Technology has failed us…so we were a little late on our live streaming instead of 12pm as promised ..4 artists have started working on their lines..Anna Kehren is already here at our studio working on hers and Vanessa also picked up her line here at the studio and left to produce her work outside.Filep who is currently in Cyprus was sent his via email also Tina who could not make it to the studio ..Looking forward to see the results in less than three hours!!
Our last artist is Filep Motwary, a Cypriot often working from Athens, Nicosia or Paris, he started off as a stylist’s assistant for the Greek edition of L’Officiel, before moving to Paris in 2004 as an intern for John Galliano, Dior Couture and Chloé. He started his own line along jewelry creator Maria Mastori in 2006, the year he also founded Un nouveau iDEAL, the blog that Dazed and Confused listed on the top ten fashion blogs in Europe and won third prize at the GOLDEN BLOG AWARDS in October 2010.
Filep is the Fashion Features Editor for menswear bible “Dapper Dan magazine and a solid contributor for a variety of publications abroad: ISTEROGRAFO, THE POP, “A” blog Curated by, HUSK and has interviewed most of the designers, photographers and artists internationally : Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Martin Margiela, Lacroix, Juergen Teller, Rick Owens, V&R, John Galliano…. (around 120 names).
His two films have been presented on VogueItalia.com and a variety of places, local and internationally including Centre Pompidou in Paris and Michael Kakoyiannis Foundation in Athens. In September 2010 Motwary participated along with Maria Mastori at “BEYOND DRESS CODES”, an exhibition curated by world acclaimed fashion historian Lydia Kamitsis among other designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier… His next project presentation will be in June 2011 at the HASSELT MUSEUM in BELGIUM.
Lala Lee is from Taiwan originally but live and works in London now. Music is the core of her life; drawing is the way she communicate; memory is something she can never get rid of. All she needs to make one of her artwork is music, memory’s, ink and pen. She is currently working on a graphic book about her life in London, trying to illustrate everything she has experienced here in the past 3 years. Check her work out on www.lalaleelondon.blogspot.com
Anna Kehren is studying illustration and photography at the HAW in Hamburg, Germany. Right now she is in London on an exchange, she mostly works with collages and drawings but also combine Photography and Illustration to create art work.
Kynthia Livaniou is a Royal College of Arts graduate in Communication Art and Design,originally from Cyprus but currently living and working in the UK. Her work has been exhibited in various countries. Her latest show the Black-box at Michalis Cacoyiannis foundation in Athens (2011) received a lot of positive comments. Kynthia has also presented her work at the International Biennial of contemporary art in Merida,Venezuela (2010) http://www.kynthialivaniou.com