THE MAN BEHIND BLACK'D
Dejan Despotovic, a Serbian designer who strategically chose to bless New York with his designs is an unmatchable talent. Upon completing his studies in High textile school in Belgrade, he focused on what he believed to be his calling creating his line BLACK’D. Striving for his clothing to “not [being] just a label,” Despotovic reaches far beyond normalcy. He places emphasis on detail and design and is wholeheartedly loyal to the color black. Despotovic’s ultimate goal is to stir the idea of something being BLACK’D, Read more.
Rafael Kouto’s designs float somewhere in the chasm between fashion and art. A recent graduate of the Basel Academy of Art and Design fashion school, the young Swiss designer released his debut collection earlier this year. Drag Me to the After Hour on the Dark Side of the Moon is made up of futuristic silhouettes, wearable art that is designed to be gender neutral. The Swiss designer is taking advantage of the shrinking divide between men’s and women's style by using loose cuts and intense draping to create unusual Read more.
"Everything is connected through a thin line.” Martha Chamoun, an emerging footwear and accessories designer uses her theories of connectedness and purity to create her new collection, CONNECTIONWITH.
After studying design in Polimoda, Florence, Chamoun implemented the skills she acquired in design school and used them to serve as a catalyst to her product. Purity is a continuing theme within CONNECTIONWITH. The line combines pure thoughts and pure materials to create women’s shoes. Read more.
The Integrity Of Stray
Accentuating the characteristics of minimalism and femininity, Oslo based designer Elisabeth Stray Pedersen constructs distinctive pieces with the ability to transition the wearer’s look, day into night. Grasping the demands of modern women. Pedersen understands how to manifest designs, which the consumer can relate too while remaining true to her design aesthetic. Her objective is not only creating beautiful clothes, but to broaden the knowledge around identity and style. During our discussion Pedersen reveals what’s substantial to design Read more.
C u r v e
Each season designer Amélie Riech proceeds to redefine the fundamentals of jewelry design. Constructing timeless wear, Uncommon Matters complex style reflects the contrast of shape and form. Aesthetically captivating the designer’s use of precious metals, porcelain and onyx are molded into geometrical shapes reflecting architectural structures. With the designer’s attention to exquisite craftsmanship and attention to Read more.
Modern living, a theme growing in popularity, includes innovation in furniture, amongst other elements. Made in Ratio specializes in contemporary furniture, pushing the limits on conventional industry standards. Brodie Neill spearheaded the path to abstract fixtures by designing and developing the collection. Since his creation of the bran, it has been highly regarded and has received various industry awards. Read more.
Reconstruction Of The Obvious
A mastermind in the areas of mixed media illustration and collage, Eugenia Alejos creates evocative, groundbreaking imagery, as seen on the pages of various fashion and design magazines. And lately she’s been dabbling in clothing and accessories design.
Holograms, high-resolution prints, 3D technology – these are just some of the innovative techniques Eugenia Alejos has been Read More.
H i d d e n
Space within hidden spaces, the simplicity of Studio Niels design “Total Concept, Hidden”, transitions a home into a clean space with the accessibility of paneled walls merging into several rooms, manifesting a connection between each space. The features of the private home, located in Maastricht, Netherlands resembles an intriguing modernized interpretation of a labyrinth, with Read more.