Someone said fashion it shouldn't be easy and is a matter of fact that often inspiration comes from a place of instability and pain.
This is the case of the first designer we are discussing today, Inés Monjo. The young designer from Barcelona won three awards after graduating from IED, and her first collection of six looks, Man o To, is the visual description of a food disorder she lived through six years of her life.
Reflecting the different stages of her illness, she used lace flowers and pompoms playing on exaggerated silhouettes alternated to tight outfits. The result is a gently structured and harmonious collection which makes her a star on the rise.
Ike Seungik Lee is a Korean fashion designer who launched his own label Starsica in 2016. One year later he won the Ones to Watch Award with Fashion Scout.
Pursuing the concept of modern elegance experimenting with exaggerated layers and textures, his SS19 collection is fluid and subtle, feminine and wisely tailored.
Photography by Stefan Jakubowski
Eclectic designers Saini Chan and Sophie Han graduated from LCF and created a very special menswear and womenswear brand called Lunyee.
Putting emphasis on the design process, they focus on handcrafted techniques bringing a fresh vibe and visual communication element to every catwalk. I was particularly smitten by their led bags and revisited Chinese coolie hats.
Malan Breton's SS19 at LFW revealed a 70's influence and fabulous prints. The Taiwanese-born designer explored his roots connecting East to West with dreamy silhouettes and his signature embossed brocade.
Embroidery is a consistent element in his collections, this time accompanied by different leather tones. Show Girl is inspired by the Ziegfeld follies and tales of his grandmother’s days as a showgirl and opera singer.