Lena 8

Dear Shaded Viewers,

If Freud's Dark Continent came to life as a deserted fashion island, I think Helena Lumelsky would be one of the only survivors. The Antwerp-based, Sevastopol-born designer is crafting her own, unique voice with her label, Lena Lumelsky, which struck me on my last visit to the ra exhibition showroom in Paris. Her clothes are incredibly elegant and beautifully made, using gorgeous, luxurious fabrics and clever details that seem to convey a powerful sense of femininity. One of her dresses was chosen to be part of the Black exhibition in Antwerp and there is no doubt that she has a bright future ahead of her. We sat down in the ra caf

Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.