It's getting bigger & greater: what's in store for FW at Spiga2? Who are the (42) designers that were spotted entry? Get the trends, but first discover the brands.
Last year, Spiga2 shook the fashion system with a most unconventional yet beneficial idea: letting the fashion “youth” shine under the support of an established name in the industry, Dolce&Gabbana. This being the 3rd season, Spiga2 is growing and showcasing more talents for us to dish our wardrobes with. Of course, the lucky Milanese crowd will get to hang out at the many future events that will rotate around the new collections. Let's take a look at the returning and fresh additions to FW 2012, forty two to be precise.
Antonio Romano and Francesco Alagna create a style that is minimalist. The easy and breakable thread between she & he are given a possibility thanks to the comfortable thoughts injected by the designs.
We love collaborations. Flora Gill and Alexa Adams meet at Parson's school of design and decide to reunite their vision.OHNE TITEL pairs architectural shapes and soft draping with a keen attention to detail in fit and finish. The collection is soft life a dimensional dream.
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Ophelie Klere and Francois Alary are the creative minds behind Devastee. Called the Gothic fashion duo, the two do indeed give as some gore to drape ourselves in. Fundamentally characterial.
Oh la la fringes & leather. Kevork's collection is a daring promise inspired by his roots. A mother in architecture and a father who worked as a couturier for Lanvin.
This British-Brazilian brand that believes that no design discipline should be ignored, as there is fascination and inspiration in everything. Christina Crawford puts forth timeless pieces a little out of the ordinary that idealizes the female form.
How to set the mood. Sergey Grinko's designs are definitely ready to redefine a room. Glamorous yet understated within their exhuberance, the clothes are a matched together to create substance.
Horiyoshi The Third
Japanese Tatoo master teaches us how to dress to tell stories. Deeply taken with traditions, the collections create a canvas in which one can navigate and dream.
Italian he is, and so is his design. Using the classic codes, he celebrates his love for fur in this winter’s collection. We look forward to feeling warm in the cold and follow Vladimiro in a new fashion way that he is ready to lead.
Dressing the cowgirls in the know could be his claim for fame at least for now. Madonna, Whitney Houston are among his celeb list. His western style and his successful “essays” on fur make his young career very promising as much as his website to come.
A whimsical and irreverent style: Elisa Palomino’s carte de visite. From Valencia, Spain, to St Martins, she is a testimonial of the school’s prestige. She made the most eccentric dreams come true both at Galliano and Haute Couture Dior, and finally spread her wings to a “room of her own”: made of a poetic femininity, a tale of passion that starts from anywhere but explodes ever-present.
Class of 1976, the young Turk is fearless in his creations. Amidst iconic Turkish symbols, religious references, political messages, there is a strong sense of fashion. Not a provocation but a storytelling amusement with a fierce look upon his origins.
Heavy fashion created by feline girls in love with black and metal. Hardware for strong looks softened by refined fabrics. The German twins have never failed in surprising first rows during fashion weeks. The colour is black but their creations have no limits.
Futurism reinterpreted with an Australian feel. Gail Sorronda’s facebook page speaks clear and loud as if from the creations emerged a sort on haunting imagery, a mystical place in harmony with something profoundly natural yet out of nature. Caps and tulles mix, a location, a legendary atmosphere, recreate more than a dress: they tell a story.
Annalisa Dunn and Dorothee Hagemann are based in London as Cooperative Designs. Both St Martins’ graduates, they are now dreaming of opening their first store. Knits and colours match, mix, recreate an optical effect that is both joyous and out of the boundaries. A game played by the two girls.
The teacher’s pet everyone loves. Indispensable to Vogue, Donatella Versace, worked for Galliano, and the list can go on. Those who love London came to know Kinder Aggugini from the many times he was pointed out as being amazingly genius. An Italian ex-punk, he studied at St Martins during the 80s and his work shows just how London-impregnated he is. His designs are unsettling. Create a macabre yet fun world in which to navigate with spirit.
A fascination with the existing diversity in clothing: the Aberdeen born designer is highly influenced by the number of countries he has lived in. We can feel the touch of the Antwerp school, but it is pierced by a strong sense of identity and presence.
The Australian designer, class of 1966, pretends and requires shape as the ultimate existentialist form of art. Pure lines and silhouettes, structured military cuts. The intimate world of Martin Grant is made of tailoring and details, a close relationship with the body.
