FOCUS ON GRADUATE TALENTS: FRASER MILLER

Fraser Miller, graduate of De Montfort University and joint winner of the Visionary Knitwear Award at Graduate Fashion Week, took inspiration from the textures, patterns and styles of the wallpaper, curtain and tiles in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. With the period covering interior design movements such as deconstructionism and post modernism, it’s no surprise that Fraser’s final collection was noted as visionary in it’s construction, colour and shape.

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The collection is called “An Abundance of Kin” and is based on the fact that the majority of the garments were hand-me-downs and how it ran throughout the whole family. Changing aspects of the clothing became a major highlight of the collection and all started when he took a pair of huge trousers that his older brother had worn and Fraser made them his own. The zip detailing on the cuffs, collars and sleeve heads really allow an interchangeable and versatile collection that can be manipulated by the wearer.

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He took inspiration for texture, silhouette and design from his family album photographs when his parents first got married in 1973, to Christmas 2010. The knit textures and patterns mostly came from the wallpaper, curtains, tiles and sofas of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s decor in my family abode.

Another influential contributor to his collection was his family’s heritage, from the kilt wearing fisherman of Aberdeen to minimalistic Danish Scandinavians. He looked at the fisherman’s knots, cable jumpers and daily lifestyles, which all inspired him to use cords, fairisle patterns and kilts, and contrasting that with the clean straight lines of Danish architecture and interiors.

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FOCUS ON SOFIA OTTONE – MUFF, SPRING/SUMMER 2019 COLLECTION

TOTI by Sofia Ottone is a brand who listens to young generations, who admires young people and embrace feelings.

TOTI is about creating a community where you can feel identify and be part of it, where the fun and the attitude of not taking things too seriously characterizes it. 

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MUFF is a collection that enters a universe where gender does not exist, where we are responsible only for ourselves and where responsibilities are not a constraint. A universe of electric and soft inspired colors that make this place, a place where ecstasy to live exists. 

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AN INTERVIEW with SOFIA OTTONE, Founder and Creative Director of TOTI

TSCOF: How did your passion for design start and how your creative process work?

SOFIA OTTONE: It begun when I was little I used to see my grand ma and mum sewing and doing knitting and, when I was 8 or 10 years old, my dad worked in a clothing shop I was always amazed by how he picked the outfits for the mannequins and the way people could feel by using certain types of clothes, since little my passion started, I knew I wanted to create. My creative process usually starts by a feeling, my entourage or an inspiration taken by films or artists and I always associate my inspirations with feelings and music, without music I could never create.

TSCOF: How Geneva Ipac Design helps and motivate you to become a fashion designer?

SOFIA OTTONE: It really helped me to know how to be an entrepreneur and also see all the sectors that exist in fashion. They motivate you by giving you advise and be with you in the process.

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TSCOF: Would you like to have an internship in a big brand house? Can you list us few names?

SOFIA OTTONE: I think I will prefer to work in a small company, Charles Jeffrey or Lazy Oaf.

TSCOF: Can you tell us a little bit about your references for the last collection?

SOFIA OTTONE: My references are a mix of the sex dolls, the young generation and genderless, it started by watching Female trouble and also the color universe of Memphis. I wanted to recreate a world where you had to be part of it by using a mask so people just look at you by who you are and not your face or gender. It’s a gang, a community where sexuality is appreciated, where you’re just living to moment to the fullest.

TSCOF: Are you sick of people talking about millennials? Do you see yourself as a designer for young people, a new generation?

SOFIA OTTONE: I don’t really pay attention to the talking I just concentrate in myself and the people of my generation and I design for them.

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TSCOF: How fashion competitions can change the business industry? Will you apply at some in the future?

 

SOFIA OTTONE: I think it helps you to push yourself to create something that you’ve never thought of doing and it can teach you so many things. Right now I’m not planning to do one.

TSCOF: How do you want people to feel when they wear your clothes?

SOFIA OTTONE: I want them to feel special but most of all I want them to feel themselves with a powerfull spirit.

TSCOF: What do you think it’s your best-selling piece from your last collection?

