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Global Fashion Week

As one of the fashion industry’s biggest months, September heralds the Spring/Summer runway shows for the “Big Four” global fashion capitals. Top designers in New York, London, Milan & Paris...

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Trend Report: key looks for SS19

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Wondering what to wear once the weather warms? NAJO’s creative team spotted three key looks from both the catwalk and the street style at the international fashion shows for SS19 that we could really get on board with. They just so happen to work in perfectly with pieces from our latest collection, Paloma. Look 1: Beige There’s certainly nothing boring about this incarnation of beige. Neutrals are enlivened via animal prints, or there’s the shameless head-to-toe take on the colour in the form of the must-have boilersuit. A look that was once purely functional is now utterly chic, drawing from...

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Trend Report: Key Takeaways From MBFWA 2019

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Australia’s biggest fashion week is all over for another year, but its effects will stretch for months to come. Here are some of the highlights that NAJO designers took home from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2019.   What the guests were wearing One of the most apparent trends from the Sydney style set in attendance was the matching two-piece suit – something we’ve rarely seen in such abundance since Working Girl. This time around, the suits were both tailored and unstructured. Relaxed and elegant styles counted equally in the style stakes so long as top + bottom were in perfect sync....

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What’s To Come In 2019 – Najo’s Style Forecast

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If we could predict the future, well… we probably wouldn’t be here talking about it. Nobody can be certain what the Next Big Thing will be for fashion and design, but as all trend forecasters know, it pays to pay attention to the clues and ride the wave of the zeitgeist. As a design house, NAJO is always tracking the trends and here are a few of our favourite clues to what 2019 will look like, style-wise. Living Coral Pantone®’s colour of the year always gets a lot of attention in the media and the catalyst for new homeware trends...

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Najo's Trend Round-Up For SS19

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Fashion first: what to wear this season & beyond We might be a jewellery brand but it’s no secret that we keep a close eye on the runway here at NAJO HQ. Our favourite European designers brought a tailored romance to Spring/Summer 19, and we’re already seeing the effect trickle through into everything from fast fashion to, yes, jewellery and accessories. Impeccable cuts, crisp silhouettes and sharp shapes in flawless shades of white and shimmering metallics were overriding themes at the SS19 shows. At Balmain, sculpture was a key inspiration, with garments at once dramatic and minimalist in pure white...

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Bronzed & Beautiful

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NAJO’s summer beauty edit Whether you’re kicking back in Byron or headed to Bali, there’s no doubt that you’re spending your days in swimmers and sarongs, which means your current beauty needs are all about adding colour and glow and keeping it casual yet chic. Here are 4 ways to get you looking summer-holiday sublime this season. 1. Tan up Get that bronzed goddess look without the UV rays with the St Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Sculpt and Glow. Offset your skin’s new-found tan with the bright white beauty of NAJO’s Antonia Choker. Its vibrant amazonite centrepiece in vivid aqua...

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Art And Fashion

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Trend spot: Surrealism in Fashion As one of the 20th century’s most influential art movements, Surrealism was quick to make its mark on 1930s fashion and design. Drawing on visuals from dreams and the unconscious, Surrealists brought something entirely new to the decorative arts. Strong, symbolic, iconic motifs, often recurring – just as they do in the dream world. Lips. Hands. Lobsters. In the context of Surrealist design, these motifs take on new meanings, however abstract. Consider Salvador Dali’s famous melting pocket watches in The Persistence of Memory (1931). Undoubtedly the most widely recognised Surrealist artist, Dali frequently collaborated with...

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