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Jourden (jourden.co) – Hong Kong
Astonishing, bold, androgynous…
Anais Mak’s aesthetic is a finely conceived mix of vibrant colors, heavily textured surfaces and a rebellious spirit. Native of Hong Kong this promising 24-year-old designer, graduated from the Studio Bercot in Paris, in 2012 established the womenswear label Jourden named after her dad’s love of basketball superstar Michael Jordan. Among the 26 shortlisted designers of the LVMH Prize 2015, Anais Mak amazes collection after collection with her dramatic silhouettes and her balance between masculine and feminine details. In this Spring/Summer collection bon-ton flouncy skirts are blended with crop tops and shorts with a rebellious twist in a mix of joyful and refined shades.

MyrSweden
Pure, pictorial, delicate…
There is something deeply poetic and pure in the bags of the recently opened Myr Studio. Grew up in a tiny village in northern Sweden, Johanna Landin is a trained architect who always liked to make things up. That’s why in 2014 she founded Myr: a Stockholm-based studio where the designer handcrafts shoulder bags made by order in swedish organic vegetable tanned leather from Tärnsjö tannery. The Spring/Summer collection entitled Rain series is inspired by the stains that a rainfall creates on a dry surface. The result is four bags in nude tones where the patterns are handmade using waterbased leather dye and are never similar to the other. Minimal in shapes, the bags have a delicate yet attractive allure.

Luz Ortiz (luzortiznewyork.com) – USA
Tribal, architectural, sophisticated…
Luz Ortiz loves Art Deco details and architectural shapes. A native of the Dominican Republic and a graduate in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of New York City, in 2012 this young designer founded the eponymous jewelry brand from her apartment in the Big Apple. Drawing inspiration from her tribal roots, Luz combines linear volumes and a contemporary yet minimal twist with bright tones using everyday materials and natural stones. Totally handcrafted, her jewelry pieces have a sophisticated and understated flavor.