Monday, March 30, 2015

Fashion Infection | Day 2

Fashion Infection's second day had its surprises regarding collections as well. Luminescent designs, black saga and of course original trends were all present during another fashion weekend day. In fact, second day was rich in menswear collections therefore I decided to dedicate a separate post particularly for menswear presented at Fashion Infection, which will come out shortly. In this post, however, I am giving you a sneak peak on the women collections and one mixed. 

Following collection is a work by designers BOOM and it is called Woman of Forest. Collection is an interpretation of a forest nation that ran away from the modern society. Moreover audience are caught in the middle of women wedding inside this forest culture. Some trademarks of forgotten elegancy strike through harsh masculine silhouettes bringing slight touch of women delicacy into this emancipated nation. 

I really enjoy the manner in which it was brought for the audience because collection is held in very natural textures and colours, making it a direct interpretation of forest life, but as you can notice there are some colour splashes that link countryside with big town glamour and luxury. Even though in the collection pieces look only like a theatrical message, if worn separately there are some really good finds that need to be considered. 

Kristina Kruopienyte is a creator of the following collection known as Monk. Collections name speaks for itself. Monk lifestyle is a leading motive of the following art pieces. All outfits are based around ascetic life that was brought to the big city and unisex pieces that are limited to a minimum and held in very dark colour palette so as to ensure calmness of the patterns. Collection is highly wearable in the AW15'16 season and should definitely be considered by those seeking new pieces for their urban wardrobe. 

Lena Lumelsky is a new name for the Lithuanian public, but she is already a successfully emerging designer and her pieces are sold around different world cities. With many fabulous designs on the background, this season Lena Lumelsky has focused on Scottish motives. Outfits are inspired by traditional Scottish garments and very calm, warm feeling, but on the other hand there is also indisputable presence of modern trends and cuts, which from time to time strike through neutral clothing pieces.

Lena Lumelsky has chosen a perfect place to show her new collection as though Lithuanians are highly in love with nordic strict looks and the collection will undeniably find huge success among local consumers.

Lina Elmentaite is another designer who decided to show her latest work on the Fashion Infection under the name of Aplinkos Atspindziai (environment reflections). This collection is indisputable interpretation of humans place in modern urbanised environment. Pieces are held in metallic, reflective textures that correspond with human body through transparency. There is no correlation between human being and outfits, which makes the message of lost nature even stronger. Overall collection is quite interesting to interpret, but undeniably it can be worn only on high end events and exclusive nights. If you will wear it to any event throughout the day, you will absolutely ruin it and cheapen.

Collection Captured by Monta Apsane has found its interpretation through traditions of Northern Europe, particularly their tradition of a swim in the cold sea. Monta Apsane is one of the winners on Fashion Injection competition from Latvia. Transparency, floating patterns and colour palette common to deep cold sea surroundings that are part of the collection message. It is partially about play with human body that is brought to the main importance. Clothes are only a structure bringing deeper meaning to human essence.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fashion Infection | Day 1

Fashion Infection is probably my favourite annual fashion event in Vilnius, Lithuania. During few days of the event famous and emerging designers gather in contemporary arts centre to present their collections for the upcoming season and make a statement for the guests. 1st day did not disappoint me and I got a chance to see a lot of works that deserve attention. In this article I am going to present you day 1 collections and hopefully something will be interesting for you as well.

The following two pictures represent a collection by Ana Romanova & Dovile Cibulskaite called Pure?. Collection shows a direction relation between sports and chic. I really like the suggested colour scheme for the season, but as a menswear blogger, I must make a separate remark regarding menswear pieces. Perhaps the only two models that I would suggest would be the grey-silver one and light blue. Red and pink pieces should not be considered as a serious outfit, but just rather as a show piece. 

Following pieces are from Laura Dailidenienes seasonal collection created for her brand Daili. Cuts are absolutely perfect and colour palette will find its followers among different age groups. I absolutely love the fact that modern pieces are combined together with classical items because that way outfits looks more expensive, elegant and catch attention among people with different points of view. One of the collections from the day 1 that should really catch your attention. 

Following pieces are a creation of Lina Gudanaviciute. Led by rap music this collection is an interesting combination of last centuries American hairstyles and modern futuristic cuts. Overall, I believe that it was a good job and is definitely a work of a high quality. For young consumers I would definitely suggest wearing outfit the way it was presented on the catwalk, but for middle aged women it would be better if separate items would be pulled out from the looks and combined with other pieces. 

Mari Butenko, whose outfits you can see below, is an emerging designer from Russia, who got her place in the fashion weekend throughout the injection competition. She really deserves this place. Collection became a certain time bridge between the beginning of the century fashion and futurism. Extravagant pieces would catch every street photographers attention because they are extremely stylish, but at the same time do not brake extravaganza boundaries. I would suggest wearing pieces separately and maybe including one piece of clothing by Mari Butenko and combining it with classical items. 

Monika Pranckaityte is another designer found by injection competition. Monika's work is a completely modern collection both cuts and materials wise. Silver and very strong colours used with clear shapes give a very young and fresh feeling. I would call this collection very New York'ish as I would easily imagine it on the catwalks in one of the showrooms near Central Park. When it comes to age group, perhaps the collection should be left for young generation. 

Sandra Straukaite's collection I would call a good art piece. It looks good on the pictures and should definitely inspire photographers, but I highly doubt its existence in the city. I would not suggest considering it as a possible outfit for the day. 

Santa Aulmane was also found by Fashion Injection and is an emerging designer from Latvia. Collection was fabulously received by the public and will undoubtedly catch many consumers regarding separate pieces. Of course the collection was presented as mainly a piece of art and I would suggest wearing items particularly separately throughout the day and also collection should be considered only by young generation.

Ugne Martinaityte is not a new designer and she already possesses some experience in the industry. This collection was my least favourite throughout the 1st day because it is too straightforward regarding what is out there already on the streets. Perhaps I got tired of black & white street looks with beanies that have words on it or from grunge inspired checked clothing. I think that black street culture based on grunge pieces will receive a lot less followers in the upcoming seasons and I doubt its existence as a new inspiration by a designer. 

Stay tuned for the upcoming posts regarding the second day, backstage photos and of course fashionable guests.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Muro.exe | Statement behind Sport Boldness

Muro.exe is a really interesting concept designed with minimalistic and refined approach that appeals to young creative professionals, entrepreneurs, architects, designers and technology enthusiasts. Moreover, currently this company sells its products with the use of technical fabrics with specific treatments for each season. I believe that these sneakers present not only sport appeal for young consumers, but also very refined looked compared to some other competitors on the market.

Due to products really bold design, it is very easy to combine it with different styles and find a perfect approach even in the most classical designs. Urban textures suggest its utility in the city environment, besides sneakers are really functional and light weight, which make it a perfect choice for young professionals who need to rush everywhere throughout the day. Hope that one of the designs appeals to you as well!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Early Spring Wear Guide

Early spring is finally here and it is an absolutely perfect time for some wardrobe seasonal refreshments. This look is a lot brighter than winter combination, but still not as bright as you would imagine considering late spring or early summer. Perfect combination for a creative office or regular office on Fridays. This look is highly focused on denim shirt which is an absolute trend of this season and also this look suggests overlaying as one of the trends as well. 

Sneakers bring the whole look together with a combination of all the colors that are being used, whereas ironical feeling is reinforced with Alexander McQueen scarf. Retro look headphones are an absolute must have and would make this look extremely expensive and will involve historical presence. Of course, do not forget about fragrance, I suggest Sunday Cologne. 

Early Spring Wear Guide