Vejas Kruszewski is the designer of the eponym brand VEJAS. The Canadian teen has no formal fashion training but he wan the LVMH "special award" highlighting young designers. Indeed he is so far the youngest finalist for the LVMH award.
Vejas Kruszewski cited the movie "final girl" as a thematic inspiration. For this VEJAS Spring Summer 2016 collection, the designer revisited sportswear clothes such as bombers, jeans, shirts and tops proposing very unexpected designs and cuts with a gender-neutral look. He added recurrent elements: apparent seams, metallic grommets, cut outs and rough and raw materials.
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COLLINA STRADA designer Hillary Taymour was born in California. She launched Collina Strada in 2008, based in New York. She holds an Associates degree in Product Development and a Bachelors degree in business management from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising of Los Angeles.
Collina Strada Spring Summer 2017 collection is artsy. The designer used a colour block palette of pale pink, spruce green, pure white, sometimes classically combined with fine black stripes and denim. It definitely seems imspired by nature. The garments present ruffled pieces, material assembly and a peculiar attention to details.
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Established in 1991 in Milano, Piazza Sempione produces and distributes ready-to-wear womenswear collections inspired by a concept of contemporary and versatile elegance, 100% made in Italy. Laura Pozentti is the Creative Director of the brand; her philosophy is to translate into timeless creations each piece of the collection by selecting carefully the fabrics and using contemporary silhouettes.
Expressionist painter Egon Schiele inspired the latest Piazza Sempione collection. Art has always been a focal point for the label. The silhouettes are daytime casual, comfy and modern. The colour palette is made of neutral colours contrasting with colour blocks. We can highlight the research of the designer on pants cuts, all different and surprisingly experimental. The collection also features a few prints and details such a oversized buttons.
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Yasuko Furuta is the Designer and Founder of TOGA. She graduated in ESMOD Paris and founded the brand in 1997 in Tokyo. She won the ANDAM award in 2007. TOGA proposes several lines such as TOGA PULLA to be worn daily, TOGA ORNAMENT for the accessories, TOGA VIRILIS for the men’s line among others. We presented you TOGA Spring-Summer 2016 in a previous article.
TOGA Autumn/Winter 2016 collection was presented in London. The designer mixes styles, colours, and materials, in an unexpected way for a surprising artsy result. The bags, belt and shoes are incredibly embellished. The accessories are highlighted, and 80’s inspired but with modern shapes as the collection features Funny furry elements colour touches, glitters
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Malaika, a Berlin based designer founded her eponymous label MALAIKARAISS in 2010. The brand stands for a sophisticated-minimalist-feminine and casual womenswear. With great attention to detail, Malaika creates contemporary ready-to-wear fashion and accessories. Over the past two seasons, high-end fashion jewellery has become a major part of the collection. Since 2010 MALAIKARAISS is also showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin.
MALAIKARAISS Spring/Summer 2017 collection is called "Beaches". The designer found her inspiration in Aruba and St. Barts, in the middle of the deserted Caribbean beaches. Naturally, the collection is inspired by nature and features nude shades with some acid green or yellow touches. The designer also plays with transparency and reworked corsets.
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Mother Of Pearl is a woman’s ready-to-wear collection fusing sportswear with luxury details. The brand also offers a complete footwear line as well as a handbag collection. It was founded by Maia Norman but changed its artistic direction in 2011 with Amy Powney. The brand held its first on schedule London Fashion Week show in February 2015 after two seasons of presentations and were also shortlisted for the Vogue / BFC Designer Fashion Fund that same year.
Mother Of Pearl resort 17 is delicately contrasting, with a nineties grunge vibe. Floral prints, pearls, transparent tulle and gingham element are revisited and combine to sportswear elements like trousers and sandals. Amy Powney stays very loyal to the brand spirit for this resort collection by mixing very feminine - almost girly elements with sporty details and a nonchalant attitude.
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JAEHA is a premium contemporary womenswear designed by the Korean-born New Zealander Jae Kim. The designer moved to London in 2010 and spent time working for MARY KATRANTZOU before taking the MA course at Central St Martins. Jaeha is well known for mixing androgynous cuts and proportions with graphic structure.
This collection Jaeha Autumn - Winter 2016 now available online, is very geometric, minimal, made with color-blocks and innovative. The designer redefined hems presented as laying flat upon the shoes.
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