sábado, 20 de noviembre de 2010

I need some color, color...

























...color is what I need.

and some dollars too...

Luisa Casati by Giovanni Boldini (1914), scanned from The Marchesa Casati - Portraits of a Muse.Inserts from The Art of Manipulating Fabric



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dull ivory...






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work in progress...



..do not disturb...

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jueves, 10 de junio de 2010

martes, 8 de junio de 2010

One of the things...

...that I felt so strongly about with Bogomilism was the lack of idolatry. There was no church as an institution and no altar to prey through to some supreme creature, just a sense of energy around like a breath of fresh air. And it felt right and current, it felt like we needed a rest from the it-bags and the it-girls. I believe that Lindsey Lohan was one of them at the time... Where is the relevance of it all? I was looking for an escape from overexposure. Trying to find a no-reference-kind-of-look, focusing on quality and emotions instead of looks. I read and I felt, simply imagining what it would look like to give the soul a rest in comfortable clothing.

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viernes, 28 de mayo de 2010

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Three years ago...

...I based my graduation collection on Bogomilism. In short, a dualist religion practiced in medieval Bosnia that believed in the good and the evil, that is the spiritual and the material. I spent days and days reading about it in the library (check it out on wikipedia) to finally realize that this should be about expressing the spiritual in the material or should I say, give a certain form to the invisible.

In the end, that became me sewing everything by hand, putting the pieces together with a special kind of knitted seam that, I think and hope, I made up and the invisible was apparent in all the labour and time that you could see that was put in on all of the clothes. There is a kind of charming and consistent imperfection in the seams and the shape of the clothes that reminds us of the human soul and the human hand, giving the pieces more meaning and value.


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domingo, 23 de mayo de 2010



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my name is irena....

... and I´ve started this blog to share my thoughts and designs with you.

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