This project was created in 2014 following a final thesis design at UBA, was the trigger for the creation of a line of unique garments with an urban-sports aesthetic ready to wear and a monochromatic theme (black and white) where textures, transparencies and shapes coexist with the body and the mood to develop.
The responsible of this creation is Mr Christian Flores Montes, a fashion designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has worked for many different first line fashion brands in his city where he developed a unique way of looking into fashion trends.
Blackphemy has no seasons, because he believes in an imminent international projection and the arrival of his products at the hands of buyers from other continents, most of the garments are timeless. This is how you can find winter clothes in an spring summer rack and vice versa for the ease of traveling consumers who returning to their country are in another season of the year.
Monochromatic thematics is much more than a designer’s whim, but also a personal challenge and at the same time a commercial strategy, a black garment never goes out of style, and the challenge that involves handling one or two colors is the need to face that TABULA RASA at the time of creation, where therefore much attention is paid to the composition of the material and the texture of different genres rather than an occasional situation, but no less important, as is the color.
Black colour is, solid, arrogant, impertinent according to the situation and above all things; irreplaceable Blackphemy’s inspiration is always linked to the surreal worlds, underground and street culture because of the designer’s work history and experience and the silhouettes respond to an indiscriminate mixture of cultural situations through which he was crossed during his life; from the umbandas rituals of that “cult” of the neighborhood that everyone was afraid of, to the daily dress of friendships where having original Nike shoes put you on another level. All this, linked to a permanent dream of creating new worlds through garments and transmitting sensations such as in the cinema and texts and music that were often objects of admiration by the designer, films such as blade runner, tron, Mad Max, Blade and for the sound part the American ninth hiphop like Cypress Hill, Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls and in part also for being linked quite a lot of time from his work life to the production of work clothes which are usually a little bigger for the comfort of the worker.
It’s never enough, Blackphemy’s projection is to be able to create in different situations and spaces, create sensations that transport you and include you in a universe where feeling strange is the premise to be different from your previous self and the future. BE, is one of the greatest designer inspirations, that BE that is defined by WHEN.
Blackphemy, an emerging fashion brand which is taking Argentinian fashion scene to a next level with its sporty avant garde looks is getting close to show in Paris and London.
Blackphemy is the project’s name by young designer, from Buenos Aires, Christian Flores Montes. He has been developing this project since 2016 when he was awarded by NAFA STUDIO and FACIF to be part of a workshop to learn about fur and leather crafting.
His passion about black colour has taken him to create amazing pieces of different material and silhouettes;
“I feel black colour as a piece of white paper to be completed by the writer, it’s harder to complete something plane or with a little texture than a full printed cloth, because you are almost obligated to make it look greater. That’s the challenge, I feel it as a canvas for an artist. Black canvas,” Christian recounts.
He got his degree at Universidad de Buenos Aires in ARGENTINA in 2014 after a very interesting thesis final project about black color and its application on costume design for film industry. Many pieces of this collection were exhibited at museums like MUSEO NACIONAL DEL TRAJE in Buenos Aires, and he was also awarded with a fashion show at the most influential festival for young designers and artists; FESTIVAL CIUDAD EMERGENTE.
In the last weeks, Blackphemy had caught the attention of some important fashion niche companies like CUBE showroom from Paris and Oxford Fashion Studio based in London to be part of their curated selection at their venues.
“It is a very important step in my career as a designer, getting picked by design experts from Paris and London and share runway and showroom with designers i respect is like a dream come true, i mean it is a signal that all the efforts were in the right way.”
By these days, Christian is developing his new collection inspired by his last trip to Bariloche, Argentina. “South areas in Argentina are very rich because of landscapes and natural erosion on different surfaces and it is amazing what you can find below a layer that was there a few years ago. The way everything got aged and how unexpected and random it is, is what makes of this something very interested. That is something i will be displaying on my next collection.”
Besides his fashion career, Christian is also an educator at Universidad de Buenos Aires, where he teaches about design and handcraft for about 300 students per year.
Company Name: Blackphemy
Contact Person: Christian Flores Montes
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Phone: 54 1139110889
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City: Buenos Aires