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Fusing style, sport and pop culture, roller-skating has captivated youth since the late 1880s. Within the last decade, a tough “Roller Derby” girl trounced any kind of softer spirit associated with the flashy disco “Roller Girl” but independent film Skateland provides a cinematic scrapbook of time and place during the last days of roller disco that will re-influence fashion and youth culture with a feminine approach. 
 
Trend indicators:
  • Seventies-inspired looks have been trending for several seasons now.
  • Rollerskating parties have reemerged across the United States, ushering in a new “Indie Sweetheart” skate queen and enmeshing a mothers memories of the past with her daughters dreams of the future.
  • Globally, advertising campaigns and editorial spreads are featuring roller-skating culturewith sun-drenched images of models with high-waist shorts, ultra-long wavy hair and classic retro roller-skates. 
  • Cochella has embraced the roller-skating trend with its pop-up rink run by Down & Derby for two years.
  • Shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood detailed the making of his new thigh-high leopard print and Swarovski crystal–encrusted roller skates in a NOWNESS short film.
 
 

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Karl Lagerfeld has once again teamed up with Diet Coke to create three new bottle designs, reported Glam UK. The three designs with graphic treatments reminiscent of the 1980s feature swishy stripes, polka dots and black starbursts.

The ‘Diet Coke Limited Edition Collection by Karl Lagerfeld’ bottles will be available individually or in a Collector’s Box created by the designer this June.

There is also a new ad campaign featuring Coco Rocha, Heidi Mount and Jeneil Williams who are photographed by Kaiser Karl himself.

 

We're inspired but various cultural and social references but May Day grounds us to our childhood (In Your Head founder, Shannon Kelly's mother was a florist- which is how she learned symmetry and perspective). Flowers provide us natural seasonal inspiration and tranquility.
 

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Currently we're impassioned with orange more so than usual.
 
Lively colors are the perfect precursor to summer and seen in countless S/S and F/W 09 runway collections. From vibrant neon to shades of tangerine, pumpkin or peachy cream — the color's undeniably sophisticated, explosive, and attention-grabbing — reflecting the current fascination with all-things '80s.
 

 
We all know that the 80's are back but have you seen anything like this?
 
It is a large-scale urban game that utilizes the city grid to recreate the 1980’s video game sensation Pac-Man in Lyon, France.
 

The video was too hilarious not to share (please forgive the soundtrack/camera) with Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde attempting to catch Pac-man. Some giant technology company or game manufacturer absolutely going to recreate this for a product launch. Mark my words.