Eva Brzáková with e:be, Prague/Czech Republic
Among other subjects, the Czech Eva Brzáková, born in 1975, studies fashion and
textile design at the University of Arts in Berlin, at Ramin Llull University in
Barcelona, the ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) in Paris and
also at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. At Versace Prêt à
Porter she is becoming more professional and extending her know-how. She won
the first prize at the "Fashion and Technology" Awards in Italy, numerous
recognitions and awards at international fashion fairs have followed. In 2005
together with textile designer Markéta Vinglerová she founded the e:be label.
Eva Brzáková 2007 Spring/Summer collection
The new "Viaggio in Italia" collection is inspired by mid-1950s fashion and the joie
de vivre associated with it. The woman who symbolizes this era, is independent,
self-assured, emphatically feminine, full of the joy of life and nevertheless is
characterized by a gentleness and tenderness. Styles radiate an elegance which is
free of associations with noblesse and luxury. On the contrary, they are synonymous
with a discerning, high-class and at the same time pure style, which is compatible
with everyday wear and suited to every occasion. In addition to the glamorous
fashion style of the 1950s, a trip to the sunny south is the most important source of
inspiration for this collection. Light and airy fabrics, craftsman's cuts and styles along
with a high degree of wearer comfort are their characteristics. The atmospheric
model for the creations is Roberto Rossellini's "Trip to Italy" film classic with Ingrid
Tiia Vanhatapio, Helsinki/ Finland
Only one year after graduating from the University for Art and Design in Helsinki,
the Finish designer Tiia Vanhatapio has found a sponsor for her "Signature"
collection and received an award with scholarship from Finnish fashion legend
Marimekko. The silhouettes featured in her creations have been influenced by
macabre, unusual, sub-cultural and historic aspects as well as the dark, erotic female
figures created by Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin. The emphasis is on highquality,
raw materials; the finest, soft, luxurious reindeer leather and skins lend her
creations an exotic Nordic touch with perfect fit and impeccable finish - Made in
Tiia Vanhatapio 2007 Spring/Summer collection
Tiia Vanhatapio is presenting two independent collections. The "Dark Couture"
collection combines her great passion for vintage with modern femininity. The
female figures, which have inspired her here, are timeless and sensual. They face the
world with self-confidence and a certain dramatic stance - an allusion to the Femme
Fatale which is part of every woman. The colour scheme is mainly black-based with
several exceptions: wool-white or smoky yellow. The fabrics she uses are classic :
cotton, linen, silk and wool.
Her "Quelle jolie bebe!" collection appeals to parents who see design as part of a
newly-born baby's life. She combines comic graphics with aesthetic luxury and
functional standards for the demanding, discerning Fashionistas of tomorrow.
José Ramón Rocabert completed his fashion design studies in 1998 at the UPM
(Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). After various positions as a Creative Consultant,
among others with designer Amaya Arzuaga, he is now working as a stylist and in
2002 founded his Rocabert fashion label. Numerous collections and exhibitions
followed, until in 2005, he celebrated his first breakthrough with his "Te quiero y yo
tampoco" Autumn/Winter 05/06 collection and the opening of the first "Rocabert"
store in the Salamanca district, in Madrid's "Golden Fashion Mile".
ROCABERT 2007 Spring/Summer collection
Rocabert's latest collection, "My favourite things", is synonymous with summer all
the way: passion, love, a warm breeze and bright sunshine. He provides voluminous
clothes with textured features and combines white even silver with flourescent
colours and red tones such as strawberry. He prints smooth fabrics with lavish fruit
or flower patterns. The main concept has been developed according to the mix
motto. Exceptional fabric combinations, colours, forms and prints symbolise
individual preferences - fully in keeping with the "My favourite things" motto.
To the general Fashion Fairs Calendar 2007
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