SOFIA OTTONE: The inflatable dress.

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TOTI SS19 | Photo: Dominique Somazzi

TSCOF: What do you think about the opportunity of selling your products on online platforms, you think it might be a good showcase for your work and your future?

SOFIA OTTONE: For me it’s a big opportunity since it can reach much more people all over the world and nowadays almost everything it’s done by the internet.

TSCOF: What young designers need right now from fashion industry to grow up?

SOFIA OTTONE: It depends on what type of clothing you are making but I think we all need to listen to the society, to the problems that we are struggling and to ourselves.

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TOTI SS19 | Photo: Dominique Somazzi

TSCOF: Tell us the song played on your Spotify/iTunes playlist and who is
your favorite artist right now and would you like to see him/her dressed in TOTI?

SOFIA OTTONE: Stress Dreams by Ardency, of course I will love to see them with my collection. Right now I’m really into Tyler The Creator even if I’m not really into rap music. I think he is amazing all his universe that he creates specially in his videos, I will also love to see him dressed in TOTI.

TSCOF: List us three favorite designers / icons who inspire you.

SOFIA OTTONE: Gaspar Noe, Charles Jeffrey, David Bowie.

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THE NEW TALENTS OF CENTRO. AT MBFW MEXICO SS19

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico City materializes the aspiration of Mexican designers: the internationalization of Mexican fashion and access to the largest e-commerce platform in the world.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico City (MBFWMx) takes concrete steps to put Mexican fashion in its rightful place at the international level. With the launch of a solid calendar of activities for the rest of 2018, MBFWMx positions the creative proposals of its designers in different forums, enhancing their impact in a single positive message: in the new Mexico that faces the world, the Fashion is a fundamental actor.

“A key issue in Mexican fashion is to recognize the decisive influence that the platform of Radek Jelinek, Chairman and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Mexico, has had on the platform. Radek has been a strategic partner and intellectual driver of our efforts and, before his next departure from Mexico to assume new and greater responsibilities within Mercedes-Benz globally, we express our admiration, respect and infinite gratitude for his support to the industry of fashion in our country.” said Cory Crespo, President of MBFWMx.

At the San Hipólito Ex-Convent was a whole day of different presentations, in the morning CENTRO. Fashion School. brought on the catwalk at

MBFW Mexico few of their best fashion students, nine young designers’ future.

At CENTRO. ”You’re not going to school. You’re going to work.”

Here, raw talent meets polished professionalism. Serious intersects with fun and a thousand extra course hours mean success in no time. With a degree from CENTRO. you won’t need to worry about applying for jobs. You’ll be too busy creating them. This is the business of creative industry.

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XIMENA CRUZ SALAZAR 

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MONTSERRAT DURAZO PAYRÓ

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PAULINA HERNÁNDEZ TREJO

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PAULINA ORTEGA OROZCO 

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ALEJANDRA SÁNCHEZ EUAN

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LIA SORDO MUNIZ

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ANDREA VEGA BOYER

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FOCUS ON – IONUT PISCUREANU, MEMORIES FROM THE FUTURE

Ionut Piscureanu is a fashion designer based in Timisoara, Romania, graduated from Faculty of Arts and Design in 2018. Memories From The Future collection, awarded three times, was launched during FAD Gala.

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The concept of The Label. XX(X)Ist Century. Memories from the future collection represents the designer’s artistic vision related to the tendecy of the consuming society of our times, of accentuated consumerism, the moment in wich we live to consume, we don’t consume to live.

The artistic vision regarding this concept is formed around the idea of the label as a symbol, speculating the future with the help of the present. And so, the image of the consuming indvidual who is agressively subjected to the general tendency of social consumerism.

The aesthetic and the creative aproach creates a complex and existing image, a permanent influence of the present in relation with the individual and the clothing. The project is creating the asthetic of a consuming character, visionary and vanguardist, unisex but evolved from a feminine aesthetic, under the influnce of the consuming phenomenon wich is at the peek of a religious ideology, wich controlles the millenial routine of the individual.

