The talented Masha Reva uses fashion and people as her canvas. She’s making beautiful drawings both on bodies and on fabrics. Her inspiration source is her hometown, Kiev. Despite growing up in the Ukrainian capital, her dream was to study fashion at Central Saint Martins in London. She followed it, moved to London and later did internships in Antwerp and in New York City. After graduating with an MA in Womenswear she received a lot of offers from several designers. The fashion industry in London was ready for Masha, but Masha wasn’t ready for that world. So she decided to do what nobody expected: she moved back to her hometown. - Metal Mag
Visit the Website: http://www.mashareva.com
MUSLIN BROTHERS weaves raw elements and basic forms into their clothes. Poetic and casual characters are infused with humor, playfulness and cultural criticism. The silhouettes are structured to blur gender identity as they are designed for men and woman alike and adapt to different customers desires.
Established in 2011 and based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The label led by Tamar Levit and Yaen Levi, produces two collections a year, creating its own venues and showrooms for sales and exhibitions, fashion installations and performances. The label also produces costumes for theater and dance companies spanning a range of international platforms.
For muslin brothers fashion plays a significant part in cultural production, human communication and urban space comprehension. Thus they transgress the borders between public and private, negotiating the will to stand out or recede, known social forms and rituals into unknown surreal appearances.
Visit the Website: www.muslinbrothers.com
Yurita Puji Agustiani was born in Bandung, Indonesia, 19 August 1985. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University Catholic Parahyagan (UNPAR), Bandung, and a Master’s degree in Gas Management from University Indonesia (UI), Jakarta. She has also attended designer’s schools Intermodel in Bandung and Estrelita in Jakarta. She founded her brand in 2009.
"For this season I am working with ASPPUK and TFCA, two organizations in Indonesia that work with Indonesian weavers in the small Indonesian village of Kapuas Hulu, Kalimantan. We work together to assist the weavers in using natural dye from natural resources to make eco-friendly fashion products.
We also work closely with Gallery of Indonesia, who supports us in promoting Indonesian traditional fabric with a mission to preserve Indonesian traditions and help increase the economy of the weavers who live in small villages.
My collections use Indonesian traditional ikat fabric: Tenun Dayak from Kalimantan, Songket from Sumatra, and Noken from Papua. Women weavers in small villages make all the fabrics. I dedicate my collection to them—it is a celebration of their hard work and passion."
Visit the Website: WWW.YURITAPUJI.COM
The very heart of our business was formed upon our values of supporting non-profit missions of setting women and children free from anything that enslaves them; including human trafficking, abuse and violence. In the creation of all of our products, all of our labor is fair trade, made in the USA, right here in NYC, supporting single mothers, abused and trafficked victims and true industry artisans that handcraft our products locally.
Our materials are as sustainable and local whenever possible. We use the finest Italian leathers, all of which are semi-vegetable dyed by hand. They are very special, aged and distressed skins which are the highest quality available. We do our best to keep our collections as pure to the vision of sourcing local, and doing business with other ethical businesses that will support and employ women who have come out of life threatening circumstances.
Gina La Morte is a Celebrity Fashion Stylist turned Fashion Activist who wanted to use her fashion experience for good by helping women and children get saved and transformed out of the human trafficking trade. Known for her design esthetic of modern bohemianism La Morte's history in creating a socially conscious fashionable lifestyle for the modern woman began in 2008 when she was founder and Editor-in-Chief of Boho magazine. Boho was an award-winning publication that was founded on the principles of staying stylish while still living a sustainable and socially conscious life. La Morte's experience as a Celebrity Stylist for People Stylewatch, O the Oprah magazine, W magazine, MTV, CBS morning show, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and more have always supported her vision of fusing fashion and philanthropy. Her first fashion collection, TRADE by Gina La Morte is a continuation of that socially conscious story of combining her passion for giving back with her love of styling that can translate into what real woman want; to make a difference in the world and remain stylish while doing it.
Visit the Website: www.tradebyginalamorte.com
Petriiski - Come and enter our world where fashion and art come together to define the Modern Person!
Petriiski is a fashion house encapsulating the style and eclectic roots of its founders, Vassil and Veronica Petriiski. The brand specializes in sophisticated evening and casual wear and accessories using bold patterns and textures to create unique pieces for its women and men collections. Founded in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1990, the label became famous for creating custom-made garments for the entertainment industry. In 1996, Petriiski expanded the brand launching a successful chain of boutiques across South Africa and later Malta.
Now based in London, Petriiski combines the classic silhouettes of the Twentieth Century with the sophisticated and modern edge of tomorrow using the finest materials and craftsmanship. Each collection reflects influences from the brand’s international roots and the fact that Vassil and Veronica have collaborated with designers from all over the world.
