Design Catwalk
Rombaut is still Vegan, and kiks at Pitti Uomo
Change is the only constant as the greek philosopher heraclitus once said. That is certainly true when it comes to fashion. Paris based twenty six year old mats rombaut is part of a new generation of designers working in an innovative and life-friendly way...

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Ying Gao Interactive Garments . (NO)WHERE (NOW)HERE
Ying Gao is a Montreal based fashion designer and a professor at UQAM. She received the Phyllis-Lambert Design Montreal Grant, which allowed her to question our assumptions about fashion and apparel through urban design, architecture and multimedia. She is interested in the forming of the garment that is still in the process of becoming a design. Sensory technologies play a big part for her designs and make the garments more playful and interactive. Her work testifies to the profound mutation of the world in which we live and carries with it a radical critical dimension that transcends technological experimentation....

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Giuliana Mancinelli Bonafaccia . Playground love
Brass sheets, proposed in pink and green gold, combine with plexiglass in the forging of wraparound bracelets and hyper-geometrical pendents, while Swarowsky sticks embellish necklaces and earrings. Metal tubulars recall the humorous and dynamic approach of the designer's symbolic universe. A lysergic palette that paves the way to a stylistic paroxysm in pastel and fluo shades of pink, hydrangea blue, cherry , lilac and lemon yellow. Curvilinear peak and polygonal voltage are also in the leather bags collection, offered in contrasts of iridescent colors in the variation on the shoulder or maxiclutch....

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Emma Yeo . Biomorphics accessories
Emma Yeo creates striking fashion accessories and headwear for special events and bespoke interior installations. Her signature "biomorphics" express a hybrid design philosophy through sophisticated hands-on craftsmanship using highly select materials and innovative techniques. Emma obtained a BA (1st class Hons) in Multi Media textiles from Loughborough University and MA in Design Jewellery from Central Saint Martins, London....

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When snow melts it becomes spring
When snow melts, what does it become?' It becomes water, of course' Wrong! It becomes spring...

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Gabriela Ligenza’s 3D printed Hats
Our attention was gathered by the 3D printed collection that has been shortlisted for the 3D Print Show Global Awards 2014, in the Fashion Designer of The Year category. Gabriela's work and research in between art and handcraft, material and research for new technology, has been recognized and celebrated in the 3D Printed Collection: Poem, Cirrus, Mobilous; yet, you cannot often see a beautiful product printed with 3D technology, organically organized in a collection theme and story. It still is a non common achievement....

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Bojana Nikodijevic . Introducing the cocoon backpack
"A woman is not meant to be a samurai. Yet there were times when they had a strong position in samurai society. Incomparable women warriors displayed a fighting spirit and a concern for honor as men. Fearlessly devoted at times of war their duty was to defend home. But first of all to control household expenses, manage servants and raise their children to the samurai ideas of contempt, death and unquestioning loyalty to their lord....

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Housewife used for LSD Experiments and what she says is incredible
In this video, some scientists run tests on an American housewife of the 50s who takes LSD for the first time to investigate what effects drugs have on the human mind. The results transcend any human vision and witness visions related to quantum physics and the notorious concept of "All is one" well known in the new age current....

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Karolina Jourikova: Believe in Happy Endings and make Lavender Ice Cream
Karolina Jourikova is an emerging mainly accessories and womenswear designer based in Prague who studied at Academy of Art Architecture and design at Universität Für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Her image online is fresh and "purple mag" alike; Pisces sign, in her mid twenties, her NJAL mentions quite important press appereances (Bullet mag, Used mag, Elle cz, Haarpers Bazaar, WTF) but her website just links us to her e-mail contact....

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Hövding . The invisible made visible . How to Ride a Bike Safely
The project resulted in the concept of an airbag helmet, which won Innovationsbron’s Ideas Grant. This kick-started the process of developing Hövding into a real product. In 2006 Hövding won the Venture Cup, after which Hövding Sweden AB was founded....

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Daniel Ramos Oregon: Where our Mind takes Place Outside our Body
"Outrospection" initially introduced by philosopher Roman Kznaric, where he proposes that in order to know oneself one must live towards the outside, it is be experiencing life that one discovers and shapes oneself. I have appropriated his concept while relating it to out-of-body experiences more commonly known as astral projections, by seeking to represent -in a metaphorical way- the mind being projected inside out of the body as a way of self-expresion and representation....

