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Noovo seeks not only to be an aesthetic arbiter but also a cultural mediator at the juncture between Fashion, Photography & Jewellery.
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Kristina Dragomir Millinery is a luxury hats house based in Bucharest, Romania, which supplies exquisite boutiques in Romania, as well as locations around the world. It was founded in 2006.
The fifth edition of the European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery takes place until 28 December 2014 in the Grand Hall of the Anciens Abattoirs (the Old Slaughterhouse) in Mons, Belgium.
Prize of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
Hermione Flynn is a Berlin based trained performance artist and fashion designer from New Zealand that stablished her brand in 2010. As a trained performance artist, Hermione Flynn approaches each collection with artistic and intellectual integrity, producing garments which provide commentary on not only the fashion community, but the social environment at large. Hermione also presents her collections through avant-garde performance art installation, encouraging viewers to consider the garments as works of art, rather than only a commercial product.
The story of the Dimissianos leatherwear begins in 1948, when Andreas Dimissianos established his workshop on the island of Corfu. The "Dimissianos" were originally known as the specialists of the legendary “Tsarouhia”, the traditional Greek shoes that originate back in the byzantine times and are nowadays worn by the Greek presidential guard. With the growth of tourism in Corfu the family developed several lines of summer flat leather sandals which enjoyed enormous popularity among both tourists and the Greeks alike.
" Since my emigration from the Netherlands in 1985 I live and work in New Zealand. From 1989 onwards I have been the jewellery coordinator and senior tutor at Whitireia NZ, Wellington. My teaching is a combination of concept, material and technical developments. Next to teaching (and my own artistic practice) I have been proactive for the NZ jewellery sector. Emigration is all about being a good pioneer and a good pioneer searches for opportunities".
For over 25 years ‘Het LABO’ brings together many designers and artists on different locations. They are invited to participate in wayward expositions and are offered the opportunity to engage in a dialogue on day-to-day life. Illustrations, thoughts, notes... and many other ways of expression are shown.
"Fascinated with the natural world and its relationship to mathematics, my work is an exploration of the “Architecture of Life”. The classic Greeks were convinced that nature was designed mathematically. They were philosophically concerned with a rational explanation of everything, and saw the repetition of the Golden Ratio throughout the natural world, and all levels of reality, as a step towards a “Unifying Theory”.
"First of all, our eyes were on Tokyo street fashion, then how people dress and how to live with it, as selected images. For the younger part of Japan, and especially in Tokyo, is very important as you look and before leaving the house to the street carefully chosen outfit. That’s how the Japanese are able to combine, as it would seem different at first glance, styles, probably impossible to repeat any of the Europeans".
Photographer Hal brings complete strangers to his confined, crucible like spaces only to convey his continuing theme of ‘love of the couple’. The initial title Pinky & Killer used a small space or room to capture the willing couples, soon followed by the title Couple Jam which brought the focus even closer to the subjects who were placed in a bathtub together.
"Jewellery has to reflect the personality of the artist; its powerful and unique radiance must be compelling and underline the charisma of the wearer. As a jewellery designer and gallery owner, I am always on the look-out for jewellery artists who meet this standard and whose work is innovative and contains this range of tension while having the courage to explore new territory". Isabella Hund, Galerie Isabella Hund
Aligned with tall exposed concrete beams, a collective grouping of individuals faces downwards, locked in reflection. Clinical, pure and emblematic they seem effortlessly stern, profoundly aligned with their fixated exterior shell. As they commence to interact with their surroundings, a pristine and tranquil silence fills the abandoned buildings.
Bucks ‘N Barter is an experimental exhibition project initiated by Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Friederike Daumiller and Katrin Spranger. The project, part exhibition and part eperience, gathers works from international artists active in the fields of jewelry, art, craft, product and experience design, with site specific installations and a selection of thought- provoking pieces, all together investigating a complex and multifaceted topic.
