Garland Coo - "The Forrrestian Call" collection

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The label Garland Coo is a creative collaboration of designer Jasmin Isabel Eckerle and artist Marcel Singer, founded 2009 in the deep south of Germany. Garland Coo describes the elementary confrontation and dichotomy between civilisation, nature and mind, the collection can be described as an analogy of the cultural and natural heritage of the designers. Their roots are deeply anchored in south German culture, in the Black Forest, in their native landscape as a deep source of inspiration.
The collection bordering on couture embellished with sharp tailoring, slim cut silhouettes and refined detailing using the finest materials. It is the contrast between tradition and avantgarde, between Black Forestian pompoms and floating hand dyed silks, between bondage schemes and clear defined folds, handprints and handfinished fabrics.

References: Garland Coo

Jovana Margetic student collection

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Jovana Margetic presented her collection as part of RMIT's student showcase at Melbourne fashion week (MSFW) for upcoming seasson S/S 2013. Here are photos from photoshoot for her Graduate Collection.

References: Jovana Margetic

Titania Inglis - S/S 2013

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Titania Inglis - half Chinese, half Scottish by blood, she embraces the seeming dichotomies of a line looking to the future, yet grounded in tradition, operating at the border of nature and industry. Titania studied at Design Academy Eindhoven and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and apprenticed under cult New York designers Camilla Stærk, Jean Yu, and Threeasfour before launching her solo line. She was honored for her work with the 2012 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award in Sustainable Design. Her collections embodies her philosophy of lush minimalism in both its aesthetic and its core principles. Less, but better: striking yet wearable pieces that go easily from day to night, summer to winter, and occasionally metamorphose with a trick of geometry.

References: Titania Inglis

Ziggy Chen - S/S 2013

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Ziggy Chen is Chinese designer and one of the names behind wellknown Shangai-based Mens and Womens label "Decoster". With his collection for S/S 2013 Ziggy is finally introducing it to whole world. Chen takes his inpiration from Shanghai and photos of the people taken between 1900 to 1920 (monks, solders, workmen, herders). In the whole collection lies concept of traveling, wandering though remote land and the inspiring power of vast empty places. A love of simplicity and fine craftsmanship.  Style with ancient roots that have been covered by a century of turmoil and decades of frenzied development.

References: Ziggy Chen , STEALTHPROJEKT

Barbara í Gongini - S/S 2013 RTW

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Barbara í Gongini once more showed us her gothic avant-garde pieces. The whole collection is developed in a single form that is explored and re-interpreted in many different ways. Futuristic, asymmetric cuts are obtained through special folding and cutting techniques. The whole collection creates a rather intimidating, yet mysterious and intriguing atmosphere reinforcing the fascination for the singular pieces.

References: Barbara í Gongini i Fashionising

Y. Project by Yohan Serfaty - F/W 2012/13

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The French designer, Yohan Serfaty, started its own line in 2008, where he develops his esthetics, mixing all materials and especially, leather, which became the heart of his collections. In 2010, he launched a new experiment, Y.Project. Y.Project starts from the fact that the fashion industry, and especially men’s fashion, is in full creative renewal. New shapes, new materials enable the conception and the creation of innovative clothes, in line with the metamorphosis of the sensitivity and behavior of men around the world.  Each collection is timeless, with some details or their construction evolving over time, while staying faithful to the same general esthetics and creative principals.
Collection for A/W 2012-13 contains big, high collars and asymmetrical zippers in wool, shearling and lots of leather create an easily layered look with long knits hanging out from underneath and low crotch pants that break up the length of the skinny legs. The leather boots, distressed and nondescript, were left unzipped in the back, which could just as easily have been a styling choice or a timesaving move. Reflecting his desire to slow down the pace of consumption and discard in fashion, Serfaty’s slowed down show is just one way that he walks the walk.

