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Fashion Designer: Claudia Danna – “Visions between the end and the beginning”.

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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”.

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Photographer Maddalena Scutigliani
All clothing and styling Claudia Danna
Model Margarita

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Fashion Video: ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn/Winter 2013 Campaign

The movie of ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn/Winter 2013 Campaign directed by Paris-based filmmaker Lisa Paclet is a newfangled interpretation of the collection’s theme. The video encapsulates the concept of  the colors of the earth as seen from the sky as a leading subject implementing the art of dance. The emphasizing  focus on the move reflects on the positive energy and vigorous attitude of fashion outlining the wide palette of colors, shapes and pleats.  The collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 presents the idea of the kaleidoscopic patterns that form the landscape view seen from the sky. Along with the fields of pleats,  saturated shades of meadows and golden wheat we can experience the fashion in motion.  Enjoy the video!


Directed by Lisa Paclet
Music by Open Reel Ensemble

Video Courtesy of ISSEY MIYAKE Press Office London




The transformative wonder of BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE  collection for Autumn/ Winter 2012 reveals newfangled use of pixels, imaginative shapes captivated in the concept of the kaleidoscope and graphic sharpness, ultra-edgy studs as well as lucent and metallic textures.  Following the motto of the line, BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE bag is definitely an innovative accessory that you can feel with all your senses starting from the vivid injection of colors through smart detailing of studs, rock – shaped illusions, metallic shine and classic accents of check patterns introduced in a fresh way. The modern sophistication of the collection stimulates to the artistic transformations on a daily basis. Take a look on the third opening of BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn/ Winter collection 2012 on

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Fashion Designer: Angelos Frentzos unveils neon in ELECTRIC YOUTH SS13 Men Collection.


The electrifying collection with the equally captivating title  “Electric Youth”  under the cutting-edge  signature of a fashion designer Angelos Frentzos unveils the concept of neon light.  Within its significance in our lifestyle and perception, the fluid light covers many possible areas ranging from everyday routine to the works of art.  Since the first appearance of neon light  in London, in Piccadilly Circus celebrates the centenary, we may clearly notice that neon became a part of our lives by encountering the vivid palette of colors on the streets, advertising , common light systems as well as visual productivity and creative fields of fashion, art and photography.

The collection through the title and concept expresses admiration in neon impact and its rejoicing of lights. The mood focuses on the hi-profile of sportswear – edgy and cultural with the hint of playfulness.  There is also a continuation of gothic alternative that is a common denominator of Angelos Frentzos’ collections as well as architectural feel of clothing with not so oversize kind of shape.  Take a look!

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Fashion Inspiration: Giles Deacon’s Resort 2013 inspired by marbles at Castle Howard and cartoons

The 2013 Resort collection by Giles Deacon despite the fact that is maintained in distinctive simplicity of forms, depicts artistic inclinations of the designer. The captivating graphics represent the amalgam of beautiful classic marbles from Castle Howard and cartoon compositions of Giles. The contemporary minimalism is intensified thanks to the clash of the pop cultural injection with the classic elements of statuary.

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Fashion Focus: Art-Inspired Fashion For Spring/Summer 2012

Art and fashion fusion is regarded by many as the epitome of a perfect symbiosis between these two similar in many ways yet very distinctive in nature fields of creation.  Fashion loves to be inspired by art resulting in astounding designs and captivating ideas that probably wouldn’t be achieved without the artistic inclinations.  Following the example of numerous fashion designers, the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion is saturated with the art-inspired theory merged with the fashion aesthetics in order to convey wearable art idea.

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Prabal Gurung ‘s Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk was inundated with the bold floral graphics maintained in the color combination of purple, black and green shades. The blossom motifs were typified on the “Sensual Flowers “series of Nobuyoshi Araki, created together with the London-based printmaker.

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Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 Runway
Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 Runway

The sensational effect of flowers conveys both the feminine eroticism and intrinsic power of women depicted on the ladylike vixen’s silhouettes accompanied with a great variety of fabrics from lightweight sylphs to lacquering latex, black leather accents and harness.

Jil Sander’s catwalk for Spring/Summer 2012 season was implemented with the art inspirations based on Pablo Picasso’ legacy. To be more specific, the Jil Sander’s line was accentuated with the graphics from Picasso’s ceramics. Thanks to the courtesy of Pablo Picasso’s family the designer was able to interpret some of the artworks of this icon of modernism in the fashion language.

