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I am a Freelance wardrobestylist with a BA in Post-Industrial Design and I work part time at the costume department of the THEATER BASEL. my blog isawsomethingnice.ch started in SEPTEMBER 2010 and is about fashion, design, art, beauty, men and lifestyle.

Colmillo de Morsa

COLMILLO DE MORSA

Colmillo de Morsa
Last summer I was in Barcelona and was on the look out for some cool spanish fashion designers. I first walked in to Ana Tichy’s shop and she suggested to also visit her friend’s label and gave me the direction. When I stood in front of the shop and read the label: COLMILLO DE MORSA, I knew that I already met the people behind this brand at the Capsule Show in Paris in 2013. What a small world, no? >> see more here <<
Colmillo de Morsa
They showed the most beautiful spring/summer collection and I fell in love with the orange/salmon pieces. Everything is designed and handmade in Barcelona. I asked them some questions about the label and here is what they have to say:
Question: Colmillo de Morsa, how did you end up with this awesome and special name?

To find the name of the brand was quite spontaneous. We were reading a history book about ancient civilizations and we saw images of ornaments made of ivory of walrus tusks. We talked about how special it is that an ugly animal could have something so beautiful and we decided that Colmillo de Morsa (meaning Walrus Tusk) should be our name. Colmillo de Morsa, hides our first premise: the beauty has endless forms, as many as eyes that look at it.

Question: When and how was Colmillo de Morsa founded?

Colmillo de Morsa was born in Barcelona in late 2009. We come from fashion design and architecture and found an affinity between us and in our concept design. And we share the philosophy and way of work.

Question: If you have to describe your current fall/winter collection in 3 words, what would the 3 words be?

Probably it would be NATURE, QUALITY and SENSITIVITY.


Question: Where can we find your collection and where can people from outside spain shop your collection?

We have our own store in Barcelona, in Gracia district. In the same space we have the studio where we design, cut and sew most of the pieces. People who cometo shop really apreciate the things we do and know about our special pieces. We are selling also in different stores around Spain. (in Valencia, Zaragoza, Bilbao…) For people outside Spain we have the online store where we sell our collections directly and ship to almost everywhere.

Colmillo de Morsa

I can highly recommend to have a look at their collection. >> http://colmillodemorsa.com << Some of the pieces are on SALE and there is already a sneak peek of the upcoming collection.
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turn didgital photos into something haptic

turn digital photos into something haptic

Have you ever felt the need to turn your digital photos into something haptic?
Or are you about to host a party and are in need of some cool flyers? I recently was thinking about making a photo album with all my photos from the blog. In the past I made some books with my outfits of the year and that was a big success. There are so many online tools to create the album of your dreams.
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turn didgital photos into something haptic

I got asked to check out color photo service by CEWE and had a look at it. Indeed it is a great way to make photo albums, postcards and special invitations. The tool is very simple. You download the software and choose the folder with the photos that you want to use. I made a simple test to create a postcard with my collar necklaces. As I have my own collar necklace collection I figured it would not hurt to make some cool postcards to feature them a bit more. It is so easy to turn something digital into something haptic.

turn didgital photos into something haptic

I know so many people that made photo albums and all of them are super happy with the result. As I have mentioned before I wanted to make a book about my blog. But making a book about all my blogposts would be quiet a challenge and would end up in a 1000 page album that nobody wants to see. So the key part of making an album is selecting the right photos. What should it be about. Should I only show my travel photos or do I want to focus on winter outfits from the last couple of years. Or should it be all about makeup trends and news? There are many ways.
turn digital photos into something haptic >>
turn didgital photos into something haptic
I figured I will start with postcards and take it from there. The software is set up very easy. On the left you have the folders with your photos and on the top you can choose the fonts and layout options. In the middle there is your preview. First you choose a layout. There are many templates to choose from but you can also create your own. I went for the second option and designed my own layout. Have a look, do you like what I made? I am super happy with the results and can not wait for my order to arrive.
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MODE SUISSE edition 11 - swiss fashion design

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 – Swiss Fashion Design

Mikki Levy Strasser (ZH) has visited this years Mode Suisse Edition 11 for isawsomethingnice.ch and will tell us all about the news and hits of this years fashion collections. In the photo below you can see Mikki holding an issu_issu bag. Thank you Mikki for writing this blogpost and for sharing your opinion. X

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

Mode Suisse Edition 11 – Swiss fashion design design
The 11th Edition of the Mode Suisse happened on March 7th at the Löwenbräu Areal in Zurich. Mode Suisse is an event that showcases Swiss fashion designers and their new collections. There was much to be seen this time!
The evening started with a Pre-view Cocktail where a few selected people had the chance to see the space before they had to leave the room and move to the upper floor where the L shaped Catwalk was. The runway floors were covered in carpets by the Swiss designers Schönstaub which gave the room that extra something.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

The show started BIG! Julia Seemann blew us away last time and she did it again. It was the perfect twist of street chic and 90s that is so in fashion right now. She showed the crowd that she is right at the pulse of time. Gurls get yourself a pair of patent leather over-knee boots. It is not a hooker thing anymore with this collection.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion

The students of HEAD (Haute École d’Art et de Design) from Geneva showed very interesting modern pieces. I especially loved the oversized faux-fur coats by Jeremy Gaillard. Also I loved the play with proportions. It was one of these pieces that I would have loved to try on and take home. If people would see me with this on the street in Zurich they would think I am crazy. But who cares, a reason more for me to want one! It is not easy to be a peacock in a grey world, but it is a lot of fun!

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

Following the students from Geneva was the traditional design house from Zurich, En Soie. I loved the pink cashmere sweaters and the cotton bomber jackets with the logo on the back. This collections was sticking to their roots and was showing us the evergreens they have been producing ever since. I loved it and my advise to everyone is: invest in evergreens!

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design
MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

The Basel based design team WuethrichFuerst showed some big and bold prints with seat belts and golden metallic blocks as details. It was interesting and iI will keep an eye on them from now on.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

Now lets talk about something nice for men: the collection by Julian Zigerli. The models came out on to the runway as one solid group all holding each other. One after the other left the group and made it’s way down and around the corner where they lay down on the floor to come together as a group again. Something that was already seen at his Paris fashion week presentation. It must have been an amazing experience to see that life. As always he showed fun prints in different shades of green. Green checkered pants. Fine rip top and trousers in dark green. Coats with leo-prints and an oversized jumper with a big cat face on the front. It was fun, playful and wearable. If I have some money to spend it will definitely be at Zigerli.

MODE SUISSE Edition 11 - swiss fashion design

After the show a lot of the people met again downstairs to talk about what they saw and to look at each other. It was there where i spotted the girls from the new brand issu_issu (www.issuissu.com). They showed me their beautiful hand bags that have a clear PET shell and an inner bag with an amazing print. I immediately grabbed it and told them I want one. This is way more than just a cool hand bag. This is an art piece. I can not wait to get one and put it up in my room.
To sum it all up. This edition once more showed that Swiss fashion can be daring and right at the pulse of time, yet it has the freedom to be itself.
So long, for I saw something nice.
Yours Mikki
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