69%

I saw this one on Thvndermag  and the visual picture couldn’t let my brain go. So I had to steal it, although I really don’t like writing about stuff that others are writing about. It just somehow takes the attraction for me. But it’s not like I don’t take inspiration from others. So it’s complicated and  a mixture between stealing an idea and being inspired by it…

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However let’s get to the topic: Alisa Krivchenya is a designer from Minsk/Belraus, who graduated from high school college-arts, specialty graphics design in 2012. Now she studys at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts designer clothes. Teamed up with graphic designer Anna Shchemeleva-Konovalenko they created a special diplom project for  belarusian fashion designer Alisa Krivchenya. The name of collection is «69%» because the «69%» is the correlation between plastic and other materials.

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The collection is all about classics being the base for all the beginings of every experiment. The new interpretation of men’s suit is a classical sample of the outwear joined with modern technological materials. Handmade prints in the Pollock style refer to the art and works of postmodernists. The main inspiration of the collection comes from rainy weather, ecodesign and the architecture of functionality.

This project was inspired by the film “The Man Who Fell to Earth»  by Nicolas Roeg. Especially  by the main character who was an alien. Creating this film glitch art was a central method. Shooting of the film took place in the forest, in the studio and in The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. And the blue they used is so beautiful that I can’t get enough of it. It’s the perfect blue. Like I can’t get over the colors. It’s stimulation my brain.

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MTV Cribs

The following is an MTV Cribs special presentation.

Come on in MTV Cribs, let me show you around the Topkapı Palace, which is  a large palace in Istanbul/Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. And now it’s mine for a couple of seconds. Fuck what you heard it’s mine, it’s mine. So let me show you around.
As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction and contains important holy relics of the Muslim world, including Muhammed’s cloak and sword. The palace complex consists of 4 main courtyards and a couple of smaller buildings. And the smaller buildings are as big as the hood I used to live in. Back in time the palace was home to approximately 4,000 people. And now I live here alone, because I upgraded myself to this:

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The Shit I’m Wearing: Ayasofya

When I got to the plane to Istanbul I was determined to not use my Iphone. No pictures, no calls, no internet. Nothing. Just me and the city for one whole week. But as soon as I drove up with the cap into this metropolis I couldn’t resist. Like I captured the pics in my brain, but I needed people to see what Istanbul is about.

So I took my ass to Hagia Sophia, a former Greek Orthodox church, which  later became an imperial mosque and now is a museum in Istanbul/Turkey. This place is almost 1500 years old. Like imagine how many people where walking in and out of this monument. Even the thought is just surreal. So at the end of the day this The Shit I’m Wearing thing came out without me having the intention to do so, because vacations are made to relax or nah?!
But I think the though of “When Occident Meets Orient” is captured perfectly (no bragging!).

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Wanna shop the look?
1. Sweater: Asos
2. Shorts: Topman (similar here)
3. Shoes: Converse

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Istanbul.
A city that is crowded in a way I have never seen before, with 14 million people living there. And I thought New York is big. But wohhaaaa, Istanbul is taking it no another level. But I honestly like that rush, because it’s positive stress for me that is kind of transforming into energy. But different from New York is the fact that in Istanbul you decide about the level of rush, if that makes any sense.

This city is full of beauty. Not only architecture, the weather and the city’s structure, but the hospitality, people that I met and the people I were with made this trip so special (but let’s not get sentimental). Like honestly I laughed so hard everyday.  And I wish I could tell you about the things that happened to me, the jokes we made, but I kind of feel like this blog has not the capacity to handle it in a written way. So I am going to try it with pictures.

And here is one thing I learned during my trip: when you plan shit, destiny is just laughing at you. I really learned to not take things that serious and just relax the shit out of myself. And it kind of made me understand life a little bit more.

So here are some very first impressions (there is more to come though):
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New Places Old Faces

The fashion shows kept coming. And one was better than the other. And actually I was surprised with every and each collection I have seen. But the Aleks Kurkowski SS15 presentation had a special surprise:

And then when I was thinking the collection is kind of dope as fuck, Evelyn Song came across in that wet look doing her Kate Moss walk and I immediately had to smile. But let’s focus on the fashion again:
Inspired by architecture, geometry and the passion for the colour black, Polish-German designer Aleks Kurkowski creates high-end men’s and women’s wear combining straight-lined avant-garde with an awareness for sustainability.The namesake label was founded in 2012 and stands for progressive and trend independent fashion. Each collection is based on natural organic materials, which speaks of the designer’s commitment to ecological responsibility.

And who said that all black everything can’t go together with spring? It’s not a color, it’s a lifestyle. That collection is dope as fuck.
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Pula

I have been taking all this weather shit and I couldn’t handle it no more: one hour of sunshine, five hours of rain. And repeat. So I had enough, packed my bag, bought a ticket and flew with a couple of friends to Pula/Croatia. And this was the best decision ever. Like ever!
We were alone on the beach, which was a secret little bay with water having 50 shades of blue. The sun kissed my body and left a little bit of lipstick if you know what I mean. The architecture of this city is beyond amazing, took me back to the Roman Empire with its own flair. And I was drunk as fuck. A great way to spend your weekend!
I swear if you have time and need vacation, then Croatia is the place to be. And I am saying this from an objective point of view.

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