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Noovo Editions is an independent editorial project with online and paper editions. First of its kind in Spain from an unique and contemporary perspective on the international panorama,
Noovo seeks not only to be an aesthetic arbiter but also a cultural mediator at the juncture between Fashion, Photography & Jewellery.
A platform to show the highest level of creativity from around the world
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"As a contemporary designer, in other words, I would say as a person who is engaged in the creative field, I have always the ambition to explore the different roles of a designer nowadays. My focus is not only based on the production of the work, but also the contribution of contemporary thinking, artistic level and innovative theories obtained at collaboration between projects".
Born in Chicago in 1953, Arbeit was raised in Northern California. When Arbeit was 16, the family moved to Oahu, Hawaii, and the beauty of the islands awakened Arbeit’s senses. At 18, Arbeit enrolled in the University of Hawaii to study art and photography. A few years later, he decided to focus solely on photography and transferred to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. During his third year there, he met Helmut Newton through a mutual friend.
OOPS is the brand of Anthony Corleones Shum. Without studying design but with a creative and unique mind and strong desire to create, he is the artistic designer and founder of the Hong-Kong based brand Oops which debuted with his first collection in Paris for the season Spring /Summer 2013 focus on unpretentious, quality leather bags. With 20 years of experience in the field of luxury leather goods sector, Anthony brings to life a contemporary line of bags marked by understatement.
"VAVA’s leitmotif is to offer a high quality product which embodies the experience, knowledge and art of the great masters of handmade eyewear. Knowledge that is gradually being lost in a time when mass-production flourishes and the use of low quality materials dominates. Nowadays, very few manufacturers are capable of delivering hand-made expertise passed down from generation to generation. This approach, combined with the use of the highest quality materials, makes VAVA unique".
Daniel González D.G. CLOTHES PROJECT explores the field of "rebellion through beauty". Beyond the concepts of fashion, trend and trademark, the artist acts on the relationship between the individual’s identity and his outfit as declination of their personality. Thus he creates unique pieces created by mixing clothes, shoes, objects, textiles, accessories and a variety of styles, which speak of the person who wears them in an extremely intimate way.
CURRENT OBSESSION- is a new printed biannual magazine about jewellery and its relation to different fields of art - performance, illustration and photography. Apart from jewellery artists and critics, CO feature material researchers, fashion designers, collagists and many more. The goal is to create a different dimension for jewellery in print.
Horisaki is a design duo with a mixed heritage from Sweden and Japan. Milliner Karin Linder and jewelry designer Makoto Horisaki met in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2010 and shortly after putting their handicraft skills and creativity into the new label Horisaki.
"I am interested in the functions of daily objects and the relationship between form and function". I appreciate the logic of some simple mass productions, where forms follow functional needs instead of aesthetic reasons. I wonder how the objects work and how people use or misuse them. During the research, I questioned characteristics of jewellery, and what it could be".
The Nordic Fashion Biennale (NFB) is a dynamic platform to promote West Nordic fashion design. It is an arena that brings together designers, artists, academics, business entrepreneurs and specialists in the field of fashion.
Hoet has launched the ‘Made in Belgium’ 3D laser-printed eyeglasses made of titanium. The 3D technology offers a number of unprecedented options, both in terms of design and marketing. In addition, this technology is eco-friendly – a feature that must not be overlooked.
Susaki moved to New York in 1988 after graduating from Nihon University with a degree in photography. Studies in New York were centered on photography and included woodblock prints and oil painting, leading to Susaki’s first solo exhibition in SoHo in 1990. Returning to Japan in 1992 to work freelance, he made his start in advertising, fashion, music photography and more. With mainly people and flowers as subject, he works with the shadows cast by gentle lighting and seeks to portray contrary elements in delicate balance.
GOSHA RUBCHINSKIY at COMME DES GARCONS BLACK SHOP BERLIN
As a part of a series of collaborations with artists and designers the COMME DES GARCONS Black Shop Berlin now presents the photo work of Russian artist Gosha Rubchinskiy together with his latest Fall/ Winter 2013 collection. It is the second collection since Gosha teamed up in 2012 with COMME DES GARCONS, who takes charge of the production and international distribution of his collection.
