey founding member Prairie Prince, who also happens to be a world class graphic artist. Prince's remarkable custom airbrushed pieces worked perfectly for creating the concept for the new line of kids clothing. Now, hoodies are printed in house on Mouth Man's large format printers and transferred onto recycled fabrics through their heat press, otherwise known as dye sublimation.

Reid & Taylor unveils multi-purpose shirts

Reid & Taylor (India) Ltd., is a subsidiary of SKNL. Synonymous with British tradition, Reid & Taylor has been styling the world's elite for over 170 years. It all began in the 1830's with Alexander Reid, an enterprising Scottish gentleman, embarking on a journey to make his vision a reality. Reid & Taylor continues the journey to create the finest fabric passionately and has thus carved out a distinguished name for itself in the industry.


De – Attach
Reid & Taylor brings you 3 in 1 shirt ensemble. The detachable collar shirts are a combination of formal and fusion. Experiment with your looks & wear the same shirt in different ways with more combinations. Magnify your wardrobe with this multipurpose ensemble. Go from formal to fusion in a jiffy! With the collar on you are ready for the important presentation and with the collar off you can go straight to a party from there.

Ironfree Lamc
Reid & Taylor brings to you an Ironfree Lamc (liquid ammonia moisture control) shirts & trousers. LAMC technology on our luxury cotton shirts not only makes them 100% wrinkle free but they become immune to crushing and are maintenance free. LAMC works at molecular level LAMC treated cotton molecule swell up and take a rounder shape, giving it a soft, silky feel & better drape. Other features like colour and shape are also enhanced. The taped seam ensure wrinkle free, pucker free seams wash after wash. A true luxury for all day fresh and crisp look.




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Sportswear with Controlled technology keeps you cool


CooltechMarketplace.com launched three new Cooling Sportswear garments unique to the active wear industry--the Cooling Tee (T-Shirt for men and women), Cooling Sports Bra, and Cooling Cami (Camisole). Cooltech Marketing, Inc. believes its versatile sportswear containing lightweight, controlled temperature cool packs will appeal to diverse consumer groups--amateur and professional athletes who participate in everything from extreme sports to lunch-hour cardio workouts, sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis, women experiencing hot-flash symptoms of menopause, and those exposed or vulnerable to heat stress.

Cooltech's sportswear garments are made of a high-wicking, highly breathable stretch fabric. They can be worn as either under or outer wear. Each garment contains inside pockets--one running horizontally across the chest and one vertically down the spine--into which cool packs are inserted. The non-toxic, non-flammable formula contained in the polymer cool packs, weighing 15 ounces in the women's garments and 27.6 ounces in the Cooling Tee, is blended to set and hold a comfortable 58 Degrees F (14 Degrees C). Energizing the cool packs is quick and easy--30 minutes in the refrigerator or, to hasten the process, the packs can be immersed in ice water and ready in 15 minutes.

According to company founder and president Rebecca Lee, controlled temperature technology surpasses all other portable body cooling products that use ice, frozen gel or evaporative cooling. Because of its unique properties, the crystalline alkane blends not only cool longer than ice or gel of the same volume or weight but, more importantly, maintain a constant temperature from the beginning to the end of the cooling cycle. Evaporative cooling requires warm, dry circulating air to be effective. Garments are always damp against the skin, which breeds mildew, bacteria and odor. Not so with controlled temperature technology.



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