This collection is about a story, mine. The story of my family, among many others in this part of Eastern Europe, who was forcefully driven by war. The same story of all those who had to leave to go from East to West in the toughest conditions.
In creating this collection, the image of a dirt road came to me. The cold earth battered by the rain which turned into mud and absorbed this mass exodus as a monstrous gigantic sea. Everybody was affected : aristocrats, military, but also intellectuals, bourgeois, peasants and workers.
Is it not the History of Contemporary Europe?
GROUND-ZERO, known for their bold and unique graphic prints that intersect with clean, irregular-cut silhouettes presents their new collection with artwork prints based on a revival and distortion by social media of their childhood cartoons and the digital age.
Distorted check patterns are translated onto matte neoprene for a contemporary take on fabrication, as well as their graphic prints are transformed as it surfaced on wool texture, resulting metaphorically as the colour fades, the memory is restored with something new. Reflective and light fabrics such as satin and silk are enhanced as panels for the bold and heavier materials; wool, neoprene and leather. Contrasting colours are sweet in ivory, citrus and cucumber, in playful silhouettes where side seams and hems are shaped forward.
Footwear collaboration with Youngwon Kim, shoe designer created four unique pairs, heels and boots that portrays the edge and sculpture of beauty.
For FW14 collection, GROUND-ZERO reveals the fragmentation of their memories, playfully combined to create a new collage of imagery which are collected from the past, applied with modern techniques that captures the moment, and followed by the finished ensembles which represents the future.
The materials used for this season are silks, and metallic knits, while adding a touch of luxury by incorporating fabrics like satin, tulle, lame, Swarovski crystals, and stingray fabrics.
The silhouette consists of coats with oversized lapels, and laser cut panels; A-Line dresses with the signature circle skirt are completed by chain embellishments and accompanied by window paned bustiers and seamless body-conscious dresses. The brand will also be presenting capes and oversized sweaters. The colour palette explores tones of fiery blues, jet blacks and champagne, platinum gold and nightingale navy.
Various techniques were used to bring this textured EXO collection to life, through laser cutting, pleating, knits, and embellishments are used in both structure and detailing, found on his signature trimmings of cuffs, hems and necklines. Accessorized with leather gloves by Aristide, and boots ranging from ankle to thigh-highs by Walter Steiger, it becomes easy to discern the highly modern, unapologetic and sophisticated mood of this 2014-2015 F/W collection.
A psychedelic slumber party that's too kawaii to live!
Snuggle up in dusty pink Hibiscus polar fleece!
Get texting in matching Lycra lounge sets!
Collect and trade all 25 new Gerlémon emoji characters starring in the blinkiest GERLAN JEANS print ever!
Then turn on the GERLAN JEANS black light and journey into another dimension of cuteness! Graphics melt, colors electrify, and dorm room poster fantasies morph into wearable men's and women's separates!
Day-Glo neon trims saturated black. Winter white goes high-gloss in vinyl. And the classic puffa coat is revolutionized!
Tiered skirts, body-con dresses, drawstring backpacks, sweatpants and scarves are all puffa-ed to perfection for wear everywhere!
We're tripping out like it's 2014!
Free your mind, let the cuteness guide you, and your GERLAN JEANS jeans will follow!
In our world of constant digital and electronic evolution creative director Erik Frenken found parallels to a period, which was formed by the industrialisation, the twenties. The constant evolution, information and experience overload fuelled a new design style originating in Europe called art deco. While researching this period Erik discovered a new boyish coolness signature to the women of the twenties.
Art deco architectural depths and contrasts where translated into different textures by the use of key fabrics such as textured jacquard and boiled wools. The contrasting more rounded inspiration is also seen in the prints in the collection from literally round prints on t-shirts to intricate leather paillette on shirts.
The colours of the collection where inspired by the work of Sonja Delaunay, a female artist who was one of the first artist to also create textile designs. Her understanding and use of colour fuelled combinations such soft pearl pink and jade green. Classic dark blue tones of ink and black are contrasted with transparence and give the collection the a sense of femininity in shape and color in an sophisticated way.
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A Journey That Wasn't
Antarctica. A fierce, raw, and lonely place. For most, it’s un¬known territory-–and new islands constantly emerge as the ice melts and changes the environment. Mainly inspired by the namesake video installation by French artist Pierre Huyghe, A Journey That Wasn't is the dystopic AW14-collection by Anne Sofie Madsen. Huyghe takes the viewer on a journey from Antarctica, where he searches for a rare albino penguin and through new unknown territory, to Central Park in New York City. Humankind’s simultaneous destruction of nature and yearning for Utopia, for the wild nature, and the fast, mechan¬ic pace of the city is central to the collection and the use of technique. There’s a big focus on form and surfaces as silk, microfibers, cotton, and neoprene are contrast¬ed with metallic D-rings, chains, and thick leathers developed by Anne Sofie Madsen and ECCO. Blue, black, and white leathers have been treated to look like icebergs, while pieces in fox, mink, shaved mink, and fin racoon from Kopenhagen Fur are netted on the inside to give a sporty feel. Prints have been made on the basis of the leathers mixed with surfaces from trees. Washed, bleached denim with frayed edges add to the late nineties feel and the millennium-fear of the de¬cade. Handmade silver accessories by jewellery designer Trine Tuxen and helmets with fur by milliner Soren Bach complete the collection.
Serkan Cura keeps pushing the envelope within the noble craft of feather making. In one of his more outré creations, plumes were worked to resemble fur and fashioned into a hairy pantsuit. Feathers also sprouted from the hips on artfully crafted corsets, another Cura specialty, and were arranged like exotic flowers to create sculptural shoulder pieces.
There was plenty of theatricality, mainly of the burlesque variety. His impeccable craftsmanship spoke for itself.
For the designer Charlotte Licha the fashion is a mixture of everything surrounds us and it’s not just about clothes. Her first collection is dedicated to every woman who dares to be different, and represents the feeling of life. She named her collection "Point", because - for her - we are atoms (small points) living and evolving within bigger point. In this collection, the designer wants to fulfill all tastes. She wants that the women has confidence in her pace, and adds glamour and elegance to her world with embroidered jackets, carefully worked shoulders, handmade applications, long romantic dresses in noble materials (lace, gazar, ziberline, crepe silk, tulle). Charlotte Licha wants to build majestic and imposing collection, in a current, modern and colorful perspective. The chart will highlight a wide range of colors: off-white, yellow, sand, pale blue, paloma, celosia gray, orange and drops of black. A graceful and innovative collection that wants to give a perception of delicacy and finesse inspired by a woman for women.
Les fleurs du mal.
Poetic and dramatic, the Zuhaitz collection is like a new language that brings to life beauty and delicacy through the gracious curves of dresses inspired by florals. The collection represents a flower in full bloom, at the peak of its beauty, giving reference at the same time to the dark yet beautiful truth of this flowers eventual decline. For her first collection, Zuhaitz dreams of a vast, floral universe where shorter dresses reign. It is within this beautiful and majestic kingdom that she found inspiration to build a collection that reveals itself to be both ethereal and geometric. She found further inspiration through the colors and forms of orchids, roses, shells and contoured vegetables. The array of colors that are featured in the collection are few but striking. Golden hues and black stand out as the signature colors that symbolize the collection but they are accompanied the occasional poppy red or forest green. Zuhaitz espouses a feminity that is self confident and removes itself from any clichés. Although at first glance the collection appears sharp and clean-cut, the graphic contours of the dresses recall a lifelong movement