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THE WINNERS OF FASHION FILM FESTIVAL ISTANBUL 2018

The 4th edition of international Fashion Film Festival Istanbul concluded last week after the award show where the winners were presented their trophies. As a hot spot for fashion, film and design fields, Istanbul has its own fashion film festival since 2015. A comprehensive program of fashion films are presented to the audience alongside capsule talks with names from fashion and film. The festival also provides a detailed program dedicated to cutting edge design works, art videos, fashion documentaries, workshops, masterclasses and unforgettable parties. One quality of the festival is that there are no tickets for the audiences, it is free and open to public, and there are no submission fees in order to support the production of fashion films worldwide.

The talks and Q&A’s in the previous three editions gathered in Istanbul internationally acclaimed names such as Gareth Pugh, Damir Doma, Dion Lee, Emma Mulholland, Ece Sukan, Michael Daks, Tracy Sedino, Esther Coppolse, Branko Popovic, Niccolo Montanari, and many more.

Fashion Film Festival Istanbul in its 4th year presented 7 awards to 5 films this year. The international jury board included many presitigious and important names from fashion, art, designi film and media realms such as Sara Maino (Deputy Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia, and Head of Vogue Talents), Diane Pernet (Founder of a Shaded View on Fashion Film), Yvan Mispelleare (Design Director of Valentino), Yaz Bukey (Designer), Donald Potard (Head of Fashion Design at Paris College of Art), Bruno Aveillan (Photographer & Director), Paola Pattacini (Fashion School Coordinator at IED Roma), Adrian Lazarus (Founder of bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film and Life Style Festival) and Luca Imbimbo (Senior Editor at Fucking Young! magazine). While the jury selected the winners of 6 categories, the Young Discovery award given to a first time filmmaker or designer is selected by the festival team. The 4 of 5 films awarded were directed by female directors and were made for female designers/musicians. The president of the festival Tuna Yilmaz shared his happiness on stage saying “We are proud to be a festival where female artists and designers are appreciated, welcome and respected even more than their male counterparts”.

Here are the winners:
“Way Over There”
By Laetitia Negre
For Vogue Italia/Vivenne Westwood/Andreas Kranthaller
Best Fashion Film, Best Hair Design, Best Make Up

“Choke”
By Omer Can Duman
For Birélin
Best Turkish Fashion Film

“Amarillo Camino”
By Rebeca Calle
For Belenciana
Best Music Video

“The Greatest Luxury”
By Kathryn Ferguson
For Selfridges
Best Documentary

“Synesthesia”
By Lucia Alcaina
Young Discovery Award

The fifth edition of Fashion film Festival Istanbul will be held on November 2019; the submissions will be open between February 1st and August 31st.

ARCHITECTURE IN FASHION, the first platform to sell only Architectural Wearables

Nogol Zahabi has risen to become one of the most well-respected architects working today. Her architectural background will become widely recognized and will cover extensive ground in fashion industry very soon through www.ArchitectureInFashion.com

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#ArchitectureInFashion is the first platform to sell only Architectural wearables. Nogol’s ability to masterfully blend space and light in subtle forms has turned her into a central figure in the discussion of contemporary sustainable design in fashion buying. It all started in 2015 with a simple idea of comparing buildings with fashion.
Nogol Zahabi was born into a family of architects.

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Since both her parents were full time architects, most of the time she had to accompany them at construction sites after her school and even she had to do her homework on the sites. Her constant interaction with the world of architecture made her very much enthusiastic about buildings and construction. When she was a teenager she was also very much influenced by her artist grandmother as well as her mother to follow fashion. After following her childhood interest she was graduated from Architectural Association School of Architecture in London with AA Diploma and RIBA Part 2. The combination of her professional accomplishment in architecture together with her natural talent and passion about fashion resulted in the development of this platform that aspires to bring more people from these two professions together.

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ONES TO WATCH SS19 – FASHION SCOUT x LONDON FASHION WEEK

FASHION SCOUT presents the three winners of The Ones To Watch Award for London Fashion Week SS19; Aucarre, Nous Etudions and Price on Request.

