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Launched in 2007, PLOTZ is a fashion project resulting from beyond excitement.
Passionate in detailed patchwork and color harmony. PLOTZ's design conveys a profound understanding in fabrics that turns to express the uniqueness of human bodies.
Apart from the original functionality of clothing, PLOTZ's philosophy is to make every piece of design alive. Not only the design serve one's basic needs, but also exceeds one' expection towards aesthetic, art and creativity.
PLOTZ creates new idea of fashion based on traditional tailoring and pattern cutting. With fine details and quality, PLOTZ caters to fashion lovers who desire for something extraordinary.

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Lucy Folk
 
Lucy´s childhood was spent behind the scenes of her father´s cafe where
she made macaroni necklaces and hung cherries off her ears.
 
After graduating with a major in Gold and Silver-smithing, the self-confessed
foodie interned with renowned design collective Chicks on Speed in Berlin
where she was encouraged to push the boundaries. Armed with a cup full 'o
courage, Lucy returned to Australia in 2005 to launch her eponymous range
of  'wearable food'.
 
Lucy preservers ephemeral delicacies we love to eat into precious things we
love to wear by electroplating the 'real thing' in fine layers of metal.
She has moulded everything from popcorn to lobster legs, casting them in
solid silver and 18ct gold. Each piece is stamped with a limited edition number
and boasts an exclusive 'Folk fob clasp'. Annual collections are always small and
lovingly handcrafted so no two pieces are the same.
 
Not one to follow trends, Lucy's work boldly goes against the grain. Her spirited
designs subvert common expectations, turning objects of consumption into a
smorgasbord of luxurious jewellery. Worn in their new context, Lucy's Pasta Bangles
and Pretzel Pendants (dotted with diamond 'salt') provoke social interaction.
Fusing kitsch naiveté with subtle beauty, the result is a mixture of humour and
delicious decadence that emboldens the wearer.
 
Dubbed a "standout" by New York Times, Lucy's 'bling' pendants have been spotted
 on rapper  Snoop Dogg and British singer Lily Allen. In 2009 she was nominated as
'Accessory Designer of the Year' by Marie Claire magazine.
Lucy is based in Melbourne where she shares her studio with gallery-cum-retail
jewellery workshop Pieces of Eight.
 
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The idea was to create spellbinding works of art; what resulted was We Are Handsome. Born on the cusp of summer 2009, these colourful palettes of inspiration and finely shaped cuts recall the halcyonic, sun drenched days of old, of Indhra Chagoury’s big beautiful Queensland childhood, of Jeremy Jules Somers’ Big Bad Smoke.

We Are Handsome is the embodiment of Indhra and Jeremy and everyone else who has a love for the beautiful things in life. Their desire to create, design and share perfection has understandably made them a hit with the world, but We Are Handsome still remains true to their roots.

Every piece is 100% Australian designed, every thread is Australian sewn and every We Are Handsome suit is loved. We hope that you are too.

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Lost Property of London is an independent accessories brand founded by Central Saint Martins graduate, Katy Bell.

Handcrafted in London, the collection incorporates recovered fabrics by discerningly transforming them into beautiful yet practical totes and travel bags. With the simple aim to extend the life expectancy of the everyday materials she finds around her, combined with a love for natural finishes and handmade techniques, Katy has created a range of iconic and intriguing pieces, every one unique.

Each season the collection will employ a new theme ore textile, with the Autumn / Winter 2011 collection already featuring some of London's finest. Courtesy of London's top roasting houses, each bag has been from original South American jute coffee sacks, complemented with sumptuous leather, making them the perfect rough-luxe accessory.

The highly coveted collection is currently gracing the shop floor at eleven stockists worldwide, including Liberty. Having been given the 'royal' stamp of approval from the judges at their Best of British open day, Lost Property of London proved so popular at Liberty that the two formed a collaboration to produce a limited collection using Liberty's own iconic art fabrics. Katy Bell has had a fascination and eye for rescuing abandoned fabrics for many years. This desire to make new from old, was the conceptual underpinning that inspired her to launch Lost Property of London.

