The digital revolution opens up a whole new world of possibilities. It forces us to rethink clothing, textiles, and the fashion industry as a whole. Can we reconcile the digital world with our lives, our bodies, our senses and even our brains through interactive clothing or smart textiles?
An international award-winning design studio, Jasna Rok is on the cutting edge of fashion & technology, going against the fashion grain (runway, season, real sustainability, …) with its visionary yet pragmatic outlook on the role of fash tech in our daily lives, both for high-end brands and innovative tech companies.
Our team explores and implements the latest research and technology in the field of wearables, sensors, robotics, and electronics, combining these with futuristic haute couture and high-end design.
Because fashion is more than a gadget or a cover for ourselves, fash & tech can become an interactive extension of our inner selves and create a new kind of nonverbal communication using real-time feedback.
We bridge the gap between technological innovation and wearable future fashion.
Visit the Website:www.jasnarok.com
Form Us With Love are in collaboration with TID Watches launching TID No.3, a lighter—optically transparent—version of the staple timepiece No.1. It is a third, in a series of material explorations, sharing an instantly recognisable case design by FUWL.
‘Our venture with TID Watches is built on a desire to experiment and challenge our designs. No.3 is a material reset, taking the silhouette stripping it down to a skeletal structure, which could be seen as an interesting measure to any design,’ says John Löfgren, Creative Director at FUWL and co- founder of TID Watches.
TID No.3 is made of a thermoplastic material, TR90, which in addition to being incredibly durable, is both exible and lightweight. This, 38 mm watch case comes in one clear nish, presented with the choice of seven well-curated watch-face colours and matching silicone wristbands.
‘By introducing a clear material, our ambition is to insert a playful yet minimal element, which is easy to combine with any colour or style,’ Ola E. Bernestål, CEO of TID Watches explains.
In polycarbonate, the case becomes less predominant and cleverly sets the tone for a more personal expression. The see-through frame perfectly adapts with any wristbands, adding a subtle youthful character, in rays of White, Black, Grey, Blue, Green, Pink and Orange.
With a steady development of the collection, FUWL and TID have over the past four years managed to build a platform of cases and wristbands, making hundreds of individual combinations available. The light appearance of No.3 pronounces that modularity, inviting the transparent case to be paired with coloured faces and independent styles of leather, nylon, twain and silicon wristbands.
‘It is the most affordable out of the three watches, which makes it an accessible part of the collection. By introducing a casual case, we want people to feel like they can explore personally preferred combinations as they like, in an ultimately more participatory fashion, ’ says Jonas Pettersson, CEO at FUWL and co- founder of TID Watches.
TID is a Stockholm based watch brand founded by Ola E. Bernestål, Petrus Palmér and design studio Form Us With Love’s Jonas Pettersson and John Löfgren. TID is the Swedish word for ‘time’, and accordingly, TID strives to offer iconic products with a real value over time. With a limited range of unique pieces, the brand produces outstanding products to wear every day.
Since 2012, this independent watchmaker has grown steadily to become a reputable international brand with an extensive geographic reach. With minimalism and simplicity, TID has found a growing fan base from Australia to Chile, London to Tokyo and back. A diverse audience who come together for the liking of the analogue, functional and clean-cut aesthetic.
About Form Us With Love
Form Us With Love, is the international design studio founded in 2005. Since its conception, the studio has burned with a passion for design and its democratic potential. Its belief is that we all have a right to meaningful design.
Today, the work of Form Us With Love falls into three areas: Consultancy—an engagement in products, ranges, collaborations and spaces for clients around the world, Ventures— disciplined and holistic approaches to launch and build brands, Civic—based on knowledge transfers and sharing of experiences, actively contributing to the broader spectra of design.
Visit the Website: www.tidwatches.com
Chloe Dao - constructed to flatter every body type and give every woman a wardrobe that’s as one of a kind as she is.
Chloe Dao discovered her love for fashion at the age of 10 while watching CNN’s Style with Elsa Klensch. She went on to pursue her passion in New York City where she earned a patternmaking degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After completing her education, she honed her skills in all of aspects of the industry, including design, production management and buying. In 2000, she returned to her hometown of Houston, Texas to open the Chloe DAO boutique, formerly known as LOT 8. It was her Project Runway Season 2 win that catapulted Chloe from a local immigrant designer to an international superstar living out her American dream. As a Project Runway veteran, she went on to become an Executive Producer and judge on Season 1 of the Vietnam installment in 2014.
