The Italian sculptress and performer of body art, Barbara Bologna is an artist like no other. Her first clothing and accessories line was brought to life in the year 2000 and called “Barbara Bologna”. She doesn’t like calling herself a fashion designer as it diminishes the nature of a creative process, which in her case is a mystical journey of extreme emotions encapsulated, yet free flowing through her soul.

BARBARA BOLOGNA is a space where art, fashion, music and theatre live in a perfect symbiosis. The creations exceed any simplistic attempt of defining a garment; they are like images capturing the mere moment. As an independent artist, Barbara conceives ideas from outside any boundaries and restraints that fashion industry often comes with, and as she explained in one of her interviews, these concepts are born in the back of her eyes. Barbara Bologna cherishes personal artistic freedom and her fashion universe is formed exclusively from those, who share the same creative mindset and feelings. Through an extensive research and rigorous attention to detail, the artist and her team of Italian artisans offer collections of high quality fabrics and innovative visions. In a very extraordinary way she manages to marry commercial aspects of the pieces with artistic and conceptual nature of each garment. Often trapped in the middle of her opposite natures, Bologna achieves balance between life and death, vulgarity and decency, grotesque and familiarity, all through her very original designs. Barbara is a progressive artist who commits to changing each collection to be more contemporary and unique than the previous one. With every line she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and growth. It comes from and speaks the language of her soul, as she finds soul to be the only thing that is real.

Through her creations Bologna wants to preserve the inner child, residing in every one of us, hoping to achieve a positive reaction from the wearer. This beautifully odd artist challenges status quo of ‘avant-garde’ fashion finding it limiting and therefore always looking into the outer reality.

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.

CHIN TEO is an artisan jewellery brand that has hand – crafted contemporary jewellery pieces since founding of the brand in Melbourne, Australia in 2009. After graduated in Industrial Design, the founder’s passion for silver and goldsmithing led him to embark on a cross-continents journey through Asia, Oceania, and Europe, in order to learn from the best craftsmen, notably the maestro – Alexandro Dari from Florence, Italy. Now based in Berlin, Germany, these life and cultural experiences had profoundly shaped his ideas, and philosophy as an artisan.

CHIN TEO jewellery captures monumental forms with natural textural finishes through tools and methods of traditional silver/goldsmith crafting. Inspired by the founder’s childhood memories of living by woodlands and collecting found objects, resulted into formed finished pieces of handmade jewellery. Using precious raw materials (primarily sterling silver 925, 18 carat gold and ethically sourced diamonds) at the starting point, allowed the atelier to explore the possibilities through the manipulation of metals and develop new design.

CHIN TEO portrays a sense of individuality and mystery, and these subtle celebrations of irregularities are firmly embedded into the brand’s identity, which transcends the traditional concept of luxury jewellery and the relationship with the wearer. Artisan jewellery made for you, by hand.

Since its inception in 1983, Christian Roth has reveled in its hard-earned reputation for subverting the conventions of luxury fashion.

Christian Roth sunglasses first appeared on the runway in 1985; soon, the designers were tapped to create custom frames for the fashion shows of industry heavyweights and served on the eyewear design teams as well. “This was a time before every designer had an eyewear license,” Domège explains. “They wanted something avant-garde, and we worked with factories in Italy and France that could create exceptional pieces.” These and other early successes earned Christian Roth an invitation to join the CFDA in 1990 – a first for an eyewear designer. Christian Roth became a founding executive member of Eyewear Designers of the CFDA (edCFDA) in 2014.

Now, in its first collection as a part of DITA Group, the storied label deconstructs its own archive to begin a conversation with a generation of consumers for whom a new paradigm of style and design has gained traction with breathtaking speed.

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.

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JW Anderson was established by Jonathan Anderson

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First on schedule men’s and women’s runway shows

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British Fashion Award Winner, Emerging Talent in Ready to Wear

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First JW Anderson seasonal campaign
British Fashion Award Winner; ‘New Establishment’
LVMH takes minority stake in the label. Anderson named Creative Director at Spanish luxury house, Loewe.

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British Fashion Award Winner
Menswear Designer of the Year

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British Fashion Award Winner
Menswear Designer of the Year
Womenswear Designer of the Year

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JW Anderson Workshops opens in Shoreditch, London

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JW Anderson curates ‘Disobedient Bodies’ Exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield, UK
Collaboration between JW Anderson and Uniqlo
Collaboration between JW Anderson and Converse

Marni is a luxury brand founded in 1994. Slightly out of the schemes, its subtle and subversive design celebrates individuality through an unpredictable visual language of graphic rigor.

The aesthetic paradigm is characterized by an experimental approach to materials and colors, and a unique flair for mixing prints and shapes.

