If you scroll down your Instagram feed, you are more than likely to come across millions of start-up brands that, unequivocally, are contending for a place within the industry. But no matter the saturation present in the creative system, through perseverance and ceaseless challenges, triumphs do occur: VALENTI is solid proof. The Italian fashion designer’s collections take inspiration from both present and past, delving into the spheres of art, music, and cinema, with notes of classicism fused with an 80’s sleek-grunge vibe. All of these influences are subverted by contemporary fabrics and ravishing silhouettes. The designer, driven by the idea of sublime craftsmanship, has at the age of 26 already graced the pages of global publications including Vogue Italia, L’Officiel UA, Schon Magazine and more. We catch up with one of the most trailblazing designers of the Italian landscape.
Vampiresque moods blended with a dose of futuristic grunge synthetise Nicolas Ghesquière’s approach in his latest show.
The question of why we gravitate towards one garment over another largely boils down to identity. The ways in which we choose to project ourselves to the rest of the world stands vital in our day to day lives, however, when we take a step back to understand where our clothes came from, are we really projecting the same image? The #WhoMadeMyClothes? campaign was sparked by Carry Somers, co-founder of Fashion Revolution, in response to what can only be described as the most fatal garment factory collapse to date. The 1,138 employees who lost their lives at the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2013 marked not only a tragedy but a wake-up call for the necessary change for companies to disclose and publish crucial information about their themselves. This incident had to stand for something.
With a New York base and a resumé including titles such as DJ, installation artist, film maker, creative director, and fashion writer, Kristian Kirk is one to watch. With clients such as Eytys, Kim Shui, and Lærke Andersen, Kirk is steadily expanding his unique vision fusing art, fashion and youth culture. DANSK has talked with the successful Dane about his tour from small town Odense to New York and the work that made it possible.
From this year’s theme review to the best-dressed attendees, here’s all you need to know about the world’s most ravishing event renowned in the global fashion calendar.
Avant-garde tweeds harmonised in a Belle Époque train station setting prevailed for Virginie Viard’s debut collection as Chanel’s newly-appointed Artistic Director.
Who made my clothes? Well, last week we really wondered as the hashtag #Imadeyourclothes circulated online along with pictures of all kinds of workers in the fashion industry. The hashtag was part of the enactment of Fashion Revolution – a movement we should all join – to celebrate fashion. Fashion that is fair. Last week we heralded everything and everyone contributing to the creation of a piece of clothing, from the farmers of cotton to the seamstresses, when Fashion Revolution held its Fashion Revolution Week. As the finale of the week in London was a conference held at Central Saint Martins. It brought together big names in the industry to discuss what we can do for a future for fashion. The sum up concluded that it is with us, as individuals, that it starts.