Bruno Pieters is a Belgian fashion designer based in Antwerp with a very long fashion resume. In 2001 he started a couture collection, then in 2002 he launched another ready-to-wear collection. 2006 he won the Swiss Textile Award and in 2007 the Yves Saint Laurent Award and the Foundation Pierre Bergé award. Later that year he [...]
There’s no better source of inspiration than one’s own world. Glenn Martens broke into the fashion world with his debut collection for A/W 2012-2013 by doing just that: dissecting his personal preferations and settling down the codes he wished to follow for all the future seasons. As he states to Trendland,
Erik Bjerkesjo is a new design talent engaged to traditional craftsmanship. Originated from Stockholm, he mastered in advanced footwear design at Polimoda. Bjerkesjo’s works consists of men’s shoes and menswear collections, with a common denominator great attention to detail. Fine leather, precise threads and characteristic almond-shaped soles is the signature of his footwear collection. Managing [...]
“Unconventional” could be the word to describe Christina Ledang‘s “Take Three” collection as a picture of 1900 sparked the inspiration behind it. A woman in nothing but her corset and her hands fully covered in tattoos motivated Ledang to create the third part of her collection series. At these times, tattoos were
In case you were worried about all the extreme climate changes facing the earth, enter the world of Dutch designer Femke Agema, who we have previously featured here. When her latest collection featuring Inuit-inspired snowsuits and anoraks for the impending Snowpocolypse hit our inbox, we couldn’t help but desire a closer look into the designer’s [...]
Ho Man Stephanie Wong graduated from LCF with her collection under the name of “Extraordinary Pigeon”. And at first glace it may seem a representative title, there’s more behind Wong’s inspiration as (besides photographs of pigeons and nature), the whimsical paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Long story short, Arcimboldo’s talent flourished during the Renaissance, when the [...]
COINONIA is a women’s luxury fashion label directed by duo designers, Momoko Hashigami from Japan and Kiho Kim from Korea. They established COINONIA in 2010, Milan and launched their first 2010F/W collection in Paris. They have since been showing their collections at TRANOI, Paris and in Seoul. Momoko Hashigami majored in international studies at Aoyama [...]
I t would not be an obvious conclusion to come to when looking at James Hock‘s designs, but the Malayasian born London based designer is an accountant by training. Unless you find that totally believable, in which case you must know something about accountants I don’t.
” D on’t ask me about inspiration… image is a simple way of saying complicated things.” These are the first words you read on designer Qiu Hao‘s site, which, as it turns out is a beautifully stark presentation of the Chinese designer’s conceptual clothing line.
I just discovered the Swedish based fashion designer Nhu Duong and her JPEG collection. Using vivid digital prints on modular system of dresses, she manipulates images from amateur photographs found on the Web and digitally compresses them, to become pixelated, the
It is always pleasant to find young designers with fresh visions and ideas, that is the case for Turkish fashion designer Ece Gozen and her Illusional Harmony collection. For her F/W 2012 she got heavily inspired by math and geometry and the art of M.C. Escher, specifically ‘tessellation’,