The Dao Chloe Dao brand combines effortless sophistication with fashion forward style to produce unique eveningwear and sportswear. Chloe’s signature flair, as noted on Project Runway, demonstrates her expert understanding of women’s bodies. Her garments are carefully constructed to flatter every body type and give every woman a wardrobe that’s as one of a kind as she is. Her designs stand the test of time with ease as they are wearable year after year. In the DAO Chloe DAO, or DCD, archives you’ll find limited edition pieces and an assortment of bridal gowns that are the perfect blend of elegant and modern. In addition to the DCD line, Chloe has partnered with several businesses. This includes her collaboration with Nuo Tech, a leading supplier of computer bags and luggage. She created a line of mobile technology and travel accessories that are the ideal blend of fashion and function. She’s even extended her brand with the Simply Chloe Dao line, which was sold for three consecutive years on QVC. The line was comprised of contemporary, trendy clothing for the modern woman.
Chloe’s longtime commitment to philanthropy has played an integral role in her design and business philosophy. It is for this reason that she serves on fashion advisory boards at Houston Community College and The Art Institute. In honor of breast cancer awareness, she makes an annual contribution of a limited edition silk scarf for the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority’s Think Pink Foundation. These scarves have traveled the world with Susan G. Komen’s International Race Ambassador, Dorothy Paterson.
Chloe’s charitable contributions don’t stop at her designs; she also hosts several benefit shopping events for not-for-profit organizations at her Chloe Dao boutique located in Rice Village. Dress for Success, Community Cloth and TUTS are just a few of the organizations she’s collaborated with. Always ready to inspire, Chloe shared her voice as the keynote speaker at the Girls Scout’s 100th Anniversary celebration in 2011. Adding to her philanthropic efforts, in 2016 she commissioned a gown for the Salvation Army Houston Area Command’s silent auction. Proceeds from this event provided year-round assistance to those afflicted by addiction and homelessness.
Taking advantage of Houston’s cultural platform, Chloe has collaborated and left her influence with a variety of local institutions. In 2015 the Chloe Dao boutique was featured on the USA Network’s television campaign for Texas Tourism with award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd. She then designed custom aprons for Chef Shepherd as well as 44 Farms. Dominating every industry, Chloe is also no stranger to the arts community. She served as a keynote speaker at the Art Institute of Houston’s commencement ceremony in 2012. She gave a humorous and insightful account of industry experiences and made the fashion world seem a little less intimidating for the graduates. In the following years she designed custom apparel for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, MFAH and took on the role of costume designer for the Houston Grand Opera’s production of the play Bound. Most recently, she took part in an exhibition of designs in the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston. Chloe continues to use her platform to inspire and contribute to every community she’s a part of, be it local or global.
Visit the Website: www.chloedao.com
Lao Design - one of a kind fashion, unique formal and every-day wear integrating Laotian and Western design.
Laotian textiles are appreciated worldwide by experts and consumers for their craftsmanship, and even more for their close connection to the lives and destiny of its people. They are not simply pieces of cloth to wear. They are a statement of life, happiness, joy, and sometimes of reflection and mourning.
A national of Laos, I design and create contemporary textiles with firm roots in Laotian traditional styles and weaving traditions. Influenced by the spiritual power of Buddhism and its many symbols enshrined in centuries-old art, the motifs embodied in my textiles reflect humankind's eternal longing for happiness and enlightenment. My work depicts a diverse assortment of pieces to echo the rich history and cultural heritage of Laos, and represents the artistic inspirations and manual skills of an era long gone by. All pieces are made from silk and/or cotton, naturally dyed and hand-woven on the traditional Lao loom.
My products include outstanding fashion objects, like dresses, skirts, jackets and shirts, giving new life to vintage textiles by integrating them into uniquely designed formal and every-day wear. Contemporary art-to-wear combines traditional Asian styles and also Western influences from around the globe and from my current home, New York/New Jersey. At the recent Bellevue Arts Museum Fair 2011, my designs were honored with the prestigious Carol Duke Artist Awards of Excellence.
About the Brand
Today, Lao Design offers one-of-a-kind fashion, unique formal and every-day wear integrating Laotian and Western design. The brand reflects the special history and tradition of producing quality textiles in Laos. Bounkhong continues that tradition by producing contemporary pieces that are hand-woven on traditional looms, reviving century-old Laotian weaving traditions and at the same time giving new life to vintage textiles. Dresses, skirts, jackets and shirts, are wearable pieces of art uniquely designed by Bounkhong.
The company also offers decorative and wearable shawls along with stylish scarves in different sizes, colors and patterns. Home goods such as wall-hangings, bedcovers, quilts, pillows and cushions, are also available in unique patterns/motifs, various colors and patterns, combining traditional Asian and Western styles.
Bounkhong greatly appreciates all the opportunities he has had to participate in prestigious, well-known art shows through out the United States.
