The premiere of CFD| COLOGNE FASHION DAYS 2014, a three-day trade fair for fashion enthusiasts, took place in THE NEW YORKER | DOCK.ONE in Cologne-Mülheim (Germany) from 14 till 16 November.
Part of the programme was about the 4th edition of COLOGNE CATWALK that featured a selection of seven CFD participants in which a professional jury awarded Dutch duo Chris van den Elzen & Judith van Vliet with Cologne Catwalk Award 2014. The guest country for Cologne Fashion Days 2014 was the Netherlands and FASHIONCLASH was invited to present emerging Dutch designers.
Within the "Think Dutch Space”, diversity, innovation and creativity of Dutch fashion design was on display. The presentation showcased fashion in the broadest sense of the word, next to fashion design there was shoe design, textile design and accessories.
The selection of designers included award winning talents like Liselore Frowijn (Prix Chloé at Hyères International Festival de la Mode 2014) and shoe designer Deniz Terli (MUUSE x VogueTalents Award). Furthermore the visitors could discover fashion by Joelle Boers, Ebby Port, Sanne Jansen and menswear design of Mevan Kaluarachchi and Jivika Biervliet.
Judith van Vliet and Chris van den Elzen, the Cologne Catwalk Award winners joined forces with success at FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 and now they showed their collaboration work at Cologne Fashion Days.
As a special feature within the space was filled with work by the established Bas Kosters.
On Saturday, November 16 the forth edition of Cologne Catwalk featured show presentations from seven labels including House of Chang / Chang13, Bour, Birke van Maartens, Judith van Vliet x Chris van den Elzen and Jivika Biervliet in collaboration with designer Peter Hsieh and shoe designer Ruben Lekkerkerker.
For the first edition Cologne Fashion Days proved potential for becoming an interesting platform in Cologne.
Knitwear collective SIBLING will be the subject of the V&A’s next Fashion in Motion. Four free catwalk shows will take place on Friday 21 November, presenting highlights from the label’s menswear collections.
Knit Monster, photo by Thomas Giddings
Formed in 2008 by Joe Bates, Sidney Bryan and Cozette McCreery, SIBLING signature style is colourful, playful, luxury knitwear. Their menswear collections are recognised for their alternative and sometimes outlandish designs.
SIBLING are inspired by a range of sources, from their own lives to the east London riots, the graphics of West Side Story’s cinematography, youth tribes, music and reportage photography. Designs range from menswear staples such as a knitted ‘denim’ trucker jacket to full hand crochet pieces and sequin-encrusted leopard twinsets.
SIBLING said, ‘The V&A has a fantastic textile and fashion collection, displaying some of the finest craftsmanship from around the world, so we’re absolutely delighted to have been invited by the Museum to be a part of their Fashion in Motion series. We’re looking forward to showing audiences that today’s knitwear is more than novelty Christmas jumpers and grey V-necks; that it can be fun, joyful, rebellious and young at heart’. Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion events presented against the unique backdrop of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Featuring some of the greatest designers of our time, Fashion in Motion brings the excitement and spectacle of the high fashion catwalk to a wide audience.
On Friday 21 November watch the Fashion in Motion: SIBLING live stream here. Follow the looks and the catwalk action at 17.00.
Free ticket entry* Tickets are very limited so booking is essential
Paris, November 7, 2014 - Schiaparelli is announcing today the end of its collaboration with Marco Zanini. The House of Schiaparelli is looking towards its future while transcending the aesthetic codes created by Elsa Schiaparelli.
It follows a dynamic where a contemporary spirit meets its founder’s daring personality. Schiaparelli will announce its new creative director soon.
Farida Khelfa and Zanini. Khelfa wears a Schiaparelli dress, from the tribute collection Hommage à Elsa by Christian Lacroix for W magazine
In the largest market in the world and the Fashion Week of the largest city on the planet, Angelos Frentzos was invited, as one of the first European designers who participated in Shanghai Fashion Week.
During the last years, the Chinese market of luxury brands is growing rapidly, and Shanghai Fashion Week is the largest and most prominent event in the world of Chinese Fashion, with the participation of dozens of designers and extensive coverage in the trade press, all local editions of international titles of fashion magazines, as well as special television channels.
