LUMEN et UMBRA - S/S 2014

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Issei Fujita, a Japanese designer who is located in Italy since 1999 when he started collaboration with Carpe Diem and took a charge of materials and visual media of brand. In 2006 Fujita presented his first collection under the brand name "LUMEN et UMBRA" (Light and Shadow).
For Spring/Summer 2014 collection designers shows special importance to forming one-piece patterns, with fabrics that wrap up around the body, emphasizing on less cut as possible. With regards to materials, Issei is always studying and sourcing systematically to reach new conclusions and exclusive fabrics each season. This season he made ‘Jacquard Camouflage’ (Cotton 51% Linen 49%), ‘Net’ (Linen 83% Cotton 17%), and ‘Japanese Denim’ (Cotton 100%). The denim absorbs a  rich indigo color, held up by a rigid texture.

References: Lumen et Umbra and Cruvoir


Coded_Edge - "Circle Of Protection" S/S 2014

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Coded Edge was founded about six months ago by young Croatian designer Silvio Ivkic and photographer Jure Perisic.
Last day of Perwoll Fashion Week in Zagreb (Croatia) Silvio presented his debut collection and left all speechless.  For S/S 2014 Coded Edge took a circle for their inspiration as it's one of the main geometrical elements and give it a new view - protection. Collection contains asymmetrical cutting, enriched with transparent and soft leather inserts and it is representing young and strong woman, who is ready to make a bold statement. Dominant color of collection is - black. For the finishing touch Silvio used jewelry pieces, also created by Coded Edge, which fit perfectly.
References: Coded_Edge


Et Al - "REPOUSSÉ ABYSS" collection - S/S 2014

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Founded in 1987 by Christine and Les Doughty, Et Al has since cultivated a reputation for their unique signature aesthetic of relaxed tailoring worked back with the fluidity of soft drapery. Et Al manages to find the balance of cutting-edge designs with extremely wearable garments with a focus on refined workmanship and quality fabrication.
In 2008, Et Al introduced designer Anthony Capon to the label Winner of television phenomenon Project Runway Australia Season 2 and the prestigious Emirates Melbourne Cup Design Award in 2010. His innovative androgynous designs and bespoke creations have built a cult following by enthusiasts globally.
With an androgynous touch to their designs and following from the success of the Women's wear Collections, it was a natural progression for Et Al to launch its Menswear range due to a demand from their male clients. Et Al has also expanded their clothing line by producing Limited Edition Accessories, Footwear and a Sleepwear range.
Et Al’s collection for spring / summer 2014 was unveiled on one of the many catwalks of New York fashion week. Here are the photos and hope you will enjoy it.

References: Et Al and Fashionising

Undercover - S/S 2014

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Jun Takahashi - name behind Japanese label UNDERCOVER. He fast become known after presenting his first collection back in 1994 and combining elements of street wear and high fashion.
This year on PFW, Mr. Takahashi presented collection for upcoming season of S/S 2014 full of 'statements' and various styles. But one is for sure. He definitely followed logo mania and wordplay printed on shirts . Snug (Guns), Silence Yourself, Dog (God) and Demand are just a few examples of the many uses of this decorative formatting. For accessories designer used wrist attached clutches that remind of billboards. And the finish of the show was saved for few T-shirt with LED lights on its front and back. 'We are all just walking billboards' is what Takahashi is telling us.

Full collection: Fashionising

Nude:MM - S/S 2014 Homme

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Yeah, I know the story about this collection is out for some time already.  But for good things it's never late.
Japanese label Nude:MM known by simplicity and easiness, presented mensline for Spring/Summer 2014. Collection is nicely cut, in colors grey, white and black and made of natural light materials. Despite fact it's declared as mensline, Nude is still following own story and making clothing "unisex wear that transcends gender and age."

References: Nude:MM

Dian Luo - "Brignten" collection

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Dian Luo, an up-and-coming Chinese jewellery designer graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and currently base in London.
This collection is inspired by cactus, they protecting themselves against terrible environment reminds me of power women. The mystery of the female inner world is the centre of the collection. They are beautifully made by LED lights, mirror cards and polydraw into geometric shapes, and controlled by individual switches. LED Off - The pieces expose the calmness and softness of female. Additionally with the soft elements of tracing paper, frangibility is not hard to be observed. LED On - The prickly and sparkle shadow that the pieces create reflects sophistication and firmness as another part of their essence.

References: NJaL


Barbara í Gongini - S/S 2014

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Androgynous, futuristic, minimalist... definitely yes! New collection from  Barbara í Gongini for upcoming season of S/S 2014. The collection has monochrome hue from head to toe and it's presenting play between wearer, garments, shapes, volume and layers. As usual, Barbara í Gongini's collections are made of high quality materials such as: soft and thin leather, knit, cotton and heavy zippers. Once again designer Barbara í Gongini proves she masters the balance between a strong concept and the avant-garde.

References: Fashionising