Napsugar Von Bittera
Sealed behind the Hungarian words of her website, we can only watch her at work and interpret the designer’s remarkable folly with the fashion designs. References to fashion history, cuts, leathers, there is not a weak theme she decides to put her hands on, thus raises our expectations. On whom, herself, or us? This remains to be worn.
Daniele is a young passionate Sicilian who at a very early age developed an interest in making clothing. His sartorial gift and strong identity set him among the big players in the emerging designer game.
Already known for his work with the Italian brand, La Maison du Couturier, Lamberto Petri's personal style is very versatile and easy to wear. Pretty is natural and very couture.
Practicability, simplicity, Avelon from Holland does follow the school rules and offers for him and for her some neutral uniforms and shades. Classic cuts that follow bodylines. Clothing that expresses what you want to say only but firmly.
Lilia Poustovit knows perfectly how to mix her slavic roots and traditions to modern trends. Natural looks coloured in clay, various greys and creams. Mix folk prints on light silk chiffon. It is fresh and original. A perfect pick to stand out in an easy smart way.
An organic collaboration between Iku Furudate and Kaito Hori for a global approach. Vertical and horizontal lines that are expressed by means of colours, cuts and appliqués. Community, communication and communion.
Bruno Simeone is the Italian designer behind rossorame.Minerals and cuts: Rosso Rame's woman is dressed by a natural appeal.
Noticed during the second season of Project Runway, Daniel Vosovic has definitely confirmed his aesthetic sense and design talent since then. Daniel’s innovative view has the “finesse” of a poem and the lightness of a whisper.
Sweet like a lollipop, Laura Jane is to adore and adorn. It is a claim for high glamour to be sung from breakfast to midnight. So walk, dance, forget your Mary Jane and get your Laura Jane.
When NY meets LA, Rozae Nichols plus Stella Ishiis = Ian, a fashion brand that takes the challenge to revisit classics. Think innovative fabrics, see-through layered games, easy cuts; everything you have dreamed of or will dream to lock in your closet.
BZZ for Davide Bazzerla. Surely, it is a deserved claim for fame that spells in 3 and evokes, art-fashion- culture. Based in Berlin and Venice, the blend is precious and unique: think couture cuts made out of raw and rough fabrics.
Awarded by Madame Figaro as “Best Designer of the Year 2010”, Fani Xenophontos surely have some rights to claim her fame. Originally from Cyprus, she has broadened her knowledge and developed her talent in Paris and London. A mix experience that explains her taste for strong cuts and fine tailoring.
Welcome to the Neo Vintage era with Caterina Gatta who has initiated a mini revolution with her genuine approach to garments from the old days. The past is in the fabric, the future in the cuts.
Ready made for a restless use. When preppy meets minimalist, you get a college sophisticated look. Sharp tailoring recalling tribe codes for a very personal approach: wear the clothes as you wish and express yourself.
A man that for once does not need a stiff and sharp structure to showcase his male attributes. The looseness and coolness of these happy easy looks make Umit Benan's designs a Mr. Irresistible.
Mallu is the communion between art and research. Designer Mario Palmisano and Luca Giudici declare their passion for everything innovative through a synergy between materials and shapes. Designed for those who think outside the box.
“The future is mine” is MSGM motto. Forget what you have seen before, this Italian fashion house is only about newness. For now and as promised, the specificities are in the cuts and the fabrics picked and mixed together. Daringly cared.
Fabio Quaranta is the rising star of Italian fashion his style is rich of content. The importance is given to the individual, the face, the body. Cuts and silhouettes play together a tailoring game of expertise.
Class of 1973, born in Pesaro, Italy, Andrea Pompilio’s love affair with fashion starter when he was a kid playing in his grandmother’s store. Starting with his first eponymous collection in 2010, his fashion career has been full of big steps. His sophisticated and relaxed style is a combination of lifestyle and tailoring works. The strong focus is on quality.
Il Sistema degli Oggetti
Where Design and Fashion meet. A fashion focus on “mobile”. Design to wear and live, as the label name suggests, it is an aesthetic system that produces high-level design in innovative fabrics. A summary of what Milan is about: 2 “F”, fashion and furniture.
Unique vision. Yigal Azrouel is a unique innovative designer for his contribution to New York’s meatpacking district cultural expansion as well as for the detailed beauty of his designs. Born and raised in Israel from a French-Moroccan descent, his work is a sublime conversion of all aesthetical imagery.
Pie'ces uniques, Simona luparo and Sly + Akkessoir will soon have the additional information regarding their brand.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Text by: Acelya Yonac