After major European brands, such as Chanel, Prada, Maison Martin Margiela and DSquared2, Angelos Frentzos attended the event as guest designer, presenting a selection, especially for the Shanghai Fashion Week, from his three Spring- Summer 2015 collections. Specifically, Reversed Obscurations and Resort Ringmaster Make-Up (Womenswear), and Eraserhead Jugglers (Menswear). The show presented in a space erected in Fuxing Park in Xiantindi area, which gathers most large stores of European and international luxury brands, featured models, women and men, exclusively from China.
"I've always thought of Asian beauty as very charming," Angelos Frentzos says. "I wanted to reciprocate the honour of the invitation from Shanghai Fashion Week, using only Chinese models. Moreover, my collections, which were influenced by the Asian circus, found excellent way to get highlighted by the faces of models from China".
The show at Shanghai Fashion Week launched a two-year collaboration between Angelos Frentzos and the major showroom VDS, which operates in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Milan and New York. "In recent years the Chinese market has made an impressive opening to international brands, something I noticed even just by strolling in the shopping areas of Shanghai, where the number and size of branches of major brands, far exceeds that of European metropolises.
China and its market constitute right now a significant opportunity and a great challenge for a designer», Angelos Frentzos says. Shanghai Fashion Week, which ended late October, is held twice a year, as part of the Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival, which lasts for a month. Sponsored by the Municipality of the City and the Ministry of Commerce of China, and under the supervision of Shanghai Textile Group, Shanghai Fashion Week, aims to invite renowned international designers, and to provide a showcase for young Chinese designers, as well as to create a channel for international brands trade in China.
Anna Wintour OBE will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski. The iconic Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue and Artistic Director of Condé Nast will be honoured during the ceremony at the London Coliseum, on December 1st 2014, for her tremendous contribution to the fashion industry.
Ms. Wintour’s career began at Harpers & Queen magazine in London in 1970. In 1983 she joined Condé Nast as Creative Director of American Vogue and in 1986 returned to England to become Editor in Chief of British Vogue. In July 1988 she rejoined American Vogue in her current position. In March 2013, Ms. Wintour was named the Artistic Director of Condé Nast.
Ms. Wintour has been actively involved in fund-raising, particularly for AIDS research and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1990, she played a strategic role in developing the fashion industry’s AIDS charity, the CFDA/Vogue initiative through which she helped raise over $20 million. From 1995 to the present Ms. Wintour has co-chaired sixteen fund-raising galas which together have raised nearly $130 million for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
In 2003, Ms. Wintour directed the establishment of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, an unprecedented initiative and award designed to aid emerging American fashion designers struggling to build successful businesses in the wake of 9/11.
In September 2009, in response to the devastating consequences of the economic downturn, Ms. Wintour developed Fashion’s Night Out, a global initiative designed to promote the retail industry, restore consumer confidence and celebrate fashion. In 2014, Ms. Wintour spearheaded the fashion industry’s involvement in Born Free Africa, an organization aiming to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by the end of 2015, using funds from a dedicated clothing line comprised of pieces by world-renowned fashion designers who are also mothers.
Christopher Bailey MBE, Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Anna gives an extraordinary amount of her time nurturing and supporting creative talent around the world whether they are emerging or established names, part of fashion, literature, theatre, film, politics, sport or philanthropy. Her contribution to all of our global industries is a testament to both her passion, and her innate generosity. On a personal level it has also been a tremendous honour to have had her support, guidance and friendship throughout the many years that I have known her and I'm delighted that we are celebrating her at the British Fashion Awards in London."
Christopher Kane: “Anna Wintour is awe-inspiring; her dedication and passion to the fashion industry, her work ethic, and her unwavering support of young talent are truly unique. I owe so much to Anna for believing in me since the very beginning; without her loyal support and friendship over the past 10 years I would not be where I am today.”
Sarah Burton OBE, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen: “Anna has such an influential hand in fashion, she cares about, and pioneers creativity. Her love and contribution to British fashion is truly outstanding and I am ever grateful for all the support she has given me.”
Natalie Massenet MBE, Chairman of the British Fashion Council:"Anna Wintour has helped, nurtured and advised the careers of some of the world's most brilliant and creative designers. There isn't a person working in fashion who has not been inspired and influenced by Anna's leadership.This is why we are honouring Anna at this year's British Fashion Awards. An editor, business woman, philanthropist, mother, friend and icon; this award recognises and celebrates her extraordinary contribution to the global fashion industry and to popular culture. Anna is the creative industry ambassador and a great friend to the British fashion industry, which has benefited from her incredible support in driving the profile of our talent on a global platform as well as from her very personal care and attention. As one of Britain's most successful exports, it is fitting to celebrate Anna Wintour's lifetime of achievement in London.”
