Scout Bloghttp://scout.com.au/Blog/feedLatest news from Scoututf-8en-us1527170400Future Bro CMS RSS Generator v1.0http://scout.com.au/img/site/logo_scout.gif16036Scout BlogSCOUT GOES SCAND! - NEXT TREND SEMINARShttp://scout.com.au/Blog/SCOUT-GOES-SCAND----NEXT-TREND-SEMINARShttp://scout.com.au/Blog/SCOUT-GOES-SCAND----NEXT-TREND-SEMINARS<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00002008/article_image/5b066eeddda9f.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">SCOUT&#39;s creative director Tony Bannister will be travelling around Denmark and Sweden to present at the Next Trend Seminar the AW19/20 season. Alongside Christine Foden from D.Cipher and Els Van Niekerk, 2020 Vision, he will be showing a multimedia presentation with exclusively produced inspirational films and slides of 6 conceptual stories to introduce the audience to a new decade, entitled WHATS NEW, WHATS NEXT?</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Book your seats at the Colourhouse website for the events, that will be happening in Copenhagen 29/5, Stockholm 30/05 and 31/5 in Gothenburg. But be quick, the&#39;re selling out!</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">If you are interested and want to know more about SCOUT&rsquo;s AW19/20 trends, this season is now complete and all our books and reports are available for purchase. Our LIFE book includes 120+ pages full of lifestyle, food and packaging, home and objects, soft goods, fashion and festive season ideas. The MEN and WOMEN&rsquo;s reports are packed with beautiful inspirational mood, colour usage, lifestyle, styling and accessories pages. Our online CASUAL report includes his and her key looks, with dedicated pages on denim, details, prints, accessories and kidswear.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Go to www.scout.com.au and check them out!</span></p> <p> All images from SCOUT.</p> 2018-05-25 00:00:00Benetton is Backhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Benetton-is-Backhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Benetton-is-Back<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00002007/article_image/5b03919b6ce88.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">The iconic Italian brand Benetton is back, big, bright and bolder than ever!</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Teaming up with Oliviero Toscani, the photographer responsible for such ground breaking and controversial advertising campaigns in the 80&rsquo;s and 90&rsquo;s, which made history at the time. He brought issues such as racism and homosexuality into the mainstream media through bold, daring and sometimes provocative images. Always at the heart was the product. Bright, colourful and full of life, capturing the Italian essence of La Dolce Vita and taking it to a global audience. As other high street retailers and brands took note and as fast fashion and cheaper products flooded the market, Benetton lost some of its impact and appeal.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">While Luciano Benetton no longer has any operative role within the family owned company, it is understood he has played a significant part in the revamp and reboot of all areas of the business, from store design and refurbishments, product offer and marketing to re-establish the power of the United Colours Of Benetton brand for today&rsquo;s discerning, savvy consumers.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">SCOUT took a tour of Benetton&rsquo;s new store on Oxford Street, London, to check out the revamp and spring summer collection.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">All photos&rsquo; SCOUT.</span></p> 2018-05-22 00:00:00TOP 5 Looks of Australian Fashion Weekhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/TOP-5-Looks-of-Astralian-Fashion-Weekhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/TOP-5-Looks-of-Astralian-Fashion-Week<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00002006/article_image/5afe5a1996077.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Sydney was all about fashion this week as the city hosted the Resort 19 edition of Australian Fashion Week. We are always excited to see fashion designers from outside Paris, Milan, London and NY circles, so we definitely have our eyes on it. Here at SCOUT we selected our 5 favourites from the shows:</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Acler</strong> presented a fusion between deconstructed tailoring and soft shapes in an interesting silhouette. The final outcome was quite a feminine and delicate collection.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Ten Pieces</strong> has also worked with a tailoring re-boot but focusing on the street wear public. Layering for both women and menswear was key on this youthful and cool show, with beautiful Bondi Beach as a background.</span></p> <p> The collection that came from the partnership of<strong> Emilia Wickstead x Matchesfashion.com</strong>&nbsp;also took place in one of the most wonderful beaches of Sydney. The Coogee natural pools served as the setting for fresh, feminine and sunny pieces, in a range from casual to swimwear.