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Glenn Martens A/W 2013

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,

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Erik Bjerkesjo’s Detailed Designs

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…

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Christina Ledang’s “Take Three” Collection

“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

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TL Speaks with Femke Agema

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…

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Karla Spetic F/W 2012

Karla Spetic‘s AW 2012 collection is full of colorful contrasts; from leopard pants paired with neon sweaters to fifties skirts covered in Lichtenstein pop art. The color palette is one of the collection’s

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Extraordinary Pigeon by Ho Man Stephanie Wong

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…

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Coinonia Collection

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…

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Feathery creatures: James Hock ‘Harbinger’

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.

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Qiu Hao’s Fashion Designs

” 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.

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Nhu Duong JPEG Collection

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

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Illusional Harmony F/W 2012 Collection by Ece Gozen

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’,

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Christopher Raeburn Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

For his Fall/Winter 2012 menswear and womenswear collection Christopher Raeburn went workwear again, but this time more inspired by firemen with the Nomex fireproof textile. Working around the theme of ‘Urban protection’ he introduce a limited edition “Remade in England” with pieces constructed from

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Six Lee Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

After graduating from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerpen in 2009, Hong Kong born designer Six Lee moved to London for a collaboration with the Alexander McQueen menswear team. The traditional British tailoring – translated in clean cuts and sharp lines – combined with soft colors and dreamy, boyish details result in unique silhouettes.

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Breaking ‘Fashion’ News: Slimane at YSL

After last weeks news about Raf Simons leaving Jil Sanders and her second homecoming, here is some more breaking fashion news to keep the conversations following through this last part of the fashion weeks. Hedi Slimane returns to the drawing boards. If rumors are true, Slimane will succeed the (very) talented Stefano Pilati at the…

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Alba Prat’s Neon Old School Collection

For her second collection Alba Prat got inspired by the cold war children going to school with their leather bags and knitted accessories handmade by their grandmothers. She sent us  her ‘Neon Old School’ lookbook, where disciplined pupils are represented in three different outfits, in

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The New Head Fashion Designers

Expect some changes on the runways, here is the latest checklist of head designers from top fashion houses. From Cacharel and Balmain to Chloe and Sonia Rykiel, learn who is designing your favorite labels.

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Thakoon Pre-Fall 2012

For his Pre-Fall 2012 collections Thakoon continues to show two lines, for two different markets. His ‘Addition‘ line inspired from military uniforms with floral camouflage prints is targeted to a younger, more hip customers while his main collection is more feminine with a soft pastel color palette and

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Acne Resort 2012 Collection

I really like the new Acne Resort Spring/Summer 2012 collection. What is especially striking is their silhouettes mixing over-sized and fitted pieces, their lightweight sheer fabrics paired with sweats with their pastel color palette. The Resort 2012 women collection is all about comfort and style. I also love their leather perfecto jackets. The

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TrendWatch: Noumenon S/S 2012 Tridulum Collection

Taipei based fashion designer Tri Nouio launched his first collection under his Noumenon label. The brand garments combine art, technology and fashion in the use of 3D imagery on fabric. Combining futuristic aesthetics and classic silhouettes to create a unique signature style. Developed by

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G.V.G.V. Spring/Summer 2012

“Pin-up girls in present-day,” was the theme for G.V.G.V.’s latest Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Covering the top looks for the coming year’s sunny seasons, the label’s founder and designer MUG included the 50s pinup, a bit of ‘burb housewife, and some Miami tropics into a look that’s 100 percent put together.

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By Borre: The First Cycle Collection

Borre Akkersdijk (By Borre) is a 25 years old Paris based freelance designer. The Design Academy of Eindhoven & FIT NYC alumni had his first Paris fashion show: the First cycle last month– the story from the yarn to the show. An interesting collection with oversize knitted coats and dresses as well as duffle dresses.…

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Norma Kamali Speaks With Trendand

We had the pleasure of speaking with fashion icon Norma Kamali about how she has been doing what she does for so long, staying ahead of the curve and always paving her own path. After her 3-D presentation for this past S/S 2012 NYFW she tells us that “technology is the new communicator” and exploring…

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TrendWatch: Julian Zigerli

Swiss designer Julian Zigerli’s debut autumn/winter collection 2011, “Sugar, spice, and everything nice“, found it’s followers all around the globe building the foundation to the upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 Collection “Over stick and stone“. Involving a lot of jacket backpack hybrids his innovative and detail-loving signature look sprawls from

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Russian Bazaar Custom Cover by Fashion Designers

It’s the 15th anniversary of Russian Harper’s Bazaar and to celebrate the milestone they asked top fashion designers to create a custom cover for them. Designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Missoni, Jean Paul Gaultier, DVF, Giorgio Armani and Viktor & Rolf amongst others put their creativity into work to design these original covers.…

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Karl Lagerfeld Glassware for Orrefors

Creator, photographer, designer and editor Karl Lagerfeld likes nothing more than expanding his modes of expression. And what better way to do that than to present his first line of crystal products with Orrefors. With an insatiable curiosity, always in search of new creative experiences, this multifaceted artist has had an uncommonly rich career, during…

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Twentysevennames A/W 2012 Lookbook

New Zealand label Twentysevennames just released their Autumn/Winter 2012 collection & lookbook, and it looks awesome. With these matching wallpapers, It’s a great way to highlight the prints of the collection and stand out from other designer lookbooks. Love it!

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Rodarte for Opening Ceremony

The sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte just released their second collection lookbook for Opening Ceremony on their Facebook page. A beautiful collection inspired by the Nordic romance of Scandinavia 

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TrendWatch: Leemans en Wicker

In TrendWatch today is Leemans en Wicker or LEW, a Dutch duo composed by Kim Leemans & Merel Wicker. The characteristics of their designs are reflective of streetwear: recognizable in their cuts and silhouettes. All the garments are

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TrendWatch: Raphaelle Hlimi

In Trendwatch today we introduce you to French designer  Raphaëlle Hlimi – Hlimi studied fashion design in Brussels and Paris. During her studies, she did internships at Christian Dior, Yvan Mispeleare, Martin Grant and Sharon Wauchob. In 2006, she graduated with a Master in Womenswear from Institut Francais de la Mode, which led her to…

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Digitalized Collection by Alba Prat

Digitalized is an other talented graduate collection by Spanish fashion designer Alba Prat from the Berlin University of the Arts. For her last year of  fashion design studies, she designed these beautifully constructed pieces inspired by cult movie Tron. Another talented student to watch out for!