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.
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.
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.