Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Eastern Promises

Like the aroma of the purest snow, the taste of the cleanest air, the brightest ray in a gloomy forest. Timeless charm, an unlimited room, antagonism. Extremities fused in a whole. Vital power tinged with melancholy. Every determining trait of our Eastern-European soul.

Photo – Bruna Kazinoti

The time has come to put our region on the map of fashion, and the compass points at a new promising talent, Olah Gyarfas, designer of Rozalb de Mura, the only three year old, Romanian menswear brand.
The theme of his spring '09 collection was "The Drums of War Will Thunder Once Again". Actually I want to feel that rhytm many more times, I want to see fashion rising from its ashes among the Kárpát-mountains.

Olah's creations have a timeless, almost unearthly aura, a unique marriage of minimalistic, razor-sharp shapes and soft fabrics. He uses traditional Transylvanian details, and robot-warrior styles in an effortlessly natural, and very chic way.
His silhouettes remind me of Hedi Slimane's revoultionary Dior Homme creations, but Olah Gyarfas transformed them into his visions, and produced an every-bit individual way of menswear.
I got enslaved by his mysteriously platonic designs, and can't wait to see his winter collection, presented a few hours before in London.
Forward Eastern-Europe!
Regards, Miska

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