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.

 


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

 


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