References: Y.Project , The fashion list

ZISKA - "You are the Cosmos" collection - A/W 2012-13

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"Mysticism and magic, earth, creatures, love and balance. There has to be evil so there can be good. Accept your inner demons, flirt with them instead of fighting them, trim their claws and braid their tail…”. This is how Harpa Einarsdottir, the Icelandic illustrator and fashion designer of the Label ‘ZISKA’ describes her work in general. She has passion for the Icelandic myths, symbolism and magic. She likes to combine her designs with her art, and one of her strengths in fashion is her ability to create amazing prints for the fabrics in her collections. Harpa also worked as a costume designer and stylist after she graduated at Iceland School of Art and Design, along with creative projects in film while she is now focusing on ZISKA.

References :ZISKA , Not Just a Label

Song for the Mute - LIGNE S/S 2013 - Showroom

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Melvin Tanaya and  Lyna Ty is creative team of Sydney-based boutique menswear label, Song for the Mute. Launched in 2008, the brand quickly gained a loyal following for their unique and interesting approach to tailoring – inspired by the properties of fabrics, such as wool, linen and cotton, the brand’s collections have become known for sweeping silhouettes and exquisite finishing and detail. As of 2012, Song for the Mute was planning its debut at Australian Fashion Week and pondering the move into more unisex fashions. As well as, being available throughout Australia in selected boutiques, including Harrolds, Australia’s only luxury men’s store, Song for the Mute has stockists in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Romania.

DEMOBAZA - "Equilibrium" S/S 2013 (part II )

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DEMOBAZA - "Equilibrium" S/S 2013 (part I )

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Long awaited collection for upcoming S/S 2013 season is finally revealed. DEMOBAZA once again left us speechless. Keeping their old style with some new cuts, more layers, natural materials and earth color palette. If you ever wondered how futuristic and postapocalyptic fashion should look like, I suggest you to take a look at photos because they are worth more than words.

References: DEMOBAZA 

OVATE - "La Grande Noirceur" collection F/W 2012-13

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OVATE, a line out of a small, dark studio in Montreal, designed by Audrey Cantwell. Her clothing carries an ethereal dark energy around it, and the elegance and power of a High Priestess. An Ovate is a shaman, prophet, seer, healer and diviner, an ancient bearer of wisdom, and Ovate clothing evokes such wisdom without speaking it.
Most of her designs are created by hand, knitting leather and wool and hand-printing on silk. The effect is both ancient and modern at once, and would be equally at home on icy Scandinavian plains and dirty city streets.

References: OVATECVLT nation

KOFTA - "Born" - S/S 2013

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Konstantin KOFTA - the local Kiev label, which is not influenced by world fashion trends. He studied at St. Martins college of art and design (London). At first glance Kofta combines image presentation and controversy, and at the same time, all goods are absolutely practical and wearable that makes them extraordinary objects not fitting canons and universally accepted principles of the fashion industry. Designer Konstantin Kofta focuses on the beauty and contemplation of which is not available to view through common frameworks and standards. Each local collection has been shown in the form of art installation, based on aesthetically presenting underground and avant-garde designer's decisions.
Collection for S/S 2013 comes under name "Born" and it's ispired by the existence of natural phenomena and natural transitions. It is this transition of materials and anatomy.
"Imagine water as the solemn foundation of our existence in our world ever so in turmoil. Touched by perennial elements, our water dries up and consequently deforms and destroys the ground, leaving behind patches of eradicated and polyhedral soil. Yet, with the death of one surface, others are born, allowing water to give meaning and energy to our continuous lifecycle."
References: KOFTA , NJaL

Obscur - "DISCIPLINE" - S/S 2013

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Obscur- once again with great collection. The materials they mainly used for this collection are experimental paper-cottons, linen and cotton mixes, thin and airy horse leather skins and pure silver.

