BARTOLOTTA & MARTORANA romantic couture

Young Italian brand Bartolotta & Martorana proposes a new vision, romantic garments with a touch of neoclassical combined with technological materials and craftsmanship. Despite their young age, the designers have already been in the spotlight. Winners of numerous fashion contests, the Sicilian Simone Bartolotta and Salvatore Martorana are the symbols of the new generation of Italian designers that promise to make their way in the fashion world. Admirers of dramatic, theatrical style of Alexander McQueen, they create exciting garments proving both originality and creativity, but above all with a strong message. Bartolotta & Martorana is a fresh and modern brand. Their dresses are like self-portraits. In perfect balance between dreams and concreteness, between ideal and real. On the other hand, for these two young talents, both graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts and with already important experience such as being tailors at the Teatro Massimo of Palermo and the theater of La Scala in Milan.  To them, fashion is the art of communication. This is why their creations escape deliberately to the tide of trends that for a single season all flood, then withdraw quietly leaving the memory behind. Bartolotta & Martorana creates garments that can capture the spirit of […]

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DABRA LONDON – fashion forward statement pieces

DABRA LONDON is a designer label is known for its fashion forward- looking statement pieces which boldly bridge the line between the classic and the directional. The London based British brand is most definitely not for the shy and retiring but for the woman who likes to make an entrance and command her environment before she even speaks. Specializing in head turning dresses, sharp tailoring and outerwear, the label traverses from the use of soft and fluid silhouettes to the architectural cuts played out in vibrant and unusual palettes. The key to the labels success has been its ability to comfortably unite the contradictory elements of history, place and era with the opposing forces of modernity and the progressive. Dabra is where  London edge meets the refined and where the classic meets the streets. The brand’s director Patrick Dabra, an alumni of The London College of Fashion, University of Arts, received some national press attention  very early on in the label’s life, including being hailed as ‘one of Britain’s Hottest designers’, by the Daily Mirror and a listing in The Independent’s ‘Emerging Talent’ column. Deciding to take a more alternative route to most fashion designers, he moved to China and […]

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SOPHIA NUBES – sophisticated minimalism

The new collection of the sophisticated clothing of Sophia Nubes stand in the real meaning of “Made in Italy”. To explain the concept, Sophia Nubes teaches us about the real meaning of these words and what they mean for her. The philosophy behind this brand is well rooted in the DNA of Italian craftsmanship. The silent knowledge of the well known “Made in Italy” is something that cannot be taught and nobody will be ever able to copy. There is nothing in between, either you know it or you do not. It is something like the special way of cooking of the Italian mothers and especially grandmothers. The difference between what is good and tasty and what is bad and too rich instead. That is just something that you know without even thinking twice about it. It’s about the feeling. The creations of Sophia Nubes come out of this passion for creating something beautiful and and good and also in the highest quality. This passion drives the brand and the emotion can be found in all of the collection. These clothes are made by passion and are made to make the wearer feel stylish and sexy. A good start of […]

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STRATOM – menswear from Paris

STRATOM Paris a new and cool menswear brand, needless to stay, based in the capital of France. The brand combines contemporary menswear with edgy street wear offering not only an extended ready to wear line but also accessories and shoes. The Fall Winter 2018/2019 collection offers a variety of pieces from oversized winter coats to fur lined puffas, bomber jackets and parkas. The tops and shirts collection offers from military prints and tartan to minimal black and white basics. The sweatshirts are adorned with metal chains and will sure to keep you warm. The pants collection ranges from ripped denim to  more classic cuts. The knitwear, perfect for the colder weather is also a mixture of deconstructed items in classic and pop colors form red an black to colorful greys. All STRATOM Paris items have an edgy and contemporary finish thanks to the accessories used, from oversized zippers and metal chains and straps to fabric cut-outs. The STRATOM man has a cool, edgy personality who is not afraid to show off their avant-garde style, by wearing items that definitely stand out from the crowd. If you’re looking to spice up your look and you’re at the beginning, just start by […]

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New HANAA FU origami bags collection

The Hanaa Fu bags are inspired by Japan’s traditional art of paper-folding known as origami. these versatile bags are created by  Takashi Yamamoto. After trying out hundreds and thousands of versions in the course of 5 years, he came up with the idea that is extremely versatile. These bags are fold-able, changing their shape easily thanks to the functional accessories attached. The multiple color and print variations make this a so called IT bag, because  they are both functional and stylish. They allow you to be as creative and as fun as you want to be, changing the shape of your bag depending on your mood and needs. The current stricture of the Hanaa Fu bag is made to be able to change it’s form into 7 different shapes and sizes. The first one is the classic flat tote bag that is perfect to hold document for the day to day activities. The second shape is a large tote with a strong bottom to hold all your stuff at the end of the day in one place. The third shape is perfect for the evening, turning into a smaller, diamond shape mini bag, elegant and practical for going out. The […]