The brand started in 2005 on a backstreet in Kobe's Chinatown. The designers Taichiro HASHIMOTO and Makoto KAWAMURA were classmates at High School in Kobe. Kobe is a city that open to international influences. They spent their time together creating music, video, and art works. After graduating, they went their separate ways with Hashimoto entering the world of fashion and Kawamura becoming a graphic designer. When they found out that both were thinking of starting their own businesses, they decided to do "something interesting" together, like they used to do. That was how the brand No,No,Yes! started.
“Jewellery Is At my Feet, The Show Is Yours” project challenges a viewer’s perception in terms of jewellery by using films and found objects as the raw material to create a piece of memory and I attempted to share my concept with other people by launching a campaign and let them discover their own jewellery, which is hidden in their lives.
bellaobastian are inspired by a world where consumption is governed by our physical and practical needs instead of our mental materialistic desires and where we are acquiring things with long- term intentions. The old fashioned but glorious inheritance of clothing between generations is something missing in today's society, where constant renewal and updating seems to be a must.
BA JEWELLERY DESIGN
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS
DEGREE SHOW 2013
BA Jewellery Design is a course of talented designers whose ambition is to define the direction of contemporary jewellery. Promoting a range of approaches in a stimulating learning environment, it values innovation and originality in a mixture of media. The students come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and their final collections are a reflection of this. From the use of biology as a medium, celebrating daring innovations in technology, creating optical illusions on the body to the reinterpretation of traditional fine jewellery techniques
"An essential part of my work is to search for the potential beauty of a surface. Currently i use fine meshed steel fabric that is particularly lightweight and translucent, yet at the same time surprisingly solid. Through the interference of the fine grid structures an interesting effect arises, called Moiré Effect.
A fascinating flickering and sparkling that create an impression of a gleaming and precious stone, as if it wouldn’t be merely steel".
Born Masatomo YAMAJI, he creates MA-JI in 1985. His first show MAJI MASATOMO, in 1986, took place during the Tokyo Fashion Week. He decides to change his name to MASATOMO in 1992 and presents, for the first time during the Paris Fashion Week. He never stopped until nowadays. In 2008, he changes his name to Rynshu HASHIMOTO and creates its film production company, "MASATOMO DREAM CORPORATION". This season, for its Fall-Winter 2010-11 Paris presentation, MASATOMO becomes RYNSHU.
SLOVZ are inspired by a traditional Russian boot by the name of Valenki. Russians regard the Valenki as an important part of their national cultural heritage. These boots are handcrafted from felt and have been around for over 300 years. Initially they were worn by farmers on the countryside but Siberian coachmen, know as Yamschiks, spread them throughout Russia, popularizing them amongst all walks of life from well known politicians to legendary czars.
Her designs are innovative, modern, stylish and simply "zeitgeist" capturing seducing men and women who never wore hats before trying and succeeding. Remember that gray tweed cap making Brad Pitt look like a modern version of Clark Gable back in 2007. That was the time when he also shot “The Assasination of Jesse James” – wearing the same cap again at the Deauville Film festival promoting the film. The actual star here is the cap, and it is made by Fiona Bennett.
From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery presents an exciting and broad range of the contemporary studio jewellery created in the Nordic countries. From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery has a three-fold aim: to present the newest and most advanced contemporary Nordic jewellery, to intensify the discourse on today’s jewellery and strengthen the knowledge about this field, and to consolidate Nordic jewellery’s position in national and international arenas
Eight contemporary British jewellers have come together to exhibit at the 11th edition of the prestigious SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair in Amsterdam from 1st – 4th November. Each with their own style, voice and specialism, Collect_ive aims to promote British art jewellery to a wider audience. They are Farrah Al-Dujaili, Laura Bradshaw-Heap, Melanie Codarin, Katie Lees, Yu-Ping Lin, Grace Page, Natalie Smith and Anna Wales. Together they use a variety of mediums and subjects within their practices to question assumptions about jewellery itself and to raise questions and communicate thoughts about the world around them.
