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Born in Makassar and raised by his seamstress single mother, Toton Januar developed a passion for design at a young age.

He relocated to Jakarta, obtaining a degree in Media Broadcasting while working as a designer for one of Indonesia’s most prominent fashion designers.

Fashion Week Mexico-MBFW Mx

Fashion Week Mexico-MBFW Mx

Fashion around the world.  Continuing our global fashion coverage, we bring you a review of some of the names you need to know.  From the great Mexico City, the backdrop of plenty of soap operas “novelas” as we called them, the city is a young cosmopolitan mix of talent and ideas.

A taste of what went down in Mexico Fashion Week.  We show you a few of the designers making a statement in the fashion industry in Mexico.
The brand TRISTA, a designer duo, consisting of Giovanni Estrada y José Alfredo Silva, introduced their SIMPLE by TRISTA line.

Modern, urban and clean is the brand by Trista.

SIMPLE by TRISTA, MBFWM,Mexico Fashion Week

For more images and collection review, visit The NEW COOL

For our previous coverage of TRISTA

Next, we would like to showcase a new concept in fashion, introduced by Malafacha.

Malafacha is the brand by Francisco Saldaña and Víctor Hernal  Urban, Alternative, Conceptual is the brand MALAFACHA. Read the review

Malafacha A/W 15 Collection, MBFW MexicoA brand focused on the textile and cultural richness of Mexico is the one by designer Lydia Lavín. For more images.

Lydia Lavíl colección Otoõ Invierno 2015, MBFWMx, Fashion Week Mexico

For more on Lydia,  take a look at the show review

Another interesting brand is Lorena Sarabia,  More photos here

Lorena Sarabia, MBFWMX, Fashion Week Mexico, Otoño/Invierno, Autumn/Fall 2015


Plùs Que Ma Vìe

Plùs Que Ma Vìe

Oxymoron F/W 15|16

The title of Plùs Que Ma Vìe’s fall winter 2015/2016 collections is oxymoron, the collection is a reference to hometown hero and underground utopic walker. We bumped into Andre Larrazi at Tranoi Homme in Paris this past January at his booth and the collection was solid. A mixture of plaid with bold black a kind of contradiction which plays perfectly with the collections title.

Frank Sorbier Haute Couture

Frank Sorbier Haute Couture

Frank Sorbier presented his Summer 2015 Collection in Paris Haute Couture on schedule. Frank dedicated his collection to his loyal lovebird, Pirate who had passed away some months ago.  The collection was entitled “Un tenure shuffle d’éternité/ A tender breath of eternity”.

For a poet, dreamer and inquiring mind, Frank embodies the word “Artist” and it transforms it.  He considers himself a “couturier-supplier”, in the same form as the master craftsmen with whom he works.  He has undertaken the role of perpetuating Haute couture and it’s savior-faire.  For the devoted to exceptional craftsmanship of high fashion ‘Haute Couture’  is a passion that he makes his life a living example of it.  Humility and rigorous standards are the qualities that Frank Sorrier possesses abundantly.

He  presented the collection of feminine gowns that emerged from the mysterious smoke filled room. An enigmatic athmosphere captivated  the audience that admired the luxious dreamy creations by Frank Sorbier.  The fabrics draped the models walking the runway. The flowing and airy feel of the gowns allows the person wearing the special outfit to feel sensual and the center of attention.  The colors on this collection were bright in a very delicate palette.

The ensemble below presented us with a very original way of approaching a wedding.  Far from the conservative wedding gowns, we find the nuptial look to be energetic and romantic.  A poetic homage to a loyal friend.  A visual  journey  through the mind of  ‘The couturier’ , who dared “venture into haute couture” by transforming scraps of tulle, humble and precious fabrics into a new beginning.   The story of Frank Sorbier is a fascinating one.

image credit Piero Biasion

Summer 2015 Collection

For more on the designer, please visit http://www.francksorbier.com

Images courtesy of designer’s press, image credit Piero Biasion- La Maison de Couture Sorbier



The Croatian duo met in Zagreb, which lead to the launch of their label.  Andreja obtained a degree at the Faculty of Textile and Technology in Zagreb/Coratia.  Graduated from Central St. Martins College of Art and Designin 2009, specializing in womenswear.

Maja is an architect with strong sense of texture and style.  Dioralop collections are inspired by Polaroid pictures, which were created through intentional spills of chemicals and their exposure to different temperatures. This technique yields various colours and patters, which are digitally printed in the UK, using variety of fabrics.  Inspiration is drawn from subcultures, street fashion and issues with an emotional impact.  Andreja’s taste for cut and deconstruction perfectly balanced with Maja’s vision of print and textile manipulation.  Every season designers like to tell stories in different ways, using ambigous fabrics, proportion ans silhouette.  Dioralop designs are for a person that is uncompromising, aware and individual.

There were three key inspirations for Dioralop’s SS15 collection;  the original tattoos embellished upon an underground Catholic society of Croatian elders, the generation in the 1960’s and the fascinating lives of woman who were covered head to toe in tattoos during the 1920’s.   Referencing historical and political movements from the Ottoman Empire to the movements of the mid sixties, Dioralop portray unique stories through each piece of clothing which can be interpreted by the wearer in a multitude of different ways.

For more on DIORALOP designs visit dioralop.org

Nicomede Talavera

Background: London born and based menswear designer had his debut man runway collection during London Men Collection SS15.

Graduated from St Martin’s prestigious MA and showed his AW13 Graduate collection on Schedule at London Fashion Week.

Nicomede departs from linear obsession to optic wardrobe of converging and prism-like shapes.

Planed layers and a cacophony of textiles. Structured torso and rigid shirting along long tunics enhance the blocks and contoured effect.