Friday, 22 August 2014

Jon Mikeo: 19 seconds to fame

Today's the day of a new Spanish talent to show clear
signs of future success: born in Pamplona, the capital
city of the Navarre region, Jon Mikeo moved to Barcelona
to study at FD Moda, the Fashion Felicidade Duce design
school; became finalist in different fashion contests such
as 080 Barcelona Fashion and CreaNavarra; gained
internship at the revered Santa Eulalia for his tailor training
and came to receive a scholarship to sharpen his skills at
London College of Fashion specializing in womenswear
while making practice at Agi & Sam and Panos Yiapanis.

Mikeo's graduation project, called 'Diecinueve Segundos',
'19 Seconds', ”is born and defined by tradition, nostalgia
and pain. An intimate, sophisticated and avant-garde collection
that expects to catch the attention where volumes, embroideries
and patterns play a sensorial role”, Jon declares introducing
his dramatic garments: wide-brimmed hats and hooded capes,
knitted cardis and trousers, sort of parachute dresses worn 
over opera gloves with gripping details like tiny embroideries,
 fringed hems made of dangling wood sticks in a coulisses galore.

'19 Seconds' provides a wistful feeling tangling up past and
present in a convincing approach which has recently been
lionized again: during China fashion week, Jon won the
Hempel's international competition for young designers
organized by Hempel Group with China Fashion Association
as 'the best newcomer' and was lately hailed as the 'best talent'
at the MODAFAD Fashion Awards 2014. Mieko is indubitably
an out-and-out talent who's about to reach stardom 
and I bet he'll do it right in 19 seconds!

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