THE STORY BEGAN 10 YEARS AGO WHEN I MADE MY FIRST PIECE, FOR MY DAUGHTER. IT WAS A DRESS I CREATED FROM A PAIR OF JEANS MY HUSBAND HAD WORN OUT. MY FATHER DID THAT. HE NEVER THREW ANYTHING AWAY, NEVER EVER. HE CREATED A NEW WORLD OUT OF ITEMS THAT WERE CONSIDERED HAVING NO VALUE ANYMORE. MILK-BOTTLES BECAME LAMPS.
CAST is a new eyewear label led by modern day muse Fahrani Empel. Like a journey into the heart of her name: FIRE. Burning like seven suns, Fa´s life is a beacon for the misfits and radicals alike. Burnt wings fallen through a rainbow that ended in a volcano. Challenging convention specially in her home country, Indonesia, she has gained a global reputation as an intensive creative force.
Transcending the normally alienating relationship between beholder & beheld, fashion invites the audience to participate in its theatre of expression; with each performer adorning themselves in their own carefully-collated assemblage of thoughts, expressions, & ideas; each one visual, most borrowed, and every one subjective.
The Escola Massana is Barcelona’s municipal Art and Design centre. It is located in the beautiful building of the former Hospital de la Santa Creu. Legacy of the Barcelona baker and philanthropist Agustí Massana, the school opened its doors as an academic institution on 14 January 1929.
"With jewellery as a medium I visualize and communicate ideas and stories. Displayed on the body, it is strongly connected to its wearer. Adornment can be an expression of all kinds, an indicator of status, wealth, personal identity, sign value or belonging to a particular group. A piece of contemporary jewellery exposed and transported into public, is able to create response, thus it can generate a debate".
In 2006, TAKESHI KITAZAWA and EMIKO SATO established Tokyo iconic underground select shop CANDY as the opening director and buyer. In 2009 the pair went independent, establishing their own brand DRESSEDUNDRESSED.
Arama is an elegant yet modern UNISEX footwear brand, designing high quality luxury collections, both beautiful and comfortable, that are hand made by craftsmen to the highest standards. Every detail, from the product shape and choice of materials to the meticulous designed packaging, emphasizes what we stand for: the highest aesthetic value, uniqueness, modernity and luxury.
Jean//philip is a menswear couture brand based in Copenhaguen, Denmark. The designer worked in fashion design for many years, constructing his own universe, which he did, when he founded his own label. The Jean//philip Homme collections are primarily based on a monochrome colour palette, at times adding a hint of the Autum leave foliage to it. Henceforth, the styles are developed on a rather icy glistering minimalist look, which incorporates many layers and detailed materials.
Oliver Goldsmith® Sunglasses have the most influential design heritage of any eyewear company still in production. Since 1926 the iconic British eyewear brand, whose aficionados include Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Caine and Sophia Loren, has been instrumental in opening people’s minds to the idea that sunglasses are a key accessory to any outfit.
A devote arena for new jewellery, Gallery Complete showcases con-temporary design from an eclectic list of international jewellery artists, designers and brands alongside new in-house design project GCstudio. Gallery Complete features like-minded exciting work and houses a distinct exhibition space together with its in-store collections, bridging together philosophies between conceptual studio jewellery and ready-to-wear production pieces.
French designer Yohan Serfaty was born in Casablanca in 1966. Through his work, Serfaty tries to dissect the values given to clothes in this society of perpetual movement. Through continuous research he aims to reach the essential codes and become freed of any social representation, restrictions and to push the boundaries of how the body approaches the garment and vice versa. Y. Project is a new experimentation which look like to his personality and to his aesthetic values. For this new collection Yohan draw his inspiration in a human and artistic approach.
