TOTEM FASHION has the pleasure to represent Christina Economou in Paris and London for the international medias. Her collections reflect her own effortless and eclectic style, resulting in a line that is as cool and progressive as it is timeless and respectful.
The yearning for security and the allure of reclaimed luxury does not stand in contradiction to an individual yet elegant style. Aristo Bohemian expresses vivacious gracefulness, capturing the current fascination with strong female personalities. The new Autumn/Winter collection is inspired by the contemporary female spirit, while at the same time drawing more strongly than ever on haute couture. In terms of craftsmanship, I have taken traditional techniques and brought them into the present day. It was important to me to incorporate the clear signature of Allude with opulent plaits and braids, making full use of the structure and possibilities of cashmere. Each piece I have created is truly unique, yet they all follow a clear line and belong together. The collection features raw cashmere, intriguingly irregular surfaces created by hand-stitched details, fringes and hand-knitted elements. The muted colour palette comprises various shades of grey, black, white and brown, which beautifully emphasises the ornate structures. Each piece is a statement.
‘JOURNEY TO THE
CENTER OF THE EARTH’
FRAGILITY / ENDURANCE
TRENDS STUDY OF PANELS PLEATS IN TWO COLORS DUAL PLEATS SHINE PANELS STRATA ROUND SHOULDERS CAPED SHOULDERS SYMMETRICAL PLEATS SEQUENCES OF PANELS CREW NECKS TURTLE NECKS
MATERIALS WOOL WAFFLE LUREX YARN COATED LEATHER WOOL MIRROR LEATHER GOLD LEATHER IRIDESCENT FABRICS PONY-HAIR
COLORS BLACK PYRITE SOLAR GOLD GOLD OXIDES VOLCANIC RED OMBRE EFFECT
For Autumn Winter 2014 Manish Arora presents a candy tribe of sweet-toothed nomads and gummy bear gypsies. Oversize ice-cream prints and sugary landscapes adorn Peruvian circle skirts and drop-waisted ancient Chinese workers’ trousers, worn over lurex thermals and long-johns. Knife pleats come in floor length gypsy skirts and layered print dresses. A sporty youthfulness runs throughout the collection – specially created signature sneakers flash with each step thanks to built in LED lights, hooded puffa capes are printed in waterproof techno fabric, and sporty nylon backpacks double as babies slung on the back or swaddled in front. Miniature hot water bottles and hip flasks keep our nomadic wanderers warm on their travels. A colourful cast of characters makes up Arora’s roaming clan of saccharine heroines – futuristic galaxy girls, infatuated flower girls and candy-striped baby-mothers, boyish utility girls and space travelling tomboys, velvet-clad widows and optimistic brides. Arora’s characteristic embroidery manifests itself as cupcakes and donuts, ice-creams and lollipops, on striped knitted sweaters and tanks, sequin tops and capes, velvet skirts and dresses, and Laplandic pom-pom hats topped with multi-coloured fur cherries, hearts, moons, and gummy bears. Ethnic inspired gold jewellery crowns the head and decorates the hands in multi-chain pieces that are updated with the same colourful sweetie elements.
This collection explores the conditions and forms of the ethereal. Starting from the simple question of what it would feel like to wear a cloud, Maiko Takeda has created a series of sculptural head/body pieces that blur the boundaries of surrounding space for the wearer and seek to transcend the traditional expectations of headwear. (...)
This collection is about a story, mine. The story of my family, among many others in this part of Eastern Europe, who was forcefully driven by war. The same story of all those who had to leave to go from East to West in the toughest conditions.
In creating this collection, the image of a dirt road came to me. The cold earth battered by the rain which turned into mud and absorbed this mass exodus as a monstrous gigantic sea. Everybody was affected : aristocrats, military, but also intellectuals, bourgeois, peasants and workers.
Is it not the History of Contemporary Europe?
GROUND-ZERO, known for their bold and unique graphic prints that intersect with clean, irregular-cut silhouettes presents their new collection with artwork prints based on a revival and distortion by social media of their childhood cartoons and the digital age.
Distorted check patterns are translated onto matte neoprene for a contemporary take on fabrication, as well as their graphic prints are transformed as it surfaced on wool texture, resulting metaphorically as the colour fades, the memory is restored with something new. Reflective and light fabrics such as satin and silk are enhanced as panels for the bold and heavier materials; wool, neoprene and leather. Contrasting colours are sweet in ivory, citrus and cucumber, in playful silhouettes where side seams and hems are shaped forward.
Footwear collaboration with Youngwon Kim, shoe designer created four unique pairs, heels and boots that portrays the edge and sculpture of beauty.
For FW14 collection, GROUND-ZERO reveals the fragmentation of their memories, playfully combined to create a new collage of imagery which are collected from the past, applied with modern techniques that captures the moment, and followed by the finished ensembles which represents the future.
The materials used for this season are silks, and metallic knits, while adding a touch of luxury by incorporating fabrics like satin, tulle, lame, Swarovski crystals, and stingray fabrics.
The silhouette consists of coats with oversized lapels, and laser cut panels; A-Line dresses with the signature circle skirt are completed by chain embellishments and accompanied by window paned bustiers and seamless body-conscious dresses. The brand will also be presenting capes and oversized sweaters. The colour palette explores tones of fiery blues, jet blacks and champagne, platinum gold and nightingale navy.
Various techniques were used to bring this textured EXO collection to life, through laser cutting, pleating, knits, and embellishments are used in both structure and detailing, found on his signature trimmings of cuffs, hems and necklines. Accessorized with leather gloves by Aristide, and boots ranging from ankle to thigh-highs by Walter Steiger, it becomes easy to discern the highly modern, unapologetic and sophisticated mood of this 2014-2015 F/W collection.
A psychedelic slumber party that's too kawaii to live!
Snuggle up in dusty pink Hibiscus polar fleece!
Get texting in matching Lycra lounge sets!
Collect and trade all 25 new Gerlémon emoji characters starring in the blinkiest GERLAN JEANS print ever!
Then turn on the GERLAN JEANS black light and journey into another dimension of cuteness! Graphics melt, colors electrify, and dorm room poster fantasies morph into wearable men's and women's separates!
Day-Glo neon trims saturated black. Winter white goes high-gloss in vinyl. And the classic puffa coat is revolutionized!
Tiered skirts, body-con dresses, drawstring backpacks, sweatpants and scarves are all puffa-ed to perfection for wear everywhere!
We're tripping out like it's 2014!
Free your mind, let the cuteness guide you, and your GERLAN JEANS jeans will follow!
In our world of constant digital and electronic evolution creative director Erik Frenken found parallels to a period, which was formed by the industrialisation, the twenties. The constant evolution, information and experience overload fuelled a new design style originating in Europe called art deco. While researching this period Erik discovered a new boyish coolness signature to the women of the twenties.
Art deco architectural depths and contrasts where translated into different textures by the use of key fabrics such as textured jacquard and boiled wools. The contrasting more rounded inspiration is also seen in the prints in the collection from literally round prints on t-shirts to intricate leather paillette on shirts.
The colours of the collection where inspired by the work of Sonja Delaunay, a female artist who was one of the first artist to also create textile designs. Her understanding and use of colour fuelled combinations such soft pearl pink and jade green. Classic dark blue tones of ink and black are contrasted with transparence and give the collection the a sense of femininity in shape and color in an sophisticated way.