2018 promises to be a great fashion year. From Versace's show stopping styles, to Chanel's signature pieces. Highstreet names have done well to capture the trends of this season. So, what styles should every fashionista own in the new year? I'm sure the list would be diverse and unending. My top picks below and in no particular order...
1. Cropped, Multi-shade Jeans
It's a comfortable and versatile item - can throw on heels or cute flats to pair with these jeans.
Mid-Rise Contrasting Jeans by Zara
2. Over-knee High Heels
These 90s/early 00s boots are back! Whether yours is glammed up, with textile, or leather, the more extravagant the better.
Tartan High Boots by Off-White
3. Tailored Trouser Suit
Nothing says effortless style like the right matching item with a flattering sillouette.
Striped Trouser Suit from the Versace Resort 2018 Collection
Niki Moyo is a London based Premium Womenswear Fashion Brand, helping women gain confidence in themselves and their bodies by expressing their unique individuality in unique, quality styles without any creative and sizing limitations.
Niki Moyo believes true beauty is on the inside and a woman should proudly celebrate that beauty by wearing the best styles that reveal and showcase her unique and true nature.
Niki Moyo is inspired by Nature, which is the epitome of beauty. In other words, Mother Nature is what sparks the creativity and designs that mirrors the inner beauty of a woman.
Born in Zimbabwe, she initially showed a flair for fashion and design when helping to create new outfits for her dolls helped by her mother, who was a great lover and supporter of the regional Arts and Craft movement at the time.
As a teenager, making her own clothes was a natural progression, and her design flair was confirmed when she raced ahead of other pupils at school when studying craftwork and Fashion and Fabrics.
Deconstructing clothes to establish patterns and understand the various cuts for garments, swiftly confirmed a passion for clothes and fashion, heavily influenced by the culture of the region, combined with the exciting prospect of new global fashion trends.
This drive and motivation led to her taking a number of supplementary roles, helping her to formalise her industry education, and leading to initially securing a professional National Certificate in Clothing Technology. This led to a place at the National School of Art & Design, where she graduated from a National Diploma In Fashion Design and authored her first formal “Portfolio”.
The recognition of this work by the school’s experts was such, it led to her winning one of the highly sort after “Fashion Design Seats” at the school, where she went onto secure an internship at the respected Edgars Group, the regional clothing market leader, who supply quality adult and children’s merchandise across Zimbabwe.
Fully leveraging the relationships built at Edgars, she was offered a permanent role with them, initially as a Fashion Designer, and gaining promotion to Product Coordinator on the back of the commercial success delivered for the brand and its sub-brands.
Niki Moyo’s proven and consistent excellence has led into her winning multi awards in her Fashion career.
Tijana was born in Titograd. She graduated at the Faculty of Fashion and Textile Design of Ljubljana University. She has exhibited at several collective exhibitions and participated in several fashion shows, she works as theatre costume designer and a set designer. She is also involved in costume designing and styling for films, tv shows, video spots, textile design, and fashion design (unique clothing and textiles, exhibition textiles, decorative design and fashion accessories design), and graphic design. She also had a few group and individual exhibitions. Tijana has participated with her designs at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. She is at the final year of her PhD studies in Ljubljana, and she is currently working on several projects. She worked as a costume designer and production designer on more theatre performances. In addition to this, she has participated in several solo and group exhibitions. She has won several awards; the last prize was on group project "Fashion System" at the Biennial of Design in Ljubljana -BIO50. Currently, she is on currently PhD studies for fashion and textiles in Ljubljana and works as an assistant professor at Faculty for Fashion Design and Multimedia.
BERESTA is a Fashion Russian Brand for women made in Moscow with love and care. There uniqueness is in the fact that they focus on conceptual everyday style, so you can go to study or work and at the same time look stylish, but also in the evening you could run into the nearest cafe and look beautiful! They compare femininity, comfort and affordable price. Why Beresta? Birch - the most impressive and the most expressive of the trees, and clothes Beresta - the embodiment of style, tenderness and comfort. As well as all of our products are made and create in Russia.
Yeagob was founded in 2014 by Santiago Rico, when he was studying a Degree in Fashion in Alicante, Spain. ‘Yeagob’, which means ‘Santiago’ in Hebrew, was chosen as the name for his brand instead of his very own name – Going back to the roots of his name gave him the idea of going to the origins of male tailoring as well, which has been the focus of his brand ever since.
Once he finished his studies in fashion, he worked with several clothing brands and, after a year, recovered his own project, Yeagob, creating his two first collections ‘Eutimia’ and ‘Distimia’, inspired by psychological disorders – the topic around which all his collections stem. He has now moved to Barcelona where he is focused on his third collection, ‘Narcissus’.