</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">On <strong>Thurley</strong>&rsquo;s pieces, very sophisticated textures set the tone on a strong and feminine collection. Lots of frills created beautiful volumes on perforated and rigid surfaces.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;"><strong>Christopher Esber</strong> went for the effortless and easy style, managing to work this both on soft tailoring and knitwear. The beautiful pastel colour palette added delicacy into a very urban collection.</span></p> <p> &nbsp;For more information, please click on <a href="http://mbfashionweek.com/australia">mbfashionweek.com/australia</a>.</p> <p> All images Courtesy of Getty Images - Photographers: Cameron Spencer, Lisa Maree Williams and Zac Kasmarec.</p> 2018-05-18 00:00:00The Tweed Runhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/The-Tweed-Runhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/The-Tweed-Run<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00002005/article_image/5af3ac437272b.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">To commemorate the 10th anniversary of this unique event celebrating British style, etiquette and the joys of cycling, SCOUT went to check out the fashions and the bikes and enjoyed tea and a tipple in the glorious May spring sunshine.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">While a little warm for tweeds, there was a mix of summer tailoring, retro military uniforms, 1930&rsquo;s and &lsquo;40s glamour, plus the most creative decorated bikes and cycles and all the paraphernalia that goes with picnics and a good old fashioned knees-up along the way at some of London&rsquo;s most famous landmarks.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">This one of a kind event happens annually and membership and tickets are usually sold out in advance.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">For more information:</span></p> <p> <a href="http://www.tweedrun.com"><span style="font-size: 12px;">www.tweedrun.com</span></a></p> 2018-05-10 00:00:00Go Casual!http://scout.com.au/Blog/Go-Casual-http://scout.com.au/Blog/Go-Casual-<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00002003/article_image/5aea635916454.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">We are excited to release our AW19/20 Casual Online report! To make sense of all the noise, colour and chaos, the changing seasons and the constantly evolving world around us, we&rsquo;ve chosen seven unique lifestyles and trends that take us into the future.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">On Colour Usage pages, we bring an efficient approach to colour, analysing our trend palettes for the casual, denim, sports and leisurewear markets, giving a fresh new perspective for the season in beautiful colour harmonies.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">We&rsquo;ve also adapted trends, looks and colours for the Kidswear market in most of the trends, where applicable. On the Denim pages we curated what&rsquo;s new and most interesting, keeping an eye on what this consumer is looking for. For Details pages, close-up details shows inspiration to enhance products in all it&rsquo;s structure.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">There&rsquo;s also an important message throughout the season of accountability and preservation; caring for the future of our planet has consequences for our industry. Each trend has its own take on this theme, from functional, back-to-basics and a less-is-more style, to super-technical, sporty and modern, to authentic, re-invented classics and rugged-up outdoors looks.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">To order AW1920 Casual online report, just click <a href="https://www.scout.com.au/Trend-Reports/aw1920-Casual-Colour-Trend">here</a>, don&rsquo;t miss that out. We are sure you&rsquo;re going to love it!</span></p>2018-05-04 00:00:00The Alternative Fashion Weekshttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Great-Designs-from-AW18-Alternative-Fashion-Weekshttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Great-Designs-from-AW18-Alternative-Fashion-Weeks<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00002000/article_image/5acf033b87741.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">New York, London, Milan and Paris are the centre of all attentions when it comes to fashion weeks. But there are other cities in the world with amazing fashion effervescence that keep showcasing emerging talents. Let&rsquo;s have a closer look at some cities&#39; designers that are a little out of the circuit:</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">COPENHAGEN - Danish brands Ganni and Henrik Vibskov are already well-known in the fashion business and they presented interesting colour stories in their collection. Print was also an important factor, and Vibskov&rsquo;s checks were very fresh and young.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">KIEV - Great surprises were seen on Flow the Label&rsquo;s and Ksenia Schnaider&rsquo;s shows. The first one revealed an effortless feminine look while the latter presented an updated perspective for denim wear in a young and light collection.