Alcantara featured by Manish Arora!!!
Alcantara is pleased to invite you to "Life is beautiful"
A one night event where you'll discover the iconic installation by the inspiring designer Manish Arora
2nd october 2014 from 8pm to midnight @ Mondial de l'Automobile Officiel
Press RSVP: email@example.com
The collection is about coming undone in time - falling apart – floating off in space.
It embodies the contrasts between something extremely private and personal but at the same time exposed and revealed. An intimate room within infinity.
The silhouettes are inspired by the idea of the existence of cybernetic organisms that embrace both organic and technologic components. The invention and reinvention of nature.
A cat-lady in a broken time machine…
This feeling is evoked by the use of a reinterpretation of traditional handy craft methods. Devoré techniques, quilting, ruffles and smocking made on a 1950’s domestic machine, all used to create a deteriorating feminine silhouette.
Leather, linen, hand painted silk and mink fur comes undone in complex juxtapositions, combining lightness and strength, heavy ropes and ruffles.
A patchwork of melting mechanical shapes, frayed edges, coats falling apart.
The latest collection by Gosia Baczyńska originates in the designer
s fascination with Henry Millers “11 Commandments”. “Work Schedule” developed by the writer is so universal in its nature that it can be easily internalised by any artist, irrespective of the medium they use for self-expression, or more broadly, by any creative individual.
s text triggered Gosia Baczyńska to rethink the very process of creation, and at the same time, it introduced the context of the artistic bohemia of the 1930s, along with the characteristic fervent mood of intellectual provocation perceptible in individual looks. The collection keeps the roguish mood somehow being at the same time calm and balanced. One can imagine an obedient girl gone bad when seemingly modest dress discloses its rebellious nature.
Gosia Baczyńskas favourite dictums selected from Miller
s text, such as: “Keep human! Go places, see people, drink if you feel like it” or “Don’t be a draught horse. Work with pleasure only” have been transferred onto blouses, skirts, dresses and shoes. They might come either as printed inscriptions or sentences hand-written by the designer, accompanied by school childs scribbles. Sometimes they are more visible, at other times hidden. They become an ornamental detail when printed with the golden foil on a simple black dress or a mysterious code when popping from inside the pleats. The chosen sentences, being an integral part of the garments’ structure, become a statement message.
The collection is composed of experimental pleats, prints inspired by typesetting, laces covered with foil and flock patterns, and jacquard knits. Pleats are sculpted or cut with laser, which results in 3D textures as well as open patterns „dancing” on skirts and dresses while moving, which creates a glance of naked body underneath. Most of the dresses are knee- or midi-long. The dominating colours are black, navy blue, pink, blue, mint-green and white. Taken all together, the above-mentioned elements along with Gosia Baczyńska`s sophisticated designs and her attachment to surprising details, create a unique whole.
The collection has been embellished with matching accessories. Silver signet-like rings use the typesetting motive and contain an encrypted message.
Also, for the first time ever Gosia Baczyńska has designed her own shoes (sandals), where prints hitherto known from clothes, appear on leather and vinyl. Upper vinyl parts are covered with Miller’s sentences. Box-shaped, massive heels are wrapped in printed leather with the typesetting motive. The collection of shoes has been developed in co-operation with Nunc.” The quotes from Henry Miller were used in the collection with the courtesy of "The Henry Miller Estate".
For Spring Summer 2015, the Manish Arora woman has grown into a free-spirited traveller, tripping through pastel landscapes of roses and spaceships.
Prints are layered in sheer textures to create the hazy effect of double vision and dream state, whilst iridescent embroidery recalls the shimmering sun of long summer days. 3-D embroidered roses and graphic vinyl and chiffon eyes hypnotize beneath holographic panels.
An inter-play of inside versus outside sees cut away details on prints revealing hidden embroideries and jewellery glinting behind translucent glass nylon and striped knitwear touched with a gossamer lightness.
