Feral Childe is a bi-coastal design collaboration that consists of Moriah Carlson, based in Brooklyn, New York, and Alice Wu based in Oakland, California. The designers both hail from a fine arts background and produce a smart, wearable women’s wear collection, from sustainable materials, proudly manufactured in New York’s garment district. (Sass Brown)
This week we bring you Brooklyn design lab Paper No. 9, and their re-contextualization of paper as a fashion material. And who doesn’t love their little, but super chic “2am Clutch Bag.” (Sass Brown)
New eco-label Antithesis is just on their third collection and still in fundraising mode, while producing a modular, multi-functioning collection for the modern multi-tasking woman. (Sass Brown)
Artist & Photographer Roger Weiss shares his latest project, Human Dilatations.
The image of women of our times has been reduced to a pattern, a combination of codes and models that lead to the woman/individual instead of the other way around.
Human Dilatations does not fear the marks of frailness of the body and its imperfections, but rather encourages the female image to appear as a whole: a shape by itself, in a game of distortions that allows one to differently relate to the image, entirely detached from the stereotypical and hypocritical notion of beauty.
Bioneuma, an Italian based design house, evolved from the from the fusion of two shared passions, a belief in the organic movement as an eco-friendly lifestyle choice and a philosophy for living, coupled with a love of manufacturing clothing, enriched by years working in the fashion industry. The collection is made completely from organic cotton and natural un-dyed superfine alpaca, with an easy, comfortable, minimal aesthetic, with the emphasis on quality. (Sass Brown)
Re;code is a Korean brand specializing in upcycled fashion. Launched in March of 2012, they started from a place of consideration for the environment, and the realization that dead stock fabric and garments from major brands, including that of their own umbrella corporation, was being incinerated to protect brand integrity. (Sass Brown)
Stella Jean is a young Italian Haitian designer, born and working in Rome. Her refined collection of African waxed cotton prints evokes a retro fifties chic using men’s shirt fabric and expressed through an impeccable European cut. (Sass Brown)
Studio Ecocentric’s mantra is “true style is timeless.” They have based their entire company on it, producing an enduring vintage-inspired collection that embodies classic stylishness. Taking inspiration from the 1930’s through to the 1970’s, their main focus lies in the Hollywood classic era of the 40’s and 50’s, drawing from the timeless aesthetics of Lauren Bacall in Casablanca, and Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, The Birds. (Sass Brown)
Canadian brand Preloved creates one-of-a-kind clothing from reclaimed and vintage fabrics. With fit, comfort and style acting as their driving force, the collection is trend conscious but wearable, with a broad range of dresses and separates. (Sass Brown)
Angela Johnson is an Arizona-based indie designer who handcrafts quirky, playful, tongue-in-cheek dresses from recycled fabrications. With a sideshow-meets-vaudeville-retro sensibility, she pulls on vintage circus inspiration for her dresses, which have an element of coquetry with equal measures of in-your-face show girl, and Victorian murder mystery drama. She produces a redesigned line of ball gowns, party and prom dresses from recycled T-shirts. Sourcing her T-shirts from thrift stores in the Arizona area, or from donations, Angela Johnson crafts unique one-off designs. (Sass Brown)