032c is a contemporary culture magazine that fiercely believes in the intelligence of its readers, and rises to the challenge of surprising them. Published twice a year, it is both timely and timeless—a celebration of and for the most cutting-edge in art, culture, and fashion.
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Delfina Delettrez Fendi is a designer and jeweller based in Rome. She founded her company, Delfina Delettrez, in 2007. Since the inception of her brand, she has developed a signature perspective using a wide material vocabulary, manifested in her original use of figurative surrealism and natural iconography including hands, eyes, bees, and lips. These adorn different parts of the anatomy, in a continuous game of echoes.
Delettrez’s latest work explores a more conceptual sense of the surreal: instead of adding, she now subtracts, viewing precious stones as self-sufficient in themselves and creating ‘phantom settings’ which give the illusion of fine jewels floating around the body.
The unique aesthetic of Delettrez’s work comes from the marriage of classical goldsmith techniques with innovative contemporary materials, progressing traditional Italian craftsmanship to create modern, futuristic jewels. Her kinetic pieces – tourbillon bracelets and rings with spinning concentric layers of precious metal, or expandable hinged bracelets named “Detaille Unique” – utilise the excellence of traditional Italian handicraft, mixing it with postmodern inspirations, the pieces are a fusion of past and future. Delettrez’s designs are hyper-modern, but still hand-made in her Roman atelier that she established in 2007.
Visit the Website: www.delfinadelettrez.com
A.W.A.K.E. was founded in 2012 by Natalia Alaverdian. Natalia's unique eye for fashion has developed through a multi-disciplinary career encompassing styling, art direction and photography.
Natalia's goal with A.W.A.K.E., an acronym for All Wonderful Adventures Kindle Enthusiasm, is to propose a personal and distinct voice through clothing that balance conceptual, storytelling aspirations with commercial viability. Keynote designs are Natalia's take on classic shirting, tailored coats, and dresses, each with an idiosyncratic quality underlined by a succession of very specific inspirational references of animals and characters from history, art and film. The major reference point and inspiration for all of the collections so far have been deviated from the Japanese art and culture.
Visit the Website: www.a-w-a-k-e.com
5 years on - The world understands that social issues and environmental crisis are now matters of urgency.
Day after day, prophets of all kind are pulling the emergency cord, the entire economy is turning green and sustainable-developementising speeches are spreading around.
Actions remain scarce but words abound.
Beyond movies about the environment, beyond multinational companies building green windows to hide disasters, beyond the Copenhagen speeches filled with words and political promise….
And despite this green-fronted economy, let's try to offer a different vision which combines fair trade and ecology and links together economy, social initiatives and the environment.
A vision that proposes cultural change. Transparency.
Visit the Website: www.veja-store.com
ALCHEMY DETROIT - speaks to Her brilliance, celebrates Her individuality, and supports Her individual style.
As a Detroit-native, I spent twenty years building a successful career in corporate America before leaving to take on a new, sartorial challenge as Founder of womenswear label Alchemy Detroit; a menswear-inspired line known for deceptively simple sophistication, flawless construction and a keen sense of classic lines.
After years of frustration searching for the perfect blazer, only to encounter an increasing trend toward poorly-made, yet still expensive labels, I imagined the welcome return of investment pieces that would last a lifetime.
Alchemy Detroit speaks to Her brilliance, celebrates Her individuality, and supports Her individual style. What started as a label for Her has quickly expanded to include Him…husbands, boyfriends, fathers, and grandfathers now wear Alchemy tees, jackets, and scarves. I look forward to Alchemy’s continued evolution!
Visit the Website: https://alchemydetroit.com
Orleans + Winder - the use of old world techniques to create exquisite pieces with precision and patience.
Orleans + Winder is a concept store that centers around luxury, independent design from the United States, Europe and beyond. Born in a loft at the crossroads of Orleans + Winder in Detroit’s historic Eastern Market, the store serves as a gallery style space that offers high end, thoughtfully curated fashion, art and object. We believe in supporting those who move away from mass production and embrace the use of old world techniques to create exquisite pieces with precision and patience.
Visit the Website: https://orleansandwinder.com
Shoug Fardan is an Emirati fashion designer born in Dubai in 1993. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design in 2017.
In her senior year at Parsons, Shoug created an all gender collection reflecting on old photographs of her grandmother in the early 70's (taken in Dubai), deconstructing and reconstructing traditions, and creating individuality within an existing society. Shoug fuses feminine and masculine energy to challenge gender norms. She feminizes masculinity or softens masculinity through silhouettes.
