Based in Amsterdam, the Dutch designer Peet Dullaert realised his studies at ArtEZ fashion department in Arnhen, Netherlands. He launched his first ready-to-wear collection at the age of 23 in 2012 and proposed since then a unique exploration of contemporary and intelligent silhouette; womenswear ready-to-wear and womenswear made to measure. Peet Dullaert initiated in 2014 a visionary project series about "life: the beauty of diversity and the proud manifestation of unique identity" showcasing and connecting distinctive styles and talent of artists from across the world.
Peet Dullaert Autumn Winter 2017 collection was presented in Paris and is inspired by the under the sea adventures of a French explorer. The garments and accessories translate the idea of fragility and beauty of coral reefs through a rare outside of couture meticulous technique. The collection has been photographed in the atelier of French sculptor Philipe Morel after Peet found echo of his own universe: an exploration of organic shape and human anatomy.
Photos courtesy of Peet Dullaert
Suzanne Rae is a Brooklyn-based women's ready-to-wear line inspired-by and made-for the progressive and modern woman. The designer and creative director of the brand, Suzanne Rae, graduated from Parsons School of Design and also holds an economics degree from Bryn Mawr College. Through her fashion label, Suzanne combines her interests that include art, women’s studies, and socio-economics. Social awareness, sustainability and feminist philosophy are the foundations of the brand ethic.
The pieces of Spring-Summer 2017 collection are minimalist in aesthetics and relevant in functionality. The designer creates each garment to be timeless, unisex and versatile. The clothes are made for woman to be self-confident. The collection is Tuscan landscape inspired, which can be noticed with the colour palette made of blue, green and cream. The shoes are designed to be practical and playful.
Photos courtesy of Suzanne Rae
Building Block is a design studio based in Los Angeles since 2011. Sisters Kimberly and Nancy Wu initiated the multi-medium project in Tokyo. Kimberly is a renowned automobile designer; she joined forces with her sister to develop Building Block as a side project. Nancy was previously footwear designer at Nike. The intention of each object the sisters create is to discard conventions of luxury by magnifying the essential and omitting the excessive.
Building Block Spring Summer 2017 proposes a minimal line of bags and purses. The accessories have timeless and geometric forms. Each accessory is proposed either in black or white or pink as well as in transparent.
Photos courtesy of Building Block
Mercedes Castillo is the designer of the eponym New York based brand that proposes crafted shoes, handbags, ready-to-wear and accessories. The designer was born and raised in Spain. She studied fashion design in Madrid and Milan and worked previously for Gianfranco Ferré, as footwear design director at Donna Karan International and as creative director of Tory Burch shoes and accessories. Mercedes Castillo’ debut Spring 2017 collection launches in partnership with Camuto Group.
Spring 2017 first collection is inspired by architecture and mid-century design. The designs are defined by sculptural shapes, geometric ornamentation and have a modern and artful look.
Photo courtesy of Mercedes Castillo
All Blues is a Stockholm based fine jewellery studio founded by two friends Fredrik Nathorst & Jacob Skragge in 2010. In 2015, All Blues launched collaboration with Acne Studios for Spring Summer 2015 and won the award of the Accessories Designer of the Year by Elle. Every piece of jewellery is unisex and handcraft in Stockholm by expert artisans. The brand proposes a main collection called Hungry & Satiated Snakes since 2016 alongside micro collections continuously.
All Blues jewelleries are made mostly from silver or gold, sometimes brushed, carved or polished. The pieces of the micro collections are unique to please the collectors.
Photo courtesy of All Blues
Sid Neigum is the eponymous Womanswear label of a Toronto based designer. Sid Neigum graduates in Fashion Design and Apparel Production from Edmonton’s MC College and from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York meanwhile he was intern for Yigal Azrouel. His first collection was presented in 2011 during Toronto Fashion Week. Sid Neigum received several prizes such as Toronto Fashion Incubator’s New Labels Award, Mercedes-Benz Start Up Award, Swarovski Emerging Talent Award and the DHL Exported program in London, wich awarded him with two fully sponsored fashion shows at London Fashion Week.
Sid Neigum Fall 2017 was presented at London Fashion Week. The silhouettes are geometric and even mathematic as Sid’s patterns are crafted based on the golden ratio. Materials are fluid and often draped or wrapped giving a touch of gracefulness to the looks. The designer used a reduced palette and presented monochromatic garments. We spotted the interesting work done on knotting techniques especially on sleeves and puffed sleeves.
Photos courtesy of Vogue