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If we always live by what we can control, we will never see beyond our limits
Instead of repeating what we know, we can also look for the unknown. Create a moment in which we can transgress. For if we always live by what we can control, we will never see beyond our limits...

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From Lucca to Milan fashion district . Roberto del Carlo opens its first brand store
A "welcoming" minimalism is the main concept of the store that shows Roberto del Carlo collection, maison famous all over the world for its contemporary design and fine Italian artisanship. Grey monochrome resin flooring and walls with a cement finish contrast in white Corian semi-gloss display niches are inserted in the walls....

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A bridge through the material world and its life source
Jacomijn is a collector, especially objects found in nature. From fossils to leafs with beautiful patterns to skulls of long gone animals. Jacomijn uses the structures, pat- terns and shapes of these found materials for her jewelry and with that she gives dead material movement and feeling back....

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Vacuum Shoe Solution. Vacuum me Everything I say.
‘last 21986? is Lou Moria's project for vacuum formed shoes. She says: ‘today we can buy shoes for ten dollars and we know they won’t last until next season. even through they’re cheap, they are still very complex to manufacture and construct by using a lot of different materials and processes. when we throw them away, we actually throw pieces of leather, plastic, textile, and metal glued and assembled together,’ Great shoe and concept in all it's details but not only: thermoforming is the simple solution for it. Imagine the possibilities of thermoforming on 3D models made on a real body… when I saw this project, apart from it's great design features and solutions, the idea of made to measure thermo...

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Margaux Clavel . The colors become natural and cover irregular shapes
The research of natural materials is an essential step in the work of the designer Margaux Clavel, incredible forms combined together create fantastic and original jewels. The colors become natural and cover irregular shapes, a constant surprise that leaves breathless those who look for originality out from the crowd...

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Everything You Buy Is Rubbish
With so many products being made out of plastic, it seems inevitable that when us humans are done with said products, we toss them. They, in turn, end up in the landfill or washed ashore on some poor, polluted beach. Three friends, Charles Duffy, William Gubbins, and Billy Turvey, got together to come up with a way of communicating the link between waste and consumerism, “and the disposability of contemporary products” in a project they call “Everything You Buy Is Rubbish”. After collecting plastic waste along the UK shores, including the Thames, the trio made a pair of shoes completely out of the rubbish they found....

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Han Decorte . How to share socks and rugs
This 'RANDOM RUG' that is made completely out of felt, is designed to imply the use of different people. The colour of the rug is equal. to define the different identities or to imply the use of different people, I changed the size and the shape of the “shoes” and “socks” on the rug....

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Kristen Elspeth: Porcupine quills and eco design
The notion of eco and sustainable design can be applied not only to fashion intended as apparel, but also, why not, to jewellery design, as demonstrated by the work of Kristen Levy, under the label Kristen Elspeth. Kristen got her first taste of design while learning Native American beadwork at the age of 10. Exploring the jewelry boxes of her mother and grandmother, she would rework broken jewelry into pieces for herself. This passion carried through into adulthood and in 2001 she began to grow a small collection of jewelry made of unique and unusual materials, which gained a loyal following. The current collection's minimalist and modern aesthetic is rooted in nature and draws inspiration from indigenous reve...

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Femke Agema vs the snowpocalypse
Will there still be fashion at the end of the world? And if yes, if another ice age is coming... how are you going to be dressed? Jokes apart, Femke Agema's collection called Nigliktok, from the inuit word for "cold", is designed to face the next "snowpocalypse", but with humour and a playful attitude. Actually the young Dutch designer, inspired by the Mayan predictions, dedicated two collections to apocalyctic themes. The S/S 12, called Drijf, stands at the cross section between fashion and art, and is made of wearable autonomous objects. Like, for example, a foldable boat that you can wear as a backpack, to be prepared in case of an apocalyptic flood. Such a positive attitude towards very serious topics is ge...

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Jolka Wiens: facial expressions and lasercut neoprene
Last season I attended many fabrics fairs, and apparently it was all about neoprene and bonded fabrics. So I wasn't surprised when I saw Jolka Wiens' collection, all focused on this innovative but quite difficult and conceptual material. Jolka, graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, says about her collection: "My thesis was about facial expressions. I studied the psychological aspects of facial expressions, and what is so fascinating is that there is this basic shape of the face yet even the slightest twitch completely changes its mimicry. However, applying this study to my collection I choose to keep it abstract and focus on the system of muscles and skin. I made drawings of faces and abstracted them the way...

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