Mrs Herskin is based in the mystic, astounding, thick aired, Central-Eastern European city of Budapest. She creates her particular and peculiar accessories inhaling the atmosphere of the absurd. She acts silently and humbly not wishing for great hullabaloo and hype or skin-burning spotlight. In her inner city workshop she mainly produces fine leather accessories. Besides, her works include jewellery, capsule clothes collection but she also made special projects like eyewear and installation.
EN NOIR balances the fine line between high-fashion and streetwear. Designer Rob Garcia transforms classic 20th century American sportswear into avant-garde luxury pieces - each distinctive, practical, and seasonless. EN NOIR has its roots in a renowned Parisian factory acclaimed for producing collections for Balmain and Chanel. Garcia focuses on fit, silhouette, detailing and quality; designing utilitarian luxury items that can be worn in multiple ways, year round. EN NOIR’s branding is in the details.
TÊTE DE BOIS design wooden headwear by Andrea Deppieri. An absolutely original headwear, TÊTE DE BOIS is a comfortable, adjustable and wearable piece of art, resulting from the combination of industrial design, architecture and fashion design.
Entirely conceived, developed and produced in Italy, TÊTE DE BOIS is the first and unique design wooden headwear.
TÊTE DE BOIS has been created and designed by Andrea Deppieri, venetian architect and designer, creative director of Newton & Son, his multidisciplinary design studio.
A violin such as that of Stradivarius is not only a musical instrument. It is the prince of instruments. It is made of skill, style and aesthetics. It is fascinating and mysterious. The violins that are created by the luthiers of Cremona, such as those of Stradivarius, are true masterpieces, true works of art. Maximum concentration in the construction process enables technical and stylistic perfection without neglecting the quality of sound or aesthetics.
Kuboraum are masks that are drawn on the face of the wearer, masks that highlight our personality, that highlight our character. The mask is synonymous with the monckery, with the game. The masks kuboraum are synonymous with emphasis and on the same time with protection, with shelter.
The award winning East London menswear establishment Hostem, located on Shoreditch’s flourishing Redchurch Street, unveils an innovative new offering with the launch of Hostem Bespoke – a unique space fully dedicated to bespoke and made-to-measure clothing and accessories. From March 2013, the store’s Chalk Room pays homage to craftsmanship, housing an array of hand picked artisanal brands that have the signature Hostem edge.
Thomas Jorion (b. 1976, lives in Paris) photographs urban ruins and condemned buildings, spaces that no longer serve the purposes for which they were built. His work explores the built environment in a state of entropy, inviting viewers to reflect on the relationship between the material and the temporal. Thomas Jorion uses a 4x5" large format camera and color negatives. The work of Thomas Jorion develops in the field specific buildings ruined or neglected places now deprived both of their use and their function.
The Galerie Spektrum likes to show the entire artist. Some of the artists are not only creative in the contemporary jewellery scene, but also working in photography, sculpture, drawing etc. The gallery want to show, in their possibilities, the entire artist. This is one reason to go with a booth on art-fairs like "art-karlsruhe" and "munich-contempo".
STRATEAS.CARLUCCI is a new creative collaboration between Australian designers Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci, which debuted in the A/W 2012 season to a very select number of invited buyers in Paris. Strateas and Carlucci studied Communication and Industrial Design respectively, then went on to collaborate on a number of privately commissioned sculptural art pieces before they decided to combine these skills and apply them to the creation of a limited edition series of specially hand-crafted, collectors-item Men’s and Women´s wear.
Konstantin Kofta created his own label Kofta, which combines seemingly contradictory elements outside the traditional canons of the fashion industry. His garments are sensual, effortlessly elegant, practical and wearable. Kofta uses rough skin, irregular shapes and unique scents to create a totally new vision of the attire as a whole. Designer Konstantin Kofta combines rural and urban perceptions, and embraces the unintentional and unexpected, which provide inspiration for current and future collections.