Shoug is a member of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council.
Visit the Website: www.shougfardan.com
Thoughtfully sculptured designs crafted with the finest Italian craftsmanship techniques, Lharodon is an artful take on modern footwear.
Our debut styles represent a blissful experiment in design where the shoe is the hero and convention takes a back seat.
Ruth Freeman began her career in the fashion industry as a retailer. She started scouting luxury handbags from Southeast Asia and Europe and selling goods to private customers and boutiques throughout the Unites States.
Her love for accessories combined with her knowledge of what consumers were looking for propelled her to explore shoe making and handbag design. She began sketching and immersing herself into the business of fashion and found an Italian factory to develop her debut collection.
She has built a career in finance and with Lharodon, she is able to balance business and creativity.
Ruth holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics from Rutgers and Psychology from the University of Ghana.
Visit the Website: www.lhoradon.com
Abraham - gender fluid and trend neutral, so there is never a reason for it to end up in a landfill.
Abraham was established in 2015 by Designer Emily Bryngelson with the goal of bringing lasting products to the market. Abraham is gender fluid and trend neutral, so there is never a reason for it to end up in a landfill. Materials are sourced in the USA when possible and will always be produced ethically and sustainably. Because... slow fashion.
Visit the Website: www.abrahamlabel.com
MUSKHANE was born in Nepal in 2003. In this Himalayan kingdom, one lives in the present moment, with simplicity and joy. Spirituality suffuses each action and gesture, and a myriad of colours nuances and beautifies the day-to-day.
This harmony laid claim to the hearts of Valérie and Thierry Billot. The discovery of traditional Nepalese savoir-faire in the working of felt and cashmere inspired the creation of MUSKHANE. Their brand offers clothing and decorative objects composed exclusively of these natural, renewable materials. The entire line is completely hand-made, locally.
Valérie and Thierry are guided by their desire to promote durable, sustainable production and to continue on this meaningful adventure with the Nepalese artisans they have come to know and work with so closely. These convictions have created ties of respect and trust among the entire chain of production, as well as promoting the value and ensuring the endurance of traditional, artisanal Himalayan craft. MUSKHANE’s customers can feel good about the fact that every item we offer has been fabricated with the utmost attention and to the highest possible standards.
MUSKHANE is Nepalese for smile.
Visit the Website: https://www.muskhane.com
CORALIE PREVERT - a world of prints that starts with silk scarves and extends to crepe de chine kimonos.
Shapes, Colors, Fabrics. CORALIE PREVERT is a Parisian designer who creates bold wallpapers and upholstery fabrics, cushions, light shades, silk scarves and silk kimonos, with gorgeous decorative designs. Interior design and fashion accessories.
CORALIE PREVERT is a textile design brand born in Florence in 2014, based today in Paris. It is a world of prints that starts with silk scarves and extends to crepe de chine kimonos. It is a precious, contemporary and colorful graphic universe, associated with the know-how of the printers with whom we work in close collaboration. It is a world where roots and travels meet, harmonies and extravagances, shapes and colors. In exclusivity for our first participation at M&O, we present our new collection of wallpapers and upholstery fabrics.
Visit the Website: https://www.coralieprevert.com
Extraordinary leather cases made in Italy with the highest quality on the market.
Our workshop has been trading for 30 years with the best brand in the world of leather goods and is now evolving thanks to the launch of AXPASIA brand that offers stylish products for a dynamic world. Traditional knowledge combined with refined taste for luxury design gives birth to products of the highest quality. The most advanced technologies and the family’s expertise are the keys to the ideal match between high-class leather goods and italian taste.
Visit the Website: https://www.axpasia.com
Zakike is a fashion brand inspired by the Kenyan woman. Your strength, your elegance, your beauty and your curves. We at Zakike strive to provide the sophisticated clothing you need to display your inner style and confidence. With our unique pieces, you can make a statement in every situation.
Whatever your preference, Zakike has it! You can find timeless and classy or youthful and trendy outfits and accessories. Zakike also offers a wide range of skin care and cosmetic products. We understand that you want that glowing skin and chic make up look to boot, so we source our beauty products from global leaders in the beauty industry and bring them to you.
Zakike is truly a one stop shop for the modern woman. We hope you enjoy shopping on our website. Visit our site regularly because we are constantly adding new stylish items!
Visit the Website: https://zakike.com
JESSICA O’SHEA launched her designs some 6 years ago and since then the She Shea brand has built an enviable reputation for Quality, Distinctive Design and Value. After building the business she recently located to a prime showroom in Woolton.
