fig.: John Cloppenburg (Peek & Cloppenburg Düsseldorf and Fashion ID) and Stella McCartney (head of the jury) at the 'Designer of Tomorrow' runway presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 at Brandenburg Gate on 3 July 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Andreas Rentz; (C) 2013 Getty Images.
Fashion collection 'Paradox' is inspired by architecture and rules
'Paradox' is the name of the collection by Romanian in London living designer Ioana Ciolacu Miron who received the first prize at Peek & Cloppenburg's bi-annual 'Designer for Tomorrow' award in collaboration with the online shop Fashion ID and Stella McCartney (this year's head of the jury) on 3 July 2013 during Berlin Fashion Week.
The collection combines contradictions in materials and styles - the dress on the photo below, right for example evokes ideas of Rorschach fan goes sporty with body unveiling gym shirt together with a ruffle skirt that is already slipped on for the tea afterwards - wherever, let's name her 'Alice', goes, the mix dresses her well - in many life conditions. Ioana Ciolacu Miron's mix of styles from sportswear, day and evening wear fits urban citizens who are crossing borders and live paradoxes.
Designer Ioana Ciolacu Miron says about her inspiration for 'Paradox': "The city which inspired me: London. It has unique
architecture and unique rules, and fashion is its second
Currently (fast checked by Fashionoffice on 4 July on fashion-week-berlin.com), Berlin Fashion Week published already videos from 2 July, the first day of the fashion week; videos from day two - 3rd July, should follow soon.
fig. left: Fashion designer Ioana Ciolacu Miron (born 1982 in Romania, lives in London; graduated 2011 from National University
of Arts, Bucharest) and a model in an outfit from the prize-winning collection 'Paradox' backstage prior to the 'Designer of Tomorrow' runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 at Brandenburg Gate on 3 July 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The fashion talent award was initiated by Peek & Cloppenburg Düsseldorf and Fashion ID in 2009; head of the jury of this year's award was Stella McCartney. Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Peek & Cloppenburg; (C) 2013 Getty Images.
fig. right: Model at the 'Paradox' runway presentation by designer Ioana Ciolacu Miron, winner of the 'Designer for Tomorrow' award hosted by Stella McCartney during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 at Brandenburg Gate on 3 July 3, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Peek & Cloppenburg; (C) 2013 Getty Images.