Sunday, May 26, 2013

Fine Fashion in Fez

A vibrant garment from Alfred Berlin's collection
Fez Fashion Day 2013 on May 25 was a treat. Held at the beautiful Jardin des Biehn and sponsored by the French Institute Fes, two designers showed off their extensive collections at the well attended show. 
Moi Anan, from Thailand, who works between Bangkok and Fez, and Alfred Berlin from Italy who is based in Berlin and Fez, had very different collections. Anan's work was beautifully tailored and constructed, using exquisite fabrics, while Alfred's was more casual and playful, with an emphasis on accessories. See our previous story on them HERE.

Collection Moi Anan

Moi Anan's carefully tailored styling spans Thai tradition and Western modernity. His work has been shown at Paris Fashion Week. 

This new collection consists of more of thirty pieces, offering a sophisticated approach where traditional fabrics and materials are given a contemporary twist.

Thai designer Moi Anan is happy with the reception for his new collection
A young audience member is inspired to make a record what he sees

Collection Alfred Berlin

Alfred Berlin describes his collection as "a funky mix of past and present". 

"Inspirations came from how, in the old Medina of Fez, people mix traditional Moroccan clothes, such as kaftans, jellabas and babouches with contemporary street-style looks like Nike and Adidas," says Alfred Berlin.

Accessories feature strongly. "I'm trying to establish my brand based on recycling left over leather from Italian factories. It is about using hand made products, done by the young artisan generation."

Alfred Berlin, right, with one of the models sporting a look from the collection

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