Dear Diane and Shaded Viewers,
I had the pleasure of visiting ashowroom during Paris Fashion Week and would like to share the highlights of the showroom with you.
Officina del Poggio
A made in Italy leather accessory brand that makes saddle bags and motorcycle bags. The hardware bags are lines with luxurious fabrics that almost felt like tuxedo materials. For the fall winter 2017 collection Officina del Poggio made their classic designs in several metallic editions.
Bad Deal is a brand that lies between an urban tunnel and a rose garden. The designer is also a writer and makes fairytale stories, the fairytales were translated into graffiti which was incorporated onto the garments. The jackets and tops were also decorated with cartoon fairy tail characters.
A London-based fashion label that redefines traditional pieces. The label uses vintage fabrics from high end brands for a kimono inspired collection. By using luxurious stock fabrics, the garments are not only attractive but also sustainable.
The knitwear label ELEVEN EVERYTHING is using traditional knitting techniques on hand-knitted machines that are already in use for centuries. For the Fall Winter collection the brand used neon colour and metallic coated wool.
Maria Restrpo and Ian Phin managed to create a collection of geometric and spray-painted type scarves. The scarves each have an element of geometric shapes along with a spray paint element as a contrast. The designers also implemented Roman and Greek statues in their design for the scarves. Next to this chroma[rohka] also features a small prêt a porter collection of skirts, sweaters and coats. The design of the prêt a porter collection feature technical fabric compositions and continue in the lines of mixing geometrical prints with a graffiti type effect.