Tuesday, 26 February 2013

the chemistry of talent

Martina Spetlova is a Prague-born young designer who
studied chemistry before becoming aware that there was
a chemistry between her and fashion design, she moved
to London experimenting with colors and textiles discovering 
similitudes with her preceding studies and eventually
graduating from Central Saint Martins where her final
collection was selected for the College's catwalk show,
part of official London fashion week.

Martina is also the winner of Chloe Awards 2009, received
L'Oreal scholarship and took part as a finalist at ITS#9,
the International Talent Support competition for final year
students held in Trieste, Italy, and soon established her
own label in London ”solidifying her signature patchwork
approach” as she writes, proving her versatility and ease
in combining bold color blocks, leather and textiles.

The young designer's third collection for AW 2013-14
has been showcased in ZipZone tradeshow in Paris
revealing a gripping play of contrasts through symmetries,
textures and inserts with simple geometric forms 
and perfect pleats adding volume and liveliness.
I really dig her black & white jackets and tops, the way
she introduces colors, always soft yet on view, her
plissé leather pants bearing a masculine lure as well
as the fact that she creates her pieces in her London
studio with household machines.

> all images from the designer's website <

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