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">SEOUL - For the Blindless label, gender looks and boldness on large extensions of prints were key, while Low Classic preferred to play with layers and oversized silhouettes.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">STOCKHOLM - Swedish and Nordic cultures in general are known for their minimal comfortable looks, however House of Dagmar and Rodebjer went to the opposite side and invested in prints and rich colours such as mustard and warm brown tones.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">TOKYO - Japanese designers also had a different take in colour. Tae Ishida&#39;s eye-catching match of charcoal gray with orange and royal blue and 5-Knot was all about warm winter colour combinations.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">New faces and a few new surprises!</span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Image Credits: Vogue</p> 2018-04-12 00:00:00AW18/19 Winter is Heavy and our Faves from Paris FW proves it True!http://scout.com.au/Blog/AW18/19-Winter-is-Heavy-and-our-Faves-from-Paris-FW-proves-it-True-http://scout.com.au/Blog/AW18/19-Winter-is-Heavy-and-our-Faves-from-Paris-FW-proves-it-True-<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001999/article_image/5aaa194329c0b.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> This is going to be a very heavy winter if you look at Paris&rsquo; fashion shows. Layer upon layer, coats over coats, plus lots of colourful looks that looked fun and exciting.</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Alexander McQueen gave us power and elegancy with his red and black show. The long-sleeve midi dress was one of the hits, showing that a strong print can take any look out of monotony. Speaking of prints, let&rsquo;s learn from the master of print mixing, Dries Van Noten. Mixed patterns in rich brocade coats proves that cold winters can be just as exciting and colourful as a summer season.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Then Givenchy gave us elegance and chicness , layering tailored suits under fur coats, while Maison Margiela was all about a colourful fusion of work + sport wear. Sacai also chose to exaggerate proportions and overlays mixing work and sport, but in a new and exciting way. Watch out for the return of the big should too.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Let&#39;s get heavy!</span></p> 2018-03-15 00:00:00SCOUT's faves from Milan Fashion Weekhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/SCOUT-s-faves-from-Milan-Fashion-Weekhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/SCOUT-s-faves-from-Milan-Fashion-Week<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001996/article_image/5a988b560de47.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">At Milan fashion week we were wowed by the following collections and looks:</span></p> <p> Fendi discussed women&rsquo;s dress code in consonance with what has been debated in all fashion weeks. The collection showed strong silhouettes marked by power shoulders but permeated by soft materials, dedicated embroideries and pliss&eacute; details. As pretty and as tough as a women needs to be these days.&nbsp;</p> <p> Prada&rsquo;s collection also versed about women&rsquo;s struggles on how to be strong and feminine at the same time, which can be translated to rigid and tough materials balanced by vivid colours, prints and also delicated transparent materials.</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">For Jil Sander, comfort was top of mind for the collection, that looked quite futuristic in a warm positive way, with aspects of human touch on the tactile soft fabrics. Very exciting was the replacement of the usual high-tech aesthetics for something more familiar and homely as an idea of future.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Alessandro Michele has brought out the surreal for Gucci. The famous look with the girl holding her head instigates the idea that people can be whatever they want today, doesn&rsquo;t matter if it&rsquo;s through plastic surgery or through fashion.</span></p> 2018-03-01 00:00:005 Things to know about London Fashion Weekhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/5-Things-to-know-about-London-Fashion-Weekhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/5-Things-to-know-about-London-Fashion-Week<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001995/article_image/5a8e4b9e9c61a.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">London Fashion Week has just happened and it seems to be the talk of the town. Just like New York, London designers are keeping up with exploring present-day subjects like feminist empowerment, tolerance and diversity.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">1) Queen Elizabeth&rsquo;s presence on Richard Quinn&rsquo;s show was an incredible surprise. The monarch was there to endow an award for the young talent for his contribution to society. Quinn houses a fantastic print equipment which he gives access to for his fellow designers and fashion students.