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.