Private FashInAction Party, held on July 6th 2017 at Carré Doré.
Each guest took part of a story, and had to play a different part. Each got an interview and a photoshoot, and the whole evening will be turned into a little movie by our filmmaker partner, Jules-François Ferrillon.
Photos by Thierry Torres
All Things Suzette
Suzette is a Digital artist specializing in unique, creative and stylized art, editorial fashion, campaigns, and product promotion.
Born in Turin, she later moved to Naples, the city that went on to sculpt her artistic being.
She attended Belle Atri Academy, debuting with the study of engraving, painting and photography.
Her burning passion for fashion and design as separate entities lead her into the world of fashion design.
Each jewel (one of a kind piece) is the fruit of an artistic project, from the colour analysis, to the form study, to the precise manipulation of selected materials: Pearls, Brass, bronze, jade, plexiglass, and precious stones, which she managed to combine in a mix of contemporary and retro style.
Welcome to the universe of this handsome and very talented Jewels Designer: ALESSANDRA AIARDO
The Collection we present has been published on Vogue Italy 2018
Artist and Fashion Designer from TOKYO
Chemi Akutami was born in Gifu City, in the Gifu Prefecture.
His art has always been linked to fashion , and vice versa. Famous for his FashionArt parades in different Fashion Capitals including Paris and London, the designer created his first Kimono Collection in 2015.
The new collection AKITSU KIMONO 2018 is inspired by the great masters like Mondrian, and is a reinterpretation of the traditional kimono in a contemporary European style, which according to the artist "breaks the rigid and erroneous conceptions of traditional Japanese classics. ».
Handmade collage is the focal point in the work of visual artist Lauro Samblás from Barcelona. Today, his 3 dimensional illustrations have evolved to become sculptural pieces. In his installations - conceptual compositions dominated by saturated and neon colours - advertising and art come together resulting in a visual outburst. His clients: Converse, Perrier, Desigual, Gucci and much more...
Having created his first drawing at the age of 4, this Marseille born artist imposes his style through each of his works, inviting us into universes full of wonder and color. With perfect control of the paint brush, he makes captivating individual portraits, reconstructed film scenes, or portrays how our everyday lives can be lived lived by characters from different eras.
His inspirations are as much of an aftermath of cinema, as of songs, fashion and culture.
The characters come alive through the canvas as we turn our attentionto their attitude, faces, smiles, which are punctuated by words, slogans, phrases.
Michael Edery created a way to travel across generations through art. Distinguishing himself from street art or graffiti, he seems to breathe life into Pop Art, with a movement that fluctuates between modernity and past riches.
Jean Jacques Ribi
Jean Jacques Ribi was born in Genoa, Italy in 1975. He began his carreer in the field of advertising production, soon becoming a producer himself, but chose to dedicate himself to art in 1996. His experience in film contributes greatly to his work, making Photography and Post-Production the fundamental framework of his art. He developed his own technique called “Photopaint”.
Photopaint consists of more than a hundred layers of picture samples combined on the computer, that combine to form one detailed photograph. His style has often been compared to the photography version of DaVinci’s “velature” technique.
In 2006 he launches his collection “Skins”, quickly booking collective and solo shows in Panama, for which he was awarded the 100th Coca Cola Prize. Since then he has become a prominent figure in both Europe and America.
In 2011 he presents the collection “Art of Reality”, as a tribute and evolution of Surrealism, freeing himself from the rules that bind photography and reality.
Through digital photography and technology he explores and deconstructs reality just to re-assemble it in his own way, using his own limits and possibilities.
Raphaël Vicenzi aka My Dead Pony was born in 1972 in Charleroi, Belgium. Lives in Brussels.
Raphael makes digital art and fashion illustration. His work revolves around female beauty and fashion. Vicenzi says that he gets his inspiration from the likes of Banksy, Chloe Early, Bouguereau, Klimt, Stina Persson, Daniel Egnéus, illustrators from the sixties.
His clients include: Universal / Votre Beauté / Company UK / Style.com / Be Magazine / Washington Post / Hemisphere / Virgin / Madame Figaro...
Spazio Raro 3D Jewelry
Rossella Granata graduated with a specialization in " visual arts and disciplines".
Rossella founded her own brand, SPAZIO RARO 3D Jewellery. Her creations are meant to be daring, both firm and void, both flexible and rigid, and are designed for young, happy and elegant modern women. The collections are made from nylon, using her own innovative 3D printing technique.
