<>GERMANY WEEK<> Vladimir Karaleev SS18 COLLECTION - a conceptual understanding of clothing as a medium.
Vladimir Karaleev’s work is characterized by intense study of the human body and its connections with clothing through experimental incision and innovative shape. A striking feature of both his women's and men's collections is the subtle yet decisive play with contrast of material. Influenced by contemporary art and architecture, Karaleev’s collections reflect a conceptual understanding of clothing as a medium as well as its functional purpose.
The individual forms of expression are propagated through fashion unobtrusively, without disregarding the balance between material, shape and detail. The garments underline the individuality of a person but he / she remains the focal point.
Vladimir Karaleev, born in 1981 in Sofia, Bulgaria, studied fashion design at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin, Germany. Following his studies, he founded his eponymous label in 2010 and was included within a short time in the official schedule of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin. In 2014 and 2017 he was nominated for the International Woolmark Prize. Vladimir Karaleev's collections are represented in numerous concept stores in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.
Visit the Website: www.vladimirkaraleev.com
The most important message SADAK wants to communicate is: pride in individuality
The clothing is innovative and unique, while still incorporating distinctive elements from a variety of preceding periods and ethnic cultures.The various inspirations for the collections are essentially what makes them so superior in character. It’s not only the collection as a whole that comes with a motive, it’s the individual works themselves.
Always at the core of his universe (and as essential as the clothes themselves) are attitudes, moods and statements about individuality and independence. Equally important in SADAK’ s approach is the constant quest for innovation. The key elements stay the same: modern proportions, a constant research for fabrics and textures and above all the interplay of pure construction and new shapes with the body and psyche of the contemporary fashion and art.
Sasa Kovacevic is a Serbian-born fashion and stage/costume designer. He graduated in Fashion Design from Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin,Germany; he also studied Stage and Costume Design at the Academy of Art, Belgrade. In addition to designing for his own Fashion Label- SADAK, Sasa has also designed costumes and set design for several dance projects.
Recently, Sasa’s costumes and designs have been featured at MADE Berlin in the work of visual artist Ebony Heat (Tipographic Ballet) and in the MADE Symposium organized by Marvel Comic Illustrator Marko Durdjevic. He has also been nominated for various European Fashion awards including Designer for Tomorrow, European Design Award, Baltic Fashion Award (Best Male Collection). Sasa continues to expand his label, SADAK, while working in collaborative theater, film and dance projects throughout Europe ,Asia and the US.
Visit the Website: www.sadak.de