Viva La Moda, Part II
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Super-fly fashion projects have been popping up all over the place, so earlier this week we started sharing some of the brightest. Here’s round two of lovely collections-to-be and the brains behind them.
With under a week left on their campaign, Malaysian-Chinese clothing line ULTRA has sustainability on its mind and cutting edge looks at its fingertips. The team uses innovative materials such as tencel from wood pulp and salmon skin in place of leather and explores new applications like 3D printing and kinetic harvesting. They’ve secured a spot at Paris Fashion Week (nice!) and need to get going on their Fall 2011 collection for the affair. Read more about their journey into neo-fashion on their blog, check out some of their designs below, and grab yourself a graphic sketchbook, journey updates, a Malaysian and Chinese mix CD, and many more stylin’ things.
The ULTRA Woman graphic sketchbook:
The ULTRA Woman posterbook in soy inks:
Some of ULTRA’s designs:
Washington DC-based designer Dana Ayanna makes clothes for “bohemian bosses,” which sounds like just the kind of multi-culti modernity this city needs! Dana was recently labeled one of “the District’s most promising design talents” in the Washington Post Magazine and her work has appeared in fashion mags left and right. Her line ARTAYA has been selected to appear in Pret A Porter’s So Ethic trade show in Paris; in return for a boost in making the show happen, she’s offering sketches, earrings, cuff links, brunch (yum), and she’s even taking ideas for other things you might be interested in. Hit her up here and check out her looks below.
Students at the University of California San Diego run a fashion mag called Trend that features local designers and hopes to connect students with common interests. The team has started brainstorming its spring/summer 2011 issue, and while props, garments, accessories, shoes, and other things are borrowed from San Diego’s generous local designers and boutiques, the printing of this high-quality 36-page pub doesn’t come cheap! To propel next year’s issue you can get the 2010 one mailed to your door for $30. Style.
Some samples of work from Trend: