“Unbound” is inspired by the unexplored and delves into the contrasts between the underwater world and the unlimited universe. Alexis will debut at London Fashion Week with several impressive showpieces, each built with dramatic volume in the sleeves and trains, whilst still accentuating the waist.
The idea in their construction was to find the balance and manipulate it within different fabrics to flatter the feminine figure. The AW17 palette for the Carballosa woman sees hues of blue, green and yellow with accents of metallic adding another dimension of texture.
The finale look is an all-black gown made from gazer silk and organza, complimented with this seasons signature sleeves, amplified to create a powerful silhouette.
“One of my primary goals when designing this collection was to explore the balance between structure and fluidity while challenging the stereotypical idea of what a fall collection is supposed to be.” – AC
All of the accessories have been hand-created by Carballosa using repurposed materials. The materials transform into art and become indistinguishable from their original form which very much falls in line with his belief in creating awareness of the environmental movement through his collection.
Alexis is of Spanish Venezuelan descent and is now based in Miami. He developed a great interest in the world of fashion at an early age and was greatly influenced by his Grandmother Josephine. She trained him at her exclusive haute couture tailor shop in Caracas where he was exposed to the demanding taste of high society.
Carballosa began sketching unique pieces incorporating ideas stemming from his love for the plastic arts, resulting in majestic valuable pieces of wearable art. He incorporates into his designs diversity of cultures and societies. Carballosa has travelled extensively throughout the world. His constant search for inspirations and his passion for art has allowed him to spend many hours visiting museums and galleries all around the globe. Carballosa’s work reflects the unique combination of art, love of nature and determination to help preserve the environment.
All of Carballosa’s pieces are exclusively made to order and are one-of-a-kind and prices range from £350-£3500.