August 6, 2009

Fashion's Latest Fortune Teller

"Fortune" is Tina Kalivas' latest SS09/10 collection. To put it simply: It's as if Xena joined a circus of travelling gypsies who taught her the in's and out's of astrology and Greek mythology. Through injections of armour-like jewelry and feminine hints of military prowess, Kalivas embraces colour with an ethereal, celestial colour palette. The original spin Kalivas has put on digital print and new age patterns is refreshing when we've been seeing so much of it in the past seasons. Her penchant for highly structured yet breezy, feminine looks is accoladed with knotting, roping, tassels, fringing and a few carefully placed slashes. The stand out emerald green panelled jacket is a gentle reminder of her stint at Alexander McQueen where she was seamstres and Creative Pattern Cutter of showpieces and private orders. She gained skills of the highest calibre such as draping, tailoring, and endless couture techniques; all evident in this collection which is sure to pave way to the future.

16 comments:

Emma said...

wow i LOVE this!!!!

{ A L I C E } said...

So, so beautiful and enchanting - I am literally drooling xx

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trigg and trig. said...

wow these are so beautiful, love your writing

loft in soho said...

Lovely post dear!

xxx

Ashley said...

Gorgeous green jacket!

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oriwa said...

oh man i still can't get over how brilliant this is.

ELLE said...

My god, I'm in love with that model. Does anybody know her name?

M I A N N said...

Allegra something.. I can't remember her last name

K. said...

ummmmm....hi stranger!!!!!!
miss you

M I A N N said...

omfg kelsey!?

Nen Chadathan said...

hey =]
thx for the commet earlier.
i have no idea when people leave me any comments or whatsoever lol. I'm still new to this thing, but i really like it tho.

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Yeah, i'm totally in love with your style and everything. =] Really like it.
Take care. =]

CAMILLE said...

im really digging this collection, ive never been much of a fan but those dresses have changed my mind!

Anthem said...

this post sounds strangely like the one on pedestrian.tv...

JadeRose said...

wow wow wow she has done it again. I want every single piece! Now excuse me while I go rob a bank :)

Silvie said...

I love the green jacket,
i would totally wear it!

somedaynewyorker said...

I love that second photo. The knit/crocheted midsection is amazing.