Tormenta is inspired by maritime materials, and the personal connection with sailing. The collection started with the pattern of a sail. This pattern was used for the weaving blueprints. All materials were developed in collaboration with TextileLab Tilburg. The goal was to create shape into the materials with recycled fishnet nylon. Afterwards the materials were converted into wearable designs and high fashion. The remaining materials were used to create material installations. The Tormenta 3d printed shoes were designed and produced in collaboration with Chris van den Elzen and Shapeways.
This collection aims to discover the alternative by applying digital fashion design method to America’s most iconic material- denim. The whole collection follows a timeline, from the past to the future, with a few looks serving the purpose of indicating the error occurred during the digitalizing process. The whole collection combines traditional denim treatment and innovative 3D construction. By presenting this collection with the most advanced technology such as AR and VR, will give the audience an immersive experience and shorten the distance between reality and virtuality.
The collection, Macaroni Club, is inspired by The macaroni's from mid 18th century linking them to today's logo addicted people. Macaroni was the term for men who exceeded the ordinary bounds of fashion in London. They were the logo mania of 18th century. This collection aims to show the power of logo from past to present, and creates Macaroni Club as a brand by itself. The design details are inspired from the Macaroni costumes in 1770, and the current fashion trend with extreme volumes and length.
Doyeon Yoni Yu is bringing body positivity and size inclusivity into fashion. In this fat-phobic society, her designs are specifically created to celebrate all different types of bodies, sizes and colors. 'Fatopia: The Celebration of Flesh' highlighted the curves and shapes of the body with her designs. Her creations are to truly celebrate body equality and liberate everybody from this fat phobic society. Furthermore, to empower people to love their bodies and take a stand against size discrimination.
The collection Oblivion, which is complex and controversial takes its inspiration from a seductive, witchy Diva and is dealing a lot with symbolism and spirituality. The part of the labyrinth which can be seen in every outfit through the massive strips, embroidery and self-designed print is metaphoric to personal thoughts and feelings- not to get lost. All different aspects are elaborated enchanted and bewildered, equally through the massive volume but also provocative suspender pieces, knitwear, the mirror headpiece, tarot and delicate fabrics such as silk, velvet and pure cashmere.
Pheren Couture collection, Lacrimosa, focuses on a darker and sinister-looking transformation of a romantic Victorian with a hard-edge. Pheren Couture's core concept of elegant femininity is beautifully conveyed through this empowering collection dominated by lace, crystals, and tulle. These MET gala-worthy couture gowns are especially completed with haunting masks to add a touch of mystery. With designer Pheren's detail-oriented craftmanship and thousands of hours of meticulous hand-made work, each Lacrimosa piece is one of a kind that makes it a showstopping red-carpet-ready gown.
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