Self-reflection is playfully mirrored in pearlescent, reflective embroidery and pleated sequins. Embellishment is infused with an airy lightness throughout. Hallucinatory gods and astronauts float through kaleidoscopic lunar worlds on printed aertex and sporty mesh lined in iridescent lurex.
Long, languid silhouettes inject the collection with the relaxed ease of t-shirt dressing, and sporty separates of cycling shorts and glittering tube tops are paired with matching sun caps.
A euphoric positivity permeates the collection in ambient shades of sunset pinks and peaches and glimmering early morning blues and fresh whites.
Gladiator cyber sandals in holographic pvc have traces of our heroine’s mind expanding travels in pastel splashes, while prismatic necklaces and rings in laser cut plexiglass punctuate the collection.
At the end of her journey, an airy sense of enlightenment is achieved and we are fully immersed in the Manish Arora universe, which can now be experienced first hand with the opening of the designer’s new Paris store on Rue Rouget de Lisle.
A playful mash-up tone embodies the GROUND-ZERO Spring/Summer 2015 collection with a luxuriant yet juxtaposing spin on graffiti print, The collection exudes a modern conversation between casual streets-wear and ready-to-wear, where downtown edge finds its way right into the form of high-end sophistication, Soft fabrics are embraced with a touch of vibrant motifs that dominate the collection, which are carried over from a transformation lingua france of pop culture.
GROUND-ZERO's signature paradox plays a part throughout the collection, Smooth, uncluttered lines are the first impression on the collection, Yet the occasional ingeniously considered pleat, fold, ruffle, or irregularity perfectly implements the minimal silhouettes adding to their distinctive appeal, Usual elements are transformed into well-crafted uniqueness which has transcended its mere form of existence, Printed denim-alike overalls made of sleek silk fabric and compounded mesh patches on the shoulders are perfect interpretations of this sophisticated roll-out-of-bed coolness, The softness and transparency segments are balanced with structural definition of shapes and lines, where sheer organza is decidedly trimmed with 3-demensional iron wire embroideries, Architectural inspired shapes put particular emphasis on drop-shoulder silhouettes and asymmetric detail to showcase a new feature of GROUND-ZERO's signature modernity, which is bold, flirty, versatile, and with a futuristic take on contemporary design.
As a rising designer label blessed with great support every now and then, GROUND-ZERO's S/S15 collection makes no otherwise, This season, GROUND-ZERO is teaming up with the iconic fashion footwear brand, as well as its major sponsor, STACCATO to create an exclusive shoe line, It also collaborates with GALTISCOPIO as fashion watch sponsor and GENTLE MONSTER to add an iridescent edge to the show.
GROUND-ZERO manages to create artistically juxtaposing pieces yet with a unique appeal able to make a strong statement this season, Its transformation take on pop culture and unconventional fabrics definitely reinterprets a concoction of street wear and ready-to-wear, which indicates a new era of modern GROUND-ZERO Gang.
Christina Economou vous invite à découvrir sa nouvelle collection.
Du 26 septembre 2014 au 29 septembre 2014
Caroussel du Louvre
Stand Z 24, 99 rue de Rivoli
Du 30 septembre 2014 au 2 octobre 2014
Passage de Retz - 9 rue Charlot
Paris - 75003
Christina Economou a étudié à Parsons ainsi qu’à l’Istituto Marangoni à Paris, où elle a gagné le prix international de la London Graduate Fashion week en 2011.
Après avoir travaillé pour Giambattista Valli ainsi que pour le Vogue Grèce en tant que correspondante à Paris, elle a décidé de retourner dans à Athènes en 2013 dans le but de lancer sa propre marque.
Les formes classiques inspirent son travail. Elle porte également une attention toute particulière aux imprimés, aux tissus riches ainsi qu’aux coupes non conventionnelles. Son but étant de créer une ligne qui apporte une nouvelle approche, et une touche de sophistication au prêt-à-porter classique, ainsi qu’aux vêtements de nuit en utilisant des soies produites dans la ville historique de Soufli au nord de la Grèce.