ROGGYKEI is a Japanese fashion label launched in 2014, directed by a duo of designers Hitoshi Korogi and Keiko Miyakoshi. They created the brand two years after graduating from Osaka College of Design.
ROGGYKEI Autumn Winter 2017 is a unisex line. It was presented during Paris Men's Fashion Week in a showroom. Large volumes, light silhouettes and geometric patterns, ROGGYEI focus on erased boundaries between clothes and accessories.
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Heron Preston is a San-Francisco born creative graduated in Design & Management from Parsons fashion school; he is the designer behind the eponymous label which belongs to Under New Guards Group. Heron made his name famous working previously for Nike, Kanye West and DJing in events worldwide.
Heron Preston presented his first menswear collection « For You, The World » at Paris Fashion Week. It’s a ready-to-wear collection of modern streetwear made in Italy. The designer proposes to reinvent workwear and make it fashionable featuring working uniform, utilitarian pants, camo-adorned jackets, pants and hats using reflective-material and a vibrant orange that remembers the prisoner uniform in America. Heron Preston also took inspiration from the new cool of the underground raving scene coming from East-Europe, giving a 90’s twist to the collection and writing “Style” in Russian on turtle necks as an allusion to it.
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Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton are the two designers behind Agi & Sam, a brand with the fundamental thought of presenting mainly menswear collections. In 2008, Agi completed a degree in Fashion Design and Sam in Illustration. Over the last two years they have worked in London for designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Armand Basi, Blaak Homme, J.W. Anderson and Carolyn Massey. In 2013, they won the British Fashion Award for Emerging Menswear Designers.
The Collection Agi & Sam Fall 2017 was sponsored by Topman and Fashion East to be presented during London Fashion Week. The contemporary print based menswear line features a lot of interesting outwear garments woollen or leather focused. They used a reduced color palette of black, dark grey or navy with red, white or light grey. The silhouettes are layered with contrasting materials or colours and faces are covered by scarves. For this collection, Agi & Sam collaborated with Woolmark Company.
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PORTS was founded in 1961, by Luke Tanabe, a Canadian entrepreneur. The company began as a business that imported silk from Japan, but gradually evolved to become an upscale woman and menwear’s designer label with a reputation of focusing on craft and having an exuberant youth spirit. Nowadays the name of the brand is Ports 1961 and Natasa Cagalj is the designer in charge of the woman's line. She studied in Central Saint Martins MA program and gained experience working in the creative direction of Cerruti, Lanvin and Stella McCartney.
For the Pre-fall 2017 collection, Ports 1961 women pays homage to floras and home interiors. The designer plays with oversized proportions, layers and volumes.
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FARIS is a modern art jewelry line launched in 2012 that distills complexity into a wearable statement. The designer Faris Du Graf studied accessories design at Central Saint Martins and is now based in Seattle, Washington. FARIS celebrates the space between the levity of play and the gravity of embodiment.
Each collection builds on a vocabulary of bold, sculptural statements that aim to elevate the everyday and the rare occasion. At the heart of her work is the sincere desire to imbue wearers with artfulness and audacity. The items are made in silver, bronze, onyx, Keshi pearl and different kind of gemstones.
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Lou Dalton is a figure of the British menswear scene as she founded her eponymous label in 2005. Lou left school at 16 to take up an apprenticeship in bespoke tailoring. After which she returned to education, culminating in graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1998.
For this collection Lou Dalton AW2017, Dalton chooses to work on colour blocks and presents everyday cool outfits sometimes either all-white or all-denim contrasting with an intense coloured touch. She worked in collaboration with John Booth, painter and ceramicist, to embellish special items with bright orange, lemon or even pink. The collection’s strengths: loose fits, scarves and comfy jumpsuits.
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Fengchen Wang is a London based menswear label founded by Chinese designer Fengchen Wang in 2015, after graduating from the Royal College of Art’s prestigious Fashion Menswear MA. Wang made her runway debut at New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer ’16 through VFiles Runway. In February 2016 the brand was nominated for the LVMH Prize.
With a strong focus on technical outerwear, Wang’s garments range from the relatively minimal with a forward-thinking functionality, to the boldly conceptual and wholly futuristic. Each collection is inspired by Wang’s life experiences and social interactions. This Fengchen Wang AW 2017 collection is characterized by broad shoulders and proud silhouettes twisted with an 80’s touch and features splendid jumpsuits and capes.
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