Selected from a long list of emerging designers, the Ones To Watch winners receive the opportunity to showcase during London Fashion Week. Fashion Scout’s Ones To Watch provides a unique platform for the brightest new designers, with many going on to become established labels in the international fashion industry.

The judging panel consisting of industry experts including: Martyn Roberts – Fashion Scout’s Founder and Director, Hattie Crisell – Freelance Fashion Editor ( Previously The Times ), Ida Peterson – Womenswear Buying Director at Browns and Fashion Stylist and show producer Joe Toronka, gathered to make the decision at a highly attended selection panel in April 2018.

SS19 WINNING DESIGNERS

PRICE ON REQUEST

Based in Zagreb, Croatia, Price on Request is an award winning multi gender brand. Independent and aware of today’s want and needs, they create clothes that speak to courageous and bold individuals with a strong sense of self. Established in 2016 by designer Gala Marija Vrbanic who has an MA in visual communications at Zagreb’s School of Design.

Gala has won multiple international competitions both in fields of fashioned graphic design, being the winners of the 2017 ELLE Style Award Croatia and the Fashion Scout South East Europe 2018 Award. Price on Request is gaining acknowledgment for their work all across Europe. The brand cuts a clean oversized silhouette with multilayers and reflective elements.

Gala takes inspiration for this collection from her mother’s 30 year old Croatian brand Xenia Design. Carefully trawling though the archives of her mother’s collections, Gala selected and reinvented old items with a goal to create garments that could correlate and appeal to today’s society. The SS19 collection is completely recycled ad environmentally friendly, as Price on Request want to do their best to stop pollution and save the world.

Each original garment is altered in a series of phases. In the first phase, Gala changes the intention of the piece by turning it into a garment with a different function. The second phase changes the silhouette. Then lastly, the third phase works on decoration with embellishment and print. The main objective for Price on Request is to improve functionality of garments, giving every piece a story and a journey.

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AUCARRE

AuCarre is a brand which emphasizes feminine power by elevating and giving voice to all women. As new designers they are very much intrigued by making our own stories and creating contemporary characters using pioneering fabrication, contemporary aesthetic and luxury style elements. Founded by the twin designers with Greek origins, Eirini and Dimitra who both after graduating with a a BSc in Bimolecular and Genetic Science, moved to London to study Fashion and Arts at Central Saint Martins in BA Fashion Design with Print and Knitwear.

During their journey to launching their own label, the sisters assisted designers at international labels including Gucci, Chanel and Mary Katrantzou.

Their strong interest in hand drawn original print and knit, are a strong characteristic of the brand. Bold silhouettes, romanticism, as well as atmospheric designs are what describe their creations. The designers’ work aims to celebrate luxury, combined with elements of contemporary style, techno-style fabrics, 3D knits, combination with detailed hand-drawn digital prints. AuCarre’s pieces serve the need of personalization trough storytelling, which hinge on several artists and art movements and craft details.

The SS19 collection is inspired by FEMININE SURREALISM. In a dreamy ”super-real” world the new image of the woman is portrayed, stimulated by her everyday silhouette giving a new rejuvenating and refreshing aspect to her alter-ego. In this surrealistic world the feminine unconscious expresses itself and appears in a fearless, dynamic, strong and powerful way. Strange silhouettes and illogical scenes merged with the sporty and youthful essence to create a new upgraded look leading her to ‘run the world’. Feminine and bold silhouettes reveal hand drawn motives, illusive prints and laced knitwear. Massive flowers and floral patterns symbolize beauty, vitality and life, chosen by subtly compliment masculinity.

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NOUS ETUDIONS

NOUS ETUDIONS is an Argentinian brand created by designer Romi Cardillo in 2014. Its philosophy is linked to sustainability, veganism and non-gender traditions. The reformulation of traditional tailoring, the use of monochrome whilst defining the color palette, the oversized predominant silhouettes and the experimentation of handmade textiles is what defines Nous Etudions as a minimalist brand.

