In the world of fashion that is ruled by critics demanding creativity and fueled by buyers vying for commercial value, a designer’s job is not an easy one.
What does it take for someone to become a successful designer and stay true to one’s own original aesthetic in the sea of copycats and cookie cutter designs? What does it take to stand your ground and bend the rules? Let’s meet a few designers that seem to have both successfully combined art and fashion and are well on their way to a commercial success.
A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Masha Ma has made her early mark in fashion by participating in various design competitions and winning CCDC “Best International Innovation” design award in 2009. Masha’s designs have already caught the eye of fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, Marie Claire and many more. Her collections have been viewed during London and Paris fashion weeks and last year Read More
Aoi Kotsuhiroi is an accessories designer based in Paris. Her collections are both designed and produced in France. Rings, bracelets and chokers, or as she calls them –“body objects”, are all hand-made and one of a kind sculptural jewelry pieces. I found myself strangely drawn to the unusual use of materials and unique shapes. Read More
Ann Sofie Madsen hails from Denmark, where she studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design. Along with her notable career as a designer, Anne Sofie is renown for her work as an illustrator having numerous works published in the magazines and 2 books to be going to print later this year. With a few shows under her belt and some stellar experience at both McQueen and Galliano she’s Read More
Joseph Turvey is another British designer in this group, who recently finished his studies at London College of Fashion. Having originally studied womenswear design, Joseph’s interest in traditional cutting techniques and unconventional use of fabric laid ground for Read More
The creative Tokyo duo of Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato of DressedUndressed is responsible for both men’s and women’s clothing and accessories collections.
The collections are meant to compliment each other by way of their androgynous quality, which makes the process of borrowing your boyfriend’s clothes a whole lot easier. Both Read More
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