EXPERIMENTAL SARTORIALISM

Marco Grisolia (marcogrisolia.it) – Italy
Emotional, sartorial, experimental…
His work is an endless search for an opulent minimalism. Native of Cosenza, in 2010 Marco Grisolia founded the brand COVHERlab after studying at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and at the Istituto Burgo in Milan. In 2014 he established a namesake womenswear label as an all-absorbing stylistic evolution. His work is characterized by unusual combinations of colours and materials and oversize shapes mixed with opulent yet emotional details. For his second eponymous collection, Grisolia blends the playful readymades by Chad Wys with the geometric pop works by Frank Hülsbömer: cocoon dresses, tank tops over maxi techno-jersey Bermuda shorts or bouclé bomber jackets are tinged in shades such as turmeric, green cinnabar or pomegranate and mark a collection which hangs in a stylistic tension between nobility and athleticism.

Forms StudioRussia
Sculptural, geometrical, tactile…
Her aesthetic mixes minimalism and simplicity of forms with sculptural and impactful details. After graduating from the Moscow Architectural Institute and several years of working as an architect, Anastasiya Komarova founded the brand Forms in 2011 with the aim to translate the architectural fundamentals in a line of accessories. The study of buildings facades and the decorations of monuments and churches are the inspirations of handcrafted clutches whose surfaces are marked by pyramids, crosses and geometric elements which interrupt the linearity of the bags. In earthy hues such as ivory, clay or dove, her creations have an ancestral yet experimental allure.

Atelier Pyknic (atelierpyknic.com) – Belgium
Edgy, bright, positive…
Julie Sohier loves chunky and bright jewels. Inspired by the creative vibe running through the city of Ghent in Belgium, the young designer established the jewelry line named Atelier Pyknic in 2013. Entirely handcrafted, her creations draws inspiration from the passion for food, design and music of the Belgian designer. The Fall/Winter collection, 10 Commandments, plays with shapes and proportions: triangles, rectangles, pyramids beautifully conceived have a rock’n’roll and experimental touch.