Japanese fashion school Bunka has bred another young talent in Caterina Ciuffoletti. Vogue immediately featured her first collection, GETOUTOFYOURSKIN, when it got released to the public. No wonder: as soon as you look at the stunning hand-cut silhouettes and the variety of textures and effects you know that this girl has a lot of something special.
I found out about Korlekie on Facebook about a year ago. Needless to say, I was blown away by the quality of the dresses and the creativity of the designer. Since then, Korlekie has been featured in several fashion magazines. But it’s still a label very much on the rise.
You could say that the young designer, Ashley Conchieri’s work is the ‘anti fast fashion. She weaves every inch of her fabric on a 48″ wide Macomber floor loom at her studio in Massachusetts. Her work is sculptural and full of texture, especially the Bubble Mermaid dress. It is made of merino wool and silk that was then felted to give it textural qualities. It is like a dream.