The generosity and commitment of our sponsors is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging their support for the British Fashion Awards 2014: Principal Partner Swarovski; Official Presenting Sponsors Canon, M•A•C, Toni & Guy, Vodafone; Official Sponsors American Express, Marks & Spencer, Mercedes Benz, Penhaligon’s, Rightster. The British Fashion Council would also like to thank Fashion Monitor and Harrogate Spa.
From 22 - 26 October Łódź, the third-largest city in Poland hosted it's 11th edition of FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week.
At first sight Łódź would sound as an unusual place for a fashion destination yet it was the former heart of the Polish fashion industry and the remains of this industrial heritage works as the perfect backdrop for the new creative generation.
In the last 5 years FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland has increasingly grown and paved ways to new breed of designers. This was my 5th time of attending and I always do it with pleasure, as it is truly organized and inspiring.
There is a great energy and drive from the new designers who literally steal the show in every edition.
The stage for opening show was in the hands of the graduates from the Fashion department of Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. The Graduation Gala included collections by designers such as Damian Konieczny, Katarzyna Wirzewska, Agnieszka Zarzycka and duo Sowik Matyga and design collective HANGER.
The schedule is divided in Studio shows, Off Out Of Schedule and Designer Avenue, Showroom, Young Photographers exhibition and more. Coming back to the runway shows I was very proud that FASHIONCLASH Festival 2014 designer Baiba Ladia has been selected to present her collection. Also from FASHIONCLASH, designer, Grzegorz Marcisz from the brand ZWYRD presented a very strong collection in the Off Out Of Schedule programme, which offered even more inspiring collections from The Puppies, Paulina Ptashnik and the Macademian Girl Award winner Kas Kryst.
Odio and Jakub Pieczarkowski's show was one of the best during this edition. Their work is a cocktail of Polish avant-garde and London vibe.
Furthermore, worthy of noting where the collections of Bola - Bajer Ola, italian guest designer Claudia Danna, Aleks Kurkowski, Portuguese guest designer Nuno Gama, Berlin based Dawid Tomaszewski, Nanko and Nah-Nu Katarzyna Skorek.
We would all agree there is no need to talk about Iris van Herpen's achievements when it comes to Dutch Fashion, right? Everybody appreciates her amazing works by now. Yet, there a bunch of new kids in town, the likes of Liselore Frowijn ( winner of Prix Chloé at Hyères International Festival de la Mode 2014), Saba Tark who's graduation collection 'Nomads of the World' can be seen at Centraal Museum Utrecht or Jonathan Christopher who just won the Global Denim Award. During Paris Fashion Week for SS15, several Dutch designers had the chance to present their collections to the world. Three emerging labels created a joint presentation within an intimate atmosphere, at the Atelier Néerlandais.
Under the name Sauce Hollandaise collective emerging labels MAISON the FAUX , MaryMe-JimmyPaul and SCHUELLER DE WAAL presented their newest collections. These are totally different brands that behind them all lies a partnership of two designers and this triggers interest!
Starting with MaryMe-JimmyPaul, a brand founded by Marie Burlot and Jimmy van Rinsum, who met at Rietveld Academy. They created the brand after their graduation in 2008 and since then had success with their collections.
MAISON the FAUX is founded by Artez graduates Joris Suk and Hans Hutting who consider their show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam on 23 January 2014 as the official launch of their brand. With their performative show, they are already the talk of the town.
SCHUELLER DE WAAL, the youngest of the bunch, however the designers behind the brand have been around for some time now. After several years of commercial experience, fashion designers Philipp Schueller and Rens de Waal decided to join forces and explore new grounds. The urge to pair their commercial knowledge with their own creative vision led them to launch their own line SCHUELLER DE WAAL. This new wave of emerging Dutch fashion designers seems to have a more rebellious approach to fashion. They play with gender roles and they have embraced colours and material experiments.
Photography credits Sauce Hollandaise Collective presentation – photography by Team Peter Stigter SCHUELLER DE WAAL – S/S 2015 collection lookbook – Photography by Lonneke van der Palen MAISON the FAUX - "Make a U-turn if possible" collection lookbook - Photography by Luka Karssenberg MaryMe-JimmyPaul - S/S 2015 collection 'The WalkAbout' – Photography Semuel Souhuwat Text by