Walter Van Beirendonck Collection A/W 2012

  Walter Van Beirendonck (Brecht, 4 February 1957) is a Belgian fashion designer. He graduated in 1980 from the Royal Arts Academy in Antwerp. Together with Dirk Van Saene, Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee (graduated in 1981) and Dirk Bikkembergs (graduated in 1982) they became known as the Antwerp Six. Since 1983, he issues his own collections. They are inspired by the visual arts, … Continue reading

Phenomenon A/W 2012

Japanese brand Phenomenon presented their autumn/winter 2012 line on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. Phenomenon was founded in 2004 by Takeshi Osumi and is getting more acknowledged by every collection. • Tokyo Mercedes-Benz moenädalal esitles oma sügis/talvist kollektsiooni Jaapani rõivabränd Phenomenon. Takeshi Osumi asutas Phenomenoni 2004. aastal ja pälvib üha enam tähelepanu iga kollektsiooniga. Need kootud karupüksi outfitid meenutavad … Continue reading

Yohji Yamamoto on fashion industry today

Interviewed by Diane Pernet   I also added this thought-provoking retrospective video from V&A Museum:  

Comme des Garçons a/w 2012

For Rei Kawakubo this year it was all about the flat. When everybody is talking about three-dimensionality, then Comme des Garçons did the contrariwise. As for the prints and fabrics all sorts of fashion clichés were used as inspiration. During most of the show there was no background music making the whole thing even flatter. • Kui … Continue reading

Yayoi Kusama

  A fascinating Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Currently an exhibition in Tate Modern (until 5 June 2012).  

Jil Sander a/w 2012

Jil Sander‘s a/w 2012 show presented the farewell collection by Raf Simons, who is leaving after 7 years of work because allegedly the house’s namesake founder is  returning. • Jil Sanderi sügis/talv 2012 etendusel esitles moemajas 7 aastat peadisainerina töötanud Raf Simons oma viimast kollektsiooni. Kuuldavasti on brändi asutaja ja nimekandja naasemas oma ametipostile.       … Continue reading

Gaia A/W 2012

Gaia on Copenhagen Fashion Week _                

London College of Fashion MA’12

Emily Seul Ki Uhm MA Fashion Design Technology, Womenswear _ Visual Illusion through Textile _       Yuanzhou Guo MA Fashion Design Technology, Menswear _ Re-pieced Soliloquy _   Melanie Anayiotos MA Fashion Design Technology, Womenswear _      Charlotte Simpson MA Fashion Design Technology, Womenswear _     Hana Cha MA Fashion Design Technology, Womenswear … Continue reading

Teatum Jones

   Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones are the designers behind the label Teatum Jones. They met whilst working together on menswear and became enamoured with one another’s sense of escapism. Having made the decision to launch their own label, Teatum and Jones spent several years researching and developing their ideas for what they envisioned as a contemporarily … Continue reading

Mikio Sakabe

This is Japanese fashion designer Mikio Sakabe. Mikio Sakabe attended the ESMOD School in Paris until 2002 and then went to the Hogeschool Antwerpen’s Fashion School in Belgium, graduated in 2006. He immediately began designing his own clothing line, showing at the A.F. Vandervost show in Europe. He has since then presented in the Paris Collection and Tokyo Collection and … Continue reading