Feeric Fashion Week, the greatest fashion week in Eastern Europe, is very famous for its spectacular catwalks in the middle of nature, castles, candies factory or other unusual places. Local and international designers showcased their collections in unusual places and we selected 10 young talents to keep an eye on at Feeric’s 10th Anniversary.
1. IRINA DUTU ZGAIA – Romania
The festival started on July 17th at Tauni Winery, the domains of Jidvei, the festival’s main partner: Tăuni Winery was the spectacular place where Irina Duţu Zgâia presented, starting from 2 o’clock in the afternoon, a collection inspired by Lewis Carroll’s book „Alice in Wonderland”. Irina Dutu Zgaia graduated at UAD Fashion University from Cluj-Napoca, clothing design department, and she has a special interest in deconstructed forms and prefers techniques that involve manual intervention. She loves reading stories for children, and from this magic she is inspired to create. Her last collection presented at Tăuni Winery is called “As mad as a hatter” and contains 18 looks. “In my collection,you can recognize Alice with oversized bands, the Crazy Hare with the typical British eccentricity, the White Rabbit constantly watching the pocket watch, the Rough and Sober Time, and the Red Heart Queen. The collection is meant to be a celebration of the beautiful madness of each of us, being the result of a serious adult work that every day enjoys the fact that its childhood has survived, “said Irina Duţu Zgâia.
2. EVELYNE LORINCZ – Romania
Feeric Fashion Week made space also for the creations of the students from UAD Cluj-Napoca (University of Arts and Design from Cluj-Napoca) at Redal Expo, the main venue. The one that opened the series was EVELYNE Lorincz, with “Notorious” collection that is defined by elegance, art and glitter addressed to young nonconformists.
3. OANA BARBOS – Romania
Oana Barbos continued the series of the shows with a collection for the whole new generation, which included army influences and green shades with subliminal messages.
MARIA CATALINA CULDA – Romania
The white and blue stripes also dominated the Feeric Venue, where Maria Catalina Culda presented her works whose key points is the digital continuity.
5. MODEMENT – Hong Kong
Modement from Hong Kong showcased their newest collection “Soulmate” during the Feeric Fashion Week in Sibiu Romania in a magical location, the Hobbit Castle, built out of clay and sand. The collection is for both, men and women,Inspired by the bible phrase regarding the creation of Eve from Adam’s bone and flesh, the designer Sin brings together different colors and silhouettes creating a collection that portrays the process of finding each other. Keeping loyal to her signature androgynous and unisex concept. The different textures and weaving represent the bones curving and transforming into something. Connotations are made to blood vessels with the specially crafted fabrics. The designer, Sin, believes that we no longer live in a world where fashion is about size, fashion is about style and the ability to mix and match in order to find the fashion that is themselves. Thus,Sin keeps her designs simple with interesting elements that create the sparks for bonding. The last key piece is a beautifully weaved outfit, showing that the different elements have mixed and match in order to come together at last. Sin commented “My collection is about finding the Soulmate, the last piece has been weave because they have merged, In the bible when couples marry we say that they have become one!”
6. VISORI – Spain
Visori, fashion label from Spain, showcased SUTURA Collection inspire from the human skin and its structures. The act of sewing the skin too gets another perspective . Skin as inspiration as a canvas reflected in the manufactured items. The colors are dirty, the fabrics are rough and we have the color red as a twist.
7. MINIMAL TO – Italy
IED Milan ( Istituto Europeo di Design Milano ) brought Minimal To to Feeric Fashion Week, which was born from the unceasing observation of the changing society, the creative boost to the birth of their collections. Natural and technicians fabrics are shaped in a radiantly surrealist atmosphere in which it is possible to play according to absolutely personal rules free from conventions.The design conveys the desire for greater relationship between clothing and the person who wears it, through meticulous research of shapes and fabrics which adapt to the body and of one’s own interpretation, into a new concept of Made in Italy.
8. ADRIANA GOILAV – Romania
Through Romanian emerging designers, we loved also a lot Adriana Goilav’s collection, presented in collaboration with ECCO Shoes on a mobile catwalk between old trains and railways at Feeric Fashion Week. At first glance, the show seemed to be a playful show on a mobile catwalk. It opened with black and white, classically based looks — white shirts, black pants and skirts— with playful zips, accentuated seams and wrap waists. Then came gently cut looks printed with technical drawings. Sporty utility jackets and pants were accessorized with symbols and zips. Jackets transformed in skirts and skirts transformed in bags are some of the collection’s strengths.
9. ANDREEA CIUNGAN – Romania
To keep an eye on Andreea Ciungan, romanian designer who showcased a playful womenswear collection with sophisticated silhouettes. Gently deconstructed, Andreea’s many draped and airy oversized trousers and soft looks for Fall/Winter 2017 are crafted from fine fabrics like silk and cotton. The collection was styled with accessories like eyeswear, hats, scarves and backpacks. Red and pink didn’t miss from the color palette.
10. LUNA MORGACIOVA – Romania
Through one of the most interesting Romanian designers was also Luna Morgaciova, who notably brought painted elements on her looks for Fall Winter 2017 Collection at Feeric Fashion Week. The designer’s shocking pop elements with the color contrasts dominated the catwalk, while patterns of suns, puzzle pieces, oversize sweaters and pierced elements added a celestial, fortune-teller-ish influence to the collection.