One of the recent Artisanal and Avant-Garde labels we have been sincerely impressed by is Minoar. The label centers around a distinct and comprehensive appearance, and its aim is to project their garments as a reflection of the human sensorium.
Titled ‘Epitome’, Minoar’s message is loud and clear — the word, which can be defined as the perfect example of particular quality, can only be understood by a small number of people with a specialized interest, uniting all Avant-Gardists.
Their Spring/Summer 2022 collection comprises a range of incredible art pieces which are each unique in their appearances, constructions & each are highlighting the brand's hexagonal shape that is rooted in their buckles, buttons, patterns and more.
From an Artisanal perspective, EPITOME shows many elements that tick all the right boxes – such as object coating & garment dyeing – where the garments are constructed first and the finishing touch is applied to the product by hand. Furthermore, their unique Fiber Bond technique was utilized once again for the see-through Web Bonded pieces. This unique technique is neither a form of knitting or weaving, which it may look like in first instance. Rather it consists out of intertwining the natural fibers with each other, evoking a strong and durable relationship. The delegate and artisanal technique welcomes irregular patterns, making each individual piece unique.
It’s important to note that Minoar’s production from fiber to finish is all crafted in their atelier in Bulgaria, allowing them to focus on experimentation and quality control.
When it comes to colour palette, a range of black, white and grey lay the foundation of the collection, with the garment dyes & coatings that utilizes all three tones in miscellaneous patterns.
Material-wise, a range of cotton, linen, viscose and wool play the lead in the collection. With an interesting material used on the swimwear, where Japanese recycled polyester ECO-BLUE was used, which is known as Crepe de Chine, for its soft, silky and natural touch & feeling.
Minoar SS22 has marvelously impressed us, from design, approach to artisanal fashion to pricing, and the collection is in our opinion their best to date.