Now in its sixth season, the collaboration between yoox.com and the British Fashion Council's Estethica initiative once again showcases designers committed to an eco-ethical philosophy. YOOXYGEN presents Liora Lassalle, Ada Zanditon, Goodone, Katrien Van Hecke, Mich Dulce and Phannatiq. Their collections boast a strong and contemporary feminity, playing on print, color and unexpected volumes, while maintaining craftsmanship that renders each piece unique and timeless.Shop the selection >
Mich Dulce had an international education, attending both Central Saint Martins and New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. Yet, she focuses her stylistic research on her native Philippines. Ducle's head pieces are made entirely from fine, traditional Filipino materials and are produced by women from the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation.
A British-born, citizen of the world, Liora Lassalle loves to travel and draws her inspiration from the places she visits. The designer graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2012 and immediately made her mark on the fashion world with her flair for re-using different types of materials, turning them into bold and modern garments. The F/W 13-14 Collection was commissioned by Estethica in partnership with CSM as part of a prestigious Upcycling competition.
Ada Zanditon hails from London and holds a first-class degree from the capital's College of Fashion. Her passion for architecture laid the foundations for her aesthetic. She uses sustainable and recycled materials, and entrusts the production of her garments to local artisans. Her brand is an Ecover ambassador.
Anna Skodbo's womenswear line debuted during the AW11 London Fashion Week. Born in Whitby, UK, Anna moved around before finally settling in Edinburgh. Her passion for fashion grew from a young age; by twelve, she was making clothes for herself and friends. Before launching her own label, Skodbo worked as costume designer for various theater companies. All of her works are unique and made by hand.
Katrien Van Hecke reflects the conceptual spirit of her home country, Belgium, in her collections. The designer lives and works in Antwerp and presented her first creations in October 2010 in Paris. Her passion is silk, printed and dyed by hand in an eco-friendly process. The variations and small imperfections that this artisanal method create are, for Katrien, a mark of quality and uniqueness of the garment.