Founder and designer Romi Cardillo was born in Buenos Aires and studied Fashion Design at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa ( UADE ). Before launching Nous Etudions, Romi founded the menswear label ‘Group 134’ which was the first VEGAN Brand in Argentina, working with GreenPeace on their first Peace Campaign in Argentina on the production of leather tannery.

Since launching Nous Etudions in 2014, Romina is constantly searching for new innovations and development techniques. Her Spring Summer 2019 collection is entitled ‘Creatures of the Universe’ and takes inspiration from nature, shapes and textures. In this collection, a new look is sought for a new nomad individual who questions defining himself. The bold coloured palette varies from pastel shades to accent colours of blue, yellow, green and gold.

Nous Etudions have experimented with New Nous bio textiles in collaboration with Franco Nencini, who researched the development of a textile based on black tea, sugar and a handful of micro-organisms that ferment and create cellulose, he got a unique bio textile developed from kombucha. With this raw material and other exclusive textiles Nous Etudions develops a collection of deconstructed tailoring that is complemented by a line of accessories.

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ONES TO WATCH SS19 – FASHION SCOUT | LONDON FASHION WEEK

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SAMSUNG EGO – MBFW MADRID SPRING/SUMMER 2019

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, an event organized by IFEMA, had a great turnout for its 68th edition held from 6 to 11 July, at IFEMA-Feria de Madrid and other venues in the city. The grand Spanish fashion show assembled 47 outstanding Spanish creators and brands and, like last January’s edition, was held on new dates, two months earlier than usual, kicking off the international calendar to boost the event’s international projection.

Samsung EGOs emerging talent opened the fashion show

As a new development, young talents from Samsung EGO were responsible for kicking off the fashion show programme in hall 14.1 on Saturday the 7th, with the presentation of Constanza+Lab, winner of the tenth edition of the Samsung EGO Innovation Project, which was followed by the creations of another eight young designers.

COSTANZA + LAB 

… Surrounded by chaos, dizzying speeds, a hostile environment, in the era of the supersmart and super-beings – GARMENTS WITH SUPERPOWERS are here.

QUANTUM collection: GARMENTS WITH EMPATHY THAT FEEL AND REVEAL THE INVISIBLE, garments that express the intangible, garments that embellish our emotions with light.

MINIMALIST FASHIONTECH + COSMIC ACCESSORIES: The garments are intentionally simple. With functional, structural purity and marked horizontal and vertical lines, these geometric patterns have been simplified using the seams themselves. Each fabric, element and texture is fused with a new material: light, creating new codes for emotional communication.

The collection reflects light in the choice of pure WHITE, the star colour. The decision was taken based on the physics of colour: when a body looks white, it is because it is receiving all the basic colours of the spectrum (red + green + blue) and reflecting them back, generating the mixture of these three colours, white. Light also becomes a customisable print that users can choose. A new ecosystem that connects virtual and real worlds through clothing and accessories; a new way of interacting with garments and, by extension, with the world. A nod to the Internet of things (IOT): an object connected to a mobile device that changes its behaviour.

Telephones/tablets/devices connect with our garments and translate the virtual world to express complex matters like emotions and mood. Our garments become a flexible interface that helps us to interact, experiment, enjoy ourselves or simply understand ourselves, enabling a new level of communication: user/garment + user/environment + garment/environment.

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This collection approaches landscape and clothing through the concept of skin or wrapping. The body is wrapped by several skins: our own skin, clothing, architecture, cities… These layers can approach each other and draw closer to the body, our most intimate wrapper. Here, two apparently distant scales are united: land and the body.

A broader view of the landscape; the natural-artificial landscape. This collection is inspired by the natural landscape impacted by man and the urban landscape of our cities. What interests us is the blurry line between nature and the man-made environment. All these landscapes generate textures. Visible or invisible skins that surround our bodies and connect us to the environment. This collection investigates unusual materials in the fashion world such as silicone, thermal technical insulation sheets, plastics with acetate and perspex. Technology is applied to these skins through digital design tools and prototyping (laser cutting) to adapt the materials to the body. This softens these hard skins with cut work and repeating elements and by applying flexible silicones. The clear, shiny tones in the collection evoke watery marine landscapes, rice paddies built by man and the light architectural materials in our cities. All this creates an aerial view of the body on this hazy yet clear verge.

