Erika Cavallini founded an eponymous label in 2009. The designer worked as creative consultant for different maisons, including Margiela at the end of the 90’s before she launched her first line as semi-couture. The brand signature is “made in Italy”, it focuses on Italian tailoring and manufacturing, enhancing structural details and using carefully selected fabrics.
Erika Cavallini Fall Winter 2017 is an interesting mix of Italian elegance and refined sportwear style. The designer used vintage garments, deconstructed them, put them back together with modern fabrics to get a mix-and-match of revisited aesthetic and 80's silhouettes.
Photos courtesy of Erika Cavallini
Ji Oh is an International Fashion Designer based in New York City who was born in South Korea. Ji attended Central Saint Martins in London and moved to New York City in 2005 where she attended Parsons Design School. While continuing to rise in the New York fashion market, she launched her namesake brand JI OH in 2014. Ji has won sponsorship from the Korea Fashion Association, and is a current awardee of the CFDA incubator 4.0 as well as the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist.
Ji Oh presented Resort 2018. For this collection the designer plays with deconstruction and asymmetric lines. Twisting uniform dressing with a rebellious spirit. The silhouettes are structural, versatile and sophisticated.
Photos courtesy of Ji Oh
Slowdown Studio is the creative project of Australian-born, Los Angeles-based designer Marc Hendrick. With a love of playful prints and patterns, Marc selects his favourite illustrators and artists from around the world to collaborate on a series of woven blankets made in USA, spun and woven in North Carolina. With limited runs of each style, Slowdown Studio celebrates individuality and artistry, bringing these unique pieces into homes in the form of something as beautiful and versatile as a 100% cotton throw.
The latest Collection features the art of Berlin-based illustrator Jonathan Niclaus.
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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.
Photos courtesy of Paula Knorr
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.
Photos courtesy of Nu Swim