You don’t always know what ‘s hidden behind a closed-door, yet even when you think you do, you always wonder if you are right. A closed-door is, more often than not, a mystery to all of us. We are humans and curiosity is, whether we like it or not, a human imperfection. And when that door has an arch and a keystone, intertwining to form a coherent symplexis, it becomes a mystical and wondrous gate, behind which imagination can run wild! So, open it. If you dare.
Maria Aristidou’s Spring/Summer 2019 knit couture collection was quite the challenge. Inspiration for the pattern came from a single vintage arched door found during a walk inside the old city walls of Nicosia. The simplicity of the door’s facade, together with the complexity of the engineering behind it, gave rise to a series of design trials that lead to this fine timeless pattern for the fabrics of SS 2019 collection.
Hand embroidery embellishments on a colorful pallet of luxurious knit fabrics made by the designer, capture the beauty and the essence of a woman.
Unexpected cuts on timeless classic designs with modern details are the signature of the designer’s Spring/Summer 2019 “Symplexis” collection.
Where the clothing conceals the body of the woman, with its “Crystal Skin” Collection, Adeline Ziliox decides to reveal it. Transparency assumed, body unveiled and femininity affirmed, here is the DNA of the Collection.
The technical materials, which are often found in the work of the designer, like neoprene, 3D mesh fabrics reinforce this line ultra-feminine, elegant and with streetwear inspirations.
The PVC masterpieces confirm the contemporary and avant-garde look of this spring summer 2019 collection.
New Katrine K. SS 2019 collection presents you the spirit of sensuality. With its smooth lines, weightless forms, flowing fabrics and modest glow, “l’Esprit Sensuelle” strives to underline gracefulness of feminine forms and romantic summer vibes. Combining different textures, while keeping it laconic, each piece of the collection is carefully designed to bring the most ethereal experience to women wearing it. Feminine and airy fabrics, relaxing and uplifting, a unique and romantic mix of chiffon, handcrafted embroidery and jersey. Elegant perfectly fitting corsets made of silk and leather are the delicate and yet seductive signature pieces of the l’Esprit Sensuelle.
This collection mood is ethereal like sunny days in Provence and elegant like evening lights of Monaco. Inspired by the iconic beauty of Princess Grace and weightless romanticism of Art Nouveau. To sense the unearthly style of the collection picture yourself walking down the streets of Monte Carlo in a weightless flowing dress filled with the allure of Alphonse Mucha illustrations and being carried by the opaque summer sea breeze. The main capsule of this collection consists of evening and cocktail dresses, with a couple of silk pantsuits. These outfits are made of the high-quality natural materials, like dupioni silk, flowing cady silk, chiffon and shiny fabrics with lurex. All garments in collections are made of natural materials, caring both about inside feeling of the garment and the look of it. Only natural it is one of Katrine K. important values, we cannot surrender the comfort of the clients during hot summer days. No hidden information or low percentage of skin-positive fibers, because your body won’t lie.
Some garments have an extraordinary combination of materials – like chiffon, jersey and handcrafted embroidery. Mixed together, these fabrics look fresh, yet minimalistic. As always, most of the garments are handcrafted, with decoration and embroidery carefully made in the brand atelier. The main colors are pine green, rich red and burgundy, ice blue, porcelain, and everlasting black. These statement dresses are the best outfits for a red carpet, the loudest movie premiers and luxurious weddings, they will speak for themselves, making women feel even more confident and beautiful.
Attitude is identity. In a world choked by material overabundance, luxury is no longer in maximalist declarations that scream the wealth of their owner, but in the small gestures that speak of care, of attention, of love. Self-possession becomes the only currency by which to measure true worth.
Kristina Fidelskaya’s Summer 2019 collection transmutes the definition of a style into a declaration of what makes the everyday reality. Gone are the trappings of passé luxury. Subtle details – raw selvage turned into a jour-de-Venise border, fabric so beautiful it removes the need for lining, the substantial hand of even the lightest fabrics – stand out, but only to the precious few who have learned to appreciate fashion’s highest crafts. It is a reminder that we are valued not for any accumulation of material goods but for the imprint we leave on the world.
Finding inspiration in the New Realism movement, it is an ode to “collective singularity,” an exploration of shapes, volumes, and finishes defined not by a common thread but by the very differences that set them apart from each other. In the manner of Raymond Hains, garments are shorn of embellishments to reveal a layered, textured meaning, and to bring out a bold essentiality, rather than minimalism. A summer palette of blush nudes, creamy whites or sharp blacks speaks of lightness and air. Bold hues of yellow and metallic touches collide with intent, reminiscent of the artist’s tarpaulin, bearing witness to each brushstroke as much as any artwork.
In the manner of Arte Povera, Kristina Fidelskaya is drawn to materials that evoke the natural world but who, despite their apparent simplicity, carry within them the very essence of luxury. The crispness of techno-taffeta, a whisper of metallic viscose gazar, the simplicity of a laminated silk popeline, a vichy check figured at once literally and in patterns created by drawn thread work, all speak of a modern world in which memory is not erased but enhanced by the work of craftspeople. Silhouettes play with the boundaries between genders, taking cues from David Bowie but also the wild freedom of Deauville in the Gilded Age. If the overarching visual impression is of contemporary grunge, it is to better express the freedom that rises from a post-consumerist setting.
In her Summer collection, Kristina Fidelskaya stays true to the one constant: femininity seen as both statement and art, a quality that remains through time.
On day three of Style Fashion Week New York, designers, Marco Marco, FUNARI New York, Ydamys Simo, Emma Altman, BBTC / Love Baby J, Chick, Father Akki and Smock Me showcased SS’19 designs at the Manhattan Center.
Guests of the shows additionally enjoyed performances by Chloe Maggs presented by Vezt Music App. Essentia Water kept attendees, models, and designers hydrated throughout the night.
Models were beautified by Davines. Guests, VIP’s and socialites enjoyed Tipsy Girl Wines as they viewed the season’s latest collections. The decor was provided by Jimmy DeLaurentis.
Photos by Mark Gunter
Album photos by Mark Gunter