SOPHISTICATED VISIONS

Marco Rambaldi (marco-rambaldi.com) – Italy
Light, well-thought, sophisticated…
Marco Rambaldi’s aesthetic is an exquisite mix of antithetical forces and suggestions reinterpreted in garments with a strong duality. Native of Bologna, this 25-year-old designer completed his fashion studies at IUAV in Venice and in 2014 founded the eponymous womenswear label. The collection for Spring/Summer entitled Oui is a tribute to adolescence and to that limbo made of memories and aspirations that is the first step of every guy in the journey to discover the outer world. The garments interpret these emotions combining knitwear and hand embroidery on fabrics sometimes doubled or coated or mixing transparencies with heavier fabrics. Inspired by the graphics of French artist Dugudus and by the rebellious atmospheres of The Dreamers, the pieces have a gently yet revolutionary twist.

Sloe (sloeberlin.com) – Germany
Rational, understated, timeless…
She is a designer graduated from the Central Saint Martins in London, he has a background as creative director. With a common passion for the quality of materials and an approach to ensure a timeless functionality, in 2012 Antonia Siegmund and Matthias Last established the Berlin-based accessories line Sloe. Their bags, meticulously produced in selected manufacturers in Europe, are characterized by a urban grace and a natural sensuality thanks to the use of noble materials such as suede or calfskin. A collection made of sling bags and rucksacks with an understated yet timeless allure.

LVMMGermany
Quirky, ironic, comfy…
The LVMM shoes have a deeply attractive yet quirky allure. In 2012 Valeria Farina, who is a graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, teamed up with the Montreal-based designer Arielle De Pinto to create a footwear label that have garnered high attention since its debut. With distinctive shapes which combine high density foams or cork bases with crocheted stretch shoe uppers, each piece is handcrafted by artisans out of Berlin using high quality Italian materials. For the Spring/Summer collection the duo ironically reinterpret the classic forms of the brand in a colours palette ranging from bright yellow to turquoise, through the discrete burgundy and black.