NEWGEN Fall 2010 winner (exhibition sponsorship)
Sasa Bezovski born in Macedonia, trained to become an architect and a building standard engineer, before moving to the UK in 1989 to pursue his interest in music and other creative disciplines at the age of 20. 1996 saw the opening of his first boutique Kokon to Zai, originally designed as a space for creatives and DJs to hang out. The store soon gained a cult status and a second store in Paris followed suit.
The stores were the starting point to the development of the KTZ label and 3 years ago, the label was conceived to fill a gap in the market for accessible, democratic, highly creative and unique fashion and it has been going from strength to strength and is now stocked in Topshop and Dover Street Market. The label’s signature pieces consist of intricate workmanship and high energy print mixed with individualist shapes.
LP.BGNEWGEN Fall 2010 (exhibition sponsorship)
LP.BG are Lily Parker and Ben Grimes, an exciting London based design duo founded in 2008.They focus primarily on tailoring and silhouette. Their first two seasons have garnered much press interest and an exclusive with Browns Focus.
Lily did her postgrad at London College of Fashion and since then has worked for Henry Holland and Richard Nicoll as studio manager and pattern cutter, along with lecturing at Middlesex and Kent Universities.
Ben meanwhile has been modelling for seven years and has inspired designers as diverse as Christopher Bailey, Helmut Lang and Karl Lagerfeld. She has been a muse to Richard Nicoll, with whom she has worked closely with for six seasons. In the last few years Ben has chosen to concentrate on working with new designers on the London scene and has become increasingly involved in the process of fashion.
NEWGEN Fall 2010 Winner (exhibition sponsorship)
Footwear’s best kept secret has finally stepped from behind the scenes of fashion’s elite houses with his own hugely successful luxurious footwear collection. Michael Lewis’ individual and beautifully crafted debut line was snapped up to launch AW 09 exclusively by the globally renowned Dover Street Market and an enviable list of high profile ambassadors has quickly followed.
“I love Michael Lewis shoes!..his collection offers the most innovative, exciting and beautiful design I have seen in a long time. Look out for Michael Lewis…he is such a brilliant and exciting new talent,” says Elle Macpherson
Graduating from Central St Martins in 1996, Michael Lewis began his footwear design career in Paris.
Working initially for Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, he went onto Louis Vuitton working alongside Marc
Jacobs. To follow he designed for Gucci with Tom Ford and subsequently Burberry with Christopher
Bailey. Today, living in London working solely on his very own collection, Michael Lewis has swiftly secured exclusive stockists around the world and is on a fast track to securing his place as the hottest and most covetable name in British luxury footwear.