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Since its humble beginnings in London's Portobello and Spitalfields markets, Goldie London has grown into a global label with a following to match. Think wearable, fashion-forward pieces, hand-perfected and with a cool girl aesthetic. Get set to mix feather light with rock n' roll! Goldie London is a young, fresh and inspired East London based women's wear label founded by head designer Michelle Goldie. Defined as a fashion-forward yet wearable brand, Drapers Magazine describes Goldie as ‘young, flirty and fun' , proving itself consistently irresistible to Goldie's global network of fashionable clients. The boutique label has soared from its modest roots and onto the radar of the fashion elite who like InStlye Magazine cite Goldie as the perfect place to find ‘that special little piece - something slightly unique' .

With acclaim from industry insiders and never short of famous clients eager to give gushing reviews, Goldie's list of celebrity fans includes stars such as Pixie Lott, Fearne Cotton and Florence Welch. Testiment from the likes of The Saturdays and Jameela Jamil affirm Goldie's reputation for producing ‘amazing', ‘absolutely beautiful' , ‘affordable, on-trend... and utterly gorgeous' clothing.

The Goldie London aesthetic is feminine with an edge, Cosmopolitan describes Goldie Dresses and Tops as, ‘whimsical feather-light fairy-like'pieces that combine perfectly with Goldie's rock-chic jewellery and leather accessories, leggings and jackets - a combination that according to Vogue has the capacity to ‘tickle the fancy of some serious fashion icons.'

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Kunst und gute Mode

Wenn etwas – jenseits des Körperlichen - „nur schön“ ist, steht es zunächst (zurecht) unter Verdacht, belanglos zu sein. Angenehme Bildassoziationen wie jene von „heiler Welt“, Nostalgiegefühle oder einfach rein formale Ästhetik vermögen das emotionale Empfinden zu reizen, jedoch kaum das kritische. Fotografische Wiedergaben gefälliger landschaftlicher Motive würden dieser Vorstellung mit Sicherheit entsprechen und im Allgemeinen als banal – eben als Kitsch – empfunden werden.
Die Kollektion der Damenröcke 234 des Labels Hinterland sieht auf den ersten Blick wie Mode aus. Eigentümliche Muster, reduzierte Schnitte - aber diese heimatkitschigen Bildaufdrucke?
Die Motive auf den Röcken der Serie 234 sind geradezu archetypische Veduten. Heidi, Sound of Music, schlicht „Heimat“, Reproduktionen von Wirklichkeit, die es so nicht gibt und nie gegeben hat, in der wir uns aber dennoch heil und glücklich glauben. Dadurch, dass hier dieser Archetyp zum Stereotyp übersteuert wird, eröffnet sich jedoch umgehend ein Raum für Projektion. Gebirgspanoramen und blumige Almwiesen können dabei eine triviale Darstellung sehnsuchtsartiger Gefühlsausdrücke sein, gleichzeitig aber eben auf etwas anderes, Komplexeres, verweisen. Vorausgesetzt es hat nicht nur mit Mode zu tun, sondern auch mit Kunst.
Tatsächlich entstammt das Projekt Hinterland weder einer Tradition gelernten Schneiderhandwerks noch der Kreativprozesse großer Modeschulen, sondern hat sich – aufgrund der Tätigkeiten der Protagonisten - direkt im Umfeld von Design, Architektur und Kunst entwickelt.
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Im Juli 2011 startete mit bommelME ein neues und junges Streetwear
Label für individualisierbare Bommelmützen.
 
bommelME ist reines Family Business.
Die beiden Brüder Moritz und Mathias Menzel haben die Beaniemarke
komplett neben Job und Studium im Alleingang entwickelt.
Die coolen Mützen fürs ganze Jahr und jede Gelegenheit
werden im eigenen Online Shop verkauft.
 
Möglich macht dies das eigens dafür entwickelte Knöpfsystem.
Aktuell stehen dafür 7 Mützenfarben und 15 Bommelfarben zur Verfügung.
Ein kleines Bonbon haben sich die beiden Brüder noch ausgedacht:
Pünktlich zum Start gibt’s für jeden Facebook Fan einen 10% Rabatt
Code auf alle Mützen inkl. Bommel.
 
