Just a pretty selection of special items for the everyday. I actually have this black dress and I can tell you that not only the quality is amazing, but it is one of those garments that you can dress up and down very easy.
Shoes by About Arianne
Dress by Revisited Matters
Cuff by Winden
Ring by Fay Andrada
Leather Tote by Cold Picnic
Booties (on sale!) by Rachel Comey
One of the most promising up-and-coming brands of Barcelona’s fashion scene, Colmillo de Morsa, presents now it’s spring collection with a beautiful serie of pictures that breathe pure summer. The name of the collection refers to Tongatupu, main island of Tonga, part of Polynesia, and it’s made of colorful pieces with textures in the form of details in skin (a hallmark of the brand), metallics, traditional embroidery and an original print by illustrator Mikel Pascal. This time we see a brighter light from duo Blanco-Vallecillo’s creative dimension. Elegant and fun, here the video of the collection to start dreaming of summer. [...]
Wilder Shores is a new brand by young designer Laura Vaquero that wants to offer an alternative to mass produced fashion. Every garment is one-of-a-kind, designed and made in Barcelona. Laura is an old student of mine from IDEP and I’m very happy to see her walking her first steps as independent designer. Hard-worker, always with a smile and full of energy, she is making justice to her special spirit with this first collection. The prices are more than reasonable (around €40), so if you are looking for something special for your everyday looks, here is the link.
International, ecological and fun, SAAKO designs are perfect if you are looking to add a special detail to your outfit for a good price. We talked to Ana Capel to know more of this brand that is already being sold at Urban Outfitters and that recently joined the startup ecosystem of Twitter Incubator San Francisco.
Can you tell us more about the concept behind SAAKO ?
Saako was born in Barcelona but we are an international team, we are a team of 4 people with 3 different nationalities (American, Portuguese and Spanish ). Now is almost 4 years since we started selling on the international market, which has welcomed us very well from the beginning.
What materials you use to create your products?
All our products are handmade and most of the collection has been made with reused fabrics. We focus on sustainability and quality products . The Saako designs are labeled with the name of the woman who has done it with a brief history, so in addition to buy stylish street accessory you know you have a personal product.
You were recently picked up to be part of the the Twitter Incubator in San Francisco. What does this mean for you as a company and at as a creative level ?
Being accepted into the incubator in San Francisco Twitter has been a great adrenaline rush for us, as it is a recognition for our brand and the possibility that many doors will open for Saake, we hope to have great news soon …
Do you plan to create another type of clothing plus accessories ?
Yes, we have in mind to expand our product offerings but more in order to create menswear and children.
Future plans, or news you would like to share?
Our future plans include mainly working hard to continue to grow the brand. We are currently selling our designs at Urban Outfitters and the museum shop of New York MOMA which does nothing but confirm that we are going in the right direction. By the way! In short our social networks hang by a video on how to wear/ use our designs, we have filmed at the MACBA in Barcelona and has a futuristic inspiration we are sure you will love.
p[pi:] presents a new selection of hand-crafted bags, this time including the idea of backpack in their designs. For example, the Barcelona based brand created this multipurpose satchel, which combines leather in three colors, can be used as a briefcase, as a backpack and as a crusader bag. The leather straps are fixed to the top. At the lower end are fastened with screws, allowing change and couple them to each other, to use as cross bag. As I mentioned before the attention to detail and original features make these items exquisite must-haves!
New York based label Revisited, presents for next SS14 its most conceptual collection. This multidisciplinary team, which came together as a response to the saturation of mass production, the fast-design and excess in general, was inspired this time by the Japanese tradition of Kintsukuroi, which consists of repairing ceramics with a lacquer containing gold or silver.
Coinciding perfectly with the philosophy of Revisited, they decided to translate this technique / philosophy ( if it was broken , it’s beautiful) to the garments. For example, one 40s foulard is ”repaired” or sack fabric pieces are embroidered with golden raffia thread. With unusual dyed and embroidered textures they study the crackle in ceramics. Jetske Visser collaborated creating hand-dyed foulards that seems that the ink has cracked and stopped when in contact with silk. As always they also added a series of robust and unique necklaces, in collaboration with the brand Choses .
I can not help but thinking that it’s an extremely inspiring philosophy carried on a daily basis. How often do we look in the mirror and wished to erase that scar in our body? Not to mention the scars of the soul…How poetic to wear garments that remind us to embrace does details that make everyone of us so unique.
More info on their website and online shop .