what I liked in fashion last year

1. “honest by” the world first fashion label, founded by bruno pieters, former hugo boss art director, built on total transparency. the label reveals where each product comes from and how much everyone gets paid. www.honestby.com

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2. perfomense “eternity dress” tilda swindon and olivier saillard, the new director of palais galliera – the fashion and costume museum in paris, performed the entire process of making a single dress, from the measuring and patterning to the cutting and sewing.

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3. catwalk for “up” gartnerfuglen architects from oslo and a group of volunteers built the wooden structure for “up” – a non profit fashion show promoting young norwegian fashion designers.

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4. mode biennale arnhem 2013 peter movrin attended the exhibition “fetishism in fashion” curated by liderwij edelkort, which explored the expression of veiling and covering the human bodies in the most extreme ways.

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5. loes veenstra s jumpers designer christien meindertma compiled photographs of hundreds of jumpers knitted by loes veenstra since 1955 into a book and organised a flash-mod during dutch design week.

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▶ Flashmob Truien van Loes – YouTube

  • 6. karen nicol s embroidery a book “embellished: new vintage”, a look – book of my favourite textile designer karen nicol s couture embroidery has been published. in her beautiful work, she combines found vintage fabrics and other media with embroidery and appliqué. www.karennicol.com

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7. iris van herpen one of the most innovative fashion designer who integrates architecture, engineering and biology with technology, was awarded the  dutch design award for her 2013 “voltage” collection. www.irisvanherpen.com

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8. “thisispaper” magazine the first printed publication released by one of my favourite internet magazine “thisispaper” in which the stories about fashion, design, photography and architecture have a strong personal voice. www.thisispaper.com

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9. “lifewear” by uniqlo a new lifewear concept, launched by uniqlo reflects the company s unique design approach, focused on the customer providing clothing that is innovative, universal in design and of high quality. www.uniqlo.com

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10. nick knight for lane crawford spring/ summer 2013 one of the best fashion movies in last year, launched by nick knight, produced with 3D scanning and motion capture technology in place of traditional photography.

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▶ SHOWstudio: Lane Crawford S:S 2013 – Nick Knight : Ming Xi – YouTube

 

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