Santa Braguita

Santa Braguita Barcelona is a project born in 2007, Marie begins with the creation of a collection of very bold, colorful and daring underwear. The work is carried forward, hard and is taking shape. The public response is fast; in general, more and more people who believe in original and quality garments. The family is growing and reaching new “Santeros” members and essential parts to aggrandize what time has been consolidating.

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Passionate about dance, Marie creates a workspace of dancers to  spare time, participate in making her panties and thus be a bridge from art and toward art.

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So as Santa Braguita is growing and flourishing garments: with love and breaking all canons existing in traditional companies. local work is encouraged, remake production chains, always wanting, always with understanding, listening, mutual respect, fostering the spirit of sharing, treat yourself and enjoy everything, group, family and dancing. They leave their  daily chores and offer some of their small world of colors.

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Hey Van Der Lovers!! Keep connected to Van Der Love magazine to know more about Santa Braguita!

Hopic printz

Hopic printz is an accesorie brand which was born in college out of boredom. The brand focused on developing its sketches and handmade samples for each bag. They work with manufacturers in New York City to meet our company objectives.

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The Goal of Hopic Printz is to manufacture handbags that fit our everyday women lifestyles. Hopic printz bags have unique, modern and comfortable designs to carry for any occasion. Their bags are well made to suit diverse women. Quality is an important aspect of manufacturing because they  want that each bag to last a long time .

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Their bags are not seasanol, they make bags for any time of the year. Their modern handbag styles are from the African and Western culture with a 100% creative designs

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So Van Der Lovers , Keep connected to Van Der Love Magazine to know more about the news of Hopic printz

http://www.hopicprintz.com/

 

WATER & POWER // Exclusive Editorial

 

By Stacy Ellen
Photography Vince Tabora
Hair & Makeup by Krisi Vaughn
Model Anneka Tabone

Showing his collection for the first time in the United States is designer Juan Pablo Martinez at the Moda 360 international show in Los Angeles, California. His collection catches my eye right away with its classic lines, impeccable tailoring and edgy detailing of metal studs and zippers.

Juan Pablo Martinez appears to be a British gent as he introduces himself to me, as I mention this observation, he says, “My grandfather was from the UK.” He is dressed in an impeccably tailored suit, wearing sophisticated wire rim spectacles.

The AUTUMN WINTER 2016-17 COLLECTION is fittingly named MILITARY VS. HEAVY METAL which works perfectly with the location for this editorial shoot. “Water and Power” was shot on location at the pool that wraps around the LADWP building in downtown Los Angeles as well as the metal sculptured structure of the Disney Concert Hall. Martinez describes his love of the music genre of Heavy Metal as part of his inspiration for this collection. Interpretation of the words “heavy metal” can mean many things as displayed even in this article.

As I take a closer look at his womenswear collection, Martinez’s hang tags, display the dedication he has as a designer to not only use materials that are Eco friendly but also his collection is produced mainly from local artisans in his native land of Columbia.

For instance, the “TANK DRESS” was hand knitted by Yessenia Rodriguez, from end of the roll cotton fabric. Another example of this consciousness to the environment is Martinez’s use of “zero waste” 100% local wool fabric and satin short huipil sourced from the last rolls of Columbian factories before they closed due to unfair competition from Chinese suppliers.

This is a testament that not only the United States has participated in non-fair trade deals, which ultimately effects not only the country as a whole but the people that strive to making a living as well.

The “DOUBLE BREASTED VEST” was hand knitted by Erika Marin, a young artist from Zipaquira, Columbia. Showing again the strength and integrity it takes to be a conscious design that employees people which deserve to make a fair living. Yet again another example of this consciousness to Eco friendly design is in the “MILITARY INSPIRED WHITE SHIRT” made from recycled cotton + pet in Envigado, Columbia with Tagua buttons, sown individually with cotton thread by local homeworkers.

As stated in Martinez’s bio on his Not Just A Label profile, “It seems like a lot of ideas for a small collection, but it´s just the drive and the need to push forward that I have as a fashion designer.”

With all this said, the collection encompasses must have staple pieces with a modern edge to anyones wardrobe and it doesn’t hurt that the pieces are so lovingly made as well.

For more information on Juan Pablo Martinez, please visit the prestigious website showcasing independent designers Not Just A Label 

 

 

Beverly Feldman

Cinderella is the proof that a pair of shoes can change your life. In Van Der love magazine we are always looking for these masterpieces that change your world like today’s brand Beverly Feldman.

 

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Beverly Feldman is more than a shoe designer, she is an artist. The fashion designer has been designing shoes since she was 23 years old, when she first moved to Spain. Beverly has used Spain as her base, and has watched both the country and the industry evolve over the decades.. Working and selling around the world, She was also one of the first designers to start working in China almost 30 years ago. She love fashion, makeup, and if you check her  Pinterest, you can see right into her inner creative brain.

 

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With a career of more that 40 years in the shoes world as designer, Beverly Feldman from Van Der love we just want to say that

“Too much Beverly Feldman pair of shoes is not enough”.

Make sure to check out her designs in its site, i think you are goint to fall in love as us.

http://beverlyfeldmanshoes.com/

Beverly Feldman