ANGELOS FRENTZOS: ETERNAL FLAME SS17 Woman Collection
Photographer: PANOS DAVIOS
Stylist: DAPHNE ILIAKI
ANGELOS FRENTZOS initialized a new era for his innvative, cutting-edge brand, getting inspiration from art, music and his very own design history. The main influence for the womenswear collection for Spring/Summer 2017 comes from a diverse mix of Gothic Romanticism that includes photographic moments of various flames , the sounds of heavy metal of late 70’s and 80’s and the power of roses as a symbol of beauty. Continue reading “FASHION: ANGELOS FRENTZOS: ETERNAL FLAME SS17 Woman Collection.”
Multifaceted concept of light in nature empowered by the latest textile technology and crisp aesthetic of fashion evolved in awe-inspiring collection by ISSEY MIYAKE’s for Spring Summer 2014 . The significance of the brand encapsulated sporty nonchalance with the definite graphic cut. The refined craftsmanship melted in the constructions composed of hybrid textiles and inventive technologies. Ever-illuminating light is the overwhelmed factor of the collection – from the resemblance of the starts on the pitch-black sky, the chalky luminescence of the Moon through the bright-day rainbow created by sun rays. The presentation of light by ISSEY MIYAKE Spring/Summer 2014 was unveiled in three openings.
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Live music by Ei Wada – Braun Tube Jazz Band
The first opening of the light illustrates the metallic shine of the stars accompanied by the dark sky at night. Through the set, the metallic clothing is made of manufactured leather covered with the film to enhance the metal shine effect. The common denominator of the starlight series is a new punching technique that exhibit stars on the tiny holes. Thanks to the “Steam Stretch” technique the shape of pants, jackets and coats evinced the three-dimensional aspect.
The luminous white of the moonlight is condensed in the grid knit presentation accompanied by mesh tops and cotton grid structures. The grid-shaped texture is formed from stretch yarn technique that focuses on the weft and warp simultaneously. The hybrid nature of the clothing created fusion of matte and shiny translucent fabrics remaining lightweight and ethereal as well. Another worth-mentioning technique that unveiled the moonlight concept is spiral cutting used in open wave jacket and coats. The outline of the distinguishing silhouette with the soft posture is the effect of hybrid approach that merges inventive yarns created on old-style knitting machines. The impressive transfer printing also skillfully bright up with the vivid palette.
With the beginning to the third phase, the sunlight is exposed with the three-dimensional coats covered with mesh in blue and red gradations. The choice of colors is not aleatory. The azure sky infuses with the deep redness of the sunset that spread around the horizon. Along with the substantial mesh, the garment compose 3D movement feel of light and shade. The sunlight is also expressed by double layered cotton skirts and tops enriched with lightweight mode and color. The glow of sun that punctures from the whirling clouds is presented by double power of wave and cotton on the tops and bottoms. The lightweight cover reveals the hint of color while moving.
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Well-known collaborations of experimental footwear United Nude with inventive designers are not only the specialty of the brand that mixes brilliant ideas and talents. The creative teamwork usually enables to compose from head-to-toe artistic expression on the runway that will highlight the uniqueness of the fashion designer and exceptionally of the shoes.
United Nude joined the forces with Dutch fashion designer – Mattijs van Bergen, named as “one of the most promising designers “ according to British Vogue and “Crown prince of Dutch Fashion” as written by Dutch Elle. Mattijs after receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, he continued with a Masters Degree at the Central Saint Martins College in London. In 2008 he launched MATTIJS label that reflects at the noteworthy curvaceous signature of the designer fusing with a fresh feminine structure. Playing with sculptural pleating and well-formed tailoring Mattijs builds up his own definition of style with neoclassical designs. The costumes Autumn/ Winter 2012- 2013 are the essence of edgy elegance with distinctive color function, fine craftsmanship and selection of fabrics at its highest quality. The collection is accompanied with United Nude’s exclusive limited edition of outstanding high heels maintained in the sculptural convention of the designers’ concept.
Rem D Koolhaas, Creative Director United Nude, said: “Mattijs and United Nude have been talking about collaborating for a while and now was the right time. Even though this is already our third collaboration with a Dutch designer this year, we went for it. Joining forces in the creative field is part of the United Nude spirit and we are proud to be perhaps one of the most collaborative brands in the industry.”
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Korlekie is an emerging fashion brand that signifies the style of elaborate craftsmanship in a very sophisticated convention of luxury womenswear. Founded by Beatrice Korlekie Newman – a graduate with a distinction of a prestigious London College of Fashion, the designer with passions for creating refined avant-garde glamour. Merging old and forgotten craft and modern influences of the alternative modernity, Korlekie is regarded as one of the most promising designers in the latest years. Her show under interestingly encrypted name “The Labyrinthic Web” was showcased on London Fashion Week gathering flattering reviews and high opinions about significant signature of Korlekie. The inspiration was taken from the process of UV Mapping – complex 3D modelling process of making 2D image representation resulted in mesh resemblance formations. The stunning effect is based on the advanced scanning technology in 3D with the assisst of software programs to transform face scans into the mesh like structures. As a result, the patterns were used with the digital knit technology that could make the most accurate interpreration of the concept.
Brought up in African culture the designer is highly influenced by the diversity of materials and palette of colors. Focusing on the heritage of African culture, Beatrice expands the craftsmanship subject into her fascination about regal legacy of Tsars and artistic illustration work of Edmund Dulac in “1001 Arabian Nights”, Harry Clarke, Arthur Rackham and many more. With such references Korlekie introduces us into the intricate world of breathtaking labyrinths of embroidery, embellished thread variations and imaginative beading.
Thanks to the glamour presence, the Korlekie has also great celebrity supporters wearing her costumes on the red carpet, public events and video clips including Sabrina Washington for her debut single and video OMG, Shinghai Shoniwa, lead singer of British band The Noisettes, Alesha Dixon and Noelle Reno.The collections of Korlekie featured in numerous editorials and digital publications including Vogue.com, Elle, Fault, Dazed Digital, Dolce Vita, Kaleidoscope and many more.
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Life Savers, captivating fashion story released under the signature of Angelos Frentzos for Fall/ Winter 2012/13 season focuses on American road tripping vibe interlaced with grunge rock music impact from the end of 1980s. The group of guys are travelling across the American landscapes, from freezing cold Alaska to sun drenched Los Angeles with the radio background sounds of Nirvana or Joy Division. They are life savers with mission to be accomplished. Because of the long journey rules their dress code should be functional and comfortable in one. The guys are wearing layers of clothes so that they can adjust to the changeable weather conditions and make a distinctive fashion statement simultaneously. Double jersey pants are worn together with mohair shorts. Their outwear has a great diversity of woolen fleece capes, parachute bombers and handcrafted knit cardigans. Intensity of colors and folk prints fuse with the feel of relaxed elegance. Heading to the scorching sun of California their style is transformed into the glam approach with gold, silver and iron detailing intermingle with snowflakes designs and embroidery knits.
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