CAPSULE MEN SWEATERS BY CRISTASEYA. We highlighted in a previous article the work of Casini and Seya for CristaSeya. The French lifestyle brand breaks fresh ground by presenting timeless Editions of 12 to 15 garments each time instead of following fashion seasons. In addition, CristaSeya focus is on sourcing high quality materials.
The designers released two Editions of Capsule men sweaters.
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CristaSeya is a Parisian lifestyle brand that combines art and timeless ready-to-wear collections. The two designers Casini and Seya, both originally stylists have worked for the likes of L’Officiel, Numéro and i-D. They launched their line CristaSeya in 2013. Instead of following fashion seasons, CristaSeya release "editions" of 12 to 15 items every six months that are always available upon request. The focus is on timeless garments and quality fabric sourcing. Each new edition also introduces handmade objects from artisans the designers have partnered with to enhance the lifestyle arm of their brand.
The overall design of CristaSeya’s pieces is simple and the fit is always relaxed. Lines are effortless to let the beauty and quality of materials speak by itself. The editions include mannish trousers in brushed blue linen, reversible wool blazers and sumptuous knitwear in cashmere, silk and mohair, fine seersucker shirting in varying lengths and colors and outerwear. The look of every collection is luxurious, thanks to the duo’s aptitude for sourcing textiles.
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London-based label 1205 was launched in 2010 by former Savile Row tailor Paula Gerbase. The brazilian-born, London-based designer graduated in London's Central Saint Martins BA and was a British Fashion Award nominee. The label’s collections are built around an aesthetic discribed by Paula Gerbase as "Purity, restraint, substance, quality, precision." – think masculine silhouettes and feminine textures in a neutral color palette of gray, navy, black and white.
1205 Ready-to-wear fall 2016 collection is Berber-inspired with a focus on fabrics as polyester and beautiful cuts. We could discover a long collarless shearling coat, oversize sweater, sheer transparent organza shirt with 3-D pleating.
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Anne-Sofie Madsen graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and trained under John Galliano in Paris, before moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer. In 2011 she started her own label and presented her first collection at London Fashion Week. The following season she opened Copenhagen Fashion Week and has been showing there ever since. She won Danish Fashion Award and GenArt’s Fresh Faces in 2012 and was chosen to exhibit with Italian Vogue during Milan Fashion Week the same year. In 2013 she won the prestigious DANSK Design Talent prize. In 2014, the brand presented its first fashion show at Paris Ready-to-Wear Fashion Week.
Anne-Sofie Madsen’s designs are built on contrasts and ambivalence. She gathers together scraps of contrasting fabrics and materials like fur, jean and leather among others. The designer looks to have fondness for folding, combinations and asymmetry.
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AALTO is a Finnish brand created in Paris in 2015 by Tuomas Merikoski. The designer graduated in Paris at IFM School. He collaborated with Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. AALTO is a typical Finnish name that means "wave". AALTO’s inspiration comes from exploring the diversity of the modern Finnish culture by reinterpreting its traditional DNA, and its blend of harmonious contrasts. AALTO connects fashion, design and art, by actively collaborating with leading Scandinavian artists.
For the 3rd edition of the LVMH Prize 2016, the designer Tuomas Merikoski plays once again with masculine and feminine ambiguity, proportions, comfort and elegant silhouettes. AALTO has its owns aesthetic, contrasted, artsy, young, modern and brute.
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