I’m just going to go ahead and name those designers without further ado:
Adelina Ivan, Ana Alexe, Imaculatura, Zarug.
These are the guys you want to go to if you want to have a conceptual futuristic wardrobe.
What does conceptual, futuristic mean, you ask?Imagine a perspective of the world made of lines, fine minimalist lines that you could draw from a constellation to another, lines that fall into perfect spatial structures, lines that happen to suit your body like a womb. Then fill those lines with beautiful materials in (mostly) neutral colours, sewn together to perfection, and there you have it, your out of this world wardrobe.
I found myself (and some friends of mine) in an interview with the designer Molly Goddard for dazeddigital.com. Now I know why baggy clothes suit us and why we look good in funky big shoes. Cause we are not yet persons, we’ re still growing up and therefore we need clothes and shoes to grow up into. D’OH!
“I base a lot of my ideas around the kind of awkwardness that comes with being a teenager. There’s something fascinating about that stage where you’re not totally in control and you’re still very influenced by your friends. Most of my inspiration comes from children’s clothing, actually like, if you see a kid in clothes when they’ve obviously dressed themselves, and are looking a bit mad. Baggy tights, shoes that are two sizes too big so you can grow into them –when you’re growing too fast. You’re not defined yet as a person and that’s what interests me”
I’m totally in love with this concept and these clothes!
Prosper Center is Romanian brand, based in Bucharest, that does the most amazing sportswear, inspired by the time and the place that we are living in. Check it out!
“For the new SS 15 collection featuring sweatshirts, track pants and t-shirts, Prosper Center takes abstract, decorative visual data of high-finance stock market and geological exploration software and superimposes it on sportswear and futurist interpretations of Romanian traditional blouse arrangements. The pieces of clothing are not simply decorative body wraps, they incorporate and reflect on the moment in time in which there are produced, mixing in the contradiction of looking at nature both as resource to be consumed – the geological exploration graphics – and as beautiful environment that man can enjoy and be part of – the woven patches of advertising-like images. Beyond an imperative to be exotic, they aim to become un-localizable, as much of a hybrid of contradictory and cross-cultural flows of information as ourselves.”