12.15.2009

Tiki-Mania-Maori by Anne Sofie Madsen

How is your week going, darlings? I am still overloaded with work, I just need rest and I am not gonna get that until the 22nd, so it is time to suck it up. I would like to thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comments- I can't wait to check out the blogs of my new visitors, too!

Now onto the interesting stuff! The tribal inspired Tiki-Mania-Maori collection of Danish Design School 2009 graduate Anne Sofie Madsen is simply amazing. It reminds me of Alexander McQueen, but with stunning pastels and a soft, feminine look that mixes modern with tribal.



"In traditional Maori art the most dominant, mythical motif is the "avianised man" or "bird woman". The most important visual art forms are plaiting, relief carving and tattoo. My idea in this collection was to combine (and confront) this with classic, European clothing - in order to express the contrasts and borders between what we see as primitive/civilanized, exotic/classic and barbaric/elegant."



"My idea was not to create bird suits or folk costumes and I decided not to use feathers in the garments and to "translate" the traditional materials of the Maori. I used shoelaces instead of flax strips and exchanged tattooed skin with leather applied on invisible tulle."






Source and image credit: Cyana Trendland

21 comments:

  1. Hi Susan,

    Sorry that you are overloaded with work and in need of a break and rest, dear friend.
    I hope that the time will come quickly for you to have some holidays.
    This is an interesting post, you have shared.
    I love all the images and drawings, very interesting. Love the last cream dress.

    Happy week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. Beautiful!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh my God, that shoelace/feather jacket is amazing!

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  4. darling I hope you soon get the rest you need! Ann sofie is incredibly talented! love her illustrations
    xx
    marian

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  5. Stunning post, darling S!
    Such gorgeous looks and artwork!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. Wow, these are incredible! I love her idea of fusing Maori tribal looks with edgy modern avant-garde designs. Such great collection and I like her use of lighter colors. Thanks for sharing! And I hope you get to relax very soon :)

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  7. Interesting art!

    I hope that you'll get time to relax.

    Hug!

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  8. wow, stunning, thanks for sharing darling xx

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  9. These are so amazing. Very inspiring!

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  10. wow*°*°*
    beautiful*°*°*
    I love it*
    It's pure*°*°*°

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  11. Gorgeous post! So many wonderful pics! Have a sweet day!

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  12. Oh my I agreed ! These photos are just amazing and incredible ! Love the designs . Thanks for sharing !

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  13. hi honey hope you are well. Just sending love and letting you know about my new personal outfit post
    have a good day dear.
    big kiss
    xx
    marian

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  14. ann sofie madsens fashion sketches are still awesome.

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  15. all these pics are extremly interesting!

    smooches,
    sassy chica

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  16. those are beautiful images. i'm amazed!

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  17. Nice stuff! The drawings are brilliant!

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