Rozalb de Mura, spring summer 2010 collection - Véráztatta maradványok - Solyomkő (The Remains)
The woods grew dark and deep. Grey is the light and down it creeps, through thousand needle leaves. A bitter wind, the fir trees stand tall and stately. In splendid indifference you’re all alone. An owl cries, it’s only a bird – wise, they say. Or is it a laugh? You shudder in the unknown.
Beware. Go round the mountains of the moon, get down the valleys of sorrow, do look away from dancing shadows. Cover your ears, the voices you hear are oh, too temptingly, cruelly sweet.
The mighty woods are all behind. You went to rest under the great Hawk’s Rock. And there it was. A nest of earth and bones that threw alluring shimmers, of gold and light, of blues and greens, the dream of dreamers. Remains of bloody unseen worlds, or ancient shrine to power? You’ll never know. Raise and take away your gaze, do not upset the silence. Times are not ripe yet, traveler.
about the collection
In its concentrated form, Rozalb de Mura Spring Summer 2010 collection oozes theatrical extravagance: two full costumes, masculine and feminine, that look like warrior armors completely hiding the identity of the wearer. The two outfits can be composed, deconstructed and built again – like some disintegrable antique robots – in tens of perfectly wearable components.
Chameleonic and flexible, the collection varies depending on its assembling from a primitive, tribal air to complicatedly royal volumes. Nevertheless, the warrior aura can be easily soothed down in unexpectedly contemporary combinations, with single pieces that can be worn in a relaxed, urban way over a white T-shirt and a pair of jeans.
The scrupulousness of the craft and attention to technical details are obsessive. With no zippers nor buttons, the pieces are held together through hundreds of strings, in an assembling process that looks like a ritual. Hundreds of cords sculpt the clothes from beneath, alluding to aboriginals’ under-the-skin tattoos. The play on volumes and functionality is infinite, depending on how the pieces are knotted together: the skirt can be worn as a cape or a jacket, the sleeves metamorphose into a corset. The whole collection is drowned in faded red. The overall sensation is visceral, a glimpse at a flayed body in an old anatomy book, in perfect harmony with the Hungarian title – bloody remains.
Rozalb de Mura graciously thanks the preview & set, Ratiu Family Foundation, Romanian Cultural Institute London, Institut Culturel Romain Paris, Migdale Amare and add –business chance on art for their kind support.
models: Raluca Negrea @ Allure Models / Silviu Tolu @ Allure Models
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more about this amazing collection very soon!