"Manipulated forms of altered human bodies foreshadows the lines of discipline. Skilled medical devices used to correct these deformations act as a balance between sterile material and the natural progression of time.
Wrapped bandages in organic shapes co-exist with metallic elements in order to dress the body while keeping it within an articulated form. Over-treated materials embody the wear of garment's over time while sleek textiles restrain the body whilst representing the pillar of modern day society."

References: StyleZeitgeist , Obscur

Kristi Kakhidze

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KRISTI is young designer based in Tbilisi, Georgia. She studied at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and graduated in 2011. She worked as shoe designer for Renate and designer for Z&M. Also, Kristi was winner of Tbilisi Fashion Week 2012-2013 and "Be Next" fashion design contest 2012. Her collections are produced in Georgia.

References: NJaL

InAisce - "Columna Cerului" collection - S/S 2013

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Once more I stayed speechless when I seen InAisce upcoming collection for S/S 2013. With minimal palette that contains gray and black and edgy cuts and fits, it is obvious that Jona is in connection with spirit of east. Therefore his collection "Columna Cerului" is focused on research of inner soul.

References: InAisce

Jaime Russon - "A Levitated Fashion" collection

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Jaime Russon is a new breed of fashion designer, known as a hybrid or a new materiologist her fashion design is acknowledged for its explorative three-dimensionality and innovative interactive silhouettes. Jaime debuted at her BA graduate collection titled 'Packing for a traveller' from Birmingham City University at London Graduate Fashion Week in 2009 gaining notoriety from leading press and blogger’s named favourite designer by the GFW press team. She has interned as a design assistant at Merc and has assisted in the studios of leading London designers Giles Deacon, Henry Holland and Gareth Pugh in preparation of their London and Paris Fashion Week catwalk shows and Fashion Film presentations.
"A Levitated Fashion" is name of Russon's latest collection. She said that her "aim was to explore leviation and magnets within our garments which in time could provide more comfort for the wearer through anti-gravity clothes. In time this could reduce friction and turn natures stickiness into repulsion, creating the ultimate remedy and questioning the multiple possibilities of how to give our clothes full spacial autonomy and a new form of beauty in the 21st Century."

References: Jaime Russon


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The Australian brand STRATEAS.CARLUCCI is collaboration between Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci. Strateas and Carlucci studied Industrial and Communication Design, manage to combine their skills and create unique style. Each piece in the collection is created by using a mixture of traditional bespoke tailoring methods, combined with modern garment construction.  Garments are adorned by hand crafted and hand cast silver jewellery, which can be united and worn. STRATEAS.CARLUCCI  has a vision to bridge the gap between collector and creator.


AREA di Barbara Bologna - "Genesis" collection - S/S 2013 (menswear - part 2)

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AREA di Barbara Bologna - "Genesis" collection - S/S 2013 (wmn - part 1)

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"I saw this vision, clearly... I saw a man and a woman in my mind... I look... and suddenly walking towards me... as if they were going toward something that I can not even see... I see them in the dust. See their dust... a black mark on his forehead.. blue lanses in their eyes... Untouchable as a knife blade. I hear a noise... I see their lips move... I understand only a constant hiss... and nothing 'else."
Genesis, the vision of something that is coming, we do not know anything, we are attracted unconsciously, we fear, because we are not able to decipher, failing to establish a common communication that allows us to understand.
Genesis, a new beginning.


ACRONYM® - A/W 2012-13

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ACRONYM® was founded in 1994 by Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh as an independent design agency with a focus on the unification of style and technology in apparel. Acronym has been instrumental in the emergence of a new generation of technical apparel products and users. Projects such as the Analog MD Clone jacket (one of TIME magazine's 'Coolest Inventions of 2002') and collaborations with companies including KHS Tactical Equipment Germany (equipment manufacturers for the German Special Forces), and W.L. Gore and Associates (the inventors of Gore-Tex) demonstrate Acronym's capability in both advanced styling and functionality. Early 2002 saw the launch of the limited edition 'Acronym Kit-1' and with it, the launch of the Acronym house label. Acronym currently operates from Munich, Berlin, New York, Tokyo and Sumperk/ Czech Republic.

