Dear Diane and Shaded Viewers,

The combination of the madness of fashion week and my lack of organisation, made me visit the Void Showroom on three separate occasions. My own idiocy aside, I’m glad I did this because the quality and detail in construction amongst the three designers I saw was anything but idiotic. 




Hailing from Copenhagen, Vibe celebrated her 10th collection this season with a more minimal but sporty aesthetic. Streamlined shapes and geometric construction of heavier fabrics, integrated with moments of fluid drapery [see cover image], are elements of the designers new perspective of sorts.


“I don’t want to be limited by one decision. I want to keep evolving between and within each collection.”

The way in which Vibe starts with a material and experiments with these textiles as the beginning of her creative process is evident in her varied but considered collection.


Vibe with her gorgeous baby in the Void Showroom 



It’s always refreshing to find quality design that doesn’t take itself too seriously. ROGGYKEI is the brand from Hitoshi KOROGI and Keiko MIYAKOSHI, who have become known in Japan and the rest of the world for their colourful and playful collections. This season they used the theme of "Iron Dualism", with the heaviness and hardness of iron, an essential to life, that also has the capacity of softness and lightness [particularly with their development of a textile with foil film printed on polyester].


Integrated in the Spring 2014 collection is also a collaboration with animation artist, Noriko Okaku, who created the two characters, Tetsuo and Tetsuko (Iron boy and Iron girl in Japanese) in a pattern and an animated film, which Diane posted earlier.

This charming story features throughout the collection that is sincerely a full collection; with accessories, basics, showpieces and everything in between.






Spring 2014 is the fourth collection from this Danish designer. Named OBSESSIVE PAIN, this unisex collection has pieces that express internal pain and physical suffering, like the “Spine Jacket”. Though there is no sense of the macabre, but a “pure focus on functionality and mobility”. Leon Louis Joergensen’s clothes explore the notion of appearance and reality, as they often have a look of heaviness, but are actually lightweight; much like the often lighthearted exterior of those in pain.

“I want my clothes to be like a second layer of skin”



Each collection sees Leon Louis deconstructing earlier pieces to make them better, in a continuation of his design identity. He uses many natural fabrics from Japan to create this lightless, and many elements are made by hand in order to achieve the correct production.

“Not too much detail but a lot of subtlety. It’s about a lush simplicity




Happy Wednesday,

Sophie Joy

Sophie Joy Wright