The quirky elegance of Marni is a range of possibilities, a lifestyle with an avant-garde spirit that holds a creative ongoing dialogue with the art world of art. Marni’s premium lines are ready-to-wear clothing for women, men and kids, handbags and accessories. The label recently expanded the accessories range to lifestyle products such as fragrances and eyewear.

Since 2000, Marni has developed a strong presence in the most important markets worldwide, opening several flagship stores and being distributed in the most prestigious department stores. Furthermore, the brand pioneered web retail launching its online store, which depicts the Marni world through e-commerce as well as special sections dedicated to its several artistic collaborations and special projects.

In 2012 Marni enters OTB Group, owned by Renzo Rosso.

2016 saw founder and creative director Consuelo Castiglioni step down, and the appointment of new creative director Francesco Risso, whose young talent writes a new chapter in the history of Marni.

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.

Born in Brittany in 1982, Julien Dossena grew up between the village of Pouldu in the Finistère region, Berlin and the South of France. After his baccalaureate in 2000, he studied at the Ecole d’Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris, then at La Cambre, an internationally recognized school in Brussels specialized in the world of art and design, from 2002 to 2007.

In 2008, he joined the Runway Studio at Balenciaga as Senior Designer, working side by side with Nicolas Ghesquière. He stayed there until the latter departed in 2012, and then launched his own ready-to-wear brand, Atto.

In July 2013, after being named Artistic Director of Paco Rabanne, he renewed and relaunched their women’s ready-to-wear, that had run out of steam since the departure of founder Paco Rabanne in 1999. Deeply anchored in his era, Julien Dossena has successful managed to combine experimental research, inspired by the history of the Paco Rabanne house, along with his vision of a resolutely contemporary fashion statement, adapted to the daily life of today’s urban women.

In 2016, Julien Dossena is appointed President of the Fashion Jury of the 31st edition of the Hyères Festival.

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.

“RE/DONE is like the blueprint for what all brands should aspire to be in 2018”
-Emily Farra in Vogue Runway’s review of RE/DONE’s Fall 2018 collection

Iconic. Sustainable. Individual. RE/DONE is a movement to restore individuality to the luxury fashion space, a movement to keep heritage brands relevant, and a movement to create sustainable fashion. Launched in July of 2014, by Sean Barron and Jamie Mazur, RE/DONE is the first luxury label that was born online and grown as an e-commerce brand.

The first heritage label that RE/DONE embraced was Levi’s® – the creator of the first pair of jeans. RE/DONE has since become known for reconstructing vintage Levi’s® jeans into modern fits, giving a sense of uniqueness and rareness to each consumer. Next, RE/DONE partnered with Hanes, the originator of the t-shirt, to release the Perfect Tee. In 2016, RE/DONE launched RE/DONE | Originals, a line of vintage inspired pieces including denim, tees, sweats and leather.
Beginning in Fall 2018, RE/DONE is introducing its first real stretch denim program that combines the exclusive stretch fabric developed by RE/DONE with the heritage details that are the hallmark of the brand. RE/DONE will continue to bring unique, ethical, and heritage pieces to the fashion public both under the name RE/DONE and in partnership with additional heritage brands.

“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

“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

Included in the official schedule of Paris fashion week calendar, Uma Wang can be defined one of the China’s first global labels.
Since the launch of her label in 2009 she showcased catwalk collections in London, Shanghai and Milan fashion weeks and she has garnered critical acclaim from industry insiders.
Wang trained at the Chinese Textile University in Shanghai and at Central Saint Martins in London. She launched her own label in 2009 and Italian Vogue proclaimed her an ‘up and coming talent’. In 2012, the Council of Fashion Designers of America picked Uma Wang for its inaugural China Exchange.
Uma Wang’s signature technique fuses knits with fabric, balancing sophistication with a timeless design. A continuous research in transforming materials and images into precious fabrics and shapes brings the designer on a constant travel around the world, where different cultures and fascinating stories are the best inspiration for the collections. Uma Wang realization can be founded in her flagship boutique in Shanghai and her label stocked in most global cities.

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.

CLEAR IN FUNCTION AND SHAPE, WANDLER SHOWS A DISTINCTIVE AESTHETIC: ELEGANT WITH UNEXPECTED DIMENSIONS AND A DYNAMIC USE OF COLORS. EMBODYING MODERN FEMININITY, EACH BAG IS A REFLECTION OF THE DESIGNER – AS SHE IS AND WHO SHE ASPIRES TO BE. WANDLER IS COMMITTED TO SINCERE QUALITY, EACH DESIGN IS HANDMADE IN ITALY.IN 2017 ELZA WANDLER LAUNCHED HER NAMESAKE BRAND WANDLER. BORN AND RAISED IN THE SOUTH OF THE NETHERLANDS, THE DESIGNER CURRENTLY WORKS AND LIVES IN AMSTERDAM. WANDLER PRESENTS FOUR COLLECTIONS A YEAR.