(jiří macek) A square serves as the basis for the Metro Quadrato collection for which Mirka Talavašková won the Top Styl Designér Award at the Styl a Kabo Fashion Fair in Brno last week. It is a fairly restless square indeed.
“I was inspired by Mondrian’s net of lines in order to enhance the graphic impression of the collection,” says Mirka Talavašková.
However, it is as if the emotional charge of playing with squares went against Mondrian’s work, as if the harmony – resulting from the fight of vertical and horizontal lines in Mondrian’s paintings – was just a starting point which Mirka Talavašková turned her work into a storm of shapes and emotions, giving abstraction its original meaning.
Talavašková states, “The square of fabric determines the look and character of the individual models. A square meter of fabric is sewn in, bent, folded, frilled, deformed, and falls. I fix this play with a piece of fabric onto shirts that constitute a popular part of our wardrobe. The dimension of the square gradually changes and adjusts to the body of a person – perhaps, a woman – or keeps just a part of it. The rectangular corners are reminiscent of the elements and details from the military uniforms that gave a direction to the further development of this collection. The silhouettes of the dresses emphasize slender waists, hips, and shoulders. The neck is visually raised by a distinctive storm collar.”
Talavašková, a student of the Fashion Art Studio led by Josef Ťapťuch at the AAAD, will present herself at Designblok as a member of the fashiondesigners.cz association that she co-founded.
Materials Used: Black and white shirting (PERLA) and black cloth (ELTEX); the clothes are combined with jewelry by Kateřina Řezáčová.
Photo: Lukáš Dvořák; Hair: salón Joshua - Lucia Gabrhelová; Make-up: Eva Svobodová, Zuzka Máchalová, Model: Bara M a Bára Nosková / Elite models, studio FABION: Jan Černý