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Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Art from the top of Europe


Yesterday night, I went to see very interesting exhibition featuring 2 young fashion designers, RICKARD LINDQVIST (Sweden) and DANIEL PALILLO (Finland).
I love theirs work and I'm so happy that this week is full of interesting events here in Belgrade, always associated with the work of this 2 artists and you can read more about that here.

What is very interesting and so exciting for me is, that all the events will finish with the exhibition of our designers, and I'm taking place at the exhibition;)YAY!!!
As the theme is ECO fashion, I will try to make some cute zipper pouch bags with linen and some other cotton fabrics...can't wait to start( it 's been almost a week that I'm trying to find some time to start,LOL).
If you have any other idea that is not requiring a lot of time, I would like to hear;)

.......an update..............

Yesterday, on November 20, there was the big opening of the ECO CHIC - towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion , fashion design exhibition.
Eco Chic exhibition that is made by Swedish Institute starts its journey throughout the world in Belgrade and it is a perfect combination of art, design, ecology and social responsibility. If you haven’t asked yourself by now what is the link between your intention to purchase new clothing to replace the old and global pollution, then this is the right opportunity to broaden your horizons and at the same time be up to date with the fashion scene on “the top of Europe”.
This event is a good opportunity to become aware of the real meanings and connections between more and more popular (but also necessary in the present vocabulary) terms like eco design, sustainable development, green design, recycling, global warming, etc.


The event was held in best part of the Belgrade's center of the city, at Knez Mihailova street.
The windows of one of the biggest central city Malls(under interior reconstruction)were turned into a small fashion scene where some beautiful eco creations could/can be admired.


I mean how incredibly perfect is this jacket??????


I loved all the models and autors!!!!!


And how about these vintage style shoes????



Also the idea of placing the newspapers as a background is just awesome!!!There was a small speach at the opening of the exhibition about the textile indusrty and how it really ruins our environment, employ small children as a cheap labour etc, and there was one fact that really made me wonder....to produce one pair of the blue jeans, there are about 1200 litters of water required in the process......wow, how terrible is that???


I'm so anciosly waiting the next Saturday, to be able to dispaly some of the things I'm working on now.....thinking the ECO way.....


Fortunately, Eco fashion, besides engadging the natural fibres and materials in process of creating, can also mean produce small, original and handmade pieces, where no indusrty is empoyeed, and therefore can't harm the environment......this was such a relief for me, as besides preparing some linen pieces, I cut some very colourfull pieces of fabric, always cotton fabrics, of course, like the Melissa Averinos 's Sugar snap debut line


or Tanya Whelan 's Ava Rose line.....



making some of these;)


xo, Katarina


The Wooden Spool said...

All of it is so lovely, Katarina!
The sugar snap fabric is so fun, isn't it!

Katarina said...

Yes Laurie, I love it!!!We are making the launch with Melissa, would you like to join us maybe???

Tanya Whelan said...

LOVE those little bags Katarina. Lovely like everything you do. That ruffled dress using Drawing Room is seriously incredible!

kayla said...

I love your blog, I only wish you the best and I hope all is going well, I some how found you looking for things on our sons condition but either way I always enjoy meeting new blogger friends god bless.

Katarina said...

Thanks Kayla!!!
Tanya THANK you so much for stopping by, it is always such an honour to receive the compliments coming from you;)
xoxo, Katarina