30 July 2009

carnivale - fashion show

The End...

...of what I've worked for an entire year. And it lasted only six minutes. But the feeling is indescribable. I'm really happy with what came out of it, the girls were amazing, the music was loud enough, the crowd was surprised, it was indeed The Circus.
Now, I can't even believe it's over, and with it, my three years of college. I still wake up early in the morning thinking I have work to do, I still get excited when I see pictures of circuses and carnivals, I still look at girls on the street thinking they would be perfect for a fashion show, I still jump and scream when I hear music that fits the theme... but, in the end, I have to let go and move on, to the next collection. Because one way or another, this is the beginning of everything.

Photos can't really speak, but videos can. I got one coming up soon. Enjoy these 'till then.
[click on the pictures to enlarge]


18 July 2009

carnivale - collection

Photographer: Ina Muntean
Models: Pazurik Istvan Zsolt & Nico Elena Muntean
Make-up: myself
Hair: Ina Muntean
Design & styling: myself
I would like to thank Ica, Mişu, my family, Nico, Roxi, Lulu and U-man for the help and the support!

14 July 2009

carnivale - illustrations

The main idea came to me last year, when I remembered that the first thing I used to draw obsessively was an harlequin head popping out of a box. Then came the fascination for the Carnivàle TV show from HBO, the movie was the main inspiration for my collection's title and for the freak show concept. Other major sources of inspiration were Cirque du Soleil (you have to view the intro) and Carnivàle Lune Bleue. After reading about Cirque du Soleil, it became one of my biggest dreams to see one of their shows live. They combine acting with circus acts, always have new concepts and tricks, and their music is always live.

I felt that the world of circuses and carnivals gave me all the freedom I needed to express my view of the world, colourful and sarcastic.

The fabrics I used were satin, taffeta, wool, elastic doc, tulle etc. The colour palette was made from green, fuchsia pink, red, violet and purple, and the eternal black and white. I used cotton, tulle and sponge to create volumes and shapes and decorative stitches for detailing.

I'm probably fed up with the collection by now, it was a nerve wrecking period, but in the end very fun to work at and very satisfying when seeing it on the runway. Enjoy the schetches until the photos come.

watercolour and crayons on grey textured paper 21 x 29.7 cm
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