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After she finished the National Institute of Design and Technology at Ahmedabad, Aneet Arora started signing her own brand with the name Péro, that in Marwari, one of the languages of Rajasthan, means “to wear”.

Péro outfit

In producing her clothes and fabrics, Aneet moves from the steady belief that the new trends can be found amongst the colours, matches and style of local people, who are to be considered the actual trendsetters of modern time.

She believes that it is pointless to follow the change of fashion with the seasons; it’s much better to work out and be inspired by the rich natural world that surrounds us everyday.

In her case, the surrounding world is the very vast Indian subcontinent, an endless galaxy of cultures that have been living side by side for centuries, testing and exchanging incredible skills in terms of fabrics and colours.

Péro takes her inspiration from these ancient local traditions, and creates items that are extremely complex from a technical point of view, where colours and materials take their shape at the same time, being patiently knitted by the loom. Precious, high quality cotton and silk are used that give every piece a great value, whilst the handmade production  makes every item of clothing unique, far from any industrial series production. Péro

The patterns can be knitted by the loom or created using small handmade wooden stamps, and tiny details, such as buttons, reveal to be made of precious silver.

Detail Péro

Detail Péro
The large and comfortable lines show Aneet’s peculiar ability to integrate a clearly ethnic inspiration with modern, cosmopolitan elements, that are outlined by the frequent use of asymmetric patterns and light juxtapositions.

In this global era, Péro proposes unquestionably interesting and original clothes, but first of all represents an excellent example of refined contaminations that are not to be missed.

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Despite having worked with Junya Watanabe and Rei Kawakubo for nearly a decade, Abe Chitose, the young designer of the Sacai brand, was able to distance himself from his illustrious masters and develop an original and personal interpretation of fashion and clothing.

Whilst the so-called Japanese school is more inclined to look at the artistic potential of clothing, Chitose brings it back to its original function of items that must adapt and be compatible with the various needs of everyday life. This absolutely concrete and practical dimension underlines the spaces and times of our social life and tries to find a solution for different circumstances. For this purpose, Chitose employs the classic formal schemes of ordinary, mainly Western clothing, but does not renounce the process of dividing it up and putting it back together, by applying the poetic delicacy that he acquired in his work environment.

In this original mixture of East and West, sheath dresses can be found, along with trench coats, blazers and also an explicit tribute to Chanel, that at the same time is a celebration of an eternal feminine, of an original elegance.

Without being trapped by boring and regular monotony, Sacai breaks the rhythm by introducing carefully chosen devices that systematically betray what our eyes were expecting: rough juxtapositions of fabrics; simple points of junctions between different prints and materials; unexpected gatherings or layers that are camouflaged by the apparent predictability of the forms.

In the delicate balance between innovation and repetition, what prevails is an impeccable, refined and essential female silhouette.

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Rick Owens

An unconventional character who temporarily moved from the new continent to the Ville Lumière,  Rick Owens has been able to win the favour of the American star system and of the most important fashion magazines, establishing a real trend in just a few years.

His really original silhouettes achieved such a large success, as to become the reference prototypes of a great number of emulators and enthusiasts.

This is something extraordinary, especially for a designer like him, who cannot be included within an already affirmed tendency, but who bravely laid himself open to a new and original approach.

His easily recognizable style is made up of an eccentric mixture of elements that can refer to certain hippy and punk youth subcultures, together with highly aristocratic features, given by the severe lengths or the complex closing of the collars.

Therefore, sleeves that are too long, frayed edges, jumpers and pullovers outline a shabby, almost slovenly type, whilst the complex balance of shapes, volumes and materials betrays an unexpected propensity towards taste and elegance in general. So, his collections are paradoxically open to opposite judgements. On one hand, they meet the expectations of those who appreciate garments for being clearly prestigious.

On the other hand, they are loved by people who in a dress, a jacket or a coat look for the feeling of finding something new and personal, independent from any ratification and completely outside the fashion system’s commands.

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