Lane Marinho

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Scrolling down the feed and filtering Instagram can be sometimes a good thing – and surely, when you are about to discover new, fresh designers with their unique vision! My latest find is the remarkably talented footwear designer, Lane Marinho. Lane is based in Sao Paulo, which currently experiences a kind of fashion renaissance. After working for several, big shoe companies in Brazil, Marinho decided to start experimenting with natural materials (like sea-shells and local natural stones) in order to make her ideas and old dream come true. She created her own label, which focuses on hand-made shoes and the heritage of artisan craftsmanship. As you can see on the photographs of Henrique Gendre, who is Lane’s collaborator since the beginning of her fashion adventure, the brand’s signature pieces are meticulously embroidered sandals. All of them are cut, sewed and hand-painted by the designer herself, which marks that all of the exemplars are one-of-a-kind and produced in very small quantity. Currently, the Brazilian designer has three collections under her belt, and all of them look equally impressive – and the shoes presented in bold, still life aesthetic (styled by another collaborator of the brand, Renata Corrêa) add warmth to this gloomy, rainy day.

More on Lane Mainho’s site.

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Garden. Mary Katrantzou Resort14

Slide1-kopia 6This is the first ever Mary Katrantzou Resort collection! And that means that this young Geece, London based designer that is known for amazing print skills is getting more and more popular! Already some houses invest in her talent and maybe soon we will see a first Katrantzou boutique? Looking at this collection, it is really worth! As always Mary suprises with her prints- the cherry blossom trees, Sao Paulo panoramic view of buildings, garden and a flower splash! The colours are very strong that I like (the AW13 wasn’t my fav at this angle at all) and the forms inspired with today’s kimonos witout sleeves are just mind blowing. It’s all about emotions that Mary shows in her designs- old photographies, memories. It all sounds like a haute couture fairy tale, but Mary Katrantzou as always do her job for women, that have a normal life- this means that the dresses are ready to wear and comfortable!Slide2-kopia 2Slide3-kopiaSlide4-kopiaSlide5-kopia