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">2) Christopher Kane chose to talk about feminism through the lens of sexual liberation, showing prints and shapes created in a very provocative way.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">3) For Gareth Pug, women empowerment was also a theme, but he used his eye for form and construction to create impactful and dramatic silhouettes. A similar shape was also seen in Marc Jacobs&#39; show as you can see <a href="https://www.scout.com.au/Blog/Between-Layers--Politics-and-Goodbyes---our-Top-5-from-NYFW">here</a>&nbsp;in our post about New York shows.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">4) Chalayan decided to examine the immigration and its dynamics of adaptation, creating layers in his collection, that made clothes changed from one thing to another throughout the collection.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">5) Not exactly a surprise but very emotional was the farewell to Christopher Bayley, who is leaving Burberry after 17 years. The nostalgic show celebrated the renewal through constant contact with streetwear that Bayley has left as a legacy to the brand.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Quite a week!</span></p> 2018-02-22 00:00:00Between Layers, Politics and Goodbyes - our Top 5 from NYFWhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Between-Layers--Politics-and-Goodbyes---our-Top-5-from-NYFWhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Between-Layers--Politics-and-Goodbyes---our-Top-5-from-NYFW<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001994/article_image/5a8667e07112f.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">In times of changes and uncertainties, it&rsquo;s expected that Fashion will respond to that. In New York, the land of opportunities, we could see that happen vividly. New York designers also showed a strong sense of identity, seeking new ways to celebrate their roots and the plurality of their country. Others ventured into politics and chose to talk about sensible issues like feminism. We selected 5 of our favourites shows, have a look!</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">1) 3.1 Phillip Lim overlapped layers of knits and prints in an impressive texture work.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">2) Calvin Klein&rsquo;s creative director Raf Simons chose to play with the american symbolisms and the romanticised vision he had of America growing up on Belgium.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">3) Marc Jacobs dressed confident women on big shoulder volumes reminding 1980&rsquo;s empowered silhouettes.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">4) Prabal Gurung also worked with layers and knits just like 3.1 Phillip Lim, however his angle was the women empowerment.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">5) Carolina Herrera was faithful to the american glamour image which is part of her DNA and left a respectful legacy on her last show as creative director of the brand.</span></p> 2018-02-16 00:00:00Let's go with Purlac!http://scout.com.au/Blog/Let-s-go-with-Purllac-http://scout.com.au/Blog/Let-s-go-with-Purllac-<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001982/article_image/5a7be67b8113f.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Recently the Colour Ultra Violet 18-3838 has been chosen by Pantone as the Colour of the Year. Beatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute affirms that the blue-based purple hue is meant to be inventive and imaginative, lighting the way for the future.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Although this tone was controversial and the market had some trouble accepting it, here at SCOUT we found the colour in lots of runway looks. We also can&rsquo;t help to notice the inspiring combination of Ultra-Violet with aqua green that Valentino presented for Couture SS18. Stella McCartney also managed to get the colour in an elegant but cool look on her SS18 Collection.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Controversial or not, what really caught our attention was the lighter tones like the lilacs. Call it Purlac! Elegant and smart, this softer purple can easily fit on menswear and womenswear, both on elevated and casual looks, as you will see on Chanel Couture SS18, Kenzo AW18, Ann Demeulemeester AW18 and The Row SS18. Check the looks below:</span></p> 2018-02-08 00:00:00Top 2 Looks from Pitti Uomohttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Top-2-Looks-from-Pitti-Uomohttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Top-2-Looks-from-Pitti-Uomo<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001980/article_image/5a616a19aae2a.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">Pitti Uomo n.93 comes to a successful end in numbers and left a lively and proactive atmosphere for menswear collections. The attendance at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence recorded a significant increase compared to the last January edition for a total number of visitors exceeding the 36,000.