Farhad Re drew his inspiration from current events: fascinated by the conquest of space, he imagined a modern woman, conquering the world, while connecting her to her Roman origins, like a vestal of the future...

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 10:37

Sharon Sweeney SS22: Swanzy Land

The Dublin-based designer Sharon Sweeney studied and worked in the environmental sector, which contributed to her passion for and commitment to sustainability in terms of using sustainable, organic, and locally sourced fabrics.

SHARON SWEENEY SS 22 FF Joanna Mitroi Photography1081 resultPhotographer Joanna Mitroi

The collection Swanzy Land is constructed by Irish Linen, cotton, ramie, Tencel as well as deadstock fabrics.

 

It pays homage to the late pioneering modernist artist Mary Swanzy, an Irish landscape and genre artist, who dived into many different styles, among which she is acclaimed for being one of the country’s first abstract painters. Sweeney makes similar use of a muted and pastel colour palette throughout.

A pale lilac short pantsuit fuses feminine details like the Moschino-esque heart-shaped buttons with a harsher geometrical and abstract futuristic shape and cutouts. A white cropped Renaissance blouse with huge puff sleeves and tight button-downs on the sleeves brings past and future together. Sweeney showcases an interesting and abstract aesthetic with clashing contrast, yet they jointly create something new and concise.

www.sharonsweeney.com

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 10:46

Radiqal Tat SS22: Positive Otherness And Escapism

Radiqal Tat, a London-based brand headed by artist-come-designer Veronica Fox, debuted its collection with Fashions Finest on the 18th of September as part of LFW.

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Featuring only plus-sized models, Radiqal Tat opened Fashions Finest’s LFW show. The explosive beat of ‘90s house music marked the beginning of the event.

One by one, the models showcased Radiqal Tat's SS22 collection which combined mesh, foam padding, deconstructed sports tops, a classic pencil-skirt silhouette and a skin-tone palette.


Completing the look, the models are styled with vibrant peach-coloured wigs. The collection is committed to playing with conventional ideas of fashion. Opting for what Fox calls an “almost run-of-the-mill” look, with bits missing and “bits not quite covering what should be covered”, the collection successfully transports the spectator away from the everyday. The plus-sized models further helped to articulate this message.

Fox’s declaration of positive otherness and escapism in her work, she says was greatly inspired by '80s performance artist and maverick, Leigh Bowery, as well as Bowery’s collaborator dancer Michael Clark and designer duo BodyMap. All together they challenged the mainstream notions of fashionability through costume, music and movement.

Speaking to the event’s Creative Director, Tanya, she noted that the theme for the day was confidence and to ‘Bring the Fire’. Diversity in all forms was also key: 'Diversity is crucial because it opens up a different dimension to the world.' And Radiqal Tat certainly did this.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 20:28

Alvaro Mars SS22 - “Lolita under 81 degrees”

A love letter to all the women in his life that have influenced him in every possible way.

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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:57

TATRAS launches Reconnecting Hearts, A/W21 collection

'Reconnecting Hearts'... Searching and sharing a new sense of well being is the message and aim of TATRAS' Autumn/Winter 2021 collection.

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Second Hand September made its appearance on the catwalk of the London Fashion Week with fashion's rising star Harris Reed showcasing his unique collection made with Oxfam clothing. 

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Tuesday, 14 September 2021 11:40

Redress Design Award 2021 has its winner

Redress Design Award 2021, the world's largest competition on sustainable fashion design, has finally its winner. The news has been announced live-streamed from Hong Kong after a hybrid Grand Final fashion show with real and virtual models.

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Thursday, 12 August 2021 13:13

OVERGROUND: shoot

OVERGROUND beauty blooms at the edge of the metropolis, where the roughness of the industrial life is pierced by the presence of city women.

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Timna Weber - Ph. Nata Spalding

Raw and rough, gentle and vaporous. Linen and upcycled tartan, merino and ethereal satin. This editorial explores the feminine, unconditional beauty imagined by fashion designers Timna Weber, Ad Astra (Giulia), Marie Sansome, and Linda Blissett.

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting - Design by Marie Sansome - Ph. Nata Spalding

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Marie Sansome - Ph. Nata Spalding

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Ad Astra - Ph. Nata Spalding

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Ad Astra - Ph. Nata Spalding

OVERGROUND Fashions Finest shooting. Design by Linda Blissett - Ph. Nata Spalding

OVERGROUND: organised and styled by Fashions Finest @deborahstlouis

Credits
Mua/Hair: @joyceamua
Nails: @sparklesjulie
Models: @cwmoss_x & @aramatoutoure
Designers: @timnaweber @ad.astra.official @mariesansome @linda_blissett
Photography: Natasha spalding

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Tuesday, 03 August 2021 14:34

Yuzefi A/W21 Inaugural Ready To Wear Collection

Innovative and provoking, London-based YUZEFI launches its Autumn/Winter 2021 womenswear collection with a comforting autumnal colour palette and modern lines.

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À Cassandre is the Autumn/Winter 2021-2022 collection presented by MaTereza during the Paris Haute Couture Week and already spotted on the red carpet of Cannes.

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