Hangjun Jo, South Korean designer graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a BA(Hons) in Fashion Design in 2016. Specialised in womenswear. His tasteful sense of colour, print idea and structural comprehension turn out to create contemporary casualwear, which contains elegance and masculinity at the same time. Especially his artistic background is transferred into interesting prints/ cuts and that makes details more unique. Currently Hangjun is a freelance designer and preparing for his first label HANGJUN JO.
His collection A/W 2017 is inspired by women's sportswear of the 1920's such as tennis wear. Cubist art from the era was also used to influence colour, silhouette, the random layers and cuts. This collection was aimed to have a mix of various fabrics such as leather, woven mohair, wool, crepe and cotton drill. Also foil print was used to maximize textures, which is inspired by Cubist art work. The perspective Hangjun has on this collection is one of androgyny. Many of the garments he has designed have the potential to be gender neutral.
Awards/ Exhibitions/ Collections
March 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2017
Feb 2017 Fashion Finest A/W 2017 during London Fashion Week
Nov 2016 Malaysia Fashion Week S/S 2016
June 2016 Incorporation of Skinners & Glovers 500th Anniversary Award 2016 - Leatherwork
June 2016 The Glasgow School of Art’s Degree Show 2016 - Graduate showcase
June 2016 London Graduate Fashion Week - Exhibition
March 2015 Capsule Womenswear/Menswear Collection S/S 2016
Alisha is a clothing company the Netherlands. The brand was founded in January 2014 and is the creation of Lydie Djamba originally from Congo DRC who turned there a passion for fashion into a business.
Alisha is a name that is close her heart and was chosen in memory of her great-grandmother. Alisha was described as being a very beautiful woman and to Lydie is a symbol of beauty.The brand creates clothing for young and dynamic women with s design in a style that nods at their African roots.
The collections are very different, from sportive to street wear, gala dresses with Dutch painters and bikini collection.
Though the company is still young, ALISHA has already showcased at fashion shows in Lisbon, Barcelona, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Gent and Malabo.
The slogan of the brand is Alisha ‘faites la mode et pas la guerr’e, Make fashion not war.
Rejuvenation Water is a still Staffordshire spring water enriched with Amino Acids and is excited to collaborate with Fashions Finest at their AW17 event during London Fashion Week.
Leicester Fashion Week enticed its participants with a vibrant medley of textures, colours, fabrics and styles, ranging from couture to sportswear, but it was definitely the range of emerging urbanwear labels that have taken the catwalk by storm.
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