Applying technology to the enveloping suit and enveloping landscape opens new possibilities for them to interact. We might ask ourselves how close we can get. Why not imagine fashion responding to criteria other than aesthetics, relating fluidly with our surroundings?

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JESSICA CONZEN

EXOTIKA is inspired by my total admiration for folklore, an expression of tradition still found in peoples around the world, values handed from generation to generation, creating our identity, making us who we are. With an ever-present ethnic yet avant-garde touch, here is a prêt à porter collection inspired by distant, exotic places, whose flora and fauna populate EXOTIKA SS19. A combination of shapes, textures and subtle fluidity mark this feminine, masculine, sensual, wild collection with a rock & roll soul. EXOTIKA represents the femininity and strength of a woman with character and a free spirit.

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OUTSIDERS DIVISION

How to dress for special occasions.
1. Don’t be afraid of colours. Unexpected things happen when you put them together. 2. Iron your favourite tracksuit and add your father’s blazer if it’s cold.
3. You’ll need a belt bag to hold your belongings.
4. Shoes yes, but worn with a tracksuit.
5. “Be yourself. You are Okay”.
6. Dance to your favourite punk track while you dress in front of the mirror.
7. That cap looks amazing with that outfit.
8. Wear clothes with your favourite graphics – it’s a special occasion.
9. Good becomes bad and bad becomes good. That’s just the way it is.
10. Every day could be the last or the first. Best make great memories.
11. Send your bow ties up in flames!
12. Always wear socks.
13. Constantly rethink your idea of elegance.

OUTSIDERS DIVISION
OUTSIDERS DIVISION

For the Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Christian Simmontook his inspiration from the concept of Tension.

He speaks of the tension that exists in romantic relationships; based on the “First Summer of Love” (1967), famous for its hippie aesthetic, and the “Second Summer of Love”, which embraced the famous “raves”. “Tension” seeks to interweave these two cultures with simple, delicate lines; combining contrasting aesthetics, like sweatshirts over delicate linen dresses. Updated garments come in exquisite materials like linen, chiffon and silk, striking a contrast with sportier fabrics like jersey. An extremely sensual collection cleansed by its delicate fabrics. Bias-cut pieces, patterns that seem misshapen (by tension), accessories that seem to restrict movement which, fused with their apparent simplicity, fills this collection with TENSION.

Christian Simmon
Christian Simmon

Dominnico Spring/Summer 19 – Revolution & Decadence

Summer 2019 will be an ode to the eccentricity and naffness of fashion from the 60’s to the present. The collection has been named Revolution & Decadence which is intended in a critical sense, drawing on the idea that we claim to be “revolutionary” and strive to stand out from every one else by frenetically trying to do something modern and “new” every six months, when in fact all we do is feed on decades and centuries gone-by to produce creations based on our current perspective of fashion, spurred by social media. But we do nothing “new” – it is just a fresh take on what we have already seen and experienced or what we have claimed from other earlier authors, which is the idea that inspired the word decadence. Obvious trends such as 1960’s miniskirt or 1970’s bell-bottoms, touching on the punk style and animal prints conjugated with holographic textures in the purest aesthetic fashion. All of this is joined by such seemingly unrelated inspirations as Elton John, Vivienne Westwood and Destiny’s Child to conform a collection that evokes the past engraved in our memories.

Dominnico

EUPHEMIO FERNANDEZ

THE LOVERS is the last collection in the Trilogy of Life. This final collection concludes a Trilogy inspired by the designer’s family’s past, his memories and his artistic heritage, which all started with death (MANIFESTO SS2017), then continued with life through the feeling of hatred (THE HATEFUL 17/18) and now ends with the concept of childhood, innocence and love.

