Metal Atoms // Exclusive Editorial

Photographer and Retouch – Marta Piroli (@martapiroliphoto)
Assistant – Carlotta Broglio (@carlottabroglio)
MUA – Dayana Fredes (@dayanafredes)
Hair – Justine Locatelli (@locate.justine) and Renato Arta (@renatoarta)
Styling – Riccardo Carrapa (@rikcarry)
Styling assistant – Simone Battista (@xsimonebattista) and Cristina Trabattoni (@cricicu)
Model – Rhina @boommodel Milano (@kateromankova)

I Was Dancing // Exclusive Editorial

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR|STORY|STYLING: Stacy Ellen
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dale Marks
MAKEUP|HAIR: Krisi Vaughn
MODEL: Unique Jenkins

The latest collection from Mondo Guerra has been described by his publicist, Richard Galvin of Galvin PR as a “cleansing” of the designers palette. Guerra’s all white collection has a breath of heavenly spirit at the same time displaying his great sense of detail.

Guerra, an alumni of the “Project Runway” competition is originally from Denver, CO and recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY. His depute on the popular fashion competition show was on season 8, where Guerra finished as runner up, he also appeared on the “All Stars” competition which he won.

Looking back on Guerra’s earlier designs, he is the master of using unusual color, texture and patterns to create unique pieces that work. As described in an “Access Hollywood” story, “Guerra created a collection based on therapy with the reoccurrence of designs inspired by the Rorschach inkblot test.” Not all designer’s can accomplish this task with mastery, but Guerra does.

The latest collection from Mondo Guerra tells a different story. One of cleansing, rebirth possibly, simplicity, with detailed accoutrements such as the use of lucite triangle plates that adorn dresses and skirts from this collection.

According the “Fab Fashion Report,” Guerra, “His new collection is sold at Neiman Marcus, [he] became a milliner’s apprentice, a NYC junior wear company’s designer, and a costume designer. The article also goes on to say, “The AIDS/HIV activist also has an eyewear collection called SEE Eyewear.

For more information visit Mondo Guerra

 

New fashion business: Cirqle

Cirqle, is a company based in Amsterdam (Netherlands), greatly organized, their product is a platform for online retailers and consumers, as well for fashion influencers.

By integrating their e-commerce and analytics platform into influencers sites, Cirqle is able to track real time ROI of companies.

Over fashion influencers content, Cirqle provides to the retailers an opportunity to launch campaigns through Cirqle’s network of over 5000+ influencers around the world.

Cirqle works with the biggest Fashion Brands, like One Piece, Louis Vuitton, Shinola, Luisa Via Roma and others.

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Depending on the products and desires, Cirqle, provides the most influencers to monetize their content in Social Media.

Website: http://thecirqle.com/

ModaLisboa – The Timers // Day 3

Nuno Gama

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“In the last edition of ModaLisboa, we sailed to the Cape of Good Hope. This season, we face the sea monster head on with a strong urge to be tied to the helm.” In this Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Nuno Gama uses as inspiration the sail Portuguese did around the Cape of Good Hope, in search of the incredible Africa, and across the immense Indian Ocean to the silent Asian beauty of blossoming almond trees, using all that Portuguese saw in this travel as elements of his design. Along with this, he recovered Dandyism, through tailor-made, personalized and unique pieces where we see the permanence of luxury and color, and the renewal of the everlasting classics, that is present on the shirts, ribbons, kerchiefs and ties.

Filipe Faísca

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Filipe Faísca presents “Now”, a collection that represents the strength we have to experience life that is in a constant change, with all of our uncertainties, dreams and social demands. But in the end, we will arrive where we are supposed to. This concept translated into the collection in a fluid, oversize and layered silhouette in materials such as silk, viscose, neoprene, leather and lace. The colors used in “Now” were mid-day white, eclipse black, desert dust, apple green, jade blue and coral.