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Ann Demeulemeester - S/S 2013

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For upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 we surely got new Ann style. From previous closed and hardened shells, this collection is something different. "Beauty can be frightening," said Ann Demeulemeester. She also said that she was inspired by "the duality of butterflies," solid bug versus ethereal wings. Just her version of butterflies is not just ordinary, it has Ann touch. "It was a process of being really clear, really focused, really sharp and really simple but still beautiful," said Demeulemeester after the show. Whole collection contains mystery filled with multi-stranded leather belts, light silk dresses with long light sleeves that are giving the effect of wings. Primary color in this collection is black with touch of mauve, cream and light mint. Awakening of butterflies.

References: Ann Demeulemeester , 

Nicolas Andreas Taralis - S/S 2013

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"I was thinking of faraway places," said Nicolas Andreas Taralis for his collection for S/S 2013. The colour palette was black, white, and grey, with chunky wedged boots and clumpy strands of hair signalling that this collection was would-be fodder for the edgy crowd. Tailoring was asymmetrical and organic. Raw edges gave pieces a worn-in feel. And last but not least, two sheer, breezy gowns – one black, one white – added the lightness the show needed and ended it on a strong, beautiful, note.

Enfin Levé - A/W 2012

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European brand, Enfin Levé (Finally Arisen) made great leather collection for Fall/Winter 2012 and fulfill it with, also, great lookbook.  The collection consists of 4 different pieces, each in black, made of soft Italian leather and various natural materials. Van Diem, Creative Director and Owner of Enfin Levé, explained that brand is made to introduce fine crafted couture pieces, a manifest of new quality, aesthetics and elegance. Here are photos from AW lookbook, and hope you all enjoy same way I did.

References: Enfin Levé

Skingraft - A/W 2012-13

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Skingraft is a Los Angeles based design house led by designer Jonny Cota and brand manager Chris Cota. Born in 2005, Skingraft began as an experiment in performance art-inspired fashion and now produces full ready-to-wear collections for men and women along with ornate one-of-a-kind pieces for the runway and stage.
Collection for Autmn/Winter 2012-13 still keeps original style of Skingraft mixing gothic and macabre elements. Collection was presented at the Vibiana Cathedral, a breathtakingly sublime venue for the equally enticing show to occupy it. Pieces were shown in black, grey, brown and off-white, giving whole collection more type of edgy urban street wear look.

References: Skingraft

Forme 3’3204322896 (Forme d’expression) - A/W 2012-13

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Once more Forme d’Expression (also known as Forme 3’3204322896) done great job. For Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection, Forme kept Her style.  Collection offer a very organic and raw take on tailoring. Fabrication and texture are key elements, alongside the clever use of details such as raw edges and exposed stitching. Giving the pieces an artistically, dishevelled look.

References: Forme d’Expression

David Andersen - S/S 2013

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David Andersen is Danish born designer that debuted with his collection "David Andersen", in 2007 to instant success, both critically and commercially. Approaching its third year, the collection is represented in 12 countries expanding abroad Europe, and entering the markets of Japan and the US. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art 2003, where he was awarded “Best Costume Designer” in 2004. Subsequently, 2004 proved to be an even broader year for recognition as he was awarded “Wedding Gown of the Year” by the Royal Court Theatre in Denmark. Andersen is making collections for both, men and women. He finds inspiration for his collection in  architecture, music and museums. For collection S/S 2013, Andersen chose black color with detours to grey and small touch of blue. And here is presentation of his upcoming collection.

References:  David Andersen Bianco

A New Cross - A/W 2012-13

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A New Cross is a Colombian brand, born in 2010 with idea of making high conceptual accessories and garments. They focus on consciousness of art-inspired fashion, the use of quality materials, as well as artisanal methods of production. They maintain a constant inspiration to underground garments as a living space, meant to protect, comfort, and project as expression that goes beyond the material.

