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The golden age of couture

The golden age of coutureImage courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum

The golden age of couture
Victoria and Albert Museum, London 

The launch of Christian Dior’s New Look in 1947 marked the beginning of a momentous decade in fashion history, one that Dior himself called the ‘golden age’. Celebrating the end of war and the birth of a new era, it set a standard for dressmaking and high fashion that has rarely been surpassed. In Paris, couture houses such as Balenciaga, Balmain and Fath attracted worldwide attention for elegance and glamour. London was renowned for formal state gowns by court dressmakers and impeccable tailoring by designers like Hardy Amies.

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IZIPIZI

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IZIPIZI

IZIPIZI it’s everyday glasses that put a smile on your face colorful collections, no limit to your taste classics reinvented, designed to fit for reading and for screens for the sun and just for fun all made easy, for you, me, everybody it’s IZIPIZI.

IZIPIZI is the brainchild of three long-time friends: Charles Brun, Xavier Aguera and Quentin Couturier. The three millennials grew up in Lyon, where they attended high school together. Having gone on to complete business school, they all shared a common ambition: to launch a joint business venture. It was 2010 and they were 24 years old. The inspiration came in the form of their long-sighted parents’ repeated refrain: “Can I borrow your eyes?” thus were born their glasses on a stick, inspired by the upright counter pens found in banks. Like magnifying glasses, the creation was an easy-to-use, everyday object with a minimalist design. It was an immediate success. They dubbed the product “See Up” while their first clients were banks – Société Générale in particular – more and more private customers began asking for a home-use version of the product.

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PEPPER VALLY

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PEPPER VALLY
Design | Prototype | Production
Made in Greece

Two textile engineers MSc Aliki Goritsa and BSc Spiros Fragos, specialized in knit fashion design and knit pattern programming are behind the independent super brand Pepper Vally. We design and knit every product in our space in Athens, Greece-on high end technology-STOLL knitting machines owned and controlled by us. With yarn as our only input and a full garment or another innovative product as our output, we are able to simplify our supply chain, eliminate excessive production and provide a customize production of completely transparent, fair, sustainable and contemporary products. Expertly craftsmanship and only European accredited materials synthesize knitwear with elegance and unpretentious luxury, inspired from Greek archaic aspiration. We use only natural/ biodegradable yarns, such as extra fine merino wool, silk and crepe cotton with linen and hemp, which follow the strictest standard (IVN BEST) in the entire textile production chain, both in terms of ecological standards and in terms of social accountability. We set up our knitwear manufacturing process in an alternative way of structure, which all = design + prototype + production are made in one place/Athens in Greece. We recognize the importance of domestic production and commitment of ecological footprint reduction by “made to request” of special products with added value.

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SHUBA GIFT FACTORY

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SHUBA GIFT FACTORY

Masks get a bit creepy! They has its own charm and aesthetics. This project doesn’t cause indifferent attitude: either you like it or scary and repel. If to think about it, really, for hundreds of years painting characters never sleep. There is something mysterious about it.

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PDPAOLA

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PDPAOLA
A women brand with a women attitude

For the second year in a row, the jewelry firm PdPaola joins the struggle for women’s empowerment on Women’s Day and designs a limited edition T-shirt that aims to reflect the courage and strength of each and every woman in the world.

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Outside

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Outside
The outer side, surface, or part exterior

Outside is an independent streetwear brand founded by Maurizio Assisi, a young designer from Brescia with a passion for art, graphics and communication. The brand deals both creating graphic images and printing them on t-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories. The logo takes origin from simple geometric figures; the square, the triangle and the circle, elementary forms that made it possible to create a simple and clean mark that, although its simplicity, could express and evoke more complex concepts.

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Camp: Notes on Fashion

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Camp: Notes on Fashion
MET – New York
May 9 – September 8, 2019

The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition, Camp: Notes on Fashion, will explore the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic and how the sensibility evolved from a place of marginality to become an important influence on mainstream culture. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” provides the framework for the exhibition, which will examine how fashion designers have used their métier as a vehicle to engage with camp in a myriad of compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways.

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