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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

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Feel the creative vibes of FAFHIONCLASH 2012 also watching the video below:

Video Credits: PETER STIGTER Team


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Wearable Art: *Sylvio Giardina*

If polyethylen foam, jersey and sparklyng drops of swarovski crystals meet with the talent of a designartist like Sylvio Giardina, all is set to let Nuptus SS2012 collection take shape.

Sculptural dresses inspired by the concept of the veil of cloud, seen as ever-changing forms. That’s the result of a research of a new silhouette: distorting the aesthetic, the female body is summed up in a flexible vision in opposition to the glossy, standardized images of the traditional fashion circuit.

That’s to say when a visionary idea of fashion blooms into evocative and surreal forms, while the color palette plays with suggestive shades, art flows straight into wearables generating a unique experience of creation.

Credits: photo: Severin Queyras* styling: Giacomo Simoni* hair-style: Kilian Marin* make-up: Mary Cesardi
model: Anastasia Ivanova

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Design Art: *Alina Alamorean*

Behind Alina Alamorean‘s creations http://www.alina-alamorean.com/ – a Paris based jewels designer – there’s the power of a dream come true after years of study and practice.

Her story started in Romany, went on through the école de joiaillerie de la rue du Louvre in Paris, and ended up in some of the most reputed galleries, including the Antwerp Diamond Museum (Musèe de diamants d’Anvers).

Her wearable architectures melt with human body generating amazing living sculptures. Some are currently on show in Paris at Gallery IBU www.ibugallery.fr and at  Gallery BSL  www.galeriebsl.com

Here in the slideshow just a small selection of her works:

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DesignArt: *Stefania Lucchetta*

Wearable silver and resin architectures, these are Stefania Lucchetta‘s rings, an ADI member (Italian Association for Industrial Design) designartsist, based in Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza’s area, Italy http://www.stefanialucchetta.com/

Thanks to her solid background – she holds an Art History degree from Venice Ca’ Foscari University  and a Master from Scuola Italiana di Design of Padova, her deep passion for jewels easily explores classic, geometric, round-shaped though innovative designs, with a keen eye on alternative materials and methods. Titanium and “Stellite” (hard alloy of cobalt and chromium) are for instance the challenge of her new collections.

Sophisticate, but easy-to-wear, Stafania Lucchetta’s creations have been part of  jewels design main collective exhibitions, and they’ve deserved wide coverage by lifestyle and specialised press.  …But not  just rings, also earrings, brooches, necklaces and both for mass market and limited editions.

Stefania Lucchetta’s  jewels are currently part of Unicità d’Italia, the exhibition at MACRO Rome, running till Sept. 2011, while from Sept. 22-28 they’ll be on show at OriginThe Contemporary Crafts Fair – at Old Spitalfields Market in London. Don’t miss them!

In the meanwhile, look at the slideshow below for a selection of her silver and biocompatible resin rings:

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DesignArt: *KaiDesign*

Rings, pendants or necklaces mixing the Tiffany vitrage technique with floral patterns from Ottoman Turkish art.

This is KaiDesign, a handmade jewels brand started by Jelena Stevanovic, a  Serbian born Istanbul based accessories designer, with a background in fashion and theatre costume.

Look at the slideshow to find out how she easily adds a modern twist to traditional timeless style jewels, now available on KaiDesign Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000782661726

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DesignArt: *Linnie Mclarty*

When you come to Jewellery Design with a strong background in Fine Arts, the result is usually amazing…! And that’s the case of Linnie Mclarty http://www.linniemclarty.com  – a UK based designartist – who, besides creating sculptural wearables,  works ethically and responsibly.

“She’s one of the first licensees of certified fair-trade, ecological gold, from which 15% of the bullion price is guaranteed to go towards ensuring a fair wage for the miners as well as funding the development of schools, healthcare, fresh water and mid-wives in the mining dependant villages. No chemicals are used in the extraction of the ore, and no child-labour is involved”

Her new works will be on show at London Jewellery Week, the UK’s biggest and brightest jewellery festival opening  just Today!

http://www.londonjewelleryweek.co.uk/   6-12 June 2011

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DesignArt: *ARTIFIZIO*

5 Italian DesignArtists, all based in 5 different towns: Luisa Bruni (Rome), Gigi Mariani (Modena), Elena Martinelli (Genoa), Paolo Mazzeschi (L’Aquila), Claudio Ranfagni (Florence), all sharing the same passion for contemporary handmade jewellery, linked and grouped together through a web based virtual collective StudioLab called ARTIFIZIO http://artifizio.com/home.html 

Each of them works separately and they usually share their creations only once about to assemble each new piece. Individuality helps preserving the artistic side, and the power of the network adds strenght while striving in a more and more competitive market…and it works!

Join them for their new show S16 Il divenire delle cose: dialogo tra Artifizio e Daniele Milanesi, 

 Modena, Galleria 42 – May 15th -28th    www.galleria42.com

In the slideshow a selection of their new collection:

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