Jun Chia

Jun is the chief designer behind the Shanghai based brand KISMET.
He is from Singapore and few years ago he moved to Shanghai, China, where he improved his skills as a pattern maker. 


Francesca Tosi

Francesca is a humble designer; she loves to observe streets wear; to discover which kind of clothes people wear everyday; and to analyze which kind of emotions and feels are involved inside clothes.
Her field is women apparel, because she can understands better women's taste and their fashion expectations. And she can plays around with ruffles, pleats, and laces; an opportunity she barely has designing men wear.


Tina Stoica

Tina considers herself "an artist, who has expertise in textile design." And it makes sense, because you can lear how to design, but you need to have artistic sensibility, chromatic affinities, and imaginative expression to become a designer. 
While she is working as a textile designer, she follows fashion tendencies; but when she is developing her artistic installation she truly expresses herself.


Patrick Kampff

"Design should not be about meeting one's need, but exceed it. Design should propose new experience. Design should concede social impact." In those few sentences and words, you can understand Patrick's philosophy.
He is a footwear designer, who has in his portfolio projects designed for Nike, Havaianas, and Heineken.


Jaime Goldschmidt

Jaime is a jewelry designer for several reasons: she loves to work with metals, she thinks jewelry design is challenging, and "you do not need a specific kind of body type to look good in that necklace."  
As well simple outfit can be improved by dynamic jewelry, and a detailed outfit can be completed by a simple jewelry.


Tatjana Zhabina

Tatjana has a natural aptitude to draw illustration. She mostly draws by ink, pen and pencil because those tools are in every place: at home or in a cafeteria. Simple tools for linear and clean drawing. 
This aptitude kept growing, and it allows her to discover her talent for apparel. Her approach to fashion design is similar to her approach to art: her inspiration starts in her soul, then it is elaborated in her brain and defined by her hand. 



The "four treasures of study" (文房四宝) in the Chinese culture refers to tools a good student during ancient time should always have on his desk: brush, paper, ink, and ink stone.
designed on silk
This is the inspiration for the last work Tom Göbels designed to compete at Changshu cup contest. A competition organized by Changshu city and held in Beijing 798 district


Convivio 2012

If you are in Milan area, you might be interested to take a look at fieramilanocity from tomorrow until the 12th of Jun. At Pavilion 1, gate 6, between 10am to 10pm, there is Convivio.

Covivio is a combination of exhibitions, art and shops; all goods, designed expressly for this event, have the label of prestigious fashion brands; and the proceeds supports the campaign against AIDS.
Convivio has eleven years; Gianni Versace founded it in 1992, and since then the number of designers and brands that support this project keeps growing. 

It is one of the most important charity events, supported by famous designers and celebrities; and by you, if you go there to buy a little something.



Soon is summer, but even sooner there are going to be the September Fashion shows.
Design grows in Brooklyn, and if you want to grow as a designer, you can show your S/S 2013 collection from September 27th - 30th at BK Fashion Week{end}.
You can apply until August 15th.
Couture - Women/ Men
Ready to wear - Women/ Men



Most of the time, when we think about fashion, in our mind the picture of beautiful woman wearing luxury goods appears.
In fashion there are not just chiffon dress, hill shoes, and diamonds. This industry satisfy many different needs that require specific pattern construction and particular kind of performable fabric. Apparel has many fields, and each of them has unique approach and different research. The design intention is to make garments to cover / to protect / to be worn and make appealing the human body. Every one, no matter the purpose of it, wants to feel good while he is wearing his clothes.
One particular field of apparel is clothes for disabled. The approach and research for this field is one of the most challenge for a designer, because there are involved so many particular needs. Picture a tree:  boughs come out from trunk, each bought has branch, and other branch until leaves, flowers, and fruits. To design clothes for disabled a designer should be extremely specific on any particular needs. And there are plenty of them: difficulty in closing/opening garments; specific use; particular movement.
For the fourth years in a row, the city of San Paulo de Brazil promotes "the international inclusive fashion", a contest where design students have the opportunity to challenge themselves about a field that is not often take under consideration: to design clothes for disabled. A way to try you and learn something new about fashion without barriers.