The 24-year-old Parsons, New-York, graduate refuses to be defined by location or gender norms — he just wants to make clothes that inspire people.
He's spent time in Stockholm, where he became both the first designer from the US and the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award, he's shown with VFiles at NYFW, and he's hung out in Paris with Karl Lagerfeld and Kanye West — who told him he was, "killing it," after seeing his recent collection at the semifinalist showcase for the prestigious LVMH Prize.
Lee says his focus is primarily menswear, he insists he doesn't want to be locked into one category. His pieces are best described as architectural, oversized and streetwear- inspired, with a palette of blacks, light greys and oceanic blues.
Website: http://www.ximonlee.com/Instagram: https://instagram.com/ximonlee/
Photos courtesy of Ken Ngan.
FAKEDCANDID is a pair of Singapore-based visual artists named XL and Donson. Their craft focuses in art direction, conceptual and editorial work.
One of their latest work is Somewhere Nowhere SS15 campaign called "Paint Job". "Paint Job" is a series of fashion-fused still-life images that illustrates the cynical side of a painter's job. The story is told in a surreal tone, through the peculiar tools and arrangement of objects to reveal just a pinch of the painter's existence. Within the unsuspecting bright colours lies the depictions of the painter being suffocated, squashed, knocked down and wounded -willingly or not.
Faked Candid's Website: www.fakedcandid.comXL's Instagram: instagram.com/livingonsweetsDonson's instagram: instagram.com/donsonc
Rex Lo and Elly Cheng are the enigmatic creators behind Somewhere Nowhere. Recent graduates of London College of Fashion, they founded Somewhere Nowhere in 2012, to share their favourite handmade and customised designs with the world. Somewhere Nowhere’s ethos is to take everyday unisex streetwear and inject them with a bit of magic. Sourcing materials from every corner of the world, they aimed to change humdrum life to the wonderland. Every piece is limited or exclusive and are handmade by designer in their playhouse. Their works were previously featured on Sunday Times, Grazia, AnOther, Nylon Japan, WAD, Vice, Style Bubble...etc.
Creative & Art Direction by FAKEDCANDID Featuring Somewhere Nowhere SS15Photography by Tony WongProsthetic Makeup by Vincent S & Hana Ho
Somewhere Nowhere's Website: somewherenowhere.mysupadupa.comSomewhere Nowhere's Facebook: facebook.com/somewherexnowhere Somewhere Nowhere's Tumblr: somewherexnowhere.tumblr.com Somewhere Nowhere's Instagram: instagram.com/somewherexnowhere
Set Design | Inditex Creative Sessions, Paris. 01.06.2015. Recruitment day organised for selected fashion students from Paris fashion schools.
Set Design by Lelook | Inditex Creative Sessions, Paris. 01.06.2015. Recruitment day organised for selected fashion students from Paris fashion schools.
Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida founded MARQUES ' ALMEIDA in 2011 subscribing to the Helmut Lang school of thought, where 'fashion is about attitude, not hemlines'.
While their aesthetic evokes raw effortlessness, the duo's technical sensibilities are revealed in the construction of each piece. Cutting their teeth at Vivienne Westwood and Preen respectively, Marques and Almeida took the natural course of combining talents. They create for a market that desires sartorial instincts with an authentic edge.
They have been awarded NEWGEN sponsorship from British Fashion Council/Topshop and have shown SS13, AW13 and SS14 on schedule at London Fashion Week.
MARQUES ' ALMEIDA has also been nominated for the Emerging Talent - Womenswear Award at the British Fashion Awards 2013.
Finally, Portuguese but London based designers just won the LVMH prize for young fashion designers which represents one year of mentoring from LVMH Group spanning all areas of the business, from production to press, in addition to the 300 000€ cash prize.
The second ever and annual LVMH Prize attracted almost a thousand applications from all over the world, but in the end, there can only be one.
Photos courtesy of Marques'Almeida
Twitter : twitter.com/_MARQUESALMEIDA
Tumblr : marquesalmeida.tumblr.com/
Instagram : instagram.com/marques_almeida/
Last Saturday the 16th of May, Maison Lelook organised its first pop-up event.
The concept behind those pop-ups is to welcome a limited number of up-and-coming brands and designers in order to present their latest collections to the press and public in a professional yet inspiring environment. For its first edition, Maison Lelook selected the following designers and brands:
After presenting their work to the press in the morning, the designers had the chance to meet a wider audience of fashion enthousiasts during the afternoon and sell their collections in a laidback atmosphere.
First Pop-up curated by Maison Lelook | 16 may 2015 | Barcelona
On the occasion of W Hotel Insider Tour focused on international and local press organised in Barcelona on the Saturday 16th of May, Maison Lelook shortlisted a few fashion brands and independent designers from Barcelona so they can present their creations during an exclusive press day & shopping rendez-vous.
We will also have the great chance to discover Guillem Rodriguez latest collection, LA NUIT, presented last month at the prestigious International Festival of Fashion and Photograhy at Hyères.
Last April 2014, the jury of the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie à Hyères, presided over by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon (creative directors of Kenzo), rewarded the winner of the Première Vision grand Jury Prize, Kenta Matsushige, a young Japonese designer.
Thanks to a partnership between Villa Noailles festival and Petit Bateau, the winner of the Grand Prix du Jurry Première Vision is granted "carte blanche" to reinvent the brand's iconic pieces, while perpetuating its traditional know-how.
Kenta Matsushige has chosen to revisit Petit Bateau tee-shirt and the sailor-shirt in a clean, subdued, architectural style. The creations are simple and sophisticated.
Photos courtesy of Laetitia Hotte.