Modern Angels Like Us

 

 

Lookbook photos Nemanja Maras / Lookbook model Dajana Perovic

 

 

Modern Angels Like Us

by Iva Sokovic

My first author collection presented at Fashion Week Belgrade, AW2011.

The background story that serves as an inspiration for this collection is The Snow Queen by H. C. Andersen. One of the main female characters, Gerda, is on a mission to save her loved one’s heart from being claimed by the evil Snow Queen.

I loved how the allegories used in this story translate into our more mundane reality.

My Gerda is a modern angel, pure at heart. Yet, tough and attired for harsh weather and spiritual combat alike. In such a manner that one might even think that she is the Snow Queen herself.

As Erasure once said before,  ”I like to read murder mystery, I like to know the killer isn’t me.”  This is a line that comes to mind easily while contemplating this collection.

The color palette includes shades of black and grey, with a hint of silver, due to the dual nature of the main character.

Although the background story is potentially a fertile ground for loftier visual aspirations, I decided to keep the look and feel of the entire collection in the realm of commercial, wearable and practical.

Aside from the few elaborate pieces, the collection is clean, simple and versatile.

The power-vamp vein is still present, but even the most intricate pieces are easy to wear and blend in with other (less predatory) styles.

 

 

AW2011 Amstel Fashion Week Belgrade

 

Modern Angels Like Us

by Iva Sokovic

 Amstel Fashion Week Belgrade, October 2011

Video by Vanja Milicevic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Srdjan Kalinic (runway) and A-line blog(backstage) by Dunja Jovanovic and Marija Radakovic