FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON X ISTITUTO MARANGONI 31st January 2017
Istituto Marangoni knows how to ring in the new year. With the month of January dubbed as ‘Career Month’, it was a great way to keep spirits high. Our founder Since Wang was invited to speak with the likes of Alexandra Shulman, Fashion Scout, Versace, Selfridges and WGSN.
After speaking about her past experiences, the growth of the platform, its future plans and imparting words of wisdom, Since invited the students to peruse three of the collections displayed. Wang Li Ling and GoFeFe’s key pieces were displayed alongside a variety of Shur Ruitz’s collection, an Istituto Marangoni alumna.
FASHION CROSSOVER LONDON X CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS 25th January 2017
On Wednesday, our founder Since Wang was invited back to her alma mater to give a presentation. That morning, Central Saint Martin’s campus was just waking up from its late night slumber with fewer than usual students hanging around the Victorian granary. Walking into the intimate sized classroom were students ranging from BA Textile Design, BA Jewellery Design and MA Material Futures previously known as Textiles Futures.
Naturally the Material Futures and Textile Design students gathered around Wang Li Ling’s pieces, inspecting and trying to figure out the secret behind her technical garments.
BLOOD BROTHER AND MICHIKO KOSHINO AT LFWM 2017 9th January 2017
Expecting nothing short from a label with strong ties to London’s subcultures, the Blood Brother presentation was an animated production of bygone days. Amidst the reverberating soundtrack and the well-trained spotlights, the audience snaked around the concrete platform decked with washed up wares – blackened barrels, rusty chains and caged buoys – an allusion to the River Thames inspiration of the collection. The River Thames, London’s central vein, has drawn in visitors and locals alike. The city’s iconic buildings frame the murky waters and its banks have produced many of London’s historic subcultures, most notably mud larkers and ferry men. It is from these under the radar profiles that Penelope Tucker, designer for Blood Brother, drew inspiration.
BERTHOLD AW17 PRESENTATION LFW MEN'S 8th January 2017
On the walls of Raymond Berthold’s studio are photographs of scratches, scars and stitches embedded deep into the skin, 3D printed prosthetics, curved metal body braces and athletic tape coiled around arms and legs.
The collection explores the rhythm of restriction. Proportions push and pull. Dimensions meet and diverge. Wide, desolate hospital corridors and angular shadows inspire a larger languid silhouette for tunics and winter coats. Thick, rough bandages wrapping heads and masking identities translate into volumes delimited yet energetic. Taut body gloves are worn over wide-leg trousers and sportif jackets have elongated, exaggerated sleeves.