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CONCEPT aptform by MICHAIL GKINIS focus on handcrafted Futurism continues in the new SS13 collection. Since the beginning aptform's signature monochromic palette of various textures created a recognizable and unique image. This season a new era is floating above the silhouettes. Shades of blue are inspired by a traditional Japanese aizome cloth. Apply them in high tech cotton textile and fused them with leather through hand crafted and industrial techniques the resulted outcome is sophistication and beauty. New cutting techniques on cotton created from experience with leather applied in unusual way. Intricate hand-knitted textiles and cotton with leather are united to create a silhouette of modern fluidity. aptform by MICHAIL GKINIS signature use of hand stitching, garment dyeing, washing, bleaching and fabric bonding techniques encapsulates the atmosphere of this vigorous collection.
About the Designer
Michail is based in Tokyo, Japan. He studied at London College of Fashion and graduated in 2004. His collections are produced in Japan.
Michail Gkinis' admiration for the Bauhaus movement and its principles, specifically "Form follows function", is aptform's raison d'être as a pursuit in creating meaningful clothes that explore the passageways between communication, design and nature not only in substance but as a purpose for life. The engine of inspiration that breathes life into the idea that is aptform can be seen as the amalgamation of practices that range from INDUSTRIAL to NATURE which is used as a language to express awareness about the modern social environment through the medium of clothing.