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Nicomede Talavera SS15

For his debut MAN runway collection, Nicomede Talavera departs from a place of linear obsession to construct a fervent, optic wardrobe of converging and prism-like shapes, tripping masculine codes through his own evolving design language. A system of garments emerges through planed layers and a cacophony of both slick and humble textiles, with rigorous pleating and intricate pattern work allowing geometric architectures to materialize. Caramel, dusty blue, jade, red, rose and candy pinks play off a monochrome base. Building tension down the body from a structured torso, rigid shirting and long-line tunics are collaged from blocks of gingham and pinstripe cotton treated for a contoured, plissé effect; the colour palette and pattern scale calling to mind the fabric works of French artist Louise Bourgeois. The plissé technique continues as inserts in a technical wool blazer and gilet, its striped motif returning in ribbed cashmere cricket sweaters. Accordion pleating defines bell-sleeved shirts and aprons layered over straight trousers and shorts, while trapezoidal patchworks create moments of graphic abstraction on mechanic shirts and boxy tees. The sense of industrial polish is softened with raw, unfinished edges and the rough texture of ponyskin - cut as pooling, wide shorts and a zip blouson. Custom lampo zippers take cues from the artist sol lewitt’s cubist figures, and a dissected bracelet in oxidized silver is wrought in partnership with London-based men’s jewellers copula. Paired with vans, Talavera’s signature zipped socks return to the collection in white faux leather, and a soft ‘pillow’ bag is scrunched in the hand for a detached, boyish ease.

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Les Muses Fantastiques de Charlie Le Mindu

A l'occasion des 30 ans de la Fondation Cartier, le Cabinet de Curiosités poursuit sa collaboration avec Charlie le Mindu, génial créateur français de « Haute-Coiffure », connu pour avoir imaginé les perruques fantas(ti)ques et les robes en cheveux de Lady Gaga, Florence and The Machine, MGMT....

Olivier Simola, danseur et vidéaste pour Philippe Découflé, filme ici ses Muses étranges et magnifiques.

Les défilés de Charlie le Mindu sont des OVNI. Le dernier -dans le noir-mettait en scène des coiffures semblables à des méduses et autres créatures sous-marines phosphorescentes. Hypnotique.

Best Editorials 2014 - I

Here is a selection of the best editorials we have achieved so far this year

TOTEM welcomes Steven Tai

TOTEM FASHION has the pleasure to represent Steven Tai in Paris and London and will be handling their international global communication. Vancouver-born Steven Tai’s unique blend of intellect and irony presents a refreshingly new take on the woman who stands confidently apart from the mainstream.