Design Catwalk
Nicomede Talavera and his first glorious collection

For Spring/Summer 2010 Nicomede turned to Futurism. With Anton Giulio Bragaglia and Arturo Bragaglia’s 1911 photodynamism portrait Searching and Slap being the starting point, marking the beginning of his fascination with photodynamic photography and futurism. Inspiring him to think about the movement and dynamism of the subject in Searching and Slap and which garments would be appropriate for such energy­filled expressionism.
His research into other minimalist and futurist artists brought him to Eva Hesse’s Accession II; inspiring him to have embellished collars and shorts. While Larry Bell’s 20” Glass Cube became the starting point of the pastel and tonal colour palette; leading to metallic panelling, collars and waistbands. The overall shapes and details focused around the geometry and shapes in Mel Bochner’s work; culminating in shaped sleeves and cropped and streamline silhouettes.
The collection has a very sporty aesthetic and the fabrics used are representative of this; with neoprene jackets and bottoms, nylon shirts and shorts and tyvek t­shirts.

Biography
London based Nicomede Talavera is a Central Saint Martin’s BA Menswear Fashion Design student. Currently in his placement year, he is interning with London, New York and Paris based designers and will return to his final year in 2010. Spring/Summer 2010 marks the release of his first 14­look capsule collection.
www.nicomedetalavera.com

CREDITS
Designer Nicomede Talavera
Photographer Simon Ritchie
Art Direction and Styling Jack Cassidy
Model Sid Ellisdon @ MODELS1
Make­up Erin Long
Hair Amanda Briggs
Shoes Sponsored by Dr.Martens

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