Saturday, 24 January 2015
(front) leather jacket,leather top and leather skirt from AKHESA, Heels from stylist
(back) leather top from AKHESA, dress from fifty by WINDAUSWISTER, sandals from stylist
Amanda Z. and YinPeng beautifully captured by fashion photographer Edmond Ho and exclusively for Paperonfire. In charge of the styling were Kurt Lam & Bethany Mak. For the hair styling was courtesy of Shue Lai and make-up by Hana S Ho.
For the shoot were selected pieces from AKHESA, Marco M Chan, BEM, fifty by WINDAUSWISTER, Lapeewee and YANNES WONG.
(front) leather top from AKHESA, dress from fifty by WINDAUSWISTER, sandals from stylist
(back) leather jacket,leather top and leather skirt from AKHESA, Heels from stylist
Fur wear from AKHESA, leather dress from AKHESA, Bag from BEM, Heels from Giuseppe Zanotti
leather dress from AKHESA, Bag from BEM, Heels from Christian Louboutin
(left) Fur wear from AKHESA, dress from fifty by WINDAUSWISTER, Heels from Christian Louboutin
(Right) Fur wear from AKHESA, dress from stylist, Heels from Giuseppe Zanotti
(left) dress from Marco M Chan, Bag from BEM, necklace from BEM
(Right) leather jacket from AKHESA, dress from YANNES WONG
dress from Marco M Chan, Bag from BEM
(left) Fur wear from AKHESA, skirt from Lapeewee, Bag from BEM, sandals from stylist
(Right) dress from fifty by WINDAUSWISTER, Bag from BEM, heels from Giuseppe Zanotti
Photographer : Edmond Ho
Model: Amanda Z. and YinPeng
Make up artist : Hana S Ho
Hair stylist : Shue Lai
Stylists : Kurt Lam & Bethany Mak
Clothing: AKHESA, Marco M Chan, BEM, fifty by WINDAUSWISTER, Lapeewee and YANNES WONG
Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Reducing, Cleaning, Simplify, right after a limitless exploration phase. Not only in physical, geographical terms, but mostly as an internal and sensorial journey.
This is how first Nicola Indelicato A/I 2015-16 Collection get born : “At first I thought I would launch a Womenswear collection, because I felt it as an immediate urge, as if it was natural but then I realized that my deep attraction was caught by Menswear dress code. Dealing with a series of opposites that I didn’t want to lose, I’ve just creatively decided to melt ‘em all”.
Fusion of diversities, and coexistence of different ‘humanscapes’ are, indeed, the key sentences to acknowledge the collection itself as unexpected contamination between Nicola sensitivity for textiles research and Turkish traditional male garments: “In Istanbul I met once a traditional men’s tailor, who stroke me with his incredible technique language, showing a world of ‘symbols’ and gestures that needed no translation, despite my basic Turkish. Over a whole month I would go and talk to him, every saturday, trying to dig for his distinctive garment understanding, that strongly became structure and oxygen for the collection. The Turkish trousers called ‘Salvar’ got turned into a pair of shorts, while the thick pleating technique, moved out toward plissés studies, creating a new standard in terms of accessories: an apron/belt, pleated in the front and functionally holding in the back, reminding to my great-aunts homemade aprons”.
‘Paradoks’, as the Turkish word for paradox, it’s not just the collection title, it’s a cultural and significant consequence, a ’trait d’union’ all the way through the capsule creative
signposts. The conceptual value of paradox has to be found also within the imaginary of ‘Buffalo 66’, a late 90’s independent movie, directed and acted by Vincent Gallo in a stunning duo with Christina Ricci. Emotionally unable to communicate, male and female are drifting in a series of non-senses, while they are, same time, hopelessly dependent on each other. “This movie really had signed my consciousness - asserts Nicola - especially when Billy (Gallo) tells Layla (Ricci) : We're the couple that
doesn't touch one another.We like each other a lot, and we span time together. We just don't touch each other, all right ?”
It’s the unlikely relationship between the two of them to bring oxymora all over the collection DNA: a unisex definition that is wearing a traditional turkish long shirt, carried out in
bonded and thermo welded leather or in bonded woolen cloth/ leather, tightly closed - almost packed - thanks to high-tech thermo welded zips, designing a geometric taste of brutalism. By increasing quality and strong functionality to his outerwear pieces, Nicola feels that “ Most of technical aspects of fabrics and textile associations, got their inspiration and aesthetic by deepening into basket sportswear essentials, from the classic maxi combo, vest+shorts, up to its iconic volumes and details, entirely applied onto leather or
fabric. Net materials, coming from sporty t-shirts, were treated and thicken to create a unique fur-striped manufacture”.
Gathering together all hints and layers of meaning, appears so important to pinpoint Nicola Indelicato, sophisticated material choices, almost drafting a ‘vademecum’: oxford cottons, satin cottons, woolen cloth, bonded leather, shearling, mink, xiangao fur, laminée python. This, the statement glossary of an incongruously exciting fashion story.
Designer: Nicola indelicato PRE-fw 2015-2016
Photographer: Gokhan Yerebakmaz
Models: Lucas Kittel @option management, Nora @New Models Agency
Hair stylist: Akin Unal
Make up: Nisa Kose
The starting point of the Spring Summer 2015 collection is connected to existing pictures of young First World War soldiers with facial mutilations. Artist Ashkan Honarvar’s search for an identity and the physical and psychological wounds inflicted on soldiers by war. Imperfections play a big role in his work.
Inspired by another Spanish artist, Joan Salo, her paintings are like the spirographs we did as kids, taken to a whole new, grown-up level. Vibrant colors, rendered in an organic, yet orderly composition. Her art looks simple upon first glance, further inspection will reveal many different facets and dimensions.
Spring/Summer 2015 collection is all about classical tailoring tradition with a new level of other elements combination. Having the typical SixLee characteristics - elegantly tailored silhouettes in rich materials, everyone should look underneath a person to find out the beauty of their perfect imperfection.
Photographer: Zeb Daemen
Make Up And Hair: Vera Dierckx
Model: Georges De Saint Mars From Success Paris
Digital Art: Uber And Kosher
KSENIA SCHNAIDER S/S 2015 collection is a mental symphony of digital printing, 8 Bit art and glitch inspired from analyzed about the perception of Ukraine in global minds and leaded to explore the country of the past and present.
The collection have its consistency palette, but the colours in each pieces remapped into a single palette that makes them truly unique. All designs stay truthful to Ksenia Schnaider's concept and design principles. European sartorial traditions, esthetics of smart minimalism, unisex, ideas of pure functionality, and frequent links with Slavic culture — all this can be found here, in Ksenia Schnaider S/S 2015.
Discover more: www.kseniaschnaider.com