exists within a conceptual space bordered by atypical contemporary design, citified cultural influence and audio/visual implementation. A sartorial response to London street culture and the zeitgeist of Britain's working class, Samuel Ross launched A-Cold-Wall* in the fall of 2015 to reflect hegemonic disparities and youth expression in contemporary fashion.
Rushemy Botter was born on Curaçao and have lived a big part of his life in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He started His fashion studies in Arnhem at a more technical school. From there he went to the Royal academy of the Hague. He knew very fast that he wanted to follow his studies in Antwerp. As soon as he got his propedeuse degree he applied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He got accepted and was able to develop his creativity each year to a next level. He was mentored by Walter van Beirendonck and in his master year by Dirk van Saene.
Born in Gunma province in 1979. Graduated from Tokyo Mode Academy school and had experience of working as a designer. One of his unforgettable experience was when he had worked at MIHARAYASUHIRO as a shoes and accessory design chief. After MIHARA, he established the brand "doublet" with a pattern maker Takashi Murakami. doublet collection debuted in 2013 Spring Summer
Is an American fashion label established in 2011 by Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta.The pair met at the Rhode Island School of Design where they studied Sculpture and Textile Design respectively.They work between studios in Los Angeles and New York City.After graduating in 2010, Eckhaus designed men’s accessories at Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Latta established her own textile company to design prints and knitwear for brands including Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Opening Ceremony, and Marc Jacobs. In addition, Eckhaus has gained experience in the studios of the artist Matthew Barney and fashion collective Three As Four, and currently teaches at the Pratt Institute. Latta was a fellow at The Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum, and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Glaswegian designer, illustrator and radical creative Charles Jeffrey, 27, is - to quote Dazed - ‘the ringleader of London's next generation of club kids.' The meteoric rise of the Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY label is best encapsulated by Tim Blanks for Business of Fashion: "Jeffrey is speaking to young London the way Alexander McQueen spoke to his generation." The past year has seen Jeffrey become one of the most talked-about names in fashion - with an LVMH Prize nomination, solo art exhibition at London's NOW Gallery and the British Emerging Talent prize at 2017's Fashion Awards under his belt. His brand Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY encompasses a fashion label and a cult club night, each informing the other. The LOVERBOY night forms the primary research for Jeffrey's collections, with his tribe of friends and creative collaborators - artists, performers, musicians, drag queens and poets - contributing to the egalitarian spirit of the brand.
Parisian born Faustine Steinmetz completed her Masters at the prestigious Central Saint Martins under the guidance of the late Professor Louise Wilson, OBE. Faustine set up her label in early 2013 after acquiring her first handloom. All of Faustine’s pieces are made in accordance with her belief in craftsmanship over trend. SS18 saw Faustine’s debut catwalk show since graduating from the NEWGEN sponsorship scheme, which she was a part of for her first 9 seasons. During which time, Faustine Steinmetz was one of the top 8 finalists for the LVMH prize 2015 and won the British Womenswear Designer for the Woolmark Prize 2016. Faustine was also awarded the Swarovski Award in 2017
Norwegian womenswear designer who graduated from the London College of Fashion in 2015, when she set up her own brand. Her aim is to continue combining fashion-meets arts in and new and unexpected way, focusing on naïve cuts and visually striking graphic prints. She draws a lot with her non- dominant hand, which adds an element of unaffected innocence to her designs and illustrations. The core identity of the brand is naivety, playfulness, imperfection and quirkiness. She has been featured in The New York Times as one of ten “Fresh out of Fashion School designers to watch”.
Ernest W. Baker, the co-founder’s Grandfather, and an early Detroit ad man, serves as a muse for the brand's identity. With a sense of nostalgia, an intention is made to reinterpret classic garments that feel as if they were taken from Ernest’s closet. Established in 2016 by designers Reid Baker and Inês Amorim, of the United States and Portugal, the collections blend their cultural influences between European elegance and an American rawness. After graduating from the Domus Academy of Milan in 2014, they had the opportunity to work for designers Haider Ackermann, Yang Li and Wooyoungmi.
Tokyo based womenswear label. After graduated Joshibi University of Art and Design, Akiko got in to Central Saint Maritins College of Art and Design in London. After coming back to Japan, she worked for Japanese fashion label as a design assistant, she lunched her own brand during Tokyo fashion week in Spring Summer 2015.AKIKOAOKI is womenswear brand which creates a romantic world of the delicate mixed with the nostalgia. Inspired by the sense of fantasy that hides in the reality, AKIKOAOKI presents the feminine and yet classical style ideally for the individual woman
GmbH was founded by Serhat Isik and Benjamin Huseby in 2016 in Berlin as platform for developing fashion as a tool for community building and social commentary. GmbH won critical acclaim already in its first year from Vogue, New York Times and Dazed and are currently stocked by some of the most influential retailers in the world, including Barneys in New York, Dover Street Market in London, GR8 in Tokyo and Ssense in Montreal. GmbH showed their first show on the official menswear schedule in Paris, January 2018. Huseby and Isik are the creative directors of GmbH. However GmbH is also part of a larger network of collaborators in Berlin, including artists, musicians, DJs, writers, friends and muses.
Ludovic de Saint Sernin is a 27 year old French designer who lives and works between Paris and London. He graduated in Fashion Design from l’ ESAA Duperré and was a member of the design team at Balmain before launching his own label in 2017. He has presented two collections during the Paris Men’s Fashion Week (SS18 and AW18), while he presents on male models each collection is designed to be worn by women as well. For his second collection Ludovic collaborated with Repettoon a capsule of ballet inspired shoes, also for men and women. In January 2018 he participated in ANNEX, an exhibition of visual artists at M+B gallery in LA.
