Designers

Micol Ragni

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Micol Ragni—whose deep voice and bee-stung lips lend her the aura of a sultry musician—is an Italian born British educated fashion designer. To hear her tell it a near-idyllic childhood afforded her the space for artistic experimentation that led her to leaving her native Italy for the UK to study fashion at 19. A perusal… Read more »

Peter Popps

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Peter Popps is a self-taught shoe-designer from Amsterdam, Netherlands, whose work is noted for its  extravagant novelties. Popps started his career in fashion working as a sales assistant for a shoe company whilst studying product design and architecture. He had always been interested in experimentation and over the years having collaborated with many shoe companies, which has… Read more »

Gaspard Hex

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    Gaspard Hex is an alchemist. As a musician and, indeed, as a creator of fundamentally transformative jewelry, Hex melds, coaxes, sublimates meaning, metal, and stone into statement pieces not seen elsewhere. Lily Gatins spent time with Hex and attended the presentation of his collection. After meeting briefly in Paris their paths crossed once… Read more »

BRETHREN

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  I first encountered BRETHREN, while visiting  SOME/THINGS , a gallery-showroom, in Paris. The BRETHREN designers made a men’s glove with incredible sculpture, shape and texture. As soon as I returned to my apartment I emailed some friend asking to be put in contact with the brand. Here is their story.       Tell me… Read more »

Cunnington & Sanderson

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    The story began whilst studying Fashion Design at the University of Central England. There shared love of draping onto the mannequin was the foundation of their creative spirit. There was never really any discussion about working together, it just naturally happened. After graduating Matthew gained a master’s degree with distinction from the University of Westminster and John gained… Read more »

Robert Wun

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Inspired by man’s relationship to the natural world, Robert Wun is a London based designer who endeavors to create complex, yet resolutely sophisticated, garments. He is a man of few words, yet his vision for what an independently minded lover of fashion should wear speaks volumes. Wun’s complex manufacturing methods, weaving decidedly artificial fabrics (neoprene,… Read more »

Toni Paulette Hoard

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Toni Paullette Hoard is an engaging woman.  Her background in the fields of Sociology, Psychology, and modeling has made the genesis of her collection of one-of-a-kind pieces named simply “Q”—after her grandmothers’ love of quilting (a technique she readily employs in her own work)—possible. Her love of fashion has taken her from the hallowed halls… Read more »

Lucia Cuba

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Lucia Cuba, the renowned Peruvian/Bolivian fashion designer and social activist, dedicated her genius to fashion design that beautifully promotes social awareness. Don’t be fooled by her doll-like beauty, this girl’s brilliance and human rights advocacy are inspiring.   The uniqueness of her style and the passion evident in all her pieces attracted me to her… Read more »

Terry Castro

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My Day with Terry CastroInnovator, street vendor, artist, jeweler.  His jewelry, powerful, beautiful and overwhelming in it’s complexity is the perfect expression the man who designed them.I couldn’t be happier with the pictures by JoseMiguelImagefolio and the interview with Terry. His bold, charming voice pours out of every line   Tell me about your heritage, is your… Read more »