MAKING PROCESS ATELIER JENAtelier Jen focuses on creating bespoke statement pieces that are colourful, decorative and highly detailed. Made from layers of durable paper, securely glued together, then decorated with gold and silver leaf overlayed with an array of pattern and colour. When finished they are coated in waterproof varnish.
The fundamental step is choosing the background papers, hand painted textures with gold, silver or copper leaf designs are prepared meticulously. The paper and template are then merged by cutting and gluing together layers of paper to achieve the required thickness.
ESPIEGLEA variety of strange shapes and colourful, innovative materials can be seen throughout Xin Wen’s series of works. She incorporates different cuttings and colours that have a diverse chemical effect to enhance the wearer’s character.
She is inspired by fairytales, nature and life and uses a range of different techniques such as silkscreen printing, laser cutting and embroidery to create her designs.Each piece of work is handmade, allowing them to be completely unique.
IA LONDON Image is in the core of IA LONDON’s design. When Ira develops a collection, image is the first thing that she creates. Designing either layers filled with colour or almost black and white reflects her imaginary dialogue with masters of art, like Dürer and Botticelli. The she moves on to transforming the image into a wearable luxury scarf, top or couture garment.
JEN MM DSGN Jennifer Moica designs are experimental, alternative and original. They come together to present a strong, contemporary look. Moica loves to be creative, everything is handmade, developed and manufactured by her. Each creation is all about uniqueness, from the designs, to the patterns, to the final production.
Moica’s inspiration comes from everything that surrounds her, from beauty, fashion, culture, art and music. Even the strangest and most preposterous thing can be an inspirational trigger for her.
PIAGETTIPIAGETTI shoes are produced in the South of Brazil. Piagetti produces shoes with extreme detail and sophistication, using gloves during the manufacturing process. In the factory’s portfolios there are a range of luxury brands being produced, such as Sophia Webster.
Inspired by nature and beauty, the colours have been chosen to be feminine yet detailed. The shoes are all made with calf leather and are soft and comfortable.
SABRINA HSIEHSabrina explores the vitality of different cultures through following collections. Above all, the experimental attitude is at the core of all she does, which is not only manifested in the patterns and silhouette, but also in the attempt to challenge the gender stereotypes. The opulent patterns can still be masculine, and femininity and strength coexist.
With the aim to reproduce the conflicting, a little mysterious feel of the process while diverse cultures confront and integrate, Sabrina deconstructed and reassembled art paintings to create daring and unique patterns, and accentuated the contrast with Jewish traditional clothing-inspired clean-cut silhouette.
STUDIO KARRO'Nocturnal Dreamscape' relates to the complicity of Karro’s new collection. A lot of design twists such as asymmetry and disproportion enhance each piece. The black and white collapse represents overthinking and over emotionality. The collection is very abstract if you look at the full range.
Every season Karro’s work evolves. For this collection she used Nuno Felting techniques to handcraft wool for our premium winter overgarments, jackets and coats. Karro collected a palette of grey shades of raw merino wool as well as raw silks and placed them to create a pattern resembling marbles.
YI ZHOU Body Memory is formed from the hypothesis that the body itself is capable of storing memories, as opposed to only the brain. The recollections that our body stores are not always ones that we are consciously aware of, such as sounds, smells, touches and so on.
These unconscious memories are imprinted all over our bodies on a cellular level. Therefore it is the cells that store information of our experiences, habits, and sensations. Things like skin, muscles and nerves all accumulate these details as they actively engage in our daily lives.
YOSTERHila participated in a student exchange program at Trier University of Applied Sciences with their gemstone and jewellery department, for Fine art degree in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Her time there was a big influence when it came to using art to create her jewellery pieces. She would seek materials and forms that maintain a dialogue between culture and material.
Living next to a desert landscape influenced and inspired her when it came to creating her identity as an artist. The roughness, textures and colours drive her when she designs.
ZAPOTA HAIRWith a focus on quality materials and vibrant hair colours, the inspiration behind Zapota Hair’s hair accessories range is clear – inventive forms, modern designs and minimalist architecture. Selecting the right colour is the first step in the making process. Zapota Hair have created a set of more than 500 colours inspired by the latest hair trends.
To make hair accessories Zapota Hair only use the best blonde hair from their trusted suppliers. They monitor their supply chain to ensure that the hair is obtained from ethical and non exploitative sources.