About those knees

It struck me today. There is something about the knees of a woman that make them for me the most interesting part of her. Tits and ass, overrated. Arms and legs, too obvious. Face, too random. But there is fragility and poetry in the knees and this thought just took me by surprise today while looking at this lady with a soft limp in her walk. She wasn’t beautiful in the classic sense, nor had any particular feature to remember her by, nevertheless her knees I remember well because they seem to make her walk more alive in spite of her slight handicap.

As a teenager girl you wear socks up to your knees, to show them off and make your legs look longer  and after a certain age you try to cover your knees because they become rinkled and somehow misplaced. Knees are something we rarely think off as being an important part of our appearance and yet we are always conscious of their existence.

They are there, proeminent, delicate but also strong as one of the largest and most complex joints in the body.

Now I truly understand the fashion of knee ripped jeans…

 

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Forward thinkers of Bucharest fashion

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.

And to go with that here’s a nice song:

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Adelina Ivan http://www.adelinaivan.com/ro/
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Imaculatura http://imaculatura.tictail.com/
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Zarug http://zarug.eu/
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Ana Alexe http://www.anaalexe.com/

Growing up too fast?…

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!

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What do sportswear and the stock market have in common

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.”

http://prospercenter.tictail.com/

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Dick Owens, the resigner…

As a friend said ” Rick Owens is so fucking cool that he even did that”. That is, designing a collection for men, tailored to let the “head” breath.

About this liberating act of courage  the designer said for style.com: “Boys with their dicks out is such a simple, primal, childish gesture.”

Why not? Afterall, let’s all embrace “a bit of cheerful depravity,” as the designer himself put it.

 

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Photo: style.com

Here is more: http://www.style.com/fashion-shows/fall-2015-menswear/rick-owens