Pioneers

CARLA FERNÁNDEZ

CARLA FERNÁNDEZ

During my travels through Mexico and my research on indigenous craftmanship, I came across the avantgarde fashion label Carla Fernández, named after its founder and creative director, based in Mexico City. Their work instantly fascinated me as it preserves the rich cultural heritage of traditional […]

HELLEN VAN REES

HELLEN VAN REES

The Dutch designer Hellen van Rees became popular for her ‚Square‘ collections, that are based on the idea of developing new textiles out of yarn leftovers of knitting factories – in the style of classic Chanel tweed twin suits.
The resulting vibrant material has a fascinating […]

FAUSTINE STEINMETZ

FAUSTINE STEINMETZ

She is an avantgarde denim designer – a modern Parisian couturier who developes handcrafted, sculptural and innvoative clothing from scratch. In her latest SS/15 collection Faustine Steinmetz transforms second hand commercial jeans into their artistic antagonists, stating the lost heritage of craftmanship and revealing the diversity of a straight material choice. […]

HONEST BY. BRUNO PIETERS

HONEST BY. BRUNO PIETERS

Honest by. is the name of Antwerp fashion designer Bruno Pieters‘ label and online shop, well-known for its radical transparency principles. The high fashion company has been at the forefront of different fashion genres in terms of communicating pretty much all the costs of its […]