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.

She is attired for harsh weather and spiritual combat alike –  In such a manner that one might even think that she is the Snow Queen herself.

Erasure once said it 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.

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Iva Sokovic AW2011/12 MODERN ANGELS LIKE US 

@ Amstel Fashion Week October 2011

Video by Vanja Milicevic


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Iva Sokovic AW2011/12 MODERN ANGELS LIKE US 

@ Amstel Fashion Week October 2011

  Runway photos: Srdjan Kalinic

Backstage photos: A-line Dunja Jovanovic and Marija Radakovic