Shoes | Rachel Jui Chi Chang | Taiwanese born Rachel Jui Chi Chang is creating a new visual language for the foot, she approaches footwear design more like an engineer analyzing the fixtures and fittings of contemporary chairs to inform sleek structures and forms for the foot.
She has worked with the latest technology 3D CAD software and printing as well as collaborating with traditional master craftsmen to achieve these monumental foot forms.
Stripped to the core the essential structural elements that remain are employed as design features. Source: www.racheljchang.com
Photographs by James Champion | Rachel Jui Chi Chang Footwear | Source: www.racheljchang.com
Resort 2014 Crush | Alexander Wang - The key words for this outstanding collection are leather, pleating, darts and... (oh surprise!) color. Baggy leather pants, leather cheerleader miniskirt, leather dress, leather is definitely the backbone of Alexander Wang's proposal, yet, the striking part of it is the use of pink and green, a first for the American designer.
Alexander Wang | Resort 2014
Resort 2014 Crush | Theyskens' Theory. Not the typical resort collection... Why? First of all because it offers a complete wardrobe, for all occasions and quite a range of climatic conditions. It's definitely an everyday collection. The color palette is sober: navy, black, grey and some deconstructed denim. The lines are neat and minimal, nevertheless the techinal fabrics and the 90's touch give Theyskens' Theory's collection an edge. The nowadays necessary sweatshirts are highly desirable and the navy dress - picture below - will certainly conquer an army of fashionistas.
Theyskens' Theory Resort 2014 | Photos: Style.com
RESORT 2014 CRUSH | BAND OF OUTSIDERS. Scott Sternberg delivers a preppy cool collection inspired by David Hockney. He describes the collection as his "version of the eighties". Once again, his tailored suits and jackets - the label's signature - are perfect and the 80's touch is easily identifiable by the drop sleeved leather jackets. The baby-pink overcoat and the multicolor bandage skirt are undeniably among our favorite items. Oh, and the styling with the flat loafers is just flawless.
BAND OF OUTSIDERS | RESORT 2014
AUTENTIC | Cool Shops. Barcelona. Recently opened in the fashionable Borne area, Autentic is a clothing store for men and women that offers carefully selected items from up&coming designers as well as reknown names like Hussein Chalayan, Jeremy Scott, Manish Arora or Peter Jensen. The range of accessories includes gorgeous pieces from the Canarian designer Domingo Ayala, clutches and backpacks by Henten and also showcases Deux Souliers latest collection.
The perfect place where the hungry fashion addicts will always find the special and exclusive piece that was missing in their wardrobe...
AUTENTIC | BARCELONA | C/ Espartería 17, El Borne. Info: Autentic Shop
Poncho Shirt by Fabrics Interseasons | Pear Print Sweater by Peter Jensen | Print dress by Manish Arora | Backpacks by Henten | Necklaces by Domingo Ayala | Shoes by Deux Souliers
GG Fashion Market | Thursday 30th of May | Barcelona. The publishing house specialized in Fashion, Design, Art, Architecture and Photography Gustavo Gili will hold on Thursday its first Fashion market. The event will take place in the breathtaking building of the publishing house, built by the architects loaquim Gili and Francesc Bassó between 1954 and 1960, awarded the prestigious Foment de les Arts Decoratives (FAD) prize in 1961.
From 9:00 till 21:00, the Fashion Market will include an array of festivities such as an accessories and shoe corner, a crochet work installation, a conference by Changing Room founders, illustration workshops and a Fashion Contest based on GG books PATTERN MAGIC, the cult pattern-cutting book from Japan written by Tomoko Nakamichi.
PLUS > A 10% discount will be applied to all the books published by Gustavo Gili.
BRING OUT YOUR BEST STREET STYLE
Lelook will organize a street style session during the fashion market and the best style - chosen by lelook.eu visitors at the beginning of June - will win a selection of books awarded by the publishing house Gustavo Gili.
PATTERN MAGIC CONTEST
The students of all major fashion schools from Barcelona - Bau, Elisava, Escola de la Dona, Esdi, Felicidad Duce, IDEP Barcelona, IED Barcelona, Institut Català de la Moda and Llotja - will have to present a design inspired in the pattern-cutting book PATTERN MAGIC by Tomoko Nakamichi.
Lelook will be part of the jury, along with Gloria Casacuberta - head of communication at Gratacós Barcelona, Teresa Helbig - fashion designer, Charo Mora - fashion journalist and Carme H. Bordas - fashion editor at GG.
The winner of the contest will be awarded a trip to Antwerp, 300 euros in GG books and the exhibition of the best design in the windows of Gratacós.
More info: GG Fashion Market
Fashion Design | HEINUI is the new project of French fashion designer Claire Pignot. The label produces charmingly quirky, highly feminine clothes that are effortless, easy-to-wear and quietly sophisticated, subtly mixing high-end materials carefully sourced from all around the world with timeless, casual silhouettes.
Born in Toulouse, South of France, Claire Pignot graduated from the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris in 2004. After interning for Gaspard Yurkievich in Paris and Peter Som in New York, she moved to Barcelona in 2006 and created her own label Cocotte, for which she designed and produced 6 collections. In 2010, following the birth of her son, she decided to focus on custom-made clothing and wedding dresses for a few years before returning with a new label in 2013.
Fall-Winter 2013-2014 "Indigo Girl" by HEINUI | Photos: Sergi Fuster, Makeup & Hair: Ira Make up, Model: Hanna @ BLOW models