References: A New Cross

Esther Perbandt - A/W 2012-13

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Born and grew up in West Berlin, Esther Perbandt studied at University of Fine Arts Berlin, IFM Institut Francais de la Mode Paris. And at in the beginning of 2004 she founded her own fashion label Esther Perbandt. Combination of male and female elements, combined with strength and sensitivity are one of the labels character. A symbiosis of material, colour, cuts and various motives complete the design with an individual special style. The collections were enriched with an artistic, ambitious demand and personalized contents.

References: Esther Perbandt

Limi Feu - S/S 2013

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Japanese fashion designer Limi Feu (born Limi Yamamoto) started her label back in 2000 and presented her collections on TFW from 2000 to 2007. After that Feu made debut on Paris Fashion Week in October 2007 and got good critics. Limi is the daughter of designer Yohji Yamamoto and name "feu" she took upon word in French dictionary. Fashion writers have pointed to similarities between the aesthetics of Feu and her father: they both employ dark colors, large volumes, layering, and asymmetry in their designs. They have also noted, however, that her designs are streetwise and have a rock attitude, whereas her father's designs were typically romantic. And here is presentation of her collection for S/S 2013, so you can  judge by yourself.

References: Limi Feu  Fashionising

Divka - "Pattern" A/W 2012-13

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Divka” is a design team established by two creators in 2011, based in Tokyo. They are aiming to creating modern and beautiful garments through experimentation. Divka seeks to create clothes that are unknown, even to us. In 2012, divka is selected as a finalist of Mango Fashion Award 4th Edition, and got 2011 TOKYO New Designer Grand Prix professional category.
“Pattern" – this is Divka’s collection’s theme. The word “pattern” has multiple meanings: Sewing patterns for jackets, for instance, and design patterns, not to mention people’s behavioral patterns. And Divka have focused on the fact that design patterns are created through accumulation of time. Pattern – It is a standard which, through everflowing time, has been continuously improved by people after people.

References:  Divka  Not Just a Label

Julius F/W 2012-13

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Japanese avant-garde label JULIUS led by Tatsuro Horikawa year after year develop his collections. For Fall/Winter 2012, Horihawa made huge step in making very solid collection. Somehow Julius style seems much cleaner, a lot less distressing and damaged and as many have noticed less of military influence. But still, He manage to keep the aggressive feeling in many of his garments. With this collection he has worked subtly, with long and flowing, but asymmetrical, oversized details. The use of zippers in almost all of the pieces, which is used in fabrics like matte jersey and wool, hides the manipulation of the materials and provides a worn effect on canvas and cotton. The color palette used for this collection begins with black and dark grays used in blocks, off-white and a print representing resounding images.

References: JULIUS

HIGH - A/W 2012-13

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Claire Campbell is British designer and name behind HIGH brand. HIGH aims to create contemporary classics over transient fashion, and clothing design for everyday use over occasional wear. The main idea is a great respect for tradition and craftsmanship. Campbell has aimed to create functional yet sophisticated everyday couture garments with a human touch; clothing modelled by hand, with attention to detail. She says “We use good quality ingredients to make clothes people will want to wear and use, like bespoke clothing for everyone“. Both lines, HIGH (tailored line) and HIGH USE (casual), is presenting the brand’s guiding principles of high design, high utility and high quality.

