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MONOCHROME

MONOCHROME is a concept driven fashion label which integrates visual arts with fashion design, founded by Anya Kamarek and Hektor Kowalski.

Combining Anya’s training in innovative pattern cutting with Hektor’s background in visual arts and creative direction, the label’s collections mirror the unique and tailored aesthetic shared by Anya and Hektor, as well as their ambition to combine contemporary fashion with the various art forms that drive them.

A pervasive theme of the MONOCHROME label is a genderless utilitarian quality. Inspired by London life, MONOCHROME garments are made to function within an urban setting,with a focus on technical fabrications. Many of the pieces mimic geometric structures allowing not only an adaptable fit but also transformation into multi-purposeful uses. A signature palette of black and grey is seasonally updated exuding a minimal approach.

MONOCHROME reveal their latest SS16 collection:’PARAIBA’, a concept emphasising the technical process of fashion production from the selection of patterns, sizing, cutting, and specialised fabrics. Each garment is marked with individual symbols and each print is matched with a pattern creating a coded meaning.

The particular mood in this collection alludes to the existential notion that we live in a coded, numbered and classified world. At the same time, each MONOCHROME piece is intricately unique signified by a cryptogram signature, each one different. The designers, Anya Kamarek and Hektor Kowalski, hand made each print striving to create a stronger interconnection between consumer and creator in a world of mass production.

MONOCHROME is available at FRAGILE Osaka, SUBSTANCE LA, CARTEL Dubai, STIGHLORGAN & UNCONVENTIONAL UK, & VELVET Milan.

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Milkmaid dress (left): Ammerman Schlösberg

Direction: Ujin Lin
Styling: Jorden Bickham