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">This means a great start for menswear season and a positive mood stays in the air. Maybe that&rsquo;s the reason why colour was such a hit this winter, both at the fair products and from what people were wearing. We were inspired by the following 2 looks:</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">1) The New Dandy - strong tailoring element as usual, but with a modern, colourful and even dramatic touch in reds, velvets and fur;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">2) The Colourful Explorer - we&#39;ve already noted that Athleisure is getting strong for this season <a href="https://www.scout.com.au/Blog/Atheisure--LFW-and-Pitti--What---s-on-for-Menswear">here</a>. For these looks, sportswear also connects with nature in new and interesting ways, while vibrant colour combinations adds a touch of freshness.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">For more info on Pitti Uomo, click <a href="http://www.pittimmagine.com/en/corporate/fairs/uomo.html">here</a>.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">All images from SCOUT.</span></p> 2018-01-19 00:00:00An Ode to Guccihttp://scout.com.au/Blog/An-Ode-to-Guccihttp://scout.com.au/Blog/An-Ode-to-Gucci<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001979/article_image/5a5ffb3c7f888.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> While in Italy for Pitti Uomo, we have been at Gucci Garden in Florence and what a treat! The Italian luxury brand just opened this space in Florence, in the Florentine Palazzo, a 1300&rsquo;s historic building. Gucci Gardens gathers a store, exhibition space and also a restaurant, called the Gucci Osteria.</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">The brand&rsquo;s history is showcased all over the curated displays, pieces, documents and videos presented at the space. The Gucci well-known decadent and retro vibe is reflected on the flower wallpapers and you can notice that they chose to preserve the architecture of the palazzo. However, contemporary touches can be found throughout the space, on the illustrations and phrases written all over some walls. An homage to Gucci&rsquo;s history and achievements and a real treat for Gucci lover&rsquo;s.</span></p> <p> All images from SCOUT.</p> 2018-01-18 00:00:00Atheisure, LFW and Pitti: What’s on for Menswearhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Atheisure--LFW-and-Pitti--What---s-on-for-Menswearhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Atheisure--LFW-and-Pitti--What---s-on-for-Menswear<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001974/article_image/5a5846efd479b.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">AW18/19 Menswear season has started with London Fashion Week and Pitti Uomo confirming some interesting key stories. A pretty big one is Athleisure. What is exciting to notice about it is the mixture of sportswear elements with refined tailoring, as we saw on London designer&rsquo;s collections from Alex Mullins, Cottweiler and Pronounce. You can also see Athleisure influence on the fabrics and products shown at Pitti Imagine Uomo.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">SCOUT also pointed the sportswear element as a big hit on our AW18/19 Men&rsquo;s report, showing high performance fabrics and details being combined with tailoring, in a new and smart way.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">When it comes to Pitti, one of the first words that comes to mind is Tailoring and it&rsquo;s very well-known that the peacocks can celebrate it as no one else does. We can&rsquo;t get tired of them. SCOUT has selected the favourite looks to be inspired by this season, don&rsquo;t miss out!</span></p> 2018-01-12 00:00:00Dior, Parishttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Dior--Paris-1973http://scout.com.au/Blog/Dior--Paris-1973<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001973/article_image/5a3b2245c9a33.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> CHRISTIAN DIOR, COUTURIER DU R&Ecirc;VE</p> <p> From 5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018</p> <p> We close our year of blogging and trend reporting with a special look at the wonderful creations of the house of DIOR. The exhibition is about to close, so SCOUT hopped it over to Paris to marvel at the magic of these unique creations and gowns.&nbsp;</p> <p> The Mus&eacute;e des Arts D&eacute;coratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior&rsquo;s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferr&eacute;, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The selection of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and the present day has a unifying thread of emotions, life stories, affinities, inspirations, creations and legacies. Alongside the dresses is the most wide-ranging display to date of atelier toiles and fashion photographs, as well as hundreds of documents, including illustrations, sketches, documentary photographs, letters and notes and advertising documents, and fashion accessories, including hats, jewellery, bags, shoes and perfume bottles. Reflecting the fact that Christian Dior was also a knowledgeable art lover who adored museums, designs from over 70 years interact with a selection of paintings, furniture and objets d&rsquo;art. These works highlight and develop Christian Dior&rsquo;s outlook by exploring the ties he forged between couture and all forms of art, defining the House of Dior&rsquo;s enduring influence. The two curators, Florence M&uuml;ller and Olivier Gabet, convey their message with a chronological and themed exhibition design that inhabits and brings together the museum&rsquo;s fashion areas and the nave for the first time, a space of almost 3,000 square meters. Magical and unforgettable!