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.
For its first edition, Alfred Kerbs sunglasses, Paloma Wool garments, Mus&Roew footwear and Nuovum concept store will showcase their collections.
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.
Guillem Rodriguez is a young Spanish price collector. After he won the ModeFAD Award as the best designer in 2013 and was named the best young fashion designer in the ANDE Awards at the 080 Barcelona Fashion catwalk the same year, he was elected as a finalist in the prestigious French Fashion and Photography Festival of Hyères.
Despite his youth, Guillem Rodriguez is considered one of the brightest talents of Spain. He was born and raised in Barcelona and graduated in 2013 at BAU Design School. He quickly became aware of his predilection for arts and fashion.
Photos courtesy of Guillem Rodriguez.
The trend platform and creative agency The Inspiration Provider creates a 4-sense moodboard installation at the Internet Age Media Weekend in collaboration with Preforma Design.
The inspiration provider has created its ﬁrst moodboard installation in collaboration with the young product design studio Preforma Design, to be exhibited at the ﬁrst Internet Age Media weekend held in Barcelona last March.
The installation is a translation of their digital moodboards to the physical world, providing stimulus for the four senses. The aesthetic research is about the concept of blurred boundaries between physical and digital world, creating an environment of innovative feeling.
A color palette built around the Klein Blue, a color that reminds, for its strong power of light, a screen color more than a color from the nature, gives the starting point of a research of novelty materials that are natural but have new properties, or synthetic materials that emulate natural properties for sustainable designs. Along with the materials, pictures of artists, photographers and designers complete the mood board, together with found manipulated materials by The inspiration provider themselves.
The installation is a collaboration with Preforma Design, that specially designed the structure of the vitrine for the occasion. A design that allows the moodboard to have its perfect physical environment.
Photos: Courtesy of The Inspiration Provider
Mansur Gavriel is a New York City based design label founded by Rachel Mansur and Florina Gavriel in April of 2012. They create high quality leather bags.
Mansur Gavriel evokes Italy in the ’60′s, or a classic California easiness—warm, natural leather, sunny colors, and a casual elegance. Now in its fourth season, Mansur Gavriel has settled into a compact studio on New York’s Lower East Side and their bucket bags, backpacks, and totes have quickly become a staple among the fashion flock, easily spotted in any given street-style slideshow.
Inspired by the contrast of warm, natural textures and the clear, clean intensity of pop colors, Mansur Gavriel’s leather goods are made with the highest quality Italian leather and age old craftsmanship in the Veneto region of italy.
Photos courtesy of Mansur Gavriel
Charlie May is a young British womenswear designer, currently working and living in London. She is now represented by HPR LONDON.
Contemporary minimalism is the concept behind the Charlie May aesthetic. Directional and fresh with a focus on quality cuts, May is an emerging designer on the radar of fashion press and bloggers alike.
The latest AW15 collection has been presented in London at The Beaumont Hotel. The collection was heavy on textures, minimalism and with this particular androgynous style she has become known for.
This new collection highlights over-dimensional outerwear with denim, knitwear and alpaca wool as main materials.
Charlie May AW15 shot by Yuvali Theis