Apart from my fashion inclinations as you may notice from the pages of Edelscope.com , I am also an avid bicycle rider. I could say that bicycle riding is my passion somehow, because it started from early childhood years, from the moment I felt steady while driving on two wheels. I remember this feeling of the moment – the lightness of courage when I finally managed to drive by myself. As as kid grown-up in small city in Poland, I had an easy access to the bicycle routes, forest paths, meadows and dirt roads giving an excellent room for bicycle adventures. Till now, living in Athens, I am not afraid of the city jungle anymore and I conquer the Greek drivers attitude while heading to work with my bicycle. Feeling of Freedom and this feeling of the moment – lightness of courage to go by myself.
Mohawk hairstyle that considered to be a warrior significance in Native American tradition is clearly visible in Fashion industry nowadays. The savage appearance of the Mohican hairdo is clashed with the sophisticated gowns, mixed with the neo-punk attitude and merged with the sporty classic. Presented in numerous openings from the colorful selection with the rainbow like effects, accentuated with feathers, braided like in the rustic fairy-tale, Mohican just proves that cannot be reserved to the 80’s punk subculture anymore.
Mohawk hairdo supposed to be a manifest signature for anarchy and opposition to consumptionism while with the progress of style became one of the trends that is frequently borrowed or even adopted in various versions on the catwalk, official and public events, photography and high street on every day basis.
Good or not, judge yourself . There is my favourite t-shirt from Panapoo “GPunk” that utterly covers the idea of punk attitude and style that I proudly wear on my daily basis.
The awe-inspiring concept of nature’s beauty – vulnerable on the surface, yet savage in roots is encapsulated in artful jewellery line by Harem Royal frequently presented on pages of Edelscope.com here and here. The contemplation of the Harem Royal’s creative mind – Srdjan, designates the transcendental path of nature’s contrary ranging from bewildering beauty, the mystery of transformation to inexorable brutality of natural laws. As he explains the origin of his latest collection came from many factors :” I was fascinated by nature’s astonishing beauty, intricacy, brutality and vulnerability and I transformed my contemplations into a jewelry collection of artifacts.”
The latest collection “The Garden” for Spring/Summer 2013 season hallmarks the astonishing power of nature in marvelous jewellery handcrafted from a mixture of metals, from the finest 24 karat gold plate, silver, to various forms of cupric patina. What is more, Srdjan “also used wide range of exotic materials such as serpent skins, genuine alligator hides, pelage, real butterfly, nocturnal moth wings and pearls in order to provoke exciting visual and tactile experience.”
Images are the courtesy of Srdjan, the creator of Harem Royal
“From the Lanvin ateliers on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré to the factories of the Italian Eyewear workshops, Lanvin presents a visual movement of artisan savoir-faire and hand crafted high technology. Portraying a universe of detailed sewing and industrial design, Lanvin gives a glimpes into the creation process under the artistic direction of Alber Elbaz.”
The sunglasses will be available at Lanvin e-store and all Lanvin boutiques this Spring 2012.
A beautiful film on both eyewear and ready-to-wear production and savoir-faire:
Lanvin, one of the first Fashion House in Paris after a successful debut of its 2012 Sunglasses Collection, decided to transfer the rich heritage of the house with ultra modern twist on the first eyewear optical collection. The line originated from the fruitful collaboration with De Rigo Group and creative Alber Elbaz on the helm. The French fashion Maison intends to reflect sophisticated signature with the retro and contemporary characteristics on the classy eyewear. With the special dedication to eye convenience, Lanvin reveals a special attention to the research of the materials and styles.
The accessories are accomplished from diversity of details including silver, golden and gun metals along with a special antique finishing. Thanks to jewel detailing merged with screws, nails and small studs the eyewear has unique and inimitable touch with the exclusive features. The palette of colors balances between natural beige and brown hues, ocean blue tones, classic black and Havana embellished with catchy color combinations.
The two main themes – Retro Chic and Industrial Touch – convey the refined nature of the collection marrying practical professionalism with elegant attributes. The Retro Chic has inspiration roots taken from Lanvin’s Art Deco jewellery and accessories, featured on prêt-à-porter collection. The urbane twist of 1930s is embodied with alluring feel of retro along with ritzy shapes – oval and cat eye outlines. Industrial Touch on the contrary is a modern approach into the stylish geometry applied with eye-catching details and color combinations.
Well-known collaborations of experimental footwear United Nude with inventive designers are not only the specialty of the brand that mixes brilliant ideas and talents. The creative teamwork usually enables to compose from head-to-toe artistic expression on the runway that will highlight the uniqueness of the fashion designer and exceptionally of the shoes.
United Nude joined the forces with Dutch fashion designer – Mattijs van Bergen, named as “one of the most promising designers “ according to British Vogue and “Crown prince of Dutch Fashion” as written by Dutch Elle. Mattijs after receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, he continued with a Masters Degree at the Central Saint Martins College in London. In 2008 he launched MATTIJS label that reflects at the noteworthy curvaceous signature of the designer fusing with a fresh feminine structure. Playing with sculptural pleating and well-formed tailoring Mattijs builds up his own definition of style with neoclassical designs. The costumes Autumn/ Winter 2012- 2013 are the essence of edgy elegance with distinctive color function, fine craftsmanship and selection of fabrics at its highest quality. The collection is accompanied with United Nude’s exclusive limited edition of outstanding high heels maintained in the sculptural convention of the designers’ concept.
Rem D Koolhaas, Creative Director United Nude, said: “Mattijs and United Nude have been talkingabout collaborating for a while and now was the right time. Even though this is already our thirdcollaboration with a Dutch designer this year, we went for it. Joining forces in the creative fieldis part of the United Nude spirit and we are proud to be perhaps one of the most collaborativebrands in the industry.”