ANDREA CREWS
Fall 2011,Paris Fashion week

“Andrea Crews is a collective led by Maroussia Rebecq who performs between art and fashion by federating stylists, illustrators, musicians, video directors and performers. Combining several aspects of contemporary creation, we present and stage our collections as performances, happenings and videos. In opposition to the dominant uniformity, Andrea Crews emphasizes personal creativity, experimentation and independence.”


KATIE EARY
Fall/Winter 2011-12


“I was thinking about the American Dream and cheerleaders and then I started thinking about horror movies and “Donnie Darko .I love all these confused kids who get depressed about love. It’s the troubled ones who don’t give a shit about fashion and just dress for themselves who are my favourites. I don’t like the boys who really think about what they are wearing. My stuff is really in your face and a statement but each piece individually could be an eccentric element of an otherwise normal look: Boyish glamour”

Katie Eary, graduated from an MA in Menswear at the Royal College of Art in 2009 and present on Fashion East’s MAN line-up, was acclaimed  at the London Fashion Week this year, with this collection .Eary’s bold, untamed street style appeals to a wide audience – her impressive stockist list ranges from Harvey Nichols to ASOS, and across Japan, South Korea and China.

VLADIMIR KARALEEV
Fall/Winter 2011-12

One of the most innovative designer of the Berlin Fashion week is Vladimir Karaleev here some information about him:

” Vladimir Karaleev (*1981) was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. He moved to Berlin at the age of 19 to study fashion at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW). In 2005 he founded his own fashion label and launched his conceptual debut collection “CUT 210”.Contemporary art has a strong influence on. Vladimir Karaleev. New shapes and experimental cuts form the center of the creations of the bulgarian designer Vladimir Karaleev, who creates extraordinary womens- and menswear. The creative handling of materials works in combination with the conceptual design. Karaleev goes against the traditional shapes and cuts and creates instead innovative silhouettes, that are strongly influenced by geometric structures. His close bond with the art scene is not only expressed through his conceptual approach but also through the presentation of his fashion. Since 2010 Vladimir Karaleev is a guest lecturer at the MDH “University of Applied Sciences”. In July 2010 Vladimir Karaleev won the third prize of the fashion contest “Start your Fashion Business”. His collection showcases a pure- avant-garde style, with unusual cuts and refreshing independence. “

DEJAN DESPOTOVIC
interview


Having a glance at the emerging eastern fashion scenery, the first name I noticed is Dejan Despotovic, a 24 years old designer based in Belgrade. His first individual collection it has been presented in Berlin and Belgrade in 2006. One year later, he showed his talent by winning the Black and White competition at the opening of Belgrade Fashion Week.Around his garments hover a dark atmosphere, where the light seems to touch the skin through veiled fabrics. The strong cuts and the overlapped tissues are the leitmotiv of his last collection. He is actually considered one of the most interesting avant garde designer in Serbia.


BERNHARD WILLHELM
Menswear collection, Fall 2011. Paris fashion week

The inspiration on wich the creative designer Bernard Willhelm  developed in his fall collection for his winter season  it´s about the meeting between fetish and colorful pop.  The models posed on bicycles and leaped about carrying giant umbrellas draped in chiffon. ” When I’m designing, I don’t see the clothes as crazy. I’ve got to exaggerate to find the essence of an idea. In starting a collection, the most important thing is to bring an idea out quite clearly. Fashion people only react to very strong ideas. That’s all I needed. I design to express something. Cutting myself off completely, then being free to do whatever I wanted has always appealed to me. I always had the feeling I was in a prison. Maybe that’s why I’ve always chased the exotic.”

NON
The new face of fashion

Nowadays it´s not easy to find an impressive mood able to combine  art with the  essence of fashion, I was really glad  to discovered this brand. Lately  the most creative designer on the alternative fashion scene from my point of view is Tony Spackman and his NON´s collections. I´m honored to pubblish some images and informations of this innovative brand.

” Started in 2009 NON embraces our current search for authenticity, our relentless desire to further knowledge, experience and personal development, our inexhaustible need for complexity and intellectual stimulation, our ongoing search for new luxuries.NON’s collection’s feature sleek and refined design, a meticulous attention to detail and immaculate hand-tailoring; combining simplicity with exquisite luxury. A celebration of the clothing industries of past, present and future, NON’s designs integrate classic formal wear and fine tailoring with casual contemporary design and technical innovation. Drawing influences from the discoveries of the past and the developments of the future, the NON combines a fascination with the 18th Century’s Age of Enlightenment – its extraordinary discoveries in science, natural history and the mysticism of alchemy, with a passion for contemporary scientific activity and technological advancements. Conflicting elements and influences pervade the collection: NON embodies a series of re-contextualized styles to form an eclectic mix of shape, pattern and material – where detail meets simplicity, old meets new, natural fibres meet manmade technology, haute couture meets casual/street.Natural fabrics and finishes, sombre black and dark neutrals are dimensionalised through layering and texture. High precision, hand-crafted tailoring transforms and dissects the interiors of clean, sleek and simple shapes; bringing intricate sculptural life to previously overlooked spaces. Complex ergonomic designs achieve high levels of comfort; garments act as a second skin, incorporating zoned ventilation and innovative insulation systems, meticulous attention to pattern creation and a sophisticated consideration for the body in motion. Adopting subtle colours and forms, natural fabrics and hand-crafted tailoring, NON embraces luxury in the detail; heralding the arrival of a new lavish and sophisticated tech-decadence. NON is an alternative model with a common theme to acquire knowledge through experimental investigation. Owner and creative director Tony Spackman wishes to represent the concept of any and all, to freely transfer thought and technical expertise to knowledgeable individuals”.

” Spackman’s innovative intellectual expressions and artistic visual storytelling is something of a rarity to the world of menswear. This painstaking attention to detail is clearly shown throughout the collections. Obsessed with personal development and authenticity  Tony Spackman is renowned for his intense analysis, treatments and dissected visioning. Remaining solely responsible for the labels seasonal creative vision, patterns and sampling Tony Spackman is an artist to the full degree and someone to keep a close eye on for the future”.