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Perfect match: How the crossover between fashion and art inspires creations on canvas and the catwalk. Wgsn. Bathroom Trends 2017 / 2018 – Designs, Colors and Materials. At first glimpse it may seem that the bathroom is the dullest and not fashionable space of the home – tributary to its functionality and prosaic means – but if you think about it is one of the places that you spend a lot of your time – so why not to let your imagination fly free and turn the space into an emanation of style and beauty.

Bathroom Trends 2017 / 2018 – Designs, Colors and Materials

And here is where we can help. What are the trends for the next year when it comes to bathroom design, colors and materials? What will be fashionable, stylish and easy to maintain? What are the latest creations and innovations of the most renowned designers and brands? Combinations of natural materials to create something new and exciting Well, first – keep in mind that 2017 is going to be marked by the return to the organic to the natural and the unalterable search of new and functional.

Design Forecast: 10 Trends to Watch for in 2016. As we close the door on 2015, lets take a look at what the design industry experts are saying about the coming year.

Design Forecast: 10 Trends to Watch for in 2016

As modern life gets busier and more pressured, our homes have become our sanctuaries. Centered around simplicity, serenity and seamlessness, the 2016 interior reflects our need to switch off and detox. Warm but calming colors are complimented by natural textures and soft shapes while furniture is becoming ever more tailored and intuitive, both at home and in the office. Rose Quartz and Serenity Aurora wallpaper by Calico Studios. Global color authority Pantone surprised the design community by naming not one but two colors for the 2016 edition of its Color of the Year forecast.

Chiming with Pantone’s prediction, British wallpaper brand Graham & Brown’s 2016 forecast was full of dusty pinks and pale blues enlivened with warm metallic accents. Design Detox "Comfort Zone" by Valspar. Warm Metals Arik Levy's Bowl collection for Inbani. Rough Luxe Customized Interior Retro Tech. ISPO Color Palette Fall/Winter 2017/2018 ‹ Fashion Trendsetter. Trends: Spring/Summer - Fashion Color Trends S/S 2017.

Interior Design Colour Trends: The New Hues for 2017. Trend council, Trends and Colours on Pinterest. Pantone colour of the year 2016 confirms WGSN forecast. His is a really bold step for Pantone as they have embraced two key (and sometimes controversial) lifestyle trends with these colours.

Pantone colour of the year 2016 confirms WGSN forecast

First of all the movement towards a more genderless society (though at WGSN we are calling it Genderful, as it’s full of potential). In this society, pink is not just for girls and blue is not just for boys, but these colours are for everyone, to blur boundaries and break barriers together. We saw it coming: our Soft Pop macro trend for 2016, which we published 18 months ago, and was based on “an all-inclusive world view no longer constrained by gender, sexuality or ethnicity.”

We predicted a softening of gender and sexual barriers, plus a new feminism that celebrates girl power but also allows men to recapture their gentler sides. Our colour palette selected for the season celebrates this: pink sits at the same table as blue. The second lifestyle trend called out by Pantone is mindfulness and wellness. LIKE THIS? Where Is the Line Between Fashion and Art? Schiaparelli's famous shoe hat.

Where Is the Line Between Fashion and Art?

Image: Getty While the mingling of the art and fashion worlds is not a modern concept, the visibility of fashion and art crossover seems to be at an all high. Body Anxiety and a new wave of digifeminist art. Jennifer Chan and Leah Schrager are two names you need to get familiar with.

Body Anxiety and a new wave of digifeminist art

The US-based new media artists have co-curated an all-female line-up of 21 artists – for the currently on show exhibition titled Body Anxiety – who use their own bodies in their works, while pioneering the newest forms of media: from online performance GIF art (see: May Waver and RAFia Santana) to web and digital art – alongside video, poetry and photography. The virtual exhibit demonstrates the plurality of views on the female body politic, on self-representation and on agency. It also shows that these art works emphatically need to be recognised by a male-saturated art world. The artists are not united in their voice or aesthetic, but their collective force challenges gender stereotypes – particularly in undulating social space of the internet.

Is fashion a true art form? Yes: Zandra Rhodes I think fashion is an art form - you might call it decorative or applied art as opposed to fine art, but what's the distinction?

Is fashion a true art form?

Because the same amount of artistic expression goes into clothes, a piece of pottery or a painting. I've founded a museum on the basis that I think it's an artistic form that should be remembered. These 75 Iconic Photos Will Define The 21st Century So Far. Everyone Needs To See This. Ethical Fashion, Clothes swapping. Is Urban Outfitters Trying to Be as Offensive as It Possibly Can? Urban Outfitters' Kent State vintage sweatshirt Is Urban Outfitters Trying to Be as Offensive as It Possibly Can?

Is Urban Outfitters Trying to Be as Offensive as It Possibly Can?

Urban Outfitters has really done it this time. The conservative-owned company (whose right-wing co-founder, president, and CEO Richard Hayne is worth nearly $2 billion) has managed to top its many previous offenses, including that Holocaust-reminiscent 'Jewish Star' shirt. Over the weekend, the company was selling a vintage Kent State sweatshirt, complete with apparent blood splatter, on its website.

The item, priced at $129, seemed to allude to the tragic 1970 campus massacre of anti-war student demonstrators by the Ohio National Guard that that left four dead and many more wounded, becoming a symbol of college activism and state brutality. "We only have one, so get it or regret it! " "Urban Outfitters sincerely apologizes for any offense our Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt may have caused. Shortly after that, Kent State issued this statement: