JAPAN SPECIAL. Japanese Designers | BALMUNG AW2014. Hachi Balmung established in brand in Tokyo in the year 2007. After studying computerized control engineering in high school and clothes-making at a dressmaking school, he started making clothes under his own label “BALMUNG” and began selling them at select shops in Tokyo.
His collections are produced in Japan.
BALMUNG AW2014 | www.balmung.jp
Japanese + French designer | NATTOFRANCO. "Nattofranco is a new identity represented by two halves. Part 1: “Natto” is a traditional Japanese fermented soybean dish. “Franco” is the French that runs through Part 2. France is what I live by, Japan is a Muse. “Nattofranco basically means half-French half Japanese in my own Language.” Nattofranco is a search with the purpose to find the perfect balance between these two identities.These two identities live within me and come out in my designs."
Words by Noemie Aiko Sebayashi, Nattofranco designer.
Noemie Aiko Sebayashi grandparents
Lia Catreux & Esther Boiteux wearing Humano and Koala Tees available on the Nattofranco online boutique.
NATTOFRANCO | nattofranco.com
Weekly Moodboard by The Inspiration Provider for Lelook | #7 PURPLE METALLIC CLAY Deep purple + bronze make an excellent combo mixed with woody pink and spicy brown. Bold shapes and silhouettes both voluptuous and sharply geometric. Relating the rawest clay bricks with the iridescent metallic Anny Wang cabinet. An image with technical delicacy and rough at the same time.
Hungarian Designers | Dora Konsanszky a Hungarian designer, combines sophisticated techniques and refined tailoring on the road to finding new, innovative detail and materials. Dora’s experience of English and French tailoring enables her to merge a knowledge of both; and mixing masculine cuts with a French freedom she is able to shape the female form, while giving it a Hungarian 'vibe'. Inspirations had often come from mere intuition based on arts and from different kinds of ‘music’, where some parts may be reinterpreted by her.
She believes that her strengths and effortless, visionary way of design can enable the “konsanszky” brand to draw near to and step inside the contemporary fashion scene.
The brand was established in 2006. Since its launch, it has developed more lines, including a special jeans-pants line and variable jackets, leather-fur jackets, coats, dresses and tops. She also launched a complementary accessories line in 2011.
Corean Designers | Kimmy J. Spring-Summer 2015. "Installation art, industrial design - furnitures, fashion. We considered everything that surrounds a human being an art form and from that point of origin, we grew our body of design aesthetic."
Contemporary items with avant-garde aspect. Monotone, which accentuates the wearer themselves. Kimmy J designers use leather and denim, the two materials that increase in beauty as they age, and give variation by adding comfortable knitwear to their collection.
Kimmy J Spring-Summer 2015
Brand's Watch | Kökler SS 2015 The roots of KÖKLER collection descend from the Italian folklore tradition. It is not merely a mention or reference to ethnic motives of an ancient heritage but a thorough study of the creative process in handicraft, technique and the cultural background from which these motives are derived.
Kökler adopts the same creative process applied in the fine arts: research aesthetics, look for inspiration, new shapes and forms and unique pieces and manufacture manually.
The result is then subject to further research and eventually a piece is transformed into a new fashion item.
Clothes metamorphose into a canvas on which textures and contrasts interpret colours and light, the skin being drawn to chiffon, unveiling audacious cuts accentuated by an accomplished craftsman.
Kökler Spring-Summer 2015 | Photography Paolo Musa, Hair&Makeup Valentina Mancinelli, Model Martina Pavloska | www.kokler.it
Designers we love: EUDON CHOI | Born in Korea, EUDON CHOI initially trained as a menswear designer in Seoul, acquiring an in-depth knowledge of tailoring techniques and a great eye for detail. After 4 years of experience in menswear, he moved to London to attend the Royal College of Art's MA in womenswear.
In September 2011 Eudon was invited by Anna Wintour and Franca Sozzani to present his S/S 2012 collection at Milan Fashion Week in honour of THE VOGUE FASHION FUND and his success has continued, having been awarded with the Samsung Fashion and Design Fund and the LYCRA® Style Emerging Talent Award at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards in New York.
EUDON CHOI has an international appeal having been stocked in some of the world's most prestigious stores including Selfridges & Co(London), Browns Focus (London), Luisa Via Roma (Italy), Harvey Nichols (Hong Kong) and 10 Corso Como(Korea). His clothes have also appeared on the pages of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Stylist, Marie Claire and Vogue.
Eudon lives and works in London.