Friday, April 24, 2015

From Tradition to Modern - A New Kimono Design

From tradition to modern, how the traditional kimono top transformed to a modern design is the key issue for our design of new Kimono Wrap Tie Top series. This new series is available at CM Style Fashion. Extracting main elements of wrap tie design, wide sleeve, gorgeous oriental prints from the tradition and adding modern design of uneven pointed sleeves, slimmer tie in waist area and unbalanced bottom hem, the series gives a good harmony and stylish look. Different colors are available for your selection.

Kimono Wrap Tie Top Series

Kimono Wrap Tie Top Series

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fashion Trends 2014 F/W

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Here we go for the fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2014. Major trends includes the following:

1. Eye-Catching Fur

Fur / Faux fur is a commonly used element by fashion designers in their Fall/Winter collections. This element was presented with elegance and luxury in the past. However, this season, designers tried to inject fresh ideas including spots, color blocks and ethnics into fur / faux fur designs. Such change has broadened the audience to younger generations. Brands leading this trend include Moschino, Prada And Pucci.

2. Art Pop

Vivid colors is another tune set in this F/W in addition to the traditional gray and black color mix. Pink and green(Dior), green and yellow(Pucci), red and blue(Versace), unexpected and vibrant hues are all over the runway. Besides colors, designs also turn color into their painting with different artistic patterns(Kenzo), geometric shapes(Chanel) and cartoon figures(Moschino and Yoji Yamamoto).

3. Keep Metallic

Metallic colors are trending to be more popular in F/W collections. Their eye-catching shiny nature gives the dull colors more attractions and modern styles. Brands like Miu Miu and Moncler Gamme Rouge also inject sportive design elements into their collections.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Fashion Trends 2012 F/W - Colors

Black is a favorite color for almost every F/W. People seems to be never getting tired with this color trend or should we not call this a fashion trend but a fashion classic? For those who have got bored with the black or dark colors, you may find life is more vivid in this F/W. Purple and Pink have come to the mind of fashion designers.

Purple :

Purple is a combination of red and blue. One from the cold tones and one from the warm tones which may reflect a mixture of passion and coolness in human. No matter you want to show which feeling, purple gives you the choice. Apart from the feelings, it also adds a bit feminine to your style. Haider Ackermann, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Lanvin show you the way to dress in purple.

Pink :

Pink is one of the favorite colors since we are girls. It's strange that when people are getting older, it is fading out of our life. Is it because pink color is a representation of romance? People are becoming more practical when getting older. However, this season, you may be able to pick up some of the romantic memories from your childhood as pink is back to remind you romance never die. Love is always embedded in your heart. Come and join Alexander McQueen, Yohji Yamamoto, Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs etc for a season of romance.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Go Stripey

Forget prisoners and sailors. Striped patterns and fashion are now icons of freedom, youthfulness and leisure. A stripey shirt is so subtly chic and supremely versatile that it is always a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. It never goes out of fashion. Matching with jeans and flats is a perfect smart causal look. For creative looks, pair striped fabric with lace to get a sophisticated and unique style. Layering items also make the outfits more interesting and eye-catching.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wearing Sequins in the Day

Though sequined wears are usually associated with evening occasions and night parties, you can create a day appropriate outfit by opting for classic colours like black, gold or silver. By keeping your silhouette ...simple and classy, you can also avoid overkill. A complementary shrug, with matching details can also tone down your bling bling top and yet offering a chic look.

The sequin embroidery crochet shrug in sheer fabric allows you to incorporate the jazzy and eyecatching sequins in your wardrobe in a subtle and stylish way.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Layering Styles

Layering look! It adds warmth and makes summer dresses wearable all year round. It also adds colors to otherwise boring outfits and cover up some unflattering curves of body.
Some of the favourite layering styles include:

l. Using waistcoats and vests (or sometimes sleeveless tank tops) for layering. Choose an item with sequins, or made with faux fur to avoid looking old fashioned. Details like hoods, lace trimmings, or pom poms also help.

2. Another favourite is layering the bottom half with tights and leggings worn under a skirt or tunic, then paring with high boots. But it is important to make sure that the top is long enough hide the hip.

3. One of the layering accessories is scarf. Layering or not layering, scarves can be a frequent accessory. Pick sequined scarves and velvet scarves for occasions, and flowery prints for casual outfits. One way to wear a scarf is wearing it inside a blazer, with the ends of the scarf tucked in the waistline of the pants/skirt. This will make the scarf a nice-looking cross-bust blouse, fits for formal looks.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Sizing Issues of Buying Clothes Online

Sizing is one of the difficulties for buying fashion clothes online. As different countries adopt different sizing system for their people, it is very difficult to communicate effectively in sizing. The LARGE size in asian countries may be equivalent to the MEDIUM or SMALL size in western countries. Even the sizes stated by different brands may also vary a bit due to different designs, manufacturing requirements and vanity sizing.

Vanity sizing has been one of the major sizing problems for women buying clothes online. According to Wikipedia, vanity sizing, also known as size inflation is used to refer to the phenomenon of ready-to-wear clothing of the same nominal size becoming larger over time. The purpose of clothing manufacturers in creating vanity sizing is commonly thought to satisfy buyers' wishes to appear thin and feel better about themselves. A survey by Which? has revealed that around 90% of women find the unpredictability caused by vanity sizing annoying especially when buying clothes online becoming part of our life.

To cope with this issue, we have developed our own measuring system by measuring the actual lying flat measurements of various parts of clothes and stated these information clearly with illustrations in our clothes listings. By comparing the measurements stated with their own well fitted clothes, customers can clearly know whether the clothes will fit them or not. This method has been proved to be effective for most of the time but there are still some discrepencies happened on and off as some customers may not have actually done the comparisons.

Sometimes, some common senses can also help a lot in finding the right size clothes for you by finding out the following information :

1. Is the design is loosely fit? Loose fit design will have a wider range of fitting. Your own idea of fitting also matters. You want to dress it in tightly fit or loosely fit?

2. Is the fabric stretchy? Same design can fit more people with stretchy fabric.

3. If the clothes is presented on a mannequin, ask the seller what size is the mannequin such that you will have a better idea.

After all, a unified sizing system will be very useful and helpful for the developement of garment industry selling online. To make this happen, the governments of different countries should work more closely to tackle the trading barrier problems between countries such that people all around the world can enjoy the best design and fitted clothes.