Kolovrat

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“Invitation for coffee” is the collection Lidija Kolovrat presented for Spring/Summer 2016. She uses her childhood memories and experiences as inspiration for this collection: the “patterns” left by the coffee in the bottom of the cup and the women who talked about these stains, foreseeing happenings and life situations which improved Lidija’s connection with the Universe and the meanings of its abstract nature. The silhouettes resulted of the combination between the abstract and the composition of worked circular shapes and refined “classical” lines, evolving into monochromatic tones of black and white, with a touch of blue, introduced through the original artworks of coffee elements.

Nadir Tati

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“Souls of Africa” is a homage to all African women that, regardless of the perception of a general underdevelopment, there is a class that wants to ascend to a better quality of life and ensure a future position of the woman, doing that association through the design, glamour, style and art of fashion that is produced in Africa to a luxury international market. The collection results in simple and fluid lines, with a fusion of fabrics – lace, organza, silk and traditional African super wax – and textures – stones and embroidery placed by hand – in black, red and gold dresses.

Pedro Pedro

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Pedro Pedro presented “The lady in question” where the result is a bet on a divergence of shapes and materials coming from a brutalist solution, creating an informal but no less sophisticated look. The silhouettes are sinuous and elegant, with draperies effects and raw finishes. The materials go along with the contrasting vision, having opted for materials such as satin, jersey of silk and cotton which combine with nets and abstract lace that reinforce the unfinished look. The colors go from blue marine to brique, passing by black and white. The shoes are a fundamental piece of the Pedro Pedro collection: colorful, with irregular broidery and handmade braids with fabrics strips.

Piotr Drzal

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Piotr Drzal presented his Men Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The result was a collection that distinguishes for its apparent simplicity, easiness and modesty, with clean lines where is visible an urban and sporty inspiration. The colors present in the collection were khaki, red, white, midnight blue, grey, army green and black.

Aleksandar Protic

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Aleksandar Protic presented “Goddesses”, a collection that resulted in fluid and soft silhouettes, with a mixed of draped and more structured forms in materials such as cotton, mix. cotton/linen, silk, viscose and polyester. The colors used were off white, pearl, olive and black.

Dino Alves

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“My process – diary of a collection” is a collection inspired in the process of creating a collection or any other creative/artistic project that involves sketching, annotating, erasing, crumpling primary ideas, testing color combinations, shapes, dialogues that one often abandons but that help us to get to what we want to show. Dino Alves’ collection resulted in a silhouette that is Irregular with linear, poorly defined contours, fluid and structured in the same piece through tissue manipulation with random pleats that shrink parts of the shapes, with hems either very long and/or very short. The materials used were silk, cotton, viscose, linen, silk organza, cotton voiles, satin, cool wool, cupro and polyester in colors such as white, black, blue, red, dry green, pale pink, pearl, nude and multi-colored details.

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ModaLisboa – The Timers // Day 2

Nair Xavier

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“Ermo” is a reflection of the dryness of the African deserts and Africa as the cradle of the world and foundation of the human conscience. Nair Xavier’s collection also uses as inspiration the lost Civilization of Ancient Egypt marked by development and wisdom and also utilitarian clothing, which reflects on the aesthetic and proportions of the collection. “Ermo” starts with the use of neutral colors, then passes by a mixture of geometrical patterns and finishes with strong warms tones.

Olga Noronha

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“Hair|lucination” is Olga Noronha’s collection. This collection emphasizes the lack and loss of hair due to Alopecia and Chemotherapy secondary effects. The result is a collection that uses an abundance of artificial hair, in various different forms, shapes and colors, almost resulting in a “quasi-(capillary) hallucination”. The footwear seen on the show, which resulted of a partnership between Olga Noronha and Reebok, was auctioned during and after the show and all the profits will revert to IPO.

