Rani Bageria is dedicated to high-fashion luxury knitwear and statement footwear. The award winning designer shaped her talent at the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and as knitwear designer for French luxury house Chloé. Merging avant-garde spirit and high quality materials the brand offers innovative designs for sophisticated international women. The debut collection was promoted by Opening Ceremony worldwide. Rani Bageria has received the Austrian Fashion Award 2014 and Ann Chapelle Createur Award (Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann) and was amongst the finalists of ITS. http://www.ranibageria.com
The impossible to pronounce CHEREVICHKIOTVICHKI (Rus. Черевички от Bички ) stands for “a shoe by Victoria” in the old Slavic language, but said in a playful childish manner.
The Cherevichkiotvichki story begins in Lithuania where Victoria grew up surrounded by the remains of Soviet culture and the uprising of Baltic heritage. Born in the family of factory workers she grew up to be fascinated by the extinct utilitarian lifestyle and nurtured memories of her childhood past transforming them into series of everyday objects – shoes.
The self-taught shoemaker performs copious amounts of research empathizing traditional craftsman-ship between her London studio and the atelier in Italy.
This works hand in hand with Victoria’s own inventive techniques.
Focal one being material research and leather dying – her storytelling always evolves through the medium of colors and textures working with opulence of natural palette of shades of maroon, bronze, Klein-like blues, and always whites.
Cherevichkiotvichki is a ceremonial invitation into maker’s world: to take a peak at her youth, visit play-grounds and places in search of secrets hidden, but not forgotten.
Tim Labenda is a german designer working and living in Berlin Kreuzberg.
In 2013 Vogue’s chief editor Christiane Arp has taken notice of him and invited the young fashion talent to her VOGUE Salon at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. He convinced her with his impressing design and participated 2014 for the third time.
Tim studied Fashion Design at the School of Design in Pforzheim, after completing his apprenticeship in tailoring at Hugo Boss. To expand his knowledge of textile design, he spent a term at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada.
He started his career as Design Assistant for Ute Ploier in Vienna, Paris and Shanghai, after working for Kenneth Cole Productions New York.
His graduate collection, “Grenzgänger”, mentored by Johann Stockhammer (Aigner), was shown in spring 2012 and was awarded by the La Biosthétique Award, the European Fashion Award and the Wilhelm Lorch Stiftung Promotion Award.
Starting his career as a menswear designer he now focuses on womenswear.
The style of his womenswear incorporates masculine fashion attributes like perfect fit and tailoring in feminine clothing. Tim Labenda plays with surface to create a cool, sexy and elegant female style with the best materials and extraordinary textures. His work embodies modest understatement and pure elegance. His second women’s collection for AW14/15 “PERELÌN” was awarded by the Steffl Best Newcomer Award 2014.
This season, his latest collection for SS15 “POOL” won already the “Start your Fashion Business Award” 2014.
Quelle: Tim Labenda