‘The Next Black’ is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.
Mohawk hairstyle that considered to be a warrior significance in Native American tradition is clearly visible in Fashion industry nowadays. The savage appearance of the Mohican hairdo is clashed with the sophisticated gowns, mixed with the neo-punk attitude and merged with the sporty classic. Presented in numerous openings from the colorful selection with the rainbow like effects, accentuated with feathers, braided like in the rustic fairy-tale, Mohican just proves that cannot be reserved to the 80’s punk subculture anymore.
Mohawk hairdo supposed to be a manifest signature for anarchy and opposition to consumptionism while with the progress of style became one of the trends that is frequently borrowed or even adopted in various versions on the catwalk, official and public events, photography and high street on every day basis.
Good or not, judge yourself . There is my favourite t-shirt from Panapoo “GPunk” that utterly covers the idea of punk attitude and style that I proudly wear on my daily basis.
Along with the Italian meaning of the fashion brand, Vivacita is the essence of vigor – the sporty energy mingles with the sleekness of the city style and comfort. The word “vivacita” originated from Italian language, expresses the concept of vigor or energy. That name will definitely generate a positive connotation of the fashion statement presented by the brand. With the idea of slow fashion and timeless concept, the label focuses on the live dialogue between them and receivers. The athletic twist and sleek designs infuse with the refined taste and ultimate style testimony proving the wearability that will work fine on the city bicycle trip as well as the glamor of fashion week feel.
The designer Chia Jen Chan studied Industrial Design and fashion design at Milan’s prestige Istituto Marangoni of Fashion Design.
Inspirations taken from natural world and animal ancestry enriched with tribal mystery, symbolism and alchemy are the substratum of Claudia Danna‘s vision of fashion. The collection entitled “Visions between the end and the beginning” is the transition between two dark frontiers – the darkness of vanishing and the darkness that preludes the new beginning like the metamorphosis of a chrysalis. From one side we are introduced into the dark concept of death with the dark accents and taxonomic influences. From another side the vivid accents of palette ensure us about the darkness of rebirth like the end of one stage moves to beautiful transformation of a butterfly. The dresses illustrate the armor constructions encapsulating the ethereal silk and lightweight chiffon, rigid rubber and arthropod designs outlining the mystical experience between the closing and initial point.
The collection “Visions between the end and the beginning” for Autumn/ Winter 2013-2014 was presented during the fashion week Altaroma Haute Couture . Thanks to the collection, the designer Claudia Andrea Danna became a winner of the “ Fashion Award Altieri – Best Talented Designer”.
The sleek shine of silver metal mingled with the smooth black leather structure depicts the concept of accessories line by Persephoni. Simple yet refined line of Greek brand is accentuated with the razor-sharp edges composed of geometrical forms, triangle shapes and cubic patterns. The asceticism of steel is juxtaposed with the softness of fur, leather laxity as well as flexibility of snake-skin. The collection presents the renown geometrical 3D necklaces and solid block bracelets published in numerous magazines including such publications as Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, Numero Tokyo, Numero Paris, Harper’s Bazaar among others. Persephoni enriched the accessories line with new elements like leather harnesses, cube, geometrical and rounded pouches, half-sphere backpacks, cone-shaped watch bracelets. The fashion statement with the Persephoni’s accessories is taken for granted.
One of the most remarkable fashion houses – Alexander McQueen without a doubt puts a stamp of fashion significance season by season proving the existence of a wearable yet progressive idea of style. The house unveils not only the synergy of ethereal art and awe-inspiring fashion, but also the infusion of refined, edgy and wearable factor as the most coveted one. The Spring/Summer 2013 presentation was a feast for eyes thanks to the concept of the sophisticated beekeepers armored with the marvelous headpieces all together with the queen of bees’ personification and the honey comb constructions.
Take a look at the Fashion Focus Gallery presenting the sophisticated headpieces of Alexander McQueen:
The awe-inspiring concept of nature’s beauty – vulnerable on the surface, yet savage in roots is encapsulated in artful jewellery line by Harem Royal frequently presented on pages of Edelscope.com here and here. The contemplation of the Harem Royal’s creative mind – Srdjan, designates the transcendental path of nature’s contrary ranging from bewildering beauty, the mystery of transformation to inexorable brutality of natural laws. As he explains the origin of his latest collection came from many factors :” I was fascinated by nature’s astonishing beauty, intricacy, brutality and vulnerability and I transformed my contemplations into a jewelry collection of artifacts.”
The latest collection “The Garden” for Spring/Summer 2013 season hallmarks the astonishing power of nature in marvelous jewellery handcrafted from a mixture of metals, from the finest 24 karat gold plate, silver, to various forms of cupric patina. What is more, Srdjan “also used wide range of exotic materials such as serpent skins, genuine alligator hides, pelage, real butterfly, nocturnal moth wings and pearls in order to provoke exciting visual and tactile experience.”
Images are the courtesy of Srdjan, the creator of Harem Royal