Some fashion designers design clothes for design and impracticality and then there are some fashion designers that design clothes that are design and practicality – thank goodness for Maria Grachvogel; this modern contemporary collection that has been one of the collections of the 1st day of London Fashion Week is one that guarantees to not just be functional but also graceful to the woman’s body.
A self-taught in pattern cutting and design, Maria has created a gorgeous collection that is the definition of modern effortless sensuality. Drape and cut dominating with rare and surprising bursts of bright block orange and often seen artistic illusions of natures’ angry collision in the blues and browns of the graphic prints, which are hand painted by Maria.
Adding further to the intriguing enigmatic characteristic are the powerful blocked brows and the deep aubergines dabbed with steel blue lips along with the illustratively tough shaped high buns.
There are many one-piece wardrobe transformational pieces like the fabulous windblowing skirt, the elegantly draped all-in-one and the chic full length block orange dress with asymmetric short sleeves. The tailoring works, especially the wide leg trousers or “magic pants” as the clients call it, are fabulous and friendly for all body types. Versatile, timeless, creative and artistic
Name three things that are inspiring you for autumn/winter 2011: “I am constantly inspired by the woman so this is always my starting point and tend to work from the inside out. Rather than projecting a ‘look’, I think about mood and feeling and this season my woman feels dark, mysterious and has a slightly sinister edge. I have been absorbing shaman references as well as Grimm’s fairytales.”
Official Site: http://www.mariagrachvogel.com
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