Yasuko Furuta is the Designer and Founder of TOGA. She graduated in ESMOD Paris and founded the brand in 1997 in Tokyo. She won the ANDAM award in 2007. TOGA proposes several lines such as TOGA PULLA to be worn daily, TOGA ORNAMENT for the accessories, TOGA VIRILIS for the men’s line among others. We presented you TOGA Spring-Summer 2016 in a previous article.
TOGA Autumn/Winter 2016 collection was presented in London. The designer mixes styles, colours, and materials, in an unexpected way for a surprising artsy result. The bags, belt and shoes are incredibly embellished. The accessories are highlighted, and 80’s inspired but with modern shapes as the collection features Funny furry elements colour touches, glitters
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Malaika, a Berlin based designer founded her eponymous label MALAIKARAISS in 2010. The brand stands for a sophisticated-minimalist-feminine and casual womenswear. With great attention to detail, Malaika creates contemporary ready-to-wear fashion and accessories. Over the past two seasons, high-end fashion jewellery has become a major part of the collection. Since 2010 MALAIKARAISS is also showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
MALAIKARAISS Spring/Summer 2017 collection is called "Beaches". The designer found her inspiration in Aruba and St. Barts, in the middle of the deserted Caribbean beaches. Naturally, the collection is inspired by nature and features nude shades with some acid green or yellow touches. The designer also plays with transparency and reworked corsets.
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Mother Of Pearl is a woman’s ready-to-wear collection fusing sportswear with luxury details. The brand also offers a complete footwear line as well as a handbag collection. It was founded by Maia Norman but changed its artistic direction in 2011 with Amy Powney. The brand held its first on schedule London Fashion Week show in February 2015 after two seasons of presentations and were also shortlisted for the Vogue / BFC Designer Fashion Fund that same year.
Mother Of Pearl resort 17 is delicately contrasting, with a nineties grunge vibe. Floral prints, pearls, transparent tulle and gingham element are revisited and combine to sportswear elements like trousers and sandals. Amy Powney stays very loyal to the brand spirit for this resort collection by mixing very feminine - almost girly elements with sporty details and a nonchalant attitude.
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JAEHA is a premium contemporary womenswear designed by the Korean-born New Zealander Jae Kim. The designer moved to London in 2010 and spent time working for MARY KATRANTZOU before taking the MA course at Central St Martins. Jaeha is well known for mixing androgynous cuts and proportions with graphic structure.
This collection Jaeha Autumn - Winter 2016 now available online, is very geometric, minimal, made with color-blocks and innovative. The designer redefined hems presented as laying flat upon the shoes.
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Alfred Kerbs SS2016 Campaign called “La Pétanque” was shot in Barcelona by Fanny Latour-Lambert. The brand's Collection Nº2 features sunglasses designed with fine lines and character, a delicious retro touch mixed with modern elements to give a timeless aesthetics. The frames' vibe is definitely classic but they stand out thanks to remarkable contemporaty arty details. A strong focus is given to a meticulously studied colour palette. The sunglasses handmade in Italy are mainly unisex. Art Direction: Carole Touati for LELOOK.
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Aganovich was founded in 2015 by the Serbian designer Nana Aganovich and her partner Brooke Taylor and is now based in Paris. The brand was originally from London as Nana Aganovich graduated at the renowned Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design. Before she teamed up with Brooke Tayler, Nana had another partner Ahlaiya Yung and the brand was originally called Aganovich and Yung.
Aganovich’s autumn (fall) / winter 2016 was presented during Paris Fashion Week. Once again, the collection was narrative with a strong gothic influence. We can imagine it could tell about some mid 14th century Transilvanian legends. Each piece of the collection is or black or white giving a strong contrasting effect. The collection features very sophisticated white shirts, long dresses or cape tops and stunning outwear. All the body is covered by velvet, leather, silk and the designers plays with exaggerated proportions, bonded fabrics and asymmetric silhouettes.
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SANDY LIANG launched her eponymous line in fall 2014. The New-York based young talent graduated at Parsons School of Design and presented her first resort collection.
Sandy Liang Resort 2017 is very poetic and flowery contrasting with eccentric party details such as iridescent silver sequin touches, underwear shapes on top of a classy shirt or a baby doll dress, gingham collages and French laces. Known for her voluminous outerwear, the designer presented a delicate fluffy white lamps jacket.
Photos courtesy of Sandy Liang