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Upoznajmo zimske klasike – Montgomery kaput
MONTGOMERY kaput – MONTY, DUFFLE, DUFFEL
Sve su to nazivi za modni klasik koji sa malim izmjena postoji skoro dva stoljeća. Za modu, koja se mijenja nekoliko puta u godini, to je iznimno dug vijek. Zbog toga taj kaput svevremenog dizajna ubrajamo u klasike modne industrije.
Izvornim dizajnom smatra se takozvani “poljski kaput”. Od imena belgijskog grada Duffel koji se nalazi u provinciji Antwerpena potječe jedan od naziva za taj kaput. U tom belgijskom gradiću u kojem se proizvodilo dosta vune proizvodila se i tkanina od koje se prvotno izrađivao kaput. Bila je to gruba vunena tkanina, u prirodnoj ( bežastoj) boji vune. Velika izdržljivost na habanje učinilo ju je idealnom za kapute tj. vanjsku odjeću.
Kao i brojni drugi ogrtači, Duffel je preko vojske ušao u mušku garderobu. Nakon Poljske najprije su ga počeli koristiti u britanskoj mornarici krajem 19og stoljeća. Kapuljača i debelo vuneno sukno odlično su štitili od vjetra i ostalih vremenskih uvjeta na moru.
OTIMANJE ZABORAVU NAKON RATA
Velike količine vojne odjeće koje su se obično proizvodile za vojne svrhe u poratnim razdobljima postale su višak. Britanska tvrtka Gloverall otkupila je veliku količinu tih vojnih viškova. Distribuirala ih je po vrlo pristupačnim cijenama i tako su dospjele na tržište. Uskoro su ih i sami proizvodili uvodeći minimalne ali funkcionalne izmjene u dizajn kaputa koji odolijeva testu vremena skoro dva stoljeća.
Zahvaljujući spomenutim perfomansama tkanine i kroja Duffel se u uporabi zadržao do danas. U novije vrijeme proizvodi se od puno finije vunene tkanine naziva “Melton”. Iz muške mode ubrzo je prešao i u ženske ali i dječje ormare.
Drugi naziv za taj kaput vrlo karakterističnog dizajna je Montgomery ili Monty i datira iz vremena II. Svjetskog rata. Taj naziv potječe od prezimena britanskog feldmaršala koji je nosio taj kaput i ponovno ga popularizirao. Njegov nadimak je bio Monty pa se u nekim krajevima i kaput naziva Monty.
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Graffiti Art- Contemporary art equalized as crime and vandalism
There are some graffiti art festivals going on and finalizing these days. You can check “Grafiti na gradele” (Croatia). After visiting one, found my favorite “piece of graffiti art” standing in my room. It was already prepared (not consciously) as a part of style combination for next shooting. Finally, at the end of the day, opened some news pages and saw it. Banksys’ new exhibition happening in London – absolutely stranded by Graffiti today…
Probably the World most intrigue and famous graffiti artist. He was born in Bristol, UK. His career started as a member of one Bristol’s graffiti crew in early 90’s and soon becomes distinctive member forming Bristol underground scene.
He is socially engaged and critically reviewing politics and society scene through his art. The main motive in his artwork is usually anti-war, anti-capitalism or anti-establishment message.
In his work, he is mostly using stencil technique. He explained, it is faster and is exactly what he needed often running from the police.
Except for his artwork, he becomes “famous” for hiding his identity and insisting on keeping his anonymous status. It led to many story-constructing around his identity. The secrecy is needed as graffiti art is considered more as crime and vandalism than art.
Graffiti as the street voice
Considering graffiti art as a voice of middle class or underclass society he often points out the underclass problems, political issues, and poor economic status.
Banksy’s graffiti art have the voice of the oppressed around the world. He stands out for war victims, animals rights, the victims of sexual abuses, etc. Pointing out the oppression and injustice of establishments. He criticizes and satirizes the consumerism. Greed. The artificial creation of poverty. Fascism. Imperialism and other social illnesses.
