In 2008, Daniel Wahlberg and Richard Sjöblom from Stockholm, Sweden founded the brand called Army Of Me. The first collection was released Spring/Summer 2009 and consisted of 8 different styles and was only produced in 20 pieces in each of them.
Since then Army Of Me has grown into a well recognized brand all over the world offering full ready-to-wear fashion collections. Mysterious masculinity meets feminine elements creating a haze for the stereotypical.
The tailoring and cuts are playful yet sophisticated and materials are carefully chosen. The smallest detail can make the difference massive. Layering of fabrics in somewhat monochrome colors has always been expressed in the collections since the birth of the label.
Original shapes and cuts makes every garment a statement of individuality.
BARBARA I GONGINI is a Nordic brand established in the field of international luxury Avant – Garde fashion design, founded in 2005. The core of the BARBARA I GONGINI brand DNA is centered on strength of individual and not on sex or sexual orientation, societal order or other normative pressures, but on playful imaginative tale of craftsmanship that breathes freedom of self-expression.
The BARBARA I GONGINI collections present a different take on Nordic garments, derived from a conceptual approach towards fashion design. The specific construction process is aimed at crafting garments eloquently suitable for both men and women. Structural forms are challenged and experimental pattern-making shape a solemn backdrop for contemporary tailoring.
The design process is comprised of artistically responsible exercises with a particular focus on sustainability. BARBARA I GONGINI aims to contribute to local and global responsibility by pushing the boundaries of ethical fashion. A meticulous creative process can be doted as rather numerical, where design is based on continuous evolvement rather than sheer renewal and instant dismissal.
BARBARA I GONGINI embraces Nordic high-end craftsmanship irreverently. The MAN and WOMAN collections include strong geometric cuts and soft ovoid silhouettes, focusing on the versatility of traditional tailoring. Wearers are encouraged to interact and close forms by selective personalization of the silhouettes, which is named as #multiways. BARBARA I GONGINI collections are aimed, with its timeless and minimalistic DNA and functionality, to a broad audience, regardless the sex, from the young to the everlasting age customer.
Founded in 1995, DITA reinvented eyewear by transcending it’s conventions, creating a discreet luxury with product ranging from bold character frames to new interpretations of timeless shapes through innovative technology. With over 20 years in design and partners at the highest levels of manufacturing, DITA’s expertise is unparalleled, earning a coveted reputation as a true leader in optical innovation.
DITA has had the unique pleasure of serving the world’s most discerning clientele, challenging the old guard, and forging singular relationships within culture, style, sport, and entertainment; affirming the brands position as individual as the product it creates.
Isaac Reina was born in Barcelona, where he studied architecture and fashion. He settles in Paris in 1998 and joins Hermès at the mens ready-to-wear studio. In 2006, he lauches his eponymous line of leather accessories. Since then, he has also collaborated with established fashion houses such as Martin Margiela and Balenciaga
Isaac Reina’s products are handmade in small workshops across Paris. The leathers are almost exclusively full grain aniline, which lends them a unique touch and provides excellent durability. They are developed in French and Italian tanneries trained in the traditional art of tanning leather.
Masnada style was born in 2007, from a successful meeting between a decade of experience and deep passion of Angelo Iannello founder of this project, and all members of the company, always using a very sensible approach to the creation of new fabrics.
The collection is designed by a team of creative, talented and passionate designers, with a past full of experience including theatrical costume design in the United Kingdom, supervised by Angelo who took the role of creative director. The collection is a result from an extensive study of shapes and the multiple identities they can become, combined with a profound love for experimentation and research. The results of these efforts, can be seen in the choice of materials and traditional methods used for the collection. The exclusive fabrics, realized in natural fibers and in soft-hued colors of nature, create a timeless look and confirm the longevity of each garment.
The pure Italian tailoring and craftsmanship is a choice throughout the whole collection with no compromises. Masnada is aimed at those who love freedom, and who are not afraid of breaking preconceived moulds.
A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections. A key factor in the company’s success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany.
MYKITA’s eyewear collections are available at the firm’s own shops in Berlin, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Copenhagen, Monterrey, Cartagena, Zurich, Zermatt, Vienna and Tokyo as well as at selected opticians and fashion outlets in over 80 countries.
CELEBRATING AMERICAN CULTURE WITH A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.
MONCLER ART DIRECTOR FRANCESCO RAGAZZI, INITIALLY STARTED HIS PALM ANGELS PROJECT IN THE FORM OF A MUCH BUZZED ABOUT COFFEE TABLE BOOK, FEATURING BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE L.A. SKATEBOARDING SCENES, SHOT BY RAGAZZI HIMSELF. THE BOOK PUBLISHED BY RIZZOLI IN 2014 – WHICH FEATURED A DOREWORD WRITTEN BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS – RESULTED IN A DEBUT READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION FOR FALL/WINTER 2015. HIS DESIGNS CAN BEST BE DESCRIBED AS ASSORTMENT OF UPSCALE, SKATE-INSPIRED APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES, THE RESULT OF WHAT RAGAZZI SAYS HAPPENS WHEN HE MIXES HIS ITALIAN SARTORIAL BACKGROUND WITH THE LAID BACK VIBES HE ADMIRES SO MUCH IN SKATERS AROUND L.A.
“Thom Browne opened his doors in the fall of 2001, redefining the concept of tailored clothing. For spring 2004, Browne took his first step into ready-to-wear. All of the items from his ready-to-wear collection continue to be hand-made, but simply pre-made for the customer who values quality, fine detailing and a fresh vision. The collections have evolved into designs that have drawn attention from the fashion and design industries worldwide, often pushing the boundaries of conventional conceptions. In 2006, the original “by-appointment-only” shop in the Meatpacking District relocated to Hudson Street in Tribeca. In 2013, Thom Browne opened his first store outside the U.S. in Tokyo, followed by stores in Hong Kong and Seoul in 2014.”– CFDA
From designer Ben Taverniti comes UNRAVEL. At the age of 17, he quickly moved through the prestigious ESMOD fashion school in Paris and thereafter worked as the head designer at Taverniti Couture, and head designing assistant to Jeremy Scott. Ben relocated to Los Angeles where he became the Design and Creative director of Hudson Jeans. In no time at all, Ben began redefining the world of premium denim.
A decade later, he is creating a new genre. Abandoning all commercial compromise, Unravel is a defiant luxury style designed to disrupt and reimagine a high quality self-expressed and timeless basic.