Avaro Figlio Spring Summer 2015 collection focuses on perspective and optical effects inspired by suspended Renaissance gardens, nature and architecture. Shapes and volumes are totally involved in rigidity and lightness.
Translucent crinoline details are the perfect start up for printed taffetas and become inserts for cuts in bodices and skirts. A fresh and dynamic allure arises from a mix of clean cuts and symmetrical volumes underlined by a cut off colour palette which plays with prints and a leather checkerboard. A chromatic game of kaleidoscopic effect on printed plisse.
Black, blue and yellow peonies overflowing in degrade on geometries inspired by urban architecture. Print is proposed again on different basis and brings along a natural chromatic diversity to the garments.
Roads, palaces and stairs are ray and intersection patterns capable of highlighting the flowers and their chromatic power. Flowers and geometries are the elements of the hanging garden.
FASHIONCLASH platform is looking for new generation designers and artists for FASHIONCLASH Festival.
Next to the extensive program there is a brand new feature in the festival, namely there are various talent awards.
Designers, artists, photographers, performers etc. are invited to sign up for various program parts of the festival such as the fashion show program, exhibition, designer Market and the FASHIONCLASH Side Program.
Participants of the festival are also having chance to win several awards including the FASHIONCLASH Festival Award worth 5,000 euros, KALTBLUT Magazine Award and various other awards.Would you like to win one of these awards and get the opportunity to present your work to an international audience, sign up!
Deadline for submission is 1 March 2015. More information and application form: here
FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015, the 7th edition of the international and interdisciplinary fashion festival takes place June 11 – 14 in Maastricht. FASHIONCLASH Festival consists of various program components where designers and artists can register for. The festival program will be compiled based on a selection of the received applications.
The chosen theme for the 7th edition is GENDER and this will be expressed throughout various projects and activities within the festival. Designers are invited to reflect and show their vision on 'gender in fashion'.
The 4-day festival program with fashion shows, exhibitions, fashion film, theatre and dance performances, pop-up stores, lectures, workshops and the Side Program, gives promising talent from all over the world the opportunity to show their work to a diverse international audience and industry professionals. The festival is a reflection of what is going on within the international fashion scene in the new generation of designers; imagination of the zeitgeist of contemporary fashion design through the eyes of the new generation of designers and artists. FASHIONCLASH Festival is an unique opportunity to discover new talent and to get inspired by the art of fashion.
In the exhibition entitled, Nuances, weaver and designer, opened on Friday 28th November, Joanna Louca, presents a collection of hand-woven throws, displayed through a site specific installation at Phytorio (Visual Artists Association), designed especially for this event.
The collection specifically designed and made for interiors, consists of unique, one- off, hand-woven pieces for the home in general. The journey of creation is a sensationally emotional one, a journey in which a harmo- nious combination is at play, balancing perfectly, between an incessant challenge to cross the boundaries of stereotype weaving techniques and restrictions, and a process of creative meditation, in which the weaver’s hands and mind, come together to com- pose a fabric that is pleasing to the human senses.
Unusual and controversial yarns and meticulous, intricate and innovative hand-weaving processes, come together to produce fabrics that vary in weight, colour and texture, from feather-light to felted to quilted and from monochrome, to degraded, to striped.
The collection is inspired simultaneously by the technical challenges faced during production and the abstract ideas that materialize from unexpected sources, like a portrait painting, a poem, a smell, a gesture. Displayed along the length of the space, the individual pieces, come together, in a unified installation, as an interwoven unity, of ever-changing nuances, silently nar- rating a story of subtle distinctions and variations, in colours and texture, that can be experienced through a voyage of physical interactions and sensual stimulations.
~ Each hand-woven throw is labelled with the yarn composition, the size and the price.
To Phytorio, Nehrou 2 , Nicosia Municipal gardens, 1102, Cyprus