Friday, May 6, 2011

Emilio de la Morena - To Fashion

For the month of December we've handed over the VOGUE.COM Loves reins to fashion's finest and invited them to tell us what they love. Today, a Jean Arp woodcut.
"My favourite thing is a Jean Arp signed colour woodcut I have, which I adore. It is very simple but beautiful.

It was a present from my parents. They got it for me about five years ago when they were here in London.

I've always loved Jean's work, it's very holographic and three-dimensional. The shapes are organic and you can never really tell what's there. This piece is black and white.

Whenever I'm in Paris, I always go to the Pompidou Centre, where they have lots of his work. It inspired my first spring/summer collection." - Emilio de la Morena

Along with Philip Utz (Numero), Patrick Cabasset (L'Officiel), Laurent Dombrowicz (Citizen K), Aurelie Lambillon (Jalouse) and a few other French journalists, I was invited to London for the announcement of the New Generation Awards. 
The first person that I saw at the Gare du Nord was Philip Utz who always makes me laugh, even at 7h in the morning. Philip Utz, Editor at Large, Numero and Daily Rubbish's Jenny Dyson and Erin O'Connor, Dovie Mamikunian and British Fashion Council's Anna Orsini with Patrick Cabasset (L'Official) in the middle.

Amechi Ihenacho from FLUX Magazine and In Hae Yeo from Korean Harpers Bazaar
We were taken to the Shoreditch House for breakfast before heading over to the Press Conference at Beach Blanket Babylon Shoreditch.
This group shot is not so great, visit the BFC's site for better images. Out of 100 dossiers, 20 were chosen.
The recipients of New Gen, sponsored by Topshop are:
Catwalk sponsorship: Louise Goldin, Danielle Scutt, MeadhamKirchhoff, House of Holland, Peter Pilotto.

Event Sponsorship: Nasir Mazhar

 Exhibition sponsorship: Anna Vince, Borba Margo, Cooperative Designs, David David, Emilio de la Morena, Felder•Felder, Hannah Marshall, House of Holland, Krystof Strozyna, Mary Katrantzou, Matthew Cunnington (known as Untitled), MeadhamKirchhoff, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Poltock & Walsh, Sandra Backlund and Simone Shailes.

This award will see House of Holland return to the London Fashion Week’s official show schedule for the second time and Peter Pilotto for the first.
First time exhibitors are Cooperative Designs, who recently collaborated with Hussein Chalayan; Mary Katrantzou, the recent Central St. Martins graduate gaining a reputation for her bold prints, Matthew Cunnington, the duo recently awarded the Grand Prize at the 
Festival International de Mode and de Photographie from Hyeres; Sandra Backlund, who enjoyed success with a capsule collection of her handmade knitwear for Louis Vuitton in 2007 and Simone Shailes, the knitwear designer whose graduation show at Central St. Martins this year received effusive reviews.

Accessory designer, Nasir Mazhar, will also be benefiting from the New Gen scheme for the first time and will be using his sponsorship to hold an event at Dover Street Market during London Fashion Week.

Unfortunately I did not photograph all of the winners but here are a few.


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