Born less than a year ago, Nicole Quadrio is a label based in London. After graduating, Nicole has collaborated on several projects, gaining coverage in the fashion press – including magazines such as Vogue Italia – and leading to Nicole’s involvement in projects featured on platforms like Show studio, Nick Knight. Thriving off being surrounded by eclectic personalities and talents, she feeds her creativity into brilliant creative endeavors where she finds inspirations for her collections.
The themes of her work develop through the feeling of sometimes not being able to verbally express emotions. This brings her to face challenging situations by drawing, collaging and painting. Nicole then combines other images, themes and photographs that further express those topics. The resulting garments’ physical forms reflect visual hints in the images, which are then developed with the use of innovative pattern cutting mixed with classic techniques. Special features of this brand are the strong prints generated through original collages and drawings.
Nicole wishes to develop her label in an ethical way.
My Galavant by Tramp in Disguise has launched the new SS17 collection “Urubu” – a tributary of the mighty Amazon River.
PA5H SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Simon Armstrong
Formula One and the early ‘90s, bold reds, stylised jumpsuits and unique textures took centre stage alongside sportswear elements inspired by urban American subculture on the PA5H catwalk for spring/summer 2017. Vinyl textiles and light wool were contrasted with stone wash denim accents and metallics. A key piece was the checkerboard-beaded, cropped jacket featuring over 100,000 beads.
Prophetik SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Daniaal Khalid
Tradition and artisan craftsmanship collide, underwritten in Jeff Garner’s signature use of romantic shapes under his label, Prophetik. Working primarily with black and dark navy silhouettes, spring/summer borders on sombre with hints of whimsy and the ethereal. As one of the world’s most renowned sustainable labels, the collection composed of salmon sustainable leather, hemp silk, Tussah (peace silk), and hand-woven Dupioni, all of which were hand-dyed with plant-based hues at the Prophetik studio in Tennessee.
CIMONE SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Simon Armstrong
Free-flowing exaggerated movements, overblown voluminous shapes, a tactile fabric mix and tension between polished and raw elements on the CIMONE runway. Designer, Carli Pearson created statement pieces that featured interactive embellishments, while a subtle and muted whitewash was brought to life with a vibrant injection of juxtaposed bold colour, appearing as splashes and stripes.
Fun Affair SPRING/SUMMER 2017 – photographer Simon Armstrong
Abstraction exotica, minimalism and subversion, Fun Affair, by Xi Zhu, strives to create an avant-garde and elegant sphere of design. Merging her Chinese heritage with European romanticism Xi Zhu defines her signature: rebellion meets optimism. The spring/summer 2017 collection is inspired by the New Romantics, '80s power dressing and postmodernism. Highlights include oversized bow-knot shirting, high-gloss slip dresses, flouncy dresses and high-waisted trousers.
Metamorph Quirky Couture
Diamonds are Forever
Credit: Mikey San Photography