RS HADER | Mode Suisse. RS HADER are Ruza Rajcic and Hana Schärer. After studying Fashion Design in Zürich, they presented their first Spring-summer 2013 women’s wear collection. The pieces were produced and sold as limited edition. In springtime 2013 RS HADER launched a store concept: a platform for design and art in collaboration with other young designers, called "temporär bis august". Since november 2013 this successful project is being continued at another location in Zürich under the label "temporär kalk".
RS HADER designs are classic and progressive at the same time. They convince with their distinct cuts and reduced silhouettes, complemented by their graphic but playful print motifs to a surprisingly fresh unity. For their second collection "from a to a" they were awarded with the "Prix Lily 2013" and the „Advancement Award“ by Zürich Fashion design school.
Their latest collection for winter 2014 is called CASTLES and starts with the designers duo fascination for the rawness of "art brut". During their research work, an artist gave them a stack of old carbon paper and their experimentation lead them to the discovery of unexpected imagery fo a raw yet mysterious quality that became the heart of the collection.
"From the ink traces we distilled the shapes of our prints, from its color shades the tonality of our hues. With the lines of our cuts we built a defined frame around this organic core to reach a mysterious clarity."
CREDITS:PHOTOGRAPHY AMANDA CAMENISCHHAIR AND MAKE UP RACHEL BREDYMODEL VERONIKA K@FOTOGENPHOTO ASSISTANT DARIO BOLLI
RS HADER | Mode Suisse | More info: rshader.com |
BERGNERSCHMIDT. Concreted in Berlin | Concrete jewellery. As Ludwig Mies van der Rohe proclaimed: „please do not confuse the simple with the simplistic", he characterized the formal principle of the label bergnerschmidt. The designers Lily Bergner and Elisabeth Schmidt studied fashion design at the University of Applied Science (HTW) in Berlin. They graduated in 2009, founded their own label that same year and create concrete jewellery since then in their studio in Berlin Mitte.
bergnerschmidt design takes its inspiration from Bauhaus and has been conceived on the basis of its maxim “less is more”. Concrete stands for this clean and cool aesthetics and thereforebecomes the principle of their unique design. bergnerschmidt generates experimental but wearable accessories which combines purist and constructive expression with subtle femininity.
Each season the labels assortment will expand with new concrete products. Existing pieces can be changed, refined and renewed, but the use of forms remains the same. Consequently a bergnerschmidt piece of jewellery will never loose its topicality. Rings, cuffs, necklaces and brooches made of white, grey or black concrete are pieces in their assortment. Every piece of jewellery is handcrafted. In another series of products, which is called “concrete pieces”, they design functional and shapely objects for the bureau. Concrete is different of what one thinks. „It depends on what you make of it.“ The concrete industry knows that for long and advertises its material with this slogan. Lily Bergner and Elisabeth Schmidt also think, that the possibilities of concrete design did not reach the limit yet.
Towards the cliché – concrete is cold, hard and heavy – they present the material from another side. Their concreted jewellery is delicate, smooth and light. It breathes and changes with the person who wears it. Concrete as jewellery is different from what you might think – regarding in its characteristics and preferences.
In an owner’s handbook the designers let the objects speak for themselves:
I am a concrete piece of jewellery.
I am strong but sensitive.
I am very superficial,
so I do care a lot about my surficial area.
I will develop scratches and colour changes
according to your handling.
after a certain time
you will be able to see myself growing
a beautiful patina.
I like to be the centre of attention,
please take me out and show me around.
I am heavy stuff.
and there is nothing much
you can do about my weight.
just wear me with attitude!
I don’t love things such as water,
fire, external pressure, and heavy luggage.
if you take me to the gym
or get me in fights
our friendship could suddenly come to an end.
to make a long story short,
bergnerI just like to be handled with care.
We discovered their "hand models" at BERLIN SHOWROOM in Paris. It's a small range of rings that are inspired by the maximum principle of simplification - less is impossible...
Bergnerschmidt | Concrete Jewellery | More info: www.bergnerschmidt.com
STARSTYLING AW14/15 QATARI VORTEX | STARSTYLING leaps onto an escapist promenade in the alpine mountains of the hibernating bedouins, cautiously tiptoeing through fields of rusted crust of earthy matter of a certain shape, walking into the pine forests of a chemical balance, scavenging through the inexplicable symbols of the meaningless, swearing by the one who raised the sky, swearing by the one who spread the light, running frantically through the surges of sub-zero glacial masses of analog sex, and finally falling comfortably asleep in the plush kingdom of the silent vortex.
