The Paris Fashion design school, the Atelier Chardon Savard, will present their students collections on the 18th of April at the Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione 110 rue Amelot – 75011 Paris.
TOTEM is very happy to introduce Anne Sofie Madsen, Danish designer, in its showroom. She will displayed during our Press Days.
TOTEM is delighted to welcome Maria Francesca Pepe, the UK based jewelery designer. The FW13 collection will be shown during our Press Days!
MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE'S EXOTIC SPIRITUALISM
'Never is a Promise and you cannot afford to lie'...it's a quote from a Fiona Apple's song that I always loved, it explains perfectly the deepest meaning of body art, from which this collection takes inspiration', explains Maria Francesca Pepe.
For her forthcoming FW'13 collection, the jewelry designer looked to tattoo pop art, tribal and eastern cultures, and their use of body embellishment as prime points of inspiration. Pepe's six-year-old namesake line is known for high-concept, graphic designs that traditionally find a loyal following within the fashion and celebrity set. In a recent preview to editors, she explains how an, albeit, ironic confluence of gypsy and gothic punk themes informed her latest efforts. It's an admission to tried-and-true design references that, suddenly, feel freshly informed and directional in a stand-out collection of cool-girl jewels with a slightly subversive twist.
- Kayleigh Mencia (source: editorialist.com)
TOTEM will be doing its Press Days on the Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of March 2013,
in its showroom Villa Gaudelet from 10 am to 7 pm.
You are welcome to discover all the latest collections from our well-known designers and from our exciting new comers!
TOTEM is proud to announce its collaboration with Avelon.
Avelon's approach is when high fashion meets reality, when effortless meets directional. You will find Avelon when sophisticated luxury meets raw edge. The designer, Erik Frenken, has been previously working for Viktor & Rolf and has won many awards since.
TOTEM will present the latest collection of Avelon during our Press Days by the end of March. The date will be confirmed soon!
URBAN LUXURY… it’s all about the dialogue
“In terms of the manufacturing process, it has been quite a challenge. We have combined the finest cashmere with leather to fulfill the highest standards of workmanship”, says Karg. “And we achieved this by collaborating with the best and most experienced artisans.”The result: leather and fur intersecting in harmony with cashmere to create a new urban Allude Silhouette.
In this collection Andrea has maintained her usual slim, figure-hugging silhouette, contrasting with a strong boyish look – sharp lines, crisp tailoring with masculine details. Cashmere, the material she is most passionate about, is weighted accordingly: from the finest knits of wafer to extremely opulent tailored multiple textures. A unique combination resulting in an ultra feminine hyper-cool look. Karg surprised her audience with four striking men styles.
The designer's colour palette is a response to the urban landscape - Petrol and Steel Blue paired with Dense Black.
London, April 1968. Françoise Hardy poses hieratic wearing a metal jumpsuit created by Paco Rabanne. A cult image that resonates throughout this Fall/Winter 2013-14 Collection, imagined by Lydia Maurer.
This season, the designer pays homage to the iconic style of the Mods; she draws her inspiration from their costumes and from the androgynous femininity of their muses. The graphic spirit of the 60’s is combined with the mastered nonchalance of the 90’s.
While consistently echoing back to architecture, never has the Paco Rabanne style been so fluid and wearable. One discovers a contemporary wardrobe, encountering polos, school girl mini kilts, streamlined and faceted pants, short jackets or as the Mods would call them ‘buttfreeze jackets’ or a tapered redingote. Classics revisited by an ultra graphic eye.
Metal mesh, an emblematic material of the House as well as leitmotif of the season, has become lighter and more supple. Flocked from the inside, it’s soft on the skin and follows the lines of the garments. Tamed, the metal is pleated, mimics the fluidity of knitwear or becomes rigid on metal briefcases that punctuate the silhouette. The colour card is as sober as it is fresh: silver, white, black and ink blue are inspired by the legendary uniforms of airline pilots.
An essential score where geometry and detail meet modernity and a pure simplicity.
résistance à l'amour
The coexistence of war and everyday life inspired this concept using ideas of historical minority resistance and rebellion. We have philosophically redefined 'resistance' and thus hexa by kuho 13FW collection was conceived. Our image is a minimalist representation of military and civilian relief while still utilizing avant-garde sensibility
The ultimate theme that is currently proposed is ‘Love’ again. hexa by kuho defines that the love is to resist the chain of emotions and to be free from the bondage of social conventions.
The missile, torpedo and the blueprint of arms are humorous representations as the state impelled and outburst of emotion and the emotion to Love itself. Since hexa by kuho has developed print surfaces variations using silicon and fabric bonding with laser cuts, the motives are newly reformed with unique expressions.