Aesthetic

What is aesthetics?How does aesthetics determine us? Who are esthetes?These are just a few of the questions I have asked myself countless times through the years.

Aestheticsis of Greek origin, and it means to be observable or sensitive, as they are interpreted from the philosopher Immanuel Kant’s translation. In the science of art, aestheticssignifies the beautiful or pleasing.

In philosophy, aesthetics is defined as a special form of human creation. It is aspecific branch of philosophy that examines and appreciates everything that is beautiful and valuable in addition to the essence of an artwork.In the visual arts, as well as in other disciplines, wherever the senses are involved, aesthetics play a role. It might be the color, the shape, the content, the movement, the sound… but one thing is for sure, it always stems from our inherent tastes and instincts.

Everyone is inclined towards the aestheticbecause of our senses. Some people might have a stronger sense for it than others, but it is within us all and will cause an attraction towards some things and a repellence from others. What is most important and perhaps most interesting is that we all have a different set of aesthetics from one another. This diversity makes us all individual; what some people are drawn to, others cannot stand.If you take anything away from my words, please remember the importance of being who you are and accepting your tastes and style, both inside and out, as part of you.

First of all, let’s discuss the importance of our inner aesthetics. In order for something to be considered a work of art – and everything can be considered as art with the right perspective – we need to possess a certain set of senses that recognizes it as so. When it comes to aesthetics, our inner voice will lead us to developing and following our own sense of style. What you find beautiful is just one of many examples.This is why I believe it is so important to follow your instincts, because that is what determines so many of our actions and decisions.

External or material aesthetics vary as well and often reflect how we feel internally. I can easily remember my first fashion collection and envision my inner state and needs at that time. The natural flow from my thoughts and emotions to the physical garment is “cleansing,” and this process can be noticed in each of my collections that followed. Of course, there were “wanderings” and searches, and the two – the internal and external – did not always align.If I wanted to make some experiments, I did.

I often like to see someone’s work, or feel their energy, if it can tell me more about the creator’s personal aesthetic more than their words might say. Sometimes, my own set of aesthetics will not match, but that is completely natural. Afterall, we are not all the same.

As someone whose aesthetics are very important to them, but also particular and specific to whom I am, I know why it is so important for us to develop this along our own journeys. No matter what,you will find that your set of aesthetics will pull you in one way or another.

The relationship between art and aesthetics is very close and sometimes hard to distinguish, but their importance is great if we learn how to create something new and express ourselves through it.

 


Lifestyle Meets Dress Code

How much does our style effect our lifestyle? How much does lifestyle effect out style? I have long wondered what the factors are that affect our style and sense of dress. What are the components that make an outfit work as everything comes together?

From my own experience, i know that there can be many factors that all have and influence: Our jobs or careers, the type of society that surrounds us, the current and latest trends, the type of place we livein, personal tastes.. and so much more! I always pay special attention to the last one, whis is our unique taste. As strange as it may sound, this has something to do with our external expression. Very often these are the preferences or inclinations that are imposed upon us by media, by others, or by the our culturethat we accept as part of ourself, even though we may not see ourselfs reflected in it, Still, because of how ingrained they are in us, it can be difficult to notice.

Think about the many choices you make during the day when it comes to your clothes. How many of them are based off of what you want versus what society tells you? For example, you likely wouldnt wear dramatic, smokey makeup to just another day at the office- unless you have a glamourous job, thats it!. Just as you wouldent go bare face in jeans and a t-shirt to a special event. These are all inherent style trends we learn from our society that we barely even realize.

Furthermore, out “style” or outfit choice is not just what you might wear for this ot that occasion. Our style of dressis our expression of our inner state. It is a very subconscious way of describing ourself and communicating with our external enviroment how we feel inside. Style really does entail everything, but most of all, it includes our behavior.

Since i startedin fashion, i have been increasingly seeing and “reading” tge different ways people express themselfs outside of verbal communication. all of this comes down to aethetics, beginning with how we feel internally, and then how we express it externally. The way we see interpret colors, shapes, and everything that surrounds us affects our own style. Whatever one feels inside, they will display it in some manner on the outside.

Another imortant factor that influences our style is what others think. In my opinion, if you are swayed by this, it is one of the biggest mistakes you can make, and it show your lack of confidence in yourself. If you notice that you are more concerned by how others perceive you then by how you feel about yourself, this way of thinking can be destructive. You should always focus more on your image of yourself , becouse, trast me, people will sense when you begin putting too much though into how they think of you. Yet your confidence will always shine from within.

