It happened that I did not sew or work on my designing ideas for more than a month. In that time I found myself very occupied by reading the fashion books and considering the way in which my intentions could go – I let the ideas to incubate – and they led me to the designs I will present in this and many future posts. The feminine shape, the whole-coloured fabrics, sequins, ribbons or the uniquely decorated material will become the whole, bounded by two simple rules: elegance and simplicity. More than ever, I am inspired by Dior – the ideas he was working on through the early 1950’s – and I tried to release such feelings in the new period of my work.

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This light green gathered skirt is made of linen, it has the black waistband, also the lace ribbon and sequins on its hem; 2 meters of fabric and a couple of hours working, both with the sewings machine and the hands.
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The outfit is a combination of: the pillbox hat – Lucy’s lounge, the fur – inherited, the blouse – River islands, the ankle boots – Regarde le ciel, the bag – Dublin vintage factory.

My friend and I took the walk through the St. Stephen’s green park today and we took these photographs trying to enlighten my recent creation. Unfortunately, they show just a small part of it – the result – and the people will usually conclude having only it on the sight, whilst the truth stays profoundly hidden: what a mess I create in my room by doing the new creations, the expensiveness of the fabrics, learning of the new techniques, re-doing the same thing if the mistake occurs, all the sketches, sewing by hand, the time it takes, the concentration… and many more. Once I spoke with my grandma about the passion I found in baking cakes. She said to me: “If you love it, you will learn it even better!” Such simplicity, and what a truth! The real love for it has created all this.

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“I drew flower woman” – Dior said – oh, how much he has inspired me!

Photos: all taken by Ana Kajba


Sažetak. U vrijeme kada su moje modne ideje čekale na svoju realizaciju, posvetila sam se čitanju novih modnih knjiga. One su mi poslužile u svrhu razmatranja o pravcu u kojem bih nastavila stvarati. Ponajviše sam nadahnuta Diorom, točnije, njegovim idejama iz 1950-ih godina, i u budućim radovima tim će se osjećajima dati prostora. Ovom prilikom predstavljam svoj zadnji rad koji je tek rezultat jednog vrlo dugačkog i zahtjevnog procesa. Taj proces obuhvaća razne aspekte koji na težak način vode uspješnoj realizaciji, međutim, ljubav s kojom stvaram čini ga lakše prohodnim.

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