We present the “HULA” collection: a selection of 3D printed RARO jewellery, with it’s rebellious, new, and constantly evolving style.
These brightly colored, soft and elegant experimental jewellery pieces are unique in shape, suitable for every look.
ERIK SALIN is drawn to the Pop Art movement, which makes his sculptures and paintings timeless, modern and innovative.
Born 9th December 1988, in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jean Angie Kaser decided from early childhood that he wanted to dedicate himself to fashion design. He graduated from the “Škola učenika u privredi” textile design school in Banja Luka, and soon began winning competition after competition and participating in numerous fashion projects. These include the Fashion Illustration Exhibition at the Serbian Ministry of Education and Culture, a Fashion Exhibition at the Serbian Republic Museum, an Exhibition for Zagreb's design week, one at Fashion Week in Sarajevo, and many, many more.
The young artist has developed two collections so far: "Trapped Freedom", and "T.WO"(which stands for "to women"). The latter explores the concept of feminism, and how it evolved throughout the years. Through fashion, he also touches on the topic of how women see themselves in society, and what roles they attribute to themselves. Combining his artistic talent and his research, Kaser aims to put forward his personal views, and to empower women around the world.
The Gallery Carré Doré has selected Jean Angie Kaser for the "Talent Scout" project for his exceptional talent, as well as for his original concepts in FashionArt.
Miguel Vallinas was born in Valladolid in Spain in 1972. Lives in Madrid.
His photo series - "Skins" and "Second Skins" - enjoyed a big success internationally. In the first one, he photographed himself in the attire of various professions, from matador to mechanic, to explore "the inner reality of a man", whereas in the "Second Skins" he reflect upon the choices we make in our outward appearance, and what they tell the world about our character.
Andrey Bartenev was born in Norilsk, Russia in 1969. He lives an artistic life with a single conviction « Art, for me, is a single entity », he says, and « I do not care what form it takes ». His work is unique and recognizable. Inspired by the mythology of art, and by science fiction, Andrey produces absurd creations, strange, daring, provocative. He lives his own life as a piece of art in three dimensions, wearing crazy costumes and a bright make-up. Sculptural performances of the artist were shown throughout Europe.
Markus Klinko is an award-winning, international fashion/celebrity photographer and director, who has worked with many of today's most iconic stars of film, music, and fashion.
Klinko has photographed the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, and Iman. His editorial clients include Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, and Interview magazine. Brands such as Lancôme, L'Oréal Paris, Nike, Hugo Boss, Anna Sui, Pepsi, Skyy Vodka, and Remy Martin have hired Klinko to create advertising campaigns. His campaign for Keep A Child Alive raised over one million dollars for children with AIDS in just 3 days.
Born in Switzerland of French, Italian, Jewish, and Hungarian descent, Klinko studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, and his career as a musician was unfolding successfully, but after a hand injury, Markus decided to become a fashion photographer.
Isabella Blow discovered Klinko's work while at the London Sunday Times and commissioned cover stories from the emerging photographer. Around the same time, Ingrid Sischy, at Interview magazine hired Klinko for various shoots. Iman and David Bowie followed, giving the up and coming photographer a chance to photograph them for their book (I am Iman) and album covers (Heathen), respectively.
From there, he went on to create some of the most iconic album covers of his time, including Beyonce's Dangerously in Love, and Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi.
Many of Klinko's famous celebrity photographs can be seen in his coffee table book ICONS (Perseus). Lincoln Center in New York presented an art exhibit showcasing many prints from the book and since, art galleries and museums in Europe and USA have featured his work.
Shinya Yamaguchi was born in 1985 in Yokohama Japan. He attended Tokyo Media Academy fashion school and was part of the graduation production collection “Suit Revolution” where he won three prizes. He later started “Shinya yamaguchi” while working as a designer of leather goods and a stylist. His heart was set on “A great revolution of men’s fashion”,and he released men’s high-heeled sneakers called Long Tall “Sally”.Various media outlets started to cover “Sally” and he quickly became a famous new generation creator of Tokyo.
In the 2010AW and 2011SS collection he released footwear collaboration “RYNSHU” and then went on to participate in the Paris Men’s collection for the first time. The footwear has become synonymous with Shinya yamaguchi. In 2012, he started “Street Couture” as a brand concept and completed a full collection including ready to wear and accessories for the 2012AW season.Since then he has played an important part of the Tokyo fashion scene and consistently delivers innovative collections twice a year. He made his debut and participated as a designer in the Vancouver Fashion Week 2015SS season.
