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What makes something cool? Well, theres a certain element of the emperors new clothes about it all really...what was uncool can be so quickly cool yet its essentially the same thing. Who truly shapes and forms opinion ? londonscout looks beyond the hype surrounding the fashion world and brings you an edited version of future global apparel and accessory trends.
With more than 10 years at the sharp end of fashion as a buyer for youth clothing brands in the UK, londonscout now runs a successful future forecasting and design consultacy focussing on fast fashion, lifestyle products and accessories.
Art Fashion
Art Fashion
OpArt and 1960 Modernism Influence '07 Catwalks
With the upcoming release of the film Factory Girl starring Sienna Miller recounting the life of Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol's muse, 60s style is set to continue to influence womenswear. Pattern is influenced… MORE
Mickey Couture?
Mickey Couture?
Hip Fashion Influenced Influenced by Cartoons
With the current revival in animated characters and vintage computer game icons, WGSN reports on the related accessories trend for cartoon characters and childhood fads. "With 20-30-year-olds rapidly… MORE
Spyke Robot Unveiled at UK Toy Fair
Spyke Robot Unveiled at UK Toy Fair
Camera + WiFi + VOIP
New robot from Meccano - Spyke's been strutting its stuff at the industry-only British Toy Fair in London's Docklands. Spyke has been showing off his stair-climbing caterpillar tracks and charger-base… MORE
Reworked Raybans
Reworked Raybans
Your Grandma's Sunglasses are So Hot Right Now
The Wayfarer is atruly iconic sunglasses design, manufactured by Ray-Ban since 1953. Already adopted by those in the know from Europe to the US, as well as trendsetters Chloë Sevigny and Kate Moss, it… MORE
6mm Thin Phone
6mm Thin Phone
Samsung Unveils Ultra Thin Mobile
Now Samsung has made a phone that's just 5.9mm thin -- that's a whole millimetre thinner than the iPod nano and sets new standards for ultrathin phones. The features are impressive for such a small phone.… MORE
Airport Take Out
Airport Take Out
Food for Travellers
Bavarians flying home to an barren kitchen needn't worry. While waiting for their luggage to come down the conveyor belt at Munich Airport's Terminal 2, they can order food off a billboard and pick it… MORE
Pork Pie Hats Appear at Mens Fashion Week
Pork Pie Hats Appear at Mens Fashion Week
Mini boaters and pork-pie-style hats worn high on the head are one of the more quirky looks being touted by WGSN for this spring summer. They say "Classic straw boaters as well as patterned versions were… MORE
Blowdry Bar
Blowdry Bar
Fast Fix Hair Styling While You Shop
Father-and-son hairstylists Daniel and Luke Hersheson have opened a new blowdry bar at Topshop's London flagship store, the first of its kind in the UK market - a similar concept is now being planned for… MORE
Wooden Handbags
Wooden Handbags
Wood You Carry One of These?
Tivi are manufacturers of these really striking and original handbags. The wooden panels are constructed in Sweden and are formed from birch and zebra or ebony veneers depending on the purse. A satin… MORE
Aluminium Can Recycled Shoes
Aluminium Can Recycled Shoes
Tear Your Feet to Shreds?
British designer Georgina Goodman puts her passion, energy and vision to work to create a pair of shoes from recycled drinks cans. Taking over six to make, the stylish and elegant pair of shoes was… MORE
Industrial Jewellery
Industrial Jewellery
ToolboxChic
In stark contrast to the high-gloss, super modern faceted perspex and plastic accessories, the trend for coarse metal jewellery for spring/summer 2007 has been seen in several accessories collections.… MORE
The Death of Denim
The Death of Denim
BBC Predicts that Jeans Won't be Cool in 2007
According to the BBC's predictions for 2007, we can expect denim to be on the decline. The article interviews Guardian fashion writer Hadley Freeman, who notes, "A combination of customer fatigue, overexposure… MORE
Fetish Fashion Goes Mainstream
Fetish Fashion Goes Mainstream
Fetish inspired accessories are set to hit the mainstream. According to the fashion industry monitor WGSN "with the interest in dressed up styling taking centre-stage, gently nudge the boundaries of elegant… MORE