Wednesday 29 October 2014

Lina Michal

Lina Michal's designs are mysterious, textured and almost like costumes of a contemporary fairytale. Stunning combinations of flat print and applied textures; feathers and detail, add to the magic and sense of otherness these clothes posses. 
I wanted to convey the feeling of something joyful, organic, with just a notion of something dark and raw. And perhaps at the same time broaden the image of what Swedish fashion is allowed to be.Lina Michal

Friday 24 October 2014

Liesamarie Schulte-Kitzing

Liesamarie Schulte-Kitzing 2010 graduate collection was a precursors of the translucent layers and onion skin voiles that have featured so much in the intervening seasons collections. Liesamarie combined the translucence with opaque fabrics like leather.
I still love this collection and tried to  discover where Liesamarie went after graduating, currently she is working designing womanswear for Alexander McQueen.

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Titania Inglis

Minimalism is core to the design and principles of designer Titanian Inglis who makes simple easy to wear fashion with startling design elements with low-impact materials including organic Japanese cotton, vegetable tanned Italian leather and old stock wool from the local clothing industry.

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Faustine Steinmetz II

Faustine Steinmetz has developed or deconstructed her denim further than before. Initially it was shredded to a kind of felt or tufted rug but two years on SS2015 and it is down to a wonderful spiders web of indigo thread.
“ All the yarns are made from recycled denim, we unravelled the old denim and used traditional pleating and hand stitching techniques.” Faustine Steinmetz 

Saturday 18 October 2014

Gareth Pugh I

Gareth Pugh's SS2015 ready to wear collection is steeped in folk tradition and looks like many of the European folk costumes documented by French Photographer, Charles Freger in his Wilderman project.

" The handwork, the ceremonial aspects, the playful and sometimes outlandish practices, and the unnerving notion of an outsider society, all deeply resonate with me " Gareth Pugh

Gareth Pugh in this collection has created stunning, archaic drama and theater a collection to really mark his decade in the industry.

Sunday 12 October 2014

Tennille Sanders

This collection by Australian designer Tennille Sanders is beautifully understated and yet dramatic in its geometry. Tennille first studied science majoring in medical science in 2005 however having had a life long interest in fashion, she increasingly found that she wanted to pursue this interest into her professional life. 
Tennille enrolled at Whitehouse Institute of Design, Melbourne in 2011 and went on to win many awards. Tennille sights her scientific background as influencing the structure of her creativity. 

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Noa Raviv II

This collection 'a tailored home' was prompted by thoughts about being away from home and about your clothing being a temporary home as you move through the world.
The question 'How does it feel to live in a temporary home' led Noa Raviv to create a collection without the reinforcement and security of stitch a collection of laser cut wool adhesive and perspex.

Tuesday 7 October 2014

Rodrigo Acosta

Argentinian designer Rodrigo Acosta blurs the boundaries between fashion and jewelry in his fashion derived pieces. Which is not surprising when you see the path of his studies and career; through product design and fashion through to a job in an accessories company. Now living in Spain, Rodrigo Acosta is pursuing his designs as a jeweler and making unique and startling work.

Monday 6 October 2014

Noa Raviv I

The way that shapes colours and opacity are played with in Noa Raviv's graduate collection is very like graphic design.

" Construction, logic and geometry form my world of creation. I am fascinated by the tension between harmony and chaos, tradition and innovation, always seeking the perfect balance.
I try to observe and look for the uniqueness in the mundane and ordinary. Inspiration is everywhere."  Noa Raviv

Saturday 4 October 2014

Grace Kubilius I

Grace Kubilius is from Chicago and graduated from Maryland Institute with a BFA in Fiber and Experimental Fashion.

"Junk Bones is an exploration of the garment as an artifact, relic, or ghost. The body and the garment hold memories and personal histories, such as the decaying and derelict architectural spaces that influenced their creation. Destruction, reconstruction, and surface treatment are critical elements of the collection. Torn and shredded materials have been woven, braided, and stitched back together. Paint, shellac, plastic, and rust have been used to coat and cover surfaces, transforming soft fiber materials into brittle exteriors, and stiff, rigid structures. When worn, the garments begin to unravel, decay, and crack." Grace Kubilius