</p> <p> All photos by Terence Nolder</p> 2017-12-21 00:00:00DIOR, Parishttp://scout.com.au/Blog/DIOR--Parishttp://scout.com.au/Blog/DIOR--Paris<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001972/article_image/5a3b1bf86e797.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p class="p1"> CHRISTIAN DIOR, COUTURIER DU R&Ecirc;VE</p> <p class="p1"> From 5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018</p> <p class="p1"> We close our year of blogging and trend reporting with a special look at the wonderful creations of the house of DIOR. The exhibition is about to close, so SCOUT hopped it over to Paris to marvel at the magic of these unique creations and gowns.&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> The Mus&eacute;e des Arts D&eacute;coratifs is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior&rsquo;s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferr&eacute;, John Galliano, Raf Simons and, most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The selection of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and the present day has a unifying thread of emotions, life stories, affinities, inspirations, creations and legacies. Alongside the dresses is the most wide-ranging display to date of atelier toiles and fashion photographs, as well as hundreds of documents, including illustrations, sketches, documentary photographs, letters and notes and advertising documents, and fashion accessories, including hats, jewellery, bags, shoes and perfume bottles. Reflecting the fact that Christian Dior was also a knowledgeable art lover who adored museums, designs from over 70 years interact with a selection of paintings, furniture and objets d&rsquo;art. These works highlight and develop Christian Dior&rsquo;s outlook by exploring the ties he forged between couture and all forms of art, defining the House of Dior&rsquo;s enduring influence. The two curators, Florence M&uuml;ller and Olivier Gabet, convey their message with a chronological and themed exhibition design that inhabits and brings together the museum&rsquo;s fashion areas and the nave for the first time, a space of almost 3,000 square meters. Magical and unforgettable!</p> <p class="p1"> All photos by Terence Nolder</p> <p> <style type="text/css"> p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px} </style></p> 2017-12-21 00:00:00SCOUT's 5 Favourite Trends for 2018http://scout.com.au/Blog/SCOUT-s-5-Favourite-Trends-for-2018http://scout.com.au/Blog/SCOUT-s-5-Favourite-Trends-for-2018<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001971/article_image/5a398bc88ff4c.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">On the edge of a Brave New World we can feel that change is coming. It&rsquo;s exciting to see this developments reflected in Fashion. Check out some of the trend stories that we believe are so strong for the next year:</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">1.ACTIVISTS&nbsp;</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">This story talks about disruption and resistance. Distrustful of the political machine and the establishment, the new generation members are disrupting the system to make change. This is directly reflected on the uniform of the revolution, that mixes sweats and utility pieces with a raw edge of toughness and bravado.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> 2.URBAN JUNGLE</p> <p> It&#39;s a trend story about urban refugees seeking peace in an alternative lifestyle and getting off-grid completely, retreating to the hills and country shacks.This contrast manifests itself in clothing, fusing utility with femininity, sportswear with work wear for an eclectic blend of looks.</p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">3.UNCOMPLICATED</span></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 12px;">The name says it all; pressed for time, overworked and underpaid, the followers of this lifestyle yearn for a less complicated existence. There&rsquo;s no mental energy left for fuss or stress, which stimulates the seek for products and clothing that both reflect and enhance that urge for simplicity.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> 4. CRAFTERS</p> <p> Crafters is about embracing the simple life. Our modern-day crafters eschew the fast paced life for something, slower and calmer. Comfort is key here in soft, buttery suedes and shearlings, lofty knits, washed cords, sanded sweats; it&#39;s about feeling cosy and safe in familiar surroundings with friends.</p> <p> 5. GLOBAL TRIBES</p> <p> The message of this trend is that life is all about a rustic hut, a perfect sunset, and a local market. Faded denims and washed-out favourite T-shirts mixed with earthy colours and sun-bleached brights suit a travel style of this global tribes. Everything looks and feels worn-in and handcrafted, with a story to tell.