NEWS

14
Jan

I’VR – ISABEL VOLLRATH / GERMANY

www.isabelvollrath.com

Upon completing her studies, at the Berlin Weißensee School of Art, Isabel Vollrath received several awards including the “Go-East-Scholarship” of the DAAD, allowing her to spend two months at the Stieglitz-Academy for Art and Design in St. Petersburg. Innovative as well as artistic attempts, design-critical questions and conflicts concerning her job and business as fashion designer, confront her personal, varied experiences in Russia. Linguistic barriers and disorientation, loneliness and longing for familiar people and faces made her arrival to be a true “cultural shock”. A manifold mix of materials and sculptural elements determine the general view of the collection.

13
Jan

WKNDLVRS / GERMANY

Berlin designers Ivonne Budimir and Inga Nietzelt use quality materials and exceptional cuts to create the cool urban style of Wkndlvrs. Budimir and Nietzelt draw on many years of experience, setting a high standard of quality of the workmanship and materials of their luxury clothing and accessories. Wkndlvrs create two collections a year catering for men and women. The weekend is something to look forward to after a hard week where your talents and opportunities have been used to the fullest. What counts is your passion, whatever it is for. The weekend is your reward to relax, explore, to try something new. wkndlvrs is the expression of this attitude to life

 

12
Jan

MAX.TAN / SINGAPORE

www.maxtan.com.sg

A rising star of the Asian fashion design world, Max.Tan has been considered one of the most significant emerging Asian talents since its debut at Modafabriek in 2010. Max.tan’s designs explore minimalism, maintaining somber colours and carefully tailored unconventional shapes. Though constantly evolving with every collection, the work centres around the deconstruction of pre-established social boundaries and identities.

11
Jan
11
Jan

SYLWIA ROCHALA / POLAND

Since 2009, Sylwia Rochala has been developing conceptual collections under her own brand.Rochala’s use of recycled materials reflects her design practice, as she deconstructs a single idea which is then reconstructed and recontextualized. Sylwia’s designs are known for mixing provocative individuality with respect for materials. She applies techniques disregarded by modern designers on noble fabrics to express her rejection for schematism. Rochala’s current collection X-Ray is centred around the dualities of the human body; thin transparent skin juxtaposed with the heavy organism that lies beneath. Translucent garments emphasize their internal foundations, just as an x-ray reveals the skeleton of the body.

 

 

11
Jan

NICOLA BACCHILEGA / ITALY

Nicola Bacchilega’s AW 12/13 collection draws inspiration from the differences in the perception of time experienced between Eastern and Western cultures and the symbolism of the mandala. While in Western culture time is often seen in perspective of death, Eastern cultures have a more fluid notion of time: leaving is considered in a universal meaning. Bacchilega’s collection is hand made in Italy, each piece unique in colour. The “Sweaters Leather” will be made in a limited edition, and all accessories are one of a kind.
11
Jan

NICO SUTOR / GERMANY

Berlin based fashion label Nico Sutor was founded in 2011 by designer Nicole Schuster. Nico Sutor creates men’s and women’s fashion clothing, accessories and jewellery. Collections include androgynous, minimalist jersey basics using a variety of advanced handcrafting and draping techniques. Inspired by both the urban geometry of Berlin and the fragile Icelandic landscape, the techniques and materials used embody this contrast. Nico Sutor’s SS 12 collection “Fog” mixes soft volume and architectural precision, flowing lines, layering, braiding, and knitting. Limited one-off pieces will also be available thoughout the year.
10
Jan

MALDOROR LOW COUTURE / POLAND

Maldoror Low Couture was founded in 2007 by designer Grzegorz Matlag. As a selftaught designer, Matlag’s work merges couture, ready to wear, and showpieces, resulting in trans-seasonal collections with continued production. Maldoror Low Couture mixes minimalism with deconstrucion, while upholding wearability and comfort. Maldoror’s new collection “MBC”, takes inspiration from medieval and religious fanatics, hermits, and flagellants as well as the simplicity and utilitarianism of lower-class clothing. The collection mixes the silhouettes, detailing and fabrications of these various charachters.
10
Jan

MESHIT / AUSTRIA

The brand name plays on the verb “to mesh“ and that is what Meshit do best: combining clean shapes and special detailing, developing various elements and concepts into one unique design. Meshit creates clothing for an urban, fashion-conscious crowd that enjoys blending cultural elements and fashion statements together to come up with their own, individual style. Meshit’s AW 12/13 collection draws inspiration from British youth culture of the 60’s and 70’s, mixing the looks of Mods and Rockers. In 2011 Meshit won the Fashion Award of the City of Vienna at the Austrian Fashion Awards and was recognized by Topshop as a top emerging fashion talent.
09
Jan

JULIAZAR / POLAND

Juliazar was founded in 2010 by costume and fashion designer Julia Zaremba. The combination of fashion and art contributes to unique projects which are characterized by unconventional design, simplicity of form, functionality, geometric cuts and textural combinations. Fabrics are chosen with a preference for eco-friendly and natural fibres. Each individual project is approached in an unconventional manner resulting in extrodinary one of a kind designs that give a sense of uniqueness to every customer purchase. Juliazar caters to the active urban lifestyle of the fashion forward, self aware individual for whom personal style is of utmost importance.