Even though Banksy’s work as an artist is highly valuable and recognized. His artworks are sold for highly respectable amounts and won several prizes for his work. Banksy, even, got the award for Art’s Greatest living Briton. Which he did not, actually, collect in order to keep his identity hidden. He was, also, nominated for Oscar in the category for the best Documentary movie in 2010.
There’s a pretty big Banksy exhibition coming to London in July. But if you will not be able to visit Lazinc Gallery in period Jul 12-Aug 25 for any reasons, you can calm your hunger for street art watching the movie he directed ( Exit Through the Gift Shop) or you can see how he arranged his Hotel in Bethlehem.
What do I love about Banksy?
I love his socially engaged artworks. Stencil technique. Subversive messages. Consciousness in approach to contemporary art and criticism in it. Even love the fuss about his identity. There is the theory that his real name is Robert Del Naja. World famous Massive Atack’s frontman. This one is my favorite theory of Banksys’ identity. You dig and find out what’s yours.
The most precious Banksy’s work for me is this one above. I have it printed on a tee. One of my favorite tee’s.
Oldie but goldie- the souvenir from London trip. Thanks, D.
Stay tuned for Banksy inspired outfits and some stencils I found in this town. Coming soon.
Head to toe in stripes. This is ultimate Summer trend
The stripes are never out of fashion.
Inspirational summer trend from Fashionbourg’s collection is this maxi dress.
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Sculptured art on my way one year later – meet Skopje
Last year I traveled to Prague and found quite interesting sculptured art made by David Cerny. This year I took the trip to Macedonian capital city. Skopje is known by thousands of sculptures and monumental architecture.
Let’s check what sculptured and sacral architecture art I met on my travel to Zagreb – Osijek – Skopje -Belgrade – Linz – Vienna.
Franjo Krežma, statue in Osijek.
Franjo Krežma was compositor and violin virtuous. Sculptor: Vanja Radauš (1967.)
After the restoration, the sculpture is equipped with the contemporary audio system playing Krežma’s music.
Among the most famous sculptures in Osijek are August Cesarac, known as “City Walker”, afterwar installation The Tank and Fićo, People ( known as Group of Citizens), Pablo Picasso statue and Miroslav Krleža.
Every mentioned sculpture is work of Croatian artists glorifying other important historical personalities or moments. Interesting fact about the sculpture made by Ivan Sabolić says that this is the only sculpture presenting Pablo Picasso standing out of painters native country, Spain.
More “Autumn in Prague” photos coming up, till then check the article about previous travel to Prague discovering David Cerny’s sculptures.
Thank you, people of Prague. More photos coming on Instagram.
It`s October; beer time. Meet Daphne Guinness
The honorable Guinness
Due to October premise in Europe – October fest and similar beer festivals around the continent- Guinness heiress and outstanding fashion figure crossed my mind. Guinness?Daphne Guinness!
Considering her self an artist. She is designers muse. Couture collector. A singer. A fashion designer. She is Daphne Guinness – the eccentric heiress of Guinness brewery. A remarkable figure, an eternal inspiration for fashion.
The friend and the muse of the entire Industry. The honorable Daphne, Guinness heiress has a real job in the fashion business, even though, she needs no job at all. And by her nature, this job is peculiar as heiress her self. To inspire.
From the all over the world fashionistas point of view, she is an outstanding individual with an impeccable sense of fashion. Walking Fashion Museum itself, due to her well-known designers’ wardrobe collection. Yet, she is, indeed, walking in eccentric personalized shoes.
Daphne Guinness is beloved by the fashion industry. Equally. designers, editors, photographers… the World of Fashion simply deeply loves her tiny figure. Her “Cruella” hairstyle. Hand armor and mask she frequently wears to cover shy little Daphe from the “real world” and “real people” that she never really met while living in that royalty art surrounded world of hers.
A very close friend to Alexandar McQueen and Isabella Blow. Collaborating with CdG ( Rei Kawakubo), Karl Lagerfeld, cosmetics industries, perfumes…, posing for Vogue, etc. etc. leads me to conclusion Daphne is unreplaceable in today’s high fashion.