Weave Toshi is Japan's leading manufacturer and retailer specializing in hats. They have 18 shops in Japan and 1 in London. They care about, and produce, hats which are high in quality. CA4LA (Pronounced as Ka-shi-la in Japanese) means the head and also the top is the original Japanese hat brand. 70% of their merchandise is made and designed in Japan. Weave Toshi developed a new concept of 'head apparel' against the old formality of the conventional hat shop.
The Hakes Mojito is a unique shoe design concept. It is a single wrapped geometry which starts under the ball of the foot, sweeps over the bridge, then down below the heel before twisting back on itself to provide the support for the heel and ankle. Award winning London based architect Julian Hakes first released early images of the design for a new ladies fashion shoe on the 23rd September 2009 on design blog Dezeen.com
After nearly six years in the industry, a point was reached where we needed to stop and reflect. Reflect upon what we stand for, what we truly love and why we’re doing this. It’s been a year of soul searching and endless conversations, resulting in a new profile and a clear message, together with the most thorough and true collection we have ever presented. We take enormous pride in what we create. Draping on the mannequin, the traditional way, will always constitute the most important element of who we are, together with the love of tailoring, attention to detail and deep respect for our great heritage.
Artist/designer Uli Rapp grew up in Germany. she decided to study in Amsterdam Jewellery and Product Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy and later at the Sandberg Institute
for an MA degree. Her research and graduation collection is the starting point for her collections and her label
ULI started in 2003.
Born in Kaliningrad (Russia) in 1986, Anastasiya Komarova studied in Moscow Architectural Institute (MARHI). Obtained Master's degree in Architecture in June 2010. "I have been working as an architect for 4 years up to now. So I have already had experience working on both residential and public buildings. My brand FORMS was established in February 2010".
Where, and who, are the wild things? It’s a conundrum that absorbs popular culture, and a contradictory one at that. On the one hand we’re presented with dangerous mythical beasts, and on the other lies landscaped gardens in which White Queens call court. Light versus dark, so-to speak. Lela Jacobs Winter 2011 collection, This Crooked Way, expresses this intricate balance, and how we, as complicated individuals are affected by it. “I like to keep people guessing, and the words provoke a story book or film feel for the imagination to play with.
Alice Waese's focus is on craftsmanship, and a fascination with materials, the pieces reflect a natural curiosity of form, shape and texture. After studying clothing design in Toronto, Alice apprenticed with Jeremy Laing for two seasons and then moved to New York to work as the design assistant to Maria Cornejo at Zero. Three years later she relocated to London to practice fine art at Goldsmiths College. The outcome is this collection. Bringing together Alice’s interests and skills, reflecting her varied background and her unique process of making.
ATTA Gallery is the first contemporary art jewelry gallery in Thailand. The 25 SQM Gallery is located in a neighborhood near the famous Mandarin Oriental Hotel in an intimate shopping arcade called O. P. Garden. The Gallery is operated by Atinuj (Atty) Tantivit, a Thai studio jeweler and contemporary art jewelry advocate. The name of the Gallery,
WHAT'S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU® is a new fashion company with a revolutionary mood. Their collections are designed by people from all over the world. Twice per year they launch a creative call addressed to everyone who loves fashion, art, design and architecture and wants to see his idea realized and rewarded. Once the projects are selected they will produce the artworks completely in Italy, relying on the best craftmen because their aim is to create a new concept of fashion, with unique objects that last.
The "Temporary Showroom“ is a platform for european based and international fashion designers. As a fashion agency "Temporay Showroom“ provides it’s services to selected brands with exhibiting their work and presenting international fashion retailers their collections during international fashion weeks and on special appointments. The services of "Temporary Showroom“ include sales/press/public-relation work and collection presentations on german and international fashion fairs and in private showrooms.
They represent a spectrum of designers with various artistic expressions with the sole purpose to give room for creativity and individualism in design. The main group of people works in the field of contemporary jewellery design, next to that there are few ceramic art artists and some product designers.
