Awakening of Atlantis

Monday is always a recovery day.
Either you were too drunk, too sober, or too something in between.
This Monday I am so full. Full of food. I don’t know if it’s common in your country, but Germany is full of Christmas markets where you can buy mulled wine to get drunk (which is kind of disgusting. I am not a fan at all!) or you can eat crêpes, all kind of pastries…Foodporn at it’s best.
You actually have to see it to believe it. And I am so full, I can’t even breath no more and it’s not even Christmas yet. Talking about Christmas…my wishlist is exploding. I don’t know how Santa is going to manage this list, but he better make it happen.
I just added Jean Gritsfeldt to it.
88Jean is a Kiev/Ukraine based designer who studied at Kiev National University Of Technologies And Design and graduated in 2011. Jean Gritsfeldt explores the boundaries between fashion, modelling, sculpture and the human body, experimenting with various fabrics and patterns; whilst infusing high-fashion elements with abstract and conceptual ideas, creating an eccentric escapade of color and texture.

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Jean Gritsfeldt explains his inspiration for his SS14 collection called Awakening of Atlantis as following: “Awakening of Atlantis is the story, which describes the appearance of an average citizen of the island of Atlantis, recreated in the modern world. Every citizen bears the sin mark of this lost civilization. The clothes are with the prints of the ocean, licking the shore with the houses and huts on it, the people who live their lives, but not waste it. That is why they are the fish, swimming in the salty water, their arms are tentacles, their breath is the wind, and when they die, the true knowledge dies at the same time, giving birth to the myths of the island. The things, which seemed sacrosanct, were wiped out of the human history in a matter of seconds and turned into legends about their fallen heroes.”

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Smooth shades of dark and milk hues dilute tender spots of iridescent azure and turquoise.  A large number of realistic ornamental prints and machine embroidery on fabrics add extra volume, distorting the perspective and massive spots of colour. The colour flows from dark to light and vice versa due to the functional division of the basic forms. The sources of inspiration are Atlantis, fish, octopuses, Aunts Flora and Fauna, fish-scale, diamonds and the ocean.

52 39And you must admit the collection is really dope. The realization from the starting inspiration to the actual fashion pieces is creative, unique and belongs into my wardrobe!

Pictures via Jean Gritsfeldt

Photographer: Andrew Ivaskiv -Hair and make-up: Tina Antonenko and Nasty Bilan – Models: Vitaly Laysha, Olga Rozhdestvenskaya – Style: Yana Chervinska 

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