UNTRADITIONAL VISIONS

Serena Gili (serenagili.com) – England
Theatrical, brilliant, structured…
Serena Gili seeks to meld the linearity of religious uniforms with the voluminous shapes of Anish Kapoor’s work. Native of Paris, she is a recent Central Saint Martin BA graduate in Fashion and Knitwear Design, who awed everyone with her grad collection. Her tops are knitted with precious, golden or neon threads and plastic beading somehow similar to mosaics. However the pieces of greatest effect are the rigid bell-shaped skirts made by shipbuilders. The outcome? Precious and contemporary armours in which each contrasting piece enlighten the other one.

Twinwithin (twinwithin.com– Iceland
Tribal, metropolitan, unconventional…
Aslaug Iris and Kristin Mariella have always struggled to find jewelleries they like: untraditional, cheerful, chunky. In 2012 the two Icelandic sisters founded Twiwithin. Inspired by waste products, they design handmade necklaces from fishing colourful ropes, latex and rubber. Their pieces are characterised by concentric circles, with colour combinations that evoke urban lights and are all named after an international city. Their creations are addressed to confident women who like to celebrate their individuality and creative spirit.

Marie Turnor (shop.marieturnor.com– USA
Functional, paper-bag like, elegant…
Inspired by everyday life, designer Beth Goodman created the brand Marie Turnor in 2009. The Picnic, The Dinner, The Snak are the names of the silhouettes of simple, yet elegant clutch handmade in soft leather by skilled craftsmen in Southern California. Functional and timeless, the bags of this American designer were conceived after spotting a girl carrying a rolled-up paper bag on the streets of Marais in Paris. For SS 13 clutches are tinged with gold or silver and a laser-cut leather style similar to lace.