FWSK 2013 is wrapping up the first week tonight, one more to go. From the shows we’ve seen so far there have been ups and downs, and of course I have chosen my darlings. I have attended several of the shows during this week, and as much as I’m loving it, yes, it is a bit tiring. Especially when you are super excited and you comment the whole time with your fellow bloggerettess🙂
On this night we saw the new lines by Elena Luka, MiKKa and Mila and Tijana Popovic. Luka was too monochromatic for me and not in the spirit of spring. I did like the subtle lines and the quality materials and I think that a different make-up could have done wonders for the line. MiKKa also didn’t impress me, there were too many details in the wrong place (what’s with the strange doughnut-shaped elements?), and maybe a tad too experimental. I liked the asymmetric lines and the hint of tribal elements, but the story was all over the place. The Belgrade designer duo closed wrapped up the night, showing “After Colours”, a daring line that rolled in the sound of Sisters of Mercy, to my great surprise and enjoyment. The line was far from my taste and I didn’t quite like the materials. The ripped tights were over the top and the hints of oriental confusing. I did like the gold lined jacket and the closing creation that Ivana Geleva wore with such grace and poise. You are guessing, she’s one of my favorite models this FW along with Maja Ristevska. On the same night we saw Hard to explain, an inventive line in touch with nature, with very intricate hair and make-up styling. The accessories were remarkable.
But this Friday night the star of the event was Irina Tosheva and her “Vila” collection. Finally, someone poured spring all over FWSK! Delicate craftsmanship, striking patterns, bold, yet wearable designs sublimed in a coherent story. I called it: Ready-to-wear-dance-jump-and-sing-in-the-sun-line! It would be unfair to single out a favorite, but I got my eyes on the floral jacket. The amazing Bastet Noir is officially selling Irina’s line and I can’t wait to seal the deal with them. Irina showed some thrilling pieces for men, too, which were as equally fascinating and yelled: Youth! The pieces were masculine, spirited and outside the box.
And finally, my style for the evening was a 50’s inspired hair-do and a vintage custom made dress from the 70’s in blue petrol. The bracelet and earrings are handmade filigree and the clutch is vintage, leather base and dark amber rim. My dear bloggerettess were also in attendance: Marija and Martina from Inside the B world and my partner in crime in front row, Angela Dissected. We ended the night at the Style Files launch party in Alo Alo. Stay tuned for more reviews and photos.