The collection covers three generations: the decade of his grandparents (1940s), the time of their daughters (late 50s and early 60s) and the period of their grandchildren (late 80s and early 90s). The aesthetics will be defined by silhouettes, shapes and reminiscences from those years. Unisex garments with a timeless feel. The link between this collection and its predecessors is established through the poems his grandfather wrote for his grandmother and their daughters in the prints. These poems spoke of sibling love, of family love, of romantic love and of friendship. Poems based on the love and devotion his grandfather felt towards his family and his wife are captured in combination with a crafted collage of old photographs and different effects. Inspiration was drawn from the work of Jacques Villeglé for his poster-like style.

The concept of flowers and petals is conveyed in the items in the form of frills and openings, using latex to treat the fabrics differently and creating new canvas-like materials. Machine embroidery adorns serge, tweed and denim, as well as corsets and other pieces. Classic tailoring, wide-fit jackets and blazers, printed quilt and dresses with enticing openings and large rosettes of fabric and frills. Scraps from each of the trilogy’s collections have been reused to create items of considerable aesthetic significance thanks to the volumes and various textures formed. A collection in collaboration with Pardo Hats for the millinery, with Pedrusco for the jewellery, with Yevalú for the footwear and with Inmaculada Vergara for handbags and accessories.

Euphemio Fernandez
Euphemio Fernandez

ANDRES ZURRU

BERGHAIN – DAVID NEVER WORE A LEAF

Illusory and unreal, Hans Christian Anderson reminds us of a moral, an apparently superficial moral, that goes unnoticed and in stealth. A story that forms, develops and transforms into an allegory. Without pretension or ambition, the plot is revealed.
A plot that underlines and focuses our attention on the moment we have been waiting for from the start: the instant when someone tells the king the truth. Vulnerable and stripped of his attire, the king, with no other alternative, forces himself to keep going, and rather than flaunting his transparent, non-existent garments, displays courage and intellect beyond the judgement of others. The collection explores the idea of staying true to one’s convictions, emancipated and autarchic, free from external prohibitions and taboos, facing the naked man from an artistic, cultural and historic perspective in contrast with a prejudiced, apprehensive or distorted view. With the hegemonic base of the tale of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, the collections allude to moments in history and draw upon two pivotal moments in their silhouettes, textures, materials and details. There are touches from the Victorian period, the origin of double morality. Based on traditional tailoring, a direct legacy of New Imperialism, with scattered details of women’s clothing from the era to mark the distinction between the sexes. In contrast, it uses aspects from the sexual revolution, which challenge traditional codes of conduct concerning concepts of morality. It reaches its peak at the end of the seventies, with the punk aesthetic. Together, these styles symbolise an artificial, synthetic, dramatic image of multiple taboos, hiding sexuality and nudity due to fear of judgement.

ANDRES ZURRU
ANDRES ZURRU

Adam Kostpresents his men’s clothing collection for the A/W 18 season, entitled “Fuiste una vez, como somos ahora” (You used to be the way we are now). Adam Kost explores the subject of youth, brotherhood and adolescence. The name of the collection draws on the common theme based on passing generations, and every outfit embodies the interminable contradiction between brotherhood, friendship and community.

The main inspiration for the collection was English boarding schools. The collection describes the student lifestyle, so full of contradictions. A young man challenged by constant dichotomy between discipline and freedom. The feeling stays with him throughout the day, which is why the balance between discipline and freedom is clear in every style in the collection. The essence of the collection is conveyed by eighteen young men with different styles, though all connected by a shared air of uniformity.

ADAM KOST
ADAM KOST

YOUNG N SANG X TSCOF AT FEERIC FASHION WEEK

Young N Sang is men’s streetwear brand and founded by designer couple Youngshin and Sanglim in 2017. Youngshin and Sanglim were born in South Korea (1992), and they have been together for 12 years since middle school. They studied Fashion Design at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) in USA. In 2015, They were selected as winners of CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Competitions. Young won a 1st place in 2015 CFDA signature + Clara Hancox Fund competition. Sang won a 1st place in 2015 CFDA x Teen Vogue x Target competition.