Chiaki Chimizu received her BA then MA degrees from the design department at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2002. During her studies, Chiaki came across a book called ‘The Disproportionate Body (Chiguhaguna Karada)’ by the philosopher Kiyokazu Washida, which sparked her interest in fashion design. For this reason she moved to the UK, where she spent 2 years studying the techniques of pattern cutting and draping at the London Centre for Fashion Studies. Since 2005, she has been working as a textile print designer and costume designer, which has not stopped her from enrolling at the Tokyo University of the Arts in pursuit of her Ph.D in 2014, where she worked on the theme of ‘Fashion and Assimilation’.
"... At one point in time, the essence of garments were determined by a person’s profession, clothing, or ethnicity.
Modern day clothing, on the other hand, is rarely associated with the environment it is found in. Rather, it is the clothing itself that reveals the identity, the interests, and the particularities of the wearer. Fashion can be used to publicly broadcast one's social status, and even one's understand of the world. . Nevertheless, garments are sometimes “assimilated” with the situation, social conditions, and emotional state that surrounds them.
My research investigates the upcoming generations of fashion design, in which I identified three categories of ‘Assimilation’: ‘ Visual Assimilation’, ‘Reflective Assimilation’ and 'Phenomenal Assimilation’... "
@HK/Tokyo 2014 was launched by Takako Hotta who was then an actress and dentist from Tokyo.
She aims at modernizing the old kimono style since she feels the kimono is dying out. She wants to make a new kimono-culture by combining it with more westernized styles.
She is currently working on a number of exciting new projects as Fashion Designer in Europe, USA and Japan.
Fashion designer from Naples
Federico Pinna Serra
Federico Pinna Serra was born in Sardinia.
He studied in Florence, at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he received a degree in "History of Costume and Fashion". Throughout these years he collaborated with great names such as Tenax, the viper theater, also called the black circus.
He launched his first clothing brand "deparis.f", which produced only unique one of a kind pieces, in order to highlight exclusive workmanship. The brand featured many classic patterns and designs, such as English cuts, pleats, precious materials, and more. Federico spent these years refining his sartorial technique.
He also has close ties and often worked with big names in the music industry: H.E.R, Ilaria Porceddu, Etienne De Crecy.
After graduation, he turned to high fashion.
In 2014 he moved to Naples, home of high fashion men's tailoring. Naples is the city that inspired him the most, giving him the opportunity to express himself as a visual / conceptual artist. This is where he created his notorious exhibition cycle for Michele Franzese.
He then worked in Paris with "Frei Clothing", and in Milan with "Fausto Puglisi". His latest works are court dresses made for the Norwegian ambassador and his new collection is designed to be a new Florarium.
Federico's Opium Dress installation is central to our exhibition this year. This drug, a favourite among writers, artists and other creatives of the nineteenth century, was heavily abused as a medium for the utopian idea of an artificial paradise. Something that one can spend a life time chasing but can never reach. Morphine and heroin are all Opiate byproducts. Far from actual paradise, opium is a symbol of perdition, oblivion and forgetfulness, excess and involution.
"You either are a work of art, or you wear a work of art".
The Opium Dress started as a vintage wedding dress from the 80s, reinterpreted and embellished with upper beads at the bustier, and layers of tulle at the skirt with a very long train. The whole dress was hand painted in pink (the color of faded poppy flowers) and decorated with dry poppy bulbs. The wedding dress symbolizes the marriage between art and fashion, and poppy flowers represent a woman's purity before marriage. The fact that the flower then turns into one of the most addictive narcotic substances known to mankind, just makes the work that much more intense and mysterious...
Elio Illiano started his own label in 2008. After graduating from both the Academy of Fine Arts and the Fashion Academy, he now collaborates with various high fashion houses in Naples. His creations are deconstructed in a fun, eclectic style, and his concepts come from Italian high fashion, like sartorial Neapolitan suits.
His work has a cosmopolitan spirit and conveys a feeling of great freedom and flexibility. Elio currently works as a stylist in Naples, creating exclusive clothes and collaborating with various brands.
Elio’s jewellery is part of the "Rhizome" 2018 capsule collection.
“The pieces are inspired by a conceptual representation, staying true to the term of Rhizome: Rhizoma is a botanical term, describing something that looks very much like a deep root. In fact, from close up, we can see that both the necklace and the pendant are connected to each other via a minimalistic design stroke. This wearable art object is entirely hand made of steel and pearl.