Thursday, July 9, 2015

Howard Flacke | Horn Eyewear

When it comes to buying new clothes, accessories or other piece of personal style equipment I love to find products that stand out. I believe that wardrobe, which consists of things about which you can tell at least one interesting statement is really fascinating. Items need to have stories. This is why today I decided to share with you guys this amazing new product on kickstarter. Howard Flacke Eyewear is made out of genuine horn making it a great looking piece with beneficial qualities that plastic would not be able to offer. 

These glasses are very light and hypoallergenic, which is very important for people who have irritations. In addition, there is one particular quality that will absolutely fascinate a lot of people. As far as I know from my friends, people who do not regularly wear glasses find it sometimes really hard to switch for sunglasses as though they feel highly uncomfortable having something on their face that constantly feels behind the ears. Horn eyewear is able to adjust persons contours after a continuous wear. Pair of glasses that resembles your contours is something we all want to possess. 

When it comes to styling, their shape and colour patterns are not avant-garde, but rather very adjustable. It would be absolutely appropriate to wear them on an everyday basis in your work environment, meeting with friends, having a weekend getaway trip and of course by the sea. Unfortunately, this brand is still on its way as a kickstarter, but if you also really enjoyed it, you can show your support on the website in order to help it become an actual market product that will make many people happy.  

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fashion Infection'15 | Fabulous Guests

Not only did we all enjoy Fashion Infection'15, but also there were some fabulous guests that are worth mentioning. Up to date trends mixed with alternative fashion pieces and some gorgeous finds from emerging local and foreign designers. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Fashion Infection'15 | Backstage Moments

Fashion Infection'15 is over, but it will still remain in our hearts for a while as a really fabulous event held in Vilnius and today I wanted to share with you guys some backstage moments of it. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fashion Infection | Menswear

Fashion Infection annually unites people from different backgrounds that are interested in latest fashion concepts and particularly fashion as a piece of art. I promised you my dear readers to give a view on the menswear collections from the second day of the event and this is the post dedicated for it.

Lilija Larionova is a creator of the following pieces that are also known as White Horses/4. Lilija Larionova has based her latest fashion collection around childhood environment and nature. Particularly she played with folklore making it suitable for modern expectations. Due to the inspirational environment, taken materials also correspond with inspiration as though chosen materials are wool and cashmere.

Liucija Kvasyte is the designer of the following collection called Kelione. '83-'13 (Trip. '83-'13). This collection is dedicated towards analysing human behaviour, particularly daughters and fathers relationship, which is shown in a very original way. Father is shown as a role model, alpinist, who is ready for the trip. Whereas metallic textures tend to question human presence in the urbanised modern environment. Traditional cuts and modern spark are both present in this interpretation under the name trip.

Sandrine Philippe created a collection called Black Hypothermia. Sandrine is saying to have focused on the topic of past and present human evolution making all the cuts and silhouettes floating and in motion so as to emphasise an idea of the cocoon. Sandrine's collection is not one of those that I enjoyed during the show due to the fact that it is to simple and already seen. I believe that it is the main problem with dark urban collections. Most of the cuts, silhouettes and textures in this type of collections was already seen all around the world in every single city as a street style look. It take a lot of work to impress me with such collection and this time it did not happen.

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.