WEEKLY STYLE SPY – ANA BEATRIZ BARROS

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This weeks style inspiration is Brazilian long time, super model Ana Beatriz Barros who at the age of 32 has grazed more than 200 magazine covers in her career. Her style is edgy and wearable, often with a twist of leather. Anna know’s how to wear the latest colours and bring life to vintage pieces that keep coming back.

In the picture below, wearing oxblood leather trousers with one of this seasons most wearable colours from the mens collections – ink blue – gives that extra edge we just mentioned. A pair of good quality leather trousers is also something we would like to give a little extra nudge to as a serious staple in the Reload Evolve closet. Unlike any other pant staple they really elevate a simple knit or shirt, and with the switch of a flat shoe to a heel move you straight form office to evening. That and a pair of sunnies on a Sunday or a statement necklace for a Friday after work is Reload Evolve forever. RE x

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SS15 COLOR FORECAST “FOGGY SKIES”

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For this seasons forecast we have decided to divide the report into a six step mini series of color forecasts to get the perfect portion at a time!
The first segment is called “Foggy Skies” because it tells you what elements that has inspired us, and how light has been of major importance when discovering colour charts for SS15. Our selection contains of 6 hues: powder ivory, blush winter, lemon tart, smog, shabby rose and sundust.

I like to start with the basics when building palettes in nudes, shades or whites, only so that you can set your ground work before you add all the main brights and accents.
It is important to keep in mind that this is just a chart of predicted colours, and that they are created to guide you and your ideas in the design process. Not to set boundaries or to limit your creative vision, so remember to have fun with it and don’t set any limits to your creations.

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RUNWAY ANALYSIS ON SS15

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WEEKLY STYLE SPY

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CATO VAN EE – Is this weeks style inspiration! Cato is one of our all time favourite models and she always puts her off duty looks together in the most effortlessly bad ass chic ways. Here on the streets at Paris fashion week she’s wearing two-tone leather with simple leggings, a scarf, a messenger bag and her essential leather boots.
You can never go wrong with this edgy fall look.

3.1 Phillip Lim / Fiorentini + Baker / Acne / Saint Laurent / Stella Mc Cartney
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Bracelets: Monica Vinader

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CURRENT TRENDS – RUNWAY TO STREET: THE PANTONE COLORS

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Every season, colour systems powerhouse Pantone release a colour report for the fashion industry. It contains 2 sets of 10 colours, one for women and one for men inspired by everything from books, artisan crafts, photography and retro architecture, to exotic landscapes and the children of rock legends. This season brings out some untypical and somewhat unrealistic colours that are unusual for fall and open up a lot of room for playfulness and artistic expression. We see it represented quite clearly in many of the fun ways designers have put hand painted fabrics and powerful mixes of colour in their shows. This week we’ve chosen to wrap our reader favourite post “Runway to Street” around these colours to give you some expanded insight to how you can mix and match some hot new colours with the most classic of your fall accessories.

First, some colours from this years Pantone map (Black not included).

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806 C / Purple Orchid / Rhododendron
Vibrant Orange / Black / Cadmium Green
Molten Lava / Blue Saphire / Regatta

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Then 3 outfits that express what different designers, all at the cutting edge of fashion have chosen to do with these colours. Balenciaga brings a strong, city chic colour combo of Vibrant Orange, Royal Blue and deeper take on Cadmium Green. Peter Pilotto puts forward his skilful patterns in Purple Orchid, Molten Lava and classic black while Alice + Olivia take the fairytale route with patterns in another version of Cadmium Green,  Saphire Blue and Misty Yellow (not represented here).

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In the last picture we’ve given you 3 ways of using these combinations in every day life, such as to the office or a friday night out. It show’s its not hard to dare some colour and how coats and jackets in colours other than black can be a major investment hit for this season. It also shows a brilliant way of bringing new life to black knits and boots with something as simple as a pair of pink pants or a yellow tank top.

Issa & Burberry / AcneHouse of Holland / Vessos & Elisabeth and James

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.13.32Bags: Saint Laurent / Halston Heritage / 3.1 Phillip Lim
Shoes: Saint Laurent / Gianvito Rossi / Rag & Bone
Jewellery: Alexis Bittar
Shearling Gilet: Karl Donoghue

 Happy dressing! RE x

THAT’S A WRAP! OUR TREND FORECAST ON THE STREETS.

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As we all know the fashion seasons and fashion weeks can be somewhat confusing considering that we are always a season or two ahead depending on the show.
For instance what we have seen on the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris this time have mostly been fall looks and pieces from the current seasons, but we have all taken in spring and summer fashions for next years early months. 
I wanted to bring attention to some of the trends that we predicted from our forecasts for the fall, as well as the inspiring fresh street styles that we have seen to inspire and show ways of wearing.

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