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!):
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*
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*
EANDARE is a project started in Italy in the 90’s by Lucilla Giovanninetti – a Milan based fashion artist and designer also lecturing at IED Moda Lab and at the European Fashion School of Milan – creating jewels and accessories out of fabrics, accurately incorporating lightness and softness with metal finishing.
Today I want to focus mainly on jewellery, says Lucilla, a textile jewellery though often mixed with silver, bronze and brass sections.
That’s to say that mixed-media jewellery is her strenght, now broadly appreciated also by international clients throughout US, Japan and HongKong
Look at the slideshow below to unveil some of her new pieces:
Argentinian-born designer Luis Acosta – now based in the Netherlands where he graduated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Amsterdam – explores forms and colors in his untiring research beyond paper and textiles, creating artistic jewellery drawing out layers of different materials .
As a designer I am particulary interested in form – he says, though he also thinks that It’s important to work with both shapes and colour. The first gives dimension to the design while the second provides warmth.
Based on the amazing impact of his creations, no doubt he’s totally right…
Look at the sculptural bracelets and necklaces in the slideshow below – just a selection of his full collection – and get a quick overview of his “intriguing hybridizations” :