If you are looking for Individuality and a unique dress for that special occasion, then look no further. She Shea is an award winning bespoke fashion house based in Liverpool, our passion is to create timeless collections with modern feminine twists.
Our individually designed garments are tailored specifically for you, ensuring a perfect fit and feel that is just not available on the high street. We work with you to make sure that each detail of the dress meets your specific needs.
Visit the Website: http://www.sheshea.com
Falconeri - affordable price, superior quality, sophisticated, the finest Made in Italy artisan craftsmanship.
Falconeri is an Italian brand specialising in creating a range of versatile, timeless knitwear. The collections accentuate the quality of the yarns, combining tradition and creativity, simplicity and attention to detail, at an affordable price.
Nature is the gateway to a world of exquisite yarns, craftsmanship and Italian passion for style. Minimalist, versatile designs, focusing on fashion details, combining aesthetics and quality in a single mandate imperative. Providing the ultimate in comfort for those who always want to feel totally at ease, whether for work or leisure.
MADE IN ITALY
From the design sketches to weaving the fabrics - all stages of the manufacturing process including final meticulous quality control are carried out at our plant in Avio (Trento). This is where skilled experts transform fibres into versatile, timeless garments; unique items to wear regardless of seasonal trends. The affordable price in comparison with superior quality and sophisticated details plus continual technological research, are indicative of the finest Made in Italy artisan craftsmanship.
Visit the Website: www.falconeri.com
Kuwala is an online boutique that curates unique and exclusive pieces from socially responsible fashion brands inspired by Africa. We offer fashion conscious consumers beautifully hand-crafted pieces from talented fashion designers and ethical women’s cooperatives based all across Africa and the Diaspora.
"Ready to wear, ready to shine"
Originating from the Malawian language of Chichewa, the words “ku wala” mean “to shine,” while “ku vala” means “to wear”. We want you to shine with confidence in our ready to wear designs.
Our mission is to provide high quality, hand-made clothing and accessories that fuse African fabrics, beading, and embroidery with popular Western styles.
At the heart of our business is the platform we have created for African-inspired designers to showcase and market their creations to the world. Through Kuwala, we are promoting a positive economic impact within their communities while redefining “African” fashion abroad.
As a social enterprise, we at Kuwala believe in promoting:
Visit the Website: https://kuwala.co
PERU STYLE WEEK: Yirko Sivirich - a style oriented to the details, under a sartorial, masculine and creative perspective.
Signature of the Peruvian designer Yirko Sivirich, of a style oriented to the details, under a sartorial, masculine and creative perspective.
About the designer
He studied Business Administration and, later, he started working for the prestigious Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna in Lima, awakening his passion for fashion. After the experience acquired in the field, he began his fashion design studies at the renowned Mod'Art Institute, which he graduated with great success. Soon he launched his first collection under his own brand, which opened the doors to important fashion shows in cities such as New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Santo Domingo.
After taking his work to different countries and performing in more than 13 international fashion shows, in 2013 Yirko Sivirich presented for the first time his male line on a catwalk in his own country, forming part of Lima Fashion Week, the most fashionable fashion event of Peru, in the "New Talent" category. For that occasion, Yirko Sivirich presented his Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection, the same one that had already been presented weeks before in New York, with which he was cataloged as one of the new promises of Peruvian fashion design. The same year, her Spring-Summer 2014 collection "Mi Ica Querida" was nominated as the best collection in the Luces Awards of the newspaper El Comercio, and a season later her "Sierra" collection was awarded the Barrington Award for the best LIF collection Week, adding one more achievement for his career as a designer.
To this, his participation in 2014 was added to Mercedes Benz Fashion Day in Bolivia and in the catwalk of Cali Exposhow, the most important fashion and beauty event in Latin America. In 2015, his brand took a new direction by focusing her style on tailoring and incorporating a new female line; During that year, he participated in catwalks such as BMW Fashion Show in Lima and Men's Fashion Week in Santo Domingo. A year later he was invited to Miami Fashion Week, Puerto Rico Fashion IN and Latino Fashion Week in Chicago, and he successfully presented his most recent Callao collection for the Spring-Summer 2017 season.
Visit the Website: https://www.yirkosivirich.com
ESCUDO combines their passion for design with Peru’s vast cultural wealth.
Their soulful, one of a kind pieces are inspired by ancestral traditions, as well as a commitment to the development of artisanal techniques, a deep admiration of folk art, and the responsibility that comes with the utmost attention to detail.