Visit the Website: www.laodesignonline.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
CHASITY SEREAL is a designer based in Houston, TX known for non-traditional wedding gowns, formal gowns, & prom dresses. Sereal started her business in 2009 with inspiration from the late Alexander McQueen.
Her first creative idea was to start with a sweet sixteen tutu dress inspired by colorful trends worn by top celebrities. Being self-taught, she consistently designed, learned quickly, and began to shift her vision and audience. Everyone such as photographers, models, and stylists began to see her determined, fearless and eccentric creativity in her designs. She believes that the Sereal experience is the beginning and end to every woman's dream.
Now, Sereal is continuously evolving and challenging the standards of high fashion and plans to be published in many more publications. She is always willing to work with new stylists and photographers and wishes for her gowns to be in film in the near future. With detailed creativity and inspiring designs, she hopes to grow each time she finishes a gown, furthering her success story.
Visit the Website: www.chasitysereal.com
Sheer creativity builds a bridge between the Invisible and the Visible. From the white canvas of the 8 imaginary cards, shapes and looks progressively appear. A new Inspiration gives way to a quest for renewal. Suddenly the abstract becomes tangible. And we continue writing our story. Yesterday and today mesh together and leads us toward a shining tomorrow for our brand.
From similarities between Nature and Mind forces emerge a world with infinite possibilities and endless interpretations. With the weightless softness of a dream catcher feather, the imagination will colour this wonderful journey we invite you to take on, through the Winter season 2017.
With enveloping appeal, this new collection reveals playful aspects in trompe-l’oeil, ensuring its magical harmony and the continuity of our dreams long into the future. Turn your life into a dream and make your dream come true... A highly-nuanced collection in which Nature and Mind forces mesh together to give life to creativity.
Through creativity, the invisible becomes visible…
Visit the Website: www.sarahpacini.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
Ivanka Hristova - multi-functional collections that can be worn in everyday environments, and yet still have a modern twist.
London based designer, Ivanka, founded the brand Ivanka Hristova in 2015.
Originally born in Bulgaria, Ivanka moved to London in 2003. In 2015, she graduated from University of East London. Following the success of her Graduate Collection in 2015, she continued developing and freelancing, alongside working on her first independent collection, SS17.
Her passion for textile and print development stands as her signature - avant-garde prints and hand embroidered textile techniques. Ivanka Hristova aims to develop a variety of shapes and textures, transformed into multi-functional collections that can be worn in everyday environments, and yet still have a modern twist.
Visit the Website: www.ivankahristova.co.uk
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
Alex Vidal - creativity, quality, respect for traditions but at the same time keeping in mind the future.
Graduated in Fashion Design by Istituto Marangoni of Milan, Alex Vidal won in 2007 the Fashion Prize announced by Air Nostrum airlines, to design the uniforms of its assistants.
Alex Vidal introduced nine collections at VFW, his last collection showed at that Fashion Week obtained the prize to the Best Collection. These previous nine collections were the first step of an evolution towards into a new style that shows refined in FW2013/14 Collection, that will be the collection that defines the new way of the brand, reflection of the Alex Vidal´s personality.
Under these new premises in 2013 were launched FW2013/14 and SS14, and joined to the Alex Vidal Team, new externals work teams to sales area (Via Emilia Fashion Showroom) and press area (Show Me that).
Alex Vidal was one of the fifteen finalists of the prize Who´s On Next announced by VOGUE magazine.
Between 2013 and 2014 our points of sales in Spain increased until sixteen, and our strategy of internationalization, that began with the previous collections with stockists in Italy, Switzerland and Belgium, changes to Mid West with a new point of sale in Kuwait.
Visit the Website: www.alexvidal.com.es
Over the last six decades, design has become a core pillar of the Braun brand. The values of quality, functionality, clarity, longevity and timelessness have been integrated into an enduring design philosophy. Braun users identify with these values; for them, Braun watches, Braun clocks, and Braun calculators are long-term companions. In an age of prosperity and saturation, the benefit of fewer, better products has become self-evident.
As Braun sets out to create desirable, innovative products, their gaze looks forward into the future, whilst the design principles they use to achieve consistency, simplicity and clarity are firmly rooted in the brand’s unique design legacy.
Through the productions processes in the Prestige collection, where the BN0095 has been crafted from a single block of stainless steel, to the use of materials for the Full Ceramic Watch, innovation remains a central focus on the Braun brand.
There are few better examples of these enduring design principles than Braun timepieces. These watches, clocks, and calculators have been created as collections of engaging simplicity, where less becomes so much more.
Visit the Website: www.braun-clocks.com