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Solace a/w 2014-2016 Shreya Sen 1


Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness. – Meaning the peace of mind. Inner peace or (peace of mind) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being "at peace" is considered by many to be healthy (homeostasis) and the opposite of being stressed or anxious. Peace of mind is generally associated with bliss, happiness and contentment. Peace of mind, serenity, and calmness are descriptions of a disposition free from the effects of stress. In some cultures, inner peace is considered a state of consciousness or enlightenment that may be cultivated by various forms of training, such as prayer, meditation, or yoga, for example.

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Many spiritual practices refer to this peace as an experience of knowing oneself. Finding inner peace is often associated with traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. As the famous quote from Gautama Buddha “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” The culprit of happiness through the peace of mind is my inspiration behind every theme. Harmonic Havoc- havoc meaning chaos; in this chaotic world that we lead every day we still strive out to find seek the inner peace of mind. Moreover, we try to find the harmony through the chaos. Sensual Serenity- is about arousing gratification of the senses and physical aspects of life that give us the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. Eclectic essence- deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources I,e culture from different parts of the world and absorbing the abstracts crevices of life that you tend to ignore every day.

One sees the intrinsic nature of every objects to understand the smaller aspects of life that seeks happiness. Amicable Alleviationhaving the spirit of friendliness without serious disagreement from one another is important, therefore one should always seek positivity to get a sense of alleviation to have a peace of mind. Lastly, cyclical zones come to end by seeing inner peace through the sense of Tranquil Tensility- staying free from disturbance is the only way to keep calm in your mind. Keep away from the net electrolastic attraction between negative energy to reduce tension and to have an equilibrium of inner peace in your mind.

Solace- ‘concentrating on the peace of mind coming from within, not to seek it without.’

Through inner peace, genuine world peace can be achieved. In this the importance of individual responsibility is quite clear; an atmosphere of peace must first be created within ourselves, then gradually expanded to include our families, our communities, and ultimately the whole planet.

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Harmonic Havoc : We all grow up in the same society. Every place has its own characteristics, but the foundation is the same all over the world. Get an education, get a job and work hard, vote, get married. And while you do all this, buy all the products the commercials promise will make you happy and keep doing this, even if it means getting in debt. This basically sums up the life of the average person around the world. Harmonic Havoc- havoc meaning chaos; in this chaotic world that we lead every day we still strive out to find seek the inner peace of mind through this hustle and bustle. Moreover, we try to find the harmony through the chaos. This trend conveys a meaning of getting out of this rat race we live in and finding inner peace within the mind by eradicating all the negativity from your life and replace it with positive and empowering things that will benefit you.

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Experimentationinsurfacetechniquesbringsanewdimensiontosomeofthemostinnovativedesigntoday,reinforcingaveryvisceralmoment;acravingforobjectsthatfeel 9 substantial.


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Geometric pop Contrasting Geomety is an upcoming trend this Autumn/Winter fall 2015-2016. 14


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Sensual Serenity: When it comes to creating the conditions for optimal health, we know that managing stress is important. But it turns out that dealing with our anxieties and negative emotional reactions is only half the battle. Discover why an ample supply of enjoyable, positive experiences is equally essential to your well-being through the trend: Sensual Serenity- this is about arousing gratification of the senses and physical aspects of life that give us the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. Lifestyle is heading to a direction where the generationisbecomingmoreindependent.One is not compelled to have a job that requires 40 hours a week, therefore people nowadays are focusing more on their loved ones taking long vacations and absorbing life so one can go through life’s pleasure with the healthy emphasis they deserve. Moreoever, focus on the solution to find the inner peace: travel with your loved ones.

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Plant Life

Embrace the benefits of nature by combining plant life and lighting to create a truly natural retail greenhouse. Vegetative images are projected onto lighting canopies to create a sense of tranquility in a busy store / Hanging greenhouses emit light and encourage plant life / Technology meets nature as 21 hobby:design creates luminous bulbs made from plant fibers that glow without electricity


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Palm Springs Inspired by 50s Americana and a jet-set lifestyle / Palms and poolside sirens provide playful motifs / Mid-century designs are revived in bright color palettes / Architectural detailing offers scope for floors and walls.


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Serene Ocianic settings give rife to fluid layers F/W 15-16

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Inspired by old school Miami beach culture, this story mixes varsity and summer suiting with vintage sailors and modern skater-street style, which comes complete with pops of color and nautical graphics.


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Wayferers are becoming the staple for transition to Autmn/Winter 2015-2016


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Eclectic Essence: In order to understand a fashion trend, we need to be aware of what will surround us in terms of our social-cultural way of living. The development of new trends usually involves sources, which influence our cultural live and lifestyle. African prints is an on-going trend, therefore tribal influences and culture were conveyed in this theme. High culture refers to elite activities such as visual art like painting and sculpture, other forms of art, such as music and auditory art, but also applied art like photography, architecture and design. Art is a product of human activity, made with the intention of stimulating the human senses, as well as the human mind by transmitting emotions or ideas. In terms of fashion inspiration, these emotions and ideas can later on undergo a further process and lead to new forms of inspirations and concepts, in the case of a designer; it can bring him to a collection idea. Eclectic essence- is deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources I,e culture from different parts of the world and absorbing the abstracts crevices of life that you tend to ignore every day. One sees the intrinsic nature of every objects to understand the smaller aspects of life that seeks happiness. In this theme I have Indian and African culture influences convey the trend.

