среда, 23 мая 2012 г.

From Dainius Bendikas To Infinity


It was a matter of time before Dainius Bendikas took his place among the most influential young designers. The Reykjavík-based, 25-year-old Lithuanian fashion designer graduated from the Vilnius Art Academy and with an early vision to specialize in menswear, he interned with the Icelandic designer, Sruli Recht. Today, Dainius claims to have been inspired by Sruli’s mysterious aesthetics; nevertheless, his own imagination has gone beyond the usual. He has rendered the winsome and never-seen-before designs into his personal designing signature. 

There are times when we push our imagination into regions that sight has forgotten, with designs enriched by the infinite truth of fashion. Dainius Bendikas' new collection ‘Infinite We Are’ - The Moon Monk Project for A/W 12-13 talks about ‘a sculpted ever-wondering space philosopher - a mind traveler. A character with a dynamic inner personality. A multidimensional infinity - his mind is wide open, perfectly calm, yet simultaneously levitating.’ In an author-like manner, Bendikas conceptualizes the story and gradually becomes obsessed with the characters from the story he is developing, until his creations become the real characters. ‘This motley crew of moon monks is composed of a miscellany of characters who share a profound emotional thread that is marked by their continuous evolution.’ The story behind his ‘Infinite We Are’ collection explores that. ‘Everyone is here to experience life as deeply as possible, and yet our individual purpose is to explore our unique character.’ Bendikasalso thinks that the human eye creates a look according to one’s emotions and, thus, an intimate feeling emerges that defies description . As a result, his latest collection makes us understand that a wickedly talented designer ought to puzzle us with the mystery of menswear design, for all things should be left with a lingering idea rather than something concrete.

With his handmade touches, Dainius Bendikas continues to push the boundaries of menswear design to a brand new level. The Yatzer team sets its eyes on the carefully created illustrations and sketches from Bendikas Look Book for A/W 12-13. A series of scalloped, voluminous and bold designs, and at their very core a plethora of religious symbolism are just a few elements permeating the latest collection.

Suede leathers, wool, linen, cotton knit in neutral gradation colors: ‘Each look of the collection is connected via a color-range based on the changing surface of the moon during the lunar eclipse of June 26, 2010.’ The accessories are considered to be the ‘projects-observers subconscious universe to our dimension’. Footwear pieces, which are entitled ‘Moon Walks’ in collaboration with ‘Ortho Baltic’, an orthopedic footwear company, ensure comfort and style. Overall, ‘each item is an intricately crafted part of a larger story based on self-developed philosophy of one-self. A sense of self-developed aesthetic’.

With this intriguing collection and Bendikas’s creative direction, you should make a mental note of his name, as he inevitably articulates the vision of the fashion future. There is no doubt that his designs speak to us in a way we can’t explain and seduce us more than we care to admit.

вторник, 8 мая 2012 г.

MILANSTYLE MEETS: Mr. Hare, ‘The Shoe Snob’ and CarreDucker.


MILANSTYLE MEETS: Mr. Hare, ‘The Shoe Snob’ and CarreDucker.

Mr. Hare at London Fashion Week.
It’s always enjoyable to meet the people behind the brands, blogs or other entities that interest you and London Fashion Week gave us ample opportunity to do so, where we meet shoe designer ‘Mr.Hare’, bespoke shoe makers CarreDucker Bespoke and men’s shoe blogger extraordinaire, ‘The Shoe Snob‘.

Firstly, we bumped into Marc Hare, or Mr. Hare (pictured above) as his eponymous label is known. When a label is as feted as his is, frequently appearing in Esquire and other international style mags, it’s easy to imagine grand personas and unapproachable fashion divas lie behind these brands. Mr. Hare was exactly the opposite: informally chatty about his line, his views on what people are wearing at London Fashion Week and all the while, able to spot from a mile off anyone wearing his shoes, each time a smile crossing his face as he points them out to us. Although he was not exhibiting at LFW, he tells us he is simply there to check it out. His line continues to be an unusual mix of classics and models which move along the spectrum toward more fashion forward shoes inspired by the various cultural talking points which interest and inspire him. He invites us to his studio for a look at his collection and this is something we definitely will be following up on soon.
Before we leave, he confirms what a well-read gentleman of refined taste he is and tells me: “I love the article you wrote on rude boy style”.