Creative Director (or Head Designer), Vassil Petriiski has been recognized for his contribution to the fashion industry and has won numerous awards including the Golden Needle, Crystal Egg, Ditter, Vanera and Young Designer of the Year.
Our Designer Clothing is unique and addressed exclusively to people with individual style, who enjoy life, love fashion and appreciates quality over quantity. In this age of hyper designer awareness, it's easy to get lost in the sea of sameness, this is where we see ourselves coming and going! It is through our contemporary designs that we can step apart from the crowd and be noticed for the individuals we are.
Our apparel is full of “spices” from all over the world as we had the opportunity to work in many different places, with many different people, all wonderful and special! We would love to share our experience with you and we guarantee you will enjoy it.
Our Clients are our Friends! The most treasured and inspiring prize we achieved! Come and enter our world where fashion and art come together to define the Modern Person!
The Petriiski Studio is based near Tower Bridge in the heart of London’s fashion district and provides the perfect setting to showcase the collection.
Visit the Website: www.petriiskifashion.com
Puerto Rico Diseña features independent designers, makers, collectives and local brands that make up the island’s thriving creative community. Founded in 2013, our mission is to inspire people through design to choose local products and foster creative entrepreneurship.
We are inspired by people who do what they love and discovering new designers and products. We think small batch production and sustainability matter when it comes to design. We are driven by a big belief that this tiny island has some pretty outstanding people creating and innovating everyday and we want to share that with the world.
We started Puerto Rico Diseña for one simple reason, to make it easy for people to discover design and quality craftsmanship. Founded by Michelle Perez Kenderish, the idea for the site was inspired in 2013 through a collaboration with Marilu Purcell, Andrea Bauza, Melissa Ramos Borges and Auralis Herrero Lugo during FAD (Feria de Arte y Diseño) an art and design fair in San Juan, in an effort to document and share the work of some pretty outstanding local makers, designers and artists.
WHAT WE DO
We support design entrepreneurship by developing commercial platforms, concept stores, curating exhibitions, designing events and creating content that promotes local talent.
Visit the Website: www.puertoricodisena.com
Anerkjendt is made for every geeky rock ‘n’ roller with a laid back lifestyle and a sense of fashion. The collections are making new statements every time and pushing a little to the boundaries of commercial fashion.
Easy to wear, fashion forward, clothes with an edgy twist and always with a sense of humour – that is the Anerkjendt signature!
Visit the Website: www.anerkjendt.com
‘Kumann’ was a custom-made women’s wear studio founded in 1965 by EunHwan Oh.
As her business matured, in 1979, she launched her ready-to-wear brand, ‘OH EUN HWAN Boutique’, which is one of the well-respected designer brands in Korea.
In 2010, HyeJin Yoo began reviving the heritage of the studio, ‘Kumann’, as a new avant-garde brand. Rooted in her fine arts career, she began redeveloping a novel contemporary line focusing on imaginative shapes and structures to search for a new potentials of fabrication. Her innovative creation, one-of-a kind silhouettes engenders its own original characters to contribute its highest quality designs and workmanship for the brand ‘Kumann’.
An ethos of KUMANN, beyond post-modern era, has been redefined by HyeJin Yoo in a contemporary avant-garde by modernizing heritage of the brand and reconfiguring the images of the brand especially in focusing creative structure and sculptural details along with a search of new materials and fabrications.
Ready-to-wear collections of KUMANN YOO HYE JIN have been configured in an approach of half-couture with artistic concepts and forms beyond the trends. HyeJIn Yoo keeps experimenting on unique silhouettes and shapes in structured designs with inventive digital textile printing. Target group of the brand is fashion-conscious people in multi-age who place value on originality, creativity, and exclusiveness. And yet, designs are easy to wear and attractive to any occasion.
Visit the Website: www.kumann.com
THISISNON - INTERESTED IN IDEAS RATHER THAN TRENDS, WHO FIND BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY, AS WE INSISTENTLY DO.
THISISNON AIMS TO DESIGN CLOTHING THAT IS INDEPENDENT OF FASHION AND TRENDS. WE CAREEFULLY SELECT ONLY ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO BUILD BEAUTIFULLY MINIMAL SHAPES. OUR AIM IS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY ENCOURAGING TIMELESS, LONGLASTING DESIGN THAT CHALLENGES FASHION. WE BELIEVE THAT BUYING LESS AND SEEKING QUALITY RISES RESPECT FOR HUMAN WORK AND PLANETS RESOURCES. WE DEDICATE OUR WORK TO PEOPLE INTERESTED IN IDEAS RATHER THAN TRENDS, WHO FIND BEAUTY IN SIMPLICITY, AS WE INSISTENTLY DO.
THE CLOTHES ARE PRODUCED ENTIRELY IN POLAND, WITH FULL RESPECT FOR HUMAN AND LABOUR RIGHTS.
