Monday, December 15, 2008

Make way for the young and creative..Part 2

More designers to look out for..

Fifth, we have San Diego born, Italian raised Alithia Spuri Zampetti, another bright Central Saint Martins graduate. She gained her fashion experience interning for designers such as Gareth Pugh, Hussein Chalayan, Alexander McQueen, Bruno Pieters, Viktor & Rolf, Louis Vuitton, and her current employer Valentino.
Design Style: Her grad collection was inspired by Japanese Furisode and featured tailored denim dresses and overgrown foam collars,
Awards: She won the L’Oreal Young Talent Award 2008 in London, the Maria Luisa Award at ITS#7 in Trieste, and her collection was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Pic 1: Her extraordinary head piece made out of mixed paper.
Sixth, another MA in fashion graduate from Central Saint Martins..Greek born designer Mary Katrantzou.
Design Style: Colorful, bold prints with an ecclectic mix of materials and textures..accented with heavy jewellery (real and printed).
Awards: She won the New Generation Scholarship after presenting her S/S ’09 collection at London Fashion Week.

Pic 2: A printed dress with denim and sheer details.

Seventh, Paris born to an English mother and a Chilean father, but raised in Norfolk..25 year old Lea Carreno, who completed her BA at Central Saint Martins and her MA at RCA.
Design Style: She drew inspiration for her collection from the costumes of the Ballets Su├ędois, an avant-garde theatre/dance troupe in the 1920s. ‘My dad is a dancer and I grew up around the theatre, so that playfulness comes across in my designs. I just wanted to have as much fun with this collection as those dancers seemed to have in their costumes...and I did!’

Pic 3: A playful dress from her collection.

Eighth, and finally..Canadian designer Mark Fast, who moved to London to study knitwear at..yes Central Saint Martins.
Design Style: Not the usual knitwear that is recognizable, but more like a figure-hugging, constructed intricately, crafted creations that are theatrically cheeky, pointing to a possible future in constume design..To those who dare try a sense of sheer artistry in knitwear, he is one to look out for in his next collection at London Fashion Week in February.

Pic 4: One of his knitted creations

Hope you enjoyed the show..

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