Sep 1, 2010
Aug 31, 2010
May 19, 2010
Feb 12, 2010
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.
Photos by Mirjam Calabrese
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:
Jul 28, 2009
Jul 3, 2009
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
Hair: Marina Moldovan
Face accessories: Acarete for Andreea Badala
Shoes: Coca Zaboloteanu