LIZ BLACK NOMINATED FOR THE FASHIONING THE FUTURE AWARDS 2011

November 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

(By Vogue/ November 2011)

THE FASHION FUTURE

 Photo by Alex Maguire

It was off to Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden last night for the annual Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s Fashioning the Future Awards 2011 – now into its third year and the leading international student competition for design and innovation in sustainable fashion.

Up for grabs were six awards: Unique Design, Unique Enterprise, Unique Communication, Unique Balance, Unique Materials and Processes and The Body Shop One to Watch award.

Liz Black was nominated in Design Category.

 Liz Black‘s team in the event

Voice cone with the recorder message by Liz and her Little Black Dress

Little White Dress by Liz Black 

LIZ BLACK IN ISTANBUL FORUM FASHION WEEK

November 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Marmara Forum of Istanbul celebrated Fashion Week between the dates of 1-9 October. Liz Black showcased her exclusive collection modelled by the likes of Amber Le Bon, Noemie Lenoir along with the Spanish model Nereida Gallardo.

 

Liz Black (pictured on the left) with the rest of designers who participed in Marmara Forum Fashion Week.

 

 

 

 

 

Nereida Gallardo wearing Cups Coat by Liz Black.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Noemie Lenoir wearing Circle Bodysuit by Liz Black. 

Amber Le Bon talking to Elle Turkey Magazine wearing Mini Amazon Dress by Liz Black.

 

LIZ BLACK FEATURED IN FANTASTICS MAGAZINE

November 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

(By Fantastics Magazine/ September 2011)

Dress by Liz Black

LIZ BLACK IN L’AUTRE MAGAZINE

November 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Dress by Liz Black

LIZ BLACK IS FEATURED IN THE SUPPLEMENT VOGUE TALENTS

September 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

(By Vogue Talents supplement/ September issue 2011)

“Art is always a source of inspiration for me. For my F/W 2011-12 collection I was moved by the work of Sonia Delaunay. Her circular shapes inspired me to create a collection with spheres and geometrical forms. On the other hand, the abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock made me want to explore a vast selection of colours that I used in some of my dresses as if  they were canvases. I think my Latin spirit and my optimism have never let me stop fighting. I’m from Venezuela, a matriarchal society where women are fighters and very determined when they want to reach a goal”.

By Liz Black

LIZ BLACK PARTICIPATES IN LONDON FASHION WEEKEND

September 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

(By London Fashion Weekend/ October 2011)

LIZ BLACK

Liz Black has been described by Vogue Italia as “a designer to watch out for”: by Fashion 156 as the author’s” personal womenswear highlight”: and by Amelia’s Magazine as “inventive”. She also won Ysh London’s “Best in Show” competition and AKDK’s e-Creative “Best Emerging Fashion Designer” award in 2010.

The Liz Black woman is sophisticated and cosmopolitan. She is a daring yet elegant dresser; an intellectual and empowered woman, with a busy lifestyle who demands innovative designs of the highest quality.

The Liz Black label reflects conceptual creativity and a focus on wearable statement pieces with timeless appeal; a minimalist and elegant aesthetic with an emphasis on structural shapes; impeccably tailored and chic pieces that complement the femenine silhouette for the modern fashionista.

LIZ BLACK IN IDOL MAGAZINE

September 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

(By Idol Magazine/ September 2011)

LIZ BLACK PARTICIPATES IN YOHJI YAMAMOTO STYLIST BATTLE AT THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

July 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

(By Claudia Behnke / June 2011)

Yohji Yamamoto Stylist Battle at the V&A

Dress by Liz Black

Photo by Sean Collymore

I was honoured to participate in the Yohji Yamamoto stylist battle at the Victoria and Albert Museum the other day hosted by Polona Anders and Ligaya Salazar. The other stylists competing were Paul Joyce and Hope von Joel. We were asked to recreate a Yohji look vs a look of one of the female designers he has been competing against throughout his career. My first look featured a designer that I admire for her art like work – Liz Black, the dress I choose was a masterpiece that already attracted a lot of attention on the way to the V&A – the sculpture and feel of the piece had a comme des garcon feel about it.  

 Dress by Liz Black

Photo by Sean Collymore

Yohji Yamamoto at

 (By Snappylifestyle/ May 2011)

 

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Circle Dress by Liz Black

Styled by Claudia Behnke

 

After a day of shooting, we headed down to the Friday Lates at the V&A to join in the celebration of Yohji Yamamoto’s world and check out the Yohji v Fashion History Stylist Battle.  One of the Snappylifestyle rabbits and stylist extraordinaire, aka Claudia Behnke was showing off her mad skills to the audience live.  With 4 stylist battles, 15 minutes each, one represents the ‘Yohji’ aesthetic, the other one of the female designers he always ‘battles’…Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garcons, Schiaparelli and Balenciaga.  Claudia worked her magic, won the public vote, but unfortunately not the judges vote. No matter what though, she is always a winner with us.  You will get them next time tiger! Grrrrrr.