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Change your PERSPECTIVE

A stylish contemporary brand with refined materials and high quality manufacturing, this Turkish brand called PERSPECTIVE has got it all. They produce classic pieces with a twist. Their collections include modern day wear  as well as shoes and accessories like belts, bags or hair pieces. The  PERSPECTIVE brand is among the leaders of it’s competitors because of it’s high quality organizational structure formed in world standards. This leading organization stands out because they offer various ready to wear items combined in line with the modern woman’s need, may it be for business life, cocktail parties, specific events and invitations, holidays or just leisure. Their wide variety of clothing offers a great selection for the independent woman. A company that is open to change, PERSPECTIVE expresses their aim to for creativity in parallel with self-refreshment, all the components needed for a modern wardrobe. While the spring summer collection brings bright colors and flower prints mixed with nautical elements, the Fall winter collection considers darker tones and undertones of khaki, bordeaux and navy. \the silhouettes of each collections are refined and elegant. These beautiful look book images show very well the pieces of the collection and  take you to the world of […]

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The NOBASIC club – contemporary RTW

There’s another way to be, to feel powerful and well dressed, and that is the NOBASIC way. A contemporary women’s brand. Join the club. NOBASIC is a brand that aims to push boundaries, go beyond the ordinary and stretch the rules. The clothes made by NOBASIC are made for every woman who want more, who expects more from life. A woman who is ambitious, strong, smart, determine and confident but also forward-thinking, relentless and fearless. These clothes are made for the girl/woman who values the finer things is life, the great details and expects more. She knows that this life is too short to be basic. NOBASIC was born over ten years ago and began in crafting products for every women;s desire to feeling empowered and trendy. The best words to describe the brand as well as the women who wear it are boldness, independence, empowerment, sophistication and refinement. Every item they create has these in mind when being designed and produced. The NOBASIC company delivers a fine assortment every season by managing all aspects of the company from creation and design to the sewing and manufacturing  and also sales. This way they are able to create fashionable products that […]

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March 29, 2018 by Emese Bako Autumn Winter, Brands 0

Timeless bags collection from Maude Vivante

Maude Vivante has news for you and it’s in the shape of a new bags collection. Maude Vivante is one of those brands that has their fingers on the pulse of trendy and timeless apparel. Infusing cutting-edge details with classic shapes, their pieces never miss the mark. It’s safe to say they did the same with their bags. Maude Vivante’s collections feature soft fabrics mixed with glorious colors designed by their talented artists in Barcelona. They’ve blended exotic colors with unique designs to include wraps, long vests, sweaters, coats, ponchos, shirts and tops and turtle necks. They have an exceptional range of knitwear in great quality, affordable price and various designs to fit every woman’s need. Maude Vivante’s Fall/Holiday 2018/2019 collection is a combination of simple yet stylish pieces in an autumn-y color combination which is reflected in their look book as well. This collection introduces the world to items that are as inviting and fashion-forward as they are comfortable and cool. Maude Vivante introduces us also to a new collection of practical and stylish handbags. the collection includes several pieces in different colors varying from small evening wear mini bags and clutches to bigger sizes, like bucket bags, tote […]

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March 29, 2018 by Emese Bako Autumn Winter, Brands 0

A unique pattern – Blake Mill

The Blake Mill Philosophy They don’t follow fashion. What they do is something different. Their design shirts stand out from the crowd. To find inspiration they started from the question that was perplexing: Why are there so many striped shirts and checked shirts and polka dot shirt/ Can a polka dot really be the apex of design? A dot? So they looked around and found inspiration in the most obvious place. The the world around them. They found patterns in the malaria virus, the human chromosome, in Japanese gardens and in spiral galaxies. They looked where others haven’t. And in doing so they set themselves one very simple test: is this design truly original? Blake Mill doesn’t just create patterns. The tell stories. They turn to the world around them to spiral galaxies, relativistic physics, human chromosomes and minefields, to provide the DNA of the designs. The designs reflect the rich diversity of the stories that comprise the world. And as a final flourish, they put those stories into two different garments. The Essentials range for everyday style and the Bold shirts for when you really want to make an impression. The Bold shirts showcase the patterns to their fullest […]

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March 22, 2018 by Emese Bako Autumn Winter, Brands 0

KIM KWANG – Designed in London, made in Italy

Kim Kwang is a London based brand whose collection’s reinstate Kwang’s intention to create a refined and elegant silhouette with his designs, one that resonates with his target customer of the independent, sophisticated and stylish woman that is looking to push boundaries with her style and not be afraid to stand out from the crowd. Kim Kwang, the designer, graduated with a MA in Fashion Footwear from Cordwainers College part of London College of Fashion as a Jimmy Choo Scholarship student. He gained a Graduate Diploma in Fashion womenswear from the famous fashion college, Central Saint Martins.  Prior to studying in London, Kwang studied in Milan at Insituto Marangoni, working towards a MA in Fashion Womenswear. With Kwang being the first person accredited with the Jimmy Choo Scholarship, he worked alongside Jimmy Choo as a footwear designer on the Jimmy Choo Couture Shoe Collection for three years before creating his own label.  Kwang’s style has evolved and inspiration for his AW18 collection is drawn from retro and vintage themes. Eclectic as form, Kwang explores feminine vintage styles while staying true to the brand with structural heels and more gender neutral sport lux looks. Kim Kwang is a fast growing international […]

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