She was visting Cyprus for a performance that was presented earlier today in Nicosia and that's when I picked her up and went for a long drive before she posed for me as one of the characters in the MASTORI*MOTWARY STUDIO project, WE COULD BE THE BETROTHED, featuring my costumes and Maria Mastori's jewellery.
Rebel and delicate. Raw and exquisite. Urbane and devil-may-care. The Denim by Première Vision show taking place next 27 and 28 November in the Halle Freyssinet in Paris is a study in contrasts.
An edition that takes as its theme tattoos, the indelible markings of indigo, the emotion stirred by the jeans of a lifetime. A theme where rebel details mix with the nobility of raw denim, as if literally "engraved," incised on fabric, evoking both a poetic softness and a biting blackness, a low-key modernity and vintage fantasy.
A can't-miss event to discover the inspirations, innovations and key directions sure to influence shapes and trends for a pivotal and bold spring summer 15.
This 13th edition of the show provides a unique occasion to delve inside the laboratory of the industry's major players: 89 professional exhibitors (+ 2% over November 2012) - weavers (44%), manufacturers/ launderers/ finishers (23%), accessory makers (21%) - coming from 15 of the producing and manufacturing countries with high added-value among the most important in the denim industry: from the Euromed zone – Turkey (30% of exhibitors), Italy (19%), Morocco (8%) and Tunisia (7%) – to Japan, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong and Brazil.
Above all, a high-end, selective, creative and innovative offer that is a true reflection of the international premium denim market.
And it's the cream of the industry that representatives from the leading international jeans brands are looking to find at the show, with a first look at their new collections, exclusive developments and technical innovations. With its rich new proposals each season, Denim by Première Vision meets the needs of a specific market - the premium denim market - that is always on the lookout for constantly more elaborate and sophisticated products.
Among the jeans specialists faithful to the show:
Denim makers: Artistic Fabrics Mills (PK), Arvind (IN), Bossa (TR), Berto (IT), Calik (TR), Denim Valley (ES), Isko (TR), ITV (IT), Kuroki (JP), Orta (TR), Swift (FR), Tavex (ES)…
Dear iDEALS,Damien Ravn was selected by ELLE Belgique to present SS14 during Brussels Fashion Days 2013 on the 18th and 19th of October at the Egg in Brussels. BFD is the biggest fashion event in Belgium with more than 40 participating designers, four fashion shows and a 10.000 m2 exhibition space entirely dedicated to Belgian fashion. The SS14 collection takes off where SS13 ended, in the rising contemporary art- and architecture styles of early 20th century Europe.
Main influences are International Expressionist architecture, the Amsterdam School and Raymond Duchamp-Villon and André Mare's Maison Cubiste from the Salon d’Autumne of 1912. Looking to expressionist architecture and buildings, like the Second Goetheanum by Rudolf Steiner, made the garments less dependent on the relation to the human body and led to the development of big voluminous monochrome silhouettes cut out of one piece of fabric.
Refinement of pattern construction by forging separate pieces into single patterns - some being up to five metres wide - incorporates details like pockets and tailored sleeves.
Paying close attention to thread directions, each back and front is cut in a 90 or 45 degree angle for an ideal construction while still giving the rigid 3D spacer an ease of movement.
Derived from the first colour photography by James Clerk Maxwell, colours arrive in black, plum, beige, white and tone-on-tone tartan jacquard. Custom Swarovski crystal fabric motifs, inspired by the applied arts of the Amsterdam School, were developed in metallic silver, brilliant black and translucent transparent crystals which adapts to the colour of the fabric it’s applied to.
As the London-based cult label Underground England and I continue our collaboration, the models were wearing black double platform Penny Loafer creepers.