DORA ABODI – HUNGARY
Dora’s passion for drawing is in her genes. Born in Hungarian Transylvania to a family of artists, the designer moved to Milan to study at the Domus Academy. She created her eponymous brand in 2009 and was awarded the Designer of the Year Prize at the Hungarian Fashion Awards and Design am Rhein trophy of the Düsseldorf Fashion Academy. Her collections, sold in the Middle East and Japan, have already been featured in magazines such as Vogue UK and Vogue China. Her baroque futuristic graphic designs, adorned with embroideries and exotic leathers are fur-free certified and in line’s with fashion’s ethical concerns.
TOM VAN DER BORGHT – BELGIUM
TOM Van Der Borght, fashion’s enfant terrible, imposes his own beauty standard and questions the conventional ways of representing beauty. A graduate of the Academy Stedelijke voor Schone Kunsten Sint Niklaas, the designer created his eponymous brand in 2013: a means to shake up the canons of beauty by using vivid colors, psychedelic designs and stunning fabrics. Tom imagines his outfits like urban armors, under the influence of street wear and his partner Johannes Obers’ digital prints.
CHARKVIANI – UK (Shoes)
Behind Charkviani, two designers: Jenne O and Tengiz Chketiani.
Tengiz has a perfect sense of fashion that has been rewarded repeatedly. Maybe you are already familiar with his unique style? Finalist at the London Fashion Fringe competition, his work was even exhibited at the Northampton Shoe Museum, alongside Vivenne Westood and Manholo Blahnik, and last but not least, Vogue crowned him as a “super talented designer”. Based in London, the duo produces their shoes with the best Italian shoemakers so as to have amazing quality. Their style, easily identifiable, is a reference to their idols: Iggy Pop, Poison Ivy, Marc Bolan, Dita Von Teese, Farrah Fawcett, Juliette Lewis, Tina Turner… A dash of fetishism and burlesque, angular platforms, original curves: their first collection, launched in 2012, should be the start of a long career
WHO’S NEXT PRESENTS ALL AUTUMN/WINTER 2014-2015 READY-TO-WEAR AND ACCESSORIES TRENDS THROUGH A TRENDS FORUM.
Situated at the heart of the trade show, on the Hall 3, the forum unveils to trade show visitors Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 “It Products”.
Laid out as an interactive trends area, it welcomes more than 2,000 visitors per day. The Forum team sources more than 200 products each season from all exhibitors’ collections.