Syncretism and cultural fusion work to forge the old with the new: fibres, knits, embroideries, seams, elements and colours that dance and converse, that bring us closer to the essence of our past and project us into the future.
PERU: THE LAND OF EVERYTHING
ESCUDO’s studio is located in the bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco, overlooking the Lima coast. It is here where they design and complete all their hand-made garments with the support of local knitters who assist and enlighten them with their extensive artisanal skills and knowledge. The Alpaca wool and cotton used are carefully woven using a hand-loom to make only the finest textiles.
ESCUDO brings together Peru’s master craftsmen and women, and it’s famous fibres.
In doing so, each piece of clothing has a storyline that can be traced back to the knitter who hand – wove it, the alpaca that gave up it’s coat, or even centuries back – to when these knitting traditions were born. Within each garment lies a story…and once worn, you become a part of it.
Visit the Website: http://escudo.pe
PERU STYLE WEEK: Lorena Pestana - avant-garde, original and modern, elegant, without violating the principles of an ancient art.
Graduated architect with a project around the Chavín culture, from the north-Peruvian highlands (XIV-IV centuries BC), Lorena Pestana began her approach to jewelry during a long stay in the area of Santa María de Nieva, Alto Cashew. There he was able to investigate in depth the techniques and traditions of the Aguaruna people, perhaps the most important ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon. On his return, in early 2002, he set up his first personal jewelry design studio in Miraflores, which a year and a half later became a successful shop-workshop open to the public, at the head of the Huaca Pucllana.
Married with two children, Lorena Pestana has continued her research and design work, together with the consequent growth and business consolidation of her brand, expanding her repertoire of techniques and materials, but without losing sight of the original traditions of the Amazonian communities, through their imagery and irreplaceable relationship with nature. His work is the most concrete demonstration that it is possible to be avant-garde, original and modern, elegant, without violating the principles of an ancient art and rather the opposite: assuming them to create a human-scale jewelry, closer to the future For the simple fact of understanding and respecting the past.
Visit the Website: http://lorenapestana.pe
Sarah Nelsen designs clothing every woman wants to live in – her garments are defined by striking silhouettes in innovative textiles and sophisticated prints. The collection is thoughtfully made – with an emphasis on high quality, sustainable garments. Customers covet Sarah Nelsen's aesthetic for its refined style and timeless wearability.
Every garment is lovingly made at Sarah's studio in the Stockyards District of Kansas City, Missouri. You can find her work at select pop-up shops and fashion shows – get on the list to be notified of future events.
Visit the Website:https://sarah-nelsen.com
CIRCCELL - working to keep the skin beautiful from deep within, even as environmental factors shift.
Inspired by a move from the big-city to small-town Jackson Hole, Wyoming, CIRCCELL founder Maya Crothers created the collection as a response to environmental change and its skincare challenges. The former engineer dreamed of a skincare line that performed consistently as she moved from place to place, and from season to season. Using the demanding environment of Jackson Hole as her laboratory, Crothers led the development of a carefully formulated line that combines the laser precision of science with an indulgent experience, enabling skin to look and feel its best in any setting.
CIRCCELL products work to keep the skin beautiful from deep within, even as environmental factors shift. Our collection includes a full regimen of daily rituals and treatments particularly sensitive to the skincare concerns that result from extreme environments, whether it be urban pollution, UV exposure or frequent travel, and for anyone who demands as much of their products as they do of themselves. Each hardworking yet elegant formula is designed to meet the needs of today’s skincare connoisseur. We demand that all of our products:
CIRCCELL is dedicated to the creation of innovative luxury skincare that transforms the skin. Our products harness potent anti-aging ingredients and actives, known to deliver results through performance driven formulations. The resulting, targeted skincare collection provides a sensual experience with a synergistic array of the world’s most high-performing ingredients. What’s more, our products are free from fragrances, parabens and harsh chemicals, and are never tested on animals.
Visit the Website: https://www.circcell.com
After many years living and style watching in San Francisco, and seeing the flip-flop and sneaker epidemic reach critical proportions, we arrived at the idea of Rothy’s.
Create an alternative, versatile shoe: one with the ease of a sneaker but with the polish of a feminine flat. And do it with low-waste, low- impact materials, hand-assembled for high quality and durability.
A wardrobe staple that goes with pretty much everything. Lightweight comfort. A shoe you’d be happy to keep on all day. In Rothy's style, comfort and versatility coexist in the first sustainable shoe as cute as it is comfortable; look good in your Rothy's and feel good about your Rothy's. That’s something you don’t see every day in fashion.