References: HIGH

Zam Barrett - Fall/Winter 2012

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Zam Barrett from NYC is a technically accomplished tailor who is drawn towards the avant garde end of the fashion spectrum with his namesake label. Barrett describes that his collections are infused with a level of symbolism and creativity that gives greater meaning and interest to the products beyond the pure utilitarian and adornment purposes of traditional garments. He explains that mission of company was to create artisanal type clothing through non-industrialized processes for a client that stood apart from the mainstream trendy and consumerist mindset of modern fashion.
References: Zam Barrett

Asger Juel Larsen - "LUCID DISORDER" collection - A/W 2012-13

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Asger Juel Larsen is a designer that marks and merits the adventurous and rule breaking reinvention of modern menswear. Hailing from Denmark but truly establishing his art in the UK, Asger graduated 'top of the class' at the London College of Fashion in 2009 with a BA Menswear Degree, Asger has since then conquered the masters at the same institution. His aesthetics have been consistently evolving during the academic time frame, illustrating ambition and flare in the imagination. And with placements alongside John Richmond and Burberry Prorsum included in the tapestry of his background, the platform and landscape for Asger's future collections is bright. His designs are an intoxicating medley of the past and future, taking inspiration from historical events and fusing it into a futuristic sci-fi sphere.
Lucid Disorder is introduced with a leather top , coats, furry soviet hats, asymmetric jackets, leather and zipper pants. Everything looks like military uniforms from sci-fi movies. Colors used in this collection are: burnt gold, rusty grey, weathered browns and black. The lucid disorder is presented as full industrial force.
References: Asger Juel Larsen

James Hock - "Harbinger" collection - A/W 2012-13

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Malaysian born James Hock graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney with a degree in accounting. He worked briefly as an auditor before making the decision to move to London where he quickly gained fame working in London’s fringe club scene for his iconic looks and impeccable sense of style. Self-taught, James enrolled in Kensington and Chelsea College to improve his technical skills. His early works attracted much attention and critical praise with his final project Sleeping with Dali (appearing on Nylon TV, was exhibited in Shoreditch House and featured in numerous editorials). His use of recycled material stems from his love of customizing clothing and his experimentation with obscure or mundane objects is set to continue. His passion for arts and crafts, also see many artisanal elements incorporated in his work and in order to control the final finish of his pieces, all artisanal finishings are done in-house.
References: James Hock

Br.UNO - A/W 2012-13

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Bruno Tedioli is name behind label Br.UNO. After more than 10 years of collaboration with famous fashion brands, Tedioli decided to launch his own line of clothing in 2009 under name Br.Uno. Main inspirations for his collections are coming from dark literature and art, horror and sci-fi movies creating an armor for individual ready to face the future.
References: Br.UNO

Paolo Errico - F/W 2012-13

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Born and raised in Genoa, Italy, Paolo Errico currently lives in Milan and works between London and Paris. He began his career working for Calvin Klein and for Versace. In 2000, he joined the Ermenegildo Zegna Group and designed Agnona collection. His next move was teaming up with the Roberto Cavalli group in 2005 to create lines from women and consult for luxury fashion brands. In 2004 he launched a fashion house under his own name and in the same year he presented his first collection in Milan. Paolo's inspiration and reference point are architecture and design. His technique involved using primordial geometric shapes and combining them with the human body to produce timeless fashion.
References: NJaL, Paolo Errico

The Viridi-anne - "Nostalgia" collection - A/W 2012-13

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Born in 1963 Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Graduated from Tokyo Zoukei University, Department of Fine arts majoring in Painting. Moving from the canvas to a desire for expression through garments and then establishing Caterpillar Produit in 1987. Early Developmental Women's wear being central to the collection and did a runway show in underground scene in Tokyo. Leading him of desire to make clothing for himself provided the catalyst for the establishment of The Viridi-anne in 2001.
The collection theme "Nostalgia" is coming from the nostalgic memories of designer himself.It is not a restoration of what he can realize, but more with his new ideas of what he has experience since then.The tracing of nostalgic thought is equates to figure out something which is covered by a mysterious veil so that the image photos also finished as blurred but inspirational.The blurred detailing and images with undertones heralding inspiration from the beautiful coloring in the film of the same name by Andrei Tarkovsky.
References: The Viridi-anne

Dragomir Krasimirov - A/W 2012-13

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Originally from Pleven (Bulgary), he moved to Madrid, where he studied Art at "Mario Zijara" Academy. After finishing his Art Major, he started his Fashion studies at the School of "Arte y Superior de Diseño" in Valencia. In September of 2011, he went to the "Certamen de Jovenes Diseñadores (Young Designers Contest) at Valencia's Fashion week, Zone D, rising to success and obtaining a position on the official catwalk of 2012. On febreary 16th, 2012, he showed his female collection "SHELTER", receiving positive feedback by the public and the press.

