End of season, flavors still around. For designers inspiration comes from many sources: nature, science, music… and the list seams endless, but the last winter a primal instinct seamed to be dominant, a deep wish and soft fantasy: to be surrounded by pillows, to be in bed longer, warm and protected, to wake up and walk around wrapped in soft materials, like in a cloud, in a dream or an unusual scene where the customer feel comfy-yet-distant to this world
Masks and veils are one of the oldest accessories in our history, the word mask has an ancient root connected to Provençal language meaning “to black” or “cover in black”.
Seems that masks reflect the primitive instinct of hide-and-show of human beings.
Masks are a powerful symbol and can drive a fashion show to the most mysterious and deep founded concept.
More on geometry an fashion: this post contains works of the lithuanian artist Kazys Varnelis, one of my favorite painters. To me his work seems deeply inspired and well linked to textiles. Here some interesting dialogs I’ve composed between his paintings and contemporary fashion which are connected in concept and aesthetics.
Credits, from the top:
first image- Kazys Varnelis, Souvenir Of Venice, 1972 + “boy talk” Vogue uk, photo by David Sims.
second image- Kazys Varnelis, Square’s Wedding, 1970 + photo by Marton Perlaki
third image- Kazys Varnelis, Ka, 1987 + Celine coat.
Kazys Varnelis work’s photos by Kestutis Stoskus.
I truly admire fashion designers that are modern, working and talking about today, developing collection with a sense of our present time, our today’s needs and style- they are not creating collections inspired in 60′s 50′s, 70′s or in any other past era. I enjoy present and our aesthetic conception inspired in today societies.
Rick Owens and Alexander Wang are just a few names among a prolific group of talented designers who’s concept is just modernity. Here an example of their stile is reflected in both, product and stores interior.