Visit the Website: www.thisisnon.com
Winner of "Fashion Design of the Year 2016", Eygló started her own label in 2006 after graduating from the Iceland Academy of Arts. She is a part of 4 designers that co-owns the shop Kiosk on Ingólfsstræti 6 in Reykjavik which has received the award "Best shop to buy local fashion design" 7 years in a row.
Eygló continuously tries to rediscover the wheel in pattern cutting as well as in detailing has been working a lot with prints lately, either being inspired by dinosaurs, the surface of mars, or making icelandic camouflage, also likes to work with different textures in her garments.
She finds it challenging to work with unusual fabrics to create something new and special. You can usually find something humorous in her collections.
Visit the Website: www.eyglocollection.com
Ekta Kalan, a strategy consultant turned Fashion designer takes all her childhood loves of colour, play, interests in history, cultures and old craftsmanship, her cultural Indian heritage that has influenced her as well her South African life filled with global and local mixes of experiences that have created her unique style and signature.
Ekta takes inspiration from global trend influences, colours and culture to establish a brand that represents a story of youth, fun, positivity and vibrancy through the play of bright colours and modern clean styling.
Each item of clothing has a story that is created with love and a sense of appreciation of the past and craftmanship.
Welcome to the world of EKTA, we hope you enjoy the experience as much we do, creating it.
Visit the Website: www.ekta.co.za
At Maude and Tommy we believe our business should be a positive force in the world. Our products provide a decent wage for skilled workers around the world. We choose brands that are conscientious about their environmental impact and our business practices are determined by principles of justice, equality and with the minimal environmental footprint.
We believe it is possible for all of us to enjoy our clothes and accessories without others suffering to provide them. We believe we are custodians of the planet and of each other globally, so our range of products is carefully chosen to reflect this.
Our mission is to bring you the very best of style and fashion that is kind to people and the planet. We hope this brings you pleasure as you help us act for good in the world.
Visit the Website: www.maudeandtommy.co.uk
PAZ ALPACA unites French design and Andean alpaca heritage to create soft, light and premium textiles. Our portfolio of handcrafted pure alpaca products includes men and women fashion as well as home fabrics..
Our La Paz studios.
All our products are handcrafted in our own studios, located in La Paz, Bolivia. Because we do not outsource, we control quality and are able to conduct our business in an ethical way. And because we only use pure wool from local alpaca herds, we are able to deliver our customers genuine, durable and desirable products.
Visit the Website: www.pazalpaca.com
Copenhagen is a UNISEX below the knee and hooded raincoat. Made from a semi translucent fabric with a soft hand feel and a mat surface. Features contrasting waterproof YKK zipper, as well as large logo at the side of the jacket. For increased comfort and mobility it also features raglan sleeves and eyelets under the arms for breathability. The waterproof construction includes welded seams and will guaranteed keep you dry even the wettest of days. Wear it over either your regular outfit or a coat/jacket.
ABOUT WON HUNDRED
Established in 2004
Since the beginning “rock and roll" lifestyle have been an influential source of inspiration at Won Hundred, which over time have shaped the heart of our identity. This is embodied in the continuous use of denim and leather, where we always try to move the boundaries of our Scandinavian and minimalist approach.
That being said, our collections range from daring pieces with raw attitude, as well as versatile quality staples which will fit into everyone’s wardrobe. It is founder and creative directors Nikolaj Nielsen’s vision to create a brand that never loses its relevance, whether the occasion is work or leisure.
Today we offer men and women and unisex ready-to-wear collections, including shoes and accessories. You will find the largest selection of Won Hundred on our site and in our own stores.
Marmol Radziner Jewelry is a natural extension of the architecture firm Marmol Radziner, which integrates a range of design services, including landscape, interior, exterior, furniture, prefab, housewares and jewelry design. The same master craftsmen who work on full-scale building details and furniture in the Marmol Radziner metal shop, handcraft rings, bracelets, earrings and pendants from bronze. All of our jewelry pieces are proportioned for both men and women and are available in light, natural, distressed, dark and a unique "torched" finish.
Marmol Radziner Jewelry began when Design Principal Ron Radziner, FAIA, couldn't find any men's jewelry that was minimal, yet solid and strong. Remembering a piece of metal he once found on the beach and wore as a bracelet, Ron designed a cuff. He asked the metal shop craftsmen to fabricate it with the same dark patina as the hardware in the Vienna Way Residence. Soon after, Ron's wife Robin Cottle, and a few architects jumped in to design pieces they wanted, eventually creating a collection.
Name: Mikio Sakabe
Occupation: Fashion designer for the brand Mikiosakabe
1. What made you want to study fashion outside of Japan? I knew I couldn’t learn about the world in school — I had to go outside of my country to experience it.
