Saturday, 17 May 2014

Ivana Pilja's futuristic fashion nostalgia

Watching the moving sculptures of Serbian designer 
Ivana Pilja, we enter into an amazing new world of thoughts:
a Belgrade's College of Design graduate, Ivana worked as a
designer for sport and streetwear labels before establishing
her own label characterized by a futuristic edge 
echoing Japanese fashion and origami.

Inspired by Australian performing artist, actor, model, club
promoter and fashion designer Leigh Bowery - one London's
influential figures of the 1980s and 1990s and namely by his
design collaborations with Scottish dancer and choreographer
Michael Clark -
Pilja's fall-winter 2014-15 capsule collection
shows theatrical black garments, actually avant-garde sculpted
creations whose futuristic appeal is highlighted by the graphic
lookbook conceived by Valentina Brostean, Torino-based
illustrator, designer and painter who teamed up with 
photographer Nikola Sokolov to depict her architectural 
costumes like cards of a dark, enticing game of style.

”Leigh Bowery will forever be a forerunner and driving force
behind creative innovation and rebellion. Now, years later,
Serbian based avant-garde designer Ivana Pilja takes the
wheel and, with Leigh's inspiration and influence, prepares
to lead us into the new frontier of avant-garde fashion
she writes on her fb page adding that ”each
piece it's own individual work of art that are just as fashion
forward as that are theatrical and that can only be
 described as ”futuristic fashion nostalgia”.

> all images © by Nikola Sokolov, art direction by Valentina Brostean <

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