My stalking skills reached another level when I found out about Mario VijackicAW15 on Instagram. Wait… let me put this straight: Actually I didn’t stalk anyone, but the campaign pictures showed up on pictures that people you follow liked. So I am dedicating this post to Instagram, because otherwise this post would never happen.
However let’s talk about the important stuff: Inspired by minimal paintings, especially by Jan Schoonhoven, the young Croatian Fashion Designer Mario Vijackic presents his news AW15 collection. His acromatic, textured paintings, sterile with hard edge cuts were mostly made with the multiplication of one basic element. In addition to the minimalist Schoonhoven, the designer explored the Icelandic ice caves and phenomenon of global warming.
Sculptural approach in design, over-sized silouette, high-tech fabrics, mash and other polymers combined with wool and cotton knitwear, interesting new garment construction solutions, the mixture of roughly shaped and and plastic forms with feminine cuts and cold, almost acromatic colours with a touch of a hidden sex-appeal are one of the main characteristics of a designers collection.
Mario Vijackic takes us, on his own way, on a certain trip to the future; with an obvious futuristic impression designer created clothes for a person that is daring and open for the technological development of a human civilisation.
With a touch of criticism designer shows off the problematic of global warming, with a touch of clinical and sterile aesthetics, interesting headpieces with vizors and the presentation of a collection, designer in a sophisticated way brings the collection as the coherent and compact piece. Unusual height of Maja Matkovic, sophisticated and calm impression of Jelena Matas were the perfect fit in a designers vision of a contemporary woman. Pictures via Mario Vijackic Photographer & Retoucher: Srecko Rundic, Designer: Mario Vijackic, Models: Maja Matkovic @ Midikenn Models Management & Jelena Matas @ Talia Models, Makeup: Petra Sever, Hair: Nada Orsag, Assistants: Adam Llewellin & Marta Eva Jurin
SHOOP was founded in 2011. Street culture and music are the inspirations for the patterns, prints, graphics and fabrics. Itʼ s sportswear with an urban and sophisticated edge. Ghetto chic at its best! Sweatshirts, shirts and tracksuits are the basic pieces of the collection, grouped by different themes or patterns. Unisex clothing, simple patterns, easily adaptable to all bodies, fabrics that can be worn by men and women.
SHOOP is linked to music and collaborates with DJs such as Hoodboi, Donky Pitch, Falcons, Joseph Marinetti, RLP, Yukibeb, Broken Haze,Ta-ku, Jay Scarlett, Yyioy, Lucid, Slick Shoota, Egyptian Maraccas creating podcasts and spreading SHOOPʼs concept. The R&B singer and rapper, Drake has performed several times with SHOOPʼ s items which were custom made specially for him.
Typical Freaks was created by design duo Seun Ade-Onojobi, a Central Saint Martins graduate, and Sonia Xiao, a London College of Fashion graduate, who merged their creativity together to create a unique collection. The brand produce everything in the Uk and the garments are hand painted.
And I remember where I have seen this brand for the first time: It was actually on ASOS Marketplace, where they sold a couple of dope fashion pieces for females. Started from the bottom now you guys here…
Their debut collection for AW15 has taken inspiration from an alternative play on dog pageants. Drawing initial inspiration from famous streakers such as the infamous Erika Roe from the 1970’s as a starting point. To counterbalance a seemingly conservative and reserved outward appearance the Typical Freaks designers explored themes throughout this collection such as exhibitionism, anarchy and nudity.
Julian Zigerli presented his Spring/Summer 2016 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, overtaking a public park to stage a guerrilla fashion show. All the guests were informed about the secret location via text message earlier the day. And the idea of a secret fashion show is the dopest thing ever. And thank God the spot was next to my hotel…
Inspired by a recent trip to Japan, Julian Zigerli‘s spring-summer 2016 collection “White Rabbit” plays with the strong contrasts that can be found in the Japanese culture, naturally flirting with the cute and lovely as much as with the dark and twisted.
For this collection, the prints are the result of an encounter made in Tokyo with Seitaro Ito, the illustrator behind ‘Foxy Illustrations’ – famous for his hand drawn vintage looking characters, including some cheeky and rather sarcastic bunnies, teddy bears and pin-ups.
Julian Zigerli has built upon these cute drawings to develop an aesthetic focused on the handmade feel of illustration, playing with the proportions of the cartoon characters, fake shadow effects, ink stains and wooden finishing. A visual language applied on shades of light blues, greys and darker tones to bring a slightly dramatic dimension to the collection – setting the scenery in one of those haunted Japanese forests, whilst chasing this kawaii white rabbit! Good stuff y’all.
Sopopular crafts its seasonal menswear collections as timeless wardrobe essentials, always homegrown in their Berlin atelier. The garments are sensibly constructed to allow for elegant movement and interaction. Masculine, composed and with a touch of majestic urban elements, the silhouette merges strong defined shapes with sharp tailoring. Architectural sharp lines are morphed purposely with intelligent details and functional utility solutions.
For SS16 the brand chose an almost monochrome look with a lot of cut-outs (not shown in the pictures below) and a color shade that is just perfect: black, white and green. And the looks were perfectly matched with the right shade of Palladium boots.
Established in 2012, 3.PARADIS is an innovative and trendsetting luxury ready-to-wear brand founded by designers Emeric Tchatchoua and Raymond Cheung. Long-time friends, Emeric and Ray come from two different corners of the world (Paris and Hong Kong) with a common artistic vision and dream of uniting and embracing all cultures and differences. They are the authentic innovators and visionaries that bring about the magic behind the brand, the vision and creativity. The designers constantly manage to improve themselves and take it to another level. There is nothing left than to be a huge fan.
Not only is the silver jacket in the picture above the shit, but 3. Paradis SS16 collection “Post Dystopia” has a colour range that is right up my alley. But dig deeper to really understand the concept of Post Dsystopia:
A dystopia is an imaginary community or society that is undesirable or frightening.It is literally translated as “not-good place”, an antonym of utopia. Such societies appear in many artistic works, particularly in stories set in a future. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society. Dystopian societies are often used to draw attention to real-world issues regarding society, environment, politics, economics, religion, psychology, ethics, science and technology, which if unaddressed could potentially lead to such a dystopia-like condition.
In this day and age, technology as a force is taking over the world, and taking away freedom at the same time. Our technology dictates that we live this way. Furthermore, we cannot separate the good parts of technology from the bad parts. They developed together. The heart of the problem is a dysfunctional society and a bad human behavior. We are all children with no limits, in a world where we leave our room messy. We get the latest over-hyped toy, only to throw it in the corner after a few minutes and whine for another toy. So what do we do?
Revolutions have been tried in the past, and they have had two goals – to destroy and existing system, and to form a new one. The first goal has always been easier to meet than the second. In our current situation, the second goal is nature. Nature makes a perfect counter-ideal to technology for several reasons. It is the opposite of technology. Nature takes care of itself; it is a spontaneous creation that existed long before any human society. Since the Industrial Revolution, the effect of human society on nature has become really devastating and it will take a very long time for the scars to heal. And I totally get it. Because humans, instead of connecting to nature, are disconnecting from it. The concept made me realize again how fucked up the world actually is.
However the idea of dystopia is very well translated into the lookbook. And the more I look at the fashion pieces the more I want them to be a part of my wardrobe. It’s always a pleasure to write a post about their new collection.