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TI IS MAD FOR : CAPARA

THE ASPIRATION OF THE LABEL CAPARA IS TO COMMUNICATE A COEXISTENCE OF A DESIGNED VISUAL WORLD, AND OF WORDS AND STORIES.THE ASPIRATION OF THE LABEL CAPARA IS TO COMMUNICATE A COEXISTENCE OF A DESIGNED VISUAL WORLD, AND OF WORDS AND STORIES.

The Capara sisters, Vera and Olivera, are for my mad money, one of the great underestimated talents of contemporary fashion.

Agi and Sam Fall/Winter 2014: New Africa As Identity

The best fashion remains sensitive to and predictive of the larger shifts of contemporary culture.The best fashion remains sensitive to and predictive of the larger shifts of contemporary culture.

Since winning the Emerging Talent-Menswear, British Fashion Award at the end of 2013 , the team of Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, collectively known as Agi and Sam, has had high expectations mounted on them.

TI IS MAD FOR: DEVON HALFNIGHT LEFLUFY

Devon Halfnight Leflufy explores a hybrid iconography of LA subcultures in a luxurious 'ethnic LA' streetwear collection.Devon Halfnight Leflufy explores a hybrid iconography of LA subcultures in a luxurious 'ethnic LA' streetwear collection.

The buzz on this one...it's deafening . Mr Leflufy, (the name alone is worth the price of entry), June 2013 graduate of the venerable Royal Academy Of Arts in Antwerp where his finals show was awarded the 'Louis" award has already wracked up cred at Opening Ceremony. Not to mention the props from the LA scene queens like Cassie who has been papped wearing his "Selena Los Angeles" T. It all speaks to the record speed with which new talent goes viral these days. But beneath the exuberance and sense of spontaneity and play, TI senses rigor -the kind the Royal Academy is well known to inculcate-that signals that the Montreal born Leflufy could be a long distance runner. The aesthetic of the house of Devon explained, after the jump.

TI IS MAD FOR: Corbier Agostini

After 20 years of working for Thierry Mugler, Lanvin and Jean-Paul Gaultier, Corbier Agostini  presented their first collection in Sept.After 20 years of working for Thierry Mugler, Lanvin and Jean-Paul Gaultier, Corbier Agostini presented their first collection in Sept.

TI flashes red alert when an emerging brand also crosses the scanning systems of both the Tokyo Dandy blog in Japan and A Shaded View On Fashion. Of course both those kids were bound to get into the gothness inherent in Corbier Agostini, but more importantly this new label meshes in ideas from the rigorous standards of French couture alongside that marked penchant for Japonisme. Not to mention the gift of the lyrical description of the design ethos . In the words of the createurs...

SACAI SS14: THE PERFECT HYBRID

The mosaic is the new cultural  frame of reference. Image via style.comThe mosaic is the new cultural frame of reference. Image via style.com

There used to be a time when an ideal of fashion could be one thing, a single idea designed to reinforce the consensus that is bourgeois status.

TI IS MAD FOR JEREMY LAING: SPRING 2014: LOOK #4

I'm planning to wear the look in a thunderstorm preferably in a tropical locale.I'm planning to wear the look in a thunderstorm preferably in a tropical locale.

Dear Jeremy,

Could you please reserve look #4 from your SS14 New York show for purchase at your earliest convenience?

PEET DULLAERT SPRING/SUMMER 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY DIRK ALEXANDER for vmagazine.comPHOTOGRAPHY DIRK ALEXANDER for vmagazine.com

How very beautiful are these backstage images

JW ANDERSON SS14: MOVING FASHION CULTURE'S NEEDLE FORWARD

I see  that certain luxury conglomerate frothing right this minute. J. W. Anderson SS14 via style.comI see that certain luxury conglomerate frothing right this minute. J. W. Anderson SS14 via style.com

An authentic, honest-to-goodness, breakthrough new designer is perhaps a once-in-decade experience

EARLY WARNING SIGNAL: PEET DULLAERT'S DECISIVE ELEGANCE

Such a precise sense of identity always draws your attention.Such a precise sense of identity always draws your attention.

Peet Dullaert is the 24 year old Dutch designer who in only one year of work has set the antennas of dedicated followers of fashion on high alert . Peet is currently deep in the studio prepping his Spring 2014 offering. TI got his attention for a sec in the hopes of unraveling the essence of Dullaert's process. It is a process that presents a kind of classic femininity zapped with the nonchalance, speed and verve of very modern life. Subverting that illusory casualness with an obsessive attention to rigor, quality and detail, Dullaert is that rare young designer with a decided design signature all his very own. Such a precise sense of identity always draws my attention, though every time I have dinner with Peet I'm amazed at the open optimism of his youthfulness against the authoritative sharpness of his clothes. That combination is lethal. Here, he explains its genesis.

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