A good sense of style doesnt not require large sums of money, and it shoulent bring much demage to your wallet. All it takes is getting out of the box and your comfort zone to live without being concerned what anyone else thinks of you. Your style is your own brand. Be stylish and be yourself.


FASHION (NON)SENSE

Every human being is naturally drown to create, make something new, get inspired, get recognized by something. To me, all of those shapes and forms of new ideas are ART. It’s just a matter of nourishing them and making them better every single day or passing by them like they are common flower on the side of the road. The sense about life attracts every other form of sense, hence the fashion (non)sense.

 

For a fashion designer, two things are very important to me: fashion events and new trends. The changes that are new, the trends that are fresh, the style that is coming, all those things are important pieces of a creation and visualization. Every fashion designer is trying to be unique and authentic.

He/she has its own vision and it is not attracted to transience. That’s why every recognizable brand in the world became “famous” by its own pattern or mark, and by even mentioning their name, we can clearly remember their “stamp” in the fashion world. They are creating THEIR fashion. Every brand creates their own fashion. However, why do we see so many copies then? Is it a business decision or lack of ideas? What is more important – being creative and unique or being business-savy?

Having fashion sense is not a question of a luxury anymore. It is a our way of “silent” communicating with others, it is us sending message to the world about who we are and what we represent. Some people will notice and salute our way of styling, some will just make a comment, but for sure, it will not go unnoticed – if we have something to “say”. That’s why, I think, it is very important to be unique, to express our selves through fashion, to have our own ideas.!

For me, my greatest inspiration is traveling. To be able to see different cultures, experience their way of life for a day or two, their architecture, their colors, people… All of that fascinated me always. The crucial thing was the energy of the city and people in it. It gave me immeasurable ideas that I’ve always succeeded to deliver to the paper. Those were travel blogs, crazy schetches, even more crazy creations, but those moments are indescribable and never-forgetful! Those are the moments to life for! Forget about staying in the game, what’s important is to meet other people, get passionate about something and CREATE! The traveling is what connect us, what inspire us, what make us think broader, think different and be – different. The air and the spirit of another city is unparalleled comparison to any other form of inspiration, in my opinion.

To be more self-aware of another form of sense and another form of creation takes very little and gives a lot, especially if we can lift each other on a higher levels. It is true that everything changes, but creation is endless. Go out there, get passionate and be creative. The results can not miss!

 

Photo by Nikola Bradonjic

 


NEW YORK INSPIRATION

I don’t think I am the only one who, when I first stepped into this fantastic city, fell in love with everything in it, and most of all, in its energy.

 

It was exactly three years ago when I had my first  fashion show at New York Fashion Week. Getting familiar with it, especially in this way, I had to introduced myself to the New York audience in a artistic way, and I wished to come back here whenever I could. I followed my senses, of course, and I knew where I would feel complete. On the first day of rehearsals, I saw what it has been a great motivation for me all these years: freedom, expression, width, high vibrations. I could write so much about this.

I was going to make my dream come true.  Artist dream. I want to live and create in NY.

 

When I say complete, I want to express my view of “fashion sense” (and not only fashion ), in this “center of the world”. Fashion in NY is fascinating. Fashion is not a simple explanation here. It just can not be. Fashion is all around. It’s in the streets, in the people, in the tasty food, in the way of life.

It’s not easy to define fashion, especially to me as a designer. However, each period has its own direction, its style, which is often standardized. That’s the base, then every individual has its own “trend”. Trends are something that is set, but our creations are unique. Our trend’s creation is what we are pursuing. We carry what we want, what is in the trend, to feel part of the whole. Being “fashionable” in this city is very easy, because this city loves and embraces the differences. I always detested uniformity, and often times I ignored it. On the other side, I sometimes used for a fantastic pieces of my own and styles.

Since we are all individuals, with our own choices and our own way of life, New York is a great place to savor fantastic fashion, and also go through personal transformation. The catharsis from the standard is the most beautiful freedom, and this city supports it strongly.

I find the inspiration in this energy that makes me move, explore, go further, leave the everyday comfort, change. Streets, tourists, yellow taxis, rain coming down, wet streets shining, Broadway, subway, inspiration is everywhere! And that’s just a small part of New York. New York that takes me to whole other dimension, where my creations are extraordinary, like the city itself, created exclusively from the feeling of everything surrounding me. Don’t be afraid to be unique and different, this city is crazy in love with it! Come here to show your (un)limits, make something beautiful, and live the dream! This city reward it with huge gratitude-it gives you its streets, its energy level, freedom of speech, expression, open mind and differentialities. Adventure begines when you are not ready for it.

