well-dressed strangers

kiko kostadinov

prvo sam otkrila njegov tumblr. shvatila da oboje volimo yamamota. onda sam videla da se veoma posvećeno bavi modom, ali i da promišlja veoma ozbiljno i odgovorno ovaj naš svet.  ovaj mladi čovek bugarskog porekla, završio je postdiplomske na londonskom central saint martins kao jedan od najuspešnijih postdiplomaca ove godine.

 “in my head fashion means to create something that no one have done and show your emotions/feelings/, or just your view over the world we/you live or want to live. it can be timeless(yohji) or always new(christopher kane). the designers who claim to be creative and design for “now” are boring and rubbish, they won’t go in the history because “now” its changing. sorry if i drove away from your question.” (kostadinov)

 

t i m e l e s s  yohji yamamoto

kiko kostadinov

timeless franz kafka

“don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

 kafka

“i hate fashion. i am not a fashion designer; i am a dress maker. fashion design is based on trends and trends are like the air we breath, we influence it and are polluted by it. it shouldn’t be about “what’s next what’s next what’s next”

(yohji yamamoto)

 

“to be modern is to tear the soul out of every thing” (yohji again)

 

Yegwa Ukpo

yegwa ukpo

opet  tumblr com i opet oduševljenje!! kakav stajling ovog mladog čoveka.  perfektan ukus! nosi uglavnom yamamota, ann demeulemeester, raf simonsa… i to kako nosi!!! visok, lepo građen,  pomalo podseća na marvina gaya… zove se yegwa ukpo. moja iznenađenost je bila još veća kada sam otkrila da živi u nigeriji. u gradu lagos on i njegova supruga imaju zanimljiv concept store stranger  lagos koje nije samo mesto u kome se prodaje dobro dizajnirana muška garderoba, nego i mesto okupljanja ljudi koji vole umetnost, mesto organizovanja performansa, dešavanja, projekcija filmova, promocija knjiga, druženja, mesto koje obećava da će od stranca načiniti prijatelja….  najavljen je i skorašnji izlazak njihovog žurnala.

it’s weird talking about clothes! i always feel very self conscious about it unless i’m talking to somebody who is really into clothing, but to say a jacket can speak to you is bizarre to most people, but it really felt like that when i first discovered yohji yamomoto. it was like this is how i want to be dressed. it felt like he was what i’d been looking for since i was a teenager but didn’t know where to search. from there i just started picking up more pieces in that line, in that kind of aesthetic and started to really get into the idea of conceptual clothing. you know, the idea of clothing as armor or architecture. it appealed to me because it felt like more of who i am-i don’t wear suits or that kind of thing.

my stomach is getting out of control. so in the morning i wake up and do crunches, but i’m getting older now and it’s not working as well. i tend to be very conscious about that when i put on clothes so i prefer looser clothing so i don’t have to think about it as much. that’s one of my somewhat vain reasons for liking yohji yamomoto- he makes a lot of pants that you can wear really high up and your stomach has to fall basically in line with the pants. but generally speaking its something that i’m always conscious about every single day even right now i have to be like okay stop clenching it. but we do need to be more open about the relationship between fashion and our own bodies, i guess being less afraid to talk about our insecurities. we’re all human.

(yegwa ukpo)

 

 

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