The fashion signature of Bianca Popp is formed in theatrical influences and background that highly relates to her career in a theatrical costumography. As the Marangoni Master graduate from Istituto Marangoni Milan she started her own label in 2009. The designer’s passion for costumes pushed her for searching new perspective of style based on complex human behaviour and interactions while staying original and individual according to veracity of oneself. The eponymous label is focused on the adaptation of multiplicity of movement and self-esteem.
The collection for Fall/Winter 2015 season is a structured line that consists of 35 silhouettes that are deisgned in a geometrical twist. The vibe of the collection is kept in ultimate femininity emphasized with the signature knot. The palette of colors is defined by the black base along with the sombre colors consisting of grey, marsala, dark blue and white.
The designer wanted to express the strength and functionality as the main factor of the line with the selected presentation of fabrics such as neoprene, wool, cashmere, jersey tricot and synthetic leather. Playing on the balance of vigor and vulnerability, Bianca Popp craves to depict the group of independent modern women. The garment is pictured as the armor spirit fabric for protection purposes such as inconvenient weather conditions as well as the indication of the poised elegance of female body.
The brand-new jewellery line by „IVAN” is highly inspired by the simplicity of geometry a fashion–focused concept of mathematical forms and shapes. The creative mind behind the IVAN brand is a Swedish artist – Ivan Pettersson who investigated about the the boundries between simplicity and the aspects of beauty in order to create unisex pieces of wearable architecture.
According to the Ancient Greek, the geometry that stands for γεωμετρία can be divided into two parts geo- “earth”, -metron “measurement”. This branch of mathematics is concerned with notions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space and is a perfect base for an innovative concept of IVAN jewellery. Not only because of its aesthetics itself, but also feedback as a fashion statement. By focusing on the pureness of traditional silversmithery, every single item of the collection is treated with special attention and produced as a piece of art. The jewellery pieces are handcrafted using a one-use only wax mould and high quality 925 silver – some items are finished with gold plating.
Worth-mentioning is also a captivating idea of a lookbook campaign of IVAN line as presented on their website http://www.ivan-geometry.com and Instagram http://www.instagram.com/ivangeometry. The half painted model with androgynous type of beauty is painted with pitch black color on hands and torso. The precise division between his skin and black color represents the unisex inclinations of purity in mathematical measures as well emphasize the clean conception of geometry.
Take a look at the impressive gallery of Ivan Geometry-inspired jewellery line unveiled in their first collection “MMXV”:
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.
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Take a look on the Fashion Focus selection by EdelScope that unveils Mohawk hairstyles in Fashion Photography:
The Vogue Netherlands May 2012 Photoshoot Stars a Savage Rianne ten Haken
Saskia de Brauw by Jan Walters for Antidote
Ana Beatriz Barros for Elle UK March 2012
Aline Weber by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris February 2012 Beauty
Coco Rocha for Dressed to Kill
Catherine McNeil Gets Dark for Greg Kadel in Numéro #151
Malgosia Bela by Karim Sadli for Vogue Paris
‘Marching to a Different Beat’ in Vogue Nippon
The Dazed & Confused ‘A Scanner Darkly’
Under Her Spell’ by Nick Knight for Vogue UK
Patricija M by Xi Sinsong for Bambi Issue 10
The Numero ‘Solitaire’ Photoshoot Stars Model Martha Hunt
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”.
Images are the courtesy of fashion designer Claudia Danna
Photographer Maddalena Scutigliani
All clothing and styling Claudia Danna
CHECK ALSO THE GALLERY Claudia Andrea Danna – “Visions between the end and the beginning”:
The relationship between futuristic body conscious garments and tribal influences was the main theme of David Koma’s spring 2012 catwalk presented during London fashion week. The designer, known for his innovative approach to architectural forms, presented a very interesting body con silhouette. The collection constructed with the devotion to top to toe tribal amazement, reveals all body patchwork attributes including body art motifs and tattoo prints.
The sharp silhouettes bear a striking resemblance to Polynesian warriors. The line brings captivating perspex fabrication layers and geometrical statements of body-garment connection, leather detailing, kiltlike pleats, and structured sandals. The collection even if minimal with monochromatic white versus black composition accentuated with pink, bright yellow, turquoise, petrol green, sustains a very significant message behind it.