Monday, May 28, 2012

Transcendence

My new collection called “Transcendence” and the second one by “SheverDUSHKA” is finally launched. Its out there now for all of you to enjoy (if I'm lucky ;) and judge! It’s again autumn/winter women’s wear and the main item of the new range is outwear – jackets, coats, capes. The pieces, I believe, are the ones which set the whole look. Also, now, when I know my clientele better, I made some adjustments and the new collection is created with consideration for ladies of different sizes and shapes. Plus, although, each piece is OOAK, this time I will take orders to produce new versions of the items according to customers wishes but with certain changes in colour or/and textures, trims, etc. Thus, it is not identical to the original. Working on this collection I proceeded to explore textile techniques I got to experiment with developing my first collection “Human Chamaeleanus” – nuno-felting and shibori. It was love at first sight between me and those techniques :) I totally love how they allow to create unique textures and surfaces. Such poetry within!!! This time I drew inspiration from two different sources. Styles and silhouettes are inspired by historical costumes of 14-18 century, such as medieval dresses or regal robes. I believe, the HBO’s new hit “Game of Thrones” has something to do with it ;) “Winter is coming…” ;) At the same time, textures and colour palette are driven by nature – stones, caves and ground surfaces – various shades of brown, tangerine and beige. Collection is made of high quality natural materials such as merino fleece, merino and virgin wool jersey, silks, silk/linen blends and some gold sequins and genuine leather in metallic shades to give it a more contemporary touch. The name of the collection “Transcendence” came (with a help of friend of mine) as I tried to express the underlying meaning beyond material and practical value of the garments. In general, the world “transcendence” describes “the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits"; "a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience". In application to my collection it’s about taking inspiration from historical costumes, bringing elements over into modern society and giving a wearer a chance to get a sense, a feeling, an emotional experience, which goes far beyond just materiality of the garment itself. Because, even in updated modern application each particular historical style comes with baggage of meanings attached to it and therefore creates different emotional atmosphere around as well as inside the wearer; changes the energy flow if you wish. So here it comes... Subliminal Transformation Reversable Coat_Sublimation Side
Subliminal Transformation Reversable Coat_Regal Side
Back & Forward Reversable Coat_Internal Side
Back & Forward Reversable Coat_External Side
The Hidden Within Hoody_Good Forces
The Hidden Within Hoody_Evil Queen
To Infinity and Beyond Cape
Rings of Eternity Lace Dress
Legacy & Spirits Jacket
Bells & Whistles Jacket, Scarves and Skirt
Huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped me to make it happen: Amasingly creative team of XRay Doll for their enormous work with photography, retouching and filmmaking!!! My dearest friend and very talented haidresser Heather Loudon for my hair colour, hairdo and make up that gave me the perfect look for this collection!!! And, finally, to my hubby, who puts up with me being a lousy wife while I'm busy creating :))) LOVE YOU all dearly!!! xoxo SheverDUSHKA

5 comments:

  1. OMG! They look amazing! Wonderful unique pieces! I wish you good luck with the collection!

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    1. Thank you, Lorena! Fingers crossed ;) Guys done amasing job with images to deliver my concept!

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  2. Amazing collection!! I'm impressed.

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  3. Dear Tatiana,
    My name is Glenys Mann and I coordinate Fibre Arts Australia. I am wondering if you teach and if you would be interested in teaching for me in October 2013.
    Please email me mail@fibrearts.net.au if you are interested.
    Glenys

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