In 2008 she graduated at the School of fine Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands, where she specialized in designing fashion accessoiries. She is currently working as a self-employed designer of her own line of accessoiries and she has recently cooperated with several fashion designers. Her workshop is located in Arnhem, the Netherlands. She is not the kind of designer that is constantly on the lookout for inspiration. Instead, she often just start by molding, knitting, folding and cutting till she finds the right shape that looks and feels familiar. It often feels like something that was already in her mind is coming to life.
Rapp Eyewear is a small independent company in Toronto. They design and manufacture limited collections of bespoke hand-finished eyeglasses, which they wholesale to a small number of hand-picked optical shops throughout the world, as well as in their own store. The frames are produced twice a year in limited runs of 20 to 30 kits. Once the collection sells out, it is never repeated thus ensuring that those who purchase the frames are in a unique position to be wearing a truly limited edition piece.
Collateral is a line developed through a medical and scientific approach to clothing and design. Using rare materials, historical fabrics and treatment techniques, Collateral seeks to bring the wearer and the clothing toguether. Clothing and accesories are meant to evoke a level of thought and reverence while retaining a feeling of familiarity. All the pieces are handmade by the designer himself. From concept to execution, it is this individual production that the concept of Collateral remains undiluted.
JUCO is a label artisan shoemaker. She makes her original designed shoes. She thinks and makes shoes on the theme:
"JUCO's shoes make you feel special". Born in 1981, Juco is Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University major in Interior Architectural Design but she started to express herself by making shoes while at
Simon Cottrell was born in 1975 in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Gold and Silversmithing at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 1996, followed by an honours degree in 1998. In 2005 he commenced a Masters of Fine Arts by research with an RMIT Post Graduate Scholarship.
"I studied photography at Louis Lumière University in Paris. I tried to be a reporter and 2 years after, I worked in a photo laboratory, as technician processing (E6, C41 and black and white) for photographers like Mondino, Depardon, Koudelka, Salgado. Then I changed to be a printer. As I liked drawing I knew I could gave more as retoucher and asked for changing again. I had to keep on working as a printer and after my work I had to train myself on retouching".
Bart Hess born in 1984 in Geldrop the Netherlands. Bart is exploring several fields that straddle material, animation and photography, these fall within the commercial and art world. Bart works in primitive and infinite ways. He works with his instinct and starts by using a material on the body, exploring volumes and ways of re-shaping the human silhouette. In fast speed, expelling all his creative energy. He is creating imagery that capture future human shapes and new body form’s.
Timmy Woods Beverly Hills is a designer and manufacturer of fashion forward, high quality, wearable art handbags for women. Launched in 1992 by artist and entrepreneur Timmy Woods, Timmy Woods Beverly Hills is the outgrowth of years of design experience developed through a variety of design positions, a former handbag venture and business acumen and international savvy rendered through travel, education and experience in the international real estate market.
Japanese fashion designer Yuima Nakazato is Graduated Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts Fashion department master course 2008. His Graduate collection "Wooden dimension" won a several Awards, including ITS#7(International Talent Support Seven) Vertice Award, BVBA32[INNOVATION]Award from Ann Demeulemeester, and Coccodrillo Shoes Award continuous winning for two years. These shoes were selected for Permanent collection for ModeMuseum Anwerp.
After having worked with milliners in New York and London Rike Feurstein opened her own studio and showroom in Berlin-Mitte in 2005. The designs of her hats, caps and scarfs are always clear, clean, and minimalistic, often with a sculptural quality. She works with fur felt, silk, leather, and other fine, natural materials. For her pure wool caps and scarfs Rike Feurstein created a design patented stitch.
The system was designed by Mark Ruff, a leading Melbourne based commercial photographer who has produced 3D digital content for local and international television commercials for over 10 years. Time Splice™ is a unique camera and post production system that produces high quality 3D digital photography and 'frozen in time' special effects.
We are living in a globally world where everything aims to be part of anything that has got the same criteria. This is what it happens to Nam an artist group with differents backgrounds but with the same point of view, create art from common life, common objets that are used to say what are they hidden and ordinary people can see. Nam try to discover why this objects can contribute to make life more experimental.