Thursday, 18 April 2013

a trio of FOUR

”Now, if 6 turned up to be 9, I don't mind”, don't be
misled if I quote Jimi Hendrix, yet if six was nine
four may be three as in the Hungarian womenswear
collective label 'the FOUR' which was founded by a
quartet of design students: two women, Anett Gálvölgyi
and Anna Zsófia Kormos and two men, Ádám Baranyi
and Márton Miovác, back in 2010.

They started as a small creative group at MOME, the
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest
co-working on different projects sharing the same view
on high-end fashion through four distinct styles actually
complementing each other in a meeting of minds.
As far as I know, Ádám, the most glamorous of the
quartet with a penchant for glitzy Italian fashion, is no
longer enrolled in the label's board despite its name.

Anyway, the FOUR's key movers are still attending
the MOME completing their master degree in fashion
and textile design; last year the trio spent a semester
in Paris at the École supérieure des arts appliqués,
l' École Duperré, thanks to a scholarship while Anett
and Zsófia started co-operating with IVANKA design
studio and Concrete Factory.

Their latest 'Vibrant Spirit' spring/summer 2013 collection
shows garments with a sophisticated and sporty urban
allure through which the designers give a convincing
demonstration of their talent balancing oversized and
slim shapes skillfully emphasizing the contrast between 
traditional and technical fabrics. Modern tailoring is
expressed through asymmetric jackets with brocade
inserts, sleeves with bulging cuffs, shorts and miniskirts
mixing sportswear details with everyday wear.
A trio of wunderkinds.

> all images © by Balázs Máté, styling by Andrea Gönczy <
via We Are Selecters

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