Gaffa is a contemporary jewelers’ and artists’ oasis in the centre of the city of Sydney. Marking out a creative precinct in the CBD, after four solid years in Surry Hills, the traditional magnet for independent galleries in Sydney, is an ambitious endeavor. And choosing an old police station site ever more curious. But Gaffa has taken the risk and run with it, bringing an artistic hub to life among the office blocks.
The news about Medori product and company – we should tell that – comes from the enthusiasm of those who have been smelling the leathers for 3 generations, have fallen in love with them, purchased them and finally created shoes: a name, a tradition, a profession that has become an art with the coming of the sons.
"Jewelry design is a way to express my interpretation of today’s world. It is a sort of communication between the outside world and that of my own. Making the invisible visible. Through my jewelry, I am contemplating and expressing the tangled variety of the universe. Emotions and thoughts pass through my mind like impulses from my environment that I examine and then turn into objects. I am intrigued by every day life ".
Created by Ziggy Chen, DECOSTER CONCEPT is a new design project seeking to articulate the encounter between tradition and contemporary times - expressed through the medium of clothing. The evolution of the project from its inception has manifested a strong focus on the research and detailing of simple volumes, as well as the exploration of different uses of materials. This revisits the rule of industrialization without compromise, to redefine the landscape of what is commonly accepted as old or new.
Born in St-Tropez in 1972 Romain Lienhardt has become « photosensible » quite early. This trait confirms itself during his high-school years when he interns as a lighting engineer at the ‘Société Française de Production’ in Paris. After an associate degree in Arts, he starts his career as a lighting engineer and photographer at the photography department of France 2 (a French television channel).
Naomi Goodsir is an Australian designer with a history grounded in millinery. Naomi has worked with a number of designers including Collette Dinnigan, Akira Isogawa, Nicola Finetti, YPV, Tina Kalivas, Sally Smith, Zimmerman, Ashley Isham etc creating headwear for their catwalk shows.
Her studio is now based in France.
"The BÓRAX08001 collective acts as an antioxidant that drives our artistic creation. We come from multiple geographic coordinates and backgrounds. This particularity has enriched us personally and as a group ever since our paths crossed at the Escola Massana (Barcelona, Spain). We conceive our collective as a medium, a tool, a channel that allows us to disseminate contemporary jewellery culture to the public unaware of this form of art.
Once again, photograph of the real. The painting of flesh torn beneath consciousness might scratch the capital F. The movement of the image might slash its scalpel across the muses’ mugs. The continual appearance of destiny beneath the pupil, caught up in the trap, and the imagination stretched to breaking point might place the viewer in the axis of fate. Touched by the humility of our condition, sated by beauty at a loss, it would swallow cruelty to digest the spectacle of anti-fashion.
A shopping environment that is honest and effective in its function. A store that aims to be respectful of its clients; confident and knowledgeable in its selection that was made with heart, conscience and curiosity. A store that provides a pleasant and fulfilling shopping experience for the intelligent Muscovites and guests of the capital.
Founded in 1998, Vienna-based accessory label EVA BLUT stands for innovative and conceptual fashion and accessory design. The label embodies effortless chic by combining clever design solutions with high-end manufacturing techniques for the urban user of today. Its mastermind and founder Eva Buchleitner has been exploring the interaction between fashion and product design for the past 12 years in numerous collections and collaborations.
Born 1978 in Luxembourg, Anne-Marie Herckes studied Fashion Design at the Royal Academy in Antwerp (Belgium) and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (Austria)- fashion masterclass under Viktor&Rolf and Raf Simons. Since 2006, she works on her own label for accessoires “anne-marie herckes”. As a fashiondesigner, Anne-Marie Herckes works on a miniaturisation of icons from fashionhistory: a jacket, bag or shoe, everything is reduced to its simplest and worked as a 2dimensional image.
