For the 6th edition of its celebrated PV Awards, Première Vision is betting even more than ever on new, contemporary creation. Because this is the real purpose of this inspiring appointment, by now eagerly awaited by the industry’s weavers and buyers: to single out and distinguish the most remarkable, inventive and innovative fashion textiles from among Première Vision exhibitors’ creations. In pursuit of this goal, the world’s premier fabrics show will bring together, as it does each year in September, a prestigious jury comprised of influential personalities from the international fashion scene. Première Vision is proud to welcome young designer Yiqing Yin as Jury President.
Born in China, a graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Yiqing Yin has lived and worked in Paris, where she has shown her collections during the Haute Couture fashion week since 2011. She was awarded The ANDAM Prize for First Collections in 2011, and since January 2014 has been the Creative Director of the Leonard fashion house. A deserving representative of the new generation of designers working on the international fashion scene, Yiqing Yin thinks and designs clothing as an evolving structure, like a moving sculpture, influenced and driven by plays on volumes and materials, for an architectural and sensual result.
Her modern and innovative fashion vision was destined to bring the young designer and Première Vision together. The show, as a supporter of young fashion designers and creative innovation, welcomes the chance to collaborate with a young designer who represents the fashion of today, both global and exacting. As a reminder, prior to Yiqing Yin, PV Awards Jury presidents have been: Veronique Nichanian (Hermès) in 2009, Ennio Capasa (Costume National) in 2010, Roland Mouret (Roland Mouret) in 2011, Felipe Oliveira Baptista (Lacoste) in 2012 and Alessandro Sartori (Berluti) in 2013. An exceptional and emotional moment to be shared by all the textile and fashion industry pros gathered at Première Vision.
Inspired by the deep web, Lafaille incorporates several elements of this little-known world in his Fall/Winter 2014 collection.
Connecting us with a scabrous platform by exposing the darkest hidden aspects of today's internet world, Lafaille is sure to intrigue deviant minds. From extreme pornography to illegal medical experiments, these unmapped perversions never stop at one click.
Shot by: Spencer Edwards / Stylist : Catherine Simard / Hair : Alexandra Apple / Make-Up: Stephanie Guida / Models : Dominic , Emilie & François
Further than the Amsterdam Fashion Week, there were also various fashion events taking place throughout the city. This year's ArtEZ Generation 15 graduates, presented their work at Felix & Foam in the imposing Felix Meritis building.
Designers Christina Braun, Sonia Aïssaoui, Yiyu Chen, Verena Schepperheyn were given the opportunity to show their work within an intimate setting. Industry professionals like Lucas Ossendrijver and Hector Castro where invited for a dialogue with the designers.
Olga Kiwerski grows in an artistic environment, travels all around the world and tries creative experiments with passion. Heightened sensitivity, dense natural curiosity and instinct are transcribed in the sculptures to wear VASKOLG. She includes her taste to live dangerously to all creations, from lighter to more poisonous.
"Freedom is not given to us, we must take it" Meret Oppenheim Olga Kiwerski focuses on craftsmanship and high-end expertise to imagine the sculptural jewelry VASKOLG. She proposes architectural and rhythmic body adornments in limited edition or unique piece. Purist with a baroque soul, Olga reflects the contemporary, implies a future. With disconcerting proportions, the new EYE collection relates the story of her Indian journey. Splendor and ornaments are diverted. Invitation to dream and self-confidence.
Materials express strong emotions and ecological philosophy: Euphoric notes of gold and silver threads, lava stone, metal, feathers and true eternal roses, crystals and leather, paper, labradorite and onyx, old wild silk saree, pearls and corals, pure ceramic and precious wood, and new technologies (audio player, articulated light system, USB key...). Sudden ocher and scarlet color strength punctuates gray, white or silver monochromes of statement necklaces that witness sensuality and power. This season, VASKOLG evokes a triumphant but generous Amazon wearing sparkling protecting armors.
The VASKOLG sculptural jewelry fashion show is a rare and unique opportunity to showcase the ornament. Here jewelry is not accessory, but subject, verb, quintessence.
Issey Miyake presented an uncomplicated collections mixed with with sporty and elegant looks. Creative director of the Issey Miyake house, Yusuke Takahashi, drew inspiration from nature using fruits and deep-sea creatures as print.
It looked like the audience was gathered around a pier that served as a runway. This wooden white boardwalk runway and the sunny day in Paris gave the presentation a tropical-clique feel. Striking where the deep-sea blue looks and pieces with large fruit prints.
“It was a few years ago. We were sailing down somewhere in the middle of fucking Mallorca, drinking gin and tonics. The sun was going down and my dad leaned back and said, "Life is one of the hardest !”
Zigerli says, laughing uproariously. It‟s after that memory that this collection is named "Life Is One Of The Hardest‟. SS 15 sees a wonderful, darkly kooky world through the short sighted eyes of an overworked salaryman, a little twisted from interminable days of office monotony.
Prints are constructed by hand in the physical environment with foam (of the spray and moulded vari ety) instead of being manipulated on a computer screen; and "Real Life Photoshop‟ is given new meaning.
Even the inspiration for the colour palette is the CMYK colour model, and the actual Photos hop working background is used in a devoré that is true - to - photoshop - size. Luxe sportswear is still the first and foremost function; it's just under the tongue - in - cheek guise of louche suiting.
Comically twisted yet full of an odd naivety, our salaryman finally emerges from his cubicle into a mad world full of endless possibility. He can‟t quite make sense of anything, yet our hero revels in not know ing what will happen next. Because life is a pixelated beach and then you die.
music by EATING OUT
(Daniel Pitout) for JULIAN ZIGERLI SS15 Fashion Show