A retro-styled handbags and clutches collection created by the London based Hong Kong born designer Flora Leung. This is Matter Matters, a new launched line that will officially “hit the stores” next year, on S/S 2013.
Enjoy the preview in the slideshow below and keep an eye on Flora Leung: no doubt she’s one to watch! Find out more here about her background and accomplishments also as a talented graphic designer and art director, now turned into a promising fashion designer.
Flora creates also customized products for companies wishing to further strengthen their image and corporate identity through professional accessories.
Summer is here, so let’s zoom again on WFTS – Waiting For The Sun – the French sunglasses brand, which is actually an innovative concept of contemporary eyewear design. Three friends teamed up in 2007 and launched a line of wooden sunglasses, conceived to impact on the price tag at no more than €150! …Not bad at all, considering that WFTS‘s models are entirely handmade, framing Carl Zeiss quality lens.
Read DOY’s older post here to know more about such a vintage charming brand, fusing the Californian summery appeal with the sophisticate Paris style, and give a look to the slideshow below to unveil part of the S/S 2012 collection:
Each pair of glasses comes in a recycled cardboard packaging and wrapped in a limited edition foulard, exclusively signed by a contemporary artist.
She’s young, she’s talented and she’s one of the new London College of Fashion‘s graduates definitely to watch. This is Liron Kliger, an Israeli born jewellery designer, who after traveling in Barcelona, Paris, Milan and Tel Aviv is now based in London.
Her latest project developed from a fascination with snakeskin and infatuation with catwalk pieces motivating her to create her own interpretation via snakeskin inspired bangles designed for the catwalk.
Quirky, colorful, and extremely eye-catching, Liron Kliger‘s bangles perfectly match the goal of her research, aiming to create unique pieces encompassing the form and essence of the material used, and look ideally suited for a fashionable summery outfit.
Find out more here in the slideshow below:
Credits: *Cedric Kosovac, Photographer * Aileen Greiner , Model * Shruti Mehta, Product shoot Photographer*
Flat to Form is the name of her “Graduate Collection”, showing all her interest in the art of folding and her true obsession for geometric shapes, smartly fused with an innovative and creative pattern cutting.
Today DOY wants to introduce Tiravan Vanichnam – a talented and promising designer – recently graduated from London College of Fashion with a well defined style capturing the best of the East and the West design’s suggestions.
Born and raised in Bangkok -Thailand – before heading Europe, she first moved to Melbourne, Australia, pursuing her goal of making her name in Fashion Design. Flat to Form collection – exploring the relationship between 2D and 3D forms through a one piece pattern cut and fold – confirms that she’s definitely one to watch.
Let’s find out more about her passion for Origami applied to leather accessories in the slideshow and video below:
Design lovers may have heard of Eileen Gray… She was an Irish architect and furniture designer, who was also a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture… No doubt if new-wave designers have been broadly inspired by her approach and style, but there’s one in particular who’s been even compared to her. It’s Tracey Neuls who – after graduating from Cordwainers College in London- has built a reputation for innovative yet idiosyncratic shoe making. With a string of awards under her belt (including New Generation, Design Week Benchmark, and Royal Society of Arts).
After launching her West London Marylebone first shop, she embarked on a second space Eastside. Just for the new opening she teamed up with London Illustration Collective LE GUN, largely known for their thought provocative graphic works. The whole space turned into a narrative site-specific installation curated by LE GUN. Read this to better enter Tracey Neuls + LE GUN world, and look at the slideshow below to get an overview on such a fashionable designart shoes collection:
“Its of the trout tickling, dada loving, jazz pirate George Melly at a parade inspired by James Ensor’s painting ‘Entry of Christ’ into Brussels. The LE GUN version is: The entry of Marvin Gaye into Brussels… Marvin Gaye is riding into town on a donkey. He spent a lot of time in Belgium trying to get off crack. We have done a series of drawings based around the contents of a suitcase we found in the basement of a masonic cobblers in Hackney, which we believe belonged to the late George Melly. The drawing reflects our affection for the often overlooked cultural suburb of Belgium. We like the idea of a young Belgian surrealist wearing our Tracey Neuls shoes while becoming slowly intoxicated at A La Mort Subite…”
A multitasking creative design-artist with an international background in art direction & graphic arts, who recently launched her own line of Fashion Illustration. This (and much more) is Delphine Perrot, a London based French artist who’s been able in the years to feed her graphic universe with her passion for typography and poetry.
Quite a challenging research, also supported by extensive worldwide traveling and the creation of beautiful, intricate sketchbooks capturing the memories, encounters, and inspirations of her journeys… layered with whimsical drawings, mementos, and plant cuttings, creating an intimate visual narrative of her adventures…
All the sketchbooks, created in her year-long tour around the world, started on Feb. 2011 with a one-way tickect to Polynesia, will be on show during her upcoming London exhibition at Notting Hill Arts Club
June 13th – July 30th 21, Notting Hill Gate W11 3JQ London
…But let’s unveil first part of her Fashion Illustration works, inspired by floral patterns, old divas and movie icons. Her designs perfectly match DOY‘s way, just reminding that: every Day Of the Year you can put some Design On You (yes, absolutely, phone + laptop skins included!):
Silvia Beccaria is not new on DOY, but it’s always a great pleasure to show her amazing history-charming works. She’s indeed one of the few contemporary fiber artists really to watch, who’s been able to enrich an old tradition using unconventional materials and innovative designs.
She realizes sculptural wearables, jewels and sometimes even arras, but her core collection is definitely represented by Ruffs. Yes, Ruffs or Spanish Collars, if you prefer, all accurately designed according to XVI/XVII centuries standards, and now turned fashionable again thanks to her talent.
After graduating from Turin University – Italy – with a degree in Philosophy, she moved on with a Master in Art Therapy, then interning at Martha Nieuwenhuijs‘s studio she started her Fiber Art research. She now creates rubber, textile, plastic or metal Ruffs, often showing her works through art galleries and institutions internationally. In about 20 years’s activity, she’s been broadly acclaimed as one of the few professional living Fiber artists for her unique style and research.
Find out more about her last works in the slideshow below:
Credits: Fashion Photographer *Alessia Micheletti * Make up artist: *Francesca Maffi*
for the still-life pics: *Mariano Dallago*