His clothes are hand-made, always using the best fabrics and taking great care of every detail. Yeagob can be described as classic male tailoring with a modern twist. Adjectives such as sobriety, elegance, minimalism and cleanliness define this brand.
Most people in the world would tell you that they love travelling, but hate packing. Perhaps the only people fond of the packing process are Monica-types (Friends), although it’s highly doubtful there are many of these outside the fictitious realm. However, whether you’re an avid traveler who lives out of their suitcase, or even if you travel only for holidays, mastering the art of packing is essential for everyone.
Now, who better to take cues from in this department than fashion editors? Not only do they travel frequently, but they also know clothes and beauty inside out, which makes them THE people to turn to, so let’s.
Two Birds, One Stone
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One of the most ingenious packing tricks is rolling. Yes, roll your clothes instead of folding them. This way, not only do you maximize the space in your suitcase, thus leaving plenty of room for your accessories and beauty supplies, but you also avoid the dreaded creasing and wrinkling. Whether you’re going away on business or on holiday, the last thing you need is a suitcase full of clothes that you have to either iron or go around looking like something from the clearance bin.
Save The Dust Cloth Bags
When you purchase a purse or a pair of shoes, they usually come with a dust cloth bag. Don’t dispose of these, as they will save your life and luggage. Place your bags and your chosen footwear in these before placing them in the suitcase so as to prevent them from coming into contact with your clothes. That helps keep everything neat and clean, plus, it helps the shoes and bags from being squished. Bring an extra one, it will come really handy for separating dirty laundry.
Pre-plan Is The Name Of The Game
There are two kinds of travelers – those who over-pack and end up not wearing the majority of items they carried and those who under-pack and end up missing pieces to create an outfit. In order to avoid either situation, always pre-plan your outfits. A perfect top won’t do you any good if there’s nothing you can pair it with, right? Always make sure to pack a couple of elegant designer dresses, as you never know when the opportunity to wear them will arise. Every trip comes with certain surprises, so always be prepared.
Now, if you’re staying somewhere for an extended period of time, there is little chance you’ll be able to pack a number of separate outfits to last you the entire trip. This is why it’s always a good idea to decide on a color scheme. This is one of the best tricks because non-clashing prints and color palettes go well together, so you’ll be able to mix and match and make outfits seem fresh even when they’re created using a limited number of elements.
All Those Jewels
With the clothes come accessories, but one of the biggest hassles is preventing necklaces from getting tangled. Your best bet is to pack them in plastic wraps. Press 'n Seal is the absolute best choice as this wrap sticks together when you press it, ensuring that necklaces don’t come anywhere near one another.
Beauty On The Go
Investing on lip palettes is always a great idea because it gives you plenty of lip color options without having to carry ten separate tubes. When it comes to the rest of your makeup, always bring your go-to foundation (you don’t want to take chances here), mascara, and your must-have eyeshadow palette. The best thing you can do is pack double-duty products such as bronzer and blush as these can serve as eyeshadow and save you from having to pack an entire palette.
Avoid anything that comes in a glass bottle because there’s always the danger of it leaking or breaking. Refillable plastic bottles are always a wonderful option if you don’t want to purchase travel size creams and skincare essentials. Finally, travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion is a must, unless you’re comfortable with hotel toiletries.
Written by Sophia Smith
Vuliwear® was born from inspiration. Like most unique creative ideas or concepts, they are uncharted territory and require vision, persistence and passion to come to fruition.
This summer, I was working on my third collection, Fantasia by KV. A lot of hard work and passion went into every part of it, and I'm glad I can share it with the FF readers!
Fantasia by KV is my first collection away from my afri-western signature mix. I explore the different ways to add exotic and artistic patterns to every day wear. There’s something for everyone.
It's the perfect style balance. Fantasia encompasses the Woman's idealistic sillouette: stylish, practical, comfortable and romantic. This collection boasts of trendy and flattering cuts; for every occasion; with comfort fit and a feminine and exotic touch on the fabric. Every touch, every stride in a Fantasia piece is magnificent, bold and adventurous.
You can view the full collection on the Keji Victoria website - kejivictoria.com.
Check out a few pieces below...
LOLO Jumpsuit with the HONEY Blazer, long length, fitted, with padded shoulders, sleeveless jumpsuit, comfort fit.
The Fantasia Dress, peplum midi dress with print details.
The SUBY Dress, full length A Line dress, cap sleeves.
What are your thoughts on the latest collection?
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