"The Secret Garden" by Vilve Unt

Top Fashion Items from LICC 2020 Winners that Won’t Come Across You on the Streets


Several categories of the LICC, including the USE (product) category, are open to both professional and non-professional designers. Here is a selection of the 2020 winner artworks in the USE (product) category focusing on the topic of unique fashion.

woman wearing black geometric triangle shaped clothes

Back and White 3 – Sepideh Parsapour

Many parallels between architecture and fashion inspired the designer, Sepideh Parsapour to pursue a career in fashion design with an architectural education. Creating things that touch people’s intelligence and emotions has always been a challenge for her when it comes to designing apparel inspired by architecture. Basic design components have inspired her to be more creative in the construction of an Avant-Garde collection based on volumetric architectural concepts. Chogha (Folk Iranian Clothing), Iranian Architecture, and Persian Poetry are all concepts that portray Iranian identity in different ways.

The Secret Garden – Vilve Unt

The SECRET GARDEN line is a cross-pollination of hope chest and wardrobe themes. The artist’s, Vilve Unt’s own ethnic collections WHITE WEDDING and GREY EVERYDAY LIFE, which can be remade and reused to create numerous varieties with a modern twist, served as inspiration. The outfits were inspired by the patterns and intricacies of our foremothers’ ethnic clothing, as well as local legends and history. The slogan of the collection The SECRET GARDEN is a clothing style rich of ideas and shapes, as well as the pure thrill of merging old with new, the past with the present.

two women in a rose garden wearing ethnic costume inspired garmets
eye cathing bag made of recycable materials

EvaBucket Bag – Alkioni Matsourdeli

The EvaBucket is a striking shoulder bag. It features a huge polygonal base and a smaller top aperture. The bag’s body is composed of E.V.A., a lightweight, robust, waterproof, recyclable, non-toxic, and vegan material. Grommets and snap buttons join one piece of material to create an end product with intriguing folds and a distinctive shape. It includes a nylon seat belt strap that is easily adjustable. The strap is joined to one of the bag’s sides by a metallic ring, which secures the contents with its weight.

DWISS Wandering Hours Display – Rafael Simoes Miranda

The DWISS RW1 is a Swiss-made automatic watch with a wandering hour display. The Campanus brothers designed this exhibit concept for Pope Alexander XII in the sixteenth century. It is made up of an arm with discs at the ends that revolve and display the current hour and minutes along an arc-shaped track. The movement and the wandering hour module are housed inside a watch case made of 316L stainless steel with a double domed sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 20 ATM, DWISS uses this display with super-luminova applied to the numbers so you can see the hours in the dark. The movement and the wandering hour module are housed inside a watch case made of 316L stainless steel with a double domed sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 20 ATM.

swiss made wandering hour watch display
modern looking tie bar for any gender

Tie Bar for the Independent and Stylish – Ekaterina Elizarova

Independent and Stylish Gentlemen’s Tie Bar.  This luxurious tie bar will provide a powerful eye-catching emphasis to your outfit and make you stand out from the crowd since it was designed by the world-renowned designer as a distinguishing piece of the designer’s, Ekaterina Elizarova’s personal image. The limited-edition jewelry is designed for men and women who think they are entitled to be viewed as embodiments of independence, elegance, and flair.

Copyright – Ziqi Xing

“COPYRIGHT” was made by artist Ziqi Xing as a scathing statement on intellectual property theft. This collection takes on the role of “knockoff” by becoming one! By blending actual and artificial construction features, each clothing is meant to deceive spectators (and users). All garment features must be 50 percent real and 50 percent false in order to duplicate “properly,” with digitized pixelated patterns reflecting classic garment elements meant to purposely emulate the movements of the copying procedures widespread in the fashion industry.

woman wearing a dress made from a checked material
woman wearing clothes made out of plastic

“With love…Plastikoff” – Elvira Lepikhina

One of the most important issues in tackling modern society’s environmental challenges is pollution caused by garbage in the surrounding space. Plastic is the most common type of human trash. The artist’s, Elvira Lepikhina’s research focused on the forming capabilities of plastic and the possibilities of adapting them to a textile foundation. This collection is the result of a hot pressing experiment. All of the clothing models are constructed utilizing various techniques and materials such as plastic and foil.