INTRODUCING SHO NAGATA TO TOUBA

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SHO NAGATA
Sho Nagata's first collection expresses the subculture sprit (such as frustration driven behaviors) and exchange between different subcultures, as well as how a piece of clothing and the idea of a man wearing it changed when the clothes interacted with different cultures and environments.

The design of this collection started after being inspired by the identity (rebellion and resistance against existing ideas and discrimination) expressed by a group called West Coast Pachuco in early 1940s. The group expressed rebellion by fashion, and their distinctive suit style became the group’s symbol and uniform (expression of resistance and formation of identity).

The collection introduce's a fictional character.
This person goes on a trip, ends up in London, and meets punk culture which has a different rebel  resistant sprit from pachuco. How the cultural exchange there influenced the person’s style and sensibility, and their chemical reaction are expressed.

Tailored/suit style became a uniform, and it is the foundation of the collection. 

LE KILT ANNOUNCED IN BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2018 Shortlist

Le Kilt

For Le Kilt's Sam McCoach, the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund would mean "education and staff". "I would like to explore new ways of promoting the longevity of clothing through educational workshops - both with school-age children, and partnering with cultural institutions nationwide," she explains. 

McCoach, who founded Le Kilt in 2014 with a vision of modernising the traditional kiltmaking techniques of her grandmother, is on a mission to safeguard the survival of her heritage, and promote buying less, quality garments and making them last. The prize money would grant her wish to "open a small retail space featuring a revolving array of work from textiles to craft all made and sourced in the UK", while the mentorship would throw up some valuable financial advice. "As a small brand it is often a challenge to know which areas to invest in," she clarifies.

http://www.vogue.co.uk/gallery/bfc-vogue-designer-fashion-fund-2018-shortlist

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INTRODUCING DINEH JEWELRY

DINEH

  Collaborating with Navajo artisans to create handmade   jewelry using the highest quality materials and stones. Each piece is unique and reflects traditional techniques with a modern   vision. 

Collaborating with Navajo artisans to create handmade jewelry using the highest quality materials and stones. Each piece is unique and reflects traditional techniques with a modern vision. 

INTRODUCING : PAPERMEN

Papermen clothes embrace form and function, playfully challenging perceptions of the self. This collection of eleven shirts is the start of any wardrobe.

Papermen began life in Savile Row with eight formative  years of classical training during which the ideas and identity of Papermen evolved to create clothes with a unique attention to detail.

Every shirt is made in England and is overseen by the designer through cut, make and finish which is key to the identity of Papermen and its relationship with the men and women who wear them.