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Fashion Design: *Flora Leung*

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.

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Fashion Design : *Tiravan Vanichnam*

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:

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Wearable Art : *Delphine Perrot*

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!):

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Fashion Design: *Alexandra Gross*

The concept began through researching Chaos and the “Butterfly Effect” – the theory that a small disruption in a system at the initial stages, can cause a series of further disruptions, transforming into a larger, unexpected result, says Manhattan born designer Alexandra Gross, who  – after studying  Tailoring at the NY Fashion Institute of Technology, and then graduating with a Master degree in Fashion Artefacts at London College of Fashion  –  she decided to transfer her taylor skills on leather works.

That’s how her Chaos handbags collection took shape: I created the bags through unconventional pattern techniques at the initial construction process, and through structural manipulation, to cause a distortion and determine a new trajectory – a twist in the shape once constructed, producing sculptural, minimal pieces…

Alexandra is mainly based in London, though splitting her time also between New York and Paris, (and sometimes Berlin too), focusing on how merging traditional craftsmanship with innovative techniques and conceptual design.

Photo credits: Jon Meade

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Jewels Design: *Markéta Richterová*

Some of her keywords are: perspex, carbon fibers, silver, stainless steel, epoxy and she loves shaping her jewelry mixing traditional with unconventional and futuristic shapes. Her collections include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and even Seed, a jewel clutch in silk, carbon fiber and silver. She graduated from the Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture in Prague, and she is still based in Czech Republic.

…Getting curious? She is Markéta Richterová, and she is making a name in the creative scene quite internationally.

Look at the selection of her designs in the slideshow below, and get part of her world:

Photo credits: Jan Rambousek * Michal Šeba

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Fashion Design: *Rita Nazareno*

Is the bag of your dreams inspired to Donald Judd’s artworks? Or maybe you would feel more comfortable wearing a clutch recalling Frank Gehry’s architectures or Anish Kapoor’s  site -specific installations?

Luckily, creative world has no boundaries and a talented designer like Rita Nazareno – a graduate from London College of Fashion – has recently launched a collection of bags inspired to contemporary art, design and architecture. All following her long family tradition started  by her grandparents in the Philippines in 1925 through the needleworking of embroidery piña – pineapple fibre –  and then turned into S. C. Vizcarra luxury brand.

Local traditions mixed up with solid culture, skills and passion can shape a timeless style, and that’s the case of these fashionable  handbags, still proudly hand-woven by philippine artisans.

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Fashion Design: *Fabbrica di Giuggiole*

Fabbrica di Giuggiole – a handcraft wearables showroom in Rome, Italy – is not new on DOY…But today we want to focus just on their trendy, unconventional and easy-to-wear bags, you may add straight to your own fashion design wish list… So, ready to give a quick look to Portapollice (literally “Thumb-Carrying bag”)  and Lingua (“Tongue”) ?

The first one is an ergonomic, comfortable and clever designed bag on which you can easily hang also your thumb finger, while the other is a revamped edition of  a retro-inspired cult hand/shoulder bag, you’ll definitely love!

Enjoy both of them in the slideshow below, and stay tuned: we’ll get to know more about their new SS2012 Collection really soon…

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