2. If you could only wear one fashion item for the rest of your life what would it be? My Jean-Paul Gaultier perfume.
3. What made you want to be a designer? I like new and fresh things. Fashion itself is the creation of newness.
4. If you could dress up as anything for Halloween, what would you be? A zombie. I look like a real one by accident anyway.
5. Where do you find inspiration for your collections? I get my inspiration from walking around my neighborhood in Nakano (Tokyo).
6. What do you think about fast-fashion culture? It’s a waste of fabric, that’s what it is.
7. What do you think is the biggest difference between streetwear and high fashion? The biggest difference is the attitude of the people who wear them.
8. What goes through your head when you are taking a bow at the end of the show? I’m thinking, “How far do I really have to walk out onto the runway?!?”
9. Do you read reviews on your own shows? Just … sometimes.
10. If you had to watch one movie for the rest of your life what would it be? That sounds like a pretty terrible thing to have to do!
11. What is your favorite cafe or lunch spot in Tokyo? I’m always somewhere in Nakano.
12. What do you think when you’re standing on the train? I usually play around on my iPhone.
13. If you could design an outfit for anyone in history, who would it be? I would love to have designed the outfit for the first ape in history to have worn clothes.
14. What does the kanji of your first name — 三樹郎 — mean? Does it match your personality? My name Mikio means “three tree man” — I have never thought about that before.
15. If you weren’t a designer, what would you be? I’d be happily working in a part-time job somewhere.
16. Is there someone you respect the most? Belgian designer “Walter van Beirendonck,” as his collections are always madly creative.
17. If you could be a superhero, who would you be? Why? I would be a time traveler. It’s a secret.
18. What is your favorite word or phrase in Japanese? “Maa ne,” or “well, whatever.” I don’t like to make decisions.
19. Do you have any words of advice for young people? Being young or being old isn’t really all that different.
20. Tell us something about yourself that people might not know. I don’t do any research for my designs.
Interview reproduced with permission from Japan Times.
IN VIA DELLE PERLE WE ARE HAPPY TO SPEAK ANY LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD, BUT WE ARE DEFINITELY BETTER IN OUR OWN LANGUAGE, MADE IN ITALY.
WE HAVE A RICH AND REFINED VOCABULARY THAT CAN ONLY BE FULLY EXPRESSED THROUGH OUR ENTIRELY ITALIAN-MADE PRODUCTS.
IN VIA DELLE PERLE WE TALK ENTHUSIASTICALLY ABOUT HOW WE CHOOSE EVERY DETAIL, HOW CAREFULLY WE STUDY THE COMBINATIONS OF TEXTILES AND COLOURS, HOW WE BUILD AND CREATE OUR COLLECTIONS, BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD AND WEAR.
IN VIA DELLE PERLE WE LOVE THINKING OF OUR WOMEN, THOSE LADIES WHO KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN PERSONAL STYLE.
TOGETHER WITH OUR WOMEN, WE CREATE AND DISCOVER LINES, PROPORTIONS AND DRESSABILITY, ALWAYS PERFECT, USING THE INGREDIENTS WE KNOW BEST: FEMININITY, TASTE, COMFORT AND CONTEMPORARY DESIGN.
VIA DELLE PERLE
HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BYWORD FOR FEMININITY AND COMFORT.
TIGER OF SWEDEN WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1903. THEN REDEFINED IN 1993. NOW WE ARE EVOLVING.
Maki Oh is a womenswear brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction. Founded by Maki Osakwe in 2010, the Maki Oh design ethos challenges prevailing notions of beauty and analyses cultural norms through a womanist lens. The brand is centred in a strong sense of identity and culture, creating narrative pieces that function as direct channels of communication. The Maki Oh vision extends beyond physical beauty to a textured, layered, and three-dimensional aesthetic, embodying the philosophies of sustainability, preservation, strength and complex simplicity.
Maki Oh has been worn by Mrs. Michelle Obama, Lupita N'yongo, Solange Knowles, Leelee Sobieski, Alek Wek, Thandie Newton, Azaelia Banks and more. The brand has shown it's collections during NYFW and has been featured in Vogue Magazine, WWD, New York Times , The Wall Street Journal, Business of Fashion, W Magazine, New York Magazine, The Financial Times, Forbes, Elle Magazine, Interview Magazine, The Fader, Glamour, Paper Magazine, Nylon, and many others.
In 2014, Maki Oh was invited to the White House as one of Mrs. Michelle Obama's favourite designers, along with Diane Von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Public School and more. Maki Oh was the first and only Africa-based designer to be invited to the White House. Maki Oh was also one of two Africans to become a finalist in the first LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My heart is overcome , but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
Will never give it up.
Accept my fate without bitterness.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.