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Apart from a strong aquatic message on the Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk there is also an equally strong merit of Gaudi’s architecture masterpieces in the intricate garment constructions under the helm of Sarah Burton. Corresponding to the soaring architecture of Gaudi, Sara Burton explains: “I focused on the contrast between elaborate ornamentation and clean lines and curves.”(

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Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Runway
Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Runway
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Mary Katrantzou’s distinctive graphic prints’ signature unites with art concept of crashed-car sculptures by John Chamberlain. The swirling graphics intertwine with the metal shine of crushed cars and floral motifs defining the Katrantzou’s recognition on the fashion stage.

Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012 Runway
John Chamberlain’s Crashed Car Sculpture
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Mary Katrantzou Spring 2012 Runway



Donna Karan took inspirations from her trips to post- earthquake Haiti depicting the works of Haitian artist Philippe Dodar in the collection for Spring/Summer 2012 season. Tribal twist joins with the bold brush strokes on the body-conscious silhouettes. The images come along with the tough femininity notion of Donna Karan.

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Donna Karan Spring 2012 Runway

Art-oriented background of Helmut Lang catwalk for Spring/Summer 2012 was rooted in the notion of prints merged with the artistic innovation of Richard Sierra. The creative duo of Nicole and Michael Colovos mixed their sense of biker chic with sporty elegance and extensive graphics in duo tone mode.

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Helmut Lang Spring 2012 Runway
Helmut Lang Spring 2012 Runway


Narciso Rodriguez went into refined minimalism with asymmetrical cuts and hints of subtlety in the graphic prints for Spring/Summer 2012 season. The designer fascinated with the artistic background of Korean artist Kim Joon, expressed the poetry of tattoo body art on the clothing. Highlighting the idea of the body map, the collection is fulfilled with the squirmed drafts and brushstrokes.

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Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2012 Runway
Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2012 Runway

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132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE – Design of the Year 2012 Fashion Award

Mathematical precision of origami art with the fashion conscious wit were the most inspiring factors among others that enabled 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE to win an  “Oscar”  in the fashion category of Design of the Year 2012. The event was held on 23rd of April, 2012 in Design Museum in London.  With the high-grade fellows including Sara Burton from Alexander McQueen, Phebe Philo from Celine or young designer Mary Katrantzou, Issey Miyake conquered the hearts beating renowned wedding gown of the Duchess Kate along with the sensational exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” with his eco-friendly approach of fashion-forward concept merging traditional Japanese art and sartorial aesthetics at the high-fashion rate.

The awarded design of 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE was created by Issey Miyake and Reality Lab team – revolutionary collaboration aiming at innovative approach into the face of fashion with the core of experimental wearability. Following the dimensional inclinations of Issey Miyake‘s brand, the model is enhanced by the mathematical algorithms creating a great diversity of three-dimensional shapes. The groundbreaking idea transforms flat geometry pieces into the artful apparel. What is more, the 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE line has a very strong base for environmental protection thanks to the use of extraordinary yet generally acknowledged material – recycled PET products. As a new challenge, the line will definitely stand for creative innovations with the motto of “Regeneration and Re-creation” and the infinite aspiration to design “clothes that bring joy and happiness to wearers” <source>.

As one of the admirers of Issey Miyake’s signature I would like to congratulate this well-deserved award :). 


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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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Iris van Herpen X United Nude SS11

The second collaboration between prolific designer Iris van Herpen and architecturally experimental shoe brand United Nude gives a fruitful result of artistry and imagination.  The collection is released in two versions of ankle booties – a complex wave of leather detailing and elegantly drapped with thin chains.
For sure both will be effecively stunning. Take a look on my article appeared in TRENDLAND MAGAZINE if you like to know more about this interesting collab.

The creative director of United Nude explains the collaboration with Iris: “Working with Iris and being an admirer of her work has been a real pleasure. The result of our collaboration this season is truly about facilitating her captivating work in fashion. Yet in the process the shoe that we together create is a product that stands on its own and gets attention for all the right reasons.”

For those fashionistas who want to purchase some of 100 limited edition pairs may find them at Browns in London, l’Eclaireur in Paris and IT in Hong Kong, United Nude’s own flagship stores
in New York, Amsterdam, Shanghai and the soon to be opened store in London (also available at:

 Worth mentioning is the fact the shoes are precisely hancrafted from the luxurious leather fabrics available in three colours: Black, Off White and Tan.

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