FORME 3'3204322896 / FORME D'EXPRESSIONHaute Couture trained Seoul-born Koeun Parkwho in 1997 studied at the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la mode Parisienne in Paris, Franceis the designer behind the Italian line Forme 3'3204322896, pronounced "Forme D'Expression". The name stems from the numeric code that makes up the Helvetica-Fraction font, which is directly linked to the clothing, as they are both about transformation and individuality. The clothes are meticulously constructed and masterfully tailored in Umbria, Italy.
GUIDIBased in Tuscany since 1896, Guidi is steeped in the traditional art of leather tanning. The Guidi shoe collection, headed by Ruggero Guidi who runs the tannery, refuses mass-produced techniques and instead maintains the highest level of handcraftsmanship. A more talented, passionate shoemaker who respects his leatherworking heritage while embracing the advances of modern technology may not exist.
LOST & FOUNDLost & Found is dedicated to rediscovering ancient weaving and tailoring techniques that have been lost to industrialization. From a Tuscan farmhouse, Canadian-born Ria Dunn works with pure materials that undergo a natural dyeing process, such as silk, cashmere, linen and alpaca. Construction techniques include draping, twisting, juxtaposing rich complementary fabrics, and the brilliantly understated use of asymmetry.
M.A+M.A+ by Maurizio Amadei creates handcrafted garments and accessories from his atelier in the Roman countryside. M.A+ was launched in 2006 by Amadei, an artist with a cult following worldwide was a former member of the legendary label Carpe Diem. His signature items are often created out of a single piece of material, in which handwork and folding replaces traditional cutting and seaming. Amadeiwho planned to be an architect before he got into fashionproduces everything with his team and the professional expertise of a Tuscan artisanal shoemaker.
NICO UYTTERHAEGENNico Uytterhaegen is a Belgian accessories designer. Beginning with refined and naturally tanned leather, Uytterhaegen utilizes construction, deconstruction, symmetry and asymmetry as his core design ideology. An artist admittedly "guided by emotions and inspired by beauty and creativity" studied art, painting and interior design at The Royal Academy in Ghent, Belgium. His quality, butter-soft hides are both architecturally stunning and irresistibly touchable.
SOME/THINGS MAGAZINESOME/THINGS MAGAZINE is a bi-annual curated project in the form of a book. Founded in 2008, in Paris, each issue has a distinct conceptual theme and provides extensive insight into the inspiration of its contributors. From the exclusive editorial content to the choice of quality paper, printing, binding, and hand finishing, it is their mission to create a timeless yet truly contemporary document of our age.
SOME/THINGS Creative Director Monika Bielskyte states "this edition focuses on the earth, its surface & the transformation of matter— traveling through time & culture."
WERKSTATT: MÜNCHENBased in Munich , Germany since 1996, Werkstatt: München is jewellery designer Klaus Lohmeyer's metalwork atelier. Using mostly silver and leather, Lohmeyer handcrafts all his jewellery and accessoriesan alchemical mix of clean lines and lavish luxuryin-house. The master craftsman believes in creating pieces that reflect the love and labour put into it. This extraordinary collection is a mix of simplicity, strength and charisma.