AMBUSH is a rebel jewellery and ready-to-wear brand made in Japan since 2008. Based in Tokyo, the brand made its debut in Paris in 2015 showing for the first time during Paris Fashion Week. AMBUSH is run by Verbal, a Japanese performer, producer and Yoon, a graphic designer. They are both strong and influential personalities of the fashion industry.
For this 2016 collection AMBUSH released a vivid seasonal look book and called it “SURPLUS SOUND SYSTEM”. It features pieces of both lines: jewellery and ready-to-wear. The collection is inspired from the nightlife and mixed subcultures such as punk and reggae. It features oversized impressive outwear pieces embellished with bold jewellery details. The jewellery pieces are massive, heavy and unisex.
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Löv is a sustainable underwear line made by women for women. Maike Ludenbach, the founder of the brand, started to developed Löv in Vienna and is now Barcelona-based where she works closely to local artisans.
Löv feminine underwear collection is designed around the concept of providing comfort to empowered women. The pieces are made to be worn in different ways, apparent or not or as a top for example. Clay, moss green, grey blue, as expected, the color palette takes its inspiration from nature.
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Maria Stern is the Russian designer of the eponymous jewellery label. She studied arts and developed her talent making jewellery on the side.
Maria Stern Jewellery line is made of minimalism and effortless designs. The creations of the designer often sublime the pure beauty of white pearls.
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Vega Zaishi Wang is a Chinese designer who studied womenswear at both London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins College of Fashion, during which she also interned for Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. In 2008, she returned to China to establish her eponymous brand VEGA ZAISHI WANG.
VEGA ZAISHI WANG Spring Summer 2017 is influenced by the time the designer spent in the UK and her cultural heritage. This can be observed through the prints used for some of the garments: checks and stripes, and through the revisited trench coat outwears or khaki military outfits. Vega Zaishi Wang’s rich layers of black tulle convey a dark, romantic sensibility.
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KAELEN HAWORTH is a Canadian designer based in New York City where she runs an eponymous label. She graduated from Parsons, The New School for Design and interned for Jenni Kayne, Stella McCartney and lingerie brand, The Lake & Stars. KAELEN was launched in 2010 during New York Fashion week. In 2014, the designer was selected as one of ten designers in the CFDA’s Fashion Incubator.
For this ready-to-wear Spring 2017 collection, KAELEN focused on feminine silhouettes and fabrics: silk faille, crepe, and linen... The collection has a romantic charm as it features details such as decorative lace-up, bows, wide pleated sleeves, grommets, flowery prints and floating volumes made with ruffled fabric. Feminine and edgy.
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ROKSANDA ILINCIC was born and raised in Serbia and studied architecture and arts at the University of Belgrade before she furthered her education at Central St Martin’s. Roksanda was launched in 2005 at London Fashion Week.
This ready-to-wear spring 2017 collection distinguished itself by impactful silhouettes, vivid colours and surprising textures. As always the color palette was captivating...
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SHARON YUMENG WANG is a Young designer based in New York graduated from Parsons the New School for design in 2013 with a thesis collection chosen by professionals for the Parsonsʼ Annual Runway Show. She launched her eponymous label the same year.
This Spring Summer 2017 collection features beautiful shirts with ruffles and nods, particular collars and large special sleeves. The focus is on craftsmanship and material used. Sharon Yumeng Wang played with transparencies. The designer is well-known for her sophistication while displaying elements of playfulness at the same time.
She also presents her own custom prints: olives, fireworks and floral above stripes for this season.
Photos courtesy of Sharon Wang