COLAB is the minimalist art board upon which celebrated artists, designers, innovators and creators from all walks, fields and backgrounds can sketch on. It is a blank page; it is a celebrated whitespace. Eyewear is not just fashion, and not simply function. In the eyes of COLAB and the artists They work with, eyewear is another medium for art. COLAB is a stamp of approval and an experiment in collaboration: here to bring the world’s best in art and design, to people faces
Maison Mathieu Berthemy is a parisian label that conceptualizes unique pieces through capsule collections destined for the lens. Composed of Mathieu Berthemy and Paul Kemler, BERTHEMY | KEMLER is a parisian photographer duo expressing their authentic vison of singular aestheticism through film photography.
"I have always been interested in the way that people present themselves. I believe that every individual has a conflict or struggle when it comes to being understood, too the way in which they are perceived. I became interested in the field of jewelry because it possesses a certain type of intimacy, a personal relationship between an object and an individual. I think that this relationship is not in fact unique, people bond to specific objects frequently, it might be a pair of boots, or an automobile, or a book, and I try and look at jewelry as a way of locating and concentrating these bonds".
Thanks to the commitment of Impossible, the producer of the new analog instant film material, the Vienna based WestLicht Museum of Photography purchased the International Polaroid Collection. WestLicht takes over 4.400 artworks from 800 artists (from Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol) and will exhibit a fine selection of these iconic images combined with some new contemporary works shot on new Impossible instant film from June 17th, 2011 Formed between 1972 and 1990 by Polaroid, the legendary International Collection disappeared for 20 years in the archives of the Swiss Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne.
Raised in a city of Siberia, Kristina Gorina first went to St-Petersburg where she started her studies. There she discovered the universe of Belgian designers AF Vandevorst, Ann Demeulemeester and Martin Margiela which were her first great influence. Once she considered having enough technical knowledge she left the university to keep going west, to Paris in 2004 where she could work on her design skills into a Parisian school. Quickly Kristina had the opportunity to work for Anne-Valerie Hash on the collections Fall-Winter 06/07 and Spring-Summer 07.
Winner of the first Fashion Fringe accessories Liam Fahy and protégé to the Rupert Sanderson (British Fashion Council winner) has launched his debut luxury ladies shoe collection in Paris and London. After being selected by Colin Mc Dowell and Manolo Blahnik as the protégé of Rupert Sanderson, African born, London based Liam Fahy has spent the past few years refining his design talent in the Emiglia Romagna and Marche provinces of Italy alongside veteran artisans of the luxury trade.
Fuanco (1979) started his debut collection a year prior to his graduation in 2006, garnering a great deal of media attention as he went along to win top places in several Fashion Design awards throughout Asia from 2005 to 2007. After a few years in his apprenticeship in textile production, he decided to focus and move into designing. In search to to further his design philosophy, he spent a yearlong hiatus traveling the world in isolation from the fashion industry.
Lucia Sammarco Pennetier was born in Milan in 1980. Art historian, photographer and designer of Italian and French nationality, for years has been developing an artistic project focusing on the creation of frontier objects- experimental works blending art, fashion and design. Sammarco Pennetier´s "small walking sculptures" - as Vogue Italia art consultant Mariuccia Casadio labeled the exclusive pieces showcased at the Galleria Gian Ferrari in 2007- can be worn as playful accessories, means of seduction and feminine communication, or even exhibited as works of art with an aesthetics of their own.
Michael Kelter, the owner of Downtown, one of the most exciting new space for women fashion, has been involved in the fashion business for nearly 27 years. " I began on the men's side, talking my way into a stockroom position and quickly rising to become the buyer and head merchandiser for a very prominent independent boutique. After a long (16 year) journey through the insurance world, I eventually sold my company and retired to a life of pure fashion. In 2005, I partnered with two close friends and opened The Archive in San Francisco.
Originally from Adelaide, Australia, PHONG CHI LAI has achieved a lot in a surprisingly short amount of time. Having lived and worked in London and Paris within the luxury goods industry, his travels brought him back home to Australia in 2005.
Among all types of artistic creation, there is one essential thing that sets jewellery apart: its direct physical contact with the body.