References: Dragomir Krasimirov

MASNADA - F/W 2012-13

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MASNADA - women's wear label stands for dark, feminine, avant-garde that is transfering emotions through use of exclusive fabrics, realized in natural fibers in the soft-hued colours of nature. Masnada are based in Italy, but their designs are not usual look that we got used to see from side of Italian designers. With their creativity they step out of ordinary frame and created a timeless look and longevity of each garment.

References: MASNADA

Izzue - Fall 2012

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Established in 1999, IZZUE is a fashion brand, pronounced like "Issue". It is part of the Hong Kong fashion conglomerate I.T. Mixing restraint and boldness, new silhouettes combine the sophistication of couture with a rule-breaking sense of proportion, layers and volume, subtly constructured from hidden luxuries, whilst elevated by fine materials. Their aim is to create ground-breaking fashion pieces that come perfectly together with everyday wear to bring out the shine of individual charisma.

References: IZZUE

Army Of Me - A/W 2012-13

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Daniel Wahlberg and Richard Sjöblom are names behind brand Army Of Me, founded in 2008. Their first collection was released one year later in 2009 and it was Spring/Summer one. It consisted of 8 different styles and was only produced in 20 pieces in each of them. After brand started being well known all over the world, they started doing RTW collections. Main idea of this brand was to combine east and west. Classic and avant garde. Therefore they made something different and unique. They invented Army of me.

References: Army Of Me

Vibe Johansson - A/W 2012-13

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The Danish-born, Italian-bread designer Vibe Johansson studied fashion design at the Polimoda Fashion Institute in Florence, Italy followed by design technology in Copenhagen, Denmark. She presented her first official women’s collection for A/W 2008. Vibe brings an alternative angle to simple, sensual styles that question convention. Cutting right to the bone the simplicity of her designs encompass both classic minimalism and modern draping with a hint of avantgarde. Geometrical shapes  in the patternmaking combined with the best quality fabrics make for the understated elegance that Vibe adds to everyday wear.

References: Vibe Johansson

Rick Owens - Womenswear A/W 2012-13

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It all starts with background, the set that has post-apocalyptic glow. Fire. Offensive music, and colours dour. Models on stage with full covered skin and fabrics that were roughly hewn. Faces obscured with woollen cobwebs that reveal their darkened eyes and deeply glamorous scarlet lips, wraped necks, leather boots, hands and arms covered with leather gauntlets. They looked like warrior women. Refined performance that onsiderably advanced the idea that fashion should be of a power and strength that doesn’t ever resort to cliché, there was an incendiary quality to Rick Owens’s show.


Misomber Nuan - "Forget them not" self V collection - S/S 2013-14

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Misomber Nuan started his debut collection a year prior to his graduation in 2006, presenting small collections from time to time for selected cliente through custom orders only. After a few years in his apprenticeship in textile production, he decided to focus and move into designing. In search to further his design philosophy, he spent a yearlong hiatus traveling the world in isolation from the fashion industry. It was during this time he contemplated on the human self and began distilling the pebbles of thought that would gradually form the path he would eventually embark on. In 2009 he set up his label “MISOMBER NUAN” , composed of abstracted illusive thoughts, "Misomber", an interpretation of the dismal human psyche and "Nuan", a veiled presence of the designer together craft a vision that is the reflection of emptiness and void, hidden details, mysterious veils, strong emotions and finally, the desire to connect subliminally with the audience.