No stranger to the fashion scene, Lithuania-born Agne Kuzmickaite isn’t afraid of a little color.
Her inspiration frequently comes from the everyday, commenting on themes overlooked. This time, attracted to the brilliance of the outdoors, Kuzmickaite brought nature to the runway.
Past experience in costume design allows Kuzmickaite to toe the line of wearability. Though the pieces put flirty and feminine pleated skirts and cinched waists to work, they also take bold color to another level with rainbow stripes.
Meanwhile, Kuzmickaite’s collection comes to life with floral photos, instead of prints. Complete with a touch of 3-D appliqués and eco-friendly, natural fabrics, her visuals and thoughts on nature were conveyed loud and clear.
We hope to see Kuzmickaite venturing out beyond Eastern Europe in fashion weeks to come.
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Fashionable, yet wearable—Three words that sum up Alena Tumko. The budding Ukrainian designer presented her collection to the largest fashion week in Eastern Europe, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) Kiev… But she wasn’t quite happy with the results.
The collection had a casual, carefree vibe that screamed ‘effortlessly chic’, outlining loose-fitting pieces with simple lines. Importing the fabrics from Italy and Paris, Tumko drew attention to the waist with wrap jackets and cut-out details, juxtaposing it with bondage-inspired collars and print. And the models’ fresh faces with clean eyeliner gave the pieces an overall confident stance.
Yet on her Facebook page, Tumko publicly complained about MBFW organizers, stating that the only thing she received from MBFW was photos. All promotions focused on a select few designers, and Tumko was less than impressed with MBFW’s lack of support.
With drama brewing in the Eastern European fashion world, we are left wondering if Alena Tumko is ready to take on the world.
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