New work added to DESIGN, featuring a series called FRINGE.  The Project: To study the seasons past, while adding to the existing and creating new interpretations through print, blocking, embellishment & textile.


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en lieu de couture…



In lieu of Couture shows right now in Paris, I decided to share BENEATH THE VEIL from the archive.

I added new work to DESIGN, featuring a series of gowns. The Project: a prestigious opportunity to present for one of the most exquisite bridal designers in New York. I was asked to design a number of gowns, all with a different source of inspiration and unique embellishment techniques. The company in question is also known for it’s unique use of colour. Turning that traditional white gown into something new. Here is one of the designs I presented.



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Weeks away from her European Tour, Alexz Johnson and I have been busy busy over this passed holiday season finalizing details for her stage tour looks. Sourcing fabrics, finding trims and now here is the inspiration & preliminary sketches for the styles!concept 1 concept 2 concept 3 IMG_9250

Stay tuned for the fitting…

Photos of Alexz with guitar photographed by Jessica Earnshaw
Photo of Alexz in profile with blue top by Ed Araquel


AnnikaTibando-AE-Spring2014Conceptfrom the archive of DESIGN

LUMBER is a quick study of coats and jackets via the journey through the trails with friends, in paths unknown or seldomly taken. It’s an adventure, a tent, a campfire & flannel. It’s an idea, a map, a canoe & a lake. Together it’s a journey and by winter it is the frost followed by the first snow. The silence of the forest, lived in by creatures of the wild.


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Trapped in a prism, in a prism of light
Alone in the darkness, darkness of white

NL conceptWhile listening to Reflektor by Arcade Fire I managed to do a little housekeeping last night and added new material to DESIGN

PRISM. It’s seldom I have the opportunity to design into pink & fem. Neon, Fuchsia, Magenta, Watermelon, Rose, Quartz- they are all amongst my favourite colours. Yet it’s a colour I rarely wear. The idea of a prism of light, reflection, refraction, metallic, nature vs. man is what captivated me to create this concept. The sketches came after. Saturated in colour, bohemian & bright with ease of control & simplicity. It’s juicy & flirtatious.

Check out the other album galleries under DESIGN to see the other latest additions…

Cheers, X