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.
Sasha Kanevski from Kiev, Ukraine, founded his eponymous brand in 2010. In the same year he started showing his women- and menswear collections at Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days, the international Kiev fashion week, quickly gaining a cult following among the local fashion crowds.
Praised by both local and international press, sasha.kanevski has established itself as one of the strongest independent fashion labels in the country. sasha.kanevski collections are defined by strong, sharp tailoring fused with smart functionality – anatomical cuts, transformable details and high-tech materials are at the core of the brand’s bold urbanistic designs drawn from the cultural phenomena of the modern society.
Sasha Kanevski’s international expansion began in June 2012 with a catwalk show during the Fashionclash festival in Maastricht, Netherlands. Month later Sasha held a showroom presentation during Berlin Fashion Week with FIER management and has become a regular ever since.
In February 2013 the AW14 collection was showcased at London Fashion Week’s Fashion Scout platform, followed in April by a guest appearance with a catwalk show during Aurora Fashion Week in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Over the years, sasha.kanevski collections were covered, among others, by Vogue Italia (IT), Vogue.ru (RU), Vogue Ukraine (UA), Nowfashion.com (FR), Refinery29 (USA), PIG magazine (IT), Sleek Mag (DE), NOT JUST A LABEL (UK) and Kaltblut Magazine (DE).
Keta Gutmane is a conceptual designer who uses fashion as a form of artistic expression. She views outfits as multifunctional objects, able to highlight topical issues, feelings and experiences.
The designer’s activity ranges from clothing design to fashion short films and art installations. Since finishing her studies in fashion design at the Art Academy of Latvia, Keta Gutmane has been creating her author collections, cooperating with other brands, and launching capsule collections. She has exhibited in France, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Estonia and Russia. She is always on the look out for new opportunities within the fashion world and collaborations with other interdisciplinary projects and artists. Keta lives and works in Riga, Latvia.
From January 29 to April 5, 2014, Galerie des Galeries opens its doors to talented fashion designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard. A former prizewinner of the International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères and a future artistic partner of the European Capital of Culture project in the city of Mons in 2015, he has fashioned the “TILL WE DROP”exhibition in his own image : quirky and socially conscious.
For his first exhibition in Paris, Jean-Paul invites visitors to explore his creative process. Drawing from the identically titled “TILL WE DROP Spring/Summer 2014” collection, shown in September of 2013 in Paris, this exhibition evokes the exuberance of life at Mexico’s giant Mayan Riviera hotels and expresses the artist’s take on this artificial paradise.
As this prolific designer exhibits his work at Galeries Lafayette, several visuals from his “TILL WE DROP”project will be displayed in store windows on the rue de la Chaussée d’Antin as well as the store’s first upper floor.
Since his first collection, Julian Zigerli has produced new collection videos for every season. In collaboration with new directors for each video, the idea is to use the video as a creative output to translate the concept and idea of a collection on a visual and more experimental level. Michael Patrick Perez created an abstract video with a solid base to it: experimental documentation. The video consists of organic movements and bleedings of pixels and colors to mimic both the clothing line and process itself. It puts the viewer into a state of mind, which is completely without any time and place focus.
Video by MICHAEL PATRICK PEREZ creative director: JULIAN ZIGERLI music: "EXIL (VIDEO MIX)" written and produced by LUKEM documentation camera: LAURENT BURST model: TIM GRUPP (viva) show camera: MARTIN MONK models: TOMAS (elite), SEBASTIAN (the special), KIERON (modelwerk), TIM & AARON & JASPER (viva), LIAM & DENNIS (kult), STEPA & HENOC (hore), MICHAEL & JULIAN (mega), EMIL & PHILLIP (m4) hair and makeup: LENA FLEISCHER, TIMO BLUM, GIANNI FORTE & DEBBY julianzigerli.commichaelpatrickperez.com katharinagrosse.com