Army Of Me - S/S 2018

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Well known Swedish brand, Army of Me preliminarily presented the Spring / Summer 2018 collection during the event set by Quarum Project. Along with a few other brands, the night of fashion had aim to present many different shapes and in different places in the world. The SS 2018 collection is playful yet sophisticated and materials are carefully selected. The smallest detail can make a massive difference in the expression.


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JOE CHIA - S/S 2018

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Known for its modern interpretation of masculinity and femininity, Malaysian based label, Joe Chia recently presented new Chapter of their classical and avant-garde story. The S/S 2018 collection plays on the side of minimal and modern, yet traditional.

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Roggykei - A/W 2017

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Created in 2006, Roggykei is the brand that is going step futher, not only by pushing the boundaries of fashion, in fact, by blurring em. The dynamic duo, Hitoshi Korogi and Keiko Miyakoshi created brand with the concept "Clothes as accessories, Accessories as clothes." Their use of a vivid colors and metallic materials creates innovative modern avant-garde couture style which attracted attention of people from all around the world.

Collection for A/W 2017 is spinning in circles. Inspired by the simple essence of humanity, circular theme was present in almost each piece of Roggykei’s collection. Cosmos and the glimpses of energy that surrounds and connects us (shirts with outward-curving arms hung from the ceiling like moons, eclipsing the lights behind them, and guests sat in a large ring facing the center)


“We believe everything is connected in a circle, in a loop."




Obscure photography by Quentin Lënw

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Quentin Lënw is a French artist who, despite his young age (1983), creates a very poetic, surreal, and dramatic shots. Starting photography in 2005, Lënw's mysterious shots are inspired by technology, nature, movies, and various research. The black and white, with shaggy and shadowy tones, marks his works of emotional tension with a vision of symbols and figures that represent values inherent in everyday life that tends to criticize and reject.


"Art with installation, photography, in constant research."



Quentin Lënw

Ziggy Chen - A/W 2017

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Ziggy Chen never stops to amaze. Chinese designer created collection for A/W 2017 with strong apocalyptic vibes. Chen combined oversized fits, blue collar colors and DIY repair aesthetics for his fall/winter catalog. Scroll down to check full collection.



chloma × STYLY | HMD collection [REAL⇄MR⇄VR]

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Since the first time I heard about Tokyo-based fashion label Chloma, it's been on my watch list. Originally presented as otaku fashion, Chloma goes far beyond that. They bring the future right in front of us with their original designs and fashion tech.

Recently this label went a step ahead and started presenting collections in VR and MR. chloma x STYLY is the result of it...

"We have entered a future in which going outside with a head-mounted display is completely normal. We are offering a combat uniform for you, the developers, who will go on to create the future"


Sruli Recht X ECCO - "Apparition" | Translucent Leather

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Name Sruli Recht is well-known for his astonishing designs. Jerusalem-born craftsman pushes the boundaries in the field of fashion, and brings the future right in front of us. Every time when Mr Recht  gets quiet for some time, means that the new big project is coming up... this time was not any different. 

A small team of innovators within ECCO leather,  led by the Iceland-based designer, Sruli Recht, worked for 3 years studying old Egyptian and Greek tanning techniques. By combining them with modern industrial applications, they created a project called Apparition.

Recht used translucent cow-skin leather and created water-resistant jackets and mid-top shoes swathed in green, amber, black, orange, red and white. The designer described the material as having “spectral qualities and almost ghost-like appearance.”

“The technique of keeping the leather soft is obviously a trade secret. It came out of the challenge of rethinking leather aesthetics in terms of both visual and touch properties.”

Apparition leather is available in two thicknesses: 0.5 to 0.7 millimetres and 0.8 to 1.0 millimetres.


Sruli Recht, ECCO leather


The Legacy of Olja Ivanjicki

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A few weeks ago I visited an exhibition dedicated to the late Serbian painter, sculptor and poet. Olja (Olga) Ivanjicki (10 May 1931, Pančevo – 24 June 2009, Belgrade) was all that and much more. The daughter of Russian emigrants was born in Pančevo, Vojvodina. Olja studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, graduated in 1957, and in the same year she was the only woman among the founders of MEDIALA Belgrade, an art group of painters, writers and architects such as Leonid Šejka, Vladimir Veličković, Ljubomir Popović, Miodrag Đurić and some other personalities.

During the sixties, this great woman brought pop-art to Belgrade and was the first who organized large and inspiring events, which are still remembered by many admirers of her work. Olja's paintings and sculptures can be found in many museums and private collections around the world (the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum of Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art in Podgorica, the National Museum in Belgrade - Rockefeller, Kissinger, Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti, L. Eagleburger, John Ditch, HRH Prince Aleksandar II Karađorđević, Margaret Mallory,...)

In 1958 Olja began her journey through art by designing a Building for the future (Gradjevinu sinteze), as a version of her own museum. Later on, in 2007, she established OLJA IVANJICKI FOUNDATION which aims to protect the name and work of IVANJICKI, taking care of her  legacy, and working towards the ultimate goal - the creation of the Museum of Olja Ivanjicki.

At the Historical Museum of Serbia there is an exhibition that presents new series of creative work and personal belongings of this late Serbian artist. Also to point out that question about her legacy has not been resolved.

The exhibition contains the most representative parts of the legacy that after Olja's death were found in her studio. So, those interested can enjoy the paintings, drawings, sculptures and poems;  also, visitors are able to see her collection of glasses, lamps, books, jackets, shoes, sea shells, perfume... In a word, Belgrade has never had the opportunity to see so much of Olja in one place.

 
From the paintings creativity, there are works from her early period when she was inspired by the renowned old painters, then her famous depictions of angels, that represents a symbol of super-nature which gives us the creative force and power of expression. Also, there is a presentation of her pop-art portraits, that are significant for 20th century art; presentations of apocalypse as a result of destructive nature of man, and the image prediction of a trip into space and conquer of new planets.

Fascinated by the universe and the belief that there is something more than fate, Olja with a lot of intuition and a broad Slovenian soul went through life thinking that a creator must overcome their work, be strong for itself in order to get it properly presented to the world because... art is often insufficiently visible to the public and is not able to stand out and show off.

So if you are visiting or passing through Belgrade, be sure to check this great and significant exhibition that will be available until the 1st November at the Historical Museum of Serbia, Belgrade.