REFINED GEOMETRIES

Label 2 (label2.blogspot.it) – Italy
Minimal, pure, refined…
She is a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, he is from Serbia. Andrea Popovic and Alen Pinku met each other in Milan both enrolled in the same course of decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. Label2 is their womenswear label where they condense their love for refined forms and uniqueness of the cuts. Characterized by minimal shapes and colour palettes mostly based on dark and pastel tones, their pieces have planar and striking volumes. Neoprene is the starting point of the creative duo: skilfully mixed with materials such as silk organza and boiled wool it confers to the garments a rigid and rigorous yet delicate and feminine allure.

Lily Kamper (lilykamper.com) – UK
Sophisticated, playful, architectural…
The abandoned Miami swimming pools, the fictitious Kryptonite, palm trees or LED lights. Behind each Lily Kamper’s jewels there are clearly atypical inspirations. A native of London where she currently lives and works, this young designer founded the eponymous jewellery line in 2013 after graduating from the Royal College of Art. Geometric and architectural shapes merged with a vibrant colour palette characterize the creations of Lily who loves unusual materials combinations. Perspex and Carion, a kitchen surface material, are cut and hand crafted mixing them with precious stones, gold and silver. The results are chunky necklaces, statement rings and delicate bracelets evocative of both nocturnal cityscapes and ancient ruins in a charming yet sophisticated twist.

Alpha Cruxis (alpha-cruxis.com) – Germany
Sidereal, sculptural, solid…
Rebecca Martin is inspired by the small details of everyday objects, from edges to surfaces. Native of Tasmania and graduated in Fashion Design from the Royal Melbourne Institute for Technology, she moved to Berlin and in 2013 established the accessories label Alpha Cruxis, named after the brightest star in the Southern Hemisphere. The sidereal perfection is the driving force behind her aesthetic: solid volumes, pure geometrical shapes and precise angles define strong and protective handbags. Geometry is a debut collection of five bags handcrafted at her Berlin studio using the finest veggie-tanned 3mm thick Italian leather. Clutches and shoulder bags characterize sculptural pieces celebrating material, form and technique.