One (or three) of my favorite books are Stieg Larsson's Millennium Triology. Although every book has around 600 pages, I still remember my excitement when I red first part in just 2 days. Book I have read before wasn't boring at all and had 100 pages, but I needed at least one month to read it, so that proves how delighted I was when I read the first part called The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. First I read it in English, so I have all tree books in English, but when it was translated in my language, Croatian, I also bought all three book in my language. Than there was Swedish movie (3 parts of course), and I watched them all and now Americans are shooting their version, so I can't wait to see it. One of the main female caracters is Lisbeth Salander, skinny girl, always in black and covered with tattoos and piercings. She has suffered from every type of abuse imaginable, is aggressive, unforgiving and cares very little about how she looks. And why am I talking about that?
Well, that caracter inspired a must-buy collection for the chain H&M, all under Trish Summerville's direction. Summerville is the costume designer for the English language film adaptation of the novels starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.
Her 30-piece collection for H&M has all the ominous urban feel that defines anti-heroine Lisbeth's character - but it is also surprisingly wearable and of its time.
Leather and dark denim features heavily. Jackets, skinny trousers and slouchy hoodies also all come in industrial shades of black, grey, worn white or dark red.
Boots finish off the style, whether they be high-top trainers, an urban platform wedge, or some pre-worn leather boots.
The collection will debut exclusively at the boutique Colette in Paris on November 28, with its own dedicated in-store area. It will also be available from December 14 in Divided departments in around 180 H&M stores worldwide, as well as online.
Jedna (ili tri) od mojih najdražih knjiga je Millennium trilogija Stiega Larssona. Iako svaka knjiga ima oko 600 stranica, još uvijek se sjećam svog uzbuđenja kada sam u ruke dobila prvi dio The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (ili u hrvatskom prijevodu Muškarci koji mrze žene) i pročitala ga u dva dana. Knjiga je bila tako dobra da nisam mogla ići spavati i jedva sam je ispuštala iz ruku, a tako je i bilo s druga dva dijela. Koliko su me knjige oduševile ( vjerujte mi ne sjećam se neke koja me ikada toliko zainteresirala) dokazuje činjenica da sam knjigu prije, koja uopće nije dosadna i ima jedva stotinjak stranica, čitala više od mjesec dana.
Onda je snimljen i film - Švedski (sva tri dijela, naravno) koje sam također pogledala, a trenutno se snima i američka verzija trilogije i jedva čekam da i to pogledam. Jedan od glavnih ženskih likova u knizi je Lisbeth Salander, mršava djevojka prekrivena tetovažama i pirsinzima, od glave do pete obučena u crno. U svom mladom životu pretrpjela je sve i svašta - svakva moguća zlostavljanja, agresivna je, nikome ne oprašta i u biti joj nije pretjerano stalo do njenog izgleda. A zašto govorim o njoj?
Pa, lik Lisbeth inspirirao je Trish Summerville za kolekciju za H&M. Ona je kostimografkinja američke verzije filma u kojoj glume Daniel Craig i Rooney Mara.
Njena kolekcija se sastoji od 30 komada i ima sve ono što opisuje lik Lisbeth, ali je iznenađujuće nosiva. Koža i tamni traper - jakne, uske hlače... dolaze u crnoj, sivoj, bijeloj ili crvenoj boji. Kompletan styling upotpunjuju čizme, bilo da je riječ o visokim tenisicama, urbanim wedgesicama (imamo li mi hrvatsku riječ za njih?) ili kožnim čizmama koje izgledaju iznošeno.
Kolekcija će se premijerno prikazati u trgovini Colette u Parizu 28. studenog, gdje će imati cijeli jedan posvećeni dio. Također će bit dostupna od 14. prosinca u oko 180 H&M trgovina diljem svijeta, kao i online.
And yes, you should read these books if you already haven't done that. (and sorry for my bad English)
Natasha Poly is star and guest editor of the November edition of Vogue Spain inspired by bikers culture (and I love it). Photographed by Lachlan Bailey and styled by Geraldine Saglio, Natasha wears pieces from labels such as Loewe, Céline, Barbara Bui and Maison Martin Margiela.
And here is the last day of Cro-a-porter
Post-graduation, Luka worked alongside top designers in New York including Oscar de La Renta, Dennis Basso, and Nicolas Petrou. He helped Mr. de La Renta and his team to create designs for the company's Ready-To-Wear and for various fashion shows, including the Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 Fashion Weeks. Luka also worked for Nicolas Petrou and contributed to the acclaimed debut collection for the Madison Avenue store launch in 2007. More at http://lukag.com/
Croatian designer Ivan Mandžukić with Berlin address. More at http://www.ivanman.de/
ANDREJA BISTRIČIĆ I MAJA MERLIĆ
For this collection designer Andreja Bistričić used polaroids of Maja Merlić as main motive. More about Andreja at http://www.andrejabistricic.com/
After divorce of Croatian business man she became one of the richest Croatian women's. This is her first collection presented here, and I think that this is first collection ever.
TEO P. FOR MAK
Collaboration of Croatian designer Teo Perić and fashion house MAK.
Young Juraj Žigman already prove him self as a quality designer. He usually uses a lot of colors and more you can find here http://jurajzigman.com/
Famous Croatian wild designer, more at http://ivanapopovic.com/
These were all shows at Cro-a-porter. I wasn't too much impressed with it, even with those who are otherwise excellent, but in almost every collection I'd found a piece that I would put on myself. All collections are a little to dark, and all a little too reminiscent of the world's top designers. But I am not an expert, so this is my personal opinion.
I wanted to write you few words about every designer, but I don't have time to surf the internet whole day and I think that today in the era of internet everybody should have their own web page.
Photos are taken from http://cro-a-porter.hr/web2011jesen/index.php and http://www.fashion.hr
Good morning lovelies. Let's continue with second day of Cro-a-porter.
XD Xenia Design
Fashion designer Ksenija Vrbanić in 1986 in her hometown Čakovec opened Studio for clothes design. Today, XD XENIA DESIGN is an equal member of all important fashion happenings of World fashion scene whose recognition made Mrs Ksenija Vrbanic the leading designer in Croatia. More at http://www.xenia-design.hr/
Behind sensual brand Hippy garden stays designer Đurđica Vorkapić. "This year Hippy Garden's fashion style is all about elegance and beauty – a fashion mantra reserved for the adventurous", the head designer Đurdica Vorkapić said. More at http://www.hippygarden.com/
Zoran Aragović always felt passionate about clothes and fashion so he decided to make a career in fashion design. His collections are shown at Zagreb Fashion Week, Fashion Incubator Osijek, and he was the winner of The Fashion Happening in croatian town of Vinkovci for his interpretation of traditional ethno Croatian dress into a modern style design. He has his brand BiteMyStile. More at http://www.bitemystyle.com.hr/
Sanja Cirjak and Viktoria Vrzesnevskaja started to work together in 2004., and since than they presented they work in Croatia and Paris. The collections are sold in Croatia, Greece, Russia, Hong Kong and the United States. More at http://madamedemode.com/
Fashion designer from Zagreb, son of Loredana Bahorić, founder od popular brand Charlie Design! More at http://www.charlie-design.hr/
Daughter of famous Croatian football player Aljoša Asanović, finished design in Milan and started with her own line. More at https://www.facebook.com/AnamarijaAsanovicDesign?sk=wall
This is first time for Monika Sablić to present her work in Cro-a-porter. More at https://www.facebook.com/people/Monika-Sabli%C4%87-Atelier/100002451988074?sk=wall
Photos taken from http://cro-a-porter.hr and http://www.fashion.hr/