Cro-a-Porter and Fossils as inspiration by XD Xenia Design

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While famous fashion shows ended or are just happening in all big metropolitan cities, Zagreb isn’t far behind with its Cro-a-Porter fashion show. Many eminent Croatian designers will show their collections in the next weeks, and inspire all of us for the spring and summer in 2013.

Yesterday I went to a fashion exhibition of XD Xenia Design which was held in the Croatian National History museum and was witnessing a great which cooperation which happened between the designer Ksenija Vrbanić and the museum. I decided to go a bit edgy with my clothes, especially because XD is an avantgarde designer, so it would fit great with the occasion. I went for a basic short grey skirt by Leon, and XD Xenia Design black t-shirt, but then made the combination more extravagant with the XD navy blue jacket, MCQ Alexander McQueen shoes and BCBG Max Azria bag.

The exhibition had two parts: a fashion performance with new collection of XD Xenia Design was held, and afterwards an exhibition Suture, Structure and Texture was opened. The whole exhibition was very conceptual and contained several parts. Firstly, an exhibition of fossils in the museum which served as inspiration for the XD collection, secondly there was art photography of fossils by photographer Mark Grubisic and fashion photography collections and video work of youth teams from Dita Entertainment. All this was combined with interesting fashion installations from XD exhibited in the museum halls.

I must admit that the whole concept surprised me in a very positive direction. The museum gained a lot of media attention, and XD combined the fossils structure, shapes, and circles very interestingly with the collection. I loved the combinations which XD presented, and can’t wait for spring to buy some t-shirts with fossil prints on it.

But this week the new winter collection is slowly coming to XD stores, so I will for sure have a peek 🙂

T-SHIRT: XD Xenia Design; SKIRT: Leon; JACKET: XD Xenia Design; SHOES: MCQ Alexander McQueen; BAG: BCBG Max Azria

XD Xenia Design Performance Fashion Show – Suture, Structure and Texture

Fossils As Inspiration, Croatian Natural History Museum


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