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.
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.
Imagine a place where people breathe and celebrate art without judgment and competition. At every step there is a discovery of a giant expression of art that leaves you enthralled. This Autumn Winter, Manish Arora brings the essence of such imagination on the runway. Manish inspired by his last visit to Burning Man in Nevada breathes the essence of the whole journey through this collection.
The print story progresses from the vast day landscape with cloudy blue sky recreated with layers of black and white elements and hint of warm colours over it, moving to evening clouds mixed with neon motifs and a play of geometric lines with neon rays.
Geometric Motif and borders are created translating the psychedelic mirage forms from Burning Man with lustrous laser-cut material, sequin embroideries, beads and Chains.
Peplum dresses and skirts are creating a new body consciousness at Manish Arora. Along with oversized tops and coats contrasting with pencil skirts and fitted pants. Sweatshirts have been developed in a full range of techniques and with his unique embellishment display.
This fall winter collection includes knitwear for the very first time, welcoming pleated dresses, lurex sweaters and revisited twin sets. Lingerie has been developed in partnership with the brand Insensée.
The colour palette comprises of shades of blue from the sky with a wide use of black, navy blue and green as the base along with the stimulants of bright pink, florescent orange, mustard and neon green.
The collection has a very rich and contrasted mix of fabrics: quilted neoprene, cotton velvet, silk crêpe, nappa leather and Saga fox fur.
Moulded leather turbans are one of the highlight of this season’s accessory range. Along with a range of uniquely hand embroidered and printed leather iPad cases, pouches, tote and hobo bags, corset belts, silk and cashmere scarves.
Amrapali, one of the finest jewellery makers from India in collaboration with Manish Arora has developed the Jewellery Collection for this season.
GROUND-ZERO continues to be excited holding their second RTW Show during Paris Fashion Week, at the grand location of Garage Turenne.
GROUND-ZERO founded by brothers Eri and Philip Chu. The young designers began their journey in London, experimenting between Graphics and Fashion. Their signature paradox plays with prints and silhouettes, transforming concepts into visually aesthetic garments.
AW13 Collection is the evolution of women and machinery, where femininity is challenged by the manifest existence of technology. Regiments of futurism give this collection strong characteristics and modern elegance, consisting new applications of neoprene, cashmere and leather, protecting the body from its transitional surroundings. Enriched by the classic fabrics vary from delicate silks, chiffon and organza, in contrary to harmonize the contours of lineation. Timeless details can be found in the balance of simplicity, within the form and structures complementing the androgynous prints.
AW13 is the reconnaissance of GROUND-ZERO’s Galaxy, a vision quest to conquer light-year in the present day.
For Fall / Winter 2013, GERLAN JEANS, toasts Eccentric Ladies of the past, present
and future. Inspired by women who are born with a unique sense of style and dedicate their lives to the pursuit of rare beauty - ECCENTRIC LADY is a collection of illustrative graphic knitwear, evening inspired sportswear, surrealistic prints, and sculptural proportion.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary – Cecil Beaton
This season, GERLAN JEANS takes the printed surface to a new dimension, with a special collection of expressionistic knits, in collaboration with New York based knitwear label, DEGEN. Fine, richly colored wools are used to illustrate the surface, creating a painterly effect that extends into woven separates. Texture and dramatic proportion contrast - fluid georgettes drape against sculptural neoprene and tech outerwear is cropped for a formal effect. Richly saturated colors, bold illustrative graphics, and hand painted accessories express the eclectic energy of the ECCENTRIC LADY in all of us.