ARTISTIC VISIONS

Cedric Charlier (cedric-charlier.com) – France
Pictorial, linear, sensual…
After stints at the houses of Céline and Lanvin as well as two years as artistic director at Cacharel, Cedric Charlier launched his eponymous label in early 2012. A graduate from the National School of Visual Arts in Brussels, this Paris-based Belgium designer draws inspiration from the art movements of the past century reinterpreting their paintings on prints and embroideries. His creations exude femininity through clean lines and a scrupulous attention to cuts and garment construction. For the Spring/Summer he fuses the Parisian glamour with ultra futuristic details in a collection based on a neutral palette sometimes spaced out with copper details inspired by a volcano and streaks of red, orange and turquoise.

Heaven Tanudiredja (heaventanudiredja.be) – Belgium
Sculptural, dreamy, sumptuous…
He started from a very early age collecting stones in the streets or in nature of its Indonesia, letting himself be charmed by the surrounding natural landscape. A graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Heaven Tanudiredja, who worked with Dries Van Noten for two years, creates jewellery that are works of real art somehow similar to armours. Necklaces and cuffs artfully decorated with layers of dense stones and unexpected details like tiny chairs, wheels and hands are the result of creations with a surrealist and exotic allure. Each piece, handcrafted by the designer and his team, is also coated in precious metals or vivid pigments creating an opulent ensemble that, for this season, is tinged with indigo, pastel mint and iridescent crystal.

Charline De Luca (charlinedeluca.com) – Italy
Architectural, rigorous, pure…
Sculptural volumes, pure geometries, formal rigour. Charline De Luca shoe collection is an homage to pure creativity. After a degree in architecture at the New York Institute of Technology and a shoe design course at London’s Central Saint Martins, Carlotta De Luca founded her label in 2011. This young Roman designer draws inspiration from the world of architecture and design by applying their rules in pursuit of the perfect shape. Khalo, Sherman, Abramovic, Kusama are some of the names of her creations which honour the work of contemporary artists. In a sophisticated interchange between empty and full volumes, the heel is a strong focus point where natural and artificial coexist. For the Spring/Summer collection she explored working with contrasting material and bold-but-feminine colours such as mint and geranium.