London based designers Léa Dickely and Hung La founded Kwaidan Editions in 2016. The pair first met at the Antwerp Royal Academy in 2004 where they forged their partnership. Focusing on singularity, mood and distinctiveness each Kwaidan Editions collection serves as a concise and confident statement. Native of the Alsatian region of France, Dickely launched her career as a print and textile designer. Preferring the freedom outside traditional fashion structures, she developed a strong roster of clients including Rick Owens. Meanwhile, Vietnamese-American La gained experience as a Womenswear designer in Houses such as Celine and Balenciaga. The origins of “Kwaidan Editions” refer to the1965 movie by Masaki Kobayashi and book by Lafcadio Hearn of the same name. “Kwaidan” translates to “strange stories” in Japanese. The brand conjures up the uncanny, the eerie feeling experienced when the common place turns unfamiliar and unknown. Kwaidan Editions reinterprets ghosts of the past leading to collections that describe the present time we live in.
Born in 1985 in Silesia, Poland. At the age of 19 began studying fashion design and simultaneously undertook work as a stylist. From 2008 until 2014 worked as an in-house womenswear designer for Poland based womenswear fashion brands. In 2014 in order to pursuit a long time ambition of combining modern fashion design with traditional craftsmanship established own brand.
Marta is a London based designer who was born in Poland and raised in Germany. She graduated with MA Womenswear from the Royal College of Art and was selected to show her AW15 collection during London Fashion Week as part of the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN initiative sponsored by Topshop. Marta Jakubowski has worked with brands including Hussein Chalayan, Alexander Wang and Jonathan Saunders, and has developed an unmistakable minimalist signature. Marta Jakubowski continues to showcase her seasonal collections during London Fashion Week.
Born in Danvers, Massachusetts, Matthew Adams Dolan studied in Australia, Japan and Switzerland before graduated from the MFA Fashion Design and Society Program at Parsons School for Design New York before launching his debut collection for Spring/Summer 2016. Inspired by notions of familiarity, universality, and versatility, the label draws upon the traditions of American sportswear with specific emphasis on denim and the fabric’s historical significance within American culture, from its roots in mid-century workwear to its ubiquity in 1990s pop culture.
Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Neil draws most of his inspiration from dispositions of thought based around the concept of masculinity that saturated his Midwestern, suburban upbringing. Utilizing iconic American symbols as a tool for subversion, he intends to break down false perceptions of what it means to be, act or seem male. Neil came to New York City to study fashion design in 2010, and eventually went on to work as a womenswear designer for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, and Diane Von Furstenburg. His work within the industry was focused primarily around hand beadwork, textile and embroidery design. Eventually realizing, however, that his skill set was both applicable and rarely utilized within menswear, he left the industry to attend the MFA program for Fashion Design and Society at Parsons New School for Design and start his own brand.
Berlin-based label Ottolinger is a collaboration between Swiss-born designers Christa Bösch and Cosima Gadient. Having met during their studies at the Basel School of Design, the two quickly began making waves with their avant-garde and fearlessly destructive challenge to luxury fashion’s status quo. The Labels punk approach to couture tailoring is a sign of confidence that trumps the glamour of a sleek silhouette. While underlining their unorthodox and refreshing vision on fashion and notion of sex appeal, it questions what is considered flattering to a womans physique. Labor-intensive creations are held to the highest standards in quality and challenge traditional notions of couture with textural and deconstructive applications. The counterculture label has garnered a cult following for their asymmetric silhouettes, raw aesthetic and uniquely hands-on process of abstraction and deconstruction.The resulting re-assemblage represents an unlikely harmony between meticulous construction and antithetical spirit of punk-tinged rebellion.
Rokh is founded by Rok Hwang. Before establishing his own aesthetic ethos in 2017; Rok was R-T-W designer for eminent fashion house, Céline, under Phoebe Philo. rokh garments, designed with timeless in mind and crafted to last through each season, are familiar yet unique renditions of classic aesthetic. Pieces accent an existing wardrobe with a raw attitude and sensual detailing, defined by the labels unique, yet familiar elegance. rokh reflects the notion that all pieces should be structured, timeless and above all, adaptable. rokh philosophy is to give the image new value. rokh harnesses the image as a palimpsest, each layer is inscribed upon the previous, sometimes erased, sometimes affirmed. That which is affirmed grows stronger, that which fails falls away. Trivial trends are erased in favour of visuals that speak co the genuine ways youth expresses itself. Youth forms its own image, which is where rokh direct our gaze.
New York based women’s ready to wear designer, Snow Xue Gao, founded her eponymous brand in 2016 immediately following her debut spring/summer 2017 show at Parsons New School of Art and Design where she received a Masters of Fashion. Born and raised in Beijing where she received a Bachelor of Arts from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, With a mix culture background ,Snow’s intricately draped and tailored line breaks away from conventional definitions of masculine and feminine through an exploration of exaggerated proportions, asymmetrical finishes and contrasting textures. Fine Italian wool plaids and jacquards are tucked and twisted with floral silk prints to create a piece — a blazer transforms into a skirt; wool suiting is inlayed with traditional Chinese dress — conceptually merging her Asian heritage and Western culture.
Younchan Chung- 3 years I spent at SADI was full of precious memories. I got to know about fashion design for the first time, became to precisely understand practical knowledge and process of fashion designing through professional education, Furthermore, I met various friends who share many similarities with me, and the school life with them vitalized my whole life. I still remember the period as the happiest years. SADI would be an eternal source of pride, and be remembered as my alma mater.