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future stars of fashion | SOMA Magazine - Part 2
Posts Tagged ‘future stars of fashion’
CARIN RODEBJER
CARIN RODEBJER

Carin Rodebjer takes a common objective of women’s wear—to offer high fashion with a relaxed, accessible vibe—and succeeds where so many labels fail. The Rodebjer label does not imitate renowned fashion houses or jump on trend bandwagons. She designs for a woman who is comfortable in her own skin—refined, casual and stylish. Born in Sweden, […]

FYODOR GOLAN
FYODOR GOLAN

With their hearts firmly placed in the British fashion capital, this designer duo from Latvia (Fyodor Podgorny) and Israel (Golan Frydman) were the proud and well deserved winners of the UK’s prestige Fashion Fringe title. One of the highlights of their career, the exposure has garnered this married couple worldwide recognition. Their Spring/Summer 2012 collection […]

PETER LOC TAN NGUYEN
PETER LOC TAN NGUYEN

Representing androgyny, Peter Loc Tan Nguyen’s collection defines the portrayal of masculinity and femininity brought into several pieces. Effortless, sophisticated, and understated are just a few words to describe the collection. As a recent graduate from Academy of Art University with a degree in both Fashion Design and Knitwear, Nguyen combines the two styles together […]

LIZETTE AVERINI
LIZETTE AVERINI

Presence is the first attribute that comes to mind upon viewing Lizette Avineri’s clothing. The collection was inspired by a recent trip to Israel, where Avineri experienced a case of the Jerusalem Syndrome: “A mental phenomenon comprising the presence of delusions, obsessions or religiously-themed ideas that are triggered by visiting Jerusalem.” This syndrome creates a […]

T. YOUNG HWANG
T. YOUNG HWANG

Text by Sara Iravani T. Young Hwang followed a myriad of paths before he found the right one. Being a successful graduate from Parson’s, The New School, one would expect him to claim the standard line, “I always knew I wanted to be a fashion designer.” This is far from the reality Hwang had, which […]

Dawid Tomaszewski
Dawid Tomaszewski

Dawid Tomaszewski: Modern Couture In fashion geography as we know it, nobody ever thinks of Poland as a relevant location. Paris and Milan come to mind for the classic luxurious fashions, Japan and Antwerp for the avant-garde, and a few more cities and countries may be added to the list (Australia, Brazil, Turkey and their […]

Eden Choi
Eden Choi

Korea seems to be a goldmine of fashion talents these days. While last month menswear brand A.Hallucination caught our eyes for their revolutionary take on the sartorial classics (see SOMA Vol. 24.5), this time we fell in love with yet another Korean designer, whose work features a similar mix of extraordinary craftsmanship and innovative cuts. […]

Erdem
Erdem

Prints, ruffles and dresses: when a designer manages to surprise us while sticking to these three staples, we know we have a future star in womenswear.Erdem Moralioglu created a look that is romantic without being too saccharine; strong, with bright colors and minimal silhouettes. His label, established in London in 2005, fuses the craftsmanship of […]

Iris Van Herpen
Iris Van Herpen

To the Dutch, high fashion design isn’t about garments and accessories emblazoned with logos; their collections are much more intellectual and conceptual, to the point where they have almost sacrificed commercialism in their lofty pursuits. However, there have been some designers, such as Viktor & Rolf, who have been able to achieve commercial success and […]

Return To OZ
Return To OZ

Australian designers may well be geographically removed from the world’s fashion capitals, but when it comes to constructing quality designs and captivating couture, they’re right on trend. SOMA highlights the designers breathing new life into the global fashion body. Disce Mori > Dead animals and diamonds are an unlikely mix. That is, of course, unless […]

Elise Gettliffe: Menswear Has Never Been This Fun
Elise Gettliffe: Menswear Has Never Been This Fun

Text by Rosa Bertoli Elise Gettliffe has yet to finish her ma at the Royal Academy in Antwerp, but her third-year collection, named “Bing Bang Boum Vlan Paf Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii” has already gained her an international following. The funny, colorful collection won the Fashion Special Prize at its, the Trieste-based contest that showcases the best new […]

Daily Dose
Daily Dose

  Cathy Pill makes couture that’s easy to swallow. Belgian exports usually fall into two categories: fashion and food. Chocolate and waffles aside, general word association between the country and design tends to lead to the wildly successful alumni from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Royal Academy products like Margiela and Dries, a member of […]

Achtung Baby
Achtung Baby

German designer Wibke Deertz is on the move and commanding attention with euro hipster classics. Sometimes when you’re flipping through a look book you just want to jump into the pages and join the well-dressed models—or in the case of Joseph Altuzarra’s look book, I wish I could jump into the pages and become Vanessa […]

Maria Louise Suhr: Great Dane
Maria Louise Suhr: Great Dane

Scandinavia has just kind of dropped in and taken over. From IKEA to H&M to Cheap Monday to Acne, the region has produced its fair share of stylish designers. At one time or another, each of these up-and-comers was dubbed “one to watch.” Well, now here’s another: Maria Louise Suhr. Never heard of her? No […]

Academy of Art Alumni Cut Free
Academy of Art Alumni Cut Free

If you consider the thousands of fashion design students who graduate each year and the collections they produce at the culmination of their education—it’s a wonder that anyone ever gets noticed. These pending alumni put endless amounts of resources, stitches, time and ambition into their designs with the hope that they will create a halo […]

CASTING AGENTS
CASTING AGENTS

Text by Robyn Dutra It’s a familiar story in the cultural milieu called “downtown New York.” Two guys who “do nothing else professionally” start a fashion line from their digs on the Lower East Side. They begin with T-shirts and sweatshirts, colored and distressed by hand, emblazoned with images that “tell a story of past […]



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