Social-Work is a New York-based clothing brand, designed with hybridity in the creation of unisex clothing, drawing from both vintage and contemporary styles. Designer Helen Zhang takes inspiration from her artist friends living room and the result is a Social-Work Fall/Winter 2022 collection created during emotional and challenging times, yet reflective, forward-looking and essentially timeless.
ZHUO is a New York Fashion brand for sustainable clothing and fashion accessories. It works/collaborates with people who come from different industries. The name ZHUO is a Chinese character with multiple layered meanings: polish, refine and think. The name signifies the opposite of fast fashion.
-As the founder of ZHUO, sustainable design is something I will always pursue. I think sustainable fashion is more than just addressing fashion textiles or products. Its about every step involved in the entire industrial chain It has so many problems and needs more action.” – ZHUOLIN LIU, fonder + designer of ZHUO – https://www.zhuolinliudesign.com
Faith Connexion continues to reinterpret its guiding principles with every new season, finding renewal through its roots.
Fall-Winter 2022 introduces the Maison’s original logotype: half Gothic, half bling, an expression of a too much is never enough attitude straight out of the 2000s, the era that gave birth to the brand. An artist who has collaborated with 8 for years was given carte blanche in its reincarnation. His brand new logo form as well as updated logotypes are omnipresent in a variety of formats and volumes this season. These embroideries adorn a reimagined 50s style women’s tweed suit, silkscreened on the back of a hooded micro bomber, and running the length of a pair of jeans, right down to the heels of the shoes. A series of portraits of cool kids, the “usual suspects”, are presented here almost as a gallery of replicas. The models’ silhouettes are deceptively simple, set against the backdrop of skintight black and white turtlenecks that make them look like display mannequins in shops. Both men and women wear identical wigs, a social commentary on the emptiness of a standardized society. With this stark backdrop, the pieces of the collection embody individuality and tell each participant’s story. Of course, the Maisons codes and icons are present and accounted for. Shearlings (often reversible) are back in the form of luxurious hoodies with leopard printed fur. The lavaliere adorns a long lurex dress with a sunburst-pleated skirt. A play on patterns animates a dress where the print of the bodice is reversed and enlarged on the skirt. Tweed, as always, is reimagined in new ways: as a sophisticated hunting jacket or as an unexpected cardigan. A modern couture suit takes the form of a pencil skirt and a small blazer that recalls a denim jacket. A street style version includes an oversized jacket in tweed lurex, for a 90s hip-hop vibe. Proportions are pushed to the extreme in both directions. Inspirations from different eras mix and merge as if passed through a filter.
Visionary Los Angeles based designer Monica Leigh never fails to dazzle the fashion industry with her avant-garde and timeless garments that prioritize the value of sustainable fashion, and shes reigning in the year 2022 with a whole new outlook on newness.
Monica Leigh has set roots in Los Angeles and is recognized in the fashion world for her vivid imagination, talent, and commitment to perfection. Her collection, produced in Los Angeles as well, is designed and constructed with pure imagination to enhance the ultimate in Personal Renaissance, and Love and Prosperity in the Modern World. Her designs are particularly known to invoke the senses with creativity, verve, and the Avant Garde. Inspired by her own spirit, the Monica Leigh Collection started with the desire to break old traditions enabling us to create and elevate the new. Visions of style unfold in luminous detail, while rich personality emerges into each piece. As a reflection of her signature image, she is regarded highly for her honesty, integrity, and business acumen. Monica has time and time again proven herself as a well trusted and respected visionary of the fashion industry by garnering up a list of celebrities and executives that have been donned by her, as well as having her collection featured on the cover of Elle Magazine.
THE VICTORIA/TOMAS FALL/WINTER COLLECTION IS A PUZZLE WITHOUT THE INSTRUCTION. THERE IS A COMPLETE IMAGE THAT EXISTS, BUT WE HAD TO FOLLOW OUR INTUITION. DURING THIS WORK, WE SAW THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE GIRL BECOMING A WOMAN AND A BOY BECOMING A MAN, YET KEEPS THE SPARKLE OF A CHILDISH DREAM. WE WERE EXPERIMENTING THE ELEGANCE AND THE CLASSICS TO DEFINE A STRONG DNA OF VICTORIA/TOMAS.
Following graduation from Central Saint Martins (where he won the LVMH Grand Prix Scholarship), Benjamin Benmoyal, 31, worked for Alexander McQueen and Hermes before launching his own label in 2020. Since 2021, the brand has been presenting its collections at the official Paris Fashion Week calendar, as well as on the FHCM’s showroom: Sphre. Being a former commando paratrooper, he wanted to keep the sense of naivete he lost while serving in the military alive in his work. Because of this, he has created very unique fabrics, woven out of his childhood VHS and audio cassette tapes. Through the work of recycling charities and collecting dead stock from factories closed in the 2000s, he has industrialized this weaving technique and accumulated thousands of kilometers of cassette tapes. Benjamin’s designs are inspired by his Moroccan roots, focusing on the volumes and drapes of traditional outfits, and weaving striped fabrics reminiscent of Berber craft. The AW22 collection was inspired by Benjamin’s graduate collection through brutalist architecture. Long coats with structured squared shoulders as well as tailored pieces are now mixed with caftans and his signature woven striped fabrics. The silhouette gets more sophisticated and elegant while keeping a relaxed attitude.
Esther and Morgan are the founding duo and married couple behind the Parisian label esther bancel.
esther bancel is one of the stylish and fashionable hand-made in France. They are committed to elegance and a mixture of traditional culture. esther bancel always not aiming at creating another brand, but focuses on creating a different experience brand from the original attire. Each year every collection of unisex pieces offers an incredible experience. Each piece made is well researched, studied, and created to disrupt the codes of elegance. However, there isesther bancel, tailoring pieces for those who refuse to choose between elegance & irreverence. They prepare unisex suits that are stylishly inspired by part of norms in society.
FDLA Presented the FW/22 Collections Made in Latam by the Fashion Designers of Latin America.
Fashion Designers of Latin America (FDLA) featured emerging fashion designers for the FW/2022 season during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) during a LIVE show this past Tuesday February 15th. The Fall schedule FDLA shows took place at its new location, SECOND, an iconic, exceptional and luxury event venue, located in Chelsea at 849 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10001. The event was produced in adherence to New York State Health Guidelines.