Fabrica designer Amélie Marciasini participates in + 46, a Swedish competition open to young avant-garde fashion designers.

When: 13 February, 2007
Where: Enskilda Galleriet, Stockholm
What: Announcement

With Bricolage couture Amélie Marciasini, young fashion designer from Fabrica has been selected to participate in +46, a fashion competition taking place in Stockholm from the 13th to the 15th of February, which will be followed by a trade fair exhibiting the finalists’ works.

Bricolage couture is a mini collection consisting of five limited edition outfits created, on basic silhouettes, out of several experiments with simple materials, such as jersey and denim.
The aim is to increase the value of the basic wear, give the material a new identity and the wearers a possibility to have a different relationship to what they wear and what it communicates. This by playing with traditional and untraditional techniques inspired by the structures and uses of textiles in various fields. The collection, all menswear and totally handmade by Amélie, investigates the relation between time and value (time is used to measure the value of an item) and questions it by mixing intuitive creativity and time taking crafts.

Amélie Marciasini, 25 years old, was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and have lived in Stockholm since 2004. From 2002 to 2003 she attended the "Malmö Tillskärarakademi" in Sweden, where she learned patternmaking and basic skills in fashion making. From 2003 to 2004 she studied at the "Lunds Konst och designskola" in Sweden where she developed her visualisation and realisation of art and design related projects.
Currently working in the Fabrica design department, in September 2007 Amélie will go back to Stockholm to finish her BA at Beckmans College of Design.

+46 is an alternative fashion trade fair, a platform where ideas are born and new contacts are established, mixing the latest crop of new designers with established contemporary designers. During the Stockholm Fashion Week, +46 will present Scandinavian fashion in a way it has never before been displayed. An internationally renowned jury will select three young Swedish or Sweden-based designers who will be given the opportunity to stage a full-scale catwalk show during the competition event.

The jury for February 07 consists of:
• Nicola Formichetti (Senior fashion editor Dazed & Confused, Another Magazine, founder of Pineal Eyes, Side by side)
• Ann-Sofie Back (Fashion Designer)
• Patrik Soderstam (Fashion Designer)
• Lee Carter (Editor in chief/founder Hint Magazine)
• Diane Pernet (www.ashadedviewoffashion.com)
• Sumi Ha (Owner of Best Shop and founder of Ideal Berlin)
• Jerry Bouthier (Kokon To Zai, BoomBox)

13–15th February 2007
Enskilda Galleriet
Kronobergsgatan 37
Stockholm, Sweden