</p> 2017-12-20 00:00:00Burberry x Kris Wuhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Burberry-x-Kris-Wuhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Burberry-x-Kris-Wu<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001970/article_image/5a20d552855aa.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> Burberry announced today its latest collaboration with Kris Wu, musician, actor and also Burberry ambassador.&nbsp;</p> <p> The collection was created and edited by Kris Wu and Christopher Bailey and includes 19 iconic and everyday pieces, from hoodies printed and embroidered with artwork of Kris&rsquo;s personal tattoos to oversized printed T-shirts, all inspired by the artist&rsquo;s style.</p> <p> The relationship between Burberry and Kris Wu began in 2016, when he was announced the brand&rsquo;s ambassador. Coinciding with the lastest collaboration with Burberry, Kris released a new track called &ldquo;B.M&rdquo; which you can listen <a href="https://empire.lnk.to/BM">here</a>.</p> <p> Once again, the luxury brand gets closer to the streetwear showing the intention of being recognised by youth consumers. The collection will be available from 16 December 2017 in select stores and globally at www.burberry.com.</p> 2017-12-01 00:00:00Oh Lorde!http://scout.com.au/Blog/Neon-lights-and-cool-outfits-on-Lorde-s-concert-at-opera-Househttp://scout.com.au/Blog/Neon-lights-and-cool-outfits-on-Lorde-s-concert-at-opera-House<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001969/article_image/5a17a08f588d4.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> The Opera House steps was packed for the concert of the New-Zealand singer Lorde on November 21th in Sydney. An engertic crowd was dancing and singing along with some of her biggest hits from the latest album &quot;Melodrama&quot;, like <em>Homemade Dynamite</em>, <em>Sober</em> and <em>Green Light</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p> Visually the show was fabulous, with inspiring neon-lit signs illuminating the stage and adding a colorful effect to her costume, that was changed 3 times during the concert.&nbsp;</p> <p> One of her outfits really caught SCOUT&#39;s attention: the nostalgic white dress, with delicate frills and fluid shape. It really reminded us of one of our latest trends for SS19 Womenswear &quot;The Simple Life&quot;, that emphasizes a very simple and feminine look. It&#39;s always nice to see when when our forecasts are brought to life!</p> <p> Check it out:</p> 2017-11-24 00:00:00When Film meets Fashionhttp://scout.com.au/Blog/4-Amazing-Fashion-Campaignshttp://scout.com.au/Blog/4-Amazing-Fashion-Campaigns<img src="http://scout.com.au/image/contentobject/00001968/article_image/5a0cf9c3b249d.jpg?height=102&width=140" align="left"></img><p> Here at SCOUT we get most excited when fashion campaigns are shown in short films &lsquo;cause it&rsquo;s a smart way of telling the story of a collection, other then through fashion shows only, which seems to have a very selected and restricted public. The participation of well-known filmmakers and actresses on the latest fashion campaigns is getting more common day by day and it&rsquo;s interesting to see how brands are looking to relate themselves with a personality who will embody their spirit and lifestyle in a more authentic way. Have a look at the latest releases and see for yourself:</p> <p> Erdem x H&amp;M</p> <p> The film &ldquo;The Secret Life of Flowers&rdquo;, created exclusively for the collection launched by these two fashion giants, is directed by Baz Luhrmann, so you can expect a story as magnificent, passionate and dramatic as the director of Moulin Rouge can create. Click <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEANC3ipyws">here</a> to watch it.</p> <p> Jimmy Choo</p> <p> &ldquo;Shimmer in the Dark&rdquo; is the name of the Cruise 2018 campaign which stars Cara Delevingne. Very urban, very sexy and glamorous, the model and actress appears walking through the streets of New York on her way to an exciting disco night while wearing some glittering Jimmy Shoo&rsquo;s boots. Click <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPrRRgagQg8">here</a> to watch it.</p> <p> Chanel</p> <p> Lagerfeld chose the french actress and House ambassador Marine Vacth to incorporate the spirit of Chanel&rsquo;s Cruise 2017/18 collection. The actress is famous for playing parts that evokes themes like sexuality and nudity, as the teenage on 2013&rsquo;s &ldquo;Young and Beautiful&rdquo;. Click <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_AzK0-OkhY">here</a> to watch it.</p> <p> Louis Vuitton</p> <p> Nicholas Guesui&eacute;re has chosen the swedish actress and also House muse Alicia Vikander to modelling at Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 campaign. &ldquo;The Spirit of Travel&rdquo; shows the actress in beautiful landscapes, enjoying the views and dressed in sexy and feminine outfits. Click <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXR3ExI5ulA">here</a> to watch it.</p> 2017-11-16 00:00:00