CarreDucker Bespoke - London studio.
CarreDucker Bespoke - London studio (not Savile Row).
CarreDucker are a bespoke shoemaking duo with a concession based in Gieves & Hawkes of Savile Row. Deborah Carre, one half of the shoemakers, introduces herself, getting up from her workbench to greet us and introduce her label’s shoes and to tell us about how she got started. Seeing all of the shoemaking tools, pieces of leather and equipment lying around, I nervously venture: ‘Is this all just for show with everything actually made by someone else or some company in Northampton?’ Not at all. The shoes she is making will be entirely made by hand on site in Savile Row. Wow. And I don’t use the word ‘wow’ lightly.
There are elegant matt-crocodile leather shoes on display (unlike her Italian counterparts who would typically use a highly polished skin), lizard skins and of course your standard calf-skins all in our presence.
Deborah, quite innocently, tells me her favourite customers are not the Russian oligarchs or the Arab sheiks who so often dominate the clientele of the bespoke artisan, but instead those who might have previously had difficulty finding a nice pair of shoes to fit ‘off the rack’ (perhaps for medical reasons). “It’s nice to see my work can give people confidence in what they are wearing for the first time, and watch them carrying themselves differently when wearing my shoes.”
What a breath of fresh air in the world of fashion to hear these sentiments. And what better reason to become a bespoke shoemaker.
Prices start about £2800 for a pair of fully bespoke shoes to your foot shape and design.
Find out more about CarreDucker bespoke shoes.


Хочу вас немного познакомить с теми кто работает над дизайном для NMS. Мы поставили перед собой задачу время от времени приглашать интересных дизайнеров для сотрудничества. Надеемся что через какое то время сможем поработать и с иностранцами, а пока это наши отечественные гении которые создают прекрасные вещи.

   Сначала не скромно о себе ))
Leon Crayfish

Leon Crayfish: Появился в северной столице (Санкт-Петербург) в 2002 из ниоткуда. Ничего о предшествующем периоде его жизни не известно. С 2002 года начал изучать принципы конструирования одежды и основы пошива.  В 2006 основал собственную одноименную компанию занимающуюся преимущественно дизайном одежды. В этом же году представил в рамках недели «Дефиле на Ниве» свою первую коллекцию «Homeless», в рамках которой впервые начал свою работу над дизайном обуви.  

По окончанию первого двухтысячного десятилетия Леон решил, что работа с кожей для него намного приятней, чем работа с тканью. Было решено запустить проект MoTmySiZE. « NMS- это в первую очередь самоирония. Самоирония человека, который никак не может найти свой размер обуви по тем либо иным причинам. Это проект решает проблемы с недостающими размерами и помогает людям с нестандартными ногами.»


Wысли или по простому Мысли- Петербургская дизайн студия основанная Зауром Гусейновым. Заур из тех людей, которых наш вездесущий наградил постоянным солнечным настроением и не иссякающей харизмой, которая на протяжении всей его жизни находит свое воплащение в различных видах творчества. Проэкт не ограничивает себя узкими рамками производителей одежды, это полноценная креативная команда, которая поможет разработать световой дизайн для вашего ресторана или организовать не банальную презентацию. В их руках даже простой зонт превращается в функциональный арт объект.

Maxim Sharov   

 Московский гений винтажных сумок более 10 лет работающий с кожей и изучающий процессы ее состаривания. Он родился 23 мая 1975 года в городе Железнодорожном Московской области. С 1995 по 2000 учился на факультете прикладного искусства МГТУ им. Косыгина. Некоторое время курировал производство на китайской фабрике. В начале периода развития брэнда Denis Simachev разрабатывал методы состаривания для обувной и аксессуарной линии. В данный момент у Максима небольшая студия на Тверской, в которой он всегда с радостью принимает гостей.


Привет друзья! Наш CONCEPT STORE NoTmySiZe на территории дизайн завода Флакон  отметил месяц своего существования. Ждем в гости тех кто еще не успел добраться.