Visit the Website: https://rothys.com
Native New Yorker, Sara Rossi, has always possessed an adventurous spirit and an affinity for spontaneity. After too many days filled with slipping shoulder straps and nights spent grasping at clutches, she knew there had to be a better way to carry her essentials. Beau & Ro was born out of Sara’s desire to liberate women’s hands without sacrificing style.
In December 2013, Beau & Ro launched its first collection of patent-pending belt bags that convert to clutches. Each of the bags is made in New York City. Sara takes great pride in American craftsmanship.
Since the original debut of its signature convertible belt bag, Beau & Ro has expanded into an all encompassing line where fashion meets function. The collection has grown to include a foldover clutch that can be worn as a crossbody or tote, a coin purse wristlet and a tote that transforms into a backpack.
In 2016, Sara Rossi opened The Skinny Dip on Nantucket where they sell not only Beau & Ro but 30+ emerging and established brands!
Visit the Website: https://beauandro.com
Inspired by a passion of adventure, exploring off the beaten path and travelling into the unknown, we at Fernweh strive to create high quality, handmade products that bring a little bit of adventure into everyday life.
Fernweh UK is the brainchild of Scottish fashion designer Laura Sherriffs. A 2013 graduate of Grays School of Art, Laura set up Fernweh UK in July 2014 in her hometown of Aberdeen. As a self confessed rock climbing obsessive, Laura realised that it was difficult to find accessories for climbing that matched her personal style, so made her own chalk bag. Thus the first Fernweh product was born. Fernweh was conceived from an urge to create high quality, artisan products for the adventurers and explorers in our midst.
Fernweh has evolved from being a brand creating hand made rock climbing chalk bags, to a brand that has been sold internationally, focused on bringing a little adventure into even the more mundane areas of everyday life. We have a fantastic support and loyal group of fans and we are committed to keep building this amazing Fernweh global community, as that thirst for adventure and the great outdoors knows no boundaries.
We are inspired by the world around us, particularly the beautiful scenery we have here in Scotland. We are lucky to have the Cairngorms and Highlands right on our doorstep, the Scottish wilderness is a vial of creativity and inspiration and we hope that our products inspire our customers to head out and explore the great outdoors. We all have a responsibility to look after this fantastic land, and we at Fernweh try our best to be as conscious and ethical as possible in our collections and believe that the best way to do this is to create products that are made to last. We feel that sustainability through longevity, using organic fabrics/dyes and trying our hardest to create as minimal wastage as possible, not only create a much more ethical product, but create pieces that last, that will become cherished, timeless pieces in our customer's lives.
Every single Fernweh piece is handcrafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, in house in the Fernweh studio in Aberdeen. We pride ourselves on using traditional artisanal methods such as knit, embroidery and leatherworking to create our products by hand, and are proud ambassadors of the 'slow fashion' movement. We are immensely proud to be handmade in Scotland, and we look forward to continuing to evolve our little brand and continue the Fernweh story in the future.
Visit the Website: https://www.fernwehuk.com
New Orleans Week <> Southern Design Week - fashion shows that are designer focused, and provide market opportunities.
Who says Fashion Week has to only be in New York? Fashion and design in the South is a rapidly growing industry, and some of the most up-and-coming talents in the region present their work every spring and fall at the biannual Southern Design Week in New Orleans.
Previously known as “Nola Fashion Week,” Southern Design Week is hosted biannually by the Southern Coalition of Fashion & Designto provide Southern based apparel designers with the opportunity to show off their work.
With its new branding, Southern Design Week continues to blow viewers away with both local talent and big names in the fashion industry. Past talent has included Project Runway alumni Matthew Arthur, Anne Cassidy of New Orleans lifestyle brand C.Major, and New York based designer Lela Orr.
Throughout the weeks several events are held at various hand picked locations around the city to showcase Southern designers, as well as the history and charm of New Orleans. Special events usually include runway shows, presentations, cocktail parties and more!
Founded by Andi Eaton, the Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design is an organization supporting the apparel design community in the South. The mission of Southern Design Week is to create fashion shows that are designer focused, and provide market and educational opportunities all year long. As New Orleans’ fashion week expands across the South with a new name and brand, there remains an emphasis on both the individual as a designer and the process of creation. The primary goal of Southern Design Week is to support southern makers and the design community in growing sustainable roots.
You can also get the latest updates and insider looks on the event’s Facebook, Twitter, or blog.
Visit the Website: http://www.southerndesignweek.com