Mario Francisco is a worldwide-know designer from Sao Paolo, Brazil. Chosen as the best fashion designer for his graduation paper in 2004, Mario became one of the top 15 students in his country. In 2009 he was invited to take part in Casa de Criadores, Brazil's most important fashion week for new designer, and since then his career has taken off, making a collection every year and presenting them at international fashion weeks. With very sophisticted results when building peices, creative patters and impactful prints, DER METROPOL has been recognized for its innovative proposal, technical quality and very contemporary menswear designs.
Born in Cádiz, Ana Sánchez graduated in Fashion Design in the School of Applied Arts, Cádiz, and Industrial Design Pattern in Barcelona. Over the course of the last years Ana, always on a quest toward the latest impulses, felt compelled to experiment with new projects in the fashion and art world. She created and became the director of the SOUTH 36-32N THE NEW FASHION LATITUDE, a fashion festival that also incorporates international modern art tendencies. The festival features a more experimental approach to the emerging avant-garde fashion and a more open-minded commercial vision of the actual market of young Spanish fashion designers. These factors majorly influence the style of Ana´s recent collections which are slightly more risky yet equitable whilst respecting the calls of the recent fashion market.
Encarna Sola is a Spanish designer born in Velefique, Andalusia. She studied at the Almería art school in different art sciences, like molding, inner architecture, technical drawing and ceramic. She applies her technical knowledge of material and design in the development of unique headdresses. She does not follow any conventions and since 2007 she has been revolutionizing the flamenco world with her creations. Encarna turned the traditional flamenco headdresses into more playful accessories that allow women to express their characters with them. You can also see her innovations in wedding and party designs. She understands what women need to feel elegant and at the same time sensual. In her designs she brings in the passion and the strong will of the Andalusian women. Her designs can be combined with several types of dresses from Flamenco, wedding to party dresses. Her headdresses provide a dress with the final touch and can turn even a simple outfit into “haute couture“. Her creations are for the bold women, handmade and unique.
Emilia Casteñeda was born on November 7th, 1943. In 1956 she begins her art studies at the private academy "Victor Esteban Ripaux". In 1959 she enrolls at the school of arts and crafts "Llotja" from Barcelona, and she also attends classes at the Artistic Cercle Sant Lluc. In 1969 Elena finishes her studies at the Massana School from Barcelona. In 1971 she puts an end to her education and starts participating in different competitions and collective exhibitions. She soon become an honorific member of the "Real Círculo de Bellas Artes" of Barcelona.
Albert Ramirez, is also known artistically by his acronym ALBRAN. He has been able to mould a personal sculptural reality that joins the essence of cultures. His sculptures, that reflect human qualities, elude to differenciate cultural features aspiring to project a universal meaning. After a beginning in painting, he decided to create sculptures, "The sculpture can be enjoyed in three dimensions, you can see the changes of light, and to add the tact to feel it" about his creation proces; "My sculpture is a photography in an movement scene"
Mercè Riba was born in Barcelona (1952), where she studied at Escola Massana and Facultat de Bellas Artes de Sant Jordi. In 1978, with Carles Mauricio and Angel Road she founded the collective artist known as Taller Nou. She began exhibiting her work in 1973, and has since she managed to exhibitions in Spain and abroad (New York, Geneva, Stuttgart, Luxembourg, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Sant Genis Des Fontaines). Her artistic can be defined as expressionist figuration.
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The name UNITY symbolises the main feature of our watches: a perfect combination of individual, unique pieces, which is the main concept behind the brand. We believe that the privilege of exclusivity lies not in the value of things, but in their unique, personal nature. The essence of this principle and the passion we feel for watchmaking are what make UNITY's 1of1 concept so special. Our “build your time” system allows you to customise every last detail of your one-of-a-kind timepiece. You can choose from a wide range of superior quality components and finishes.
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