Images courtesy of Markus Lupfer
NEEMIC is a Beijing-based creative project by Amihan Zemp and Hans Martin Galliker. The duo aim to make beautiful clothes that are environmentally sustainable by collaborating with young designers to create what Zemp and Galliker describe as a “metropolitan aesthetic”.
NEEMIC’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, ‘Clean Air’, is inspired by a year of life and work in Beijing. The cuts are simple and the designs are relatively subtle, albeit beautiful. Premium silk is combined with upcycled jeans to give what the duo describes as a “casual, down to earth feeling”. Black, white and grey are the dominant colours throughout the collection, supporting its subtle aesthetic, and the brand as a whole is incredibly raw, which I really like. The clothes are effortless, practical and versatile, and I can see NEEMIC doing incredibly well.
You can view and purchase the full collection through the NEEMIC website.
Images courtesy of NEEMIC
I was over the moon when I discovered Anzevino + Bob Mizer, a capsule collection made in collaboration between Anzevino and the Bob Mizer Foundation. The collection includes an assortment of t-shirts featuring erotic portraiture by Bob Mizer.
Erotic photography is, without doubt, an incredible art, and there’s no doubt that Bob Mizer did it flawlessly. Each image is sublime and, despite not previously being a huge fan of erotic photography when slapped across a t-shirt, the Anzevino + Bob Mizer collection is definitely something I’d like to invest in, and you should probably do the same!
Images courtesy of International Playground
The Spring/Summer 2013 collection from Ukrainian youth clothing brand X’U, founded by designer Ksenia Marchenko, is a cool, playful sight. A fun palette of black, white, yellow, pink, blue, red and metallic adorns numerous sleeveless dresses, with stripes dominating the collection, while printed t-shirts and sweatshirts give the collection a versatile twist.
If you’re young and even slightly cool, you’ve got to get your hands on some pieces from X’U.
You can view and purchase the full collection through Hako.
Images courtesy of X’U
Mariella Pilato is a Bali-based artist who creates jewellery using semi-precious metals and precious stones. According to Mariella, her work “tells the story of her cultural heritage, reflecting good taste and innovation while her vision recalls traditions with a sensitive trend toward a joyful fashion and modernity”. Born and raised in Sorrento, Mariella has an Italian heritage which has influenced her work considerably. Myths, mythic creatures, history and ancient arts all influence Mariella’s work, and each piece is beautifully crafted by hand.
Bali isn’t somewhere I thought I’d find such a talented artist, but Mariella’s work is, without doubt, exquisite and most definitely something people should be talking about.
You can view and purchase Mariella’s work through Not Just A Label.
Images courtesy of Mariella Pilato
It’s only recently that I’ve familiarised myself with Spanish footwear brand To Be Announced, which is surprising as their sublime shoes are sold in God-knows how many stores worldwide. I found these boots while flicking through Wasteland and I think they’re great. They’re made from 100% leather and feature a 3.5″ platform and silver metal stud detail. If you’re looking for a great pair of no doubt brilliant quality shoes for an evening out, these are perfect!
Shoes, $215, from To Be Announced
You can view and purchase more from To Be Announced through Wasteland.
Images courtesy of Wasteland
Lily Kamper is a London-based jewellery designer who founded her brand in 2012 after graduating from London’s Royal College of Art. Lily’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection uses Perspex which she has dip-dyed and turned by hand, and each piece, inspired by “architecture, pyramids and temple structures”, is cut to precision. The collection explores a broad palette of black, white, blue, red, orange, yellow and purple, and uses both gold and silver plated brass. Each piece is completely handmade, including the fine details such as the end caps. Quality is quite evidently important to Lily and if she continues to produce work of same high standard, I can see Lily Kamper rapidly developing into a refined and respected British jewellery brand.
You can view the full collection on Lily’s website and purchase selected pieces through Young British Designers and Liberty.
Photography by Charlotte Brown
Images courtesy of Lily Kamper
KOMMENT is a Berlin-based sustainable womenswear brand that was founded by designer Kim Berit in 2011. This bomber jacket is made from organic cotton and bamboo drape (similar to bamboo silk), and features slit pockets and front zip fastening. I tend to think of the bomber jacket as a very urban and, consequently, casual garment. However, Kim has managed to add a dash of luxury to a fairly standard design through her use of premium quality materials, giving the piece an elegant edge. Plus, I can’t help but admire the waffle texture!
The bomber jacket is undeniably versatile, whether paired with a clean-cut dress or a simple skirt and top, or even a pair of pleated trousers. It’s definitely a staple worth investing in!
Jacket, £299, from KOMMENT
You can view the full collection through the KOMMENT website.
Images courtesy of KOMMENT