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The Rocha Effect!

The Rocha Effect!

One of the fashion editor’s personal favorites has always been John Rocha’s collection.

Granted, she probably dreams of wearing head to toe Rocha’s assembles but would not say it publicly, so here I am stating it for a fact. Our fashion editor is a Big fan of Rocha, just in case someone had any doubts.

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A dream dress, totally made out of textile flowers, the subtle A line dress is a show on its own.

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A very definite look for a sophisticated lady. I love noir!

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ok, a less somber look, salmon coat with a still mysterious glaze, i mean glare.

 

With a very delicate ensamble we conclude our devotion of the always amazing runway coverage of John Rocha, or as our fashion editor calls him, ‘ The Oracle of Fashion’

 

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

Jasper Conrad A/W 13

Seeing Red is not always bad. Red is passion and it’s also a very good tone to set the mood for a fashion show.

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Elegant dark and sophisticated look.

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The layer effect is present in this assemble.

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Feminine and simple lines sum up this look.

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An outfit with a glimpse of another era, the subtle touch of elegance pinpoint the vibrant hues.

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Mustard yellow to bring out the playfulness and the lack of a dull moment. This color should be in trend very soon!

 

Fashion Scout SS14 Schedule

The always anticiapated Fashion Scout Runway show schedule is out!. The new wave of talent is going to be setting the bar even higher. The Fashion Scout group is known for their well organized fashion events and the coordination of the fashion shows. We are happily anticipating the new collections to be showcased during the Off Schedule part of Fashion Week.

Of course, as usual, we’ll keep all of our friends and fans in the loop with the best from the runways and the behind the scenes. Don’t miss the news, join us on Twitter @Livingfash

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KTZ: AW13 Women Collection

MingPin Tien: abstract concept based design.

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Exclusive

At Livingfash we had admired the work of fashion designer MingPin for a while. We first saw his collection SS13 at the prestigious Fashion Scout. Since then we set up to find out more about the man behind the brand and we wouldn’t stop until we got this exclusive interview for all of you out there wanting to know more about the individual and his personal perspective.

Interview

Hi MingPin, thanks for taking the time to chat with us, we know how busy you are with the design for the next collection. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.

How did you first get started in the fashion world? Do you have a key moment when you realized fashion is what you wanted to do?

I started my life in fashion when I enrolled in Shih Cheng University in Taipei, Taiwan at 2003. I was definitely not the person who is so keen on fashion design and sees being a fashion designer as the only option. Yet I decided to be a fashion designer while I had my first job as a visual merchandiser. Although it was also a creative role, I didn’t feel fully satisfied and I knew it was the time to really step forward. That was the main reason why I quitted my job, came to London for my MA degree, as well as to find more opportunities within a market with bigger capacity.

What are the current challenges for you and your brand?

Funding has always been a major task for any new designer to overcome and sometimes you need to step back a little and compromise in order to deliver the best within the limited budget. It has been very different from being a student, yet I think it is something I need to learn to deal with if I wish to stay in this industry.

Where do you draw inspiration from, anything in particular?

The concepts I have come up with for each collection are generally quite vague and abstract that I think it is because of my Asian background. I wish my design is something people can somehow feel related with and that’s why I love the idea of things like time, love, emotions that are more difficult to give a clear definition to.

Who do you consider to be the most inspiring person for you and why?

It is a difficult question for me to answer since I don’t have my “favorite” list of anything. Yet when it comes to people, I like people that have their own stories. From my personal point of view, I appreciate all the dramas happened in my life so far and I also enjoy discovering other people’s stories that made them who they are now.

What would you be if you were not a fashion designer, will you be part of the fashion industry at some level or something completely out of it.

I think I might become a psychologist if I had never involved in fashion since I am genuinely fascinated by how human mind works.

How is the typical day in your life?

Work! Work! Work!

I normally wake up at 8:30am and start working from 9am to 5pm. Then I will have my daily walk before dinner. It is the only time in a day that I actually can be alone and think through things. That’s what happened when my workaholic mode is fully turned on. But I can also be very laid back and extremely lazy when I determine to have my break!

What was something you learned at your first internship or job that you’ll never forget?

I would say that I learned how to work with people better and truly become a team player when I had my first job. I transformed to a better way and learned how to communicate with my employer more efficient, smoother and calmer yet still keep my edges when it comes to creativity.

How do you relax after a long stressful day?

I like to take a long walk to Waitrose to do a bit grocery shopping when the weather is not too bad. Otherwise, I would take a shower, stay in bed, eating snacks and watching cartoon.

Many thanks to MinPing and his fabulous team for taking the time to anwer our questions, we always want to show the personal view from the talented and amazing people in the fashion world.

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Emma Farrow | UNIQUE

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Emma Farrow

BACKGROUND: Born in Fareham, Hampshire, Emma graduated in 1999 from Middlesex University with a degree in Constructed Textiles. She has previously worked for Uth womenswear and Jigsaw menswear.

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Todd Lynn

Todd Lynn

DESIGNER NAME: Todd Lynn

BACKGROUND: Born in Canada, Todd graduated from the Central Saint Martins MA and has previously worked with Roland Mouret.

SIGNATURES: “Razor-sharp, androgynous tailoring.”

TRADEMARK PIECE: Best know for his tailoring, Todd’s designs also feature “a considerable amount of fur and leather for good measure.”

IDEAL CLIENT: “Fearless with a heart full of rock’n’roll.”

THE COLLECTION: “Bad girls in history like Hell-Cat Maggie, Sadie Farrell and Annie Walsh from the Five Points district of 19th century New York.”

CULTURAL INFLUENCES: “Music is a big influence in everything I do. My entire day has a soundtrack as should every moment in your life. The clothes you wear compliment your life’s soundtrack.”

Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha

DESIGNER NAME: Simone Rocha

BACKGROUND: In 2008, Simone completed her BA in fashion from The National College of Art & Design in Dublin. She graduated from her MA at Central Saint Martins in 2010.

SIGNATURES:
“Modern and strong yet romantic.”

TRADEMARK PIECE: “The floating perspex brogue.”

IDEAL CLIENT: “A woman who wants to wear beautiful things.”

THE COLLECTION: “My grandmother.”

CULTURAL INFLUENCES: “I’m listening to Patsy Cline, Inc. and the BBC world service. I’m also inspired by photographs by Jacob Lillis and The Hour.”

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ORIGIN: The designers come from Yorkshire, Leicester and London respectively.
SIBLING launched on May 29th 2008 born out of a desire to give knitwear for men a good old fashioned shake-up with cartoon ka-pows of colour and bams of very English humour.

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