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Úna Burke - The Void Between AW14

Since making her life-sized leather puppet for SHOWstudio in April 2013, Úna Burke has continued her research into human gesture and bodily movement and particularly in the art form of shadow puppetry and its various guises. So for AW14 the constructions and forms of her leather Waist Belts, Handbags, Body Accessories and Jewellery have all been inspired by the basic principles of light v’s dark, positive v’s negative, solid v’s translucent, shine v’s matt as so many of these factors come into play when considering the functioning and execution of shadow puppetry. 

Lace and mesh-like architectural systems feature heavily in this collection along with three-dimensional overlap detailing and perforated patterns. Lines vary from angular to smooth with solid panels contrasting framed areas and particular attention paid to accentuating and emphasising the incredible contours of the female form.

Colours are rich and luxurious with deep Autumnal hues and warm Winter tones of Blueberry, Merlot, Honey and Tan. Metallics once again make an appearance in this collection with Pewter and Bronze used as highlights and details. Grey and Taupe bring a sense of light to the collection used in simple clutch styles and accessible cuffs.  Silhouettes are relaxed yet body-conscious and as always, traditional leatherworking techniques have been used throughout, achieving Úna’s signature intricacies of construction and detailing while maintaining a fine luxury quality and finish.

Among Úna’s clients and collaborators are Daphne Guinness, Phillip Lim, Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games, Lady Gaga, The Simone Handbag Museum, Christina Aguilera, National Museum of Ireland, Ridley Scott Productions, Rihanna, 2012 Olympics, Madonna, i-D, Joyce Boutique, Dazed and Confused, Crafts Council of Ireland, Ozzy Osbourne, Dawn Richard, On Pedder, Heidi Klum, Panos Yiapanis, Elva, Nicki Minaj, Doda, Mert and Marcus, Charlene Muhlach, Unconditional, Haifa Wehbe, Judith Clarke, Anna Trevelyan, JLS, Robbie Spencer, LOVE magazine, Vogue Homme and SHOWstudio. 

Úna Burke leather accessories are available to purchase worldwide or can be ordered directly at:  

Photography: Madam Peripetie, Styling: Stella Gosteva, Set Design: Andrew McGregor, Make-up: Marina Keri, Model: Alex Rose @ Select

‘New York Times’ for Berlin Showroom

Berlin Women’s Wear in New York and Paris

After huge success in Paris, Berlin Showroom Women is coming to New York on September 12-14, 2014. The overseas showroom will be a great chance for Berlin designers to present their visions and collections to buyers and the press outside of Europe. The showroom in New York will be followed up by a presentation of the Spring/Summer 2015 collections on September 26-29, 2014 during Paris Fashion Week. Berlin Showroom is largely financed by Projekt Zukunft/Berlin’s Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research. This unique project offers Berlin-based labels a platform to showcase their creations at international fashion weeks and reach interested parties worldwide.

New York Participants: 

Âme Soeur | Antonia Goy | C.neeon | Cruba | DSTM

I’ VR Isabel Vollrath | Perret Schaad | Sammler Berlin

Schmidttakahashi | Tata Christiane | Vladimir Karaleev

Paris Participants: 

Âme Soeur | Antonia Goy | Barre Noire | Bianca Fleisch

Boessert/Schorn | Concis | DSTM | Esther Perbandt | Hien Le

I’ VR Isabel Vollrath | Isabell de Hillerin Marina Hoermanseder

Monya Wasilewski | Perret Schaad Pugnat | Schmidttakahashi

Starstyling Steinrohner | Thoas Lindner | Tim Labenda 

Dates & Locations

New York 775 Washington Street Meatpacking DistrictNew York, NY 10014 Subway: 8 Av (Line L) & 14 St (Line 1, 2, 3) 12. — 14.09. 2014 Fr— Sun: 10 am to 7 pm.

Paris116, rue de Turenne 75003 ParisMétro: République (Line 3, 5, 8, 9) & Jacques Bonsergent (Line 5) 26. — 29.09. 2014 Fr— So: 10 am to 7 pm Mo: 10 am to 6 pm.

All information can be found on the Berlin Showroom website:

Berlin Showroom Women Spring/Summer 2015


Photography: Dan Beleiu, Styling: Saskia Schmidt, Hair & Makeup: Tan Vuong | Ballsaal using Chanel, Model: Tatiana | M4 Models, Photography Assistance: Ceyhan Altuntas, Hair & Makeup Assistance: Natalie Marquard. 

(image credits top to bottom)1: Top | Hien Le, Skirt | Esther Perbandt 2: Sweater | Antonia Goy, Trousers | Tim Labenda 3: Coat | Tata Christiane, Overall | Sammler Berlin 4: Jacket & Trousers | Starstyling, Shirt | Hien Le

She Keeps Bees

She Keeps Bees have shared their second track, ‘Owl’ from their 29th September released fourth album, Eight Houses. The band have now confirmed a handful of dates for November in the UK, with more being confirmed over the next few weeks.

12. Nov UK Bristol - The Lantern

13. Nov UK Manchester - Gullivers

15. Nov UK London – The Lexington

The album is produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Wye Oak, Deerhunter, The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors, Lia Ices a.o.) and with a little help from a few friends, Eight Houses is a haunting and beautifully timeless album that revels in the raw power of subtlety, silence and space.


1. Feather Lighter

2. Breezy

3. Owl

4. Both Sides

5. Burning Bowl

6. Radiance

7. Wasichu

8. Greasy Grass

9. Raven

10. Is What It Is


PROTØ3DYPE is the 2015 autumn/winter collection from Eugenialejos and is inspired by the architecture of the atoms particularly in the biotechnology areas and its evocative relation with the nature. Delicate games dominate the styles in clothes monochrome, black and white. Layers of silk organza, powder of polyamide and holographic leather are combined in a single look to recreate the game of three-dimensional reality. The collection utilisers the technology of the future all in one collection: with high resolution print, luxury cut leather, 3D printed pieces and holographic fabrics. Protø3dype is a collection remarkable for its innovative material and its future line. Another way to travel the { E U G E N I A L E J O S } universe is taking a trip inside one’s mind. It is all about blurring the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction, or seeing and experiencing many parallel realities in one.

In Bloom