Paula Knorr is a German Fashion designer based in London. She graduated from the MA of Royal College of Art and won the ITS Fashion Award 2015 in Trieste Italy. After graduating, Paula worked as a freelance designer for Peter Pilotto among other projects with renowned fashion stylists. She also created stage outfits for artists including BJÖRK and Marina and the Diamond. From 2016 on she receives NEWGEN sponsorship, supporting her to continue working under her own label.
Paula Knorr presented her latest collection Autumn Winter 2017 during London Fashion week. For this collection the designer explored the relation between Fashion and Music. Vibrant metallic colors, feminine transparency, leathers balanced with fluid silks and tulle, and a touch of futurism paced the collection.
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Maria Dora in an eponymous knitwear label based in Los Angeles and founded in 2011. The designer graduated in Fashion from Parsons School of Design, LA. After college, Maria Dora was working as a freelancer for the designer Juan Carlos Obando before she got the chance to try herself to film costume design.
Maria Dora Fall Winter 2017 is an interesting blend of modern shapes and colours with a 70’s twist, inspired directly by her parents’ vintage style. It results in garments featuring oversise silhouettes and flair pants as well as monochrome loose knit, long-sleeve sailor tops, woven bell-bottoms, pale pink tops with ruffles and oversized cardigans.
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Flor, Anthony, Laurent, Gina, Axel, Mathias, Mariona, Nicolas, Alex, Sam, Arianna, Joel, Gonzalo are the protagonists of Alfred Kerbs eyewear first series of « identities », a visual chronicle of individuals that incarnate the brand's quest for timeless aesthetics, strong personality, unique beauty, beautiful humanity, perfect imperfection, naked sensitivity.
Whether they find their inspiration in art, music or iconic individuals, Alfred Kerbs sunglasses and spectacles only pretend to be the physical frame of each individual’s peculiar beauty.
Art Direction: Carole Touati / Lelook | Production: Alejandra Smits.
See the whole story at alfredkerbs.com/identites-a-visual-chronical-of-contemporary-individuals/
Nu Swim is a swimwear label based in San Francisco and launched in 2015. Nu Swim’s designer Gina Esposito grew up in New York and graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. She worked as a designer for several brand including Levi’s for 5 years. Gina Esposito doesn’t limit herself to fashion design but also expresses her creativity through photography, styling and art direction.
Nu Swim does not follow fashion collection standards and proposes an innovative and minimal swimwear line that stands for functionality, unique shapes and clean lines. Nu Swim signature include straight-cut tops and high-waisted bottoms, triangle bralettes and low-back one-pieces. All garments are designed and produced in California.
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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.
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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.
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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