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The project 'Copypaste part 1' is inspired by an earlier project of
Catta & photographer Lisa Kortenhorst called  'Symbiosis' ( 2007).
For 'Symbiosis' Catta & Lisa held a conversation for 4 month without
words.
Lisa would email Catta a picture and Catta would answer in an outfit
followed by a photograph answer of Lisa, and so on.
For Copypaste Catta & Lisa took this concept step further.
This time they were allowed to use each other answer in their new
answer;
and so Copypaste was born.
This way of working forced them to create new work within
restricted conditions and within a limited amount of time.
 
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Der Künstler Jess Rotter ist Gründer der Marke Rotter & Friends und
kreiert eine T-Shirt Line inspiriert von den 70ern.
Die limierten Kollektionen sind eine Hommage an die Künstler
dieser Generation und jedes Shirt für sich ein Kunstwerk, dass
seine eigene Geschichte erzählt.
Eines der T-Shirts aus der aktuellen Kollektion ist z.B eine
Ehrung an Christine Mc Vie, eine der besten wieblichen Songwriter
der 70er und 80er Jahre.
Die aussergeöhnlichen Shirts gibt es unter:
http://rotterandfriends.bigcartel.com/
 

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Gegründet wurde das junge Münchner Modelabel im Rahmen einer 
einjährigen künstlerischen Projektarbeit von Jana Victoria Baaske.
Angefangen mit blumigen Ballonröcken findet man mittlerweile 
ausgefallene und aufwendig genähte Schnitte in Ihrer Kollektion.

Zwischen 2 Haupkollektionen im Jahr, entstehen ständig neue Modelle.
Die wunderschönen Einzelstücke werden aus neuen wie auch recycelten
Stoffen gefertigt.
Diese könnt Ihr Euch von der Designerin, nach Maß schneidern und mit
Liebe verpackt, nach Hause schicken lassen.
Auf Ihrer Website www.janamajalis.de könnt Ihr Kontakt mit Jana
aufnehmen.
 
Wir freuen uns sehr auf die garantiert kreative Winterkollektion, die Ende
August, Anfang September zu erhalten ist.
 
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WHY WHO SUMMER 2012
 
From the clashing of Mods and Rockers at Brighton Beach, to films like A Picnic at Hanging Rock, the sixties were rife with a dichotomy of primly dressed adolescents hiding mysterious deeds and dark secrets underneath polo shirts, pinafores and Mary Janes. For Summer 2012 Why Who entice all of these antithetical elements to the fore with a collection that is both innocent and adult, in the most English sense of these terms. Inspired by images of teenagers sunbathing on desolate, moody beaches, sisters Cate King and Sarah Busby have created a series of t-bar sandals, creeper-like lace-ups and traditional, almost Edwardian boots and married them to a monochromatic colour palette, with elements of the natural tones the brand has become synonymous with, as well as pops of strawberry suede. The shoes evoke the spirit of the era from which inspiration has been drawn, which is quite apt really, considering concepts such as aimless summer fun and youth in revolt never go out of fashion.
 
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Showpony was founded in 2006 by Emma Henderson.
 
Emma had recently graduated from the Product Design class at the world-famous
Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. Before that, she worked in the film industry
and studied sociology. The road to Showpony was an interesting one!
 
Emma started screen printing after leaving art school and was quickly hooked.
Showpony’s new studio in Govan is now home to a dedicated print room where
much of Showpony’s products are handmade.
 
Emma wanted Showpony to be about concept-based design, for it to be
sustainable, and above all, fun and interesting.
 
Wherever possible, Showpony uses organic and Fair Trade materials.
 
Trompe l’oeil meaning to ‘trick the eye’ is a theme which runs through much of
Emma’s designs, from hiding bugs within the folds of her cushions to using
vintage images on modern shapes.
 
Inspired by honesty, poking fun and small details she creates products that are
functional and beautiful.
 
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Eclectic Eccentricity is officially a national treasure!
 
www.eclecticeccentricity.co.uk have received one of the most fabulous
endorsements in the UK, they´re being stocked by the National Gallery
in London. The National Gallery has decided that Eclectic Eccentricity
designs are so beautiful and artistic, that their millions of visitors would
like to take them away as a memento of their visit.
 

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