Sadak FW15

MBFWB is run by the Balkan connection. And I absolutely like it. Plus SADAK had by far (by faaaaaar) the best runway collection for FW15 (in Berlin). And it could have not been more Ghetto Chanel:
sadakSadak’s designer Sasa Kovacevic is a Serbian-born fashion and stage/costume designer. He graduated in Fashion Design from Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin,Germany; he also studied Stage and Costume Design at the Academy of Art, Belgrade. In addition to designing for his own Fashion Label- SADAK, Sasa has also designed costumes and set design for several dance projects. And this shit better land in my wardrobe.
sadak sadak The clothing is innovative and unique, while still incorporating distinctive elements from a variety of preceding periods and ethnic cultures.The various inspirations for the collections are essentially what makes them so superior in character. It’s not only the collection as a whole that comes with a motive, it’s the individual works themselves.
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Always at the core of his universe (and as essential as the clothes themselves) are attitudes, moods and statements about individuality and independence. Equally important in SADAK’ s approach is the constant quest for innovation. The key elements stay the same: modern proportions, a constant research for fabrics and textures and above all the interplay of pure construction and new shapes with the body and psyche of the contemporary fashion and art.
sadak sadakSo a major HVALA for putting the right light on MBFWB!

Twins

To me there is nothing sexier than a women who is confident, feminine, has her own kind of elegance and is not afraid of attention. And that’s exactly the type of woman that the designers Domagoj Štimac and Damir Begović of the label TWINS by Begović & Štimac  create fashion for.

Damir Begović and Domagoj Štimac met in hight school,  studied textile, design and applied arts  together and after they graduated the design duo established the label TWINS by Begović & Štimac. Soon after there first collection for spring/summer 2012/2013  was shown, the label was winning the ELLE style award for Best Young Fashion Designers in Croatia. And here is the thing: I like to see Croatian people succeed. I just do.

And especially when I realized that the two designers and I have a couple of things in common: not only are we into fashion, but we come from the same region in Croatia.  And that means that there is a high possibility to be related (nah,  just kidding!). But the region is playing a huge part for the inspiration of the new TWINS campaign, because it is kind of showing the preparation for the confirmation ceremony. Since Croatia is a very religious and a tradition oriented country this campaign feels like home to me. And the mixture between feeling at home and doing it in an artsy way is making it really special.

I don’t know, but this just makes me proud.

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Twins (5)Pictures via Twins by Begovic & Stimac
PHOTO: Jakov Baričić – MUA: Iva Mandić – MODELS: Ana Begović, Marija Kovač i Karmela Lenić

Fashion Over Sleep

I remember last Fashion Week season I was so excited for IVANMAN, which was actually opening the FW14 season (maybe I am wrong, but I think I am right). But I just fucked up and didn’t go, because I was fucked up from the party the night before. Like I literally went to bed at like 8 am and the show was at 10 am. I chose sleep over fashion. But this time I did the right thing and chose fashion over sleep.

Stylism and Modelism were the formative influences of IVANMAN and still are for his SS15 collection. The creations of the Berlin-based designer Ivan Mandzukic with Serbian (all that Balkan connection I swear) roots are drawn from a geometric purism, which is reflected in its clean lines and minimalist silhouettes. Graphic details, such as origami folding techniques and cubist forms meet expressive colors such as ruby red, cobalt blue, ocher, or pure white. His designs always seem like classically contemporary fashion artworks.

And all I can say is uh la la la, some of these SS15 pieces belong into my wardrobe :
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Ingenuity

And then when I thought it couldn’t get any better I saw the black and white themed collection by KTZ

You are a fucking genius, Marjan Pejoski!And you probably know that!
I really want to know how it is to have your brain. The creativity is beyond human. Marjan was born in Skopje/Macedonia in 1968 and from there on went to London and started to rule the fashion world: He is the co-founder of the fashion and music retailer Kokon To Zai where he gives many young designers a helping hand by showcasing their graduate collections and being one of the first to buy their collections. Among those that they have helped are Jeremy Scott, Raf Simmons and Emma Cook. His avant-garde, unconventional and flamboyant style is very unique and never disappointing. Every look is connected with each other and it just seems like it’s a freakin haute couture fashion show. And I always fall for for the prints and shapes that KTZ is giving us. And not only with FW14, but with every single collections that is coming up. Check out the current one:
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Dioralop

Many of you probably don’t know that I have a Croatian heritage. Croatia is very famous for it’s beaches, sometimes the food, but it was never ever ever ever mentioned in connection with fashion. And I honestly thought the Croatian fashion scene is dead. Because I never heard about a designer, the pictures of fashion shows I have seen looked cheap as fuck (and after a little more research I found the good shows) and I guess the fashion community is sooo soo so small. And this needs to be changed, because there is some dope ass talent running around. Like Dioralop by Andreja Bistricic & Maja Merlic.

The Croatian duo met in Zagreb, which lead to the launch of their label. Andreja obtained degree at Faculty of Textile and Technology in Zagreb/Croatia. Graduated from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in 2009 specializing in womenswear, whilst expanding knowledge interning at Alexander McQueen studio. Maja is an architect, with strong sense of texture and style.
Are you ready for SS14?
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And I don’t know if you understand how proud I am!
Puno vam hvala za ovu prekrasnu kolekciju!

Pictures via Dioralop – Photo: Sanja Bistricic, Model: Antonija Bilobrk @ Sonic Models, Make-Up: Ana Rajic, Hair: Mijo Majhen