John Galliano: Margiela VS Dior

Margiela VS Dior
Margiela VS Dior
Margiela VS Dior
Margiela VS Dior
Margiela VS Dior
Margiela VS Dior
Margiela VS Dior

It was fresh, bright, unexpected in the 2000s. Today it’s just quotes, pale rehashes of the past. Galliano’s self-citation is not a sin, but it is not a feat anyway.


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Brazil’s 1920s Art Deco Magazine “Para Todos”

Para todos 17De.1927Art Deco we associate with a particular period in history— jazz-age of the 20s—but also with particular locales: Paris, London, Vienna, New York. We probably do not think of Rio de Janeiro. Europeans know very little about art from “the colonies.” But Brazil had its own modern art movement, one that strove for a distinctly Brazilian sensibility. The movement announced itself in 1922, the centennial of the South American nation’s independence from Portugal.0998d9ff2c999129cb3cae164897a70b

1922 happened to be the year that a Rio de Janeiro-born artist, illustrator, and graphic designer who went by the name J. Carlos (José Carlos de Brito e Cunha) took over the direction of the magazine Para Todos. Founded in 1918, the magazine began as a film rag, and its covers faithfully featured photo spreads of movie stars. But in 1926, Carlos began drawing his own cover illustrations, and he continued to do so for the next four years, as well as drawing thousands of cartoons and writing vaudeville plays and samba lyrics.






His work introduces some uniquely Brazilian elements that seem almost proto-psychedelic.Para-Todos…-IX.425-05-Fevereiro-1927-copy-12

J. Carlos was a prolific artist who “collaborated in design and illustration in all the major publications of Brazil from the 1920s until the 1950s.” In all, it’s estimated that he left behind over 100,000 illustrations.87dadfc58d606ba8a77a67a86f51248d

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Discovering: Helen Dardic


Helen Dardic is a professional Illustrator and pattern designer from Canada. Bright, playful style. Born near the Black sea, Helen lived in Siberia and then moved to Israel, where she studied art and design. In the early 1990s, she moved to Canada, where she received a degree in graphic design and found work as an Illustrator. Helen works mainly in vectors, using the magic of imagination combined with the magic of Adobe… She finds inspiration in childhood, nature, mid-century design.

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Helen Dardic


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Alexandra Exter’s innivations in the art of costume  


By Melnyk Myroslav Tarasovich,
assistant Professor, Ph. D.,
Kiev Institute of decorative arts and design named after Mychailo Boychuk


The majority of researchers called Alexander Exter the founder of Ukrainian Cubo-futurism: its logic, colours, emotion developed European cubism and futurism on Ukrainian national basis.alexandra-exter-costume-design-for-romeo-and-juliet
In Ukraine, Alexandra Exter traveled from village to village, collecting samples of folk art. On the basis of this material he made designs for fabrics, garments, shawls and scarves. The influence of Ukrainian art in her works is felt not at the level of interpretations, but at the level of attitude.

Exter’s experiments in the field of theatrical costume and body art were innovative: with the geometrization of forms, colors, the effects of the dynamics and emphasis on the frame elements she created the quintessential images of the characters.

Exter also created fashionable suits, taking an active part in the work of the Moscow “Atelier”. She participated in exhibitions and competitions, publishing her sketches and articles in magazines – doing her own variant of the most fashionable in the 1920s “Art Deco” style. With her extravagant combined colors, materials, details, Exter often ahead of its time.

At the beginning of XXI century V. Exter reconstructed in Lilia Pustovit collection of apparel and accessories “Aelita” (2008). Her works inspire many young designers and her main principle – “more creativity and less provincialism” is relevant not only for modeling of the costume, but for the entire Ukrainian contemporary art.

Singer Jamala in Alexandra Exter inspired embroidered blouse by Ruslan Panchuk

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Advertising campaign Piccione Piccione AW 2018

Piccione Piccione AW 2018

Italian brand Piccione.Piccione presented the advertising campaign of the AW 2018 collection, the shooting of which took place during Lviv Fashion Week at the International airport “Lviv”.

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Piccione Piccione AW 2018
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Piccione Piccione AW 2018
Piccione Piccione AW 2018

Piccione.Piccione 2018 AW ad campaign was made at Lviv by Ukrainian team:

Photo: Andrey Goncharenko
Model: Sofia Krisuk, Anastasia Serdyuk
Make-up, hair: Mihaela Matviychuk
Style: Kasia Stefanow, Salvatore Piccione
Organization: Daria Yankovska, Elena Boldyreva, Sashka Hataylo


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Futurism at Lviv Fashion Week FW 2018/2019

164311395-futuristicFuturism at Lviv Fashion Week started with the presentation of  KAROL’ by Kateryna Karol and held a kind of chain through a lot of shows until the last futuristic touch by Fedor Vozianov.

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All collages by Myroslav Melnyk.

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