Ricardo Andrez

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Ricardo Andrez presented “In-between”, a collection that is thought around the concept of transparency; transparency as a host and a vehicle for color, but also a reflection about how people can be characterized as “transparent” and how that is an indication of someone’s character. This resulted in a collection where is chosen what to show and what to hide, playing with transparency and opacity, using either man-made materials or natural elements, ranging from black, grey and white, with notes of silver, blue, lime-green and yellow.

Christophe Sauvat

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Christophe Sauvat is a brand that designs for a modern, cosmopolitan woman, who travels the globe; that translates into the brand’s collections with eclectic prints, also seen in parts of this Spring/Summer 2016 collection. It is also very present in this collection the use of a diversity of colors – black, white, blue, orange, pink, red – textures (cotton, gauze, leather) and an amazing application work with beads and leather, which once more takes us back to the Christophe Sauvat woman.

Valentim Quaresma

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Through the use of materials such as resins, brass, anodized aluminum, copper, turquoises, polyester, cotton thread and neoprene, Valentim Quaresma presented “Habitat”, a collection where a fine line separates accessories from clothing through the creation of an imaginary ecosystem inspired by animal architecture and the possible wildlife that would live in it. Kitsch is revisited and transposed to an underground universe where turquoise, red, black and metals are the predominant colors.

Saymyname

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Catarina Sequeira presents “Reincarnation of gender through art”, a collection that its start point is a reflection about gender and how art have been exploring the theme, taking in consideration the work of Kimido Yoshida – Japanese painter and photographer-, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Nigerian author of the book “We should all be Feminist”- and Sascha Braunig – Canadian surrealist artist. Catarina Sequeira’s intention was not to be literal with her references; instead, the collection shows some abstract shapes that force the viewer to consider the figure in lieu of uncanny pattern. The result is a high-functioning but also unpredictable collection with hemmed stripes that create organic 3D shapes, the painterly styles, shorts and skirts punctuated by ruffles. The materials used were knitted silk, nylon, cotton with metallic print, painterly nappa, changeant, seersucker viscose and printed muslin in colors such as black, white, blue indigo, metallic blue, coral and mustard.

Miguel Vieira

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In “Mondrian”, the graphic expression was the direct source of inspiration of Miguel Vieira’s collection. A white base, a primary color (cobalt blue) and black were the main elements for the graphic inspiration of the collection. Mondrian’s paintings – abstract and minimalist, with geometric shapes and demonstrations of color blocks – were translated into the collection through fabrics manually woven to form patterns that remind us of his paintings. The abstract and minimalism are also transported to the silhouette and modeling of the collection either with sporty details, or with a strong sartorial presence, the balance is found in the Nobility and in the Informal, in Geometry and in Fluidity. The materials present in the collection were mesh, grosgrain, silk crepe, perforated leather, cottons, net with leather applications, manufactured braided fabrics, pure virgin wool and structured patterned fabrics.

Ricardo Preto

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This Spring/Summer 2016, Ricardo Preto presented “Effortless”, a collection that was thought for a traveled woman and that uses light materials such as silk, cotton and modal in fluid, long and draped silhouettes to achieve an effortless chic look. Also Ricardo Preto due to the transparencies and the asymmetrical layers that he uses in his looks, it comes across the androgyny and lady lingerie that he used as inspiration. The colors featured in the collection were blue, green, red, nude, black and white.

Alexandra Moura

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Alexandra Moura presented “the miracle of the roses”, a collection where the inspiration comes from a tale that crossed centuries until today – “and the King saw roses out of season”. The intention is that the tale will live, change and be brought from a cruel world, dominated by jealousy and greed, into a new world – the future – ruled by peace and kindness. In this collection, silhouette and details were worked to retell the story, in a continuous change as if they itself were a miracle. Holiness is revealed in the details that, metamorphosed, bring a whole new language to this ancient tale. Heavy fabrics are unified with the more ethereal in colors such as pink, red, black, white and blue.

 

All photos are copyright protected: Rui Vasco/ModaLisboa