Photo by Nebojsa Perkovic

 


FROM INSPIRATION TO REALIZATION

What our designers actually are inspired of? Where do we find our inspiration and how does it result in works of art?

Often these are the most frequently asked questions to people and media. At any art area , the principle is the same. Artists find inspiration in all kinds of things. It may be in the details, people, music, colors,  dance .. any where .. but one thing is certain, and that is our inner state that we express through creation.

My creating does not associate with the fashion trends. Artistic view, for me, goes deeper than today’s trends . Trends are changing, gain new shapes, colors, but uniqueness is forever. Uniqueness of the garment is important because of its authenticity, usually in the form. Often it is associated with non commercial  forms , but what seems important is to be in a way just different. Sometimes you have to have the courage to be different and keep on believe in yourself.

Trying to bring unusual ideas into material world, may come with changes of the original plan, sometimes  because of expenses in  the process of using different techniques.  Designers ideas are sometimes not so easy to come true, because the changes are probably inevitable. It happened to me sometimes when starting to work on a model to see other possibilities than the original thought. But its then that creativity is most evident. Then you can see how much it has no boundaries, and how much freedom it feels to dream.

A world where you can feel wonderfull, in which I draw, I dream, can not be easily described by simple words. It is filled with various deep emotions, this honest  express of oneself  through this work. And the  feeling I enjoy the most, is when after the whole process, when the collection has come true, and when I see someone wearing a piece of mine.  For me this is the highest emotion a creator on that field  can have.


STYLE AS A WAY OF YOUR OWN EXPRESSION

For a fashion style we can say that it is not the most important thing in our lives, but the way we dress often sends a message to others. The first impression we leave on someone, it can often be through our style. There is also our behavior, but for a long time I paid attention just to the connection between these two things. In fact, depending on what you wear, it seems that such an energy we emit and send through our behavior, attitude, communication. What we hear most often is that good style comes with a lot of money, but it is far from the truth.
When I’m working on my collections, I often have a vision of a woman I’m trying to create for. Although collections are different, they are still related by the same thread that connects them all. Good style is all that is related to us, what is in us, and that is our charisma, energy, above all, life awareness, and fashion. Often woman might not be noticed just by what she’s wearing, but much more by her aura and charisma.
Lifestyle, the music we listen to, places we go to, it all affects how we dress and what we like to wear. Based on that how we dress, not just for making premature conclusions, one can imagine what kind of life we live. What is particularly interesting is connection between interior design and us. I had the opportunitys to see the different living spaces of different clients, and just by looking around I could conclude what is that person’s occupation, witch are the colors he/she likes, and what is their fashion style.
Good style doesn’t always mean using expensive stuff. Perfect styling often can be achieved with small details, accessories, and the way they are incorporated. There is also the makeup. With good makeup and appropriate jewelery we can highlight very simple dress .
On the fashion scene, we see a well-styled shows, from beginning to the end. It’s a well told story and concept made by designer or stylist. It is necessary to think about every detail, but it is crucial to find the right measure, because if you overdo it, it can create completely opposite effect on the audience.
Fashion and art should not be separated. From the perspective of the designer, inspiration is the most important thing. Whether it is in the detail, in a person or in a object, it drives us to create something new and innovative. Then starts the game that has no limits.

 

photo by Danilo Novovic


FUNCTIONAL AND ORIGINAL ASPECTS IN CLOTHING STYLE

What is functional, and what is original? And can those two get along?

Quite often we witness functional style, that means wearability and ease of combining with other garments, which in the world of fashion usually implies commercial line. Commercial line has conquered the world entirely, and today it is probably most wanted. It is very accessible, in every manner of speaking. Other side of the coin, when it comes to commercial style, is seeing a huge number of people on the streets, dressed in the same or similar way. Given that, trends are not completely acceptable to my opinion, but, having in mind the current offer, it seems that trend remains as the only solution.

Originality in my works takes a special, actually, the first place. Vision, from which it all departs, is something that I enjoy the most, all through the process of realization of final product. Exactly this expectation of the closing result is what I could call the positive stress. A small dose of this euphoria, which always carries me while I am working, is enough for the inspiration which, then, rises the most.

To be original requires, above all, being your true self. We express what we hold inside in different ways, certainly through art. Someone’s medium for self-expression might be dance, or painting, and it frequently is clothing.

Original and functional can definitely go together. Choice of quality fabrics and clear idea are the winning combination. Outfits that stand out are those that can be worn in different ways, the so-called “multipractic” items.

The aspect of aesthetics, whatever the clothing style is, stands to be the most authoritative; of course, together with the feeling of comfort, faith in one’s self and smile out of pleasure.

 

Photo by Nebojsa Perkovic