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Fashion Design

In this page you can discover the finalist for the Fashinon Design discipline in the all european areas.

One winner of each discipline will partecipate to the Biennial MArteLive.

Vilnius, Lithuania

Fashion designers duo ( BETWEEN). We are combining arts and crafts together with novel design in order to tell new and untold fashion stories.

Presentation and video
We use all natural materials such as linen, cotton, silk, wool, leather, straw for our pret-a-porter collections. While experimenting on our avant-garde pieces we use silicone, industrial materials, rubber or recycled, leftover random materials.
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MARIA CZARNECKA

Warsaw, Poland

Currently, I am a student of Fashion Design Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. I presented my designs during the final year show of the Fashion Design Department (2021). In 2021, I was awarded with first place in the international tattoo design competition ‘Itsy-bitsy CANCER … leaves you with a SCAR’ (2021). My work has been exhibited in group exhibitions: the final year exhibitions of the Fashion Design Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2020, 2021); the exhibition “8 day of the week” presented at Autonomia Gallery in Warsaw (2018) and the exhibition “Identity” presented at Autonomia Gallery in Warsaw (2017). In addition to my design work, I am involved in environmental activities in the field of fashion. Since 2021, I have been a member of the editorial board of Now Eco, where I create articles addressing sustainability and ecology in fashion.

Presentation and video

My collection “ME-YOU-THE OTHER” reflects on our approach to strangeness. How do we behave when we encounter something completely unknown – be it another person or a new phenomenon? A big inspiration for me was the movie “Solaris”, which is about space expedition. The story shows how people cannot cope with the otherness they encounter in space. The protagonists, mainly scientists, suddenly become very vulnerable. It turns out that the most important thing for them is not progress but contact with loved ones, nature on earth, the simplest human feelings. Driven by emotions and longings, they abandon their scientific ambitions. 

Technique: starch, crochet 

Materials: tweed, chiffon, tulle, nylon, jersey

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Cosimo

London, United Kingdom

I’m an Italian multidisciplinary designer born in Naples to a family of tailors, which has been our traditional trade for generations. As a child I was always amazed at how the hand could be more effective than the machine. Handmade garments are not only beautiful but provide more flexibility in the movement compared with machine stitching. The process which is involved in tailoring specifically to that individual; the time, the hands it passes through, the level of detail which goes into its creation. In 2018 I started my BA in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni London. I wanted to create garments which looked like paintings, in which the fabric was my canvas. I came across a technique “The Aggugliatura” which gives a 3-dimensional texture that reminds me of the effect of oil paint. I use Street Photography as a primary research method to record the clothing and styles of people I encountered. I follow my instincts about what to record and discovered some inspiring styles. Developing a fusion of two different aesthetics stimulates my creativity, and I believe is part of my identity as a designer.
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This collection begins with a true story. I interviewed Dennis Wood
a Barbadian man who came to London in the 1960s.

While in Barbados, Dennis was recruited into the British army. He arrived in the UK in 1962, at a time when Britain was offering work and a new home to people from its Caribbean colonies, in order to meet the post-war labour shortage. These migrants are often known as the Windrush Generation, named after the MV Windrush, the first ship to arrive. The VIBRANT culture they established here in London is the first inspiration for my collection.

My second inspiration is the struggle against racism that this group faced and continues to face. When they got off the boats at Tilbury Docks, they felt that they were coming home, to join their imperial family. Instead, they discovered a country that discriminated against them because of the colour of their skin and rejected their professional qualifications because they were not gained in Britain.

I imagine this collection as a celebration of colours, mixed with various textile manipulations, merged into different areas of the garments.  I want to create a fusion between an edgy tailoring construction, streetwear and military detailing.

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