For those who missed FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2012 – the international and interdisciplinary fashion platform for young talents – just scroll down this post for a selection of images spotted over June 8-10 , when the Dutch city of Maastricht turned into one of the most fashionable districts in Europe.
Celebrating the 4th edition, FASHIONCLASH foundation reconfirmed the original purpose:
(…) to create a ‘clash’ with ‘fashion’ as a starting point. By organising fashion projects FASHIONCLASH aims to create a platform where ‘young’ designers/artists can present their work to a diverse international audience. FASHIONCLASH shows fashion in the widest sense of the word. A broad range of disciplines that link to fashion, like photography, fine arts, illustration, video, textile and product design are invited to take part in the projects.
Photo Credits: PETER STIGTER
Feel the creative vibes of FAFHIONCLASH 2012 also watching the video below:
Video Credits: PETER STIGTER Team
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!):
This is a story of Fashion & Playfulness, based on pure British eccentricity mixed up with contemporary design and traditional techniques… Sounds interesting?
…Once upon a time on the Isle of Wight lived a girl who wanted to design ethic, colorful and timeless clothes, so she moved up to Edinburgh to study Fashion at the Edinburgh College of Art, winning the Ocean Terminal Scottish Fashion Graduate Award with her final collection. Then she went on to work as a design assistant to Bernhard Willhelm in Paris, before starting her own label in the UK .
Now she’s getting more and more popular as LU FLUX, living and working in London – where she sources all her materials – though now expanding further internationally.
What makes her style so special? Here’s the answer: Her designs can be seen in the complex pleating, knitting and antiquated patchworking. These techniques are honoured and employed to produce luxurious garments that celebrate the romance of the rare ‘one-off’.
Let’s give a look to A-LU-HA her SS 2012 collection, unveiled in the slideshow and video below:
Credits: *Models Georgie & Joey Carr* Photographer Damian Ucieda Cortes* Assisted by Emma Crichton & Neil O’Driscoll * Make Up Sonia Bhogal* Assisted by Mao Kamiji* Hair Mitsu Enokida* Assisted by Misaki Nakamura* Stylist Cesca Dvorak* Assistance Amy Wright, Chloe Forestier-Walker, Katie Earley, Lucy Strawson, Ramona Kohldorfer & Stacey Bevan*
SS12 A-Lu-Ha directed by Neil O’Driscoll
Paper & Felt.
Just 2 basic words to access Elena Salmistraro‘s fashion world – a graduate from Politecnico di Milano Italian designer – who shapes evocative and romantic wearables by embroidering felt and turning waste paper into chewed paper/papier-mâché works.
One-off hand-crafted pieces close to fashion art and likely to add a dreamy touch to special occasions outfits.
Enjoy the selection below:
Photo/Styling Credits: Barbara Franzò_Photographer*Erika Cigolini_Stylist*Silvia Mendolia_Stylist*Ginevra Daniele_Make-up artist*Kristina Gunther_Model by Beatrice International Models Agency Milan*
DOY wishes all you followers *Happy Holidays* sharing a project by California-based designer Mary Huang
Find out yourselves the shades of Rhyme & Reason, a collection of bright clothes, created by adding dozens of white LED lights through layers of fabrics and knits.
See you in you in 2012…
A rose is a rose…
…Yes, “Rosa”: What else to express the inner beauty of a women’s fashion design brand started in Europe? And “Clandestino” just to remind my Latin American roots, says Silvia Argüello, the designer and the founder of Rosa Clandestino.
Retro inspired handmade dresses and accessories, though revisited according to most fashionable trends, with a keen eye on precious details, borders and fabrics all blooming in a true cross- cultural and almost timeless style.
Look at the slideshow below to find out more about Rosa Clandestino‘s Cuba Libre SS2012 Collection, and get ready to enter an eclectic, neo-romantic and evocative world.
…But what if Rosa Clandestino‘s Collections mix with Contemporary Art?
Imagine trench coats unveling silk-printed facings signed by new generation Contemporary Artists… Well, it’s already real. Craig Kucia and Alessandra Baldoni – also signing the new lookbook – are two of the names already editing the hidden side of Rosa Clandestino‘s wearable art lines.
Just stay tuned: we’ll show you more shortly!
Photo credits: Alessandra Baldoni
Ethnic inspiration for a new collection of handcrafted clothes made in Albania, revisiting traditional balkanian knitting with a touch of ready-to-wear trendy knitwear.
It’s Lule a line recently launched by Oncepeople, brand of “mode éthique” started in 2011 by French photographer Aurélie Veyron with the intention of encouraging cross-cultural fashion, fusing retro glamour with the requirements of contemporary lifestyle.
That’s to say: if wearables have a sustainable heart, style turns into a more conscious way of contemporary living…