Colovos is a new collection from husband-and-wife design team Nicole and Michael Colovos, who spent eight years as creative directors at Helmut Lang and Habitual before that. Prices are entry-level designer with everything made in New York and Italy, and an aesthetic they define as discreetly utilitarian with a focus on statement daywear.
This modern collection is clean, with functional forms finished with beautiful detail: matte-coated buckles on an olive green leather biker jacket, Paul Klee-inspired guardian angel prints, tack stitching on high-brow denim and sculpted silhouettes. These include a beautiful velvet bomber and dresses that works the shapely side of schmatta with an emphasis on the waist.
CHAPTER is a men's brand designed by Devin Carison. The designer grew up in Los Angeles in California and took his inspiration from the city architecture and the vast open landscapes. He develops a dark clothing style with an adventurous modern allure.
CHAPTER AW16 was presented during New York Fashion Week Men. The garments reveal a mid to late 90's influence. The brand’s signature color palette is highlighted by a rich dark emerald green, clay and mud. The focus is maintained on casual silhouette aspect and refined materials such as wool blended Melton, cashmere wool and linen.
Photos courtesy of Chapter
In a previous article Lelook's selection introduced you to MANSUR GAVRIEL, a New York City based design label founded by Rachel Mansur and Florina Gavriel in April of 2012. They create high-quality leather bags handmade in Italy.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, CFDA, announces Mansur Gavriel as the winner of the 2016 CFDA Award for accessory designer of the year. The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts; the Accessory Designer of the Year award is given for design excellence in accessories.
Sophie Buhai is a designer living and working in Los Angeles. Prior to establishing her namesake jewelry collection in 2015 in her Los Angeles studio, Sophie spent a decade as co-creative director of the womenswear brand Vena Cava, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up, in New York City. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design.
Her jewelry collection has renewed the modernist tradition of solid sterling silver with an emphasis on sculptural silhouettes of substantial weight. Each piece is made by hand in Los Angeles by master silversmiths using recycled silver to minimize environmental impact.
Photos courtesy of Sophie Buhai
HEOHWAN SIMULATION is a London-based Womenswear label established by Korean-born designer Hwan Heo. Royal College of Arts (RCA) graduate, Hwan Heo created the brand’s vision for the next 10 years is to showcase “The Critique Collection Project” where the theme for each collection stems from Hwan’s experimental artwork and geopolitical aestheticism. Studying the fashion hisory and phenomenon from 1920 to 1990s and observing contemporary fashion, Hwan Heo develops and rebuilds his own fashion statement.
Heohwan Simulation Fall 2016 collection called "The Wall" is ispired from Berlin's history and culture from the breaking down of the Wall era. For this reason, the silhouettes are retro and express the conflict between Easterns and Western cultures. Everybody that knows Berlin will notice the graffiti and German flag translated into neoprene. The collection also features denim garment, fur adornment and stripes.
Photos courtesy of Vogue.com
Nino Dolidze and Lalo Dolidze are twin sisters from Georgia. Together, they founded a brand of sublime knitwear called LaloCardigans. In a short period of time they brought their signature cardigan far beyond Georgia and created the line LALO in 2016. Each item is a unique handmade piece from Georgia. They found their inspiration in the nature.
LALO Fall 2016 has been presented during Kiev Fashion Week featuring delicate maxi dresses and long outwears still maintaining a very feminine silhouette. This collection's inspiration comes from paintings of Claude Monet. That results in a colourful collection and a fine work on textured embroideries.
Photo courtesy of LALO
Jeanne Damas is a Parisian fashion icon. She started to stand out the crowd a with her blog and quickly attracted attention thanks to her remarkable taste. She has worked with Leon & Harper, Reformation, &Other Stories and Roger Vivier to name just a few. Jeanne Damas just launched her first solo label, Rouje by Jeanne Damas.
Jeanne Damas first collection presents an universe reflecting her lyfestyle where sober sophistication meets assertive sensuality. The collection has a touch of Parisian retro and the color pure red is present in a few garments as to remember the everyday red lipstic she is known for wearing. The collection features bohemian maxi dresses, retro suede jackets, mini-skirts, flared jeans and flowery blouses.
Photos courtesy of Rouje