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Decorative bowls and vases use laser cutting techniques to form novel sculptural forms and decorative shapes. Slices of lasercut wood use computer-aided design to form 3-D contour wave shapes / Playful lasercut metal vase features ‘floating’ angular metal / Fine lasercut slices result in a contoured wood vase / Plastic is cut in slices to form elegant sculptural black vase / Torafu Architects have developed a lasercut paper bowl that can be changed and molded by hand.

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Wicker Weaves Wicker lighting gets a contemporary facelift in offbeat and chunky weaves / Pendant lights feature spun shades in contrasting colors and intricate geometric designs / Dual color materials create modern patterned shades


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Beautifully tactile and textured surfaces emerge in 45 wall hangings, embracing appliquĂŠ and layering.


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Explore remarkable things / Concise / Delicate ripples / Gathered texture / Undulating 47 / Structured pleats.


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An interesting trend in fashion today is called fusion. That is the combining of traditional tribal and ethnic clothing and jewelry with modern styles. The result is exciting and a breath of fresh air in the world of modern fashion.

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The trend toward ethnic jewelry is here to stay. The world is a smaller place than it was in the past and world travel is more popular than ever. Immigration of ethnic groups from Africa and Asia to the western countries have brought the local crafts to western shores. And they are here to stay.


3-D printing opens a new world of design possibilities.

This game-changing technology gains momentum among contemporary designers and costume jewelry brands / High street or smart fashion jewelry and watches / Rapid prototyping / Array of materials like titanium, nylon and TPU are suitable for 3-D printing

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Bespoke Ink Tattooing is the modern monogram. Bringing a new level of detail to the retail industry, designers are tattooing leather, giving customers the choice to customize and personalize pieces with a uniquely crafted touch. 52


Amicable Alleviation: There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better. According to Buddhism this is the most important thing we can do, and Buddhism teaches that it is the only real antidote to our own personal sorrows, and to the anxieties, fears, hatreds, and general confusions that beset the human condition. Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energized states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life. Amicable Alleviation- having the spirit of friendliness without serious disagreement from one another is important, therefore one should always seek positivity to get a sense of alleviation to have a peace of mind. Moreoever, this trend conveys if one is in distress in

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Mello Mauve From softer to stronger shades of pink, mauve and purple, Radiant Orchid diffuses a delicate and sophisticated light across all interiors.

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Tone-on-tone and shading effects are key for elegant designs / A palette that is perfect all year round / Surface and pattern play animate interiors and decor items.


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Richly embellished looks take inspiration from the decorative and ornamental looks of couture designers. Focus is on rich and opulent texture / Embroidery and embellishment combinations take influence from Chanel and Balmain / Beads, studs, chains and metallic threads in dense formation / Diamond formations are reminiscent of quilted and upholstery designs

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Radiant Orchid influences on the Runway

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Tranquil Tensility: Nature can be very beneficial for your stress levels and mood. Why not bring a little bit of the outdoors inside so you can truly experience the calming effects Mother Nature can provide you with? The perfect outdoor accessory that can fit inside your home is the soothing sounds of a babbling brook. You can achieve these outdoor characteristics by purchasing a fountain for your home. An indoor fountain is perfect because it can fit beautifully within any type of dĂŠcor and it can also bring a sense of tranquility inside your house. Sit by the fountain and listen to the lovely noise it makes. To add some natural appearance to the fountain, you can add a couple of plants or polished rocks around it. Tranquil Tensility- staying free from disturbance is the only way to keep calm in your mind. Keep away from the net electrolastic attraction between negative energy to reduce tension and to have an equilibrium of inner peace in your mind. Our homes are supposed to be our personal oasis from the world. It is where we can go to recuperate and distress from the daily demands of our lives. If you want to get the most satisfaction and calm from your home, then there are certain things that you need to do to it in order to receive the maximum benefits from your house or apartment. Read the rest of this informative article to learn how you can transform your home. into a serene environment.


From grass to new buds, a spectrum of green shades brings the garden into the home. No other color embodies spring like green / Evoking picnic and outdoor times / Colored transparencies for tabletop and decor / Tone on tone green refreshes retro 65 formica furniture and textile designs.


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Palm tree camouflage / From emerald green to dark leafy hues / Detailed jungle placement prints / Tropical birds and rainforest animals appear / Photographic montage / Sunset scenes are recolored with a palette of green


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Distressed and aged finishes evolve, going beyond the limits of vintage. Extreme abrasion treatments and mimicked rust finishes create one-off studs, buckles, snaps and buttons. 74


FROM THE JUNGLE TO THE STREETS The Amazon is considered to be the lung of the world and most of it belongs to Brazil. On Brazilian runways, designers are constantly inspired by the nature and wildlife to be found in this lush landscape. A diverse range of greens as well as animal prints - especially feline - are seasonless in Brazil, evolving every year with innovative techniques and fabrics.

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Vibrant citrus greens glow brightly on an array 77 of accessories is trending for A/W 2015-2016.


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