Spring/Summer ’16 Fashion Show: READY TO WEAR

The following post is written on July 11th, 2015. I wrote this post on my own for our website Trendpit.nl . This post is about FUTURA’s fashion show, during the Mercedes Benz Amsterdam Fashion Week July 2015. Minimalistic mens fashion.

We stepped into another world, which felt like a disco. Loud music was pumping out of the speakers and purple and blue lights illuminated the room. In the centre of the room stood a turntable where two DJs were playing live music. The front of the turntable was covered in big white letters, which said ‘FUTURA’.

Male models walked along the catwalk one by one. The first two models were wearing colourful outfits, shorts and a jacket in pink and turquoise with high sport socks and shoes. Because of the colours, these first two outfits stood out to us. Further clothes from this collection were mainly white, black and blue. Variations of t-shirts with shorts, to firm coats with long trousers made of sturdy denim fabric. The tops’ and jackets’ silhouettes were straight and square. The t-shirts had a graphic design and some jackets had visible stitching, which both created a graphic effect.

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The models were quite normal, just like the clothes they were wearing. The entire collection was ‘ready-to-wear’, minimalistic and sporty. The music was loud and the models walked quickly.

The designers of FUTURA are young and creative. They found an innovative way to partly finance this fashion show, namely ‘Crowdfunding’. A couple of weeks before their fashion show FUTURA was selling t-shirts and sweaters on their website. This money was used to finance the fashion show. In addition, the public and people of interests immediately were involved. This shows that young creative designers are not afraid to use creative ways to show their talents to the world.

Photos taken by me.

Nature friendly packaging

Hi,

We all know that we throw away to much food and we easily throw the packaging away on the streets. I found different signals that predict food waste and help against nature pollution. More and more eatable and naturally degradable products are invented.

What is it?
Paper and other materials, but not just the usual packaging materials like plastic for example. Nature friendly packaging is designed to place it into the ground or eat it along with your burger. It sounds a bit weird maybe, but very handy.

Why is it cool?
It’s cool because we all still remember the days when we were little and wanted to eat paper (well I did).. It’s possible these days and it tastes fine. Bob’s Burger for example, you order your burger and eat it with the paper around it. The paper tastes like the burger itself and you don’t have to throw away paper that isn’t barely used.

It’s your birthday and you unpacked your presents and there is wrapping paper all over the place, probably recognizable, it will all be thrown away. But you have to keep the wrapping papers with vegetables or flowers on it, because they have seeds digests in them. Put the wrapping paper into the ground, give them a bit of water and you grow your own groceries or flowers. This is cool because there will be less paper waste, thank you Eden’s Paper.

Eden's Paper

Eden’s Paper

Why does it have future growth potential?
Nature friendly packaging has definitely future growth potential because there will be a lot less waste and this has a positive influence on the environment. 

Quality of Life
Nature friendly packaging has influence on the social and emotional wellbeing of people because gardening has a positive influence on people. And people feel satisfied because they contribute to a clean environment and a healthier earth.

New ways for more green

Hello,

Sustainability is everywhere, but in so many different ways. That’s really good because this means that many people are thinking about ways to improve their sustainable way of life.

What is it?
Urban Farms are evolving in the cities; there is less space to grow your own vegetables so we have to think about creative solutions. People want to grow their own food as well these days because they don’t know what to believe anymore, there isn’t enough transparency about food rules. So let’s go back to basic and do it yourself.

Gardening

Gardening

Why is it cool?
Creative Urban Farms and ‘Pop Up gardens’ are cool because you can take your garden everywhere with you. It’s healthy, transparent (because you grow your veggies your own) and sustainable as well. There are a lot of creative ways to keep your urban garden, on top of the roofs of flats and houses, or on top of a driving buss, on your balcony etc.

Why does it have future growth potential?
Cities will grow and become more modern as they are right now. Which means we have to make some room for green. So a garden on top of a roof is smart. If you’re having a work break you can visit the roof and cut some fresh lettuce for your sandwich for example. A pop up garden will come and go, everybody will be busy in the future so you don’t have the full responsibility of the garden but people can do it together.

Quality of Life
Being busy with a personal or publican garden has a big influence on the quality of life. Gardening together has impact on the social wellbeing of people because Urban Farms and Pop up gardens provides social connection, health and energy security (physical wellbeing), but also satisfaction (emotional wellbeing).

In our future world where sustainability is a must, there will be a lot of apartments like ‘The Ark’ and ‘Pop Up Gardens’ in the cities.

Cork your home

Hello,

It becomes more popular these days, homemade or restyled furniture. But also organic furniture and furniture or houses made of sustainable materials. But why is this happening these days?

We become more aware of the nature around us, sustainability is a priority these days and very popular in- and outside. Besides all the urban farms, the interior world changed as well. Homemade/restyled furniture and organic furniture are fun to make, you can do it with your neighbor. There are also lots of workshops popping up; “Restyle your old furniture, make it fun”.

Cork wall

Cork wall

What is it?
Cork is a sustainable product. It comes from the bark of trees. Cork is usable for many different furniture and accessories in your interior. But what makes Cork so sustainable? There are different reasons why. I will tell you these reasons in the next paragraph.

Why is it cool?
The cool part about Cork is the part where they cut the bark of the trees. The bark grows back. So we don’t have to cut the trees, we just have to shave them. Which means that we can use the tree several times. This is better for the environment.

Another thing about Cork is the possibility to recycle it and use it over and over again for different things. If you’re getting bored with your chair made of cork, just recycle it and design your own cork table or even a wall made of cork.

Why does it have future growth potential?
So I told you the facts around the sustainable aspects of Cork. Using more Cork as furniture and accessories will help the world to safe trees and keep the environment intact.

Kitchen Cork

Kitchen Cork

Quality of Life
Organic furniture and furniture made of sustainable materials (for example: cork) will give people a great feeling, a feeling of satisfaction. Why? Because they are able to help the environment. This stimulates the emotional wellbeing of people. They feel satisfied because of their cool new interior while they are helping the environment.

I found cool cork inspiration on this website and don’t forget to check out this website for cool designs made of random materials.

Compact furniture

Hello everybody,

Who doesn’t find it annoying to have so little space in their room? But so many stuff to fit in there. Well, I found the solution for this problem. Especially for all the students out there! In this blog post you will read more about compact furniture.
Enjoy!

What is it?
Gergely Kiss-Gal came with a new furniture colletion: The Plie Collection. This furniture is special because if you need more space, you can fold, for example, your little table like origami and slide it simply under your bed. It’s compact furniture. The furniture collection is based on the japanese folding paper art. The designs are really compact and easy to hide. The designs from Gergely are really simple and small.

A little table

A little table

But Gergely Kiss-Gal isn’t the only one who thought about this. Resource furniture as well. This is a company from the United States. Resource furniture has imported their modern designs from Italy and other European designers since 2000. The designs are tables, desks, beds, seatings, lighting and storages. The Resource furniture collections are extended but simple and very modern.

If you want to see more, click the link below to go to their website and check out their cool video!
Website: http://www.resourcefurniture.com/

Why is it cool?

It’s cool because all your furniture fit into each other so you don’t need an extra room or a bigger house to storage all your stuff. Everybody can create their own space in their own house and it’s made for kids, teenagers and adults. Your room will be really easy to use and your furniture isn’t heavy. Like the company Resource furniture says: ‘This furniture is space saving.’
This concept has future growth potential because more and more people are living in the cities. The houses and apartments in the middle of the city aren’t that spacious. With the designs from Resource furniture it is possible to live in a smaller house with amazing space options, cool furniture and big comfort.

Thank you for reading my blog!