I can’t say I have a favorite piece from my junior thesis (I love then all!) but this piece is particularly special to me. It is the first time I made a pattern in a building block/puzzle kind of way, each piece building off of the last based on the measurements and contours of the body. It was really challenging at first, I didn’t know what I was doing and I was unable to complete the muslin. I put it aside at the end of fall semester, and revisited it halfway through this semester- I had learned so much more at that point, and was able to fix the pattern and construct the piece with few issues. It hugs those curves exactly the way I imagined!
BEFORE & AFTER!!
WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PREFER LADIES???
We tried to combine all of the ideas from our individual projects into one blog and magazine where we could explore our own interests while still keeping the project cohesive.
It’s a sentient, collaborative pop-up space of curated products sharing Nicola’s world of East meets West, high and low, street and couture.
Originally debuting last September during New York Fashion Week, the Nicopanda concept has moved eastward in a never-seen-before blend of limited edition, worldwide exclusives – think mahjong sets (his personal favourite), Moleskin notebooks, specially designed Lane Crawford Electronic Gift Cards, T-shirts, one-off leather jackets from emerging designers, iPhone covers and a whole lot more.
Simple. They represent a lifelong obsession for Nicola and his love for his Asian heritage (he is half-Japanese). He also loves the bear’s ultimate minimalism and decided to create panda avatars and name them after his personal nickname, “Nicopanda.”
The resulting panda family sees no limits, “Did you also know there is an alien panda plant? With alien pandas?” Formichetti asks. No, we didn’t, but we sure are ready to delve in. (from Lanecrawford.com)
Anja is based in Antwerp, Belgium. Graduated from Hamburg University Of Applied Sciences in 2005. Studied fashion design as a mentor with Prof. DR. G from Comme des Garçons. Anja Schwerbrock’s inspiration often came from the theatre and ballet worlds; as her design expresses a unique taste in terms of looking for individuality and the relationship between human body and wearable garments.