Power Plant Elements

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Power Plant Elements is the latest addition to Berlin creative house Power Plant, that encapsulates different forms of creativity under its name.
Power Plant Elements is an eight piece androgynous collection, formed by a mix of leather, wool and jersey and available only in shades of black. Each piece has been hand-crafted in Berlin and formed to reflect the dark, rigid, and cryptic atmosphere in Scandinavia. A representation of nature’s minerals and shapes, Power Plant Elements is defined by sharp cuts and asymmetric lines creating crystalline outlines throughout the entire line. Making Power Plant Elements an exclusive yet ready to wear label for both man and woman.

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UMASAN - "Shadow of Wisdom" A/W 2013-14 (women)

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Identically fascinated with the world of art, literature, eastern philosophy, traditional yoga and a higher consciousness was more than a good reason for identical twins Anja and Sandra Umann to create brand UMASAN in 2010. Meaning of name “UMASAN” is coming from UMA – mother of life/divine mother (the Great Goddess of Indian mythology) and SAN – is the meaning of unity and respect. UMASAN is the first and only vegan High Fashion label that satisfies the needs of the new health style generation. This avant-garde ‘feel-good’ fashion is using innovative vegan fabrics like SeaCell (seaweeds), MicroModal (beech wood) and TENCEL (eucalyptus wood) to create their products. There is no wool, cashmere, leather and fur in the collections because UMASAN promise not to use any animal products, concentrating on humane/ecological production solutions and choose fabrics through the eyes of sustainability and earth consciousness.
Shadow of Wisdom
"Once upon a time ...And the last lion roars, at the last dusty fountain, in the shadow of the forest, though she may be old and worn. They will stare unbelieving at the last black swan…"

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Anniss - "The Beauty-Harmony-Power" A/W 2013-14 collection

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Anniss is a brand created by Anna Syczewska in 2011 in Krakow, Poland.  Collection for F/W 2013-14 under name "The Beauty-Harmony-Power" is inspired by protective and warning garments used for high-risk construction works.  She used certain elements  and transformed em into wearable accessories such as belts, bucklers, and fasteners. Safety devices such as metal mesh  are used in clothes for making pattern decoration for jackets, blouses and dresses. The color palette is simple - matte and glossy black, rust, beige, brown and plum.  The cuts are geometric, silhouettes are stright for both women and men. Anna's designs are elegant and original and above all, back to the future.

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Zam Barrett - “The Vicissitudes of Being” A/W 2013-14

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Jamaican designer continues improving with each collection.  Collection for A/W 2013-14 is made of natural fabrics such as denim, leather, and cotton that are heavily treated and processed to create unique fabrics and textures. “The Vicissitudes of Being” is name of newest collection and Barrett explained "most of it is biography collection. We wanted to get collection back to the original concepts that we were working with the inception because we, for over the last year or so, moved away from a lot of the ideas and expressions that we've been using in the begining and we realised that we were becoming something that we didn't want to be and we decided that we are gonna play to our strenghts. There's a lot more tailoring, a lot more leather, ideas, there is a lot of the original stuff we started with. There is a lot more of us as who we are as a company rather than loosing our identity in the marketplace that is becoming bigger and bigger." Cuts in collection are more strict, minimal, with raw edges, collection is at same time plain and sophisticated.

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