Taka lista inspiracji ciągnie się bez końca – wystarczy odrobinę się zrelaksować, by w tym całym gąszczu inspiracji nie patrzeć metki ale szukać po prostu siebie i tego co do nas pasuje. Właśnie tak zaczyna się najpiękniejsza podróż! U jej kresu, uzbrojeni w nowe pomysły , niezapomniane doznania estetyczne i szerokie horyzonty, w końcu możecie wyruszać na podbój – nie tylko świata mody.
Coco Chanel is a timeless mine of accurate aphorisms. She once said that “ Fashion passes- style remains”. Even though my style is not a classical one, I couldn’t take this quote for more true. Fashion can be different. Sometimes calm, the other time dazzling and avant-garde, but never monotonous. It always offers us plenty of possibilities. You do not have to be afraid of it, but rather treat it as a garden full of abundance and pick only these fruits which you like. Trends can be a very good hint and they are worth knowing, but it is essential not to los your head for them. Instead of going crazy and changing your clothes every season it is better to get inspired and look for your own style- it will remain with you for years.
I have always stressed that fashion is an art. Art of expressing ourselves and talking about ourselves and the world around us. That is why I often compare fashion shows to complex theatre performances. There is an introduction, a main body and catharsis at the end, for example in the form of a wedding dress. Even though relatively small number of people can participate in such events (as they are rather dedicated to members of the fashion industry), luckily newspapers and TV broadens this circle and make the “common people” aware of what is ‘on top’ as well. As the press usually modifies the daring outfits shown during such events into something regular, something that their readers would wear, the TV serves in the sauté version. While during the show models presenting crazy outfits appear on the screen it happens that an average viewer runs away scared, shouting: “No, no, that’s not for me, where would I wear it?”. And that’s not the way it should be!
You have to remember that big fashion is like poetry- literality kills it and an open mind pushes it forward. While watching magazines, blogs, fashion shows or editorials full of, for example, baroque exquisiteness you have to remember one thing: fashion is not only about ‘ready to wear’ stuff. It consists of a whole world of fairytale inspirations available just for the asking. I like to joke that I perceive the world like a painter; I look for colorful spots. That is why I treat dressing myself more like an artistic activity than a classic stylization. If I see a decorative haute couture dress in a monthly magazine, after a burst of squeals and exclamations instead of saying with regret ‘these time are long gone, where would I wear that?”, I have a closer look at its details. I carefully examine the textures and all this stuff that you normally forget about. Intimidated by the whole, we do not remember that watching a photoshoot is like watching a painting; you have to calm down to observe the sets of colors and choice of accessories with proper care. What if the spectacular necklace shining on the neck of the photographed woman (and probably worth a giant amount of money) resembles the beautiful necklace that we have recently seen in the window of our favorite shop? Or maybe the embroidery on the couch on which the model is nonchalantly lying can give you a hint how to skillfully combine two seemingly odd colors? It is really not that hard and it may turn out to be a great idea for a duo color Sunday best!
The list of inspirations seems not to have an ending; if you want to find yourself in this sea of inspirations, all you have to do is relax and not to look at tags. This is how the most beautiful journey begins! At its end, armed with new ideas you are ready to conquer- not only the world of fashion.