The Womenswear collection unfolds intricately crafted, multi-layered garments and explorations into digital printing, digital embroidery and the material weaving technique. Rong made the thought-provoking silhouettes through a conscious layering textures, which inspired by the Chinese examination sheets and artworks by Susan Hefuna. Handcrafted skills like elastic waving is the starting point in this collection. Transforming the 3D waving fabric into 2D digital printing patterns redefines the textile idea in fashion, and construct a good balance between craftsmanship and modern technologies.
Jungle is a mix of various elements that make sense as a whole. SOLO Jungle is a fusion of watercolor paintings on canvas and digital sketches depicted on reused fabrics. We love the idea of reused fabrics as a way to protect nature. The blend of basic watercolor and digital shapes renders a pattern that truly represents the lush, dense aspect of the jungle. Such an intense green effect was obtained through printing, that pantone used SOLO Jungle to sustain their Greenery concept.
The idea was to create a sustainable alternative to the leather jacket. Leather represents cruelty to animals as well as being a toxic industry to the planet. The main design is made from organic wool, which has a better ecological footprint. The entire collection celebrates youth to remain appealing and to send a message to the generation that is in charge of the future. This unisex collection also challenges traditional gender roles, blurring the lines to demonstrate freedom of sexuality. This results in a more sustainable production by reducing complexity and minimising waste.
N&S GAIA is a contemporary womenswear label originating from New Delhi that is rich in unique design and fabric techniques. The brand is a big advocate of mindful production and all things up cycling and recycling. The importance of this factor is reflected in the naming pillars, the ‘N’ and ‘S’ in N&S GAIA standing for Nature and Sustainability. N&S GAIA’s approach is “less is more”. The label plays an active part in the slow fashion movement by ensuring the environmental impact is minimal.
Unrelated to trends in fashion Homs Arthaus has a vision and philosophy of their own. The design is inspired by diversity contrasts and confrontations. Art in the form of hand drawn printed illustrations, are incorporated into the design and mixed with the echo of simple scandinavian lines. It's a relieving way of thinking of fashion making it an innovative and bold new concept of design. The first collection from Homs Arthaus, is offering a new dimension to masculinity and mens fashion.
The idea for Layers collection was the need for the use of the still perfect quality residual leather remaining after the manufacturing of regular leather pieces. Retaining the technologies used in traditional shoe manufacturing, she has experimented a new construction method. The collection demonstrates the possibilities and directions of this new shaping process in the spirit of sustainability. Every shoe of the collection is created using another base method to showcase the different possibilities. Each piece is slightly different from each other and can be customized for every person.