With the recent Fashion Weeks, we are hyper-informed of everything related to Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture for the upcoming seasons. In contrast to this mainstream move, we make a deserved analysis of emerging design talent. Young creators with great potential in contemporary fashion:
Jungeun Lee works with unconventional methods of construction. Her experiments eliminate the need of cutting, weaving or sewing; instead, she wraps synthetic fibers around forms, using a heating process that transforms the fiber into a three dimensional molded garment. This practice seems like a good way to go in terms of ecology, as its generates zero waste.
The Danish designer’s reputation has grown, using old machines to create multidimensional clothes. Borre Akkersdij‘s Ready-Made Collection was created using mattress stitching machines, achieving a unique 3D look, thanks to the several layers of different materials and colors.
Valeria Olkhova‘s techniques are a mix of craft and innovative approach to fabric. The fusion includes horse and alpaca handwoven materials and home made dyes. The Ukrainian designer declares that texture remains a source of fascination, and often a backbone of visual and textural moodboards.
Elisa Van Joolen
Her graduation project 11 “X 17” at MFA Fashion Design and Society at Parsons was an installation that challenged the confines of conventional fashion. Wardrobe type collections, with the identity of several brands. The work was done through a process of cutting pieces of industry giants, such as Calvin Klein, Banana Republic and Nike, which gave way to a series of abstractions. Elisa Van Joolen exhibition was shown last September at the New York Fashion Week.
J´Ai Mal À La Tête is a menswear brand based in Munich and with creative direction by Anja Pawlik, who belongs to the generation of young experimental designers with high sensitivity for creating classical forms.