Warmest sweather on, curling my curls more. Ready, revving at the lights.
I’ve had the priviledge this year to be part of the most exclusive catwalk of the fashion calendar in Cluj Napoca. This day was one of the most surreal days I will ever have for a long time.
During the past few days at the ZAIN Festival, which is at it’s second edition, I got to see a lot of the fashion world of the Romanian Design, including sneak peaks of Bianca Georgescu or Indee’s collections.
Today we were invited at the Fashion Show which took place at the Banffy Mansion outside Cluj. At the entrance two sheep greeted us and we were invited to the open bar before the show. Half an hour later we were inside looking at the wonderful wood decorating the walls. I’ve got this feeling of seeing something similar at the Chanel Fashion Show “Metiers d’Art 2014/15 Paris Salzburg” organised by Karl Lagerfeld.
The location was similar, us trapped in the house and the girls pooping from the entrance and making their way through all the mansion. This is a kind of fashion show that is more intimate but also more dynamic.
Crina Bulprich and Lucian Rusu
CUBE is a common capsule collection based on the famous picture of the Russian Avantgarde artist KAZIMIR MALEVICH “The Black Square”.
The collection transmits a strong message of balance and inner piece. The warm and chromatic yet distant colors used by the two designers are grey, brown, khaki or pale blue which sent us to an image of a totally balanced picture. Even though it has this emotion, the collar that is attached to the clothes remind us of the early school uniform that we used to wear in grade school. This all should remind ua of the “black square that floats over a white flat surface”, as the painter Malevich once said.
This collection has an emphasis on patterns and folded dresses. Every piece came with specially created bags or necklaces.
MOLD | Inspired from Tudor Arghezi’s poem ” Flower’s Mold”, this collection emphasizez the beauty of the ugliness in the modern times.
All clothes of his collection were black and white or grey with a suble detail attached in the embrodery which remind me of the traditional crafts.
Ioana Ciolacu showed us her diffused line called “All Things Nice” from her A/W 16 collection. She became know with a line of clothes with has a pattern which expressed a fluid line, draw from birds that she used earlier in her S/S15 collection which everybody knows from the MBFW in Berlin. This collection was combined with new elements from her A/W collection. Wool was the leitmotif which was designed with Romanian craftmen.
I still remember the Bo Diddley song that played while she displayed her collection. So dreamy!