A successful Entrepreneur, Blogger, Style Guru, Freelance Journalist and Digital Analyst, Paul McGroger has earned myriad titles at just the age of 26. With over 5 years of experience of teaching diverse students in the UK, he hosted an extremely informative workshop, Starting Your Own Online Retail Business, at London College of Fashion in Dubai.
Loved by all UAL students for her exquisite fashion sense and passion for teaching, Polly Holmon teaches Fashion Styling 1 and 2 in Dubai. We sat down with her to discuss her opinion of the fashion industry in the GCC and her courses for the fashion enthusiasts based in this region.
In the first week of February, Chelsea College of Arts delivered a 3-day course in Dubai on Designing Pop Up Shops and Events. This full day course was attended by students from all over GCC; Bahrain, Riyadh and UAE to name a few regions. The course was well structured in 3 days and allowed students to learn and execute their ideas, at the same time.
Sitting across the fireplace, cozied up in knitwear with a mug of hot chocolate and a notebook full of resolutions and ideas, we decided to sum up the galore of optimism, goals and trends for Spring Summer 2017. From stripes to kitten heels, clutches to deconstructed tops we will talk about absolutely everything.
Inspired by the straight and narrow stripes from the lounge chairs and umbrellas at the beach, beachside stripes are the right fit for Summer. From bold and beautiful to minimalist and classic, many designers incorporated this trend in their collection and made a huge statement.
Good things come in small packages; we are already eyeing gorgeous arm candies from Chanel, Dior and Celine to name a few. With inexplicable designs and daring prints, these bags are big enough to hold a lipstick or tiny essentials for a party. They were even seen in combination of 2 and 3, worn across the body with a gold chain – interesting!
Following the 60’s Parisian streetstyle, Kitten heels is the most sought after shoe trend for Spring Summer 2017. From two toned Dior heels, to block colours by Prada and Celine’s 80’s take, Kitten Heels are the most versatile pair of shoes that are dainty, elegant yet comfortable.
SHADES OF YELLOW
Refreshing and bold, different shades of yellow were seen in the month long carousel catwalk, at the fashion shows. From fizzy sorbet yellow to muted mustard and pastel lime, this colour made a statement across clothing, jewellery and handbags.
In Spring Summer 2017, we look forward to bright positive colours, bold and fierce designs with a hint of elegance and ladylike hues and silhouettes. We will definitely be seeing these trends strutting down the streets and leaving an impactful mark in the fashion world.
2017 brings with it a barrel of bright and cheery colours, a lovely mix of fabrics and oodles of faux texture. In today’s article we will sum up the 5 best home trends for 2017. From pantone colours to the right shapes, here’s how you can personalise your house, yet stay trendy.
Bright Green Colour
Just in, Greenery is the pantone colour of 2017. Symbolising positivity and energy, this colour brings simplicity to the perplexed and fast lifestyle. Revitalise and refresh with this zesty yellow-green shade, and incorporate elements like green centrepieces, wall paper or wall plants in your house.
Experiment with everything tropical. Throw in details like patterned cushions, on a plain sofa. 2017, takes cue from the runway this year and boasts of statement pieces, mismatched patterns. Be creative, and entice your room with unusual and artistic concepts and designs.
Marble, brass and wood will continue to dominate in 2017. As a budget friendly alternative, you can incorporate faux material like wood, marble and quartz to your home design. They give a clean, minimalist look, while keeping it sophisticated and glamorous at the same time.
Add character to your space, with carefully picked pieces. Vintage and very well made investment furniture, is the mantra for 2017 interior. Porcelain, woodwork and antique pieces in thin lines and shapes, instead of big chunks, will be back in trend. This requires high level of craftsmanship and an eye for details.
Alternate black cabinets and interior with mystical midnight blue with a hint of grey. It complements the full spectrum of colours and reflects comfort and thoughtfulness. Add ceramics, textile and velvet cushions to your house in this exquisite hue and you will surely receive a thousand complements.
Choosing a new colour, or ornament for your house can be difficult but with this list of our favourite trending interior design ideas for 2017, you should be assured of making the right choice. Be brave, play with textures, take inspiration from the past and create a space that reflects your taste.
With 2017 just beginning, we need to bid Rose Quartz and Serenity adieu and welcome the bright and powerful pantone colour of 2017, Greenery, a very warm welcome. A colour that reflects positivity and new beginnings, Greenery has already made a solid presence in Spring 2017 trends in fashion, décor and design. Though the yellow-green colour will rule 2017, you will see Pale Pink and Dusty Blue making a rare yet impactful appearance as well.
Since the official announcement of the 3-day event, Meet D3, art enthusiasts, fashion bloggers and foodies had been anxiously waiting for this extensive pop up to open its doors. Hosted by Dubai Design District (D3) this extravaganza gave an opportunity to emerging designers, growing musicians and artists in the Arab region to prove their tremendous skills to the rest of the world.
We’re excited to be launching our new Retail Skills programme this October. Certified by London College of Fashion, and designed for sales associates who want to develop their retail careers, this knowledge-packed ‘from concept to carrier bag’ course involves six short modules arranged over seven months.
Expert image consultant Polly has lectured in personal fashion styling at London College of Fashion for over 10 years. With vast experience of the image industry, she has delivered training programmes worldwide to assist people to achieve a greater level of personal success and confidence.
Here she tells us a little about her best-selling Dubai short course ‘Principles of Personal Fashion Styling 1’.