We wear it on and sometimes within our skin. This proximity creates a very intimate and personal relationship between ourselves and the piece. My approach follows this line of research: the relationship existing between the body and the piece, the piece and the body.
xavier brisoux attends the famous central saint martins, school of art and design in london, where famous figures like john galliano, alexander mcqueen and stella mccartney were trained. he graduates with a collection that holds all the finesse of his future style and obtains his ma fashion with a knitwear specialisation. with his collection, the world discovers a constructed language on fibres and techniques: the yarn for the words, knitwear for the vocabulary and his concepts as the weave.
Bety studied under the guidance of Professor Karol Weisslecher at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in the atelier of Metal and Jewellery. During her studies she took part in academic internship programmes at the atelier for glass at the University of Sunderland (UK) and also studied the Art of Jewellery and Gem Cutting at FH Idar Oberstein (D).
Lost & Found is a collection dedicated to pure ideas based on the diminishing craftsmanship and artisanal nature that has been lost or replaced by hyper industrialization and the obsessive desire for constant change. In an attempt to preserve and revive old techniques and materials, the collection evolves from research and creative experimentation aspiring to define a more complex sense of luxury.
Uncommon matters is a conceptual fashion and design initiative which was founded in 2008. Its creations are a blend between product and concept, fashion and art. un-commonmatters‘ mission is to consider traditional values, crafts and materials, reinvigorate them and put them into a new context. Through its ceations uncommon matters embodies artistic as well as idealist values.
Designed in an old factory building in industrial Brooklyn, IN AISCE is a menswear line debuting with its Spring/Summer 2010 collection. The collection provides a fast-forward montage of the other-worldly imagination – and dreamy, futuristic aesthetic of the designer, Jona, a relative newcomer to the industry. Manifestly nonconformist and anti-trendy in its aesthetic, the collection’s design – and craftsmanship – draw on features from past centuries and blend them into a post-contemporary, and truly original look.
bARBARA Ì gONGINI is a Faroese brand based in Denmark.
The aim of the company is to create Nordic clothing based on a conceptual approach to the process, where experiments with forms provide the setting for the visual motive in the design. bARBARA í gONGINI creates clothing which is at the leading edge of the trade. bARBARA Ì gONGINI, furthermore, participates very actively in the artistic debate in the Nordic countries.
Austin Sherbanenko is the founder and designer of Odyn Vovk, which translates “One Wolf” in Ukrainian. Austin’s work reflects on his youth and being inspired by anything that sparks his curiosity. The collection is designed without the structured direction that a hard lined story would offer. He has a much more spontaneous approach, that when ideas pop into his head, he follows the ones worth following.
Coco is a London-based French illustrator and art director, working with a variety of clients in the fashion and beauty industry, available for freelance work, commissions, collaborations, lectures and other such projects. As an illustrator her background gives her a unique insight into fashion. After spending five years studying fine arts in Paris, she has worked as a communication consultant for many leading fashion designers.
In the early 90’s Jun fled a life in Puerto Rico to seek another in Colorado. A lover of nature and vibrant cultures, the west reawakened his lifetime admiration of native American folklore and authentic crafts. In step with his Puertorican Taino roots, it wasn’t long before his passions inducted him into a local native American tribe.
The Croatian-born designer grew up in Germany and studied fashion in Munich and Berlin, where he graduated in 2004 withmagna cum laude for the best collection. The young designer then went to Antwerp, where he worked for Raf Simons and Dirk Schoenberger. It was his time spent at Raf Simons in particular that broadened and shaped Doma's perception of fashion and the arts. Under Simon's mentorship, the creation of his personal aesthetics was kindled; leading him to infuse soulfulness and sensitivity into his work.
As experts on the matter say, creativity seems to take shape as an attitude toward life: it´s the impulse to create and generate ideas. And a creative person is someone who, either conscious or unconsciously, chooses the way to generate prospects. That is, he can´t think about what has been mainly stipulated as the only way of being and feeling. So the creative person thinks in a different way regarding the typical and common things. And this is what has happened to David Choi and Sartorialoft as an alive space.