Aug 31, 2010

SS 2011 collection at Who's Next Paris

The SS 2011 collection can be viewed at Who's Next Paris, from the 4th till the 7th of September.The collection is also part of the Who's Next catwalk.

Feb 12, 2010

Alexander McQueen Menswear internship

From the end of October 2009 till the end of January 2010 I was an intern in Alexander Mcqueen Menswear.I was in the sample making and pattern cutting team.It was the most creative and complete work experience I’ve had since now.It was such a great experience to work with an amazing team and for such an overwhelming creative mind as Lee McQueen.

The Alexander McQueen aw 2010/11 menswear show

Backstage photos from the Alexander McQueen menswear aw 2010/11 show in Milan (January 18th)

Photos by Mirjam Calabrese

Emilio de la Morena work experience

I’ve worked for one month for the ss2009 collection and actually Emilio’s first main catwalk in London Fashion Week, helping with creating the samples for the show.Emilio was so nice to thank the entire team for the help in his press release:

Emilio de la Morena press release for the ss2010 collection

Emilio de la Morena ss2010 show

Backstage photos from the ss2010 Emilio de la Morena show

Jul 3, 2009

‘ROOTS’ aw 09/10

My starting point was an old Romanian piece of cloth embroidered with geometric human figures. I turned the embroidered silhouettes into the outlines of my collection. In those outlines I attuned underwear shapes and reinterpreted Romanian hand embroidery.

The collection has two kinds of pieces: those that consist of a lot of hand labor and the industrial ones. The jackets are made using traditional techniques, hand sewing the canvas into the felt, without any fusing. Everything under the main fabric is hand sewn, giving the jacket shape and a longer life. The hand embroidery on the felt jackets is made using cutouts, layering and a lot of needle work. Those are unique pieces, made within days and days of work.

On the other hand, the same embroidery layout is turned into a digital print, expressing the exact opposite- the possibility to reproduce a piece into lots of identical ones. I chose all kinds of screws and pins to illustrate the automated, fast present world. The digital print has the purpose of quoting the unique, hand labored pieces in an approach that defines our times - multiplication.

Photos: Dan Samoila

Make-up: Marian Tanase

Nicoleta Cimpeanu

Hair: Marina Moldovan

Face accessories: Acarete for Andreea Badala

Shoes: Coca Zaboloteanu