Our vital energy comes from our Sense of Wonder.
The most creative state for a human being is this eternal state of childlike curiosity.
Never stop wondering.
Always question everything, be amazed of what is standing before you, experiment, learn, live.
This is not just the attribute of childhood.
Growing up does not mean being cynical to reality. Being an adult is about how you react to your surroundings.
This ”wondering” is the essence of life. To stop being curious about the word you live in, means your spirit is dying.
Even if you find the logical explanation for phenomenons or feelings, this does not imply getting jaded. Even if you know what to expect, you can still be amazed, happy, curious to discover new things. Even if you know how it feels to fall in love or understand exactly where snow comes from, there is still this anticipation, o fibrilation of the senses, a sense of Wonder when you experience them again and again.
The energy of curiosity, of play leads us to experimenting with textures and volumes, exploration of the form.
ocean waves crashing on spectacular cliffs, eroding some apparently ”unmovable”, massive structures, creating new forms, naturally evolving into others, micro-organisms permanently regenerating. These ”infinite structures” (formations that do not seize to grow, develop and evolve) capture the imagination of the designer who attempts to recreate the 3 D structures and contrasting textures to present this never-ending natural process (sea foam, waves breaking on tall cliffs, tiny sea-creatures, the sun rays reflecting on the surface of the water).
For more than two years, after a shout out on our social media channels we gathered in the atelier many denim pieces that were outdated or damaged with the purpose of restyling them, recreating new items that would be more creative and inovative, giving them a new life. It is a known fact that to make the cotton necesary for a pair of jeans you need 15000 litres of water, so the industry has very negative effects of the environment. We intended to offer recycling and upcycling solutions for the existing denim pieces to prevent further pollution.
The designer Sabina Georgescu, usually opts for bold contrasts of textures, volumes and colours. This project is no exception. The contrast between delicate and rough, transparent and opaque, or mate and shiny fabrics creates strong visual statements. Light reflecting fabrics are used to create optical illusions and 3D effects. The designer aims to create atypical outfits fit for day-to-day wear, not just for the entertainment industry or artistic events.
The intention was to create a sustainable fashion project with 80% of fabrics coming from existing denim pieces of clothing. To transform the denim we collected for more than two years, we used several collage, draping, or stitching techniques to create new interesting 3D textile structures and layers. Other techniques such as fringing, painting or decolouring were used to make new textures. Alternating denim with soft light-reflecting fabrics, tulle or sequins helped us express our concept and create complete contemporary atypical but wearable outfits.
3D textile structures
model: Rebeca Bumputu
make up artist: Ileana Dobrota
photography: Andrei Ivan
videography: Marius Tudose
art direction: Sabina Georgescu
producers: Sabina Georgescu and Marius Tudose
This project is gender-fluid, we do not intend to create for just one type of silhouette or gender. We aim for curious, free-thinnking human-beings, with a sense of self-irony and a very defined sense of style. Once again we state the values of Sabinne: creativity, inclusivity, sustainability.
After cutting the big pattern pieces, the small pieces of fabric left over will be integrated in several collages or used to create smaller accessories (bags, earrings, head pieces, scarves, bandanas, bras, brallettes, etc). Every piece of fabric can be used so we have almost ”0 waste” fashion collection.