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John Lewis advert viral fame for Buzz the bouncing boxer. Mosquito nets and chicken cages inspire fashion. Are pockets a fashion essential? The trainers featuring a mini screen and other tech news. 2016 'very likely' to be world's warmest year. Image copyright Getty Images 2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary data.

2016 'very likely' to be world's warmest year

With data from just the first nine months, scientists are 90% certain that 2016 will pass the mark set by 2015. Temperatures from January to September were 1.2C above pre-industrial levels, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The body says temperatures should remain high enough for the rest of the year to break the previous record. El Nino has had an impact, but the most significant factor driving temperatures up continues to be CO2 emissions. What is climate change? The provisional statement on the status of the global climate in 2016 has been released early this year to help inform negotiators meeting in Morocco, who are trying to push forward with the Paris Climate Agreement.

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world. The moon has come closer to Earth than at any other time since 1948.

'Supermoon' lights up sky around the world

Sky gazers around the world are congregating near landmarks, on beaches and atop tall buildings to take a look. The 'supermoon' reached its brightest in Asia on Monday evening. The Moon was closest - only 221,524 miles (356,509km) away - at 11:21 GMT. Image copyright EPA Image copyright AP Image copyright AFP. How Will Climate Change Affect What We Wear? Surprise! It Already Has. The nefarious effects of climate change can be felt everywhere, scientists say, from last year’s extra-balmy winter to last week’s Hurricane Sandy, a storm whose destructive brawn some attribute to global warming.

How Will Climate Change Affect What We Wear? Surprise! It Already Has

But flux in climate patterns is also manifesting in an unlikely place: our closets. Climate change, the term given to trends in statistical weather patterns, is often closely linked to anthropogenic global warming, and it’s likely a large reason that U.S. climates are getting warmer each year. Eco-friendly fashion menswear brand STÓR reveals branding - Design Week Design Week.

Consultancy Socio Design has created the branding for a new subscription menswear brand which is focused on environmental friendliness.

Eco-friendly fashion menswear brand STÓR reveals branding - Design Week Design Week

STÓR, which means “a store of treasure” in Gaelic, is an Irish brand which aims to combine a luxury fashion feel with recyclable and sustainable products. It sells men’s basic clothing, such as underwear, socks and t-shirts. Socio Design worked with an existing logotype to create the branding and packaging for STÓR, which aims to lend from the company’s ethos of eco-awareness. Clothes are made from natural materials such as organic cotton and bamboo.

The packaging is also made from unbleached recycled cardboard boxes, which Socio Design sourced especially from the U.S. Will Genderless Fashion Change Retail? (L-R) Raf Simons Menswear Spring/Summer 2014, Gucci Menswear Autumn/Winter 2015, J.W Anderson Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 | Source: Indigital.

Will Genderless Fashion Change Retail?

Could reinvention solve our shopping addiction? Image copyright EpicStockMedia, Thinkstock Swedish retail giant H&M seems an unlikely poster child for ecological living.

Could reinvention solve our shopping addiction?

What 3D Printing Means for Fashion. Designer Iris van Herpen has pioneered the use of 3D printing in couture fashion | Photo: Molly SJ Lowe PARIS, France — 3D printing was born in the 1980s and has long been used for “rapid prototyping.”

What 3D Printing Means for Fashion

Now, the technology is accelerating exponentially and being employed to manufacture finished products, including fashion and luxury goods. Several reasons explain this acceleration, from the expiry of relevant patents to progress in materials science and software. The Impact of Pop Art on the World of Fashion – From Art to Industry and Back. Ever since pop art emerged in the fifties, it has been going hand in hand with the fashion industry.

The Impact of Pop Art on the World of Fashion – From Art to Industry and Back

Rebelling against elitist values and self-reflexive expressionist movement, pop art embraced mundane living experiences, introducing aspects of mass culture and bringing art closer to the new generation of Americans who were starting to experience all benefits of the consumer paradise in the welfare state of post-war America.

What Brexit Means for the Fashion Industry. Today's news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union has sent stock markets plunging and hammered the British pound, which hit its lowest point in decades.

What Brexit Means for the Fashion Industry

Although it will likely take years for Britain to untangle itself from the EU, many in the fashion industry are left questioning what the change could mean for their livelihoods. Of course, London is a major fashion player, with the fashion industry contributing an estimated $38 billion to the UK economy in 2014, according to the Business of Fashion. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below A weak pound and uncertainty about new tariffs could mean major challenges for UK-based businesses, which often source fabrics and produce in other parts of Europe. Before last night's vote, the British Fashion Council surveyed its members and found that the vast majority—90% of members—wanted to remain in the EU.

INTO THE FASHION: Cultural Influences On Trend Forecasting. For everyone who works in the fashion business it is important to be able to recognize and to foresee social and cultural movements, in order to understand the fashion environment and to be able to operate in the direction in which the fashion industry will move.

INTO THE FASHION: Cultural Influences On Trend Forecasting

Being able to anticipate what will happen in the next future is what puts a fashion designer, a retailer or a fashion buyer in the position to make better decisions in their work. And in this, fashion is not at all an isolated industry but is connected to the rest of our life. Fashion reaches beyond clothing and into the way we choose to live our lives. What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years. Diomedes KastanisCrunch Network Contributor Diomedes Kastanis head of technology for business unit support systems, leading Ericsson’s long-term technology vision and innovation across media, OSS, BSS and m-commerce. How to join the network As a driver of technical innovation for a software company, a huge part of my job depends on forecasting how current tech trends will play out, merge, dissipate or expand. How does social media shape our perception of beauty? A male friend of mine who considers himself "big on Tinder" claims the winning five photo formula is this: front-on photo, side profile photo, photo showing teeth, body photo and height photo, involving a casual scale prop such as Kylie Minogue.

Q&A: What does Donald Trump’s Presidential victory mean for the economy?  Trends – WWD. Trends: Spring/Summer - Collaborative Trend Forecast Mood Boards, Women's Spring 2017 Preview. Pattern Curator collects images and photos to create a visual short story. With insight from experience and friends in the fashion industry, they offer an opportunity to co-create. Here’s a look at four of their trend stories, two Spring 2017 Preview and two F/W 2016 mood boards, which display print, pattern and color trends in a minimalistic point of view.

Spring 2017 Preview. Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Trends. Bubblegum pink From Prada’s pretty in pink print and Jil Sander’s lamé dress, to all-over at Gucci; whether blush rose or bright magenta, pink has been a strong feature on the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 catwalks. Live la vie en rose this season as a wave of femininity breaks over fashion. From left to right: Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana et Gucci Seen also at Comme des Garçons, Dior, Jil Sander... Autumn/Winter 2016 Trends: 9 Key Looks You Need to Know. Autumn/Winter 2016's top-line fashion trends may be wildly different from each other, but they're all supercharged with one major element—creative electricity. That may sound obvious. Of course designers switch things up each and every season to offer new and exciting things, you're thinking, but there's something about the industry right now that's pushing boundaries and offering up new sartorial ground to be stomped upon.

The fashion world is in a major state of flux: The concept of see now, buy now is increasingly important (well, you don't want to wait, do you?) , and many designers and super-brands are also rethinking not only how they present their collections but when and to whom. Some of the most talked about labels of A/W 16 didn't even have fashion shows. Fashion trends revealed by data. Socks And Sandals Fashion Trend.

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