From the kingdom of the meaningless, STARSTYLING presents a warm, sporty, comfortable, secure collection for the increasingly unpredictable fall/winter weather patterns: polar fleece, silver leatherette, turtlenecks, analog cuts made from matt jersey and poplin cotton, sweater pants, step fabric, an ostentatious and celebratory orgy of chemically enhanced natural tones, adorned with the signature shiny/glittery starstyling foils, accessorized with native chains with bright ostrich feathers. QATARI VORTEX is an unexpected voyage.
Fuck the minimal. Starstyling is artsy streetwear that’s all about the fun, surprises and playful elements found in contemporary fashion. Founded in 2003, Starstyling has built a solid fan base of pop-stars, musicians, artist, creatives and other positively irreverent people who cherish their individuality and love to express it through everyday wear.
STOLEN by Elyn Wong Spring Summer 2014 | STOLEN is a Singapore-based womenswear label was founded in 2007 by Elyn Wong. A graduate of Visual Communication and trained in graphic design, Elyn's journey to becoming a fashion designer was an unconventional one. Her approach to garment construction is informed by her passions for architecture - particularly the Brutalist movement - and installation art, invoking a structured rather than decorative form.
Stolen silhouettes are therefore pure and minimalist rather than superfluous. Colour palettes are muted, neutral and timeless. No needless embellishments, no frivolous ornamentation. An exposed back, revealing one of the most elegant parts of the feminine body, has become the recognisable signature detail of a Stolen garment. Impervious to trends, Elyn's garments constantly challenge the distinction between fashion and art, acting as sculptural fabric vessels to accentuate the sensuality, fragility and strength of the modern woman.
The Stolen Spring/Summer 2014 collection, KAMI, pays homage to the versatility of paper: its variable traits in malleable forms, and its embodiment of delicacy and strength, reflective of the feminine spirit. With paper serving as a constant source of inspiration for Stolen, Kami is the label’s tribute to the ever-changing structures of the organic material. Kami includes garments with the signature backless feature Stolen is renowned for, with fabrics manipulated and details accentuated to emulate the look and feel of paper. Pushed-up sleeves mimic the structure of a gently crumpled piece of paper, parallel lines and pleating recall sharp folds in thin sheets, and even the layering and panelling of fabrics in various textures and thicknesses takes on the effect of thumbing through reams of different types of paper. Strong yet vulnerable, sharp yet fragile, structured yet feminine - this is paper; this is Kami.
Stolen by Elyn Wong Spring Summer 2014 | More info: www.stolenstolen.com
H O W L by Maria Glück | Maria Glück founded H O W L in 2012. She studied Fine Arts at University of the Basque Country UPV / EHU in Bilbao and moved to Berlin as exchange student to attend two semesters of Modedesign at HTW Berlin. Maria decides to establish her atelier in Berlin and continue with her artwork.
With a background on visual arts and sculpture, Maria Glück decided to deepen her relation with fabric and texture, hence with fashion. It became her main interest to create collections with great challenge on fusion of materials, with creative unique shapes and with sustainable fabrics and production.
Maria Glück´ first collection was selected at EGO showroom for young designers at MBFW Madrid in 2012, when she presented H O W L. That same year, Maria Glück was finalist at III Bilbao Art & Fashion contest award.
H O W L by Maria Glück creates high-end fashion with characteristic minimal shapes and elaborated textures. Handmade techniques mixed with a continuous research on materials (branches, flowers, cork, raffia or technological bio fabrics).
H O W L's statement involves the use of ecological and organic fabrics, recycled materials and fabrics, as well as fabrics that come from small mills and traditional techniques. Sometimes traditional ways of producing fabrics tend to disappear, and Maria Glück aims to support these production methods by integrating these materials into her designs and helping small communities with traditional and unique weaving techniques. Often the challenge comes by the addition and combination of unconventional fabrics to more classic ones: wood or cork in fusion with organic silk.
She presented her Fall-Winter 2014 collection at Berlin Showroom during Paris Fashion Week.
H O W L by Maria Gluck FW2014 | More info: www.howlhowlhowl.com
Paris Fall-Winter 2014 Accessories Guide. The latest standout accessories from the Paris runway. Chanel, Miu Miu, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Chloé, Comme des garçons, Céline, Dries Van Noten.
Paris Fall-Winter 2014 Accessories Guide | Photos Style.com
Gioia Maini x El Colmillo de Morsa - Barcelona | Gathering at Colmillo de Morsa STORE & SHOWROOM in Barcelona, on the occasion of the presentation of GIOIA MAINI's two-piece "Tiny Collection". The Italian footwear designer created two exclusive masculine models in response to the high demand of stylists wanting to features her platform shoes.
Colmillo de Morsa - Tongatapu SS14
COLMILLO DE MORSA STORE | c/ Vic 15 | 08006 Barcelona SPAIN