In 2016, Recommended as “perfect creative ambassadors” by the CFDA, they collaborated on designing football with the NFL with a CFDA recommendation for 50th Anniversary of Super Bowl. They got a Best Vision Prize from Leather and Fur competition in Haining, China. In 2017, ‘Wing it’ collection introduces the concept of ‘upcycling’ by patchworking donated and purchased vintage clothes. In patchwork process, they made garments by following sudden inspiration of the moment without sketches. This way shows unexpected and interesting combination of patchwork.

Photo: Ancira Adeon | Make Up: Cristian Buca | Hair Style: Geta Marin Academy

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Feeric Fashion Week took place between July 17th and 22nd, in Sibiu. The event was co-financed by the Local Council of Sibiu through the City Hall of Sibiu and the Sibiu County Council.

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FEERIC FASHION WEEK – BEHIND THE SCENES WITH ANCIRA ADEON

BACKSTAGE AT FEERIC FASHION WEEK BY ANCIRA ADEON

All eyes from fashion industry headed to Sibiu for Feeric Fashion Week, the greatest fashion week in Eastern Europe. On Tuesday, July 17th, began the 11th edition of the most important fashion week from Eastern Europe. A benchmark in creativity and imagination, the festival from Sibiu made this year a step further, succeeding in organizing a competition for young designers from all around the world. We were on a trip behind the scenes at Feeric Fashion Week with Ancira Adeon photographer and here is the recap:

Photo: Ancira Adeon | Make Up: Cristian Buca | Hair Style: Geta Marin Academy

ARCHITECTURE IN FASHION

ARCHITECTURE IN FASHION – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ARCHITECTURE IN FASHION – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ARCHITECTURE IN FASHION – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ARCHITECTURE IN FASHION – PH: ANCIRA ADEO
ARCHITECTURE IN FASHION – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ARCHITECTURE IN FASHION – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ARCHITECTURE IN FASHION – PH: ANCIRA ADEON

CAT + KING OFFICIAL

CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT+KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON

MODEMENT

MODEMENT – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
MODEMENT – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
MODEMENT – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
MODEMENT – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
MODEMENT – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
MODEMENT – PH: ANCIRA ADEON

REPROBABLE

REPROBABLE – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
REPROBABLE – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
REPROBABLE – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
REPROBABLE – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
REPROBABLE – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
REPROBABLE – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
REPROBABLE – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
REPROBABLE – PH: ANCIRA ADEON

ZETA1 OFFICIAL

ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ZETA1 – PH: ANCIRA ADEON

TSCOF NEW TALENTS AGENCY: YOUNG N SANG, LUCY KARU X DIESEL, HAUS VON M, LUCIA ALCAINA, EVA LILI BARTHA, BOLDRINI SELLERIA BAGS

LUCY KARY X DIESEL AND BOLDRINI SELLERIA – TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
EVA LILI BARTHA AND BOLDRINI SELLERIA BAGS X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
YOUNG N SANG X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
YOUNG N SANG X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
YOUNG N SANG X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
HAUS VON M X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
LUCIA ALCAINA X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
YOUNG N SANG X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
EVA LILI BARTHA – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
LUCIA ALCAINA X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
BOLDRINI SELLERIA X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
YOUNG N SANG
YOUNG N SANG X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
YOUNG N SANG X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
HAUS VON M X TSCOF – PH: ANCIRA ADEON

FEERIC33 NEW TALENTS COMPETITION 

TARA LALIC – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
AIGERIM KAIRAT – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
TARA LALIC – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CAT + KING – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
LUCIA ROSCA – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
MIRIAM FILIP – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ANDRADA BODEA – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
ELIZA DOBAI – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
JAGODA BARTCZAK – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
EVELINA TANASIE – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
CORINA CIGODARU – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
IONUT PISCUREANU – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
SPIN ARIANA – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
TARA LALIC – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
SPIN ARIANA – PH: ANCIRA ADEON
EVA LILI BARTHA – PH: ANCIRA ADEON

Feeric Fashion Week took place between July 17th and 22nd, in Sibiu. The event was co-financed by the Local Council of Sibiu through the City Hall of Sibiu and the Sibiu County Council.

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