A SOFT CAGE

“I want to explore the field where soft textile merges with hard metal,” says German-Iranian designer Rebar AZIZ. In his otherworldly creations, fashion design meets engineering and structure building.

“ARCHIVARIUS”

Sister fashion designers Kseniia and Elizaveta Fedorovy think of their timeless collection pieces as archives of their memories and emotions and as of potential vessels for creating new ones by future wearers. “We would like people to create their own context by wearing these pieces and continue the story we started by designing and tailoring them.”

SHARP MOVES IN RED

Our last theme for 2020, FRONT RUNNER, is going out with Olympic-sized celebratory fireworks and red hot flashes of the signal gun. As usual, enjoy our very own fashion editorial as the proverbial cherry on top of the theme, this time inspired by two iconic video games. The best holiday present for us and for you – from us to you.

HELLO THERE, BOLD RACER

In an exclusive interview for SWARM Mag, Georgian retro-futuristic designer Lado Bokuchava, creating under a namesake brand, takes us behind the scenes of his SS 2021 collection, which carries distinct urban and race-car fashion elements.

IN THE LONG RUN

“When you think outside of the box, you can reach interesting things,” says Hila Cohen, an Israeli fashion designer and triathlonist, making her collections out of sports garments doomed to be destroyed or unused forever.

FINISH THEM

Devaja is a joint project of two Spanish artists, Rocio Soria de Vaja and Ana Pez, based in Madrid. Their INFLAMMATORY earring collection was shot on models with styling reminiscent of characters from Mortal Combat cut with a Street Fighter aesthetic.

WASTEFUL FANDOMS

The Hungarian fashion designer collective Borbala are turning discarded sportswear into dresses, tops or overalls reminiscent of haute couture giant-slalom suits with dynamic cut patterns and outward-facing overlocked seams. We bring you an exclusive interview below.

PHILOSOPHY OF PATCHES

Working with upcycled fabrics and pieces of existing garments, fashion designer Karolína Čechová creates striking, fluid and flowing patchwork pieces of soothing earthy colours.

FAIRYTALES PAINTED ON SILK

Welcome to the gossamer world of playful glamour by Lilia, Victoria and the MOVE team, a group of fashion designers from Moldova, who use silk and delicate paintings as their storytelling medium.

EACH STEP A TORMENT

Beast of the East, Czech underwear and nightwear designer duo, brings a second installment of their series of retold fairytales. After Snow White comes a melancholic story of a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea to gain a human soul. Episode 2: The Little Mermaid.

SHELTER SWEATER

“As if I could make the clothes a shelter, some dreamy, heaven-like space that one could just settle in.” Polish designer Pat Guzik and her namesake label strive to create pieces that are raw, playful, expressive and, most importantly, sustainably sourced and made.
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