hauturely posted an update 1 year, 11 months ago
Kate Bee: The Meet Up
In May of this year, Hauturely visited a showroom in the heart of Paris, where up-and-coming designer, Kate Bee, presented her new collection of swim wear. The designer spent a few minutes with Hauturely afterward the show to answer a few questions about her new line.
Written by Lunda Fallon
Hauturely: Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Kate Bee: Hello, I’m Katia Bumba, and I founded the brand Kate Bee about 4 years ago.
Hauturely: If you had to describe your brand using only 3 words, which 3 words would you choose?
Bee: I would say, freedom, originality and youth!
Hauturely: What is your favorite piece from the collection?
Bee: The wedding dress! Actually, it has a sort-of history behind it. I hand embroidered all of the flowers on the dress, and I didn’t expect it to turn out the way that it did.
Hauturely: How so?
Bee: It doesn’t look like how I imagine that it would originally. After I drew the design and made it, I decided to customize it with these flowers that I had for three years but never used. And I thought to myself, “those flowers are just the perfect detail for this dress,” so I started to place them in the middle of the dress up to the top, but I didn’t like it. After that, I did a type of freestyle and it started to look better, which is how it ended up. Now you have the entire explanation of why it’s my favorite piece of the collection. I had fun making it.
Hauturely: The inspiration never ends! How would you describe the typical Kate Bee customer?
Bee: There is no typical customer, actually, because, all of my collections are for all types of women. I don’t have one kind of “target women,” but I appreciate women who feel comfortable in their own skin and are proud of themselves no matter their weight, their height, the color of their skin, or whatever. Women are beautiful and we all have to love ourselves in order to be loved by others.
Hauturely: What can your brand add to the fashion industry?
Bee: In my opinion, my collections are quite different from the French fashion market. My pieces are really colorful, which is not the case for many French brands; I rely heavily on blush pinks, beiges, yellows, and this makes my brand different from other young, French designers. Also, I never base my collections on trends…I follow my own trends. For example, for this winter I’ve designed a series of jeans, which, I’m pretty sure will not be this winter’s hottest trend. But, whatever!
Hauturely: It makes sense, then, that you would choose “freedom” to describe your brand. You want to break the laws of fashion.
Bee: Exactly. I am a creator, not a trend follower.
Hauturely: Do you have any ideas for future projects or collections that you would like to share?
Bee: My next project is inspired by a girl that I met recently; she is a student in jewelry, so it is about head accessories. I am working with her to see if I can get some head accessories, a little bit like the Dolce & Gabbana ones.
Hauturely: Finally, what can we wish you for next?
Bee: To feel freer and happier than I am right now.
Hauturely: This is what we hope for you!
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Tatras Joins Riot Hill for Fall Winter 2020
written by Youness Boumia
“So Far so good” These are the words we could hear, as an introduction for this special collaboration between TATRAS, known for its high-quality winter sportswear and RIOT HILL, a Streetwear brand founded by Jordan FRESHER and well appreciated by the famous singer The Weeknd. A plus, the support of Bella HADID coming to the show, holding a glass of champagne, in a total look from the collection: a khaki multi-pocket pants with a layering of a black turtleneck and utilitarian jacket.
How to describe the collection in three words? Violent, anonymous, and order. After been a few minutes in the dark with light flashed, silhouettes appear with hematomas and scars faces (obviously it is makeup), with aesthetic references from military and utility clothing. Technical fabrics as nylon make bombers and coats, embellished with steel details as zippers, push-buttons, multi-pocket pants. We then move more into a defensive style reinforced, but the heavy ranger boots the oversized shapes, giving strength to the looks, like the “blanket like” puffer jacket. Get ready for the harsh winter!
Click HERE to view the full Tatras Fall Winter 2020 collection.
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hauturely posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Emerging Designers From The Platform FLYING SOLO Show Their New Fall Winter 2020 Collections During NYFW
Flying Solo is the largest independent designer platform in the US, formed by independent designers from all around the world. It is owned and operated by the designers themselves, and the objective is to transform fashion culture through revolutionary retail experience and a personal collection. Flying Solo provides them with both opportunities to sell their collections directly to the costumers (online and in their retail store in NYC) and to present them during NYFW in a show they call Flying Solo Couture.
Last February, a long list of designers presented their FW20 collections. Overall, the show was very eclectic. Each designer has a very different style from the other, which brings more richness to the presentation. The collections went from a very sporty and fashion-forward style to those that opted for more formal clothes and classic shapes.