 

 

 

 

 

LIZ BLACK ON STYLEONTHECOUCH

July 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

(By Style on the Coach / March 2011)

International Women’s Day 2011

Another designer I have been admiring is Liz Black, whose designs I found via my friend Frances Poulton’s blog.  Frances often writes enthusiastically about young designers and those collectiones that catch her eye- Liz Black’s ‘Concentric Thoughts’.  

Liz Black, who estudies at Central Saint Martins college in London, has been named a designer to watch out for by Vogue Italia.  Her own label was created just last year, and something about the description of the Liz Black Woman feels fitting for International Women’s Day:

“The Liz Black woman is sophisticated and cosmopolitan. She is a daring yet elegant dresser; and intellectual and empowered woman, with a busy lifestyle who demands innovative designs of the highest quality.

The Liz Black label reflects conceptual creativity and a focus on wearable statement pieces with timeless appeal; a minimalist and elegant aesthetic with an emphasis on structural shapes; impeccably tailored and chic pieces that complement the femenine silhouette for the modern fashionista”.

Images from Fashion Fantasist

FABOUTIQUE: LIZ BLACK EXHIBITS HER AMAZING NEW COLLECTION @ PARIS FASHION WEEK

July 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

(By Faboutique)

Paris Fashion Week has started in great style and expectation, mainly around the speculation of the Dior creative genius John Galliano recently dismissed and accused of antisemitism. Amid all this suspense, great designers are exhibiting their amazing collections not only on the catwalks, but at Tranoi’s Montage Showroom in Paris. The designer Liz Black presents her A/W 11/12 collection “Concentric Thoughts”. During London Fashion Week I was invited to visit her Open Studio in London. I loved the whole collection, super creative! Her masterpieces are the ‘circle body suit’ and the ‘circle bow dress’, frame the empowered woman in a circle, achieving a superb visual effect.

Paris Fashion Week começou em grande estilo e expectativa, principalmente em torno da recém-demissão do grande gênio criativo da DiorJohn Galliano, acusado de antisemitismo. Em meio a todo esse burburinho, grandes designers estão expondo suas maravilhosas coleções, não somente nos catwalks, mas também em Tranoï’s Montaigne Showroom em Paris. Entre eles está Liz Black, que apresenta sua coleção A/W 11/12 “Pensamentos Concêntricos”. Durante o London Fashion Week, fui convidada para visitar seu estúdio em Londres. Amei toda a coleção, super criativa! Suas obras-primas são “body suit com gola em círculo” e o “vestido de laço em círculo”, que proporcionam um fantástico efeito visual.

Throughout the collection, shapes are further refined and then re-simplified, resulting in beautifully feminine silhuettes whilst at the same time integrating masculine influences such as bow ties, lapels and collars sewn into the garment themselves. The use of sensuede, neoprene, silk organza, cotton and wool combine to create an elegant aesthetic. “I was inspired by geometric shapes to develop my collection. And to turn all the volume and shapes into reality, I made them out of neoprene, very similar to the one worn by the surfers at the beach. The fabric is from France, the neoprene is from Scotland and I love peach skin fabric and organza as well ”, explains the designer Liz Black.

Em toda a coleção, formas são ainda mais refinadas e então re-simplificadas, valorizando a silhueta da mulher e ao mesmo tempo integrando as influências masculinas como gravatas, lapelas e golas nos vestuários. A utilização de sensuede, neoprene, silk organza, algodão e lã combinam-se entre si para criar uma elegante estética. “Inspirei-me nas formas geométricas para desenvolver minha coleção. E para tornar realidade todo o volume e estrutura dos vestidos, desenvolvi as peças com neoprene, similar ao utilizado pelos surfistas. Importo tecidos da França, o neoprene é da Escócia, e também utilizo bastante o ‘peach-skin’ e organza”, explica a designer Liz Black.

These are her three favourite dresses from her collection.

Esses são os três modelos favoritos de Liz Black de sua coleção.

Dá só uma olhada nas fotos e também nos modelos na vida real. O body-suit preto com gola em círculo é feito do “duvet”, isso mesmo, aquela coberta bem quentinha que usamos para nos cobrir à noite…

Just have a look at the pics and also the real ones. The circle body suit is made out of duvet, that’s right, the same one that we use to cover ourselves at night… 

Esse vestido é maravilhoso! Super estruturado, estampado só de um lado, e finalizado com tecido peach skin.
This dress is gorgeous! Well structured, great prints in just one side and super soft peach skin fabric.

The studio is very welcoming, bright and inspiring!

O local é super aconchegante, iluminado e inspirador.

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