There were many significant collections, but some of the designers caught the audience’s attention more than others, leaving a lasting impression. MONOSUIT was one of them. The Russian brand designed by Masha Agapkina presented a collection that combined the signature oversized modern athleisure looks in a neon palette, with more classical styles in black, grey, and white colors, but without losing the sporty vibe. Fur hats, ranging in colors from hot pink to neon turquoise, were also memorable. Di Vicenzo was one of the other highlighted designers. He presented a different collection from Monosuit, which was elegant, glamorous, and luxurious, showing the contrast between designers and their styles. The designs were body-accentuating dresses and separates, made using modern technology and innovative yarns to create perfectly fitted garments that would shape the wearer’s figure with its signature knitted look. With a very neutral color palette including black, white, nude, navy, and maroon, fringes were the star element that adorned the dresses, some of which also included shiny details.
written by Aina Matamoros
Click HERE to view the full Flying Solo Fall Winter 2020 collection.
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hauturely posted 4 photos 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Cynthia Rowley Gets Inspired By Dr. Seuss For Her Spring Summer 2020 Collection
Cynthia Rowley began her career in fashion while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. After graduation, she took what little seed money she had and moved to NYC to start her eponymous fashion brand. The designer is known to take risks. This unparalleled sense of adventure that effortlessly translates into the spirit of the brand through a playful assortment of pretty dresses, beachy separates, and swim/surf. Cynthia Rowley has gone on to win numerous accolades, including a CFDA Award and Designer of the Year at the American Image Awards.
Cynthia Rowley, the brand, is built on the philosophy that fashion should be an adventure. The brand’s signature pretty-meets-sporty assortment features ready-to-wear, surf and swim, fitness, accessories, and home decor. Sustainability plays an essential role in the brand’s production process – limited quantities are produced in every piece to avoid excess inventory.
Deemed the pioneer of “surf-leisure” by Vogue, the brand’s signature wetsuits and neoprene swimwear are produced using recycled materials and green technology for a gentler and more sustainable environmental impact. Cynthia Rowley’s mission is rooted in women’s empowerment. The brand exudes a spontaneous spirit, and actively redefines fashion’s boundaries, inspiring women everywhere to take risks and live life fearlessly.
For her SS20 collection, designer Cynthia Rowley turned Tribeca’s tucked-away Jay Street into an animated, happy playland inspired by Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”
Rowley’s runway was printed with images from the book, and a few dresses toward the end of the show included mash-ups of Dr. Seuss’s fine art. But instead of just co-opting his designs, the designer worked in whimsical elements to her feminine fest. Scalloped details, striped raffia hats, and cloud eye makeup all transmitted the same spirit. Aside from floral frocks, Rowley presented strong separates, like trousers with two different colored legs, a column day dress that was half-white, half-beige, and pieces with graphic patchworked color blocks.
Models with boxy luggage or in a standout floral wetsuit, surfboard in hand, closed the show, ready for their next destinations.
written by Aina Matamoros
Click HERE to view the full Cynthia Rowley Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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WISHARAWISH Presents A Collection That Combines Traditional Craftsmanship And Contemporary Design for Spring Summer 2020
Wisharawish Akarasantisook became one of Thailand’s most promising young designers in the early 2010s. His approach to design remains as honest as the first day: it is a form of self-expression rather than business, and creative exploration. Championing technical mastery, immaculate handicrafts, and intricate details on pattern, Wisharawish plays with repetition of forms and geometric shapes, focusing on distinguished craftsmanship from different regions throughout Thailand alongside contemporary design. Wisharawish’s collections are a dialogue between the designer and his clothes, and then between the clothes and their viewers. Fashion becomes a narrative, and a platform to share interpretations and understandings.
Under this idea, he founded the brand WISHARAWISH in the early 2010s and became known not long after its creator won the first prize of Mango Fashion Awards in Barcelona, Spain. WISHARAWISH’s wearable art and technical mastery have been continually exhibited worldwide. From Hyeres’s Festival International de Mode & de Photographie in France to Bangkok Elle Fashion Week in Thailand to Wallpaper* Magazine’s Handmade exhibition. These all helped to put the brand on the fashion map and art scene.
For SS20, the designer Wisharawish Akarasantisook presented a collection where he explores a new chapter for the brand. He combines essential fabrics and sartorial cuts with wide and loose designs, resulting in a fluid, yet very elegant, silhouette. Dresses for women and blazers for men are the star pieces of the collection and the ones that show better this mix between a relaxed fluid style and a sartorial shape.
The color palette was made from powder tones of gray, white, black, beige, and soft blue. The collection also included some geometrical and abstract prints.
written by Aina Matamoros
Click HERE to view the full Wisharawish Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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